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    Senior Member erland's Avatar
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    Announce: Erlands commercial plugins available for free

    I started to develop my first Squeezebox plugin in beginning of 2006 and now more than 11 years later I've decided to release all my commercial plugins for free.

    This means that neither License Manager plugin nor a license is required to run the latest version of my commercial plugins. The free versions contains the same functionality as the latest commercial versions but with the license checks removed.

    This means that the following plugins/applets are now available for free:
    - Album Flow
    - Custom Browse
    - Custom Clock/Custom Clock Helper
    - Custom Libraries
    - Custom Scan
    - Custom Skip
    - Dynamic Playlist
    - Multi Library
    - SQL Playlist
    - Screen Switcher
    - Title Switcher
    - TrackStat

    The new versions of my plugins is available in my repository:
    Code:
    http://erland.github.io/squeezebox-downloads/repositories/latest.xml
    They will also appear in the central repository as soon as the central repository has been updated.

    Please let me know through this thread if I've accidentally broken any of the plugins when I removed the license checks.

    The reason I've decided to release them for free is because I feel I no longer have the time to maintain them as much as needed to justify a license fee.
    I also feel it's important that the plugins continue to work even if my license server would break, so I felt it was a better to completely remove the license checks instead of just offering everyone a free license.

    I doubt anyone is interested to take over the maintenance but please let me know if you are, I'm happy to spend some time to answer questions regarding the code if someone is interested to take over the maintenance.

    The Custom Browse, SQL Playlist and Custom Scan plugins has also been updated to be compatible with LMS 7.9, so hopefully this means that all my plugins should now be compatible with the latest LMS release.

    Finally I'd like to take the chance to send a big "Thank You" to everyone who have donated money or purchased licenses to my plugins. The plugins wouldn't have been what they are today without your contribution and the received money have encourgaged me to continue the maintenance as long as I have. I'll try to continue to fix issues caused by new LMS versions, so all this doesn't mean that I'll stop maintainig the plugins completely, but any issues might not be fixed until I've upgraded my own setup to a new LMS version.

    I think it's great to see that this community is still active and new plugins have been released every time I visit the forum.
    Erland Isaksson (My homepage)
    Lead platform developer of ickStream Music Platform - A world of music at your fingertips

    (Also developer of many plugins/applets)

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    Senior Member Stig Nygaard's Avatar
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    Thanks for all your work Erland. I'm probably going to revisit the updated Custom Browse on my LMS791 setup...
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    Try my Art Grabr for fetching big cover-art from various sites - And Album Linkr for a better last.fm desktop browser experience...

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    Is there a web page where the plug-in 's functionality is explained? Perhaps that's also a place for a donation link. I think everyone that' s still uses lms know that it would not exists without the effort of a few people and if one uses a product of such a volunteer then a donation would be in place. Anyway thanks for time & effort so far.
    SqueezeBoxes: 2x SB2 (Living room and study), 1x Radio (Kitchen), 1x Boom (Dining room), 1x piCorePlayer (jacuzzi), 1x piCorePlayer (Garden) 1x OSMC + Squeezelite (Movie room), 1x Touch (Bedroom)
    Server: LMS on Pi3 7.9.1. on PcP 3.21
    Network: AVM Fritzbox, D-Link Smart Switch 24p, 3x Ubiquity

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    Senior Member erland's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by edwin2006 View Post
    Is there a web page where the plug-in 's functionality is explained? Perhaps that's also a place for a donation link. I think everyone that' s still uses lms know that it would not exists without the effort of a few people and if one uses a product of such a volunteer then a donation would be in place. Anyway thanks for time & effort so far.
    You can find links to documentation from this wiki page: http://wiki.slimdevices.com/index.php/User:Erland

    Right now I don't want to handle the accounting work required by tax authorities for donations.
    Erland Isaksson (My homepage)
    Lead platform developer of ickStream Music Platform - A world of music at your fingertips

    (Also developer of many plugins/applets)

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    Announce: Erlands commercial pluginsavailable for free

    Erland,

    I tried to update the repository file. But the update script doesn't
    find any updates in your latest.xml. Could you please tell me what
    version numbers there should be?

    EDIT: never mind. Using https instead of http brought the updates.

    EDIT2: hmm... or not? I think all that changed is the download URLs, but not the version numbers, or hashes.
    Last edited by mherger; 2017-07-20 at 06:01.

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    Senior Member erland's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by mherger View Post
    Erland,

    I tried to update the repository file. But the update script doesn't
    find any updates in your latest.xml. Could you please tell me what
    version numbers there should be?

    EDIT: never mind. Using https instead of http brought the updates.

    EDIT2: hmm... or not? I think all that changed is the download URLs, but not the version numbers, or hashes.
    I executed the script myself before your post so that probably caused the confusion, the central repository file seems to contain the correct versions now.

    For those that are interested the new free versions are:
    - Album Flow 1.2.24
    - Custom Browse 2.15.676
    - Custom Clock 2.12.140
    - Custom Clock Helper 2.11.94
    - Custom Libraries 0.2.6
    - Custom Scan 2.10.51
    - Custom Skip 2.5.83
    - Dynamic Playlist 2.10.247
    - Multi Library 2.8.168
    - Screen Switcher 1.2.13
    - SQL Playlist 2.6.272
    - Title Switcher 1.3.23
    - TrackStat 3.3.602
    Erland Isaksson (My homepage)
    Lead platform developer of ickStream Music Platform - A world of music at your fingertips

    (Also developer of many plugins/applets)

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    Hi erland,

    I have to restart the whole server, when I try to download latest playlists and queries for SQL-Playlist and Database Query. The server hangs...

    Could you please fix it?

    Thanks in advance.
    2x Transporter, 4x Touch, 5x Radio, H/K Onyx (AirPlay-Bridge), Marantz Consolette (AirPlay-Bridge), iPhone 6 (iPeng), iMac-5k (SqueezePlay)

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    Thank you, Earland

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    Senior Member erland's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by dermicha View Post
    I have to restart the whole server, when I try to download latest playlists and queries for SQL-Playlist and Database Query. The server hangs...

    Could you please fix it?
    Thanks for reporting, I think this has been broken since sometime last year when I changed my server infrastructure.
    Will try to fix it but it's likely going take some time, looks like it's related to my server infrastructure not working properly.

    For now I would advice people to NOT use the download buttons in SQL Playlist, Custom Browse and Multi Library plugins as they will likely hang the server.
    Erland Isaksson (My homepage)
    Lead platform developer of ickStream Music Platform - A world of music at your fingertips

    (Also developer of many plugins/applets)

  10. #10
    Thanks erland.

    Some other question or problem.

    After updating CustomClockHelper my custom themes are gone.

    They are on my radios and touches but not on the server. Any chance to restore them from the devices by ssh?
    2x Transporter, 4x Touch, 5x Radio, H/K Onyx (AirPlay-Bridge), Marantz Consolette (AirPlay-Bridge), iPhone 6 (iPeng), iMac-5k (SqueezePlay)

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