Sourcefabric News http://www.sourcefabric.org Sourcefabric provides open source CMS, radio automation and book production software for media en Copyright 2014, sourcefabric.org Tue, 22 Jul 2014 19:20:17 +0100 60 Newscoop http://www.sourcefabric.org/themes/publication_2/theme_1/_img/logo-rss.jpg Sourcefabric News http://www.sourcefabric.org 131 36 Airtime 2.5.1a, minor security release with SSL login http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/airtime/release/2186 <p></p><div class="cs_img"style="width:600px;"><p><img src="http://sourcefabric.org/get_img?ImageWidth=600&amp;ImageHeight=338&amp;ImageId=1848" alt="The Broadcaster theme for Newscoop features the integration of Airtime functionality" title="The Broadcaster theme for Newscoop features the integration of Airtime functionality" border="0"/></p><p class="cs_img_caption">The Broadcaster theme for Newscoop features the integration of Airtime functionality</p></div><p></p> <p>This latest security maintenance release, Airtime 2.5.1a is a recommended update for anyone hosting multiple Airtime installations on a single web server. It resolves a critical security issue related to user accounts in Airtime versions 1.6.0 to 2.5.1. However, web servers that are hosting single Airtime installations are not affected.</p> <p>Another security enhancement in this release is that the administration interface is accessed over https by default, using the method described in the <a title="Secure login with SSL" href="http://sourcefabric.booktype.pro/airtime-25-for-broadcasters/secure-login-with-ssl/" target="_blank">Airtime manual</a>.</p> <p>In the last minor release, 2.5.1, Airtime improved the reliability of program scheduling with linked shows, and added important bugfixes to station and user timezone handling.</p> <h2>Introducing Airtime's website theme: Broadcaster</h2> <p>Working on new features for <a href="http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/community/blog/1897/The-Scope-at-Ryerson-gets-started-with-community-radio-in-Toronto.htm" target="_blank">The Scope</a> radio station, based at Ryerson University, the Airtime team have been working closely with our Newscoop theme developers to offer a brand new Broadcaster theme. This theme is customised for radio broadcasters and offers Airtime users even more functionality and control for a full online radio experience. The design is based on our popular Newscoop theme, <a href="https://github.com/newscoop/theme-Rockstar" target="_blank">Rockstar</a>, designed by Stephanie Miebach and Christian Kobben. One of the distinctive features of this theme is how it integrates Airtime widgets for weekly schedules and HTML5 audio playback.</p> <p> </p><div class="cs_img"style="width:600px;"><p><img src="http://sourcefabric.org/get_img?ImageWidth=600&amp;ImageHeight=435&amp;ImageId=1849" alt="The Program Grid in Broadcaster features the radio program schedule integrated in the web design" title="The Program Grid in Broadcaster features the radio program schedule integrated in the web design" border="0"/></p><p class="cs_img_caption">The Program Grid in Broadcaster features the radio program schedule integrated in the web design</p></div><p></p> <h2>You can find out more about Broadcaster:</h2> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/newscoop/theme/" target="_blank">On our theme page</a></li> <li><a href="http://broadcaster.lab.sourcefabric.org/" target="_blank">Play around with the demo</a></li> <li><a href="https://github.com/newscoop/theme-Broadcaster" target="_blank">Check out the GitHub page</a></li> </ul> <h2>Airtime 2.5.0 introduced custom logging</h2> <p>The last major release, Airtime 2.5.0, enabled playout logging in the exact format you require and the ability to export that data in CSV or PDF file formats. This is a great feature for professional radio stations who need an organised (digital) paper trail. Advertisers and stakeholders, the DJ community and listeners benefit from having easy access to detailed playout history in formats that are easy to share forward.</p> <h2>Template customisation makes data broadcast ready</h2> <p>The playout history templates can be customized to comply with the broadcasting regulations in your country. This feature also enables you to see playback statistics on each file and show in your library. That data can be edited manually, for corrections or logging of analogue sources.</p> <p>Airtime is open source broadcast automation, playout and scheduling software.</p> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/airtime/download/" target="_blank">Download Airtime 2.5.1a for free!</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.airtime.pro/" target="_blank">No server? Try Airtime Pro!</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/airtime/manuals" target="_blank">Check out the latest features in the free Airtime manual!</a></li> </ul> <h2>What's next?</h2> <p>The Airtime team is planning a new tool to connect radio producers and podcasters with radio stations. We'd like to hear your feedback about how we can build this tool to suit your needs. Join the conversation <a href="http://forum.sourcefabric.org/discussion/16182/feedback-wanted-airtime-content-network-idea" target="_blank">over on our forum</a> and stay tuned in 2014!</p> <ul> <li>Don't forget, you can get started with a free trial of <a href="http://www.airtime.pro/" target="_blank">Airtime Pro</a> today!</li> </ul> <br clear="all"> airtime releases Tue, 15 Jul 2014 19:13:24 +0100 http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/airtime/release/2186 Newscoop 4.2.3 now in Hungarian, Arabic http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/newscoop/latestrelease/2113 <p></p><div class="cs_img"style="width:600px;"><p><img src="http://sourcefabric.org/get_img?ImageWidth=600&amp;ImageHeight=401&amp;ImageId=1949" alt="Newscoop article edit screen in Hungarian localization" title="Newscoop article edit screen in Hungarian localization" border="0"/></p><p class="cs_img_caption">Newscoop article edit screen in Hungarian localization</p></div><p></p> <p>Newscoop 4.2.3 is out today. We had previously prepared a 4.2.2 release and immediately found a critical bug, so we quickly bundled the fix into this new maintenance release.</p> <p>Version 4.2.3 sees the inclusion of a new administration interface localization contributed by our Hungarian-speaking friend, Zsolt Magyar. It also includes improvements to the Arabic localization, thanks to our partners at <a href="/en/community/blog/1873/Launching-Arabic-news-site-Al-Taghyeer-on-World-Press-Freedom-Day-with-Newscoop.htm" target="_blank">Al Taghyeer</a> and translators Cullen Reddy and Mohamed Essam.</p> <h2><a href="/en/newscoop/download/" target="_blank">Download Newscoop 4.2.3 free!</a></h2> <p></p><div class="cs_img"style="width:600px;"><p><img src="http://sourcefabric.org/get_img?ImageWidth=600&amp;ImageHeight=401&amp;ImageId=1950" alt="Newscoop article edit screen in Arabic localization" title="Newscoop article edit screen in Arabic localization" border="0"/></p><p class="cs_img_caption">Newscoop article edit screen in Arabic localization</p></div><p></p> <p>This release also offers important bug-fixes to:</p> <ul> <li>Searching the Media Archive in the Article Edit screen</li> <li>Image rich text captions</li> <li>The image uploading process</li> <li>Updates to the backup utility</li> <li>Author templating to external URL</li> <li>Server related updates</li> </ul> <p><strong>Due to the seriousness of these bug-fixes, we suggest an upgrade to your site.</strong></p> <p>Newscoop is an open source content management system created by Sourcefabric to help news organisations build great-looking, community-driven, professional news sites.</p> <p>Newscoop installation is supported on Ubuntu Linux 12.04 (Precise), Debian GNU/Linux 7.0 (Wheezy), and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.4 (Santiago).</p> <ul> <li><a href="/en/newscoop/download/" target="_blank">Download Newscoop 4.2.3 </a></li> <li><a href="/en/newscoop/testimonials" target="_blank">See who's using Newscoop</a></li> <li><a href="http://newscoop-demo.sourcefabric.org/admin" target="_blank">Check out the demo</a></li> <li><a href="/en/newscoop/theme/" target="_blank">Check out our latest themes</a></li> </ul> <br clear="all"> newscoop releases Fri, 23 May 2014 14:37:31 +0100 http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/newscoop/latestrelease/2113 Newscoop 4.2.1 introduces rich text captions for images, plus backend improvements and bug-fixes http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/newscoop/latestrelease/2054 <p> </p><div class="cs_img"style="width:600px;"><p><img src="http://sourcefabric.org/get_img?ImageWidth=600&amp;ImageHeight=329&amp;ImageId=1853" alt="Newscoop 4.2.1 includes rich text captions for images" title="Newscoop 4.2.1 includes rich text captions for images" border="0"/></p><p class="cs_img_caption">Newscoop 4.2.1 includes rich text captions for images</p></div><p></p> <p>Newscoop 4.2.1 is out today and features a rich text editor for image captions. When incorporating slideshows into your article or accessing the media archive, editors can now use rich text formatting over plain text, giving a more design-friendly interface.</p> <h2><a href="http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/newscoop/download/" target="_blank">Download Newscoop 4.2.1 free!</a></h2> <p>As well, this release features many backend improvements. Here is what you can expect to find in the latest maintenance release.</p> <ul> <li>Build_solr_fg Smarty function to build the Solr FQ search query</li> <li>Added a NO_CACHE cookie when a user logs in</li> <li>Added a list_section_authors Smarty block to list authors per section</li> <li>Added aim, skype and jabber to $gimme-&gt;author properties</li> <li>Added system checks to find whether subscription is active</li> <li>Better errors reporting in development mode</li> </ul> <p>On top of these improvements we've included a number of important bug-fixes:</p> <ul> <li>Fixed critical issue with the backup functionality that lead to data loss when using symlinks</li> <li>Deleting articles capability is now fixed</li> <li>Fixed Smarty caching problem</li> <li>System validation, if image handler is available returns error instead of exception</li> <li>Fixed Smarty url parameters function</li> <li>Fixed issues with installer</li> </ul> <p>Newscoop is an open source CMS created by journalists to help news organisations build great-looking, community driven, professional news sites.<br />Newscoop installation is supported on Ubuntu Linux 12.04 (Precise), Debian GNU/Linux 7.0 (Wheezy), and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.4 (Santiago).</p> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/newscoop/testimonials" target="_blank">See who's using Newscoop</a></li> <li><a href="http://newscoop-demo.sourcefabric.org/admin" target="_blank">Check out the demo</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/newscoop/theme/" target="_blank">Check out our latest themes</a></li> </ul> <h2>Newscoop 4.2.0 introduced new API and Arabic translations</h2> <p>The recent major release of Newscoop 4.2 introduced a new REST API, new responsive theme, Newscoop theme cookbook for web designers, and a focus on the Arabic-speaking world with two groundbreaking news sites, a backend localization and a user manual translated into Arabic.</p> <h2>No REST for the wicked</h2> <p>Newscoop has an API that provides access to content for third-party applications via read-only services. Known as Gimme API, it can fetch content like Newscoop articles, organise them (in featured article lists, or by sections and topic), and then be displayed as widgets on any site (here's how). Users' data can be served as well (like email addresses or biographical information). Future development will allow data to be pushed into Newscoop via write services.