Full Package for Synology NAS'
I know a manual workaround exists but would be great if this could be automated and thus optimized and fully supported by Bliss.
As a case study for understanding demand, I would point to the Hi-Drive cloud storage service which is the only cloud storage provider to officially offer a Synology package. You only have to browse their user forums to see that (I'm guessing the number) around 70% of all their userbase came from / for the Synology support.
I’m pleased to announce that this is now completed: http://pcloadletter.co.uk/2012/09/17/bliss-package-for-synology/
Good question! It's not something I've checked up on. Could you send me http://[synology ip]:3221/about ? That file contains info about the OS name and version. I can check some analytics which say how much it's being downloaded/used.
@Dan-Gravell, it is great to have the Synology package and I see it is being updated regularly too! I am using it a lot more now that I can leave it running on the NAS.
Out of a matter of interest, has the Synology package proved popular?
I have a Synology DS209+ which has the powerpc cpu.
Will Bliss work on that model?
@Claypole Thanks for the extra resources. Hopefully we'll resolve those Java errors over email.
I have no doubt that an official Bliss package would get a lot of (positive) attention - and there are plenty of resources to call upon.
I got Bliss running on my Synology with a few of my own cobbled together scripts based on some of the info below and elsewhere. Unfortunately it doesn't run especially smoothly (I just bought the unlimited license and now every fix is bombing out with a Java error!). I agree with Tom that a proper Synology package would have a big impact on the visibility and popularity of this package. There is an official Synology, Logitech and Plex Media Server package, plus unofficial Serviio, Subsonic and Minimserver packages, which means a lot of users will be using their Synology as the primary music server.
SynoCommunity have created Spksrc which provides all the tools you need to create packages and post them in SynoCommunity's repository; more info here... http://www.synocommunity.com/spksrc.
Most of SynoCommunity's packages are invaluable and updated regularly, and importantly, the package repo appears to be very popular and well known. Synology tend to bring the popular packages into the official repo (as they did with Logitech, Plex and all the popular OSS CMS's like Wordpress and Drupal). I have no idea how that process works however, or how they choose to include packages in the official repo.
Another chap who has created and maintains some excellent packages is patters (http://pcloadletter.co.uk/2012/01/30/crashplan-syno-package). I installed and bought a Crashplan license after discovering I could install it on my Synology, and discovered and manage a Minecraft server too.
From a purely commercial perspective, I expect the effort to create a proper package would be very well rewarded in new licenses.
Thanks Tom. Other readers should also see http://ideas.blisshq.com/forums/21939-bliss/suggestions/2151997-a-version-of-bliss-that-will-run-on-a-synology-dis which documented some earlier work in getting bliss running on Synology.