This guide provides instructions for using your own instance of the Open edX platform and associated applications.
This document applies to the most recent version of the Open edX platform; that is, it applies to the master branch of the edX platform.
This document also contains instructions for installing Open edX releases. The most recent release of the Open edX platform is Ficus.
You can install any release of the Open edX platform. For most situations, edX recommends that you install the most recent release. However, if your organization or project is currently running an earlier release, or your software requires a specific release, you may want to install an earlier release.