It's way overdue for a developer conference so we've scheduled one for February 3rd.
My intention is for us to have an open chat about the Moodle Roadmap towards 2.0 and beyond, Moodle.org, Moodle.com, and any other major issues people want to raise.
I must stress this is for Moodle Developers (those who have CVS write access) only. This is not because there is anything secret about it but just to keep the numbers down to something manageable. We will make an effort to publish the outcomes and maybe recordings here for everyone who isn't there.
I guess we'll use Elluminate like we did last time. More details later.
What about the translators? We also have the CVS write permission.
I'm very glad to join the conference. I would like to say something about using Moodle in Vietnam and provide our helpful suggestions for Moodle. I would say Moodle is rocking Vietnam. It's the most popular LMS and has a strong support from the ministry of education.
I'ves seen in the calendar February 3rd that the chat event is betwen 21h and 23h... this calendar displays my local time or the australian one?
Anyway I'll be there.
If you go to http://www.elluminate.com/ and click on the "Experience a live demo" button, you can get the necessary Java code installed, test your mic, etc. ahead of time.
We use Elluminate for a lot of our classes, and have had really good luck with it.
for the spanish developers that will bue at lunch time... I'll have a pizza and a beer on my desk ;)
Jeff and I would like to be there, but it's betwen 5am-7am California time. Any chance we could push it forward an hour or so?
The other one is probably about 9-11pm EU, 3-5pm US, 10am NZ, but this is about 5am for Asia (and me ). Perhaps we should alternate between these two time slots.
Perhaps we should alternate between these two time slots.
Didn't you say that last time (at 6am California )?
Yes, let's alternate some time!
Sleep is for wimps I guess...
There will be a few OU people attending, but we'll all be sitting around one computer.
Functions already modified or added
- adding a new course to Moodle
- deleting a course from Moodle
- removing one or more courses from a category
- moving one or more courses to another category
- adding one or more courses to another category*
- standard and custom sorting within a category
- navigating category tree
- removing a category or subcategory
- changing visibility of several courses at once*
- changing visibility of one or more courses within a category*
- changing visibility of category or subcategory
- controlling display of category tree
Functions marked with * are new or improved.
The capability to have one course listed under many course categories has been requested by many Moodlers but is not explicitely mentioned in the roadmap.
Please don't feel bad, the basic roadmap is just that. The journey itself always includes a lot of other stuff!
- Janne -
Here is the meeting link ... make sure you get there early and set up the Java client you'll need:
Bryan is also holding a big MoodleMoot next week in Savannah, Georgia which many of us are attending (including me!). If you haven't already made plans for that and you think you can make it, come along!
I am sure it will be ready for inclusion in 1.6.x but surely not the initial 1.6.0 release. It needs to be thoroughly tested by a larger group of people first since the changes are not trivial and affect a number of Moodle areas, including core libraries.
However, if the database changes (additions that is) are done for the initial release of 1.6, and thus included in the code that ugrades from 1.5.x as well as the code that does course backups and restores in 1.6, then the actual functionality can be added at any time Moodle masters decide to include it. This would make testing easier as well. New language strings could also be added right away, so they get translated before the functionality is actually implemented.
My current goal is to set up a public demo/testing site by early March to iron interface and basic functionality issues before releasing php patches for others to try on their Moodle sites.
I also added some comments to the Conditional Activities feature planned for Moodle 2.0, since here, at CICEI (Center of Innovation for the Information Society), we are working a lot on this thing. Please take a look at http://moodle.org/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=36697.
This is just what I put in the session notes at MoodeDocs:Conditional activities - different attempts at conditional activities in the Using Moodle Conditional Activities forum; generating a course page for each user requires lots of processing. # Possible solution (David Delgado): add a conditional activities on/off selection for each course, being defaulted to off. Normal behaviour would be just the same as now, and conditional activities extra processing power would be used just for the courses that would need them. So, we would get the best of both sytems: fast default behaviour (no conditional activities used) and powerful adaptive e-learning posibilities (conditional activities used). Could it be a good solution? Hope so.