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