2.2.0-beta Released

We are pleased to announce the release of our first beta for the 2.2 version of Xibo. The codename for this version is “Olbers”.

13P/Olbers is a periodic comet with an orbital period of 69 years. The comet was discovered on March 6, 1815 and it will next come to perihelion on June 30, 2024.

2.2.0-beta is a development preview only and should not be used in production. You can upgrade to this release from 1.8/2.x series.

Main Focus

The main focus for 2.2 is to improve the scheduling capabilities of Xibo. 2.2.0-beta brings the following new features and improvements:

  • Exporting saved reports to PDF
  • Add the Marquee effects to the Notification Widget
  • Improvements to the API documentation and responses
  • Download attachments from the Notification Centre
  • A number of bug fixes from 2.2.0-alpha2, 2.1 and 2.0

Download

We're making this beta available for people to try using our recommended installation method, Docker. We will be providing release files for the stable 2.2.0 release for those of you running without Docker in due course.

Future development

Our immediate development work will be to prepare a 2.2.0 release candidate which will finalise the features we're putting into 2.2. We will also be responding to your feedback and any bug reports.

Beyond 2.2 we've begun planning 2.3, which will focus on bringing together all of the feedback we've had in version 2.