Commit 4770d203 authored by Aaron Wells's avatar Aaron Wells

Adding system requirements to README

Bug 1234487

Mahara 1.6 was released on Oct 18, 2012, so I used the contents of the
system requirements page from the wiki on that date, to get this info.
https://wiki.mahara.org/index.php?title=System_Administrator%27s_Guide/Requirements&oldid=3657

Change-Id: Ic4bd52057a6df9c4216b46061efd9f41752e7e9c
parent 14bb34a5
Mahara Readme Thanks for downloading Mahara!
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Thanks for downloading Mahara! To install, please follow the instructions here: SUPPORT: The best ways of obtaining support are:
* http://manual.mahara.org/ - the Mahara online manual
* http://www.mahara.org/forums - the Mahara project forums
* #mahara on freenode (IRC) - live chat with other users and developers
INSTALLATION:
To install, please follow the instructions here:
https://wiki.mahara.org/System_Administrator%27s_Guide/Installing_Mahara https://wiki.mahara.org/System_Administrator%27s_Guide/Installing_Mahara
UPGRADING:
If you already have a Mahara you wish to upgrade, follow the instructions here: If you already have a Mahara you wish to upgrade, follow the instructions here:
https://wiki.mahara.org/System_Administrator%27s_Guide/Upgrading_Mahara https://wiki.mahara.org/System_Administrator%27s_Guide/Upgrading_Mahara
The best ways of obtaining support are: SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS:
* #mahara on freenode (IRC) - live chat with other users and developers The system requirements for the most recent version of Mahara are here:
* http://www.mahara.org/forums - the Mahara project forums
https://wiki.mahara.org/index.php/System_Administrator%27s_Guide/Requirements
Mahara 1.6 requires:
* Database:
** Postgres 8.3 or later
** or MySQL 5.1 or later
* Web Server: Mahara is only officially supported on Apache 2 or later,
although it will probably run in any web server with the proper PHP
extensions.
* PHP 5.3 or later, with the following extensions:
** gd (including Freetype support)
** json
** curl
** libxml
** SimpleXML
** session
** pgsql; or mysqli
** openssl and xmlrpc (for networking support)
** mbstring
** mime_magic; or fileinfo
** mcrypt
** imagick (optional)
** zlib (optional)
** zip (optional)
** bz2 (optional)
** ... and ensure that the magic_quotes and register_globals settings are off.
* OS: Mahara is only officially supported on Debian (5.0/"Lenny" or later) and
Ubuntu (10.04/"Lucid Lynx" or later), however it will probably run in any
OS with a suitable web server
** For zip/unzip support, the command-line "zip" and "unzip" utilities must
be installed
You can get language packs from: TRANSLATIONS: You can get language packs from:
https://wiki.mahara.org/Download_Mahara https://wiki.mahara.org/Download_Mahara
Documentation on integrating Mahara with Moodle can be found in the 3.1MB PDF MOODLE: Documentation on integrating Mahara with Moodle can be found in the
here: 3.1MB PDF here:
https://wiki.mahara.org/images/d/d5/Mahoodle.pdf https://wiki.mahara.org/images/d/d5/Mahoodle.pdf
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Copyright notice Copyright notice
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Copyright (C) 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 Catalyst IT Ltd Copyright (C) 2006-2014 Catalyst IT and others; see:
and others (see: https://wiki.mahara.org/index.php/Contributors) https://wiki.mahara.org/index.php/Contributors
This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify
it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or the Free Software Foundation, version 3 or later of the License.
(at your option) any later version.
This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
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