We are proud to announce that Xibo version 1.6.0 (Codename “Pons-Winnecke”) has arrived and is available for download. This is the first release in a new stable series of Xibo and we recommend that everyone upgrade.

The last stable release of Xibo first aired in Feb-2013, since then there have been 3 development preview releases and 2 release candidates! In its life time 1.4 Series has been downloaded over 200 thousand times.

1.6 has been a long time in the making, but during that time we have developed 13 new features and fixed 130 bugs.

Some of the highlights include:

* A new manual
* A new HTML 5 preview in the CMS
* A theme engine for the CMS, along with a new default theme
* A new file upload tool for uploading multiple files at the same time
* A CSV importer for DataSets
* Ticker based DataSets and improvements to the features on Ticker Items
* An updated text editor
* Embed a simple Clock or Date using the Text Media Items
* General improvements to the presentation in the CMS
* Started to switch to PDO for future support on other databases
* CMS support for Transitions in the Ubuntu Client

The release notes are available in the manual  and you can download this release from our Launchpad project page here: https://launchpad.net/xibo/1.6/1.6.0.

We would like to take this opportunity to say a big Thank You to everyone involved in the Xibo Project Community. We couldn’t release Xibo without the help we get from people who reported bugs, submitted patches or donated money.

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