paraslash 0.5.9
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1 NEWS
2 ====
3
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5 0.5.9 (2021-11-04) "reversed dimension"
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7 This release contains a few important fixes which have accumulated in
8 the maint branch. The paraslash-0.5.x series has now reached its end
9 of life and will no longer be supported. All users should upgrade to
10 a more recent version at this point.
11
12 - Fix an issue with the bash completion script.
13 - Initialize the random seed also when using libgrypt.
14 - Fix some compiler warnings in the resample filter
15 - Don't return spurious errors from the ff server command.
16
17 Downloads:
18 [tarball](./releases/paraslash-0.5.9.tar.bz2),
19 [signature](./releases/paraslash-0.5.9.tar.bz2.asc)
20
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22 0.5.8 (2017-09-23) "branching parabola"
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24 A couple of fixes for serious old bugs have accummulated in the maint
25 branch since paraslash-0.5.7 was released nine months ago. So here
26 is another 0.5.x release. As usual, all commits in the maint branch
27 have been merged into master, so the upcoming paraslash-0.6.1 also
28 contains them. For details see the git log.
29
30 Downloads:
31 [tarball](./releases/paraslash-0.5.8.tar.bz2),
32 [signature](./releases/paraslash-0.5.8.tar.bz2.asc)
33
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35 0.5.7 (2016-12-31) "semantic density"
36 -------------------------------------
37
38 Mostly a bug fix release, and a bunch of internal improvements.
39 The only user-visible changes are the sanity checks for the touch
40 command and the new options to the ls command.
41
42 - Speedup of the base64 decoder.
43 - One of the two source browsers has been removed from the web pages.
44 The doxygen API reference still contains an HTML version of each
45 source file.
46 - Two race conditions in para_server have been fixed.
47 - ls -p is now deprecated in favor of -F or -b. See the help text of
48 the ls command for details.
49 - The openssl code has been adjusted to work also with openssl-1.1.
50 - The wma decoder and audio format handler now correctly decodes
51 files with unusual block sizes.
52 - We now compile with -Wformat-signedness if possible.
53 - The touch command now refuses to set an invalid image or lyrics ID.
54 - New section on contributing for the user manual.
55 - Major simplification of the error subsystem.
56
57 Downloads:
58 [tarball](./releases/paraslash-0.5.7.tar.bz2),
59 [signature](./releases/paraslash-0.5.7.tar.bz2.asc)
60
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62 0.4.14 (2016-12-31) "branching oscillation"
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64
65 Many fixes for nasty bugs have accumulated over the years since 0.4.13
66 was released in 2013. This release contains all of them. It is the
67 last v0.4.x release, so v0.4.x is now end of life. The maint branch
68 of the git repository has been forwarded to v0.5.7 and will start to
69 receive important fixes for 0.5.x, which is now in maintenance mode.
70
71 - Fix for the "double encryption bug" with gcrypt, which caused
72 garbage to be sent to stat clients.
73 - The "prev" command of para_play now works as expected.
74 - Invalid parameters for the begin and end chunk no longer cause
75 the afh receiver of para_recv to segfault.
76 - A fix for an assertion that triggered in the FEC slice setup code.
77 - Closing the terminal with a running para_gui causes the process to
78 die, rather than using 100% of CPU time.
79 - para_gui no longer shows stale information about the previous
80 audio file.
81 - A fix for a bug in the fec decoder which caused aborts if the buffer
82 pool filled up.
83 - The assertion in the buffer tree code no longer triggers.
84 - The "afs_event: table moods, event 0: key already exists in rbtree"
85 error no longer occurs on attribute changes.
86 - A NULL pointer dereference in com_sender() has been fixed.
87 - The -i option of lsatt works as advertised.
88 - Various fixes for the build system.
89
90 Downloads:
91 [tarball](./releases/paraslash-0.4.14.tar.bz2),
92 [signature](./releases/paraslash-0.4.14.tar.bz2.asc)
93
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95 0.5.6 (2016-07-10) "cascading gradient"
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97
98 The highlight of this release is the new -m flag for para_afh which
99 lets it modify the meta tags of the given audio file(s). This feature
100 is supported for all audio formats. Many small cleanups and bug fixes
101 not mentioned here have accumulated and are also part of the release.
102
103 - para_afh learned to modify meta tags of mp3 wma ogg spx
104 opus flac aac files.
105 - afs commands propagate error codes to the client.
106 - The check command now also checks the attribute table for
107 inconsistencies.
108 - New -v flag for the version command (print verbose version string)
109 - New option --priority for para_server and para_audiod.
110 - New mood methods: image_id and lyrics_id.
111 - The manual and this NEWS file have been converted to markdown.
112 - Support for the compile-time loglevel feature has been removed.
113 - Cleanup of the wma decoder and bitstream code.
114 - Improved wide-character support and fixes related to signal handling.
115 - para_gui no longer reports 100% playing time at the stream start.
116 - Opus cleanups.
117
118 Downloads:
119 [tarball](./releases/paraslash-0.5.6.tar.bz2),
120 [signature](./releases/paraslash-0.5.6.tar.bz2.asc)
121
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123 0.5.5 (2015-09-20) "magnetic momentum"
124 --------------------------------------
125
126 Many new features and a lot of other improvements.
127
128 - On Linux systems, local sockets are now created in the
129 abstract name space by default. This allows to get rid of
130 the socket specials in /var/paraslash.
131 - The --user-allow option of para_audiod now accepts also
132 usernames rather than only user IDs.
133 - New autoconf macros to avoid duplication in configure.ac.
134 - Status items (as shown by para_gui) are updated correctly
135 when the meta information of the current audio changes.
136 - para_server and para_audiod no longer refuse to start in
137 the background if no log file is given. Instead, all log
138 messages go to /dev/null in this case.
139 - Web page cleanup.
140 - New syntax for the -l and -s options of the ls command.
141 These options should now be specified as -l=v rather than
142 -lv, for example. The old syntax still works, but support
143 will be dropped in v0.6.0.
144
145 Downloads:
146 [tarball](./releases/paraslash-0.5.5.tar.bz2),
147 [signature](./releases/paraslash-0.5.5.tar.bz2.asc)
148
149 ------------------------------------------
150 0.5.4 (2015-01-23) "exponential alignment"
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152
153 Another cleanup and bugfix release.
154
155 - New server command: tasks.
156 - Minor cleanups to daemon.c.
157 - New URLs for home page and git services.
158 - Improved error diagnostics for the mvblob commands.
159 - New sender subcommand: status.
160 - Improved help text for server and afs commands.
161 - audiod memory leak fixes.
162 - Miscellaneous improvements to the build system.
163 - oss_writer improvements.
164 - Improved handling of mp3 files with both id3v1 and id3v2 tags.
165
166 Downloads:
167 [tarball](./releases/paraslash-0.5.4.tar.bz2),
168 [signature](./releases/paraslash-0.5.4.tar.bz2.asc)
169
170 ---------------------------------------------
171 0.5.3 (2014-08-01) "symbolic synchronization"
172 ---------------------------------------------
173
174 Not many new features, but lots of fixes and usability improvements.
175
176 - para_gui has been converted to use the paraslash scheduler.
