Release notes for Excito B3 software version 2.2.2

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carl
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Release notes for Excito B3 software version 2.2.2

Post by carl » 28 Mar 2011, 06:56

Release notes for Excito B3 software version 2.2.2
This is a new minor upgrade. The upgrade is available only as a firmware upgrade.

How to upgrade
To upgrade a running system, make sure you don't have any activities running such as uploads, downloads, print jobs etc. Then log in as admin in web-ui. Choose "Settings" menu entry. Choose "Software update" in the sub menu. Press the "Update system" button.

Since the update service depends on root access to the MySQL database, if you have changed the default password the update will fail. If it has been changed, run the update from the command line. Default options should be ok, but you need to provide your MySQL root password.

Install
To (re)install a system please read the manual, section "INSTALLING & REINSTALLING SOFTWARE".

New features and major changes
  • Squeezebox server updated to 7.5.3.
/Carl Fürstenberg, Excito Software Developer
http://www.excito.com
support@excito.com

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Re: Release notes for Excito B3 software version 2.2.2

Post by johannes » 28 Mar 2011, 07:03

..and yes, now with spotify support.
/Johannes (Excito co-founder a long time ago, but now I'm just Johannes)

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Re: Release notes for Excito B3 software version 2.2.2

Post by Binkem » 28 Mar 2011, 08:43

Any chance of a B2 upgrade somewhere in the near future?

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Re: Release notes for Excito B3 software version 2.2.2

Post by johannes » 28 Mar 2011, 08:50

Yep, same upgrade testing on B2 now, coming soon.
/Johannes (Excito co-founder a long time ago, but now I'm just Johannes)

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Re: Release notes for Excito B3 software version 2.2.2

Post by yooakim » 29 Mar 2011, 11:27

Thanks for adding Sonos support! I love my Sonos system.

I have upgraded my B3 but I am not sure how I can use the Sonos support? Can you please add som more instructions on how to setup this?

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Re: Release notes for Excito B3 software version 2.2.2

Post by yooakim » 29 Mar 2011, 11:29

I meant to say "Spotify" support, of course! Sorry for the confusion...
yooakim wrote:Thanks for adding Sonos support! I love my Sonos system.

I have upgraded my B3 but I am not sure how I can use the Sonos support? Can you please add som more instructions on how to setup this?

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Re: Release notes for Excito B3 software version 2.2.2

Post by johannes » 29 Mar 2011, 11:36

It obviously requires spotify-ready players, and if I understand correctly this is only the Radio or the Touch currently. Does it not work with one of those?
/Johannes (Excito co-founder a long time ago, but now I'm just Johannes)

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Re: Release notes for Excito B3 software version 2.2.2

Post by eds_oyo » 29 Mar 2011, 13:53

johannes wrote:Yep, same upgrade testing on B2 now, coming soon.
Great! :) Love that you still care about all of us B2 users.

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Re: Release notes for Excito B3 software version 2.2.2

Post by Cheeseboy » 29 Mar 2011, 16:00

Hi Johannes,

Code: Select all

niklas@b3:~$ uname -a
Linux b3 2.6.38 #1 Thu Mar 17 15:53:09 CET 2011 armv5tel GNU/Linux
Can I still safely upgrade? Or should I revert to the stock kernel first?

Cheers,

Niklas

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Re: Release notes for Excito B3 software version 2.2.2

Post by johannes » 29 Mar 2011, 16:01

You can still upgrade, no problems. I run the same kernel.
/Johannes (Excito co-founder a long time ago, but now I'm just Johannes)

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Re: Release notes for Excito B3 software version 2.2.2

Post by RandomUsername » 29 Mar 2011, 16:05

eds_oyo wrote:
johannes wrote:Yep, same upgrade testing on B2 now, coming soon.
Great! :) Love that you still care about all of us B2 users.
Do they? Last I checked my B2 was still running Etch with an update to Squeeze promised...ooohh, some time ago anyway :p

B2 users = potential future B3 owners.

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Re: Release notes for Excito B3 software version 2.2.2

Post by gatto » 06 Apr 2011, 09:50

Not to mention that bubba|2 is still on sale.

I just bought it and found myself with a good device, but with outdated software whose security upgrades are abandoned by debian (yes, etch support is over), not able to recognize my hardware (printer) and no trace of a possible upgrade. (i don't feel my files really safe, being on the web with no security updates...)

At least let us know if the testing software is stable enough to be used, I am available to test it also.
Cheers

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