paraslash 0.6.0
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1 NEWS
2 ====
3
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5 0.6.0 (2017-04-28) "fuzzy flux"
6 -------------------------------
7
8 The highlights of this release are the conversion of all option parsers
9 to the lopsub library and the improved AAC support. But there are
10 many other user-visible changes all over the place. Also a lot of
11 old cruft has been removed, leading to incompatible changes. Hence
12 the new major version number.
13
14 - Support for Mac OS X has been removed.
15 - On Linux systems, glibc-2.17 or newer is required to build the
16 source tree.
17 - Support for RSA public keys in ASN format (as generated by openssl
18 genrsa) has been removed. These keys have been deprecated since
19 2011, so users should have long switched to keys generated with
20 ssh-keygen(1).
21 - If libgcrypt is used as the crypto library, we now require version
22 1.5.0 (released in 2011) or later.
23 - The insecure RC4 stream cipher has been removed. It was superseded
24 by aes_ctr128 three years ago but the RC4 code had been kept for
25 backwards compatibility.
26 - On Linux, abstract unix domain sockets are used unconditionally.
27 - The "install" target no longer strips executables, the new
28 install-strip target can be used to get the old behaviour.
29 - The clean targets have been renamed: clean2 is gone, and the new
30 mostlyclean removes only the executables and object files.
31 - New target: check (identical to test).
32 - The DESTDIR make variable is honored to prepend a path to the
33 installation directory. This feature is orthogonal to the --prefix
34 option to configure.
35 - Minor WMA cleanups.
36 - The aac audio format handler has been rewritten to use the mp4ff library.
37 See the manual for how to install the library on your system.
38 - New status item: max_chunk_size. The value is stored in a previously
39 unused field of the afhi object of the aft table. Although backwards
40 compatible, users are encouraged to re-add m4a files to populate
41 the new field.
42 - No more chunk tables for aac. Chunk boundaries are determined
43 dynamically at stream time.
44 - Release and master branch tarballs are now compressed with xz rather
45 than bzip2.
46 - The lopsub package is required to install the paraslash package.
47 Gengetopt is no longer needed.
48 - make dep is gone. Dependencies have been created automatically for
49 a long time and it was never necessary to run make dep manually.
50 - para_gui lost its --timeout option.
51 - Most manual pages have been extended to include an overall
52 description of the command.
53 - The --stream-delay option of para_audiod has been removed. It had
54 been a no-op for many years.
55 - The deprecated --path option of the server ls command has been
56 removed. The command now prints full paths by default, making
57 --full-path a no-op. Hence --full-path has been depreacted and is
58 scheduled for removal in v0.6.1.
59 - It is now possible to use 'CFLAGS' to override the default compiler
60 options.
61 - para_fade has been renamed to para_mixer. The four modes of operation
62 (set, fade, snooze, sleep) are implemented as subcommands of the
63 new program.
64 - The sleep subcommand of para_mixer (former sleep mode of para_fade)
65 lost its --wake-hour and --wake-min options in favor of the new
66 --wake-time option which also accepts relative wakeup times like
67 "+9:30".
68 - The new --fade-exponent option of para_mixer allows for non-linear
69 channel fading.
70 - The new logo.
71
72 Downloads:
73 [tarball](./releases/paraslash-0.6.0.tar.xz),
74 [signature](./releases/paraslash-0.6.0.tar.xz.asc)
75
76 -------------------------------------
77 0.5.7 (2016-12-31) "semantic density"
78 -------------------------------------
79
80 Mostly a bug fix release, and a bunch of internal improvements.
81 The only user-visible changes are the sanity checks for the touch
82 command and the new options to the ls command.
83
84 - Speedup of the base64 decoder.
85 - One of the two source browsers has been removed from the web pages.
86 The doxygen API reference still contains an HTML version of each
87 source file.
88 - Two race conditions in para_server have been fixed.
89 - ls -p is now deprecated in favor of -F or -b. See the help text of
90 the ls command for details.
91 - The openssl code has been adjusted to work also with openssl-1.1.
92 - The wma decoder and audio format handler now correctly decodes
93 files with unusual block sizes.
94 - We now compile with -Wformat-signedness if possible.
95 - The touch command now refuses to set an invalid image or lyrics ID.
96 - New section on contributing for the user manual.
97 - Major simplification of the error subsystem.
98
99 Downloads:
100 [tarball](./releases/paraslash-0.5.7.tar.bz2),
101 [signature](./releases/paraslash-0.5.7.tar.bz2.asc)
102
103 -------------------------------------------
104 0.4.14 (2016-12-31) "branching oscillation"
105 -------------------------------------------
106
107 Many fixes for nasty bugs have accumulated over the years since 0.4.13
108 was released in 2013. This release contains all of them. It is the
109 last v0.4.x release, so v0.4.x is now end of life. The maint branch
110 of the git repository has been forwarded to v0.5.7 and will start to
111 receive important fixes for 0.5.x, which is now in maintenance mode.
112
113 - Fix for the "double encryption bug" with gcrypt, which caused
114 garbage to be sent to stat clients.
115 - The "prev" command of para_play now works as expected.
116 - Invalid parameters for the begin and end chunk no longer cause
117 the afh receiver of para_recv to segfault.
118 - A fix for an assertion that triggered in the FEC slice setup code.
119 - Closing the terminal with a running para_gui causes the process to
120 die, rather than using 100% of CPU time.
121 - para_gui no longer shows stale information about the previous
122 audio file.
123 - A fix for a bug in the fec decoder which caused aborts if the buffer
124 pool filled up.
125 - The assertion in the buffer tree code no longer triggers.
126 - The "afs_event: table moods, event 0: key already exists in rbtree"
127 error no longer occurs on attribute changes.
128 - A NULL pointer dereference in com_sender() has been fixed.
129 - The -i option of lsatt works as advertised.
130 - Various fixes for the build system.
131
132 Downloads:
133 [tarball](./releases/paraslash-0.4.14.tar.bz2),
134 [signature](./releases/paraslash-0.4.14.tar.bz2.asc)
135
136 ---------------------------------------
137 0.5.6 (2016-07-10) "cascading gradient"
138 ---------------------------------------
139
140 The highlight of this release is the new -m flag for para_afh which
141 lets it modify the meta tags of the given audio file(s). This feature
142 is supported for all audio formats. Many small cleanups and bug fixes
143 not mentioned here have accumulated and are also part of the release.
144
145 - para_afh learned to modify meta tags of mp3 wma ogg spx
146 opus flac aac files.
147 - afs commands propagate error codes to the client.
148 - The check command now also checks the attribute table for
149 inconsistencies.
150 - New -v flag for the version command (print verbose version string)
151 - New option --priority for para_server and para_audiod.
152 - New mood methods: image_id and lyrics_id.
153 - The manual and this NEWS file have been converted to markdown.
154 - Support for the compile-time loglevel feature has been removed.
155 - Cleanup of the wma decoder and bitstream code.
156 - Improved wide-character support and fixes related to signal handling.
157 - para_gui no longer reports 100% playing time at the stream start.
158 - Opus cleanups.
159
160 Downloads:
161 [tarball](./releases/paraslash-0.5.6.tar.bz2),
162 [signature](./releases/paraslash-0.5.6.tar.bz2.asc)
163
164 --------------------------------------
165 0.5.5 (2015-09-20) "magnetic momentum"
166 --------------------------------------
167
168 Many new features and a lot of other improvements.
169
170 - On Linux systems, local sockets are now created in the
171 abstract name space by default. This allows to get rid of
172 the socket specials in /var/paraslash.
