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