It‘s been a year... New release anytime soon?

Danny has just posted in another thread and said:

“I’d talk about future Roon software plans, but you will have to wait for 1.8 – it’ll be our biggest release ever, addressing many long outstanding issues.”

So something is in the works, but all anyone is likely to hear before it is released is tease.

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I’ve got an idea …

Rush Release 1.8 full of bugs and holes , it will keep the community going for months

How many users have had any experience of releasing software in a commercial environment, anyone who has would know why Roon behaves the way it does

The company I worked for implemented Change Freeze periods , like around major holidays to guarantee stability

Give the guys a break :star_struck:

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Dons brown trousers and girds loins.

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It’s been a year since I trialed Roon on my Naim Hifi system. It was a bodge job as it doesn’t support Roon natively, so very limited. I was hoping that after a year and a few updates, Roon would find a way to play nice with older uPNP streamers. but I see there is still no easy way to do this. It’s a shame.

There are several UPNP to ROON bridge options

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Hi, just to set your expectations here, that’s not going to happen …

But there are some 3rd party options as Wizardofoz mentions or alternatively you could add a Roon to USB (and/or SPDIF) endpoint to your system.

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thanks for the heads up. Yes I’ve read about some of the hardware third-party solutions to get Roon to talk to UPnP. I’ve not tried it myself as there have been mixed reviews about how well this works. There is also a software solution which again has mixed reviews and requires quite a bit of computer/server know how to configure. I was hoping that Roon would be able to implement this software plugin within Roon, so it’s there for those of us that need it. Well, maybe in the next update.

I think our posts crossed, I’d not hold your breath.

That will not happen.

Your choice of SPDIF endpoints will also do the trick. Depending on how comfortable you are around computers / your religious views / your definition of value and cost, from rather affordable to fairly expensive.

From the horses mouth on another thread. Now what will these outstanding issues be?

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No issues on my side with the hardware workaround I use @Dominik_Tomaszewski
I have an older Naim streamer, my Roon Core is provided via my Innuos.

Fitted a Sonore UPnP bridge a year ago and haven’t looked back since.
Yes, it’s an extra piece of hardware, but it is relatively low cost and for me it’s been rock solid.

Thanks. Still no luck with iFi Bridge on DOS2. I have tried the Sonore bridge software on a MicroRendu with extensive support from Sonore and it didn’t work out even with a local Bubble UPnP server. I’ve also tried the original software made by Phillipe44 without success. Seems like Devialet Phantom doesn’t play well with the Squeezebox workaround.

Sonore Bridge has always worked fantastic for me to stream to my first version Unitiqute in the office. It hd a few teething problems in the early days (years ago) but is really solid now. Not sure where you’ve read it has issues. Get yourself the UpNp Bridge device, or a used microRendu (though the new 1.5 version is a bargain at $399). I’m a Naim fan but this is on Naim not Roon. Naim make great stuff, but their streaming hardware/software always seems a step behind, one reason I went with a DAC V1 and Sonore streamer in my may main setup.

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Hopefully bring a more unified UI instead of the sometimes seemingly tacked together by developers one we have now (that would be my guess).

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I just remember the last few releases…everyone so out of sorts with this and that and little love of all the good stuff. Lets try to be out with the bouquets too and not just the brick bats - A lot of work goes into this stuff with good intentions for the product and the user experience. 1.8 Will be no different intention.

1.8 Will no doubt also be setting the scene for 1.9 and more along the way so there is always going to be some setup now that we won’t see so soon under hood.

Of course Roon will always want constructive feedback from the user base - but give it some time to absorb the goodness and intended direction and then give your reasons for whatever it is you think is a regression - not just an empty comment without suggestion.

When I look back the progression of features and improvements over what it was when I paid my membership 4+ years ago, I never thought there would be so much to add and improve upon. For the money I pad back then (and got lifetime pretty much immediately) its worth far more to me than that now.

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As part of the roon community I still shake my head when I read comments that are more or less shots across the bow between annual subscribers and those who purchased lifetime subscriptions.

I purchased a lifetime subscription without hesitation and would do it again. For those who are on an annual cycle … If it works for you that’s great.

Some have large database’s of music while others pay for add-ons such as Tidal. Again … To each their own.

When it comes to the roon software we all have different items that we feel roon should be prioritized with respect to new releases and updates.

I definitely agree that it would be great to see a roon roadmap … not with firm timelines or dates but one that shows the high level direction.

I continue to enjoy what roon adds to my music experience. roon continues to evolve and get better. Are there items I would like to see addressed? Absolutely. Are there updates that may not be applicable to my needs? Absolutely.

Continue the great work roon and I look forward to the next release.

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Aside from the 50 or so long outstanding feature requests, only a few of which I consider actual enhancements, Roon works pretty much as advertised. No complaints here! Anything more is extra icing on the cake. Signed, Roon fanboy with platinum level - joking :joy:… not at all.

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Hi ChrisH. I also have an Innuos and am trying the Roon experimental mode running Roon on the Zen as a core and end-point. It sounds great, but occasionally I get track drop-outs. (No DSP on Multi-room used)

Everyone is looking forward to a new release. There is no doubt. However, what we have is already absolutely fabulous. What I love most about ROON is the complementarity of our library with services like TIDAL or QOBUZ. For me, this is what sets it apart from everything else. If I can get this out of the house, IT WOULD BE SUPER SUPER …
Keep up the super good work …

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I have this rather silly frase going on in my head; ‘I can’t wait for 1.8.’

And it’s true, but… I’d rather have it done well, then done quickly.
Although, I would prefer both, of course. :wink:

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