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Dan Sully
2005-03-28, 15:56
We're happy to announce the release of the production version of SlimServer
6.0.0. Installers for this version are available at http://www.slimdevices.com/download

SlimServer 6.0.0 has the following features:

* Support for the new Squeezebox2 player.

* Faster scanning, searching and browsing - scales to very large music libraries (100K+ tracks).

* Advanced search features and new browse categories.

* Integrates with MusicMagic Mixer from Predixis, MoodLogic and iTunes.

* Unicode support - web interface translated to even more languages, including Japanese.

* Many more improvements and bug fixes.

Detailed release notes can be found at http://www.slimdevices.com/su_changelog.html

We recommend that anyone who has installed previous alpha and beta versions of
SlimServer 6.0 upgrade to this version immediately. This version is also a
requirement for anyone using a Squeezebox2. SlimServer 6.0.0 continues to
support all Slim Devices hardware.

We'd like to thank everyone who has contributed to the creation of SlimServer
6.0.0. Our community is an important part of our development process and we
look forward to your continuing support and feedback.

The Slim Devices Team

Joshua Uziel
2005-03-28, 17:19
* Dan Sully <dan (AT) slimdevices (DOT) com> [050328 14:56]:
> We're happy to announce the release of the production version of
> SlimServer 6.0.0. Installers for this version are available at
> http://www.slimdevices.com/download

Is something wrong with the BitTorrent tracker? It's sitting there and
I'm neither sending nor receiving the files...

Just doing the neighborly thing and trying to provide some bandwidth. :)

Dan Sully
2005-03-28, 18:09
* Joshua Uziel shaped the electrons to say...

>Is something wrong with the BitTorrent tracker? It's sitting there and
>I'm neither sending nor receiving the files...
>
>Just doing the neighborly thing and trying to provide some bandwidth. :)

It should be up now.

-D
--
It is dark. You are likely to be eaten by a grue.

Joshua Uziel
2005-03-28, 19:50
* Dan Sully <dan (AT) slimdevices (DOT) com> [050328 17:09]:
> It should be up now.

Indeed it is (or was)... I've got some of the files and I'm waiting to
share with other downloaders.

Gordon Harris
2005-03-28, 20:48
Phillip Kerman <lists@...> writes:

>
> I think I got all my settings right--any clues what I may have missed?
>

I'm having exactly the same issue, even with hyperthreading turned on and even
when I boost the priority level of flac.exe. Good excuse to get a SqueezeBox2,
though.

Dan Sully
2005-03-28, 22:19
* Gordon Harris shaped the electrons to say...

>> I think I got all my settings right--any clues what I may have missed?
>
>I'm having exactly the same issue, even with hyperthreading turned on and even
>when I boost the priority level of flac.exe. Good excuse to get a SqueezeBox2, though.

Browse Music Folder is one of the more processor intensive operations that
SlimServer performs, especially if you have a large number of top level
directories. Coupled with the small buffer of SB1, drop outs can happen.

-D
--
<jwb> burning substations is manifestly the desire of the free market. hooray for utility deregulation
<jwb> the government would never be able to set fires with such brutal efficiency

Neil Cameron
2005-03-29, 03:06
I can't even get 6.0.0 to load and run.
Should it work OK installed over many previous 6beta nightlies?

--
Neil


"Dan Sully" <dan (AT) slimdevices (DOT) com> wrote in message
news:20050328225647.GB22217 (AT) electricrain (DOT) com...
> We're happy to announce the release of the production version of
> SlimServer
> 6.0.0. Installers for this version are available at
> http://www.slimdevices.com/download
>
> SlimServer 6.0.0 has the following features:
>
> * Support for the new Squeezebox2 player.
>
> * Faster scanning, searching and browsing - scales to very large music
> libraries (100K+ tracks).
>
> * Advanced search features and new browse categories.
>
> * Integrates with MusicMagic Mixer from Predixis, MoodLogic and iTunes.
>
> * Unicode support - web interface translated to even more languages,
> including Japanese.
>
> * Many more improvements and bug fixes.
>
> Detailed release notes can be found at
> http://www.slimdevices.com/su_changelog.html
>
> We recommend that anyone who has installed previous alpha and beta
> versions of
> SlimServer 6.0 upgrade to this version immediately. This version is also a
> requirement for anyone using a Squeezebox2. SlimServer 6.0.0 continues to
> support all Slim Devices hardware.
>
> We'd like to thank everyone who has contributed to the creation of
> SlimServer
> 6.0.0. Our community is an important part of our development process and
> we
> look forward to your continuing support and feedback.
>
> The Slim Devices Team

