Topic: Release Notes - Control Panel 2.6.48
To run the Control Panel Beta on your chumby, select it from the popup menu on the website on the "My Chumby" page - it's in the lower right - and reboot your chumby. To return to the release Control Panel, just reselect "Control Panel" (without the "Beta") and reboot your chumby.
If you decide to revert back to the release Control Panel, you may need to "restore to factory defaults" in Safe Mode if you've made changes to the first alarm in the Alarms screen, since it's interpreted by the older Control Panel as alarm2.
Release Date: 12/3/07
Summary: Greatly expands the Music functionality to include a wider selection of music and audio sources, most notably SHOUTcast, Mediafly, SlimServer, and local files. Also expands the Alarm functionality to allow an arbitrary number of alarms, with more options. The Channels functionality has also been refactored to be clearer and less ambiguous. There are very likely bugs in the alarm subsystem in particular - do not expect this Control Panel to wake you up.
* adds new Music screen to select continuous music/audio sources
* adds SHOUTcast music selection screen
* adds Mediafly podcast selection screen
* adds Radio Free Chumby selection screen
* adds SlimServer screen
* adds "Music from USB" screen
* replaces iPod screen with new artwork
* removes Alarm 2
* adds Alarms screen to manage multiple alarms
* adds alarm volume control
* adds more granularity to alarm days - one time, weekends, weekdays, each day of the week in addition to daily
* adds duration to the alarm
* adds ability to change channel when alarm is dismissed
* adds ability to suppress the alarm ring screen
* adds new interstitial screen to explicitly select the channel operation - reload, change channels, get info, accept/decline
* adds checkbox to enable the screen touchclick
* increases the size of the text, removes the AM/PM indicator
* adds information about the next scheduled alarm
* use of continuous music sources as alarms
* other post-alarm actions such as Night mode
* Some audio sources may not actually play - in many cases this is due to the behavior of the upstream source, but there may be other reasons - incompatible formats, etc.
* The alarms will sometimes fail to properly handle night mode
* The alarms will sometime leave a "ghost" image of the ring dialog.
* The iPod functionality is limited to less than about 4,000 tracks - a fully loaded 80GB iPod will crash the system
* some iPod functionality clunky, especially when switching playlists