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thesil
2007-05-24, 12:55
After reading about the problems that a lot of folks are having with the new download, I am a bit hesitant to download the new 6.5.2. I finally have my SS 6.5.1 and SBv3 running flawlessly so I really think I should leave well enough alone. Any comments on this would be welcomed.

inguz
2007-05-24, 13:02
It works for me, and seems to fix the incredibly annoying gapfulness. (Upgrade. I made the mistake of uninstall-then-reinstall once, and lost every single one of my favorites, settings, and all the rest).

pfarrell
2007-05-24, 13:02
thesil wrote:
> After reading about the problems that a lot of folks are having with the
> new download, I am a bit hesitant to download the new 6.5.2. I finally
> have my SS 6.5.1 and SBv3 running flawlessly so I really think I should
> leave well enough alone. Any comments on this would be welcomed.

I have nothing specific about 6.5.2, but there is a solid rule about all
software:

If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

If you are happy with a prior version and don't need the features of the
new one, why change?

I ran SlimServer 5.4 for more than a year after the 6.0 series were
released.

--
Pat
http://www.pfarrell.com/music/slimserver/slimsoftware.html

bdelp
2007-05-24, 13:03
I had 0 problems upgrading....I installed right over 6.5.1
BD

aubuti
2007-05-24, 13:04
My advice is to check the changelog at http://www.slimdevices.com/Changelog6.html to see if any of the bugfixes in 6.5.2 are important to you. If none of them are, stick with 6.5.1 for now.

Personally, I found the fix for Random Play (it's not very random in 6.5.1) sufficiently appealing to upgrade to a 6.5.2 nightly a few nights before the official release, and had absolutely no problems with the installation.

shadowboxer
2007-05-24, 13:11
After reading about the problems that a lot of folks are having with the new download, I am a bit hesitant to download the new 6.5.2. I finally have my SS 6.5.1 and SBv3 running flawlessly so I really think I should leave well enough alone. Any comments on this would be welcomed.

I thought I had problems, but a slimserver computer reboot and a 'push the plus sign' on the remote to refresH my super date-time display fixed both of my "problems"

So, I guess overall, the install went without a hitch.
But, gosh, I understand your hesitation. Don't fix what ain't broke.....

-dale

MrD
2007-05-24, 13:13
Most important bugs (I don't care about any Vista/Windows issues) are fixed in the firmware.

You can install the new firmware without using 6.5.2, I've been running this way for weeks.

Heuer
2007-05-24, 13:14
So, I guess overall, the install went without a hitch.
But, gosh, I understand your hesitation. Don't fix what ain't broke.....

-dale

Try telling that to Microsoft!

thesil
2007-05-24, 13:37
Thank you all. I think that I will do the firmware upgrade for now since I really don't ned the other fixes.

dborn
2007-05-24, 13:38
I download a new "nightly" of the most recent 6.5.2.x (on a linkstation no less) every 3 months or so, and have had no problems to speak of. I always keep the previous "nightly" as well as the latest official release at hand so if I run into problems, I can quickly revert to a previously running version.

matthijskoopmans
2007-05-24, 17:06
Try telling that to Microsoft!

Just curious... Why?

Heuer
2007-05-24, 23:31
Vista! Just had to remove it and re-install XP. Nice graphics but little else in improving performance or productivity. About 70% of my software will not run and there are no fixes yet.

lyteroptes
2007-05-25, 04:52
Surely the change of SlimDevices logos to Logitech makes it a must-have upgrade?

Gildahl
2007-05-25, 07:17
Vista! Just had to remove it and re-install XP. Nice graphics but little else in improving performance or productivity. About 70% of my software will not run and there are no fixes yet.

I'm not a Vista fanboy by any measure, but 70% not working? I mean maybe that's true, but it sounds kind of excessive. I'm aware that some software has issues on Vista (Wikipedia maintains a pretty good list), but most of these are low level utilities. I still dual boot with XP to mitigate risk (highly recommended if you can), but have managed to get pretty much all my old software, including old DOS games through DOSBox, and recent stuff including games (like Oblivion) running great. Any problems I've had have been all solvable by using either Administrator mode or XP compatibility mode (my SB runs on a SuSE Linux box, so I don't know how that would have gone). I did have some major sound issues, but they were pretty much solved by upgrading to an X-fi.

I'm still migrating my software over, and I'm certainly not discounting that I may have a major problem at some point with something, but so far Vista has surprised me by exceeding my expectations in terms of compatibility. Especially after reading the horror stories online. I have absolutely no doubt that you may be having issues with some software, but unless a huge part of your library is virus scanners and low level utilities--or if much of your software relies on old hardware that isn't supported by Vista, 70% sounds a bit extreme.

matthijskoopmans
2007-05-25, 16:12
I am running Visa on my notebook since November 06, and have no problems whatsoever. I must say, of all the OS's I have run so far (DSL, Mandriva, Suse. Ubuntu, Windows XP sp2), this is the most stable one I have come across.

As always with a new OS, some application vendors are slower to adapt. It is not fair to blame any OS manufacturer for this, if they release developer adoption versions in ample time before release. It is also not fair to blame the application vendors for a delayed fulfillment for the latest OS. Things need to be planned and tested properly before release (or otherwise we will see many posts complaining about those issues :) )

And this goes for any OS, not just the Microsoft ones...

Heuer
2007-05-26, 03:50
The applications I am having problems with are pretty mainsteam - Norton Ghost, Partition Magic, Powerdesk6, Peerguardian, Comodo Firewall along with quite a few smaller specialist applications (video, audio conversion, weather station, look@lan, etc). I want Vista but given the number of XP legacy apps I have that bring up error codes there is no gain for me. Vista Ultimate will sit on a shelf for another 18 months until it is sorted. I want a new OS that will improve my productivity rather than divert me down some blind alley when I use a long forgotten application.

So back to the original statement - XP is not broken, so why try and fix it with Vista? Where are the gains?

MrD
2007-05-26, 17:26
The applications I am having problems with are pretty mainsteam - Norton Ghost, Partition Magic, Powerdesk6, Peerguardian, Comodo Firewall along with quite a few smaller specialist applications (video, audio conversion, weather station, look@lan, etc). I want Vista but given the number of XP legacy apps I have that bring up error codes there is no gain for me. Vista Ultimate will sit on a shelf for another 18 months until it is sorted. I want a new OS that will improve my productivity rather than divert me down some blind alley when I use a long forgotten application.

So back to the original statement - XP is not broken, so why try and fix it with Vista? Where are the gains?

I would expect neither Ghost, PowerDesk6 nor Partition Magic to work with Vista unless they have been upgraded to be compatible with Vista.

peejay
2007-05-26, 22:03
I had 0 problems upgrading....I installed right over 6.5.1
BD

Same here, strainght over the top of 6.5.1. Very smooth process, less than 2 minutes. Well done to the dev team.