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