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==Next meeting and chair==
==Next meeting and chair==
[ Wednesday 15 July 2020 730 UTC]<br>
[ Wednesday, 15 July 2020 7:30 UTC] (changed to [ Wednesday, 22 July 2020 at 7:30 UTC]<br>
Chair: Robert Lyon<br>
Chair: Robert Lyon<br>
Minutes: Cecilia Vela Gurovic<br>
Minutes: Cecilia Vela Gurovic<br>

Latest revision as of 13:50, 2 July 2020

Agenda for the 79th Mahara developer meeting on Wednesday, 3 June 2020, 7:30 UTC

We will meet using Big Blue Button (Kristina will initiate the call).

Our #mahara-dev channel on Freenode IRC will be our backup or in case there are problems with the web conferencing tool and we'll need to chat to resolve it. If you don't have an IRC client, you can join us using your web browser.

  • Chair: Kristina
  • Minute taker: Robert


  1. Items from the last meeting: Find an online storage option for audio meeting minutes. Draw up T&Cs. Link the recordings and T&Cs to the agenda/minutes page for that meeting. (Kristina)
  2. Mahara 20.04 release
  3. Next meeting and chair
  4. Any other business


The recording is available for download.



  • Kristina Hoeppner, Catalyst IT, Wellington, New Zealand (Chair)
  • Robert Lyon, Catalyst IT, Wellington, New Zealand (Minute taker)
  • Ghada El-Zoghbi, Catalyst IT, Sydney, Australia
  • Lisa Seeto, Catalyst IT, Wellington, New Zealand
  • Russell Boyatt, Uni of Warwick, United Kingdom
  • Cecilia Vela Gurovic, Catalyst IT, Wellington, New Zealand

Items from last meeting

Recording meetings and finding place to store it

  • progress being made but still waiting on finalisation of best place to put them.
  • before meeting - have announcements - possibly in meeting reminder and before official start of meeting

Kristina talked about the Mahara 20.04 release

  • got release out on time while under lockdown and duress of COVID-19
  • Russell liking the SSO changes in the new version
  • new 20.04 changes are documented in manual
  • new feature PDF export
  • Robert mentioned issues with PDF export and how it is an experimental feature

New business

  • Russell brought up the problem of MNET / xmlrpc where pages whose titles contain special multibyte characters not working with assignment submission. The pages are not being listed on the Moodle side.
  • Kristina mentioned LTI as alternative to using MNet.
  • Also need to check if the same problem exists there as well

Things held over from 20.04 for the upcoming 20.10 release

  • WCAG 2.1 work
  • Submission to groups enhancements
  • progress completion enhancements
  • portfolio locking - making pages / blocks have instruction and locking them so make pages be custom templates

Russell said that he will be actively looking into Resume changes

  • some of the fields need changing / removing
  • look at making resume fields custom fields with admin settings to allow for setting which ones to use for a site
  • discussed turning existing ones into custom fields as well
  • Russell to report back on progress at next meeting

Next meeting and chair

Wednesday, 15 July 2020 7:30 UTC (changed to Wednesday, 22 July 2020 at 7:30 UTC
Chair: Robert Lyon
Minutes: Cecilia Vela Gurovic