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1 NEWS
2 ====
3
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5 0.6.1 (2017-09-23) "segmented iteration"
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 Downloads:
36 [tarball](./releases/paraslash-0.6.1.tar.xz),
37 [signature](./releases/paraslash-0.6.1.tar.xz.asc)
38
39 ---------------------------------------
40 0.5.8 (2017-09-23) "branching parabola"
41 ---------------------------------------
42
43 A couple of fixes for serious old bugs have accummulated in the maint
44 branch since paraslash-0.5.7 was released nine months ago. So here
45 is another 0.5.x release. As usual, all commits in the maint branch
46 have been merged into master, so the upcoming paraslash-0.6.1 also
47 contains them. For details see the git log.
48
49 Downloads:
50 [tarball](./releases/paraslash-0.5.8.tar.bz2),
51 [signature](./releases/paraslash-0.5.8.tar.bz2.asc)
52
53 -------------------------------
54 0.6.0 (2017-04-28) "fuzzy flux"
55 -------------------------------
56
57 The highlights of this release are the conversion of all option parsers
58 to the lopsub library and the improved AAC support. But there are
59 many other user-visible changes all over the place. Also a lot of
60 old cruft has been removed, leading to incompatible changes. Hence
61 the new major version number.
62
63 - Support for Mac OS X has been removed.
64 - On Linux systems, glibc-2.17 or newer is required to build the
65 source tree.
66 - Support for RSA public keys in ASN format (as generated by openssl
67 genrsa) has been removed. These keys have been deprecated since
68 2011, so users should have long switched to keys generated with
69 ssh-keygen(1).
70 - If libgcrypt is used as the crypto library, we now require version
71 1.5.0 (released in 2011) or later.
72 - The insecure RC4 stream cipher has been removed. It was superseded
73 by aes_ctr128 three years ago but the RC4 code had been kept for
74 backwards compatibility.
75 - On Linux, abstract unix domain sockets are used unconditionally.
76 - The "install" target no longer strips executables, the new
77 install-strip target can be used to get the old behaviour.
78 - The clean targets have been renamed: clean2 is gone, and the new
79 mostlyclean removes only the executables and object files.
80 - New target: check (identical to test).
81 - The DESTDIR make variable is honored to prepend a path to the
82 installation directory. This feature is orthogonal to the --prefix
83 option to configure.
84 - Minor WMA cleanups.
85 - The aac audio format handler has been rewritten to use the mp4ff library.
86 See the manual for how to install the library on your system.
87 - New status item: max_chunk_size. The value is stored in a previously
88 unused field of the afhi object of the aft table. Although backwards
89 compatible, users are encouraged to re-add m4a files to populate
90 the new field.
91 - No more chunk tables for aac. Chunk boundaries are determined
92 dynamically at stream time.
93 - Release and master branch tarballs are now compressed with xz rather
94 than bzip2.
95 - The lopsub package is required to install the paraslash package.
96 Gengetopt is no longer needed.
97 - make dep is gone. Dependencies have been created automatically for
98 a long time and it was never necessary to run make dep manually.
99 - para_gui lost its --timeout option.
100 - Most manual pages have been extended to include an overall
101 description of the command.
102 - The --stream-delay option of para_audiod has been removed. It had
103 been a no-op for many years.
104 - The deprecated --path option of the server ls command has been
105 removed. The command now prints full paths by default, making
106 --full-path a no-op. Hence --full-path has been depreacted and is
107 scheduled for removal in v0.6.1.
108 - It is now possible to use 'CFLAGS' to override the default compiler
109 options.
110 - para_fade has been renamed to para_mixer. The four modes of operation
111 (set, fade, snooze, sleep) are implemented as subcommands of the
112 new program.
113 - The sleep subcommand of para_mixer (former sleep mode of para_fade)
114 lost its --wake-hour and --wake-min options in favor of the new
115 --wake-time option which also accepts relative wakeup times like
116 "+9:30".
117 - The new --fade-exponent option of para_mixer allows for non-linear
118 channel fading.
119 - The new logo.
120
121 Downloads:
122 [tarball](./releases/paraslash-0.6.0.tar.xz),
123 [signature](./releases/paraslash-0.6.0.tar.xz.asc)
124
125 -------------------------------------
126 0.5.7 (2016-12-31) "semantic density"
127 -------------------------------------
128
129 Mostly a bug fix release, and a bunch of internal improvements.
130 The only user-visible changes are the sanity checks for the touch
131 command and the new options to the ls command.
132
133 - Speedup of the base64 decoder.
134 - One of the two source browsers has been removed from the web pages.
135 The doxygen API reference still contains an HTML version of each
136 source file.
137 - Two race conditions in para_server have been fixed.
138 - ls -p is now deprecated in favor of -F or -b. See the help text of
139 the ls command for details.
140 - The openssl code has been adjusted to work also with openssl-1.1.
141 - The wma decoder and audio format handler now correctly decodes
142 files with unusual block sizes.
143 - We now compile with -Wformat-signedness if possible.
144 - The touch command now refuses to set an invalid image or lyrics ID.
145 - New section on contributing for the user manual.
146 - Major simplification of the error subsystem.
147
148 Downloads:
149 [tarball](./releases/paraslash-0.5.7.tar.bz2),
150 [signature](./releases/paraslash-0.5.7.tar.bz2.asc)
151
152 -------------------------------------------
153 0.4.14 (2016-12-31) "branching oscillation"
154 -------------------------------------------
155
156 Many fixes for nasty bugs have accumulated over the years since 0.4.13
157 was released in 2013. This release contains all of them. It is the
158 last v0.4.x release, so v0.4.x is now end of life. The maint branch
159 of the git repository has been forwarded to v0.5.7 and will start to
160 receive important fixes for 0.5.x, which is now in maintenance mode.
161
162 - Fix for the "double encryption bug" with gcrypt, which caused
163 garbage to be sent to stat clients.
164 - The "prev" command of para_play now works as expected.
165 - Invalid parameters for the begin and end chunk no longer cause
166 the afh receiver of para_recv to segfault.
167 - A fix for an assertion that triggered in the FEC slice setup code.
168 - Closing the terminal with a running para_gui causes the process to
169 die, rather than using 100% of CPU time.
170 - para_gui no longer shows stale information about the previous
171 audio file.
172 - A fix for a bug in the fec decoder which caused aborts if the buffer
173 pool filled up.
174 - The assertion in the buffer tree code no longer triggers.
175 - The "afs_event: table moods, event 0: key already exists in rbtree"
176 error no longer occurs on attribute changes.
177 - A NULL pointer dereference in com_sender() has been fixed.
178 - The -i option of lsatt works as advertised.
179 - Various fixes for the build system.
180
181 Downloads:
182 [tarball](./releases/paraslash-0.4.14.tar.bz2),
183 [signature](./releases/paraslash-0.4.14.tar.bz2.asc)
184
185 ---------------------------------------
186 0.5.6 (2016-07-10) "cascading gradient"
187 ---------------------------------------
188
189 The highlight of this release is the new -m flag for para_afh which
190 lets it modify the meta tags of the given audio file(s). This feature
191 is supported for all audio formats. Many small cleanups and bug fixes
192 not mentioned here have accumulated and are also part of the release.
193
194 - para_afh learned to modify meta tags of mp3 wma ogg spx
195 opus flac aac files.
196 - afs commands propagate error codes to the client.
197 - The check command now also checks the attribute table for
198 inconsistencies.
