this update is meant to let you know what is happening behind the curtains these days. There is lot going on, even if I cannot update you regularly.
Here are the main things:
With Jotak and Ning-yu joining dev-team we are now proceeding in a big rework of Volumio. We’ll refactor it swapping current PHP backbone with NodeJS which will ensure better performance, code maintainability and expansions. The process will be quite long, but it will be definetely worth it.
Volumio website is going trough a redesign as well. Ensuring better information retrieval and a more polished look. I saw a great incrase of visits per day (5k uniques, 20k pageviews daily). This work is meant to improve page speed and keep up with increasing demand.
Volumio forum is going to be powered by Xen Foro, in place of current phpbb (which is an awesome free product, but quite a pain in the ass to customize). Let me know if you agree with this choice or if you have other reccomendations (sorry, won’t use discourse…)
Volumio 1.5 version for non-Pi platforms is ready. I’m stuck with a bug regarding spop (spotify daemon) which dosn’t allow output device selection. I’m working round the clock to solve this issue and be able to release. I’ll update you on that.
Let me know your thoughts and if you think there are other aspects which deserve attention.