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Dan Sully
2006-04-27, 10:28
All - I'd like to announce the official release of SlimServer 6.2.2

You can download 6.2.2 at http://www.slimdevices.com/download

Changes since 6.2.1 can be found at
http://www.slimdevices.com/su_changelog.html

Highlights include:

* Wireless security compatibility fixes for many access points.

* Fixes for audio stuttering.

* Support for Intel Macs

* Unicode font support on the player.

- Dan & The Slim Devices Team

mrtaber
2006-04-27, 12:13
I noticed that the download yesterday evening was 6.2.2, so I downloaded it, assuming that it was the official (if as yet unannounced) 6.2.2. True? Or should I redownload?

Thanks,
Mark :)

PS Thanks for all the good work!

seanadams
2006-04-27, 12:31
I noticed that the download yesterday evening was 6.2.2, so I downloaded it, assuming that it was the official (if as yet unannounced) 6.2.2. True? Or should I redownload?

Thanks,
Mark :)

PS Thanks for all the good work!

It's the same release, you just got it before the announcement went out.

mrtaber
2006-04-27, 12:37
Thanks! All is working well so far.

Mark

mrfantasy
2006-04-27, 14:11
Is the version 2.3 of Softsqueeze bundled with SlimServer 6.2.2 the same as the version 2.3 available at http://softsqueeze.sourceforge.net, or is it a newer build?

BKDotCom
2006-04-27, 14:43
Excellent!
Quick question: confirmed working with MySQL 5?
What would I need to do to get it working (Ie, any changes to the schema)? Is there a current FAQ/Wiki for switching to MySQL this?
The last time I checked, the wiki was 3+ years old.

radish
2006-04-27, 17:59
Did the upgrade, flawless on my setup with 2 SB2s and a SB3. Nice work everyone :)

sayonaraML
2006-04-27, 18:46
I have to say that after I installed this my first update was noticeably snappier. Great job!

tonymuffin
2006-04-27, 19:35
um...er...uh...make sure you see the following post:
http://forums.slimdevices.com/showthread.php?t=23389

evergreen25
2006-04-27, 20:41
Installed over an older 6.2.2 nightly build with no problems. Running on Windows XP, SB2, Linksys WRT54Gv2 router.

Now if only iTunes would support FLAC... then everything would be just about perfect for me. I am using the iTunesPartyShuffle plugin - it is GREAT! The drawback is that I have to have an MP3 version of my FLAC music files for the iTunesPartyShuffle plugin to work - this means I have two copies of a bunch of stuff in my SlimServer library - one MP3 for iTunes and one FLAC for regular SlimServer use. Maybe I am just not thinking of a better way to handle this?

Oh yeah, also hoping to see some DRM support somewhere down the line. I like Pandora ok, but I would rather have access to one of the subscription music services like Napster or Yahoo Music. Not counting on it anytime soon given the previous statements made elsewhere in the forums, but it would be nice.

Never hurts to ask, right?

Keep up the good work! Thanks!

radish
2006-04-27, 20:59
um...er...uh...make sure you see the following post:
http://forums.slimdevices.com/showthread.php?t=23389
Read it, answered one of your questions. Looks like you're getting plenty of help. Best of luck.

Michaelwagner
2006-04-27, 22:05
Congrats to Slim, it's been a long road to get 6.2.2 out.

4mula1
2006-04-28, 05:17
Installed last night and was very impressed. I had to force one SB3 to update the firmware while the other updated automatically, but that's been my only gripe. I'm now using WPA2 personal (AES) with my Linksys WAP54G access point and am happy that I can use WPA2 now.

Since this is my first upgrade since 6.2.1 and FW28 I have to say it's a big improvement. Keep up the great work!

Mark Lanctot
2006-04-28, 05:54
Installed last night and was very impressed. I had to force one SB3 to update the firmware while the other updated automatically, but that's been my only gripe. I'm now using WPA2 personal (AES) with my Linksys WAP54G access point and am happy that I can use WPA2 now.


There is a setting to upgrade automatically. It must not have been set in one of the players.

Mark Lanctot
2006-04-28, 05:55
Now if only iTunes would support FLAC.

Well I suppose hell *could* freeze over. :-)

eq72521
2006-04-28, 08:35
I installed it a couple nights ago before the anouncement. I didn't realize it was so bleeding edge, I just needed the latest version for my new SB3. Upgraded from 5.4.0, working perfectly so far. Thanks to all the developers/testers.

4mula1
2006-04-28, 08:39
There is a setting to upgrade automatically. It must not have been set in one of the players.

