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1 NEWS
2 ====
3
4 ------------------------------------------------
5 0.6.1 (to be announced) "hyperbolic correlation"
6 ------------------------------------------------
7
8 - The contents of overview.pdf have been integrated into the user
9 manual.
10 - The doxygen source browser has been disabled temporarily. The
11 API reference is still online, though.
12 - Overhaul of the source code documentation.
13
14 -------------------------------
15 0.6.0 (2017-04-28) "fuzzy flux"
16 -------------------------------
17
18 The highlights of this release are the conversion of all option parsers
19 to the lopsub library and the improved AAC support. But there are
20 many other user-visible changes all over the place. Also a lot of
21 old cruft has been removed, leading to incompatible changes. Hence
22 the new major version number.
23
24 - Support for Mac OS X has been removed.
25 - On Linux systems, glibc-2.17 or newer is required to build the
26 source tree.
27 - Support for RSA public keys in ASN format (as generated by openssl
28 genrsa) has been removed. These keys have been deprecated since
29 2011, so users should have long switched to keys generated with
30 ssh-keygen(1).
31 - If libgcrypt is used as the crypto library, we now require version
32 1.5.0 (released in 2011) or later.
33 - The insecure RC4 stream cipher has been removed. It was superseded
34 by aes_ctr128 three years ago but the RC4 code had been kept for
35 backwards compatibility.
36 - On Linux, abstract unix domain sockets are used unconditionally.
37 - The "install" target no longer strips executables, the new
38 install-strip target can be used to get the old behaviour.
39 - The clean targets have been renamed: clean2 is gone, and the new
40 mostlyclean removes only the executables and object files.
41 - New target: check (identical to test).
42 - The DESTDIR make variable is honored to prepend a path to the
43 installation directory. This feature is orthogonal to the --prefix
44 option to configure.
45 - Minor WMA cleanups.
46 - The aac audio format handler has been rewritten to use the mp4ff library.
47 See the manual for how to install the library on your system.
48 - New status item: max_chunk_size. The value is stored in a previously
49 unused field of the afhi object of the aft table. Although backwards
50 compatible, users are encouraged to re-add m4a files to populate
51 the new field.
52 - No more chunk tables for aac. Chunk boundaries are determined
53 dynamically at stream time.
54 - Release and master branch tarballs are now compressed with xz rather
55 than bzip2.
56 - The lopsub package is required to install the paraslash package.
57 Gengetopt is no longer needed.
58 - make dep is gone. Dependencies have been created automatically for
59 a long time and it was never necessary to run make dep manually.
60 - para_gui lost its --timeout option.
61 - Most manual pages have been extended to include an overall
62 description of the command.
63 - The --stream-delay option of para_audiod has been removed. It had
64 been a no-op for many years.
65 - The deprecated --path option of the server ls command has been
66 removed. The command now prints full paths by default, making
67 --full-path a no-op. Hence --full-path has been depreacted and is
68 scheduled for removal in v0.6.1.
69 - It is now possible to use 'CFLAGS' to override the default compiler
70 options.
71 - para_fade has been renamed to para_mixer. The four modes of operation
72 (set, fade, snooze, sleep) are implemented as subcommands of the
73 new program.
74 - The sleep subcommand of para_mixer (former sleep mode of para_fade)
75 lost its --wake-hour and --wake-min options in favor of the new
76 --wake-time option which also accepts relative wakeup times like
77 "+9:30".
78 - The new --fade-exponent option of para_mixer allows for non-linear
79 channel fading.
80 - The new logo.
81
82 Downloads:
83 [tarball](./releases/paraslash-0.6.0.tar.xz),
84 [signature](./releases/paraslash-0.6.0.tar.xz.asc)
85
86 -------------------------------------
87 0.5.7 (2016-12-31) "semantic density"
88 -------------------------------------
89
90 Mostly a bug fix release, and a bunch of internal improvements.
91 The only user-visible changes are the sanity checks for the touch
92 command and the new options to the ls command.
93
94 - Speedup of the base64 decoder.
95 - One of the two source browsers has been removed from the web pages.
96 The doxygen API reference still contains an HTML version of each
97 source file.
98 - Two race conditions in para_server have been fixed.
99 - ls -p is now deprecated in favor of -F or -b. See the help text of
100 the ls command for details.
101 - The openssl code has been adjusted to work also with openssl-1.1.
102 - The wma decoder and audio format handler now correctly decodes
103 files with unusual block sizes.
104 - We now compile with -Wformat-signedness if possible.
105 - The touch command now refuses to set an invalid image or lyrics ID.
106 - New section on contributing for the user manual.
107 - Major simplification of the error subsystem.
108
109 Downloads:
110 [tarball](./releases/paraslash-0.5.7.tar.bz2),
111 [signature](./releases/paraslash-0.5.7.tar.bz2.asc)
112
113 -------------------------------------------
114 0.4.14 (2016-12-31) "branching oscillation"
115 -------------------------------------------
116
117 Many fixes for nasty bugs have accumulated over the years since 0.4.13
118 was released in 2013. This release contains all of them. It is the
119 last v0.4.x release, so v0.4.x is now end of life. The maint branch
120 of the git repository has been forwarded to v0.5.7 and will start to
121 receive important fixes for 0.5.x, which is now in maintenance mode.
122
123 - Fix for the "double encryption bug" with gcrypt, which caused
124 garbage to be sent to stat clients.
125 - The "prev" command of para_play now works as expected.
126 - Invalid parameters for the begin and end chunk no longer cause
127 the afh receiver of para_recv to segfault.
128 - A fix for an assertion that triggered in the FEC slice setup code.
129 - Closing the terminal with a running para_gui causes the process to
130 die, rather than using 100% of CPU time.
131 - para_gui no longer shows stale information about the previous
132 audio file.
133 - A fix for a bug in the fec decoder which caused aborts if the buffer
134 pool filled up.
135 - The assertion in the buffer tree code no longer triggers.
136 - The "afs_event: table moods, event 0: key already exists in rbtree"
137 error no longer occurs on attribute changes.
138 - A NULL pointer dereference in com_sender() has been fixed.
139 - The -i option of lsatt works as advertised.
140 - Various fixes for the build system.
141
142 Downloads:
143 [tarball](./releases/paraslash-0.4.14.tar.bz2),
144 [signature](./releases/paraslash-0.4.14.tar.bz2.asc)
145
146 ---------------------------------------
147 0.5.6 (2016-07-10) "cascading gradient"
148 ---------------------------------------
149
150 The highlight of this release is the new -m flag for para_afh which
151 lets it modify the meta tags of the given audio file(s). This feature
152 is supported for all audio formats. Many small cleanups and bug fixes
153 not mentioned here have accumulated and are also part of the release.
154
155 - para_afh learned to modify meta tags of mp3 wma ogg spx
156 opus flac aac files.
157 - afs commands propagate error codes to the client.
158 - The check command now also checks the attribute table for
159 inconsistencies.
160 - New -v flag for the version command (print verbose version string)
161 - New option --priority for para_server and para_audiod.
162 - New mood methods: image_id and lyrics_id.
163 - The manual and this NEWS file have been converted to markdown.
164 - Support for the compile-time loglevel feature has been removed.
165 - Cleanup of the wma decoder and bitstream code.
166 - Improved wide-character support and fixes related to signal handling.
167 - para_gui no longer reports 100% playing time at the stream start.
168 - Opus cleanups.
