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1 NEWS
2 ====
3
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5 0.6.3 (to be announced) "generalized activity"
6 ----------------------------------------------
7
8 - The ff command now accepts a negative argument to instruct the
9 virtual streaming system to jump backwards in the current audio
10 stream. The old syntax (e.g., "ff 30-") is still supported but it
11 is deprecated and no longer documented. The compatibility code is
12 sheduled for removal after 0.7.0.
13
14 --------------------------------------
15 0.6.2 (2018-06-30) "elastic diversity"
16 --------------------------------------
17
18 The main new feature of this release is the --listen-address option
19 for para_server and para_audiod. But there are also a large number of
20 small improvements and bug fixes all over the place. The user-visible
21 changes include
22
23 - para_gui no longer waits up to one second to update the screen when
24 the geometry of the terminal changes.
25 - Minor documentation improvements.
26 - Improvements to the crypto subsystem.
27 - The server subcommand "task" has been deprecated. It still works,
28 but prints nothing. It will be removed in the next major release.
29 - Server log output is now serialized, avoiding issues with partial
30 lines.
31 - It is now possible to switch to a different afs database by changing
32 the server configuration and sending SIGHUP to the server process.
33 - New server options: --listen--address, --http-listen-address and
34 --dccp-listen-address. These options restrict the set of listening
35 addresses of the TCP and DCCP sockets of the server process.
36 - The help commands of server, audiod, play now support --long. By default,
37 the short help is shown.
38 - The code which merges the command line options with the config file
39 options has been consolidated.
40 - If the current audio file is renamed, the status items are now updated
41 accordingly.
42 - After the server process received SIGHUP, changes to the current audio
43 file did not trigger an update of the status items. This has been fixed.
44
45 Downloads:
46 [tarball](./releases/paraslash-0.6.2.tar.xz),
47 [signature](./releases/paraslash-0.6.2.tar.xz.asc)
48
49 ----------------------------------------
50 0.6.1 (2017-09-23) "segmented iteration"
51 ----------------------------------------
52
53 The highlight of this release is the version 2 mood parser. But there
54 is a lot more than that, as summarized in the list below. And of
55 course we have many small usability improvements and bug fixes not
56 mentioned here.
57
58 - A more intuitive syntax for moods ("version 2 moods"). The
59 traditional version 1 moods are still supported but are deprecated
60 now. Removal of the version 1 mood parser is scheduled for the next
61 major release.
62 - Flex and bison are now required to build para_server.
63 - New sort order for the ls command: -s=h sorts the ls output by hash
64 value of the audio file.
65 - autogen.sh now runs the test suite after a successful build.
66 - The contents of overview.pdf have been integrated into the user
67 manual.
68 - Fixed sized audio format headers for ogg/opus streams.
69 - The doxygen source browser has been disabled temporarily. The
70 API reference is still online, though.
71 - Overhaul of the source code documentation.
72 - The deprecated --full-path option of the ls command has been
73 removed. It was a no-op since 0.6.0.
74 - The wma decoder has been cleaned up and its bitstream API made
75 more robust.
76 - The image/lyrics ID status items of the current audio file are now
77 updated on changes. This affects para_gui, which used to report the
78 old value until EOF.
79
80 Downloads:
81 [tarball](./releases/paraslash-0.6.1.tar.xz),
82 [signature](./releases/paraslash-0.6.1.tar.xz.asc)
83
84 ---------------------------------------
85 0.5.8 (2017-09-23) "branching parabola"
86 ---------------------------------------
87
88 A couple of fixes for serious old bugs have accummulated in the maint
89 branch since paraslash-0.5.7 was released nine months ago. So here
90 is another 0.5.x release. As usual, all commits in the maint branch
91 have been merged into master, so the upcoming paraslash-0.6.1 also
92 contains them. For details see the git log.
93
94 Downloads:
95 [tarball](./releases/paraslash-0.5.8.tar.bz2),
96 [signature](./releases/paraslash-0.5.8.tar.bz2.asc)
97
98 -------------------------------
99 0.6.0 (2017-04-28) "fuzzy flux"
100 -------------------------------
101
102 The highlights of this release are the conversion of all option parsers
103 to the lopsub library and the improved AAC support. But there are
104 many other user-visible changes all over the place. Also a lot of
105 old cruft has been removed, leading to incompatible changes. Hence
106 the new major version number.
107
108 - Support for Mac OS X has been removed.
109 - On Linux systems, glibc-2.17 or newer is required to build the
110 source tree.
111 - Support for RSA public keys in ASN format (as generated by openssl
112 genrsa) has been removed. These keys have been deprecated since
113 2011, so users should have long switched to keys generated with
114 ssh-keygen(1).
115 - If libgcrypt is used as the crypto library, we now require version
116 1.5.0 (released in 2011) or later.
117 - The insecure RC4 stream cipher has been removed. It was superseded
118 by aes_ctr128 three years ago but the RC4 code had been kept for
119 backwards compatibility.
120 - On Linux, abstract unix domain sockets are used unconditionally.
121 - The "install" target no longer strips executables, the new
122 install-strip target can be used to get the old behaviour.
123 - The clean targets have been renamed: clean2 is gone, and the new
124 mostlyclean removes only the executables and object files.
125 - New target: check (identical to test).
126 - The DESTDIR make variable is honored to prepend a path to the
127 installation directory. This feature is orthogonal to the --prefix
128 option to configure.
129 - Minor WMA cleanups.
130 - The aac audio format handler has been rewritten to use the mp4ff library.
131 See the manual for how to install the library on your system.
132 - New status item: max_chunk_size. The value is stored in a previously
133 unused field of the afhi object of the aft table. Although backwards
134 compatible, users are encouraged to re-add m4a files to populate
135 the new field.
136 - No more chunk tables for aac. Chunk boundaries are determined
137 dynamically at stream time.
138 - Release and master branch tarballs are now compressed with xz rather
139 than bzip2.
140 - The lopsub package is required to install the paraslash package.
141 Gengetopt is no longer needed.
142 - make dep is gone. Dependencies have been created automatically for
143 a long time and it was never necessary to run make dep manually.
144 - para_gui lost its --timeout option.
145 - Most manual pages have been extended to include an overall
146 description of the command.
147 - The --stream-delay option of para_audiod has been removed. It had
148 been a no-op for many years.
149 - The deprecated --path option of the server ls command has been
150 removed. The command now prints full paths by default, making
151 --full-path a no-op. Hence --full-path has been depreacted and is
152 scheduled for removal in v0.6.1.
153 - It is now possible to use 'CFLAGS' to override the default compiler
154 options.
155 - para_fade has been renamed to para_mixer. The four modes of operation
156 (set, fade, snooze, sleep) are implemented as subcommands of the
157 new program.
158 - The sleep subcommand of para_mixer (former sleep mode of para_fade)
159 lost its --wake-hour and --wake-min options in favor of the new
160 --wake-time option which also accepts relative wakeup times like
161 "+9:30".
162 - The new --fade-exponent option of para_mixer allows for non-linear
163 channel fading.
164 - The new logo.
165
166 Downloads:
167 [tarball](./releases/paraslash-0.6.0.tar.xz),
168 [signature](./releases/paraslash-0.6.0.tar.xz.asc)
169
170 -------------------------------------
171 0.5.7 (2016-12-31) "semantic density"
172 -------------------------------------
173
174 Mostly a bug fix release, and a bunch of internal improvements.
175 The only user-visible changes are the sanity checks for the touch
176 command and the new options to the ls command.
177
178 - Speedup of the base64 decoder.
179 - One of the two source browsers has been removed from the web pages.
180 The doxygen API reference still contains an HTML version of each
181 source file.
182 - Two race conditions in para_server have been fixed.
183 - ls -p is now deprecated in favor of -F or -b. See the help text of
184 the ls command for details.
185 - The openssl code has been adjusted to work also with openssl-1.1.
