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1 NEWS
2 ====
3
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5 0.6.2 (to be accounced) "elastic diversity"
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7
8 - para_gui no longer waits up to one second to update the screen when
9 the geometry of the terminal changes.
10 - Minor documentation improvements.
11 - Improvements to the crypto subsystem.
12 - The server subcommand "task" has been deprecated. It still works,
13 but prints nothing. It will be removed in the next major release.
14 - Server log output is now serialized, avoiding issues with partial
15 lines.
16 - It is now possible to switch to a different afs database by changing
17 the server configuration and sending SIGHUP to the server process.
18
19 Download: [tarball](./releases/paraslash-git.tar.xz)
20
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22 0.6.1 (2017-09-23) "segmented iteration"
23 ----------------------------------------
24
25 The highlight of this release is the version 2 mood parser. But there
26 is a lot more than that, as summarized in the list below. And of
27 course we have many small usability improvements and bug fixes not
28 mentioned here.
29
30 - A more intuitive syntax for moods ("version 2 moods"). The
31 traditional version 1 moods are still supported but are deprecated
32 now. Removal of the version 1 mood parser is scheduled for the next
33 major release.
34 - Flex and bison are now required to build para_server.
35 - New sort order for the ls command: -s=h sorts the ls output by hash
36 value of the audio file.
37 - autogen.sh now runs the test suite after a successful build.
38 - The contents of overview.pdf have been integrated into the user
39 manual.
40 - Fixed sized audio format headers for ogg/opus streams.
41 - The doxygen source browser has been disabled temporarily. The
42 API reference is still online, though.
43 - Overhaul of the source code documentation.
44 - The deprecated --full-path option of the ls command has been
45 removed. It was a no-op since 0.6.0.
46 - The wma decoder has been cleaned up and its bitstream API made
47 more robust.
48 - The image/lyrics ID status items of the current audio file are now
49 updated on changes. This affects para_gui, which used to report the
50 old value until EOF.
51
52 Downloads:
53 [tarball](./releases/paraslash-0.6.1.tar.xz),
54 [signature](./releases/paraslash-0.6.1.tar.xz.asc)
55
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57 0.5.8 (2017-09-23) "branching parabola"
58 ---------------------------------------
59
60 A couple of fixes for serious old bugs have accummulated in the maint
61 branch since paraslash-0.5.7 was released nine months ago. So here
62 is another 0.5.x release. As usual, all commits in the maint branch
63 have been merged into master, so the upcoming paraslash-0.6.1 also
64 contains them. For details see the git log.
65
66 Downloads:
67 [tarball](./releases/paraslash-0.5.8.tar.bz2),
68 [signature](./releases/paraslash-0.5.8.tar.bz2.asc)
69
70 -------------------------------
71 0.6.0 (2017-04-28) "fuzzy flux"
72 -------------------------------
73
74 The highlights of this release are the conversion of all option parsers
75 to the lopsub library and the improved AAC support. But there are
76 many other user-visible changes all over the place. Also a lot of
77 old cruft has been removed, leading to incompatible changes. Hence
78 the new major version number.
79
80 - Support for Mac OS X has been removed.
81 - On Linux systems, glibc-2.17 or newer is required to build the
82 source tree.
83 - Support for RSA public keys in ASN format (as generated by openssl
84 genrsa) has been removed. These keys have been deprecated since
85 2011, so users should have long switched to keys generated with
86 ssh-keygen(1).
87 - If libgcrypt is used as the crypto library, we now require version
88 1.5.0 (released in 2011) or later.
89 - The insecure RC4 stream cipher has been removed. It was superseded
90 by aes_ctr128 three years ago but the RC4 code had been kept for
91 backwards compatibility.
92 - On Linux, abstract unix domain sockets are used unconditionally.
93 - The "install" target no longer strips executables, the new
94 install-strip target can be used to get the old behaviour.
95 - The clean targets have been renamed: clean2 is gone, and the new
96 mostlyclean removes only the executables and object files.
97 - New target: check (identical to test).
98 - The DESTDIR make variable is honored to prepend a path to the
99 installation directory. This feature is orthogonal to the --prefix
100 option to configure.
101 - Minor WMA cleanups.
102 - The aac audio format handler has been rewritten to use the mp4ff library.
103 See the manual for how to install the library on your system.
104 - New status item: max_chunk_size. The value is stored in a previously
105 unused field of the afhi object of the aft table. Although backwards
106 compatible, users are encouraged to re-add m4a files to populate
107 the new field.
108 - No more chunk tables for aac. Chunk boundaries are determined
109 dynamically at stream time.
110 - Release and master branch tarballs are now compressed with xz rather
111 than bzip2.
112 - The lopsub package is required to install the paraslash package.
113 Gengetopt is no longer needed.
114 - make dep is gone. Dependencies have been created automatically for
115 a long time and it was never necessary to run make dep manually.
116 - para_gui lost its --timeout option.
117 - Most manual pages have been extended to include an overall
118 description of the command.
119 - The --stream-delay option of para_audiod has been removed. It had
120 been a no-op for many years.
121 - The deprecated --path option of the server ls command has been
122 removed. The command now prints full paths by default, making
123 --full-path a no-op. Hence --full-path has been depreacted and is
124 scheduled for removal in v0.6.1.
125 - It is now possible to use 'CFLAGS' to override the default compiler
126 options.
127 - para_fade has been renamed to para_mixer. The four modes of operation
128 (set, fade, snooze, sleep) are implemented as subcommands of the
129 new program.
130 - The sleep subcommand of para_mixer (former sleep mode of para_fade)
131 lost its --wake-hour and --wake-min options in favor of the new
132 --wake-time option which also accepts relative wakeup times like
133 "+9:30".
134 - The new --fade-exponent option of para_mixer allows for non-linear
135 channel fading.
136 - The new logo.
137
138 Downloads:
139 [tarball](./releases/paraslash-0.6.0.tar.xz),
140 [signature](./releases/paraslash-0.6.0.tar.xz.asc)
141
142 -------------------------------------
143 0.5.7 (2016-12-31) "semantic density"
144 -------------------------------------
145
146 Mostly a bug fix release, and a bunch of internal improvements.
147 The only user-visible changes are the sanity checks for the touch
148 command and the new options to the ls command.
149
150 - Speedup of the base64 decoder.
151 - One of the two source browsers has been removed from the web pages.
152 The doxygen API reference still contains an HTML version of each
153 source file.
154 - Two race conditions in para_server have been fixed.
155 - ls -p is now deprecated in favor of -F or -b. See the help text of
156 the ls command for details.
157 - The openssl code has been adjusted to work also with openssl-1.1.
158 - The wma decoder and audio format handler now correctly decodes
159 files with unusual block sizes.
160 - We now compile with -Wformat-signedness if possible.
161 - The touch command now refuses to set an invalid image or lyrics ID.
162 - New section on contributing for the user manual.
163 - Major simplification of the error subsystem.
164
165 Downloads:
166 [tarball](./releases/paraslash-0.5.7.tar.bz2),
167 [signature](./releases/paraslash-0.5.7.tar.bz2.asc)
168
169 -------------------------------------------
170 0.4.14 (2016-12-31) "branching oscillation"
171 -------------------------------------------
172
173 Many fixes for nasty bugs have accumulated over the years since 0.4.13
174 was released in 2013. This release contains all of them. It is the
175 last v0.4.x release, so v0.4.x is now end of life. The maint branch
176 of the git repository has been forwarded to v0.5.7 and will start to
177 receive important fixes for 0.5.x, which is now in maintenance mode.
178
179 - Fix for the "double encryption bug" with gcrypt, which caused
180 garbage to be sent to stat clients.
181 - The "prev" command of para_play now works as expected.
