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This roadmap collects the best information about upcoming features in Moodle.  It is not 100% certain - features may change according to available funding and developers.
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== Version 2.0 ==
 
 
 
Moodle 2.0, our biggest release ever, is coming together after two years of development.  It contains a huge number of core changes to the platform, most of which are designed to give 3rd party developers more flexibility, scalability and safety.
 
 
 
The timetable is designed to deliver Moodle 2.0 in time for the new school year in the northern hemisphere and currently looks like this:
 
# 1 March 2010: Moodle 2.0 Beta release
 
# March, April, June: intensive beta testing and bug fixing (freeze on new features)
 
# 1 July 2010: Moodle 2.0 production release
 
 
 
You can track our current progress in detail on the [http://spreadsheets.google.com/pub?key=pDVzrUsKEBnChh0nn7-FTYA Moodle 2.0 Planning document].  Please remember that this document is frequently updated and details can change a lot!
 
 
 
Draft release notes at [[Moodle 2.0 release notes]]. Please add notable items while they are fresh in your mind. The notes will be edited before the final release.
 
 
 
===Major features===
 
 
 
====System requirements====
 
 
 
Since Moodle 2.0 is such a major release, we are allowing ourselves some increases in the requirements.  This allows developers to write cleaner code using the more recent features of PHP, and will also improve user experience.
 
 
 
* PHP 5.2.8 is now the minimum version supported. (We are aware that several important linux distros are still shipping earlier versions like 5.2.6, but we need at least version 5.2.x for the new File API, and there are bugs in 5.2.7 and earlier that we could not work around.)
 
* Databases should be one of the following:
 
** MySQL 5.0.25 or later  (InnoDB storage engine highly recommended)
 
** PostgreSQL 8.3 or later
 
** Oracle 10.2 or later
 
** MS SQL 2005 or later
 
 
 
====File handling improvements====
 
 
 
* [[Development:File API|File API]] - Moodle.com
 
::maintains an internal repository of files and governs access to them.
 
 
 
* [[Development:Repository API|Repository API]] - Moodle.com
 
:: allows users to browse external repositories and select files to bring into Moodle
 
 
 
* [[Development:Portfolio API|Portfolio API]] - Moodle.com
 
:: allows Moodle content to be captured and pushed out to external repositories.
 
 
 
:: These three are separate but complementary.
 
 
 
====Improvements to the organisation of courses====
 
 
 
* [[Development:Navigation 2.0|Navigation improvements]]
 
:: Improve blocks and pages, themes, tabbed interfaces and menus to make it easier configure page layout and build consistent navigation schemes. Use this to improve the default navigation.
 
 
 
* [[Development:Conditional activities|Conditional activities]] - Open University (Sam Marshall)
 
::Allowing dependencies and forced paths through activities. That is, "You can't do this activity until that activity is completed".
 
 
 
* [[Development:Course_completion|Course completion]]  - Catalyst
 
:: Let teachers to specify conditions that define when a student has completed a course. Keep a record of which users have completed each course.
 
 
 
* [[Development:Progress tracking|Progress tracking]] (also known as competency tracking) - Catalyst
 
:: Let users have learning plans listing which outcomes or courses should attempt next, based on which courses they have already completed.
 
 
 
====Changes to activity modules====
 
 
 
* [[Development:Wiki_2.0|Wiki 2.0]] - DFWikiteam-UPC
 
:: To be cleaned up and included as a core module.
 
 
 
* [[Feedback module]] - Andreas Grabs
 
:: Polished and included as a core module.
 
 
 
* Quiz module and question bank
 
** [[Development:Quiz_report_enhancements|Quiz report enhancements]] - Jamie Pratt, contracted by The Open University
 
**: Major improvements to the quiz reports, especially regrading and item analysis.
 
** [[Development:quiz_navigation|Quiz navigation improvements for students]] - Tim Hunt, The Open University
 
** [[Development:Flagging_questions_during_a_quiz_attempt|Flagging questions during a quiz attempt]] - Tim Hunt, moodle.com.
 
** [[Development:Quiz_UI_redesign|Quiz editing interface improvements]] - Olli Savolainen, [http://www.coss.fi/en/kesakoodi Finnish Summer Code project].
 
** MDL-8648 Essay questions can now be randomised by random questions. <small>Note that this change is not backwards compatible if you upgrade a Moodle 1.9 site with random questions that pick from categories containing a mixture of essay and non-essay questions. The behaviour of some quizzes will change.</small> - Tim Hunt, moodle.com.
 
** [[Development:Moodle 2.0 question bank improvements|Question tagging and improved searching in the question bank]] - Tim Hunt, moodle.com.
 
** [[Development:Administration page for question types|Administration page for question types]] - Tim Hunt, moodle.com.
 
** [[Question_types#Regular_Expression_Short_Answer|Regular Expression question type]] added to the official Moodle distribution - Joseph Rézeau.
 
