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