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1 NEWS
2 ====
3
4 ----------------------------------------------
5 0.6.3 (to be announced) "generalized activity"
6 ----------------------------------------------
7
8 - The ff command now accepts a negative argument to instruct the
9 virtual streaming system to jump backwards in the current audio
10 stream. The old syntax (e.g., "ff 30-") is still supported but it
11 is deprecated and no longer documented. The compatibility code is
12 sheduled for removal after 0.7.0.
13 - para_afh: New option: --preserve to reset the modification time to
14 the value of the original file after meta data modification.
15 - Overhaul of the compress filter code. The refined algorithm should
16 reduce clipping. The meaning of --aggressiveness has changed, see the
17 updated and extended documentation of the compress filter for details.
18 - Cleanup of the audio format handler code.
19
20 --------------------------------------
21 0.6.2 (2018-06-30) "elastic diversity"
22 --------------------------------------
23
24 The main new feature of this release is the --listen-address option
25 for para_server and para_audiod. But there are also a large number of
26 small improvements and bug fixes all over the place. The user-visible
27 changes include
28
29 - para_gui no longer waits up to one second to update the screen when
30 the geometry of the terminal changes.
31 - Minor documentation improvements.
32 - Improvements to the crypto subsystem.
33 - The server subcommand "task" has been deprecated. It still works,
34 but prints nothing. It will be removed in the next major release.
35 - Server log output is now serialized, avoiding issues with partial
36 lines.
37 - It is now possible to switch to a different afs database by changing
38 the server configuration and sending SIGHUP to the server process.
39 - New server options: --listen--address, --http-listen-address and
40 --dccp-listen-address. These options restrict the set of listening
41 addresses of the TCP and DCCP sockets of the server process.
42 - The help commands of server, audiod, play now support --long. By default,
43 the short help is shown.
44 - The code which merges the command line options with the config file
45 options has been consolidated.
46 - If the current audio file is renamed, the status items are now updated
47 accordingly.
48 - After the server process received SIGHUP, changes to the current audio
49 file did not trigger an update of the status items. This has been fixed.
50
51 Downloads:
52 [tarball](./releases/paraslash-0.6.2.tar.xz),
53 [signature](./releases/paraslash-0.6.2.tar.xz.asc)
54
55 ----------------------------------------
56 0.6.1 (2017-09-23) "segmented iteration"
57 ----------------------------------------
58
59 The highlight of this release is the version 2 mood parser. But there
60 is a lot more than that, as summarized in the list below. And of
61 course we have many small usability improvements and bug fixes not
62 mentioned here.
63
64 - A more intuitive syntax for moods ("version 2 moods"). The
65 traditional version 1 moods are still supported but are deprecated
66 now. Removal of the version 1 mood parser is scheduled for the next
67 major release.
68 - Flex and bison are now required to build para_server.
69 - New sort order for the ls command: -s=h sorts the ls output by hash
70 value of the audio file.
71 - autogen.sh now runs the test suite after a successful build.
72 - The contents of overview.pdf have been integrated into the user
73 manual.
74 - Fixed sized audio format headers for ogg/opus streams.
75 - The doxygen source browser has been disabled temporarily. The
76 API reference is still online, though.
77 - Overhaul of the source code documentation.
78 - The deprecated --full-path option of the ls command has been
79 removed. It was a no-op since 0.6.0.
80 - The wma decoder has been cleaned up and its bitstream API made
81 more robust.
82 - The image/lyrics ID status items of the current audio file are now
83 updated on changes. This affects para_gui, which used to report the
84 old value until EOF.
85
86 Downloads:
87 [tarball](./releases/paraslash-0.6.1.tar.xz),
88 [signature](./releases/paraslash-0.6.1.tar.xz.asc)
89
90 ---------------------------------------
91 0.5.8 (2017-09-23) "branching parabola"
92 ---------------------------------------
93
94 A couple of fixes for serious old bugs have accummulated in the maint
95 branch since paraslash-0.5.7 was released nine months ago. So here
96 is another 0.5.x release. As usual, all commits in the maint branch
97 have been merged into master, so the upcoming paraslash-0.6.1 also
98 contains them. For details see the git log.
99
100 Downloads:
101 [tarball](./releases/paraslash-0.5.8.tar.bz2),
102 [signature](./releases/paraslash-0.5.8.tar.bz2.asc)
103
104 -------------------------------
105 0.6.0 (2017-04-28) "fuzzy flux"
106 -------------------------------
107
108 The highlights of this release are the conversion of all option parsers
109 to the lopsub library and the improved AAC support. But there are
110 many other user-visible changes all over the place. Also a lot of
111 old cruft has been removed, leading to incompatible changes. Hence
112 the new major version number.
113
114 - Support for Mac OS X has been removed.
115 - On Linux systems, glibc-2.17 or newer is required to build the
116 source tree.
117 - Support for RSA public keys in ASN format (as generated by openssl
118 genrsa) has been removed. These keys have been deprecated since
119 2011, so users should have long switched to keys generated with
120 ssh-keygen(1).
121 - If libgcrypt is used as the crypto library, we now require version
122 1.5.0 (released in 2011) or later.
123 - The insecure RC4 stream cipher has been removed. It was superseded
124 by aes_ctr128 three years ago but the RC4 code had been kept for
125 backwards compatibility.
126 - On Linux, abstract unix domain sockets are used unconditionally.
127 - The "install" target no longer strips executables, the new
128 install-strip target can be used to get the old behaviour.
129 - The clean targets have been renamed: clean2 is gone, and the new
130 mostlyclean removes only the executables and object files.
131 - New target: check (identical to test).
132 - The DESTDIR make variable is honored to prepend a path to the
133 installation directory. This feature is orthogonal to the --prefix
134 option to configure.
135 - Minor WMA cleanups.
136 - The aac audio format handler has been rewritten to use the mp4ff library.
137 See the manual for how to install the library on your system.
138 - New status item: max_chunk_size. The value is stored in a previously
139 unused field of the afhi object of the aft table. Although backwards
140 compatible, users are encouraged to re-add m4a files to populate
141 the new field.
142 - No more chunk tables for aac. Chunk boundaries are determined
143 dynamically at stream time.
144 - Release and master branch tarballs are now compressed with xz rather
145 than bzip2.
146 - The lopsub package is required to install the paraslash package.
147 Gengetopt is no longer needed.
148 - make dep is gone. Dependencies have been created automatically for
149 a long time and it was never necessary to run make dep manually.
150 - para_gui lost its --timeout option.
151 - Most manual pages have been extended to include an overall
152 description of the command.
153 - The --stream-delay option of para_audiod has been removed. It had
154 been a no-op for many years.
155 - The deprecated --path option of the server ls command has been
156 removed. The command now prints full paths by default, making
157 --full-path a no-op. Hence --full-path has been depreacted and is
158 scheduled for removal in v0.6.1.
159 - It is now possible to use 'CFLAGS' to override the default compiler
160 options.
161 - para_fade has been renamed to para_mixer. The four modes of operation
162 (set, fade, snooze, sleep) are implemented as subcommands of the
163 new program.
164 - The sleep subcommand of para_mixer (former sleep mode of para_fade)
165 lost its --wake-hour and --wake-min options in favor of the new
166 --wake-time option which also accepts relative wakeup times like
167 "+9:30".
168 - The new --fade-exponent option of para_mixer allows for non-linear
169 channel fading.
170 - The new logo.
171
172 Downloads:
173 [tarball](./releases/paraslash-0.6.0.tar.xz),
174 [signature](./releases/paraslash-0.6.0.tar.xz.asc)
175
176 -------------------------------------
177 0.5.7 (2016-12-31) "semantic density"
178 -------------------------------------
179
180 Mostly a bug fix release, and a bunch of internal improvements.
181 The only user-visible changes are the sanity checks for the touch
182 command and the new options to the ls command.
183
184 - Speedup of the base64 decoder.
