As per the regular release calendar, Moodle has released minor point versions for all the currently supported release versions. However, the next major release version – Moodle 3.2 is currently under QA testing cycle and is scheduled to be released on 28th November.
In a recent announcement, Marina Glancy – Development Process Manager at Moodle HQ, posted about the release of the new minor point release versions of Moodle. The major points to be noted here are that this is the last release of Moodle 2.9 version and Moodle 3.0 is now supported for Security fixes only.
Any particular version of Moodle is supported completely till one year from the date of release and another six months for any security issues. The Long Term Release versions are supported for initial one year followed by the security fixes for the next two years. So if you are planning to upgrade your Moodle site then you should look into the LTS release if it matches your upgrade schedule. The latest LTS release for Moodle is Moodle 3.1 which will be supported till May 2019.
Moodle 3.2 QA updates:
On the other hand, the QA testing of Moodle 3.2 has passed more than 70% of the total 538 issues. However, the progress from last week is slightly less but still the efforts from all Moodle community members are appreciable. Now only 134 issues are open with another 22 which are marked as failed. The top 09 contributors for the QA testing cycle this week in descending order of tests performed are as follows:
- AL Rachels
- Fernando Acedo
- Jasmin Klindzic
- Luiggi Sansonetti
- Eric yullu
- Lisa Caines
- Bente Olsen
- Arindam Ghosh
Still there are a lot of issues which are waiting for your contribution in order to be marked as passed. So, head straight to the Moodle tracker and contribute your efforts in Moodle 3.2 QA testing.
You can download the latest Moodle release version from the usual download page or through the github page. Complete details about the changes in each version is documented in the release notes:
- Moodle 3.1.3 release notes
- Moodle 3.0.7 release notes
- Moodle 2.9.9 release notes
- Moodle 2.7.17 release notes
Let’s wait for the new and amazing Moodle for two more weeks.