Update (20110902): The new Plugins repository is open for business… http://moodle.org/plugins
Up to now, contributed modules have been served up on the Modules and Plugins DB, which is a customised Moodle Database activity module that we have lovingly referred to as M&P for many years.
The new Plugins repository system (or just Plugins for short) adds the following functionality over the previous system.
With this new system in place and ready to go public, it is hoped that developers will be inspired to update their contributions. At first, it is likely that only modules with a Moodle 2.x version (plus earlier versions if applicable) will be accepted into the Plugins repository. This will also mean that CONTRIB-lovers will no longer have to wade through hundreds of unmaintained contributions.
Special credit is due to Sam Hemelryk and Marina Glancy for their continuing work on the system.
Also worth recognising is the contribution of CONTRIB Coordinator Anthony Borrow.