Opencast 13 release branch cut

Hi everyone, the Opencast release branch (r/13.x) has been cut. Please check if pull requests point to the correct branch.

For a guide on what you can still add to release branches, please refer to the acceptance criteria for patches in different versions.

Remember the release schedule for this release:

  • Cutting the release branch: November 16, 2022
  • Translation Week: November 21, 2022
  • Public QA phase: November 28, 2022
  • Release date: December 14, 2022

As always, we hope to have a lot of people testing this version, especially during the public QA phase. Please report any bugs or issues you encounter.

For testing, you may use stable.opencast.org if you do not want to set up a test server yourself. The server is reset on a daily basis and will follow the new release branch with its next rebuild.

Additionally, look out for announcements regarding container and package builds for testing on list if you want to run your own system but do not want to build Opencast from source.

New Editor now part of Opencast

A while ago, Opencast started including a new stand-alone video editor meant for inclusion via learning management systems, portals and other integrations.

While we started its development as a project separate from Opencast to kick-start development and get it off the ground quickly, we feel like it’s now mature enough to bring it in again and put it under the umbrella of the Opencast organization.

That is why, from now on, you can find the project at:

We decided to keep this part of Opencast as a separate repository to make development easier. Despite that, we would like to have this project adhere to the same rules and development practices we are used to for Opencast’s main repository.

If you find any problems with the editor, please don’t hesitate to file a bug report in the editor’s issue tracker and if you want to help out, of course, feel free to submit patches as pull requests.