Merge branch 'maint'
[paraslash.git] / NEWS.md
1 NEWS
2 ====
3
4 ---------------------
5 current master branch
6 ---------------------
7
8 The highlight of this release is the version 2 mood parser. But there
9 is a lot more than that, as summarized in the list below. And of
10 course we have many small usability improvements and bug fixes not
11 mentioned here.
12
13 - A more intuitive syntax for moods ("version 2 moods"). The
14 traditional version 1 moods are still supported but are deprecated
15 now. Removal of the version 1 mood parser is scheduled for the next
16 major release.
17 - Flex and bison are now required to build para_server.
18 - New sort order for the ls command: -s=h sorts the ls output by hash
19 value of the audio file.
20 - autogen.sh now runs the test suite after a successful build.
21 - The contents of overview.pdf have been integrated into the user
22 manual.
23 - Fixed sized audio format headers for ogg/opus streams.
24 - The doxygen source browser has been disabled temporarily. The
25 API reference is still online, though.
26 - Overhaul of the source code documentation.
27 - The deprecated --full-path option of the ls command has been
28 removed. It was a no-op since 0.6.0.
29 - The wma decoder has been cleaned up and its bitstream API made
30 more robust.
31 - The image/lyrics ID status items of the current audio file are now
32 updated on changes. This affects para_gui, which used to report the
33 old value until EOF.
34
35 ---------------------------------------
36 0.5.8 (2017-09-23) "branching parabola"
37 ---------------------------------------
38
39 A couple of fixes for serious old bugs have accummulated in the maint
40 branch since paraslash-0.5.7 was released nine months ago. So here
41 is another 0.5.x release. As usual, all commits in the maint branch
42 have been merged into master, so the upcoming paraslash-0.6.1 also
43 contains them. For details see the git log.
44
45 Downloads:
46 [tarball](./releases/paraslash-0.5.8.tar.bz2),
47 [signature](./releases/paraslash-0.5.8.tar.bz2.asc)
48
49 -------------------------------
50 0.6.0 (2017-04-28) "fuzzy flux"
51 -------------------------------
52
53 The highlights of this release are the conversion of all option parsers
54 to the lopsub library and the improved AAC support. But there are
55 many other user-visible changes all over the place. Also a lot of
56 old cruft has been removed, leading to incompatible changes. Hence
57 the new major version number.
58
59 - Support for Mac OS X has been removed.
60 - On Linux systems, glibc-2.17 or newer is required to build the
61 source tree.
62 - Support for RSA public keys in ASN format (as generated by openssl
63 genrsa) has been removed. These keys have been deprecated since
64 2011, so users should have long switched to keys generated with
65 ssh-keygen(1).
66 - If libgcrypt is used as the crypto library, we now require version
67 1.5.0 (released in 2011) or later.
68 - The insecure RC4 stream cipher has been removed. It was superseded
69 by aes_ctr128 three years ago but the RC4 code had been kept for
70 backwards compatibility.
71 - On Linux, abstract unix domain sockets are used unconditionally.
72 - The "install" target no longer strips executables, the new
73 install-strip target can be used to get the old behaviour.
74 - The clean targets have been renamed: clean2 is gone, and the new
75 mostlyclean removes only the executables and object files.
76 - New target: check (identical to test).
77 - The DESTDIR make variable is honored to prepend a path to the
78 installation directory. This feature is orthogonal to the --prefix
79 option to configure.
80 - Minor WMA cleanups.
81 - The aac audio format handler has been rewritten to use the mp4ff library.
82 See the manual for how to install the library on your system.
83 - New status item: max_chunk_size. The value is stored in a previously
84 unused field of the afhi object of the aft table. Although backwards
85 compatible, users are encouraged to re-add m4a files to populate
86 the new field.
87 - No more chunk tables for aac. Chunk boundaries are determined
88 dynamically at stream time.
89 - Release and master branch tarballs are now compressed with xz rather
90 than bzip2.
91 - The lopsub package is required to install the paraslash package.
