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dean
2003-11-23, 11:49
Hi All,

Thanks for all the feedback on our 5.0 release. The latest nightly
pre-release version is available here:

http://www.slimdevices.com/downloads/nightly/latest

We've fixed a number bugs, including ones involving Internet radio, the
web interface, Windows installer and more.

This is a candidate for our 5.0.1 release, so if you have time, we'd
love it if you downloaded, installed and and let us know of any
significant problems before we post it tomorrow.

Thanks,

dean

Mark Palmberg
2003-11-23, 12:04
The installer (OS X Panther.latest) starts System Prefs, then asks me
to quit system prefs before continuing with the install. Over and over
and over....

On Nov 23, 2003, at 12:49 PM, dean blackketter wrote:

> Hi All,
>
> Thanks for all the feedback on our 5.0 release. The latest nightly
> pre-release version is available here:
>
> http://www.slimdevices.com/downloads/nightly/latest
>
> We've fixed a number bugs, including ones involving Internet radio,
> the web interface, Windows installer and more.
>
> This is a candidate for our 5.0.1 release, so if you have time, we'd
> love it if you downloaded, installed and and let us know of any
> significant problems before we post it tomorrow.
>
> Thanks,
>
> dean
>
>

Chuck Rice
2003-11-23, 12:42
It would be really nice if there were a way to tell SlimServer to
generate a playlist based on the contents of the Comments ID3 tags. I
put keywords in the comments field such as: Dance, Party, Halloween,
Christmas, Yuck!, etc.

If I could then say

Generate a playlist that contains "Christmas and Party and NOT Yuck!"

I would be in heaven. I do this with iTunes now, but it would really
be nice if there were native support. Of course full SmartPlayList
support would be best (and I know that that is in the "plan" now),
but this simple playlist generating function would be a great
alternative. I am just a beginning Perl programmer, or I would add
it, but I thought the Perl was designed to be good at such parsing.
Is this something that a plugin could do? -Chuck-


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dean
2003-11-23, 13:19
This doesn't happen for me.

Can you give some more details? Does System Prefs launch as soon as
you start the installer?


On Nov 23, 2003, at 11:04 AM, Mark Palmberg wrote:

> The installer (OS X Panther.latest) starts System Prefs, then asks me
> to quit system prefs before continuing with the install. Over and
> over and over....
>
> On Nov 23, 2003, at 12:49 PM, dean blackketter wrote:
>
>> Hi All,
>>
>> Thanks for all the feedback on our 5.0 release. The latest nightly
>> pre-release version is available here:
>>
>> http://www.slimdevices.com/downloads/nightly/latest
>>
>> We've fixed a number bugs, including ones involving Internet radio,
>> the web interface, Windows installer and more.
>>
>> This is a candidate for our 5.0.1 release, so if you have time, we'd
>> love it if you downloaded, installed and and let us know of any
>> significant problems before we post it tomorrow.
>>
>> Thanks,
>>
>> dean
>>
>>

Mark Palmberg
2003-11-23, 13:30
Yes. Here's what happens:

I launch the installer. The welcome window comes up. Wait...God, I'm
a fool. I just checked my wife's user account, and she had System
Prefs open over there. I was installing the server for all users, so
of course it was trying to install for her, too, but couldn't because
she had system prefs open. Sheesh. Sorry, Dean. It never occurred to
me that she'd be snooping around in sys prefs...I'd better keep an eye
on her. ;)

On Nov 23, 2003, at 2:19 PM, dean blackketter wrote:

> This doesn't happen for me.
>
> Can you give some more details? Does System Prefs launch as soon as
> you start the installer?
>
>
> On Nov 23, 2003, at 11:04 AM, Mark Palmberg wrote:
>
>> The installer (OS X Panther.latest) starts System Prefs, then asks me
>> to quit system prefs before continuing with the install. Over and
>> over and over....
>>
>> On Nov 23, 2003, at 12:49 PM, dean blackketter wrote:
>>
>>> Hi All,
>>>
>>> Thanks for all the feedback on our 5.0 release. The latest nightly
>>> pre-release version is available here:
>>>
>>> http://www.slimdevices.com/downloads/nightly/latest
>>>
>>> We've fixed a number bugs, including ones involving Internet radio,
>>> the web interface, Windows installer and more.
>>>
>>> This is a candidate for our 5.0.1 release, so if you have time, we'd
>>> love it if you downloaded, installed and and let us know of any
>>> significant problems before we post it tomorrow.
>>>
>>> Thanks,
>>>
>>> dean
>>>
>>>

Dave Nanian
2003-11-23, 15:46
Max --

I'm unable to reproduce this problem, also on Panther. I've tried
starting with System Preferences open and closed, with the server
running and not running. In both situations, I was installing in the
"user" space.