</p> <h2>Speaking your language</h2> <p>There's been a real focus on Arabic-language sites in the run-up to this release. We celebrated the launch of two amazing new sites in Yemen and Sudan (Yemen's Women Power and Al-Taghyeer). The team have also localized the entire Newscoop interface, and our amazing community contributed to translating the Newscoop user manual. Many thanks to Cullen Reddy and Mohamed Essam for the Arabic localization, and Elene Margvelashvili for the Georgian localization.</p> <h2>Plugins system</h2> <p>We've included an early version of the redesigned Newscoop plugins system with this release. This will allow people to build plugins for everything from paywalls to polls. The new plugin system is based on Symfony Bundles so we are now able to use Packagist to maintain and update our plugins. This allows for more flexibility and better community integration in Newscoop. Want to make a plugin? Check out our handy guide.</p> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/newscoop/download/" target="_blank">Download Newscoop 4.2.1 free!</a></li> </ul> <br clear="all"> newscoop releases Thu, 09 Jan 2014 18:07:57 +0100 http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/newscoop/latestrelease/2054 Airtime 2.5.1 introduces new Broadcaster web theme in this maintenance release http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/airtime/release/2058 <p></p><div class="cs_img"style="width:600px;"><p><img src="http://sourcefabric.org/get_img?ImageWidth=600&amp;ImageHeight=338&amp;ImageId=1848" alt="The Broadcaster theme for Newscoop features the integration of Airtime functionality" title="The Broadcaster theme for Newscoop features the integration of Airtime functionality" border="0"/></p><p class="cs_img_caption">The Broadcaster theme for Newscoop features the integration of Airtime functionality</p></div><p></p> <p>The latest maintenance release of Airtime 2.5.1 is recommended for anyone using Airtime 2.5.0, which introduced a customisable Playout History. In this release you can expect to find improved reliability of program scheduling with linked shows, and some important fixes to the station and user timezone handling.</p> <p>Looking ahead to 2014, we'd like your input on development ideas. Find out more below under "What's next".</p> <h2>Introducing Airtime's website theme: Broadcaster</h2> <p>Working on new features for <a href="http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/community/blog/1897/The-Scope-at-Ryerson-gets-started-with-community-radio-in-Toronto.htm" target="_blank">The Scope</a> radio station, based at Ryerson University, the Airtime team have been working closely with our Newscoop theme developers to offer a brand new Broadcaster theme. This theme is customised for radio broadcasters and offers Airtime users even more functionality and control for a full online radio experience. The design is based on our popular Newscoop theme, <a href="https://github.com/newscoop/theme-Rockstar" target="_blank">Rockstar</a>, designed by Stephanie Miebach and Christian Kobben. One of the distinctive features of this theme is how it integrates Airtime widgets for weekly schedules and HTML5 audio playback.</p> <p> </p><div class="cs_img"style="width:600px;"><p><img src="http://sourcefabric.org/get_img?ImageWidth=600&amp;ImageHeight=435&amp;ImageId=1849" alt="The Program Grid in Broadcaster features the radio program schedule integrated in the web design" title="The Program Grid in Broadcaster features the radio program schedule integrated in the web design" border="0"/></p><p class="cs_img_caption">The Program Grid in Broadcaster features the radio program schedule integrated in the web design</p></div><p></p> <h2>You can find out more about Broadcaster:</h2> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/newscoop/theme/" target="_blank">On our theme page</a></li> <li><a href="http://broadcaster.lab.sourcefabric.org/" target="_blank">Play around with the demo</a></li> <li><a href="https://github.com/newscoop/theme-Broadcaster" target="_blank">Check out the GitHub page</a></li> </ul> <h2>Airtime 2.5.0 introduced custom logging</h2> <p>The last major release, Airtime 2.5.0, enabled playout logging in the exact format you require and the ability to export that data in CSV or PDF file formats. This is a great feature for professional radio stations who need an organised (digital) paper trail. Advertisers and stakeholders, the DJ community and listeners benefit from having easy access to detailed playout history in formats that are easy to share forward.</p> <h2>Template customisation makes data broadcast ready</h2> <p>The playout history templates can be customized to comply with the broadcasting regulations in your country. This feature also enables you to see playback statistics on each file and show in your library. That data can be edited manually, for corrections or logging of analogue sources.</p> <p>Airtime is open source broadcast automation, playout and scheduling software.</p> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/airtime/download/" target="_blank">Download Airtime 2.5.1 for free!</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/airtime/airtimepro" target="_blank">No server? Try Airtime Pro!</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/airtime/manuals" target="_blank">Check out the latest features in the free Airtime manual!</a></li> </ul> <h2>What's next?</h2> <p>The Airtime team is planning a new tool to connect radio producers and podcasters with radio stations. We'd like to hear your feedback about how we can build this tool to suit your needs. Join the conversation <a href="http://forum.sourcefabric.org/discussion/16182/feedback-wanted-airtime-content-network-idea" target="_blank">over on our forum</a> and stay tuned in 2014!</p> <ul> <li>Don't forget,<a href="http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/airtime/airtimepro/" target="_blank"> Airtime Pro</a> now offers unlimited streaming for just $49.95 a month.</li> </ul> <br clear="all"> airtime releases Tue, 17 Dec 2013 17:24:04 +0100 http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/airtime/release/2058 Airtime 2.5.0 introduces customisable Playout History http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/airtime/release/1999 <p>Airtime 2.5.0, released today, introduces a customisable Playout History alongside many bug fixes and stability improvements. Working on new features for The Scope radio station, based at <a href="http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/community/blog/1897/The-Scope-at-Ryerson-gets-started-with-community-radio-in-Toronto.htm" target="_blank">Ryerson University</a>, the Airtime team developed a template-based system for tracking broadcast playout.</p> <p>Airtime 2.5.0 enables you to log playout in the exact format you require and export that data in CSV or PDF file formats. This is a great feature for professional radio stations who need an organised (digital) paper trail. Advertisers and stakeholders, the DJ community and listeners will benefit from having easy access to detailed playout history in formats that are easy to share forward.</p> <p> <iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/by-6U9M18Cc" width="420" height="315" frameborder="0"></iframe></p> <h2>Template customisation makes data broadcast ready</h2> <p>The playout history templates can be customized to comply with the broadcasting regulations in your country. This feature can also enable you to see playback statistics on each file and show in your library. That data can also be edited manually, including data from the past.</p> <p>[Insert Flickr library of Screenshots]</p> <p>Airtime is open source broadcast automation, playout and scheduling software.</p> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/airtime/download/" target="_blank">Download Airtime 2.5.0 free!</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/airtime/airtimepro" target="_blank">No server? Try Airtime Pro!</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/airtime/manuals" target="_blank">Check out the latest features in the free Airtime manual!</a></li> </ul> <h2>Three ways to view your history</h2> <p>With Airtime's new playout history menu there are three ways to view your past programming, Log Sheet, File Summary and Show Summary. Log Summary produces a chronological view of all past content. File Summary allows you to choose a period of time and call specific meta-data about those files. Show Summary brings up data relating to particular show slots in your programming. With all history views you have the ability to modify and manually add data to your playout history.</p> <h2>Support for Ubunto 13.10</h2> <p>Airtime 2.5.0 also features experimental support for the newly released Ubuntu 13.10 (Saucy Salamander), and we welcome feedback on it.</p> <h2>What else can you expect to find in the latest release?</h2> <ul> <li>Shows on three or four-week rotation, in addition to existing weekly and monthly options</li> <li>Fetch schedule data for next week via the API, not just the current week</li> <li>Several important timezone handling improvements</li> <li>Rebroadcast shows bugfix</li> <li>Reduce likelihood of playout stalls under high memory pressure</li> <li>Fixed calendar not loading sometimes</li> <li>Fixed webstream disconnections due to Now Playing page</li> <li>Prevent account password changes in demo mode</li> <li>Plus dozens of other bugfixes!</li> </ul> <p><strong>Don't forget,<a href="http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/airtime/airtimepro/" target="_blank"> Airtime Pro</a> now offers unlimited streaming for just $49.95 a month.</strong></p> <p> </p> <br clear="all"> airtime releases Wed, 23 Oct 2013 15:28:26 +0100 http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/airtime/release/1999 Airtime 2.4.1 improves mono file playout, Liquidsoap input and playout engine lock http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/airtime/release/1975 <p></p><div class="cs_img"style="width:600px;"><p><img src="http://sourcefabric.org/get_img?ImageWidth=600&amp;ImageHeight=350&amp;ImageId=1613" alt="The wave form editor, one of the latest features in Airtime 2.4" title="The wave form editor, one of the latest features in Airtime 2.4" border="0"/></p><p class="cs_img_caption">The wave form editor, one of the latest features in Airtime 2.4</p></div><p></p> <p>Airtime 2.4.1 introduces improvements that focus on the playout engine lock, Liquidsoap input and the ability to play mono files. </p> <p>Many Airtime users often wish to play mono files, and up until recently this was not possible. With the release of 2.4.1 you can now add these files to your playlists with ease!</p> <p>As well, the Airtime team has been working hard to make sure the gears that run Airtime, like the playout engine and the Liquidsoap input are working in top notch condition. With this minor release you can expect much smoother playback as a result of updates to these features.</p> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/airtime/download/" target="_blank">Download Airtime 2.4.1 free!</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.airtime.pro" target="_blank">No server? Try Airtime Pro!</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/airtime/manuals" target="_blank">Check out the latest features in the free Airtime manual!</a></li> </ul> <h1>What else is new in Airtime?