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Craig, James (IT)
2005-03-02, 08:17
Ah this is better than last week!

I have raised 2 minor bugs:
http://bugs.slimdevices.com/show_bug.cgi?id=914 composerInArtists
preference ignored in playlist views
http://bugs.slimdevices.com/show_bug.cgi?id=915 inconsistent 'all'
options in browse menus

I also seem to be having a problem that sometimes when Softsqueeze is
running and songs change, something thrashes my PC.
I have been unable to further diagnose this because the computer becomes
completely unusable and I usually have to pull the plug out!
But, every time it has occurred I have recently started Softsqueeze and
have v6.0 running and a song has just finished.

Does this seem at all feasible?

James

-----Original Message-----
From: discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com
[mailto:discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com] On Behalf Of Dan Sully
Sent: 02 March 2005 09:45
To: Slim Devices Discussion
Cc: Slim Devices Developers
Subject: [slim] Announce: SlimServer 6.0a2

This is the second alpha release of SlimServer 6.0 -

First of all - thank you for all the bug reports, they are invaluable in
this process.

We've been working hard this past week addressing all of the issues
since the
first alpha. If you had a problem with the first release, it's most
likely
been fixed. Our known issues and changes are listed below.

Download here: http://www.slimdevices.com/downloads/SlimServer_v6.0a2/

Remember - please file any bug reports on http://bugs.slimdevices.com/

Thanks!

========

SlimServer 6.0 Alpha 2 Release Notes:

Usability & Features:

* Fixed composerInArtists preference setting.

* Handle group discs properly.

* Browsing tracks in Music Folder was broken in Default skin,
now fixed.

* Added links to Default skin to add/play all songs from
Advanced Search.

* Patch from Adrian to optimise SBG scrolling animations.
Adds a new setting for the number of pixels to shift on each
step of the animation.

Internet Radio:

* radioIO new channels: 70's Pop, 80's Pop, Country.

Performance & Memory usage:

* Try to use the faster Template::Stash::XS module for template
parsing.

* Use weaken() if available to make sure we don't have any
circular references in the caches.

Platform Support:

* Add NetBSD XS modules from Jason Holtzapple.

* Win32: Changes to socketwrapper from Adrian.
Use a named pipe to deal with helper applications that can't
write to stdout.
The name of the pipe is sent as the output file argument to
the helper app.

* Removed sparc-linux, solaris, solaris64 Time::HiRes modules.

* Update Time::HiRes to v1.66

Backend Database:

* Update to DBD::SQLite 1.08 / SQLite 3.13 - performance
improvements.

Skins:
* Handheld update from Michael Herger

* Removed ExBrowse skin, in favor of ExBrowse2

Known Issues:

* Artists or Albums with '*' in the string cause the Player UI
to behave strangely.

* MusicMagic connection settings need to be exposed when plugin
is enabled, even
though connection cannot be established.

* Not all skins have been updated to use browsedb. (xmlTelCanto
may be broken.)

Bugs fixed:

# 44 - Browse new music - available in the Player & Web UI.

#376 - Music folder path should be fixed per platform.

#583 - Music Folder setting is case sensitive.

#717 - Using external cuesheets results in duplicate entries in
the db.

#803 - Ogg tracks cause the server to die with an SQL error.

#848 - Duplicate genres where capitalisation differs.

#849 - Double artist and composer shown.

#851 - Can't use parameters containing spaces in CLI.

#853 - Advanced search switches chosen player to default player.

#854 - Fishbone skin defaults to livesearch.

#856 - 99% CPU - Update the genre & artist objects at the same
time as the song for MusicMagic.

#857 - Slimserver dies under Debian stable.

#863 - Can't call method "id" on an undefined value.

#868 - Browse by album crashes slimserver / MoodLogic &
MusicMagic import.

#870 - iTunes db problem crashes windows service.

#871 - Pressing add while displaying an album in song info
causes the server to lock up and hog CPU.

#876 - SlimServer crashes when changing groupdiscs option, which
does not work.

#880 - Update to DBD::SQLite-1.08 / SQLite 3.1.3

#881 - Alphabetic inconsistencies.

#883 - Now Playing playlist not always saved correctly.

#887 - Changing language on latest 6.0 nightly causes server to
crash.