For those who follow the bi-monthly updates of Moodle the new updates were released last week. These updates cover three major versions – 2.6, 2.5 and 2.4.
- Moodle 2.6.2 Release notes – Download – GIT
- Moodle 2.5.5 Release notes – Download – GIT
- Moodle 2.4.9 Release notes – Download – GIT
Why is it important to update?
As with many systems, Moodle issues regular bi-monthly versions which includes bug fixes and which can also include security fixes. So if you can, it is certainly a good idea to update your Moodle sites with the most current minor version release as soon as possible. This will have it performing with the latest fixes included.
Even if you don’t initially plan to update, you should at least read the release notes for your version to see if anything impacts what you are using – a much wanted bug fix for a specific bug that impacts your site may be included.
If you are hosted by a 3rd party company, you should consult with them about when they implement the minor releases.