169
170 Downloads:
171 [tarball](./releases/paraslash-0.5.6.tar.bz2),
172 [signature](./releases/paraslash-0.5.6.tar.bz2.asc)
173
174 --------------------------------------
175 0.5.5 (2015-09-20) "magnetic momentum"
176 --------------------------------------
177
178 Many new features and a lot of other improvements.
179
180 - On Linux systems, local sockets are now created in the
181 abstract name space by default. This allows to get rid of
182 the socket specials in /var/paraslash.
183 - The --user-allow option of para_audiod now accepts also
184 usernames rather than only user IDs.
185 - New autoconf macros to avoid duplication in configure.ac.
186 - Status items (as shown by para_gui) are updated correctly
187 when the meta information of the current audio changes.
188 - para_server and para_audiod no longer refuse to start in
189 the background if no log file is given. Instead, all log
190 messages go to /dev/null in this case.
191 - Web page cleanup.
192 - New syntax for the -l and -s options of the ls command.
193 These options should now be specified as -l=v rather than
194 -lv, for example. The old syntax still works, but support
195 will be dropped in v0.6.0.
196
197 Downloads:
198 [tarball](./releases/paraslash-0.5.5.tar.bz2),
199 [signature](./releases/paraslash-0.5.5.tar.bz2.asc)
200
201 ------------------------------------------
202 0.5.4 (2015-01-23) "exponential alignment"
203 ------------------------------------------
204
205 Another cleanup and bugfix release.
206
207 - New server command: tasks.
208 - Minor cleanups to daemon.c.
209 - New URLs for home page and git services.
210 - Improved error diagnostics for the mvblob commands.
211 - New sender subcommand: status.
212 - Improved help text for server and afs commands.
213 - audiod memory leak fixes.
214 - Miscellaneous improvements to the build system.
215 - oss_writer improvements.
216 - Improved handling of mp3 files with both id3v1 and id3v2 tags.
217
218 Downloads:
219 [tarball](./releases/paraslash-0.5.4.tar.bz2),
220 [signature](./releases/paraslash-0.5.4.tar.bz2.asc)
221
222 ---------------------------------------------
223 0.5.3 (2014-08-01) "symbolic synchronization"
224 ---------------------------------------------
225
226 Not many new features, but lots of fixes and usability improvements.
227
228 - para_gui has been converted to use the paraslash scheduler.
229 - Various alsa-related fixes, mostly for the raspberry pi.
230 - Many scheduler improvements and cleanups.
231 - The test suite has been extended to include sanity checks
232 for the generated man pages.
233 - ao_writer fixes. This writer was in a quite bad shape. Many
234 serious bugs have been fixed.
235 - new audiod command: version.
236 - Minor improvements to the bitstream API.
237 - The cpsi command now prints a meaningful error message if
238 none of the given patterns matched any audio file.
239
240 Downloads:
241 [tarball](./releases/paraslash-0.5.3.tar.bz2),
242 [signature](./releases/paraslash-0.5.3.tar.bz2.asc)
243
244 ----------------------------------------
245 0.5.2 (2014-04-11) "orthogonal interior"
246 ----------------------------------------
247
248 The new sync filter, the AES_CTR128 stream cipher and the overhauled
249 network code are the highlights of this release. It also includes a
250 fair number of smaller fixes and improvements not mentioned here.
251
252 - The new sync filter synchronizes playback between multiple
253 clients.
254 - Connections between para_server and para_client are now
255 encrypted by means of AES rather than RC4 if both sides
256 support it. RC4 is still available as a fallback. This
257 feature is fully transparent, i.e. no command line options
258 are necessary, and a client linked against openssl can
259 speak with a server linked against libgcrypt and vice versa.
260 - Major cleanup of the networking subsystem.
261 - Improvements to para_fade: the new set mode, multi-channel
262 initial volumes, better error logging.
263 - The man pages of para_audiod, para_filter, para_recv, and
264 para_write contain the relevant options for receivers, filters,
265 writers. This broke in 0.5.0.
266 - ogg/vorbis latency improvements.
267 - Improved user manual.
268 - Minor fixes to avoid clang warnings.
269
270 Downloads:
271 [tarball](./releases/paraslash-0.5.2.tar.bz2),
272 [signature](./releases/paraslash-0.5.2.tar.bz2.asc)
273
274 ------------------------------------------
275 0.5.1 (2013-12-20) "temporary implication"
276 ------------------------------------------
277
278 Lots of fixes and improvements all over the place, and a major overhaul
279 of the build system.
280
281 - Audiod improvements and fixes.
282 - Buffer tree robustness improvements.
283 - Cleanup of the mood subsystem.
284 - Fixes and cleanups for the flac decoder.
285 - Latency improvements for the ogg/opus decoder.
286 - Crypto support is now optional. On systems without
287 openssl/gcrypt, the build succeeds but para_server,
288 para_audiod, para_client won't be built.
289 - The build system now works for cross-compile setups.
290 - The dependency tree has been flattened, which speeds up
291 builds and avoids to recreate the man pages on every change.
292 - The error code helper has been rewritten from perl to C,
293 which further improves build time.
294 - Many small bugs in the build system have been identified
295 and fixed.
296
297 Downloads:
298 [tarball](./releases/paraslash-0.5.1.tar.bz2),
299 [signature](./releases/paraslash-0.5.1.tar.bz2.asc)
300
301 ----------------------------------------
302 0.5.0 (2013-08-23) "invertible validity"
303 ----------------------------------------
304
305 Some API-breaking changes, one serious bug fix, and a lot of bike-shedding.
306
307 - The sideband compatibility code has been removed, hence
308 sideband connections (introduced in 0.4.11) are now mandatory.
309 - Addblob commands can produce output.
310 - The stat command no longer sends garbage when para_server was
311 compiled against libgcrypt.
312 - Dependencies for gengetopt files are computed automatically.
313 This eliminates a constant source of build bugs.
314 - The setatt command now accepts file name patterns rather than only
315 path names.
316 - overview.pdf is now based on dia, a simple diagram creation program.
317 The new version is much more detailed and contains descriptions of
318 the various programs of the paraslash package.
319 - The separator of all multi-word options has been changed from
320 underscore to dash. For example --log_color becomes --log-color.
321 - Overhauled web pages and the new logo.
322
323 Downloads:
324 [tarball](./releases/paraslash-0.5.0.tar.bz2),
325 [signature](./releases/paraslash-0.5.0.tar.bz2.asc)
326
327 --------------------------------------
328 0.4.13 (2013-07-29) "spectral gravity"
329 --------------------------------------
330
331 One more 0.4.x release before the API-breaking changes for 0.5.0 go
332 in. The main features of this release are the ogg/opus audio format,
333 and UTF-8 support, but it includes also tons of other improvements
334 and fixes all over the place.
335
336 - New audio format: ogg/opus.
337 - UTF8 support for para_gui and the mp3 audio format handler.
338 - Scheduler improvements and fixes.
339 - The obsolete gettimeofday() function has been replaced
340 by clock_gettime() on systems which support it.
341 - Speed and usability improvements for para_gui.
342 - para_client now restores the fd flags of stdin and stdout
343 on shutdown.
344 - Improved manual pages.
345 - Consistent version strings for all executables.
346 - Reduced dependencies on generated files result in fewer
347 recompilations on changes.
348 - Performance improvements for the compress filter.
349 - Improved downloads web page.
350
351 -----------------------------------------
352 0.4.12 (2012-12-20) "volatile relativity"
353 -----------------------------------------
354 The new command line player, the resample filter, ALSA support for
355 para_fade, and the improved build system are the highlights of this
356 release which probably marks the end of the 0.4.x series.
357
358 - The afh receiver and the para_play executable.
359 - The resample filter: A sample rate converter based on
360 libsamplerate.
361 - The "versions" directory has been removed from the master
362 branch. The tarballs of the old releases are now available
363 in the new "releases" branch.
364 - Overhaul of the build system: All generated files are now
365 written to the "build" directory.
366 - The modular mixer API and the alsa mixer.
367 - Minor fixes for the osx writer.
368
369 --------------------------------------
370 0.4.11 (2012-07-20) "mutual diversity"
371 --------------------------------------
372
373 The major feature in this release is the new sideband API for
374 client-server communication. This API will be used exclusively starting
375 with 0.5.0, which breaks backward compatibility but allows to get rid
376 of quite some compatibility code. Other noteworthy changes include
377 decoder latency improvements and a long-standing bug fix for the
378 ALSA writer.
379
380 - Sideband connections: If both para_server and para_client
381 support this feature, data is sent as a multiplexed stream.
382 - The --no_default_filters option of para_filter has been
383 removed.
384 - Several fixes and latency improvements to various decoders.
385 - The ALSA writer now limits the prebuffer time to 500ms.
386 - Documentation improvements.
387 - Overhaul of the command_util.sh script.
388 - Fixes for some minor problems found by the clang analyzer.
389 - Compiles (almost) without warnings on gcc-3.
390 - Robustness improvements of the buffer tree code.
391
392 ------------------------------------------
393 0.4.10 (2012-03-30) "heterogeneous vacuum"
394 ------------------------------------------
395
396 Nothing earth-shaking in this release, but quite a few usability
397 improvements and the usual mix of cleanups and fixes.
398
399 - The --no_default_filters option of para_filter has been
400 deprecated. It still works but has no effect and will be
401 removed in the next version.
402 - para_gui now prints also the stderr output of the executing
403 command in the bottom window.
404 - Cleanup and consolidation of the various wrappers for
405 write(), writev(), send() and friends.
406 - The obscure error messages on mmap() failures have been
407 replaced by meaningful messages. This affects mainly
408 para_afh.
409 - para_audioc: Cleanups and memory leak fixes.
410 - Test 0004-server no longer fails if para_server is not
411 being built.
412 - New configure options: --with-id3tag-{headers,libs}.
413
414 -------------------------------------
415 0.4.9 (2011-12-06) "hybrid causality"
416 -------------------------------------
417
418 Support for another audio format, interactive mode for para_client
419 and para_audiod and many small improvements/fixes all over the place.
420
421 - Support for flac, the free lossless audio codec.
422 - Fix for an endless loop in the mp3 decoder for certain
423 (corrupt) mp3 files.
424 - When executed without specifying a command, para_client
425 and para_audioc start an interactive shell (requires
426 libreadline being installed). The interactive mode offers
427 full tab completion and command line history.
428 - autogen.sh now detects a distcc setup and adjusts the
429 parameter for the -j option of make accordingly.
430 - Shared memory areas are no longer restricted to 64K. We now
431 detect the maximal size of a shared memory area at runtime.
432 - cleanup of the internal uptime API.
433 - para_server prefaults the mmapped audio file to avoid
434 delays on slow media.
435 - A new test for the test-suite that exercises the
436 communication between para_server and para_audiod.
437 - The alsa writer eats up less CPU cycles when configured to
438 use the DMIX plugin.
439 - Simplified and unified receiver code.
440 - Makefile cleanups.
441 - Commands which print a list of matching audio files now
442 emit a meaningful error message if no audio file matched the
443 given pattern(s).
444
445 --------------------------------------
446 0.4.8 (2011-08-19) "nested assignment"
447 --------------------------------------
448
449 Gcrypt support, the overhauled osx writer and regex format specifiers
450 are the highlights of this release.
451
452 - support for libgcrypt as a drop-in replacement for openssl.
453 Run configure --enable-cryptolib=gcrypt to link against
454 libgcrypt. The two crypto implementations are compatible to
455 each other, i.e. a para_client executable linked against
456 gcrypt can connect to para_server linked against libssl
457 and vice versa.
458 - Rewrite of the osx writer (output plugin for Mac OS).
459 - audiod: The format specifier for receivers, filters and
460 writers is now treated as a regular expression. This allows
461 to replace 5 lines in the config file (one for each audio
462 format) by one single line. See the manual for details.
463 - The \*.cmdline.[ch] files are no longer contained in the released
464 tarballs. This reduces the size of the tarballs but requires
465 gengetopt to build the tarball.
466 - Compiles cleanly also with llvm/clang.
467 - Corrupt mp3 files are handled more gracefully.
468 - The alsa writer uses poll fds instead of computing timeouts.
469 - Cleanup of the generic writer API.
470 - sched: Optimized zero timeouts.
471 - vss timeout cleanups.
472 - oggdec fixes and improvements.
473
474 --------------------------------------
475 0.4.7 (2011-06-01) "infinite rollback"
476 --------------------------------------
477
478 The new ao writer, support for ssh RSA keys and a couple of other
479 enhancements.
480
481 - Support for ESD, Pulseaudio, AIX, Solaris, IRIX and other
482 platforms through the libao audio library.
483 - Support for RSA keys generated with ssh-keygen.
484 - configure: improved options for ogg/vorbis/speex.
485 - The git version reported by --version always matches HEAD.
486 - The autogen script detects the number of processors and
487 runs a parallel make if possible.
488 - Major cleanup of the crypto API.
489 - Documentation updates.
490
491 ------------------------------------------
492 0.4.6 (2011-03-31) "deterministic entropy"
493 ------------------------------------------
494
495 Lots of ogg/vorbis improvements, the new test suite, enhancements
496 for para_gui and a fair amount of other bug fixes.
497
498 - For DCCP/OGG streams the audio file header is only sent once
499 at the beginning of the stream rather than periodically
500 every five seconds. This reduces network traffic and the
501 FEC group size.
502 - The vorbis comment header is replaced by an empty dummy header
503 before the header is sent over the network. This also results in
504 less network traffic and smaller FEC groups.
505 - The new "test" make target allows to perform some sanity checks prior
506 to installing the package.
507 - ogg timing fixes and performance improvements
508 - Scheduler improvements
509 - Proper exit codes for para_write
510 - para_gui: New option --theme to select a startup theme. Several
511 other improvements and fixes.
512 - aacdec error message cleanups
513 - simplified color error handling
514
515 --------------------------------------------
516 0.4.5 (2010-12-17) "symmetric randomization"
517 --------------------------------------------
518
519 Bug fixes, internal cleanups and variable-sized FEC slices.
520
521 - Contains a fix for an invalid-free-bug in the ogg audio format
522 handler code.
523 - Switching off the DCCP sender works again.
524 - para_audiod handles crashes of para_server more robustly.
525 - Internal scheduler and writer cleanups.
526 - Reduced latency due to variable-sized FEC slices.
527 - Improved documentation and error diagnostics.
528 - The build of para_server is now optional, allowing the build
529 to succeed in case libosl is not installed.
530
531 ------------------------------------------
532 0.4.4 (2010-08-06) "persistent regularity"
533 ------------------------------------------
534
535 Support for yet another audio format, para_write improvements and
536 bug fixes.
