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 It was superseded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