Xibo 1.8.0-alpha3 - Codename "Tempel"

Welcome to the release notes for the third alpha release in the 1.8 Series of Xibo, codenamed "Tempel".

This should NOT BE USED IN PRODUCTION..

This release contains significant changes from 1.7 Series and significant changes from the 1.8.0-alpha release and these release notes should be read an understood before trying the release.

You can download this release from GitHub.

Requirements

Xibo requires PHP 5.5 or higher. Please read the details in install environment to understand the extra configuration 1.8 Series requires before proceeding.

We recommend using the 1.8.0-alpha3 Windows Player with this release. The 1.7.6 version of the Windows Display Player is also compatible with this CMS, but will not run the latest features.

XMR (message relay)

1.8 series supports push messaging via a new service called XMR. XMR is built on top of ZermoMQ and therefore ZermoMQ is requirement for use.

The CMS will function without ZeroMQ or XMR installed, however it is advisable to use it as it improves the overall performance of the CMS and Players. Further instructions can be found on the XMR manual page.

Upgrading

This release contains a new upgrade application which is build into the CMS. This application supports upgrades from 1.7.0 onwards (including 1.8.0-alpha).

Follow the upgrade instructions to complete the upgrade.

Help

Please report problems with this release using the Development Category on the Community Forum.

Issues addressed in this release

This release focuses on "paper cuts" improvements to address common user interface and workflow issues. It also includes functionality for creating Dynamic and Nested Display Groups.

For a full list of enhancements and bug fixes please refer to the Release Project Page.