537
538 - Support for the speex codec.
539 - Support for sample formats other than 16 bit little endian.
540 - error2.h is now created by a perl script which speeds up configure
541 considerably.
542 - Fix a bug in the aac decoder which could lead to segfaults in
543 para_filter/para_audiod.
544 - Fixes for autoconf-2.66.
545
546 ----------------------------------------
547 0.4.3 (2010-07-05) "imaginary radiation"
548 ----------------------------------------
549
550 Many improvements for the DCCP and the UDP transport, the new user
551 manual and the usual mix of bug fixes and internal improvements.
552
553 - FEC support for the DCCP sender (Gerrit Renker). The new
554 --dccp_max_slice_size, --dccp_data_slices_per_group and
555 --dccp_slices_per_group options can be used to set the FEC
556 parameters for the DCCP transport.
557 - DNS lookups for UDP targets (Gerrit Renker).
558 - The new user manual replaces the README, README.afs, REQUIREMENTS
559 and INSTALL documents.
560 - Fix an end-of-file detection bug in the oggdec filter.
561 - The new nonblock API.
562 - Both options of the oggdec filter have been removed.
563 - New debug mode for the internal scheduler.
564
565 ------------------------------------------
566 0.4.2 (2010-04-23) "associative expansion"
567 ------------------------------------------
568
569 It's been some time since the last release, but finally here is
570 paraslash-0.4.2. The bulk of the changes comes from the new buffer
571 tree API, but there are changes all over the tree. Mainly performance
572 and usability improvements, but also quite some bug fixes.
573
574 - The new buffer tree API.
575 - DCCP: Support for CCID negotiation (Gerrit Renker).
576 - UDP robustness fixes.
577 - The --bufsize option for mp3dec is gone as it no longer makes sense
578 for the new buffer tree API.
579 - Fix audible buffer underruns for wma streams.
580 - The alsa writer no longer prints meaningless underrun durations.
581 - audiod: Defaults work also for udp streams. If no filter is
582 given for an audio format that is received via upd, fecdec is
583 automatically added as the first filter (along with the decoder).
584
585 ---------------------------------------
586 0.4.1 (2009-12-22) "concurrent horizon"
587 ---------------------------------------
588
589 Support for another audio format, minor feature enhancements and lots of bug
590 fixes. All fixes that have been accumulated in the maint branch (in particular
591 those mentionened in the 0.3.6 release notes) appear in this release as well.
592
593 - wma support.
594 - new afh option: --human to activate human-readable output.
595 - new server/audiod option: --log-timing to print timing information.
596 - build system improvements.
597 - source code documentation updates.
598
599 -------------------------------------
600 0.3.6 (2009-12-07) "cubic continuity"
601 -------------------------------------
602
603 Quite a few bugs have been found and fixed since 0.3.5, so here's
604 another 0.3.x release. No new features.
605
606 - Always check return value of malloc().
607 - ogg vorbis/FEC: Do not write garbage after the audio file header.
608 - exit if root privileges could not be dropped.
609 - FEC: Fix computation of extra slices.
610 - oss: Fix check for empty input buffer.
611 - Avoid buffer underruns due to filter chain output buffer constraints.
612 - server: Fix assignment of afs_pid.
613 - Don't panic if the afs database contains unknown audio formats.
614 - http/dccp: Do not send the audio file header twice.
615 - FEC: Timing improvements.
616
617 ----------------------------------------------
618 0.4.0 (2009-11-10) "simultaneous independence"
619 ----------------------------------------------
620
621 Two significant changes which require the new version number: The
622 improved authentication dialog and the fact that the database code
623 has been moved to a library, libosl. To use the new version, you have
624 to generate new RSA keys, see INSTALL for details. A shell script is
625 provided for conversion of the 0.3 database to the new 0.4 format.
626
627 - stronger crypto for client authentication
628 - the database code has been moved to a library
629 - improved status item handling
630 - cleanup of the build system
631 - The "-V" option now also prints the git version
632 - the new parser-friendly listing mode for the ls and stat commands
633 - mandatory rc4 encryption
634 - major audio format handler cleanups
635 - (id3,...) tags are no longer stored as a combined string in the database
636 - new mood methods: artist_matches, title_matches, comment_matches,
637 album_matches, year_maches, year.
638
639 --------------------------------------------
640 0.3.5 (2009-09-21) "symplectic separability"
641 --------------------------------------------
642
643 Full client support for \*BSD Unixes, complete re-write of the ogg
644 vorbis audio format handler, various improvements all over the place
645 and the usual mix of bugfixes. This release marks the end of the 0.3
646 series if no serious problems show up.
647
648 - the new oss writer (supported on \*BSD and Linux)
649 - rewrite of the ogg vorbis audio format handler. It's
650 recommended to replace the chunk tables of existing ogg
651 vorbis files in the afs database by re-adding these files
652 with "add -f".
653 - support for netmask subsets (Gerrit Renker)
654 - the new prebuffer filter
655 - improved signal handling
656 - variable fec output buffer size
657 - improved FEC timing fixes audible buffer underruns in UDP mode
658 - --log_color actually works
659 - new ls option: -d (print dates as seconds after the epoch)
660 - update to gengetopt 2.22.2
661 - support for RSA keys of size > 512 bits
662 - new option "mixer_channel" for para_fade
663
664 -----------------------------------------
665 0.3.4 (2009-05-07) "elliptic inheritance"
666 -----------------------------------------
667
668 The new udp sender, forward error correction, colored logs and various
669 other improvements. As the udp sender does not depend on any special
670 libraries, it is built unconditionally.
671
672 - The udp sender replaces the ortp sender. The new code uses forward
673 error correction to protect against packet losses. Many thanks to
674 Gerrit Renker for providing ipv6 support.
675 - The default port for udp streaming now defaults to 8000, like
676 for the http and the dccp senders/receivers.
677 - Loglevels are now specified as symbolic names, e.g.
678 "--loglevel info".
679 - improved ipv4 and ipv6 URI parser (Gerrit Renker).
680 - para_server/para_audiod: Color support for log messages.
681 - new options for mp3dec: --ignore-crc, --bufsize
682 - new audiod option: --config-file.
683 - gengetopt cleanups.
684 - Improved help/man pages: The documentation of para_audiod,
685 para_recv, para_filter and para_write now also contains
686 all options of the available receivers/filters/writers. The
687 man page of para_fade contains a description of the different
688 modes of operation.
689 - More source code documentation.
690 - vss timing fixes.
691
692 --------------------------------------------
693 0.3.3 (2008-12-01) "axiomatic perspectivity"
694 --------------------------------------------
695
696 Internal code cleanups, bug fixes, improved tag handling and the new
697 amplification filter.
698
699 - para_server uses the generic scheduling code.
700 - overhaul of the virtual streaming system.
701 - mp3: id3 version 2 support via libid3tag (optional)
702 - ogg: vorbis comment support.
703 - aac meta info support.
704 - mp3 audio format handler cleanups.
705 - new filter: "amp" to amplify the amplitude of the audio stream
706 - new status item/database entry: amplification. It is
707 used by the amp filter to pre-amplify the audio stream.
708 - fix a close-without-open bug in para_write.
709 - fix a bug in com_init() which was introduced in 0.3.2.
710 - better error diagnostics for para_client.
