A little over 10 months of work on many fronts:
- new features (84 documented ones!)
- many, many bug fixes
- cool new icons and other design updates
- full user documentation
resulted in the release of the open source ePortfolio system Mahara 1.5 this nice New Zealand evening. You can view some highlights from new features and bug fixes as well as contributors and sponsors of this release in the release notes.
It was great working on this release at Catalyst IT. This is the first Mahara release in which I have commits: 3.4% in the grand scheme of the release. I helped out correcting language strings. Not everybody needs to be a developer to be able to contribute to a software project.
But actually, these commits were my smallest contribution. The product that I’m most proud of is the updated user documentation for Mahara 1.4 and the documentation for 1.5. Thus, when we released Mahara 1.5 today we also had a full documentation available. 🙂
Although I say “full documentation”, I will update it infrequently correcting things, adding small bits and pieces that are missing, hopefully also putting references to online videos etc. I hope we’ll also figure out how to translate the documentation. The text itself shouldn’t be the issue as Sphinx allows for that, but the screenshots might be trickier.
But right now, I am just happy.
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