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1 NEWS
2 ====
3
4 ---------------------
5 current master branch
6 ---------------------
7
8 - New sort order for the ls command: -s=h sorts the ls output by hash
9 value of the audio file.
10 - The contents of overview.pdf have been integrated into the user
11 manual.
12 - The doxygen source browser has been disabled temporarily. The
13 API reference is still online, though.
14 - Overhaul of the source code documentation.
15 - The deprecated --full-path option of the ls command has been
16 removed. It was a no-op since 0.6.0.
17
18 -------------------------------
19 0.6.0 (2017-04-28) "fuzzy flux"
20 -------------------------------
21
22 The highlights of this release are the conversion of all option parsers
23 to the lopsub library and the improved AAC support. But there are
24 many other user-visible changes all over the place. Also a lot of
25 old cruft has been removed, leading to incompatible changes. Hence
26 the new major version number.
27
28 - Support for Mac OS X has been removed.
29 - On Linux systems, glibc-2.17 or newer is required to build the
30 source tree.
31 - Support for RSA public keys in ASN format (as generated by openssl
32 genrsa) has been removed. These keys have been deprecated since
33 2011, so users should have long switched to keys generated with
34 ssh-keygen(1).
35 - If libgcrypt is used as the crypto library, we now require version
36 1.5.0 (released in 2011) or later.
37 - The insecure RC4 stream cipher has been removed. It was superseded
38 by aes_ctr128 three years ago but the RC4 code had been kept for
39 backwards compatibility.
40 - On Linux, abstract unix domain sockets are used unconditionally.
41 - The "install" target no longer strips executables, the new
42 install-strip target can be used to get the old behaviour.
43 - The clean targets have been renamed: clean2 is gone, and the new
44 mostlyclean removes only the executables and object files.
45 - New target: check (identical to test).
46 - The DESTDIR make variable is honored to prepend a path to the
47 installation directory. This feature is orthogonal to the --prefix
48 option to configure.
49 - Minor WMA cleanups.
50 - The aac audio format handler has been rewritten to use the mp4ff library.
51 See the manual for how to install the library on your system.
52 - New status item: max_chunk_size. The value is stored in a previously
53 unused field of the afhi object of the aft table. Although backwards
54 compatible, users are encouraged to re-add m4a files to populate
55 the new field.
56 - No more chunk tables for aac. Chunk boundaries are determined
57 dynamically at stream time.
58 - Release and master branch tarballs are now compressed with xz rather
59 than bzip2.
60 - The lopsub package is required to install the paraslash package.
61 Gengetopt is no longer needed.
62 - make dep is gone. Dependencies have been created automatically for
63 a long time and it was never necessary to run make dep manually.
64 - para_gui lost its --timeout option.
65 - Most manual pages have been extended to include an overall
66 description of the command.
67 - The --stream-delay option of para_audiod has been removed. It had
68 been a no-op for many years.
69 - The deprecated --path option of the server ls command has been
70 removed. The command now prints full paths by default, making
71 --full-path a no-op. Hence --full-path has been depreacted and is
72 scheduled for removal in v0.6.1.
73 - It is now possible to use 'CFLAGS' to override the default compiler
74 options.
75 - para_fade has been renamed to para_mixer. The four modes of operation
76 (set, fade, snooze, sleep) are implemented as subcommands of the
77 new program.
78 - The sleep subcommand of para_mixer (former sleep mode of para_fade)
79 lost its --wake-hour and --wake-min options in favor of the new
80 --wake-time option which also accepts relative wakeup times like
81 "+9:30".
82 - The new --fade-exponent option of para_mixer allows for non-linear
83 channel fading.
84 - The new logo.
85
86 Downloads:
87 [tarball](./releases/paraslash-0.6.0.tar.xz),
88 [signature](./releases/paraslash-0.6.0.tar.xz.asc)
89
90 -------------------------------------
91 0.5.7 (2016-12-31) "semantic density"
92 -------------------------------------
93
94 Mostly a bug fix release, and a bunch of internal improvements.
95 The only user-visible changes are the sanity checks for the touch
96 command and the new options to the ls command.
97
98 - Speedup of the base64 decoder.
99 - One of the two source browsers has been removed from the web pages.
100 The doxygen API reference still contains an HTML version of each
101 source file.
102 - Two race conditions in para_server have been fixed.
103 - ls -p is now deprecated in favor of -F or -b. See the help text of
104 the ls command for details.
105 - The openssl code has been adjusted to work also with openssl-1.1.
106 - The wma decoder and audio format handler now correctly decodes
107 files with unusual block sizes.
108 - We now compile with -Wformat-signedness if possible.
109 - The touch command now refuses to set an invalid image or lyrics ID.
110 - New section on contributing for the user manual.
111 - Major simplification of the error subsystem.
112
113 Downloads:
114 [tarball](./releases/paraslash-0.5.7.tar.bz2),
115 [signature](./releases/paraslash-0.5.7.tar.bz2.asc)
116
117 -------------------------------------------
118 0.4.14 (2016-12-31) "branching oscillation"
119 -------------------------------------------
120
121 Many fixes for nasty bugs have accumulated over the years since 0.4.13
122 was released in 2013. This release contains all of them. It is the
123 last v0.4.x release, so v0.4.x is now end of life. The maint branch
124 of the git repository has been forwarded to v0.5.7 and will start to
125 receive important fixes for 0.5.x, which is now in maintenance mode.
126
127 - Fix for the "double encryption bug" with gcrypt, which caused
128 garbage to be sent to stat clients.
129 - The "prev" command of para_play now works as expected.
130 - Invalid parameters for the begin and end chunk no longer cause
131 the afh receiver of para_recv to segfault.
132 - A fix for an assertion that triggered in the FEC slice setup code.
133 - Closing the terminal with a running para_gui causes the process to
134 die, rather than using 100% of CPU time.
135 - para_gui no longer shows stale information about the previous
136 audio file.
137 - A fix for a bug in the fec decoder which caused aborts if the buffer
138 pool filled up.
139 - The assertion in the buffer tree code no longer triggers.
140 - The "afs_event: table moods, event 0: key already exists in rbtree"
141 error no longer occurs on attribute changes.
142 - A NULL pointer dereference in com_sender() has been fixed.
143 - The -i option of lsatt works as advertised.
144 - Various fixes for the build system.
145
146 Downloads:
147 [tarball](./releases/paraslash-0.4.14.tar.bz2),
148 [signature](./releases/paraslash-0.4.14.tar.bz2.asc)
149
150 ---------------------------------------
151 0.5.6 (2016-07-10) "cascading gradient"
152 ---------------------------------------
153
154 The highlight of this release is the new -m flag for para_afh which
155 lets it modify the meta tags of the given audio file(s). This feature
156 is supported for all audio formats. Many small cleanups and bug fixes
157 not mentioned here have accumulated and are also part of the release.
158
159 - para_afh learned to modify meta tags of mp3 wma ogg spx
160 opus flac aac files.
161 - afs commands propagate error codes to the client.
162 - The check command now also checks the attribute table for
163 inconsistencies.
164 - New -v flag for the version command (print verbose version string)
165 - New option --priority for para_server and para_audiod.
166 - New mood methods: image_id and lyrics_id.
167 - The manual and this NEWS file have been converted to markdown.
168 - Support for the compile-time loglevel feature has been removed.
169 - Cleanup of the wma decoder and bitstream code.
170 - Improved wide-character support and fixes related to signal handling.