 
 
* [[Development:Workshop 2.0 specification|Workshop 2.0]] - David Mudrak, moodle.com
 
 
 
====Improvements to other parts of Moodle====
 
 
 
* [[Development:Gradebook_improvements]] - Moodle.com
 
::Implement a number of usability improvements for the Gradebook (and port back to 1.9 as well)
 
 
 
* [[Development:HTML editor 2.0|HTML editor 2.0]] - Moodle.com
 
::Replaces our ageing HTMLarea with a new one that works on more browsers, enforces XHTML strict and better integrates with the new [[Development:File API|File API]]
 
 
 
* [[Student projects/Blog improvements|Blog 2.0]] - Moodle.com
 
:: Add commenting to blogs (MDL-8776), as well as support for external blogs
 
 
 
* [[Development:Messaging_2.0|Messaging 2.0]] - Moodle.com
 
:: Refactor messaging to use plugins for input and output, controlled by users
 
 
 
* [[Student projects/Secure RSS feeds|Secure RSS feeds]] - Moodle.com
 
:: Obscure RSS feed URLs using private keys, controlled by users.
 
 
 
* [[Development:Backup_2.0|Backup 2.0]] - Moodle.com
 
:: New backup that actually works on large courses etc and is faster.  Old backup will be retained as a separate directory to import old backups.
 
 
 
* [[Development:IMS_CC|IMS Common Cartridge]] - [http://moodlesolutions.uvcms.com/ UVCMS (Moodle Partner)]
 
:: IMS CC import and hopefully export.
 
 
 
* [[Development:Site-wide groups]] - Moodle.com  (REQUIRES FUNDING!)
 
:: Site wide groups are a number one request
 
 
 
* More tagging
 
:: Tagging of courses, activities and other things (MDL-13404)
 
 
 
* AJAX for gradebook User Interfaces - Moodle.com (REQUIRES FUNDING!)
 
:: A host of UI improvements to enhance usability and speed
 
 
 
* General usability review - Moodle.com
 
:: We'll be attacking many of the [http://tracker.moodle.org/browse/MDL/component/10309?selected=com.atlassian.jira.plugin.system.project:component-popularissues-panel most popular issues from the Moodle Tracker]
 
 
 
====Administrative improvements====
 
 
 
* [[Community hub]] interfaces - Moodle.com and others
 
::Makes it easy for users to find and navigate other systems and external Moodle repositories, leveraging the Moodle Network in various ways.
 
 
 
* [[Development:Web_services|Standard Web Services Layer]] - UPC and moodle.com
 
::Standard set of core API functions made available via SOAP and XML-RPC
 
 
 
* [[Development:Enrolment plugins 2.0|Enrolments improvements]] including groups synchronisation - moodle.com (skodak)
 
:: Several major improvements related guest access, course enrolments, metacourses and groups synchronisations (aka global groups)
 
 
 
* [[Development:Roles administration improvements for Moodle 2.0|Roles administration interface improvements]] - Tim Hunt, moodle.com and others.
 
 
 
* [http://tracker.moodle.org/browse/MDL-16348 Admin report plugins can choose where in the admin tree they get added] - Tim Hunt, moodle.com.
 
 
 
====Internal clean-ups====
 
 
 
* [[Development:DB layer 2.0|DB layer 2.0]] - Moodle.com
 
:: MDL-14679 Database access is to be refactored so that: we can use prepared statements everywhere for increased security and some performance, we put datalib functions in a class to allow better unit tests (mock db), and remove the need for slashes in userspace.  This will cause breakage for 3rd party modules (but [[Development:DB_layer_2.0_migration_docs|fixing them won't be too hard]]).
 
 
 
* Ancient (pre 1.7) DB install/upgrade system removed - Moodle.com
 
:: The deprecated system for installing or upgrading database entries used in Moodle < 1.7 will be completely removed, while supporting only the new XML based database scheme introduced in 1.7.
 
 
 
===Hopefully===
 
 
 
* [[Student Information API]]
 
::API for integrating external systems for managing student information
 
* [[Development:Voice|Moodle Voice]]
 
:: Moodle Voice is a project for embedding VoiceXML support into Moodle Core.
 
* [[Development:Learning Design export|Learning Design export]]
 
* [[Turnitin Integration]] - Dan Marsden with support from Catalyst NZ
 
* [[Development:Workshop 2.0 specification|Workshop module]] refactoring and re-inclusion - David Mudrák, moodle.com
 
* [[Development:Lesson_2.0|Lesson module refactoring]] - (REQUIRES FUNDING!)
 
 
 
==See also==
 
 
 
* [[Release Notes]]
 
 
 
[[Category:Developer]]
 
 
 
[[es:Planificación]]
 
[[fr:Planification]]
 

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