711
712 -----------------------------------------
713 0.3.2 (2008-04-11) "probabilistic parity"
714 -----------------------------------------
715
716 The new para_afh executable, scheduling and documentation improvements.
717
718 - new ls option: -lc (list chunk table)
719 - new executable: para_afh, the stand-alone audio file handler tool
720 - afs commands can send output more than SHMMAX (32MB on Linux). This
721 also reduces the memory usage of commands that produce large amounts
722 of output.
723 - major scheduler and audiod cleanups.
724 - more detailed and much nicer man pages.
725
726 ---------------------------------------
727 0.3.1 (2008-02-23) "liquid interaction"
728 ---------------------------------------
729
730 A mix of cleanups, bug fixes, improvements, and some new features. No
731 significant changes to the new database (osl) code, which is generally
732 a good sign.
733
734 - Share some similar/duplicate code between the http and the
735 dccp sender.
736 - Generic access control lists for paraslash senders.
737 - dccp sender: Access control lists, connection limiting and support
738 for the allow,deny,on,off,help sender commands.
739 - The default dccp port changed from 5001 to 8000 (suggested by
740 Gerrit Renker).
741 - para_server starts even if not all public keys could be loaded.
742 - Audiod performance improvements.
743 - fix a bug in the "off" command of the http sender.
744 - fix some fd and memory leaks.
745 - Update to gengetopt-2.22.
746
747 -------------------------------------
748 0.3.0 (2008-01-12) "solar saturation"
749 -------------------------------------
750
751 paraslash.0.3.0 -- 'WWDBND --what would databases never do?'.
752
753
754 Usually one might expect lots of new features AND a big increase in size
755 for a major release like this.
756
757 However, paraslash-0.3.0.tar.bz2 is the smallest paraslash tarball
758 ever. The decrease in size is mostly due to the removal of some
759 graphical tools (which were only quick hacks anyway). But also the
760 fact that the mysql code is gone cuts down the size a bit.
761
762 Being independent of mysql comes at a cost: The fact that paraslash
763 now contains its own database (the object storage layer, osl) increases
764 the (stripped) binary size of para_server by ~50K on i386.
765
766 - no more restrictions on unique basenames.
767 - independent of mysql: The new self-contained object
768 storage layer (osl) replaces the mysql database.
769 - New executable para_fsck: Check integrity of osl tables.
770 - Lyrics support.
771 - Reliable audio file move/rename detection.
772 - More portable than ever: Tested on Linux (x86_32, x86_64, sparc64),
773 MacOS (ppc32, x86_32), FreeBSD (x86_32), NetBSD (x86_32) and
774 Solaris (sparc64).
775 - the new osl-based audio file selector (afs) replaces the random,
776 the playlist and the mysql selector of paraslash-0.2.x.
777 - IPv6 support (thanks to Gerrit Renker).
778 - paraslash-0.2.x streams are now called "moods". Writing
779 0.3.x-mood definitions should be both easier and more
780 powerful than writing 0.2.x-stream definitions.
781 - para_krell, para_slider, para_para_sdl_gui, para_dbadm have
782 been removed. The world is a better place without them. However,
783 para_gui is still there.
784 - afs tracks audio file selection also in playlist mode.
785 - few easy-to-use afs commands replace the many not-so-easy-to-use
786 mysql commands (and are available also in playlist mode).
787 - Improved error subsystem.
788 - The earth-shaking new logo.
789
790 -----------------------------------------
791 0.2.17 (2007-11-20) "isotropic threshold"
792 -----------------------------------------
793
794 Mainly bugfixes and cleanups in this version which marks the end of
795 the 0.2.x series if no serious bugs show up after the release.
796
797 - mysql_selector: fix a locking bug.
798 - universal chunk queueing.
799 - dccp sender uses chunk queueing if write() returns EAGAIN (thanks
800 to Gerrit Renker).
801 - be more carful wrt. signed vs. unsigned argument passing.
802 - cleanup error.h and fix some references to invalid error
803 codes.
804 - update to gengetopt-2.21.
805 - update to ortp-0.13.1.
806 - autoconf: extend checks for headers, library functions and
807 compiler characteristics.
808 - Fix streaming of large mp3 files.
809 - Fix an off-by-one bug in playlist handling.
810
811 --------------------------------------
812 0.2.16 (2007-04-05) "neural discharge"
813 --------------------------------------
814
815 The main change in this release is the major audio format handler
816 cleanup which removes some similar/duplicate code and makes it easier
817 to implement plugins for other audio formats. Of course, the usual mix
818 of other improvements/changes/bugfixes also made it into the release.
819
820 - simplified audio format handlers (most of the handling functions
821 were moved one layer up to the virtual streaming system).
822 - para_server uses mmap to read audio files
823 - repositioning of mp3 streams is much faster, in particular for
824 jumping near the end of large mp3 files.
825 - permission flags DB_READ,DB_WRITE have been renamed to AFS_READ
826 and AFS_WRITE.
827 - fix a bug in para_filter that caused decoding of aac files
828 to start only after a few seconds.
829 - fix osx_writer hangs
830 - simplified dccp code (thanks to Gerrit Renker)
831 - the compress filter works also on big endian systems (ppc)
832
833 -----------------------------------------
834 0.2.15 (2007-02-16) "inductive resonance"
835 -----------------------------------------
836
837 Minor improvements, more documentation and a bunch of bug fixes.
838
839 - para_server: The server.users file is only read once on server
840 startup rather than for each connection
841 - mp3dec: Fix decoding of corrupt mp3 files
842 - afs (audio file sender) is now called vss (virtual streaming
843 system). Consequently, the permission flags specified in
844 ~/.paraslash/server.users have also changed: AFS_READ and AFS_WRITE
845 become VSS_READ and VSS_WRITE respectively.
846 - para_audiod/para_filter: Fix a bug that caused the last chunk
847 of audio data not being written under certain circumstances
848 - audiod: compute the difference of server time and local time
849 correctly
850 - para_server/para_audiod: Fix some memory leaks
851 - documentation improvements
852 - configure.ac: fix checks for para_krell
853 - new man pages
854
855 -------------------------------------------
856 0.2.14 (2006-10-15) "transient singularity"
857 -------------------------------------------
858
859 The only major enhancement of this version is the osx writer which completes
860 the Mac OS Port and was originally planned already for 0.2.13 but had to wait
861 until now for reasons beyond the scope of this changelog entry.
862
863 - new output plugin for Mac Os: the osx writer
864 - rename configure command line options from --enable-xxx-headers to
865 --with-xxx-headers and --enable-xxx-libs to --with-xxx-libs
866 - configure: new command line options: --with-mad-headers,
867 --with-mad-libs, --with-oggvorbis-headers, and --with-oggvorbis-libs
868 - some robustness fixes
869 - dymamic audio format recognition for audiod
870 - para_server: new command line option: --autoplay_delay
871 - para_audiod: new command line option: --clock_diff_count
872
873 ---------------------------------------
874 0.2.13 (2006-07-14) "sonic convolution"
875 ---------------------------------------
876
877 A bunch of new features and core changes.
878
879 - the new paraslash scheduler, short and sweet.
880 - Support for m4a/mp4 files via the new aac audio format
881 handler/filter (requires libfaad).
882 - each writer has its own command line parser, just like
883 para_recv and para_filter.
