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 It was superseded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