185 - One of the two source browsers has been removed from the web pages.
186 The doxygen API reference still contains an HTML version of each
187 source file.
188 - Two race conditions in para_server have been fixed.
189 - ls -p is now deprecated in favor of -F or -b. See the help text of
190 the ls command for details.
191 - The openssl code has been adjusted to work also with openssl-1.1.
192 - The wma decoder and audio format handler now correctly decodes
193 files with unusual block sizes.
194 - We now compile with -Wformat-signedness if possible.
195 - The touch command now refuses to set an invalid image or lyrics ID.
196 - New section on contributing for the user manual.
197 - Major simplification of the error subsystem.
198
199 Downloads:
200 [tarball](./releases/paraslash-0.5.7.tar.bz2),
201 [signature](./releases/paraslash-0.5.7.tar.bz2.asc)
202
203 -------------------------------------------
204 0.4.14 (2016-12-31) "branching oscillation"
205 -------------------------------------------
206
207 Many fixes for nasty bugs have accumulated over the years since 0.4.13
208 was released in 2013. This release contains all of them. It is the
209 last v0.4.x release, so v0.4.x is now end of life. The maint branch
210 of the git repository has been forwarded to v0.5.7 and will start to
211 receive important fixes for 0.5.x, which is now in maintenance mode.
212
213 - Fix for the "double encryption bug" with gcrypt, which caused
214 garbage to be sent to stat clients.
215 - The "prev" command of para_play now works as expected.
216 - Invalid parameters for the begin and end chunk no longer cause
217 the afh receiver of para_recv to segfault.
218 - A fix for an assertion that triggered in the FEC slice setup code.
219 - Closing the terminal with a running para_gui causes the process to
220 die, rather than using 100% of CPU time.
221 - para_gui no longer shows stale information about the previous
222 audio file.
223 - A fix for a bug in the fec decoder which caused aborts if the buffer
224 pool filled up.
225 - The assertion in the buffer tree code no longer triggers.
226 - The "afs_event: table moods, event 0: key already exists in rbtree"
227 error no longer occurs on attribute changes.
228 - A NULL pointer dereference in com_sender() has been fixed.
229 - The -i option of lsatt works as advertised.
230 - Various fixes for the build system.
231
232 Downloads:
233 [tarball](./releases/paraslash-0.4.14.tar.bz2),
234 [signature](./releases/paraslash-0.4.14.tar.bz2.asc)
235
236 ---------------------------------------
237 0.5.6 (2016-07-10) "cascading gradient"
238 ---------------------------------------
239
240 The highlight of this release is the new -m flag for para_afh which
241 lets it modify the meta tags of the given audio file(s). This feature
242 is supported for all audio formats. Many small cleanups and bug fixes
243 not mentioned here have accumulated and are also part of the release.
244
245 - para_afh learned to modify meta tags of mp3 wma ogg spx
246 opus flac aac files.
247 - afs commands propagate error codes to the client.
248 - The check command now also checks the attribute table for
249 inconsistencies.
250 - New -v flag for the version command (print verbose version string)
251 - New option --priority for para_server and para_audiod.
252 - New mood methods: image_id and lyrics_id.
253 - The manual and this NEWS file have been converted to markdown.
254 - Support for the compile-time loglevel feature has been removed.
255 - Cleanup of the wma decoder and bitstream code.
256 - Improved wide-character support and fixes related to signal handling.
257 - para_gui no longer reports 100% playing time at the stream start.
258 - Opus cleanups.
259
260 Downloads:
261 [tarball](./releases/paraslash-0.5.6.tar.bz2),
262 [signature](./releases/paraslash-0.5.6.tar.bz2.asc)
263
264 --------------------------------------
265 0.5.5 (2015-09-20) "magnetic momentum"
266 --------------------------------------
267
268 Many new features and a lot of other improvements.
269
270 - On Linux systems, local sockets are now created in the
271 abstract name space by default. This allows to get rid of
272 the socket specials in /var/paraslash.
273 - The --user-allow option of para_audiod now accepts also
274 usernames rather than only user IDs.
275 - New autoconf macros to avoid duplication in configure.ac.
276 - Status items (as shown by para_gui) are updated correctly
277 when the meta information of the current audio changes.
278 - para_server and para_audiod no longer refuse to start in
279 the background if no log file is given. Instead, all log
280 messages go to /dev/null in this case.
281 - Web page cleanup.
282 - New syntax for the -l and -s options of the ls command.
283 These options should now be specified as -l=v rather than
284 -lv, for example. The old syntax still works, but support
285 will be dropped in v0.6.0.
286
287 Downloads:
288 [tarball](./releases/paraslash-0.5.5.tar.bz2),
289 [signature](./releases/paraslash-0.5.5.tar.bz2.asc)
290
291 ------------------------------------------
292 0.5.4 (2015-01-23) "exponential alignment"
293 ------------------------------------------
294
295 Another cleanup and bugfix release.
296
297 - New server command: tasks.
298 - Minor cleanups to daemon.c.
299 - New URLs for home page and git services.
300 - Improved error diagnostics for the mvblob commands.
301 - New sender subcommand: status.
302 - Improved help text for server and afs commands.
303 - audiod memory leak fixes.
304 - Miscellaneous improvements to the build system.
305 - oss_writer improvements.
306 - Improved handling of mp3 files with both id3v1 and id3v2 tags.
307
308 Downloads:
309 [tarball](./releases/paraslash-0.5.4.tar.bz2),
310 [signature](./releases/paraslash-0.5.4.tar.bz2.asc)
311
312 ---------------------------------------------
313 0.5.3 (2014-08-01) "symbolic synchronization"
314 ---------------------------------------------
315
316 Not many new features, but lots of fixes and usability improvements.
317
318 - para_gui has been converted to use the paraslash scheduler.
319 - Various alsa-related fixes, mostly for the raspberry pi.
320 - Many scheduler improvements and cleanups.
321 - The test suite has been extended to include sanity checks
322 for the generated man pages.
323 - ao_writer fixes. This writer was in a quite bad shape. Many
324 serious bugs have been fixed.
325 - new audiod command: version.
326 - Minor improvements to the bitstream API.
327 - The cpsi command now prints a meaningful error message if
328 none of the given patterns matched any audio file.
329
330 Downloads:
331 [tarball](./releases/paraslash-0.5.3.tar.bz2),
332 [signature](./releases/paraslash-0.5.3.tar.bz2.asc)
333
334 ----------------------------------------
335 0.5.2 (2014-04-11) "orthogonal interior"
336 ----------------------------------------
337
338 The new sync filter, the AES_CTR128 stream cipher and the overhauled
339 network code are the highlights of this release. It also includes a
340 fair number of smaller fixes and improvements not mentioned here.
341
342 - The new sync filter synchronizes playback between multiple
343 clients.
344 - Connections between para_server and para_client are now
345 encrypted by means of AES rather than RC4 if both sides
346 support it. RC4 is still available as a fallback. This
347 feature is fully transparent, i.e. no command line options
348 are necessary, and a client linked against openssl can
349 speak with a server linked against libgcrypt and vice versa.
350 - Major cleanup of the networking subsystem.
351 - Improvements to para_fade: the new set mode, multi-channel
352 initial volumes, better error logging.
353 - The man pages of para_audiod, para_filter, para_recv, and
354 para_write contain the relevant options for receivers, filters,
355 writers. This broke in 0.5.0.
356 - ogg/vorbis latency improvements.
357 - Improved user manual.
358 - Minor fixes to avoid clang warnings.
359
360 Downloads:
361 [tarball](./releases/paraslash-0.5.2.tar.bz2),
362 [signature](./releases/paraslash-0.5.2.tar.bz2.asc)
363
364 ------------------------------------------
365 0.5.1 (2013-12-20) "temporary implication"
366 ------------------------------------------
367
368 Lots of fixes and improvements all over the place, and a major overhaul
369 of the build system.
370
371 - Audiod improvements and fixes.
