News: OpenX 2.8.2 released

It seems that OpenX 2.8.2, which the OpenX team announced would be coming out last week, is now available for download on the OpenX site.

Strangely, there’s been no announcement on the OpenX blog about the fact the release is now available; the promised support for video banners in OpenX is not included in the 2.8.2 release package; and the release notes are not available online, although they are included in the download package1.

However, there are 113 resolved issues in this release, and so far, The Guru’s upgrade tests have seemed to work okay. If you’ve been suffering from the major issues in OpenX 2.8.0 or 2.8.1, mostly related to issues with Contract Campaign delivery; if you’d like the new Companion Positioning functionality (where non-companion campaign banners will be delivered in zones where a companion banner cannot be shown); or if you are affected by one of the many bugs fixed in the release, then an upgrade is definitely worth a shot.

Remember to always do a complete backup before you get started, of course, as it’s been a long time since OpenX 2.8.1 was released, and with an upgrade with this many changes, it will be comforting to know that you can roll back if you need to.

  1. Interestingly, the release notes don’t mention OpenX 2.8.0 and 2.8.1 as versions that you can upgrade from, although you can, naturally, upgrade from these versions. []

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