199 - New -v flag for the version command (print verbose version string)
200 - New option --priority for para_server and para_audiod.
201 - New mood methods: image_id and lyrics_id.
202 - The manual and this NEWS file have been converted to markdown.
203 - Support for the compile-time loglevel feature has been removed.
204 - Cleanup of the wma decoder and bitstream code.
205 - Improved wide-character support and fixes related to signal handling.
206 - para_gui no longer reports 100% playing time at the stream start.
207 - Opus cleanups.
208
209 Downloads:
210 [tarball](./releases/paraslash-0.5.6.tar.bz2),
211 [signature](./releases/paraslash-0.5.6.tar.bz2.asc)
212
213 --------------------------------------
214 0.5.5 (2015-09-20) "magnetic momentum"
215 --------------------------------------
216
217 Many new features and a lot of other improvements.
218
219 - On Linux systems, local sockets are now created in the
220 abstract name space by default. This allows to get rid of
221 the socket specials in /var/paraslash.
222 - The --user-allow option of para_audiod now accepts also
223 usernames rather than only user IDs.
224 - New autoconf macros to avoid duplication in configure.ac.
225 - Status items (as shown by para_gui) are updated correctly
226 when the meta information of the current audio changes.
227 - para_server and para_audiod no longer refuse to start in
228 the background if no log file is given. Instead, all log
229 messages go to /dev/null in this case.
230 - Web page cleanup.
231 - New syntax for the -l and -s options of the ls command.
232 These options should now be specified as -l=v rather than
233 -lv, for example. The old syntax still works, but support
234 will be dropped in v0.6.0.
235
236 Downloads:
237 [tarball](./releases/paraslash-0.5.5.tar.bz2),
238 [signature](./releases/paraslash-0.5.5.tar.bz2.asc)
239
240 ------------------------------------------
241 0.5.4 (2015-01-23) "exponential alignment"
242 ------------------------------------------
243
244 Another cleanup and bugfix release.
245
246 - New server command: tasks.
247 - Minor cleanups to daemon.c.
248 - New URLs for home page and git services.
249 - Improved error diagnostics for the mvblob commands.
250 - New sender subcommand: status.
251 - Improved help text for server and afs commands.
252 - audiod memory leak fixes.
253 - Miscellaneous improvements to the build system.
254 - oss_writer improvements.
255 - Improved handling of mp3 files with both id3v1 and id3v2 tags.
256
257 Downloads:
258 [tarball](./releases/paraslash-0.5.4.tar.bz2),
259 [signature](./releases/paraslash-0.5.4.tar.bz2.asc)
260
261 ---------------------------------------------
262 0.5.3 (2014-08-01) "symbolic synchronization"
263 ---------------------------------------------
264
265 Not many new features, but lots of fixes and usability improvements.
266
267 - para_gui has been converted to use the paraslash scheduler.
268 - Various alsa-related fixes, mostly for the raspberry pi.
269 - Many scheduler improvements and cleanups.
270 - The test suite has been extended to include sanity checks
271 for the generated man pages.
272 - ao_writer fixes. This writer was in a quite bad shape. Many
273 serious bugs have been fixed.
274 - new audiod command: version.
275 - Minor improvements to the bitstream API.
276 - The cpsi command now prints a meaningful error message if
277 none of the given patterns matched any audio file.
278
279 Downloads:
280 [tarball](./releases/paraslash-0.5.3.tar.bz2),
281 [signature](./releases/paraslash-0.5.3.tar.bz2.asc)
282
283 ----------------------------------------
284 0.5.2 (2014-04-11) "orthogonal interior"
285 ----------------------------------------
286
287 The new sync filter, the AES_CTR128 stream cipher and the overhauled
288 network code are the highlights of this release. It also includes a
289 fair number of smaller fixes and improvements not mentioned here.
290
291 - The new sync filter synchronizes playback between multiple
292 clients.
293 - Connections between para_server and para_client are now
294 encrypted by means of AES rather than RC4 if both sides
295 support it. RC4 is still available as a fallback. This
296 feature is fully transparent, i.e. no command line options
297 are necessary, and a client linked against openssl can
298 speak with a server linked against libgcrypt and vice versa.
299 - Major cleanup of the networking subsystem.
300 - Improvements to para_fade: the new set mode, multi-channel
301 initial volumes, better error logging.
302 - The man pages of para_audiod, para_filter, para_recv, and
303 para_write contain the relevant options for receivers, filters,
304 writers. This broke in 0.5.0.
305 - ogg/vorbis latency improvements.
306 - Improved user manual.
307 - Minor fixes to avoid clang warnings.
308
309 Downloads:
310 [tarball](./releases/paraslash-0.5.2.tar.bz2),
311 [signature](./releases/paraslash-0.5.2.tar.bz2.asc)
312
313 ------------------------------------------
314 0.5.1 (2013-12-20) "temporary implication"
315 ------------------------------------------
316
317 Lots of fixes and improvements all over the place, and a major overhaul
318 of the build system.
319
320 - Audiod improvements and fixes.
321 - Buffer tree robustness improvements.
322 - Cleanup of the mood subsystem.
323 - Fixes and cleanups for the flac decoder.
324 - Latency improvements for the ogg/opus decoder.
325 - Crypto support is now optional. On systems without
326 openssl/gcrypt, the build succeeds but para_server,
327 para_audiod, para_client won't be built.
328 - The build system now works for cross-compile setups.
329 - The dependency tree has been flattened, which speeds up
330 builds and avoids to recreate the man pages on every change.
331 - The error code helper has been rewritten from perl to C,
332 which further improves build time.
333 - Many small bugs in the build system have been identified
334 and fixed.
335
336 Downloads:
337 [tarball](./releases/paraslash-0.5.1.tar.bz2),
338 [signature](./releases/paraslash-0.5.1.tar.bz2.asc)
339
340 ----------------------------------------
341 0.5.0 (2013-08-23) "invertible validity"
342 ----------------------------------------
343
344 Some API-breaking changes, one serious bug fix, and a lot of bike-shedding.
345
346 - The sideband compatibility code has been removed, hence
347 sideband connections (introduced in 0.4.11) are now mandatory.
348 - Addblob commands can produce output.
349 - The stat command no longer sends garbage when para_server was
350 compiled against libgcrypt.
351 - Dependencies for gengetopt files are computed automatically.
352 This eliminates a constant source of build bugs.
353 - The setatt command now accepts file name patterns rather than only
354 path names.
355 - overview.pdf is now based on dia, a simple diagram creation program.
356 The new version is much more detailed and contains descriptions of
357 the various programs of the paraslash package.
358 - The separator of all multi-word options has been changed from
359 underscore to dash. For example --log_color becomes --log-color.
360 - Overhauled web pages and the new logo.
361
362 Downloads:
363 [tarball](./releases/paraslash-0.5.0.tar.bz2),
364 [signature](./releases/paraslash-0.5.0.tar.bz2.asc)
365
366 --------------------------------------
367 0.4.13 (2013-07-29) "spectral gravity"
368 --------------------------------------
369
370 One more 0.4.x release before the API-breaking changes for 0.5.0 go
371 in. The main features of this release are the ogg/opus audio format,
372 and UTF-8 support, but it includes also tons of other improvements
373 and fixes all over the place.
374
375 - New audio format: ogg/opus.
376 - UTF8 support for para_gui and the mp3 audio format handler.
377 - Scheduler improvements and fixes.
378 - The obsolete gettimeofday() function has been replaced
379 by clock_gettime() on systems which support it.
