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 It was superseded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