ARMv5 - The good and the bad
There were some significant announcements this week. The good is that DSM6 is still available, the bad is that Plex Inc. just announced that Plex Media Server will be discontinued for this platform.
I've bought a ds411slim 2.5 years ago. This unit was discontinued after the ds414slim announcement on May 27, 2014, less than 2 years ago. This is not so old... Plex took more than 2 years to announce PMS support for ARMv7. Several ARMv7 users felt deceived during almost 2 years for not having a PMS platform. Now ARMv5 users are facing an even worse scenario.
The problem with PMS is that a significant part of the code is loaded during installation. It's useless to have a 0.9.16.x installation file if installation cannot be completed because the downloaded files will not be compatible. One thing is to be stuck with an old PMS, which I'm forced to accept (although not satisfied), another complete thing is to plan to abbandon Plex as my media server because it may no longer work in the future.
Is this what Plex Inc. wants ? Or will we have a guarantee that old versions will continue to work ?