Moodle 1.9.1 Gets Performance Improvements, Minor Fixes

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Moodle has released Moodle 1.9.1, the first maintenance update to the popular open-source learning management system since the 1.9 launch in March. The new version includes a number of minor fixes, as well as performance improvements and some new functionality.

According to Moodle, the new release addresses nearly 400 issues. It also improves performance in the areas of forums and backup/restore and adds captcha support for e-mail self registration. A small sampling of fixes in the new version includes:

  • Gradebook issues, including performance;
  • PostgreSQL compatibility fixes;
  • Language pack issues;
  • Improvements to participants list;
  • Forum tracking and group modes; and
  • Issues with PDF files in Internet Explorer.

A complete list of issues addressed in the new version can be found here. A summary of 1.9.1 resolved issues can be found here. The new release also includes Uzbek and Welsh language packs.

Moodle, as of this writing, has more than 20.3 million users participating in nearly 1.9 million courses at 43,837 registered sites, according to Moodle's published statistics.

Version 1.9.1 can be downloaded from the Moodle download page here.

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