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benslim
2008-04-02, 08:45
I have quite a few plugins loaded in this version:

SlimServer Version: 6.5.4 - 12568 - Windows XP - EN - cp1252
Server IP address: 192.168.1.6
Perl Version: 5.8.8 MSWin32-x86-multi-thread
MySQL Version: 5.0.22-community-nt

And I don't fancy the idea of re-downloading, re-installing, and re-configuring all the plugins after an upgrade to 7x - considering that it's running fine as-is.

What are the risks?

Thanks!

Mitch Harding
2008-04-02, 09:12
You're almost certainly going to have to update to newer versions of some of
your plugins, since it is likely some of them had to change to work with
7.0. I don't think there's a way around that.

But other than that, I don't think there are serious risks. 7.0 was one of
the most pain free upgrades I've experienced.

On Wed, Apr 2, 2008 at 10:45 AM, benslim <
benslim.378ydb1207151401 (AT) no-mx (DOT) forums.slimdevices.com> wrote:

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> I have quite a few plugins loaded in this version:
>
> SlimServer Version: 6.5.4 - 12568 - Windows XP - EN - cp1252
> Server IP address: 192.168.1.6
> Perl Version: 5.8.8 MSWin32-x86-multi-thread
> MySQL Version: 5.0.22-community-nt
>
> And I don't fancy the idea of re-downloading, re-installing, and
> re-configuring all the plugins after an upgrade to 7x - considering
> that it's running fine as-is.
>
> What are the risks?
>
> Thanks!
>
>
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benslim
2008-04-02, 09:22
The follow-up question then is: Is it worth the upgrade?

Ben Sandee
2008-04-02, 09:27
On Wed, Apr 2, 2008 at 11:22 AM, benslim <
benslim.378zzn1207153502 (AT) no-mx (DOT) forums.slimdevices.com> wrote:

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> The follow-up question then is: Is it worth the upgrade?


Need we go through this again? There are pages and pages of discussion
about the new features in 7.0, starting with the release notes. If you ever
plan to get a Duet then you will need to upgrade to 7.0 too. Otherwise, the
music sounds the same on 7.0 and 6.5. :-)

Ben

Mitch Harding
2008-04-02, 09:32
If you are happy with your current version and you don't plan on getting a
Duet, no reason to upgrade.

I found the web interface performance of 7.0 to be much better than 6.5.x.
Additionally, my SB1 would occasionally get dropouts under 6.5, but it never
happens under 7.0. And now I own a Duet. So for me, it was absolutely
worth it.

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> The follow-up question then is: Is it worth the upgrade?
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Pale Blue Ego
2008-04-02, 09:34
If it's working well and you're happy with it, I'd say leave it alone. My general rule is, unless there's some compelling new feature that the new version offers, it's best to just keep the current configuration.

mherger
2008-04-02, 09:37
> Otherwise, the music sounds the same on 7.0 and 6.5.

There have been reports in the forums that 7.0 sounded better. Should have bookmarked that posting :-)

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Michael

benslim
2008-04-02, 09:51
I've been a Roku user for the last 3 years or so and finally switched to SqueezeBox after having the Roku automatically updated by accident - making it non-compatible with SlimServer, which I use for an extensive library of music.

So, in order to best use the new unit - the Logitech SB - I upgraded. I like the interface so far, and it's solved one of my issues already, regarding creating a favorite from a URL.

Someone mentioned above that SqueezeCenter provided a bit better performance. I'm looking forward to that.

Not looking forward to re-installing plugins though.

slimpy
2008-04-02, 10:05
Not looking forward to re-installing plugins though.
You will need to install new versions of all of your plugins (except those that come pre-installed with Squeezecenter).
Slimserver (6.5.x) plugins are not compatible with Squeezecenter (7.0).

-s.

JJZolx
2008-04-02, 10:06
Not looking forward to re-installing plugins though.

You may also want to find out first whether the plugins you use have been redone for SqueezeCenter 7. Some have not.