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 It was superseded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