</h1> <p>In the last major release of Airtime 2.4 we built in a full range of professional options that help radio stations sound even better than before. Crossfading between shows and tracks, plus a waveform preview that allows you to easily set cue points. Professional audio streamers will be able to make the most of the new support for AAC and Opus.</p> <p>Sourcefabric's open source radio software Airtime allows radio stations to be programmed and streamed through an easy web interface and can be downloaded and installed on GNU/Linux platforms like Ubuntu and Debian, or used via Sourcefabric's web-hosted Airtime Pro service.</p> <h2>Crossfades and waveform preview</h2> <p>Crossfading has been high on our community wishlist for some time, and now it's here. The global crossfade setting allows you to determine a default crossfade between tracks. In the media builder you'll find the waveform preview, a visual way to look at a track's audio and easily set cue and fade points without guessing at where a track should start and end.</p> <p>Take a look at our screencast that shows exactly how this new function works.</p> <p><iframe src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/kISJoQHZmNM" width="560" height="315" frameborder="0"></iframe> </p> <h2>AAC and Opus support</h2> <p>Airtime now has AAC and Opus codec support. Streaming with these codecs offers improvements to the quality or latency of incoming webstreams or your outgoing broadcast stream. AAC generally achieves better sound quality than MP3 at similar bitrates, while Opus benefits from much lower latency than other formats like MP3 or OGG, but competes favourably for quality at similar bitrates. See more on using Opus with Airtime <a href="https://wiki.sourcefabric.org/display/CC/Airtime+Opus+Support" target="_blank">here</a>, or take a look at our unofficial support for the new breed of AAC+ streaming <a href="https://wiki.sourcefabric.org/pages/viewpage.action?pageId=13632310" target="_blank">on the wiki</a>.</p> <h2>Show linking and repeating</h2> <p>We added some great improvements for those who create a lot of dynamic playlists: show linking. When multiple shows are linked, content that is scheduled in one show is scheduled in the others as well. By creating a dynamic playlist in one show and linking it, the playlist will be dynamically generated every time.</p> <p>We've also improved repeats. Monthly repeating shows can now be scheduled by day of the month (e.g. every second Monday), instead of simply by a numerical calendar date.</p> <p>Check out our screencast on this new feature.</p> <p><iframe src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/68599195" width="500" height="281" frameborder="0"></iframe></p> <h2>More, more, more...</h2> <p>Here is a list of some of the other new features and fixes from the major release of Airtime 2.4, the highlights of which are...</p> <ul> <li>New columns in library table indicate whether a track is scheduled and whether it's in a playlist</li> <li>Library view can expand to entire screen</li> </ul> <p><strong>Don't forget, Airtime Pro now offers unlimited streaming for just $49.95 a month.</strong></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/airtime/download/" target="_blank">Download Airtime 2.4.1 free!</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.airtime.pro" target="_blank">No server? Try Airtime Pro!</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/airtime/manuals" target="_blank">Check out the latest features in the free Airtime manual!</a></li> </ul> <br clear="all"> airtime releases Mon, 02 Sep 2013 14:47:46 +0100 http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/airtime/release/1975 Get better management of your book and covers with Booktype 1.6.1 http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/booktype/latestrelease/1920 <p></p><div class="cs_img"style="width:600px;"><p><img src="http://sourcefabric.org/get_img?ImageWidth=600&amp;ImageHeight=348&amp;ImageId=762" alt="Start writing books collaboratively with Booktype!" title="Start writing books collaboratively with Booktype!" border="0"/></p><p class="cs_img_caption">Start writing books collaboratively with Booktype!</p></div><p></p> <p>Booktype 1.6.1 is out today with some improvements to the history function that will help you see the progress of your book cover. As well, now book owners and administrators have the ability to delete books and chapters. Special thanks to our Booktype community, we have also included the new French localization in this upgrade!</p> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/booktype/download/" target="_blank">Download and install Booktype 1.6.1 on Unix or OSX</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.booktype.pro" target="_blank">Get a Booktype Pro account for cloud-hosted publishing</a></li> </ul> <p>Booktype is supported on Unix systems like Debian, Ubuntu, CentOS and also on an OSX server. You'll need 3GB Ram and 1Ghz processor as a minimum hardware set-up.</p> <h2>See improvements and updates to your cover with Booktype.</h2> <p>In the last release of Booktype, we introduced the cover manager functionality where you can upload, manage and assign covers to your books. You can also upload multiple covers for each book and assign different covers for use in different formats (epub, print etc.)</p> <p>In Booktype 1.6.1 we have included a feed of cover management activity to the history. So now you can see who and what updates have been occurring much more easily.</p> <h2>What else is new?</h2> <p></p><div class="cs_img"style="width:600px;"><p><img src="http://sourcefabric.org/get_img?ImageWidth=600&amp;ImageHeight=343&amp;ImageId=1622" alt="Booktype 1.6.1 now offers book deletion" title="Booktype 1.6.1 now offers book deletion" border="0"/></p><p class="cs_img_caption">Booktype 1.6.1 now offers book deletion</p></div><p></p> <p><strong>Deletion.</strong> In 1.6 we added the much asked for functionality, book deletion. In 1.6.1 we made further improvements allowing owners and administrators to delete books from the book info section as well as chapters.</p> <p></p><div class="cs_img"style="width:600px;"><p><img src="http://sourcefabric.org/get_img?ImageWidth=600&amp;ImageHeight=344&amp;ImageId=1623" alt="Booktype 1.6.1 now offers chapter deletion" title="Booktype 1.6.1 now offers chapter deletion" border="0"/></p><p class="cs_img_caption">Booktype 1.6.1 now offers chapter deletion</p></div><p></p> <p><strong>French localization.</strong> Now the Booktype interface is available in French! There are also a few more languages that are nearly finished that we hope to include in the next release. If you speak <strong>Portuguese, Albanian, Russian or Spanish</strong> <a href="mailto:contact@sourcefabric.org" target="_blank">get in touch with us</a> if you want to help translate the Booktype interface.</p> <p><strong>Bug fixes, bug fixes and more bug fixes (including Objavi).</strong> We have made many minor tweaks and updates to Booktype in 1.6.1. Take a look at all the improvements <a href="https://github.com/sourcefabric/Booktype/blob/master/CHANGES.txt" target="_blank">here</a>: </p> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/booktype/download/" target="_blank">Download and install Booktype 1.6.1 on Unix or OSX</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/booktype/booktypepro" target="_blank">Get a Booktype Pro account for cloud-hosted publishing</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.facebook.com/Booktype" target="_blank">Like Booktype on Facebook</a></li> </ul> <br clear="all"> Booktype Releases Tue, 02 Jul 2013 12:43:39 +0100 http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/booktype/latestrelease/1920 Crossfading and waveform editing added to Airtime 2.4 http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/airtime/release/1887 <p></p><div class="cs_img"style="width:600px;"><p><img src="http://sourcefabric.org/get_img?ImageWidth=600&amp;ImageHeight=350&amp;ImageId=1613" alt="The wave form editor, one of the latest features in Airtime 2.4" title="The wave form editor, one of the latest features in Airtime 2.4" border="0"/></p><p class="cs_img_caption">The wave form editor, one of the latest features in Airtime 2.4</p></div><p></p> <p>Airtime 2.4 now contains a range of professional options that help radio stations sound even better than before. Crossfading between shows and tracks has been added, plus a waveform preview that allows you to easily set cue points. Professional audio streamers will be able to make the most of the new support for AAC and Opus.</p> <p>Sourcefabric's open source radio software Airtime allows radio stations to be programmed and streamed through an easy web interface and can be downloaded and installed on GNU/Linux platforms like Ubuntu and Debian, or used via Sourcefabric's web-hosted Airtime Pro service.</p> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/airtime/download/" target="_blank">Download Airtime 2.4 free!</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.airtime.pro" target="_blank">No server? Try Airtime Pro!</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/airtime/manuals" target="_blank">Check out the latest features in the free Airtime manual!</a></li> </ul> <h2>Crossfades and waveform preview</h2> <p>Crossfading has been high on our community wishlist for some time, and now it's here. The global crossfade setting allows you to determine a default crossfade between tracks. In the media builder you'll find the waveform preview, a visual way to look at a track's audio and easily set cue and fade points without guessing at where a track should start and end.</p> <p>Take a look at our screencast that shows exactly how this new function works.</p> <p><iframe src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/kISJoQHZmNM" width="560" height="315" frameborder="0"></iframe> </p> <h2>AAC and Opus support</h2> <p>Airtime now adds AAC and Opus codec support. Streaming with these codecs can offer improvements to the quality or latency of incoming webstreams or your outgoing broadcast stream. AAC generally achieves better sound quality than MP3 at similar bitrates, while Opus benefits from much lower latency than other formats like MP3 or OGG, but competes favourably for quality at similar bitrates. See more on using Opus with Airtime <a href="https://wiki.sourcefabric.org/display/CC/Airtime+Opus+Support" target="_blank">here</a>, or take a look at our unofficial support for the new breed of AAC+ streaming <a href="https://wiki.sourcefabric.org/pages/viewpage.action?pageId=13632310" target="_blank">on the wiki</a>.</p> <h2>Show linking and repeating</h2> <p>Great improvement for those who create a lot of dynamic playlists: show linking. When multiple shows are linked, content that is scheduled in one show is scheduled in the others as well. By creating a dynamic playlist in one show and linking it, the playlist will be dynamically generated every time.</p> <p>We've also improved repeats. Monthly repeating shows can now be scheduled by day of the month (e.g. every second Monday), instead of simply by a numerical calendar date.</p> <p>Check out our screencast on this new feature.</p> <p><iframe src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/68599195" width="500" height="281" frameborder="0"></iframe></p> <h2>More, more, more...</h2> <p>Here is a list of some of the other new features and fixes in Airtime 2.4, the highlights of which are...</p> <ul> <li>New columns in library table indicate whether a track is scheduled and whether it's in a playlist</li> <li>Library view can expand to entire screen</li> </ul> <p><strong>Don't forget, Airtime Pro now offers unlimited streaming for just $49.95 a month.