As an observer of a number of the requests that are made in this forum for tweaks to the platform, and the occasional nod to a future release, it raises an interesting question about how often software releases would be welcomed for a streamer (this is actually a topic that has seen much wider debate in the industry as more agile development methodologies are embraced across different segments, products and solutions).
Coming back to our favourite hifi components, there are clearly going to be differing views - on one hand, it is an appliance, therefore I really don’t want to water and feed my hifi on a regular basis with firmware upgrades and just want the thing to play music. Others may take the view that a more frequent release of potentially smaller, more incremental features as a good signal of the platform being sustained and keep those who seem to frequent this forum engaged.
Of course, underpinning all of this is code quality. Clearly this is something that everyone values. I think it arguably fair to say that releasing smaller but more often is generally good practice - but then would users be willing to test or would it just create more issues elsewhere?
By the way, this isn’t a criticism of the product, nor is it telling devs how to build their own code - more a question of trying to understand my own views on what is reasonable to expect.
n.b. just taking a look at the data, this is what I gather from the release notes for the Aualic Aries…
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