RoPieee Beginner's Guide changelog

Copying @spockfish 's idea for an update log.

Version 2020-07-30

  • Added explicit information about HDMI (disabled, not used for audio or display)
  • Minor typographical improvements

Past versions

  • 2018-03-10
  • 2018-03-31
  • 2018-12-01
  • 2018-12-02
  • 2018-12-07
  • 2018-12-21
  • 2019-04-24
  • 2019-06-09
  • 2019-08-18
  • 2019-08-19
  • 2019-09-02
  • 2019-09-11
  • 2019-09-12
  • 2019-09-19
  • 2020-01-13
  • 2020-01-23
  • 2020-01-26
  • 2020-01-27
  • 2020-04-12
  • 2020-05-26

I’ve said it before, but mannny thanks for this work!
Now, if we can somehow trigger people to read it before actually installing stuf… :wink:


My only comment would be to specifically exclude non 7” RPi original from being used. Based on some recent thread issues

Also perhaps in case I missed it that HDMI audio output and video is disabled during ropieee boot up process and can not be used to create a roon or other (xl) zone.

Thanks; both of these points are covered.

Hmmm I did go look and while implied I think it could be more explicitly conveyed but it’s your Doc and it’s still very good.

Hey, @wizardofoz, feedback (and improvements) always welcome. Here are the slides about the HDMI port:


Do you think adding language similar to “This also means other XL applications cannot use HDMI.” would be helpful to people?

I just think as there was some issue involving hdmi in the last few days and xl was implicated too, that it might be worth an explicit mention for all versions. The display reference was a different page at the bottom…I didn’t recall reading that one above, but I might have missed it…it’s 4:15am and I’m having a night cap or 5 as the mrs is still up with our remaining guests, while I retired to the lounfpge still streaming some nice chill tunes and an XO rum in reach :sunglasses:


Version 2020-08-03

  • Explicitly state that HDMI is disabled upon boot up (no audio or display)
  • Added reminder that one will need to run Roon Server elsewhere
  • Minor typographical improvements