</strong></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/airtime/download/" target="_blank">Download Airtime 2.4 free!</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.airtime.pro" target="_blank">No server? Try Airtime Pro!</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/airtime/manuals" target="_blank">Check out the latest features in the free Airtime manual!</a></li> </ul> <br clear="all"> airtime releases Tue, 25 Jun 2013 15:42:29 +0100 http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/airtime/release/1887 Newscoop 4.2 released with API, new responsive theme and Arabic translations http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/newscoop/latestrelease/1883 <p></p><div class="cs_img"style="width:600px;"><p><img src="http://sourcefabric.org/get_img?ImageWidth=600&amp;ImageHeight=329&amp;ImageId=1589" alt="Newscoop 4.2 released with API, new responsive theme and Arabic translations" title="Newscoop 4.2 released with API, new responsive theme and Arabic translations" border="0"/></p><p class="cs_img_caption">Newscoop 4.2 released with API, new responsive theme and Arabic translations</p></div><p></p> <p>Newscoop 4.2 is out today with a new REST API, new responsive theme, Newscoop theme cookbook for web designers, and a focus on the Arabic-speaking world with two groundbreaking news sites, a backend localization and a user manual translated into Arabic.</p> <p>Newscoop is an open source CMS created by journalists to help news organisations build great-looking, community driven, professional news sites.</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/newscoop/download/" target="_blank">Download Newscoop 4.2 free!</a></strong></p> <p>Newscoop installation is supported on Ubuntu Linux 12.04 (Precise), Debian GNU/Linux 7.0 (Wheezy), and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.4 (Santiago).</p> <ul> <li><strong><a href="http://sourcefabric.org/en/newscoop/testimonials" target="_blank">See who's using Newscoop</a> </strong></li> <li><strong><a href="http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/newscoop/demo/" target="_blank">Check out the demo</a> </strong></li> <li><strong><a href="https://wiki.sourcefabric.org/display/NRA/Newscoop+REST+API+Home" target="_blank">Read the REST API documentation</a></strong></li> </ul> <h2>No REST for the wicked</h2> <p>Newscoop now has an API that provides access to content for third-party applications via read-only services. Known as Gimme API, it can fetch content like Newscoop articles, organise them (in featured article lists, or by sections and topic), and then be displayed as widgets on any site (<a href="http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/community/blog/1458/%27Latest-articles-widget%27-with-Newscoop-Rest-API-PHP-SDK.htm" target="_blank">here's how</a>). Users' data can be served as well (like email addresses or biographical information). Future development will allow data to be pushed into Newscoop via write services.</p> <h2>Build your own theme (or use a free one)</h2> <p>Aside from having one great looking new theme, Quetzal, we've updated Rockstar and The New Custodian themes to be fully responsive and stable. <a href="http://sourcefabric.booktype.pro/newscoop-42-cookbook/ready-to-cook/" target="_blank">We've also overhauled our theme-builders Cookbook</a>. Inside this you will find our new easy to use design theme called, <a href="http://sourcefabric.booktype.pro/newscoop-42-cookbook/your-first-newscoop-theme/" target="_blank">The Stun</a>. This is a great resource for novice designers. Now designing your own news site theme is as easy as coding basic HTML and the Cookbook offers lots of practical and more advanced tips on how to stand out from the crowd. There are more ready-made themes for Newscoop 4.2 <a href="http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/newscoop/theme/" target="_blank">over in the gallery</a>.</p> <p>What's more, we've been experimenting with accessible design. Using W3C-validated HTML/CSS, recently relaunched <a href="http://www.sourcefabric.org/+dgm51" target="_blank">Kobinet</a> showcases the ability to run a website with Newscoop while fulfilling all the requirements of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines.</p> <h2>Speaking your language</h2> <p>There's been a real focus on Arabic-language sites in the run-up to this release. We celebrated the launch of two amazing new sites in Yemen and Sudan (<a href="http://www.yemeniwomenleaders.org/" target="_blank">Yemen's Women Power</a> and <a href="http://www.altaghyeer.info/" target="_blank">Al-Taghyeer</a>). The team have also localized the entire Newscoop interface, and our amazing community contributed to translating the Newscoop user manual. Many thanks to Cullen Reddy and Mohamed Essam for the Arabic localization, and Elene Margvelashvili for the Georgian localization.</p> <h2>Plugins system</h2> <p>We've included an early version of the redesigned Newscoop plugins system with this release. This will allow people to build plugins for everything from paywalls to polls. The new plugin system is based on Symfony Bundles so we are now able to use Packagist to maintain and update our plugins. This allows for more flexibility and better community integration in Newscoop. Want to make a plugin? Check out our <a href="https://gist.github.com/terwey/bc3eedd788d10b43f91c" target="_blank">handy guide</a>.</p> <h2>Plenty of improvements</h2> <p>Way too many bug-fixes and code improvements to list here, but expect to notice improvements with...</p> <ul> <li>Now many backend strings are localized</li> <li>Fixed the ability to send fast replies on comments</li> <li>Localized slideshow buttons</li> <li>Fixed duplicating comments bug</li> <li>Theme sample sites have been updated with new bigger retina ready images</li> <li>The article topics have a new route - :language/topic/:id/[:topicName]</li> <li>There is a new look in the users management page</li> <li>Now you can configure the 'contact email' and 'email from' address in the system preferences</li> <li>We've also updated some new tricks that prevent spam in comments</li> </ul> <p><a href="http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/newscoop/download/" target="_blank">Download Newscoop 4.2 free!</a></p> <p> </p> <br clear="all"> newscoop releases Mon, 10 Jun 2013 13:38:28 +0100 http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/newscoop/latestrelease/1883 German and Georgian community drives Newscoop 4.1.2 bug fix release http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/newscoop/latestrelease/1847 <p></p><div class="cs_img"style="width:600px;"><p><img src="http://sourcefabric.org/get_img?ImageWidth=600&amp;ImageHeight=300&amp;ImageId=1412" alt="Newscoop 4.1.2 out today! | Photo credit Flickr Sourcefabric (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)" title="Newscoop 4.1.2 out today! | Photo credit Flickr Sourcefabric (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)" border="0"/></p><p class="cs_img_caption">Newscoop 4.1.2 out today! | Photo credit Flickr Sourcefabric (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)</p></div><p> </p> <p>Newscoop 4.1.2 is out today and features various improvements and bug fixes that build on the image-handling improvements that came with the last release. Huge thanks to the community who spotted these issues, reported them and allowed us to fix them for everyone!</p> <h2><a href="http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/newscoop/download/" target="_blank">Download Newscoop 4.1.2 free!</a></h2> <p>Newscoop installation is supported on Ubuntu Linux 12.04 (Precise), Debian GNU/Linux 6.0 (Squeeze), and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.3 (Santiago).</p> <ul> <li><strong><a href="/admin/articles/%20http:/sourcefabric.org/en/newscoop/testimonials" target="_blank">See who's using Newscoop</a></strong></li> <li><strong><a href="http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/newscoop/demo/%20" target="_blank">Check out the demo</a></strong></li> </ul> <p><br />So, what's new in Newscoop 4.1.2?</p> <ul> <li><a href="http://dev.sourcefabric.org/browse/IM-573" target="_blank">Fixed bug that happened when uploading images to media archive</a></li> <li><a href="http://dev.sourcefabric.org/browse/CS-4625" target="_blank">Section names now translate correctly</a></li> <li><a href="http://dev.sourcefabric.org/browse/CS-4637" target="_blank">Improvements to SQL scripts implemented<br /></a></li> <li>New translations and package improvements</li> </ul> <p> </p> <p><a href="https://github.com/sourcefabric/Newscoop/compare/v4.1.1...v4.1.2" target="_blank">Check out the full changelog</a>.</p> <p>Newscoop 4.1.1 introduced some great new improvements for those who use images and the media archive. Here's how to use these new features...</p> <h2><strong>Image-handling improvements.</strong></h2> <p> </p><div class="cs_img"style="width:600px;"><p><img src="http://sourcefabric.org/get_img?ImageWidth=600&amp;ImageHeight=292&amp;ImageId=1489" alt="Select and add multiple images to a slideshow" title="Select and add multiple images to a slideshow" border="0"/></p><p class="cs_img_caption">Select and add multiple images to a slideshow</p></div><p></p> <p><strong>Select and add multiple images to a slideshow.</strong> Those who include slideshows on their sites can now quickly select images from a list showing pictures already attached to the article. Just create a slideshow as per usual; all images attached to an article will appear and you can select multiple items using a checklist.</p> <p> </p><div class="cs_img"style="width:600px;"><p><img src="http://sourcefabric.org/get_img?ImageWidth=600&amp;ImageHeight=258&amp;ImageId=1491" alt="Quickly edit metadata" title="Quickly edit metadata" border="0"/></p><p class="cs_img_caption">Quickly edit metadata</p></div><p></p> <p><strong>Quickly edit image metadata via the article edit screen.</strong> Simply select the Images tab in the Media box...</p> <p></p><div class="cs_img"style="width:600px;"><p><img src="http://sourcefabric.org/get_img?ImageWidth=600&amp;ImageHeight=292&amp;ImageId=1490" alt="Edit metadata of multiple items" title="Edit metadata of multiple items" border="0"/></p><p class="cs_img_caption">Edit metadata of multiple items</p></div><p></p> <p>... and then quickly add metadata like Description and Photographer.</p> <h2>Localizations</h2> <p>The Newscoop interface is now available in seven new languages: German, Greek, Polish, Russian, Spanish, Czech and Georgian. Huge thanks to Christoph Rombach (German), Eva Dangendorf (German), Heike Bruysten (German), Micz Flor (German), Claudia Cruz (Spanish), Cullen Reddy (Arabic), Mohamed El Amin (Arabic), Elene Margvelashvili (Georgian), Katerina Michailidis (Greek), Marina Klinova (Russian) and Paweł Mikołajczuk (Polish).</p> <h2>Security</h2> <p>This release rolls-in a security patch release immediately after Newscoop 4.1. So no need to patch this one, just upgrade and you've got it covered. This fixes a cross-site scripting vulnerability in Newscoop which could have been exploited to execute arbitrary script code in a user's browser session in context of an affected site. It was not an easy one to exploit but upgrade is strongly recommended.</p> <h2>Other improvements</h2> <p>Newscoop 4.1 included frontend search capabilities powered by Solr, the open source enterprise search platform used by Netflix, Instagram, SourceForge, NASA, WhiteHouse.gov and Apple. Newscoop 4.1.2 builds on that with a few minor improvements. here are the highlights...