Roon 1.8 (Build 884) is Live

Are you crazy, who in their right mind releases a patch on a friday, let alone christmas eve???

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Are you serious?!?
Is this how you applaud Roon hard work to try and make things better!!

I’m really not sure where this forum is going nowadays.
:frowning::roll_eyes:

If it carries on in this vein it might be time to say ciao!

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Meh, not really an issue IMHO. Although I understand the comment in the context from a tech point of view, I think for the individuals that had some DB issues it would be an option for them to try and actually get them going in time for holidays.

I’ve always said, NEVER have auto update enabled on anything - IMHO. Thus if things are working, no need to apply this update over the holiday break.

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It has nothing to do with making things better, have you heard of change control and risk.

“no change fridays”

Always try and deploy an update/patch on a Monday so that staff are available to support any issues that may occur as a result of the rollout (patches often cause as many problems as they resolve)

It’s common sense rather than roon bashing, aim for stability and 99.999% uptime etc.

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Try…being the operative word here.
As Roon appear to have identified a number of issues that have effected quite a few, I applaud them in attempting to get them back online with music.

Your approach would be to leave them to rot over Christmas?
Nice…

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So they should have waited when they have some fixes and left those who have these problem without music over the holidays? For what reasons? To whose benefit?

I wonder how many people still have major issues after this release? May still be quite a few but would be worth collecting them here or somewhere else so that there number has some sense of reality rather than the angst speculation that seems pretty rife.

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What happens if the update to resolve 0.01% of users issues results in 99.99% of users have issues and Roon staff are…

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I updated and all seems fine…phew! I must admit that at the moment I am feeling a little apprehensive about any updates that fly our way. I’m sure it shouldn’t be that way, but, in theory, I have an uncorrupted 882 backup if the sh@t did hit the fan. I suppose that is the benefit of knowing that my database did not detect any corruption when updating to 880.

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Good to hear, I updated the minute it hit as zero concern on my end☺️.

But I was never affected to begin with so not quite a nail biter.

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I understand the patch mgmt angle, but I think releasing this build today is more valid for the down users as they have nothing to lose so to speak. I think it’s great there’s an option at this point. There’s no reason for anyone to apply this prior to the wknd if things are working?

Again as end users, applying updates for the sake of “updating” isn’t really a best practice IMHO. I understand some aren’t “techy” and just leave things on autopilot and I get that, but you need to be somewhat invested in understanding updates > same with my routers, AP’s, switches etc…always read change logs.

I’m in the camp never (usually) to be on latest and greatest release unless there are specific reasons to do so. I’m usually at least one or two cuts back ALWAYS in my professional discipline and at home. Just makes sense (to me)

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Me too. No issues with previous updates either.

Though I empathize with the pain that some users have experienced and the resultant anger and disbelief.

I imagine none of the Roon engineers or staff foresaw the extent of the grief the database corruption issue caused. I’m sure they are doing whatever they can to remedy it if it’s even possible. I wish them success and happy holidays.

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No more than 75 out of 250,000 users according to Roon, balance that against the risk of a new patch with minimal staff to support is bonkers.

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Chris - just relax. The update is minor, everything will be fine. Have a great Christmas.

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I’m risk averse.

Fastly said the bug was in a software update shipped to customers on 12 May but was not triggered until one unidentified customer carried out settings changes that triggered the problem “which caused 85 per cent of our network to return errors.”

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Me too. I compensate with a variety of alcoholic beverages, particularly over the Christmas season. :grinning:

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That’s not the way it was portrayed at all, and you know it…

At least we know where you stand.
:+1:

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Credit where credit’s due. @TheHammer is the first to try and help others find a solution.

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This thread evokes memories of that famous Charlie Brown quote: “Good Grief”.

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