We're happy to announce the fourth release candidate of OpenLP 3.1. This release fixes or improves some of the biggest bugs and issues we've seen in OpenLP. This is the last release candidate before the final release of OpenLP 3.1.
What then is my reward? That when I preach the Good News, I may present the Good News of Christ without charge, so as not to abuse my authority in the Good News.
1 Corinthians 9:18
Windows 7 is no longer supported! (Microsoft does not support it either.)
In order to make use of newer technologies, features and optimizations in the libraries that OpenLP uses, we have
had to drop support for Windows 7. Microsoft stopped supporting Windows 7 in January 2020, and Python stopped
supporting Windows 7 with the release of Python 3.9 in October 2020.
Download on macOS is damaged
macOS reports OpenLP as damaged, due to the OpenLP app not being signed. If you encounter this
problem, you can try the following solution:
From Applications / Utilities run Terminal
In Terminal, type in the following command:
xattr -dr com.apple.quarantine /Applications/OpenLP.app
In some cases, you may need to prepend
sudo to the above command
This should allow you to start OpenLP normally
Video/media playback on macOS
OpenLP uses VLC for video and media playback. At this stage VLC is not bundled with OpenLP, so you will need to
download and install it yourself.
You can download VLC from the
Ubuntu 22.04, Linux Mint
The main view in the web remote does not update automatically on Ubuntu 22.04 due to
Ubuntu/Mint shipping an old version of python3-websockets. This can be fixed by
downloading and installing an updated version of the package from
Wayland on Linux
OpenLP at present does not behave well under Wayland so the recommendation is to run
under X11. If you can't run in X11 (or prefer to run it in XWayland), you should
start it with
QT_QPA_PLATFORM environment variable set to
xcb, although the
Main View from the Web Remote will not work.
Video / streaming backgrounds and background audio in songs currently do not work
together. You may experience either the video not working but the audio works, or
the audio doesn't work while the video does.
Debian/Ubuntu builds will be coming soon
We will update this blog post once the Debian/Ubuntu package has been built
Fixes Since Release Candidate 2
Fix irregular service theme saving (closes #1723)
Fix AuthorType not getting translated
Fix bug in _has_header
Fix issues with upgrading 2.9.x databases
High DPI fixes
Fix error when no Bible is available while importing from PlanningCenterOnline
Check before initialising a None Bible
Fix #1700 by typecasting the calls to Paths
Make PathEdit handle None values
Fix external DB settings
Fixes #1325 - Handling of Missing VLC.
Better handling of attempts to load invalid SWORD folder or zip-file
Ensure a path set in PathEdit is a Path instance
Fix OpenLyrics import to trim leading whitespace in verses
Do not start the same presentation again when it's already live
Prevent key error when unblank screen at start of presentation
Fix the startup order to prevent issues in Windows and Portable builds