380 - Speed and usability improvements for para_gui.
381 - para_client now restores the fd flags of stdin and stdout
382 on shutdown.
383 - Improved manual pages.
384 - Consistent version strings for all executables.
385 - Reduced dependencies on generated files result in fewer
386 recompilations on changes.
387 - Performance improvements for the compress filter.
388 - Improved downloads web page.
389
390 -----------------------------------------
391 0.4.12 (2012-12-20) "volatile relativity"
392 -----------------------------------------
393 The new command line player, the resample filter, ALSA support for
394 para_fade, and the improved build system are the highlights of this
395 release which probably marks the end of the 0.4.x series.
396
397 - The afh receiver and the para_play executable.
398 - The resample filter: A sample rate converter based on
399 libsamplerate.
400 - The "versions" directory has been removed from the master
401 branch. The tarballs of the old releases are now available
402 in the new "releases" branch.
403 - Overhaul of the build system: All generated files are now
404 written to the "build" directory.
405 - The modular mixer API and the alsa mixer.
406 - Minor fixes for the osx writer.
407
408 --------------------------------------
409 0.4.11 (2012-07-20) "mutual diversity"
410 --------------------------------------
411
412 The major feature in this release is the new sideband API for
413 client-server communication. This API will be used exclusively starting
414 with 0.5.0, which breaks backward compatibility but allows to get rid
415 of quite some compatibility code. Other noteworthy changes include
416 decoder latency improvements and a long-standing bug fix for the
417 ALSA writer.
418
419 - Sideband connections: If both para_server and para_client
420 support this feature, data is sent as a multiplexed stream.
421 - The --no_default_filters option of para_filter has been
422 removed.
423 - Several fixes and latency improvements to various decoders.
424 - The ALSA writer now limits the prebuffer time to 500ms.
425 - Documentation improvements.
426 - Overhaul of the command_util.sh script.
427 - Fixes for some minor problems found by the clang analyzer.
428 - Compiles (almost) without warnings on gcc-3.
429 - Robustness improvements of the buffer tree code.
430
431 ------------------------------------------
432 0.4.10 (2012-03-30) "heterogeneous vacuum"
433 ------------------------------------------
434
435 Nothing earth-shaking in this release, but quite a few usability
436 improvements and the usual mix of cleanups and fixes.
437
438 - The --no_default_filters option of para_filter has been
439 deprecated. It still works but has no effect and will be
440 removed in the next version.
441 - para_gui now prints also the stderr output of the executing
442 command in the bottom window.
443 - Cleanup and consolidation of the various wrappers for
444 write(), writev(), send() and friends.
445 - The obscure error messages on mmap() failures have been
446 replaced by meaningful messages. This affects mainly
447 para_afh.
448 - para_audioc: Cleanups and memory leak fixes.
449 - Test 0004-server no longer fails if para_server is not
450 being built.
451 - New configure options: --with-id3tag-{headers,libs}.
452
453 -------------------------------------
454 0.4.9 (2011-12-06) "hybrid causality"
455 -------------------------------------
456
457 Support for another audio format, interactive mode for para_client
458 and para_audiod and many small improvements/fixes all over the place.
459
460 - Support for flac, the free lossless audio codec.
461 - Fix for an endless loop in the mp3 decoder for certain
462 (corrupt) mp3 files.
463 - When executed without specifying a command, para_client
464 and para_audioc start an interactive shell (requires
465 libreadline being installed). The interactive mode offers
466 full tab completion and command line history.
467 - autogen.sh now detects a distcc setup and adjusts the
468 parameter for the -j option of make accordingly.
469 - Shared memory areas are no longer restricted to 64K. We now
470 detect the maximal size of a shared memory area at runtime.
471 - cleanup of the internal uptime API.
472 - para_server prefaults the mmapped audio file to avoid
473 delays on slow media.
474 - A new test for the test-suite that exercises the
475 communication between para_server and para_audiod.
476 - The alsa writer eats up less CPU cycles when configured to
477 use the DMIX plugin.
478 - Simplified and unified receiver code.
479 - Makefile cleanups.
480 - Commands which print a list of matching audio files now
481 emit a meaningful error message if no audio file matched the
482 given pattern(s).
483
484 --------------------------------------
485 0.4.8 (2011-08-19) "nested assignment"
486 --------------------------------------
487
488 Gcrypt support, the overhauled osx writer and regex format specifiers
489 are the highlights of this release.
490
491 - support for libgcrypt as a drop-in replacement for openssl.
492 Run configure --enable-cryptolib=gcrypt to link against
493 libgcrypt. The two crypto implementations are compatible to
494 each other, i.e. a para_client executable linked against
495 gcrypt can connect to para_server linked against libssl
496 and vice versa.
497 - Rewrite of the osx writer (output plugin for Mac OS).
498 - audiod: The format specifier for receivers, filters and
499 writers is now treated as a regular expression. This allows
500 to replace 5 lines in the config file (one for each audio
501 format) by one single line. See the manual for details.
502 - The \*.cmdline.[ch] files are no longer contained in the released
503 tarballs. This reduces the size of the tarballs but requires
504 gengetopt to build the tarball.
505 - Compiles cleanly also with llvm/clang.
506 - Corrupt mp3 files are handled more gracefully.
507 - The alsa writer uses poll fds instead of computing timeouts.
508 - Cleanup of the generic writer API.
509 - sched: Optimized zero timeouts.
510 - vss timeout cleanups.
511 - oggdec fixes and improvements.
512
513 --------------------------------------
514 0.4.7 (2011-06-01) "infinite rollback"
515 --------------------------------------
516
517 The new ao writer, support for ssh RSA keys and a couple of other
518 enhancements.
519
520 - Support for ESD, Pulseaudio, AIX, Solaris, IRIX and other
521 platforms through the libao audio library.
522 - Support for RSA keys generated with ssh-keygen.
523 - configure: improved options for ogg/vorbis/speex.
524 - The git version reported by --version always matches HEAD.
525 - The autogen script detects the number of processors and
526 runs a parallel make if possible.
527 - Major cleanup of the crypto API.
528 - Documentation updates.
529
530 ------------------------------------------
531 0.4.6 (2011-03-31) "deterministic entropy"
532 ------------------------------------------
533
534 Lots of ogg/vorbis improvements, the new test suite, enhancements
535 for para_gui and a fair amount of other bug fixes.
536
537 - For DCCP/OGG streams the audio file header is only sent once
538 at the beginning of the stream rather than periodically
539 every five seconds. This reduces network traffic and the
540 FEC group size.
541 - The vorbis comment header is replaced by an empty dummy header
542 before the header is sent over the network. This also results in
543 less network traffic and smaller FEC groups.
544 - The new "test" make target allows to perform some sanity checks prior
545 to installing the package.
546 - ogg timing fixes and performance improvements
547 - Scheduler improvements
548 - Proper exit codes for para_write
549 - para_gui: New option --theme to select a startup theme. Several
550 other improvements and fixes.
551 - aacdec error message cleanups
552 - simplified color error handling
553
554 --------------------------------------------
555 0.4.5 (2010-12-17) "symmetric randomization"
556 --------------------------------------------
557
558 Bug fixes, internal cleanups and variable-sized FEC slices.
559
560 - Contains a fix for an invalid-free-bug in the ogg audio format
561 handler code.
562 - Switching off the DCCP sender works again.
563 - para_audiod handles crashes of para_server more robustly.
564 - Internal scheduler and writer cleanups.
565 - Reduced latency due to variable-sized FEC slices.
