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