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 It was superseded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