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 It was superseded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