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.

2020-04-08
Logged in users can now rate titles in the playlist, the last added titles and with the artist.
2020-04-07
Table representation condensed for a better overview.
2020-04-07
The date and time of the last playout was added to the titles
2020-04-07
The Amstrad Pub / Meet Roland video conferencing system was set up and is available at https://meet.rolandradio.net/RolandRadio

Use The Amstrad Pub to talk to Amstrad CPC friends during the isolation time online :-) 

2020-04-07
Corrected titles in Radio Automation are now updated in the RolandRadio database.

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.

2020-04-05
Set up a wiki for rolandradio

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

2020-04-05
Streaming Server was updated to listen on IPv6 also.

Now you can reach the streaming server and its mounts by IPv4 and IPv6

2020-04-05
After our streaming server had a permanent load of over 1, the system was upgraded to 2 CPUs and 4GB RAM.

https://wiki.rolandradio.net/index.php?title=Streaming_Server#Hardware

2020-04-04
In April we celebrate 5 years RolandRadio. RolandRadio went on air for the first time on April 2nd of 2015.
2020-03-31
New page for external stream providers

We have created a separate page for the external providers of the RolandRadio stream. https://rolandradio.net/aboutus/listentoat

2020-03-31
Minor changes on the static pages of RolandRadio
2020-03-28
Added SSL connection to the streamingserver.

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.

2020-03-27
New page with the RolandRadio schedule for the week

Check it out: https://rolandradio.net/aboutus/broadcast

2020-03-27
Added a new page "If you like to help"

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

2020-03-27
Fixed an error when entering new tracks from Radio Automation into the RolandRadio database.
2020-03-27
The detail page of a title now links to the artist
2020-03-27
In MiniPlayer the artist name now links to the artist detail page
2020-03-27
The artists on the Titles page now links to the artists detail page
2020-03-27
The artist on the playlist now links to the artist detail page
2020-03-27
Added new route for artist by name so artists detail page now also can be found by using the artists name instead of its id
2020-03-25
titles in the playlist now link to the corresponding title detail page
2020-03-25
Titles in MiniPlayer now link to the corresponding title detail page
2020-03-25
Restructuring of title-detail accesses via RRID
2020-03-25
All titles of the respective artist are now listed on their detail page.
2020-03-25
Added more graphics to Graphics from RolandRadio for use
2020-03-25
New text for the homepage and optimisation of the presentation
2020-03-24
Added new page "Graphics for use"

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

2020-03-24
Added default image on artist-detail-page, done "image missing"-image as svg
2020-03-24
Improved the Project progress
2020-03-24
Corrected hostname and domain of server to avoid RBL listing due to incorrect reverse dns lookup.
2020-03-24
Added Project progress info page in About us section

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.

2020-03-24
Planned detail page and database structure for details on titles
2020-03-24
Fixed a bug in the daily listeners peak

Changed function to fetch the highest value of the actual date instead of collecting the highest value from database

2020-03-24
Added username to navbar and home
2020-03-24
Changed the statistics on title pages to more fitting values
2020-03-24
Added new dropdown menu for optimizing and to extend the titles section
2020-03-24
added latest title

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

2020-03-20
New Streams added to RolandRadio

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.

2020-03-18
Started developing the new RolandRadio project

or the development we use PHPStorm and the framework Laravel 7.x with PHP 7.4 and MariaDB as database server.

2020-03-11
Set up new hosting-server for RolandRadio

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.

2020-03-03
Planning new version of RolandRadio.net

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.