173 - The --user-allow option of para_audiod now accepts also
174 usernames rather than only user IDs.
175 - New autoconf macros to avoid duplication in configure.ac.
176 - Status items (as shown by para_gui) are updated correctly
177 when the meta information of the current audio changes.
178 - para_server and para_audiod no longer refuse to start in
179 the background if no log file is given. Instead, all log
180 messages go to /dev/null in this case.
181 - Web page cleanup.
182 - New syntax for the -l and -s options of the ls command.
183 These options should now be specified as -l=v rather than
184 -lv, for example. The old syntax still works, but support
185 will be dropped in v0.6.0.
186
187 Downloads:
188 [tarball](./releases/paraslash-0.5.5.tar.bz2),
189 [signature](./releases/paraslash-0.5.5.tar.bz2.asc)
190
191 ------------------------------------------
192 0.5.4 (2015-01-23) "exponential alignment"
193 ------------------------------------------
194
195 Another cleanup and bugfix release.
196
197 - New server command: tasks.
198 - Minor cleanups to daemon.c.
199 - New URLs for home page and git services.
200 - Improved error diagnostics for the mvblob commands.
201 - New sender subcommand: status.
202 - Improved help text for server and afs commands.
203 - audiod memory leak fixes.
204 - Miscellaneous improvements to the build system.
205 - oss_writer improvements.
206 - Improved handling of mp3 files with both id3v1 and id3v2 tags.
207
208 Downloads:
209 [tarball](./releases/paraslash-0.5.4.tar.bz2),
210 [signature](./releases/paraslash-0.5.4.tar.bz2.asc)
211
212 ---------------------------------------------
213 0.5.3 (2014-08-01) "symbolic synchronization"
214 ---------------------------------------------
215
216 Not many new features, but lots of fixes and usability improvements.
217
218 - para_gui has been converted to use the paraslash scheduler.
219 - Various alsa-related fixes, mostly for the raspberry pi.
220 - Many scheduler improvements and cleanups.
221 - The test suite has been extended to include sanity checks
222 for the generated man pages.
223 - ao_writer fixes. This writer was in a quite bad shape. Many
224 serious bugs have been fixed.
225 - new audiod command: version.
226 - Minor improvements to the bitstream API.
227 - The cpsi command now prints a meaningful error message if
228 none of the given patterns matched any audio file.
229
230 Downloads:
231 [tarball](./releases/paraslash-0.5.3.tar.bz2),
232 [signature](./releases/paraslash-0.5.3.tar.bz2.asc)
233
234 ----------------------------------------
235 0.5.2 (2014-04-11) "orthogonal interior"
236 ----------------------------------------
237
238 The new sync filter, the AES_CTR128 stream cipher and the overhauled
239 network code are the highlights of this release. It also includes a
240 fair number of smaller fixes and improvements not mentioned here.
241
242 - The new sync filter synchronizes playback between multiple
243 clients.
244 - Connections between para_server and para_client are now
245 encrypted by means of AES rather than RC4 if both sides
246 support it. RC4 is still available as a fallback. This
247 feature is fully transparent, i.e. no command line options
248 are necessary, and a client linked against openssl can
249 speak with a server linked against libgcrypt and vice versa.
250 - Major cleanup of the networking subsystem.
251 - Improvements to para_fade: the new set mode, multi-channel
252 initial volumes, better error logging.
253 - The man pages of para_audiod, para_filter, para_recv, and
254 para_write contain the relevant options for receivers, filters,
255 writers. This broke in 0.5.0.
256 - ogg/vorbis latency improvements.
257 - Improved user manual.
258 - Minor fixes to avoid clang warnings.
259
260 Downloads:
261 [tarball](./releases/paraslash-0.5.2.tar.bz2),
262 [signature](./releases/paraslash-0.5.2.tar.bz2.asc)
263
264 ------------------------------------------
265 0.5.1 (2013-12-20) "temporary implication"
266 ------------------------------------------
267
268 Lots of fixes and improvements all over the place, and a major overhaul
269 of the build system.
270
271 - Audiod improvements and fixes.
272 - Buffer tree robustness improvements.
273 - Cleanup of the mood subsystem.
274 - Fixes and cleanups for the flac decoder.
275 - Latency improvements for the ogg/opus decoder.
276 - Crypto support is now optional. On systems without
277 openssl/gcrypt, the build succeeds but para_server,
278 para_audiod, para_client won't be built.
279 - The build system now works for cross-compile setups.
280 - The dependency tree has been flattened, which speeds up
281 builds and avoids to recreate the man pages on every change.
282 - The error code helper has been rewritten from perl to C,
283 which further improves build time.
284 - Many small bugs in the build system have been identified
285 and fixed.
286
287 Downloads:
288 [tarball](./releases/paraslash-0.5.1.tar.bz2),
289 [signature](./releases/paraslash-0.5.1.tar.bz2.asc)
290
291 ----------------------------------------
292 0.5.0 (2013-08-23) "invertible validity"
293 ----------------------------------------
294
295 Some API-breaking changes, one serious bug fix, and a lot of bike-shedding.
296
297 - The sideband compatibility code has been removed, hence
298 sideband connections (introduced in 0.4.11) are now mandatory.
299 - Addblob commands can produce output.
300 - The stat command no longer sends garbage when para_server was
301 compiled against libgcrypt.
302 - Dependencies for gengetopt files are computed automatically.
303 This eliminates a constant source of build bugs.
304 - The setatt command now accepts file name patterns rather than only
305 path names.
306 - overview.pdf is now based on dia, a simple diagram creation program.
307 The new version is much more detailed and contains descriptions of
308 the various programs of the paraslash package.
309 - The separator of all multi-word options has been changed from
310 underscore to dash. For example --log_color becomes --log-color.
311 - Overhauled web pages and the new logo.
312
313 Downloads:
314 [tarball](./releases/paraslash-0.5.0.tar.bz2),
315 [signature](./releases/paraslash-0.5.0.tar.bz2.asc)
316
317 --------------------------------------
318 0.4.13 (2013-07-29) "spectral gravity"
319 --------------------------------------
320
321 One more 0.4.x release before the API-breaking changes for 0.5.0 go
322 in. The main features of this release are the ogg/opus audio format,
323 and UTF-8 support, but it includes also tons of other improvements
324 and fixes all over the place.
325
326 - New audio format: ogg/opus.
327 - UTF8 support for para_gui and the mp3 audio format handler.
328 - Scheduler improvements and fixes.
329 - The obsolete gettimeofday() function has been replaced
330 by clock_gettime() on systems which support it.
331 - Speed and usability improvements for para_gui.
332 - para_client now restores the fd flags of stdin and stdout
333 on shutdown.
334 - Improved manual pages.
335 - Consistent version strings for all executables.
336 - Reduced dependencies on generated files result in fewer
337 recompilations on changes.
338 - Performance improvements for the compress filter.
339 - Improved downloads web page.
340
341 -----------------------------------------
342 0.4.12 (2012-12-20) "volatile relativity"
343 -----------------------------------------
344 The new command line player, the resample filter, ALSA support for
345 para_fade, and the improved build system are the highlights of this
346 release which probably marks the end of the 0.4.x series.