186 - The wma decoder and audio format handler now correctly decodes
187 files with unusual block sizes.
188 - We now compile with -Wformat-signedness if possible.
189 - The touch command now refuses to set an invalid image or lyrics ID.
190 - New section on contributing for the user manual.
191 - Major simplification of the error subsystem.
192
193 Downloads:
194 [tarball](./releases/paraslash-0.5.7.tar.bz2),
195 [signature](./releases/paraslash-0.5.7.tar.bz2.asc)
196
197 -------------------------------------------
198 0.4.14 (2016-12-31) "branching oscillation"
199 -------------------------------------------
200
201 Many fixes for nasty bugs have accumulated over the years since 0.4.13
202 was released in 2013. This release contains all of them. It is the
203 last v0.4.x release, so v0.4.x is now end of life. The maint branch
204 of the git repository has been forwarded to v0.5.7 and will start to
205 receive important fixes for 0.5.x, which is now in maintenance mode.
206
207 - Fix for the "double encryption bug" with gcrypt, which caused
208 garbage to be sent to stat clients.
209 - The "prev" command of para_play now works as expected.
210 - Invalid parameters for the begin and end chunk no longer cause
211 the afh receiver of para_recv to segfault.
212 - A fix for an assertion that triggered in the FEC slice setup code.
213 - Closing the terminal with a running para_gui causes the process to
214 die, rather than using 100% of CPU time.
215 - para_gui no longer shows stale information about the previous
216 audio file.
217 - A fix for a bug in the fec decoder which caused aborts if the buffer
218 pool filled up.
219 - The assertion in the buffer tree code no longer triggers.
220 - The "afs_event: table moods, event 0: key already exists in rbtree"
221 error no longer occurs on attribute changes.
222 - A NULL pointer dereference in com_sender() has been fixed.
223 - The -i option of lsatt works as advertised.
224 - Various fixes for the build system.
225
226 Downloads:
227 [tarball](./releases/paraslash-0.4.14.tar.bz2),
228 [signature](./releases/paraslash-0.4.14.tar.bz2.asc)
229
230 ---------------------------------------
231 0.5.6 (2016-07-10) "cascading gradient"
232 ---------------------------------------
233
234 The highlight of this release is the new -m flag for para_afh which
235 lets it modify the meta tags of the given audio file(s). This feature
236 is supported for all audio formats. Many small cleanups and bug fixes
237 not mentioned here have accumulated and are also part of the release.
238
239 - para_afh learned to modify meta tags of mp3 wma ogg spx
240 opus flac aac files.
241 - afs commands propagate error codes to the client.
242 - The check command now also checks the attribute table for
243 inconsistencies.
244 - New -v flag for the version command (print verbose version string)
245 - New option --priority for para_server and para_audiod.
246 - New mood methods: image_id and lyrics_id.
247 - The manual and this NEWS file have been converted to markdown.
248 - Support for the compile-time loglevel feature has been removed.
249 - Cleanup of the wma decoder and bitstream code.
250 - Improved wide-character support and fixes related to signal handling.
251 - para_gui no longer reports 100% playing time at the stream start.
252 - Opus cleanups.
253
254 Downloads:
255 [tarball](./releases/paraslash-0.5.6.tar.bz2),
256 [signature](./releases/paraslash-0.5.6.tar.bz2.asc)
257
258 --------------------------------------
259 0.5.5 (2015-09-20) "magnetic momentum"
260 --------------------------------------
261
262 Many new features and a lot of other improvements.
263
264 - On Linux systems, local sockets are now created in the
265 abstract name space by default. This allows to get rid of
266 the socket specials in /var/paraslash.
267 - The --user-allow option of para_audiod now accepts also
268 usernames rather than only user IDs.
269 - New autoconf macros to avoid duplication in configure.ac.
270 - Status items (as shown by para_gui) are updated correctly
271 when the meta information of the current audio changes.
272 - para_server and para_audiod no longer refuse to start in
273 the background if no log file is given. Instead, all log
274 messages go to /dev/null in this case.
275 - Web page cleanup.
276 - New syntax for the -l and -s options of the ls command.
277 These options should now be specified as -l=v rather than
278 -lv, for example. The old syntax still works, but support
279 will be dropped in v0.6.0.
280
281 Downloads:
282 [tarball](./releases/paraslash-0.5.5.tar.bz2),
283 [signature](./releases/paraslash-0.5.5.tar.bz2.asc)
284
285 ------------------------------------------
286 0.5.4 (2015-01-23) "exponential alignment"
287 ------------------------------------------
288
289 Another cleanup and bugfix release.
290
291 - New server command: tasks.
292 - Minor cleanups to daemon.c.
293 - New URLs for home page and git services.
294 - Improved error diagnostics for the mvblob commands.
295 - New sender subcommand: status.
296 - Improved help text for server and afs commands.
297 - audiod memory leak fixes.
298 - Miscellaneous improvements to the build system.
299 - oss_writer improvements.
300 - Improved handling of mp3 files with both id3v1 and id3v2 tags.
301
302 Downloads:
303 [tarball](./releases/paraslash-0.5.4.tar.bz2),
304 [signature](./releases/paraslash-0.5.4.tar.bz2.asc)
305
306 ---------------------------------------------
307 0.5.3 (2014-08-01) "symbolic synchronization"
308 ---------------------------------------------
309
310 Not many new features, but lots of fixes and usability improvements.
311
312 - para_gui has been converted to use the paraslash scheduler.
313 - Various alsa-related fixes, mostly for the raspberry pi.
314 - Many scheduler improvements and cleanups.
315 - The test suite has been extended to include sanity checks
316 for the generated man pages.
317 - ao_writer fixes. This writer was in a quite bad shape. Many
318 serious bugs have been fixed.
319 - new audiod command: version.
320 - Minor improvements to the bitstream API.
321 - The cpsi command now prints a meaningful error message if
322 none of the given patterns matched any audio file.
323
324 Downloads:
325 [tarball](./releases/paraslash-0.5.3.tar.bz2),
326 [signature](./releases/paraslash-0.5.3.tar.bz2.asc)
327
328 ----------------------------------------
329 0.5.2 (2014-04-11) "orthogonal interior"
330 ----------------------------------------
331
332 The new sync filter, the AES_CTR128 stream cipher and the overhauled
333 network code are the highlights of this release. It also includes a
334 fair number of smaller fixes and improvements not mentioned here.
335
336 - The new sync filter synchronizes playback between multiple
337 clients.
338 - Connections between para_server and para_client are now
339 encrypted by means of AES rather than RC4 if both sides
340 support it. RC4 is still available as a fallback. This
341 feature is fully transparent, i.e. no command line options
342 are necessary, and a client linked against openssl can
343 speak with a server linked against libgcrypt and vice versa.
344 - Major cleanup of the networking subsystem.
345 - Improvements to para_fade: the new set mode, multi-channel
346 initial volumes, better error logging.
347 - The man pages of para_audiod, para_filter, para_recv, and
348 para_write contain the relevant options for receivers, filters,
349 writers. This broke in 0.5.0.
350 - ogg/vorbis latency improvements.
351 - Improved user manual.
352 - Minor fixes to avoid clang warnings.
353
354 Downloads:
355 [tarball](./releases/paraslash-0.5.2.tar.bz2),
356 [signature](./releases/paraslash-0.5.2.tar.bz2.asc)
357
358 ------------------------------------------
359 0.5.1 (2013-12-20) "temporary implication"
360 ------------------------------------------
361
362 Lots of fixes and improvements all over the place, and a major overhaul
363 of the build system.
364
365 - Audiod improvements and fixes.
366 - Buffer tree robustness improvements.
367 - Cleanup of the mood subsystem.
368 - Fixes and cleanups for the flac decoder.
369 - Latency improvements for the ogg/opus decoder.
