What's coming in Roon OS 2.0 (not Roon 2.0, but Roon OS 2.0)?

This already works to some degree. Just add a second interface (usually via usb). You won’t get DHCP on the subnet, but you can put your audio endpoints and/or NAS there if you’d like, with a static IP.

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It’s an extension allowing to send audio to Roon via Bluetooth. Entrypoints, the audio entrance to Roon [NEW: Bluetooth support]

I’d really like this if it were possible - there’s a few extensions I’d like to try but I don’t really want to setup and maintain yet another device to make this work.


Keep it lean and lightweight.

  • UEFI support - Yes
  • network bridging - Yes
  • better exFAT support - Yes
  • fixing cd ripper issue - Yes

Additional monitoring as suggested by some other commenters.


Definitely UEFI boot, so as to make ROCK useable on non legacy boot device es (such as Pentium NUCs).
Not sure if you would count the following as being part of ROCK 2.0 or part of Roon. I would be looking for a ROCK implementation that contains Roon Bridge in order to build a Roon Endpoint based on low power (Pentium or Celeron) NUC or NUC like devices. I can do this without major issues using say diet, but dietpi does not maintain itself automatically as does ROCK. I would definitely prefer a Roon supplied one shop solution for a NUC based endpoint.
Alternatively or additionally a ROCK based Roon Bridge endpoint for RP4.

I think you are suggesting we have a way to disable the Roon Core and replace it with Roon Bridge.

This would be more interesting on lighter weight machines, like Raspberry Pis and so, yah? But with Roipeee and DietPi, is there a need for this? Both are approved by us.

I’m guessing this won’t fit, since it’s not strictly Roon OS, but database validation/verification/integrity, including backups.


Hi - guess I am not clear on OS vs Roon. Assumed that a dashboard change would be part of the OS…

May I ask why? It’s probably the one thing that keeps me from using Rock.

I hope Roon OS 2.0 to have full compatibility with macOS (or Windows) for European accented characters and 2-byte characters including Japanese.


My wishlist:

  • Retaining WiFi support :wink:
  • Receive audio via Bluetooth and AirPlay
  • Power Management
  • Wake on LAN/WiFi
  • Faster SMB
  • Complete Backups including media files (with restore from Dashboard)
  • Show some system parameters like temperature sensors and fan speed on dashboard

I don’t think I understand what you mean by “dashboard”

I posted a good overview in a topic you started a while ago:

Wake on lan over Ethernet is already supported, and given the lack of Wi-Fi support in Roon OS (besides that one NUC), that part isn’t going to happen. I saw you post about Wi-Fi in the other thread, but indeed I do think it’s getting dropped. Roon will continue to work with 1.x.


Is this just auto-sleep?

Where are you rebroadcasting it to? What kinds of latencies are you okay with?

I created another thread recently asking if people are interested in this, be sure to post there.

Docker for extensions along with a web based management UI that can connect to docker hub (similar to that provided by some NAS docker implementations).

In this case, the UI could probably be considerably simplified depending on the repository needs.

Sorry, I was thinking the OS as the back end generically. I run a Nucleus+ so never really had to install the raw OS per se. I’ll remove my post.

Is there anything you’d like to see new in the operating system of your Nucleus?

I’m pleased to say it’s like the Maytag repairman. I never really have to touch it. I guess anything that can lower the noise floor would be welcome.


As a Nucleus user, my first wish list on Roon OS is Thunderbolt support.

And I wish Web Configuration Page can have resource information on HW like CPU,GPU,RAM,Disk,Network usage and SW like DB,extension software…

If HDMI output can act as a configuration console and support USB KB Mouse will be better.


Talking about HDMI output on nucleus or a NUC made me think about dolby atmos - what are the implications of possible future dolby atmos support (Tidal)?

Is this something that Roon OS / HDMI driver needs to be configured for or would that be a purely application (ie Roon) problem?


Does Roon OS handle file and folder names when they include characters NTFS doesn’t allow or have length that exceeds Windows limits? If that’s no issue I could make the switch?