Any tips as to how I can reproduce?

On Nov 23, 2003, at 2:04 PM, Mark Palmberg wrote:

> The installer (OS X Panther.latest) starts System Prefs, then asks me
> to quit system prefs before continuing with the install. Over and
> over and over....
>
> On Nov 23, 2003, at 12:49 PM, dean blackketter wrote:
>
>> Hi All,
>>
>> Thanks for all the feedback on our 5.0 release. The latest nightly
>> pre-release version is available here:
>>
>> http://www.slimdevices.com/downloads/nightly/latest
>>
>> We've fixed a number bugs, including ones involving Internet radio,
>> the web interface, Windows installer and more.
>>
>> This is a candidate for our 5.0.1 release, so if you have time, we'd
>> love it if you downloaded, installed and and let us know of any
>> significant problems before we post it tomorrow.
>>
>> Thanks,
>>
>> dean
>>
>>

Dave Nanian
2003-11-23, 15:47
(I meant "Mark" -- sorry... reading too many messages here!)

On Nov 23, 2003, at 2:04 PM, Mark Palmberg wrote:

> The installer (OS X Panther.latest) starts System Prefs, then asks me
> to quit system prefs before continuing with the install. Over and
> over and over....
>
> On Nov 23, 2003, at 12:49 PM, dean blackketter wrote:
>
>> Hi All,
>>
>> Thanks for all the feedback on our 5.0 release. The latest nightly
>> pre-release version is available here:
>>
>> http://www.slimdevices.com/downloads/nightly/latest
>>
>> We've fixed a number bugs, including ones involving Internet radio,
>> the web interface, Windows installer and more.
>>
>> This is a candidate for our 5.0.1 release, so if you have time, we'd
>> love it if you downloaded, installed and and let us know of any
>> significant problems before we post it tomorrow.
>>
>> Thanks,
>>
>> dean
>>
>>

Mark Palmberg
2003-11-23, 16:14
You should be able to reproduce the problem by logging in another user,
opening up system prefs for that user, and then switching back to the
admin user and trying to install the server under that account for all
users. It'll keep kicking you back even if you don't have sys prefs
open on the admin account, because it's still open for the other user.


On Nov 23, 2003, at 4:46 PM, Dave Nanian wrote:

> Max --
>
> I'm unable to reproduce this problem, also on Panther. I've tried
> starting with System Preferences open and closed, with the server
> running and not running. In both situations, I was installing in the
> "user" space.
>
> Any tips as to how I can reproduce?
>
> On Nov 23, 2003, at 2:04 PM, Mark Palmberg wrote:
>
>> The installer (OS X Panther.latest) starts System Prefs, then asks me
>> to quit system prefs before continuing with the install. Over and
>> over and over....
>>
>> On Nov 23, 2003, at 12:49 PM, dean blackketter wrote:
>>
>>> Hi All,
>>>
>>> Thanks for all the feedback on our 5.0 release. The latest nightly
>>> pre-release version is available here:
>>>
>>> http://www.slimdevices.com/downloads/nightly/latest
>>>
>>> We've fixed a number bugs, including ones involving Internet radio,
>>> the web interface, Windows installer and more.
>>>
>>> This is a candidate for our 5.0.1 release, so if you have time, we'd
>>> love it if you downloaded, installed and and let us know of any
>>> significant problems before we post it tomorrow.
>>>
>>> Thanks,
>>>
>>> dean
>>>
>>>

Joshua D. Wachs
2003-11-23, 16:54
I have a lot of CDs in my collection.... prob over a 1000 at this point...

I would love a feature that would just skip the next album, when I'm
in random album mode... aka... instead of going from song 1 to song x
of an album, just go to the next album.

Any thing like this exist or on the horizon?

Thanks!

Joshua D. Wachs
2003-11-23, 17:36
Fwiw, I was able to install it fine w/ Panther.

-- Joshua


>Max --
>
>I'm unable to reproduce this problem, also on Panther. I've tried
>starting with System Preferences open and closed, with the server
>running and not running. In both situations, I was installing in the
>"user" space.
>
>Any tips as to how I can reproduce?
>
>On Nov 23, 2003, at 2:04 PM, Mark Palmberg wrote:
>
>>The installer (OS X Panther.latest) starts System Prefs, then asks
>>me to quit system prefs before continuing with the install. Over
>>and over and over....
>>

Dave Nanian
2003-11-23, 17:38
Yeah, I saw that after I sent my response -- thanks, Mark. I'm not sure
there's much I can do about it, unfortunately, since I can't send an
event over to that login session to get SysPrefs to quit, and I
definitely don't want to kill it... but I'll see if I can at least
detect that situation and handle it reasonably.