92 Gengetopt is no longer needed.
93 - make dep is gone. Dependencies have been created automatically for
94 a long time and it was never necessary to run make dep manually.
95 - para_gui lost its --timeout option.
96 - Most manual pages have been extended to include an overall
97 description of the command.
98 - The --stream-delay option of para_audiod has been removed. It had
99 been a no-op for many years.
100 - The deprecated --path option of the server ls command has been
101 removed. The command now prints full paths by default, making
102 --full-path a no-op. Hence --full-path has been depreacted and is
103 scheduled for removal in v0.6.1.
104 - It is now possible to use 'CFLAGS' to override the default compiler
105 options.
106 - para_fade has been renamed to para_mixer. The four modes of operation
107 (set, fade, snooze, sleep) are implemented as subcommands of the
108 new program.
109 - The sleep subcommand of para_mixer (former sleep mode of para_fade)
110 lost its --wake-hour and --wake-min options in favor of the new
111 --wake-time option which also accepts relative wakeup times like
112 "+9:30".
113 - The new --fade-exponent option of para_mixer allows for non-linear
114 channel fading.
115 - The new logo.
116
117 Downloads:
118 [tarball](./releases/paraslash-0.6.0.tar.xz),
119 [signature](./releases/paraslash-0.6.0.tar.xz.asc)
120
121 -------------------------------------
122 0.5.7 (2016-12-31) "semantic density"
123 -------------------------------------
124
125 Mostly a bug fix release, and a bunch of internal improvements.
126 The only user-visible changes are the sanity checks for the touch
127 command and the new options to the ls command.
128
129 - Speedup of the base64 decoder.
130 - One of the two source browsers has been removed from the web pages.
131 The doxygen API reference still contains an HTML version of each
132 source file.
133 - Two race conditions in para_server have been fixed.
134 - ls -p is now deprecated in favor of -F or -b. See the help text of
135 the ls command for details.
136 - The openssl code has been adjusted to work also with openssl-1.1.
137 - The wma decoder and audio format handler now correctly decodes
138 files with unusual block sizes.
139 - We now compile with -Wformat-signedness if possible.
140 - The touch command now refuses to set an invalid image or lyrics ID.
141 - New section on contributing for the user manual.
142 - Major simplification of the error subsystem.
143
144 Downloads:
145 [tarball](./releases/paraslash-0.5.7.tar.bz2),
146 [signature](./releases/paraslash-0.5.7.tar.bz2.asc)
147
148 -------------------------------------------
149 0.4.14 (2016-12-31) "branching oscillation"
150 -------------------------------------------
151
152 Many fixes for nasty bugs have accumulated over the years since 0.4.13
153 was released in 2013. This release contains all of them. It is the
154 last v0.4.x release, so v0.4.x is now end of life. The maint branch
155 of the git repository has been forwarded to v0.5.7 and will start to
156 receive important fixes for 0.5.x, which is now in maintenance mode.
157
158 - Fix for the "double encryption bug" with gcrypt, which caused
159 garbage to be sent to stat clients.
160 - The "prev" command of para_play now works as expected.
161 - Invalid parameters for the begin and end chunk no longer cause
162 the afh receiver of para_recv to segfault.
163 - A fix for an assertion that triggered in the FEC slice setup code.
164 - Closing the terminal with a running para_gui causes the process to
165 die, rather than using 100% of CPU time.
166 - para_gui no longer shows stale information about the previous
167 audio file.
168 - A fix for a bug in the fec decoder which caused aborts if the buffer
169 pool filled up.
170 - The assertion in the buffer tree code no longer triggers.
171 - The "afs_event: table moods, event 0: key already exists in rbtree"
172 error no longer occurs on attribute changes.
173 - A NULL pointer dereference in com_sender() has been fixed.
174 - The -i option of lsatt works as advertised.
175 - Various fixes for the build system.
