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

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 11.7

Hi everyone,
it is my pleasure to announce that Opencast 11.7 has been released

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

This version come with various bug fixes and improvements, some of them are,

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixes the issue that users can pass URLs from other tenants to the ingest service, which will check only against the other organization but not against the one currently active. This allows users to easily ingest media from other tenants.
  • Fix missing tags when encoding multiple qualities with the encode WOH
  • Fix metadata not being shown in editor.

Enhancements:

  • Now it is possible to edit Metadata within the editor
  • Make creation of default external API group configurable
  • Check if user can be loaded before starting a workflow

The documentation and full changelog 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 we are glad we were able to work together and get this release out.

Max and Jonathan.

Opencast 11.6

It is my pleasure to announce that Opencast 11.6 has been released:

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

BUG FIXES

  • Fixes Vosk module.
  • Stalling boot of services due to workflows definitions failed to load.
  • userdirectory-brightspace module works again with the latest version of Brightspace API.

NEW FEATURES, UPDATES

  • Update editor studio to their latest release.
  • The Google Speech Transcription Service now offers options to enable punctuations for transcription and to choose the transcription model to use.
  • Paella is updated to version 6.5.6, bringing back the fixes that were lost due to the rollback to 6.4.4 from the previous version.
  • Added configuration option to control if events without series are added to an auto generated CA series during ingest.

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

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

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: