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    No (more) updates?

    Sry, did I miss an announcement?

    Since some while I don't see new nightly builds so I though the update server is out of order (as it has been sometime before) and there are no changes actually.
    But know I recognize no updates (and builds) for one month. That's unusual.
    Did I miss an announcement about LMS being updated no more :-( or are they published on another site outside slimdevices now ...? Or is Michael "only" in holidays?
    Thanks for Your replies! :-)

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    No (more) updates?

    > Since some while I don't see new nightly builds so I though the update
    > server is out of order (as it has been sometime before)


    It is indeed broken...

    > Did I miss an announcement about LMS being updated no more :-( or are
    > they published on another site outside slimdevices now ...? Or is
    > Michael "only" in holidays?


    I'm almost back :-).

    That said I have to admit that there haven't been many commits recently.
    There are various reasons for this:

    - family first: as my kids heavily rely on Spotify, I had to find a
    solution for listening to Spotify on the Squeezebox :-). See the
    discussions about Spotty. This took a lot of my time.

    - what change is needed? I have many ideas. Unfortunately most of them
    would require a heftier engagement than I currently can afford (eg. new
    web UI, better integration of local and remote libraries).

    - there are times where my day job requires more attention than other times.

    Feel free to start a discussion about what should be there next. Maybe
    there's some low hanging fruit which could be done easily.

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    Michael

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    Quote Originally Posted by mherger View Post
    Feel free to start a discussion about what should be there next. Maybe there's some low hanging fruit which could be done easily.
    This isnít directly related to the code itself, and I donít know if itís under your jurisdiction, but itís perhaps time that the websites http://downloads.slimdevices.com/, http://forums.slimdevices.com/, http://wiki.slimdevices.com were moved to HTTPS. With Letís Encrypt and Certbot, itís much less work than it used to be.

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    If that certbot automation only worked ...
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    Logitech UE Smart Radio as well as iPeng Party, the free Party-App,
    at penguinlovesmusic.com
    New: iPeng 9, the Universal App for iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch

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    Quote Originally Posted by mherger View Post
    > Since some while I don't see new nightly builds so I though the update
    > server is out of order (as it has been sometime before)


    It is indeed broken...

    > Did I miss an announcement about LMS being updated no more :-( or are
    > they published on another site outside slimdevices now ...? Or is
    > Michael "only" in holidays?


    I'm almost back :-).

    That said I have to admit that there haven't been many commits recently.
    There are various reasons for this:

    - family first: as my kids heavily rely on Spotify, I had to find a
    solution for listening to Spotify on the Squeezebox :-). See the
    discussions about Spotty. This took a lot of my time.

    - what change is needed? I have many ideas. Unfortunately most of them
    would require a heftier engagement than I currently can afford (eg. new
    web UI, better integration of local and remote libraries).

    - there are times where my day job requires more attention than other times.

    Feel free to start a discussion about what should be there next. Maybe
    there's some low hanging fruit which could be done easily.

    --

    Michael
    Thanks for all you do. We all appreciate it and do not express it enough !

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    Quote Originally Posted by dasmueller View Post
    Thanks for all you do. We all appreciate it and do not express it enough !
    Agree. So, thank you also from my side.

    Just of my interest: is LMS open source? The (old) Logitech logo suggests otherwise. I was just wondering if this was the reason for only Michael keeping LMS alive...
    Last edited by phaze75; 2017-10-22 at 02:08.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dasmueller View Post
    Thanks for all you do. We all appreciate it and do not express it enough !
    Yes! I was afraid my heavily customized (mainly for classical) squeezebox setup would have to be discarded years ago when commercial support ceased, and I would have to go back to being a square peg in a round hole in systems without the extensibility/flexibility that I need. Without your involvement, this would undoubtedly have happened. I appreciate every day for all you do to keep this a living platform that is still the best around.

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    Honestly, there still is nothing better. When I see all the hand-wringing over at Computer Audiophile I can't help but be thankful we have LMS and Michael to support it! As well as Squeezelite thanks to Triode and Ralphy. And kudos to everyone involved with piCorePlayer. Let me not forget Logitech for keeping MySqueezebox and these forums alive.

    Happy holidays to all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phaze75 View Post
    Just of my interest: is LMS open source?
    Mostly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mherger View Post
    Feel free to start a discussion about what should be there next. Maybe
    there's some low hanging fruit which could be done easily.
    Given the lack of time - I know how that feels - making changes to the sources to make it easier for other to work on it would be good. The historical dependencies on customised Perl modules and the hacky CPAN builds is potentially a good place to start. I am not sure who better understands the reasons for some of the hacks and with modern hardware and newer Perl and CPAN it may be more and more feasible to throw away many of these?

    If we can use more and more vanilla dependencies then the risk of tripping over special cases when looking at the core code is minimised?

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