370 - Crypto support is now optional. On systems without
371 openssl/gcrypt, the build succeeds but para_server,
372 para_audiod, para_client won't be built.
373 - The build system now works for cross-compile setups.
374 - The dependency tree has been flattened, which speeds up
375 builds and avoids to recreate the man pages on every change.
376 - The error code helper has been rewritten from perl to C,
377 which further improves build time.
378 - Many small bugs in the build system have been identified
379 and fixed.
380
381 Downloads:
382 [tarball](./releases/paraslash-0.5.1.tar.bz2),
383 [signature](./releases/paraslash-0.5.1.tar.bz2.asc)
384
385 ----------------------------------------
386 0.5.0 (2013-08-23) "invertible validity"
387 ----------------------------------------
388
389 Some API-breaking changes, one serious bug fix, and a lot of bike-shedding.
390
391 - The sideband compatibility code has been removed, hence
392 sideband connections (introduced in 0.4.11) are now mandatory.
393 - Addblob commands can produce output.
394 - The stat command no longer sends garbage when para_server was
395 compiled against libgcrypt.
396 - Dependencies for gengetopt files are computed automatically.
397 This eliminates a constant source of build bugs.
398 - The setatt command now accepts file name patterns rather than only
399 path names.
400 - overview.pdf is now based on dia, a simple diagram creation program.
401 The new version is much more detailed and contains descriptions of
402 the various programs of the paraslash package.
403 - The separator of all multi-word options has been changed from
404 underscore to dash. For example --log_color becomes --log-color.
405 - Overhauled web pages and the new logo.
406
407 Downloads:
408 [tarball](./releases/paraslash-0.5.0.tar.bz2),
409 [signature](./releases/paraslash-0.5.0.tar.bz2.asc)
410
411 --------------------------------------
412 0.4.13 (2013-07-29) "spectral gravity"
413 --------------------------------------
414
415 One more 0.4.x release before the API-breaking changes for 0.5.0 go
416 in. The main features of this release are the ogg/opus audio format,
417 and UTF-8 support, but it includes also tons of other improvements
418 and fixes all over the place.
419
420 - New audio format: ogg/opus.
421 - UTF8 support for para_gui and the mp3 audio format handler.
422 - Scheduler improvements and fixes.
423 - The obsolete gettimeofday() function has been replaced
424 by clock_gettime() on systems which support it.
425 - Speed and usability improvements for para_gui.
426 - para_client now restores the fd flags of stdin and stdout
427 on shutdown.
428 - Improved manual pages.
429 - Consistent version strings for all executables.
430 - Reduced dependencies on generated files result in fewer
431 recompilations on changes.
432 - Performance improvements for the compress filter.
433 - Improved downloads web page.
434
435 -----------------------------------------
436 0.4.12 (2012-12-20) "volatile relativity"
437 -----------------------------------------
438 The new command line player, the resample filter, ALSA support for
439 para_fade, and the improved build system are the highlights of this
440 release which probably marks the end of the 0.4.x series.
441
442 - The afh receiver and the para_play executable.
443 - The resample filter: A sample rate converter based on
444 libsamplerate.
445 - The "versions" directory has been removed from the master
446 branch. The tarballs of the old releases are now available
447 in the new "releases" branch.
448 - Overhaul of the build system: All generated files are now
449 written to the "build" directory.
450 - The modular mixer API and the alsa mixer.
451 - Minor fixes for the osx writer.
452
453 --------------------------------------
454 0.4.11 (2012-07-20) "mutual diversity"
455 --------------------------------------
456
457 The major feature in this release is the new sideband API for
458 client-server communication. This API will be used exclusively starting
459 with 0.5.0, which breaks backward compatibility but allows to get rid
460 of quite some compatibility code. Other noteworthy changes include
461 decoder latency improvements and a long-standing bug fix for the
462 ALSA writer.
463
464 - Sideband connections: If both para_server and para_client
465 support this feature, data is sent as a multiplexed stream.
466 - The --no_default_filters option of para_filter has been
467 removed.
468 - Several fixes and latency improvements to various decoders.
469 - The ALSA writer now limits the prebuffer time to 500ms.
470 - Documentation improvements.
471 - Overhaul of the command_util.sh script.
472 - Fixes for some minor problems found by the clang analyzer.
473 - Compiles (almost) without warnings on gcc-3.
474 - Robustness improvements of the buffer tree code.
475
476 ------------------------------------------
477 0.4.10 (2012-03-30) "heterogeneous vacuum"
478 ------------------------------------------
479
480 Nothing earth-shaking in this release, but quite a few usability
481 improvements and the usual mix of cleanups and fixes.
482
483 - The --no_default_filters option of para_filter has been
484 deprecated. It still works but has no effect and will be
485 removed in the next version.
486 - para_gui now prints also the stderr output of the executing
487 command in the bottom window.
488 - Cleanup and consolidation of the various wrappers for
489 write(), writev(), send() and friends.
490 - The obscure error messages on mmap() failures have been
491 replaced by meaningful messages. This affects mainly
492 para_afh.
493 - para_audioc: Cleanups and memory leak fixes.
494 - Test 0004-server no longer fails if para_server is not
495 being built.
496 - New configure options: --with-id3tag-{headers,libs}.
497
498 -------------------------------------
499 0.4.9 (2011-12-06) "hybrid causality"
500 -------------------------------------
501
502 Support for another audio format, interactive mode for para_client
503 and para_audiod and many small improvements/fixes all over the place.
504
505 - Support for flac, the free lossless audio codec.
506 - Fix for an endless loop in the mp3 decoder for certain
507 (corrupt) mp3 files.
508 - When executed without specifying a command, para_client
509 and para_audioc start an interactive shell (requires
510 libreadline being installed). The interactive mode offers
511 full tab completion and command line history.
512 - autogen.sh now detects a distcc setup and adjusts the
513 parameter for the -j option of make accordingly.
514 - Shared memory areas are no longer restricted to 64K. We now
515 detect the maximal size of a shared memory area at runtime.
516 - cleanup of the internal uptime API.
517 - para_server prefaults the mmapped audio file to avoid
518 delays on slow media.
519 - A new test for the test-suite that exercises the
520 communication between para_server and para_audiod.
521 - The alsa writer eats up less CPU cycles when configured to
522 use the DMIX plugin.
523 - Simplified and unified receiver code.
524 - Makefile cleanups.
525 - Commands which print a list of matching audio files now
526 emit a meaningful error message if no audio file matched the
527 given pattern(s).
528
529 --------------------------------------
530 0.4.8 (2011-08-19) "nested assignment"
531 --------------------------------------
532
533 Gcrypt support, the overhauled osx writer and regex format specifiers
534 are the highlights of this release.
535
536 - support for libgcrypt as a drop-in replacement for openssl.
537 Run configure --enable-cryptolib=gcrypt to link against
538 libgcrypt. The two crypto implementations are compatible to
539 each other, i.e. a para_client executable linked against
540 gcrypt can connect to para_server linked against libssl
541 and vice versa.
542 - Rewrite of the osx writer (output plugin for Mac OS).
543 - audiod: The format specifier for receivers, filters and
544 writers is now treated as a regular expression. This allows
545 to replace 5 lines in the config file (one for each audio
546 format) by one single line. See the manual for details.
547 - The \*.cmdline.[ch] files are no longer contained in the released
548 tarballs. This reduces the size of the tarballs but requires
549 gengetopt to build the tarball.
550 - Compiles cleanly also with llvm/clang.
551 - Corrupt mp3 files are handled more gracefully.
552 - The alsa writer uses poll fds instead of computing timeouts.
553 - Cleanup of the generic writer API.
554 - sched: Optimized zero timeouts.
555 - vss timeout cleanups.
556 - oggdec fixes and improvements.
557
558 --------------------------------------
559 0.4.7 (2011-06-01) "infinite rollback"
560 --------------------------------------
561
562 The new ao writer, support for ssh RSA keys and a couple of other
563 enhancements.