182 - Invalid parameters for the begin and end chunk no longer cause
183 the afh receiver of para_recv to segfault.
184 - A fix for an assertion that triggered in the FEC slice setup code.
185 - Closing the terminal with a running para_gui causes the process to
186 die, rather than using 100% of CPU time.
187 - para_gui no longer shows stale information about the previous
188 audio file.
189 - A fix for a bug in the fec decoder which caused aborts if the buffer
190 pool filled up.
191 - The assertion in the buffer tree code no longer triggers.
192 - The "afs_event: table moods, event 0: key already exists in rbtree"
193 error no longer occurs on attribute changes.
194 - A NULL pointer dereference in com_sender() has been fixed.
195 - The -i option of lsatt works as advertised.
196 - Various fixes for the build system.
197
198 Downloads:
199 [tarball](./releases/paraslash-0.4.14.tar.bz2),
200 [signature](./releases/paraslash-0.4.14.tar.bz2.asc)
201
202 ---------------------------------------
203 0.5.6 (2016-07-10) "cascading gradient"
204 ---------------------------------------
205
206 The highlight of this release is the new -m flag for para_afh which
207 lets it modify the meta tags of the given audio file(s). This feature
208 is supported for all audio formats. Many small cleanups and bug fixes
209 not mentioned here have accumulated and are also part of the release.
210
211 - para_afh learned to modify meta tags of mp3 wma ogg spx
212 opus flac aac files.
213 - afs commands propagate error codes to the client.
214 - The check command now also checks the attribute table for
215 inconsistencies.
216 - New -v flag for the version command (print verbose version string)
217 - New option --priority for para_server and para_audiod.
218 - New mood methods: image_id and lyrics_id.
219 - The manual and this NEWS file have been converted to markdown.
220 - Support for the compile-time loglevel feature has been removed.
221 - Cleanup of the wma decoder and bitstream code.
222 - Improved wide-character support and fixes related to signal handling.
223 - para_gui no longer reports 100% playing time at the stream start.
224 - Opus cleanups.
225
226 Downloads:
227 [tarball](./releases/paraslash-0.5.6.tar.bz2),
228 [signature](./releases/paraslash-0.5.6.tar.bz2.asc)
229
230 --------------------------------------
231 0.5.5 (2015-09-20) "magnetic momentum"
232 --------------------------------------
233
234 Many new features and a lot of other improvements.
235
236 - On Linux systems, local sockets are now created in the
237 abstract name space by default. This allows to get rid of
238 the socket specials in /var/paraslash.
239 - The --user-allow option of para_audiod now accepts also
240 usernames rather than only user IDs.
241 - New autoconf macros to avoid duplication in configure.ac.
242 - Status items (as shown by para_gui) are updated correctly
243 when the meta information of the current audio changes.
244 - para_server and para_audiod no longer refuse to start in
245 the background if no log file is given. Instead, all log
246 messages go to /dev/null in this case.
247 - Web page cleanup.
248 - New syntax for the -l and -s options of the ls command.
249 These options should now be specified as -l=v rather than
250 -lv, for example. The old syntax still works, but support
251 will be dropped in v0.6.0.
252
253 Downloads:
254 [tarball](./releases/paraslash-0.5.5.tar.bz2),
255 [signature](./releases/paraslash-0.5.5.tar.bz2.asc)
256
257 ------------------------------------------
258 0.5.4 (2015-01-23) "exponential alignment"
259 ------------------------------------------
260
261 Another cleanup and bugfix release.
262
263 - New server command: tasks.
264 - Minor cleanups to daemon.c.
265 - New URLs for home page and git services.
266 - Improved error diagnostics for the mvblob commands.
267 - New sender subcommand: status.
268 - Improved help text for server and afs commands.
269 - audiod memory leak fixes.
270 - Miscellaneous improvements to the build system.
271 - oss_writer improvements.
272 - Improved handling of mp3 files with both id3v1 and id3v2 tags.
273
274 Downloads:
275 [tarball](./releases/paraslash-0.5.4.tar.bz2),
276 [signature](./releases/paraslash-0.5.4.tar.bz2.asc)
277
278 ---------------------------------------------
279 0.5.3 (2014-08-01) "symbolic synchronization"
280 ---------------------------------------------
281
282 Not many new features, but lots of fixes and usability improvements.
283
284 - para_gui has been converted to use the paraslash scheduler.
285 - Various alsa-related fixes, mostly for the raspberry pi.
286 - Many scheduler improvements and cleanups.
287 - The test suite has been extended to include sanity checks
288 for the generated man pages.
289 - ao_writer fixes. This writer was in a quite bad shape. Many
290 serious bugs have been fixed.
291 - new audiod command: version.
292 - Minor improvements to the bitstream API.
293 - The cpsi command now prints a meaningful error message if
294 none of the given patterns matched any audio file.
295
296 Downloads:
297 [tarball](./releases/paraslash-0.5.3.tar.bz2),
298 [signature](./releases/paraslash-0.5.3.tar.bz2.asc)
299
300 ----------------------------------------
301 0.5.2 (2014-04-11) "orthogonal interior"
302 ----------------------------------------
303
304 The new sync filter, the AES_CTR128 stream cipher and the overhauled
305 network code are the highlights of this release. It also includes a
306 fair number of smaller fixes and improvements not mentioned here.
307
308 - The new sync filter synchronizes playback between multiple
309 clients.
310 - Connections between para_server and para_client are now
311 encrypted by means of AES rather than RC4 if both sides
312 support it. RC4 is still available as a fallback. This
313 feature is fully transparent, i.e. no command line options
314 are necessary, and a client linked against openssl can
315 speak with a server linked against libgcrypt and vice versa.
316 - Major cleanup of the networking subsystem.
317 - Improvements to para_fade: the new set mode, multi-channel
318 initial volumes, better error logging.
319 - The man pages of para_audiod, para_filter, para_recv, and
320 para_write contain the relevant options for receivers, filters,
321 writers. This broke in 0.5.0.
322 - ogg/vorbis latency improvements.
323 - Improved user manual.
324 - Minor fixes to avoid clang warnings.
325
326 Downloads:
327 [tarball](./releases/paraslash-0.5.2.tar.bz2),
328 [signature](./releases/paraslash-0.5.2.tar.bz2.asc)
329
330 ------------------------------------------
331 0.5.1 (2013-12-20) "temporary implication"
332 ------------------------------------------
333
334 Lots of fixes and improvements all over the place, and a major overhaul
335 of the build system.
336
337 - Audiod improvements and fixes.
338 - Buffer tree robustness improvements.
339 - Cleanup of the mood subsystem.
340 - Fixes and cleanups for the flac decoder.
341 - Latency improvements for the ogg/opus decoder.
342 - Crypto support is now optional. On systems without
343 openssl/gcrypt, the build succeeds but para_server,
344 para_audiod, para_client won't be built.
345 - The build system now works for cross-compile setups.
346 - The dependency tree has been flattened, which speeds up
347 builds and avoids to recreate the man pages on every change.
348 - The error code helper has been rewritten from perl to C,
349 which further improves build time.
350 - Many small bugs in the build system have been identified
351 and fixed.
352
353 Downloads:
354 [tarball](./releases/paraslash-0.5.1.tar.bz2),
355 [signature](./releases/paraslash-0.5.1.tar.bz2.asc)
356
357 ----------------------------------------
358 0.5.0 (2013-08-23) "invertible validity"
359 ----------------------------------------
360
361 Some API-breaking changes, one serious bug fix, and a lot of bike-shedding.
362
363 - The sideband compatibility code has been removed, hence
364 sideband connections (introduced in 0.4.11) are now mandatory.
365 - Addblob commands can produce output.
