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