Open edX Release 5

Planned Installation Improvements

  • An installation script that:
    • Insists on an OPENEDX_RELEASE value
    • Requires fewer commands to be copied and pasted
    • Records how it was run
    • Logs obsessively
  • Better-named branches (dogwood.rc is confusing)

New Services & Major Upgrades Planned for This Release

Deployment Issues to Keep in Mind

Monthly product notes

Information not in the weekly Release Notes

  • feature flags, configuration options, deployment changes, etc.
  • We have removed support for the always_recalculate_grades xBlock field. When set to true it caused significant performance issues, and it is not currently used in any of our active XBlocks. Please let Sandy Student (Deactivated) know if you have any questions.