In just over a weeks time, the OpenLP facebook page will be switched over to the new Timeline view. The new view gives us the opportunity to add a cover image to go along the top of the page, and this is where we would like your help...
Ideally we would like to use a picture of OpenLP being used, with a full worshipping congregation and both the operators screen and the projector screen in view. For example a long time ago when v1 was just being born and monitors were still the size of a small car, the photo on the right was taken. We would like to bring it up to date..
OpenLP has officially been accepted into openSUSE Factory, which means that in openSUSE 12.2 users will be able to install openLP right out of the box, without having to add any additional repositories. openSUSE 12.2 is scheduled to be released on July 11th.
Many thanks go to Joseph Mulloy who tirelessly working at it for many months. He had to fix bugs in other packages and prod people to compile their packages properly, just so that he could get OpenLP into openSUSE. It really was quite a mission, but he did so anyways.
I'm happy to announce that the software upgrade of the site went well, and things should be mostly back to normal. If you have any issues with the site, please just drop us a line in our IRC channel. Please make sure you mention the page you were going to, the URL you ended up on, and the exact error you got. Also please note that most folks are only awake and active in the afternoon and evening hours of UTC/GMT.
Tomorrow evening we will be giving the OpenLP site a much-needed software upgrade. We will have to take the site offline for a few hours while we perform the upgrade, but don't worry, you can still find us in IRC, and the OpenLP 2.0 manual will still be available.
The site will be offline from around 17:00 UTC until approximately midnight UTC.
A few months ago, we rewrote how media (videos, etc) works in OpenLP. Part of the reason for the rewrite of how media is handled was to be able to use VLC as your video player inside OpenLP. Today we are happy to announce that we now have VLC support in OpenLP, via the nightly builds.
Please keep in mind that the VLC support might contain bugs since it has not yet been fully tested. Feel free, however, to test it out. As usual, please report any bugs you find.
This weekend we were able to set up the necessary infrastructure for doing test builds for Mac OS X automatically.
Nightly builds are created every day around 10pm GMT. These builds are created on Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion) and should also work on Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard). These builds include latest development changes in OpenLP. The latest test build is available on the download page.
Hello everyone! OpenLP's popularity is on the rise. We just hit 1,200 fans. That is a large accomplishment in itself for a project like OpenLP. With this rise in popularity we could use some help from the community. As you probably already know we have been hard at work on a manual and support is always available through chat, but OpenLP also has a YouTube channel. Many times a video is worth more than a thousand words when demonstrating a feature or helping out with a technical issue.
Looking back over the past year, OpenLP has had quite an eventful year. In 2011 we had the last two releases of openlp.org 1.2.x, had five releases of OpenLP 2.0 (1.9.x), we moved from alpha releases to beta releases, and we end-of-life'd openlp.org 1.x. Not only that, OpenLP even has an Android app!
Another release, another beta... As with most other open source projects, we don't want to release OpenLP until it is ready. So here's our Christmas present to you: another beta version. Don't worry, we are just as eager as you to get the final release out, but we also want to make sure the final release is the best it can be, so we'll continue to release beta versions and then release candidates until we're happy with what we've got.
PLEASE NOTE: ONCE YOU HAVE INSTALLED VERSION 1.9.8 YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO RUN VERSION 1.9.7 AGAIN!
As of 1.9.7 we introduced an automatic database upgrade system, and song databases from the newer versions are not necessarily backwards compatible. From time to time we have to introduce changes to the songs database in order to add new features and enhance existing functionality. Because of these changes, you will not be able to run previous versions of OpenLP with your most recent database.