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