I have a quick question about this very useful block - does it backup and restore smoothly? Until now I have been using symbolic links to share files across courses, but the problem with this has been that when I backup up courses, the backup for each course containing the symbolic link includes the shared files folder, so the data is duplicated. This causes very large backup files which when restored are no longer symbolic links but duplicated folders in each course.
If your block avoids this problem I will use it right away!
And will your block upgrade smoothly to the 1.5 version?
Also, let me thank you for all the wonderful additions to moodle you and your team have created and so generously shared with other moodlers. You have really helped to improve moodle so much!