Just for clarity, as there seem to be some folks getting a bit defensive, understandably - I’m not in the habit of bashing software and that wasn’t my intent. I haved worked in the industry myself for over 20 years, on many large scale and complex software projects. So I totally understand and empathise with regards to the environment and challenges, and really want to get a stable system up and running. What really comes across is the passion of the people involved, which is not always the case.
I have reported issues (with full setup details, model numbers etc.) and contributed on the support forums, and generally it seems like I have been unlucky in hitting a few existing issues that in their own right would be show-stoppers for me. Based on my research of those issues, it seemed like they’d been around for a little while, with some folk getting a bit frustrated.
- roon core becoming unresponsive to apps on android and mac
- mobile app disconnecting, then requiring multiple restarts to get up and running again
- less of an issue, but one which was actually a really nice feature that first captured my attention, issues with chromecast display either not starting at all or occasionally starting after minutes rather than seconds
- on my sonos system, I have seemingly stopped playback from roon, only for it to start playing again a few minutes later (for example, when we have switched to watching TV)
I don’t really want to cover too much here as this isn’t really the right forum for it, but I’ve ruled out hardware and networking issues. The logs don’t tell me much, but I’d be happy to share with relevant people.
I’m really just looking for the experience of others - for example, have people been in the same boat, stuck with it and managed to overcome issues over time? Am I a fairly unique case and have just been unlucky? Are others living with the issues because the value of the experience outweighs the workarounds?