372 - Buffer tree robustness improvements.
373 - Cleanup of the mood subsystem.
374 - Fixes and cleanups for the flac decoder.
375 - Latency improvements for the ogg/opus decoder.
376 - Crypto support is now optional. On systems without
377 openssl/gcrypt, the build succeeds but para_server,
378 para_audiod, para_client won't be built.
379 - The build system now works for cross-compile setups.
380 - The dependency tree has been flattened, which speeds up
381 builds and avoids to recreate the man pages on every change.
382 - The error code helper has been rewritten from perl to C,
383 which further improves build time.
384 - Many small bugs in the build system have been identified
385 and fixed.
386
387 Downloads:
388 [tarball](./releases/paraslash-0.5.1.tar.bz2),
389 [signature](./releases/paraslash-0.5.1.tar.bz2.asc)
390
391 ----------------------------------------
392 0.5.0 (2013-08-23) "invertible validity"
393 ----------------------------------------
394
395 Some API-breaking changes, one serious bug fix, and a lot of bike-shedding.
396
397 - The sideband compatibility code has been removed, hence
398 sideband connections (introduced in 0.4.11) are now mandatory.
399 - Addblob commands can produce output.
400 - The stat command no longer sends garbage when para_server was
401 compiled against libgcrypt.
402 - Dependencies for gengetopt files are computed automatically.
403 This eliminates a constant source of build bugs.
404 - The setatt command now accepts file name patterns rather than only
405 path names.
406 - overview.pdf is now based on dia, a simple diagram creation program.
407 The new version is much more detailed and contains descriptions of
408 the various programs of the paraslash package.
409 - The separator of all multi-word options has been changed from
410 underscore to dash. For example --log_color becomes --log-color.
411 - Overhauled web pages and the new logo.
412
413 Downloads:
414 [tarball](./releases/paraslash-0.5.0.tar.bz2),
415 [signature](./releases/paraslash-0.5.0.tar.bz2.asc)
416
417 --------------------------------------
418 0.4.13 (2013-07-29) "spectral gravity"
419 --------------------------------------
420
421 One more 0.4.x release before the API-breaking changes for 0.5.0 go
422 in. The main features of this release are the ogg/opus audio format,
423 and UTF-8 support, but it includes also tons of other improvements
424 and fixes all over the place.
425
426 - New audio format: ogg/opus.
427 - UTF8 support for para_gui and the mp3 audio format handler.
428 - Scheduler improvements and fixes.
429 - The obsolete gettimeofday() function has been replaced
430 by clock_gettime() on systems which support it.
431 - Speed and usability improvements for para_gui.
432 - para_client now restores the fd flags of stdin and stdout
433 on shutdown.
434 - Improved manual pages.
435 - Consistent version strings for all executables.
436 - Reduced dependencies on generated files result in fewer
437 recompilations on changes.
438 - Performance improvements for the compress filter.
439 - Improved downloads web page.
440
441 -----------------------------------------
442 0.4.12 (2012-12-20) "volatile relativity"
443 -----------------------------------------
444 The new command line player, the resample filter, ALSA support for
445 para_fade, and the improved build system are the highlights of this
446 release which probably marks the end of the 0.4.x series.
447
448 - The afh receiver and the para_play executable.
449 - The resample filter: A sample rate converter based on
450 libsamplerate.
451 - The "versions" directory has been removed from the master
452 branch. The tarballs of the old releases are now available
453 in the new "releases" branch.
454 - Overhaul of the build system: All generated files are now
455 written to the "build" directory.
456 - The modular mixer API and the alsa mixer.
457 - Minor fixes for the osx writer.
458
459 --------------------------------------
460 0.4.11 (2012-07-20) "mutual diversity"
461 --------------------------------------
462
463 The major feature in this release is the new sideband API for
464 client-server communication. This API will be used exclusively starting
465 with 0.5.0, which breaks backward compatibility but allows to get rid
466 of quite some compatibility code. Other noteworthy changes include
467 decoder latency improvements and a long-standing bug fix for the
468 ALSA writer.
469
470 - Sideband connections: If both para_server and para_client
471 support this feature, data is sent as a multiplexed stream.
472 - The --no_default_filters option of para_filter has been
473 removed.
474 - Several fixes and latency improvements to various decoders.
475 - The ALSA writer now limits the prebuffer time to 500ms.
476 - Documentation improvements.
477 - Overhaul of the command_util.sh script.
478 - Fixes for some minor problems found by the clang analyzer.
479 - Compiles (almost) without warnings on gcc-3.
480 - Robustness improvements of the buffer tree code.
481
482 ------------------------------------------
483 0.4.10 (2012-03-30) "heterogeneous vacuum"
484 ------------------------------------------
485
486 Nothing earth-shaking in this release, but quite a few usability
487 improvements and the usual mix of cleanups and fixes.
488
489 - The --no_default_filters option of para_filter has been
490 deprecated. It still works but has no effect and will be
491 removed in the next version.
492 - para_gui now prints also the stderr output of the executing
493 command in the bottom window.
494 - Cleanup and consolidation of the various wrappers for
495 write(), writev(), send() and friends.
496 - The obscure error messages on mmap() failures have been
497 replaced by meaningful messages. This affects mainly
498 para_afh.
499 - para_audioc: Cleanups and memory leak fixes.
500 - Test 0004-server no longer fails if para_server is not
501 being built.
502 - New configure options: --with-id3tag-{headers,libs}.
503
504 -------------------------------------
505 0.4.9 (2011-12-06) "hybrid causality"
506 -------------------------------------
507
508 Support for another audio format, interactive mode for para_client
509 and para_audiod and many small improvements/fixes all over the place.
510
511 - Support for flac, the free lossless audio codec.
512 - Fix for an endless loop in the mp3 decoder for certain
513 (corrupt) mp3 files.
514 - When executed without specifying a command, para_client
515 and para_audioc start an interactive shell (requires
516 libreadline being installed). The interactive mode offers
517 full tab completion and command line history.
518 - autogen.sh now detects a distcc setup and adjusts the
519 parameter for the -j option of make accordingly.
520 - Shared memory areas are no longer restricted to 64K. We now
521 detect the maximal size of a shared memory area at runtime.
522 - cleanup of the internal uptime API.
523 - para_server prefaults the mmapped audio file to avoid
524 delays on slow media.
525 - A new test for the test-suite that exercises the
526 communication between para_server and para_audiod.
527 - The alsa writer eats up less CPU cycles when configured to
528 use the DMIX plugin.
529 - Simplified and unified receiver code.
530 - Makefile cleanups.
531 - Commands which print a list of matching audio files now
532 emit a meaningful error message if no audio file matched the
533 given pattern(s).
534
535 --------------------------------------
536 0.4.8 (2011-08-19) "nested assignment"
537 --------------------------------------
538
539 Gcrypt support, the overhauled osx writer and regex format specifiers
540 are the highlights of this release.
541
542 - support for libgcrypt as a drop-in replacement for openssl.
543 Run configure --enable-cryptolib=gcrypt to link against
544 libgcrypt. The two crypto implementations are compatible to
545 each other, i.e. a para_client executable linked against
546 gcrypt can connect to para_server linked against libssl
547 and vice versa.
548 - Rewrite of the osx writer (output plugin for Mac OS).
549 - audiod: The format specifier for receivers, filters and
550 writers is now treated as a regular expression. This allows
551 to replace 5 lines in the config file (one for each audio
552 format) by one single line. See the manual for details.
553 - The \*.cmdline.[ch] files are no longer contained in the released
554 tarballs. This reduces the size of the tarballs but requires
555 gengetopt to build the tarball.
556 - Compiles cleanly also with llvm/clang.
557 - Corrupt mp3 files are handled more gracefully.
558 - The alsa writer uses poll fds instead of computing timeouts.
559 - Cleanup of the generic writer API.
560 - sched: Optimized zero timeouts.
561 - vss timeout cleanups.
