dynobot wrote:1+ years between updates [for some hardware] ....
I am guessing that some of the people who post here can't update from 0.3 beta to the latest builds.
I agree that sucks, because I've been there... trapped by hardware which is not evenly supported. By some stroke of luck I am one of those with a Pi 2 who can use the more recently added features.
Dirble and streaming radio stations is finally working well for me. Another big improvement was just yesterday when I discovered there is a simple fix for the drop-outs in the streaming radio stations that used to require a manual restart. Source of frustration removed for someone like me with an iffy Internet connection...
The remote control app released in January that you can now download to almost any Android appliance is a big plus, because I can now use my old Nexus tab seamlessly. The browser-based RuneUI works well on my laptop and my new-ish Samsung phone, but on the tablet, not so much until I upgraded to the remote control.
The local browser looks cool, and seems to have a lot of fans here. That is not so important for me personally since I intend to use Rune Audio as a headless player, but I am probably in a minority.
On the minus side, the newer Pi versions (2 and 3) seem to require Device Tree and device tree overlays for added hardware, which I barely understand the reason for. "Require" not "recommend" So if you have a B+ or earlier version, or another hardware platform, at least you are free of that "feature" for now.
dynobot wrote:...Over the past decade or more I've watched many Linux projects fizzle out....
Same here. I've stopped counting. A lot of lost time and talent.
Frankly, I hope that making use of Arch Linux turns out to be a good decision for RuneAudio... after all, the guy who invented it was a musician, not "just another programmer"