347
348 - The afh receiver and the para_play executable.
349 - The resample filter: A sample rate converter based on
350 libsamplerate.
351 - The "versions" directory has been removed from the master
352 branch. The tarballs of the old releases are now available
353 in the new "releases" branch.
354 - Overhaul of the build system: All generated files are now
355 written to the "build" directory.
356 - The modular mixer API and the alsa mixer.
357 - Minor fixes for the osx writer.
358
359 --------------------------------------
360 0.4.11 (2012-07-20) "mutual diversity"
361 --------------------------------------
362
363 The major feature in this release is the new sideband API for
364 client-server communication. This API will be used exclusively starting
365 with 0.5.0, which breaks backward compatibility but allows to get rid
366 of quite some compatibility code. Other noteworthy changes include
367 decoder latency improvements and a long-standing bug fix for the
368 ALSA writer.
369
370 - Sideband connections: If both para_server and para_client
371 support this feature, data is sent as a multiplexed stream.
372 - The --no_default_filters option of para_filter has been
373 removed.
374 - Several fixes and latency improvements to various decoders.
375 - The ALSA writer now limits the prebuffer time to 500ms.
376 - Documentation improvements.
377 - Overhaul of the command_util.sh script.
378 - Fixes for some minor problems found by the clang analyzer.
379 - Compiles (almost) without warnings on gcc-3.
380 - Robustness improvements of the buffer tree code.
381
382 ------------------------------------------
383 0.4.10 (2012-03-30) "heterogeneous vacuum"
384 ------------------------------------------
385
386 Nothing earth-shaking in this release, but quite a few usability
387 improvements and the usual mix of cleanups and fixes.
388
389 - The --no_default_filters option of para_filter has been
390 deprecated. It still works but has no effect and will be
391 removed in the next version.
392 - para_gui now prints also the stderr output of the executing
393 command in the bottom window.
394 - Cleanup and consolidation of the various wrappers for
395 write(), writev(), send() and friends.
396 - The obscure error messages on mmap() failures have been
397 replaced by meaningful messages. This affects mainly
398 para_afh.
399 - para_audioc: Cleanups and memory leak fixes.
400 - Test 0004-server no longer fails if para_server is not
401 being built.
402 - New configure options: --with-id3tag-{headers,libs}.
403
404 -------------------------------------
405 0.4.9 (2011-12-06) "hybrid causality"
406 -------------------------------------
407
408 Support for another audio format, interactive mode for para_client
409 and para_audiod and many small improvements/fixes all over the place.
410
411 - Support for flac, the free lossless audio codec.
412 - Fix for an endless loop in the mp3 decoder for certain
413 (corrupt) mp3 files.
414 - When executed without specifying a command, para_client
415 and para_audioc start an interactive shell (requires
416 libreadline being installed). The interactive mode offers
417 full tab completion and command line history.
418 - autogen.sh now detects a distcc setup and adjusts the
419 parameter for the -j option of make accordingly.
420 - Shared memory areas are no longer restricted to 64K. We now
421 detect the maximal size of a shared memory area at runtime.
422 - cleanup of the internal uptime API.
423 - para_server prefaults the mmapped audio file to avoid
424 delays on slow media.
425 - A new test for the test-suite that exercises the
426 communication between para_server and para_audiod.
427 - The alsa writer eats up less CPU cycles when configured to
428 use the DMIX plugin.
429 - Simplified and unified receiver code.
430 - Makefile cleanups.
431 - Commands which print a list of matching audio files now
432 emit a meaningful error message if no audio file matched the
433 given pattern(s).
434
435 --------------------------------------
436 0.4.8 (2011-08-19) "nested assignment"
437 --------------------------------------
438
439 Gcrypt support, the overhauled osx writer and regex format specifiers
440 are the highlights of this release.
441
442 - support for libgcrypt as a drop-in replacement for openssl.
443 Run configure --enable-cryptolib=gcrypt to link against
444 libgcrypt. The two crypto implementations are compatible to
445 each other, i.e. a para_client executable linked against
446 gcrypt can connect to para_server linked against libssl
447 and vice versa.
448 - Rewrite of the osx writer (output plugin for Mac OS).
449 - audiod: The format specifier for receivers, filters and
450 writers is now treated as a regular expression. This allows
451 to replace 5 lines in the config file (one for each audio
452 format) by one single line. See the manual for details.
453 - The \*.cmdline.[ch] files are no longer contained in the released
454 tarballs. This reduces the size of the tarballs but requires
455 gengetopt to build the tarball.
456 - Compiles cleanly also with llvm/clang.
457 - Corrupt mp3 files are handled more gracefully.
458 - The alsa writer uses poll fds instead of computing timeouts.
459 - Cleanup of the generic writer API.
460 - sched: Optimized zero timeouts.
461 - vss timeout cleanups.
462 - oggdec fixes and improvements.
463
464 --------------------------------------
465 0.4.7 (2011-06-01) "infinite rollback"
466 --------------------------------------
467
468 The new ao writer, support for ssh RSA keys and a couple of other
469 enhancements.
470
471 - Support for ESD, Pulseaudio, AIX, Solaris, IRIX and other
472 platforms through the libao audio library.
473 - Support for RSA keys generated with ssh-keygen.
474 - configure: improved options for ogg/vorbis/speex.
475 - The git version reported by --version always matches HEAD.
476 - The autogen script detects the number of processors and
477 runs a parallel make if possible.
478 - Major cleanup of the crypto API.
479 - Documentation updates.
480
481 ------------------------------------------
482 0.4.6 (2011-03-31) "deterministic entropy"
483 ------------------------------------------
484
485 Lots of ogg/vorbis improvements, the new test suite, enhancements
486 for para_gui and a fair amount of other bug fixes.
487
488 - For DCCP/OGG streams the audio file header is only sent once
489 at the beginning of the stream rather than periodically
490 every five seconds. This reduces network traffic and the
491 FEC group size.
492 - The vorbis comment header is replaced by an empty dummy header
493 before the header is sent over the network. This also results in
494 less network traffic and smaller FEC groups.
495 - The new "test" make target allows to perform some sanity checks prior
496 to installing the package.
497 - ogg timing fixes and performance improvements
498 - Scheduler improvements
499 - Proper exit codes for para_write
500 - para_gui: New option --theme to select a startup theme. Several
501 other improvements and fixes.
502 - aacdec error message cleanups
503 - simplified color error handling
504
505 --------------------------------------------
506 0.4.5 (2010-12-17) "symmetric randomization"
507 --------------------------------------------
508
509 Bug fixes, internal cleanups and variable-sized FEC slices.
510
511 - Contains a fix for an invalid-free-bug in the ogg audio format
512 handler code.
513 - Switching off the DCCP sender works again.
514 - para_audiod handles crashes of para_server more robustly.
515 - Internal scheduler and writer cleanups.
516 - Reduced latency due to variable-sized FEC slices.
517 - Improved documentation and error diagnostics.
518 - The build of para_server is now optional, allowing the build
519 to succeed in case libosl is not installed.
520
521 ------------------------------------------
522 0.4.4 (2010-08-06) "persistent regularity"
523 ------------------------------------------
524
525 Support for yet another audio format, para_write improvements and
526 bug fixes.
527
528 - Support for the speex codec.
529 - Support for sample formats other than 16 bit little endian.
