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23 October 2015, 6:57 PM

Hello Mahara community,

Today we are pleased to announce our latest version of Mahara, version 15.10 (as in 2015 October for the release month). We'd like to extend our thanks to everyone who contributed to this latest version of Mahara and who has been testing it over the past few weeks during the release candidate state.

https://launchpad.net/mahara/15.10

Highlights in Mahara 15.10 include:

  • Completely reworked themes, using the Bootstrap front-end framework
  • Improved mobile layout
  • Group journals, institution journals, and site-level journals
  • Optional multi-threaded feedback comments
  • The default layout for new pages can be customized
  • Collections are now listed on the Dashboard, Profile page, and "Shared with Me"
  • Lots of general usability improvements

Other notable new features include:

  • MathJax and mhchem support in the visual editor
  • Statistics for active users by institution
  • Better email address management in the administration area
  • Password recovery command-line script

See the full list of new features and bug fixes here:

https://launchpad.net/mahara/+milestone/15.10

How to install / upgrade

You can find instructions on how to install a new Mahara site or upgrade an existing one on our wiki:

https://wiki.mahara.org/index.php/System_Administrator's_Guide/Installing_Mahara

https://wiki.mahara.org/index.php/System_Administrator's_Guide/Upgrading_Mahara

If you are looking for translations, have a look at this page:

https://wiki.mahara.org/index.php/Language_Packs

Supported releases

Both Mahara 1.10 and 15.04 are still supported for security updates. The support for Mahara 1.10 will end with the release of the next version in April 2016, and the support for Mahara 15.04 will end in October 2017. Since the 15.04 release is the last one before moving to Bootstrap, we extended the support for it to 2.5 years instead of the usual 1.5 years to give institutions more time to upgrade if they have a lot of customizations.

For more information, please see https://wiki.mahara.org/index.php/SupportedVersions

If you are running a Mahara site lower than 1.10, we highly recommend you upgrade to 15.10 to receive security updates. Users of Mahara 1.10 and 15.04 can stay on their versions until that support runs out. Mahara 1.9 will receive one more minor version update.

All site administrators running a supported version of Mahara are encouraged to subscribe to our security announcements:

http://mahara.org/interaction/forum/view.php?id=43

Support and bugs

If you find any bugs in this new release, please feel free to use our bug tracker to report them:

https://bugs.launchpad.net/mahara/+filebug

And if you need help with anything, the support forum is the best place to ask your questions:

http://mahara.org/interaction/forum/view.php?id=2

The user manual is in the process of being updated for Mahara 15.10. New features are listed under the "New in Mahara 15.10" index entry. We expect the remaining user manual to be updated to the new look and feel within the next month.

http://manual.mahara.org/en/15.10

Credits

We would like to thank the following organisations for funding the features and bug fixes that have gone into Mahara 15.10 (in alphabetical order):

We would also like to highlight all the people who have contributed code to this release.

Code contributors (listed are the number of changesets per contributor):

Developers with the most changesets:

Robert Lyon 223 28.7%
Aaron Wells 114 14.7%
Pat Kira 79 10.2%
Naomi Guyer 63 8.1%
Jinelle Foley-Barnes 51 6.6%
Son Nguyen 49 6.3%
Liam Sharpe 47 6.1%
Jono Mingard 39 5.0%
Jen Zajac 28 3.6%
Evonne Cheung 20 2.6%
Kristina Hoeppner 15 1.9%
Lisa Wood 8 1.0%
Eduardo Schicker 6 0.8%
Toni Gardiner 5 0.6%
Yuliya Bozhko 3 0.4%
Kevin Rickis 2 0.3%
Nigel Cunningham 2 0.3%
Tobias Zeuch 2 0.3%
Charlie Amoah 1 0.1%
David Ligne 1 0.1%
Dean Simeonoff 1 0.1%
Doris Tam 1 0.1%
Eugene Venter 1 0.1%
Gary Leydon 1 0.1%
Geoff Rowland 1 0.1%
Gilles-Philippe Leblanc 1 0.1%
Hugh Davenport 1 0.1%
Jake Blatchford 1 0.1%
Jean-Philippe Gaudreau 1 0.1%
Kathy Lowry 1 0.1%
Manuel Gogl 1 0.1%
Marc-Andre Gaudrea 1 0.1%
Nigel McNaughton 1 0.1%
Russell Boyatt 1 0.1%
Rylee Foley 1 0.1%
Sian Loo 1 0.1%
Wen-Chang Chien 1 0.1%
Yaju Mahida 1 0.1%

And the organisations they work for or are associated with:

Catalyst 711 91.6%
Université de Montreal 3 0.4%
Totara LMS 3 0.4%
EdICT Training 2 0.3%
Catalyst Open Source Academy 1 0.1%
Land Tirol 1 0.1%
National Chi Nan University 1 0.1%
University of Southern Queensland 1 0.1%
University of Kent 1 0.1%
University of Sherbrooke 13 1.7%
Warwick University 1 0.1%
Yale University 1 0.1%
Other 37 4.8%

The most complete translations at the time of writing (at least 90%):

  • Basque (Contributors: Abel Camacho, Asier Iturralde Sarasola, Ibai Oihanguren Sala, Iñaki Arenaza, Juan Ezeiza)
  • Catalan (Contributors: Albert Gasset, David Planella, Joan Queralt Gil, JoanColl, Puri Andrés)
  • French (Contributors: Alexandre Croteau, David, Dominique-Alain Jan, François Lizotte, Hélène V., Jean Marc, londumas, Melvin Romero, Pascale Hyboud-Peron, Paula Caterino, Philippe Petitquex, sic, Stéphane)
  • German (Contributors: Andy Hediger, Christian Kleinhanss, Daniel Winzen, Dennis Baudys, eledia, Ernst Artner, Heinz Krettek, Jan Behrens, Jürgen Friedrich, Kristina Hoeppner, Marcel Debray, Mathias, Michael Wuttke, Moritz Ringler, Nico Verse, Patrick Neumann, Ralf Hilgenstock, Stefanie Berger, Steffen Pegenau, Tobias Bannert)
  • Japanese (Contributor: Mitsuhiro Yoshida)
  • Slovenian (Contributor: Gregor Anželj)

For a full list of translations and contributors, please see

https://translations.launchpad.net/mahara-lang/

And finally, thanks also go to the security researchers who help make Mahara secure.

Cheers

The 15.10 Release Managers

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