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