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elanelan Sheriff of PlexvilleMauiPosts: 8,848Members, Plex Employee, Plex Pass, Plex Ninja Plex Employee
Just wanted to get some input as to what versions of Linux we might support in the future. Thanks for your time :)
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  • henrikhenrik Posts: 198Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass
    elan wrote:

    Just wanted to get some input as to what versions of Linux we might support in the future. Thanks for your time :)


    Happily running Debian at the moment, but for PMS on Linux, I'd consider changing distro!
    Linux PMS would make me a happy boy!

    Merry Christmas from Sydney and thank you for all the hard work you guys have put in to this.

    /henrik
  • mikedm139mikedm139 Plugin Developer Posts: 3,023Members, Plex Pass, Plex Ninja Plex Ninja
    I would love to see an unRAID build.
  • clnrclnr Posts: 136Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass
    Debian FTW!
  • saeshsaesh Posts: 11Members
    Oh this is great news. Please consider that there are people who run an headleass Linux server. So it would be nice if the PMS could be installed without a window manager and stuff.
  • michaelravemichaelrave Posts: 41Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass
    Ubuntu would be nice.
    I also prefer a CLI only version, that I can control through my iMac.
    This way I can run PMS on my NAS server which has no GUI.
  • gondovaldgondovald Posts: 61Members, Plex Pass
    Linux yes, it would allow a QNAP NAS port !!!

    I run plex on my mac and all my media files are on my QNAP NAS, I use a lot the IOS plex to watch tv-shows on my lunch break and while on vacation.

    Having the plex library running on my QNAP NAS would allow me to shutdown my iMac while on vacation.

    THX in advance...
  • ElminsterElminster Posts: 39Members, Plex Pass
    Hi. I vote Other, because I have a QNAP NAS, which runs its own flavour of Linux. Has a module addon system that may allow for a Plex addon. This is my preferred option as I have this running 24x7 anyway and it is where Plex stores all its data anyway.

    Second option would probably be Redhat, mainly because I use it daily at work. (RHEL rather than Fedora but Fedora would be fine)

    And in third place would be Ubuntu which I am also happy to use.

    Regards.
  • serakserak Posts: 25Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass
    edited December 2010
    It's not Linux but a FreeNAS port would be brilliant. Other than that I would say Ubuntu would have the biggest demand.

    Edit: I'll also say that a CLI version would be really useful
  • dmcndmcn Posts: 15Members
    It's Christmas, so I guess we get to wish. :)

    Ubuntu or Debian works for me - CLI, but with a web interface for settings etc. would be great. Not that I can't edit a file with settings, but a simple web interface would make the process easier.
  • willscottwillscott Posts: 12Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass
    Ubuntu would be best for me - it's what I currently use as a server. Having a CLI / web interface would be fantastic.

    Cheers!
  • HilbeHilbe Posts: 78Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass
    I would want something that would work on FreeBSD / FreeNAS. I think the best option would be a command line (CLI) option with a web interface, similar to something along the lines of Webmin which runs on a ton of distributions. I believe Webmin uses Perl for its backend and not Python though.

    Another option I think would be acceptable would be to have a CLI which can be managed by a remote/client Media Manager. That way I could have a headless PMS, and manage the media from a Media Manager GUI on my Mac.
  • peelmanpeelman Posts: 6Members, Plex Pass
    ReadyNAS would be awesome, but Ubuntu is my platform of choice for low-power boxes. Would love to ditch xbmc for plex's awesomeness!
  • aebrett-oldaebrett-old Posts: 8Members
    +1 for a headless Ubuntu version - my Linux server doesn't have a window manager installed.
  • olaola Posts: 4Members
    It would be really cool a mips processor version to install it in atheros based routers like la Fonera with dd-wrt or open-wrt.
    Also it would be compatible with dreambox 500s cheap and very popular sat receiver with Enigma a linux flavor.
    Other interesting distro is Enigma2 that is similar to Enigma but is currently used in newer models of dreambox.

    These are very interesting devices because of their really low power consumption and because they are already always turned on.
    (Not sure about performance limitations though)




    Imagine a Fonera router with a few disks attached running plex media server and an fully automated bit torrent client + a few apple TVs with Plex client around the house…
    Really cheap, low energy footprint, always on, very elegant and small
  • olaola Posts: 4Members
    IMHO, the ones with most priority could be

    Debian - Ubuntu is the most popular linux distribution and they use the same package manager
    FreeBSD - One of the most popular flavors of BSD. Also FreeNAS is based on it.
    dd-wrt/open-wrt - I don't know if a router is enough to power PMS but it would be awesome!
    Enigma/Enigma2 - I don't know if a sat receiver is enough to power PMS but it would be awesome!
    Fedora/Redhat
    Archlinux is becoming very popular and very interesting because can be completely personalized and striped down making it a really interesting option for specific purpose servers like running PMS
  • gondovaldgondovald Posts: 61Members, Plex Pass
    Yes, a standard PLEX library linux version with web interface (that would allow others to port to the different NAS running special versions of linux).
    And if a web interface is chosen then an XML or HTML export of the library would be greatly apperciated...

    Nice feature would be for the actual library manager on Mac to become front end that would connect to the library manager on the NAS.

    Great work ahead guys ! :-)
  • blackdirblackdir Posts: 3Members
    A version for Synology NAS would be great: it is the most feature rich and efficient NAS on the market. Packaging it with ipkg format will make it usefull for several NASes with the same CPUs
  • angeloalbericoangeloalberico Posts: 47Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass
    PMS belongs on a NAS, specifically on my QNAP NAS.
  • cryptochromecryptochrome Posts: 872Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass
    elan wrote:

    Just wanted to get some input as to what versions of Linux we might support in the future. Thanks for your time :)


    Elan.... why a specific version? If you do a Linux port, it should be running on Linux. No matter what distro. That's the whole point about Linux.
  • brainfrzbrainfrz Posts: 95Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass
    blackdir wrote:

    A version for Synology NAS would be great: it is the most feature rich and efficient NAS on the market. Packaging it with ipkg format will make it usefull for several NASes with the same CPUs

    I'm going with this one. Though i would prefer to just put the time in refining the PMS for Mac and the IOS client.
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