171 - para_gui no longer reports 100% playing time at the stream start.
172 - Opus cleanups.
173
174 Downloads:
175 [tarball](./releases/paraslash-0.5.6.tar.bz2),
176 [signature](./releases/paraslash-0.5.6.tar.bz2.asc)
177
178 --------------------------------------
179 0.5.5 (2015-09-20) "magnetic momentum"
180 --------------------------------------
181
182 Many new features and a lot of other improvements.
183
184 - On Linux systems, local sockets are now created in the
185 abstract name space by default. This allows to get rid of
186 the socket specials in /var/paraslash.
187 - The --user-allow option of para_audiod now accepts also
188 usernames rather than only user IDs.
189 - New autoconf macros to avoid duplication in configure.ac.
190 - Status items (as shown by para_gui) are updated correctly
191 when the meta information of the current audio changes.
192 - para_server and para_audiod no longer refuse to start in
193 the background if no log file is given. Instead, all log
194 messages go to /dev/null in this case.
195 - Web page cleanup.
196 - New syntax for the -l and -s options of the ls command.
197 These options should now be specified as -l=v rather than
198 -lv, for example. The old syntax still works, but support
199 will be dropped in v0.6.0.
200
201 Downloads:
202 [tarball](./releases/paraslash-0.5.5.tar.bz2),
203 [signature](./releases/paraslash-0.5.5.tar.bz2.asc)
204
205 ------------------------------------------
206 0.5.4 (2015-01-23) "exponential alignment"
207 ------------------------------------------
208
209 Another cleanup and bugfix release.
210
211 - New server command: tasks.
212 - Minor cleanups to daemon.c.
213 - New URLs for home page and git services.
214 - Improved error diagnostics for the mvblob commands.
215 - New sender subcommand: status.
216 - Improved help text for server and afs commands.
217 - audiod memory leak fixes.
218 - Miscellaneous improvements to the build system.
219 - oss_writer improvements.
220 - Improved handling of mp3 files with both id3v1 and id3v2 tags.
221
222 Downloads:
223 [tarball](./releases/paraslash-0.5.4.tar.bz2),
224 [signature](./releases/paraslash-0.5.4.tar.bz2.asc)
225
226 ---------------------------------------------
227 0.5.3 (2014-08-01) "symbolic synchronization"
228 ---------------------------------------------
229
230 Not many new features, but lots of fixes and usability improvements.
231
232 - para_gui has been converted to use the paraslash scheduler.
233 - Various alsa-related fixes, mostly for the raspberry pi.
234 - Many scheduler improvements and cleanups.
235 - The test suite has been extended to include sanity checks
236 for the generated man pages.
237 - ao_writer fixes. This writer was in a quite bad shape. Many
238 serious bugs have been fixed.
239 - new audiod command: version.
240 - Minor improvements to the bitstream API.
241 - The cpsi command now prints a meaningful error message if
242 none of the given patterns matched any audio file.
243
244 Downloads:
245 [tarball](./releases/paraslash-0.5.3.tar.bz2),
246 [signature](./releases/paraslash-0.5.3.tar.bz2.asc)
247
248 ----------------------------------------
249 0.5.2 (2014-04-11) "orthogonal interior"
250 ----------------------------------------
251
252 The new sync filter, the AES_CTR128 stream cipher and the overhauled
253 network code are the highlights of this release. It also includes a
254 fair number of smaller fixes and improvements not mentioned here.
255
256 - The new sync filter synchronizes playback between multiple
257 clients.
258 - Connections between para_server and para_client are now
259 encrypted by means of AES rather than RC4 if both sides
260 support it. RC4 is still available as a fallback. This
261 feature is fully transparent, i.e. no command line options
262 are necessary, and a client linked against openssl can
263 speak with a server linked against libgcrypt and vice versa.
264 - Major cleanup of the networking subsystem.
265 - Improvements to para_fade: the new set mode, multi-channel
266 initial volumes, better error logging.
267 - The man pages of para_audiod, para_filter, para_recv, and
268 para_write contain the relevant options for receivers, filters,
269 writers. This broke in 0.5.0.
270 - ogg/vorbis latency improvements.
271 - Improved user manual.
272 - Minor fixes to avoid clang warnings.
273
274 Downloads:
275 [tarball](./releases/paraslash-0.5.2.tar.bz2),
276 [signature](./releases/paraslash-0.5.2.tar.bz2.asc)
277
278 ------------------------------------------
279 0.5.1 (2013-12-20) "temporary implication"
280 ------------------------------------------
281
282 Lots of fixes and improvements all over the place, and a major overhaul
283 of the build system.
284
285 - Audiod improvements and fixes.
286 - Buffer tree robustness improvements.
287 - Cleanup of the mood subsystem.
288 - Fixes and cleanups for the flac decoder.
289 - Latency improvements for the ogg/opus decoder.
290 - Crypto support is now optional. On systems without
291 openssl/gcrypt, the build succeeds but para_server,
292 para_audiod, para_client won't be built.
293 - The build system now works for cross-compile setups.
294 - The dependency tree has been flattened, which speeds up
295 builds and avoids to recreate the man pages on every change.
296 - The error code helper has been rewritten from perl to C,
297 which further improves build time.
298 - Many small bugs in the build system have been identified
299 and fixed.
300
301 Downloads:
302 [tarball](./releases/paraslash-0.5.1.tar.bz2),
303 [signature](./releases/paraslash-0.5.1.tar.bz2.asc)
304
305 ----------------------------------------
306 0.5.0 (2013-08-23) "invertible validity"
307 ----------------------------------------
308
309 Some API-breaking changes, one serious bug fix, and a lot of bike-shedding.
310
311 - The sideband compatibility code has been removed, hence
312 sideband connections (introduced in 0.4.11) are now mandatory.
313 - Addblob commands can produce output.
314 - The stat command no longer sends garbage when para_server was
315 compiled against libgcrypt.
316 - Dependencies for gengetopt files are computed automatically.
317 This eliminates a constant source of build bugs.
318 - The setatt command now accepts file name patterns rather than only
319 path names.
320 - overview.pdf is now based on dia, a simple diagram creation program.
321 The new version is much more detailed and contains descriptions of
322 the various programs of the paraslash package.
323 - The separator of all multi-word options has been changed from
324 underscore to dash. For example --log_color becomes --log-color.
325 - Overhauled web pages and the new logo.
326
327 Downloads:
328 [tarball](./releases/paraslash-0.5.0.tar.bz2),
329 [signature](./releases/paraslash-0.5.0.tar.bz2.asc)
330
331 --------------------------------------
332 0.4.13 (2013-07-29) "spectral gravity"
333 --------------------------------------
334
335 One more 0.4.x release before the API-breaking changes for 0.5.0 go
336 in. The main features of this release are the ogg/opus audio format,
337 and UTF-8 support, but it includes also tons of other improvements
338 and fixes all over the place.
339
340 - New audio format: ogg/opus.
341 - UTF8 support for para_gui and the mp3 audio format handler.
342 - Scheduler improvements and fixes.
343 - The obsolete gettimeofday() function has been replaced
344 by clock_gettime() on systems which support it.
345 - Speed and usability improvements for para_gui.
346 - para_client now restores the fd flags of stdin and stdout
347 on shutdown.
348 - Improved manual pages.
349 - Consistent version strings for all executables.
350 - Reduced dependencies on generated files result in fewer
351 recompilations on changes.
