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Ben Gladstone
2005-04-20, 11:26
what is currently the most stable, bug-free build? 5.4.1 or 6.0.1?

It would be useful to have this signposted on the site... which of
course begs the old question about how mature the mainstream releases
should be... but for now i just need to know which release will play
uninterrupted music the longest

kdf
2005-04-20, 11:44
Quoting Ben Gladstone <bgladstone (AT) steadytech (DOT) com>:

> what is currently the most stable, bug-free build? 5.4.1 or 6.0.1?
>
> It would be useful to have this signposted on the site... which of
> course begs the old question about how mature the mainstream releases
> should be... but for now i just need to know which release will play
> uninterrupted music the longest

This depends on what you need to be doing and who you ask. Me, I'm finding 6.1
to be quite stable and I use it all the time. I'm not hammering on plugins,
and I'm anglo-canadian so the high-ascii characters are at a minimum (nearly
non-existent). Looking through the bugs list, a large portion are rather
stubborn remnants of character handling. Of course, 5.4.1 doesn't support
accented characters at all, nor does it support SB2, database access for faster
search, etc.

I've had 5.4.1, 6.0.1, 6.0.2, and 6.1 running music of mainly mp3/flac for
easily 6 hours or more (not, of course, on the same day :)

-kdf

JJZolx
2005-04-20, 11:48
what is currently the most stable, bug-free build? 5.4.1 or 6.0.1?

It would be useful to have this signposted on the site... which of
course begs the old question about how mature the mainstream releases
should be... but for now i just need to know which release will play
uninterrupted music the longest

5.4.1. But if you need to run an SB2 you must run 6.something.

I've been running the 6.0.2 nightlies with good results. I'm surprised that 6.0.2 hasn't been officially released yet - there must be dozens of bug fixes since 6.0.1. Not exactly time-tested, but how much worse can it be than the 6.0.0 and 6.0.1 releases?

http://www.slimdevices.com/downloads/nightly/latest/6.0.2/
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Steven Moore
2005-04-20, 11:55
Funny I found 5.4.0 more stable than 5.4.1. Might be just my setup.
6.0.1 lately has been quite stable for me.

Steven Moore
On 20 Apr 2005, at 7:48 pm, JJZolx wrote:

>
> Ben Gladstone Wrote:
>> what is currently the most stable, bug-free build? 5.4.1 or 6.0.1?
>>
>> It would be useful to have this signposted on the site... which of
>> course begs the old question about how mature the mainstream releases
>> should be... but for now i just need to know which release will play
>> uninterrupted music the longest
>
> 5.4.1. But if you need to run an SB2 you must run 6.something.
>
> I've been running the 6.0.2 nightlies with good results. I'm surprised
> that 6.0.2 hasn't been officially released yet - there must be dozens
> of
> bug fixes since 6.0.1. Not exactly time-tested, but how much worse can
> it be than the 6.0.0 and 6.0.1 releases?
>
> http://www.slimdevices.com/downloads/nightly/latest/6.0.2/
>
>
> --
> JJZolx
>

Ben Gladstone
2005-04-20, 13:23
thanks kdf - reviewing the bug list is of course the answer

> -----Original Message-----
> From: discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com
> [mailto:discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com] On Behalf Of kdf
> Sent: 20 April 2005 19:44
> To: Slim Devices Discussion
> Subject: Re: [slim] most stable build
>
> Quoting Ben Gladstone <bgladstone (AT) steadytech (DOT) com>:
>
> > what is currently the most stable, bug-free build? 5.4.1 or 6.0.1?
> >
> > It would be useful to have this signposted on the site... which of
> > course begs the old question about how mature the
> mainstream releases
> > should be... but for now i just need to know which release will play
> > uninterrupted music the longest
>
> This depends on what you need to be doing and who you ask.
> Me, I'm finding 6.1
> to be quite stable and I use it all the time. I'm not
> hammering on plugins,
> and I'm anglo-canadian so the high-ascii characters are at a
> minimum (nearly
> non-existent). Looking through the bugs list, a large
> portion are rather
> stubborn remnants of character handling. Of course, 5.4.1
> doesn't support
> accented characters at all, nor does it support SB2, database
> access for faster
> search, etc.
>
> I've had 5.4.1, 6.0.1, 6.0.2, and 6.1 running music of mainly
> mp3/flac for
> easily 6 hours or more (not, of course, on the same day :)
>
> -kdf
>

narya
2005-04-20, 13:34
> Of course, 5.4.1 doesn't support accented characters at all,

Sorry, kdf, but of course it does support accented characters
perfectly well. My problems only arised when I upgraded to the 6.x
branch.

Alexander.

kdf
2005-04-20, 13:39
Quoting narya <narya.de (AT) gmail (DOT) com>:

> > Of course, 5.4.1 doesn't support accented characters at all,
>
> Sorry, kdf, but of course it does support accented characters
> perfectly well. My problems only arised when I upgraded to the 6.x
> branch.
>

ok, well unicode then. a bit more global version of characters.

your problems are because unicode support means the server has to be more
specific about handling every type of codeset in use, and many situations can
run into multiple codesets. But, of course, I might just be lying...

-kdf