</p> <ul> <li>Easily add multiple images to a slideshow</li> <li>Manage metadata of multiple items with button on article edit screen.conf files now searched and found starting with theme's root folder, not from instance root Renditions are reloaded after assign and unassign actions</li> <li>Page reloaded after a comment is submitted</li> <li>Complete localizations updated: Czech, Georgian, German, Greek, Polish, Russian, and Spanish</li> </ul> <p>Links to all the Github code and changelogs can be found <a href="https://wiki.sourcefabric.org/display/CS/Newscoop+4.1.1" target="_blank">on the wiki</a>.</p> <p>If you have any issues with upgrading or any questions about the release, we'd be more than happy to help you out <a href="http://forum.sourcefabric.org/categories/newscoop-support" target="_blank">on our forum</a>. <br /><br /></p> <br clear="all"> newscoop releases Wed, 24 Apr 2013 10:09:07 +0100 http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/newscoop/latestrelease/1847 Judge a book by its cover with Booktype 1.6 http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/booktype/latestrelease/1835 <p></p><div class="cs_img"style="width:600px;"><p><img src="http://sourcefabric.org/get_img?ImageWidth=600&amp;ImageHeight=232&amp;ImageId=762" alt="Start writing books collaboratively with Booktype!" title="Start writing books collaboratively with Booktype!" border="0"/></p><p class="cs_img_caption">Start writing books collaboratively with Booktype!</p></div><p>Booktype 1.6 is out today and at long last you can now judge books by their covers. Now add one or more covers to a book and select which one to use at the moment of publishing. Different covers can be selected for different formats and Booktype supports multiple filetypes including vector (SVG), PDF and bitmap formats.</p> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/booktype/download" target="_blank">Download and install Booktype 1.6 on Unix or OSX</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.booktype.pro" target="_blank">Get a Booktype Pro account for cloud-hosted publishing</a></li> </ul> <p>Booktype is supported on Unix systems like Debian, Ubuntu, CentOS and also on an OSX server. You'll need 3GB Ram and 1Ghz processor as a minimum hardware set-up.</p> <h2>Booktype has got it covered.</h2> <p>Here's your step by step guide to the new cover manager.</p> <p></p><div class="cs_img"style="width:600px;"><p><img src="http://sourcefabric.org/get_img?ImageWidth=600&amp;ImageHeight=300&amp;ImageId=1493" alt="Find the cover manager in the editing tabs" title="Find the cover manager in the editing tabs" border="0"/></p><p class="cs_img_caption">Find the cover manager in the editing tabs</p></div><p></p> <p>1.<strong> Go to Edit Book and the new Cover Manager tab.</strong> This is where you can upload, manage and assign covers. You can upload multiple covers for each book and assign different covers for use in different formats (epub, print etc.)</p> <p></p><div class="cs_img"style="width:600px;"><p><img src="http://sourcefabric.org/get_img?ImageWidth=600&amp;ImageHeight=370&amp;ImageId=1495" alt="This is the cover manager overview" title="This is the cover manager overview" border="0"/></p><p class="cs_img_caption">This is the cover manager overview</p></div><p></p> <p>2. <strong>The Cover Manager tab.</strong> This shows thumbnails of all the covers, and whether or not they have been approved. Anyone can upload, and the covers can be sorted by Approved and Pending tabs. Booktype supports multiple filetypes including vector (SVG), PDF and bitmap formats.</p> <p></p><div class="cs_img"style="width:600px;"><p><img src="http://sourcefabric.org/get_img?ImageWidth=600&amp;ImageHeight=375&amp;ImageId=1492" alt="Edit any book's covers and manage which versions they are for" title="Edit any book's covers and manage which versions they are for" border="0"/></p><p class="cs_img_caption">Edit any book's covers and manage which versions they are for</p></div><p></p> <p>3. <strong>Editing covers.</strong> Clicking the Edit button open the book cover's metadata. Of course you can edit this data, but you can also stipulate whether the cover is a front cover, back cover or spine and set it as a cover for print, ebooks and so on.</p> <p></p><div class="cs_img"style="width:600px;"><p><img src="http://sourcefabric.org/get_img?ImageWidth=600&amp;ImageHeight=370&amp;ImageId=1494" alt="Select the correct cover when it is time to publish" title="Select the correct cover when it is time to publish" border="0"/></p><p class="cs_img_caption">Select the correct cover when it is time to publish</p></div><p></p> <p>4.<strong> Select and publish.</strong> When you are ready to publish, the wizard guides you through the process, allowing you to select the appropriate cover(s) for the type of book you wish to output!</p> <h2>What else is new?</h2> <p></p><div class="cs_img"style="width:600px;"><p><img src="http://sourcefabric.org/get_img?ImageWidth=600&amp;ImageHeight=288&amp;ImageId=1496" alt="Try out the new beta renderer for books" title="Try out the new beta renderer for books" border="0"/></p><p class="cs_img_caption">Try out the new beta renderer for books</p></div><p></p> <p><strong>Beautiful rendering in beta.</strong> Under the hood, Booktype will soon be employing a new renderer making your books look better than ever. It's based on the latest WebKit browser engine and gives much more control over footers, headers and more HTML features. We've included here just a sneak preview for you to test. Watch this space for the full version.</p> <p><strong>Deletion.</strong> Closing possibly the most requested feature ticket in history, books can now be deleted. The ability to delete users and groups is coming in 1.6.1!</p> <p><strong>The rest.</strong> There are over 135 less glamorous (but no less important) fixes, improvements and updates in Booktype 1.6. For the detail fanatics, every single one can be found over in <a href="http://dev.sourcefabric.org/issues/?jql=fixVersion%20%3D%20%221.6%22%20AND%20project%20%3D%20BK" target="_blank">our bug tracker</a>.</p> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/booktype/download/" target="_blank">Download and install Booktype 1.6 on Unix or OSX</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.booktype.pro" target="_blank">Get a Booktype Pro account for cloud-hosted publishing</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.facebook.com/Booktype" target="_blank">Like Booktype on Facebook</a></li> </ul> <br clear="all"> Booktype Releases Tue, 16 Apr 2013 15:32:36 +0100 http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/booktype/latestrelease/1835 Picture perfect Newscoop 4.1.1 adds improvements to image-handling http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/newscoop/latestrelease/1834 <p></p><div class="cs_img"style="width:600px;"><p><img src="http://sourcefabric.org/get_img?ImageWidth=600&amp;ImageHeight=300&amp;ImageId=1412" alt="Newscoop 4.1.1 out today! | Photo credit Flickr Sourcefabric (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)" title="Newscoop 4.1.1 out today! | Photo credit Flickr Sourcefabric (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)" border="0"/></p><p class="cs_img_caption">Newscoop 4.1.1 out today! | Photo credit Flickr Sourcefabric (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)</p></div><p> </p> <p>Newscoop 4.1.1 is out today and features improvements to image-handling and numerous bug fixes. Those who include picture galleries on their sites can now quickly select and add multiple images to slideshows. Image metadata of multiple images can now also be edited directly from the image edit screen. The Newscoop interface is now available in seven new languages: German, Greek, Polish, Russian, Spanish, Czech and Georgian.</p> <h2><a href="http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/newscoop/download/" target="_blank">Download Newscoop 4.1.1 free!</a></h2> <p>Newscoop installation is supported on Ubuntu Linux 12.04 (Precise), Debian GNU/Linux 6.0 (Squeeze), and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.3 (Santiago).</p> <ul> <li><strong><a href="/admin/articles/%20http:/sourcefabric.org/en/newscoop/testimonials" target="_blank">See who's using Newscoop</a></strong></li> <li><strong><a href="http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/newscoop/demo/%20" target="_blank">Check out the demo</a></strong></li> </ul> <p> </p> <h2><strong>Image-handling improvements.</strong></h2> <p> </p><div class="cs_img"style="width:600px;"><p><img src="http://sourcefabric.org/get_img?ImageWidth=600&amp;ImageHeight=292&amp;ImageId=1489" alt="Select and add multiple images to a slideshow" title="Select and add multiple images to a slideshow" border="0"/></p><p class="cs_img_caption">Select and add multiple images to a slideshow</p></div><p></p> <p><strong>Select and add multiple images to a slideshow.</strong> Those who include slideshows on their sites can now quickly select images from a list showing pictures already attached to the article. Just create a slideshow as per usual; all images attached to an article will appear and you can select multiple items using a checklist.</p> <p> </p><div class="cs_img"style="width:600px;"><p><img src="http://sourcefabric.org/get_img?ImageWidth=600&amp;ImageHeight=258&amp;ImageId=1491" alt="Quickly edit metadata" title="Quickly edit metadata" border="0"/></p><p class="cs_img_caption">Quickly edit metadata</p></div><p></p> <p><strong>Quickly edit image metadata via the article edit screen.</strong> Simply select the Images tab in the Media box...</p> <p></p><div class="cs_img"style="width:600px;"><p><img src="http://sourcefabric.org/get_img?ImageWidth=600&amp;ImageHeight=292&amp;ImageId=1490" alt="Edit metadata of multiple items" title="Edit metadata of multiple items" border="0"/></p><p class="cs_img_caption">Edit metadata of multiple items</p></div><p></p> <p>... and then quickly add metadata like Description and Photographer.</p> <h2>Localizations</h2> <p>The Newscoop interface is now available in seven new languages: German, Greek, Polish, Russian, Spanish, Czech and Georgian. Huge thanks to Christoph Rombach (German), Eva Dangendorf (German), Heike Bruysten (German), Micz Flor (German), Claudia Cruz (Spanish), Cullen Reddy (Arabic), Mohamed El Amin (Arabic), Elene Margvelashvili (Georgian), Katerina Michailidis (Greek), Marina Klinova (Russian) and Paweł Mikołajczuk (Polish).</p> <h2>Security</h2> <p>This release rolls-in a security patch release immediately after Newscoop 4.1. So no need to patch this one, just upgrade and you've got it covered. This fixes a cross-site scripting vulnerability in Newscoop which could have been exploited to execute arbitrary script code in a user's browser session in context of an affected site. It was not an easy one to exploit but upgrade is strongly recommended.</p> <h2>Other improvements</h2> <p>Newscoop 4.1 included frontend search capabilities powered by Solr, the open source enterprise search platform used by Netflix, Instagram, SourceForge, NASA, WhiteHouse.gov and Apple. Newscoop 4.1.1 builds on that with a few minor improvements. here are the highlights...</p> <ul> <li>Easily add multiple images to a slideshow</li> <li>Manage metadata of multiple items with button on article edit screen.conf files now searched and found starting with theme's root folder, not from instance root Renditions are reloaded after assign and unassign actions</li> <li>Page reloaded after a comment is submitted</li> <li>Complete localizations updated: Czech, Georgian, German, Greek, Polish, Russian, and Spanish</li> </ul> <p>Links to all the Github code and changelogs can be found <a href="https://wiki.sourcefabric.org/display/CS/Newscoop+4.1.1" target="_blank">on the wiki</a>.