562 - oggdec fixes and improvements.
563
564 --------------------------------------
565 0.4.7 (2011-06-01) "infinite rollback"
566 --------------------------------------
567
568 The new ao writer, support for ssh RSA keys and a couple of other
569 enhancements.
570
571 - Support for ESD, Pulseaudio, AIX, Solaris, IRIX and other
572 platforms through the libao audio library.
573 - Support for RSA keys generated with ssh-keygen.
574 - configure: improved options for ogg/vorbis/speex.
575 - The git version reported by --version always matches HEAD.
576 - The autogen script detects the number of processors and
577 runs a parallel make if possible.
578 - Major cleanup of the crypto API.
579 - Documentation updates.
580
581 ------------------------------------------
582 0.4.6 (2011-03-31) "deterministic entropy"
583 ------------------------------------------
584
585 Lots of ogg/vorbis improvements, the new test suite, enhancements
586 for para_gui and a fair amount of other bug fixes.
587
588 - For DCCP/OGG streams the audio file header is only sent once
589 at the beginning of the stream rather than periodically
590 every five seconds. This reduces network traffic and the
591 FEC group size.
592 - The vorbis comment header is replaced by an empty dummy header
593 before the header is sent over the network. This also results in
594 less network traffic and smaller FEC groups.
595 - The new "test" make target allows to perform some sanity checks prior
596 to installing the package.
597 - ogg timing fixes and performance improvements
598 - Scheduler improvements
599 - Proper exit codes for para_write
600 - para_gui: New option --theme to select a startup theme. Several
601 other improvements and fixes.
602 - aacdec error message cleanups
603 - simplified color error handling
604
605 --------------------------------------------
606 0.4.5 (2010-12-17) "symmetric randomization"
607 --------------------------------------------
608
609 Bug fixes, internal cleanups and variable-sized FEC slices.
610
611 - Contains a fix for an invalid-free-bug in the ogg audio format
612 handler code.
613 - Switching off the DCCP sender works again.
614 - para_audiod handles crashes of para_server more robustly.
615 - Internal scheduler and writer cleanups.
616 - Reduced latency due to variable-sized FEC slices.
617 - Improved documentation and error diagnostics.
618 - The build of para_server is now optional, allowing the build
619 to succeed in case libosl is not installed.
620
621 ------------------------------------------
622 0.4.4 (2010-08-06) "persistent regularity"
623 ------------------------------------------
624
625 Support for yet another audio format, para_write improvements and
626 bug fixes.
627
628 - Support for the speex codec.
629 - Support for sample formats other than 16 bit little endian.
630 - error2.h is now created by a perl script which speeds up configure
631 considerably.
632 - Fix a bug in the aac decoder which could lead to segfaults in
633 para_filter/para_audiod.
634 - Fixes for autoconf-2.66.
635
636 ----------------------------------------
637 0.4.3 (2010-07-05) "imaginary radiation"
638 ----------------------------------------
639
640 Many improvements for the DCCP and the UDP transport, the new user
641 manual and the usual mix of bug fixes and internal improvements.
642
643 - FEC support for the DCCP sender (Gerrit Renker). The new
644 --dccp_max_slice_size, --dccp_data_slices_per_group and
645 --dccp_slices_per_group options can be used to set the FEC
646 parameters for the DCCP transport.
647 - DNS lookups for UDP targets (Gerrit Renker).
648 - The new user manual replaces the README, README.afs, REQUIREMENTS
649 and INSTALL documents.
650 - Fix an end-of-file detection bug in the oggdec filter.
651 - The new nonblock API.
652 - Both options of the oggdec filter have been removed.
653 - New debug mode for the internal scheduler.
654
655 ------------------------------------------
656 0.4.2 (2010-04-23) "associative expansion"
657 ------------------------------------------
658
659 It's been some time since the last release, but finally here is
660 paraslash-0.4.2. The bulk of the changes comes from the new buffer
661 tree API, but there are changes all over the tree. Mainly performance
662 and usability improvements, but also quite some bug fixes.
663
664 - The new buffer tree API.
665 - DCCP: Support for CCID negotiation (Gerrit Renker).
666 - UDP robustness fixes.
667 - The --bufsize option for mp3dec is gone as it no longer makes sense
668 for the new buffer tree API.
669 - Fix audible buffer underruns for wma streams.
670 - The alsa writer no longer prints meaningless underrun durations.
671 - audiod: Defaults work also for udp streams. If no filter is
672 given for an audio format that is received via upd, fecdec is
673 automatically added as the first filter (along with the decoder).
674
675 ---------------------------------------
676 0.4.1 (2009-12-22) "concurrent horizon"
677 ---------------------------------------
678
679 Support for another audio format, minor feature enhancements and lots of bug
680 fixes. All fixes that have been accumulated in the maint branch (in particular
681 those mentionened in the 0.3.6 release notes) appear in this release as well.
682
683 - wma support.
684 - new afh option: --human to activate human-readable output.
685 - new server/audiod option: --log-timing to print timing information.
686 - build system improvements.
687 - source code documentation updates.
688
689 -------------------------------------
690 0.3.6 (2009-12-07) "cubic continuity"
691 -------------------------------------
692
693 Quite a few bugs have been found and fixed since 0.3.5, so here's
694 another 0.3.x release. No new features.
695
696 - Always check return value of malloc().
697 - ogg vorbis/FEC: Do not write garbage after the audio file header.
698 - exit if root privileges could not be dropped.
699 - FEC: Fix computation of extra slices.
700 - oss: Fix check for empty input buffer.
701 - Avoid buffer underruns due to filter chain output buffer constraints.
702 - server: Fix assignment of afs_pid.
703 - Don't panic if the afs database contains unknown audio formats.
704 - http/dccp: Do not send the audio file header twice.
705 - FEC: Timing improvements.
706
707 ----------------------------------------------
708 0.4.0 (2009-11-10) "simultaneous independence"
709 ----------------------------------------------
710
711 Two significant changes which require the new version number: The
712 improved authentication dialog and the fact that the database code
713 has been moved to a library, libosl. To use the new version, you have
714 to generate new RSA keys, see INSTALL for details. A shell script is
715 provided for conversion of the 0.3 database to the new 0.4 format.
716
717 - stronger crypto for client authentication
718 - the database code has been moved to a library
719 - improved status item handling
720 - cleanup of the build system
721 - The "-V" option now also prints the git version
722 - the new parser-friendly listing mode for the ls and stat commands
723 - mandatory rc4 encryption
724 - major audio format handler cleanups
725 - (id3,...) tags are no longer stored as a combined string in the database
726 - new mood methods: artist_matches, title_matches, comment_matches,
727 album_matches, year_maches, year.
728
729 --------------------------------------------
730 0.3.5 (2009-09-21) "symplectic separability"
731 --------------------------------------------
732
733 Full client support for \*BSD Unixes, complete re-write of the ogg
734 vorbis audio format handler, various improvements all over the place
735 and the usual mix of bugfixes. This release marks the end of the 0.3
736 series if no serious problems show up.
737
738 - the new oss writer (supported on \*BSD and Linux)
739 - rewrite of the ogg vorbis audio format handler. It's
740 recommended to replace the chunk tables of existing ogg
741 vorbis files in the afs database by re-adding these files
742 with "add -f".
743 - support for netmask subsets (Gerrit Renker)
744 - the new prebuffer filter
745 - improved signal handling
746 - variable fec output buffer size
747 - improved FEC timing fixes audible buffer underruns in UDP mode
748 - --log_color actually works
749 - new ls option: -d (print dates as seconds after the epoch)
750 - update to gengetopt 2.22.2
751 - support for RSA keys of size > 512 bits
752 - new option "mixer_channel" for para_fade
753
754 -----------------------------------------
755 0.3.4 (2009-05-07) "elliptic inheritance"
756 -----------------------------------------
757
758 The new udp sender, forward error correction, colored logs and various
759 other improvements. As the udp sender does not depend on any special
760 libraries, it is built unconditionally.
