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What's new in Airtime? Introducing 2.5.2

Airtime 2.5.2 is here, give it a try! | Photo by Sourcefabric (CC BY SA)
Airtime 2.5.2 is here, give it a try! | Photo by Sourcefabric (CC BY SA)

Airtime 2.5.2 has arrived. This maintenance release brings with it a number of much-needed fixes and contains more than a years worth of bug fixes and critical fixes to make the system more reliable.

Download Airtime 2.5.2

One key change included in the release is the addition of a brand new installer that allows for a simpler installation of the Airtime web application and Airtime's background daemons. The basic Airtime web application configuration is now done graphically, in your browser.

(Airtime setup in browser)

This release also fixes a large number of scheduler bugs in situations where the user timezone, station timezone, and/or system timezone were different. Additionally, it fixes several critical scheduler bugs related to linked shows, provides performance improvements for linked shows, adds a new criteria for smart blocks, and unifies the plethora of config files into a single airtime.conf making it significantly easier to tinker. Additionally, all Python-based daemons have been cleaned up and adhere to Python packaging standards better (using setuptools). The airtime-check-system utility has been deprecated and removed, since all relevant health checks and information are presented graphically during the installer and inside the System->Status menu inside Airtime.

For a full list of bugs and issues fixed, view the Release Notes.

Supported platforms for Airtime include the following:

  • Debian Wheezy 7.8

  • Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise)

  • Ubuntu 13.10 (Saucy)

  • Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty)

  • Ubuntu 14.10 (Utopic)

We hope to provide updated DEB packages for Ubuntu in the coming weeks.

Note that the new installer is Linux distribution agnostic.

If you run Windows or Mac, we recommend that you try Airtime Pro. You can try it for free for 30 days, so there is no commitment unless you decide you love using it.

We hope you enjoy this Airtime release and as always, we welcome feedback! Feel free to join in the conversation on our forum or check us out on GitHub.

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