1.8.0 Released

We are proud to announce the first stable release for the 1.8 series of Xibo. The codename for this series is “Tempel”.

It has taken us a little over 18 months to bring you this major feature release of Xibo, below are some of the things you can expect:

  • Installation: Docker deployments
  • Installation: Step by Step Upgrade Wizard
  • Layouts and Content: Layout Designer improvements, including a new toolbar
  • Layouts and Content: Add audio to Widgets
  • Layouts and Content: Layout Import/Export handles DataSets
  • Layouts and Content: Add some extra fonts as standard
  • Layouts and Content: New Widgets, including Stocks, Currencies, HLS, PDF, Metro Twitter, Google Traffic, Audio
  • Displays: Push messaging
  • Displays: Scheduled and Immediate shell commands
  • Displays: RS232 commands
  • Displays: Dynamic and Nested Display Groups
  • Schedule: Dayparting and “always” schedules
  • Schedule: Agenda View
  • Schedule: Recurring Events without an end date
  • Internationalisation: Support for custom date formats
  • Internationalisation: Displays in different timezones
  • User and Permissions: Changing ownership of items
  • User and Permissions: SAML support for single sign on
  • User and Permissions: Announcement system
  • Extending and Troubleshooting: API for 3rd party integrations
  • Extending and Troubleshooting: Code improvements to enable better customisation of code (Middleware and Modules)
  • Extending and Troubleshooting: Overhaul auditing and logging
  • Extending and Troubleshooting: PHPUnit Test Suite
  • Extending and Troubleshooting: Documentation improvements
  • 389 closed issues

 

Docker

Our recommended configuration 1.8 series will be based on Docker. If you would like to try 1.8.0 by upgrading your existing 1.7 installation, we recommend switching to Docker. Please refer to the release notes for more information.

 

Signage Players

This series contains new features relating to the communication between the CMS and the Players. To use this release you must use Xibo for Windows 1.8.0 or later or Xibo for Android R58 or later. The release notes are available in the manual and the download is available on GitHub.

 

Xibo in the Cloud

1.8.0 is available on Xibo in the Cloud in all of our locations!

Thanks!

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 purchased from Spring Signage, reported bugs, submitted patches or donated money.

We have big plans for the future, so please sign up on our community, subscribe to our RSS or follow us on Twitter or Facebook.

1.8.0-rc3 Released

We are proud to announce the release of our third release candidate for the 1.8 series of Xibo. The codename for this series is “Tempel”.

This release builds on the enhancements in 1.8.0-rc2 by fixing 61 issues/features. We are nearing our first stable 1.8 release and would appreciate anyone willing to try out 1.8.0-rc3.

Recommended Configuration

Our recommended configuration for 1.8 series on ward will be based on Docker and from 1.8.0-rc3 the focus of the documentation has changed to reflect this. If you would like to try 1.8.0-rc3 by upgrading your existing 1.7 installation, we recommend switching to Docker. Please refer to the release notes for more information.

Signage Players

This series contains new features relating to the communication between the CMS and the Players. To use this release you must use Xibo for Windows 1.8.0-rc3 or later or Xibo for Android R58 or later. The release notes are available in the manual and the download is available on GitHub.

Please Note: This is a release candidate and should not be used in production.

Xibo in the Cloud

1.8.0-rc3 is available on Xibo in the Cloud in all of our locations!

1.8.0-rc2 Released

We are proud to announce the release of our second release candidate for the 1.8 series of Xibo. The codename for this series is “Tempel”.

This release builds on the enhancements in 1.8.0-rc1 by fixing 43 issues/features. We are nearing our first stable 1.8 release and would appreciate anyone willing to try out 1.8.0-rc2.

Highlights:

  • Improved Date/Time selectors
  • Tag Improvements for Filtering/Viewing
  • Tags for Campaigns
  • Various filtering and User Interface improvements
  • HLS Video Streaming Widget for W10+
  • Finance Widget templates for Stocks and Currencies
  • 21 bug fixes and stability improvements

Signage Players

This series contains new features relating to the communication between the CMS and the Players. To use this release you must use Xibo for Windows 1.8.0-rc2 or later or Xibo for Android R58 or later. The release notes are available in the manual and the download is available on GitHub.