566 - Improved documentation and error diagnostics.
567 - The build of para_server is now optional, allowing the build
568 to succeed in case libosl is not installed.
569
570 ------------------------------------------
571 0.4.4 (2010-08-06) "persistent regularity"
572 ------------------------------------------
573
574 Support for yet another audio format, para_write improvements and
575 bug fixes.
576
577 - Support for the speex codec.
578 - Support for sample formats other than 16 bit little endian.
579 - error2.h is now created by a perl script which speeds up configure
580 considerably.
581 - Fix a bug in the aac decoder which could lead to segfaults in
582 para_filter/para_audiod.
583 - Fixes for autoconf-2.66.
584
585 ----------------------------------------
586 0.4.3 (2010-07-05) "imaginary radiation"
587 ----------------------------------------
588
589 Many improvements for the DCCP and the UDP transport, the new user
590 manual and the usual mix of bug fixes and internal improvements.
591
592 - FEC support for the DCCP sender (Gerrit Renker). The new
593 --dccp_max_slice_size, --dccp_data_slices_per_group and
594 --dccp_slices_per_group options can be used to set the FEC
595 parameters for the DCCP transport.
596 - DNS lookups for UDP targets (Gerrit Renker).
597 - The new user manual replaces the README, README.afs, REQUIREMENTS
598 and INSTALL documents.
599 - Fix an end-of-file detection bug in the oggdec filter.
600 - The new nonblock API.
601 - Both options of the oggdec filter have been removed.
602 - New debug mode for the internal scheduler.
603
604 ------------------------------------------
605 0.4.2 (2010-04-23) "associative expansion"
606 ------------------------------------------
607
608 It's been some time since the last release, but finally here is
609 paraslash-0.4.2. The bulk of the changes comes from the new buffer
610 tree API, but there are changes all over the tree. Mainly performance
611 and usability improvements, but also quite some bug fixes.
612
613 - The new buffer tree API.
614 - DCCP: Support for CCID negotiation (Gerrit Renker).
615 - UDP robustness fixes.
616 - The --bufsize option for mp3dec is gone as it no longer makes sense
617 for the new buffer tree API.
618 - Fix audible buffer underruns for wma streams.
619 - The alsa writer no longer prints meaningless underrun durations.
620 - audiod: Defaults work also for udp streams. If no filter is
621 given for an audio format that is received via upd, fecdec is
622 automatically added as the first filter (along with the decoder).
623
624 ---------------------------------------
625 0.4.1 (2009-12-22) "concurrent horizon"
626 ---------------------------------------
627
628 Support for another audio format, minor feature enhancements and lots of bug
629 fixes. All fixes that have been accumulated in the maint branch (in particular
630 those mentionened in the 0.3.6 release notes) appear in this release as well.
631
632 - wma support.
633 - new afh option: --human to activate human-readable output.
634 - new server/audiod option: --log-timing to print timing information.
635 - build system improvements.
636 - source code documentation updates.
637
638 -------------------------------------
639 0.3.6 (2009-12-07) "cubic continuity"
640 -------------------------------------
641
642 Quite a few bugs have been found and fixed since 0.3.5, so here's
643 another 0.3.x release. No new features.
644
645 - Always check return value of malloc().
646 - ogg vorbis/FEC: Do not write garbage after the audio file header.
647 - exit if root privileges could not be dropped.
648 - FEC: Fix computation of extra slices.
649 - oss: Fix check for empty input buffer.
650 - Avoid buffer underruns due to filter chain output buffer constraints.
651 - server: Fix assignment of afs_pid.
652 - Don't panic if the afs database contains unknown audio formats.
653 - http/dccp: Do not send the audio file header twice.
654 - FEC: Timing improvements.
655
656 ----------------------------------------------
657 0.4.0 (2009-11-10) "simultaneous independence"
658 ----------------------------------------------
659
660 Two significant changes which require the new version number: The
661 improved authentication dialog and the fact that the database code
662 has been moved to a library, libosl. To use the new version, you have
663 to generate new RSA keys, see INSTALL for details. A shell script is
664 provided for conversion of the 0.3 database to the new 0.4 format.
665
666 - stronger crypto for client authentication
667 - the database code has been moved to a library
668 - improved status item handling
669 - cleanup of the build system
670 - The "-V" option now also prints the git version
671 - the new parser-friendly listing mode for the ls and stat commands
672 - mandatory rc4 encryption
673 - major audio format handler cleanups
674 - (id3,...) tags are no longer stored as a combined string in the database
675 - new mood methods: artist_matches, title_matches, comment_matches,
676 album_matches, year_maches, year.
677
678 --------------------------------------------
679 0.3.5 (2009-09-21) "symplectic separability"
680 --------------------------------------------
681
682 Full client support for \*BSD Unixes, complete re-write of the ogg
683 vorbis audio format handler, various improvements all over the place
684 and the usual mix of bugfixes. This release marks the end of the 0.3
685 series if no serious problems show up.
686
687 - the new oss writer (supported on \*BSD and Linux)
688 - rewrite of the ogg vorbis audio format handler. It's
689 recommended to replace the chunk tables of existing ogg
690 vorbis files in the afs database by re-adding these files
691 with "add -f".
692 - support for netmask subsets (Gerrit Renker)
693 - the new prebuffer filter
694 - improved signal handling
695 - variable fec output buffer size
696 - improved FEC timing fixes audible buffer underruns in UDP mode
697 - --log_color actually works
698 - new ls option: -d (print dates as seconds after the epoch)
699 - update to gengetopt 2.22.2
700 - support for RSA keys of size > 512 bits
701 - new option "mixer_channel" for para_fade
702
703 -----------------------------------------
704 0.3.4 (2009-05-07) "elliptic inheritance"
705 -----------------------------------------
706
707 The new udp sender, forward error correction, colored logs and various
708 other improvements. As the udp sender does not depend on any special
709 libraries, it is built unconditionally.
710
711 - The udp sender replaces the ortp sender. The new code uses forward
712 error correction to protect against packet losses. Many thanks to
713 Gerrit Renker for providing ipv6 support.
714 - The default port for udp streaming now defaults to 8000, like
715 for the http and the dccp senders/receivers.
716 - Loglevels are now specified as symbolic names, e.g.
717 "--loglevel info".
718 - improved ipv4 and ipv6 URI parser (Gerrit Renker).
719 - para_server/para_audiod: Color support for log messages.
720 - new options for mp3dec: --ignore-crc, --bufsize
721 - new audiod option: --config-file.
722 - gengetopt cleanups.
723 - Improved help/man pages: The documentation of para_audiod,
724 para_recv, para_filter and para_write now also contains
725 all options of the available receivers/filters/writers. The
726 man page of para_fade contains a description of the different
727 modes of operation.
728 - More source code documentation.
729 - vss timing fixes.
730
731 --------------------------------------------
732 0.3.3 (2008-12-01) "axiomatic perspectivity"
733 --------------------------------------------
734
735 Internal code cleanups, bug fixes, improved tag handling and the new
736 amplification filter.
737
738 - para_server uses the generic scheduling code.
739 - overhaul of the virtual streaming system.
740 - mp3: id3 version 2 support via libid3tag (optional)
741 - ogg: vorbis comment support.
742 - aac meta info support.
743 - mp3 audio format handler cleanups.
744 - new filter: "amp" to amplify the amplitude of the audio stream
745 - new status item/database entry: amplification. It is
746 used by the amp filter to pre-amplify the audio stream.
