Developer Area/Getting Code from Git

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First steps

Rather than using a standard release build of Mahara, you can check out the code from our git repository.

git clone 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 for a list of all branches in our git repository. Example:

git clone 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://

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 .git/hooks/

Submitting commits for review

Once you have made changes and wish to send them for consideration, you can submit them for review.

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