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Mike Landis's profile picture
Posts: 7

26 November 2014, 3:16


Following the URL for how to install Mahara from git:

The instructions seem to suggest to check out 1.9_STABLE to deploy the stable / production branch of Mahara.

I installed Mahara with this:

git clone --depth=1 --branch 1.9_STABLE  <dir>

And that seems to have accomplished the same thing from my understanding of git (which granted is not very much but I did not want to pull the entire Mahara dev history)

But anyway,

git checkout 1.9_STABLE

does report

Already on 1.9_STABLE

yet ....

Under Admin Home, the Mahara version is:  1.9.4testing  

That seems to imply to me that what is actually in production is a dev / testing version, and perhaps 1.9.4 has not been released yet.

Maybe it's just that the version is confusing, and that 1.9.4testing *is* the stable / production release - just making sure, since I don't particularly want to run a non-production release on our production server.

I then have "git pull" on a cron entry so that it should automatically apply any security patches as soon as they come out, which may or may not be best practice - but it seems to me always keeping up to date with the current stable branch of the version I'm on seems prudent.

Thanks for any advice...



26 November 2014, 11:35

Don't worry you are on the safe side

You did it right

Mike Landis's profile picture
Posts: 7

02 December 2014, 6:13

Thanks Dominique -

I learned that there is a 1.9.4_RELEASE branch as well, but I would prefer to have the latest 1.9_RELEASE tagged, but it isn't tagged unfortunately.  Releases are only tagged with the minor release numbers and not the version number as a whole, it seems.  Correct me if I'm wrong.

So I suppose 1.9_STABLE will have to do for now and I appreciate the help.


Aaron Wells's profile picture
Posts: 896

10 December 2014, 16:57

For anyone off the Internet looking for the answer to this question, see my comment in Mike's other thread:



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