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Opencast Summit 2022: Save The Date

The Opencast Summit 2022 will take place from March 8-10, 2022. Due to the current situation, the Summit will take place online. The event will be hosted by Osnabrück University.

Sessions will start at 12pm UTC every day and end at about 4pm UTC, depending on how many sessions will be submitted.

We invite newcomers a day early to an Introduction to Opencast workshop at 12pm UTC on March 7, 2022.

Following the Summit, there will be a number of workshops to take an in-depth look at some topics of particular interest to the community. Workshops can be submitted by anyone. If you are interested in a topic but cannot host it yourself, you can also request a workshop. At the Summit a planning session will be held during which the workshop hosts shortly present what their workshop is about, and we can decide when to schedule the workshop.

There will be another post shorty with the call for proposals.

Opencast 11.3

Hi everyone,

It is my pleasure to announce that Opencast 11.3 has been released:

https://github.com/opencast/opencast/releases

This release fixes several bugs and security issues related to logging, which were fixed in 10.9 and forward merged to this release.

A notable new feature is the speechtotext workflow operation handler (WoH). Introducing support for the STT Engine Vosk. Additionally, the design of the embed code selection within the Admin UI was updated. Also, there are enhancements to the execute-one and execute-many WoH.

The documentation for this release can be found at:

https://docs.opencast.org/r/11.x/admin/#releasenotes/

RPM and Debian packages as well as Docker images will be available soon. Watch for announcements on the users list.

Opencast 11 Release Managers
Maximiliano Lira Del Canto
Jonathan Neugebauer

Opencast 11.2

Opencast 11.2 has been released 🎉

This release contains a security fix:

Like the previous release, this is an out-of-order patch to address and resolve a further vulnerability discovered by security researchers. Unlike the previous release, it not only provides an updated version of Pax Logging, but also entirely removes the replaced bundles from Opencast’s assemblies to avoid confusion if people do find the old, vulnerable version of Log4J somewhere on the filesystem, even though it is not used.

Fore more details, see:

Opencast 10.8

Opencast 10.8 has been released 🎉

This release contains a security fix:

Like the previous release, this is an out-of-order patch to address and resolve a further vulnerability discovered by security researchers. Unlike the previous release, it not only provides an updated version of Pax Logging, but also entirely removes the replaced bundles from Opencast’s assemblies to avoid confusion if people do find the old, vulnerable version of Log4J somewhere on the filesystem, even though it is not used.

Fore more details, see:

Opencast 9.12

Opencast 9.12 has been released 🎉

This release contains a security fix:

Like the previous release, this is an out-of-order patch to address and resolve a further vulnerability discovered by security researchers. Unlike the previous release, it not only provides an updated version of Pax Logging, but also entirely removes the replaced bundles from Opencast’s assemblies to avoid confusion if people do find the old, vulnerable version of Log4J somewhere on the filesystem, even though it is not used.

Fore more details, see:

Opencast 11.0

Hi everyone,
it is my pleasure to announce that Opencast 11.0 has been released:

https://github.com/opencast/opencast/releases

The documentation for this release can be found at:

https://docs.opencast.org/r/11.x/admin/

RPM and Debian packages as well as Docker images will be available soon. Watch for announcements on the users list.

To all committers and involved contributors, thank you for all your work. This could not have happened without you, and I am glad we were able to work together and get this release out.

Best Regards

Release Managers Opencast 11.0
Maximiliano Lira Del Canto
Johnathan Neugebauer