Opencast 11.11

Opencast 11.11 has been released,

The release notes can be found in the Opencast documentation at:

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.

Opencast 11 Release Managers
Max and Jonathan

Opencast 11.10

Opencast 11.10 has been released,

The release notes can be found in the Opencast documentation at:

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 bug fix on the `api/series` REST endpoint, where the creation date filter was not working and now the engage player can handle tracks with multiple videos.

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.

Opencast 11 Release Managers
Max and Jonathan

Tobira v1.0 released, the new Opencast Video Portal

We are very happy to finally announce the first release of Tobira, the Opencast video portal!

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.

Start page of Tobira showing a header (logo, search bar, login button), a side navigation and a main area. The main content area shows two series with a few videos each, some of which are live.
Start page of Tobira

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.

  • The Tobira video uploader, prompting the user to select a video file to upload
  • The Tobira video uploader, currently uploading a video and showing two fields to insert metadata (title and description)

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.

Opencast 11.9

Hello everyone, with a new month, a new minor release of Opencast 11 has been released

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

On this new monthly release, we have the pleasure to bring new bug fixes and improvements, featuring the bug fix for the admin-ui when two series of the same name have an ID with less than 7 characters, the index service download service fix, and, for improvements, we have new parameters to set the event’s title and start date and time for the duplicate event workflow operation.

The complete changelog and release notes 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 user’s 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.

Opencast 11 Release Managers
Max and Jonathan

Opencast 11.8

Hello Everyone,

It is my pleasure to announce that Opencast 11.8 has been released

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

On this new monthly release, there are only one bug fix related to users being removed from groups when not having the primary group role and some amends to the changelog from the previous 11.7 release.

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 user’s 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.

Opencast 11 Release Managers
Max and Jonathan

Opencast 12.0

Hi everyone,
it is my pleasure to announce that Opencast 12.0 has been released:

The documentation for this release can be found at:

Please make sure to read and follow the upgrade guide carefully when upgrading from an older major version to Opencast 12.

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 12.0
Lars Kiesow
Felix Pahlow