352 - Performance improvements for the compress filter.
353 - Improved downloads web page.
354
355 -----------------------------------------
356 0.4.12 (2012-12-20) "volatile relativity"
357 -----------------------------------------
358 The new command line player, the resample filter, ALSA support for
359 para_fade, and the improved build system are the highlights of this
360 release which probably marks the end of the 0.4.x series.
361
362 - The afh receiver and the para_play executable.
363 - The resample filter: A sample rate converter based on
364 libsamplerate.
365 - The "versions" directory has been removed from the master
366 branch. The tarballs of the old releases are now available
367 in the new "releases" branch.
368 - Overhaul of the build system: All generated files are now
369 written to the "build" directory.
370 - The modular mixer API and the alsa mixer.
371 - Minor fixes for the osx writer.
372
373 --------------------------------------
374 0.4.11 (2012-07-20) "mutual diversity"
375 --------------------------------------
376
377 The major feature in this release is the new sideband API for
378 client-server communication. This API will be used exclusively starting
379 with 0.5.0, which breaks backward compatibility but allows to get rid
380 of quite some compatibility code. Other noteworthy changes include
381 decoder latency improvements and a long-standing bug fix for the
382 ALSA writer.
383
384 - Sideband connections: If both para_server and para_client
385 support this feature, data is sent as a multiplexed stream.
386 - The --no_default_filters option of para_filter has been
387 removed.
388 - Several fixes and latency improvements to various decoders.
389 - The ALSA writer now limits the prebuffer time to 500ms.
390 - Documentation improvements.
391 - Overhaul of the command_util.sh script.
392 - Fixes for some minor problems found by the clang analyzer.
393 - Compiles (almost) without warnings on gcc-3.
394 - Robustness improvements of the buffer tree code.
395
396 ------------------------------------------
397 0.4.10 (2012-03-30) "heterogeneous vacuum"
398 ------------------------------------------
399
400 Nothing earth-shaking in this release, but quite a few usability
401 improvements and the usual mix of cleanups and fixes.
402
403 - The --no_default_filters option of para_filter has been
404 deprecated. It still works but has no effect and will be
405 removed in the next version.
406 - para_gui now prints also the stderr output of the executing
407 command in the bottom window.
408 - Cleanup and consolidation of the various wrappers for
409 write(), writev(), send() and friends.
410 - The obscure error messages on mmap() failures have been
411 replaced by meaningful messages. This affects mainly
412 para_afh.
413 - para_audioc: Cleanups and memory leak fixes.
414 - Test 0004-server no longer fails if para_server is not
415 being built.
416 - New configure options: --with-id3tag-{headers,libs}.
417
418 -------------------------------------
419 0.4.9 (2011-12-06) "hybrid causality"
420 -------------------------------------
421
422 Support for another audio format, interactive mode for para_client
423 and para_audiod and many small improvements/fixes all over the place.
424
425 - Support for flac, the free lossless audio codec.
426 - Fix for an endless loop in the mp3 decoder for certain
427 (corrupt) mp3 files.
428 - When executed without specifying a command, para_client
429 and para_audioc start an interactive shell (requires
430 libreadline being installed). The interactive mode offers
431 full tab completion and command line history.
432 - autogen.sh now detects a distcc setup and adjusts the
433 parameter for the -j option of make accordingly.
434 - Shared memory areas are no longer restricted to 64K. We now
435 detect the maximal size of a shared memory area at runtime.
436 - cleanup of the internal uptime API.
437 - para_server prefaults the mmapped audio file to avoid
438 delays on slow media.
439 - A new test for the test-suite that exercises the
440 communication between para_server and para_audiod.
441 - The alsa writer eats up less CPU cycles when configured to
442 use the DMIX plugin.
443 - Simplified and unified receiver code.
444 - Makefile cleanups.
445 - Commands which print a list of matching audio files now
446 emit a meaningful error message if no audio file matched the
447 given pattern(s).
448
449 --------------------------------------
450 0.4.8 (2011-08-19) "nested assignment"
451 --------------------------------------
452
453 Gcrypt support, the overhauled osx writer and regex format specifiers
454 are the highlights of this release.
455
456 - support for libgcrypt as a drop-in replacement for openssl.
457 Run configure --enable-cryptolib=gcrypt to link against
458 libgcrypt. The two crypto implementations are compatible to
459 each other, i.e. a para_client executable linked against
460 gcrypt can connect to para_server linked against libssl
461 and vice versa.
462 - Rewrite of the osx writer (output plugin for Mac OS).
463 - audiod: The format specifier for receivers, filters and
464 writers is now treated as a regular expression. This allows
465 to replace 5 lines in the config file (one for each audio
466 format) by one single line. See the manual for details.
467 - The \*.cmdline.[ch] files are no longer contained in the released
468 tarballs. This reduces the size of the tarballs but requires
469 gengetopt to build the tarball.
470 - Compiles cleanly also with llvm/clang.
471 - Corrupt mp3 files are handled more gracefully.
472 - The alsa writer uses poll fds instead of computing timeouts.
473 - Cleanup of the generic writer API.
474 - sched: Optimized zero timeouts.
475 - vss timeout cleanups.
476 - oggdec fixes and improvements.
477
478 --------------------------------------
479 0.4.7 (2011-06-01) "infinite rollback"
480 --------------------------------------
481
482 The new ao writer, support for ssh RSA keys and a couple of other
483 enhancements.
484
485 - Support for ESD, Pulseaudio, AIX, Solaris, IRIX and other
486 platforms through the libao audio library.
487 - Support for RSA keys generated with ssh-keygen.
488 - configure: improved options for ogg/vorbis/speex.
489 - The git version reported by --version always matches HEAD.
490 - The autogen script detects the number of processors and
491 runs a parallel make if possible.
492 - Major cleanup of the crypto API.
493 - Documentation updates.
494
495 ------------------------------------------
496 0.4.6 (2011-03-31) "deterministic entropy"
497 ------------------------------------------
498
499 Lots of ogg/vorbis improvements, the new test suite, enhancements
500 for para_gui and a fair amount of other bug fixes.
501
502 - For DCCP/OGG streams the audio file header is only sent once
503 at the beginning of the stream rather than periodically
504 every five seconds. This reduces network traffic and the
505 FEC group size.
506 - The vorbis comment header is replaced by an empty dummy header
507 before the header is sent over the network. This also results in
508 less network traffic and smaller FEC groups.
509 - The new "test" make target allows to perform some sanity checks prior
510 to installing the package.
511 - ogg timing fixes and performance improvements
512 - Scheduler improvements
513 - Proper exit codes for para_write
514 - para_gui: New option --theme to select a startup theme. Several
515 other improvements and fixes.
516 - aacdec error message cleanups
517 - simplified color error handling
518
519 --------------------------------------------
520 0.4.5 (2010-12-17) "symmetric randomization"
521 --------------------------------------------
522
523 Bug fixes, internal cleanups and variable-sized FEC slices.
524
525 - Contains a fix for an invalid-free-bug in the ogg audio format
526 handler code.
527 - Switching off the DCCP sender works again.
528 - para_audiod handles crashes of para_server more robustly.
529 - Internal scheduler and writer cleanups.
530 - Reduced latency due to variable-sized FEC slices.
531 - Improved documentation and error diagnostics.
532 - The build of para_server is now optional, allowing the build
533 to succeed in case libosl is not installed.
