Proposed New Appliance: Subsonic Music Server

Your interest and involvement

I am the maintainer of the Subsonic snap

Audience

The Subsonic Music Server Appliance would be targeted at home users.

Software considerations

There is a snap for Subsonic: https://snapcraft.io/subsonic-arubislander
Optinally, for easier discoverbility on the local network, the avahi snap could be installed alongside: https://snapcraft.io/avahi

Hardware considerations

Subsonic is a java application that should run on all supported platforms. When used as a server there are no additional hardware requirements. When run as a jukebox, audio out would be a requirement.
Some form of (external) storage is desirable to hold the media library.

Security considerations

Apart from some autoconnected interfaces, the removable-media interface is consumed by the Subsonic snap. This would need to be autoconnected in the appliance.

Privacy

The privacy policy of Subsonic can be found here: http://www.subsonic.org/pages/privacy.jsp

Maintenance considerations

The snap is regularly updated to incorporate security patches and updates to the Ubuntu packages the software depends on. Upstream for Subsonic is also monitored regularly.

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Great idea! Thanks for maintaining your snap of subsonic - especially for keeping it up to date for over two years. Have you spoken to upstream about making an ‘official’ subsonic (using the real name, rather than the name-spaced one) snap?

I think it would be good to re-visit conversations with upstream both on the subject of an official snap - which may well be co-maintained by yourself (?) and an appliance based on it. What do you think?

Wow, has it been two years already? Wasn’t completely my idea though. The thought did cross my mind when I heard about appliances, but @wimpy provided the final nudge to make this a reality.

I wholeheartedly agree. I will attempt to establish contact with upstream again to get the ball rolling…

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