Xibo 1.8.0-rc3 - Codename "Tempel"

Welcome to the release notes for the third release candidate 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/beta releases and these release notes should be read an understood before trying the release.

You can download this release from GitHub - xibo-docker.tar.gz. The full release files can be viewed here.

Requirements

Xibo runs on Docker, please check the install guide for detailed requirements. The archive for this release can be downloaded from GitHub.

The CMS can be run without Docker, but this is not a supported configuration. Installs without Docker are called Custom/Manual Installs and further details can be found here. The release archive for a manual install can be downloaded from GitHub.

We recommend using the 1.8.0-rc3 Windows Player with this release. The 1.7.6 or later version of the Windows Display Player is also compatible with this CMS, but will not run the latest features.

Special Considerations

Switching to Docker

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 upgrade guide for more information.

Changes to Docker

We have removed launcher in favour of Docker Compose. Docker Compose supports a wider variety of platforms and is the official Docker implementation.

This means that upgrading from any 1.8 release to 1.8.0-rc3 will require the following additional steps:

  • ./launcher stop
  • Take a backup of your DATA_DIR, launcher and launcher.env
  • ./launcher destroy
  • Replace the contents of your Docker files with the new release archive for 1.8.0-rc3
  • Copy config.env.template as config.env
  • Open both launcher.env and config.env in your preferred text editor
  • Transfer CMS_DATABASE_PASSWORD from launcher.env to MYSQL_PASSWORD in config.env
  • docker-compose up

If you have custom ports for the web server or XMR, please see these notes.

Windows Player CEF

The 1.7 series contained experimental support for CEF browser integration. This has been removed in the 1.8 release due to stability issues. In 1.8 you will not be able to use CEF as an alternative rendering engine.

We are working towards a new cross platform player which will replace this Windows player and will also support Ubuntu. This development can be tracked on our community forum.

Windows Player XMR Key

This release contains changes to how the Players RSA key for XMR is stored, as a result it is necessary to "Re-key" the Player after upgrading. Effects 1.8 Players only, that means alpha, beta and release candidates before rc3.

To do this, after upgrade, log into the CMS Displays Page, find the Display, click Edit. Go to the advanced tab, tick "re-key" and save. XMR push messaging will not function until these steps have been taken.

Upgrading

This release supports upgrades from 1.7.0 onwards. If you are running a release prior to 1.7.0 then please upgrade to 1.7.9 first.

Follow the upgrade instructions to complete the upgrade.

For Docker installations of 1.8, please see the "Changes to Docker" section above.

Help

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

Issues addressed in this release

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


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