534
535 ------------------------------------------
536 0.4.4 (2010-08-06) "persistent regularity"
537 ------------------------------------------
538
539 Support for yet another audio format, para_write improvements and
540 bug fixes.
541
542 - Support for the speex codec.
543 - Support for sample formats other than 16 bit little endian.
544 - error2.h is now created by a perl script which speeds up configure
545 considerably.
546 - Fix a bug in the aac decoder which could lead to segfaults in
547 para_filter/para_audiod.
548 - Fixes for autoconf-2.66.
549
550 ----------------------------------------
551 0.4.3 (2010-07-05) "imaginary radiation"
552 ----------------------------------------
553
554 Many improvements for the DCCP and the UDP transport, the new user
555 manual and the usual mix of bug fixes and internal improvements.
556
557 - FEC support for the DCCP sender (Gerrit Renker). The new
558 --dccp_max_slice_size, --dccp_data_slices_per_group and
559 --dccp_slices_per_group options can be used to set the FEC
560 parameters for the DCCP transport.
561 - DNS lookups for UDP targets (Gerrit Renker).
562 - The new user manual replaces the README, README.afs, REQUIREMENTS
563 and INSTALL documents.
564 - Fix an end-of-file detection bug in the oggdec filter.
565 - The new nonblock API.
566 - Both options of the oggdec filter have been removed.
567 - New debug mode for the internal scheduler.
568
569 ------------------------------------------
570 0.4.2 (2010-04-23) "associative expansion"
571 ------------------------------------------
572
573 It's been some time since the last release, but finally here is
574 paraslash-0.4.2. The bulk of the changes comes from the new buffer
575 tree API, but there are changes all over the tree. Mainly performance
576 and usability improvements, but also quite some bug fixes.
577
578 - The new buffer tree API.
579 - DCCP: Support for CCID negotiation (Gerrit Renker).
580 - UDP robustness fixes.
581 - The --bufsize option for mp3dec is gone as it no longer makes sense
582 for the new buffer tree API.
583 - Fix audible buffer underruns for wma streams.
584 - The alsa writer no longer prints meaningless underrun durations.
585 - audiod: Defaults work also for udp streams. If no filter is
586 given for an audio format that is received via upd, fecdec is
587 automatically added as the first filter (along with the decoder).
588
589 ---------------------------------------
590 0.4.1 (2009-12-22) "concurrent horizon"
591 ---------------------------------------
592
593 Support for another audio format, minor feature enhancements and lots of bug
594 fixes. All fixes that have been accumulated in the maint branch (in particular
595 those mentionened in the 0.3.6 release notes) appear in this release as well.
596
597 - wma support.
598 - new afh option: --human to activate human-readable output.
599 - new server/audiod option: --log-timing to print timing information.
600 - build system improvements.
601 - source code documentation updates.
602
603 -------------------------------------
604 0.3.6 (2009-12-07) "cubic continuity"
605 -------------------------------------
606
607 Quite a few bugs have been found and fixed since 0.3.5, so here's
608 another 0.3.x release. No new features.
609
610 - Always check return value of malloc().
611 - ogg vorbis/FEC: Do not write garbage after the audio file header.
612 - exit if root privileges could not be dropped.
613 - FEC: Fix computation of extra slices.
614 - oss: Fix check for empty input buffer.
615 - Avoid buffer underruns due to filter chain output buffer constraints.
616 - server: Fix assignment of afs_pid.
617 - Don't panic if the afs database contains unknown audio formats.
618 - http/dccp: Do not send the audio file header twice.
619 - FEC: Timing improvements.
620
621 ----------------------------------------------
622 0.4.0 (2009-11-10) "simultaneous independence"
623 ----------------------------------------------
624
625 Two significant changes which require the new version number: The
626 improved authentication dialog and the fact that the database code
627 has been moved to a library, libosl. To use the new version, you have
628 to generate new RSA keys, see INSTALL for details. A shell script is
629 provided for conversion of the 0.3 database to the new 0.4 format.
630
631 - stronger crypto for client authentication
632 - the database code has been moved to a library
633 - improved status item handling
634 - cleanup of the build system
635 - The "-V" option now also prints the git version
636 - the new parser-friendly listing mode for the ls and stat commands
637 - mandatory rc4 encryption
638 - major audio format handler cleanups
639 - (id3,...) tags are no longer stored as a combined string in the database
640 - new mood methods: artist_matches, title_matches, comment_matches,
641 album_matches, year_maches, year.
642
643 --------------------------------------------
644 0.3.5 (2009-09-21) "symplectic separability"
645 --------------------------------------------
646
647 Full client support for \*BSD Unixes, complete re-write of the ogg
648 vorbis audio format handler, various improvements all over the place
649 and the usual mix of bugfixes. This release marks the end of the 0.3
650 series if no serious problems show up.
651
652 - the new oss writer (supported on \*BSD and Linux)
653 - rewrite of the ogg vorbis audio format handler. It's
654 recommended to replace the chunk tables of existing ogg
655 vorbis files in the afs database by re-adding these files
656 with "add -f".
657 - support for netmask subsets (Gerrit Renker)
658 - the new prebuffer filter
659 - improved signal handling
660 - variable fec output buffer size
661 - improved FEC timing fixes audible buffer underruns in UDP mode
662 - --log_color actually works
663 - new ls option: -d (print dates as seconds after the epoch)
664 - update to gengetopt 2.22.2
665 - support for RSA keys of size > 512 bits
666 - new option "mixer_channel" for para_fade
667
668 -----------------------------------------
669 0.3.4 (2009-05-07) "elliptic inheritance"
670 -----------------------------------------
671
672 The new udp sender, forward error correction, colored logs and various
673 other improvements. As the udp sender does not depend on any special
674 libraries, it is built unconditionally.
675
676 - The udp sender replaces the ortp sender. The new code uses forward
677 error correction to protect against packet losses. Many thanks to
678 Gerrit Renker for providing ipv6 support.
679 - The default port for udp streaming now defaults to 8000, like
680 for the http and the dccp senders/receivers.
681 - Loglevels are now specified as symbolic names, e.g.
682 "--loglevel info".
683 - improved ipv4 and ipv6 URI parser (Gerrit Renker).
684 - para_server/para_audiod: Color support for log messages.
685 - new options for mp3dec: --ignore-crc, --bufsize
686 - new audiod option: --config-file.
687 - gengetopt cleanups.
688 - Improved help/man pages: The documentation of para_audiod,
689 para_recv, para_filter and para_write now also contains
690 all options of the available receivers/filters/writers. The
691 man page of para_fade contains a description of the different
692 modes of operation.
693 - More source code documentation.
694 - vss timing fixes.
695
696 --------------------------------------------
697 0.3.3 (2008-12-01) "axiomatic perspectivity"
698 --------------------------------------------
699
700 Internal code cleanups, bug fixes, improved tag handling and the new
701 amplification filter.
702
703 - para_server uses the generic scheduling code.
704 - overhaul of the virtual streaming system.
705 - mp3: id3 version 2 support via libid3tag (optional)
706 - ogg: vorbis comment support.
707 - aac meta info support.
708 - mp3 audio format handler cleanups.
709 - new filter: "amp" to amplify the amplitude of the audio stream
710 - new status item/database entry: amplification. It is
711 used by the amp filter to pre-amplify the audio stream.
712 - fix a close-without-open bug in para_write.
713 - fix a bug in com_init() which was introduced in 0.3.2.
714 - better error diagnostics for para_client.
