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