Concerto 2 Final Beta Releases

As we’ve moved through the .8 series of releases, we’ve brought Concerto 2 closer and closer to a feature-complete release. With the 0.9 series (the last before Concerto 2.0, strangely enough), and 0.9.0 in particular, we’ve fixed one of the more annoying frontend bugs (the continually refreshing time field) and are trying to work in both a way to disable text resizing and a refresh for the formidable Blue Swoosh template. Depending on the pace of development, some of the trim and polish (such as full internationalization support), may come in some additional .9.x releases, or just after the 2.0 release.

Concerto-signage.org is also in the process of being updated to reflect the latest Concerto 2 beta, and an entirely new site is on the way. While a link is provided to Concerto 1 for those still wishing to use it, an upgrade to Concerto 2 is strongly recommended, as v1 has not been maintained actively in many years.

Concerto Site Updates: Trademark Policy and Graphics

Interested in using the Concerto logo or name for another website, application, or publication?  We’ve added the Concerto Trademark Policy to our website.  This policy clarifies the usage of the Concerto identity and brand.  Check it out and let us know if you have any questions or comments about the policy!

In addition, we’ve added a new page to the site covering Logos and Graphics.  Here you can download PDF and PNG versions of our official project logo, in blue (the default colorset), black, and white (for cases where the logo appears above colored backgrounds).  We’ll be adding more information to both pages over the coming weeks, but we hope they are helpful to the Concerto community right from the start.

Welcome to the Concerto Blog!

We have relaunched the home site of the Concerto Digital Signage Project, http://www.concerto-signage.org, on a new server and new content management application.  This relaunch will allow us to keep the site better updated with information about the first version of Concerto and the forthcoming sequel, Concerto 2.

In addition, we’ve added a real blog for the Concerto Project, which you’re now reading.  As a team, we want to keep you updated with the latest happenings in the world of Concerto, and this blog will be the destination for posts about many kinds of topics relevant to the project: development updates, the digital signage landscape, how Concerto is being used around the world, and updates from the Concerto community at large.  We want the blog to be a gathering place for all of us.  I’m sure the future will be very exciting!

Those of us writing for the blog will do our best to keep it updated regularly.  We urge you to hit up the comments section and get involved!