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This is a stable release of Mahara 1.2. Stable releases are fit for general use. If you find a bug, please report it to the tracker:

This release includes an upgrade path from 1.1. If you wish to upgrade, we encourage you to make a copy of your website and test the upgrade on it first, to minimise the effect of any potential unforseen problems.

Changes from 1.1:

  • Mahara now ships with six themes: Aqua, Default, Fresh, Raw, Sunset, Ultima
  • Site admins can now disable artefact and blocktype plugins
  • Files section rewritten: works without javascript, uploading is easier
  • Can extract .zip, .tar.gz and .tar.bz2 files in the files area
  • Full Import/Export system with LEAP2A suport, and static HTML export
  • Support for submitting views to MNET Peers for assessment (e.g. Moodle)
  • View interface sped up, files can be uploaded on the View screen
  • UTF8 database now required for new installs (old installs will continue to work)
  • Allow more group type/join type combinations, and more control over group creation
  • Simplifications to the blog (all users get one blog to start with)
  • Added a new blocktype for specifying a license for a View
  • RTL language pack support
  • Upgraded tinyMCE to version 3.2.5
  • Replaced Smarty with Dwoo