Neil Cameron
2005-03-29, 03:20
OK; it did eventually, after three re-installs and me waiting for 10 mins
instead of 20 seconds - weird...

--
Neil


"Neil Cameron" <ncameron (AT) msn (DOT) com> wrote in message
news:d2b9ai$6j2$1 (AT) sea (DOT) gmane.org...
>I can't even get 6.0.0 to load and run.
> Should it work OK installed over many previous 6beta nightlies?
>
> --
> Neil
>
>
> "Dan Sully" <dan (AT) slimdevices (DOT) com> wrote in message
> news:20050328225647.GB22217 (AT) electricrain (DOT) com...
>> We're happy to announce the release of the production version of
>> SlimServer
>> 6.0.0. Installers for this version are available at
>> http://www.slimdevices.com/download
>>
>> SlimServer 6.0.0 has the following features:
>>
>> * Support for the new Squeezebox2 player.
>>
>> * Faster scanning, searching and browsing - scales to very large music
>> libraries (100K+ tracks).
>>
>> * Advanced search features and new browse categories.
>>
>> * Integrates with MusicMagic Mixer from Predixis, MoodLogic and
>> iTunes.
>>
>> * Unicode support - web interface translated to even more languages,
>> including Japanese.
>>
>> * Many more improvements and bug fixes.
>>
>> Detailed release notes can be found at
>> http://www.slimdevices.com/su_changelog.html
>>
>> We recommend that anyone who has installed previous alpha and beta
>> versions of
>> SlimServer 6.0 upgrade to this version immediately. This version is also
>> a
>> requirement for anyone using a Squeezebox2. SlimServer 6.0.0 continues to
>> support all Slim Devices hardware.
>>
>> We'd like to thank everyone who has contributed to the creation of
>> SlimServer
>> 6.0.0. Our community is an important part of our development process and
>> we
>> look forward to your continuing support and feedback.
>>
>> The Slim Devices Team

Daniel Cohen
2005-03-29, 06:25
Slimserver 6 is working ok for me, not that I have given it much of a workout.

I do have the problem someone else reported with the Shoutcast
station. They don't play and attempting to play them just stops the
Slimserver. Other radio choices (I haven't tried 365) do work.

But softsqueeze doesn't seem to work at all. It seems to fail in a
number of different ways at different times.

Sometimes it responds to the buttons, but doesn't play anything.

Sometimes (I thought for a bit that this depended on the skin, but I
now think it doesn't) after "connecting to slimserver" the display
remains black.

At other times all the buttons just lock up and it doesn't respond to anything.

This is using Mac OS 10.3.8

Slimserver 6.0.0, Softsqueeze 2.0b2, Java 1.4.2_05 according to the
listing under Basic Preferences for softsqueeze.
--
Daniel Cohen

Neil Cameron
2005-03-29, 06:45
I have to report the same problem with SoftSqueeze. I have tried 6.0.0 and
the 29-05-05 nightlies - on both occasions reinstalling SoftSqueeze. Then I
completely unistalled SlimServer and reinstalled 6.0.0 and 29-05-5 (and
SoftSqueeze) again.
I stil have a totally unresponsive SoftSqueeze. All buttons are being
ignored, and it will not play at all.