761
762 - The udp sender replaces the ortp sender. The new code uses forward
763 error correction to protect against packet losses. Many thanks to
764 Gerrit Renker for providing ipv6 support.
765 - The default port for udp streaming now defaults to 8000, like
766 for the http and the dccp senders/receivers.
767 - Loglevels are now specified as symbolic names, e.g.
768 "--loglevel info".
769 - improved ipv4 and ipv6 URI parser (Gerrit Renker).
770 - para_server/para_audiod: Color support for log messages.
771 - new options for mp3dec: --ignore-crc, --bufsize
772 - new audiod option: --config-file.
773 - gengetopt cleanups.
774 - Improved help/man pages: The documentation of para_audiod,
775 para_recv, para_filter and para_write now also contains
776 all options of the available receivers/filters/writers. The
777 man page of para_fade contains a description of the different
778 modes of operation.
779 - More source code documentation.
780 - vss timing fixes.
781
782 --------------------------------------------
783 0.3.3 (2008-12-01) "axiomatic perspectivity"
784 --------------------------------------------
785
786 Internal code cleanups, bug fixes, improved tag handling and the new
787 amplification filter.
788
789 - para_server uses the generic scheduling code.
790 - overhaul of the virtual streaming system.
791 - mp3: id3 version 2 support via libid3tag (optional)
792 - ogg: vorbis comment support.
793 - aac meta info support.
794 - mp3 audio format handler cleanups.
795 - new filter: "amp" to amplify the amplitude of the audio stream
796 - new status item/database entry: amplification. It is
797 used by the amp filter to pre-amplify the audio stream.
798 - fix a close-without-open bug in para_write.
799 - fix a bug in com_init() which was introduced in 0.3.2.
800 - better error diagnostics for para_client.
801
802 -----------------------------------------
803 0.3.2 (2008-04-11) "probabilistic parity"
804 -----------------------------------------
805
806 The new para_afh executable, scheduling and documentation improvements.
807
808 - new ls option: -lc (list chunk table)
809 - new executable: para_afh, the stand-alone audio file handler tool
810 - afs commands can send output more than SHMMAX (32MB on Linux). This
811 also reduces the memory usage of commands that produce large amounts
812 of output.
813 - major scheduler and audiod cleanups.
814 - more detailed and much nicer man pages.
815
816 ---------------------------------------
817 0.3.1 (2008-02-23) "liquid interaction"
818 ---------------------------------------
819
820 A mix of cleanups, bug fixes, improvements, and some new features. No
821 significant changes to the new database (osl) code, which is generally
822 a good sign.
823
824 - Share some similar/duplicate code between the http and the
825 dccp sender.
826 - Generic access control lists for paraslash senders.
827 - dccp sender: Access control lists, connection limiting and support
828 for the allow,deny,on,off,help sender commands.
829 - The default dccp port changed from 5001 to 8000 (suggested by
830 Gerrit Renker).
831 - para_server starts even if not all public keys could be loaded.
832 - Audiod performance improvements.
833 - fix a bug in the "off" command of the http sender.
834 - fix some fd and memory leaks.
835 - Update to gengetopt-2.22.
836
837 -------------------------------------
838 0.3.0 (2008-01-12) "solar saturation"
839 -------------------------------------
840
841 paraslash.0.3.0 -- 'WWDBND --what would databases never do?'.
842
843
844 Usually one might expect lots of new features AND a big increase in size
845 for a major release like this.
846
847 However, paraslash-0.3.0.tar.bz2 is the smallest paraslash tarball
848 ever. The decrease in size is mostly due to the removal of some
849 graphical tools (which were only quick hacks anyway). But also the
850 fact that the mysql code is gone cuts down the size a bit.
851
852 Being independent of mysql comes at a cost: The fact that paraslash
853 now contains its own database (the object storage layer, osl) increases
854 the (stripped) binary size of para_server by ~50K on i386.
855
856 - no more restrictions on unique basenames.
857 - independent of mysql: The new self-contained object
858 storage layer (osl) replaces the mysql database.
859 - New executable para_fsck: Check integrity of osl tables.
860 - Lyrics support.
861 - Reliable audio file move/rename detection.
862 - More portable than ever: Tested on Linux (x86_32, x86_64, sparc64),
863 MacOS (ppc32, x86_32), FreeBSD (x86_32), NetBSD (x86_32) and
864 Solaris (sparc64).
865 - the new osl-based audio file selector (afs) replaces the random,
866 the playlist and the mysql selector of paraslash-0.2.x.
867 - IPv6 support (thanks to Gerrit Renker).
868 - paraslash-0.2.x streams are now called "moods". Writing
869 0.3.x-mood definitions should be both easier and more
870 powerful than writing 0.2.x-stream definitions.
871 - para_krell, para_slider, para_para_sdl_gui, para_dbadm have
872 been removed. The world is a better place without them. However,
873 para_gui is still there.
874 - afs tracks audio file selection also in playlist mode.
875 - few easy-to-use afs commands replace the many not-so-easy-to-use
876 mysql commands (and are available also in playlist mode).
877 - Improved error subsystem.
878 - The earth-shaking new logo.
879
880 -----------------------------------------
881 0.2.17 (2007-11-20) "isotropic threshold"
882 -----------------------------------------
883
884 Mainly bugfixes and cleanups in this version which marks the end of
885 the 0.2.x series if no serious bugs show up after the release.
886
887 - mysql_selector: fix a locking bug.
888 - universal chunk queueing.
889 - dccp sender uses chunk queueing if write() returns EAGAIN (thanks
890 to Gerrit Renker).
891 - be more carful wrt. signed vs. unsigned argument passing.
892 - cleanup error.h and fix some references to invalid error
893 codes.
894 - update to gengetopt-2.21.
895 - update to ortp-0.13.1.
896 - autoconf: extend checks for headers, library functions and
897 compiler characteristics.
898 - Fix streaming of large mp3 files.
899 - Fix an off-by-one bug in playlist handling.
900
901 --------------------------------------
902 0.2.16 (2007-04-05) "neural discharge"
903 --------------------------------------
904
905 The main change in this release is the major audio format handler
906 cleanup which removes some similar/duplicate code and makes it easier
907 to implement plugins for other audio formats. Of course, the usual mix
908 of other improvements/changes/bugfixes also made it into the release.
909
910 - simplified audio format handlers (most of the handling functions
911 were moved one layer up to the virtual streaming system).
912 - para_server uses mmap to read audio files
913 - repositioning of mp3 streams is much faster, in particular for
914 jumping near the end of large mp3 files.
915 - permission flags DB_READ,DB_WRITE have been renamed to AFS_READ
916 and AFS_WRITE.
917 - fix a bug in para_filter that caused decoding of aac files
918 to start only after a few seconds.
919 - fix osx_writer hangs
920 - simplified dccp code (thanks to Gerrit Renker)
921 - the compress filter works also on big endian systems (ppc)
922
923 -----------------------------------------
924 0.2.15 (2007-02-16) "inductive resonance"
925 -----------------------------------------
926
927 Minor improvements, more documentation and a bunch of bug fixes.
928
929 - para_server: The server.users file is only read once on server
930 startup rather than for each connection
931 - mp3dec: Fix decoding of corrupt mp3 files
932 - afs (audio file sender) is now called vss (virtual streaming
933 system). Consequently, the permission flags specified in
934 ~/.paraslash/server.users have also changed: AFS_READ and AFS_WRITE
935 become VSS_READ and VSS_WRITE respectively.
936 - para_audiod/para_filter: Fix a bug that caused the last chunk
937 of audio data not being written under certain circumstances
938 - audiod: compute the difference of server time and local time
939 correctly
940 - para_server/para_audiod: Fix some memory leaks
941 - documentation improvements
942 - configure.ac: fix checks for para_krell
943 - new man pages
944
945 -------------------------------------------
946 0.2.14 (2006-10-15) "transient singularity"
947 -------------------------------------------
948
949 The only major enhancement of this version is the osx writer which completes
950 the Mac OS Port and was originally planned already for 0.2.13 but had to wait
951 until now for reasons beyond the scope of this changelog entry.