177 - Various alsa-related fixes, mostly for the raspberry pi.
178 - Many scheduler improvements and cleanups.
179 - The test suite has been extended to include sanity checks
180 for the generated man pages.
181 - ao_writer fixes. This writer was in a quite bad shape. Many
182 serious bugs have been fixed.
183 - new audiod command: version.
184 - Minor improvements to the bitstream API.
185 - The cpsi command now prints a meaningful error message if
186 none of the given patterns matched any audio file.
187
188 Downloads:
189 [tarball](./releases/paraslash-0.5.3.tar.bz2),
190 [signature](./releases/paraslash-0.5.3.tar.bz2.asc)
191
192 ----------------------------------------
193 0.5.2 (2014-04-11) "orthogonal interior"
194 ----------------------------------------
195
196 The new sync filter, the AES_CTR128 stream cipher and the overhauled
197 network code are the highlights of this release. It also includes a
198 fair number of smaller fixes and improvements not mentioned here.
199
200 - The new sync filter synchronizes playback between multiple
201 clients.
202 - Connections between para_server and para_client are now
203 encrypted by means of AES rather than RC4 if both sides
204 support it. RC4 is still available as a fallback. This
205 feature is fully transparent, i.e. no command line options
206 are necessary, and a client linked against openssl can
207 speak with a server linked against libgcrypt and vice versa.
208 - Major cleanup of the networking subsystem.
209 - Improvements to para_fade: the new set mode, multi-channel
210 initial volumes, better error logging.
211 - The man pages of para_audiod, para_filter, para_recv, and
212 para_write contain the relevant options for receivers, filters,
213 writers. This broke in 0.5.0.
214 - ogg/vorbis latency improvements.
215 - Improved user manual.
216 - Minor fixes to avoid clang warnings.
217
218 Downloads:
219 [tarball](./releases/paraslash-0.5.2.tar.bz2),
220 [signature](./releases/paraslash-0.5.2.tar.bz2.asc)
221
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223 0.5.1 (2013-12-20) "temporary implication"
224 ------------------------------------------
225
226 Lots of fixes and improvements all over the place, and a major overhaul
227 of the build system.
228
229 - Audiod improvements and fixes.
230 - Buffer tree robustness improvements.
231 - Cleanup of the mood subsystem.
232 - Fixes and cleanups for the flac decoder.
233 - Latency improvements for the ogg/opus decoder.
234 - Crypto support is now optional. On systems without
235 openssl/gcrypt, the build succeeds but para_server,
236 para_audiod, para_client won't be built.
237 - The build system now works for cross-compile setups.
238 - The dependency tree has been flattened, which speeds up
239 builds and avoids to recreate the man pages on every change.
240 - The error code helper has been rewritten from perl to C,
241 which further improves build time.
242 - Many small bugs in the build system have been identified
243 and fixed.
244
245 Downloads:
246 [tarball](./releases/paraslash-0.5.1.tar.bz2),
247 [signature](./releases/paraslash-0.5.1.tar.bz2.asc)
248
249 ----------------------------------------
250 0.5.0 (2013-08-23) "invertible validity"
251 ----------------------------------------
252
253 Some API-breaking changes, one serious bug fix, and a lot of bike-shedding.
254
255 - The sideband compatibility code has been removed, hence
256 sideband connections (introduced in 0.4.11) are now mandatory.
257 - Addblob commands can produce output.
258 - The stat command no longer sends garbage when para_server was
259 compiled against libgcrypt.
260 - Dependencies for gengetopt files are computed automatically.
261 This eliminates a constant source of build bugs.
262 - The setatt command now accepts file name patterns rather than only
263 path names.
264 - overview.pdf is now based on dia, a simple diagram creation program.
265 The new version is much more detailed and contains descriptions of
266 the various programs of the paraslash package.
267 - The separator of all multi-word options has been changed from
268 underscore to dash. For example --log_color becomes --log-color.
269 - Overhauled web pages and the new logo.
270
271 Downloads:
272 [tarball](./releases/paraslash-0.5.0.tar.bz2),
273 [signature](./releases/paraslash-0.5.0.tar.bz2.asc)
274
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276 0.4.13 (2013-07-29) "spectral gravity"
277 --------------------------------------
278
279 One more 0.4.x release before the API-breaking changes for 0.5.0 go
280 in. The main features of this release are the ogg/opus audio format,
281 and UTF-8 support, but it includes also tons of other improvements
282 and fixes all over the place.
283
284 - New audio format: ogg/opus.
285 - UTF8 support for para_gui and the mp3 audio format handler.
286 - Scheduler improvements and fixes.
287 - The obsolete gettimeofday() function has been replaced
288 by clock_gettime() on systems which support it.
289 - Speed and usability improvements for para_gui.
290 - para_client now restores the fd flags of stdin and stdout
291 on shutdown.
292 - Improved manual pages.
293 - Consistent version strings for all executables.
294 - Reduced dependencies on generated files result in fewer
295 recompilations on changes.
296 - Performance improvements for the compress filter.
297 - Improved downloads web page.
298
299 -----------------------------------------
300 0.4.12 (2012-12-20) "volatile relativity"
301 -----------------------------------------
302 The new command line player, the resample filter, ALSA support for
303 para_fade, and the improved build system are the highlights of this
304 release which probably marks the end of the 0.4.x series.
305
306 - The afh receiver and the para_play executable.
307 - The resample filter: A sample rate converter based on
308 libsamplerate.
309 - The "versions" directory has been removed from the master
310 branch. The tarballs of the old releases are now available
311 in the new "releases" branch.
312 - Overhaul of the build system: All generated files are now
313 written to the "build" directory.
314 - The modular mixer API and the alsa mixer.
315 - Minor fixes for the osx writer.
316
317 --------------------------------------
318 0.4.11 (2012-07-20) "mutual diversity"
319 --------------------------------------
320
321 The major feature in this release is the new sideband API for
322 client-server communication. This API will be used exclusively starting
323 with 0.5.0, which breaks backward compatibility but allows to get rid
324 of quite some compatibility code. Other noteworthy changes include
325 decoder latency improvements and a long-standing bug fix for the
326 ALSA writer.
327
328 - Sideband connections: If both para_server and para_client
329 support this feature, data is sent as a multiplexed stream.
330 - The --no_default_filters option of para_filter has been
331 removed.
332 - Several fixes and latency improvements to various decoders.
333 - The ALSA writer now limits the prebuffer time to 500ms.
334 - Documentation improvements.
335 - Overhaul of the command_util.sh script.
336 - Fixes for some minor problems found by the clang analyzer.
337 - Compiles (almost) without warnings on gcc-3.
338 - Robustness improvements of the buffer tree code.
339
340 ------------------------------------------
341 0.4.10 (2012-03-30) "heterogeneous vacuum"
342 ------------------------------------------
343
344 Nothing earth-shaking in this release, but quite a few usability
345 improvements and the usual mix of cleanups and fixes.
