Madsonic Newsletter 07/2015

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Madsonic Newsletter 07/2015

Unread postby Madevil » 03 Jul 2015, 15:57


Dear Madsonic Community!


The development of Madsonic 6.0 reached the next milestone :)

The handout of the first 6.0 builds has begun!

http://beta.madsonic.org/pages/changelog.jsp

Many new features and changes must be previously tested. If anyone is interested to check certain test cases,
you can now signup for an Madsonic 6.0 early adopter access.

test cases:

*) Dreambox integration
*) dynamical scanning
*) Transcoding tests
*) GUI workflow tests
*) Performance tests
*) Stability tests
*) Sonos tests
*) LDAP tests


or you can try the online Demo: http://beta.madsonic.org/pages/demo.jsp

Best regards
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Re: Madsonic Newsletter 07/2015

Unread postby olive069 » 04 Jul 2015, 12:52

Go glad to have some fresh news! Where can i signup for beta testing?
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Re: Madsonic Newsletter 07/2015

Unread postby Madevil » 04 Jul 2015, 15:00

@ all

A simple note here about what you want to test is all,
then you receive further instructions via PM.

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Re: Madsonic Newsletter 07/2015

Unread postby Lugoues » 05 Jul 2015, 02:55

I'd be more than happy to assist.
I should be able to handle of few of these:

    dynamical scanning
    Transcoding tests
    GUI workflow tests
    Performance tests
    Stability tests
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Re: Madsonic Newsletter 07/2015

Unread postby slurp » 06 Jul 2015, 15:37

I could test:
*) dynamical scanning
*) Transcoding tests
*) GUI workflow tests
*) Performance tests
*) Stability tests
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Re: Madsonic Newsletter 07/2015

Unread postby gurutech » 07 Jul 2015, 05:41

The 6.0 beta looks good. Wish there were a few more themes to choose from, but I'm sure those will come later.

I installed the Windows version, just to check it out, as I'm used to the Linux version on my main computer.

A couple things to note, so far:

1 - When adding media paths, I had to use a UNC path (\\server\path\) in order for my path to be detected, even though I mapped this location as a drive letter in Windows.
2 - The new REST API makes changes to how my registration engine works, so I will have to work with MadEvil to figure out how to adjust my registration engine, or find a way to integrate some form of a registration engine into the final 6.0 release.
3 - Pandora Mode, is now called "Follow Me". (This is just an FYI, I haven't tested it yet to know if it works or not...)
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Re: Madsonic Newsletter 07/2015

Unread postby olive069 » 07 Jul 2015, 18:24

I like :
- the GUI : clean, slick and still intuitive
- Well optimized, transcode works nicely (only audio use)
- i get a few MB free memory

I don't like :
- The New REST Api : i use iOS app Isub a lot and it's not compatible. I don't know if the dev wants to upgrade it.


Thank you Mad, keep going!!!
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Re: Madsonic Newsletter 07/2015

Unread postby slurp » 07 Jul 2015, 20:15

Working on ubuntu after a day.

*)dynamical scanning
Not noticable yet.

*) Transcoding tests
Better then before, flac transcode a lot quicker.

*) GUI workflow tests
GUi only works on large screen, on my macbook it is not really workable. Something to be looked at.
I think the playlist is a little bit messy, jumps around a lot, pinning is not clear also maybe better to attach the player on top op the playlist.
Sorting icons with in artist view is confusing
*) Performance tests
Less cpu and less memory yeah!
*) Stability tests
Runs solid so far.
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Re: Madsonic Newsletter 07/2015

Unread postby neodawg » 08 Jul 2015, 03:54

I would like to test some of these items.

Transcoding tests
GUI workflow tests
Performance tests
Stability tests


Thanks,
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Re: Madsonic Newsletter 07/2015

Unread postby boco » 08 Jul 2015, 14:23

Thanks for the update. If possible, I can test some items also.

Dynamical scanning
Transcoding tests
GUI workflow tests
Performance tests
Stability tests
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Re: Madsonic Newsletter 07/2015

Unread postby boco » 08 Jul 2015, 21:54

Where would you like feedback listed for the 6.0 beta? Seems out of place in a newsletter posting?

Thanks again for the continued development.
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Re: Madsonic Newsletter 07/2015

Unread postby tycoonbob » 09 Jul 2015, 17:02

I'd like to sign up as a tester.

