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MinimServer

(2020/09/04) MinimServer 2 is now available for Synology, QNAP, Windows, Linux, Mac and Melco (2020/09/04) MinimServer update 171 released

MinimServer 2 Release Notes

This page contains a complete list of MinimServer 2 and MinimWatch 2 releases and updates. For each release or update, you'll find a brief description of any new features, together with a summary of bug fixes and other changes.

New features that were added recently are highlighted as [NEW] in the User guide sections that describe them.

MinimServer 2 update 171

This is a minor update for MinimServer 2.0.15. It was released on 7th September 2020.

Minor changes

Add compatibility support for obsolete internal API used by the LUMIN app to do a rescan

MinimServer 2 update 170

This is a bug-fix update for MinimServer 2.0.15. It was released on 5th September 2020.

Bug fixes

Fix problem with MinimStreamer being uninstalled after a MinimServer restart

MinimServer 2.0.15 for Linux

This is a new platform release for MinimServer 2. It was released on 4th September 2020.

New platforms

MinimServer 2.0.15 is the first release of MinimServer 2 for Linux. It has been tested on Ubuntu, Debian and Raspbian and it has full support for running in a Docker or LXC container on a QNAP or Synology NAS. There are downloads for Intel (64-bit and 32-bit), ARMv5 (soft float), ARMv6 and higher (hard float, 32-bit), ARMv8 (hard float, 64-bit) and PowerPC. For information about how to install and run MinimServer 2 on Linux, see the Quick Start for Linux page.

Compatibility notes

To run MinimServer 2.0.15 in a Docker or LXC container on a QNAP or Synology NAS, you need to be running MinimServer 2.0.12 with update 162 (or later) as a native package on the NAS.

If you want to run MinimStreamer with MinimServer 2.0.15, you need MinimStreamer 2.0.4 or later.

New features

On Linux with desktop integration, the MinimServer launch icon is now in the applications start menu instead of on the desktop. If multiple instances of MinimServer are installed, this launch icon starts all instances that have desktop integration enabled.

When running multiple instances of MinimServer, MinimServer automatically selects alternative available ports if the default ports are in use by another instance of MinimServer.

When running multiple instances of MinimServer, MinimServer uses a unique default display name for each instance.

On Linux with desktop integration, MinimServer prompts the user to select the initial content directory instead of stopping with an error message and red icon.

On Linux, MinimServer defaults to ~/Music or /Music as the content directory if the user couldn't be prompted or didn't make a selection when prompted.

Activating or deactivating a full license in the configuration web interface shows how many full license activations are currently in use.

MinimWatch 2.0.15 for Linux

This is a feature release for MinimWatch 2. It was released on 4th September 2020.

New platforms

MinimWatch 2.0.15 adds platform support for ARMv5 (soft float), ARMv6 and higher (hard float, 32-bit), ARMv8 (hard float, 64-bit) and PowerPC. The previous release of MinimWatch 2 for Linux (2.0.7) supported Intel (64-bit and 32-bit) only. For information about how to install and run MinimWatch 2 on Linux, see the Installing MinimWatch 2 on Linux page.

New features

On Linux, desktop integration adds a launch icon to the applications start menu instead of putting it on the desktop.

Bug fixes and minor changes

Fix minim icon showing as stopped when in an error state
Fix incorrect minim icon size on Linux with Unity desktop
Add support for platform-specific checking for new versions and version updates

MinimServer 2 update 162

This is a feature update for MinimServer 2.0.12, 2.0.13 and 2.0.14. It was released on 31st August 2020.

New features

This update adds support for running the Linux version of MinimServer 2.0.15 in a Docker or LXC container on a QNAP or Synology NAS. For more information, see the Running MinimServer 2 in a Linux container page.

Bug fixes

Fix java.net.SocketException crash dump when using the configuration web interface
Fix problem with delayStart preventing Linux desktop icon from showing
Fix ohNet CallStranger vulnerability

MinimServer 2 update 161

This is a bug-fix update for MinimServer 2.0.12, 2.0.13 and 2.0.14. It was released on 17th July 2020.

Bug fixes

Fix potential deadlock in MinimServer
Fix "license error 2" message on some Mac machines

MinimServer 2 update 160

This is a minor update for MinimServer 2.0.12, 2.0.13 and 2.0.14. It was released on 6th June 2020.

Changes

Add workaround to enable reading some WAV files that don't conform to the WAV specification
Change some errors reading WAV files to warnings, so that the file appears in the library
Improve diagnostics for some WAV files that don't conform to the WAV specification

MinimServer 2.0.14 for Melco

This is a feature release for MinimServer 2. It was released on 5th June 2020.