346
347 - The --no_default_filters option of para_filter has been
348 deprecated. It still works but has no effect and will be
349 removed in the next version.
350 - para_gui now prints also the stderr output of the executing
351 command in the bottom window.
352 - Cleanup and consolidation of the various wrappers for
353 write(), writev(), send() and friends.
354 - The obscure error messages on mmap() failures have been
355 replaced by meaningful messages. This affects mainly
356 para_afh.
357 - para_audioc: Cleanups and memory leak fixes.
358 - Test 0004-server no longer fails if para_server is not
359 being built.
360 - New configure options: --with-id3tag-{headers,libs}.
361
362 -------------------------------------
363 0.4.9 (2011-12-06) "hybrid causality"
364 -------------------------------------
365
366 Support for another audio format, interactive mode for para_client
367 and para_audiod and many small improvements/fixes all over the place.
368
369 - Support for flac, the free lossless audio codec.
370 - Fix for an endless loop in the mp3 decoder for certain
371 (corrupt) mp3 files.
372 - When executed without specifying a command, para_client
373 and para_audioc start an interactive shell (requires
374 libreadline being installed). The interactive mode offers
375 full tab completion and command line history.
376 - autogen.sh now detects a distcc setup and adjusts the
377 parameter for the -j option of make accordingly.
378 - Shared memory areas are no longer restricted to 64K. We now
379 detect the maximal size of a shared memory area at runtime.
380 - cleanup of the internal uptime API.
381 - para_server prefaults the mmapped audio file to avoid
382 delays on slow media.
383 - A new test for the test-suite that exercises the
384 communication between para_server and para_audiod.
385 - The alsa writer eats up less CPU cycles when configured to
386 use the DMIX plugin.
387 - Simplified and unified receiver code.
388 - Makefile cleanups.
389 - Commands which print a list of matching audio files now
390 emit a meaningful error message if no audio file matched the
391 given pattern(s).
392
393 --------------------------------------
394 0.4.8 (2011-08-19) "nested assignment"
395 --------------------------------------
396
397 Gcrypt support, the overhauled osx writer and regex format specifiers
398 are the highlights of this release.
399
400 - support for libgcrypt as a drop-in replacement for openssl.
401 Run configure --enable-cryptolib=gcrypt to link against
402 libgcrypt. The two crypto implementations are compatible to
403 each other, i.e. a para_client executable linked against
404 gcrypt can connect to para_server linked against libssl
405 and vice versa.
406 - Rewrite of the osx writer (output plugin for Mac OS).
407 - audiod: The format specifier for receivers, filters and
408 writers is now treated as a regular expression. This allows
409 to replace 5 lines in the config file (one for each audio
410 format) by one single line. See the manual for details.
411 - The \*.cmdline.[ch] files are no longer contained in the released
412 tarballs. This reduces the size of the tarballs but requires
413 gengetopt to build the tarball.
414 - Compiles cleanly also with llvm/clang.
415 - Corrupt mp3 files are handled more gracefully.
416 - The alsa writer uses poll fds instead of computing timeouts.
417 - Cleanup of the generic writer API.
418 - sched: Optimized zero timeouts.
419 - vss timeout cleanups.
420 - oggdec fixes and improvements.
421
422 --------------------------------------
423 0.4.7 (2011-06-01) "infinite rollback"
424 --------------------------------------
425
426 The new ao writer, support for ssh RSA keys and a couple of other
427 enhancements.
428
429 - Support for ESD, Pulseaudio, AIX, Solaris, IRIX and other
430 platforms through the libao audio library.
431 - Support for RSA keys generated with ssh-keygen.
432 - configure: improved options for ogg/vorbis/speex.
433 - The git version reported by --version always matches HEAD.
434 - The autogen script detects the number of processors and
435 runs a parallel make if possible.
436 - Major cleanup of the crypto API.
437 - Documentation updates.
438
439 ------------------------------------------
440 0.4.6 (2011-03-31) "deterministic entropy"
441 ------------------------------------------
442
443 Lots of ogg/vorbis improvements, the new test suite, enhancements
444 for para_gui and a fair amount of other bug fixes.
445
446 - For DCCP/OGG streams the audio file header is only sent once
447 at the beginning of the stream rather than periodically
448 every five seconds. This reduces network traffic and the
449 FEC group size.
450 - The vorbis comment header is replaced by an empty dummy header
451 before the header is sent over the network. This also results in
452 less network traffic and smaller FEC groups.
453 - The new "test" make target allows to perform some sanity checks prior
454 to installing the package.
455 - ogg timing fixes and performance improvements
456 - Scheduler improvements
457 - Proper exit codes for para_write
458 - para_gui: New option --theme to select a startup theme. Several
459 other improvements and fixes.
460 - aacdec error message cleanups
461 - simplified color error handling
462
463 --------------------------------------------
464 0.4.5 (2010-12-17) "symmetric randomization"
465 --------------------------------------------
466
467 Bug fixes, internal cleanups and variable-sized FEC slices.
468
469 - Contains a fix for an invalid-free-bug in the ogg audio format
470 handler code.
471 - Switching off the DCCP sender works again.
472 - para_audiod handles crashes of para_server more robustly.
473 - Internal scheduler and writer cleanups.
474 - Reduced latency due to variable-sized FEC slices.
475 - Improved documentation and error diagnostics.
476 - The build of para_server is now optional, allowing the build
477 to succeed in case libosl is not installed.
478
479 ------------------------------------------
480 0.4.4 (2010-08-06) "persistent regularity"
481 ------------------------------------------
482
483 Support for yet another audio format, para_write improvements and
484 bug fixes.
485
486 - Support for the speex codec.
487 - Support for sample formats other than 16 bit little endian.
488 - error2.h is now created by a perl script which speeds up configure
489 considerably.
490 - Fix a bug in the aac decoder which could lead to segfaults in
491 para_filter/para_audiod.
492 - Fixes for autoconf-2.66.
493
494 ----------------------------------------
495 0.4.3 (2010-07-05) "imaginary radiation"
496 ----------------------------------------
497
498 Many improvements for the DCCP and the UDP transport, the new user
499 manual and the usual mix of bug fixes and internal improvements.
500
501 - FEC support for the DCCP sender (Gerrit Renker). The new
502 --dccp_max_slice_size, --dccp_data_slices_per_group and
503 --dccp_slices_per_group options can be used to set the FEC
504 parameters for the DCCP transport.
505 - DNS lookups for UDP targets (Gerrit Renker).
506 - The new user manual replaces the README, README.afs, REQUIREMENTS
507 and INSTALL documents.
508 - Fix an end-of-file detection bug in the oggdec filter.
509 - The new nonblock API.
510 - Both options of the oggdec filter have been removed.
511 - New debug mode for the internal scheduler.
512
513 ------------------------------------------
514 0.4.2 (2010-04-23) "associative expansion"
515 ------------------------------------------
516
517 It's been some time since the last release, but finally here is
518 paraslash-0.4.2. The bulk of the changes comes from the new buffer
519 tree API, but there are changes all over the tree. Mainly performance
520 and usability improvements, but also quite some bug fixes.