564
565 - Support for ESD, Pulseaudio, AIX, Solaris, IRIX and other
566 platforms through the libao audio library.
567 - Support for RSA keys generated with ssh-keygen.
568 - configure: improved options for ogg/vorbis/speex.
569 - The git version reported by --version always matches HEAD.
570 - The autogen script detects the number of processors and
571 runs a parallel make if possible.
572 - Major cleanup of the crypto API.
573 - Documentation updates.
574
575 ------------------------------------------
576 0.4.6 (2011-03-31) "deterministic entropy"
577 ------------------------------------------
578
579 Lots of ogg/vorbis improvements, the new test suite, enhancements
580 for para_gui and a fair amount of other bug fixes.
581
582 - For DCCP/OGG streams the audio file header is only sent once
583 at the beginning of the stream rather than periodically
584 every five seconds. This reduces network traffic and the
585 FEC group size.
586 - The vorbis comment header is replaced by an empty dummy header
587 before the header is sent over the network. This also results in
588 less network traffic and smaller FEC groups.
589 - The new "test" make target allows to perform some sanity checks prior
590 to installing the package.
591 - ogg timing fixes and performance improvements
592 - Scheduler improvements
593 - Proper exit codes for para_write
594 - para_gui: New option --theme to select a startup theme. Several
595 other improvements and fixes.
596 - aacdec error message cleanups
597 - simplified color error handling
598
599 --------------------------------------------
600 0.4.5 (2010-12-17) "symmetric randomization"
601 --------------------------------------------
602
603 Bug fixes, internal cleanups and variable-sized FEC slices.
604
605 - Contains a fix for an invalid-free-bug in the ogg audio format
606 handler code.
607 - Switching off the DCCP sender works again.
608 - para_audiod handles crashes of para_server more robustly.
609 - Internal scheduler and writer cleanups.
610 - Reduced latency due to variable-sized FEC slices.
611 - Improved documentation and error diagnostics.
612 - The build of para_server is now optional, allowing the build
613 to succeed in case libosl is not installed.
614
615 ------------------------------------------
616 0.4.4 (2010-08-06) "persistent regularity"
617 ------------------------------------------
618
619 Support for yet another audio format, para_write improvements and
620 bug fixes.
621
622 - Support for the speex codec.
623 - Support for sample formats other than 16 bit little endian.
624 - error2.h is now created by a perl script which speeds up configure
625 considerably.
626 - Fix a bug in the aac decoder which could lead to segfaults in
627 para_filter/para_audiod.
628 - Fixes for autoconf-2.66.
629
630 ----------------------------------------
631 0.4.3 (2010-07-05) "imaginary radiation"
632 ----------------------------------------
633
634 Many improvements for the DCCP and the UDP transport, the new user
635 manual and the usual mix of bug fixes and internal improvements.
636
637 - FEC support for the DCCP sender (Gerrit Renker). The new
638 --dccp_max_slice_size, --dccp_data_slices_per_group and
639 --dccp_slices_per_group options can be used to set the FEC
640 parameters for the DCCP transport.
641 - DNS lookups for UDP targets (Gerrit Renker).
642 - The new user manual replaces the README, README.afs, REQUIREMENTS
643 and INSTALL documents.
644 - Fix an end-of-file detection bug in the oggdec filter.
645 - The new nonblock API.
646 - Both options of the oggdec filter have been removed.
647 - New debug mode for the internal scheduler.
648
649 ------------------------------------------
650 0.4.2 (2010-04-23) "associative expansion"
651 ------------------------------------------
652
653 It's been some time since the last release, but finally here is
654 paraslash-0.4.2. The bulk of the changes comes from the new buffer
655 tree API, but there are changes all over the tree. Mainly performance
656 and usability improvements, but also quite some bug fixes.
657
658 - The new buffer tree API.
659 - DCCP: Support for CCID negotiation (Gerrit Renker).
660 - UDP robustness fixes.
661 - The --bufsize option for mp3dec is gone as it no longer makes sense
662 for the new buffer tree API.
663 - Fix audible buffer underruns for wma streams.
664 - The alsa writer no longer prints meaningless underrun durations.
665 - audiod: Defaults work also for udp streams. If no filter is
666 given for an audio format that is received via upd, fecdec is
667 automatically added as the first filter (along with the decoder).
668
669 ---------------------------------------
670 0.4.1 (2009-12-22) "concurrent horizon"
671 ---------------------------------------
672
673 Support for another audio format, minor feature enhancements and lots of bug
674 fixes. All fixes that have been accumulated in the maint branch (in particular
675 those mentionened in the 0.3.6 release notes) appear in this release as well.
676
677 - wma support.
678 - new afh option: --human to activate human-readable output.
679 - new server/audiod option: --log-timing to print timing information.
680 - build system improvements.
681 - source code documentation updates.
682
683 -------------------------------------
684 0.3.6 (2009-12-07) "cubic continuity"
685 -------------------------------------
686
687 Quite a few bugs have been found and fixed since 0.3.5, so here's
688 another 0.3.x release. No new features.
689
690 - Always check return value of malloc().
691 - ogg vorbis/FEC: Do not write garbage after the audio file header.
692 - exit if root privileges could not be dropped.
693 - FEC: Fix computation of extra slices.
694 - oss: Fix check for empty input buffer.
695 - Avoid buffer underruns due to filter chain output buffer constraints.
696 - server: Fix assignment of afs_pid.
697 - Don't panic if the afs database contains unknown audio formats.
698 - http/dccp: Do not send the audio file header twice.
699 - FEC: Timing improvements.
700
701 ----------------------------------------------
702 0.4.0 (2009-11-10) "simultaneous independence"
703 ----------------------------------------------
704
705 Two significant changes which require the new version number: The
706 improved authentication dialog and the fact that the database code
707 has been moved to a library, libosl. To use the new version, you have
708 to generate new RSA keys, see INSTALL for details. A shell script is
709 provided for conversion of the 0.3 database to the new 0.4 format.
710
711 - stronger crypto for client authentication
712 - the database code has been moved to a library
713 - improved status item handling
714 - cleanup of the build system
715 - The "-V" option now also prints the git version
716 - the new parser-friendly listing mode for the ls and stat commands
717 - mandatory rc4 encryption
718 - major audio format handler cleanups
719 - (id3,...) tags are no longer stored as a combined string in the database
720 - new mood methods: artist_matches, title_matches, comment_matches,
721 album_matches, year_maches, year.
722
723 --------------------------------------------
724 0.3.5 (2009-09-21) "symplectic separability"
725 --------------------------------------------
726
727 Full client support for \*BSD Unixes, complete re-write of the ogg
728 vorbis audio format handler, various improvements all over the place
729 and the usual mix of bugfixes. This release marks the end of the 0.3
730 series if no serious problems show up.
731
732 - the new oss writer (supported on \*BSD and Linux)
733 - rewrite of the ogg vorbis audio format handler. It's
734 recommended to replace the chunk tables of existing ogg
735 vorbis files in the afs database by re-adding these files
736 with "add -f".
737 - support for netmask subsets (Gerrit Renker)
738 - the new prebuffer filter
739 - improved signal handling
740 - variable fec output buffer size
741 - improved FEC timing fixes audible buffer underruns in UDP mode
742 - --log_color actually works
743 - new ls option: -d (print dates as seconds after the epoch)
744 - update to gengetopt 2.22.2
745 - support for RSA keys of size > 512 bits
746 - new option "mixer_channel" for para_fade
747
748 -----------------------------------------
749 0.3.4 (2009-05-07) "elliptic inheritance"
750 -----------------------------------------
751
752 The new udp sender, forward error correction, colored logs and various
753 other improvements. As the udp sender does not depend on any special
754 libraries, it is built unconditionally.
