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Ikabob
2016-05-19, 01:36
While many of you are using 7.9 LMS, I am still using the recommended 7.7.5.
I know I am behind times, but I am listening flawlessly. Are there any downsides to me using this msb.com's recommended software?

Why would I update and chance having issues?

Thank you and I LOVE the SB ecosystem just as much and even more than ever. My thanks to those out there who are keeping this ecosystem going ( Michael and Pippin and others). I wish LOGITECH would resume manufacturing devices but I know this isn't going to happen, unfortunately.

drmatt
2016-05-19, 01:40
Could be just me, but you get to use the official SB app from the play store too. Doesn't work for me after the upgrades to lms 7.9.
I did upgrade to hopefully fix some issues with cover photo cache DB size, but nothing much changed. In the end I gained library views, which is cool, but I have yet to really get it working how I want it.

cliveb
2016-05-19, 01:41
While many of you are using 7.9 LMS, I am still using the recommended 7.7.5.
I know I am behind times, but I am listing flawlessly. Are there any downsides to me using this msb.com's recommended software?

Why would I update and chance having issues?
The only reason to update would be if later versions had additional features that you want.

Apart from that - if it's not broken, don't fix it.

(I'm still running 7.6.1).

kidstypike
2016-05-19, 01:52
Could be just me, but you get to use the official SB app from the play store too. Doesn't work for me after the upgrades to lms 7.9.

Nothing to to with the LMS version, Android OS 5.x and later broke it. Not likely to get fixed though.

drmatt
2016-05-19, 02:45
Nothing to to with the LMS version, Android OS 5.x and later broke it. Not likely to get fixed though.
Aha, that would be it. Thanks for confirming. Pity, it supported some useful things that don't work in e.g. squeezer.

DJanGo
2016-05-19, 05:34
The only reason to update would be if later versions had additional features that you want.

Apart from that - if it's not broken, don't fix it.

(I'm still running 7.6.1).

If you already done and happy with your tags on a bigger library and dont change/add the files (never run a clean & rescan) you could stay on your Version.

7.9 has many improvements and i remember the old days when i (possible) was the last 6.x user and most of you running "squeezeboxserver" (i didnt want that fancy stuff and "hate" the lack of mysql instead of sqlite) but wheels are not standing still:p

charlesr
2016-05-19, 11:06
I was just about to start the exact same thread!

Where can I find a feature list for .9?

DJanGo
2016-05-19, 12:56
I was just about to start the exact same thread!

Where can I find a feature list for .9?

https://htmlpreview.github.io/?https://github.com/Logitech/slimserver/blob/public/7.9/Changelog7.html

Apesbrain
2016-05-19, 13:11
For me 7.9 is worth it for:
- Random Albums
- Browse by Composer
- Browse by Conductor
- Full-text search
- Still playing when running a full wipe & rescan.

Have been running it since it came out with no real issues/problems. I update to latest beta every two weeks or so.

charlesr
2016-05-19, 23:31
Thanks

bpa
2016-05-20, 02:24
From 7.8 Podcast was re-implemented to allow playback from where you last stopped.

7.9 alsoi removes some mysqueezebox.com dependencies such as podcast list is maintained on LMS.