715
716 -----------------------------------------
717 0.3.2 (2008-04-11) "probabilistic parity"
718 -----------------------------------------
719
720 The new para_afh executable, scheduling and documentation improvements.
721
722 - new ls option: -lc (list chunk table)
723 - new executable: para_afh, the stand-alone audio file handler tool
724 - afs commands can send output more than SHMMAX (32MB on Linux). This
725 also reduces the memory usage of commands that produce large amounts
726 of output.
727 - major scheduler and audiod cleanups.
728 - more detailed and much nicer man pages.
729
730 ---------------------------------------
731 0.3.1 (2008-02-23) "liquid interaction"
732 ---------------------------------------
733
734 A mix of cleanups, bug fixes, improvements, and some new features. No
735 significant changes to the new database (osl) code, which is generally
736 a good sign.
737
738 - Share some similar/duplicate code between the http and the
739 dccp sender.
740 - Generic access control lists for paraslash senders.
741 - dccp sender: Access control lists, connection limiting and support
742 for the allow,deny,on,off,help sender commands.
743 - The default dccp port changed from 5001 to 8000 (suggested by
744 Gerrit Renker).
745 - para_server starts even if not all public keys could be loaded.
746 - Audiod performance improvements.
747 - fix a bug in the "off" command of the http sender.
748 - fix some fd and memory leaks.
749 - Update to gengetopt-2.22.
750
751 -------------------------------------
752 0.3.0 (2008-01-12) "solar saturation"
753 -------------------------------------
754
755 paraslash.0.3.0 -- 'WWDBND --what would databases never do?'.
756
757
758 Usually one might expect lots of new features AND a big increase in size
759 for a major release like this.
760
761 However, paraslash-0.3.0.tar.bz2 is the smallest paraslash tarball
762 ever. The decrease in size is mostly due to the removal of some
763 graphical tools (which were only quick hacks anyway). But also the
764 fact that the mysql code is gone cuts down the size a bit.
765
766 Being independent of mysql comes at a cost: The fact that paraslash
767 now contains its own database (the object storage layer, osl) increases
768 the (stripped) binary size of para_server by ~50K on i386.
769
770 - no more restrictions on unique basenames.
771 - independent of mysql: The new self-contained object
772 storage layer (osl) replaces the mysql database.
773 - New executable para_fsck: Check integrity of osl tables.
774 - Lyrics support.
775 - Reliable audio file move/rename detection.
776 - More portable than ever: Tested on Linux (x86_32, x86_64, sparc64),
777 MacOS (ppc32, x86_32), FreeBSD (x86_32), NetBSD (x86_32) and
778 Solaris (sparc64).
779 - the new osl-based audio file selector (afs) replaces the random,
780 the playlist and the mysql selector of paraslash-0.2.x.
781 - IPv6 support (thanks to Gerrit Renker).
782 - paraslash-0.2.x streams are now called "moods". Writing
783 0.3.x-mood definitions should be both easier and more
784 powerful than writing 0.2.x-stream definitions.
785 - para_krell, para_slider, para_para_sdl_gui, para_dbadm have
786 been removed. The world is a better place without them. However,
787 para_gui is still there.
788 - afs tracks audio file selection also in playlist mode.
789 - few easy-to-use afs commands replace the many not-so-easy-to-use
790 mysql commands (and are available also in playlist mode).
791 - Improved error subsystem.
792 - The earth-shaking new logo.
793
794 -----------------------------------------
795 0.2.17 (2007-11-20) "isotropic threshold"
796 -----------------------------------------
797
798 Mainly bugfixes and cleanups in this version which marks the end of
799 the 0.2.x series if no serious bugs show up after the release.
800
801 - mysql_selector: fix a locking bug.
802 - universal chunk queueing.
803 - dccp sender uses chunk queueing if write() returns EAGAIN (thanks
804 to Gerrit Renker).
805 - be more carful wrt. signed vs. unsigned argument passing.
806 - cleanup error.h and fix some references to invalid error
807 codes.
808 - update to gengetopt-2.21.
809 - update to ortp-0.13.1.
810 - autoconf: extend checks for headers, library functions and
811 compiler characteristics.
812 - Fix streaming of large mp3 files.
813 - Fix an off-by-one bug in playlist handling.
814
815 --------------------------------------
816 0.2.16 (2007-04-05) "neural discharge"
817 --------------------------------------
818
819 The main change in this release is the major audio format handler
820 cleanup which removes some similar/duplicate code and makes it easier
821 to implement plugins for other audio formats. Of course, the usual mix
822 of other improvements/changes/bugfixes also made it into the release.
823
824 - simplified audio format handlers (most of the handling functions
825 were moved one layer up to the virtual streaming system).
826 - para_server uses mmap to read audio files
827 - repositioning of mp3 streams is much faster, in particular for
828 jumping near the end of large mp3 files.
829 - permission flags DB_READ,DB_WRITE have been renamed to AFS_READ
830 and AFS_WRITE.
831 - fix a bug in para_filter that caused decoding of aac files
832 to start only after a few seconds.
833 - fix osx_writer hangs
834 - simplified dccp code (thanks to Gerrit Renker)
835 - the compress filter works also on big endian systems (ppc)
836
837 -----------------------------------------
838 0.2.15 (2007-02-16) "inductive resonance"
839 -----------------------------------------
840
841 Minor improvements, more documentation and a bunch of bug fixes.
842
843 - para_server: The server.users file is only read once on server
844 startup rather than for each connection
845 - mp3dec: Fix decoding of corrupt mp3 files
846 - afs (audio file sender) is now called vss (virtual streaming
847 system). Consequently, the permission flags specified in
848 ~/.paraslash/server.users have also changed: AFS_READ and AFS_WRITE
849 become VSS_READ and VSS_WRITE respectively.
850 - para_audiod/para_filter: Fix a bug that caused the last chunk
851 of audio data not being written under certain circumstances
852 - audiod: compute the difference of server time and local time
853 correctly
854 - para_server/para_audiod: Fix some memory leaks
855 - documentation improvements
856 - configure.ac: fix checks for para_krell
857 - new man pages
858
859 -------------------------------------------
860 0.2.14 (2006-10-15) "transient singularity"
861 -------------------------------------------
862
863 The only major enhancement of this version is the osx writer which completes
864 the Mac OS Port and was originally planned already for 0.2.13 but had to wait
865 until now for reasons beyond the scope of this changelog entry.
866
867 - new output plugin for Mac Os: the osx writer
868 - rename configure command line options from --enable-xxx-headers to
869 --with-xxx-headers and --enable-xxx-libs to --with-xxx-libs
870 - configure: new command line options: --with-mad-headers,
871 --with-mad-libs, --with-oggvorbis-headers, and --with-oggvorbis-libs
872 - some robustness fixes
873 - dymamic audio format recognition for audiod
874 - para_server: new command line option: --autoplay_delay
875 - para_audiod: new command line option: --clock_diff_count
876
877 ---------------------------------------
878 0.2.13 (2006-07-14) "sonic convolution"
879 ---------------------------------------
880
881 A bunch of new features and core changes.
882
883 - the new paraslash scheduler, short and sweet.
884 - Support for m4a/mp4 files via the new aac audio format
885 handler/filter (requires libfaad).
886 - each writer has its own command line parser, just like
887 para_recv and para_filter.
