PyCA 4.4 Released

We are happy to announce that version 4.4 of pyCA has been released.

PyCA 4.4 is a minor update containing a new OpenMetrics endpoint, an enhanced user interface and a few library updates.

New Features

  • OpenMetrics endpoint which alles monitoring PyCA via Prometheus (ffb12dd)



  • Updated several JavaScript libraries


Opencast 11 Release Schedule

The Opencast Release Manager team is happy to announce the dates of the milestones for the next Opencast release.

The dates are as follows:

  • Feature Freeze: November 17th, 2021
  • Translation Week: November 22nd – 26th, 2021
  • Public QA phase: November 9th – December 14th, 2021
  • Release date:  December 15th, 2021

Looking forward to a successful release,

Maximiliano Lira Del Canto
Jonathan Neubgebauer

Opencast 10

Opencast 10 has been released. The release notes can be found in the administration guide documentation. Important changes in this release are:

  • A new workflow operation handler has been added: conditional-config. This workflow operation handler can used to evaluate a list of conditions and set a workflow configuration variable accordingly.
  • JVM metrics have been added to the metrics endpoint. This way Opencast’s memory and CPU behavior can be monitored more closely using Prometheus.
  • Opencast Studio, Elasticsearch and many libraries across the project have been updated.

Opencast 9

Opencast 9 has been released. The release notes can be found in the documentation.

Important changes in this release are:

  • Opencast now requires an external Elasticsearch server to function
  • Paella is now the default video player
  • The encode worfklow operation now completely replaces compose, which is dropped now
  • MariaDB JDBC driver
  • New LTI-Tools
  • A completely new system for securing static file content has been integrated into Opencast 9.2. While is is not active by default for compatibility to older 9.x releases, it can be easily enabled and used to ensure access to static files has the same security checks you are already used to from the player and from other user interfaces.