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Muele
2010-04-09, 05:05
7.5.0 has been the best, most stable 7.x.0 version so far.

I had considerations upgrading since x.x.0 releases has not been the best in my experience.

But I went for it and it is good.

I just wanted to post this as a counterweight to the negative posts that inevitably come after new versions are released.

Enoch Soames
2010-04-09, 05:13
It has apparently completely hosed my system - things were working fine until I upgraded, then suddenly everything stopped working completely.

I continue to investigate. Just wanted to post this as a counterweight to your counterweight.

Bullitdodger
2010-04-09, 15:00
I upgraded and now my controllers doesn't work?

Kuben72
2010-04-09, 15:13
Couldn't agree with you more. Took 10 minutes and then everything was up and running.

amey01
2010-04-09, 20:31
7.5.0 has been the best, most stable 7.x.0 version so far.

I had considerations upgrading since x.x.0 releases has not been the best in my experience.

But I went for it and it is good.

I just wanted to post this as a counterweight to the negative posts that inevitably come after new versions are released.

What OS?

pski
2010-04-09, 20:58
I upgraded and now my controllers doesn't work?

Reboot (and get rid of those wifi robbing bunny ears.)

No really: post more details for help.

P

pski
2010-04-09, 21:00
It has apparently completely hosed my system - things were working fine until I upgraded, then suddenly everything stopped working completely.

I continue to investigate. Just wanted to post this as a counterweight to your counterweight.

From what version? If you type more help will be available.

P

Muele
2010-04-09, 23:30
What OS?

XP sp3

From SBS 7.4.2

Quoling
2010-04-10, 03:32
Radio and controller now not working - boom is fine because it has NOT upgraded! - how can I downgrade?

Ikabob
2010-04-10, 03:45
7.5.0 has been the best, most stable 7.x.0 version so far.

I had considerations upgrading since x.x.0 releases has not been the best in my experience.

But I went for it and it is good.

I just wanted to post this as a counterweight to the negative posts that inevitably come after new versions are released.


Yes, I have also found 7.5 to be very stable and there are new RadioTime features that are very nice also. I really feel comfortable now with the Logitech team of ITs that are involved with the Squeezes. I have confidence in the team. I am very glad that I chose The Squeeze devices over other competitors. On Monday I will receive the Touch and have another toy to play with. It is very tough knowing that my Touch is sitting here in my hometown at UPS for the entire weekend. I would like to get my hands on it today.

Yes, I am lovin 7.5 but I hope others will get their problems worked out. It may be they just have an incorrect setting. Good luck.

Bonesteel
2010-04-10, 08:34
No, it is NOT "smooth sailing".

1) All of my Favorites were deleted.
2) All of my Applications were reset. I now have a full list of them, including many I did not want and those I had (iPlayer, etc.) are gone.
3) The Staff Favorites which used to be a help in adding new streams is now grouped by staff member. Cute maybe, but not useful.

I will need hours to return to get my system back to the state it was prior to the "upgrade".

I am an original SLiMP3 owner and have upgraded over the years as new devices came out. I now run a Duet, SB3, and the SLiMP3. I have been foolishly convinced over recent times with seamless upgrades to trust them, and for that now I pay with the cost of my Saturday morning.

Thanks for nothing.

JB

Enoch Soames
2010-04-10, 08:47
I upgraded from 7.4.3; fortunately, 7.4.3 was still in my downloads folder, so I just reinstalled it and everything is working fine again. When I have more time I'll give 7.5 another shot; if it still doesn't work I'll check back here (and provide log info and such). I appreciate the fact that people are always willing to help on these forums.


From what version? If you type more help will be available.

P

Bonesteel
2010-04-10, 08:56
Also,

One USED to be able to add a stream to the favorites as it was playing. You simply would add it to the Favorites from the remote or web page. Now it's gone with only the selections of -

You may like...
Report a Problem...
Now playing...
See Complete Sched...
Choose Stream...

Sheesh!

Back to 7.4 I go...

