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Kristina Hoeppner's profile picture
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27 April 2022, 19:21

Kia ora,

The end of April approaches quickly, which means it's time for a new Mahara release. We are stoked to announce Mahara 22.04, which is packed with new features and continues on from Mahara 21.10 with more integrations. Check out the feature video and read on for more details.

Highlights in Mahara 22.04

View the Mahara manual for these new features as well as changed functionality. Please note that the manual is currently still being updated for all new features, and we expect to have that done within the next few weeks.

See the full list of new features and bug fixes.

You can check out the feature release video.

Download the code or access it via Git.

How to install or upgrade

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

If you are looking for translations, have a look at the language packs information page. You can now also install translations directly via the site administration.

Supported releases

Mahara 21.04 and 21.10 are still supported for security updates. The support for Mahara 20.10 ended now, and there was one final security update release. Support for Mahara 21.04 will end in October 2022, and Mahara 21.10 will be supported until April 2023. Mahara 22.04 will receive updates until October 2023. You can access the information about the security updates for all supported versions that were released today.

For more information, please see our release cycle.

We recommend you upgrade to 22.04 as that gives you the longest support time frame at the moment. If your organisation uses Mahara 21.04 or 21.10, you can stay on either version until their support runs out. If you cannot upgrade to a supported version of Mahara right away, you can purchase our extended security support.

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

Support and bugs

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

If you need help with anything, the support forum is the best place to ask your question.

The Mahara manual has been updated with the new and changed features.


Several organisations contributed to the release of Mahara 22.04 through funding new features and bug fixes and developing new features themselves. We want to thank the following organisations (in alphabetical order) for their support of this release:

We also wish to thank the people who contributed code to this release. They are listed according to the number of changesets:

Robert Lyon 83 31.2%
Doris Tam 63 23.7%
Dianne Tennent 61 22.9%
Evonne Cheung 17 6.4%
Kristina Hoeppner 16 6.0%
Gold 13 4.9%
Fergus Whyte 2 0.8%
Adam Bark 1 0.4%
Alexander Del Ponte 1 0.4%
Andreas Schenkel 1 0.4%
Cecilia Vela Gurovic 1 0.4%
Dale Davies 1 0.4%
Ghada El-Zoghbi 1 0.4%
Lisa Seeto 1 0.4%
Matt Dawson 1 0.4%
Pramith Dayananda 1 0.4%
Scott Verbeek 1 0.4%
Yaju Mahida 1 0.4%

 Fun statistic on top 10 most changed lines, which changes the picture a bit (excl. re-applied changes):

Dianne Tennent 57,545 34.5%
Gold 43,706 26.2%
Doris Tam 35,707 21.4%
Lisa Seeto 19,885 11.9%
Robert Lyon 3,708 2.2%
Cecilia Vela Gurovic 540 0.3%
Evonne Cheung 405 0.2%
Pramith Dayananda 214 0.1%
Fergus Whyte 132 0.1%
Kristina Hoeppner 115 0.1%


And the organisations they work for or are associated with:

Catalyst IT 262 98.5%
learnOPENtech 1 0.4%
Schulportal Hessen 1 0.4%
Universität Bremen 1 0.4%
University of Southern Queensland 1 0.4%


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

  • Basque. Contributors over time: Abel Camacho, Asier Iturralde Sarasola, Ibai Oihanguren Sala, Iñaki Arenaza, José Miguel Andonegi, Juan Ezeiz, Ramón Ovelar
  • Czech. Contributors over time: Viktor Fuglík, Veronika Karičáková, David Mudrák, Adam Pátek, Matouš Trča, Marek Drahovzal, Lukáš Kotek, Jiřina Nováková, Tomáš Jeřábek
  • Dutch. Contributors over time: Balaam's Miracle, Bas Brands, Eric, Jeroen Hendrickx, Joost Elshoff, Koen Roggemans, M Kerkhoff, Marinka van der Kolk, OpenEdu, Raoul Dorrisen, rmob, Snicksie, Volker Schmidt
  • French. Contributors over time: Alain Benoit, Alain Bolli, Alexandre Croteau, Anne017, Aurelien Besson, Cmathieu, David Truong, Dominique-Alain Jan, Emilie Lenel, Équipe StudiUM, Eric Breton, François Lizotte, Giulia Vighetti, Hélène V., Jean Marc, londumas, Melvin Romero, Pascale Hyboud-Peron, Paula Caterino, Philippe Petitqueux, Pierre Guinoiseau, sic, Stéphane, Yannick Cordel
  • German. Contributors over time: Andy Hediger, Anne Spindler, Bradley Pfau, Christian Kleinhanss, Daniel Winzen, Dennis Baudys, eledia, Ernst Artner, Ettore Atalan, Gunnar Staniczek, Heinz Krettek, Jan Behrens, Jonas Renggli, Jürgen Friedrich, Klaus Steitz, Kristina Höppner, Luca Bösch, M. Ehlers, Marcel Debray, Mathias, Michael Engel, Michael Wuttke, Moritz Ringler, N2k1, Nico Verse, Patrick Neumann, Ralf Hilgenstock, Ralph Ballier, Silas Zahner, Stefanie Berger, Steffen Pegenau, Stephan Woidowski, Tobias Bannert, TZI
  • Japanese. Contributor over time: Mitsuhiro Yoshida
  • Slovenian: Gregor Anželj, Janko Harej
  • Te reo Māori. Contributor over time: Ian Cormack

There are many more translations of Mahara at varying stages of completeness.

The Mahara manual is also being translated. Many thanks to everyone contributing to that.

We want to acknowledge other groups of people as well who contributed to this release: graphic designers, business analysts, UX researchers, accessibility consultants, testers, documentation writers, system administrators, developers improving supporting infrastructure, and security researchers.

Ngā mihi

The 22.04 Release Managers at Catalyst

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Kristina Hoeppner's profile picture
Posts: 4746

28 April 2022, 13:53

Hello everyone,

While doing updates on our client sites that have various configurations, we noticed that there will be problem updating a site (minor points and also to 22.04) if the LTI module is not installed. We will provide minor point updates as quickly as possible, including for Mahara 20.10.

However, if you are in the middle of an update or upgrade, an easy fix would be to install the LTI module via Administration menu → Extensions → Plugin administration.

Sorry for the inconvenience.


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Kristina Hoeppner's profile picture
Posts: 4746

29 April 2022, 9:39

Hello everyone,

We will provide the next minor point releases early next week to resolve the issue that some of you may run into if you haven't installed the LTI module just yet. If you are planning on applying an update to your site over the next few days or want to upgrade, make sure that you have the LTI module installed prior to running the update. You can install it via Administration menu → Extensions → Plugin administration.

Alternatively, you can download the patches that are linked for each version of Mahara on the bug report. These will be the things going into the next minor point releases.

Thank you


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