New features

The minimserver.options file has a new option language to set the MinimServer user interface language. This is useful for DELA models because these models don't have a front panel setting for the system language. For more information, see the Changing the user interface language section.

Other changes

On DELA models, set the default MinimServer user interface language to Japanese

MinimServer 2.0.13 for Mac

This is a bug-fix release for MinimServer 2. It was released on 30th May 2020.

Bug fixes

Fix LibjliNotFound error when JDK 1.6 is installed
Fix problem with Open button on "downloaded from internet" dialog not working
Don't show prompt to install Java 8 if a later JDK version is already installed
Show JVMLoadError alert if Java version is incompatible with macOS version

MinimWatch 2.0.13 for Mac

This is a bug-fix release for MinimWatch 2. It was released on 30th May 2020.

Bug fixes

Fix LibjliNotFound error when JDK 1.6 is installed
Fix problem with Open button on "downloaded from internet" dialog not working
Don't show prompt to install Java 8 if a later JDK version is already installed
Show JVMLoadError alert if Java version is incompatible with macOS version

MinimServer 2 update 159

This is a bug-fix update for MinimServer 2.0.12 and MinimServer 2.0.13. It was released on 28th May 2020.

Bug fixes

Fix NullPointerException when using alphaGroup after MinimServer restart or rescan
Fix startup error when Synology language is set to browser default

MinimServer 2.0.13 for Melco

This is a bug-fix release for MinimServer 2. It was released on 28th May 2020.

Bug fixes

Fix license server error 500 when installed on DELA device

MinimServer 2.0.12 for Mac

This is a new platform release for MinimServer 2. It was released on 24th May 2020.

New platforms

MinimServer 2.0.12 is the first release of MinimServer 2 for Mac. It supports all versions of macOS and Mac OS X from Lion (10.7) onwards. For information about how to install and run MinimServer 2 on a Mac, see the Quick Start for Mac page.

New features

MinimServer 2.0.12 supports translation (localization) of all user interface elements that can be displayed in a UPnP control point. There are built-in translations for a number of languages and you can customize the built-in translations and add translations for new languages. For more information, see the User interface translation section.

The serverOptions property has a new option language to change the user interface language. By default, the user interface language is the language setting of the device you are using to run MinimServer. For more information, see the Language section.

Changes from MinimServer 0.8.5

MinimServer 2 has been notarized by Apple to confirm that it does not contain malicious software. This makes the installation process simpler. For more information, see the Installing or updating MinimServer on Mac section.

MinimServer 2 for Mac supports all versions of Java from Java 8 onwards, including Java 11 and Java 14. Previoua versions of MinimServer were limited to Java 8 only.

When you first start MinimServer 2 after upgrading from MinimServer 0.8.5, some of your property settings from MinimServer 0.8.5 might not be available until you have activated either a trial license or a full license.

When you first start MinimServer 2 after upgrading from MinimServer 0.8.5, MinimStreamer will not be installed. If you want to use MinimStreamer, you need to activate a trial license or a full license and then use MinimWatch 2 to install MinimStreamer 2 from the Packages tab of the Properties window. Your previous MinimStreamer property settings will be migrated automatically.

Other changes

Fix problem with migrating some MinimServer 0.8 tagCustom settings
Improve icon painting code
Update ohNet to version 1.29.3842

MinimServer 2.0.12 for Synology, QNAP, Windows and Melco

This is a feature release for MinimServer 2. It was released on 24th May 2020.

New features

MinimServer 2.0.12 supports translation (localization) of all user interface elements that can be displayed in a UPnP control point. There are built-in translations for a number of languages and you can customize the built-in translations and add translations for new languages. For more information, see the User interface translation section.

The serverOptions property has a new option language to change the user interface language. By default, the user interface language is the language setting of the device you are using to run MinimServer. For more information, see the Language section.

Other changes

Fix problem with migrating some MinimServer 0.8 tagCustom settings
Add digital signature to QNAP packages
Improve icon painting code
Update ohNet to version 1.29.3842

MinimWatch 2.0.12 for Mac

This is a feature update for MinimWatch 2. It was released on 24th May 2020.

New features

MinimWatch 2 has been notarized by Apple to confirm that it does not contain malicious software. This makes the installation process simpler. For more information, see the Installing or updating MinimWatch on Mac section.

MinimWatch 2 for Mac now supports all versions of Java from Java 8 onwards, including Java 11 and Java 14. Previoua versions of MinimWatch for Mac were limited to Java 8 only.

