Logitech has released version 7.8.0 of the Logitech Media Server for Squeezebox players. I've updated my Gentoo overlay to include an ebuild for this version -- you can get it from the usual place:
This version is compatible with Perl 5.16, and supports 32 and 64-bit installations. OpenRC and systemd are also both supported as the init system.
I've pushed a pre-release build of version 7.8 of Logitech Media Server to my layman-accessible overlay now (http://git.overlays.gentoo.org/gitweb/?p=user/squeezebox.git;a=summary). This is a snapshot of 7.8 as at 5th January 2014, and has been quite stable for me.
I posted this to the 'unix' Logitech Media Server forum in 2012 but, as I've just managed to get access to this blog again(!) I've reproduced the announcement here for the benefit of any travellers coming this way.
I've been maintaining the ebuilds for LMS (and before that Squeezebox Server, and before that SlimServer...) for a few years and I'm now moving the ebuild from the main Portage tree to a new overlay called 'squeezebox' that I maintain. This has little real effect on users of the ebuild (it's currently exactly the same ebuild as the one in the main Portage tree), but mitigates some of the problems I had with that ebuild being in the main tree due to the number of libraries it bundles.
I have produced a Gentoo ebuild for Squeezebox Server 7.5.3. This is a very minor update over the 7.5.2 that was recently released.
You can find it in my GitHub here:
I'm submitting this for inclusion in the official Portage tree today and so it should be available through Portage in a couple of days or so.
I have produced a Gentoo ebuild for Squeezebox Server 7.5.2. This has had minimal testing, but appears to work OK on my test system.
You can find it in my GitHub here:
This ebuild is now committed to the official Gentoo Portage tree. I've not had any feedback on it, which obviously means it's working perfectly for everyone...!
A new ebuild for Squeezebox Server 7.4.2 has now been added to the official Portage tree. It's marked unstable, and depends on a lot of Perl packages marked as unstable, but should be usable with a bit of selective package unmasking.
In related news, 7.5.0 has now been released by Logitech and so I've begun an update of the ebuild to support that - hopefully that'll be an easier task than the production of the 7.4.2 ebuild...
I've just released AutoRescan 1.1 to my plugins repository (http://www.hickinbottom.com/sc-plugins/repo.xml). This is a small change that just updates the compatibility information to mark it as compatible with the newly-released Squeezebox Server 7.5.0.
Just a quick note to say this ebuild update is progressing well and I hope to have it ready soon.
You can track its progress at the following public git repository:
If you're the adventurous sort you could download that ebuild to a local overlay and try it out.
I have released version 3.5.4 of the LazySearch Music plugin for SlimServer/SqueezeCenter/Squeezebox Server.
This is a new release that provides support for the current 7.5 development release of Squeezebox Server. As the server is still a development release it's possible that future development will break this version of the plugin - if that happens then post a report to the plugins forum page and I'll pick it up and fix it.
As usual you can get it early from my plugin repository (http://www.hickinbottom.com/sc-plugins/repo.xml), or you can wait for it to be updated within the official plugin repository (Logitech usually do that a few days following the release here).
For those of you that manually install their plugins instead, you can download it from here:
Just a quick note to say I'm working on a Gentoo ebuild for Squeezebox Server (as SqueezeCenter is named these days). You can see development of that in Gentoo bug#287257 (http://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=287257). You can also track my development progress in my Github repository at http://github.com/hickinbottoms/squeezecenter-ebuild-for-gentoo/tree/dev....