2.3. Open edX Ficus Release

This section describes the Open edX Ficus release. Note that edX no longer supports the Ficus relesae.

2.3.1. What’s Included in Ficus

The Open edX Ficus release contains several new features for learners, course teams, and developers. For more information, see Open edX Ficus Release.

2.3.2. What Is the Ficus Git Tag?

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:

  • edx-platform
  • configuration
  • cs_comments_service
  • xqueue
  • ecommerce
  • ecommerce-worker
  • edx-analytics-configuration
  • edx-analytics-dashboard
  • edx-analytics-data-api
  • edx-analytics-pipeline
  • edx-certificates
  • edx-custom-a11y-rules
  • edx-demo-course
  • edx-documentation
  • edx-notes-api
  • edx-ui-toolkit
  • notifier
  • programs
  • ux-pattern-library

2.3.3. Upgrading to a Subsequent Ficus Release

Occasionally, we release updates to Ficus. For example, the second release of Ficus is open-release/ficus.2. The steps to upgrade differ based on your original installation method.

2.3.3.1. Upgrading a Vagrant Installation

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

2.3.3.2. Upgrading a Native Installation

If you installed Open edX using the Open edX Native Installation, you can upgrade from one Ficus release to another by re-running those steps using your desired Ficus tag as the new value for OPENEDX_RELEASE.