</p> <p>If you have any issues with upgrading or any questions about the release, we'd be more than happy to help you out <a href="http://forum.sourcefabric.org/categories/newscoop-support" target="_blank">on our forum</a>. <br /><br /></p> <br clear="all"> newscoop releases Tue, 16 Apr 2013 13:59:30 +0100 http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/newscoop/latestrelease/1834 Airtime 2.3.1 released with bug fixes and security improvements http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/airtime/release/1765 <p></p><div class="cs_img"style="width:600px;"><p><img src="http://sourcefabric.org/get_img?ImageWidth=600&amp;ImageHeight=280&amp;ImageId=1361" alt="The Airtime calendar view for Sourcefabric FM, our team radio station." title="The Airtime calendar view for Sourcefabric FM, our team radio station." border="0"/></p><p class="cs_img_caption">The Airtime calendar view for Sourcefabric FM, our team radio station.</p></div><p></p> <p>Airtime 2.3.1 is out now and provides a stability and security upgrade to the last version released in February.</p> <p>Airtime allows radio stations to be programmed and streamed through an easy web interface and can be downloaded and installed on GNU/Linux platforms like Ubuntu and Debian,  or used via Sourcefabric's web-hosted Airtime Pro service.</p> <p>Airtime 2.3 was released for World Radio Day and has an interface translated into 11 languages and the option for users to add new translations. Icecast and SHOUTcast listener statistics are now available too, as are automatically set cue-points and ReplayGain improvements.</p> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/airtime/download/" target="_blank">Download Airtime 2.3.1 free</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.airtime.pro" target="_blank">No server? Try Airtime Pro.</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/community/blog/1493" target="_blank">How can I add a localization?</a></li> </ul> <p>Huge thanks to the amazing Airtime community who have been helping to test and zap bugs.</p> <h2>What's new?</h2> <ul> <li>Multiple bug fixes</li> <li>Security fixes with running unescaped shell commands</li> <li>Fixed backend services not coming back online if RabbitMQ crashed and then restarted</li> <li>Uninstall now properly cleans system</li> <li>Improved Services watchdog (test whether Services are running and responding, not just running)</li> <li>Much faster library import (Silan analyzer runs in background)</li> <li>Fixed zombie process sometimes being created</li> <li>Upgraded to Mutagen (tag reader) 1.21</li> </ul> <p>Airtime has four live-assist modes, an intelligent audio library and calendar, and a Now Playing dashboard that allows tracks to be dragged-and-dropped on-the-fly into a playing schedule. Professional needs are catered for with WAV, FLAC and AAC support, plus ReplayGain which helps to normalise volume output.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/airtime/features/" target="_blank"><strong>Check out all the Airtime features.</strong></a></p> <p>In addition to those, the Airtime 2.3 series offers the following improvements...</p> <ul> <li>The interface is now available in Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Korean, Russian, Polish, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese and Czech.</li> <li>Stations can now translate the interface themselves.</li> <li>Listener Statistics allow stations streaming on the web via Icecast &amp; Shoutcast to track how many people are tuned into the station.</li> <li>Airtime scans newly imported tracks for leading/trailing silence and automatically sets cue points to avoid silence.</li> <li>ReplayGain, a tool that enables all audio to be broadcast at a consistent volume level can now be switched on and off, plus offset in real-time.</li> <li>Liquidsoap memory footprint improvements mean better streaming performance.</li> <li>There is a new user management page for non-admin users.</li> </ul> <p>To see all 250 changes, <a href="http://dev.sourcefabric.org/secure/ReleaseNote.jspa?projectId=10001&amp;version=10432" target="_blank">check the changelog</a>. Special thanks to Luciano De Fazio, Sebastian Matuszewski and Albert Bruc for contributing localizations!</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/airtime/manuals/">Check out the manual to see how you can get more out of Airtime</a></strong>!</p> <p><iframe src="https://www.facebook.com/plugins/likebox.php?href=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Fairtimeradio&amp;width=600&amp;height=290&amp;colorscheme=light&amp;show_faces=true&amp;border_color&amp;stream=false&amp;header=true" width="600" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no"></iframe></p> <br clear="all"> airtime releases Thu, 21 Mar 2013 09:36:25 +0100 http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/airtime/release/1765 Airtime 2.3 goes global for World Radio Day with localizable interface http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/airtime/release/1577 <p></p><div class="cs_img"style="width:600px;"><p><img src="http://sourcefabric.org/get_img?ImageWidth=600&amp;ImageHeight=280&amp;ImageId=1361" alt="The Airtime calendar view for Sourcefabric FM, our team radio station." title="The Airtime calendar view for Sourcefabric FM, our team radio station." border="0"/></p><p class="cs_img_caption">The Airtime calendar view for Sourcefabric FM, our team radio station.</p></div><p></p> <p>Airtime 2.3, our open source radio software released for World Radio Day, has an interface now translated into 11 languages and the option for users to add new translations. Icecast and SHOUTcast listener statistics are now available too, as are automatically set cue-points and ReplayGain improvements.</p> <p>Airtime allows radio stations to be programmed and streamed through an easy web interface and can be downloaded and installed on GNU/Linux platforms like Ubuntu and Debian,  or used via Sourcefabric's web-hosted Airtime Pro service.</p> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/airtime/download/" target="_blank">Download Airtime 2.3 free</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.airtime.pro" target="_blank">No server? Try Airtime Pro.</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/community/blog/1493" target="_blank">How can I add a localization?</a></li> </ul> <p>Airtime has four live-assist modes, an intelligent audio library and calendar, and a Now Playing dashboard that allows tracks to be dragged-and-dropped on-the-fly into a playing schedule. Professional needs are catered for with WAV, FLAC and AAC support, plus ReplayGain which helps to normalise volume output.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/airtime/features/" target="_blank"><strong>Check out all the Airtime features.</strong></a></p> <p>In addition to those, Airtime 2.3 offers the following improvements...</p> <ul> <li>The interface is now available in Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Korean, Russian, Polish, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese and Czech.</li> <li>Stations can now translate the interface themselves.</li> <li>Listener Statistics allow stations streaming on the web via Icecast &amp; Shoutcast to track how many people are tuned into the station.</li> <li>Airtime scans newly imported tracks for leading/trailing silence and automatically sets cue points to avoid silence.</li> <li>ReplayGain, a tool that enables all audio to be broadcast at a consistent volume level can now be switched on and off, plus offset in real-time.</li> <li>Liquidsoap memory footprint improvements mean better streaming performance.</li> <li>There is a new user management page for non-admin users.</li> </ul> <p>To see all 250 changes, <a href="http://dev.sourcefabric.org/secure/ReleaseNote.jspa?projectId=10001&amp;version=10432" target="_blank">check the changelog</a>. Special thanks to Luciano De Fazio, Sebastian Matuszewski and Albert Bruc for contributing localizations!</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/airtime/manuals/">Check out the manual to see how you can get more out of Airtime</a></strong>!</p> <p><iframe src="https://www.facebook.com/plugins/likebox.php?href=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Fairtimeradio&amp;width=600&amp;height=290&amp;colorscheme=light&amp;show_faces=true&amp;border_color&amp;stream=false&amp;header=true" width="600" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no"></iframe></p> <br clear="all"> airtime releases Tue, 12 Feb 2013 19:41:35 +0100 http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/airtime/release/1577 Booktype 1.5.4 released with Reports, new localizations and bug-fixes. http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/booktype/latestrelease/1570 <p></p><div class="cs_img"style="width:500px;"><p><img src="http://sourcefabric.org/get_img?ImageWidth=500&amp;ImageHeight=214&amp;ImageId=1346" alt="Innovate through inspiration, evaluate with numbers: Booktype Reports." title="Innovate through inspiration, evaluate with numbers: Booktype Reports." border="0"/></p><p class="cs_img_caption">Innovate through inspiration, evaluate with numbers: Booktype Reports.</p></div><p></p> <p>Booktype 1.5.4 has been released with multiple bug-fixes, new localizations and Reports, a way to get data on writer and book activity. Reports can be sent automatically via email daily, weekly or monthly and highlight things like peak times of activity, number of new users and the most active books. There are two ways to get Booktype. Install it yourself, or sign up to our cloud-hosted platform.</p> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/booktype/download/" target="_blank">Download and install Booktype 1.5.4 on Unix or OSX (it's free!)</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.booktype.pro" target="_blank">Get a free Booktype Pro account for cloud-hosted publishing (starter account also free!)</a></li> </ul> <p>Self-hosting of Booktype is supported on Unix systems like Debian, Ubuntu, CentOS and also on an OSX server. You'll need 3GB Ram and 1Ghz processor as a minimum hardware set-up.</p> <h2>Book data is the next frontier for publishers.</h2> <p>Investigating and visualising data around writing activity, book creation or new users and groups helps publishers streamline their processes, or helps writing communities, education and print-on-demand serve their authors better. Booktype now allows Reports sent by email daily, weekly or monthly to show...</p> <ul> <li>'Trending' books or chapters</li> <li>Most active users</li> <li>Peak times and dates for activity</li> <li>Number of new users, books and groups</li> <li>Total number of books, users and groups</li> <li>Server information (database and storage)</li> </ul> <p>To learn how to make the most out of them (and how to create scripts that generate your own reports), <a href="/en/community/blog/1571/Five-ways-to-use-Booktype-Reports-to-improve-book-production.htm" target="_blank">check out the blog post here</a>.</p> <p>Booktype's interface has now also been localized into Spanish, Albanian and Russian, with more versions on the way in future releases. Communities can now localize the interface themselves too. <a href="http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/community/blog/1493" target="_blank">Here's how</a>.</p> <p>In addition to this, multiple bug fixes have improved editing, versions, groups and publishing. The release also coincides with a release of Objavi 2.5, the software that converts Booktype books from their native HTML into PDF for printing. It's now more stable, quicker and less resource-intensive. Future releases will unveil a cover manager and better support for producing ebooks.</p> <ul> <li><a href="http://sourcefabric.github.com/Booktype/" target="_blank">Check out Booktype on GitHub</a>.