888 - para_client and para_audioc use the error subsystem
889 - writers are integrated in para_audiod (currently linux-only)
890 - para_client is integrated in para_audiod
891 - random/playlist selector: improved info strings
892 - new audiod commands: tasks, kill
893 - update to libortp-0.10.1
894 - para_fade: wake time defaults to 8 hours from now
895 - update to autoconf-2.60
896
897 ------------------------------------------
898 0.2.12 (2006-05-12) "oriented abstraction"
899 ------------------------------------------
900
901 Many user-visible changes in this release and lots of new
902 features:
903
904 - the new optional dccp sender/receiver. It uses the datagram
905 congestion control protocol. You'll need a fairly new kernel
906 for this.
907 - paraslash works on Mac OS X (thanks to Gerd Becker)
908 - para_play renamed to para_write
909 - modular output plugin design (writers) for para_write
910 - new file_writer output plugin for para_write
911 - compress filter speed improvements
912 - update to libortp-0.9.1
913 - update to gengetopt-2.17rc
914 - para_client no longer depends on libreadline (as the
915 code for the interactive mode was removed).
916 - gcc-2-95 is no longer a supported compiler. It may still
917 work, but it gets no more testing.
918 - the tarball no longer contains the screenshot images which
919 reduces its size quite a bit.
920 - configure: new command line options: --enable-mysql-headers
921 and --enable-mysql-libs
922
923 ------------------------------------
924 0.2.11 (2006-03-11) "atomic duality"
925 ------------------------------------
926
927 Here it is, the first paraslash release developed with git. There
928 are fairly many user-visible changes in this release. As two out of
929 the three "database tools" of paraslash don't use a database at all,
930 they are now called "audio file selectors" instead.
931
932 - the cdt command (change database tool) becomes chs (change
933 selector)
934 - no more colon separators: The syntax of some options of
935 para_audiod and para_filter have changed. Use --help for
936 more info (and some examples).
937 - update to gengetopt-2.16 (thanks to Lorenzo Bettini)
938 - switch from cvs to git (should've done that earlier)
939 - the new ipc subsystem
940 - new audio file selector: playlist
941 - para_server: the dopey selector is now called "random",
942 and is the default selector. Use the --selector option to
943 choose another selector at startup, or the chs command to
944 change the selector at runtime.
945 - X86_64 fixes (thanks to Steffen Klassert)
946 - para_play fixes
947
948 --------------------------------------
949 0.2.10 (2006-02-17) "cyclic attractor"
950 --------------------------------------
951
952 Huge documentation update, a scrollable window for para_gui, ortp
953 improvements, and of course many small fixes not mentioned here.
954 The diffstat below is rather misleading as most insertions are due
955 to the new source documentation.
956
957 - autoconf cleanup
958 - para_server also uses the new error subsystem
959 - lots of new documentation (UTSL)
960 - gui improvements:
961 - keysyms for cursor keys and for next/previous page keys
962 - scrollable output window
963 - new internal commands: scroll up/down, page up/down
964 - fix color of command output.
965 - ortp: the --chunk_time and --header flags are no longer needed
966 for para_recv/para_audiod as this information is now encoded in
967 each rtp packet sent by para_server.
968
969 -------------------------------------------
970 0.2.9 (2006-01-24) "progressive turbulence"
971 -------------------------------------------
972
973 Internal audiod receivers/filters, the new error subsystem and
974 a lot of small improvements.
975
976 - para_recv and para_filter are integrated into the para_audiod
977 binary, i.e. audiod no longer spawns a new process for
978 each receiver/filter. As para_recv and para_filter might be
979 useful as standalone programs, they still get built (linked
980 against the same object files that are also used for audiod).
981 - further ortp timing improvements should reduce the CPU usage
982 of the ortp receiver.
983 - improved audio grabbing. The 'grab' command of para_audiod
984 has its own set of command line options. Read the output of
985 "para_audioc help grab" for more info.
986 - oggdec: configurable input prebuffer size.
987 - the new error subsystem gives better error diagnostics
988 and reduces code size.
989
990 -----------------------------------------
991 0.2.8 (2006-01-02) "dynamic accumulation"
992 -----------------------------------------
993
994 The new modular filter design and the para_play-hangs bugfix.
995
996 - new executable: para_filter. It combines para_mp3dec,
997 para_oggdec and para_compress. It also adds a further filter
998 type, wav, that just inserts a wave header at the desired point
999 of the filter chain. All 'piping' is done in-memory (i.e. no
1000 read/write operations are used).
1001 - para_play: fix a stupid bug that caused it to hang under
1002 certain circumstances.
1003
1004 -------------------------------------------
1005 0.2.7 (2006-12-27) "transparent invariance"
1006 -------------------------------------------
1007
1008 Not many user-visible changes but a fair amount of internal improvements.
1009
1010 - The http sender buffers data if it can not be sent
1011 out immediately (because the socket is not writable). This
1012 should prevent para_server from shutting down the connection
1013 too early on a loaded network.
1014 - para_play also prebuffers data if it is told to start at a
1015 future time by the --start_time option.
1016 - The return of para_recv: It combines para_ortp_recv and
1017 para_http_recv. Use the --receiver option to switch between
1018 the two. para_recv builds without libortp, but contains
1019 only the http receiver in this case.
1020 - update to ortp 0.8.1. As this ortp release contains incompatible
1021 changes, para_recv-0.2.7 won't link against older ortp libs.
1022 - improved ortp timings.
1023 - use of gcc-extensions that #define away for non-gcc and
1024 gcc < 3.0.
1025
1026 -------------------------------------------
1027 0.2.6 (2005-10-29) "recursive compensation"
1028 -------------------------------------------
1029
1030 Transparent session encryption (uses openssl's Alleged RC4 cipher),
1031 the internal find command and several other improvements and cleanups.
1032
1033 - Encrypt the session if encryption is requested by the client
1034 (default for para_client 0.2.6). This is backwards
1035 compatible, so older clients can still connect to para_server
1036 0.2.6. Use the new client option --plain to request an
1037 uncrypted session (off by default, must be set to on in
1038 order to connect to para_server 0.2.x with 0 <= x <= 5).
1039 - para_server uses an internal function to locate audio files
1040 rather than calling find(1). The server option
1041 --mysql_audio_file_dir replaces --mysql_find_cmd.
1042 - documentation update
1043 - man pages
1044 - header file cleanup
1045 - para_client code cleanup
1046 - para_gui: faster display of output of display commands
1047
1048 ------------------------------------------
1049 0.2.5 (2005-10-13) "aggressive resolution"
1050 ------------------------------------------
1051
1052 This release adds internal senders, i.e. no more external programs are
1053 spawned for sending out the audio data. There are two different senders
1054 available: The http sender and the ortp sender (former para_send which
1055 is no longer needed).
1056
1057 The new sender code has a plugin-like design so it can be easily
1058 extended should there be be any future need for supporting another
1059 network streaming protocol. All senders are completely independent of
1060 each other. In particular, the http and the ortp sender can operate
1061 in parallel.
1062
1063 - new server command: sender to control senders at runtime.
1064 Read the output of "para_server -h" and "para_client help
1065 sender" for more information.
1066 - para_recv renamed to para_ortp_recv
1067 - new executable: para_http_recv, a simple command line
1068 http receiver.
1069 - major afs/mp3/ogg code simplifications due to internal
1070 senders.