176
177 Downloads:
178 [tarball](./releases/paraslash-0.4.14.tar.bz2),
179 [signature](./releases/paraslash-0.4.14.tar.bz2.asc)
180
181 ---------------------------------------
182 0.5.6 (2016-07-10) "cascading gradient"
183 ---------------------------------------
184
185 The highlight of this release is the new -m flag for para_afh which
186 lets it modify the meta tags of the given audio file(s). This feature
187 is supported for all audio formats. Many small cleanups and bug fixes
188 not mentioned here have accumulated and are also part of the release.
189
190 - para_afh learned to modify meta tags of mp3 wma ogg spx
191 opus flac aac files.
192 - afs commands propagate error codes to the client.
193 - The check command now also checks the attribute table for
194 inconsistencies.
195 - New -v flag for the version command (print verbose version string)
196 - New option --priority for para_server and para_audiod.
197 - New mood methods: image_id and lyrics_id.
198 - The manual and this NEWS file have been converted to markdown.
199 - Support for the compile-time loglevel feature has been removed.
200 - Cleanup of the wma decoder and bitstream code.
201 - Improved wide-character support and fixes related to signal handling.
202 - para_gui no longer reports 100% playing time at the stream start.
203 - Opus cleanups.
204
205 Downloads:
206 [tarball](./releases/paraslash-0.5.6.tar.bz2),
207 [signature](./releases/paraslash-0.5.6.tar.bz2.asc)
208
209 --------------------------------------
210 0.5.5 (2015-09-20) "magnetic momentum"
211 --------------------------------------
212
213 Many new features and a lot of other improvements.
214
215 - On Linux systems, local sockets are now created in the
216 abstract name space by default. This allows to get rid of
217 the socket specials in /var/paraslash.
218 - The --user-allow option of para_audiod now accepts also
219 usernames rather than only user IDs.
220 - New autoconf macros to avoid duplication in configure.ac.
221 - Status items (as shown by para_gui) are updated correctly
222 when the meta information of the current audio changes.
223 - para_server and para_audiod no longer refuse to start in
224 the background if no log file is given. Instead, all log
225 messages go to /dev/null in this case.
226 - Web page cleanup.
227 - New syntax for the -l and -s options of the ls command.
228 These options should now be specified as -l=v rather than
229 -lv, for example. The old syntax still works, but support
230 will be dropped in v0.6.0.
231
232 Downloads:
233 [tarball](./releases/paraslash-0.5.5.tar.bz2),
234 [signature](./releases/paraslash-0.5.5.tar.bz2.asc)
235
236 ------------------------------------------
237 0.5.4 (2015-01-23) "exponential alignment"
238 ------------------------------------------
239
240 Another cleanup and bugfix release.
241
242 - New server command: tasks.
243 - Minor cleanups to daemon.c.
244 - New URLs for home page and git services.
245 - Improved error diagnostics for the mvblob commands.
246 - New sender subcommand: status.
247 - Improved help text for server and afs commands.
248 - audiod memory leak fixes.
249 - Miscellaneous improvements to the build system.
250 - oss_writer improvements.
251 - Improved handling of mp3 files with both id3v1 and id3v2 tags.
252
253 Downloads:
254 [tarball](./releases/paraslash-0.5.4.tar.bz2),
255 [signature](./releases/paraslash-0.5.4.tar.bz2.asc)
256
257 ---------------------------------------------
258 0.5.3 (2014-08-01) "symbolic synchronization"
259 ---------------------------------------------
260
261 Not many new features, but lots of fixes and usability improvements.
262
263 - para_gui has been converted to use the paraslash scheduler.
264 - Various alsa-related fixes, mostly for the raspberry pi.
265 - Many scheduler improvements and cleanups.
266 - The test suite has been extended to include sanity checks
267 for the generated man pages.
268 - ao_writer fixes. This writer was in a quite bad shape. Many
269 serious bugs have been fixed.
270 - new audiod command: version.
271 - Minor improvements to the bitstream API.
272 - The cpsi command now prints a meaningful error message if
273 none of the given patterns matched any audio file.
