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  1. Moodle
  2. MDL-38322

POLICY: Use /local as the place for "generic plugins"

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    • Type: Improvement
    • Status: Closed
    • Priority: Major
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • Affects Version/s: 2.4
    • Fix Version/s: 2.4.3
    • Component/s: Policy
    • Labels:
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    • Affected Branches:
      MOODLE_24_STABLE
    • Fixed Branches:
      MOODLE_24_STABLE

      Description

      /local was designed for local plugins that you never intend to distribute, and where you don't need to worry about namespace clashes with core code. We can never distribute plugins in this location.

      It's not meant to be the generic plugin place, but unfortunately a lot of people are starting to see it that way, see https://moodle.org/plugins/browse.php?list=category&id=18

      I think we need to decide one of the following:
      A. Create a new plugin place (eg /general, /other or /plugin) and leave /local clean as intended, or
      B. Re-define /local once and for all and live with the silly name

      Discussion and/or votes?

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              Assignee:
              moodle.com moodle.com
              Reporter:
              dougiamas Martin Dougiamas
              Participants:
              Component watchers:
              Adrian Greeve, Andrew Nicols, Eloy Lafuente (stronk7), Juan Leyva, Jun Pataleta, Sander Bangma
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                Fix Release Date:
                18/Mar/13