Opencast 8: Release Notes

Features

Improvements

Configuration changes

API changes

Additional Notes About 8.6

This maintenance release contains some bugfixes.

Additional Notes About 8.5

This maintenance release contains mainly fixes for LTI issues.

Additional Notes About 8.4

This maintenance release contains several Opencast Studio bug fixes and enhancements, plus additional security filters.

Configuration Changes in 8.4

Additional Notes About 8.3

To improve the integration of Opencast Studio we introduced the custom roles plugin for LTI.

There are also several changes in Opencast Studio:

Configuration Changes in 8.3

Additional Notes About 8.2

Unlike in other maintainance releases, the release managers decided to break the rule to include features only in major releases. So Opencast 8.2 includes Opencast Studio a browser-based recording tool. We felt that because of the Corona Crisis this tool would be to many Opencast users as soon as possible.

Additionally this release also includes 17 other patches.

Configuration Changes in 8.2

Aditional Notes About 8.1

Opencast 8.1 fixes a number of security issues. Upgrading is strongly recommended. Take a look at the security advisories for more details.

One change is that the OAI-PMH endpoint is no longer publicly accessible by default. If you need it to be, you can easily change that in the security configuration at etc/security/mh_default_org.xml.

Configuration Changes in 8.1

Fixed Security Issues

Release Schedule

Date Phase
October 1st 2019 Feature Freeze
Nov 4th - Nov 10th 2019 Translation week
Nov 11th - Nov 24th 2019 Public QA phase
December 17th 2019 Release of Opencast 8.0

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