952
953 - new output plugin for Mac Os: the osx writer
954 - rename configure command line options from --enable-xxx-headers to
955 --with-xxx-headers and --enable-xxx-libs to --with-xxx-libs
956 - configure: new command line options: --with-mad-headers,
957 --with-mad-libs, --with-oggvorbis-headers, and --with-oggvorbis-libs
958 - some robustness fixes
959 - dymamic audio format recognition for audiod
960 - para_server: new command line option: --autoplay_delay
961 - para_audiod: new command line option: --clock_diff_count
962
963 ---------------------------------------
964 0.2.13 (2006-07-14) "sonic convolution"
965 ---------------------------------------
966
967 A bunch of new features and core changes.
968
969 - the new paraslash scheduler, short and sweet.
970 - Support for m4a/mp4 files via the new aac audio format
971 handler/filter (requires libfaad).
972 - each writer has its own command line parser, just like
973 para_recv and para_filter.
974 - para_client and para_audioc use the error subsystem
975 - writers are integrated in para_audiod (currently linux-only)
976 - para_client is integrated in para_audiod
977 - random/playlist selector: improved info strings
978 - new audiod commands: tasks, kill
979 - update to libortp-0.10.1
980 - para_fade: wake time defaults to 8 hours from now
981 - update to autoconf-2.60
982
983 ------------------------------------------
984 0.2.12 (2006-05-12) "oriented abstraction"
985 ------------------------------------------
986
987 Many user-visible changes in this release and lots of new
988 features:
989
990 - the new optional dccp sender/receiver. It uses the datagram
991 congestion control protocol. You'll need a fairly new kernel
992 for this.
993 - paraslash works on Mac OS X (thanks to Gerd Becker)
994 - para_play renamed to para_write
995 - modular output plugin design (writers) for para_write
996 - new file_writer output plugin for para_write
997 - compress filter speed improvements
998 - update to libortp-0.9.1
999 - update to gengetopt-2.17rc
1000 - para_client no longer depends on libreadline (as the
1001 code for the interactive mode was removed).
1002 - gcc-2-95 is no longer a supported compiler. It may still
1003 work, but it gets no more testing.
1004 - the tarball no longer contains the screenshot images which
1005 reduces its size quite a bit.
1006 - configure: new command line options: --enable-mysql-headers
1007 and --enable-mysql-libs
1008
1009 ------------------------------------
1010 0.2.11 (2006-03-11) "atomic duality"
1011 ------------------------------------
1012
1013 Here it is, the first paraslash release developed with git. There
1014 are fairly many user-visible changes in this release. As two out of
1015 the three "database tools" of paraslash don't use a database at all,
1016 they are now called "audio file selectors" instead.
1017
1018 - the cdt command (change database tool) becomes chs (change
1019 selector)
1020 - no more colon separators: The syntax of some options of
1021 para_audiod and para_filter have changed. Use --help for
1022 more info (and some examples).
1023 - update to gengetopt-2.16 (thanks to Lorenzo Bettini)
1024 - switch from cvs to git (should've done that earlier)
1025 - the new ipc subsystem
1026 - new audio file selector: playlist
1027 - para_server: the dopey selector is now called "random",
1028 and is the default selector. Use the --selector option to
1029 choose another selector at startup, or the chs command to
1030 change the selector at runtime.
1031 - X86_64 fixes (thanks to Steffen Klassert)
1032 - para_play fixes
1033
1034 --------------------------------------
1035 0.2.10 (2006-02-17) "cyclic attractor"
1036 --------------------------------------
1037
1038 Huge documentation update, a scrollable window for para_gui, ortp
1039 improvements, and of course many small fixes not mentioned here.
1040 The diffstat below is rather misleading as most insertions are due
1041 to the new source documentation.
1042
1043 - autoconf cleanup
1044 - para_server also uses the new error subsystem
1045 - lots of new documentation (UTSL)
1046 - gui improvements:
1047 - keysyms for cursor keys and for next/previous page keys
1048 - scrollable output window
1049 - new internal commands: scroll up/down, page up/down
1050 - fix color of command output.
1051 - ortp: the --chunk_time and --header flags are no longer needed
1052 for para_recv/para_audiod as this information is now encoded in
1053 each rtp packet sent by para_server.
1054
1055 -------------------------------------------
1056 0.2.9 (2006-01-24) "progressive turbulence"
1057 -------------------------------------------
1058
1059 Internal audiod receivers/filters, the new error subsystem and
1060 a lot of small improvements.
1061
1062 - para_recv and para_filter are integrated into the para_audiod
1063 binary, i.e. audiod no longer spawns a new process for
1064 each receiver/filter. As para_recv and para_filter might be
1065 useful as standalone programs, they still get built (linked
1066 against the same object files that are also used for audiod).
1067 - further ortp timing improvements should reduce the CPU usage
1068 of the ortp receiver.
1069 - improved audio grabbing. The 'grab' command of para_audiod
1070 has its own set of command line options. Read the output of
1071 "para_audioc help grab" for more info.
1072 - oggdec: configurable input prebuffer size.
1073 - the new error subsystem gives better error diagnostics
1074 and reduces code size.
1075
1076 -----------------------------------------
1077 0.2.8 (2006-01-02) "dynamic accumulation"
1078 -----------------------------------------
1079
1080 The new modular filter design and the para_play-hangs bugfix.
1081
1082 - new executable: para_filter. It combines para_mp3dec,
1083 para_oggdec and para_compress. It also adds a further filter
1084 type, wav, that just inserts a wave header at the desired point
1085 of the filter chain. All 'piping' is done in-memory (i.e. no
1086 read/write operations are used).
1087 - para_play: fix a stupid bug that caused it to hang under
1088 certain circumstances.
1089
1090 -------------------------------------------
1091 0.2.7 (2006-12-27) "transparent invariance"
1092 -------------------------------------------
1093
1094 Not many user-visible changes but a fair amount of internal improvements.
1095
1096 - The http sender buffers data if it can not be sent
1097 out immediately (because the socket is not writable). This
1098 should prevent para_server from shutting down the connection
1099 too early on a loaded network.
1100 - para_play also prebuffers data if it is told to start at a
1101 future time by the --start_time option.
1102 - The return of para_recv: It combines para_ortp_recv and
1103 para_http_recv. Use the --receiver option to switch between
1104 the two. para_recv builds without libortp, but contains
1105 only the http receiver in this case.
1106 - update to ortp 0.8.1. As this ortp release contains incompatible
1107 changes, para_recv-0.2.7 won't link against older ortp libs.
1108 - improved ortp timings.
1109 - use of gcc-extensions that #define away for non-gcc and
1110 gcc < 3.0.
1111
1112 -------------------------------------------
1113 0.2.6 (2005-10-29) "recursive compensation"
1114 -------------------------------------------
1115
1116 Transparent session encryption (uses openssl's Alleged RC4 cipher),
1117 the internal find command and several other improvements and cleanups.
1118
1119 - Encrypt the session if encryption is requested by the client
1120 (default for para_client 0.2.6). This is backwards
1121 compatible, so older clients can still connect to para_server
1122 0.2.6. Use the new client option --plain to request an
1123 uncrypted session (off by default, must be set to on in
1124 order to connect to para_server 0.2.x with 0 <= x <= 5).
1125 - para_server uses an internal function to locate audio files
1126 rather than calling find(1). The server option
1127 --mysql_audio_file_dir replaces --mysql_find_cmd.