--
Neil


"Daniel Cohen" <danco (AT) f2s (DOT) com> wrote in message
news:a0620071fbe6efc1129ca@[192.168.1.11]...
> Slimserver 6 is working ok for me, not that I have given it much of a
> workout.
>
> I do have the problem someone else reported with the Shoutcast station.
> They don't play and attempting to play them just stops the Slimserver.
> Other radio choices (I haven't tried 365) do work.
>
> But softsqueeze doesn't seem to work at all. It seems to fail in a number
> of different ways at different times.
>
> Sometimes it responds to the buttons, but doesn't play anything.
>
> Sometimes (I thought for a bit that this depended on the skin, but I now
> think it doesn't) after "connecting to slimserver" the display remains
> black.
>
> At other times all the buttons just lock up and it doesn't respond to
> anything.
>
> This is using Mac OS 10.3.8
>
> Slimserver 6.0.0, Softsqueeze 2.0b2, Java 1.4.2_05 according to the
> listing under Basic Preferences for softsqueeze.
> --
> Daniel Cohen

rtitmuss
2005-03-29, 07:30
Neil Cameron wrote:

>I have to report the same problem with SoftSqueeze. I have tried 6.0.0 and
>the 29-05-05 nightlies - on both occasions reinstalling SoftSqueeze. Then I
>completely unistalled SlimServer and reinstalled 6.0.0 and 29-05-5 (and
>SoftSqueeze) again.
>I stil have a totally unresponsive SoftSqueeze. All buttons are being
>ignored, and it will not play at all.
>
>
Neil, what platform are you running Softsqueeze on?

Neil / Daniel, do you get any errors in the Softsqueeze console (last
tab in the Softsqueeze preferences). If not could you enable 'player'
and 'javasound' debug, then try and play a track. Could you post the debug.

What format music are you playing?

Thanks,
Richard

Neil Cameron
2005-03-29, 07:31
Running on Win XP with SlimServer running as a service.
Trying to play MP3 files.
I activated those debug settinsg but get no response from any SoftSqueeze
button and nothing in the console at all.

If it is of interest; the icon calls itself SoftSqueeze 2.0b2, but the
player describes itself as 2.0a16...

--
Neil


"Richard Titmuss" <richard.titmuss (AT) gmail (DOT) com>
wrote in message news:42496685.3090905 (AT) gmail (DOT) com...
> Neil Cameron wrote:
>
>>I have to report the same problem with SoftSqueeze. I have tried 6.0.0
>>and the 29-05-05 nightlies - on both occasions reinstalling SoftSqueeze.
>>Then I completely unistalled SlimServer and reinstalled 6.0.0 and 29-05-5
>>(and SoftSqueeze) again.
>>I stil have a totally unresponsive SoftSqueeze. All buttons are being
>>ignored, and it will not play at all.
>>
> Neil, what platform are you running Softsqueeze on?
>
> Neil / Daniel, do you get any errors in the Softsqueeze console (last tab
> in the Softsqueeze preferences). If not could you enable 'player' and
> 'javasound' debug, then try and play a track. Could you post the debug.
>
> What format music are you playing?
>
> Thanks,
> Richard

rtitmuss
2005-03-29, 07:48
Neil Cameron wrote:

>Running on Win XP with SlimServer running as a service.
>Trying to play MP3 files.
>I activated those debug settinsg but get no response from any SoftSqueeze
>button and nothing in the console at all.
>
>If it is of interest; the icon calls itself SoftSqueeze 2.0b2, but the
>player describes itself as 2.0a16...
>
>
>
If I understand correctly then: the Softsqueeze UI is correctly
displayed; the Softsqueeze buttons (e.g. hide/show remote, preferences,
quit, etc). are working; the remote buttons (e.g. play, pause, volume,
etc) do not work

Can you check in the slimserver web interface, looking at the playlist
for this player. Does the slimserver show a track as playing? If it does
can you press stop, then start Softsqueeze, set the debug options and
try to play the track.

Otherwise you will need to start Softsqueeze from the command prompt
(instructions on the Softsqueeze website), and capture a Java stack
trace by pressing Ctrl-Break in the command prompt window.

Thanks,
Richard

Neil Cameron
2005-03-29, 08:02
Yes; your understanding was correct.
When I follow your instructions I get only this in the Console:

"0 [SlimTCP-1] DEBUG player.verbose - status=STMc fullness=0 bytesRx=0
elapsedSeconds=0
16 [SlimTCP-1] DEBUG player.verbose - status=STMh fullness=0 bytesRx=0
elapsedSeconds=0"

I then accidentally pressed RESET, instead of CLEAR, and after I closed
SoftSqueeze down and opened it up again, I got responsive buttons back -
although it wouldn't play anything.
Then I had to FORGET the previous SoftSqueezae player and associate the
'new' one, and then the buttons froze again!

