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bullet Raspberry PI Internet Radio  Changelog
   
Date Version Description
28 Apr 2013 1.0 First official release
23rd July 2013 1.x General improvements (From July 2013 until July 2014)
31 Dec 2014 3.x Support for Adafruit I2C backpack added. See manual for installation!
12th Dec 2015 4.x Vrsion 4.7 last supportted version for Debian Wheezy
16th Feb 2016 5.0 Major release to run with Debian Jesse and various enhancements
2nd  April 2016 5.1 Bug fixes for 5.0. Reboot problems fixed.
30th  April 2016 5.2 Bug fixes for 5.1. PCF8475 renamed to PCF8574, create_m3u.py bug fixed
27th  June 2016 5.3 New software retro_radio for converting vintage radios added.
14th  Aug 2016 5.4 Support for IQAudio Cards, all GPIO inputs/outputs configurable
27th  Aug 2016 5.5 All GPIO parameters now configurable
15 Nov 2016 5.6 Bug correction in two line LCD versions
14 Dec 2016 5.7 Compatability issues with systemd startup scripts solved
25 January 2017 5.8 Support for JustBoom audio DAC added plus improvements
13 March 2017 5.9 SImproved diagnostics. Rotary tuner  A and B connections corrected

Please  read the RELEASE NOTES README file supplied with the source.


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Always try the latest version first (See above table).  Old versions of the software or manuals are not supported . However  previous versions of the software can still be downloaded.

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bulletEnhancements
 

Version 5.9 Released - Improved diagnostics plus error corrections

This version adds the wiring.py program to display the wiring based on the configuration created during install (radiod.conf).  Also a long standing error with the Tuner rotary encoder has been corrected which means existing radios will reverse the channel selection and search. Either swap the A and B wires on the tuner encoder or change the configuration GPIO assignmemnts for the tuner. Button versions of the radio are unchanged. 

Also support for version 1 Raspberry Pi boards has been withdrawn in Version 5.0 onwards as I am unable to support all versions of the radio on both new and old boards, not the least problem being I do not have an old version 1 board to test anymore.

Speech facility for visually impaired or blind persons
Version 5.x of the radio has a speech facility for visually impaired and blind people. The radio speaks the station information and menu options. It is possible to configure other languages other than English.  The speech is highly experimental at the moment.

Airplay support comming soon in version 5.10
Airplay support is currently being added to the radio. This means that  , in addition,  to playing radio stations and media libraries , the radio software will also be able to act as an Airplay receiver.  Music can then be streamed from iPhones, iPads or Android devices running an Airplay App.  For more information on Airplay see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AirPlay.  Below is the Raspberry Pi running as an Airplay receiver. The source is a Samsung mobile running a trial version of CloudBreak.  The connection between the mobile phone and the Raspberry Pi is using  the WiFi network.


 
Airplay on Raspberry Pi

Raspberry Pi running Airplay

Bob Rathbone
 

 


 

 

 

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