Linux Player - 1.8 R2 Released

The team at Xibo Signage are pleased to announce that our second release of the new Xibo Player for Linux is ready. This release works with Xibo CMS version 1.8.12 or later.

The Xibo Player for Linux supports a sub-set of Xibo's overall features and you can see what is supported on our website. We will be working hard over the coming weeks and months to bring this up to a full feature set.

New in this release:

  • Improvements to Scheduling
  • Overlay Layouts
  • Priority Scheduling
  • PDF support
  • Support for Widgets which require their HTML to be served by a local web server
  • Hide mouse pointer be default
  • Improve logging sent to the CMS

Install/Upgrade the Xibo Player

Please follow our installation guide for a walkthrough on how to install/upgrade or uninstall the Xibo for Linux Player.

Known issues and bugs

There are some known issues with this player which are recorded in our issue tracker. We ask that any questions related to the Player are directed into our community forum.

Contribution

We'd love to accept contributions to this players development, whether that be by fixing a bug or implementing one of the missing features. The repository is available on GitHub, as is the Contributors Licence Agreement.

The player is under active development, so we ask that before starting any issue you liaise with the team in the issue comments to make sure we aren't duplicating our work.