530 - error2.h is now created by a perl script which speeds up configure
531 considerably.
532 - Fix a bug in the aac decoder which could lead to segfaults in
533 para_filter/para_audiod.
534 - Fixes for autoconf-2.66.
535
536 ----------------------------------------
537 0.4.3 (2010-07-05) "imaginary radiation"
538 ----------------------------------------
539
540 Many improvements for the DCCP and the UDP transport, the new user
541 manual and the usual mix of bug fixes and internal improvements.
542
543 - FEC support for the DCCP sender (Gerrit Renker). The new
544 --dccp_max_slice_size, --dccp_data_slices_per_group and
545 --dccp_slices_per_group options can be used to set the FEC
546 parameters for the DCCP transport.
547 - DNS lookups for UDP targets (Gerrit Renker).
548 - The new user manual replaces the README, README.afs, REQUIREMENTS
549 and INSTALL documents.
550 - Fix an end-of-file detection bug in the oggdec filter.
551 - The new nonblock API.
552 - Both options of the oggdec filter have been removed.
553 - New debug mode for the internal scheduler.
554
555 ------------------------------------------
556 0.4.2 (2010-04-23) "associative expansion"
557 ------------------------------------------
558
559 It's been some time since the last release, but finally here is
560 paraslash-0.4.2. The bulk of the changes comes from the new buffer
561 tree API, but there are changes all over the tree. Mainly performance
562 and usability improvements, but also quite some bug fixes.
563
564 - The new buffer tree API.
565 - DCCP: Support for CCID negotiation (Gerrit Renker).
566 - UDP robustness fixes.
567 - The --bufsize option for mp3dec is gone as it no longer makes sense
568 for the new buffer tree API.
569 - Fix audible buffer underruns for wma streams.
570 - The alsa writer no longer prints meaningless underrun durations.
571 - audiod: Defaults work also for udp streams. If no filter is
572 given for an audio format that is received via upd, fecdec is
573 automatically added as the first filter (along with the decoder).
574
575 ---------------------------------------
576 0.4.1 (2009-12-22) "concurrent horizon"
577 ---------------------------------------
578
579 Support for another audio format, minor feature enhancements and lots of bug
580 fixes. All fixes that have been accumulated in the maint branch (in particular
581 those mentionened in the 0.3.6 release notes) appear in this release as well.
582
583 - wma support.
584 - new afh option: --human to activate human-readable output.
585 - new server/audiod option: --log-timing to print timing information.
586 - build system improvements.
587 - source code documentation updates.
588
589 -------------------------------------
590 0.3.6 (2009-12-07) "cubic continuity"
591 -------------------------------------
592
593 Quite a few bugs have been found and fixed since 0.3.5, so here's
594 another 0.3.x release. No new features.
595
596 - Always check return value of malloc().
597 - ogg vorbis/FEC: Do not write garbage after the audio file header.
598 - exit if root privileges could not be dropped.
599 - FEC: Fix computation of extra slices.
600 - oss: Fix check for empty input buffer.
601 - Avoid buffer underruns due to filter chain output buffer constraints.
602 - server: Fix assignment of afs_pid.
603 - Don't panic if the afs database contains unknown audio formats.
604 - http/dccp: Do not send the audio file header twice.
605 - FEC: Timing improvements.
606
607 ----------------------------------------------
608 0.4.0 (2009-11-10) "simultaneous independence"
609 ----------------------------------------------
610
611 Two significant changes which require the new version number: The
612 improved authentication dialog and the fact that the database code
613 has been moved to a library, libosl. To use the new version, you have
614 to generate new RSA keys, see INSTALL for details. A shell script is
615 provided for conversion of the 0.3 database to the new 0.4 format.
616
617 - stronger crypto for client authentication
618 - the database code has been moved to a library
619 - improved status item handling
620 - cleanup of the build system
621 - The "-V" option now also prints the git version
622 - the new parser-friendly listing mode for the ls and stat commands
623 - mandatory rc4 encryption
624 - major audio format handler cleanups
625 - (id3,...) tags are no longer stored as a combined string in the database
626 - new mood methods: artist_matches, title_matches, comment_matches,
627 album_matches, year_maches, year.
628
629 --------------------------------------------
630 0.3.5 (2009-09-21) "symplectic separability"
631 --------------------------------------------
632
633 Full client support for \*BSD Unixes, complete re-write of the ogg
634 vorbis audio format handler, various improvements all over the place
635 and the usual mix of bugfixes. This release marks the end of the 0.3
636 series if no serious problems show up.
637
638 - the new oss writer (supported on \*BSD and Linux)
639 - rewrite of the ogg vorbis audio format handler. It's
640 recommended to replace the chunk tables of existing ogg
641 vorbis files in the afs database by re-adding these files
642 with "add -f".
643 - support for netmask subsets (Gerrit Renker)
644 - the new prebuffer filter
645 - improved signal handling
646 - variable fec output buffer size
647 - improved FEC timing fixes audible buffer underruns in UDP mode
648 - --log_color actually works
649 - new ls option: -d (print dates as seconds after the epoch)
650 - update to gengetopt 2.22.2
651 - support for RSA keys of size > 512 bits
652 - new option "mixer_channel" for para_fade
653
654 -----------------------------------------
655 0.3.4 (2009-05-07) "elliptic inheritance"
656 -----------------------------------------
657
658 The new udp sender, forward error correction, colored logs and various
659 other improvements. As the udp sender does not depend on any special
660 libraries, it is built unconditionally.
661
662 - The udp sender replaces the ortp sender. The new code uses forward
663 error correction to protect against packet losses. Many thanks to
664 Gerrit Renker for providing ipv6 support.
665 - The default port for udp streaming now defaults to 8000, like
666 for the http and the dccp senders/receivers.
667 - Loglevels are now specified as symbolic names, e.g.
668 "--loglevel info".
669 - improved ipv4 and ipv6 URI parser (Gerrit Renker).
670 - para_server/para_audiod: Color support for log messages.
671 - new options for mp3dec: --ignore-crc, --bufsize
672 - new audiod option: --config-file.
673 - gengetopt cleanups.
674 - Improved help/man pages: The documentation of para_audiod,
675 para_recv, para_filter and para_write now also contains
676 all options of the available receivers/filters/writers. The
677 man page of para_fade contains a description of the different
678 modes of operation.
679 - More source code documentation.
680 - vss timing fixes.
681
682 --------------------------------------------
683 0.3.3 (2008-12-01) "axiomatic perspectivity"
684 --------------------------------------------
685
686 Internal code cleanups, bug fixes, improved tag handling and the new
687 amplification filter.
688
689 - para_server uses the generic scheduling code.
690 - overhaul of the virtual streaming system.
691 - mp3: id3 version 2 support via libid3tag (optional)
692 - ogg: vorbis comment support.
693 - aac meta info support.
694 - mp3 audio format handler cleanups.
695 - new filter: "amp" to amplify the amplitude of the audio stream
696 - new status item/database entry: amplification. It is
697 used by the amp filter to pre-amplify the audio stream.
698 - fix a close-without-open bug in para_write.
699 - fix a bug in com_init() which was introduced in 0.3.2.
700 - better error diagnostics for para_client.
