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