I am using Roon since quite a while but this is the worst update and actually the product is not usable.
Installation on my old MacBook Air: not supported anymore. There was no hint that older Macs are excluded
Roon installation on my other two MacBook Pros worked - but now they constantly loose connection to Core (Core is an Antipodes). The album list flickers / reloads constantly so it is not useable to handle or even listen to music (which is the intention - isn’t it?!)
Roon ARC: getting that not working.
All in all this is a massive disappointment and I hope to get soon support & an updated version as using this is NOT possible.
Roon did announce the compatibility in the FAQs section of its website - hence why I didn’t update my old MacBook Air.
To be honest, I’m very aware that im using an old machine now, and that increasingly software updates may not be compatible with it. It’s every user’s responsibility to check their hardware compatibility, BEFORE updating software.
I’m not sure what else you were expecting, a personal phone call from the COO?
Old machine… it looks to me as though Roon is in cahoots with nucleus to sell more machines.
And I note the ‘commitment’ to maintain 1.8 legacy is very qualified.
At minimum advice to turn off auto update might have been handy.
Unfortunately, it has to be said: Those of us who choose to hang on to aging pieces of technology bear the burden of taking extra care about potential compatibility snarls. I was one of those who refused to let go of Windows 7 for an inordinately lengthy time – well into Windows 10 – until I was finally convinced that I had to give in and get a 10 machine. During that lengthy overstay, I was VERY careful to read the system requirements before adding or upgrading any software. That’s just how it is. At least, that’s how I see it.
The problem seems that the Core on the Antipodes (Renderer where the Roon Core is on) keeps initializing constantly which means the connection isn’t stable.
That materialises with the first connection but then, when the UI with the albums etc. is there it keeps restarting again and again - which looks like it flickers but actually I assume it constantly reloads.