Progress of the RolandRadio project
Here you can find an overview of the things done at RolandRadio and stay informed about the progress of this project.
Use The Amstrad Pub to talk to Amstrad CPC friends during the isolation time online :-)
If you report a correction to us and the corrected title is played again on RolandRadio, the title database of the homepage is also updated.
So that technical conditions can be better logged, we have set up a small MediaWiki in which we will now store all documentation on RolandRadio in detail. https://wiki.rolandradio.net
Now you can reach the streaming server and its mounts by IPv4 and IPv6
We have created a separate page for the external providers of the RolandRadio stream. https://rolandradio.net/aboutus/listentoat
As more and more browsers - including Chrome and Firefox - reject non-SSL connections, we have activated SSL for our streaming server today. The stream can now be accessed via http on port 80 and 8000 as before and additionally as https on port 443.
Check it out: https://rolandradio.net/aboutus/broadcast
Since some people ask how they can support us, we have created a new page where you can find all possibilities. https://rolandradio.net/participate/helpus
If someone wants to use the graphics of RolandRadio we now provide those on a separate page for download. Check out https://rolandradio.net/participate/graphicsforuse
To inform interested users about the progress of ROlansRadio the page Project progress has been set up. There you can now see the new features, bugfixes and defined ideas.
Changed function to fetch the highest value of the actual date instead of collecting the highest value from database
Created a new page for latest title added to rolandradio and filled with the latest titles added to the RolandRadio database at playout. https://rolandradio.net/titles/latest
We have expanded the streams to 64kBit/s MP3 mono and stereo, and to 128kBit/s MP3 mono and stereo. There is also a 128 kBit/s stream for Opus and 64 kBit/s for Ogg Vorbis.
or the development we use PHPStorm and the framework Laravel 7.x with PHP 7.4 and MariaDB as database server.
A new hosting server has been provided by CMO Internet Dienstleistungen GmbH and is well equipped for the future hosting requirements of RolandRadio.net. The system runs with 8 CPU cores, 12 GB RAM, SSD data storage system with a modern Ubuntu Linux operating system. For easier server management we were also provided with a PLESK license and for RolandRadio we use a modern PHP 7.4 system with nginx and the Apache webserver. The entire system is backed up daily and backups extend up to 15 days into the past.
Since the old version of RolandRadio was based on Wordpress, it was time to develop a new version, especially since several of the used plugins were outdated, no longer developed and therefore very insecure. Wordpress was out of question, because the possibilities are very limited to existing plugins. The decision was made that if you had to develop something new anyway, you could develop something new to bring Wordpress to the desired functionality. The last programming of Kangaroo MusiQue was decades ago, when Kangaroo MusiQue developed its software under php/fi, one of the first versions of the PHP framework. For the new development and to work on a new level, the framework Laravel is therefore used for the development of RolandRadio. All parts of RolandRadio are developed by Kangaroo MusiQue itself and Kangaroo MusiQue learns programming again on a nice little project.