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Mnyb
2008-07-03, 10:12
I filed an Enhancement request with this regarding this

Include "Server Power Off" function in SC http://bugs.slimdevices.com/show_bug.cgi?id=8643

my fav plugin "Server Power Control" is not working with 7.1

but i started to think about it, heres what i wrote in bug 8643:

"Hi one of my favorite plugins "Server Power Control" is not working anymore
with SC7.1
I suggest thats this function should be standard in SC on the ir remote when
using SB3 on the SBC and in SC web ui.
Reason, when you get the WOL issues sorted out wouldn't it be really good if
you also could turn off the server to !
This two functions go hand in hand on/off you cant have one without the other
;-)
This is an enhancement request, so anyone else that thinks this is a good idea
?"

Anyone else finding this usefull please vote.

good evening
Mikael

Phil Leigh
2008-07-03, 10:31
Noooooo!

Please do NOT implement any method of turning off the server from the remote.

Not everyone has a dedicated server that JUST runs SC.

In the middle of a party I do not want some idiot to turn off the server.

In the middle of Windows updates, anti-virus checking or whatever I do not want some idiot to turn off the server.

What's wrong with using Windows (or whatever) built-in features to automatically power-down/standby the PC after x minutes of inactivity?


Or at the very least - if this is implemented I need to be able to completely disable it in the settings!!!!!!

pfarrell
2008-07-03, 10:49
Phil Leigh wrote:
> Or at the very least - if this is implemented I need to be able to
> completely disable it in the settings!!!!!!

And this setting has to *not* be in the GUI.
Or someone at Phil's party will find it and change it.

--
Pat Farrell
http://www.pfarrell.com/

Phil Leigh
2008-07-03, 10:50
Phil Leigh wrote:
> Or at the very least - if this is implemented I need to be able to
> completely disable it in the settings!!!!!!

And this setting has to *not* be in the GUI.
Or someone at Phil's party will find it and change it.

--
Pat Farrell
http://www.pfarrell.com/

Hmmm..so you've met my propeller-head friends :o)

Mnyb
2008-07-03, 10:52
Yikes ! it was just an idea... ? thank you for your opinion.
Maybe i should have done in the form of a poll ?

Another solution would to resurect the plugin and make it work in 7.1-7.3
and SBC. The existing plugin just works in SB3 menu you need ir or retrobrowser to use it, i use the ir emulator in SBC to turn my server of from the living room.

I was just thinking about the poor sods that have their dedicated server in the garage the attic etc. My current situation is such that i can manage without it, I just like it.

If it still was a plugin it could easily be disabled.
Or if included as a plugin in the standard release, it could be made "disabled" per default ? Anyone who wants it have to turn it on.

Any other opinion ?

Mnyb
2008-07-03, 10:59
Hmmm..so you've met my propeller-head friends :o)

My friends would constantly hit the play button to see playlist go away.. ;-)
And my audiophile friends would bring out the CD's and be very sceptical.

radish
2008-07-03, 11:17
Maybe i should have done in the form of a poll ?


No, you raised an enh request which is appropriate. Now we sit back and see if anyone (a) votes for it or (b) implements it. Discussion on the implementation can be done in bugzilla.

Phil Leigh
2008-07-03, 11:50
My friends would constantly hit the play button to see playlist go away.. ;-)
And my audiophile friends would bring out the CD's and be very sceptical.

yes - i know what you mean :o)

mherger
2008-07-03, 13:21
> Another solution would to resurect the plugin and make it work in
> 7.1-7.3

Did you contact the plugin author?

Michael

Mnyb
2008-07-03, 13:52
> Another solution would to resurect the plugin and make it work in
> 7.1-7.3

Did you contact the plugin author?

Michael

Good idea, I think about it ?
however my point was that this feature is the natural partner to WOL and should be standard, others disagree for various valid and good reasons, I raised a feature request and now i see how this goes.
Maybe a updated plug will come when 7.1 gets official ?
Maybe I write a nice sweet mail to the plugin author when 7.1 gets released.
I can understand if one waits for the release version of 7.1 before finalizing a new plugin

mherger
2008-07-03, 14:02
> however my point was that this feature is the natural partner to WOL

And sleeping pills are natural partners of alarm clocks?... :-)

Michael

Mnyb
2008-07-03, 14:20
> however my point was that this feature is the natural partner to WOL

And sleeping pills are natural partners of alarm clocks?... :-)

Michael

it's a cycle, waking up do your thing then go to sleep :-)

danco
2008-07-03, 14:47
I believe the Server Power Off plugin was Windows only. Remember that anything in SqueezeCenter has to be cross-platform.

The Execute Script plugin is cross-platform, but I don't know how to write a script for Windows.

Mnyb
2008-07-03, 14:54
I believe the Server Power Off plugin was Windows only. Remember that anything in SqueezeCenter has to be cross-platform.

The Execute Script plugin is cross-platform, but I don't know how to write a script for Windows.

No there was a Win and a Linux version but no Mac version.
I used Linux version.

MrSinatra
2008-07-04, 16:18
i never used the plugin.

how did it work? it would turn off the whole computer? could you then via WOL get the computer turned back on via the SBC?

at first, i thought you meant "exit" SC, meaning turning off the SC [ie. that was the server], but i take it you mean the whole computer, yes?

could you configure it to go to sleep or hibernate instead?

SilverRS8
2008-07-11, 03:28
i never used the plugin.

how did it work? it would turn off the whole computer? could you then via WOL get the computer turned back on via the SBC?

at first, i thought you meant "exit" SC, meaning turning off the SC [ie. that was the server], but i take it you mean the whole computer, yes?

could you configure it to go to sleep or hibernate instead?

Yes, with this plugin you can either shutdown, hybernate or put your server in sleep mode. I use it allot in 7.0x but today also installed the 7.1 version and the plugin stopped working :-(