747 - fix a close-without-open bug in para_write.
748 - fix a bug in com_init() which was introduced in 0.3.2.
749 - better error diagnostics for para_client.
750
751 -----------------------------------------
752 0.3.2 (2008-04-11) "probabilistic parity"
753 -----------------------------------------
754
755 The new para_afh executable, scheduling and documentation improvements.
756
757 - new ls option: -lc (list chunk table)
758 - new executable: para_afh, the stand-alone audio file handler tool
759 - afs commands can send output more than SHMMAX (32MB on Linux). This
760 also reduces the memory usage of commands that produce large amounts
761 of output.
762 - major scheduler and audiod cleanups.
763 - more detailed and much nicer man pages.
764
765 ---------------------------------------
766 0.3.1 (2008-02-23) "liquid interaction"
767 ---------------------------------------
768
769 A mix of cleanups, bug fixes, improvements, and some new features. No
770 significant changes to the new database (osl) code, which is generally
771 a good sign.
772
773 - Share some similar/duplicate code between the http and the
774 dccp sender.
775 - Generic access control lists for paraslash senders.
776 - dccp sender: Access control lists, connection limiting and support
777 for the allow,deny,on,off,help sender commands.
778 - The default dccp port changed from 5001 to 8000 (suggested by
779 Gerrit Renker).
780 - para_server starts even if not all public keys could be loaded.
781 - Audiod performance improvements.
782 - fix a bug in the "off" command of the http sender.
783 - fix some fd and memory leaks.
784 - Update to gengetopt-2.22.
785
786 -------------------------------------
787 0.3.0 (2008-01-12) "solar saturation"
788 -------------------------------------
789
790 paraslash.0.3.0 -- 'WWDBND --what would databases never do?'.
791
792
793 Usually one might expect lots of new features AND a big increase in size
794 for a major release like this.
795
796 However, paraslash-0.3.0.tar.bz2 is the smallest paraslash tarball
797 ever. The decrease in size is mostly due to the removal of some
798 graphical tools (which were only quick hacks anyway). But also the
799 fact that the mysql code is gone cuts down the size a bit.
800
801 Being independent of mysql comes at a cost: The fact that paraslash
802 now contains its own database (the object storage layer, osl) increases
803 the (stripped) binary size of para_server by ~50K on i386.
804
805 - no more restrictions on unique basenames.
806 - independent of mysql: The new self-contained object
807 storage layer (osl) replaces the mysql database.
808 - New executable para_fsck: Check integrity of osl tables.
809 - Lyrics support.
810 - Reliable audio file move/rename detection.
811 - More portable than ever: Tested on Linux (x86_32, x86_64, sparc64),
812 MacOS (ppc32, x86_32), FreeBSD (x86_32), NetBSD (x86_32) and
813 Solaris (sparc64).
814 - the new osl-based audio file selector (afs) replaces the random,
815 the playlist and the mysql selector of paraslash-0.2.x.
816 - IPv6 support (thanks to Gerrit Renker).
817 - paraslash-0.2.x streams are now called "moods". Writing
818 0.3.x-mood definitions should be both easier and more
819 powerful than writing 0.2.x-stream definitions.
820 - para_krell, para_slider, para_para_sdl_gui, para_dbadm have
821 been removed. The world is a better place without them. However,
822 para_gui is still there.
823 - afs tracks audio file selection also in playlist mode.
824 - few easy-to-use afs commands replace the many not-so-easy-to-use
825 mysql commands (and are available also in playlist mode).
826 - Improved error subsystem.
827 - The earth-shaking new logo.
828
829 -----------------------------------------
830 0.2.17 (2007-11-20) "isotropic threshold"
831 -----------------------------------------
832
833 Mainly bugfixes and cleanups in this version which marks the end of
834 the 0.2.x series if no serious bugs show up after the release.
835
836 - mysql_selector: fix a locking bug.
837 - universal chunk queueing.
838 - dccp sender uses chunk queueing if write() returns EAGAIN (thanks
839 to Gerrit Renker).
840 - be more carful wrt. signed vs. unsigned argument passing.
841 - cleanup error.h and fix some references to invalid error
842 codes.
843 - update to gengetopt-2.21.
844 - update to ortp-0.13.1.
845 - autoconf: extend checks for headers, library functions and
846 compiler characteristics.
847 - Fix streaming of large mp3 files.
848 - Fix an off-by-one bug in playlist handling.
849
850 --------------------------------------
851 0.2.16 (2007-04-05) "neural discharge"
852 --------------------------------------
853
854 The main change in this release is the major audio format handler
855 cleanup which removes some similar/duplicate code and makes it easier
856 to implement plugins for other audio formats. Of course, the usual mix
857 of other improvements/changes/bugfixes also made it into the release.
858
859 - simplified audio format handlers (most of the handling functions
860 were moved one layer up to the virtual streaming system).
861 - para_server uses mmap to read audio files
862 - repositioning of mp3 streams is much faster, in particular for
863 jumping near the end of large mp3 files.
864 - permission flags DB_READ,DB_WRITE have been renamed to AFS_READ
865 and AFS_WRITE.
866 - fix a bug in para_filter that caused decoding of aac files
867 to start only after a few seconds.
868 - fix osx_writer hangs
869 - simplified dccp code (thanks to Gerrit Renker)
870 - the compress filter works also on big endian systems (ppc)
871
872 -----------------------------------------
873 0.2.15 (2007-02-16) "inductive resonance"
874 -----------------------------------------
875
876 Minor improvements, more documentation and a bunch of bug fixes.
877
878 - para_server: The server.users file is only read once on server
879 startup rather than for each connection
880 - mp3dec: Fix decoding of corrupt mp3 files
881 - afs (audio file sender) is now called vss (virtual streaming
882 system). Consequently, the permission flags specified in
883 ~/.paraslash/server.users have also changed: AFS_READ and AFS_WRITE
884 become VSS_READ and VSS_WRITE respectively.
885 - para_audiod/para_filter: Fix a bug that caused the last chunk
886 of audio data not being written under certain circumstances
887 - audiod: compute the difference of server time and local time
888 correctly
889 - para_server/para_audiod: Fix some memory leaks
890 - documentation improvements
891 - configure.ac: fix checks for para_krell
892 - new man pages
893
894 -------------------------------------------
895 0.2.14 (2006-10-15) "transient singularity"
896 -------------------------------------------
897
898 The only major enhancement of this version is the osx writer which completes
899 the Mac OS Port and was originally planned already for 0.2.13 but had to wait
900 until now for reasons beyond the scope of this changelog entry.
901
902 - new output plugin for Mac Os: the osx writer
903 - rename configure command line options from --enable-xxx-headers to
904 --with-xxx-headers and --enable-xxx-libs to --with-xxx-libs
905 - configure: new command line options: --with-mad-headers,
906 --with-mad-libs, --with-oggvorbis-headers, and --with-oggvorbis-libs
907 - some robustness fixes
908 - dymamic audio format recognition for audiod
909 - para_server: new command line option: --autoplay_delay
910 - para_audiod: new command line option: --clock_diff_count
911
912 ---------------------------------------
913 0.2.13 (2006-07-14) "sonic convolution"
914 ---------------------------------------
915
916 A bunch of new features and core changes.
917
918 - the new paraslash scheduler, short and sweet.
919 - Support for m4a/mp4 files via the new aac audio format
920 handler/filter (requires libfaad).
921 - each writer has its own command line parser, just like
922 para_recv and para_filter.
