2.1.0-rc1 Released

We are pleased to announce the release of our first release candidate 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-rc1 is a release candidate and should not be used in production. You can upgrade to this release from 1.8/2.0 series.

Main Focus

This release builds on the work completed in 2.1.0-alpha, 2.1.0-alpha2 and 2.1.0-beta further refining the new features that have been added.

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Migrating existing statistics

The alpha and alpha2 releases removed existing statistics and started collecting new ones in the new format.

The beta release and this release will do more to preserve those statistics by renaming the stat table to stat-archive and then slowly migrating records over in the new format.

If MongoDB is configured then stats are migrated from stat and stat_archive into MongoDB.

Download

Please use the links below to download this release:

You may use any v2 compatible Player with this patch. At the time of writing these are the latest:

1.8 series Players will also function but please be aware that new v2 features will not be supported.

Future development

Our immediate development work will be to prepare a 2.1.0 stable release which will resolve any issues found with the release candidate.

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