2.1.0-alpha Released

We are pleased to announce the release of our first development preview for the 2.1 version of Xibo. The codename for this version is “Brooks”.

The 12P/Pons–Brooks comet was discovered 12 July 1812 and has an orbital period of 70.85 years. It will next be closest to Earth in 2024.

2.1.0-alpha is a development preview only and should not be used in production. You can upgrade to this release from 1.8/2.0 series.

Proof of Play

The main focus of this release is to improve the Proof of Play statistics collection, storage and presentation.

There are 3 main changes to address this:

  • Layout/Media and Widget settings to control whether statistics are collected for an item.
  • Collection Aggregation settings on the Display Settings Profile to configure Hourly/Daily/Individual statistics aggregation (requires a supported Player).
  • Introduce a MongoDB statistics storage module for high-volume stats collection.

We are also hoping to provide more reporting options for Proof of Play, an example is provided in this alpha release:

example-chart

Bugs

In addition there are 7 bugs closed in this release and 14 bugs closed from the upcoming 2.0.1 release.

Download

We're making this alpha available for people to try using our recommended installation method, Docker. We will be providing release files for the stable 2.1.0 release for those of you running without Docker in due course.

Future development

Our immediate development work will be to prepare a 2.1.0-alpha2 release which will add more polish to all the features we've put in 2.1 so far. We will also be responding to your feedback and any bug reports.

Beyond 2.1 we've begun planning 2.2, which will focus on improvements to the Scheduling capabilities of Xibo.