1128 - documentation update
1129 - man pages
1130 - header file cleanup
1131 - para_client code cleanup
1132 - para_gui: faster display of output of display commands
1133
1134 ------------------------------------------
1135 0.2.5 (2005-10-13) "aggressive resolution"
1136 ------------------------------------------
1137
1138 This release adds internal senders, i.e. no more external programs are
1139 spawned for sending out the audio data. There are two different senders
1140 available: The http sender and the ortp sender (former para_send which
1141 is no longer needed).
1142
1143 The new sender code has a plugin-like design so it can be easily
1144 extended should there be be any future need for supporting another
1145 network streaming protocol. All senders are completely independent of
1146 each other. In particular, the http and the ortp sender can operate
1147 in parallel.
1148
1149 - new server command: sender to control senders at runtime.
1150 Read the output of "para_server -h" and "para_client help
1151 sender" for more information.
1152 - para_recv renamed to para_ortp_recv
1153 - new executable: para_http_recv, a simple command line
1154 http receiver.
1155 - major afs/mp3/ogg code simplifications due to internal
1156 senders.
1157 - ogg timing improvements
1158 - fix several minor memory leaks (found by valgrind)
1159 - empty stream definitions work again
1160 - com_ne(): ignore errors on remove
1161 - audiod: fix segfault on server restart
1162
1163 ---------------------------------------
1164 0.2.4 (2005-09-21) "toxic anticipation"
1165 ---------------------------------------
1166
1167 Several small improvements, fixes and the new grab command.
1168
1169 - audiod:
1170 - new command: "grab" to grab the output of the stream reader
1171 or any filters. Read the output of "para_audioc help grab"
1172 for more information.
1173 - fix memory leak
1174 - code cleanup
1175 - audioc: new command line option: --bufsize to specify a
1176 buffer size different from the default size 8192.
1177 - improved error diagnostics for para_play.
1178 - new configure option: --enable-ssldir so search for openssl in
1179 non-standard places
1180 - sdl_gui: Make it look nice again for 1024x768
1181 - server: report total size of memory allocated with sbrk by malloc,
1182 new command line option: --announce_time
1183
1184 -----------------------------------------
1185 0.2.3 (2005-09-01) "hydrophilic movement"
1186 -----------------------------------------
1187
1188 Two new executables and major feature enhancements.
1189
1190 - audiod filters: It is now possible to specify arbitrary many
1191 (including none) filters for each supported audio
1192 format. This can be used e.g. for normalizing volume,
1193 transforming or grabbing the audio stream, or for using
1194 visualizers. Read the output of "para_audiod -h" for the
1195 syntax of the new --filter_cmd option.
1196 - new executable: para_play, a tiny alsa player. It
1197 can play wave files or raw pcm (16 bit little endian)
1198 from stdin.
1199 - new executable: para_compress, a dynamic range compressor
1200 intended to keep audio output at a consistent volume. Derived
1201 from [AudioCompress](http://trikuare.cx/code/AudioCompress.html).
1202 - audiod: New option: --stream_delay. This can be used in
1203 a local network to syncronize the audio output of all
1204 clients that play the same stream.
1205
1206 ------------------------------------------
1207 0.2.2 (2005-08-19) "tangential excitation"
1208 ------------------------------------------
1209
1210 Mostly internal changes in this release, but also some new commands
1211 for the mysql database tool.
1212
1213 - cleanup exec.c, fix para_exec bug
1214 - compile time loglevel (log messages below the given level
1215 won't be compiled in, which reduces the size of the
1216 resulting binaries)
1217 - new log macros that shorten the size of the source code.
1218 - workaround a gcc-4.1 bug (?) that caused send_cred_buffer()
1219 to send only zeros. With this workaround, para_audioc works
1220 again.
1221 - avoid gcc-4 warning: conflicting types for built-in function 'clog'
1222 - new mysql commands: "rm" (remove entry), "mv" (rename entry) "ne"
1223 (new entry), "snp" (set numplayed). Read the manual for more
1224 information.
1225
1226 ---------------------------------------
1227 0.2.1 (2005-08-15) "surreal experience"
1228 ---------------------------------------
1229
1230 Here comes paraslash-0.2.1. It contains a couple of new features and,
1231 surprise, only minor bug fixes.
1232
1233 - kill noisy mp3 debug message
1234 - cleanup of the build system
1235 - para_server and para_client directly use the crypto routines
1236 of the openssl library rather than invoking the openssl command
1237 line utitlity
1238 - server/audiod: new option --user to switch to the given user
1239 when invoked as root. Read the output of "para_server -h" for
1240 more information.
1241 - gui/sdl_gui: new option --stat_cmd to be used to retrieve the
1242 status. Default: "para_audioc stat"
1243 - sdl_gui: new option --pic_cmd to be used to download the picture.
1244 Default: "para_client pic"
1245 - audiod: 5 slots ought to be enough for everybody
1246 - audiod: new status item: Uptime, kill hup command
1247
1248 ------------------------------------------
1249 0.2.0 (2005-08-06) "distributed diffusion"
1250 ------------------------------------------
1251
1252 After several month of increased development activity, paraslash-0.2.0
1253 has arrived. It contains many new features and is much more
1254 self-contained than the old 0.1.x series. Enjoy!
1255
1256 - para_server: fix hang on song change and crash on sighup.
1257 Speed up mysql queries. The DIR_LIKE macro is gone.
1258 - new executables: para_audiod, the local audio daemon that
1259 starts playback (uses SCM_CREDENTIALS socket magic) and
1260 para_audioc, the corresponding client.
1261 - new executables: para_mp3dec/para_oggdec, two really teensy
1262 decoders. para_mp3dec is based on libmad, para_oggdec requires
1263 libvorbisfile.
1264 - ovsend/ovrecv are capable of streaming ogg as well as mp3, so
1265 they are now called para_send and para_recv respectively.
1266 - documentation updates
1267 - para_gui is themable. For now there is the default theme that
1268 looks as before and the simple theme: blue and easy.
1269 - gui: audio streaming is now handled by audiod. Time display shows
1270 playback time rather than streaming time
1271 - slider: update to libzmw-0.2.0
1272 - para_krell: fix crash on server shutdown
1273 - switch from gzip to bzip2
1274
1275 ----------------------------------------
1276 0.1.7 (2005-04-18) "melting penetration"
1277 ----------------------------------------
1278
1279 The main change in this release is clearly the oggvorbis rewrite,
1280 but there are also lots of smaller changes. If you intend to use both
1281 the mp3 and the ogg plugin, it is recommended to use software mixing,
1282 e.g. the dmix plugin which is provided by ALSA.
1283
1284 - new executables: para_ovsend and para_ovrecv for sending/receiving
1285 oggvorbis files via rtp. Requires the open rtp library. Get it at
1286 http://www.linphone.org/ortp/
1287 - rewrite of the ogg_vorbis core code
1288 - configure detects libzmw and, if detected, includes
1289 para_slider to the list of binaries to be built by make
1290 - server stream writers read from their associated fifo rather
1291 than from stdin
1292 - slider: two new sliders, lastplayed and numplayed
1293 - fix nasty double free bug which caused random segfaults in case of
1294 mp3 files with invalid header information
1295 - gui: new command line option: --stream_timeout=seconds to
1296 deactivate a slot if it is idle for that many seconds (default=`5')
1297 - diffstats
1298
1299 ---------------------------------------
1300 0.1.6 (2005-03-05) "asymptotic balance"
1301 ---------------------------------------
1302
1303 Only little user-visible changes in this release. Mainly bugfixes and
1304 core code cleanup. This is probably the most stable version ever if you
1305 stick to mp3...
1306
1307 - fix several memory leaks
1308 - rename default name of mysql database from "music" to "paraslash".
1309 Use para_server's --mysql_database option if you do not want to
1310 rename your old database.
