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