521
522 - The new buffer tree API.
523 - DCCP: Support for CCID negotiation (Gerrit Renker).
524 - UDP robustness fixes.
525 - The --bufsize option for mp3dec is gone as it no longer makes sense
526 for the new buffer tree API.
527 - Fix audible buffer underruns for wma streams.
528 - The alsa writer no longer prints meaningless underrun durations.
529 - audiod: Defaults work also for udp streams. If no filter is
530 given for an audio format that is received via upd, fecdec is
531 automatically added as the first filter (along with the decoder).
532
533 ---------------------------------------
534 0.4.1 (2009-12-22) "concurrent horizon"
535 ---------------------------------------
536
537 Support for another audio format, minor feature enhancements and lots of bug
538 fixes. All fixes that have been accumulated in the maint branch (in particular
539 those mentionened in the 0.3.6 release notes) appear in this release as well.
540
541 - wma support.
542 - new afh option: --human to activate human-readable output.
543 - new server/audiod option: --log-timing to print timing information.
544 - build system improvements.
545 - source code documentation updates.
546
547 -------------------------------------
548 0.3.6 (2009-12-07) "cubic continuity"
549 -------------------------------------
550
551 Quite a few bugs have been found and fixed since 0.3.5, so here's
552 another 0.3.x release. No new features.
553
554 - Always check return value of malloc().
555 - ogg vorbis/FEC: Do not write garbage after the audio file header.
556 - exit if root privileges could not be dropped.
557 - FEC: Fix computation of extra slices.
558 - oss: Fix check for empty input buffer.
559 - Avoid buffer underruns due to filter chain output buffer constraints.
560 - server: Fix assignment of afs_pid.
561 - Don't panic if the afs database contains unknown audio formats.
562 - http/dccp: Do not send the audio file header twice.
563 - FEC: Timing improvements.
564
565 ----------------------------------------------
566 0.4.0 (2009-11-10) "simultaneous independence"
567 ----------------------------------------------
568
569 Two significant changes which require the new version number: The
570 improved authentication dialog and the fact that the database code
571 has been moved to a library, libosl. To use the new version, you have
572 to generate new RSA keys, see INSTALL for details. A shell script is
573 provided for conversion of the 0.3 database to the new 0.4 format.
574
575 - stronger crypto for client authentication
576 - the database code has been moved to a library
577 - improved status item handling
578 - cleanup of the build system
579 - The "-V" option now also prints the git version
580 - the new parser-friendly listing mode for the ls and stat commands
581 - mandatory rc4 encryption
582 - major audio format handler cleanups
583 - (id3,...) tags are no longer stored as a combined string in the database
584 - new mood methods: artist_matches, title_matches, comment_matches,
585 album_matches, year_maches, year.
586
587 --------------------------------------------
588 0.3.5 (2009-09-21) "symplectic separability"
589 --------------------------------------------
590
591 Full client support for \*BSD Unixes, complete re-write of the ogg
592 vorbis audio format handler, various improvements all over the place
593 and the usual mix of bugfixes. This release marks the end of the 0.3
594 series if no serious problems show up.
595
596 - the new oss writer (supported on \*BSD and Linux)
597 - rewrite of the ogg vorbis audio format handler. It's
598 recommended to replace the chunk tables of existing ogg
599 vorbis files in the afs database by re-adding these files
600 with "add -f".
601 - support for netmask subsets (Gerrit Renker)
602 - the new prebuffer filter
603 - improved signal handling
604 - variable fec output buffer size
605 - improved FEC timing fixes audible buffer underruns in UDP mode
606 - --log_color actually works
607 - new ls option: -d (print dates as seconds after the epoch)
608 - update to gengetopt 2.22.2
609 - support for RSA keys of size > 512 bits
610 - new option "mixer_channel" for para_fade
611
612 -----------------------------------------
613 0.3.4 (2009-05-07) "elliptic inheritance"
614 -----------------------------------------
615
616 The new udp sender, forward error correction, colored logs and various
617 other improvements. As the udp sender does not depend on any special
618 libraries, it is built unconditionally.
619
620 - The udp sender replaces the ortp sender. The new code uses forward
621 error correction to protect against packet losses. Many thanks to
622 Gerrit Renker for providing ipv6 support.
623 - The default port for udp streaming now defaults to 8000, like
624 for the http and the dccp senders/receivers.
625 - Loglevels are now specified as symbolic names, e.g.
626 "--loglevel info".
627 - improved ipv4 and ipv6 URI parser (Gerrit Renker).
628 - para_server/para_audiod: Color support for log messages.
629 - new options for mp3dec: --ignore-crc, --bufsize
630 - new audiod option: --config-file.
631 - gengetopt cleanups.
632 - Improved help/man pages: The documentation of para_audiod,
633 para_recv, para_filter and para_write now also contains
634 all options of the available receivers/filters/writers. The
635 man page of para_fade contains a description of the different
636 modes of operation.
637 - More source code documentation.
638 - vss timing fixes.
639
640 --------------------------------------------
641 0.3.3 (2008-12-01) "axiomatic perspectivity"
642 --------------------------------------------
643
644 Internal code cleanups, bug fixes, improved tag handling and the new
645 amplification filter.
646
647 - para_server uses the generic scheduling code.
648 - overhaul of the virtual streaming system.
649 - mp3: id3 version 2 support via libid3tag (optional)
650 - ogg: vorbis comment support.
651 - aac meta info support.
652 - mp3 audio format handler cleanups.
653 - new filter: "amp" to amplify the amplitude of the audio stream
654 - new status item/database entry: amplification. It is
655 used by the amp filter to pre-amplify the audio stream.
656 - fix a close-without-open bug in para_write.
657 - fix a bug in com_init() which was introduced in 0.3.2.
658 - better error diagnostics for para_client.
659
660 -----------------------------------------
661 0.3.2 (2008-04-11) "probabilistic parity"
662 -----------------------------------------
663
664 The new para_afh executable, scheduling and documentation improvements.
665
666 - new ls option: -lc (list chunk table)
667 - new executable: para_afh, the stand-alone audio file handler tool
668 - afs commands can send output more than SHMMAX (32MB on Linux). This
669 also reduces the memory usage of commands that produce large amounts
670 of output.
671 - major scheduler and audiod cleanups.
672 - more detailed and much nicer man pages.
673
674 ---------------------------------------
675 0.3.1 (2008-02-23) "liquid interaction"
676 ---------------------------------------
677
678 A mix of cleanups, bug fixes, improvements, and some new features. No
679 significant changes to the new database (osl) code, which is generally
680 a good sign.
681
682 - Share some similar/duplicate code between the http and the
683 dccp sender.
684 - Generic access control lists for paraslash senders.
685 - dccp sender: Access control lists, connection limiting and support
686 for the allow,deny,on,off,help sender commands.
687 - The default dccp port changed from 5001 to 8000 (suggested by
688 Gerrit Renker).
689 - para_server starts even if not all public keys could be loaded.
690 - Audiod performance improvements.
691 - fix a bug in the "off" command of the http sender.
