Opencast 13.0

Hi everyone,

it is my pleasure to announce that Opencast 13.0 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 13.

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 13.0
Nadine Weidner
Matthias Neugebauer

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.

Opencast 11.12

Finally, but not last, here it is the newest release for Opencast 11. On this release includes a patch for CVE-2022-42889, also, bug fixes to live publication and encode WoH handling. It is recommended to update to this version.

Release Notes:

The release can be found here:

RPM and Debian packages as well as container 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 could work together and get this release out.

Opencast 11 Release Managers
Max and Jonathan