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  1. #21
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    For me, no problem to donate to keep this forum and development alive. I guess a lot feel the same way.
    SqueezeBoxes: 1x Transporter (Living room) 1x SB2 (shed), 1x Radio (Kitchen), 1x Boom (Dining room), 1x piCorePlayer (jacuzzi), 1x piCorePlayer (Garden) 1x OSMC + Squeezelite (Movie room), 1x Touch (Study 2), few spare unit's
    Server: LMS on Pi3 7.9.1. on PcP 3.21
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  2. #22
    Quote Originally Posted by edwin2006 View Post
    For me, no problem to donate to keep this forum and development alive. I guess a lot feel the same way.
    Absolutely. I would hope if Logitech plans to pull the plug, they could give us a month to transition. That would be more than enough time to migrate.
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  3. #23
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    Can I ask a naive question. For someone like me who just uses my squeezeboxes and LMS to stream music from a local server, isn't this setup impervious so long as I have the hardware and LMS software plus relevant plugins such as Airplay to feed my Liberatone Zipp. I understand as technology and society move forward my system can't evolve to take advantage of changes. But if Logitech pulls the plug surely at least my current set up will still work. Correct?

  4. #24
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    Quote Originally Posted by chopinhauer View Post
    But if Logitech pulls the plug surely at least my current set up will still work. Correct?
    Correct.
    Easy way to verify it ... disconnect your broadband connection and then restart LMS.
    You will probably get a few errors reported in the logs but it will work.
    Paul Webster
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    Author Radio France (FIP etc) plugin

  5. #25
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    Quote Originally Posted by chopinhauer View Post
    But if Logitech pulls the plug surely at least my current set up will still work. Correct?
    Correct, up to a point. It won't halt the minute Logitech shuts down the servers, but it may still affect you in a longer run.
    Considering that the Squeezeboxes were always a bit of a niche product, and how long it was since it was dropped, there is still a pretty robust ecosystem and user base. It's obviously not on an upward trajectory, but there are some heroes that manage to keep it relevant with new adaptations and additions in reaction to how use patterns and delivery methods change.
    If servers were shut down and this forum closed the natural hubs that some of this work depend upon are lost. Fully replacing them will not be trivial if at all possible and that could, in a pessimistic scenario, lead to the end of support and development.
    For a user that only use a local music library and a handful of plugins it would not immediately change anything, but you could experience a gradual loss of functions. If you need to migrate your server to a more recent operating system, LMS may not fully operate on that without updates, new network security protocols may block crucial resources for LMS or plugins etc. It is very much a community effort today, but the community is helped by the resources Logitech supplies.
    Sounds like doom and gloom, but what I'm saying is that life with LMS will be easier for all of us as long as it is a maintained product. It could very well go on for years without Logitech sponsorship, but I don't think a transition would be without major hassles, resources scattered and some developers losing interest.

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