Ikabob
2010-04-10, 12:22
Also,

One USED to be able to add a stream to the favorites as it was playing. You simply would add it to the Favorites from the remote or web page. Now it's gone with only the selections of -

You may like...
Report a Problem...
Now playing...
See Complete Sched...
Choose Stream...

Sheesh!

Back to 7.4 I go...


Yes, I agree, not being able to easily save a selection to favorites is a real minus. Maybe they will reinstate this feature. It is an important convenience.

garym
2010-04-10, 13:08
I can still add a stream to favorites. I can do this in the controller, by navigating to name of the station/stream, holding the center button down and I get a menu that has add to end, play next, play, save to favorites, etc. Can do the same thing in SQUEEZEPLAY from the + button in now playing. Or in iPENG, etc.

To be fair, if I'm already Playing the stream and hit the center button, I don't get the same options. So the key is to back out to the name of the stream rather than being within the stream....then you can add to favorites.

jimwillsher
2010-04-10, 13:54
All looks good here, upgrading from 7.4.whateverpreviousonewas. Ubuntu x64 headless, 2xSB3 and 1xBoom.


Jim

Ikabob
2010-04-10, 13:58
I am not finding this option with ipeng. Maybe I am just not finding how to add a radio station to favorites.

Brian Ritchie
2010-04-10, 17:33
After some misfortune with a previous upgrade (I forget which one, perhaps to 7.4.0?) I was wary of upgrading, and sat at 7.4.1 because I couldn't see anything in the 7.4.2 change log that interested me. I wasn't sure about 7.5.0 either, but wondered whether some of the "various performance improvements and bugfixes" might make things better.

Before upgrading, I used the Control Panel to clean out the cache (which took a while). After that, my usual "scan for new/changed" took over an hour, instead of its usual 8 minutes or so; and I was left with some odd effects (most noticeably, my Receiver disappeared from all but the Info webpage and the Controller); though all seemed well after I'd hibernated the server and turned off the network overnight.

After all that, the upgrade to 7.5.0 was trivial, taking all of 5 minutes; and everything seems to be working fine. (One minor problem was that the Controller balked at the installation of its firmware update, but got through it OK once I'd turned it off and on again.)

I seem to see a big improvement in the responsiveness of the webiface (though this might be imagined, or could have been due to the cache-wipe, for all I know). I'm pretty certain that the scrolling behaviour of the Controller is now much better - I'm far less likely to overshoot by more than a few artists, for example.

All in all, a pleasant surprise. So far!

Many thanks to the Logitech team for continuing to support this great stuff.

-- Brian

Version: 7.5.0 - r30464 @ Thu Apr 1 05:51:56 PDT 2010
Operating system: Windows XP - EN - cp1252
Platform Architecture: 586
Perl Version: 5.10.0 - MSWin32-x86-multi-thread
MySQL Version: 5.0.22-community-nt
Players: Transporter, Receiver, Boom [SB3 in mothballs]

Bearfaced
2010-04-12, 03:48
I agree, my Ubuntu based Squeezeserver updated just fine, didn't lose any settings or favourites. The firmware upgrade of my Controller seemed to have fixed my occasional rebooting issue which happened when the controller went into power saving mode.

bigbossman
2010-04-12, 04:26
My upgrade went flawlessly also, I report smooth sailing with both Boom and Duet. Phew ...

ericj
2010-04-12, 05:55
Also no problem, going from Ubuntu 7.4.3 to 7.5.

apn
2010-04-12, 08:51
Upgrade was "OK" (on WHS) but could have been better;

SBC forced the upgrade and then rolled-back, presumably when it saw that SBS hadn't (yet) been upgraded. If it knew enough to check SBS version after the upgrade, why wasn't that completed as a pre-check?

Anyway, I upgraded SBS, then the SBC wanted to upgrade (again) and this time all was good, except that I lost sync on the Duet and Boom on the main-floor. Easily resolved.

hoob
2010-04-12, 19:48
Brand new install of 7.5.0 on a different machine than the one running 7.4.2. Had to to a factory reset on the original SqueezeBox unit I have, otherwise it's caught in a reboot loop (still worked fine with 7.4.2) Feh...

Now if only the XMRadio plugin could show up on the 3rd Party Plugins list...