Here is a recap of our October 2021 newsletter:

[Maple Release Update] The master branches for Maple, the next Open edX Release, have been prepared and announced! Note that the prepared branches are mainly for community members interested in helping review and build Maple, and not for public consumption. Tutor also recently added support for the master Maple branch.

If you’re a community member interested in helping build Maple and/or Tutor support, please set up Maple using Tutor and report any issues you face to the build/test/release working group on the official Open edX forum. 

-> Learn more about the Maple release on Confluence

[Core Contributor Program] The Open edX Core Contributor Program has recently confirmed several additional members in its ranks, including additional OpenCraft team members. This brings the current number of Core Contributors to 16, including eight OpenCraft team members!

The Program, which initially focused on technical contributors called code “Committers”, has now expanded to also include Non-Technical Contributors who help with platform translations, marketing activities, project management, and more. Open edX Core Contributors earn their designation through committing 20h+/month of active participation in the Open edX community by contributing code or translations to the project, serving on working groups, etc. Our team currently features 7 code Committers, and 1 Non-Technical Contributor. 

-> Read more about the Core Contributor Program

[Open edX Theme] OpenCraft is on a mission to build an improved and great-looking open-source Open edX theme! We’ve started wireframing the course pages of our new theme and would love any feedback from the community.

What a cool-looking wireframe!

Check out the static wireframes here. Use your left and right arrows on your keyboard to see the different pages in the presentation. Your feedback is very important to us! You can access the theme’s Gitlab repository for the latest progress, and use the official forum thread linked below to suggest changes.

-> Share your feedback on this official forum thread

[Platform Translations] The Transifex Working Group has been making good progress  over the past few months on advancing the Open edX’s platform translations. The working group is still looking for community members to submit and review translations in the following languages: Ukrainian, Russian, Mandarin, Hindi, Portuguese, and Arabic. Let us know if you’re interested in contributing!

-> Visit the group’s Confluence page for detailed information