Version 1.6.0-rc1 Development Preview Released

We are proud to announce that Xibo version 1.6.0 Release Candidate 1 (Codename “Pons-Winnecke”) is released. This is a release candidate for the first stable 1.6 release, 1.6.0. This should NOT BE USED IN PRODUCTION.

The Xibo Team have been hard at work over the last year to enhance and improve the successful 1.4 series of Xibo. We have gone through 3 development preview releases in our 1.5 series and enhanced the CMS (content management system – Xibo Server) and the 2 display clients with a host of new features and improvements.

  • A new manual
  • A new HTML 5 preview in the CMS
  • A theme engine for the CMS, along with a new default theme
  • A new file upload tool for uploading multiple files at the same time
  • A CSV importer for DataSets
  • Ticker based DataSets and improvements to the features on Ticker Items
  • An updated text editor
  • Embed a simple Clock or Date using the Text Media Items
  • General improvements to the presentation in the CMS
  • Started to switch to PDO for future support on other databases
  • CMS support for Transitions in the Ubuntu Client
  • Many bug fixes
  • and much more!

The release notes are available in the manual here and you can download this release from our Launchpad project page here: https://launchpad.net/xibo/1.6/1.6.0-rc1.