274
275 Downloads:
276 [tarball](./releases/paraslash-0.5.3.tar.bz2),
277 [signature](./releases/paraslash-0.5.3.tar.bz2.asc)
278
279 ----------------------------------------
280 0.5.2 (2014-04-11) "orthogonal interior"
281 ----------------------------------------
282
283 The new sync filter, the AES_CTR128 stream cipher and the overhauled
284 network code are the highlights of this release. It also includes a
285 fair number of smaller fixes and improvements not mentioned here.
286
287 - The new sync filter synchronizes playback between multiple
288 clients.
289 - Connections between para_server and para_client are now
290 encrypted by means of AES rather than RC4 if both sides
291 support it. RC4 is still available as a fallback. This
292 feature is fully transparent, i.e. no command line options
293 are necessary, and a client linked against openssl can
294 speak with a server linked against libgcrypt and vice versa.
295 - Major cleanup of the networking subsystem.
296 - Improvements to para_fade: the new set mode, multi-channel
297 initial volumes, better error logging.
298 - The man pages of para_audiod, para_filter, para_recv, and
299 para_write contain the relevant options for receivers, filters,
300 writers. This broke in 0.5.0.
301 - ogg/vorbis latency improvements.
302 - Improved user manual.
303 - Minor fixes to avoid clang warnings.
304
305 Downloads:
306 [tarball](./releases/paraslash-0.5.2.tar.bz2),
307 [signature](./releases/paraslash-0.5.2.tar.bz2.asc)
308
309 ------------------------------------------
310 0.5.1 (2013-12-20) "temporary implication"
311 ------------------------------------------
312
313 Lots of fixes and improvements all over the place, and a major overhaul
314 of the build system.
315
316 - Audiod improvements and fixes.
317 - Buffer tree robustness improvements.
318 - Cleanup of the mood subsystem.
319 - Fixes and cleanups for the flac decoder.
320 - Latency improvements for the ogg/opus decoder.
321 - Crypto support is now optional. On systems without
322 openssl/gcrypt, the build succeeds but para_server,
323 para_audiod, para_client won't be built.
324 - The build system now works for cross-compile setups.
325 - The dependency tree has been flattened, which speeds up
326 builds and avoids to recreate the man pages on every change.
327 - The error code helper has been rewritten from perl to C,
328 which further improves build time.
329 - Many small bugs in the build system have been identified
330 and fixed.
331
332 Downloads:
333 [tarball](./releases/paraslash-0.5.1.tar.bz2),
334 [signature](./releases/paraslash-0.5.1.tar.bz2.asc)
335
336 ----------------------------------------
337 0.5.0 (2013-08-23) "invertible validity"
338 ----------------------------------------
339
340 Some API-breaking changes, one serious bug fix, and a lot of bike-shedding.
341
342 - The sideband compatibility code has been removed, hence
343 sideband connections (introduced in 0.4.11) are now mandatory.
344 - Addblob commands can produce output.
345 - The stat command no longer sends garbage when para_server was
346 compiled against libgcrypt.
347 - Dependencies for gengetopt files are computed automatically.
348 This eliminates a constant source of build bugs.
349 - The setatt command now accepts file name patterns rather than only
350 path names.
351 - overview.pdf is now based on dia, a simple diagram creation program.
352 The new version is much more detailed and contains descriptions of
353 the various programs of the paraslash package.
354 - The separator of all multi-word options has been changed from
355 underscore to dash. For example --log_color becomes --log-color.
356 - Overhauled web pages and the new logo.
357
358 Downloads:
359 [tarball](./releases/paraslash-0.5.0.tar.bz2),
360 [signature](./releases/paraslash-0.5.0.tar.bz2.asc)
361
362 --------------------------------------
363 0.4.13 (2013-07-29) "spectral gravity"
364 --------------------------------------
365
366 One more 0.4.x release before the API-breaking changes for 0.5.0 go
367 in. The main features of this release are the ogg/opus audio format,
368 and UTF-8 support, but it includes also tons of other improvements
369 and fixes all over the place.
