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