Are you eager to help out with OpenLP but aren't a developer?
We need folks to help write the manual for OpenLP 2.0. You don't need to be a developer, but a good working knowledge of how to do things like set up dual monitors is essential. Experience with markup systems like BBcode, Markdown or even HTML is an advantage, but not necessary.
OpenLP is now available in the Arch User Repository (AUR). If you are an Arch user I'm sure you are familiar with the AUR, but just in case check out the wiki on the AUR. If you are using Yaourt to install from the AUR a simple 'yaourt -S openlp' will install OpenLP 1.9.3 (Alpha 3). I have used OpenLP some on Arch Linux and I am extremely impressed even using a fairly heavey desktop like KDE, Arch and OpenLP fly.
I've just finished setting up a new support tracker so that those folks who want to send e-mails to "support (at) openlp.org" can do so. Unfortunately I noticed as I was setting it up, that people have been sending mail to that address, but due to our old support tracking software falling over, we didn't see those e-mails. Hopefully now this should be fixed.
Please remember, however, that the fastest and easiest way to get support is via the Live IRC Chat page.
I'm really excited to let everyone know that recently I was interviewed by Mark Shropshire of the Geeks and God podcast for their October podcast! If you want to hear my funny voice and weird accent, go right along to Episode 135 and listen the interview.
We are pleased to announce the release of the third alpha version of OpenLP!
It has been three months since our last alpha release, and the developers have been working hard to fix bugs and add new features. We're getting ever closer to a complete application, and there are already enough finished features that some Churches are using the alpha releases in their Sunday Services. We hope more people will be willing to give this new version a try. Read on for more details about this release.
It's been very quiet on the translation front for a while now, but rest assured, we've been working hard behind the scenes to get OpenLP's internationlisation abilities top notch. We now have the most of the strings in OpenLP updated and included in the translation files.
With OpenLP version 2.0 development heading fast to another alpha release, the popularity of OpenLP seems to also be rising. Granted, using Facebook as a popularity meter may not be the best way to tell, but seems pretty good to us. One of the most notable changes that has happened recently has been major changes to the output display. With the next release you should see working text over video, text enhancements (bold text, text colors, etc) and spell checking.
For anyone who wants to keep up to date with regular builds I will be updating my personal repository which is compatible with Package Manager. The repos definition can be found at http://repos.fedorapeople.org/repos/trb143/OpenLP/.
To obtain this version instead of the normal Fedora updates you will need to use "--disablerepo=updates"
Add this and you will get regular updates outside the normal build cycles.
Bugs for these builds should be logged on Launchpad or IRC not bugzilla.
OpenLP allows our small church to have media rich worship services that we could not afford using commercial solutions and it has an ease of use that allows nearly anyone to operate it with only a minimal amount of technical skill.