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 It was superseded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