When you import questions in HotPot format JMatch and JMix the instructions are NOT imported.
The solution is very simple....
line: 523 (aprox)
change $text = $xml->xml_value('hotpot-config-file,instructions');
to $text = $xml->xml_value('hotpot-config-file,'.$xml->quiztype.',instructions');
The XML structure of HOT potatoes XML file may have change recently. We don't know!!!
Howard, Gordon, comments on this? Is it safe to commit this change?
Thanks very much for reporting this and supply the patch.
I have committed the fix to Moodle 1.6 - 1.9, and the HEAD branch of the CVS trunk. It should be available from the Moodle downloads page within 24 hours.
By coincidence, I found this problem myself a couple of days ago and was just about to create a tracker issue to attach the fix to, so I was very glad to find you had already done it.