Developer Area

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Here is a bunch of developer documentation for Mahara, including design, policy and specific feature documents.

This is for people who want to understand how Mahara works, or want to develop new code or plugins for Mahara. If you want to customise your Mahara - e.g. change the language/theme, or simply install plugins, check out the Customising section.

Overview

Finding your way around

Getting set up

Contributing improvements

Join in the discussion

We have a discussion forum on mahara.org.

You can also find us in #mahara-dev on irc.freenode.net

If you have not got an IRC client or cannot connect with one, you can use the freenode web client.

Meeting minutes & dev team notes

API Documentation

These pages describe specific Mahara APIs. Note: we're in the process of reorganizing our developer documentation, so not all API documentation pages will be present in this list. Please use the wiki's search feature if you don't find what you need here. Also, not all API's are documented. :(

Useful Resources

  • You can subscribe to the master branch on Launchpad to receive an email everytime a commit is made. There is also an  RSS feed of commits if you prefer to receive information that way.
  • #mahara-dev on freenode (irc.freenode.org) is an IRC channel where the core developers discuss the development of Mahara. This channel is not for support of Mahara (use #mahara instead), but you can lurk and listen in on developer conversations - and even hear about the latest new features as they're added ;)