366 - The stat command no longer sends garbage when para_server was
367 compiled against libgcrypt.
368 - Dependencies for gengetopt files are computed automatically.
369 This eliminates a constant source of build bugs.
370 - The setatt command now accepts file name patterns rather than only
371 path names.
372 - overview.pdf is now based on dia, a simple diagram creation program.
373 The new version is much more detailed and contains descriptions of
374 the various programs of the paraslash package.
375 - The separator of all multi-word options has been changed from
376 underscore to dash. For example --log_color becomes --log-color.
377 - Overhauled web pages and the new logo.
378
379 Downloads:
380 [tarball](./releases/paraslash-0.5.0.tar.bz2),
381 [signature](./releases/paraslash-0.5.0.tar.bz2.asc)
382
383 --------------------------------------
384 0.4.13 (2013-07-29) "spectral gravity"
385 --------------------------------------
386
387 One more 0.4.x release before the API-breaking changes for 0.5.0 go
388 in. The main features of this release are the ogg/opus audio format,
389 and UTF-8 support, but it includes also tons of other improvements
390 and fixes all over the place.
391
392 - New audio format: ogg/opus.
393 - UTF8 support for para_gui and the mp3 audio format handler.
394 - Scheduler improvements and fixes.
395 - The obsolete gettimeofday() function has been replaced
396 by clock_gettime() on systems which support it.
397 - Speed and usability improvements for para_gui.
398 - para_client now restores the fd flags of stdin and stdout
399 on shutdown.
400 - Improved manual pages.
401 - Consistent version strings for all executables.
402 - Reduced dependencies on generated files result in fewer
403 recompilations on changes.
404 - Performance improvements for the compress filter.
405 - Improved downloads web page.
406
407 -----------------------------------------
408 0.4.12 (2012-12-20) "volatile relativity"
409 -----------------------------------------
410 The new command line player, the resample filter, ALSA support for
411 para_fade, and the improved build system are the highlights of this
412 release which probably marks the end of the 0.4.x series.
413
414 - The afh receiver and the para_play executable.
415 - The resample filter: A sample rate converter based on
416 libsamplerate.
417 - The "versions" directory has been removed from the master
418 branch. The tarballs of the old releases are now available
419 in the new "releases" branch.
420 - Overhaul of the build system: All generated files are now
421 written to the "build" directory.
422 - The modular mixer API and the alsa mixer.
423 - Minor fixes for the osx writer.
424
425 --------------------------------------
426 0.4.11 (2012-07-20) "mutual diversity"
427 --------------------------------------
428
429 The major feature in this release is the new sideband API for
430 client-server communication. This API will be used exclusively starting
431 with 0.5.0, which breaks backward compatibility but allows to get rid
432 of quite some compatibility code. Other noteworthy changes include
433 decoder latency improvements and a long-standing bug fix for the
434 ALSA writer.
435
436 - Sideband connections: If both para_server and para_client
437 support this feature, data is sent as a multiplexed stream.
438 - The --no_default_filters option of para_filter has been
439 removed.
440 - Several fixes and latency improvements to various decoders.
441 - The ALSA writer now limits the prebuffer time to 500ms.
442 - Documentation improvements.
443 - Overhaul of the command_util.sh script.
444 - Fixes for some minor problems found by the clang analyzer.
445 - Compiles (almost) without warnings on gcc-3.
446 - Robustness improvements of the buffer tree code.
447
448 ------------------------------------------
449 0.4.10 (2012-03-30) "heterogeneous vacuum"
450 ------------------------------------------
451
452 Nothing earth-shaking in this release, but quite a few usability
453 improvements and the usual mix of cleanups and fixes.
454
455 - The --no_default_filters option of para_filter has been
456 deprecated. It still works but has no effect and will be
457 removed in the next version.
458 - para_gui now prints also the stderr output of the executing
459 command in the bottom window.
460 - Cleanup and consolidation of the various wrappers for
461 write(), writev(), send() and friends.
462 - The obscure error messages on mmap() failures have been
463 replaced by meaningful messages. This affects mainly
464 para_afh.
465 - para_audioc: Cleanups and memory leak fixes.
466 - Test 0004-server no longer fails if para_server is not
467 being built.
468 - New configure options: --with-id3tag-{headers,libs}.
469
470 -------------------------------------
471 0.4.9 (2011-12-06) "hybrid causality"
472 -------------------------------------
473
474 Support for another audio format, interactive mode for para_client
475 and para_audiod and many small improvements/fixes all over the place.
476
477 - Support for flac, the free lossless audio codec.
478 - Fix for an endless loop in the mp3 decoder for certain
479 (corrupt) mp3 files.
480 - When executed without specifying a command, para_client
481 and para_audioc start an interactive shell (requires
482 libreadline being installed). The interactive mode offers
483 full tab completion and command line history.
484 - autogen.sh now detects a distcc setup and adjusts the
485 parameter for the -j option of make accordingly.
486 - Shared memory areas are no longer restricted to 64K. We now
487 detect the maximal size of a shared memory area at runtime.
488 - cleanup of the internal uptime API.
489 - para_server prefaults the mmapped audio file to avoid
490 delays on slow media.
491 - A new test for the test-suite that exercises the
492 communication between para_server and para_audiod.
493 - The alsa writer eats up less CPU cycles when configured to
494 use the DMIX plugin.
495 - Simplified and unified receiver code.
496 - Makefile cleanups.
497 - Commands which print a list of matching audio files now
498 emit a meaningful error message if no audio file matched the
499 given pattern(s).
500
501 --------------------------------------
502 0.4.8 (2011-08-19) "nested assignment"
503 --------------------------------------
504
505 Gcrypt support, the overhauled osx writer and regex format specifiers
506 are the highlights of this release.
507
508 - support for libgcrypt as a drop-in replacement for openssl.
509 Run configure --enable-cryptolib=gcrypt to link against
510 libgcrypt. The two crypto implementations are compatible to
511 each other, i.e. a para_client executable linked against
512 gcrypt can connect to para_server linked against libssl
513 and vice versa.
514 - Rewrite of the osx writer (output plugin for Mac OS).
515 - audiod: The format specifier for receivers, filters and
516 writers is now treated as a regular expression. This allows
517 to replace 5 lines in the config file (one for each audio
518 format) by one single line. See the manual for details.
519 - The \*.cmdline.[ch] files are no longer contained in the released
520 tarballs. This reduces the size of the tarballs but requires
521 gengetopt to build the tarball.
522 - Compiles cleanly also with llvm/clang.
523 - Corrupt mp3 files are handled more gracefully.
524 - The alsa writer uses poll fds instead of computing timeouts.
525 - Cleanup of the generic writer API.
526 - sched: Optimized zero timeouts.
527 - vss timeout cleanups.
528 - oggdec fixes and improvements.
529
530 --------------------------------------
531 0.4.7 (2011-06-01) "infinite rollback"
532 --------------------------------------
533
534 The new ao writer, support for ssh RSA keys and a couple of other
535 enhancements.
536
537 - Support for ESD, Pulseaudio, AIX, Solaris, IRIX and other
538 platforms through the libao audio library.
539 - Support for RSA keys generated with ssh-keygen.
540 - configure: improved options for ogg/vorbis/speex.
541 - The git version reported by --version always matches HEAD.
542 - The autogen script detects the number of processors and
543 runs a parallel make if possible.
544 - Major cleanup of the crypto API.
545 - Documentation updates.
546
547 ------------------------------------------
548 0.4.6 (2011-03-31) "deterministic entropy"
549 ------------------------------------------
550
551 Lots of ogg/vorbis improvements, the new test suite, enhancements
552 for para_gui and a fair amount of other bug fixes.