</li> <li><a href="https://github.com/sourcefabric/Objavi" target="_blank">Dive into the Objavi code.</a></li> </ul> <h2>How does Booktype help publishers?</h2> <p><iframe src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/1mLCDKmmEyg" width="600" height="338" frameborder="0"></iframe></p> <p>By facilitating editing and translation and eliminating the need for wikis, cumbersome CMSes, or e-mailed word processor files, Booktype aims to promote and encourage the kind of collaborative writing process employed by <a href="http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/community/blog/1342" target="_blank">South Africa’s Siyavula, who use it as a community hub for over 1000 teachers</a> across South Africa to share class notes and to collaboratively write textbooks.</p> <p>Other early adopters include <a href="http://Youcanprint.it" target="_blank">YouCanPrint.it</a> who aim to be Italy’s first print-on-demand service able to offer authors the possibility to write, publish, and distribute books on one platform. Booktype enabled Internews to produce <a href="http://www.howtobypassinternetcensorship.org" target="_blank">How To Bypass Internet Censorship</a>, a 300-page book now available in nine languages, in five days. The 442-page <a href="https://cryptoparty.org/wiki/CryptoPartyHandbook" target="_blank">Cryptoparty handbook</a>, an internet phenomenon that was downloaded thousands of times on its release in October 2012, was written using Booktype in three days with 20 authors from remote locations worldwide.</p> <p> </p> <p><iframe src="https://www.facebook.com/plugins/likebox.php?href=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Fbooktype&amp;width=600&amp;height=558&amp;show_faces=true&amp;colorscheme=light&amp;stream=true&amp;border_color&amp;header=false" width="600" height="400" frameborder="0" scrolling="no"></iframe></p> <br clear="all"> Booktype Releases Wed, 06 Feb 2013 13:59:26 +0100 http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/booktype/latestrelease/1570 Media organisations discover new Solr system with Newscoop 4.1 http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/newscoop/latestrelease/1559 <p></p><div class="cs_img"style="width:600px;"><p><img src="http://sourcefabric.org/get_img?ImageWidth=600&amp;ImageHeight=317&amp;ImageId=1323" alt="Newscoop's geolocation tools help journalists map news events in Georgia and other regions." title="Newscoop's geolocation tools help journalists map news events in Georgia and other regions." border="0"/></p><p class="cs_img_caption">Newscoop's geolocation tools help journalists map news events in Georgia and other regions.</p></div><p></p> <p>Newscoop, our open source news CMS, has been updated to include frontend search capabilities powered by <a href="http://lucene.apache.org/solr/" target="_blank">Solr</a>, the open source enterprise search platform used by Netflix, Instagram, SourceForge, NASA, WhiteHouse.gov and Apple. The new functionality was developed in collaboration with a number of independent media sites in Georgia and is code-named 'Sakartvelo' after the Georgian name for the country.</p> <h2 style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/newscoop/download/" target="_blank">Download Newscoop 4.1 free!</a></h2> <p>Newscoop installation is supported on Ubuntu Linux 12.04 (Precise), Debian GNU/Linux 6.0 (Squeeze), and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.3 (Santiago).</p> <ul> <li><a href="http://sourcefabric.org/en/newscoop/testimonials" target="_blank">See who's using Newscoop</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/newscoop/demo/" target="_blank">Check out the demo</a></li> <li><a href="https://wiki.sourcefabric.org/x/vYem" target="_blank">Read the Newscoop &amp; Solr set-up wiki</a></li> </ul> <p>Solr is an open source enterprise search platform from the Apache Lucene project. Its major features include powerful full-text search, hit highlighting, faceted search, dynamic clustering, database integration, and rich document (e.g., Word, PDF) handling. Providing distributed search and index replication, Solr is highly scalable.</p> <p>Solr now allows Newscoop users, like the Georgian sites NetGazeti, newscafe.ge and TSPress, to offer faster search due to the structured filtering of results. Sites can also index new content and offer it quickly to visitors for a more relevant browsing experience. Solr can even search inside attachments (pdfs, Word documents) and display 'top hits' as a barometer of community opinion and interest - a great traffic driver and important for advertisers, writers and content syndicators.</p> <p>The changelog headlines are as follows:</p> <ul> <li>Integration of Apache Lucene Solr</li> <li><a href="http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/community/blog/1565/Boost-community-feedback-with-Article-Rating-in-Newscoop-41.htm" target="_blank">New article-rating feature</a> allows readers to give a rating feedback to the author which can optionally be displayed on the frontend</li> <li>New Facebook Login allows journalists and editors to sign in to site backend with Facebook logins</li> <li>New tags for the template engine: list_users and list_user_topics</li> <li>Security fix: Unnecessary error reporting exposed on front-end templates</li> <li>11 other important bug fixes</li> </ul> <p><strong><a href="http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/newscoop/download/" target="_blank">Download Newscoop 4.1 free!</a></strong></p> <br clear="all"> newscoop releases Tue, 29 Jan 2013 12:59:59 +0100 http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/newscoop/latestrelease/1559 Newscoop 4.0.4 improves comments and 3rd party library management http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/newscoop/latestrelease/1526 <p></p><div class="cs_img"style="width:600px;"><p><img src="http://sourcefabric.org/get_img?ImageWidth=600&amp;ImageId=1279" alt="Helping news organisations build better communities. Newscoop comment management has been further improved." title="Helping news organisations build better communities. Newscoop comment management has been further improved." border="0"/></p><p class="cs_img_caption">Helping news organisations build better communities. Newscoop comment management has been further improved.</p></div><p></p> <p>Newscoop 4.0.4 follows hot on the heels of the latest Newscoop upgrade to improve comment management for sites whose community contributes a large amount of comments. Flagged by Newscoop users<a href="http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/community/blog/1359/Brasil-247-embracing-digital-journalism-through-online-community.htm" target="_blank"> Brasil 247</a> (55 million page views per month and counting!), we fixed this issue and improved the way Newscoop handles dependencies.</p> <ul> <li><strong><a href="http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/newscoop/download/" target="_blank">Download Newscoop 4.0.4 free!</a></strong></li> <li><strong><a href="http://sourcefabric.com/en/newscooppro/" target="_blank">No server? Try Newscoop Pro!</a></strong></li> </ul> <p>Newscoop installation is supported on Ubuntu Linux 10.04 (Lucid), Debian GNU/Linux 6.0 (Squeeze), and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.2 (Santiago).</p> <ul> <li><strong><a href="http://newscoop-demo.sourcefabric.org/admin" target="_blank">Take a tour of Newscoop 4.0.4 with the demo.</a></strong></li> </ul> <p>We improved comment management hugely in Newscoop 4 as part of our drive to make Newscoop better for building communities around news. However when faced with a lot of comments, journalists noticed that they experienced a problem loading the edit screen for articles.</p> <p>With this latest Newscoop release there has been an improvement to this section allowing users to load more comments with a simple pagination function. The "Show more comments" button makes it much easier to read and navigate feedback from readers.</p> <p>Alongside this new feature, there were a number of bug fixes related to the upgrade from the previous version, plus improvement of library handling with the use of <a href="http://getcomposer.org" target="_blank">Composer</a> (a very cool dependency manager for PHP).</p> <h2>Bug fixes include...</h2> <ul> <li>Improved 3rd party library management by using Composer</li> <li>Removes handling of include_path from application.php</li> <li>Removes unnecessary use of spl auto-loading from create_themes.php upgrade script</li> <li>Various exciting maintenance tasks</li> <li>Some missing strings in user management mainly have been added to the localizer</li> </ul> <h2>What was new in Newscoop 4?</h2> <p>Back in April we published <a href="http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/community/blog/1199/Your-guide-to-what's-new-in-Newscoop-4.htm" target="_blank">this series of screencasts</a> outlining the major features in Newscoop 4. New features for this series included an overhauled media archive, drag-and-drop front page management, intelligent image renditions, Dynamic Maps and numerous citizen journalist and community management tools.</p> <h2>Resources</h2> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/newscoop/download/" target="_blank">Download Newscoop 4.0.4 free!</a></li> <li><a href="http://sourcefabric.com/en/newscooppro/" target="_blank">No server? Try Newscoop Pro!</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.flossmanuals.net/newscoop-4-journalists-en-4-0/" target="_blank">Need help? Try the manual</a>!</li> </ul> <br clear="all"> newscoop releases Tue, 08 Jan 2013 10:06:46 +0100 http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/newscoop/latestrelease/1526 Newscoop 4.0.3 addresses security issue and improves media archive stability http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/newscoop/latestrelease/1504 <iframe src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/3EZF916Cet4?rel=0" width="600" height="338" frameborder="0"></iframe> <div> </div> <div>Newscoop 4.0.3 has been released, patching a vital security issue, improving the media archive and fixing several non-critical bugs associated with topics, caching and upgrades.</div> <div> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/newscoop/download/" target="_blank">Download Newscoop 4.0.3 free!</a></li> <li><a href="http://sourcefabric.com/en/newscooppro/" target="_blank">No server? Try Newscoop Pro!</a></li> </ul> <p>Newscoop installation is supported on Ubuntu Linux 12.04 (Precise), Debian GNU/Linux 6.0 (Squeeze), and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.2 (Santiago).</p> <p>This release offers a fix to a vulnerability that exploited the Admin interface's password restore. We posted an immediate fix in the forums as exploitation of this issue could potentially allow attackers to gain Admin access to the site. This patch permanently fixes that issue, and allows full use of the password restore functionality. <strong>Upgrade is therefore highly recommended for all users.</strong></p> <p>In addition, there are improvements to the media archive that offer far greater stability to news organisations with large collections of images (in theory, it can now handle millions of images much faster due to two levels of sub directories). Plus articles, topics, themes and performance have all seen minor fixes and improvements.</p> <h2>Here's the full list of fixes...</h2> <p></p><div align="center"><div class="cs_img cs_fl_middle"><p><img src="http://sourcefabric.org/get_img?ImageId=789" alt="Newscoop 4's revamped geolocation tools. Credit Sourcefabric | CC BY-NC-SA." title="Newscoop 4's revamped geolocation tools. Credit Sourcefabric | CC BY-NC-SA." border="0"/></p><p class="cs_img_caption">Newscoop 4's revamped geolocation tools. Credit Sourcefabric | CC BY-NC-SA.