755
756 - The udp sender replaces the ortp sender. The new code uses forward
757 error correction to protect against packet losses. Many thanks to
758 Gerrit Renker for providing ipv6 support.
759 - The default port for udp streaming now defaults to 8000, like
760 for the http and the dccp senders/receivers.
761 - Loglevels are now specified as symbolic names, e.g.
762 "--loglevel info".
763 - improved ipv4 and ipv6 URI parser (Gerrit Renker).
764 - para_server/para_audiod: Color support for log messages.
765 - new options for mp3dec: --ignore-crc, --bufsize
766 - new audiod option: --config-file.
767 - gengetopt cleanups.
768 - Improved help/man pages: The documentation of para_audiod,
769 para_recv, para_filter and para_write now also contains
770 all options of the available receivers/filters/writers. The
771 man page of para_fade contains a description of the different
772 modes of operation.
773 - More source code documentation.
774 - vss timing fixes.
775
776 --------------------------------------------
777 0.3.3 (2008-12-01) "axiomatic perspectivity"
778 --------------------------------------------
779
780 Internal code cleanups, bug fixes, improved tag handling and the new
781 amplification filter.
782
783 - para_server uses the generic scheduling code.
784 - overhaul of the virtual streaming system.
785 - mp3: id3 version 2 support via libid3tag (optional)
786 - ogg: vorbis comment support.
787 - aac meta info support.
788 - mp3 audio format handler cleanups.
789 - new filter: "amp" to amplify the amplitude of the audio stream
790 - new status item/database entry: amplification. It is
791 used by the amp filter to pre-amplify the audio stream.
792 - fix a close-without-open bug in para_write.
793 - fix a bug in com_init() which was introduced in 0.3.2.
794 - better error diagnostics for para_client.
795
796 -----------------------------------------
797 0.3.2 (2008-04-11) "probabilistic parity"
798 -----------------------------------------
799
800 The new para_afh executable, scheduling and documentation improvements.
801
802 - new ls option: -lc (list chunk table)
803 - new executable: para_afh, the stand-alone audio file handler tool
804 - afs commands can send output more than SHMMAX (32MB on Linux). This
805 also reduces the memory usage of commands that produce large amounts
806 of output.
807 - major scheduler and audiod cleanups.
808 - more detailed and much nicer man pages.
809
810 ---------------------------------------
811 0.3.1 (2008-02-23) "liquid interaction"
812 ---------------------------------------
813
814 A mix of cleanups, bug fixes, improvements, and some new features. No
815 significant changes to the new database (osl) code, which is generally
816 a good sign.
817
818 - Share some similar/duplicate code between the http and the
819 dccp sender.
820 - Generic access control lists for paraslash senders.
821 - dccp sender: Access control lists, connection limiting and support
822 for the allow,deny,on,off,help sender commands.
823 - The default dccp port changed from 5001 to 8000 (suggested by
824 Gerrit Renker).
825 - para_server starts even if not all public keys could be loaded.
826 - Audiod performance improvements.
827 - fix a bug in the "off" command of the http sender.
828 - fix some fd and memory leaks.
829 - Update to gengetopt-2.22.
830
831 -------------------------------------
832 0.3.0 (2008-01-12) "solar saturation"
833 -------------------------------------
834
835 paraslash.0.3.0 -- 'WWDBND --what would databases never do?'.
836
837
838 Usually one might expect lots of new features AND a big increase in size
839 for a major release like this.
840
841 However, paraslash-0.3.0.tar.bz2 is the smallest paraslash tarball
842 ever. The decrease in size is mostly due to the removal of some
843 graphical tools (which were only quick hacks anyway). But also the
844 fact that the mysql code is gone cuts down the size a bit.
845
846 Being independent of mysql comes at a cost: The fact that paraslash
847 now contains its own database (the object storage layer, osl) increases
848 the (stripped) binary size of para_server by ~50K on i386.
849
850 - no more restrictions on unique basenames.
851 - independent of mysql: The new self-contained object
852 storage layer (osl) replaces the mysql database.
853 - New executable para_fsck: Check integrity of osl tables.
854 - Lyrics support.
855 - Reliable audio file move/rename detection.
856 - More portable than ever: Tested on Linux (x86_32, x86_64, sparc64),
857 MacOS (ppc32, x86_32), FreeBSD (x86_32), NetBSD (x86_32) and
858 Solaris (sparc64).
859 - the new osl-based audio file selector (afs) replaces the random,
860 the playlist and the mysql selector of paraslash-0.2.x.
861 - IPv6 support (thanks to Gerrit Renker).
862 - paraslash-0.2.x streams are now called "moods". Writing
863 0.3.x-mood definitions should be both easier and more
864 powerful than writing 0.2.x-stream definitions.
865 - para_krell, para_slider, para_para_sdl_gui, para_dbadm have
866 been removed. The world is a better place without them. However,
867 para_gui is still there.
868 - afs tracks audio file selection also in playlist mode.
869 - few easy-to-use afs commands replace the many not-so-easy-to-use
870 mysql commands (and are available also in playlist mode).
871 - Improved error subsystem.
872 - The earth-shaking new logo.
873
874 -----------------------------------------
875 0.2.17 (2007-11-20) "isotropic threshold"
876 -----------------------------------------
877
878 Mainly bugfixes and cleanups in this version which marks the end of
879 the 0.2.x series if no serious bugs show up after the release.
880
881 - mysql_selector: fix a locking bug.
882 - universal chunk queueing.
883 - dccp sender uses chunk queueing if write() returns EAGAIN (thanks
884 to Gerrit Renker).
885 - be more carful wrt. signed vs. unsigned argument passing.
886 - cleanup error.h and fix some references to invalid error
887 codes.
888 - update to gengetopt-2.21.
889 - update to ortp-0.13.1.
890 - autoconf: extend checks for headers, library functions and
891 compiler characteristics.
892 - Fix streaming of large mp3 files.
893 - Fix an off-by-one bug in playlist handling.
894
895 --------------------------------------
896 0.2.16 (2007-04-05) "neural discharge"
897 --------------------------------------
898
899 The main change in this release is the major audio format handler
900 cleanup which removes some similar/duplicate code and makes it easier
901 to implement plugins for other audio formats. Of course, the usual mix
902 of other improvements/changes/bugfixes also made it into the release.
903
904 - simplified audio format handlers (most of the handling functions
905 were moved one layer up to the virtual streaming system).
906 - para_server uses mmap to read audio files
907 - repositioning of mp3 streams is much faster, in particular for
908 jumping near the end of large mp3 files.
909 - permission flags DB_READ,DB_WRITE have been renamed to AFS_READ
910 and AFS_WRITE.
911 - fix a bug in para_filter that caused decoding of aac files
912 to start only after a few seconds.
913 - fix osx_writer hangs
914 - simplified dccp code (thanks to Gerrit Renker)
915 - the compress filter works also on big endian systems (ppc)
916
917 -----------------------------------------
918 0.2.15 (2007-02-16) "inductive resonance"
919 -----------------------------------------
920
921 Minor improvements, more documentation and a bunch of bug fixes.
922
923 - para_server: The server.users file is only read once on server
924 startup rather than for each connection
925 - mp3dec: Fix decoding of corrupt mp3 files
926 - afs (audio file sender) is now called vss (virtual streaming
927 system). Consequently, the permission flags specified in
928 ~/.paraslash/server.users have also changed: AFS_READ and AFS_WRITE
929 become VSS_READ and VSS_WRITE respectively.
930 - para_audiod/para_filter: Fix a bug that caused the last chunk
931 of audio data not being written under certain circumstances
932 - audiod: compute the difference of server time and local time
933 correctly
934 - para_server/para_audiod: Fix some memory leaks
935 - documentation improvements
936 - configure.ac: fix checks for para_krell
937 - new man pages
938
939 -------------------------------------------
940 0.2.14 (2006-10-15) "transient singularity"
941 -------------------------------------------
942
943 The only major enhancement of this version is the osx writer which completes
944 the Mac OS Port and was originally planned already for 0.2.13 but had to wait
945 until now for reasons beyond the scope of this changelog entry.
