We’re very pleased to announce progress towards a 1.8 R7 release of the Xibo for Linux player. This is available in the
latest/beta channel in Snapcraft. Anyone who wants to test this can use the beta channel:
snap refresh xibo-player --channel=beta
Issues solved can be found on our Github release milestone.
The highlights are:
- our snap build process is fixed
- the player will connect to a v3 CMS
- URLs are decoded correctly in Local Video and others
If testing goes well this will be promoted to the
betachannel next week
EDIT: we moved this to the beta channel on the 24th May 2022 at 16:30 UTC.
Many of our dedicated Linux users will know that we’ve struggled over a long period of time to maintain the project. The progress here was made possible in a large part by the work of @DavidUser who got the code base running and debuggable in VSCode.
The project does still need help, there is a lot to work on and plenty of bugs to fix!