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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.

AzuraCast stable channel version 0.12.3 is out today, with significant optimizations for larger stations, new features and bug fixes, and support for the embedded Twitter player, which critics are calling "actually very pog". Update today!

Full changelog: github.com/AzuraCast/AzuraCast

Not many folks know about AzuraRelay; it's a great complement to an AzuraCast installation, letting you easily relay your live streams and report statistics back to the main installation. We've made some updates to it lately, so testers are welcome! github.com/AzuraCast/AzuraRela

AzuraCast 0.12.2 Stable is now available for updating. This release focuses heavily on bug fixes, but also introduces new "Station online/offline" webhook triggers, Forgot Password functionality, and better logging and debugging. See the changelog here: github.com/AzuraCast/AzuraCast

New in the "Rolling Release" channel: Self-service password resets! Once SMTP is properly configured by an administrator, users can opt to receive password reset tokens; installations that don't have this set up will have the existing link to script instructions in place.

We're moving our GitHub Sponsors page over from a personal account to the organization's account, where it can be managed by the same non-profit as our OpenCollective. If you can, your donation would be greatly appreciated! Find the new page at: github.com/sponsors/AzuraCast

In the interest of improving inclusivity in our code, we've renamed all of the AzuraCast primary Git branches from "master" to "main". For most users, this won't impact updates, but Ansible users may want to read this note if they have trouble updating: github.com/AzuraCast/AzuraCast

Our team has been working to put together a new documentation hub powered by Wiki.js that features an improved, more intuitive navigation, tag searching and better information for advanced users.

Try it out today at docs.azuracast.com/ and let us know your thoughts.

Our latest Rolling Release update shows you which mount point or remote relay each listener is connected to in the listener reports, and adds support for publishing live listener statistics to Google Analytics in real time. We'll work on adding more documentation for this soon.

Support for LADSPA plugins has also been added to Ansible installations, with all plugins available for all supported Ubuntu versions with the exception of the Linux Studio Plugins, which are only available on 20.04 (Focal Fossa).

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