Downloading Sakai

Pre-Built Binary: The Sakai Binary is a pre-built version of Sakai without Apache Tomcat, jar dependencies, or extra configuration files.

Try this if: You want to just drop the Sakai bundle into a pre-existing Tomcat environment for a quick, DIY demo. Use this version to evaluate the software or run a small pilot. It is not intended for large scale implementations.

sakai-bin-12.3.zip
Installation instructions
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sakai-bin-12.3.tar.gz
Installation instructions
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Source Code: Source code is the full software, recommended for developers and technical administrators.

Try this if: You want to look under the hood, deploy a larger-scale instance, or plan to make any code-level changes to your Sakai system.

Sakai has transitioned to Git and Github for all its releases (Sakai 10 and earlier were on Subversion). 

View the release information for more details on:

  • Documentation and Development Environment Setup
  • System Requirements
  • Getting Started
  • Issue Tracker
  • Older Releases

Git source code control:

  • Git - first make a clone of master. This will provide you access to all branches and tags as part of one repository.
  • 12.3 Release 
    • git fetch upstream
    • git checkout tags/12.3
  • 12.2 Release 
    • git fetch upstream
    • git checkout tags/12.2
  • 12.1 Release 
    • git fetch upstream
    • git checkout tags/12.1
  • 12.x Maintenance Branch
    • git fetch upstream
    • git checkout 12.x
  • Master on Github
    https://github.com/sakaiproject/sakai
Javadocs
Run the command mvn clean install javadoc:javadoc in your source code directory (above). The javadocs will be in the target/site/apidocs directory.