I created this thread with the upcoming rooExtend packge v2.0.0. Why?
Starting with rooDial, the number of Roon Extensions supported by rooExtend grew steadily and will continue growing. All my Roon Extensions are collected on my website https://rooExtend.com.
With v2.0.0 now four Roon Extensions are in the package. rooNuimo is the new member. It supports Senic’s Nuimo so that Roon can be controlled with it. An absolutely marvellous device for everyone who enjoys perfect design with a high-end feel and for which price is not the decisive criterion. For more info see my website.
For the users of rooExtend, licensing only one or two Extensions from many Roon Extensions would be unpleasant. They would see a lot of unlicensed Extensions hanging around screaming in red letters “license me”.
Another point is that each licensed Roon Extension requires its own license key. You must remember them if you want to update to the new version. Many have asked me about OTA updates. But hey, I’m a one-man show without the right web server and I just can’t provide that now. Maybe later…
Ultimately, all of this led me to the idea to develop a License Manager as a Roon Extension.
What can you do with it?
All license keys are now gathered in one place and are no longer scattered across the individual Roon Extensions.
By inserting a formatted USB stick into the Raspberry Pi, the license keys are automatically saved in a file on the USB stick.
If you insert this USB stick before booting - after updating the SD card to a new version of rooExtend - the licenses are automatically re-imported. No more manually entering the license keys.
The Raspberry Pi can also be given a name in the License Manager. This is especially useful if you have several versions of rooExtend running. This allows you to differentiate between the individual Roon Extensions within Roon.
Global settings like the display language are now handled within the License Manager and no more separate for each Roon Extension.
In addition to managing the licenses, the License Manager is also the place where you can activate or deactivate the Roon Bridge, which is now finally available. This means that rooExtend can now also be used, together with a USB DAC, as a full-fledged streaming client for Roon.
Please let us discuss al topics regarding the License Manager here. Maybe also am OTA update will be issued in near future for minor version upgrades.
So far so good, it remains exciting