553
554 - For DCCP/OGG streams the audio file header is only sent once
555 at the beginning of the stream rather than periodically
556 every five seconds. This reduces network traffic and the
557 FEC group size.
558 - The vorbis comment header is replaced by an empty dummy header
559 before the header is sent over the network. This also results in
560 less network traffic and smaller FEC groups.
561 - The new "test" make target allows to perform some sanity checks prior
562 to installing the package.
563 - ogg timing fixes and performance improvements
564 - Scheduler improvements
565 - Proper exit codes for para_write
566 - para_gui: New option --theme to select a startup theme. Several
567 other improvements and fixes.
568 - aacdec error message cleanups
569 - simplified color error handling
570
571 --------------------------------------------
572 0.4.5 (2010-12-17) "symmetric randomization"
573 --------------------------------------------
574
575 Bug fixes, internal cleanups and variable-sized FEC slices.
576
577 - Contains a fix for an invalid-free-bug in the ogg audio format
578 handler code.
579 - Switching off the DCCP sender works again.
580 - para_audiod handles crashes of para_server more robustly.
581 - Internal scheduler and writer cleanups.
582 - Reduced latency due to variable-sized FEC slices.
583 - Improved documentation and error diagnostics.
584 - The build of para_server is now optional, allowing the build
585 to succeed in case libosl is not installed.
586
587 ------------------------------------------
588 0.4.4 (2010-08-06) "persistent regularity"
589 ------------------------------------------
590
591 Support for yet another audio format, para_write improvements and
592 bug fixes.
593
594 - Support for the speex codec.
595 - Support for sample formats other than 16 bit little endian.
596 - error2.h is now created by a perl script which speeds up configure
597 considerably.
598 - Fix a bug in the aac decoder which could lead to segfaults in
599 para_filter/para_audiod.
600 - Fixes for autoconf-2.66.
601
602 ----------------------------------------
603 0.4.3 (2010-07-05) "imaginary radiation"
604 ----------------------------------------
605
606 Many improvements for the DCCP and the UDP transport, the new user
607 manual and the usual mix of bug fixes and internal improvements.
608
609 - FEC support for the DCCP sender (Gerrit Renker). The new
610 --dccp_max_slice_size, --dccp_data_slices_per_group and
611 --dccp_slices_per_group options can be used to set the FEC
612 parameters for the DCCP transport.
613 - DNS lookups for UDP targets (Gerrit Renker).
614 - The new user manual replaces the README, README.afs, REQUIREMENTS
615 and INSTALL documents.
616 - Fix an end-of-file detection bug in the oggdec filter.
617 - The new nonblock API.
618 - Both options of the oggdec filter have been removed.
619 - New debug mode for the internal scheduler.
620
621 ------------------------------------------
622 0.4.2 (2010-04-23) "associative expansion"
623 ------------------------------------------
624
625 It's been some time since the last release, but finally here is
626 paraslash-0.4.2. The bulk of the changes comes from the new buffer
627 tree API, but there are changes all over the tree. Mainly performance
628 and usability improvements, but also quite some bug fixes.
629
630 - The new buffer tree API.
631 - DCCP: Support for CCID negotiation (Gerrit Renker).
632 - UDP robustness fixes.
633 - The --bufsize option for mp3dec is gone as it no longer makes sense
634 for the new buffer tree API.
635 - Fix audible buffer underruns for wma streams.
636 - The alsa writer no longer prints meaningless underrun durations.
637 - audiod: Defaults work also for udp streams. If no filter is
638 given for an audio format that is received via upd, fecdec is
639 automatically added as the first filter (along with the decoder).
640
641 ---------------------------------------
642 0.4.1 (2009-12-22) "concurrent horizon"
643 ---------------------------------------
644
645 Support for another audio format, minor feature enhancements and lots of bug
646 fixes. All fixes that have been accumulated in the maint branch (in particular
647 those mentionened in the 0.3.6 release notes) appear in this release as well.
648
649 - wma support.
650 - new afh option: --human to activate human-readable output.
651 - new server/audiod option: --log-timing to print timing information.
652 - build system improvements.
653 - source code documentation updates.
654
655 -------------------------------------
656 0.3.6 (2009-12-07) "cubic continuity"
657 -------------------------------------
658
659 Quite a few bugs have been found and fixed since 0.3.5, so here's
660 another 0.3.x release. No new features.
661
662 - Always check return value of malloc().
663 - ogg vorbis/FEC: Do not write garbage after the audio file header.
664 - exit if root privileges could not be dropped.
665 - FEC: Fix computation of extra slices.
666 - oss: Fix check for empty input buffer.
667 - Avoid buffer underruns due to filter chain output buffer constraints.
668 - server: Fix assignment of afs_pid.
669 - Don't panic if the afs database contains unknown audio formats.
670 - http/dccp: Do not send the audio file header twice.
671 - FEC: Timing improvements.
672
673 ----------------------------------------------
674 0.4.0 (2009-11-10) "simultaneous independence"
675 ----------------------------------------------
676
677 Two significant changes which require the new version number: The
678 improved authentication dialog and the fact that the database code
679 has been moved to a library, libosl. To use the new version, you have
680 to generate new RSA keys, see INSTALL for details. A shell script is
681 provided for conversion of the 0.3 database to the new 0.4 format.
682
683 - stronger crypto for client authentication
684 - the database code has been moved to a library
685 - improved status item handling
686 - cleanup of the build system
687 - The "-V" option now also prints the git version
688 - the new parser-friendly listing mode for the ls and stat commands
689 - mandatory rc4 encryption
690 - major audio format handler cleanups
691 - (id3,...) tags are no longer stored as a combined string in the database
692 - new mood methods: artist_matches, title_matches, comment_matches,
693 album_matches, year_maches, year.
694
695 --------------------------------------------
696 0.3.5 (2009-09-21) "symplectic separability"
697 --------------------------------------------
698
699 Full client support for \*BSD Unixes, complete re-write of the ogg
700 vorbis audio format handler, various improvements all over the place
701 and the usual mix of bugfixes. This release marks the end of the 0.3
702 series if no serious problems show up.
703
704 - the new oss writer (supported on \*BSD and Linux)
705 - rewrite of the ogg vorbis audio format handler. It's
706 recommended to replace the chunk tables of existing ogg
707 vorbis files in the afs database by re-adding these files
708 with "add -f".
709 - support for netmask subsets (Gerrit Renker)
710 - the new prebuffer filter
711 - improved signal handling
712 - variable fec output buffer size
713 - improved FEC timing fixes audible buffer underruns in UDP mode
714 - --log_color actually works
715 - new ls option: -d (print dates as seconds after the epoch)
716 - update to gengetopt 2.22.2
717 - support for RSA keys of size > 512 bits
718 - new option "mixer_channel" for para_fade
719
720 -----------------------------------------
721 0.3.4 (2009-05-07) "elliptic inheritance"
722 -----------------------------------------
723
724 The new udp sender, forward error correction, colored logs and various
725 other improvements. As the udp sender does not depend on any special
726 libraries, it is built unconditionally.
727
728 - The udp sender replaces the ortp sender. The new code uses forward
729 error correction to protect against packet losses. Many thanks to
730 Gerrit Renker for providing ipv6 support.
731 - The default port for udp streaming now defaults to 8000, like
732 for the http and the dccp senders/receivers.
733 - Loglevels are now specified as symbolic names, e.g.
734 "--loglevel info".
735 - improved ipv4 and ipv6 URI parser (Gerrit Renker).
736 - para_server/para_audiod: Color support for log messages.
737 - new options for mp3dec: --ignore-crc, --bufsize
738 - new audiod option: --config-file.
739 - gengetopt cleanups.