1071 - ogg timing improvements
1072 - fix several minor memory leaks (found by valgrind)
1073 - empty stream definitions work again
1074 - com_ne(): ignore errors on remove
1075 - audiod: fix segfault on server restart
1076
1077 ---------------------------------------
1078 0.2.4 (2005-09-21) "toxic anticipation"
1079 ---------------------------------------
1080
1081 Several small improvements, fixes and the new grab command.
1082
1083 - audiod:
1084 - new command: "grab" to grab the output of the stream reader
1085 or any filters. Read the output of "para_audioc help grab"
1086 for more information.
1087 - fix memory leak
1088 - code cleanup
1089 - audioc: new command line option: --bufsize to specify a
1090 buffer size different from the default size 8192.
1091 - improved error diagnostics for para_play.
1092 - new configure option: --enable-ssldir so search for openssl in
1093 non-standard places
1094 - sdl_gui: Make it look nice again for 1024x768
1095 - server: report total size of memory allocated with sbrk by malloc,
1096 new command line option: --announce_time
1097
1098 -----------------------------------------
1099 0.2.3 (2005-09-01) "hydrophilic movement"
1100 -----------------------------------------
1101
1102 Two new executables and major feature enhancements.
1103
1104 - audiod filters: It is now possible to specify arbitrary many
1105 (including none) filters for each supported audio
1106 format. This can be used e.g. for normalizing volume,
1107 transforming or grabbing the audio stream, or for using
1108 visualizers. Read the output of "para_audiod -h" for the
1109 syntax of the new --filter_cmd option.
1110 - new executable: para_play, a tiny alsa player. It
1111 can play wave files or raw pcm (16 bit little endian)
1112 from stdin.
1113 - new executable: para_compress, a dynamic range compressor
1114 intended to keep audio output at a consistent volume. Derived
1115 from [AudioCompress](http://trikuare.cx/code/AudioCompress.html).
1116 - audiod: New option: --stream_delay. This can be used in
1117 a local network to syncronize the audio output of all
1118 clients that play the same stream.
1119
1120 ------------------------------------------
1121 0.2.2 (2005-08-19) "tangential excitation"
1122 ------------------------------------------
1123
1124 Mostly internal changes in this release, but also some new commands
1125 for the mysql database tool.
1126
1127 - cleanup exec.c, fix para_exec bug
1128 - compile time loglevel (log messages below the given level
1129 won't be compiled in, which reduces the size of the
1130 resulting binaries)
1131 - new log macros that shorten the size of the source code.
1132 - workaround a gcc-4.1 bug (?) that caused send_cred_buffer()
1133 to send only zeros. With this workaround, para_audioc works
1134 again.
1135 - avoid gcc-4 warning: conflicting types for built-in function 'clog'
1136 - new mysql commands: "rm" (remove entry), "mv" (rename entry) "ne"
1137 (new entry), "snp" (set numplayed). Read the manual for more
1138 information.
1139
1140 ---------------------------------------
1141 0.2.1 (2005-08-15) "surreal experience"
1142 ---------------------------------------
1143
1144 Here comes paraslash-0.2.1. It contains a couple of new features and,
1145 surprise, only minor bug fixes.
1146
1147 - kill noisy mp3 debug message
1148 - cleanup of the build system
1149 - para_server and para_client directly use the crypto routines
1150 of the openssl library rather than invoking the openssl command
1151 line utitlity
1152 - server/audiod: new option --user to switch to the given user
1153 when invoked as root. Read the output of "para_server -h" for
1154 more information.
1155 - gui/sdl_gui: new option --stat_cmd to be used to retrieve the
1156 status. Default: "para_audioc stat"
1157 - sdl_gui: new option --pic_cmd to be used to download the picture.
1158 Default: "para_client pic"
1159 - audiod: 5 slots ought to be enough for everybody
1160 - audiod: new status item: Uptime, kill hup command
1161
1162 ------------------------------------------
1163 0.2.0 (2005-08-06) "distributed diffusion"
1164 ------------------------------------------
1165
1166 After several month of increased development activity, paraslash-0.2.0
1167 has arrived. It contains many new features and is much more
1168 self-contained than the old 0.1.x series. Enjoy!
1169
1170 - para_server: fix hang on song change and crash on sighup.
1171 Speed up mysql queries. The DIR_LIKE macro is gone.
1172 - new executables: para_audiod, the local audio daemon that
1173 starts playback (uses SCM_CREDENTIALS socket magic) and
1174 para_audioc, the corresponding client.
1175 - new executables: para_mp3dec/para_oggdec, two really teensy
1176 decoders. para_mp3dec is based on libmad, para_oggdec requires
1177 libvorbisfile.
1178 - ovsend/ovrecv are capable of streaming ogg as well as mp3, so
1179 they are now called para_send and para_recv respectively.
1180 - documentation updates
1181 - para_gui is themable. For now there is the default theme that
1182 looks as before and the simple theme: blue and easy.
1183 - gui: audio streaming is now handled by audiod. Time display shows
1184 playback time rather than streaming time
1185 - slider: update to libzmw-0.2.0
1186 - para_krell: fix crash on server shutdown
1187 - switch from gzip to bzip2
1188
1189 ----------------------------------------
1190 0.1.7 (2005-04-18) "melting penetration"
1191 ----------------------------------------
1192
1193 The main change in this release is clearly the oggvorbis rewrite,
1194 but there are also lots of smaller changes. If you intend to use both
1195 the mp3 and the ogg plugin, it is recommended to use software mixing,
1196 e.g. the dmix plugin which is provided by ALSA.
1197
1198 - new executables: para_ovsend and para_ovrecv for sending/receiving
1199 oggvorbis files via rtp. Requires the open rtp library. Get it at
1200 http://www.linphone.org/ortp/
1201 - rewrite of the ogg_vorbis core code
1202 - configure detects libzmw and, if detected, includes
1203 para_slider to the list of binaries to be built by make
1204 - server stream writers read from their associated fifo rather
1205 than from stdin
1206 - slider: two new sliders, lastplayed and numplayed
1207 - fix nasty double free bug which caused random segfaults in case of
1208 mp3 files with invalid header information
1209 - gui: new command line option: --stream_timeout=seconds to
1210 deactivate a slot if it is idle for that many seconds (default=`5')
1211 - diffstats
1212
1213 ---------------------------------------
1214 0.1.6 (2005-03-05) "asymptotic balance"
1215 ---------------------------------------
1216
1217 Only little user-visible changes in this release. Mainly bugfixes and
1218 core code cleanup. This is probably the most stable version ever if you
1219 stick to mp3...
1220
1221 - fix several memory leaks
1222 - rename default name of mysql database from "music" to "paraslash".
1223 Use para_server's --mysql_database option if you do not want to
1224 rename your old database.
1225 - rework ogg vorbis code
1226 - make update command work on mysql servers with LOCAL_INFILE
1227 disabled
1228 - gui: improved stream I/O (slots)
1229 - simplified audio format API
1230 - para_pob_ogg is gone
1231
1232 ------------------------------------
1233 0.1.5 (2004-12-31) "opaque eternity"
1234 ------------------------------------
1235
1236 Let's slide gently into the new year.
1237
1238 - new: para_slider (not built automatically, type "make
1239 para_slider" to build). A toy for those who always felt that
1240 creating stream definitions is difficult. See screenshots,
1241 README and FEATURES for more info.
1242 - improved signal handling. Fixes server segfault on SIGHUP
1243 for linux kernels newer than Aug 24 2004 and makes para_gui
1244 race-free.
