It is with great pleasure that I announce the first alpha version of
OpenLP 2.0! We've been working on this for a long time (since September
2008 if I have my dates correct) and decided to give everyone a taste of
what we've been working on.
As we've mentioned before, OpenLP 2.0 is cross-platform. This means that
it runs on Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, and even FreeBSD! However, since
OpenLP 2.0 is a complete rewrite, and this particular release is an
Alpha, there are a few things to be aware of...
From our FAQ: What is an alpha release?
An alpha release is a very early incomplete release. It has missing
features, and bugs and is likely to crash or do unexpected things. It is
intended for those who aren't scared of program crashes and want to help
test the software. It is also for those who are interested in seeing the
What new features will I find in 2.0?
Since 2.0 is a rewrite from the ground up, you won't find a great deal
of new features since initially we want to ensure all the v1.2 features
are included. However the developers have managed to sneak a few in.
Take a look at the Complete list.
Is there a manual or any documentation for 2.0?
No, we don't have any documentation yet. If you need help, just ask in
the forums or use the live chat feature. If you would like to help write
some documentation, please let us know - we are always happy for new
volunteers to join the team and contribute to the project.
I've started OpenLP, but I can't see the songs or bibles section in the
On some systems, the media manager plugins default to a deactivated
state. This is something we will address in a future release, but for
now you will need to turn them on manually.
It is recommended that you read the rest of the Frequently Asked
Questions before using OpenLP 2.0 Alpha 1, as it contains some very
This is the part you've been waiting for!
- Windows XP/Vista/7:
- OpenLP-1.9.1-setup.exe (14.4MB)
- Mac OS X (10.4 and higher):
- OpenLP-1.9.1.dmg (35.2MB)
- Ubuntu/Kubuntu/Xubuntu (Karmic/9.10 and higher):
- We have a PPA (Personal Package Archive) which you can add to your
package management software to download and keep up to date.
- We are busy working on getting an OpenLP 2.0 package for Fedora.
- We are busy working on getting OpenLP 2.0 into the ports system.
- Source Code:
- OpenLP-1.9.1.tar.gz (1.9MB)
Do you like OpenLP?
If you really like OpenLP, look at the following ways of helping promote
OpenLP and also keeping track of the development of version 2.0:
- Are you on facebook? Then become a fan and "Like" the posts.
- Are you on twitter? Then follow openlp, and retweet the
- Give us a thumbs up on the SourceForge project page.
- If you have a website or blog, then link to our site
http://openlp.org/ with a few words saying what the software is and
why you like it.
- Add a placemark on our Worldwide Usage map, so others in your
locality can see someone close by is using it.
- If you are a member of any Christian Forums or websites, and their
rules allow it, then perhaps review the software or ask others to