Developer Area/Getting Code from Git
Rather than using a standard release build of Mahara, you can check out the code from our git repository.
git clone git://gitorious.org/mahara/mahara.git
If you check the project out from git, you have the option of checking out a specific feature branch of Mahara, if you're interested in one in particular. See http://gitorious.org/mahara/mahara for a list of all branches in our git repository. Example:
git clone git://gitorious.org/mahara/mahara.git cd mahara/ git checkout -b 1.2_STABLE origin/1.2_STABLE
Once you've got the code from git, you should point your webserver at the htdocs directory if you want to run it. You can update the code by running the "git pull" command from anywhere inside your checkout.
Setting up Gerrit in your local Mahara repository
First of all you need to add a new gerrit remote to your repo (substitute username with the one you have chosen at the step above):
git remote add gerrit ssh://email@example.com:29418/mahara
Apparently, the username is case-sensitive, which is why we recommend using a lowercase one.
Also you will need to add a commit message hook to your repo, this will generate Change-Id: tags in commit messages which is required for proper gerrit functioning:
scp -p -P 29418 firstname.lastname@example.org:hooks/commit-msg .git/hooks/
Submitting commits for review
Once you have made changes and wish to send them for consideration, you can submit them for review.