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    Quote Originally Posted by kmr View Post
    With regards to 7.6, I have no idea if it will turn out to be a disaster or not for the Squeezebox line [...]
    There have been other painful slimserver/squeezecenter/squeezeboxserver releases in the past. My personal low was with 7.4. Yes, 7.6 is a little rough around the edges and a complete show-stopper for some folks. For me (and this is due to quirks in my library) the 7.6 svn version 31900 from March is what I've stuck with. My squeezeboxes (Transporter, SB3, SBBoom, SBRadio, SBTouch, squeezeslave) have never worked better than with that version and that's what I'm running today. Andy managed to fix A LOT of stuff that had been bugging me for years.

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    What's the Connection? Community and Logitech

    > Personally I have the impression that 7.6 was the retiring CEO's
    > farewell gift to Logitech!


    FWIW: we learned about the CEO leaving only hours before you did. And
    surely days after we released 7.6.

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    Michael

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    What's the Connection? Community and Logitech

    > The ongoing 7.6 fiasco set me thinking. Just what is the connection
    > between this Forum and Logitech? Just seems that some posters here
    > seem to have 'insider' knowledge, and certainly the Logitech support
    > staff often direct queries here.


    Ok, here's my attempt of a reply:

    These forums were built when SlimDevices was an independent company. It
    was the main communication channel between SD and its clients. Some of us
    would probably remember the times when all of this was still run on
    mailing lists, and there were heated debates whether a web based solution
    would be better to communicate with the community...

    Years after Logitech acquired SD, they wanted to move everything over to
    the "official" forums.logitech.com site, as a single point of contact. We
    were able to convince them that this was a poor plan, because

    a.) some community members are extremely helpful and more knowledgeable
    than any hired support agent would ever be,
    b.) the official forum software is lacking in features,
    c.) there was no way they could handle the traffic of this forum, let
    alone import the history,
    d.) this was much more than a support channel. It's a community. A lot of
    the postings aren't support requests, but discussions among community
    members.

    Thus it was decided that forums.slimdevices.com would stay as the
    community forums, with no official logitech representatives, while over at
    logitech.com support would be monitoring reports.

    As some might have learned, even support accepts the community as more
    knowledgeable and often refers clients over here...

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    Michael

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    Quote Originally Posted by castalla View Post
    .... An official release usually implies that it won't totally reduce the end-user's system to chaos. If it does, then a rapid retraction and apology is in order together with clear instructions on how to recover from the ruins of chaos!......
    You have to also understand it is not just the developers involved in the decision to release products (hardware & software), sales & marketing are involved.

    Developers would prefer no new products for two years so the existing product can be fine tuned and tweaked.
    Sales & marketing want a new product out every quarter to boost revenue.
    I'm way over generalizing but you get the point.

    So I'd bet sales management pressed for the release of SBS 7.6 way before it was ready. Based on the recent info regarding Logitech (bad earnings, CEO departs, bumbling Revue price slashed, etc...) I'd bet sales management is scrambling to stop the bleeding and SBS 7.6 is a part of that optimistic solution. So much so that it looks like the next major release of SBS will be renamed LMS and will probably tie in with video products, Revue and others.

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    Quote Originally Posted by toby10 View Post
    So much so that it looks like the next major release of SBS will be renamed LMS and will probably tie in with video products, Revue and others.
    I hope not, this will only make the serversoftware heavier, and create more problems, they need to get a squeezeserver version that is simple and does what it needs to do for the squuezeboxes

    It will be like windows bloatware.... (no offence windows users :-))

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    Quote Originally Posted by jp73 View Post
    I hope not, this will only make the serversoftware heavier, and create more problems, they need to get a squeezeserver version that is simple and does what it needs to do for the squuezeboxes

    It will be like windows bloatware.... (no offence windows users :-))
    I agree, but that's where it is headed.

    Maybe they will offer an audio only version (no video crap), or some way to disable all video related bloat. Dunno.

    LMS could be a blessing in that if (and that is a BIG if) Logitech actually comes out with a decent and good selling video device it could breath life back into the SqueezeBox side (SBS/LMS, hardware, MySB, etc..). Or, LMS + another failed video device like the Revue could drag the entire streaming portion of Logitech into extinction. Who knows. We wait...... we see.

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