Other changes

Improve icon painting code
Update ohNet to version 1.29.3842

MinimServer 2 update 157

This is a bug-fix update for MinimServer 2.0.8 and MinimServer 2.0.9. It was released on 3rd May 2020.

Bug fixes and minor changes

When migrating the config file from MinimServer 0.8, don't put empty property in the profile
Show system platform in the MinimServer log
Improve icon scaling code

MinimServer 2.0.11 for QNAP

This is a bug-fix release for MinimServer 2. It was released on 28th April 2020.

Bug fixes

Fix startup error on Intel models running QTS 4.2.6

Other changes

Add digital signature to the .qpkg file

MinimServer 2.0.10 for QNAP

This is a new platform release for MinimServer 2. It was released on 26th April 2020.

New platforms

MinimServer 2.0.10 is the first release of MinimServer 2 for QNAP. It supports all QNAP NAS models. For information about how to install and run MinimServer 2 on a QNAP NAS, see the Quick Start for QNAP page.

Changes from MinimServer 0.8.5

MinimServer 2 creates a 'MinimServer' shared folder for log files and configuration files. This folder is not intended to be used to store your music library. This change means that MinimServer no longer creates or uses any files in the Public share of your NAS.

The 'MinimServer' shared folder is now used for MinimStreamer recordings and for installing a custom version of FFmpeg if you want to override the preinstalled version in QTS.

When you first start MinimServer 2 after upgrading from MinimServer 0.8.5, some of your property settings from MinimServer 0.8.5 might not be available until you have activated either a trial license or a full license.

When you first start MinimServer 2 after upgrading from MinimServer 0.8.5, MinimStreamer will not be installed. If you want to use MinimStreamer, you need to activate a trial license or a full license and then use MinimWatch 2 to install MinimStreamer 2 from the Packages tab of the Properties window. Your previous MinimStreamer property settings will be migrated automatically.

Other changes

Show system platform in the MinimServer log
When migrating the config file from MinimServer 0.8, don't put empty property in the profile
Improve icon scaling code

MinimServer 2 update 156

This is a bug-fix update for MinimServer 2.0.8 and MinimServer 2.0.9. It was released on 9th April 2020.

Bug fixes

Fix problem with saved properties being lost after property change in starter mode

MinimServer 2.0.9 for Synology

This is a new platform release for MinimServer 2. It was released on 8th April 2020.

New platforms

MinimServer 2.0.9 is the first release of MinimServer 2 for Synology. It supports all Synology NAS models. For information about how to install and run MinimServer 2 on a Synology NAS, see the Quick Start for Synology page.

Other changes

Check that full license has been deactivated before uninstalling MinimServer
Sign the MinimServer package as a trusted publisher
Update MinimJRE for ARM models to JDK 14

MinimServer 2 update 155

This is a feature update for MinimServer 2.0.8. It was released on 8th April 2020.

New features

The format of #AudioData values has changed and new values have been added to #AudioQuality for DSD files and high-resolution PCM files. For more information, see the Special index and item tags section of the User guide.

The tag update facility now allows special tags to be used as match values and filter values. Special tags can't be updated. For more information, see the Tag update file section of the User guide.

Bug fixes and minor changes

Fix Date tag sort order problem when alphaGroup is enabled
Fix problems reading genre information from .m4a files
Fix minim icon showing as stopped when in an error state
Fix incorrect minim icon size on Linux with Unity desktop
Add support for platform-specific checking for new versions and version updates

MinimWatch 2 update 82

This is a minor update for MinimWatch 2.0.7 and MinimWatch 2.0.8. It was released on 8th April 2020.

Note: This update has been withdrawn because it causes problems on Mac.

Bug fixes and minor changes

Fix minim icon showing as stopped when in an error state
Fix incorrect minim icon size on Linux with Unity desktop
Add support for platform-specific checking for new versions and version updates

MinimServer 2.0.8 for Melco

This is a bug-fix release for MinimServer 2. It was released on 25th March 2020. To update to this release from a previous version, use Version Check on the Melco front panel.

Bug fixes

In some cases, an error while installing, starting or stopping MinimServer on the Melco can put the MinimServer installation into a state where MinimServer cannot be started, stopped or reinstalled. In MinimServer 2.0.8, any such error causes MinimServer to be uninstalled automatically. This enables the user to reinstall MinimServer when the cause of the error has been resolved.

Other changes

Update ohNet to version 1.28.3736

MinimServer 2.0.8 for Windows

This is a new platform release for MinimServer 2. It was released on 21st March 2020.

