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