Xibo 1.7.0-beta - Codename "Tuttle"

This is a development preview release of Xibo. This release is the second of the development preview releases of Xibo working towards the release of Xibo 1.7.0, the next stable line of Xibo released. This should NOT BE USED IN PRODUCTION..

You can download this release from https://launchpad.net/xibo/1.7/1.7.0-beta

This release builds on 1.7.0-alpha2, optimizing the improvements already made, fixing bugs and adding a few additional features. The most notable improvements are installable weather and twitter modules.


You must use the 1.7.0-beta or higher version of the Windows Display Client with this version of the Xibo CMS. The Ubuntu Client is not currently compatible with 1.7 series.

Xibo requires PHP 5.3.3 or higher. A full list of module requirements is presented at the point of installation.

Layout Design

The Layout format has been changed in 1.7 release and this beta contains a method of upgrading older Layouts to the new format. When viewing an older layout a notification will appear below the layout in the designer. Upgrading a Layout will alter the dimensions of the layout so that they match a particular resolution - it will not resize the media content and this will have to be done manually.

Xibo for Windows

There are significant changes to the way display client settings are managed. All settings are now managed on the CMS except the settings required to connect to the CMS. You will need to manually migrate your settings into the CMS - we have provided sensible default values. See display settings in the manual for more information.

The .NET Framework requirement has been raised to v4.


There are significant database schema changes between the 1.7 series of Xibo and prior releases. The upgrade wizard will take a prior database and convert it to a schema suitable for the 1.7 series to date. Note that this is a one-way conversion. Please do not upgrade your production database to test Xibo 1.7 functionality, and then expect to run a prior series code base against that database.

  • Clone your existing Xibo database and grant permissions (see Release Notes:Clone Database for details)
  • Backup settings.php from your installation
  • Manually take a backup of your database
  • Replace your existing installation with the new version from the tar.gz or zip file. Do not copy over the top.
  • Replace your backup settings.php file in your Xibo installation directory
  • Browse to http://your.server/path as normal
  • You will be prompted that an upgrade is required.
  • Enter your xibo_admin password, and follow the upgrade wizard.
  • The upgrade should run, and finally ask you to log in as you would normally.

Instructions for cloning a Xibo database are available here Clone Database.


Please ask for help / advice in the Answers section of Launchpad: https://answers.launchpad.net/xibo

Please report any bugs in the Bugs section of Launchpad: https://bugs.launchpad.net/xibo (if you're not sure that what you have found is a bug, please ask in the Answers section first!)

Please report any enhancement requests in the Blueprints section of Launchpad: https://blueprints.launchpad.net/xibo

When asking for assistance with this release, please make it clear that you're using the development preview and not a stable release of Xibo.

Bug Fixes

For a full list of bug fixes please refer to the Release Project Page: https://launchpad.net/xibo/1.7/1.7.0-beta

Known Issues and Limitations

This is a beta release primarily intended for community testing. This release will most likely contain bugs.

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