740 - Improved help/man pages: The documentation of para_audiod,
741 para_recv, para_filter and para_write now also contains
742 all options of the available receivers/filters/writers. The
743 man page of para_fade contains a description of the different
744 modes of operation.
745 - More source code documentation.
746 - vss timing fixes.
747
748 --------------------------------------------
749 0.3.3 (2008-12-01) "axiomatic perspectivity"
750 --------------------------------------------
751
752 Internal code cleanups, bug fixes, improved tag handling and the new
753 amplification filter.
754
755 - para_server uses the generic scheduling code.
756 - overhaul of the virtual streaming system.
757 - mp3: id3 version 2 support via libid3tag (optional)
758 - ogg: vorbis comment support.
759 - aac meta info support.
760 - mp3 audio format handler cleanups.
761 - new filter: "amp" to amplify the amplitude of the audio stream
762 - new status item/database entry: amplification. It is
763 used by the amp filter to pre-amplify the audio stream.
764 - fix a close-without-open bug in para_write.
765 - fix a bug in com_init() which was introduced in 0.3.2.
766 - better error diagnostics for para_client.
767
768 -----------------------------------------
769 0.3.2 (2008-04-11) "probabilistic parity"
770 -----------------------------------------
771
772 The new para_afh executable, scheduling and documentation improvements.
773
774 - new ls option: -lc (list chunk table)
775 - new executable: para_afh, the stand-alone audio file handler tool
776 - afs commands can send output more than SHMMAX (32MB on Linux). This
777 also reduces the memory usage of commands that produce large amounts
778 of output.
779 - major scheduler and audiod cleanups.
780 - more detailed and much nicer man pages.
781
782 ---------------------------------------
783 0.3.1 (2008-02-23) "liquid interaction"
784 ---------------------------------------
785
786 A mix of cleanups, bug fixes, improvements, and some new features. No
787 significant changes to the new database (osl) code, which is generally
788 a good sign.
789
790 - Share some similar/duplicate code between the http and the
791 dccp sender.
792 - Generic access control lists for paraslash senders.
793 - dccp sender: Access control lists, connection limiting and support
794 for the allow,deny,on,off,help sender commands.
795 - The default dccp port changed from 5001 to 8000 (suggested by
796 Gerrit Renker).
797 - para_server starts even if not all public keys could be loaded.
798 - Audiod performance improvements.
799 - fix a bug in the "off" command of the http sender.
800 - fix some fd and memory leaks.
801 - Update to gengetopt-2.22.
802
803 -------------------------------------
804 0.3.0 (2008-01-12) "solar saturation"
805 -------------------------------------
806
807 paraslash.0.3.0 -- 'WWDBND --what would databases never do?'.
808
809
810 Usually one might expect lots of new features AND a big increase in size
811 for a major release like this.
812
813 However, paraslash-0.3.0.tar.bz2 is the smallest paraslash tarball
814 ever. The decrease in size is mostly due to the removal of some
815 graphical tools (which were only quick hacks anyway). But also the
816 fact that the mysql code is gone cuts down the size a bit.
817
818 Being independent of mysql comes at a cost: The fact that paraslash
819 now contains its own database (the object storage layer, osl) increases
820 the (stripped) binary size of para_server by ~50K on i386.
821
822 - no more restrictions on unique basenames.
823 - independent of mysql: The new self-contained object
824 storage layer (osl) replaces the mysql database.
825 - New executable para_fsck: Check integrity of osl tables.
826 - Lyrics support.
827 - Reliable audio file move/rename detection.
828 - More portable than ever: Tested on Linux (x86_32, x86_64, sparc64),
829 MacOS (ppc32, x86_32), FreeBSD (x86_32), NetBSD (x86_32) and
830 Solaris (sparc64).
831 - the new osl-based audio file selector (afs) replaces the random,
832 the playlist and the mysql selector of paraslash-0.2.x.
833 - IPv6 support (thanks to Gerrit Renker).
834 - paraslash-0.2.x streams are now called "moods". Writing
835 0.3.x-mood definitions should be both easier and more
836 powerful than writing 0.2.x-stream definitions.
837 - para_krell, para_slider, para_para_sdl_gui, para_dbadm have
838 been removed. The world is a better place without them. However,
839 para_gui is still there.
840 - afs tracks audio file selection also in playlist mode.
841 - few easy-to-use afs commands replace the many not-so-easy-to-use
842 mysql commands (and are available also in playlist mode).
843 - Improved error subsystem.
844 - The earth-shaking new logo.
845
846 -----------------------------------------
847 0.2.17 (2007-11-20) "isotropic threshold"
848 -----------------------------------------
849
850 Mainly bugfixes and cleanups in this version which marks the end of
851 the 0.2.x series if no serious bugs show up after the release.
852
853 - mysql_selector: fix a locking bug.
854 - universal chunk queueing.
855 - dccp sender uses chunk queueing if write() returns EAGAIN (thanks
856 to Gerrit Renker).
857 - be more carful wrt. signed vs. unsigned argument passing.
858 - cleanup error.h and fix some references to invalid error
859 codes.
860 - update to gengetopt-2.21.
861 - update to ortp-0.13.1.
862 - autoconf: extend checks for headers, library functions and
863 compiler characteristics.
864 - Fix streaming of large mp3 files.
865 - Fix an off-by-one bug in playlist handling.
866
867 --------------------------------------
868 0.2.16 (2007-04-05) "neural discharge"
869 --------------------------------------
870
871 The main change in this release is the major audio format handler
872 cleanup which removes some similar/duplicate code and makes it easier
873 to implement plugins for other audio formats. Of course, the usual mix
874 of other improvements/changes/bugfixes also made it into the release.
875
876 - simplified audio format handlers (most of the handling functions
877 were moved one layer up to the virtual streaming system).
878 - para_server uses mmap to read audio files
879 - repositioning of mp3 streams is much faster, in particular for
880 jumping near the end of large mp3 files.
881 - permission flags DB_READ,DB_WRITE have been renamed to AFS_READ
882 and AFS_WRITE.
883 - fix a bug in para_filter that caused decoding of aac files
884 to start only after a few seconds.
885 - fix osx_writer hangs
886 - simplified dccp code (thanks to Gerrit Renker)
887 - the compress filter works also on big endian systems (ppc)
888
889 -----------------------------------------
890 0.2.15 (2007-02-16) "inductive resonance"
891 -----------------------------------------
892
893 Minor improvements, more documentation and a bunch of bug fixes.
894
895 - para_server: The server.users file is only read once on server
896 startup rather than for each connection
897 - mp3dec: Fix decoding of corrupt mp3 files
898 - afs (audio file sender) is now called vss (virtual streaming
899 system). Consequently, the permission flags specified in
900 ~/.paraslash/server.users have also changed: AFS_READ and AFS_WRITE
901 become VSS_READ and VSS_WRITE respectively.
902 - para_audiod/para_filter: Fix a bug that caused the last chunk
903 of audio data not being written under certain circumstances
904 - audiod: compute the difference of server time and local time
905 correctly
906 - para_server/para_audiod: Fix some memory leaks
907 - documentation improvements
908 - configure.ac: fix checks for para_krell
909 - new man pages
910
911 -------------------------------------------
912 0.2.14 (2006-10-15) "transient singularity"
913 -------------------------------------------
914
915 The only major enhancement of this version is the osx writer which completes
916 the Mac OS Port and was originally planned already for 0.2.13 but had to wait
917 until now for reasons beyond the scope of this changelog entry.