1311 - rework ogg vorbis code
1312 - make update command work on mysql servers with LOCAL_INFILE
1313 disabled
1314 - gui: improved stream I/O (slots)
1315 - simplified audio format API
1316 - para_pob_ogg is gone
1317
1318 ------------------------------------
1319 0.1.5 (2004-12-31) "opaque eternity"
1320 ------------------------------------
1321
1322 Let's slide gently into the new year.
1323
1324 - new: para_slider (not built automatically, type "make
1325 para_slider" to build). A toy for those who always felt that
1326 creating stream definitions is difficult. See screenshots,
1327 README and FEATURES for more info.
1328 - improved signal handling. Fixes server segfault on SIGHUP
1329 for linux kernels newer than Aug 24 2004 and makes para_gui
1330 race-free.
1331 - reload database tool on SIGHUP
1332 - improved help message for sl
1333 - do not log "broken pipe" messages as errors. They are
1334 perfectly ok.
1335 - fix wrong error message on permission errors
1336
1337 -----------------------------------------
1338 0.1.4 (2004-12-19) "tunneling transition"
1339 -----------------------------------------
1340
1341 Bugfix release. As expected, 0.1.3 introduced a bunch of new bugs.
1342 Hopefully, most of them got wiped out with this release. Some
1343 enhancements went also in.
1344
1345 - improved error diagnostics for all commands
1346 - stradd/picadd: overwrite previous contents if entry already
1347 exists, rather than returning errors
1348 - stradd: use current stream if invoked without args
1349 - faster (and hopefully more stable) ogg-vorbis handling
1350 - para_krell: reap children to avoid zombie-flooding in case
1351 no server is running
1352 - si: report also server pid
1353 - server: don't busy-loop if dbtool reports only invalid files.
1354 - gui: CTRL+C works again, fix stream_read command line option
1355 - fix pic_add, hist
1356 - fix mysql dbtool startup in case no database exists
1357 - many small fixes and cleanups
1358
1359 ---------------------------------------
1360 0.1.3: (2004-12-10) "vanishing inertia"
1361 ---------------------------------------
1362
1363 Starting from this release, the database tools are integrated in the
1364 server binary. This decreases server startup time, reduces code size
1365 and speeds up database commands. However, the layout of the underlying
1366 mysql database changed only slightly and 0.1.3 should be backwards
1367 compatible in that respect.
1368
1369 Visible changes:
1370
1371 - If mysql is not detected at compile time, or fails to init
1372 at runtime, fall back to the dopey database tool which should
1373 always work.
1374 - para_dbtool and dbtool.conf are gone. All mysql specific
1375 options are read from server.conf and are prefixed by 'mysql_'.
1376 - new command: cdt (change database tool)
1377 - new command line option: dbtool (choose startup database tool)
1378 - The name of current stream is now stored in the database,
1379 so paraslash remembers its current stream when restarted.
1380 - new command: csp (change stream and play)
1381 - para_gui also reports current database tool and server uptime
1382
1383 -------------------------------------------
1384 0.1.2: (2004-11-28) "spherical fluctuation"
1385 -------------------------------------------
1386
1387 Point release before the big dbtool changes go in.
1388
1389 - dbtool: rename ca to cam (copy all meta data). It now also
1390 copies numplayed and lastplayed time as well as the picture
1391 id.
1392 - fix endless-loop-bug caused by mp3 files with invalid header
1393
1394 -----------------------------------------
1395 0.1.1: (2004-11-05) "floating atmosphere"
1396 -----------------------------------------
1397
1398 - gkrellm plugin
1399 - new dbtool command: mbox. Browse your sound-file collection
1400 with your favorite mail reader.
1401 - several small fixes
1402
1403 -------------------------------------
1404 0.1.0: (2004-10-22) "rotating cortex"
1405 -------------------------------------
1406
1407 - fix logging bug for loglevel > VERBOSE
1408 - fix skip command
1409 - correct timings for vbr mp3s
1410 - modular audio format support
1411 - ogg-vorbis support (experimental)
1412 - new server option: autoplay
1413
1414 -----------------------------------------
1415 0.0.99: (2004-07-25) "harmonic deviation"
1416 -----------------------------------------
1417
1418 - rename projectname from icc to paraslash (play, archive, rate
1419 and stream large audio sets happily)
1420 - paraslash is no longer restricted to one particular audio
1421 streaming software
1422 - new dbtool commands (stradd, strq, strdel) for easy stream
1423 managment w/o configuration file. That obsoletes stream_defs
1424 file/config option for dbtool.
1425 - picadd accepts jpeg data from stdin
1426 - new server commands: ps (select previous stream), sc (song change)
1427 - new default pictures for sdl_gui
1428 - gui: new key_map option for binding commands and internal
1429 functions to arbitrary keys, nice help screen, rip out
1430 soundcard/linux specific stuff, avoid noise artefacts while jumping,
1431 show silly logo on startup
1432 - new executables: para_fade for fading volume, para_dbadm for
1433 manipulating attributes
1434 - cdb adds _all_ tables to mysql database
1435 - revised and beautified documentation
1436 - sample dbtool rewritten in C
1437 - autoconf
1438
1439 ---------------------------------------------
1440 0.0.98: (2003-12-26) "incremental smoothness"
1441 ---------------------------------------------
1442
1443 - kick icecast in favour of poc. That removes some races and reduces
1444 core code considerably.
1445 - cbr/vbr is displayed by stat and gui/sdl_gui. New status flags
1446 give finer info on afs' status.
1447 - gui can start decoder (see config options). Further new gui
1448 commands: refresh (^L), jmp (F1-F10)
1449 - gui rereads conf on SIGUSR1 instead of SIGHUP. SIGHUP
1450 terminates gui. This fixes dead instances consuming memory
1451 continuously.
1452 - new dbtool command: verb for sending verbatim sql queries.
1453 - fix pid_list races (by removing pid_list)
1454 - codename funnies
1455
1456 --------------------
1457 0.0.97: (2003-10-26)
1458 --------------------
1459
1460 - installation prefix now defaults to /usr/local
1461 - new commands for gui: snozze, sleep and reread config
1462 - config file for gui and sdl_gui
1463 - fix problems with filenames containing funny characters
1464 (reported by Thomas Forell)
1465 - improved signal handling for gui, now it rereads conf on SIGHUP
1466 - new dbtool command: cdb (create database)
1467 - switch from argtable to gengetopt
1468 - major code cleanup and speed improvements
1469 - fix several potential buffer overflows
1470 - many small fixes and cleanups
1471
1472 -------------------
1473 0.0.96 (2003-08-30)
1474 -------------------
1475
1476 - easy stream_defs syntax
1477 - sdl_gui can display images associated to the file being played
1478 - Major feature enhancements for icc_gui including dynamic text
1479 placement and the top/bottom window design
1480 - vrfy/clean now also checks for NULL values in attributes as
1481 well as for invalid picture pointers
1482 - fix long outstanding case sensitivity bug
1483 - many small fixes and cleanups
1484
1485 -------------------
1486 0.0.95 (2003-06-29)
1487 -------------------
1488
1489 - sdl gui runs much faster
1490 - new dbtool command: ca (copy attributes)
1491 - count and display number of times the song has been played
1492 - new feature: scoring
1493 - command line options for sdl_gui
1494 - simpler syntax of streams file
1495 - decrease network traffic of stat
1496 - fix zombie bug
1497 - many small fixes and cleanups
1498
1499 -------------------
1500 0.0.94 (2003-05-04)
1501 -------------------
1502
1503 - new server command: ns (next stream)
1504 - new icc_gui command: c (change stream)
1505 - internal mp3info
1506 - stat shows also id3 tag info
1507 - new sdl based gui
1508 - log flodding bug fixed
1509 - many small fixes and cleanups
1510
1511 -------------------
1512 0.0.93 (2003-03-28)
1513 -------------------
1514
1515 - colors for icc_gui
1516 - icc_gui sets volume directly (linux only)
1517 - proper locking that fixes some races
1518 - fix security bug that caused commands to be executed even
1519 with unsufficient permissions
1520 - new command: hup to make all servers reread their configuration file
1521 - icecast meta data streaming
1522 - many small fixes and cleanups