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y360
2008-03-04, 02:44
Now that SC7 has been released, is there a strategic roadmap on how to move forward and where to invest development resources.

Personally I'm using the server at my local PC very little if at all, and I hope that more effort is going to be spent on adding features to SqueezeNetwork which I believe is the way towards wider consumer adoption of Squeeze hardware.

Some SN enhancements that come to mind:
- Napster integration
- Implementation of "My Rhapsody" services
- Lastfm music streaming integration
- A better organization of radio directory (see Reciva)
- Filtering of radio directories, e.g. by bit rate
- Real format streaming without AlienBBC
- Bookmarking of podcasts midstream
- Faster and more resilient SN servers
- More online radio services

toby10
2008-03-04, 04:38
Now that SC7 has been released, is there a strategic roadmap on how to move forward and where to invest development resources.

Personally I'm using the server at my local PC very little if at all, and I hope that more effort is going to be spent on adding features to SqueezeNetwork which I believe is the way towards wider consumer adoption of Squeeze hardware.

Some SN enhancements that come to mind:
- Napster integration
- Implementation of "My Rhapsody" services
- Lastfm music streaming integration
- A better organization of radio directory (see Reciva)
- Filtering of radio directories, e.g. by bit rate
- Real format streaming without AlienBBC
- Bookmarking of podcasts midstream
- Faster and more resilient SN servers
- More online radio services

All excellent ideas! Especially the radio directory organization and bit rate filtering. I'd also suggest:

- Sub favorite stations files (editable categories) Though it has been suggested this may be coming
- Don't show me duplicate feeds (if I have access to the 128k feed, don't bother displaying the other four lower bit rate duplicate feeds) I'm suggesting this in case true bit rate filtering is not doable.
- Add bitrate of station prior to selecting station (possibly on the upper line (header) of small print) Scrolling RIGHT and down TWO to see 64k can get tedious. Or, prior to each station's ID have a simple bitrate tag ex: "(128k) 181.FM Smooth Jazz"
- Fix ShoutCast feeds not playing from favorites

kdf
2008-03-04, 09:11
Now that SC7 has been released, is there a strategic roadmap on how to move forward and where to invest development resources.

How about a 2 weeks vacation for those who have been working seemingly 24/7 for at least the last 9 months, if not over a year?

burnout = bad

-kdf

Ben Sandee
2008-03-04, 09:50
On Tue, Mar 4, 2008 at 10:11 AM, kdf <
kdf.35ra6z1204647301 (AT) no-mx (DOT) forums.slimdevices.com> wrote:

>
> y360;274992 Wrote:
> > Now that SC7 has been released, is there a strategic roadmap on how to
> > move forward and where to invest development resources.
>
> How about a 2 weeks vacation for those who have been working seemingly
> 24/7 for at least the last 9 months, if not over a year?


That was my initial reaction too. If history is any guide then I suspect
that jthe most-visible effort will be spent over the next few months
refining what SC 7 and Duet provide but not on major new features (unless
they are community-driven). I realize these two things are not mutually
exclusive.

While the beta-test may have been very extensive, having these devices up
for sale to the general public will bring the rest of the community into the
fold. We need to be prepared to welcome all of the new members too -- and
if I'm correct then there will be a tidal wave.

Ben

mudlark
2008-03-04, 11:53
I'm really disappointed that you have issued Squeezecentre.
That slight frisson of excitement I used to get when the server restarts after each daily has been removed from my sad little life.

Joking apart, thanks to everyone who has worked to get the new software working to such an excellent level.

Logitech, please note that these products and the way there is participation with the process is definitely very valuable. Please, please keep this way of working going>

cheers everyone,

Mike.