918
919 - new output plugin for Mac Os: the osx writer
920 - rename configure command line options from --enable-xxx-headers to
921 --with-xxx-headers and --enable-xxx-libs to --with-xxx-libs
922 - configure: new command line options: --with-mad-headers,
923 --with-mad-libs, --with-oggvorbis-headers, and --with-oggvorbis-libs
924 - some robustness fixes
925 - dymamic audio format recognition for audiod
926 - para_server: new command line option: --autoplay_delay
927 - para_audiod: new command line option: --clock_diff_count
928
929 ---------------------------------------
930 0.2.13 (2006-07-14) "sonic convolution"
931 ---------------------------------------
932
933 A bunch of new features and core changes.
934
935 - the new paraslash scheduler, short and sweet.
936 - Support for m4a/mp4 files via the new aac audio format
937 handler/filter (requires libfaad).
938 - each writer has its own command line parser, just like
939 para_recv and para_filter.
940 - para_client and para_audioc use the error subsystem
941 - writers are integrated in para_audiod (currently linux-only)
942 - para_client is integrated in para_audiod
943 - random/playlist selector: improved info strings
944 - new audiod commands: tasks, kill
945 - update to libortp-0.10.1
946 - para_fade: wake time defaults to 8 hours from now
947 - update to autoconf-2.60
948
949 ------------------------------------------
950 0.2.12 (2006-05-12) "oriented abstraction"
951 ------------------------------------------
952
953 Many user-visible changes in this release and lots of new
954 features:
955
956 - the new optional dccp sender/receiver. It uses the datagram
957 congestion control protocol. You'll need a fairly new kernel
958 for this.
959 - paraslash works on Mac OS X (thanks to Gerd Becker)
960 - para_play renamed to para_write
961 - modular output plugin design (writers) for para_write
962 - new file_writer output plugin for para_write
963 - compress filter speed improvements
964 - update to libortp-0.9.1
965 - update to gengetopt-2.17rc
966 - para_client no longer depends on libreadline (as the
967 code for the interactive mode was removed).
968 - gcc-2-95 is no longer a supported compiler. It may still
969 work, but it gets no more testing.
970 - the tarball no longer contains the screenshot images which
971 reduces its size quite a bit.
972 - configure: new command line options: --enable-mysql-headers
973 and --enable-mysql-libs
974
975 ------------------------------------
976 0.2.11 (2006-03-11) "atomic duality"
977 ------------------------------------
978
979 Here it is, the first paraslash release developed with git. There
980 are fairly many user-visible changes in this release. As two out of
981 the three "database tools" of paraslash don't use a database at all,
982 they are now called "audio file selectors" instead.
983
984 - the cdt command (change database tool) becomes chs (change
985 selector)
986 - no more colon separators: The syntax of some options of
987 para_audiod and para_filter have changed. Use --help for
988 more info (and some examples).
989 - update to gengetopt-2.16 (thanks to Lorenzo Bettini)
990 - switch from cvs to git (should've done that earlier)
991 - the new ipc subsystem
992 - new audio file selector: playlist
993 - para_server: the dopey selector is now called "random",
994 and is the default selector. Use the --selector option to
995 choose another selector at startup, or the chs command to
996 change the selector at runtime.
997 - X86_64 fixes (thanks to Steffen Klassert)
998 - para_play fixes
999
1000 --------------------------------------
1001 0.2.10 (2006-02-17) "cyclic attractor"
1002 --------------------------------------
1003
1004 Huge documentation update, a scrollable window for para_gui, ortp
1005 improvements, and of course many small fixes not mentioned here.
1006 The diffstat below is rather misleading as most insertions are due
1007 to the new source documentation.
1008
1009 - autoconf cleanup
1010 - para_server also uses the new error subsystem
1011 - lots of new documentation (UTSL)
1012 - gui improvements:
1013 - keysyms for cursor keys and for next/previous page keys
1014 - scrollable output window
1015 - new internal commands: scroll up/down, page up/down
1016 - fix color of command output.
1017 - ortp: the --chunk_time and --header flags are no longer needed
1018 for para_recv/para_audiod as this information is now encoded in
1019 each rtp packet sent by para_server.
1020
1021 -------------------------------------------
1022 0.2.9 (2006-01-24) "progressive turbulence"
1023 -------------------------------------------
1024
1025 Internal audiod receivers/filters, the new error subsystem and
1026 a lot of small improvements.
1027
1028 - para_recv and para_filter are integrated into the para_audiod
1029 binary, i.e. audiod no longer spawns a new process for
1030 each receiver/filter. As para_recv and para_filter might be
1031 useful as standalone programs, they still get built (linked
1032 against the same object files that are also used for audiod).
1033 - further ortp timing improvements should reduce the CPU usage
1034 of the ortp receiver.
1035 - improved audio grabbing. The 'grab' command of para_audiod
1036 has its own set of command line options. Read the output of
1037 "para_audioc help grab" for more info.
1038 - oggdec: configurable input prebuffer size.
1039 - the new error subsystem gives better error diagnostics
1040 and reduces code size.
1041
1042 -----------------------------------------
1043 0.2.8 (2006-01-02) "dynamic accumulation"
1044 -----------------------------------------
1045
1046 The new modular filter design and the para_play-hangs bugfix.
1047
1048 - new executable: para_filter. It combines para_mp3dec,
1049 para_oggdec and para_compress. It also adds a further filter
1050 type, wav, that just inserts a wave header at the desired point
1051 of the filter chain. All 'piping' is done in-memory (i.e. no
1052 read/write operations are used).
1053 - para_play: fix a stupid bug that caused it to hang under
1054 certain circumstances.
1055
1056 -------------------------------------------
1057 0.2.7 (2006-12-27) "transparent invariance"
1058 -------------------------------------------
1059
1060 Not many user-visible changes but a fair amount of internal improvements.
1061
1062 - The http sender buffers data if it can not be sent
1063 out immediately (because the socket is not writable). This
1064 should prevent para_server from shutting down the connection
1065 too early on a loaded network.
1066 - para_play also prebuffers data if it is told to start at a
1067 future time by the --start_time option.
1068 - The return of para_recv: It combines para_ortp_recv and
1069 para_http_recv. Use the --receiver option to switch between
1070 the two. para_recv builds without libortp, but contains
1071 only the http receiver in this case.
1072 - update to ortp 0.8.1. As this ortp release contains incompatible
1073 changes, para_recv-0.2.7 won't link against older ortp libs.
1074 - improved ortp timings.
1075 - use of gcc-extensions that #define away for non-gcc and
1076 gcc < 3.0.
1077
1078 -------------------------------------------
1079 0.2.6 (2005-10-29) "recursive compensation"
1080 -------------------------------------------
1081
1082 Transparent session encryption (uses openssl's Alleged RC4 cipher),
1083 the internal find command and several other improvements and cleanups.
1084
1085 - Encrypt the session if encryption is requested by the client
1086 (default for para_client 0.2.6). This is backwards
1087 compatible, so older clients can still connect to para_server
1088 0.2.6. Use the new client option --plain to request an
1089 uncrypted session (off by default, must be set to on in
1090 order to connect to para_server 0.2.x with 0 <= x <= 5).
1091 - para_server uses an internal function to locate audio files
1092 rather than calling find(1). The server option
1093 --mysql_audio_file_dir replaces --mysql_find_cmd.
1094 - documentation update
1095 - man pages
1096 - header file cleanup
1097 - para_client code cleanup
1098 - para_gui: faster display of output of display commands
1099
1100 ------------------------------------------
1101 0.2.5 (2005-10-13) "aggressive resolution"
1102 ------------------------------------------
1103
1104 This release adds internal senders, i.e. no more external programs are
1105 spawned for sending out the audio data. There are two different senders
1106 available: The http sender and the ortp sender (former para_send which
1107 is no longer needed).
1108
1109 The new sender code has a plugin-like design so it can be easily
1110 extended should there be be any future need for supporting another
1111 network streaming protocol. All senders are completely independent of
1112 each other. In particular, the http and the ortp sender can operate
1113 in parallel.
