Time for an update. Since the release of 1.2 I have migrated my setup from a Windows 10 VM to Lubuntu 15.10 also on a VM (1 CPU core, 2GB RAM allocated).
The install is much more lightweight and results in a much lower CPU overhead on the NAS. The result is that menus are now snappier in operation from my Remotes and interestingly the stutter that I had at the Tidal streams has now disappeared. I’m not sure if this is down to 1.2 or the efficiency and better I/O of Lubuntu on the NAS.
I did spend an afternoon trying to figure out how to get RoonServer running on LXC and Docker images on Ubuntu 14.04 via Container Station. Unfortunately I’m a novice with LXC/Docker and I ran into various NAT/Bridge networking or Ubuntu image problems that has so far prevented me from succeeding there.
I also haven’t tried SSHing directly into the QNAP to see if the installer would work natively on the QNAP OS. I’d be surprised if it did, but I’ll let someone braver than me test that out first.