884 - para_client and para_audioc use the error subsystem
885 - writers are integrated in para_audiod (currently linux-only)
886 - para_client is integrated in para_audiod
887 - random/playlist selector: improved info strings
888 - new audiod commands: tasks, kill
889 - update to libortp-0.10.1
890 - para_fade: wake time defaults to 8 hours from now
891 - update to autoconf-2.60
892
893 ------------------------------------------
894 0.2.12 (2006-05-12) "oriented abstraction"
895 ------------------------------------------
896
897 Many user-visible changes in this release and lots of new
898 features:
899
900 - the new optional dccp sender/receiver. It uses the datagram
901 congestion control protocol. You'll need a fairly new kernel
902 for this.
903 - paraslash works on Mac OS X (thanks to Gerd Becker)
904 - para_play renamed to para_write
905 - modular output plugin design (writers) for para_write
906 - new file_writer output plugin for para_write
907 - compress filter speed improvements
908 - update to libortp-0.9.1
909 - update to gengetopt-2.17rc
910 - para_client no longer depends on libreadline (as the
911 code for the interactive mode was removed).
912 - gcc-2-95 is no longer a supported compiler. It may still
913 work, but it gets no more testing.
914 - the tarball no longer contains the screenshot images which
915 reduces its size quite a bit.
916 - configure: new command line options: --enable-mysql-headers
917 and --enable-mysql-libs
918
919 ------------------------------------
920 0.2.11 (2006-03-11) "atomic duality"
921 ------------------------------------
922
923 Here it is, the first paraslash release developed with git. There
924 are fairly many user-visible changes in this release. As two out of
925 the three "database tools" of paraslash don't use a database at all,
926 they are now called "audio file selectors" instead.
927
928 - the cdt command (change database tool) becomes chs (change
929 selector)
930 - no more colon separators: The syntax of some options of
931 para_audiod and para_filter have changed. Use --help for
932 more info (and some examples).
933 - update to gengetopt-2.16 (thanks to Lorenzo Bettini)
934 - switch from cvs to git (should've done that earlier)
935 - the new ipc subsystem
936 - new audio file selector: playlist
937 - para_server: the dopey selector is now called "random",
938 and is the default selector. Use the --selector option to
939 choose another selector at startup, or the chs command to
940 change the selector at runtime.
941 - X86_64 fixes (thanks to Steffen Klassert)
942 - para_play fixes
943
944 --------------------------------------
945 0.2.10 (2006-02-17) "cyclic attractor"
946 --------------------------------------
947
948 Huge documentation update, a scrollable window for para_gui, ortp
949 improvements, and of course many small fixes not mentioned here.
950 The diffstat below is rather misleading as most insertions are due
951 to the new source documentation.
952
953 - autoconf cleanup
954 - para_server also uses the new error subsystem
955 - lots of new documentation (UTSL)
956 - gui improvements:
957 - keysyms for cursor keys and for next/previous page keys
958 - scrollable output window
959 - new internal commands: scroll up/down, page up/down
960 - fix color of command output.
961 - ortp: the --chunk_time and --header flags are no longer needed
962 for para_recv/para_audiod as this information is now encoded in
963 each rtp packet sent by para_server.
964
965 -------------------------------------------
966 0.2.9 (2006-01-24) "progressive turbulence"
967 -------------------------------------------
968
969 Internal audiod receivers/filters, the new error subsystem and
970 a lot of small improvements.
971
972 - para_recv and para_filter are integrated into the para_audiod
973 binary, i.e. audiod no longer spawns a new process for
974 each receiver/filter. As para_recv and para_filter might be
975 useful as standalone programs, they still get built (linked
976 against the same object files that are also used for audiod).
977 - further ortp timing improvements should reduce the CPU usage
978 of the ortp receiver.
979 - improved audio grabbing. The 'grab' command of para_audiod
980 has its own set of command line options. Read the output of
981 "para_audioc help grab" for more info.
982 - oggdec: configurable input prebuffer size.
983 - the new error subsystem gives better error diagnostics
984 and reduces code size.
985
986 -----------------------------------------
987 0.2.8 (2006-01-02) "dynamic accumulation"
988 -----------------------------------------
989
990 The new modular filter design and the para_play-hangs bugfix.
991
992 - new executable: para_filter. It combines para_mp3dec,
993 para_oggdec and para_compress. It also adds a further filter
994 type, wav, that just inserts a wave header at the desired point
995 of the filter chain. All 'piping' is done in-memory (i.e. no
996 read/write operations are used).
997 - para_play: fix a stupid bug that caused it to hang under
998 certain circumstances.
999
1000 -------------------------------------------
1001 0.2.7 (2006-12-27) "transparent invariance"
1002 -------------------------------------------
1003
1004 Not many user-visible changes but a fair amount of internal improvements.
1005
1006 - The http sender buffers data if it can not be sent
1007 out immediately (because the socket is not writable). This
1008 should prevent para_server from shutting down the connection
1009 too early on a loaded network.
1010 - para_play also prebuffers data if it is told to start at a
1011 future time by the --start_time option.
1012 - The return of para_recv: It combines para_ortp_recv and
1013 para_http_recv. Use the --receiver option to switch between
1014 the two. para_recv builds without libortp, but contains
1015 only the http receiver in this case.
1016 - update to ortp 0.8.1. As this ortp release contains incompatible
1017 changes, para_recv-0.2.7 won't link against older ortp libs.
1018 - improved ortp timings.
1019 - use of gcc-extensions that #define away for non-gcc and
1020 gcc < 3.0.
1021
1022 -------------------------------------------
1023 0.2.6 (2005-10-29) "recursive compensation"
1024 -------------------------------------------
1025
1026 Transparent session encryption (uses openssl's Alleged RC4 cipher),
1027 the internal find command and several other improvements and cleanups.
1028
1029 - Encrypt the session if encryption is requested by the client
1030 (default for para_client 0.2.6). This is backwards
1031 compatible, so older clients can still connect to para_server
1032 0.2.6. Use the new client option --plain to request an
1033 uncrypted session (off by default, must be set to on in
1034 order to connect to para_server 0.2.x with 0 <= x <= 5).
1035 - para_server uses an internal function to locate audio files
1036 rather than calling find(1). The server option
1037 --mysql_audio_file_dir replaces --mysql_find_cmd.
1038 - documentation update
1039 - man pages
1040 - header file cleanup
1041 - para_client code cleanup
1042 - para_gui: faster display of output of display commands
1043
1044 ------------------------------------------
1045 0.2.5 (2005-10-13) "aggressive resolution"
1046 ------------------------------------------
1047
1048 This release adds internal senders, i.e. no more external programs are
1049 spawned for sending out the audio data. There are two different senders
1050 available: The http sender and the ortp sender (former para_send which
1051 is no longer needed).
1052
1053 The new sender code has a plugin-like design so it can be easily
1054 extended should there be be any future need for supporting another
1055 network streaming protocol. All senders are completely independent of
1056 each other. In particular, the http and the ortp sender can operate
1057 in parallel.
1058
1059 - new server command: sender to control senders at runtime.
1060 Read the output of "para_server -h" and "para_client help
1061 sender" for more information.
1062 - para_recv renamed to para_ortp_recv
1063 - new executable: para_http_recv, a simple command line
1064 http receiver.
1065 - major afs/mp3/ogg code simplifications due to internal
1066 senders.