701
702 -----------------------------------------
703 0.3.2 (2008-04-11) "probabilistic parity"
704 -----------------------------------------
705
706 The new para_afh executable, scheduling and documentation improvements.
707
708 - new ls option: -lc (list chunk table)
709 - new executable: para_afh, the stand-alone audio file handler tool
710 - afs commands can send output more than SHMMAX (32MB on Linux). This
711 also reduces the memory usage of commands that produce large amounts
712 of output.
713 - major scheduler and audiod cleanups.
714 - more detailed and much nicer man pages.
715
716 ---------------------------------------
717 0.3.1 (2008-02-23) "liquid interaction"
718 ---------------------------------------
719
720 A mix of cleanups, bug fixes, improvements, and some new features. No
721 significant changes to the new database (osl) code, which is generally
722 a good sign.
723
724 - Share some similar/duplicate code between the http and the
725 dccp sender.
726 - Generic access control lists for paraslash senders.
727 - dccp sender: Access control lists, connection limiting and support
728 for the allow,deny,on,off,help sender commands.
729 - The default dccp port changed from 5001 to 8000 (suggested by
730 Gerrit Renker).
731 - para_server starts even if not all public keys could be loaded.
732 - Audiod performance improvements.
733 - fix a bug in the "off" command of the http sender.
734 - fix some fd and memory leaks.
735 - Update to gengetopt-2.22.
736
737 -------------------------------------
738 0.3.0 (2008-01-12) "solar saturation"
739 -------------------------------------
740
741 paraslash.0.3.0 -- 'WWDBND --what would databases never do?'.
742
743
744 Usually one might expect lots of new features AND a big increase in size
745 for a major release like this.
746
747 However, paraslash-0.3.0.tar.bz2 is the smallest paraslash tarball
748 ever. The decrease in size is mostly due to the removal of some
749 graphical tools (which were only quick hacks anyway). But also the
750 fact that the mysql code is gone cuts down the size a bit.
751
752 Being independent of mysql comes at a cost: The fact that paraslash
753 now contains its own database (the object storage layer, osl) increases
754 the (stripped) binary size of para_server by ~50K on i386.
755
756 - no more restrictions on unique basenames.
757 - independent of mysql: The new self-contained object
758 storage layer (osl) replaces the mysql database.
759 - New executable para_fsck: Check integrity of osl tables.
760 - Lyrics support.
761 - Reliable audio file move/rename detection.
762 - More portable than ever: Tested on Linux (x86_32, x86_64, sparc64),
763 MacOS (ppc32, x86_32), FreeBSD (x86_32), NetBSD (x86_32) and
764 Solaris (sparc64).
765 - the new osl-based audio file selector (afs) replaces the random,
766 the playlist and the mysql selector of paraslash-0.2.x.
767 - IPv6 support (thanks to Gerrit Renker).
768 - paraslash-0.2.x streams are now called "moods". Writing
769 0.3.x-mood definitions should be both easier and more
770 powerful than writing 0.2.x-stream definitions.
771 - para_krell, para_slider, para_para_sdl_gui, para_dbadm have
772 been removed. The world is a better place without them. However,
773 para_gui is still there.
774 - afs tracks audio file selection also in playlist mode.
775 - few easy-to-use afs commands replace the many not-so-easy-to-use
776 mysql commands (and are available also in playlist mode).
777 - Improved error subsystem.
778 - The earth-shaking new logo.
779
780 -----------------------------------------
781 0.2.17 (2007-11-20) "isotropic threshold"
782 -----------------------------------------
783
784 Mainly bugfixes and cleanups in this version which marks the end of
785 the 0.2.x series if no serious bugs show up after the release.
786
787 - mysql_selector: fix a locking bug.
788 - universal chunk queueing.
789 - dccp sender uses chunk queueing if write() returns EAGAIN (thanks
790 to Gerrit Renker).
791 - be more carful wrt. signed vs. unsigned argument passing.
792 - cleanup error.h and fix some references to invalid error
793 codes.
794 - update to gengetopt-2.21.
795 - update to ortp-0.13.1.
796 - autoconf: extend checks for headers, library functions and
797 compiler characteristics.
798 - Fix streaming of large mp3 files.
799 - Fix an off-by-one bug in playlist handling.
800
801 --------------------------------------
802 0.2.16 (2007-04-05) "neural discharge"
803 --------------------------------------
804
805 The main change in this release is the major audio format handler
806 cleanup which removes some similar/duplicate code and makes it easier
807 to implement plugins for other audio formats. Of course, the usual mix
808 of other improvements/changes/bugfixes also made it into the release.
809
810 - simplified audio format handlers (most of the handling functions
811 were moved one layer up to the virtual streaming system).
812 - para_server uses mmap to read audio files
813 - repositioning of mp3 streams is much faster, in particular for
814 jumping near the end of large mp3 files.
815 - permission flags DB_READ,DB_WRITE have been renamed to AFS_READ
816 and AFS_WRITE.
817 - fix a bug in para_filter that caused decoding of aac files
818 to start only after a few seconds.
819 - fix osx_writer hangs
820 - simplified dccp code (thanks to Gerrit Renker)
821 - the compress filter works also on big endian systems (ppc)
822
823 -----------------------------------------
824 0.2.15 (2007-02-16) "inductive resonance"
825 -----------------------------------------
826
827 Minor improvements, more documentation and a bunch of bug fixes.
828
829 - para_server: The server.users file is only read once on server
830 startup rather than for each connection
831 - mp3dec: Fix decoding of corrupt mp3 files
832 - afs (audio file sender) is now called vss (virtual streaming
833 system). Consequently, the permission flags specified in
834 ~/.paraslash/server.users have also changed: AFS_READ and AFS_WRITE
835 become VSS_READ and VSS_WRITE respectively.
836 - para_audiod/para_filter: Fix a bug that caused the last chunk
837 of audio data not being written under certain circumstances
838 - audiod: compute the difference of server time and local time
839 correctly
840 - para_server/para_audiod: Fix some memory leaks
841 - documentation improvements
842 - configure.ac: fix checks for para_krell
843 - new man pages
844
845 -------------------------------------------
846 0.2.14 (2006-10-15) "transient singularity"
847 -------------------------------------------
848
849 The only major enhancement of this version is the osx writer which completes
850 the Mac OS Port and was originally planned already for 0.2.13 but had to wait
851 until now for reasons beyond the scope of this changelog entry.
852
853 - new output plugin for Mac Os: the osx writer
854 - rename configure command line options from --enable-xxx-headers to
855 --with-xxx-headers and --enable-xxx-libs to --with-xxx-libs
856 - configure: new command line options: --with-mad-headers,
857 --with-mad-libs, --with-oggvorbis-headers, and --with-oggvorbis-libs
858 - some robustness fixes
859 - dymamic audio format recognition for audiod
860 - para_server: new command line option: --autoplay_delay
861 - para_audiod: new command line option: --clock_diff_count
862
863 ---------------------------------------
864 0.2.13 (2006-07-14) "sonic convolution"
865 ---------------------------------------
866
867 A bunch of new features and core changes.
868
869 - the new paraslash scheduler, short and sweet.
870 - Support for m4a/mp4 files via the new aac audio format
871 handler/filter (requires libfaad).
872 - each writer has its own command line parser, just like
873 para_recv and para_filter.