946
947 - new output plugin for Mac Os: the osx writer
948 - rename configure command line options from --enable-xxx-headers to
949 --with-xxx-headers and --enable-xxx-libs to --with-xxx-libs
950 - configure: new command line options: --with-mad-headers,
951 --with-mad-libs, --with-oggvorbis-headers, and --with-oggvorbis-libs
952 - some robustness fixes
953 - dymamic audio format recognition for audiod
954 - para_server: new command line option: --autoplay_delay
955 - para_audiod: new command line option: --clock_diff_count
956
957 ---------------------------------------
958 0.2.13 (2006-07-14) "sonic convolution"
959 ---------------------------------------
960
961 A bunch of new features and core changes.
962
963 - the new paraslash scheduler, short and sweet.
964 - Support for m4a/mp4 files via the new aac audio format
965 handler/filter (requires libfaad).
966 - each writer has its own command line parser, just like
967 para_recv and para_filter.
968 - para_client and para_audioc use the error subsystem
969 - writers are integrated in para_audiod (currently linux-only)
970 - para_client is integrated in para_audiod
971 - random/playlist selector: improved info strings
972 - new audiod commands: tasks, kill
973 - update to libortp-0.10.1
974 - para_fade: wake time defaults to 8 hours from now
975 - update to autoconf-2.60
976
977 ------------------------------------------
978 0.2.12 (2006-05-12) "oriented abstraction"
979 ------------------------------------------
980
981 Many user-visible changes in this release and lots of new
982 features:
983
984 - the new optional dccp sender/receiver. It uses the datagram
985 congestion control protocol. You'll need a fairly new kernel
986 for this.
987 - paraslash works on Mac OS X (thanks to Gerd Becker)
988 - para_play renamed to para_write
989 - modular output plugin design (writers) for para_write
990 - new file_writer output plugin for para_write
991 - compress filter speed improvements
992 - update to libortp-0.9.1
993 - update to gengetopt-2.17rc
994 - para_client no longer depends on libreadline (as the
995 code for the interactive mode was removed).
996 - gcc-2-95 is no longer a supported compiler. It may still
997 work, but it gets no more testing.
998 - the tarball no longer contains the screenshot images which
999 reduces its size quite a bit.
1000 - configure: new command line options: --enable-mysql-headers
1001 and --enable-mysql-libs
1002
1003 ------------------------------------
1004 0.2.11 (2006-03-11) "atomic duality"
1005 ------------------------------------
1006
1007 Here it is, the first paraslash release developed with git. There
1008 are fairly many user-visible changes in this release. As two out of
1009 the three "database tools" of paraslash don't use a database at all,
1010 they are now called "audio file selectors" instead.
1011
1012 - the cdt command (change database tool) becomes chs (change
1013 selector)
1014 - no more colon separators: The syntax of some options of
1015 para_audiod and para_filter have changed. Use --help for
1016 more info (and some examples).
1017 - update to gengetopt-2.16 (thanks to Lorenzo Bettini)
1018 - switch from cvs to git (should've done that earlier)
1019 - the new ipc subsystem
1020 - new audio file selector: playlist
1021 - para_server: the dopey selector is now called "random",
1022 and is the default selector. Use the --selector option to
1023 choose another selector at startup, or the chs command to
1024 change the selector at runtime.
1025 - X86_64 fixes (thanks to Steffen Klassert)
1026 - para_play fixes
1027
1028 --------------------------------------
1029 0.2.10 (2006-02-17) "cyclic attractor"
1030 --------------------------------------
1031
1032 Huge documentation update, a scrollable window for para_gui, ortp
1033 improvements, and of course many small fixes not mentioned here.
1034 The diffstat below is rather misleading as most insertions are due
1035 to the new source documentation.
1036
1037 - autoconf cleanup
1038 - para_server also uses the new error subsystem
1039 - lots of new documentation (UTSL)
1040 - gui improvements:
1041 - keysyms for cursor keys and for next/previous page keys
1042 - scrollable output window
1043 - new internal commands: scroll up/down, page up/down
1044 - fix color of command output.
1045 - ortp: the --chunk_time and --header flags are no longer needed
1046 for para_recv/para_audiod as this information is now encoded in
1047 each rtp packet sent by para_server.
1048
1049 -------------------------------------------
1050 0.2.9 (2006-01-24) "progressive turbulence"
1051 -------------------------------------------
1052
1053 Internal audiod receivers/filters, the new error subsystem and
1054 a lot of small improvements.
1055
1056 - para_recv and para_filter are integrated into the para_audiod
1057 binary, i.e. audiod no longer spawns a new process for
1058 each receiver/filter. As para_recv and para_filter might be
1059 useful as standalone programs, they still get built (linked
1060 against the same object files that are also used for audiod).
1061 - further ortp timing improvements should reduce the CPU usage
1062 of the ortp receiver.
1063 - improved audio grabbing. The 'grab' command of para_audiod
1064 has its own set of command line options. Read the output of
1065 "para_audioc help grab" for more info.
1066 - oggdec: configurable input prebuffer size.
1067 - the new error subsystem gives better error diagnostics
1068 and reduces code size.
1069
1070 -----------------------------------------
1071 0.2.8 (2006-01-02) "dynamic accumulation"
1072 -----------------------------------------
1073
1074 The new modular filter design and the para_play-hangs bugfix.
1075
1076 - new executable: para_filter. It combines para_mp3dec,
1077 para_oggdec and para_compress. It also adds a further filter
1078 type, wav, that just inserts a wave header at the desired point
1079 of the filter chain. All 'piping' is done in-memory (i.e. no
1080 read/write operations are used).
1081 - para_play: fix a stupid bug that caused it to hang under
1082 certain circumstances.
1083
1084 -------------------------------------------
1085 0.2.7 (2006-12-27) "transparent invariance"
1086 -------------------------------------------
1087
1088 Not many user-visible changes but a fair amount of internal improvements.
1089
1090 - The http sender buffers data if it can not be sent
1091 out immediately (because the socket is not writable). This
1092 should prevent para_server from shutting down the connection
1093 too early on a loaded network.
1094 - para_play also prebuffers data if it is told to start at a
1095 future time by the --start_time option.
1096 - The return of para_recv: It combines para_ortp_recv and
1097 para_http_recv. Use the --receiver option to switch between
1098 the two. para_recv builds without libortp, but contains
1099 only the http receiver in this case.
1100 - update to ortp 0.8.1. As this ortp release contains incompatible
1101 changes, para_recv-0.2.7 won't link against older ortp libs.
1102 - improved ortp timings.
1103 - use of gcc-extensions that #define away for non-gcc and
1104 gcc < 3.0.
1105
1106 -------------------------------------------
1107 0.2.6 (2005-10-29) "recursive compensation"
1108 -------------------------------------------
1109
1110 Transparent session encryption (uses openssl's Alleged RC4 cipher),
1111 the internal find command and several other improvements and cleanups.
1112
1113 - Encrypt the session if encryption is requested by the client
1114 (default for para_client 0.2.6). This is backwards
1115 compatible, so older clients can still connect to para_server
1116 0.2.6. Use the new client option --plain to request an
1117 uncrypted session (off by default, must be set to on in
1118 order to connect to para_server 0.2.x with 0 <= x <= 5).
1119 - para_server uses an internal function to locate audio files
1120 rather than calling find(1). The server option
1121 --mysql_audio_file_dir replaces --mysql_find_cmd.
1122 - documentation update
1123 - man pages
1124 - header file cleanup
1125 - para_client code cleanup
1126 - para_gui: faster display of output of display commands
1127
1128 ------------------------------------------
1129 0.2.5 (2005-10-13) "aggressive resolution"
1130 ------------------------------------------
1131
1132 This release adds internal senders, i.e. no more external programs are
1133 spawned for sending out the audio data. There are two different senders
1134 available: The http sender and the ortp sender (former para_send which
1135 is no longer needed).