1067 - ogg timing improvements
1068 - fix several minor memory leaks (found by valgrind)
1069 - empty stream definitions work again
1070 - com_ne(): ignore errors on remove
1071 - audiod: fix segfault on server restart
1072
1073 ---------------------------------------
1074 0.2.4 (2005-09-21) "toxic anticipation"
1075 ---------------------------------------
1076
1077 Several small improvements, fixes and the new grab command.
1078
1079 - audiod:
1080 - new command: "grab" to grab the output of the stream reader
1081 or any filters. Read the output of "para_audioc help grab"
1082 for more information.
1083 - fix memory leak
1084 - code cleanup
1085 - audioc: new command line option: --bufsize to specify a
1086 buffer size different from the default size 8192.
1087 - improved error diagnostics for para_play.
1088 - new configure option: --enable-ssldir so search for openssl in
1089 non-standard places
1090 - sdl_gui: Make it look nice again for 1024x768
1091 - server: report total size of memory allocated with sbrk by malloc,
1092 new command line option: --announce_time
1093
1094 -----------------------------------------
1095 0.2.3 (2005-09-01) "hydrophilic movement"
1096 -----------------------------------------
1097
1098 Two new executables and major feature enhancements.
1099
1100 - audiod filters: It is now possible to specify arbitrary many
1101 (including none) filters for each supported audio
1102 format. This can be used e.g. for normalizing volume,
1103 transforming or grabbing the audio stream, or for using
1104 visualizers. Read the output of "para_audiod -h" for the
1105 syntax of the new --filter_cmd option.
1106 - new executable: para_play, a tiny alsa player. It
1107 can play wave files or raw pcm (16 bit little endian)
1108 from stdin.
1109 - new executable: para_compress, a dynamic range compressor
1110 intended to keep audio output at a consistent volume. Derived
1111 from [AudioCompress](http://trikuare.cx/code/AudioCompress.html).
1112 - audiod: New option: --stream_delay. This can be used in
1113 a local network to syncronize the audio output of all
1114 clients that play the same stream.
1115
1116 ------------------------------------------
1117 0.2.2 (2005-08-19) "tangential excitation"
1118 ------------------------------------------
1119
1120 Mostly internal changes in this release, but also some new commands
1121 for the mysql database tool.
1122
1123 - cleanup exec.c, fix para_exec bug
1124 - compile time loglevel (log messages below the given level
1125 won't be compiled in, which reduces the size of the
1126 resulting binaries)
1127 - new log macros that shorten the size of the source code.
1128 - workaround a gcc-4.1 bug (?) that caused send_cred_buffer()
1129 to send only zeros. With this workaround, para_audioc works
1130 again.
1131 - avoid gcc-4 warning: conflicting types for built-in function 'clog'
1132 - new mysql commands: "rm" (remove entry), "mv" (rename entry) "ne"
1133 (new entry), "snp" (set numplayed). Read the manual for more
1134 information.
1135
1136 ---------------------------------------
1137 0.2.1 (2005-08-15) "surreal experience"
1138 ---------------------------------------
1139
1140 Here comes paraslash-0.2.1. It contains a couple of new features and,
1141 surprise, only minor bug fixes.
1142
1143 - kill noisy mp3 debug message
1144 - cleanup of the build system
1145 - para_server and para_client directly use the crypto routines
1146 of the openssl library rather than invoking the openssl command
1147 line utitlity
1148 - server/audiod: new option --user to switch to the given user
1149 when invoked as root. Read the output of "para_server -h" for
1150 more information.
1151 - gui/sdl_gui: new option --stat_cmd to be used to retrieve the
1152 status. Default: "para_audioc stat"
1153 - sdl_gui: new option --pic_cmd to be used to download the picture.
1154 Default: "para_client pic"
1155 - audiod: 5 slots ought to be enough for everybody
1156 - audiod: new status item: Uptime, kill hup command
1157
1158 ------------------------------------------
1159 0.2.0 (2005-08-06) "distributed diffusion"
1160 ------------------------------------------
1161
1162 After several month of increased development activity, paraslash-0.2.0
1163 has arrived. It contains many new features and is much more
1164 self-contained than the old 0.1.x series. Enjoy!
1165
1166 - para_server: fix hang on song change and crash on sighup.
1167 Speed up mysql queries. The DIR_LIKE macro is gone.
1168 - new executables: para_audiod, the local audio daemon that
1169 starts playback (uses SCM_CREDENTIALS socket magic) and
1170 para_audioc, the corresponding client.
1171 - new executables: para_mp3dec/para_oggdec, two really teensy
1172 decoders. para_mp3dec is based on libmad, para_oggdec requires
1173 libvorbisfile.
1174 - ovsend/ovrecv are capable of streaming ogg as well as mp3, so
1175 they are now called para_send and para_recv respectively.
1176 - documentation updates
1177 - para_gui is themable. For now there is the default theme that
1178 looks as before and the simple theme: blue and easy.
1179 - gui: audio streaming is now handled by audiod. Time display shows
1180 playback time rather than streaming time
1181 - slider: update to libzmw-0.2.0
1182 - para_krell: fix crash on server shutdown
1183 - switch from gzip to bzip2
1184
1185 ----------------------------------------
1186 0.1.7 (2005-04-18) "melting penetration"
1187 ----------------------------------------
1188
1189 The main change in this release is clearly the oggvorbis rewrite,
1190 but there are also lots of smaller changes. If you intend to use both
1191 the mp3 and the ogg plugin, it is recommended to use software mixing,
1192 e.g. the dmix plugin which is provided by ALSA.
1193
1194 - new executables: para_ovsend and para_ovrecv for sending/receiving
1195 oggvorbis files via rtp. Requires the open rtp library. Get it at
1196 http://www.linphone.org/ortp/
1197 - rewrite of the ogg_vorbis core code
1198 - configure detects libzmw and, if detected, includes
1199 para_slider to the list of binaries to be built by make
1200 - server stream writers read from their associated fifo rather
1201 than from stdin
1202 - slider: two new sliders, lastplayed and numplayed
1203 - fix nasty double free bug which caused random segfaults in case of
1204 mp3 files with invalid header information
1205 - gui: new command line option: --stream_timeout=seconds to
1206 deactivate a slot if it is idle for that many seconds (default=`5')
1207 - diffstats
1208
1209 ---------------------------------------
1210 0.1.6 (2005-03-05) "asymptotic balance"
1211 ---------------------------------------
1212
1213 Only little user-visible changes in this release. Mainly bugfixes and
1214 core code cleanup. This is probably the most stable version ever if you
1215 stick to mp3...
1216
1217 - fix several memory leaks
1218 - rename default name of mysql database from "music" to "paraslash".
1219 Use para_server's --mysql_database option if you do not want to
1220 rename your old database.
1221 - rework ogg vorbis code
1222 - make update command work on mysql servers with LOCAL_INFILE
1223 disabled
1224 - gui: improved stream I/O (slots)
1225 - simplified audio format API
1226 - para_pob_ogg is gone
1227
1228 ------------------------------------
1229 0.1.5 (2004-12-31) "opaque eternity"
1230 ------------------------------------
1231
1232 Let's slide gently into the new year.
1233
1234 - new: para_slider (not built automatically, type "make
1235 para_slider" to build). A toy for those who always felt that
1236 creating stream definitions is difficult. See screenshots,
1237 README and FEATURES for more info.
1238 - improved signal handling. Fixes server segfault on SIGHUP
1239 for linux kernels newer than Aug 24 2004 and makes para_gui
1240 race-free.
