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Title: Plugin Version 2.0 Beta
Post by: JoeyD on February 06, 2015, 06:44:44 pm
Howdy folks,

Version 2.0 (beta) is ready for consumption.  If you followed the other thread, you'll know my ultimate purpose here is to get native Text To Speech capability worked in to Squeezebox.  In preparation for that, I wanted to review and slightly tweak the most recent code base (version 1.3) that had been made available by garrettwp.  My intent is to release this version (2.0) to the app store.  I wanted the initial "public" release to be minimally changed from the current version.

This specific release will be more of a benefit to UI7 users than UI5, since the previous version didn't specifically support UI7.  The rest of the changes are mostly cosmetic.

Here are the changes:

Code Structure:

Usability / Cosmetic Enhancements:


To install the beta, (pn either UI5 or UI7):


All feedback welcome of course!

(Edit: The Beta attachment has been removed from this post.  The official 2.0 version is now available to install directly from the app store.)


Title: Re: Plugin Version 2.0 Beta
Post by: sota on February 08, 2015, 11:40:44 am
Great to see some progress with this plugin, thanks! It installed no problem over the existing plugin on UI5, and seem to run fine. One small cosmetic problem is the controller IP address extends beyond it's frame - see attached.
Title: Re: Plugin Version 2.0 Beta
Post by: JoeyD on February 08, 2015, 12:30:09 pm
Thanks for the feedback, sota.

I'll tweak that prior to publishing it to the app store.  It's definitely a pain to try and get visually pleasing results using the same JSON file for both UI5 and UI7.  It's not worth having separate JSON files for the server device since the UI is simple though.

FYI, I also now have beta support for Text To Speech.    I want to have 2.0 publicly available from the app store first though before I make the beta with TTS available for download.
Title: Re: Plugin Version 2.0 Beta
Post by: sota on February 09, 2015, 03:38:18 am
Great, I'm looking forward to getting the TTS up and running.