Mahara switches to date based versioning system

Mahara, the most open source E-portfolio, has now started following the date based version control system. According to the official forum post:

Our current numbering system does follow any numbering system strictly and thus, it does not offer too much insight into where Mahara is up to and how much change has occurred from one release to another.

We have decided to move to a date-based release versioning system for the Mahara releases. The format will be YY.MM.x where

  • YY is the year in 2-digit format;

  • MM is the month in 2-digit format;

  • x is a minor version number, i.e. for security updates or any other important updates within a given release.

One of the biggest advantages for moving to the date-based versioning system is that users know when your version of Mahara was released by simply looking at the version number and thus know how old or recent your version is. It is also easier to know until when your version of Mahara is supported.

Check out the full discussion thread here:

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Jaswinder Singh

Jaswinder Singh, passionate about using Moodle in improving the Indian Education System and reaching the students in far flung areas where still education seems to be a impossible prospect of life. He is the author of the popular Moodle Book "How to use Moodle 2.7". In October 2016, Jaswinder was elected as the Moodle User's Association Committee member - the first to make it from India.

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