874 - para_client and para_audioc use the error subsystem
875 - writers are integrated in para_audiod (currently linux-only)
876 - para_client is integrated in para_audiod
877 - random/playlist selector: improved info strings
878 - new audiod commands: tasks, kill
879 - update to libortp-0.10.1
880 - para_fade: wake time defaults to 8 hours from now
881 - update to autoconf-2.60
882
883 ------------------------------------------
884 0.2.12 (2006-05-12) "oriented abstraction"
885 ------------------------------------------
886
887 Many user-visible changes in this release and lots of new
888 features:
889
890 - the new optional dccp sender/receiver. It uses the datagram
891 congestion control protocol. You'll need a fairly new kernel
892 for this.
893 - paraslash works on Mac OS X (thanks to Gerd Becker)
894 - para_play renamed to para_write
895 - modular output plugin design (writers) for para_write
896 - new file_writer output plugin for para_write
897 - compress filter speed improvements
898 - update to libortp-0.9.1
899 - update to gengetopt-2.17rc
900 - para_client no longer depends on libreadline (as the
901 code for the interactive mode was removed).
902 - gcc-2-95 is no longer a supported compiler. It may still
903 work, but it gets no more testing.
904 - the tarball no longer contains the screenshot images which
905 reduces its size quite a bit.
906 - configure: new command line options: --enable-mysql-headers
907 and --enable-mysql-libs
908
909 ------------------------------------
910 0.2.11 (2006-03-11) "atomic duality"
911 ------------------------------------
912
913 Here it is, the first paraslash release developed with git. There
914 are fairly many user-visible changes in this release. As two out of
915 the three "database tools" of paraslash don't use a database at all,
916 they are now called "audio file selectors" instead.
917
918 - the cdt command (change database tool) becomes chs (change
919 selector)
920 - no more colon separators: The syntax of some options of
921 para_audiod and para_filter have changed. Use --help for
922 more info (and some examples).
923 - update to gengetopt-2.16 (thanks to Lorenzo Bettini)
924 - switch from cvs to git (should've done that earlier)
925 - the new ipc subsystem
926 - new audio file selector: playlist
927 - para_server: the dopey selector is now called "random",
928 and is the default selector. Use the --selector option to
929 choose another selector at startup, or the chs command to
930 change the selector at runtime.
931 - X86_64 fixes (thanks to Steffen Klassert)
932 - para_play fixes
933
934 --------------------------------------
935 0.2.10 (2006-02-17) "cyclic attractor"
936 --------------------------------------
937
938 Huge documentation update, a scrollable window for para_gui, ortp
939 improvements, and of course many small fixes not mentioned here.
940 The diffstat below is rather misleading as most insertions are due
941 to the new source documentation.
942
943 - autoconf cleanup
944 - para_server also uses the new error subsystem
945 - lots of new documentation (UTSL)
946 - gui improvements:
947 - keysyms for cursor keys and for next/previous page keys
948 - scrollable output window
949 - new internal commands: scroll up/down, page up/down
950 - fix color of command output.
951 - ortp: the --chunk_time and --header flags are no longer needed
952 for para_recv/para_audiod as this information is now encoded in
953 each rtp packet sent by para_server.
954
955 -------------------------------------------
956 0.2.9 (2006-01-24) "progressive turbulence"
957 -------------------------------------------
958
959 Internal audiod receivers/filters, the new error subsystem and
960 a lot of small improvements.
961
962 - para_recv and para_filter are integrated into the para_audiod
963 binary, i.e. audiod no longer spawns a new process for
964 each receiver/filter. As para_recv and para_filter might be
965 useful as standalone programs, they still get built (linked
966 against the same object files that are also used for audiod).
967 - further ortp timing improvements should reduce the CPU usage
968 of the ortp receiver.
969 - improved audio grabbing. The 'grab' command of para_audiod
970 has its own set of command line options. Read the output of
971 "para_audioc help grab" for more info.
972 - oggdec: configurable input prebuffer size.
973 - the new error subsystem gives better error diagnostics
974 and reduces code size.
975
976 -----------------------------------------
977 0.2.8 (2006-01-02) "dynamic accumulation"
978 -----------------------------------------
979
980 The new modular filter design and the para_play-hangs bugfix.
981
982 - new executable: para_filter. It combines para_mp3dec,
983 para_oggdec and para_compress. It also adds a further filter
984 type, wav, that just inserts a wave header at the desired point
985 of the filter chain. All 'piping' is done in-memory (i.e. no
986 read/write operations are used).
987 - para_play: fix a stupid bug that caused it to hang under
988 certain circumstances.
989
990 -------------------------------------------
991 0.2.7 (2006-12-27) "transparent invariance"
992 -------------------------------------------
993
994 Not many user-visible changes but a fair amount of internal improvements.
995
996 - The http sender buffers data if it can not be sent
997 out immediately (because the socket is not writable). This
998 should prevent para_server from shutting down the connection
999 too early on a loaded network.
1000 - para_play also prebuffers data if it is told to start at a
1001 future time by the --start_time option.
1002 - The return of para_recv: It combines para_ortp_recv and
1003 para_http_recv. Use the --receiver option to switch between
1004 the two. para_recv builds without libortp, but contains
1005 only the http receiver in this case.
1006 - update to ortp 0.8.1. As this ortp release contains incompatible
1007 changes, para_recv-0.2.7 won't link against older ortp libs.
1008 - improved ortp timings.
1009 - use of gcc-extensions that #define away for non-gcc and
1010 gcc < 3.0.
1011
1012 -------------------------------------------
1013 0.2.6 (2005-10-29) "recursive compensation"
1014 -------------------------------------------
1015
1016 Transparent session encryption (uses openssl's Alleged RC4 cipher),
1017 the internal find command and several other improvements and cleanups.
1018
1019 - Encrypt the session if encryption is requested by the client
1020 (default for para_client 0.2.6). This is backwards
1021 compatible, so older clients can still connect to para_server
1022 0.2.6. Use the new client option --plain to request an
1023 uncrypted session (off by default, must be set to on in
1024 order to connect to para_server 0.2.x with 0 <= x <= 5).
1025 - para_server uses an internal function to locate audio files
1026 rather than calling find(1). The server option
1027 --mysql_audio_file_dir replaces --mysql_find_cmd.
1028 - documentation update
1029 - man pages
1030 - header file cleanup
1031 - para_client code cleanup
1032 - para_gui: faster display of output of display commands
1033
1034 ------------------------------------------
1035 0.2.5 (2005-10-13) "aggressive resolution"
1036 ------------------------------------------
1037
1038 This release adds internal senders, i.e. no more external programs are
1039 spawned for sending out the audio data. There are two different senders
1040 available: The http sender and the ortp sender (former para_send which
1041 is no longer needed).
1042
1043 The new sender code has a plugin-like design so it can be easily
1044 extended should there be be any future need for supporting another
1045 network streaming protocol. All senders are completely independent of
1046 each other. In particular, the http and the ortp sender can operate
1047 in parallel.
1048
1049 - new server command: sender to control senders at runtime.
1050 Read the output of "para_server -h" and "para_client help
1051 sender" for more information.
1052 - para_recv renamed to para_ortp_recv
1053 - new executable: para_http_recv, a simple command line
1054 http receiver.
1055 - major afs/mp3/ogg code simplifications due to internal
1056 senders.
