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## Developers / Plugins for Mahara 1.4

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21 May 2011, 10:57 AM

I have just tested and, if necessary, updated some recently released plugins with the Mahara 1.4 release candidate. The following notes may be of use to others testing/developing for 1.4

Freemind Flash plugin - No change required for 1.4

Jmol NIH and Chem 2D NIH plugins - each needed a minor tweak to allow for new menus in 1.4. Checks for the Mahara release to be backwards compatible with 1.3 (and 1.2)

For the lib.php of eachplugin,  get_catgories() was updated to:

public static function get_categories() {
//Check Mahara release and change menu for Mahara 1.4
require_once(get_config('libroot') . 'version.php');
$release =$config->release;
if (\$release < 1.4) {
return array('feeds');
}
return array('external');
}

The CPD plugin needed a few more changes to fit with the new menus. So, I have set up separate branches on Github. 1.3_STABLE for 1.3 (and 1.2)  and master for 1.4

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##### Re: Plugins for Mahara 1.4

21 May 2011, 9:10 PM

Hi Geoff,

Thanks for sharing this.

If you feel like it, feel free to paste your notes on the wiki as well. Maybe on as a subpage of this page?

Cheers,

Francois

Posts: 108
##### Re: Plugins for Mahara 1.4

22 May 2011, 3:15 PM

OK

I have added a Wiki page here

https://wiki.mahara.org/index.php/Developer_Area/Plugin_migration_between_Mahara_1.3_and_1.4

Hope it is in an appropriate format, though it provided an opportunity to try out some Wiki syntax

Posts: 411
##### Re: Plugins for Mahara 1.4

22 May 2011, 6:34 PM

I really like the table layout. It makes it incredibly clear and readable.

Cheers,

Francois

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