Golgi wrote:I know it's not really a solution, but last evening I switched to Volumio for the time being.
Looks and works roughly the same as RuneAudio and I don't have to wait half a minute for the interface to refresh.
Once the issue with RuneAudio is resolved, I just pop the RuneAudio microSD card back in & update....
Volumio has its own host of bugs and issues. imo all free software is very buggy but I guess thats the nature of the beast. My hats off to any dev who spends their time and energy making these tools available for us to use. However the quest for new features seems to always outweigh the need for robustness. Over the years I probably switched every few months trying to find something more stable, only to be met with more glitches after frequent updates etc. This is a great hobby but all this back and forth is really pushing me towards a consumer product that works 100% of the time. This is especially true when I introduce other non-hobbiest to the software, they have little patience for glitches and when they do happen it makes me look bad for suggesting a product that is not reliable. If you want a diy set up that is solid, but not as slick, just install a bare bones OS + MPD + Spotifyd then use Cantata as a front-end on your computer. It will be rock solid but not as slick and pretty as Rune/Volumio et.al.