Now with Moodle 3.0 beta available it is perfect time to start updating your plugins for this new major version. Moodle 3.0 is scheduled to be released on November 9, 2015 so this gives us roughly two weeks of time to make necessary updates.
To make the updating process more entertaining and agile for you and to promote your plugin, please accept this challenge and join the Moodle plugins Triathlon! No worries if you are not into swimming, cycling or running. This is more about testing, fixing and releasing your plugins code to make it ready for Moodle 3.0 (shortly tripliproof it ).
The idea is simple. Let us have this mini-competition for you - the maintainers of plugins available in the Moodle Plugins directory. To join, you are supposed to:
- Test your plugin carefully with the latest Moodle 3.0 code, with full developer debugging enabled. If you have unit tests and/or behat tests available in your plugins, they will help you a lot.
- Fix all the eventual regressions caused by 3.0. If needed, release a new plugin version with the fixes.
- Mark at least one fully tested version of your plugin as supporting Moodle 3.0 in time before the actual Moodle 3.0 release.
All plugins that will have these checks done, will receive a special award in the plugins directory (something like Early 3.0 bird or so) as a good sign of being actively maintained.
To avoid cheating, we reserve the right for us to not grant (or even to revoke) the award if it is detected that the support for Moodle 3.0 was declared without actual testing/checking and fixing obvious issues.
Let the Plugins Triathlon start. Go go go!