692 - fix some fd and memory leaks.
693 - Update to gengetopt-2.22.
694
695 -------------------------------------
696 0.3.0 (2008-01-12) "solar saturation"
697 -------------------------------------
698
699 paraslash.0.3.0 -- 'WWDBND --what would databases never do?'.
700
701
702 Usually one might expect lots of new features AND a big increase in size
703 for a major release like this.
704
705 However, paraslash-0.3.0.tar.bz2 is the smallest paraslash tarball
706 ever. The decrease in size is mostly due to the removal of some
707 graphical tools (which were only quick hacks anyway). But also the
708 fact that the mysql code is gone cuts down the size a bit.
709
710 Being independent of mysql comes at a cost: The fact that paraslash
711 now contains its own database (the object storage layer, osl) increases
712 the (stripped) binary size of para_server by ~50K on i386.
713
714 - no more restrictions on unique basenames.
715 - independent of mysql: The new self-contained object
716 storage layer (osl) replaces the mysql database.
717 - New executable para_fsck: Check integrity of osl tables.
718 - Lyrics support.
719 - Reliable audio file move/rename detection.
720 - More portable than ever: Tested on Linux (x86_32, x86_64, sparc64),
721 MacOS (ppc32, x86_32), FreeBSD (x86_32), NetBSD (x86_32) and
722 Solaris (sparc64).
723 - the new osl-based audio file selector (afs) replaces the random,
724 the playlist and the mysql selector of paraslash-0.2.x.
725 - IPv6 support (thanks to Gerrit Renker).
726 - paraslash-0.2.x streams are now called "moods". Writing
727 0.3.x-mood definitions should be both easier and more
728 powerful than writing 0.2.x-stream definitions.
729 - para_krell, para_slider, para_para_sdl_gui, para_dbadm have
730 been removed. The world is a better place without them. However,
731 para_gui is still there.
732 - afs tracks audio file selection also in playlist mode.
733 - few easy-to-use afs commands replace the many not-so-easy-to-use
734 mysql commands (and are available also in playlist mode).
735 - Improved error subsystem.
736 - The earth-shaking new logo.
737
738 -----------------------------------------
739 0.2.17 (2007-11-20) "isotropic threshold"
740 -----------------------------------------
741
742 Mainly bugfixes and cleanups in this version which marks the end of
743 the 0.2.x series if no serious bugs show up after the release.
744
745 - mysql_selector: fix a locking bug.
746 - universal chunk queueing.
747 - dccp sender uses chunk queueing if write() returns EAGAIN (thanks
748 to Gerrit Renker).
749 - be more carful wrt. signed vs. unsigned argument passing.
750 - cleanup error.h and fix some references to invalid error
751 codes.
752 - update to gengetopt-2.21.
753 - update to ortp-0.13.1.
754 - autoconf: extend checks for headers, library functions and
755 compiler characteristics.
756 - Fix streaming of large mp3 files.
757 - Fix an off-by-one bug in playlist handling.
758
759 --------------------------------------
760 0.2.16 (2007-04-05) "neural discharge"
761 --------------------------------------
762
763 The main change in this release is the major audio format handler
764 cleanup which removes some similar/duplicate code and makes it easier
765 to implement plugins for other audio formats. Of course, the usual mix
766 of other improvements/changes/bugfixes also made it into the release.
767
768 - simplified audio format handlers (most of the handling functions
769 were moved one layer up to the virtual streaming system).
770 - para_server uses mmap to read audio files
771 - repositioning of mp3 streams is much faster, in particular for
772 jumping near the end of large mp3 files.
773 - permission flags DB_READ,DB_WRITE have been renamed to AFS_READ
774 and AFS_WRITE.
775 - fix a bug in para_filter that caused decoding of aac files
776 to start only after a few seconds.
777 - fix osx_writer hangs
778 - simplified dccp code (thanks to Gerrit Renker)
779 - the compress filter works also on big endian systems (ppc)
780
781 -----------------------------------------
782 0.2.15 (2007-02-16) "inductive resonance"
783 -----------------------------------------
784
785 Minor improvements, more documentation and a bunch of bug fixes.
786
787 - para_server: The server.users file is only read once on server
788 startup rather than for each connection
789 - mp3dec: Fix decoding of corrupt mp3 files
790 - afs (audio file sender) is now called vss (virtual streaming
791 system). Consequently, the permission flags specified in
792 ~/.paraslash/server.users have also changed: AFS_READ and AFS_WRITE
793 become VSS_READ and VSS_WRITE respectively.
794 - para_audiod/para_filter: Fix a bug that caused the last chunk
795 of audio data not being written under certain circumstances
796 - audiod: compute the difference of server time and local time
797 correctly
798 - para_server/para_audiod: Fix some memory leaks
799 - documentation improvements
800 - configure.ac: fix checks for para_krell
801 - new man pages
802
803 -------------------------------------------
804 0.2.14 (2006-10-15) "transient singularity"
805 -------------------------------------------
806
807 The only major enhancement of this version is the osx writer which completes
808 the Mac OS Port and was originally planned already for 0.2.13 but had to wait
809 until now for reasons beyond the scope of this changelog entry.
810
811 - new output plugin for Mac Os: the osx writer
812 - rename configure command line options from --enable-xxx-headers to
813 --with-xxx-headers and --enable-xxx-libs to --with-xxx-libs
814 - configure: new command line options: --with-mad-headers,
815 --with-mad-libs, --with-oggvorbis-headers, and --with-oggvorbis-libs
816 - some robustness fixes
817 - dymamic audio format recognition for audiod
818 - para_server: new command line option: --autoplay_delay
819 - para_audiod: new command line option: --clock_diff_count
820
821 ---------------------------------------
822 0.2.13 (2006-07-14) "sonic convolution"
823 ---------------------------------------
824
825 A bunch of new features and core changes.
826
827 - the new paraslash scheduler, short and sweet.
828 - Support for m4a/mp4 files via the new aac audio format
829 handler/filter (requires libfaad).
830 - each writer has its own command line parser, just like
831 para_recv and para_filter.
832 - para_client and para_audioc use the error subsystem
833 - writers are integrated in para_audiod (currently linux-only)
834 - para_client is integrated in para_audiod
835 - random/playlist selector: improved info strings
836 - new audiod commands: tasks, kill
837 - update to libortp-0.10.1
838 - para_fade: wake time defaults to 8 hours from now
839 - update to autoconf-2.60
840
841 ------------------------------------------
842 0.2.12 (2006-05-12) "oriented abstraction"
843 ------------------------------------------
844
845 Many user-visible changes in this release and lots of new
846 features:
847
848 - the new optional dccp sender/receiver. It uses the datagram
849 congestion control protocol. You'll need a fairly new kernel
850 for this.
851 - paraslash works on Mac OS X (thanks to Gerd Becker)
852 - para_play renamed to para_write
853 - modular output plugin design (writers) for para_write
854 - new file_writer output plugin for para_write
855 - compress filter speed improvements
856 - update to libortp-0.9.1
857 - update to gengetopt-2.17rc
858 - para_client no longer depends on libreadline (as the
859 code for the interactive mode was removed).