--
Neil


"Richard Titmuss" <richard.titmuss (AT) gmail (DOT) com>
wrote in message news:42496ABF.50504 (AT) gmail (DOT) com...
> Neil Cameron wrote:
>
>>Running on Win XP with SlimServer running as a service.
>>Trying to play MP3 files.
>>I activated those debug settinsg but get no response from any SoftSqueeze
>>button and nothing in the console at all.
>>
>>If it is of interest; the icon calls itself SoftSqueeze 2.0b2, but the
>>player describes itself as 2.0a16...
>>
>>
> If I understand correctly then: the Softsqueeze UI is correctly displayed;
> the Softsqueeze buttons (e.g. hide/show remote, preferences, quit, etc).
> are working; the remote buttons (e.g. play, pause, volume, etc) do not
> work
>
> Can you check in the slimserver web interface, looking at the playlist for
> this player. Does the slimserver show a track as playing? If it does can
> you press stop, then start Softsqueeze, set the debug options and try to
> play the track.
>
> Otherwise you will need to start Softsqueeze from the command prompt
> (instructions on the Softsqueeze website), and capture a Java stack trace
> by pressing Ctrl-Break in the command prompt window.
>
> Thanks,
> Richard

vidurapparao
2005-03-29, 09:51
Dan Sully wrote:

> * Gordon Harris shaped the electrons to say...
>
>>> I think I got all my settings right--any clues what I may have missed?
>>
>>
>> I'm having exactly the same issue, even with hyperthreading turned on
>> and even when I boost the priority level of flac.exe. Good excuse to
>> get a SqueezeBox2, though.
>
>
> Browse Music Folder is one of the more processor intensive operations
> that
> SlimServer performs, especially if you have a large number of top level
> directories. Coupled with the small buffer of SB1, drop outs can happen.
>
If you set the Server Settings > Behavior > Sort By File Name preference
to "Sort by song information", you may get better behavior with Browse
Music Folder. Specifically, it will take longer for the folder to
display in the web interface, but there's a better chance that you will
avoid dropouts.

A quick explanation - with the preference set to "Sort by filename" we
attempt to generate the music folder list immediately, without accessing
the database. This results in a snappier web interface, but may take
long enough for large directories to cause an audio dropout with FLAC or
PCM audio. The "Sort by song information" setting forces us to access
the database and we spread out the generation of the music folder list
over a longer period of time - resulting in a slower response to the web
interface request, but potentially better streaming behavior. This
behavior is a function of our single threaded process - we're looking at
ways in the future to separate handling of web interface requests and
streaming into multiple threads or processes.

Out of curiousity, how many entries are there in your top-level
directory? Are they all subdirectories or are there tracks as well?

--Vidur

rtitmuss
2005-03-29, 09:58
Neil Cameron wrote:

>Yes; your understanding was correct.
>When I follow your instructions I get only this in the Console:
>
>"0 [SlimTCP-1] DEBUG player.verbose - status=STMc fullness=0 bytesRx=0
>elapsedSeconds=0
>16 [SlimTCP-1] DEBUG player.verbose - status=STMh fullness=0 bytesRx=0
>elapsedSeconds=0"
>
>I then accidentally pressed RESET, instead of CLEAR, and after I closed
>SoftSqueeze down and opened it up again, I got responsive buttons back -
>although it wouldn't play anything.
>Then I had to FORGET the previous SoftSqueezae player and associate the
>'new' one, and then the buttons froze again!
>
>
>
Neil,

Could you follow my earlier instructions to get a Java stack trace, then
email it to me.

Thanks,
Richard

Neil Cameron
2005-03-29, 10:03
Sorry Richard, but where are the command line instructions?
I can only find "on some platforms you might have to execute java -jar
Softsqueeze.jar on the command line", and that doesn't work for me
anyway....