In the player information I saw that automatic updates wasn't turned on and I was pressed for time and haven't gone back to figure out where to enable it.

cvj
2006-04-28, 12:00
After installing the latest 6.3.0 build I discovered a new entry in my Slimserver playlists "Internet Radio" which pointed to the URL of a station I had added to my SqueezeNetwork's favorites.

I have no idea how this item "migrated" from SqueezeNetwork's favorites to the Slimserver favorites, BUT,I was flabbergasted when I clicked on the "Internet Radio" playlist and presto the internet station played WITHOUT GOING THROUGH the usual SqueezeNetwork contortions.

And better yet, the "Internet Radio" playlist behaved just like any other SlimServer playlist - effortlessly transiting back to another item on the Slimserver playlist.

And I can add all my other internet stations to my Slimserver playlists by using the "edit" faeture and inserting the URLs.

Is this an undocumented feature that is being launched with 6.3.0?

cvj

Michaelwagner
2006-04-28, 15:40
Since 6.3.0 is meant to be a bug fix only version of 6.2, there should be no new features, undocumented or otherwise, in it.

Not to say it didn't happen by mistake, but it shouldn't.

cvj
2006-04-28, 21:20
Since 6.3.0 is meant to be a bug fix only version of 6.2, there should be no new features, undocumented or otherwise, in it.

Not to say it didn't happen by mistake, but it shouldn't.

Allright - it may have been in 6.2.2 as well - I just happened to notice after upgrading to 6.3.0.

In any event - It is an AWESOME feature (IMHO)..hasn't anyone else noticed it.

Sean - any comments???

danco
2006-04-28, 23:40
See the thread on Software numbering systems.

6.3.0 is *not* bugfix only - if it had been, it would have been numbered 6.2.3 or 6.2.x

kdf says in that thread "6.3 is some major internet radio updates
with web interfaces"

Michaelwagner
2006-04-28, 23:44
I know what KDF wrote.

And yet, here's what it says on the downloads page:


6.3.0 - This is the maintenance branch for the 6.2.2 release. Download this version to get small, safe bug fixes added since the 6.2.2 release.

So someone's got some explaining to do.

kdf
2006-04-29, 01:02
On 28-Apr-06, at 11:44 PM, Michaelwagner wrote:

>
> I know what KDF wrote.
>
> And yet, here's what it says on the downloads page:
>
>> 6.3.0 - This is the maintenance branch for the 6.2.2 release. Download
>> this version to get small, safe bug fixes added since the 6.2.2
>> release.
>
> So someone's got some explaining to do.
>
easy...that's more or less what it used to say when it was heading to
6.2.2
the numbers have been changed to protect the innocent.
-k

Michaelwagner
2006-04-29, 05:30
Right, but should it be 6.3.0 or 6.2.3?

cvj
2006-04-29, 08:52
Allright - it may have been in 6.2.2 as well - I just happened to notice after upgrading to 6.3.0.

In any event - It is an AWESOME feature (IMHO)..hasn't anyone else noticed it.

Sean - any comments???

I checked further by re-installing 6.2.2 and the above "undocumented feature" is not in that release. It was only in the SlimServer_v2006-04-28 release of 6.3.0.

Further mystery... last nights release of 6.3.0 (v2006-04-29) is a much smaller exe file - size 11,431,395 - whereas the April 28 release was 16,507,612. And when I installed the April 29 release it was missing stuff like the "autostart" file...

Can anyone shed some light on this mystery?

Michaelwagner
2006-04-29, 09:07
code optimization? :-)

Actually, it sounds like the control files used to build the package are missing some components.

cvj
2006-04-29, 09:42
See the thread on Software numbering systems.

6.3.0 is *not* bugfix only - if it had been, it would have been numbered 6.2.3 or 6.2.x

kdf says in that thread "6.3 is some major internet radio updates
with web interfaces"

Sooo, perhaps that is what I found, since I can now bypass SqueezeNetwork and go directly to my favorite Internet Radio Stations from Slimserver?

kdf
2006-04-29, 11:02
On 29-Apr-06, at 5:30 AM, Michaelwagner wrote:

>
> Right, but should it be 6.3.0 or 6.2.3?
>
maybe. 6.2.3 is possible if VERY minor changes are needed to 6.2.2.
The thought is that it won't be required, and 6.3.0 can add in a
reworked Shoutcast and RSSFeeds, etc.
-k

Michaelwagner
2006-04-29, 11:40
Ah, that makes sense. Thanks