He is saying the starting with HQPlayer 4.14, the processor in the computer must support the AVX2 instruction set. If you have a computer with an older CPU that does support AVX2, HQPlayer 4.14 and later will not run on it.
I don’t have a dog in this fight as I don’t use HQPlayer.
Am I understanding this correctly that HQPlayer came out with an update and for Roon to take advantage of it they are coming out with new SW? The beef people are having is that Roon isn’t giving people enough notice on the upgrade? How much time do one feel they should give? I’m not trying to be sarcastic I’m really curious.
Well, to be fair, the fact that HQPlayer was updated to the point that CPUs were required to have AVX2 support should have triggered investigating new hardware. At the the very least that should have put you on notice that you might have issues moving forward.
Yeah, but you knew you could not run the newer releases on the older CPU in Mac mini…well, at least if you tried the newer releases, found they did not work, and investigated why…
It’s not a great situation but it is not surprising that the latest releases of HQPlayer don’t work on 10 year old CPUs and it is not surprising that Roon and Signalyst would work together to fix Roon/HQPlayer integration problems that would only work with the latest versions of Roon and HQPlayer. Nor is it surprising that we would find out about these updates shortly before or the day of the new Roon software release. In fact, I am surprised that Roon told us about them before the release. That is not normally what they do. We usually find out about new Roon releases the day they drop.
We don’t live in a perfect world, that’s for sure!