News Flash: The Moodle 2.0 Beta Preview (number 1) #moodle2; see it at http://qa.moodle.net

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Martin Dougiamas, founder and lead developer at Moodle HQ is putting the finishing touches on the release notes for Moodle 2.0.  This release is a foundation for the coming stable release (slated for July 2010).  This is the 1st release of the preview which will occur on somewhat of a weekly basis (according to the site).  This will provide the development team the time needed to hone the current features and work out all of the bugs.  Note that this release is not intended for production use and is not finished code. More information is available on the official release notes: http://docs.moodle.org/en/Moodle_2.0_release_notes.

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You can also access a live version of BP1 at http://qa.moodle.net.

The current version of Moodle 2.0 is getting to the point where we are feeling comfortable inviting experienced Moodle users to try it out and start banging on it and giving us more detailed feedback. [http://docs.moodle.org/en/Moodle_2.0_Preview_1_release_notes]

According to Martin’s tweet:

So what’s this mean?  Once the release is available for download, the community needs your help banging on the system to root out bugs, usability issues and specific environment-based problems/nuances with the site.  So if you’ve got a Moodle, make a copy for development purposes and try upgrading to 2.0; just don’t forget to share your feedback in the appropriate forums/in the tracker.  Or, give the hosted dev server a try at http://qa.moodle.net.

More Moodle 2.0 coverage at MoodleMonthly: http://www.moodlemonthly.com/tag/2-0/