This section describes how to install the Open edX Ficus release.
The Open edX Ficus release contains several new features for learners, course teams, and developers. For more information, see Open edX Ficus Release.
A git tag identifies the version of Open edX code that is the Ficus release. You can find the most up-to-date git tag for the current Open edX release on the Open edX Releases Wiki page.
The following Open edX git repositories have the Ficus git tag:
Review the prerequisites and instructions for each option, and then choose the option that best meets your needs. Ensure that you install the required software to run the Open edX platform.
Ficus releases have git tag names like
The available names are detailed on the Open edX Releases Wiki page.
Previous releases ran on Ubuntu 12.04, but Ficus runs on 16.04. Because of the change in operating system, edX is not providing an upgrade path. If you have an existing Eucalyptus installation, you must install Ficus on a new machine, and move your data and settings to it.
Occasionally, we release updates to Ficus. For example, the second
release of Ficus is
The steps to upgrade differ based on your original installation method.
Devstack and Fullstack are installed using Vagrant. To upgrade from one Ficus release to another, run the following commands in the host operating system:
$ export OPENEDX_RELEASE=open-release/ficus.2 $ vagrant provision