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Version 1.0.8 Released

We are proud to announce the release of Xibo Version 1.0.8! This release of the Xibo 1.0 series fixes a critical problem with file downloads from the Xibo server. All users are recommended to upgrade 1.0 series installations of Xibo to 1.0.8 server and clients. Please ensure you read the release notes. They contain important information on the upgrade process, changes in functionality and compatibility between Xibo Client and Server versions, as well as a detailed list of the bugs fixed in the

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Xibo Server 1.2.0-rc1 Released

It’s an exciting time in the Xibo project. We’re gearing up to release Xibo 1.2.0 – the first release in the new stable series of Xibo releases. 1.2.0 will have several new features, both under the hood and in the user interface. 1.2.0-rc1 is designed to let as many people as possible test the new code so that 1.2.0 can be as bug-free as possible. We encourage as many people as possible to clone their Xibo database and test the new code on the copy. Full details are available in the Release No

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Version 1.1.1 Development Preview Released

We are proud to announce that Xibo version 1.1.1 (Codename “Encke”) is released, this is the first bug fix release in the 1.1 Series of Xibo. Note: This is a development preview release of Xibo. This release is working towards the release of Xibo 1.2.0, the next stable line of Xibo. This should NOT BE USED IN PRODUCTION. For a complete list of changes and instructions for trying out this preview, please refer to the release notes. The release notes are available on our Wiki here: https://xibo

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C++ Developer Needed

Work on the Linux (soon to be cross-platform) client continues to progress well. As more people are coming on board and testing the app, it’s become clear that the browser embedding technology (Awesomium – which recently converted from GPL to a closed license) is beginning to hold us back and is causing problems in some areas. Thankfully there is a light at the end of the tunnel in the shape of Berkelium [http://berkelium.org/]. It does a similar job to Awesomium but is BSD licensed and builds

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Python Client 1.1.0a22 Preview Released

I’ve merged down version 1.1.0a22 of the Python client this afternoon. There’s multiple fixes, plus the addition of Microblog search, screen rotation and transparent Webpage media backgrounds. All the details for getting and running the client are available in the wiki here: http://wiki.xibo.org.uk/wiki/Install_Guide_Python_Client There’s no server support for Microblog search or the background transparency options available at the moment. Support will be added in 1.1.1. In the mean time you

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Signing OggCamp

What a weekend! Even Dan, who’s considerably fitter and (as he keeps reminding me) just slightly younger than me was feeling drained on Saturday night – but such is the lot of the conference digital signage tech! I’m a veteran of last year’s OggCamp [http://oggcamp.org/2009/start] (which took place in Wolverhampton) and a long-time listener to Linux Outlaws [http://linuxoutlaws.com] and the Ubuntu UK Podcast [http://podcast.ubuntu-uk.org/] so I put our names in to the hat to help out this ti

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Python Client Microblog Search Media Type

I’ve spent a little time over the last few days adding in some support to the Python client for displaying the search results from Twitter and Identi.ca [http://Identi.ca] for a project Dan and I are involved in. I’ve put a short screen video [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nyLN1tUtc0k] of some very early code running so people can see what’s in the pipeline. It’s still very early stages and there’s alot to do. Support needs to be added in to the server and there’s also things like deduplic

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Python Client 1.1.0a21 Preview Released

I’ve merged down version 1.1.0a21 of the Python client this afternoon. There’s multiple fixes – mainly for people using Intel-based machines on Ubuntu 9.10. All the details for getting and running the client are available in the wiki here: http://wiki.xibo.org.uk/wiki/Install_Guide_Python_Client Please remember this is still a preview release. It’s not feature complete and still has bugs in it. It should not be used in a Production Environment.  Have a look at this article [http://xibo.org.uk

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Version 1.0.7 Released

We are proud to announce the release of Xibo Version 1.0.7! This is a predominantly a client stability and bug fix release and we recommend all 1.0 users upgrade. Please note the 1.0.7 client requires a 1.0.6 server and is incompatible with older versions. Please ensure you read the release notes. They contain important information on the upgrade process, changes in functionality and compatibility between Xibo Client and Server versions, as well as a detailed list of the bugs fixed in the rele

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Confusion about Development Preview releases

There seems to be alot of confusion about what the state of the 1.1 series of releases are and what people should expect. Xibo releases have the following pattern. 1.0.6 The 1 is the major revision number, 0 is the minor revision number and 6 is the version number. All even numbered minor revision numbered releases (ie 1.0, 1.2, 1.4, 2.0, 2.2 etc) are stable release series. That means that you can use those releases in a production environment and be confident that things will work as expect

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General Xibo Chat moved to Facebook

The forum available on Xibo.org.uk [http://Xibo.org.uk] has been closed due to lack of activity and confusion over where to get support. The Xibo project uses Launchpad Answers [https://answers.launchpad.net/xibo] for all support related communication and will now use our Facebook [http://www.facebook.com/pages/Xibo-Open-Source-Digital-Signage/253590815456] page for all general communication. Look forward to hearing from you all via these new locations.

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Version 1.0.6 Released

We are proud to announce the release of Xibo Version 1.0.6! This is a “server” orientated release which fixes several bugs with the server and improves the usability of the layout designer. We would recommend that all 1.0 users upgrade to this version. 1.0.6 is server only – please use the 1.0.5 client with this release. Please ensure you read the release notes. They contain important information on the upgrade process, changes in functionality and compatibility between Xibo Client and Serve

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Version 1.1.0 Development Preview Released

We are proud to announce that Xibo version 1.1.0 (Codename “Encke”) is released, this is the first ever release in the 1.1 Series of Xibo and the first release of Xibo to be partially translated into other languages. Note: This is a development preview release of Xibo. This release is working towards the release of Xibo 1.2.0, the next stable line of Xibo. This should NOT BE USED IN PRODUCTION. We have packed a host of new features into this development preview, some of which are: * Transla

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Version 1.0.5 Released

We are proud to announce the release of Xibo Version 1.0.5! This is a predominantly a client stability and bug fix release and we recommend all 1.0 users upgrade. Please note the 1.0.5 client requires a 1.0.5 server and is incompatible with older versions. Please ensure you read the release notes. They contain important information on the upgrade process, changes in functionality and compatibility between Xibo Client and Server versions, as well as a detailed list of the bugs fixed in the rele

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Coming soon in 1.0.5

Xibo version 1.0.5 is just around the corner, it will be a bug fix release to the stable 1.0 series of Xibo. During this release cycle we have focussed mainly on bugs related to the Xibo client, there are some exciting fixes and improvements for you all to enjoy! Some of these include: * Improved handling of Text, RSS and Embedded HTML content which should reduce white flickering when loading new media and reduce stuttering on moving text. * It is now possible to use an IFRAME in embedded

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