The reason it starts and then quits and then goes again is that I'm
using "ps" to detect the presence of iTunes before sending an Apple
Event to it to tell it to quit -- it sees the one on the other account,
but when it sends the event in *this* account, it starts System
Preferences and then quits it.

But, if I just look at your processes, the open system preferences in
the other account will really mess things up. >sigh< I'll need to
complicate the script a bit more to handle it.

On Nov 23, 2003, at 6:14 PM, Mark Palmberg wrote:

> You should be able to reproduce the problem by logging in another
> user, opening up system prefs for that user, and then switching back
> to the admin user and trying to install the server under that account
> for all users. It'll keep kicking you back even if you don't have sys
> prefs open on the admin account, because it's still open for the other
> user.
>
>
> On Nov 23, 2003, at 4:46 PM, Dave Nanian wrote:
>
>> Max --
>>
>> I'm unable to reproduce this problem, also on Panther. I've tried
>> starting with System Preferences open and closed, with the server
>> running and not running. In both situations, I was installing in the
>> "user" space.
>>
>> Any tips as to how I can reproduce?
>>
>> On Nov 23, 2003, at 2:04 PM, Mark Palmberg wrote:
>>
>>> The installer (OS X Panther.latest) starts System Prefs, then asks
>>> me to quit system prefs before continuing with the install. Over
>>> and over and over....
>>>
>>> On Nov 23, 2003, at 12:49 PM, dean blackketter wrote:
>>>
>>>> Hi All,
>>>>
>>>> Thanks for all the feedback on our 5.0 release. The latest nightly
>>>> pre-release version is available here:
>>>>
>>>> http://www.slimdevices.com/downloads/nightly/latest
>>>>
>>>> We've fixed a number bugs, including ones involving Internet radio,
>>>> the web interface, Windows installer and more.
>>>>
>>>> This is a candidate for our 5.0.1 release, so if you have time,
>>>> we'd love it if you downloaded, installed and and let us know of
>>>> any significant problems before we post it tomorrow.
>>>>
>>>> Thanks,
>>>>
>>>> dean
>>>>
>>>>

mherger
2003-11-24, 00:44
There's random by album and random by song. The first will always play the
whole album, than jump to the next (random) album. The second will play
any song from your playlist in any order. Just add all albums to your
playlist and start random by song.

Michael

> I have a lot of CDs in my collection.... prob over a 1000 at this
> point...
>
> I would love a feature that would just skip the next album, when I'm in
> random album mode... aka... instead of going from song 1 to song x of an
> album, just go to the next album.
>
> Any thing like this exist or on the horizon?
>
> Thanks!
>

Joshua Wachs
2003-11-24, 09:31
Right. That I understand. But if the new album comes on and I don't want to
listen to it, I need to FForward thru every song on the album to get to the
next album. I want a "skip all songs on this album" option. Make sense?

At 02:44 AM 11/24/2003, you wrote:
>There's random by album and random by song. The first will always play the
>whole album, than jump to the next (random) album. The second will play
>any song from your playlist in any order. Just add all albums to your
>playlist and start random by song.
>
>Michael
>
>>I have a lot of CDs in my collection.... prob over a 1000 at this point...
>>
>>I would love a feature that would just skip the next album, when I'm in
>>random album mode... aka... instead of going from song 1 to song x of an
>>album, just go to the next album.
>>
>>Any thing like this exist or on the horizon?
>>
>>Thanks!
>>

Erv Walter
2003-11-24, 09:32
I don't think you understand what he wants. He *wants* random by album.
But, when an album comes up that he isn't in the mood for, he wants a quick
way to skip over the rest of the songs on that album an move to the next
random album. If I understand correctly, right now, he has to do next,
next, next, next, etc over all of the remaining songs on the current album
in order to get to the next album.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Michael Herger" <mherger (AT) jo-sac (DOT) ch>
To: "SlimDevices Discussion" <discuss (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com>
Sent: Monday, November 24, 2003 1:44 AM
Subject: [slim] Is there a way... [next album]


> There's random by album and random by song. The first will always play the
> whole album, than jump to the next (random) album. The second will play
> any song from your playlist in any order. Just add all albums to your
> playlist and start random by song.
>
> Michael
>
> > I have a lot of CDs in my collection.... prob over a 1000 at this
> > point...
> >
> > I would love a feature that would just skip the next album, when I'm in
> > random album mode... aka... instead of going from song 1 to song x of an
> > album, just go to the next album.
> >
> > Any thing like this exist or on the horizon?
> >
> > Thanks!
> >