1136
1137 The new sender code has a plugin-like design so it can be easily
1138 extended should there be be any future need for supporting another
1139 network streaming protocol. All senders are completely independent of
1140 each other. In particular, the http and the ortp sender can operate
1141 in parallel.
1142
1143 - new server command: sender to control senders at runtime.
1144 Read the output of "para_server -h" and "para_client help
1145 sender" for more information.
1146 - para_recv renamed to para_ortp_recv
1147 - new executable: para_http_recv, a simple command line
1148 http receiver.
1149 - major afs/mp3/ogg code simplifications due to internal
1150 senders.
1151 - ogg timing improvements
1152 - fix several minor memory leaks (found by valgrind)
1153 - empty stream definitions work again
1154 - com_ne(): ignore errors on remove
1155 - audiod: fix segfault on server restart
1156
1157 ---------------------------------------
1158 0.2.4 (2005-09-21) "toxic anticipation"
1159 ---------------------------------------
1160
1161 Several small improvements, fixes and the new grab command.
1162
1163 - audiod:
1164 - new command: "grab" to grab the output of the stream reader
1165 or any filters. Read the output of "para_audioc help grab"
1166 for more information.
1167 - fix memory leak
1168 - code cleanup
1169 - audioc: new command line option: --bufsize to specify a
1170 buffer size different from the default size 8192.
1171 - improved error diagnostics for para_play.
1172 - new configure option: --enable-ssldir so search for openssl in
1173 non-standard places
1174 - sdl_gui: Make it look nice again for 1024x768
1175 - server: report total size of memory allocated with sbrk by malloc,
1176 new command line option: --announce_time
1177
1178 -----------------------------------------
1179 0.2.3 (2005-09-01) "hydrophilic movement"
1180 -----------------------------------------
1181
1182 Two new executables and major feature enhancements.
1183
1184 - audiod filters: It is now possible to specify arbitrary many
1185 (including none) filters for each supported audio
1186 format. This can be used e.g. for normalizing volume,
1187 transforming or grabbing the audio stream, or for using
1188 visualizers. Read the output of "para_audiod -h" for the
1189 syntax of the new --filter_cmd option.
1190 - new executable: para_play, a tiny alsa player. It
1191 can play wave files or raw pcm (16 bit little endian)
1192 from stdin.
1193 - new executable: para_compress, a dynamic range compressor
1194 intended to keep audio output at a consistent volume. Derived
1195 from [AudioCompress](http://trikuare.cx/code/AudioCompress.html).
1196 - audiod: New option: --stream_delay. This can be used in
1197 a local network to syncronize the audio output of all
1198 clients that play the same stream.
1199
1200 ------------------------------------------
1201 0.2.2 (2005-08-19) "tangential excitation"
1202 ------------------------------------------
1203
1204 Mostly internal changes in this release, but also some new commands
1205 for the mysql database tool.
1206
1207 - cleanup exec.c, fix para_exec bug
1208 - compile time loglevel (log messages below the given level
1209 won't be compiled in, which reduces the size of the
1210 resulting binaries)
1211 - new log macros that shorten the size of the source code.
1212 - workaround a gcc-4.1 bug (?) that caused send_cred_buffer()
1213 to send only zeros. With this workaround, para_audioc works
1214 again.
1215 - avoid gcc-4 warning: conflicting types for built-in function 'clog'
1216 - new mysql commands: "rm" (remove entry), "mv" (rename entry) "ne"
1217 (new entry), "snp" (set numplayed). Read the manual for more
1218 information.
1219
1220 ---------------------------------------
1221 0.2.1 (2005-08-15) "surreal experience"
1222 ---------------------------------------
1223
1224 Here comes paraslash-0.2.1. It contains a couple of new features and,
1225 surprise, only minor bug fixes.
1226
1227 - kill noisy mp3 debug message
1228 - cleanup of the build system
1229 - para_server and para_client directly use the crypto routines
1230 of the openssl library rather than invoking the openssl command
1231 line utitlity
1232 - server/audiod: new option --user to switch to the given user
1233 when invoked as root. Read the output of "para_server -h" for
1234 more information.
1235 - gui/sdl_gui: new option --stat_cmd to be used to retrieve the
1236 status. Default: "para_audioc stat"
1237 - sdl_gui: new option --pic_cmd to be used to download the picture.
1238 Default: "para_client pic"
1239 - audiod: 5 slots ought to be enough for everybody
1240 - audiod: new status item: Uptime, kill hup command
1241
1242 ------------------------------------------
1243 0.2.0 (2005-08-06) "distributed diffusion"
1244 ------------------------------------------
1245
1246 After several month of increased development activity, paraslash-0.2.0
1247 has arrived. It contains many new features and is much more
1248 self-contained than the old 0.1.x series. Enjoy!
1249
1250 - para_server: fix hang on song change and crash on sighup.
1251 Speed up mysql queries. The DIR_LIKE macro is gone.
1252 - new executables: para_audiod, the local audio daemon that
1253 starts playback (uses SCM_CREDENTIALS socket magic) and
1254 para_audioc, the corresponding client.
1255 - new executables: para_mp3dec/para_oggdec, two really teensy
1256 decoders. para_mp3dec is based on libmad, para_oggdec requires
1257 libvorbisfile.
1258 - ovsend/ovrecv are capable of streaming ogg as well as mp3, so
1259 they are now called para_send and para_recv respectively.
1260 - documentation updates
1261 - para_gui is themable. For now there is the default theme that
1262 looks as before and the simple theme: blue and easy.
1263 - gui: audio streaming is now handled by audiod. Time display shows
1264 playback time rather than streaming time
1265 - slider: update to libzmw-0.2.0
1266 - para_krell: fix crash on server shutdown
1267 - switch from gzip to bzip2
1268
1269 ----------------------------------------
1270 0.1.7 (2005-04-18) "melting penetration"
1271 ----------------------------------------
1272
1273 The main change in this release is clearly the oggvorbis rewrite,
1274 but there are also lots of smaller changes. If you intend to use both
1275 the mp3 and the ogg plugin, it is recommended to use software mixing,
1276 e.g. the dmix plugin which is provided by ALSA.
1277
1278 - new executables: para_ovsend and para_ovrecv for sending/receiving
1279 oggvorbis files via rtp. Requires the open rtp library. Get it at
1280 http://www.linphone.org/ortp/
1281 - rewrite of the ogg_vorbis core code
1282 - configure detects libzmw and, if detected, includes
1283 para_slider to the list of binaries to be built by make
1284 - server stream writers read from their associated fifo rather
1285 than from stdin
1286 - slider: two new sliders, lastplayed and numplayed
1287 - fix nasty double free bug which caused random segfaults in case of
1288 mp3 files with invalid header information
1289 - gui: new command line option: --stream_timeout=seconds to
1290 deactivate a slot if it is idle for that many seconds (default=`5')
1291 - diffstats
1292
1293 ---------------------------------------
1294 0.1.6 (2005-03-05) "asymptotic balance"
1295 ---------------------------------------
1296
1297 Only little user-visible changes in this release. Mainly bugfixes and
1298 core code cleanup. This is probably the most stable version ever if you
1299 stick to mp3...
1300
1301 - fix several memory leaks
1302 - rename default name of mysql database from "music" to "paraslash".
1303 Use para_server's --mysql_database option if you do not want to
1304 rename your old database.