1057 - ogg timing improvements
1058 - fix several minor memory leaks (found by valgrind)
1059 - empty stream definitions work again
1060 - com_ne(): ignore errors on remove
1061 - audiod: fix segfault on server restart
1062
1063 ---------------------------------------
1064 0.2.4 (2005-09-21) "toxic anticipation"
1065 ---------------------------------------
1066
1067 Several small improvements, fixes and the new grab command.
1068
1069 - audiod:
1070 - new command: "grab" to grab the output of the stream reader
1071 or any filters. Read the output of "para_audioc help grab"
1072 for more information.
1073 - fix memory leak
1074 - code cleanup
1075 - audioc: new command line option: --bufsize to specify a
1076 buffer size different from the default size 8192.
1077 - improved error diagnostics for para_play.
1078 - new configure option: --enable-ssldir so search for openssl in
1079 non-standard places
1080 - sdl_gui: Make it look nice again for 1024x768
1081 - server: report total size of memory allocated with sbrk by malloc,
1082 new command line option: --announce_time
1083
1084 -----------------------------------------
1085 0.2.3 (2005-09-01) "hydrophilic movement"
1086 -----------------------------------------
1087
1088 Two new executables and major feature enhancements.
1089
1090 - audiod filters: It is now possible to specify arbitrary many
1091 (including none) filters for each supported audio
1092 format. This can be used e.g. for normalizing volume,
1093 transforming or grabbing the audio stream, or for using
1094 visualizers. Read the output of "para_audiod -h" for the
1095 syntax of the new --filter_cmd option.
1096 - new executable: para_play, a tiny alsa player. It
1097 can play wave files or raw pcm (16 bit little endian)
1098 from stdin.
1099 - new executable: para_compress, a dynamic range compressor
1100 intended to keep audio output at a consistent volume. Derived
1101 from [AudioCompress](http://trikuare.cx/code/AudioCompress.html).
1102 - audiod: New option: --stream_delay. This can be used in
1103 a local network to syncronize the audio output of all
1104 clients that play the same stream.
1105
1106 ------------------------------------------
1107 0.2.2 (2005-08-19) "tangential excitation"
1108 ------------------------------------------
1109
1110 Mostly internal changes in this release, but also some new commands
1111 for the mysql database tool.
1112
1113 - cleanup exec.c, fix para_exec bug
1114 - compile time loglevel (log messages below the given level
1115 won't be compiled in, which reduces the size of the
1116 resulting binaries)
1117 - new log macros that shorten the size of the source code.
1118 - workaround a gcc-4.1 bug (?) that caused send_cred_buffer()
1119 to send only zeros. With this workaround, para_audioc works
1120 again.
1121 - avoid gcc-4 warning: conflicting types for built-in function 'clog'
1122 - new mysql commands: "rm" (remove entry), "mv" (rename entry) "ne"
1123 (new entry), "snp" (set numplayed). Read the manual for more
1124 information.
1125
1126 ---------------------------------------
1127 0.2.1 (2005-08-15) "surreal experience"
1128 ---------------------------------------
1129
1130 Here comes paraslash-0.2.1. It contains a couple of new features and,
1131 surprise, only minor bug fixes.
1132
1133 - kill noisy mp3 debug message
1134 - cleanup of the build system
1135 - para_server and para_client directly use the crypto routines
1136 of the openssl library rather than invoking the openssl command
1137 line utitlity
1138 - server/audiod: new option --user to switch to the given user
1139 when invoked as root. Read the output of "para_server -h" for
1140 more information.
1141 - gui/sdl_gui: new option --stat_cmd to be used to retrieve the
1142 status. Default: "para_audioc stat"
1143 - sdl_gui: new option --pic_cmd to be used to download the picture.
1144 Default: "para_client pic"
1145 - audiod: 5 slots ought to be enough for everybody
1146 - audiod: new status item: Uptime, kill hup command
1147
1148 ------------------------------------------
1149 0.2.0 (2005-08-06) "distributed diffusion"
1150 ------------------------------------------
1151
1152 After several month of increased development activity, paraslash-0.2.0
1153 has arrived. It contains many new features and is much more
1154 self-contained than the old 0.1.x series. Enjoy!
1155
1156 - para_server: fix hang on song change and crash on sighup.
1157 Speed up mysql queries. The DIR_LIKE macro is gone.
1158 - new executables: para_audiod, the local audio daemon that
1159 starts playback (uses SCM_CREDENTIALS socket magic) and
1160 para_audioc, the corresponding client.
1161 - new executables: para_mp3dec/para_oggdec, two really teensy
1162 decoders. para_mp3dec is based on libmad, para_oggdec requires
1163 libvorbisfile.
1164 - ovsend/ovrecv are capable of streaming ogg as well as mp3, so
1165 they are now called para_send and para_recv respectively.
1166 - documentation updates
1167 - para_gui is themable. For now there is the default theme that
1168 looks as before and the simple theme: blue and easy.
1169 - gui: audio streaming is now handled by audiod. Time display shows
1170 playback time rather than streaming time
1171 - slider: update to libzmw-0.2.0
1172 - para_krell: fix crash on server shutdown
1173 - switch from gzip to bzip2
1174
1175 ----------------------------------------
1176 0.1.7 (2005-04-18) "melting penetration"
1177 ----------------------------------------
1178
1179 The main change in this release is clearly the oggvorbis rewrite,
1180 but there are also lots of smaller changes. If you intend to use both
1181 the mp3 and the ogg plugin, it is recommended to use software mixing,
1182 e.g. the dmix plugin which is provided by ALSA.
1183
1184 - new executables: para_ovsend and para_ovrecv for sending/receiving
1185 oggvorbis files via rtp. Requires the open rtp library. Get it at
1186 http://www.linphone.org/ortp/
1187 - rewrite of the ogg_vorbis core code
1188 - configure detects libzmw and, if detected, includes
1189 para_slider to the list of binaries to be built by make
1190 - server stream writers read from their associated fifo rather
1191 than from stdin
1192 - slider: two new sliders, lastplayed and numplayed
1193 - fix nasty double free bug which caused random segfaults in case of
1194 mp3 files with invalid header information
1195 - gui: new command line option: --stream_timeout=seconds to
1196 deactivate a slot if it is idle for that many seconds (default=`5')
1197 - diffstats
1198
1199 ---------------------------------------
1200 0.1.6 (2005-03-05) "asymptotic balance"
1201 ---------------------------------------
1202
1203 Only little user-visible changes in this release. Mainly bugfixes and
1204 core code cleanup. This is probably the most stable version ever if you
1205 stick to mp3...
1206
1207 - fix several memory leaks
1208 - rename default name of mysql database from "music" to "paraslash".
1209 Use para_server's --mysql_database option if you do not want to
1210 rename your old database.
1211 - rework ogg vorbis code
1212 - make update command work on mysql servers with LOCAL_INFILE
1213 disabled
1214 - gui: improved stream I/O (slots)
1215 - simplified audio format API
1216 - para_pob_ogg is gone
1217
1218 ------------------------------------
1219 0.1.5 (2004-12-31) "opaque eternity"
1220 ------------------------------------
1221
1222 Let's slide gently into the new year.
1223
1224 - new: para_slider (not built automatically, type "make
1225 para_slider" to build). A toy for those who always felt that
1226 creating stream definitions is difficult. See screenshots,
1227 README and FEATURES for more info.
1228 - improved signal handling. Fixes server segfault on SIGHUP
1229 for linux kernels newer than Aug 24 2004 and makes para_gui
1230 race-free.
1231 - reload database tool on SIGHUP
1232 - improved help message for sl
1233 - do not log "broken pipe" messages as errors. They are
1234 perfectly ok.
