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==How you can contribute==
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The M in Moodle stands for 'Modular'. There are many different types of components that you can contribute that can be plugged into Moodle to provide additional funtionality. Even if you are not a programmer there are things you can change or help with.
*[[Activity modules]]
*[[Blocks Howto|Blocks]]
*[[Text filters]]
*[[Resource types]]
*[[Assignment types]]
*[[Question types]]
*[[Question import/export formats]]
*[[Quiz reports]]
*[[Database Schemas|Database schemas]]
*[[Course formats]]
You can also help a lot by
*[[Bug tracker|Participating in the bug tracker]]
==Guides for developers==
*[[Moodle architecture]]
*[[Coding|Coding guidelines]]
*[[CVS|Moodle CVS for developers]]
==Plans for the future==
Ideas for and details of planned future features of Moodle are initially discussed on the forums in the [http://moodle.org/course/view.php?id=5 Using Moodle] course at moodle.org. That developer discussions are intermixed with user discussions in the same forums may seem strange at first but is one of the reasons for the success of Moodle. It is important that both end-users and developers discuss the future features together.
Once ideas begin to crystalize on the forums they can be summarized in this wiki, either as part of the [[Roadmap]] or in the form of [[Developer notes]]. These pages then form the basis for further discussion in the forums.
*[[Developer notes]]
*[[Developer conference|Developer conferences]]
==Documentation for core components==
This section is for documentation of specific components of the existing core Moodle code. Discussion of components that are under discussion or in development can be found in the [[Developer notes]] or on the [[Roadmap]].
*[[UTF-8 migration|Migration to UTF-8]]
*[[Quiz developer docs|Quiz module]]
*[[SCORM schema|SCORM module 1.5 schema]]
*[[Authentication API]]
*[[Stats package]]
*[[Email processing]]
*[[Cookieless Sessions]]
==Documentation for contributed code==
Many Moodle users contribute code for the benefit of other Moodle users. This can take the form of new activity modules, blocks, themes, resource plug-ins, assignment plug-ins, question type plug-ins, question import/export formats, quiz report plug-ins, course formats, ... This code is initially posted on the forums in the [http://moodle.org/course/view.php?id=5 Using Moodle] course and then often go into the [http://cvs.sourceforge.net/viewcvs.py/moodle/contrib/ contrib branch] of the Moodle [[CVS]] repository. Developer documentation for these components should be listed here.
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== Developer resources and tools ==
*[http://moodle.org/bugs/ Moodle bug tracker] - bug reports, feature requests and other tracked issues
*[http://cvs.sourceforge.net/viewcvs.py/moodle/moodle/ CVS code]
*[http://moodle.org/xref/nav.html?index.html Cross reference] - phpxref output for browsing Moodle source code
*[http://moodle.org/mod/resource/view.php?id=1267 Core API]
*[http://moodle.sourceforge.net/dhawes-phpdoc/ Moodle PHP doc reference]
*[[Unmerged files|1.4 and 1.5 un-merged files]]
==See also==
*[http://security.moodle.org/ Moodle Security Centre]
*[http://moodle.com/partners/ Moodle Partners] - providers of custom Moodle development services
*[[Moodle manuals]]
*[[Using Moodle book]]

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