1114
1115 - new server command: sender to control senders at runtime.
1116 Read the output of "para_server -h" and "para_client help
1117 sender" for more information.
1118 - para_recv renamed to para_ortp_recv
1119 - new executable: para_http_recv, a simple command line
1120 http receiver.
1121 - major afs/mp3/ogg code simplifications due to internal
1122 senders.
1123 - ogg timing improvements
1124 - fix several minor memory leaks (found by valgrind)
1125 - empty stream definitions work again
1126 - com_ne(): ignore errors on remove
1127 - audiod: fix segfault on server restart
1128
1129 ---------------------------------------
1130 0.2.4 (2005-09-21) "toxic anticipation"
1131 ---------------------------------------
1132
1133 Several small improvements, fixes and the new grab command.
1134
1135 - audiod:
1136 - new command: "grab" to grab the output of the stream reader
1137 or any filters. Read the output of "para_audioc help grab"
1138 for more information.
1139 - fix memory leak
1140 - code cleanup
1141 - audioc: new command line option: --bufsize to specify a
1142 buffer size different from the default size 8192.
1143 - improved error diagnostics for para_play.
1144 - new configure option: --enable-ssldir so search for openssl in
1145 non-standard places
1146 - sdl_gui: Make it look nice again for 1024x768
1147 - server: report total size of memory allocated with sbrk by malloc,
1148 new command line option: --announce_time
1149
1150 -----------------------------------------
1151 0.2.3 (2005-09-01) "hydrophilic movement"
1152 -----------------------------------------
1153
1154 Two new executables and major feature enhancements.
1155
1156 - audiod filters: It is now possible to specify arbitrary many
1157 (including none) filters for each supported audio
1158 format. This can be used e.g. for normalizing volume,
1159 transforming or grabbing the audio stream, or for using
1160 visualizers. Read the output of "para_audiod -h" for the
1161 syntax of the new --filter_cmd option.
1162 - new executable: para_play, a tiny alsa player. It
1163 can play wave files or raw pcm (16 bit little endian)
1164 from stdin.
1165 - new executable: para_compress, a dynamic range compressor
1166 intended to keep audio output at a consistent volume. Derived
1167 from [AudioCompress](http://trikuare.cx/code/AudioCompress.html).
1168 - audiod: New option: --stream_delay. This can be used in
1169 a local network to syncronize the audio output of all
1170 clients that play the same stream.
1171
1172 ------------------------------------------
1173 0.2.2 (2005-08-19) "tangential excitation"
1174 ------------------------------------------
1175
1176 Mostly internal changes in this release, but also some new commands
1177 for the mysql database tool.
1178
1179 - cleanup exec.c, fix para_exec bug
1180 - compile time loglevel (log messages below the given level
1181 won't be compiled in, which reduces the size of the
1182 resulting binaries)
1183 - new log macros that shorten the size of the source code.
1184 - workaround a gcc-4.1 bug (?) that caused send_cred_buffer()
1185 to send only zeros. With this workaround, para_audioc works
1186 again.
1187 - avoid gcc-4 warning: conflicting types for built-in function 'clog'
1188 - new mysql commands: "rm" (remove entry), "mv" (rename entry) "ne"
1189 (new entry), "snp" (set numplayed). Read the manual for more
1190 information.
1191
1192 ---------------------------------------
1193 0.2.1 (2005-08-15) "surreal experience"
1194 ---------------------------------------
1195
1196 Here comes paraslash-0.2.1. It contains a couple of new features and,
1197 surprise, only minor bug fixes.
1198
1199 - kill noisy mp3 debug message
1200 - cleanup of the build system
1201 - para_server and para_client directly use the crypto routines
1202 of the openssl library rather than invoking the openssl command
1203 line utitlity
1204 - server/audiod: new option --user to switch to the given user
1205 when invoked as root. Read the output of "para_server -h" for
1206 more information.
1207 - gui/sdl_gui: new option --stat_cmd to be used to retrieve the
1208 status. Default: "para_audioc stat"
1209 - sdl_gui: new option --pic_cmd to be used to download the picture.
1210 Default: "para_client pic"
1211 - audiod: 5 slots ought to be enough for everybody
1212 - audiod: new status item: Uptime, kill hup command
1213
1214 ------------------------------------------
1215 0.2.0 (2005-08-06) "distributed diffusion"
1216 ------------------------------------------
1217
1218 After several month of increased development activity, paraslash-0.2.0
1219 has arrived. It contains many new features and is much more
1220 self-contained than the old 0.1.x series. Enjoy!
1221
1222 - para_server: fix hang on song change and crash on sighup.
1223 Speed up mysql queries. The DIR_LIKE macro is gone.
1224 - new executables: para_audiod, the local audio daemon that
1225 starts playback (uses SCM_CREDENTIALS socket magic) and
1226 para_audioc, the corresponding client.
1227 - new executables: para_mp3dec/para_oggdec, two really teensy
1228 decoders. para_mp3dec is based on libmad, para_oggdec requires
1229 libvorbisfile.
1230 - ovsend/ovrecv are capable of streaming ogg as well as mp3, so
1231 they are now called para_send and para_recv respectively.
1232 - documentation updates
1233 - para_gui is themable. For now there is the default theme that
1234 looks as before and the simple theme: blue and easy.
1235 - gui: audio streaming is now handled by audiod. Time display shows
1236 playback time rather than streaming time
1237 - slider: update to libzmw-0.2.0
1238 - para_krell: fix crash on server shutdown
1239 - switch from gzip to bzip2
1240
1241 ----------------------------------------
1242 0.1.7 (2005-04-18) "melting penetration"
1243 ----------------------------------------
1244
1245 The main change in this release is clearly the oggvorbis rewrite,
1246 but there are also lots of smaller changes. If you intend to use both
1247 the mp3 and the ogg plugin, it is recommended to use software mixing,
1248 e.g. the dmix plugin which is provided by ALSA.
1249
1250 - new executables: para_ovsend and para_ovrecv for sending/receiving
1251 oggvorbis files via rtp. Requires the open rtp library. Get it at
1252 http://www.linphone.org/ortp/
1253 - rewrite of the ogg_vorbis core code
1254 - configure detects libzmw and, if detected, includes
1255 para_slider to the list of binaries to be built by make
1256 - server stream writers read from their associated fifo rather
1257 than from stdin
1258 - slider: two new sliders, lastplayed and numplayed
1259 - fix nasty double free bug which caused random segfaults in case of
1260 mp3 files with invalid header information
1261 - gui: new command line option: --stream_timeout=seconds to
1262 deactivate a slot if it is idle for that many seconds (default=`5')
1263 - diffstats
1264
1265 ---------------------------------------
1266 0.1.6 (2005-03-05) "asymptotic balance"
1267 ---------------------------------------
1268
1269 Only little user-visible changes in this release. Mainly bugfixes and
1270 core code cleanup. This is probably the most stable version ever if you
1271 stick to mp3...
1272
1273 - fix several memory leaks
1274 - rename default name of mysql database from "music" to "paraslash".
1275 Use para_server's --mysql_database option if you do not want to
1276 rename your old database.
1277 - rework ogg vorbis code
1278 - make update command work on mysql servers with LOCAL_INFILE
1279 disabled
1280 - gui: improved stream I/O (slots)
1281 - simplified audio format API
1282 - para_pob_ogg is gone
1283
1284 ------------------------------------
1285 0.1.5 (2004-12-31) "opaque eternity"
1286 ------------------------------------
1287
1288 Let's slide gently into the new year.
1289
1290 - new: para_slider (not built automatically, type "make
1291 para_slider" to build). A toy for those who always felt that
1292 creating stream definitions is difficult. See screenshots,
1293 README and FEATURES for more info.
1294 - improved signal handling. Fixes server segfault on SIGHUP
1295 for linux kernels newer than Aug 24 2004 and makes para_gui
1296 race-free.
