Opencast 11.5

Hi everyone,

It is my pleasure to announce that Opencast 11.5 has been released:

This new release comes with several fixes and new features, the most important are:

Bug Fixes

  • Downgrades Paella from 6.5.5 to 6.4.4 to fix HLS videos not loading on slow connections.
  • Additional fixes concern issues with the admin UI configuration.
  • Exceptions when signing publication URLs.
  • Problems in the Admin UI when creating a series with an empty file.
  • Issues with Safari when using the editor.

New features, updates

  • New password strenght indicator
  • Stand-Alone editor updated to version 2022-03-22
  • New configurations options for ElasticSearch have been added.
  • Traditional chinese translations are back.

To look in more detail, the changes we invite you to look the changelog.

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 we are glad we were able to work together and get this release out.

Opencast 11 Release Managers

Jonathan and Max

PyCA 4.5 has been released

PyCA is a fully functional Opencast capture agent written in Python. It is free software licensed under the terms of the GNU Lesser General Public License.

New Features

  • Ad-hoc Recordings in #378

Fixes

  • Lower required Prometheus client version in #345
  • Missing steps in installation documentation in #346
  • Development command for starting all parts of pyCA in #347
  • Document how to configure a continuous preview in #355
  • Fix Silently Discarding Data in #377
  • Updated FFmpeg download source URL for newer FFmpeg version in #369
  • Ensure Default Reload Interval in #379

Tests

  • Run Bandit Tests in #348
  • User Interface Tests in #354
  • Fix Event Modification Test Data in #380

The release also includes several updated libraries.

Opencast 11.4

Hi everyone,

It is my pleasure to announce that Opencast 11.4 has been released:

This release comes with general updates, bug fixes and improvements for the inbox and capture agent modules.

Highlights:

  • Improvements to the inbox behavior:
    • Extract basic metadata from compressed files using regular expressions. (#3327)
    • Match events sent to the inbox against the schedule (#3340)
  • The capture agent calendar now can be provided as a JSON calendar (#3368)
  • LDAP user directory behavior from 9.x is back (#3344)

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 11.3

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: