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seanadams
2004-06-21, 10:33
The nightly release has just been updated with new firmware (v.26).
Please snag it here:

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

5.2 is of course a big release for us - it's been in "feature freeze"
for a long time so we expect this to be a very stable build. It is also
the first release to include the v.2x series firmware.

Fixes in firmware v.26 are:

1) back-out a change to TCP which was reducing throughput for PCM
streaming

2) fix pausing so it doesn't lose the connection if paused for a long
time

*** Most important thing we need feedback on for this nightly: if
you've had problems with firmware updates in the past, they should be
completely fixed now - so please just confirm that it works okay
upgrading from v.25 to v.26. The process is totally solid now as far as
I know - but if you have a problem please contact me right away.


Thanks,
Sean

Jeffrey Gordon
2004-06-21, 11:57
I looked into the latest nightly and I do not see a firmware v26, am I
missing something?

Sean Adams wrote:

>
> The nightly release has just been updated with new firmware (v.26).
> Please snag it here:
>
> http://www.slimdevices.com/downloads/nightly
>
> 5.2 is of course a big release for us - it's been in "feature freeze"
> for a long time so we expect this to be a very stable build. It is also
> the first release to include the v.2x series firmware.
>
> Fixes in firmware v.26 are:
>
> 1) back-out a change to TCP which was reducing throughput for PCM streaming
>
> 2) fix pausing so it doesn't lose the connection if paused for a long time
>
> *** Most important thing we need feedback on for this nightly: if you've
> had problems with firmware updates in the past, they should be
> completely fixed now - so please just confirm that it works okay
> upgrading from v.25 to v.26. The process is totally solid now as far as
> I know - but if you have a problem please contact me right away.
>
>
> Thanks,
> Sean
>
>

dean
2004-06-21, 12:10
When did you download it? I updated the nightly build at about 10am
with the v26 firmware.

On Jun 21, 2004, at 11:57 AM, Jeffrey Gordon wrote:

> I looked into the latest nightly and I do not see a firmware v26, am I
> missing something?
>
> Sean Adams wrote:
>
>> The nightly release has just been updated with new firmware (v.26).
>> Please snag it here:
>> http://www.slimdevices.com/downloads/nightly
>> 5.2 is of course a big release for us - it's been in "feature freeze"
>> for a long time so we expect this to be a very stable build. It is
>> also the first release to include the v.2x series firmware.
>> Fixes in firmware v.26 are:
>> 1) back-out a change to TCP which was reducing throughput for PCM
>> streaming
>> 2) fix pausing so it doesn't lose the connection if paused for a long
>> time
>> *** Most important thing we need feedback on for this nightly: if
>> you've had problems with firmware updates in the past, they should be
>> completely fixed now - so please just confirm that it works okay
>> upgrading from v.25 to v.26. The process is totally solid now as far
>> as I know - but if you have a problem please contact me right away.
>> Thanks,
>> Sean
>>

Jeffrey Gordon
2004-06-21, 12:14
I d/l it about noon EST.

check this out, shouldn't I see v26 here.
http://www.slimdevices.com/downloads/nightly/SlimServer_v2004-06-21/SlimServer_v2004-06-21/Firmware/

dean blackketter wrote:

> When did you download it? I updated the nightly build at about 10am
> with the v26 firmware.
>
> On Jun 21, 2004, at 11:57 AM, Jeffrey Gordon wrote:
>
>> I looked into the latest nightly and I do not see a firmware v26, am I
>> missing something?
>>
>> Sean Adams wrote:
>>
>>> The nightly release has just been updated with new firmware (v.26).
>>> Please snag it here:
>>> http://www.slimdevices.com/downloads/nightly
>>> 5.2 is of course a big release for us - it's been in "feature freeze"
>>> for a long time so we expect this to be a very stable build. It is
>>> also the first release to include the v.2x series firmware.
>>> Fixes in firmware v.26 are:
>>> 1) back-out a change to TCP which was reducing throughput for PCM
>>> streaming
>>> 2) fix pausing so it doesn't lose the connection if paused for a long
>>> time
>>> *** Most important thing we need feedback on for this nightly: if
>>> you've had problems with firmware updates in the past, they should be
>>> completely fixed now - so please just confirm that it works okay
>>> upgrading from v.25 to v.26. The process is totally solid now as far
>>> as I know - but if you have a problem please contact me right away.
>>> Thanks,
>>> Sean
>>>

dean
2004-06-21, 12:19
Sorry, that directory wasn't updated. The regular installers are up
to date.

On Jun 21, 2004, at 12:14 PM, Jeffrey Gordon wrote:

> I d/l it about noon EST.
>
> check this out, shouldn't I see v26 here.
> http://www.slimdevices.com/downloads/nightly/SlimServer_v2004-06-21/
> SlimServer_v2004-06-21/Firmware/
>
> dean blackketter wrote:
>
>> When did you download it? I updated the nightly build at about 10am
>> with the v26 firmware.
>> On Jun 21, 2004, at 11:57 AM, Jeffrey Gordon wrote:
>>> I looked into the latest nightly and I do not see a firmware v26, am
>>> I missing something?
>>>
>>> Sean Adams wrote:
>>>
>>>> The nightly release has just been updated with new firmware (v.26).
>>>> Please snag it here:
>>>> http://www.slimdevices.com/downloads/nightly
>>>> 5.2 is of course a big release for us - it's been in "feature
>>>> freeze" for a long time so we expect this to be a very stable
>>>> build. It is also the first release to include the v.2x series
>>>> firmware.
>>>> Fixes in firmware v.26 are:
>>>> 1) back-out a change to TCP which was reducing throughput for PCM
>>>> streaming
>>>> 2) fix pausing so it doesn't lose the connection if paused for a
>>>> long time
>>>> *** Most important thing we need feedback on for this nightly: if
>>>> you've had problems with firmware updates in the past, they should
>>>> be completely fixed now - so please just confirm that it works okay
>>>> upgrading from v.25 to v.26. The process is totally solid now as
>>>> far as I know - but if you have a problem please contact me right
>>>> away.
>>>> Thanks,
>>>> Sean
>>>>

Michael Brunn
2004-06-21, 12:26
On Montag, 21. Juni 2004 19:33 Sean Adams wrote:
> *** Most important thing we need feedback on for this nightly: if
> you've had problems with firmware updates in the past, they should be
> completely fixed now - so please just confirm that it works okay
> upgrading from v.25 to v.26. The process is totally solid now as far as
> I know - but if you have a problem please contact me right away.

I couldn't update it via WLAN. The slimserver.pl loged a timeout of the
squeezebox. When I attached it to my wired network, everything went fine. But
perhaps this is a firewall-problem. I configured my server's wlan-firewall
quite restrictive...

Yours,
Michael.

--
mike (AT) brunn (DOT) ws | http://www.brunn.ws/ | Powered by Linux

"Software and cathedrals are much the same - first we build them, then we
pray."

Philip Meyer
2004-06-21, 13:54
>However I still have problems with long pauses, when I try to restart, the music comes back for less then a second then the buffer goes empty and the music stops. Funny enough the elapse time continue to progress, at this stage pausing/unpausing doesn't help, the buffer remains empty. Pressing the play button works, the track restarts.
>
I have seen similar problems on my setup. I'm using 5.1.6 (21/06/2004) - WinXP Pro SP1.

I paused an .mp3 file on the SqueezeBox. I went to my PC to check emails, etc. After a while, I used SlimServer web interface to restart. I pressed pause. I returned to the lounge and there was no sound. I pressed pause a few times via the SqueezeBox remote. The SqueezeBox display toggled between "Now Playing" and paused displays. I then pressed the play, and the track started from the beginning.

Phil

seanadams
2004-06-21, 14:01
Hang on a sec - I wasn't following you there.

I thought you were saying that you we're hearing long pauses in the
playback. You meant that after *telling* it to pause and then unpausing
after a long time, it doesn't start up, right?

That's supposed to be fixed in firmware 26. I confirmed the fix on
Cygwin (with Win2K) and also Linux. I did not test specifically with
WinXP with PCM files. I'll check it out.


On Jun 21, 2004, at 1:54 PM, Philip Meyer wrote:

>> However I still have problems with long pauses, when I try to
>> restart, the music comes back for less then a second then the buffer
>> goes empty and the music stops. Funny enough the elapse time continue
>> to progress, at this stage pausing/unpausing doesn't help, the buffer
>> remains empty. Pressing the play button works, the track restarts.
>>
> I have seen similar problems on my setup. I'm using 5.1.6
> (21/06/2004) - WinXP Pro SP1.
>
> I paused an .mp3 file on the SqueezeBox. I went to my PC to check
> emails, etc. After a while, I used SlimServer web interface to
> restart. I pressed pause. I returned to the lounge and there was no
> sound. I pressed pause a few times via the SqueezeBox remote. The
> SqueezeBox display toggled between "Now Playing" and paused displays.
> I then pressed the play, and the track started from the beginning.
>
> Phil
>
>
>

bob villielm
2004-06-23, 09:47
Sean Adams wrote:
>
> The nightly release has just been updated with new firmware (v.26).
> Please snag it here:
>
> http://www.slimdevices.com/downloads/nightly

Only change-for-the-worse I've noticed is that clicking
"Play Next" on a track (using Fishbone) no longer causes
a refresh. If it is clicked a second time, a refresh does
occur. This of course has an undesired effect, because
the track actually *did* get set to play next on the first
click (manually refreshing confirms this), and the second
click ends up putting the track which invisibly took the
desired track's place into the "next up" slot.

(Just noticed it seems to effect other things too -- eg.
clicking shuffle -> song doesn't refresh until the 2nd click)

This is the latest nightly, with mozilla 1.7 final (never used
to happen.) The refreshes seem to work fine under ie6. :-/

-bob

kdf
2004-06-23, 11:15
Quoting bob villielm <bobv (AT) earthling (DOT) net>:

> Sean Adams wrote:
> >
> > The nightly release has just been updated with new firmware (v.26).
> > Please snag it here:
> >
> > http://www.slimdevices.com/downloads/nightly
>
> Only change-for-the-worse I've noticed is that clicking
> "Play Next" on a track (using Fishbone) no longer causes
> a refresh.

this seems to have been a side effect of trying to have the skin refresh
anchored to the current song in the playlist. I've backed out this feature so
it should refresh properly for you in the next nightly build.

-kdf