Major Update BoomBox 2.4 beta

Over the next 8 hours we will be releasing a major update to the BoomBox 2.4 platform. This update will address many issues customers have been experiencing with the SoniXCast Media Server, and related services. In order to ensure consistent settings, the repair utilities will be run against each customer account, service configuration updated and restarted which will lead to short down times as services are restarted. However, no long term down times are expected as most customers have already been migrated to the new SoniXCast Media Server (SXMS).

Change log:

Server Service: Phase 2 migration of the ShoutCast server to SXMS (all configuration and log files moved to database).

Auto-DJ Service: Final migration of the ShoutCast transcoder (auto-dj) to SXMS will be executed and the old ShoutCast transcoder deleted (no need to have both running at the same time anymore).

FTP server: With the latest update of our ftp server, behavior of the chroot directive was revised to automatically change to the system root directory which broke access for legacy ftp clients. A patch will be distributed to fix this issue.

SXMS Service: The checksum routine of music files has been moved to the read ahead buffer so that a badly encoded tracks are skipped from playback.

Repair Utilities: All repair utilities (UML, Playlist, Service and Station) now log to database and will be bound into the BoomBox alert system (under development) to facilitate user notification and intervention.

BoomBox 2.4 beta: The advanced event editor which mirrors exactly the mathematics of the shoutcast transcoder has passed alpha testing and is now in beta.

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