</p></div></div><p></p> <p><strong>Headlines</strong></p> <ul> <li>Vital security patch fixing vulnerability on password recovery.</li> <li>Improved storage schema for images means more stability for large media archives with lots of pictures</li> </ul> <p><strong>Article Behaviour</strong></p> <ul> <li>Fixed issue preventing creation of section when translating article</li> <li>Fixed problem with article type field not being considered empty due to 'is content' stats</li> <li>File size upload limit can now be set in System Preferences</li> </ul> <p><strong>Topics</strong></p> <ul> <li>Empty topic no longer created on adding a new topic with a used name</li> <li>Correct link now used after renaming a topic to a used name</li> </ul> <p><strong>Themes and Templates</strong></p> <ul> <li>New template syntax (role="child") allows you to list related articles in a different way</li> <li>Length argument is no longer ignored in list_related_articles</li> </ul> <p><strong>Speed, Performance and Caching</strong></p> <ul> <li>Caching improved by ensuring get_img returns correct headers for expiration</li> <li>All jQuery resources load on https setups</li> <li>Added a 'Remind me Never' button to feedback screen</li> <li>Plugin classes must register to auto-loading classes map</li> <li>Plupload examples allows to upload files w/o any authentication</li> </ul> <p><strong>Dependencies and Upgrades</strong></p> <ul> <li>User schema no longer contains null columns after upgrade from 3.5</li> <li>liveuser table UName can no longer be null after upgrade from 3.5 (this made it impossible to register)</li> <li>Use of composer to handle dependencies.</li> <li>Remove Doctrine from library directory as it is now handled via composer.</li> <li>Added strict error reporting in MAMP</li> <li>Proxy generation now works for entities out of library/Newscoop/Entity</li> </ul> <h2><strong>What was new in Newscoop 4?</strong></h2> <p>Back in April we published <a href="http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/community/blog/1199/Your-guide-to-what's-new-in-Newscoop-4.htm" target="_blank">this series of screencasts</a> outlining the major features in Newscoop 4. New features for this series included an overhauled media archive, drag-and-drop front page management, intelligent image renditions, Dynamic Maps and numerous citizen journalist and community management tools.</p> <h2>Resources</h2> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/newscoop/download/" target="_blank">Download Newscoop 4.0.3 free!</a></li> <li><a href="http://sourcefabric.com/en/newscooppro/" target="_blank">No server? Try Newscoop Pro!</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.flossmanuals.net/newscoop-4-journalists-en-4-0/" target="_blank">Need help? Try the manual</a>.</li> </ul> </div> <br clear="all"> newscoop releases Thu, 13 Dec 2012 16:30:33 +0100 http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/newscoop/latestrelease/1504 Airtime 2.2.1 improves audio streams, fades and smart blocks http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/airtime/release/1500 <p><span style="font-size: large;"></p><div align="center"><div class="cs_img cs_fl_middle"><p><img src="http://sourcefabric.org/get_img?ImageId=1243" alt="Streams can be utilised in many different ways in Airtime 2.2.1." title="Streams can be utilised in many different ways in Airtime 2.2.1." border="0"/></p><p class="cs_img_caption">Streams can be utilised in many different ways in Airtime 2.2.1.</p></div></div><p></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: large;">Airtime 2.2.1 has been released with a number of fixes to improve the performance and stability of streaming and Smart Blocks.</span></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/airtime/download/" target="_blank">Download Airtime 2.2.1 free!</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.airtime.pro" target="_blank">No server? Try Airtime Pro!</a></li> </ul> <p><strong>Streaming</strong> was a major focus of the 2.2 release. Airtime can rebroadcast incoming streams including smartphone applications and web streams from other web sites. This connection can be automatic or manual, or external streams can be scheduled in the application's calendar, as can live shows. Fading between streams is now smoother in Airtime 2.2.1 and issues with stream connection and preview have been resolved.</p> <p>Airtime's new <strong>Smart Blocks</strong> have also been tweaked. Smart Blocks let DJs and Station Managers choose a block of time and fill it with audio according to parameters like genre or upload date. Airtime 2.2.1 makes this even more powerful with 'and' 'or' connectors that allow complex sets of rules to be built.</p> <h2>Here's the full list of fixes...</h2> <ul> <li>Improved fades between webstreams</li> <li>Fix webstreams disconnecting occasionally</li> <li>Added 'and' and 'or' connectors between smart blocks</li> <li>Preview webstreams in the Now Playing page improved for all browsers</li> <li>airtime-import script now works for FLAC files</li> <li>DJs can no longer delete files they don't own</li> <li>Support added for 'x-scpls' webstream playlist types</li> <li>media-monitor no longer requires a restart for initial import</li> </ul> <h2>What else is in Airtime 2.2.1?</h2> <p><strong>Live in 3, 2, 1...</strong></p> <p>Four live assist modes now exist in Airtime. DJs can rebroadcast incoming streams managed by a source switcher which manually, or automatically, connects to the correct source (and fades between them). Users can configure remote live input streams from DJ programs such as Mixxx or IDJC, or smartphone applications used by broadcast journalists. Additionally, they can schedule these streams in the calendar, or schedule a 'live' show which records from the computer's line-in.</p> <p><strong>Smart Blocks.</strong></p> <p>Requested by users more than any other feature, the new Smart Blocks let users enter parameters (like genre or time last played) for a playlist and Airtime will populate that block randomly according to those conditions, before playing it out at an allotted time.</p> <p><strong>Improved library.</strong></p> <p>The library has also been overhauled, with huge performance increases on import and improved search. Users can also drag and drop tracks directly from the library into the Now Playing list to instantly edit playout on-the-fly.</p> <p><strong>Other great improvements.</strong></p> <ul> <li>WAV, FLAC and AAC support, plus ReplayGain to normalize volume output.</li> <li>User ownership of files to help stations with multiple DJs</li> <li>Rescan watched folders button (useful for network drives where keeping in sync is more difficult).</li> <li>Stereo/mono streams.</li> </ul> <h2>Resources</h2> <ul> <li><strong><a href="http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/airtime/download/" target="_blank">Download, install and upgrade Airtime</a></strong></li> <li><strong><a href="http://www.airtime.pro" target="_blank">Try Airtime Pro, our web-hosted version</a></strong></li> <li><a href="http://en.flossmanuals.net/airtime-en-2-2/" target="_blank"><strong>Check out the manual to get broadcasting in minutes</strong></a></li> </ul> <p> </p> <br clear="all"> airtime releases Wed, 05 Dec 2012 16:01:49 +0100 http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/airtime/release/1500 Superdesk and A Verdade Winners in $1m African Media Contest with Citizen Desk http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/superdesk/latestnews/1499 <p><span style="font-size: large;"><span style="font-size: small;"></p><div align="center"><div class="cs_img cs_fl_middle"><p><img src="http://sourcefabric.org/get_img?ImageId=1241" alt="Citizen Desk will allow citizens in Maputo to report using mobile phones. (Day 2. Credit: Flickr | Sugu CC BY-NC-ND 2.0" title="Citizen Desk will allow citizens in Maputo to report using mobile phones. (Day 2. Credit: Flickr | Sugu CC BY-NC-ND 2.0" border="0"/></p><p class="cs_img_caption">Citizen Desk will allow citizens in Maputo to report using mobile phones. (Day 2. Credit: Flickr | Sugu CC BY-NC-ND 2.0</p></div></div><p></span><br /></span></p> <p>Citizen Desk, a project proposed by Mozambican newsroom @Verdade and open source news non-profit Sourcefabric is one of twenty winners in a prize of $1 million as part of the African News Innovation Challenge (ANIC).</p> <p>The fund rewards projects whose focus is on digital innovation and journalism, giving them a chance to kick-start media development in Africa. A jury of 15 international media strategists, technology innovators, and funding experts evaluated more than 500 project plans before selecting winners from a shortlist of 40 projects.</p> <h2>Based on open source Superdesk technology</h2> <p>Citizen Desk is a tool based on Sourcefabric's Superdesk software and will allow news organisations to create a mobile-optimised platform for aggregating, verifying, publishing and rewarding citizen journalism. Superdesk is a workflow and news management system and the first official implementation was used by the International Center for Journalists to cover the US election. Citizen Desk will serve as a way to incorporate citizen journalism into a news organization's core workflow.</p> <p>The first phase of development of Citizen Desk will result in a finished tool that is immediately deployable in newsrooms, alongside existing CMSes with minimum installation. In order for the project to sustain itself into the future Citizen Desk will be free to download, open source and maintained, developed, documented and supported by Sourcefabric.</p> <p>All the winning ANIC projects will receive cash grants ranging from $10,000 to $100,000, plus additional technology support from a team of four full-time developers at AMI's jAccelerator lab in Kenya, and business development support from some of the world's top media strategists affiliated with the World Association of Newspapers &amp; News Publishers (WAN-IFRA).</p> <p>Peter Barron, Google's Director of External Relations for Europe, Middle East and Africa said "We want to see journalism flourish in the digital age in Africa and the African News Innovation Challenge has helped spur some really exciting projects from across the continent. We're looking forward to seeing these projects unfold and to working further with African journalists who are using technologies to gather and tell important stories."</p> <h2>Find out more...</h2> <p><a href="http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/superdesk/" target="_blank">Superdesk home page</a><br /><a href="http://africannewschallenge.tumblr.com/post/26909089944/citizen-desk" target="_blank">Citizen Desk application</a><br /><a href="http://www.averdade.org" target="_blank">@Verdade English homepage</a></p> <h2>About @Verdade</h2> <p>@Verdade is a free, high quality newspaper with the estimated largest readership in Mozambique. Innovative offline distribution models get the paper to an otherwise hard-to-reach audience, while strong social media presences engage online readers.</p> <h2>About Sourcefabric</h2> <p>Sourcefabric is an award-winning, not-for-profit organisation that builds open source tools for media. Sourcefabric works to increase the sustainability, visibility and quality of output for independent news enterprises and has over a decade of experience working with African media in Senegal, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Ghana, Nigeria and more.</p> <br clear="all"> Superdesk News Wed, 05 Dec 2012 12:01:57 +0100 http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/superdesk/latestnews/1499