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  1. Moodle
  2. MDL-23306

META: Improve usability of new files structure for Moodle 1.9 users who want "Course files" back

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      After observing people using the filepicker recently it's become clearer that people are not going to adjust to the new Files stuff very quickly. A lot of people are used to the old workflow in Moodle 1.9 and we need to make things easier to compete with that.

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              tsala Helen Foster added a comment -

              Adding a link to the forum discussion 'Moodle 2.0 File browser - some thoughts' http://moodle.org/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=154880

              Watchers, your input in the discussion would be appreciated!

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              tsala Helen Foster added a comment - Adding a link to the forum discussion 'Moodle 2.0 File browser - some thoughts' http://moodle.org/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=154880 Watchers, your input in the discussion would be appreciated!
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              dougiamas Martin Dougiamas added a comment -

              Still important work to do, just not blocking RC1 any more.

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              dougiamas Martin Dougiamas added a comment - Still important work to do, just not blocking RC1 any more.
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              stronk7 Eloy Lafuente (stronk7) added a comment -

              NOTE: This issue was assigned to the STABLE backlog without complete triaging process. Marking it as triaged, but with this note for future reference.

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              stronk7 Eloy Lafuente (stronk7) added a comment - NOTE: This issue was assigned to the STABLE backlog without complete triaging process. Marking it as triaged, but with this note for future reference.
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              mhilliard Mark Hilliard added a comment -

              I think as the new Moodle 2.0 File Picker (FP) "tools" get broader exposure it would be good for development staff to review recent Moodle lounge thread ( http://moodle.org/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=169791 ) with an open mind. There are very real issues (and solutions) pointed out here that are not "going away".

              Two distinct existing sets of Moodle user groups are evident, one group compatible with FP 2.x "style" and one explicitly NOT satisfied with loss of 90% of its file management power tools.

              Martin you are on public record as saying Moodle probably can't/won't be a real "file repository" so if the FP 2.x is stuck being what it is currently (I certainly HOPE not!!) then giving an explicit, simpler path/method to get real Moodle file repository (like Alfresco Comm. Ed.) running is something the Moodle community of experienced users deserves.

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              mhilliard Mark Hilliard added a comment - I think as the new Moodle 2.0 File Picker (FP) "tools" get broader exposure it would be good for development staff to review recent Moodle lounge thread ( http://moodle.org/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=169791 ) with an open mind. There are very real issues (and solutions) pointed out here that are not "going away". Two distinct existing sets of Moodle user groups are evident, one group compatible with FP 2.x "style" and one explicitly NOT satisfied with loss of 90% of its file management power tools. Martin you are on public record as saying Moodle probably can't/won't be a real "file repository" so if the FP 2.x is stuck being what it is currently (I certainly HOPE not!!) then giving an explicit, simpler path/method to get real Moodle file repository (like Alfresco Comm. Ed.) running is something the Moodle community of experienced users deserves.
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              matteo Matteo Scaramuccia added a comment -

              Hi All,
              if you want to test if a WebDAV access to the Moodle Virtual Filesystem could be useful, please give DAVRoot a try: I've originally coded that local plugin for debugging purposes and to learn more about the new Moodle Files API.

              Matteo

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              matteo Matteo Scaramuccia added a comment - Hi All, if you want to test if a WebDAV access to the Moodle Virtual Filesystem could be useful, please give DAVRoot a try: I've originally coded that local plugin for debugging purposes and to learn more about the new Moodle Files API. Matteo
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              stronk7 Eloy Lafuente (stronk7) added a comment -

              U P S T R E A M I Z E D !

              Many thanks, this is now available in all the repos (git & cvs).

              Closing, ciao

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              stronk7 Eloy Lafuente (stronk7) added a comment - U P S T R E A M I Z E D ! Many thanks, this is now available in all the repos (git & cvs). Closing, ciao
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              stronk7 Eloy Lafuente (stronk7) added a comment -

              Doh,

              somehow this issue was closed incorrectly when processing all the integrated issues this week. (sort of most voted and current in integration filters mix). Apologies for the confusion, reseting to previous status!

              Ciao, Eloy

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              stronk7 Eloy Lafuente (stronk7) added a comment - Doh, somehow this issue was closed incorrectly when processing all the integrated issues this week. (sort of most voted and current in integration filters mix). Apologies for the confusion, reseting to previous status! Ciao, Eloy
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              marina Marina Glancy added a comment -

              I converted the last unresolved subtask MDL-23296 to a separate issue so I can close this Meta issue.

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              marina Marina Glancy added a comment - I converted the last unresolved subtask MDL-23296 to a separate issue so I can close this Meta issue.

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