860 - gcc-2-95 is no longer a supported compiler. It may still
861 work, but it gets no more testing.
862 - the tarball no longer contains the screenshot images which
863 reduces its size quite a bit.
864 - configure: new command line options: --enable-mysql-headers
865 and --enable-mysql-libs
866
867 ------------------------------------
868 0.2.11 (2006-03-11) "atomic duality"
869 ------------------------------------
870
871 Here it is, the first paraslash release developed with git. There
872 are fairly many user-visible changes in this release. As two out of
873 the three "database tools" of paraslash don't use a database at all,
874 they are now called "audio file selectors" instead.
875
876 - the cdt command (change database tool) becomes chs (change
877 selector)
878 - no more colon separators: The syntax of some options of
879 para_audiod and para_filter have changed. Use --help for
880 more info (and some examples).
881 - update to gengetopt-2.16 (thanks to Lorenzo Bettini)
882 - switch from cvs to git (should've done that earlier)
883 - the new ipc subsystem
884 - new audio file selector: playlist
885 - para_server: the dopey selector is now called "random",
886 and is the default selector. Use the --selector option to
887 choose another selector at startup, or the chs command to
888 change the selector at runtime.
889 - X86_64 fixes (thanks to Steffen Klassert)
890 - para_play fixes
891
892 --------------------------------------
893 0.2.10 (2006-02-17) "cyclic attractor"
894 --------------------------------------
895
896 Huge documentation update, a scrollable window for para_gui, ortp
897 improvements, and of course many small fixes not mentioned here.
898 The diffstat below is rather misleading as most insertions are due
899 to the new source documentation.
900
901 - autoconf cleanup
902 - para_server also uses the new error subsystem
903 - lots of new documentation (UTSL)
904 - gui improvements:
905 - keysyms for cursor keys and for next/previous page keys
906 - scrollable output window
907 - new internal commands: scroll up/down, page up/down
908 - fix color of command output.
909 - ortp: the --chunk_time and --header flags are no longer needed
910 for para_recv/para_audiod as this information is now encoded in
911 each rtp packet sent by para_server.
912
913 -------------------------------------------
914 0.2.9 (2006-01-24) "progressive turbulence"
915 -------------------------------------------
916
917 Internal audiod receivers/filters, the new error subsystem and
918 a lot of small improvements.
919
920 - para_recv and para_filter are integrated into the para_audiod
921 binary, i.e. audiod no longer spawns a new process for
922 each receiver/filter. As para_recv and para_filter might be
923 useful as standalone programs, they still get built (linked
924 against the same object files that are also used for audiod).
925 - further ortp timing improvements should reduce the CPU usage
926 of the ortp receiver.
927 - improved audio grabbing. The 'grab' command of para_audiod
928 has its own set of command line options. Read the output of
929 "para_audioc help grab" for more info.
930 - oggdec: configurable input prebuffer size.
931 - the new error subsystem gives better error diagnostics
932 and reduces code size.
933
934 -----------------------------------------
935 0.2.8 (2006-01-02) "dynamic accumulation"
936 -----------------------------------------
937
938 The new modular filter design and the para_play-hangs bugfix.
939
940 - new executable: para_filter. It combines para_mp3dec,
941 para_oggdec and para_compress. It also adds a further filter
942 type, wav, that just inserts a wave header at the desired point
943 of the filter chain. All 'piping' is done in-memory (i.e. no
944 read/write operations are used).
945 - para_play: fix a stupid bug that caused it to hang under
946 certain circumstances.
947
948 -------------------------------------------
949 0.2.7 (2006-12-27) "transparent invariance"
950 -------------------------------------------
951
952 Not many user-visible changes but a fair amount of internal improvements.
953
954 - The http sender buffers data if it can not be sent
955 out immediately (because the socket is not writable). This
956 should prevent para_server from shutting down the connection
957 too early on a loaded network.
958 - para_play also prebuffers data if it is told to start at a
959 future time by the --start_time option.
960 - The return of para_recv: It combines para_ortp_recv and
961 para_http_recv. Use the --receiver option to switch between
962 the two. para_recv builds without libortp, but contains
963 only the http receiver in this case.
964 - update to ortp 0.8.1. As this ortp release contains incompatible
965 changes, para_recv-0.2.7 won't link against older ortp libs.
966 - improved ortp timings.
967 - use of gcc-extensions that #define away for non-gcc and
968 gcc < 3.0.
969
970 -------------------------------------------
971 0.2.6 (2005-10-29) "recursive compensation"
972 -------------------------------------------
973
974 Transparent session encryption (uses openssl's Alleged RC4 cipher),
975 the internal find command and several other improvements and cleanups.
976
977 - Encrypt the session if encryption is requested by the client
978 (default for para_client 0.2.6). This is backwards
979 compatible, so older clients can still connect to para_server
980 0.2.6. Use the new client option --plain to request an
981 uncrypted session (off by default, must be set to on in
982 order to connect to para_server 0.2.x with 0 <= x <= 5).
983 - para_server uses an internal function to locate audio files
984 rather than calling find(1). The server option
985 --mysql_audio_file_dir replaces --mysql_find_cmd.
986 - documentation update
987 - man pages
988 - header file cleanup
989 - para_client code cleanup
990 - para_gui: faster display of output of display commands
991
992 ------------------------------------------
993 0.2.5 (2005-10-13) "aggressive resolution"
994 ------------------------------------------
995
996 This release adds internal senders, i.e. no more external programs are
997 spawned for sending out the audio data. There are two different senders
998 available: The http sender and the ortp sender (former para_send which
999 is no longer needed).
1000
1001 The new sender code has a plugin-like design so it can be easily
1002 extended should there be be any future need for supporting another
1003 network streaming protocol. All senders are completely independent of
1004 each other. In particular, the http and the ortp sender can operate
1005 in parallel.
1006
1007 - new server command: sender to control senders at runtime.
1008 Read the output of "para_server -h" and "para_client help
1009 sender" for more information.
1010 - para_recv renamed to para_ortp_recv
1011 - new executable: para_http_recv, a simple command line
1012 http receiver.
1013 - major afs/mp3/ogg code simplifications due to internal
1014 senders.
1015 - ogg timing improvements
1016 - fix several minor memory leaks (found by valgrind)
1017 - empty stream definitions work again
1018 - com_ne(): ignore errors on remove
1019 - audiod: fix segfault on server restart
1020
1021 ---------------------------------------
1022 0.2.4 (2005-09-21) "toxic anticipation"
1023 ---------------------------------------
1024
1025 Several small improvements, fixes and the new grab command.
1026
1027 - audiod:
1028 - new command: "grab" to grab the output of the stream reader
1029 or any filters. Read the output of "para_audioc help grab"
1030 for more information.
1031 - fix memory leak
1032 - code cleanup
1033 - audioc: new command line option: --bufsize to specify a
1034 buffer size different from the default size 8192.
1035 - improved error diagnostics for para_play.