1245 - reload database tool on SIGHUP
1246 - improved help message for sl
1247 - do not log "broken pipe" messages as errors. They are
1248 perfectly ok.
1249 - fix wrong error message on permission errors
1250
1251 -----------------------------------------
1252 0.1.4 (2004-12-19) "tunneling transition"
1253 -----------------------------------------
1254
1255 Bugfix release. As expected, 0.1.3 introduced a bunch of new bugs.
1256 Hopefully, most of them got wiped out with this release. Some
1257 enhancements went also in.
1258
1259 - improved error diagnostics for all commands
1260 - stradd/picadd: overwrite previous contents if entry already
1261 exists, rather than returning errors
1262 - stradd: use current stream if invoked without args
1263 - faster (and hopefully more stable) ogg-vorbis handling
1264 - para_krell: reap children to avoid zombie-flooding in case
1265 no server is running
1266 - si: report also server pid
1267 - server: don't busy-loop if dbtool reports only invalid files.
1268 - gui: CTRL+C works again, fix stream_read command line option
1269 - fix pic_add, hist
1270 - fix mysql dbtool startup in case no database exists
1271 - many small fixes and cleanups
1272
1273 ---------------------------------------
1274 0.1.3: (2004-12-10) "vanishing inertia"
1275 ---------------------------------------
1276
1277 Starting from this release, the database tools are integrated in the
1278 server binary. This decreases server startup time, reduces code size
1279 and speeds up database commands. However, the layout of the underlying
1280 mysql database changed only slightly and 0.1.3 should be backwards
1281 compatible in that respect.
1282
1283 Visible changes:
1284
1285 - If mysql is not detected at compile time, or fails to init
1286 at runtime, fall back to the dopey database tool which should
1287 always work.
1288 - para_dbtool and dbtool.conf are gone. All mysql specific
1289 options are read from server.conf and are prefixed by 'mysql_'.
1290 - new command: cdt (change database tool)
1291 - new command line option: dbtool (choose startup database tool)
1292 - The name of current stream is now stored in the database,
1293 so paraslash remembers its current stream when restarted.
1294 - new command: csp (change stream and play)
1295 - para_gui also reports current database tool and server uptime
1296
1297 -------------------------------------------
1298 0.1.2: (2004-11-28) "spherical fluctuation"
1299 -------------------------------------------
1300
1301 Point release before the big dbtool changes go in.
1302
1303 - dbtool: rename ca to cam (copy all meta data). It now also
1304 copies numplayed and lastplayed time as well as the picture
1305 id.
1306 - fix endless-loop-bug caused by mp3 files with invalid header
1307
1308 -----------------------------------------
1309 0.1.1: (2004-11-05) "floating atmosphere"
1310 -----------------------------------------
1311
1312 - gkrellm plugin
1313 - new dbtool command: mbox. Browse your sound-file collection
1314 with your favorite mail reader.
1315 - several small fixes
1316
1317 -------------------------------------
1318 0.1.0: (2004-10-22) "rotating cortex"
1319 -------------------------------------
1320
1321 - fix logging bug for loglevel > VERBOSE
1322 - fix skip command
1323 - correct timings for vbr mp3s
1324 - modular audio format support
1325 - ogg-vorbis support (experimental)
1326 - new server option: autoplay
1327
1328 -----------------------------------------
1329 0.0.99: (2004-07-25) "harmonic deviation"
1330 -----------------------------------------
1331
1332 - rename projectname from icc to paraslash (play, archive, rate
1333 and stream large audio sets happily)
1334 - paraslash is no longer restricted to one particular audio
1335 streaming software
1336 - new dbtool commands (stradd, strq, strdel) for easy stream
1337 managment w/o configuration file. That obsoletes stream_defs
1338 file/config option for dbtool.
1339 - picadd accepts jpeg data from stdin
1340 - new server commands: ps (select previous stream), sc (song change)
1341 - new default pictures for sdl_gui
1342 - gui: new key_map option for binding commands and internal
1343 functions to arbitrary keys, nice help screen, rip out
1344 soundcard/linux specific stuff, avoid noise artefacts while jumping,
1345 show silly logo on startup
1346 - new executables: para_fade for fading volume, para_dbadm for
1347 manipulating attributes
1348 - cdb adds _all_ tables to mysql database
1349 - revised and beautified documentation
1350 - sample dbtool rewritten in C
1351 - autoconf
1352
1353 ---------------------------------------------
1354 0.0.98: (2003-12-26) "incremental smoothness"
1355 ---------------------------------------------
1356
1357 - kick icecast in favour of poc. That removes some races and reduces
1358 core code considerably.
1359 - cbr/vbr is displayed by stat and gui/sdl_gui. New status flags
1360 give finer info on afs' status.
1361 - gui can start decoder (see config options). Further new gui
1362 commands: refresh (^L), jmp (F1-F10)
1363 - gui rereads conf on SIGUSR1 instead of SIGHUP. SIGHUP
1364 terminates gui. This fixes dead instances consuming memory
1365 continuously.
1366 - new dbtool command: verb for sending verbatim sql queries.
1367 - fix pid_list races (by removing pid_list)
1368 - codename funnies
1369
1370 --------------------
1371 0.0.97: (2003-10-26)
1372 --------------------
1373
1374 - installation prefix now defaults to /usr/local
1375 - new commands for gui: snozze, sleep and reread config
1376 - config file for gui and sdl_gui
1377 - fix problems with filenames containing funny characters
1378 (reported by Thomas Forell)
1379 - improved signal handling for gui, now it rereads conf on SIGHUP
1380 - new dbtool command: cdb (create database)
1381 - switch from argtable to gengetopt
1382 - major code cleanup and speed improvements
1383 - fix several potential buffer overflows
1384 - many small fixes and cleanups
1385
1386 -------------------
1387 0.0.96 (2003-08-30)
1388 -------------------
1389
1390 - easy stream_defs syntax
1391 - sdl_gui can display images associated to the file being played
1392 - Major feature enhancements for icc_gui including dynamic text
1393 placement and the top/bottom window design
1394 - vrfy/clean now also checks for NULL values in attributes as
1395 well as for invalid picture pointers
1396 - fix long outstanding case sensitivity bug
1397 - many small fixes and cleanups
1398
1399 -------------------
1400 0.0.95 (2003-06-29)
1401 -------------------
1402
1403 - sdl gui runs much faster
1404 - new dbtool command: ca (copy attributes)
1405 - count and display number of times the song has been played
1406 - new feature: scoring
1407 - command line options for sdl_gui
1408 - simpler syntax of streams file
1409 - decrease network traffic of stat
1410 - fix zombie bug
1411 - many small fixes and cleanups
1412
1413 -------------------
1414 0.0.94 (2003-05-04)
1415 -------------------
1416
1417 - new server command: ns (next stream)
1418 - new icc_gui command: c (change stream)
1419 - internal mp3info
1420 - stat shows also id3 tag info
1421 - new sdl based gui
1422 - log flodding bug fixed
1423 - many small fixes and cleanups
1424
1425 -------------------
1426 0.0.93 (2003-03-28)
1427 -------------------
1428
1429 - colors for icc_gui
1430 - icc_gui sets volume directly (linux only)
1431 - proper locking that fixes some races
1432 - fix security bug that caused commands to be executed even
1433 with unsufficient permissions
1434 - new command: hup to make all servers reread their configuration file
1435 - icecast meta data streaming
1436 - many small fixes and cleanups