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 It was superseded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