1036 - new configure option: --enable-ssldir so search for openssl in
1037 non-standard places
1038 - sdl_gui: Make it look nice again for 1024x768
1039 - server: report total size of memory allocated with sbrk by malloc,
1040 new command line option: --announce_time
1041
1042 -----------------------------------------
1043 0.2.3 (2005-09-01) "hydrophilic movement"
1044 -----------------------------------------
1045
1046 Two new executables and major feature enhancements.
1047
1048 - audiod filters: It is now possible to specify arbitrary many
1049 (including none) filters for each supported audio
1050 format. This can be used e.g. for normalizing volume,
1051 transforming or grabbing the audio stream, or for using
1052 visualizers. Read the output of "para_audiod -h" for the
1053 syntax of the new --filter_cmd option.
1054 - new executable: para_play, a tiny alsa player. It
1055 can play wave files or raw pcm (16 bit little endian)
1056 from stdin.
1057 - new executable: para_compress, a dynamic range compressor
1058 intended to keep audio output at a consistent volume. Derived
1059 from [AudioCompress](http://trikuare.cx/code/AudioCompress.html).
1060 - audiod: New option: --stream_delay. This can be used in
1061 a local network to syncronize the audio output of all
1062 clients that play the same stream.
1063
1064 ------------------------------------------
1065 0.2.2 (2005-08-19) "tangential excitation"
1066 ------------------------------------------
1067
1068 Mostly internal changes in this release, but also some new commands
1069 for the mysql database tool.
1070
1071 - cleanup exec.c, fix para_exec bug
1072 - compile time loglevel (log messages below the given level
1073 won't be compiled in, which reduces the size of the
1074 resulting binaries)
1075 - new log macros that shorten the size of the source code.
1076 - workaround a gcc-4.1 bug (?) that caused send_cred_buffer()
1077 to send only zeros. With this workaround, para_audioc works
1078 again.
1079 - avoid gcc-4 warning: conflicting types for built-in function 'clog'
1080 - new mysql commands: "rm" (remove entry), "mv" (rename entry) "ne"
1081 (new entry), "snp" (set numplayed). Read the manual for more
1082 information.
1083
1084 ---------------------------------------
1085 0.2.1 (2005-08-15) "surreal experience"
1086 ---------------------------------------
1087
1088 Here comes paraslash-0.2.1. It contains a couple of new features and,
1089 surprise, only minor bug fixes.
1090
1091 - kill noisy mp3 debug message
1092 - cleanup of the build system
1093 - para_server and para_client directly use the crypto routines
1094 of the openssl library rather than invoking the openssl command
1095 line utitlity
1096 - server/audiod: new option --user to switch to the given user
1097 when invoked as root. Read the output of "para_server -h" for
1098 more information.
1099 - gui/sdl_gui: new option --stat_cmd to be used to retrieve the
1100 status. Default: "para_audioc stat"
1101 - sdl_gui: new option --pic_cmd to be used to download the picture.
1102 Default: "para_client pic"
1103 - audiod: 5 slots ought to be enough for everybody
1104 - audiod: new status item: Uptime, kill hup command
1105
1106 ------------------------------------------
1107 0.2.0 (2005-08-06) "distributed diffusion"
1108 ------------------------------------------
1109
1110 After several month of increased development activity, paraslash-0.2.0
1111 has arrived. It contains many new features and is much more
1112 self-contained than the old 0.1.x series. Enjoy!
1113
1114 - para_server: fix hang on song change and crash on sighup.
1115 Speed up mysql queries. The DIR_LIKE macro is gone.
1116 - new executables: para_audiod, the local audio daemon that
1117 starts playback (uses SCM_CREDENTIALS socket magic) and
1118 para_audioc, the corresponding client.
1119 - new executables: para_mp3dec/para_oggdec, two really teensy
1120 decoders. para_mp3dec is based on libmad, para_oggdec requires
1121 libvorbisfile.
1122 - ovsend/ovrecv are capable of streaming ogg as well as mp3, so
1123 they are now called para_send and para_recv respectively.
1124 - documentation updates
1125 - para_gui is themable. For now there is the default theme that
1126 looks as before and the simple theme: blue and easy.
1127 - gui: audio streaming is now handled by audiod. Time display shows
1128 playback time rather than streaming time
1129 - slider: update to libzmw-0.2.0
1130 - para_krell: fix crash on server shutdown
1131 - switch from gzip to bzip2
1132
1133 ----------------------------------------
1134 0.1.7 (2005-04-18) "melting penetration"
1135 ----------------------------------------
1136
1137 The main change in this release is clearly the oggvorbis rewrite,
1138 but there are also lots of smaller changes. If you intend to use both
1139 the mp3 and the ogg plugin, it is recommended to use software mixing,
1140 e.g. the dmix plugin which is provided by ALSA.
1141
1142 - new executables: para_ovsend and para_ovrecv for sending/receiving
1143 oggvorbis files via rtp. Requires the open rtp library. Get it at
1144 http://www.linphone.org/ortp/
1145 - rewrite of the ogg_vorbis core code
1146 - configure detects libzmw and, if detected, includes
1147 para_slider to the list of binaries to be built by make
1148 - server stream writers read from their associated fifo rather
1149 than from stdin
1150 - slider: two new sliders, lastplayed and numplayed
1151 - fix nasty double free bug which caused random segfaults in case of
1152 mp3 files with invalid header information
1153 - gui: new command line option: --stream_timeout=seconds to
1154 deactivate a slot if it is idle for that many seconds (default=`5')
1155 - diffstats
1156
1157 ---------------------------------------
1158 0.1.6 (2005-03-05) "asymptotic balance"
1159 ---------------------------------------
1160
1161 Only little user-visible changes in this release. Mainly bugfixes and
1162 core code cleanup. This is probably the most stable version ever if you
1163 stick to mp3...
1164
1165 - fix several memory leaks
1166 - rename default name of mysql database from "music" to "paraslash".
1167 Use para_server's --mysql_database option if you do not want to
1168 rename your old database.
1169 - rework ogg vorbis code
1170 - make update command work on mysql servers with LOCAL_INFILE
1171 disabled
1172 - gui: improved stream I/O (slots)
1173 - simplified audio format API
1174 - para_pob_ogg is gone
1175
1176 ------------------------------------
1177 0.1.5 (2004-12-31) "opaque eternity"
1178 ------------------------------------
1179
1180 Let's slide gently into the new year.
1181
1182 - new: para_slider (not built automatically, type "make
1183 para_slider" to build). A toy for those who always felt that
1184 creating stream definitions is difficult. See screenshots,
1185 README and FEATURES for more info.
1186 - improved signal handling. Fixes server segfault on SIGHUP
1187 for linux kernels newer than Aug 24 2004 and makes para_gui
1188 race-free.
1189 - reload database tool on SIGHUP
1190 - improved help message for sl
1191 - do not log "broken pipe" messages as errors. They are
1192 perfectly ok.
1193 - fix wrong error message on permission errors
1194
1195 -----------------------------------------
1196 0.1.4 (2004-12-19) "tunneling transition"
1197 -----------------------------------------
1198
1199 Bugfix release. As expected, 0.1.3 introduced a bunch of new bugs.
1200 Hopefully, most of them got wiped out with this release. Some
1201 enhancements went also in.