1305 - rework ogg vorbis code
1306 - make update command work on mysql servers with LOCAL_INFILE
1307 disabled
1308 - gui: improved stream I/O (slots)
1309 - simplified audio format API
1310 - para_pob_ogg is gone
1311
1312 ------------------------------------
1313 0.1.5 (2004-12-31) "opaque eternity"
1314 ------------------------------------
1315
1316 Let's slide gently into the new year.
1317
1318 - new: para_slider (not built automatically, type "make
1319 para_slider" to build). A toy for those who always felt that
1320 creating stream definitions is difficult. See screenshots,
1321 README and FEATURES for more info.
1322 - improved signal handling. Fixes server segfault on SIGHUP
1323 for linux kernels newer than Aug 24 2004 and makes para_gui
1324 race-free.
1325 - reload database tool on SIGHUP
1326 - improved help message for sl
1327 - do not log "broken pipe" messages as errors. They are
1328 perfectly ok.
1329 - fix wrong error message on permission errors
1330
1331 -----------------------------------------
1332 0.1.4 (2004-12-19) "tunneling transition"
1333 -----------------------------------------
1334
1335 Bugfix release. As expected, 0.1.3 introduced a bunch of new bugs.
1336 Hopefully, most of them got wiped out with this release. Some
1337 enhancements went also in.
1338
1339 - improved error diagnostics for all commands
1340 - stradd/picadd: overwrite previous contents if entry already
1341 exists, rather than returning errors
1342 - stradd: use current stream if invoked without args
1343 - faster (and hopefully more stable) ogg-vorbis handling
1344 - para_krell: reap children to avoid zombie-flooding in case
1345 no server is running
1346 - si: report also server pid
1347 - server: don't busy-loop if dbtool reports only invalid files.
1348 - gui: CTRL+C works again, fix stream_read command line option
1349 - fix pic_add, hist
1350 - fix mysql dbtool startup in case no database exists
1351 - many small fixes and cleanups
1352
1353 ---------------------------------------
1354 0.1.3: (2004-12-10) "vanishing inertia"
1355 ---------------------------------------
1356
1357 Starting from this release, the database tools are integrated in the
1358 server binary. This decreases server startup time, reduces code size
1359 and speeds up database commands. However, the layout of the underlying
1360 mysql database changed only slightly and 0.1.3 should be backwards
1361 compatible in that respect.
1362
1363 Visible changes:
1364
1365 - If mysql is not detected at compile time, or fails to init
1366 at runtime, fall back to the dopey database tool which should
1367 always work.
1368 - para_dbtool and dbtool.conf are gone. All mysql specific
1369 options are read from server.conf and are prefixed by 'mysql_'.
1370 - new command: cdt (change database tool)
1371 - new command line option: dbtool (choose startup database tool)
1372 - The name of current stream is now stored in the database,
1373 so paraslash remembers its current stream when restarted.
1374 - new command: csp (change stream and play)
1375 - para_gui also reports current database tool and server uptime
1376
1377 -------------------------------------------
1378 0.1.2: (2004-11-28) "spherical fluctuation"
1379 -------------------------------------------
1380
1381 Point release before the big dbtool changes go in.
1382
1383 - dbtool: rename ca to cam (copy all meta data). It now also
1384 copies numplayed and lastplayed time as well as the picture
1385 id.
1386 - fix endless-loop-bug caused by mp3 files with invalid header
1387
1388 -----------------------------------------
1389 0.1.1: (2004-11-05) "floating atmosphere"
1390 -----------------------------------------
1391
1392 - gkrellm plugin
1393 - new dbtool command: mbox. Browse your sound-file collection
1394 with your favorite mail reader.
1395 - several small fixes
1396
1397 -------------------------------------
1398 0.1.0: (2004-10-22) "rotating cortex"
1399 -------------------------------------
1400
1401 - fix logging bug for loglevel > VERBOSE
1402 - fix skip command
1403 - correct timings for vbr mp3s
1404 - modular audio format support
1405 - ogg-vorbis support (experimental)
1406 - new server option: autoplay
1407
1408 -----------------------------------------
1409 0.0.99: (2004-07-25) "harmonic deviation"
1410 -----------------------------------------
1411
1412 - rename projectname from icc to paraslash (play, archive, rate
1413 and stream large audio sets happily)
1414 - paraslash is no longer restricted to one particular audio
1415 streaming software
1416 - new dbtool commands (stradd, strq, strdel) for easy stream
1417 managment w/o configuration file. That obsoletes stream_defs
1418 file/config option for dbtool.
1419 - picadd accepts jpeg data from stdin
1420 - new server commands: ps (select previous stream), sc (song change)
1421 - new default pictures for sdl_gui
1422 - gui: new key_map option for binding commands and internal
1423 functions to arbitrary keys, nice help screen, rip out
1424 soundcard/linux specific stuff, avoid noise artefacts while jumping,
1425 show silly logo on startup
1426 - new executables: para_fade for fading volume, para_dbadm for
1427 manipulating attributes
1428 - cdb adds _all_ tables to mysql database
1429 - revised and beautified documentation
1430 - sample dbtool rewritten in C
1431 - autoconf
1432
1433 ---------------------------------------------
1434 0.0.98: (2003-12-26) "incremental smoothness"
1435 ---------------------------------------------
1436
1437 - kick icecast in favour of poc. That removes some races and reduces
1438 core code considerably.
1439 - cbr/vbr is displayed by stat and gui/sdl_gui. New status flags
1440 give finer info on afs' status.
1441 - gui can start decoder (see config options). Further new gui
1442 commands: refresh (^L), jmp (F1-F10)
1443 - gui rereads conf on SIGUSR1 instead of SIGHUP. SIGHUP
1444 terminates gui. This fixes dead instances consuming memory
1445 continuously.
1446 - new dbtool command: verb for sending verbatim sql queries.
1447 - fix pid_list races (by removing pid_list)
1448 - codename funnies
1449
1450 --------------------
1451 0.0.97: (2003-10-26)
1452 --------------------
1453
1454 - installation prefix now defaults to /usr/local
1455 - new commands for gui: snozze, sleep and reread config
1456 - config file for gui and sdl_gui
1457 - fix problems with filenames containing funny characters
1458 (reported by Thomas Forell)
1459 - improved signal handling for gui, now it rereads conf on SIGHUP
1460 - new dbtool command: cdb (create database)
1461 - switch from argtable to gengetopt
1462 - major code cleanup and speed improvements
1463 - fix several potential buffer overflows
1464 - many small fixes and cleanups
1465
1466 -------------------
1467 0.0.96 (2003-08-30)
1468 -------------------
1469
1470 - easy stream_defs syntax
1471 - sdl_gui can display images associated to the file being played
1472 - Major feature enhancements for icc_gui including dynamic text
1473 placement and the top/bottom window design
1474 - vrfy/clean now also checks for NULL values in attributes as
1475 well as for invalid picture pointers
1476 - fix long outstanding case sensitivity bug
1477 - many small fixes and cleanups
1478
1479 -------------------
1480 0.0.95 (2003-06-29)
1481 -------------------
1482
1483 - sdl gui runs much faster
1484 - new dbtool command: ca (copy attributes)
1485 - count and display number of times the song has been played
1486 - new feature: scoring
1487 - command line options for sdl_gui
1488 - simpler syntax of streams file
1489 - decrease network traffic of stat
1490 - fix zombie bug
1491 - many small fixes and cleanups
1492
1493 -------------------
1494 0.0.94 (2003-05-04)
1495 -------------------
1496
1497 - new server command: ns (next stream)
1498 - new icc_gui command: c (change stream)
1499 - internal mp3info
1500 - stat shows also id3 tag info
1501 - new sdl based gui
1502 - log flodding bug fixed
1503 - many small fixes and cleanups
1504
1505 -------------------
1506 0.0.93 (2003-03-28)
1507 -------------------
1508
1509 - colors for icc_gui
1510 - icc_gui sets volume directly (linux only)
1511 - proper locking that fixes some races
1512 - fix security bug that caused commands to be executed even
1513 with unsufficient permissions
1514 - new command: hup to make all servers reread their configuration file
1515 - icecast meta data streaming
1516 - many small fixes and cleanups