A quick status update on a few things:
I’ve been working on a new firmware version. I’ve only wrecked my Linkstation twice so far, but it’s not the end of the development yet. (LOL)
It’s nothing serious, just the new script that’s supposed to tell you when a new Plex version is available had a bug and moved my /lib folder into the Plex root, which left the poor Linkstation in a broken state. It’s fixed now. All hail QA testing. 🙂
- There will be a new version of Plex. (obviously)
- SSH will be enabled for the LS-CHL NAS. (Huge apology for the owners out there, this is my bad.)
- There will be a special maintenance option to upgrade Plex only. – The Linkstation should tell you that there’s a new release but I’ll write details when it’s ready.
- I haven’t decided what to do with the transmission issue on 1.71 yet. It needs more troubleshooting and I’m not sure if I want to delay a firmware for that. Maybe another 1.69/1.71 release…
ETA is “sometime soon”. Based on the amount of time I have and the features listed, I’d say it needs another week or two at least.
For some reason I wasn’t receiving e-mails when someone wrote a comment to the blog, so I just approved them now. Thanks everyone for the encouragement, I really appreciate every feedback.
I want to share Chris’s story. He said his comment doesn’t need to be published but the take-away is worth mentioning. He was troubleshooting NFS connectivity on the Linkstation for 3 hours before he noticed that he put the Linkstation’s IP address into the “Network address” field on the NFS page. So, be aware: if your NAS has the IP 192.168.1.1, make sure to put 192.168.1.0 at the “Network address” field so the NFS server allows connections from all machines on the 192.168.1.x subnet. (Provided that you left the subnet mask as 255.255.255.0.)
The firmware downloads
I noticed that some of the firmware is not available directly from pCloud any more – they ask you to create an account and login. The reason stated is that they have high download traffic – I guess this is their way of getting more users.
pCloud is a decent cloud file-sharing solution, feel free to create an account on their site, it’s free with 10GB of disk space. If you worry about your identity too much (or you don’t want to remember yet another password), I’ll try to look into alternatives to host the firmwares but I want to keep it somewhere ad-free and easily accessible. (I guess you are also tired of download sites with a trillion “download” buttons…) Ideas are welcome in the comments.
That’s it for now, I’ll get back to ExtJS country so there’s another button on the admin page of the next firmware.