Commit be3867cf authored by Kristina Hoeppner's avatar Kristina Hoeppner

Update the readme file for 16.04 (Bug #1501540)

There are a couple of things that will need to be
reviewed closer to the release.

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Change-Id: I23280328a19173494e02f80a0571e50f86be6438
Signed-off-by: Kristina Hoeppner's avatarKristina D.C. Hoeppner <kristina@catalyst.net.nz>
parent 84799b28
# Mahara Readme
Mahara is an open-source e-portfolio for education; An eportfolio is a type of
Mahara is an open source ePortfolio system. An ePortfolio is a type of
web application that allows users to record and share evidence of lifelong learning.
For more information about Mahara and e-portfolios, see the Mahara user manual's
For more information about Mahara and ePortfolios, see the Mahara user manual's
introduction chapter:
// TODO: Update the link closer to the release date.
* http://manual.mahara.org/en/15.04/intro/introduction.html#what-is-mahara
# SUPPORT
The best ways of obtaining support are:
* http://manual.mahara.org/ - the Mahara online manual
* https://mahara.org/forums - the Mahara project forums
* http://manual.mahara.org - the Mahara online user manual
* https://mahara.org/forums - the Mahara project community forums
* https://wiki.mahara.org - the Mahara wiki
* #mahara on freenode (IRC) - live chat with other users and developers
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# UPGRADING
Mahara 16.04 supports direct upgrades from previous Mahara versions 1.1.0 and later.
Mahara 16.04 supports direct upgrades from previous Mahara versions 1.6.0 and later.
To upgrade an existing Mahara installation, follow the instructions here:
* https://wiki.mahara.org/wiki/System_Administrator%27s_Guide/Upgrading_Mahara
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### Web Server
Mahara is only officially supported on Apache 2 or later, although it will
Mahara is only officially supported on Apache 2 or later, although it will
probably run in any web server with the proper PHP extensions.
### Database
Mahara requires either Postgres or MYSQL. It would require extensive
Mahara requires either Postgres or MySQL. It would require extensive
modification to support other databases.
* Postgres 8.3 or later
* MySQL 5.1 or later (or MariaDB equivalent)
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Mahara should be accessible in any modern web browser with
Javascript support. However, it is only actively tested in the most recent
versions of Firefox, Chrome, Safari, and Opera; and the last three versions
of IE. For Mahara 16.04, these versions are:
* Firefox - 24.0
* Chrome - 34.0
* Safari - 6.0
* Opera - 17.0
* IE - 9, 10, 11
of Internet Explorer. For Mahara 16.04, these versions are:
// TODO: Review list of browsers closer to the release date.
* Firefox - 41.0
* Chrome - 45.0
* Safari - 8.0
* Opera - 32.0
* IE - 10, 11 and Edge
# TRANSLATIONS
Mahara has been translated into many lanugages. You can get language packs from:
Mahara has been translated into many languages. You can get language packs from:
* https://wiki.mahara.org/wiki/Language_Packs
# MOODLE
Documentation on integrating Mahara with Moodle can be found in the
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