Developer Area/Release Instructions/Release Candidate Follow Up

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📣 Announcements

Publish news forum posts to get people to test the release.

📋 Additional tasks

(Release candidate) Announcements

The main purpose of an RC is to get people to test the release for any major bugs. Therefore, we do not consider the RC as a release and only announce it through: Twitter, IRC, and the news forum.


Updating however is useful for users who do not have somewhere to set up a test instance but would like to check out the changes.

News forum post template for RC1

🟡 Kristina

Example for 21.10 and 22.04.

News forum template for second and/or final RC

🟡 Kristina

Note: Outdated - needs updating

Subject: Second release candidate for Mahara 1.4 available

Based on the feedback we have received so far, this will most likely be the last release candidate before the final 1.4 release:


New Features for the Release Candidate are listed on Launchpad with the newfeature tag:


We've also done lots of bug fixing is this release cycle. The full list of changes that have been made for 1.4 can be found by clicking here.


If you haven't had a chance to test it out yet, please do so now and report any bugs on the tracker:


This is your last chance to make sure your upgrade to 1.4 will be smooth. If nothing major is reported in the next few days, we will be cutting the 1.4.0 release in about a week.


The 1.4 Release Managers