1241 - reload database tool on SIGHUP
1242 - improved help message for sl
1243 - do not log "broken pipe" messages as errors. They are
1244 perfectly ok.
1245 - fix wrong error message on permission errors
1246
1247 -----------------------------------------
1248 0.1.4 (2004-12-19) "tunneling transition"
1249 -----------------------------------------
1250
1251 Bugfix release. As expected, 0.1.3 introduced a bunch of new bugs.
1252 Hopefully, most of them got wiped out with this release. Some
1253 enhancements went also in.
1254
1255 - improved error diagnostics for all commands
1256 - stradd/picadd: overwrite previous contents if entry already
1257 exists, rather than returning errors
1258 - stradd: use current stream if invoked without args
1259 - faster (and hopefully more stable) ogg-vorbis handling
1260 - para_krell: reap children to avoid zombie-flooding in case
1261 no server is running
1262 - si: report also server pid
1263 - server: don't busy-loop if dbtool reports only invalid files.
1264 - gui: CTRL+C works again, fix stream_read command line option
1265 - fix pic_add, hist
1266 - fix mysql dbtool startup in case no database exists
1267 - many small fixes and cleanups
1268
1269 ---------------------------------------
1270 0.1.3: (2004-12-10) "vanishing inertia"
1271 ---------------------------------------
1272
1273 Starting from this release, the database tools are integrated in the
1274 server binary. This decreases server startup time, reduces code size
1275 and speeds up database commands. However, the layout of the underlying
1276 mysql database changed only slightly and 0.1.3 should be backwards
1277 compatible in that respect.
1278
1279 Visible changes:
1280
1281 - If mysql is not detected at compile time, or fails to init
1282 at runtime, fall back to the dopey database tool which should
1283 always work.
1284 - para_dbtool and dbtool.conf are gone. All mysql specific
1285 options are read from server.conf and are prefixed by 'mysql_'.
1286 - new command: cdt (change database tool)
1287 - new command line option: dbtool (choose startup database tool)
1288 - The name of current stream is now stored in the database,
1289 so paraslash remembers its current stream when restarted.
1290 - new command: csp (change stream and play)
1291 - para_gui also reports current database tool and server uptime
1292
1293 -------------------------------------------
1294 0.1.2: (2004-11-28) "spherical fluctuation"
1295 -------------------------------------------
1296
1297 Point release before the big dbtool changes go in.
1298
1299 - dbtool: rename ca to cam (copy all meta data). It now also
1300 copies numplayed and lastplayed time as well as the picture
1301 id.
1302 - fix endless-loop-bug caused by mp3 files with invalid header
1303
1304 -----------------------------------------
1305 0.1.1: (2004-11-05) "floating atmosphere"
1306 -----------------------------------------
1307
1308 - gkrellm plugin
1309 - new dbtool command: mbox. Browse your sound-file collection
1310 with your favorite mail reader.
1311 - several small fixes
1312
1313 -------------------------------------
1314 0.1.0: (2004-10-22) "rotating cortex"
1315 -------------------------------------
1316
1317 - fix logging bug for loglevel > VERBOSE
1318 - fix skip command
1319 - correct timings for vbr mp3s
1320 - modular audio format support
1321 - ogg-vorbis support (experimental)
1322 - new server option: autoplay
1323
1324 -----------------------------------------
1325 0.0.99: (2004-07-25) "harmonic deviation"
1326 -----------------------------------------
1327
1328 - rename projectname from icc to paraslash (play, archive, rate
1329 and stream large audio sets happily)
1330 - paraslash is no longer restricted to one particular audio
1331 streaming software
1332 - new dbtool commands (stradd, strq, strdel) for easy stream
1333 managment w/o configuration file. That obsoletes stream_defs
1334 file/config option for dbtool.
1335 - picadd accepts jpeg data from stdin
1336 - new server commands: ps (select previous stream), sc (song change)
1337 - new default pictures for sdl_gui
1338 - gui: new key_map option for binding commands and internal
1339 functions to arbitrary keys, nice help screen, rip out
1340 soundcard/linux specific stuff, avoid noise artefacts while jumping,
1341 show silly logo on startup
1342 - new executables: para_fade for fading volume, para_dbadm for
1343 manipulating attributes
1344 - cdb adds _all_ tables to mysql database
1345 - revised and beautified documentation
1346 - sample dbtool rewritten in C
1347 - autoconf
1348
1349 ---------------------------------------------
1350 0.0.98: (2003-12-26) "incremental smoothness"
1351 ---------------------------------------------
1352
1353 - kick icecast in favour of poc. That removes some races and reduces
1354 core code considerably.
1355 - cbr/vbr is displayed by stat and gui/sdl_gui. New status flags
1356 give finer info on afs' status.
1357 - gui can start decoder (see config options). Further new gui
1358 commands: refresh (^L), jmp (F1-F10)
1359 - gui rereads conf on SIGUSR1 instead of SIGHUP. SIGHUP
1360 terminates gui. This fixes dead instances consuming memory
1361 continuously.
1362 - new dbtool command: verb for sending verbatim sql queries.
1363 - fix pid_list races (by removing pid_list)
1364 - codename funnies
1365
1366 --------------------
1367 0.0.97: (2003-10-26)
1368 --------------------
1369
1370 - installation prefix now defaults to /usr/local
1371 - new commands for gui: snozze, sleep and reread config
1372 - config file for gui and sdl_gui
1373 - fix problems with filenames containing funny characters
1374 (reported by Thomas Forell)
1375 - improved signal handling for gui, now it rereads conf on SIGHUP
1376 - new dbtool command: cdb (create database)
1377 - switch from argtable to gengetopt
1378 - major code cleanup and speed improvements
1379 - fix several potential buffer overflows
1380 - many small fixes and cleanups
1381
1382 -------------------
1383 0.0.96 (2003-08-30)
1384 -------------------
1385
1386 - easy stream_defs syntax
1387 - sdl_gui can display images associated to the file being played
1388 - Major feature enhancements for icc_gui including dynamic text
1389 placement and the top/bottom window design
1390 - vrfy/clean now also checks for NULL values in attributes as
1391 well as for invalid picture pointers
1392 - fix long outstanding case sensitivity bug
1393 - many small fixes and cleanups
1394
1395 -------------------
1396 0.0.95 (2003-06-29)
1397 -------------------
1398
1399 - sdl gui runs much faster
1400 - new dbtool command: ca (copy attributes)
1401 - count and display number of times the song has been played
1402 - new feature: scoring
1403 - command line options for sdl_gui
1404 - simpler syntax of streams file
1405 - decrease network traffic of stat
1406 - fix zombie bug
1407 - many small fixes and cleanups
1408
1409 -------------------
1410 0.0.94 (2003-05-04)
1411 -------------------
1412
1413 - new server command: ns (next stream)
1414 - new icc_gui command: c (change stream)
1415 - internal mp3info
1416 - stat shows also id3 tag info
1417 - new sdl based gui
1418 - log flodding bug fixed
1419 - many small fixes and cleanups
1420
1421 -------------------
1422 0.0.93 (2003-03-28)
1423 -------------------
1424
1425 - colors for icc_gui
1426 - icc_gui sets volume directly (linux only)
1427 - proper locking that fixes some races
1428 - fix security bug that caused commands to be executed even
1429 with unsufficient permissions
1430 - new command: hup to make all servers reread their configuration file
1431 - icecast meta data streaming
1432 - many small fixes and cleanups