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.NET Client Improvements

Xibo is moving towards a cross-platform client written in Python. The cross-platform client is shaping up to be a very polished [http://xibo.org.uk/forum/?wpforumaction=viewtopic&t=18.0] Xibo player. However it is not here yet and we realise that there are a few rough edges to the .NET client. With the pending release of 1.0.3 comes a few improvements and tweaks to the .NET client that should iron out the rough edges. Reduce Screen Flicker The screen flicker occurred mainly in 2 places, when

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Exciting Developments

Dan and I periodically get together to have a look at progress with the project, and last night was the first chance I had to see the work Dan has been doing over the past few months towards the first in the 1.1 testing release series. All I can say is wow! There’s support for translations (thanks to everyone who’s contributed translations so far over in Launchpad [https://translations.launchpad.net/xibo]), display groups, overhauled permissions system, overhauled user login/sessions, and now h

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Version 1.0.2 Released!

We are proud to announce the release of Xibo Version 1.0.2! This is primarily a bug fix release – although a couple of new features are exposed in the UI that were pre-existing or required minimal additional code to implement. The release notes are available on our Wiki here: https://xibo.org.uk/manual-tuttle/en/release_notes_1.0.2. You can download this release from out Launchpad project page here: https://launchpad.net/xibo/1.0/1.0.2. We recommend all Xibo installations be upgraded to

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Training Materials

I’ve recently started training other staff at work on Xibo so now seemed to be a good time to start on some training materials. I’ve put together a short document “Introduction and Basic Operations” which serves as a quick start guide for new users, or as the basis of a 30 minute training session to be delivered in conjunction with the notes. I’ve uploaded the finished document in to the Wiki as PDF and ODF documents for easy printing/editing. They’re licensed under a Creative Commons BY-SA li

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1.0.1 New release archives

It’s come to light that there was a small but crucial error in the way that the 1.0.0-rc3 and later release tar balls and zip files were created. This is causing issues with clients not updating their schedule information in some cases – mainly on Microsoft IIS webservers. We’ve put up new versions of the release archives this evening with a -1 suffix (1.0.1-1). There is no need to replace your current installation unless you are experiencing problems, although we recommend using the suffix 1

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Xibo on Linux Outlaws

Work on the cross-platform client is progressing well, however we want to make a few changes to libavg [http://www.libavg.de] to allow it to display more types of media – most crucially web pages (and hence flash, java etc). Fab and Dan from Linux Outlaws podcast [http://linuxoutlaws.com] very kindly put out a request for a C++/OpenGL coder to come forward and help us with the changes needed to make this happen at the end of episode 93 [http://www.linuxoutlaws.com/podcast/93]. I’ve been a lo

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Version 1.0.1 Released

This is a bug fix release mainly aimed at people that are having trouble installing Xibo. If you already have a working version of Xibo 1.0.0 there is no need for you to upgrade to this latest release. The releases notes are available here: https://xibo.org.uk/manual-tuttle/en/release_notes_1.0.1 You can download this release from https://launchpad.net/xibo/1.0/1.0.1

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Version 1.0.0 Released!

We are proud to announce the release of the Xibo Open Source Digital Signage solution, version 1.0.0 (Codename “Halley”). Release notes are available from: https://xibo.org.uk/manual-tuttle/en/release_notes_1.0.0 and also in French (thanks to Damien Laureaux) here: https://xibo.org.uk/manual-tuttle/fr/release_notes_1.0.0 [https://xibo.org.uk/manual-tuttle/fr/release_notes_1.0.0/]. Many thanks to everyone who has helped us to get this release out – this includes reporting bugs, suggesting fe

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1.0.0 Delayed

We had hoped to release 1.0.0 today, but it’s not quite ready yet. Dan is making some final changes this evening as a result of testing I’ve done on the release this week. We also received a couple of last-minute bug reports which we felt were worthy of inclusion. If you’re itching to know what made the cut for 1.0.0, you can get a sneek peek here: https://launchpad.net/xibo/+milestone/1.0.0 Assuming all goes well, we’re aiming to release this week, hopefully tomorrow but that may slip to Satu

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Guidelines for Contributing

Thank you all for the interest expressed in contributing to the Xibo project. We really appreciate all the offers of help! We realise we have been a little slow to react to these offers of help – mainly because we did not expect such a fast response after releasing an Xibo release candidate! We have now taken the time to put together some guidelines for the ways in which people can contribute and the procedure to follow. You can find these guidelines on the wiki here: http://wiki.xibo.org.uk/wi

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A move to OpenID and MediaWiki

In the interest of streamlining the Xibo Projects documentation and development efforts we have taken two steps. Firstly we have a new Wiki (http://wiki.xibo.org.uk) which replaces the old “Labs” pages (http://labs.xibo.org.uk/blueprints). We will be using this new wiki for: * Developer Documentation * Feature Specifications * Guidelines and FAQ * User Manual We will be using the Wiki in conjunction with Launchpad ( https://launchpad.net/xibo). Launchpad will remain the system for Answer

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Client Setup Tips

A few people have posted questions over in Launchpad recently asking for advice on how to setup Window to best support Xibo’s .net Client. There’s a new article over on the Wiki: http://labs.xibo.org.uk/blueprints/Home/documentation/-net-client-setup-steps It goes through some basic steps, eg turning off Windows sounds, power saving, screen savers etc as well as some general advice for working with Powerpoint items. I hope people find it useful.

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Blueprints and Developments

Dan and I spent about 4 hours today going though all the Blueprints (feature requests) we’ve had since releasing Xibo, and considering them for inclusion in the 1.0 and 1.1 series. I think here it’s worth explaining how we’re going to proceed after 1.0.0 is released. * 1.0.x will be stable releases of Xibo, and will have no new features. We will continue to backport bug fixes in to this series. Only the current Windows .net client will be available for use with 1.0.x (officially anyhow!

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Xibo 1.0.0-rc3 Released

The Xibo development team are proud to announce the availability of Xibo 1.0.0 release candidate 3. This is primarily a bug fix release candidate and we would therefore recommend that everyone using rc1 or rc2 upgrade, especially in non-UK timezones [http://xibo.org.uk/2009/03/14/timezones/]. Many thanks to everyone who reported issues with rc1 and rc2. We would like to thank each one of you for your invaluable help. Important Notes: * 1.0.0-rc3 is NOT compatible with databases from 1.0.0-

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Timezones

We’re hoping to have Xibo 1.0.0-rc3 ready for general release later today. The latest release will address some issues that were found using Xibo outside it’s native UK timezone. With Xibo in such early stages, we strongly recommend everybody to upgrade to 1.0.0-rc3 – but especially if you are using Xibo in a non-UK timezone. We are aware that 1.0.0-rc3 will still show dates in EU format (ie dd/mm/yyyy), and that it is not currently possible to customise this. There is a blueprint in Launchpa

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