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.

1.8.0-alpha2 Development Preview Released

We are proud to announce the release of our second 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-alpha by fixing 43 issues/features and an upgrade application capable of upgrading from any 1.7.0 release or later.

Highlights:

  • Xibo Message Relay (XMR) for push messaging between the CMS and Players
  • Update application capable of upgrading from 1.7.0 or later
  • Predefined Commands for scheduling and using on a Layout
  • API improvements
  • Xibo for Windows Player

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 Xibo for Android R58 or later.

 

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

We have much more planned for 1.8.0-alpha3 which we hope to release at the end of February 2016.

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

1.8.0-alpha Development Preview Released

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

Our goal for 1.8 series is to adopt the latest standards and encourage integration with other systems through a REST API and an improved stable code base. To help us towards that goal this “alpha” release is being made available as an early preview – primarily for community testing.

This release is for fresh installation only, you cannot upgrade to this alpha version. In this release you can test the following new features:

CMS

  • Xibo CMS API
  • Display Manager showing detailed Display Status Information
  • Improved support for date formats and international dates
  • An improved RSS parser
  • A Finance module for currencies and stocks
  • Ability to reference Library images in more Modules
  • Friendly URLs
  • Permission inheritance
  • Transfer Ownership on User Delete
  • Duration Estimate for Layouts
  • oAuth API access (authorization_code and client_credentials)
  • Improved scalability in all areas of the system
  • Slim PHP
  • Twig Views
  • Swagger Documentation for the API
  • Improved XMDS/XLF documentation
  • Security by design with a separate /web folder
  • Pluggable logging system via monolog
  • Improved HTTP via Guzzel
  • Preliminary PHPUnit test runner
  • and our new architecture which we hope is more efficient, easier to customise and more stable!

Signage Players

This is a CMS only release and you should use the 1.7.4 Windows Player or any version of Xibo for Android with this release.

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

We have much more planned for 1.8.0-alpha2 which we hope to release at the end of December 2015.

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

1.7.0-alpha2 Development Preview Released

We are proud to announce the release of our second development preview for the 1.7 series of Xibo. The codename for this series is “Tuttle”.

This is primarily a bug fix release for the new features in 1.7.0-alpha, but you can also test the following new items:

CMS

  • Reporting for Client up / down events.
  • Improved Sorting for all table data.
  • “Select All” functions in key places.
  • Tabs for the Settings page.
  • Options for ticker media to not strip attributes.
  • Options for ticker media to strip certain tags.
  • Better database Export (works with larger databases when Apache Sendfile mode is enabled).
  • Date formatting for Tickers.
  • General Date formatting.
  • Translated Calendar (JavaScript Translations).
  • Remove Inactive users from the permissions list.
  • Switched all HTML based media to HTML5 doctype.
  • Option to scale embedded media.
  • More in the release notes / Launchpad.

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

We hope that our next release in 1.7 will be 1.7.0-beta and will be feature frozen pending the stable 1.7.0 release early next year!

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

1.7.0-alpha Development Preview Released

We are proud to announce the release of our first development preview for the 1.7 series of Xibo. The codename for this series is “Tuttle”.

Our goal for 1.7 is to make Xibo more user friendly and appeal to a wider audience – we feel that 1.6 has a steep learning curve and we want to flatten that out with 1.7. To help us towards that goal this “alpha” release is being made available as a very early preview – primarily for community testing.

In this release you can test the following new features:

CMS

  • Client settings driven from the server – see the Display Settings menu.
  • Extensible media modules with HTML rendering – see the Module Manual Page.
  • A new clock module with Analogue, Digital and Flip Clock varieties.
  • A new calendar.
  • Import / Export layouts.
  • Apache / Nginx Send File support in XMDS.
  • A new default CMS Theme, including a new status dashboard.
  • Standardised forms.
  • Help text on every form.
  • A new layout format to improve performance of layouts when they are scaled.
  • Zoomable layout designer.
  • Swapped the Template / Resolution functionality so that templates are optional.

Xibo for Windows

  • A new web page rendering engine based on WebKit (Chromium Embedded).
  • A SCR file that can be installed to run Xibo as a Screen Saver.
  • Simplified settings files so that two Xibo instances can be run on the same PC.
  • Improved controls for logging.

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

We have much more planned for 1.7.0-alpha2 which we hope to release at the beginning of November.

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