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  1. Moodle
  2. MDL-32610

Update notifications should have a kill switch

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    • Type: Improvement
    • Status: Closed
    • Priority: Blocker
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • Affects Version/s: 2.3
    • Fix Version/s: 2.3
    • Component/s: Administration
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    • Testing Instructions:
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      Testing difficulty: medium (requires access to the source code)

      1. Put $CFG->disableupdatenotifications = true; into your config.php (there is no corresponding UI setting intentionally)
      2. TEST: Make sure there is no Site administration > Server > Update notifications section available
      3. TEST: Make sure there is no available updates info at the Plugins overview admin page
      4. TEST: Make sure there is no available updates info at the admin Notifications page
      5. Increase the $plugin->version in some of your plugin's version.php file and visit the /admin page
      6. TEST: Make sure there is no available updates info at the Plugins check upgrade page
      7. Execute cron and grap its output
      8. TEST: Make sure there is nothing regarding available updates fetching mentioned in the cron output
      9. Remove the flag from the config.php and ideally make sure that all places mentioned above have the available updates related controls back.

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      Testing difficulty: medium (requires access to the source code) 1. Put $CFG->disableupdatenotifications = true; into your config.php (there is no corresponding UI setting intentionally) 2. TEST: Make sure there is no Site administration > Server > Update notifications section available 3. TEST: Make sure there is no available updates info at the Plugins overview admin page 4. TEST: Make sure there is no available updates info at the admin Notifications page 5. Increase the $plugin->version in some of your plugin's version.php file and visit the /admin page 6. TEST: Make sure there is no available updates info at the Plugins check upgrade page 7. Execute cron and grap its output 8. TEST: Make sure there is nothing regarding available updates fetching mentioned in the cron output 9. Remove the flag from the config.php and ideally make sure that all places mentioned above have the available updates related controls back.
    • Affected Branches:
      MOODLE_23_STABLE
    • Fixed Branches:
      MOODLE_23_STABLE
    • Pull from Repository:
    • Pull Master Branch:
      MDL-32610-hide-updates

      Description

      In a few circumstances (such as completely managed servers, which may have a lot of local modifications) it is desirable to not have the check for updates active.

      Please add a config variable check such as

       if (!empty($CFG->disableupdatenotifications)) {
          return;   // Hide all this functionality from GUI and disable cron checks etc
       }

      so it can be defined in config.php

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                    Fix Release Date:
                    25/Jun/12