1297 - reload database tool on SIGHUP
1298 - improved help message for sl
1299 - do not log "broken pipe" messages as errors. They are
1300 perfectly ok.
1301 - fix wrong error message on permission errors
1302
1303 -----------------------------------------
1304 0.1.4 (2004-12-19) "tunneling transition"
1305 -----------------------------------------
1306
1307 Bugfix release. As expected, 0.1.3 introduced a bunch of new bugs.
1308 Hopefully, most of them got wiped out with this release. Some
1309 enhancements went also in.
1310
1311 - improved error diagnostics for all commands
1312 - stradd/picadd: overwrite previous contents if entry already
1313 exists, rather than returning errors
1314 - stradd: use current stream if invoked without args
1315 - faster (and hopefully more stable) ogg-vorbis handling
1316 - para_krell: reap children to avoid zombie-flooding in case
1317 no server is running
1318 - si: report also server pid
1319 - server: don't busy-loop if dbtool reports only invalid files.
1320 - gui: CTRL+C works again, fix stream_read command line option
1321 - fix pic_add, hist
1322 - fix mysql dbtool startup in case no database exists
1323 - many small fixes and cleanups
1324
1325 ---------------------------------------
1326 0.1.3: (2004-12-10) "vanishing inertia"
1327 ---------------------------------------
1328
1329 Starting from this release, the database tools are integrated in the
1330 server binary. This decreases server startup time, reduces code size
1331 and speeds up database commands. However, the layout of the underlying
1332 mysql database changed only slightly and 0.1.3 should be backwards
1333 compatible in that respect.
1334
1335 Visible changes:
1336
1337 - If mysql is not detected at compile time, or fails to init
1338 at runtime, fall back to the dopey database tool which should
1339 always work.
1340 - para_dbtool and dbtool.conf are gone. All mysql specific
1341 options are read from server.conf and are prefixed by 'mysql_'.
1342 - new command: cdt (change database tool)
1343 - new command line option: dbtool (choose startup database tool)
1344 - The name of current stream is now stored in the database,
1345 so paraslash remembers its current stream when restarted.
1346 - new command: csp (change stream and play)
1347 - para_gui also reports current database tool and server uptime
1348
1349 -------------------------------------------
1350 0.1.2: (2004-11-28) "spherical fluctuation"
1351 -------------------------------------------
1352
1353 Point release before the big dbtool changes go in.
1354
1355 - dbtool: rename ca to cam (copy all meta data). It now also
1356 copies numplayed and lastplayed time as well as the picture
1357 id.
1358 - fix endless-loop-bug caused by mp3 files with invalid header
1359
1360 -----------------------------------------
1361 0.1.1: (2004-11-05) "floating atmosphere"
1362 -----------------------------------------
1363
1364 - gkrellm plugin
1365 - new dbtool command: mbox. Browse your sound-file collection
1366 with your favorite mail reader.
1367 - several small fixes
1368
1369 -------------------------------------
1370 0.1.0: (2004-10-22) "rotating cortex"
1371 -------------------------------------
1372
1373 - fix logging bug for loglevel > VERBOSE
1374 - fix skip command
1375 - correct timings for vbr mp3s
1376 - modular audio format support
1377 - ogg-vorbis support (experimental)
1378 - new server option: autoplay
1379
1380 -----------------------------------------
1381 0.0.99: (2004-07-25) "harmonic deviation"
1382 -----------------------------------------
1383
1384 - rename projectname from icc to paraslash (play, archive, rate
1385 and stream large audio sets happily)
1386 - paraslash is no longer restricted to one particular audio
1387 streaming software
1388 - new dbtool commands (stradd, strq, strdel) for easy stream
1389 managment w/o configuration file. That obsoletes stream_defs
1390 file/config option for dbtool.
1391 - picadd accepts jpeg data from stdin
1392 - new server commands: ps (select previous stream), sc (song change)
1393 - new default pictures for sdl_gui
1394 - gui: new key_map option for binding commands and internal
1395 functions to arbitrary keys, nice help screen, rip out
1396 soundcard/linux specific stuff, avoid noise artefacts while jumping,
1397 show silly logo on startup
1398 - new executables: para_fade for fading volume, para_dbadm for
1399 manipulating attributes
1400 - cdb adds _all_ tables to mysql database
1401 - revised and beautified documentation
1402 - sample dbtool rewritten in C
1403 - autoconf
1404
1405 ---------------------------------------------
1406 0.0.98: (2003-12-26) "incremental smoothness"
1407 ---------------------------------------------
1408
1409 - kick icecast in favour of poc. That removes some races and reduces
1410 core code considerably.
1411 - cbr/vbr is displayed by stat and gui/sdl_gui. New status flags
1412 give finer info on afs' status.
1413 - gui can start decoder (see config options). Further new gui
1414 commands: refresh (^L), jmp (F1-F10)
1415 - gui rereads conf on SIGUSR1 instead of SIGHUP. SIGHUP
1416 terminates gui. This fixes dead instances consuming memory
1417 continuously.
1418 - new dbtool command: verb for sending verbatim sql queries.
1419 - fix pid_list races (by removing pid_list)
1420 - codename funnies
1421
1422 --------------------
1423 0.0.97: (2003-10-26)
1424 --------------------
1425
1426 - installation prefix now defaults to /usr/local
1427 - new commands for gui: snozze, sleep and reread config
1428 - config file for gui and sdl_gui
1429 - fix problems with filenames containing funny characters
1430 (reported by Thomas Forell)
1431 - improved signal handling for gui, now it rereads conf on SIGHUP
1432 - new dbtool command: cdb (create database)
1433 - switch from argtable to gengetopt
1434 - major code cleanup and speed improvements
1435 - fix several potential buffer overflows
1436 - many small fixes and cleanups
1437
1438 -------------------
1439 0.0.96 (2003-08-30)
1440 -------------------
1441
1442 - easy stream_defs syntax
1443 - sdl_gui can display images associated to the file being played
1444 - Major feature enhancements for icc_gui including dynamic text
1445 placement and the top/bottom window design
1446 - vrfy/clean now also checks for NULL values in attributes as
1447 well as for invalid picture pointers
1448 - fix long outstanding case sensitivity bug
1449 - many small fixes and cleanups
1450
1451 -------------------
1452 0.0.95 (2003-06-29)
1453 -------------------
1454
1455 - sdl gui runs much faster
1456 - new dbtool command: ca (copy attributes)
1457 - count and display number of times the song has been played
1458 - new feature: scoring
1459 - command line options for sdl_gui
1460 - simpler syntax of streams file
1461 - decrease network traffic of stat
1462 - fix zombie bug
1463 - many small fixes and cleanups
1464
1465 -------------------
1466 0.0.94 (2003-05-04)
1467 -------------------
1468
1469 - new server command: ns (next stream)
1470 - new icc_gui command: c (change stream)
1471 - internal mp3info
1472 - stat shows also id3 tag info
1473 - new sdl based gui
1474 - log flodding bug fixed
1475 - many small fixes and cleanups
1476
1477 -------------------
1478 0.0.93 (2003-03-28)
1479 -------------------
1480
1481 - colors for icc_gui
1482 - icc_gui sets volume directly (linux only)
1483 - proper locking that fixes some races
1484 - fix security bug that caused commands to be executed even
1485 with unsufficient permissions
1486 - new command: hup to make all servers reread their configuration file
1487 - icecast meta data streaming
1488 - many small fixes and cleanups