Moodle 4.0 and release support update

Hi all,

We're approaching the end of the year and I want to provide an update on Moodle 4.0. We're progressing well and are working through the final changes!

Current status

  • The majority of the big UX changes have been integrated
  • There are a few key issues landing in the next week or so that will still have a big impact on the 4.0 experience:
    • MDL-71457: Update the Moodle activity icons
    • MDL-72457: Remove container borders for theme boost
    • MDL-72897: Mark the current section in the course index
  • With these landed we will allow some time to review and apply polish

Important dates

The above means that we are now working towards the following timeline:
  • QA cycle start mid to late January 2022
  • QA cycle finish end of February
  • Moodle 4.0 release in March 2022

Moodle support timeframes

Following on from these dates we will extend the security support for Moodle 3.11 by 6 months to provide additional overlap with the Moodle 4.0 release allowing more time to migrate sites. We will also shift the Moodle 4.1 release date to November 2022. 

A summary of releases and support:

Moodle releases & support
Version (Scheduled) Release date Full support ends Security support ends
Moodle 3.9 (LTS)  15 June 2020  10 May 2021  8 May 2023
Moodle 3.10  9 November 2020   8 November 2021  9 May 2022
Moodle 3.11  17 May 2021  9 May 2022  8 May 2023
(extended 6M)
Moodle 4.0  March 2022  May 2023
 November 2023
Moodle 4.1 (LTS)  November 2022
(shifted due to updated Moodle 4.0 release date)
 November 2023  November 2025

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