Airtime 1.9.4 has been released with new DEB packages for Ubuntu and Debian that keep installations automatically updated with the latest version. Airtime is Sourcefabric’s open source radio software for scheduling, automation and remote station management via any web browser. It can be downloaded free from airtime.sourcefabric.org
Powering stations like London’s Resonance FM, Senegal’s West Africa Democracy Radio and Canada’s NationTalk, Airtime platforms have been receiving industry acclaim including a Knight-Batten Award for Innovations in Journalism. Airtime is also a finalist in the Packt Open Source Multimedia Software Awards 2011 alongside Blender, GIMP and Inkscape.
“I think we can safely say this is the most rigorously tested version of Airtime ever,” said Sourcefabric’s Chief Technical Officer Paul Baranowski. “We thoroughly tested 64 different ways of installing and upgrading across a range of operating systems and package options. It all means greater stability and ease of use for radio stations and paves the way for further feature development.”
The Airtime 1.9 series adds a new file storage system with ‘watch’ folders, allowing stations to magically synchronise files and to easily browse their audio archives, as well as Shoutcast support, improved front-end widgets, and extensive bug-fixes.
By: Adam Thomas