1235 - fix wrong error message on permission errors
1236
1237 -----------------------------------------
1238 0.1.4 (2004-12-19) "tunneling transition"
1239 -----------------------------------------
1240
1241 Bugfix release. As expected, 0.1.3 introduced a bunch of new bugs.
1242 Hopefully, most of them got wiped out with this release. Some
1243 enhancements went also in.
1244
1245 - improved error diagnostics for all commands
1246 - stradd/picadd: overwrite previous contents if entry already
1247 exists, rather than returning errors
1248 - stradd: use current stream if invoked without args
1249 - faster (and hopefully more stable) ogg-vorbis handling
1250 - para_krell: reap children to avoid zombie-flooding in case
1251 no server is running
1252 - si: report also server pid
1253 - server: don't busy-loop if dbtool reports only invalid files.
1254 - gui: CTRL+C works again, fix stream_read command line option
1255 - fix pic_add, hist
1256 - fix mysql dbtool startup in case no database exists
1257 - many small fixes and cleanups
1258
1259 ---------------------------------------
1260 0.1.3: (2004-12-10) "vanishing inertia"
1261 ---------------------------------------
1262
1263 Starting from this release, the database tools are integrated in the
1264 server binary. This decreases server startup time, reduces code size
1265 and speeds up database commands. However, the layout of the underlying
1266 mysql database changed only slightly and 0.1.3 should be backwards
1267 compatible in that respect.
1268
1269 Visible changes:
1270
1271 - If mysql is not detected at compile time, or fails to init
1272 at runtime, fall back to the dopey database tool which should
1273 always work.
1274 - para_dbtool and dbtool.conf are gone. All mysql specific
1275 options are read from server.conf and are prefixed by 'mysql_'.
1276 - new command: cdt (change database tool)
1277 - new command line option: dbtool (choose startup database tool)
1278 - The name of current stream is now stored in the database,
1279 so paraslash remembers its current stream when restarted.
1280 - new command: csp (change stream and play)
1281 - para_gui also reports current database tool and server uptime
1282
1283 -------------------------------------------
1284 0.1.2: (2004-11-28) "spherical fluctuation"
1285 -------------------------------------------
1286
1287 Point release before the big dbtool changes go in.
1288
1289 - dbtool: rename ca to cam (copy all meta data). It now also
1290 copies numplayed and lastplayed time as well as the picture
1291 id.
1292 - fix endless-loop-bug caused by mp3 files with invalid header
1293
1294 -----------------------------------------
1295 0.1.1: (2004-11-05) "floating atmosphere"
1296 -----------------------------------------
1297
1298 - gkrellm plugin
1299 - new dbtool command: mbox. Browse your sound-file collection
1300 with your favorite mail reader.
1301 - several small fixes
1302
1303 -------------------------------------
1304 0.1.0: (2004-10-22) "rotating cortex"
1305 -------------------------------------
1306
1307 - fix logging bug for loglevel > VERBOSE
1308 - fix skip command
1309 - correct timings for vbr mp3s
1310 - modular audio format support
1311 - ogg-vorbis support (experimental)
1312 - new server option: autoplay
1313
1314 -----------------------------------------
1315 0.0.99: (2004-07-25) "harmonic deviation"
1316 -----------------------------------------
1317
1318 - rename projectname from icc to paraslash (play, archive, rate
1319 and stream large audio sets happily)
1320 - paraslash is no longer restricted to one particular audio
1321 streaming software
1322 - new dbtool commands (stradd, strq, strdel) for easy stream
1323 managment w/o configuration file. That obsoletes stream_defs
1324 file/config option for dbtool.
1325 - picadd accepts jpeg data from stdin
1326 - new server commands: ps (select previous stream), sc (song change)
1327 - new default pictures for sdl_gui
1328 - gui: new key_map option for binding commands and internal
1329 functions to arbitrary keys, nice help screen, rip out
1330 soundcard/linux specific stuff, avoid noise artefacts while jumping,
1331 show silly logo on startup
1332 - new executables: para_fade for fading volume, para_dbadm for
1333 manipulating attributes
1334 - cdb adds _all_ tables to mysql database
1335 - revised and beautified documentation
1336 - sample dbtool rewritten in C
1337 - autoconf
1338
1339 ---------------------------------------------
1340 0.0.98: (2003-12-26) "incremental smoothness"
1341 ---------------------------------------------
1342
1343 - kick icecast in favour of poc. That removes some races and reduces
1344 core code considerably.
1345 - cbr/vbr is displayed by stat and gui/sdl_gui. New status flags
1346 give finer info on afs' status.
1347 - gui can start decoder (see config options). Further new gui
1348 commands: refresh (^L), jmp (F1-F10)
1349 - gui rereads conf on SIGUSR1 instead of SIGHUP. SIGHUP
1350 terminates gui. This fixes dead instances consuming memory
1351 continuously.
1352 - new dbtool command: verb for sending verbatim sql queries.
1353 - fix pid_list races (by removing pid_list)
1354 - codename funnies
1355
1356 --------------------
1357 0.0.97: (2003-10-26)
1358 --------------------
1359
1360 - installation prefix now defaults to /usr/local
1361 - new commands for gui: snozze, sleep and reread config
1362 - config file for gui and sdl_gui
1363 - fix problems with filenames containing funny characters
1364 (reported by Thomas Forell)
1365 - improved signal handling for gui, now it rereads conf on SIGHUP
1366 - new dbtool command: cdb (create database)
1367 - switch from argtable to gengetopt
1368 - major code cleanup and speed improvements
1369 - fix several potential buffer overflows
1370 - many small fixes and cleanups
1371
1372 -------------------
1373 0.0.96 (2003-08-30)
1374 -------------------
1375
1376 - easy stream_defs syntax
1377 - sdl_gui can display images associated to the file being played
1378 - Major feature enhancements for icc_gui including dynamic text
1379 placement and the top/bottom window design
1380 - vrfy/clean now also checks for NULL values in attributes as
1381 well as for invalid picture pointers
1382 - fix long outstanding case sensitivity bug
1383 - many small fixes and cleanups
1384
1385 -------------------
1386 0.0.95 (2003-06-29)
1387 -------------------
1388
1389 - sdl gui runs much faster
1390 - new dbtool command: ca (copy attributes)
1391 - count and display number of times the song has been played
1392 - new feature: scoring
1393 - command line options for sdl_gui
1394 - simpler syntax of streams file
1395 - decrease network traffic of stat
1396 - fix zombie bug
1397 - many small fixes and cleanups
1398
1399 -------------------
1400 0.0.94 (2003-05-04)
1401 -------------------
1402
1403 - new server command: ns (next stream)
1404 - new icc_gui command: c (change stream)
1405 - internal mp3info
1406 - stat shows also id3 tag info
1407 - new sdl based gui
1408 - log flodding bug fixed
1409 - many small fixes and cleanups
1410
1411 -------------------
1412 0.0.93 (2003-03-28)
1413 -------------------
1414
1415 - colors for icc_gui
1416 - icc_gui sets volume directly (linux only)
1417 - proper locking that fixes some races
1418 - fix security bug that caused commands to be executed even
1419 with unsufficient permissions
1420 - new command: hup to make all servers reread their configuration file
1421 - icecast meta data streaming
1422 - many small fixes and cleanups