--
Neil


"Richard Titmuss" <richard.titmuss (AT) gmail (DOT) com>
wrote in message news:42498930.7000707 (AT) gmail (DOT) com...
> Neil Cameron wrote:
>
>>Yes; your understanding was correct.
>>When I follow your instructions I get only this in the Console:
>>
>>"0 [SlimTCP-1] DEBUG player.verbose - status=STMc fullness=0 bytesRx=0
>>elapsedSeconds=0
>>16 [SlimTCP-1] DEBUG player.verbose - status=STMh fullness=0 bytesRx=0
>>elapsedSeconds=0"
>>
>>I then accidentally pressed RESET, instead of CLEAR, and after I closed
>>SoftSqueeze down and opened it up again, I got responsive buttons back -
>>although it wouldn't play anything.
>>Then I had to FORGET the previous SoftSqueezae player and associate the
>>'new' one, and then the buttons froze again!
>>
>>
> Neil,
>
> Could you follow my earlier instructions to get a Java stack trace, then
> email it to me.
>
> Thanks,
> Richard

rtitmuss
2005-03-29, 13:21
On 29 Mar 2005, at 14:25, Daniel Cohen wrote:

> But softsqueeze doesn't seem to work at all. It seems to fail in a
> number of different ways at different times.

I managed to break Softsqueeze when using Java 1.4 in the last release
over the weekend. Sorry. I fix is now available on Sourceforge, and it
will be in tomorrow's nightly.

Richard

rtitmuss
2005-03-29, 13:22
On 29 Mar 2005, at 18:03, Neil Cameron wrote:

> Sorry Richard, but where are the command line instructions?
> I can only find "on some platforms you might have to execute java -jar
> Softsqueeze.jar on the command line", and that doesn't work for me
> anyway....

Neil, what version of Java are you using? If it is Java 1.4 could you
try the new release of Softsqueeze from Sourceforge, or the next
nightly. Otherwise I'll have to talk you through getting Softsqueeze to
run from the command line - I suggest we take that off-list.

Richard

Daniel Cohen
2005-03-29, 13:34
On 29/3/05 at 3:30 pm +0100, Richard Titmuss wrote
>Neil Cameron wrote:
>
>>I have to report the same problem with SoftSqueeze. I have tried
>>6.0.0 and the 29-05-05 nightlies - on both occasions reinstalling
>>SoftSqueeze. Then I completely unistalled SlimServer and
>>reinstalled 6.0.0 and 29-05-5 (and SoftSqueeze) again.
>>I stil have a totally unresponsive SoftSqueeze. All buttons are
>>being ignored, and it will not play at all.
>>
>Neil, what platform are you running Softsqueeze on?
>
>Neil / Daniel, do you get any errors in the Softsqueeze console
>(last tab in the Softsqueeze preferences). If not could you enable
>'player' and 'javasound' debug, then try and play a track. Could you
>post the debug.
>
>What format music are you playing?

Trying to play an mp3, buttons all locked up as reported, and I get
the following on the console

0 [SlimTCP-1] DEBUG player - audg leftLvl=9 rightLvl=9
26 [SlimTCP-1] DEBUG player - audg leftLvl=9 rightLvl=9
27 [SlimTCP-1] DEBUG player - httpRequest=GET
/stream.mp3?player=2f:48:63:76:16:fb HTTP/1.0
38 [SlimTCP-1] DEBUG player - parsed strm: command=s format=109
crossfade=0 ipaddr=Daniel-Cohens-Computer port=9000
file=/stream.mp3?player=2f:48:63:76:16:fb authType=null
authPassword=null autostart=1
41 [SlimTCP-1] DEBUG player - connect: state 0
1141 [SlimTCP-1] DEBUG player - status=STMc fullness=0 bytesRx=0
elapsedSeconds=0
1143 [SlimTCP-1] DEBUG player - status=STMh fullness=0 bytesRx=0
elapsedSeconds=0


I also tried playing an aiff. The console then showed the last two
lines of the above log.

