Finally, but not last, here it is the newest release for Opencast 11. On this release includes a patch for CVE-2022-42889, also, bug fixes to live publication and encode WoH handling. It is recommended to update to this version.
RPM and Debian packages as well as container images will be available soon. Watch for announcements on the user’s list.
On this release, we have a couple of bug fixes regarding AWS S3 storage, workflows, ingest and search service and other minor fixes. Also, there are some improvements regarding allowing upload of multiple assets with the same flavor, make configurable the option of deletion of live publication in case of errors and the size for term aggregation to return more than 10 terms.
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.
Tobira aims to be a pleasant interface through which users interact with your Opencast content. It lets you present videos and series in a customizable, hierarchical page structure, but also makes it easy for users to search through all media. Additionally, it offers tools to upload, manage videos, and more.
It’s possible to connect Tobira to virtually any authentication system and integrate it into your university’s/organization’s infrastructure. The logo and the colors are also customizable (to some degree) so that you can get close to your organization’s CI/CD.
It runs as its own web application and is designed to still function when Opencast is unreachable (as long as the static files, e.g. videos, are still being delivered). It constantly synchronizes data with Opencast. In order to do that, Opencast must have the Tobira module loaded. Currently, that module is still developed in its own fork of Opencast, but we hope to bring it into the community version soon.
While there is still a long way to go to fully meet our ambitions and goals regarding Tobira, we now think that it is already useful. Starting with v1.0, we provide an easy upgrade path from one version to the next. In particular, we promise not to break your database, which we think you will appreciate! For more information on all this, please read our versioning policy documentation.
To find out more, please checkout the README file and the docs/ folder. That documentation should contain all information you need to setup your own Tobira.
Tobira is developed by ELAN e.V., with the majority of the funding provided by the ETH Zürich, and additional funding coming from Bern University.