[LAA] Rivendell v1.2.0

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To: User discussion about the Rivendell Radio Automation System <rivendell-dev@...>, Developer discussion about the Rivendell Radio Automation System <rivendell-prog@...>
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Date: Friday, December 12, 2008 - 6:14 pm

On behalf of the entire Rivendell development team, I'm pleased to announce
the release of Rivendell v1.2.0. Rivendell is a full-featured radio
automation system targeted for use in professional broadcast environments. It
is available under the GNU General Public License. Changes in this release
include (from the NEWS file):

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Changes:
RDCatch Download Events. An 'Event Offset' setting has been added to
Download Events to allow date wildcards used in the URL field to be offset
by the indicated number of days.

Hard Time Handling in Logs. The logic for processing hard start times in
logs has been changed so that a hard time event will be executed when wall
clock time matches regardless of it's place relative to other hard timed
events.

Now & Next Changes. A new plugin architecture has been added that makes it
possible to create "Rivendell Loadable Modules" (RLMs for short) that can
be used to generate Now & Next PAD data to a wide array of external devices
and services. Runtime plugin configuration is accomplished in
RDAdmin->ManageHosts->RDAirPlay->ConfigureNow&Next. A set of sample
plugins is provided for transmitting data via UDP and serial ports as well
as for interfacing to 'social networking' services such as Twitter and
FaceBook. Information on writing new plugins can be found in the 'rlm.h'
header file.

Dropbox Changes. Several new dropbox features have been added, including
the ability to configure a box not to delete source files after import
(particularly useful in conjunction with satellite-based audio delivery
services such as AMB-OS and PRSS ContentDepot). Also new is the ability to
apply an automatic date offset to any encoded Start or End Date value of
imported files.

Automated System Management. It is now possible to configure various
objects to be automatically purged from the system after they expire. For
audio cuts, this can be configured on a group-wide basis in
RDAdmin->ManageGroups, while Logs and ELR data purging can be configured in
RDAdmin->ManageServices.

RDLogManager Enhancements. A 'Remarks' field has been added to the Event
and Clock dialogs to provide an area for entering free-form text notes.

GPIO Enhancements. It is now possible to configure separate and
independent macro carts to execute upon the rising and falling state of a
GPIO line.

Username Length. The previous limit of a maximum of eight characters in a
Rivendell username has been increased to 255, thus allowing for better
integration with external authentication systems such as Active Directory.

Bugfixes. Several bugfixes have been implemented -- see the ChangeLog for
details.

Database Update:
This version of Rivendell uses database schema version 170, and will
automatically upgrade any earlier versions. To see the current schema
version prior to upgrade, see RDAdmin->SystemInfo.

As always, be sure to run RDAdmin immediately after upgrading to allow
any necessary changes to the database schema to be applied.
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Further information, screenshots and download links are available at:

http://www.rivendellaudio.org/

Cheers!

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