--
Daniel Cohen

Daniel Cohen
2005-03-29, 13:44
On 29/3/05 at 3:48 pm +0100, Richard Titmuss wrote
>Neil Cameron wrote:
>
>>Running on Win XP with SlimServer running as a service.
>>Trying to play MP3 files.
>>I activated those debug settinsg but get no response from any
>>SoftSqueeze button and nothing in the console at all.
>>
>>If it is of interest; the icon calls itself SoftSqueeze 2.0b2, but
>>the player describes itself as 2.0a16...
>>
>>
>If I understand correctly then: the Softsqueeze UI is correctly
>displayed; the Softsqueeze buttons (e.g. hide/show remote,
>preferences, quit, etc). are working; the remote buttons (e.g. play,
>pause, volume, etc) do not work


Yes, that's right.

>
>Can you check in the slimserver web interface, looking at the
>playlist for this player. Does the slimserver show a track as
>playing? If it does can you press stop, then start Softsqueeze, set
>the debug options and try to play the track.


See my other mail. I get the same console entries trying this as I do
trying directly.

>
>Otherwise you will need to start Softsqueeze from the command prompt
>(instructions on the Softsqueeze website), and capture a Java stack
>trace by pressing Ctrl-Break in the command prompt window.

I'm sure I will have no difficulty starting from the command line,
but I am not sure what the Mac equivalent of Ctrl-Break is.
--
Daniel Cohen

Neil Cameron
2005-03-29, 14:17
It's 1.4 - I'll try tomorrow's nightlies...

--
Neil


"Richard Titmuss" <richard.titmuss (AT) gmail (DOT) com>
wrote in message news:1ed2b71e5d6947b29d5098704efa8519 (AT) gmail (DOT) com...
>
> On 29 Mar 2005, at 18:03, Neil Cameron wrote:
>
>> Sorry Richard, but where are the command line instructions?
>> I can only find "on some platforms you might have to execute java -jar
>> Softsqueeze.jar on the command line", and that doesn't work for me
>> anyway....
>
> Neil, what version of Java are you using? If it is Java 1.4 could you try
> the new release of Softsqueeze from Sourceforge, or the next nightly.
> Otherwise I'll have to talk you through getting Softsqueeze to run from
> the command line - I suggest we take that off-list.
>
> Richard

Daniel Cohen
2005-03-29, 17:30
On 29/3/05 at 9:21 pm +0100, Richard Titmuss wrote
>On 29 Mar 2005, at 14:25, Daniel Cohen wrote:
>
>>But softsqueeze doesn't seem to work at all. It seems to fail in a
>>number of different ways at different times.
>
>I managed to break Softsqueeze when using Java 1.4 in the last
>release over the weekend. Sorry. I fix is now available on
>Sourceforge, and it will be in tomorrow's nightly.

A very quick check (I ought to be going to bed) indicates that the
newest Softsqueeze works ok. At least I began playing one track.

--
Daniel Cohen

Neil Cameron
2005-03-30, 03:14
And it works. Thanks Richard.

PS. Just to say that SoftSqueeze is my most used piece of software and I
love it....

--
Neil


"Neil Cameron" <ncameron (AT) msn (DOT) com> wrote in message
news:d2cgkh$oei$1 (AT) sea (DOT) gmane.org...
> It's 1.4 - I'll try tomorrow's nightlies...
>
> --
> Neil
>
>
> "Richard Titmuss"
> <richard.titmuss (AT) gmail (DOT) com> wrote in message
> news:1ed2b71e5d6947b29d5098704efa8519 (AT) gmail (DOT) com...
>>
>> On 29 Mar 2005, at 18:03, Neil Cameron wrote:
>>
>>> Sorry Richard, but where are the command line instructions?
>>> I can only find "on some platforms you might have to execute java -jar
>>> Softsqueeze.jar on the command line", and that doesn't work for me
>>> anyway....
>>
>> Neil, what version of Java are you using? If it is Java 1.4 could you try
>> the new release of Softsqueeze from Sourceforge, or the next nightly.
>> Otherwise I'll have to talk you through getting Softsqueeze to run from
>> the command line - I suggest we take that off-list.
>>
>> Richard

Adrian Merwood
2005-04-03, 14:45
I ran the install on my 5.4.1 mac setup and now cannot start the server?

I tried deleting all the old folders and re-installing and I am still stuck.

Adrian