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