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moodle-sdk 1.3

Moodle Development Kit

Latest Version: 1.5.1

Moodle Development Kit

A collection of tools meant to make developers’ lives easier.

Requirements

  • Linux or Mac OS
  • Python 2.7
  • MySQL, MariaDB or PostgreSQL
  • Git v1.7.7 or greater

Most of the tools work on Moodle 1.9 onwards, but some CLI scripts required by MDK might not be available in all versions.

Usage

The commands are called using that form:

mdk <command> <arguments>

Get some help on a command using:

mdk <command> --help

Also check the wiki.

Installation

Python package

You need the pip to do this:

sudo pip install moodle-sdk
mdk init

That’s it!

Homebrew

Using Homebrew, please refer to this formula.

Git

1. Clone the repository

cd /opt
sudo git clone git://github.com/FMCorz/mdk.git moodle-sdk

2. Install the dependencies

You will need the tool pip to install the packages required by Python.

sudo pip install -r /opt/moodle-sdk/requirements.txt

3. Make executable and accessible

sudo chmod +x /opt/moodle-sdk/mdk.py
sudo ln -s /opt/moodle-sdk/mdk.py /usr/local/bin/mdk

4. Set up the basics

Assuming that you are using Apache, which is set up to serve the files from /var/www, leave the default values as they are in mdk init, except for your remote and the database passwords.

mkdir ~/www
sudo ln -s ~/www /var/www/m
mdk init

You’re all set.

Optional

To activate bash completion:

sudo ln -s /opt/moodle-sdk/extra/bash_completion /etc/bash_completion.d/moodle-sdk

To activate goto commands (gt and gtd), add the following to ~/.bashrc:

if [ -f /opt/moodle-sdk/extra/goto_instance ]; then
    . /opt/moodle-sdk/extra/goto_instance
    . /opt/moodle-sdk/extra/goto_instance.bash_completion
fi

Command list

alias

Set up aliases of your Moodle commands.

Example

This line defines the alias ‘upall’, for ‘moodle update –all’

mdk alias add upall "update --all"

backport

Backport a branch to another instance of Moodle.

Examples

Assuming we are in a Moodle instance, this backports the current branch to the version 2.2 and 2.3

mdk backport --version 22 23

Backports the branch MDL-12345-23 from the instance stable_23 to the instance stable_22, and pushes the new branch to your remote

mdk backport stable_23 --branch MDL-12345-23 --version 22 --push

backup

Backup a whole instance so that it can be restored later.

Examples

Backup the instance named stable_master

mdk backup stable_master

List the backups

mdk backup --list

Restore the second backup of the instance stable_master

mdk backup --restore stable_master_02

behat

Get the instance ready for acceptance testing (Behat), and run the test feature(s).

Examples

mdk behat -r --tags=@core_completion

create

Create a new instance of Moodle. It will be named according to your config file.

Examples

Create a new instance of Moodle 2.1

mdk create --version 21

Create an instance of Moodle 2.2 using PostgreSQL from the integration remote, and run the installation script.

mdk create --version 22 --engine pgsql --integration --install

config

Set your MDK settings from the command line.

Examples

Show the list of your settings

mdk config list

Change the value of the setting dirs.storage to /var/www/repositories

mdk config set dirs.storage /var/www/repositories

css

CSS related functions.

Example

Compile the LESS files from Bootstrapbase

mdk css --compile

doctor

Perform some checks on the environment to identify possible problems, and attempt to fix them automatically.

fix

Create a branch from an issue number on the tracker (MDL-12345) and sets it to track the right branch.

Examples

In a Moodle 2.2 instance, this will create (and checkout) a branch named MDL-12345-22 which will track upstream/MOODLE_22_STABLE.

mdk fix MDL-12345
mdk fix 12345

info

Display information about the instances on the system.

Examples

List the instances

mdk info --list

Display the information known about the instance stable_master

mdk info stable_master

install

Run the command line installation script with all parameters set on an existing instance.

Examples

mdk install --engine mysqli stable_master

js

JS related functions.

Example

Compile the JS modules in Atto

mdk js shift --plugin editor_atto

phpunit

Get the instance ready for PHPUnit tests, and run the test(s).

Examples

mdk phpunit -u repository/tests/repository_test.php

plugin

Look for a plugin on moodle.org and downloads it into your instance.

Example

mdk plugin download repository_evernote

purge

Purge the cache.

Example

To purge the cache of all the instances

mdk purge --all

pull

Pulls a patch using the information from a tracker issue.

Example

Assuming we type that command on a 2.3 instance, pulls the corresponding patch from the issue MDL-12345 in a testing branch

mdk pull --testing 12345

push

Shortcut to push a branch to your remote.

Examples

Push the current branch to your repository

mdk push

Force a push of the branch MDL-12345-22 from the instance stable_22 to your remote

mdk push --force --branch MDL-12345-22 stable_22

rebase

Fetch the latest branches from the upstream remote and rebase your local branches.

Examples

This will rebase the branches MDL-12345-xx and MDL-56789-xx on the instances stable_22, stable_23 and stable_master. And push them to your remote if successful.

mdk rebase --issues 12345 56789 --version 22 23 master --push
mdk rebase --issues MDL-12345 MDL-56789 --push stable_22 stable_23 stable_master

remove

Remove an instance, deleting every thing including the database.

Example

mdk remove stable_master

run

Execute a script on an instance. The scripts are stored in the scripts directory.

Example

Set the instance stable_master ready for development

mdk run dev stable_master

tracker

Gets some information about the issue on the tracker.

Example

$ mdk tracker 34543
------------------------------------------------------------------------
  MDL-34543: New assignment module - Feedback file exists for an
    assignment but not shown in the Feedback files picker
  Bug - Critical - https://tracker.moodle.org/browse/MDL-34543
  Closed (Fixed) 2012-08-17 07:25
-------------------------------------------------------[ V: 7 - W: 7 ]--
Reporter            : Paul Hague (paulhague) on 2012-07-26 08:30
Assignee            : Eric Merrill (emerrill)
Peer reviewer       : Damyon Wiese (damyon)
Integrator          : Dan Poltawski (poltawski)
Tester              : Tim Barker (timb)
------------------------------------------------------------------------

uninstall

Uninstall an instance: removes config file, drops the database, deletes dataroot content, …

update

Fetch the latest stables branches from the upstream remote and pull the changes into the local stable branch.

Examples

This updates the instances stable_22 and stable_23

mdk update stable_22 stable_23

This updates all your integration instances and runs the upgrade script of Moodle.

mdk update --integration --upgrade

upgrade

Run the upgrade script of your instance.

Examples

The following runs an upgrade on your stable branches

mdk upgrade --stable

This will run an update an each instance before performing the upgrade process

mdk upgrade --all --update

Scripts

You can write custom scripts and execute them on your instances using the command mdk run. MDK looks for the scripts in the scripts directories and identifies their type by reading their extension. For example, a script called ‘helloworld.php’ will be executed as a command line script from the root of an installation.

# From anywhere on the system
$ mdk run helloworld stable_master

# Is similar to typing the following command
$ cp /path/to/script/helloworld.php /path/to/moodle/instances/stable_master
$ cd /path/to/moodle/instances/stable_master
$ php helloworld.php

Scripts are very handy when it comes to performing more complexed tasks.

Shipped scripts

The following scripts are available with MDK:

  • dev: Changes a portion of Moodle settings to enable development mode
  • enrol: Enrols users in any existing course
  • undev: Reverts the changes made by dev
  • users: Creates a set of users
  • webservices: Does all the set up of webservices for you

License

Licensed under the GNU GPL License

 
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