Release notes for Excito Bubba 2 software version 2.4-RC1

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Release notes for Excito Bubba 2 software version 2.4-RC1

Post by johannes » 17 Oct 2011, 14:28

NOTE: This is a pre-release (RC1 = Release Candidate 1) and is not 100% tested. Please understand that you are using this version at your own risk.

This is a new major upgrade. The upgrade is available only as an install image.

How to upgrade
Download the installer here.
Follow this guide - but using the above installer.

New features and major changes
This update brings B2 to the software state of B3:
* Debian update to Squeeze
* More recent Linux kernel (2.6.39)
* WiFi stability greatly enhanced
* New backup user interface
* Sample photo album added from start (only for fresh installs)
* DLNA server (Mediatomb exchanged for MiniDLNA)
* Support for HP printers (including printer hotplugging)
* UPnP port opening in external routers
* Squeezecenter update to latest
* PNG support in photo album
* Spanish language (user contributed) added to user interface
* SMB Workgroup changed from EXCITO to WORKGROUP to increase windows compatibility
* Language support updated to GetText for easier translations and user contributions
* Various bug fixes and general updates
* Tor Router functionality (torproject.org)
* Future updates for B3 will now automatically also be available for B2

Known issues
* Installer doesn't work with 2 TB HDD (workaround exists - contact support)
* Interface Shows B3 instead of B2 on some places
* Tor is untested - use with care
* Easyfind doesn't work properly
* Routing/Firewall doesn't work (simple command-line fix possible)

Fixing the above is work in progress at Excito.

If you find further issues - please contact us!

[EDIT: Added known issue]
/Johannes (Excito co-founder a long time ago, but now I'm just Johannes)

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Re: Release notes for Excito Bubba 2 software version 2.4-RC

Post by RandomUsername » 17 Oct 2011, 14:42

Hi Johannes

When Easyfind is fixed, will it support all protocols or only http like before?

Thanks.

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Re: Release notes for Excito Bubba 2 software version 2.4-RC

Post by johannes » 17 Oct 2011, 15:02

Good question. The plan was to keep the bubbaserver.com system (only web forwarding) but let me check up the work included to transfer.
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Re: Release notes for Excito Bubba 2 software version 2.4-RC

Post by vrep » 17 Oct 2011, 15:16

This is good news! I'll back up my data and see how this works.

A question beforehand: why use MiniDLNA when SqueezeBox Server is since version 7.7 also capable of DLNA?

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Re: Release notes for Excito Bubba 2 software version 2.4-RC

Post by aphex » 18 Oct 2011, 02:52

Good work dudes...

One quick question, when the full release comes around, the upgrade from this RC will be a simple "apt-get upgrade" correct? No need to a full install again?

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Re: Release notes for Excito Bubba 2 software version 2.4-RC

Post by johannes » 18 Oct 2011, 02:58

vrep wrote: A question beforehand: why use MiniDLNA when SqueezeBox Server is since version 7.7 also capable of DLNA?
Several reasons; 1) Squeezebox server 7.7 is still not stable and seems to have a lot of issues. 2) It's not been communicated (as I know of - pehaps you know more?) what capabilities it will have..

Minidlna is well known and has an extensive compability list, unfortunately DLNA is not just to "implement by the standard" since the standard is quite poor, it's a lot of work to reach good compatibility.

Perhaps in the future, but not yet. :)
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Re: Release notes for Excito Bubba 2 software version 2.4-RC

Post by johannes » 18 Oct 2011, 02:59

aphex wrote: One quick question, when the full release comes around, the upgrade from this RC will be a simple "apt-get upgrade" correct? No need to a full install again?
Yes, of course. Should have mentioned that.
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Re: Release notes for Excito Bubba 2 software version 2.4-RC

Post by aphex » 18 Oct 2011, 12:51

Just updated my B2, working great. Seems a bit snappier at the command line as swell (screen forks much quicker for instance).

* You will still need to compile most recent netatalk if you want Time Machine backups to work in OSX Lion (or just move to the unstable packages).

Other than that, everything pretty much worked out of the box.

Good work guys!

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Re: Release notes for Excito Bubba 2 software version 2.4-RC

Post by johannes » 21 Oct 2011, 11:31

Found out the issue with routing not working on B3 2.4-RC1.

Quick fix (command-line required). As root:

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cp /usr/share/bubba-configs/firewall.conf /etc/network/firewall.conf
iptables-restore /etc/network/firewall.conf
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Re: Release notes for Excito Bubba 2 software version 2.4-RC

Post by JC » 03 Nov 2011, 18:56

@Johannes. Just as a reminder, please remember to fix the "horde" bug :wink:
http://forum.excito.net/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=3203#p16086
It's still there in the B2 2.4-RC1 reinstalled from USB image...

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Re: Release notes for Excito Bubba 2 software version 2.4-RC

Post by johannes » 05 Nov 2011, 10:35

Yep, it's on the list and identified, just not fixed yet.
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Re: Release notes for Excito Bubba 2 software version 2.4-RC

Post by g__ » 07 Nov 2011, 22:32

B2 Upgrade successful! I hit a bump with the firewall, which wasn't forwarding traffic from the internal network to the outside world. The above instructions didn't help, and in fact locked me out! What did help was

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iptables -t nat -A POSTROUTING -o eth0 -j MASQUERADE
which got the local computers online. While troubleshooting the problem, I kept the "suspect" iptables saved state in /etc/network/firewall.conf.maybeworking and then used this one-liner to try it for only 10 seconds:

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iptables-restore /etc/network/firewall.conf.maybeworking ; sleep 10 ; iptables-restore /etc/network/firewall.conf
maybe that will help someone!

OH! The upgrade deleted the contents of /var, /usr/src, /usr/local.. so if you have anything in there, be sure to copy it to /home before upgrading!

-g

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Re: Release notes for Excito Bubba 2 software version 2.4-RC

Post by mike_nl » 11 Nov 2011, 10:16

Hi Johannes,

i hope we with the B|2 are next in the update list :wink:.

BTW 1:
Which version can we use for the mpd client? Because when i am compiling newer
version then the 0.12.1 i have a lot of issues. Okay no screenshot yet.
At this moment i have only the old one (0.12.1) compiled for our litte bubba.

BTW 2:
And i am running the Droid MPD Client on my tab's from Samsung and the phone. Take a look here: https://market.android.com/details?id=c ... QuZnJlZSJd

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Re: Release notes for Excito Bubba 2 software version 2.4-RC

Post by nolla » 16 Nov 2011, 16:29

g__ wrote:B2 Upgrade successful! I hit a bump with the firewall, which wasn't forwarding traffic from the internal network to the outside world. The above instructions didn't help, and in fact locked me out! What did help was

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iptables -t nat -A POSTROUTING -o eth0 -j MASQUERADE
which got the local computers online. While troubleshooting the problem, I kept the "suspect" iptables saved state in /etc/network/firewall.conf.maybeworking and then used this one-liner to try it for only 10 seconds:

Code: Select all

iptables-restore /etc/network/firewall.conf.maybeworking ; sleep 10 ; iptables-restore /etc/network/firewall.conf
maybe that will help someone!

OH! The upgrade deleted the contents of /var, /usr/src, /usr/local.. so if you have anything in there, be sure to copy it to /home before upgrading!

-g
A great post :!: It really worked and that sleep command was a wonderfull idea *Thumbs up*

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Re: Release notes for Excito Bubba 2 software version 2.4-RC

Post by tiddler » 19 Nov 2011, 05:55

when will this be released?

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