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    Firmware 58

    Hi,

    Firmware 58 is now available in svn and tomorrow's nightlies (sorry, I checked in just to late for today's build).

    This firmware includes the following enhancements:

    • Native Ogg support
    • Digital outputs are disabled in during setup and power-off mode. This will allow auto-sensing receivers to automatically switch between sources. We are looking for feedback on how well this feature works with various receviers.
    • Allow the squeezebox network settings to be password protected. This can be enabled from the "Current settings" menu in the squeezebox setup menus. See bug 3260 for more details.
    • Various DHCP bug fixes and enhancements as detailed in the bug list below.
    • Wireless Ad-hoc networks can now use the 802.11g extended rates. The official spec for Ad Hoc networks limits the data rate to 11Mb/s, so depending on your wireless adapter in your PC you may not see the increased speed.


    Bugs fixed in this release:
    • 1061 Ogg Vorbis Support in Firmware
    • 1184 sb2 setup allows some dumb ip addresses (immensely trivial)
    • 1264 send some default client host name to DHCP servers when requesting an ip
    • 1397 Digital outputs remain active in sleep / off mode
    • 2436 Ad-hoc uses b only?
    • 2527 Some MP3s do not play (hang at start)
    • 2620 SB3 sitting on two ip addresses. Assigned dhcp addy and one other
    • 2738 Please add a vendor-class identifier field to DHCP packets.
    • 2944 Slient gaps introduced into audio output (esp. with WMA VBR)
    • 3233 don't show splash screens after a firmware update
    • 3260 Add password protection to the Squeezebox setup
    • 3451 During data entry, move cursor after some timeout
    • 3542 wma meta data should use system_event_queue
    • 3576 Cursor doesn't move after entering punctuation char or using up/down
    • 3644 setup allows WPA passwords less than 8 characters in length



    Please note this firmware requires slimserver 6.5 r8415 or greater to work correctly - you have been warned

    Enjoy!
    Richard

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    Firmware 58

    > Firmware 58 is now available in svn and tomorrow's nightlies (sorry, I
    > checked in just to late for today's build).


    Any plans for 6.3?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mherger
    Any plans for 6.3?
    No, only limited bug fixes are being included in 6.3.1. This firmware includes many feature enhancements, so it is only being supported for slimserver 6.5.

    Richard

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    Re: Firmware 58

    > No, only limited bug fixes are being included in 6.3.1.

    Maybe 6.4 then? :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by rtitmuss
    [*]Digital outputs are disabled in during setup and power-off mode. This will allow auto-sensing receivers to automatically switch between sources. We are looking for feedback on how well this feature works with various receviers.
    Hi Richard,

    Is the DAC disabled as well as the S/PDIF outputs?

    Thanks for the great work!

    Cheers
    Chris

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    wow, thanks for all the hard work guys. slimserver is really coming all well for me - native ogg and better ad hoc are a big plus for me. just support for some DRM and things will be getting near perfect.

    many thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cbemoore
    Is the DAC disabled as well as the S/PDIF outputs?
    In testing we found that disabling the dac caused pops on the analogue outputs. So in this release only the spdif outputs are disabled.

    Richard

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    Quote Originally Posted by rtitmuss
    In testing we found that disabling the dac caused pops on the analogue outputs. So in this release only the spdif outputs are disabled.

    Richard
    Oh well - looks like I'm going to have to put up with the auto-sensing not working on my active speakers....

    Is this still being considered for a future release? Or has the idea been abandoned?

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    Re: Firmware 58

    On Jul 13, 2006, at 3:36 AM, dangerous_dom wrote:
    > wow, thanks for all the hard work guys. slimserver is really coming
    > all
    > well for me - native ogg and better ad hoc are a big plus for me.

    Thanks. Richard's been doing some great work on the firmware and
    there's more in store!

    > just
    > support for some DRM and things will be getting near perfect.

    Well, it already supports Rhapsody DRM. What other DRM formats are
    important to you?


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    Are you sure the setup password is always optional? One of my SB2s, which can't connect, is asking for a code. I see four asterisks and if I right-arrow through them it tells me the password is incorrect. The other one didn't do this after upgrading to fw58.

    BTW, on both my SB2s, after they upgraded to fw 58, they were unable to connect to SlimServer. I've since gotten one to connect by rebooting the server (the machine, not just restarting SlimServer). Maybe it's Windows or ActiveState perl related.

    I'm seeing a ton of these in the logs that seem to correspond with the "Connecting to SlimServer..." message that just sits on the display:
    Code:
    2006-07-13 12:10:28.0716 Use of uninitialized value in hash element at C:\Program Files\SlimServer\server/Slim/Networking/Select.pm line 153.
    2006-07-13 12:10:31.1431 Use of uninitialized value in hash element at C:\Program Files\SlimServer\server/Slim/Networking/Select.pm line 153.
    2006-07-13 12:10:34.2021 Use of uninitialized value in hash element at C:\Program Files\SlimServer\server/Slim/Networking/Select.pm line 153.

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