923 - para_client and para_audioc use the error subsystem
924 - writers are integrated in para_audiod (currently linux-only)
925 - para_client is integrated in para_audiod
926 - random/playlist selector: improved info strings
927 - new audiod commands: tasks, kill
928 - update to libortp-0.10.1
929 - para_fade: wake time defaults to 8 hours from now
930 - update to autoconf-2.60
931
932 ------------------------------------------
933 0.2.12 (2006-05-12) "oriented abstraction"
934 ------------------------------------------
935
936 Many user-visible changes in this release and lots of new
937 features:
938
939 - the new optional dccp sender/receiver. It uses the datagram
940 congestion control protocol. You'll need a fairly new kernel
941 for this.
942 - paraslash works on Mac OS X (thanks to Gerd Becker)
943 - para_play renamed to para_write
944 - modular output plugin design (writers) for para_write
945 - new file_writer output plugin for para_write
946 - compress filter speed improvements
947 - update to libortp-0.9.1
948 - update to gengetopt-2.17rc
949 - para_client no longer depends on libreadline (as the
950 code for the interactive mode was removed).
951 - gcc-2-95 is no longer a supported compiler. It may still
952 work, but it gets no more testing.
953 - the tarball no longer contains the screenshot images which
954 reduces its size quite a bit.
955 - configure: new command line options: --enable-mysql-headers
956 and --enable-mysql-libs
957
958 ------------------------------------
959 0.2.11 (2006-03-11) "atomic duality"
960 ------------------------------------
961
962 Here it is, the first paraslash release developed with git. There
963 are fairly many user-visible changes in this release. As two out of
964 the three "database tools" of paraslash don't use a database at all,
965 they are now called "audio file selectors" instead.
966
967 - the cdt command (change database tool) becomes chs (change
968 selector)
969 - no more colon separators: The syntax of some options of
970 para_audiod and para_filter have changed. Use --help for
971 more info (and some examples).
972 - update to gengetopt-2.16 (thanks to Lorenzo Bettini)
973 - switch from cvs to git (should've done that earlier)
974 - the new ipc subsystem
975 - new audio file selector: playlist
976 - para_server: the dopey selector is now called "random",
977 and is the default selector. Use the --selector option to
978 choose another selector at startup, or the chs command to
979 change the selector at runtime.
980 - X86_64 fixes (thanks to Steffen Klassert)
981 - para_play fixes
982
983 --------------------------------------
984 0.2.10 (2006-02-17) "cyclic attractor"
985 --------------------------------------
986
987 Huge documentation update, a scrollable window for para_gui, ortp
988 improvements, and of course many small fixes not mentioned here.
989 The diffstat below is rather misleading as most insertions are due
990 to the new source documentation.
991
992 - autoconf cleanup
993 - para_server also uses the new error subsystem
994 - lots of new documentation (UTSL)
995 - gui improvements:
996 - keysyms for cursor keys and for next/previous page keys
997 - scrollable output window
998 - new internal commands: scroll up/down, page up/down
999 - fix color of command output.
1000 - ortp: the --chunk_time and --header flags are no longer needed
1001 for para_recv/para_audiod as this information is now encoded in
1002 each rtp packet sent by para_server.
1003
1004 -------------------------------------------
1005 0.2.9 (2006-01-24) "progressive turbulence"
1006 -------------------------------------------
1007
1008 Internal audiod receivers/filters, the new error subsystem and
1009 a lot of small improvements.
1010
1011 - para_recv and para_filter are integrated into the para_audiod
1012 binary, i.e. audiod no longer spawns a new process for
1013 each receiver/filter. As para_recv and para_filter might be
1014 useful as standalone programs, they still get built (linked
1015 against the same object files that are also used for audiod).
1016 - further ortp timing improvements should reduce the CPU usage
1017 of the ortp receiver.
1018 - improved audio grabbing. The 'grab' command of para_audiod
1019 has its own set of command line options. Read the output of
1020 "para_audioc help grab" for more info.
1021 - oggdec: configurable input prebuffer size.
1022 - the new error subsystem gives better error diagnostics
1023 and reduces code size.
1024
1025 -----------------------------------------
1026 0.2.8 (2006-01-02) "dynamic accumulation"
1027 -----------------------------------------
1028
1029 The new modular filter design and the para_play-hangs bugfix.
1030
1031 - new executable: para_filter. It combines para_mp3dec,
1032 para_oggdec and para_compress. It also adds a further filter
1033 type, wav, that just inserts a wave header at the desired point
1034 of the filter chain. All 'piping' is done in-memory (i.e. no
1035 read/write operations are used).
1036 - para_play: fix a stupid bug that caused it to hang under
1037 certain circumstances.
1038
1039 -------------------------------------------
1040 0.2.7 (2006-12-27) "transparent invariance"
1041 -------------------------------------------
1042
1043 Not many user-visible changes but a fair amount of internal improvements.
1044
1045 - The http sender buffers data if it can not be sent
1046 out immediately (because the socket is not writable). This
1047 should prevent para_server from shutting down the connection
1048 too early on a loaded network.
1049 - para_play also prebuffers data if it is told to start at a
1050 future time by the --start_time option.
1051 - The return of para_recv: It combines para_ortp_recv and
1052 para_http_recv. Use the --receiver option to switch between
1053 the two. para_recv builds without libortp, but contains
1054 only the http receiver in this case.
1055 - update to ortp 0.8.1. As this ortp release contains incompatible
1056 changes, para_recv-0.2.7 won't link against older ortp libs.
1057 - improved ortp timings.
1058 - use of gcc-extensions that #define away for non-gcc and
1059 gcc < 3.0.
1060
1061 -------------------------------------------
1062 0.2.6 (2005-10-29) "recursive compensation"
1063 -------------------------------------------
1064
1065 Transparent session encryption (uses openssl's Alleged RC4 cipher),
1066 the internal find command and several other improvements and cleanups.
1067
1068 - Encrypt the session if encryption is requested by the client
1069 (default for para_client 0.2.6). This is backwards
1070 compatible, so older clients can still connect to para_server
1071 0.2.6. Use the new client option --plain to request an
1072 uncrypted session (off by default, must be set to on in
1073 order to connect to para_server 0.2.x with 0 <= x <= 5).
1074 - para_server uses an internal function to locate audio files
1075 rather than calling find(1). The server option
1076 --mysql_audio_file_dir replaces --mysql_find_cmd.
1077 - documentation update
1078 - man pages
1079 - header file cleanup
1080 - para_client code cleanup
1081 - para_gui: faster display of output of display commands
1082
1083 ------------------------------------------
1084 0.2.5 (2005-10-13) "aggressive resolution"
1085 ------------------------------------------
1086
1087 This release adds internal senders, i.e. no more external programs are
1088 spawned for sending out the audio data. There are two different senders
1089 available: The http sender and the ortp sender (former para_send which
1090 is no longer needed).
1091
1092 The new sender code has a plugin-like design so it can be easily
1093 extended should there be be any future need for supporting another
1094 network streaming protocol. All senders are completely independent of
1095 each other. In particular, the http and the ortp sender can operate
1096 in parallel.
1097
1098 - new server command: sender to control senders at runtime.
1099 Read the output of "para_server -h" and "para_client help
1100 sender" for more information.
1101 - para_recv renamed to para_ortp_recv
1102 - new executable: para_http_recv, a simple command line
1103 http receiver.
1104 - major afs/mp3/ogg code simplifications due to internal
1105 senders.