Please Note: This is a release candidate and should not be used in production.

Xibo in the Cloud

1.8.0-rc2 is available on Xibo in the Cloud in all of our locations!

1.8.0-rc1 Released

We are proud to announce the release of our first release candidate for the 1.8 series of Xibo. The codename for this series is “Tempel”.

This release builds on the enhancements in 1.8.0-beta by fixing 80 issues/features. We are nearing our first stable 1.8 release and would appreciate anyone willing to try out 1.8.0-rc1.

Highlights:

  • New Weather Templates
  • New Twitter Templates
  • Metro Twitter Module
  • Google Traffic Module
  • Weather/Twitter widgets scale as if they were images for more consistent behaviour when placed into differently sized Regions.
  • Scheduling: Dayparting
  • Scheduling: Week/Day Recurring Events (recur only on specific days of the week)
  • Scheduling: Leave “repeat until” empty to “repeat forever”
  • Performance improvements
  • Better filtering on the Display Group page for Nested Display Groups
  • New API routes for updating DataSets via JSON objects
  • Shell Commands can kill the command that they started
  • 80 bug fixes and stability improvements

Signage Players

This release contains new features relating to the communication between the CMS and the Players. To use this release you must use Xibo for Windows 1.8.0-rc1 or later or Xibo for Android R58 or later. The release notes are available in the manual and the download is available on GitHub.

Please Note: This is a release candidate and should not be used in production.

Xibo in the Cloud

We’re very pleased to expand our 1.8 offering from London to our other 2 locations – North America and Singapore. This means 1.8.0-rc1 is available on Xibo in the Cloud in all of our locations!

1.7.9 Released

We are pleased to announce our 9th bug fix release for the 1.7 series of Xibo. The codename for this series is “Tuttle”.

A new CMS and Windows Player are available with this release, with 18 resolved issues. We recommend that all users running 1.7 upgrade their CMS and Player to this release.

The release notes are available in the manual and the download is available on Github.

1.8.0-beta Released

We are proud to announce the release of our first beta for the 1.8 series of Xibo. The codename for this series is “Tempel”.

This release builds on the enhancements in 1.8.0-alpha3 by fixing 48 issues/features.

Highlights:

  • Docker support – see the manual for instructions
  • Overlay Layouts – regions persist over Layout changes
  • Announcement System for CMS notifications and news
  • Layout Designer tool box
  • Visual refresh including clearer buttons
  • Report fault wizard improvements
  • Better support for custom fonts and additional standard fonts
  • 22 bug fixes and stability improvements

Signage Players

This release contains new features relating to the communication between the CMS and the Players. To use this release you must use Xibo for Windows 1.8.0-beta or later or Xibo for Android R58 or later.

The release notes are available in the manual and the download is available on GitHub.

Please Note: This is a beta release and should not be used in production.

1.7.7 Released

We are pleased to announce our seventh bug fix release for the 1.7 series of Xibo. The codename for this series is “Tuttle”.

A new CMS and Windows Player are available with this release, with 24 resolved issues. We recommend that all users running 1.7 upgrade their CMS and Player to this release.

The release notes are available in the manual and the download is available on Github.

1.8.0-alpha3 Development Preview Released

We are proud to announce the release of our third development preview for the 1.8 series of Xibo. The codename for this series is “Tempel”.

This release builds on the enhancements in 1.8.0-alpha2 by fixing 49 issues/features.

Highlights:

  • Dynamic and Nested Display Groups
  • CMS Caching to speed up larger installations (reduce database server requirements)
  • Behind-the-scenes adjustments to improve reliability and testability

Signage Players

This release contains new features relating to the communication between the CMS and the Players. To use this release you must use Xibo for Windows 1.8.0-alpha2 or later or Xibo for Android R58 or later.

The release notes are available in the manual and the download is available on GitHub.

Please Note: This is a development preview release and should not be used in production.

Xibo Training Video Series

One often-requested thing over on the Xibo Community Site is some simple videos to give new users a start in using the Xibo system.

We’ve put together initially 4 videos that walk new users through creating basic layouts, the reasoning behind media durations and media management. We hope that they’re useful to you!

We’ll be taking feedback for these on the associated post over on the Community Site with a view to producing a longer series in conjunction with the 1.8 series stable release if they prove popular.