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 It was superseded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