1106 - ogg timing improvements
1107 - fix several minor memory leaks (found by valgrind)
1108 - empty stream definitions work again
1109 - com_ne(): ignore errors on remove
1110 - audiod: fix segfault on server restart
1111
1112 ---------------------------------------
1113 0.2.4 (2005-09-21) "toxic anticipation"
1114 ---------------------------------------
1115
1116 Several small improvements, fixes and the new grab command.
1117
1118 - audiod:
1119 - new command: "grab" to grab the output of the stream reader
1120 or any filters. Read the output of "para_audioc help grab"
1121 for more information.
1122 - fix memory leak
1123 - code cleanup
1124 - audioc: new command line option: --bufsize to specify a
1125 buffer size different from the default size 8192.
1126 - improved error diagnostics for para_play.
1127 - new configure option: --enable-ssldir so search for openssl in
1128 non-standard places
1129 - sdl_gui: Make it look nice again for 1024x768
1130 - server: report total size of memory allocated with sbrk by malloc,
1131 new command line option: --announce_time
1132
1133 -----------------------------------------
1134 0.2.3 (2005-09-01) "hydrophilic movement"
1135 -----------------------------------------
1136
1137 Two new executables and major feature enhancements.
1138
1139 - audiod filters: It is now possible to specify arbitrary many
1140 (including none) filters for each supported audio
1141 format. This can be used e.g. for normalizing volume,
1142 transforming or grabbing the audio stream, or for using
1143 visualizers. Read the output of "para_audiod -h" for the
1144 syntax of the new --filter_cmd option.
1145 - new executable: para_play, a tiny alsa player. It
1146 can play wave files or raw pcm (16 bit little endian)
1147 from stdin.
1148 - new executable: para_compress, a dynamic range compressor
1149 intended to keep audio output at a consistent volume. Derived
1150 from [AudioCompress](http://trikuare.cx/code/AudioCompress.html).
1151 - audiod: New option: --stream_delay. This can be used in
1152 a local network to syncronize the audio output of all
1153 clients that play the same stream.
1154
1155 ------------------------------------------
1156 0.2.2 (2005-08-19) "tangential excitation"
1157 ------------------------------------------
1158
1159 Mostly internal changes in this release, but also some new commands
1160 for the mysql database tool.
1161
1162 - cleanup exec.c, fix para_exec bug
1163 - compile time loglevel (log messages below the given level
1164 won't be compiled in, which reduces the size of the
1165 resulting binaries)
1166 - new log macros that shorten the size of the source code.
1167 - workaround a gcc-4.1 bug (?) that caused send_cred_buffer()
1168 to send only zeros. With this workaround, para_audioc works
1169 again.
1170 - avoid gcc-4 warning: conflicting types for built-in function 'clog'
1171 - new mysql commands: "rm" (remove entry), "mv" (rename entry) "ne"
1172 (new entry), "snp" (set numplayed). Read the manual for more
1173 information.
1174
1175 ---------------------------------------
1176 0.2.1 (2005-08-15) "surreal experience"
1177 ---------------------------------------
1178
1179 Here comes paraslash-0.2.1. It contains a couple of new features and,
1180 surprise, only minor bug fixes.
1181
1182 - kill noisy mp3 debug message
1183 - cleanup of the build system
1184 - para_server and para_client directly use the crypto routines
1185 of the openssl library rather than invoking the openssl command
1186 line utitlity
1187 - server/audiod: new option --user to switch to the given user
1188 when invoked as root. Read the output of "para_server -h" for
1189 more information.
1190 - gui/sdl_gui: new option --stat_cmd to be used to retrieve the
1191 status. Default: "para_audioc stat"
1192 - sdl_gui: new option --pic_cmd to be used to download the picture.
1193 Default: "para_client pic"
1194 - audiod: 5 slots ought to be enough for everybody
1195 - audiod: new status item: Uptime, kill hup command
1196
1197 ------------------------------------------
1198 0.2.0 (2005-08-06) "distributed diffusion"
1199 ------------------------------------------
1200
1201 After several month of increased development activity, paraslash-0.2.0
1202 has arrived. It contains many new features and is much more
1203 self-contained than the old 0.1.x series. Enjoy!
1204
1205 - para_server: fix hang on song change and crash on sighup.
1206 Speed up mysql queries. The DIR_LIKE macro is gone.
1207 - new executables: para_audiod, the local audio daemon that
1208 starts playback (uses SCM_CREDENTIALS socket magic) and
1209 para_audioc, the corresponding client.
1210 - new executables: para_mp3dec/para_oggdec, two really teensy
1211 decoders. para_mp3dec is based on libmad, para_oggdec requires
1212 libvorbisfile.
1213 - ovsend/ovrecv are capable of streaming ogg as well as mp3, so
1214 they are now called para_send and para_recv respectively.
1215 - documentation updates
1216 - para_gui is themable. For now there is the default theme that
1217 looks as before and the simple theme: blue and easy.
1218 - gui: audio streaming is now handled by audiod. Time display shows
1219 playback time rather than streaming time
1220 - slider: update to libzmw-0.2.0
1221 - para_krell: fix crash on server shutdown
1222 - switch from gzip to bzip2
1223
1224 ----------------------------------------
1225 0.1.7 (2005-04-18) "melting penetration"
1226 ----------------------------------------
1227
1228 The main change in this release is clearly the oggvorbis rewrite,
1229 but there are also lots of smaller changes. If you intend to use both
1230 the mp3 and the ogg plugin, it is recommended to use software mixing,
1231 e.g. the dmix plugin which is provided by ALSA.
1232
1233 - new executables: para_ovsend and para_ovrecv for sending/receiving
1234 oggvorbis files via rtp. Requires the open rtp library. Get it at
1235 http://www.linphone.org/ortp/
1236 - rewrite of the ogg_vorbis core code
1237 - configure detects libzmw and, if detected, includes
1238 para_slider to the list of binaries to be built by make
1239 - server stream writers read from their associated fifo rather
1240 than from stdin
1241 - slider: two new sliders, lastplayed and numplayed
1242 - fix nasty double free bug which caused random segfaults in case of
1243 mp3 files with invalid header information
1244 - gui: new command line option: --stream_timeout=seconds to
1245 deactivate a slot if it is idle for that many seconds (default=`5')
1246 - diffstats
1247
1248 ---------------------------------------
1249 0.1.6 (2005-03-05) "asymptotic balance"
1250 ---------------------------------------
1251
1252 Only little user-visible changes in this release. Mainly bugfixes and
1253 core code cleanup. This is probably the most stable version ever if you
1254 stick to mp3...
1255
1256 - fix several memory leaks
1257 - rename default name of mysql database from "music" to "paraslash".
1258 Use para_server's --mysql_database option if you do not want to
1259 rename your old database.
1260 - rework ogg vorbis code
1261 - make update command work on mysql servers with LOCAL_INFILE
1262 disabled
1263 - gui: improved stream I/O (slots)
1264 - simplified audio format API
1265 - para_pob_ogg is gone
1266
1267 ------------------------------------
1268 0.1.5 (2004-12-31) "opaque eternity"
1269 ------------------------------------
1270
1271 Let's slide gently into the new year.
1272
1273 - new: para_slider (not built automatically, type "make
1274 para_slider" to build). A toy for those who always felt that
1275 creating stream definitions is difficult. See screenshots,
1276 README and FEATURES for more info.
1277 - improved signal handling. Fixes server segfault on SIGHUP
1278 for linux kernels newer than Aug 24 2004 and makes para_gui
1279 race-free.