I would be glad to test out LDAP and SONOS integration, as those are two features I consider a requirement. :)

Let me know how I can get to the 6.0 download, now that the beta site is down.
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Re: Madsonic Newsletter 07/2015

Unread postby chali » 12 Jul 2015, 16:28

Madevil wrote:
Dear Madsonic Community!


The development of Madsonic 6.0 reached the next milestone :)

The handout of the first 6.0 builds has begun!

http://beta.madsonic.org/pages/changelog.jsp

Many new features and changes must be previously tested. If anyone is interested to check certain test cases,
you can now signup for an Madsonic 6.0 early adopter access.

test cases:

*) Dreambox integration
*) dynamical scanning
*) Transcoding tests
*) GUI workflow tests
*) Performance tests
*) Stability tests
*) Sonos tests
*) LDAP tests


or you can try the online Demo: http://beta.madsonic.org/pages/demo.jsp

Best regards


Hi

After testing the beta 6.0.6740 on ubuntu i can say this.
it looks nice =) sadly it didn't work awesome, after adding sources the service slows down extremely, its basically impossible to change from exempel setting to home.
i'm guessing is a memory problem since it slow doin after adding sources?
i can't make it start playing any of my media and after every reboot i get error 503 (service doesn't exist) ( guessing database problem?)
i did a couple of installs to see if this was a error on the install but i'm getting the same problem on every install i did. (did a complete remove off the old installation)

In a couple off the installations i can't log in again after adding a new password to admin and signing out,
(guessing this is connected to the 503 problem withe the database) If my memory serves me correct i think subsonic had a problem like this on a earlier build.

i have only been able to test this very little since i get this errors, but if you get this working it will be very nice.
i did look for the imdb integration but didn't find it, that would be a very nice touch to have.
And if you could make the user get info and imdb raiting about the movie when you click on it (like in Kodie) it would be awesome.

Server its testet on is a supermicro server ,16 core opteron using 64gig of ram running ubuntu.

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Re: Madsonic Newsletter 07/2015

Unread postby DoCC » 13 Jul 2015, 05:57

2 vCPU ( 3,0 Ghz ) , 2048 RAM ESXI based , works without any of your mentioned probs ..
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Re: Madsonic Newsletter 07/2015

Unread postby chali » 13 Jul 2015, 21:23

DoCC wrote:2 vCPU ( 3,0 Ghz ) , 2048 RAM ESXI based , works without any of your mentioned probs ..


Cool really?can you give me some info. Is your media library large? And what type?
Are you running it on Ubuntu? What version? 32/64bit etc
Are you using the .Deb installation. would be really nice to get this info (so I can try it again) did you increase the memory in masonic? /Regards
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Re: Madsonic Newsletter 07/2015

Unread postby chali » 14 Jul 2015, 01:41

Have tried 2 new installations on ubuntu 64 and 32.
gett the same problem, i forgot to mention that the top menu disappears and takes many minutes to return?
se images. can the slow down have something to do with the premium license server is down? (that madsonic is trying to contact it before showing the menus?)

https://server.chalis.se/main.html?down ... error1.JPG
https://server.chalis.se/main.html?down ... error2.JPG

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Re: Madsonic Newsletter 07/2015

Unread postby DoCC » 14 Jul 2015, 06:36

ubuntu 14.04 lts x64

1,8 TB mediafiles contaiing mp3 wma flac ape ogg
mounted via nfs

no fails. exept selfproduced ones, that normally do not appear XD

ja it may take some time til some things are responding. but once all is loaded it works .
this is relatd to the downtime of the lic server

i used deb install
and i dit not edit the default memory settings ... not yet , it runs no need to do so
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Re: Madsonic Newsletter 07/2015

Unread postby vavavr00m » 15 Jul 2015, 06:32

Would like to test 6.0 as well.
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Re: Madsonic Newsletter 07/2015

Unread postby GenJin » 15 Jul 2015, 12:14

I'd be glad to help.

I can test :
- dynamical scanning
- Transcoding tests
- GUI workflow tests
- Performance tests
- Stability tests

Let me know exactly what you want me to do.
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Re: Madsonic Newsletter 07/2015

Unread postby Override92 » 15 Jul 2015, 14:14

I'd also be glad to spent some time in testing:

Dynamical scanning
Transcoding tests
GUI workflow tests
Performance tests
Stability tests

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