Over the last few months I’ve had the privilege to mentor a young, upcoming developer who has been working on Moodle, supported by Google through the Google Summer of Code (GSoC). David Monllao has been working on a new system called Flavours.
What is a Flavour?
A Flavour is a packaged collection of settings, languages and contributed plugins that can be shared between instances of Moodle.
You can package up a Flavour on one site, email it to a friend, and they can deploy the Flavour on their site.
Who’s it useful for?
Flavours will be useful to:
- administrators starting a new site with help from another administrator;
- developers wanting to set up multiple working sites; and
- Moodle Partners and hosting providers want to set up commonly configured sites quickly.
Where do I get it?
The Flavours plugin is a Moodle local module for Moodle 2.x.
Thanks to David for his efforts. It was easy having such a good student.
Thanks to Google for putting up the cash. Both the Moodle Community and David will undoubtedly benefit from this experience.
I should also acknowledge that Google is paying my way to the GSoC Mentor Summit in October, but I’d still say good things about this program, even if they weren’t.