New platforms

MinimServer 2.0.8 is the first release of MinimServer 2 for Windows. It supports all versions of Windows from Windows XP onwards. For information about how to install and run MinimServer 2 on Windows, see the Quick Start for Windows page.

New features

A new menu selection Configure has been added to the pop-up menu for the MinimServer minim icon. This opens a browser tab or window containing the MinimServer configuration web page. For more information, see the Controlling MinimServer using the minim icon section of the User guide.

Other changes

Update ohNet to version 1.28.3736

MinimWatch 2.0.8 for Windows

This is a feature update for MinimWatch 2. It was released on 21st March 2020.

New features

A new menu selection Configure has been added to the pop-up menu for the MinimWatch minim icon. This opens a browser tab or window containing the MinimServer configuration web page. For more information, see the Controlling MinimServer using the minim icon section of the User guide.

Other changes

Update ohNet to version 1.28.3736

MinimServer 2.0.7

This is a minor update for MinimServer 2. It was released on 21st March 2020.

Compatibility notes

In previous versions of MinimServer 2 for Melco, the Work index of the Classical browsing profile included MusicBrainz_Work tags that were added by SongKong. In MinimServer 2.0.7, the Classical profile has been updated so that these tags are no longer included. For details of what this change means and how to update to the new profile, see the Classical profile changes page.

Other changes

Fix startup license error when no network connection
Add "Trial expired" front panel status message
Fix problem reading some .m4a files
Improve log message for browse and search errors

MinimWatch 2.0.7 for macOS and Linux

This is a feature update for MinimWatch 2. It was released on 21st March 2020.

New features

A new menu selection Configure has been added to the pop-up menu for the MinimWatch minim icon. This opens a new browser tab or window containing the MinimServer configuration web page. For more information, see the Controlling MinimServer using the minim icon section of the User guide.

MinimServer 2 update 154

This is a bug-fix update for MinimServer 2.0.5 and MinimServer 2.0.6. It was released on 7th March 2020.

Bug fixes and minor changes

Fix problem with Melco front panel status message
Improve MinimServer log message for control point browse and search errors

MinimServer 2 update 153

This is a minor update for MinimServer 2.0.5 and MinimServer 2.0.6. It was released on 25th February 2020.

Minor changes

Show notification when new version is available for update

MinimWatch 2 update 81

This is a minor update for MinimWatch 2.0.4 and MinimWatch 2.0.6. It was released on 25th February 2020.

Minor changes

Show notification when new version is available for update

MinimServer 2.0.6

This is a feature update for MinimServer 2. It was released on 24th February 2020.

New features

The tag update feature now supports multiple filter sections in a filter update group. For example, this allows the same ALBUM tag to be updated in different ways depending on the values of other tags. For more information, see the Tag update file section of the User guide.

Compatibility notes

In previous versions of MinimServer, repeating the same @ line elsewhere in a tag update file caused the first @ line to be ignored with no warning. This now produces an error message. For more information, see the Tag update file section of the User guide.

Other changes

If the Melco system partition becomes full, write diagnostic information to the log

MinimWatch 2.0.6

This is a bug-fix update for MinimWatch 2. It was released on 24th February 2020.

Bug fixes

Fix error message when installing MinimWatch on Windows for the first time

MinimServer 2 update 152

This is a bug-fix update for MinimServer 2.0.5. It was released on 2nd February 2020.

Bug fixes

Fix NullPointerException error while setting property
Fix incorrect error message "Error setting property stream.transcode: Unknown component name"

MinimServer 2 update 151

This is a bug-fix update for MinimServer 2.0.5. It was released on 31st January 2020.

Bug fixes

Fix incorrect error message "Error setting property contentDir: Not an absolute path"

MinimServer 2.0.5

This is a bug-fix update for MinimServer 2. It was released on 27th January 2020.

Bug fixes

Ensure user configuration is preserved when updating from MinimServer 0.8 to MinimServer 2
Fix problems with profile export and import when using the Safari browser
Remove minimserver-config-backup folder from the Melco network share

MinimWatch 2 update 80

This is a bug-fix update for MinimWatch 2.0.4. It was released on 25th January 2020.

Bug fixes

Fix errors when updating older versions of MinimServer

MinimServer 2.0.4

This is the initial release of MinimServer 2, with support for Melco EX series. It was released on 15th December 2019.

MinimWatch 2.0.4

This is the initial release of MinimWatch 2, with support for Windows. Mac and Linux Intel. It was released on 15th December 2019.