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