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 It was superseded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