1280 - reload database tool on SIGHUP
1281 - improved help message for sl
1282 - do not log "broken pipe" messages as errors. They are
1283 perfectly ok.
1284 - fix wrong error message on permission errors
1285
1286 -----------------------------------------
1287 0.1.4 (2004-12-19) "tunneling transition"
1288 -----------------------------------------
1289
1290 Bugfix release. As expected, 0.1.3 introduced a bunch of new bugs.
1291 Hopefully, most of them got wiped out with this release. Some
1292 enhancements went also in.
1293
1294 - improved error diagnostics for all commands
1295 - stradd/picadd: overwrite previous contents if entry already
1296 exists, rather than returning errors
1297 - stradd: use current stream if invoked without args
1298 - faster (and hopefully more stable) ogg-vorbis handling
1299 - para_krell: reap children to avoid zombie-flooding in case
1300 no server is running
1301 - si: report also server pid
1302 - server: don't busy-loop if dbtool reports only invalid files.
1303 - gui: CTRL+C works again, fix stream_read command line option
1304 - fix pic_add, hist
1305 - fix mysql dbtool startup in case no database exists
1306 - many small fixes and cleanups
1307
1308 ---------------------------------------
1309 0.1.3: (2004-12-10) "vanishing inertia"
1310 ---------------------------------------
1311
1312 Starting from this release, the database tools are integrated in the
1313 server binary. This decreases server startup time, reduces code size
1314 and speeds up database commands. However, the layout of the underlying
1315 mysql database changed only slightly and 0.1.3 should be backwards
1316 compatible in that respect.
1317
1318 Visible changes:
1319
1320 - If mysql is not detected at compile time, or fails to init
1321 at runtime, fall back to the dopey database tool which should
1322 always work.
1323 - para_dbtool and dbtool.conf are gone. All mysql specific
1324 options are read from server.conf and are prefixed by 'mysql_'.
1325 - new command: cdt (change database tool)
1326 - new command line option: dbtool (choose startup database tool)
1327 - The name of current stream is now stored in the database,
1328 so paraslash remembers its current stream when restarted.
1329 - new command: csp (change stream and play)
1330 - para_gui also reports current database tool and server uptime
1331
1332 -------------------------------------------
1333 0.1.2: (2004-11-28) "spherical fluctuation"
1334 -------------------------------------------
1335
1336 Point release before the big dbtool changes go in.
1337
1338 - dbtool: rename ca to cam (copy all meta data). It now also
1339 copies numplayed and lastplayed time as well as the picture
1340 id.
1341 - fix endless-loop-bug caused by mp3 files with invalid header
1342
1343 -----------------------------------------
1344 0.1.1: (2004-11-05) "floating atmosphere"
1345 -----------------------------------------
1346
1347 - gkrellm plugin
1348 - new dbtool command: mbox. Browse your sound-file collection
1349 with your favorite mail reader.
1350 - several small fixes
1351
1352 -------------------------------------
1353 0.1.0: (2004-10-22) "rotating cortex"
1354 -------------------------------------
1355
1356 - fix logging bug for loglevel > VERBOSE
1357 - fix skip command
1358 - correct timings for vbr mp3s
1359 - modular audio format support
1360 - ogg-vorbis support (experimental)
1361 - new server option: autoplay
1362
1363 -----------------------------------------
1364 0.0.99: (2004-07-25) "harmonic deviation"
1365 -----------------------------------------
1366
1367 - rename projectname from icc to paraslash (play, archive, rate
1368 and stream large audio sets happily)
1369 - paraslash is no longer restricted to one particular audio
1370 streaming software
1371 - new dbtool commands (stradd, strq, strdel) for easy stream
1372 managment w/o configuration file. That obsoletes stream_defs
1373 file/config option for dbtool.
1374 - picadd accepts jpeg data from stdin
1375 - new server commands: ps (select previous stream), sc (song change)
1376 - new default pictures for sdl_gui
1377 - gui: new key_map option for binding commands and internal
1378 functions to arbitrary keys, nice help screen, rip out
1379 soundcard/linux specific stuff, avoid noise artefacts while jumping,
1380 show silly logo on startup
1381 - new executables: para_fade for fading volume, para_dbadm for
1382 manipulating attributes
1383 - cdb adds _all_ tables to mysql database
1384 - revised and beautified documentation
1385 - sample dbtool rewritten in C
1386 - autoconf
1387
1388 ---------------------------------------------
1389 0.0.98: (2003-12-26) "incremental smoothness"
1390 ---------------------------------------------
1391
1392 - kick icecast in favour of poc. That removes some races and reduces
1393 core code considerably.
1394 - cbr/vbr is displayed by stat and gui/sdl_gui. New status flags
1395 give finer info on afs' status.
1396 - gui can start decoder (see config options). Further new gui
1397 commands: refresh (^L), jmp (F1-F10)
1398 - gui rereads conf on SIGUSR1 instead of SIGHUP. SIGHUP
1399 terminates gui. This fixes dead instances consuming memory
1400 continuously.
1401 - new dbtool command: verb for sending verbatim sql queries.
1402 - fix pid_list races (by removing pid_list)
1403 - codename funnies
1404
1405 --------------------
1406 0.0.97: (2003-10-26)
1407 --------------------
1408
1409 - installation prefix now defaults to /usr/local
1410 - new commands for gui: snozze, sleep and reread config
1411 - config file for gui and sdl_gui
1412 - fix problems with filenames containing funny characters
1413 (reported by Thomas Forell)
1414 - improved signal handling for gui, now it rereads conf on SIGHUP
1415 - new dbtool command: cdb (create database)
1416 - switch from argtable to gengetopt
1417 - major code cleanup and speed improvements
1418 - fix several potential buffer overflows
1419 - many small fixes and cleanups
1420
1421 -------------------
1422 0.0.96 (2003-08-30)
1423 -------------------
1424
1425 - easy stream_defs syntax
1426 - sdl_gui can display images associated to the file being played
1427 - Major feature enhancements for icc_gui including dynamic text
1428 placement and the top/bottom window design
1429 - vrfy/clean now also checks for NULL values in attributes as
1430 well as for invalid picture pointers
1431 - fix long outstanding case sensitivity bug
1432 - many small fixes and cleanups
1433
1434 -------------------
1435 0.0.95 (2003-06-29)
1436 -------------------
1437
1438 - sdl gui runs much faster
1439 - new dbtool command: ca (copy attributes)
1440 - count and display number of times the song has been played
1441 - new feature: scoring
1442 - command line options for sdl_gui
1443 - simpler syntax of streams file
1444 - decrease network traffic of stat
1445 - fix zombie bug
1446 - many small fixes and cleanups
1447
1448 -------------------
1449 0.0.94 (2003-05-04)
1450 -------------------
1451
1452 - new server command: ns (next stream)
1453 - new icc_gui command: c (change stream)
1454 - internal mp3info
1455 - stat shows also id3 tag info
1456 - new sdl based gui
1457 - log flodding bug fixed
1458 - many small fixes and cleanups
1459
1460 -------------------
1461 0.0.93 (2003-03-28)
1462 -------------------
1463
1464 - colors for icc_gui
1465 - icc_gui sets volume directly (linux only)
1466 - proper locking that fixes some races
1467 - fix security bug that caused commands to be executed even
1468 with unsufficient permissions
1469 - new command: hup to make all servers reread their configuration file
1470 - icecast meta data streaming
1471 - many small fixes and cleanups