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AzuraCast is the free and open-source software suite that makes web radio simple!

Learn more and get started today at azuracast.com/. Contribute at github.com/AzuraCast/AzuraCast.

Join us in our Discord (azuracast.com/discord) or Slack (azuracast.com/slack) groups, too!

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AzuraCast is a free and open-source self-hosted web radio station in a box! Our helpful installer tools and powerful web interface let you manage every aspect of your station directly from your browser. Learn more at azuracast.com/ or our GitHub github.com/azuracast/azuracast

New in Rolling Release: We now support directly uploading custom public page background images, system-wide album art and your own browser icon (or "favicon"), which we automatically scale to all the sizes typically used for icons.

For those of you who aren't Discord users, you can also join us on @liberachat's IRC network where we've set up the community. Ask questions, get support, share your station and more. Get connections details at libera.chat/

This week, our lead developer @SlvrEagle23 was the guest of one of the foremost open-source podcasts, @FLOSSWeekly, where he talked about AzuraCast, the web radio scene today and the open-source world in general. Check it out!

twit.tv/shows/floss-weekly/epi

Wow! The FundOSS pilot round ended today, and thanks to your support we were able to raise $2,331 USD (before fees)!

We can't thank you all enough. This makes a big difference for us.

If you want, you can donate to AzuraCast once or ongoing in many ways: docs.azuracast.com/en/contribu

Just 15 hours left to donate to support AzuraCast in this round of FundOSS! fundoss.org/collective/azuraca

As a reminder, the FundOSS model multiplies donations of any size, especially smaller ones. Your support makes a huge difference. Please donate today if you can!

AzuraCast 0.13.0 is now deploying to our Stable branch users. It includes the beta Podcast management, automatic browser theme selection, PWA installable-app support for public player pages, and many important bug fixes and performance improvements: github.com/AzuraCast/AzuraCast

Amazing! In just the first two days of our FundOSS listing, you've helped us raise over $1,000 in donations and estimated matching funds. We're so grateful for your support.

There's still time to support our project if you haven't yet: fundoss.org/collective/azuraca

AzuraCast's page on FundOSS is live! FundOSS is a new project to help sustain open-source software. EVERY donation of ANY amount counts, and your donation is used to help promote our project to receive matching funds. Learn more and donate today: fundoss.org/collective/azuraca

There are other versions of Ubuntu that are released more frequently, ending in either .04 or .10 for April or October releases respectively, but these aren't part of their long-term-support offering. We only support LTS branches, as stations often stay online for many years.

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If you're not sure what version of Ubuntu you're on, you can run "lsb_release -a" in an SSH terminal to view version details.

16.04 was released in April 2016, 18.04 in April 2018, and 20.04 in April 2020. AzuraCast supports 20.04 fully, so upgrading to that version is ideal.

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As we mentioned earlier this year, Ubuntu 16.04 LTS has reached "end of life" status and is no longer receiving updates. If you're still running an older station powered by 16.04, you must upgrade to 18.04 or, preferably, 20.04 as soon as possible.

AzuraCast is now available as an installable app on the new Vultr Marketplace. Vultr is a high-performance cloud hosting provider. Learn more and deploy your new server today from this link: vultr.com/marketplace/apps/azu

Now in the Rolling Release channel, we're pleased to introduce a much-requested feature: Podcast management! Create podcasts and episodes, and AzuraCast will automatically generate public pages and all the necessary RSS feeds for consumption on most major feed services.

Hey AzuraCast supporters! On June 10, we're participating in a new project called that's offering $75k in matching funds to supported projects, in collaboration with @opencollect. Sign up now to get notified when the fundraising round begins: fundoss.org/collective/azuraca

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS will be supported until 2025 and has been fully supported for both Docker and Ansible installations for quite some time now. Our one-click installers on Linode and DigitalOcean also use Ubuntu 20.04 as their base operating system.

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Note for older station owners: Ubuntu 16.04 "Xenial Xerus" has reached the end of its support window, which will impact package availability and updates for it. If you are still on 16.04, you are strongly encouraged to upgrade ASAP to 18.04 or, preferably, 20.04 "Focal Fossa".

AzuraCast 0.12.4 is out on our Stable release channel. This release is fully devoted to bug fixes, technical improvements, and across-the-system performance gains, especially for larger stations. See the full changelog here: github.com/AzuraCast/AzuraCast

AzuraCast is still beta software, and is still maintained by a very small team of people.

We will do our best to resolve any issues that appear with stable updates, but your patience and understanding are fundamental to our ability to continue to give away our hard work.

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Note: For our release channels, "stable" means it's been operating on several stations with no reported issues. This is no guarantee it will work perfectly on *every* station that updates.

Always routinely back up your installations, especially your production stations.

Also, a technical change: we're now also tagging all of our Docker images with their stable release version, so you can now specifically set `0.12.3` as your version in `.env` (instead of "stable" or "latest") to lock your install to that release version for all images.

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