1202
1203 - improved error diagnostics for all commands
1204 - stradd/picadd: overwrite previous contents if entry already
1205 exists, rather than returning errors
1206 - stradd: use current stream if invoked without args
1207 - faster (and hopefully more stable) ogg-vorbis handling
1208 - para_krell: reap children to avoid zombie-flooding in case
1209 no server is running
1210 - si: report also server pid
1211 - server: don't busy-loop if dbtool reports only invalid files.
1212 - gui: CTRL+C works again, fix stream_read command line option
1213 - fix pic_add, hist
1214 - fix mysql dbtool startup in case no database exists
1215 - many small fixes and cleanups
1216
1217 ---------------------------------------
1218 0.1.3: (2004-12-10) "vanishing inertia"
1219 ---------------------------------------
1220
1221 Starting from this release, the database tools are integrated in the
1222 server binary. This decreases server startup time, reduces code size
1223 and speeds up database commands. However, the layout of the underlying
1224 mysql database changed only slightly and 0.1.3 should be backwards
1225 compatible in that respect.
1226
1227 Visible changes:
1228
1229 - If mysql is not detected at compile time, or fails to init
1230 at runtime, fall back to the dopey database tool which should
1231 always work.
1232 - para_dbtool and dbtool.conf are gone. All mysql specific
1233 options are read from server.conf and are prefixed by 'mysql_'.
1234 - new command: cdt (change database tool)
1235 - new command line option: dbtool (choose startup database tool)
1236 - The name of current stream is now stored in the database,
1237 so paraslash remembers its current stream when restarted.
1238 - new command: csp (change stream and play)
1239 - para_gui also reports current database tool and server uptime
1240
1241 -------------------------------------------
1242 0.1.2: (2004-11-28) "spherical fluctuation"
1243 -------------------------------------------
1244
1245 Point release before the big dbtool changes go in.
1246
1247 - dbtool: rename ca to cam (copy all meta data). It now also
1248 copies numplayed and lastplayed time as well as the picture
1249 id.
1250 - fix endless-loop-bug caused by mp3 files with invalid header
1251
1252 -----------------------------------------
1253 0.1.1: (2004-11-05) "floating atmosphere"
1254 -----------------------------------------
1255
1256 - gkrellm plugin
1257 - new dbtool command: mbox. Browse your sound-file collection
1258 with your favorite mail reader.
1259 - several small fixes
1260
1261 -------------------------------------
1262 0.1.0: (2004-10-22) "rotating cortex"
1263 -------------------------------------
1264
1265 - fix logging bug for loglevel > VERBOSE
1266 - fix skip command
1267 - correct timings for vbr mp3s
1268 - modular audio format support
1269 - ogg-vorbis support (experimental)
1270 - new server option: autoplay
1271
1272 -----------------------------------------
1273 0.0.99: (2004-07-25) "harmonic deviation"
1274 -----------------------------------------
1275
1276 - rename projectname from icc to paraslash (play, archive, rate
1277 and stream large audio sets happily)
1278 - paraslash is no longer restricted to one particular audio
1279 streaming software
1280 - new dbtool commands (stradd, strq, strdel) for easy stream
1281 managment w/o configuration file. That obsoletes stream_defs
1282 file/config option for dbtool.
1283 - picadd accepts jpeg data from stdin
1284 - new server commands: ps (select previous stream), sc (song change)
1285 - new default pictures for sdl_gui
1286 - gui: new key_map option for binding commands and internal
1287 functions to arbitrary keys, nice help screen, rip out
1288 soundcard/linux specific stuff, avoid noise artefacts while jumping,
1289 show silly logo on startup
1290 - new executables: para_fade for fading volume, para_dbadm for
1291 manipulating attributes
1292 - cdb adds _all_ tables to mysql database
1293 - revised and beautified documentation
1294 - sample dbtool rewritten in C
1295 - autoconf
1296
1297 ---------------------------------------------
1298 0.0.98: (2003-12-26) "incremental smoothness"
1299 ---------------------------------------------
1300
1301 - kick icecast in favour of poc. That removes some races and reduces
1302 core code considerably.
1303 - cbr/vbr is displayed by stat and gui/sdl_gui. New status flags
1304 give finer info on afs' status.
1305 - gui can start decoder (see config options). Further new gui
1306 commands: refresh (^L), jmp (F1-F10)
1307 - gui rereads conf on SIGUSR1 instead of SIGHUP. SIGHUP
1308 terminates gui. This fixes dead instances consuming memory
1309 continuously.
1310 - new dbtool command: verb for sending verbatim sql queries.
1311 - fix pid_list races (by removing pid_list)
1312 - codename funnies
1313
1314 --------------------
1315 0.0.97: (2003-10-26)
1316 --------------------
1317
1318 - installation prefix now defaults to /usr/local
1319 - new commands for gui: snozze, sleep and reread config
1320 - config file for gui and sdl_gui
1321 - fix problems with filenames containing funny characters
1322 (reported by Thomas Forell)
1323 - improved signal handling for gui, now it rereads conf on SIGHUP
1324 - new dbtool command: cdb (create database)
1325 - switch from argtable to gengetopt
1326 - major code cleanup and speed improvements
1327 - fix several potential buffer overflows
1328 - many small fixes and cleanups
1329
1330 -------------------
1331 0.0.96 (2003-08-30)
1332 -------------------
1333
1334 - easy stream_defs syntax
1335 - sdl_gui can display images associated to the file being played
1336 - Major feature enhancements for icc_gui including dynamic text
1337 placement and the top/bottom window design
1338 - vrfy/clean now also checks for NULL values in attributes as
1339 well as for invalid picture pointers
1340 - fix long outstanding case sensitivity bug
1341 - many small fixes and cleanups
1342
1343 -------------------
1344 0.0.95 (2003-06-29)
1345 -------------------
1346
1347 - sdl gui runs much faster
1348 - new dbtool command: ca (copy attributes)
1349 - count and display number of times the song has been played
1350 - new feature: scoring
1351 - command line options for sdl_gui
1352 - simpler syntax of streams file
1353 - decrease network traffic of stat
1354 - fix zombie bug
1355 - many small fixes and cleanups
1356
1357 -------------------
1358 0.0.94 (2003-05-04)
1359 -------------------
1360
1361 - new server command: ns (next stream)
1362 - new icc_gui command: c (change stream)
1363 - internal mp3info
1364 - stat shows also id3 tag info
1365 - new sdl based gui
1366 - log flodding bug fixed
1367 - many small fixes and cleanups
1368
1369 -------------------
1370 0.0.93 (2003-03-28)
1371 -------------------
1372
1373 - colors for icc_gui
1374 - icc_gui sets volume directly (linux only)
1375 - proper locking that fixes some races
1376 - fix security bug that caused commands to be executed even
1377 with unsufficient permissions
1378 - new command: hup to make all servers reread their configuration file
1379 - icecast meta data streaming
1380 - many small fixes and cleanups