Moodle 2.8 is well and truly on it’s way. The core Moodle development team got together this week in the quarterly General Developer Meeting for October. These hangouts aim to share ideas and progress on Moodle for the wider community of developers, with this edition focusing on the upcoming release of Moodle 2.8.
Martin Dougiamas kicked off the meeting with an introduction to David Mudrak, newly appointed Community Liaison for Moodle HQ,then launching into an overview for Moodle 2.8. While it will not be a long-term support release, it promises improvements no the functionality of the Gradebook, inbound message API and other detail to ease the navigation and usability of Moodle.
Moodle HQ’s development team covered key areas of Moodle2.8. Analyst Developer, Andrew N, covered the detail and application of the inbound message API. This exciting function will allow submission of assignments via email, replies for forums among others. Marina followed with string deprecation process and safely removing strings in m28 and Damyon to deal with assignment submissions.
The progress and future for the Moodle Mobile app was covered by Juan, with a recent release ready to integrate with Moodle 2.8. Currently the app enables forum and discussion access on and offline, with the short term vision for notifications, support and event monitor. The mobile team is calling for feedback on the focus of the app development soon.
Needless to say, there has been many hours of blood, sweat and tears hard work poured into Moodle 2.8, Mobile and features of Moodle. It’s exciting times ahead for the development team, Moodle and our dedicated community of users and contributors!