370
371 - New audio format: ogg/opus.
372 - UTF8 support for para_gui and the mp3 audio format handler.
373 - Scheduler improvements and fixes.
374 - The obsolete gettimeofday() function has been replaced
375 by clock_gettime() on systems which support it.
376 - Speed and usability improvements for para_gui.
377 - para_client now restores the fd flags of stdin and stdout
378 on shutdown.
379 - Improved manual pages.
380 - Consistent version strings for all executables.
381 - Reduced dependencies on generated files result in fewer
382 recompilations on changes.
383 - Performance improvements for the compress filter.
384 - Improved downloads web page.
385
386 -----------------------------------------
387 0.4.12 (2012-12-20) "volatile relativity"
388 -----------------------------------------
389 The new command line player, the resample filter, ALSA support for
390 para_fade, and the improved build system are the highlights of this
391 release which probably marks the end of the 0.4.x series.
392
393 - The afh receiver and the para_play executable.
394 - The resample filter: A sample rate converter based on
395 libsamplerate.
396 - The "versions" directory has been removed from the master
397 branch. The tarballs of the old releases are now available
398 in the new "releases" branch.
399 - Overhaul of the build system: All generated files are now
400 written to the "build" directory.
401 - The modular mixer API and the alsa mixer.
402 - Minor fixes for the osx writer.
403
404 --------------------------------------
405 0.4.11 (2012-07-20) "mutual diversity"
406 --------------------------------------
407
408 The major feature in this release is the new sideband API for
409 client-server communication. This API will be used exclusively starting
410 with 0.5.0, which breaks backward compatibility but allows to get rid
411 of quite some compatibility code. Other noteworthy changes include
412 decoder latency improvements and a long-standing bug fix for the
413 ALSA writer.
414
415 - Sideband connections: If both para_server and para_client
416 support this feature, data is sent as a multiplexed stream.
417 - The --no_default_filters option of para_filter has been
418 removed.
419 - Several fixes and latency improvements to various decoders.
420 - The ALSA writer now limits the prebuffer time to 500ms.
421 - Documentation improvements.
422 - Overhaul of the command_util.sh script.
423 - Fixes for some minor problems found by the clang analyzer.
424 - Compiles (almost) without warnings on gcc-3.
425 - Robustness improvements of the buffer tree code.
426
427 ------------------------------------------
428 0.4.10 (2012-03-30) "heterogeneous vacuum"
429 ------------------------------------------
430
431 Nothing earth-shaking in this release, but quite a few usability
432 improvements and the usual mix of cleanups and fixes.
433
434 - The --no_default_filters option of para_filter has been
435 deprecated. It still works but has no effect and will be
436 removed in the next version.
437 - para_gui now prints also the stderr output of the executing
438 command in the bottom window.
439 - Cleanup and consolidation of the various wrappers for
440 write(), writev(), send() and friends.
441 - The obscure error messages on mmap() failures have been
442 replaced by meaningful messages. This affects mainly
443 para_afh.
444 - para_audioc: Cleanups and memory leak fixes.
445 - Test 0004-server no longer fails if para_server is not
446 being built.
447 - New configure options: --with-id3tag-{headers,libs}.
448
449 -------------------------------------
450 0.4.9 (2011-12-06) "hybrid causality"
451 -------------------------------------
452
453 Support for another audio format, interactive mode for para_client
454 and para_audiod and many small improvements/fixes all over the place.
455
456 - Support for flac, the free lossless audio codec.
457 - Fix for an endless loop in the mp3 decoder for certain
458 (corrupt) mp3 files.
459 - When executed without specifying a command, para_client
460 and para_audioc start an interactive shell (requires
461 libreadline being installed). The interactive mode offers
462 full tab completion and command line history.
463 - autogen.sh now detects a distcc setup and adjusts the
464 parameter for the -j option of make accordingly.
465 - Shared memory areas are no longer restricted to 64K. We now
466 detect the maximal size of a shared memory area at runtime.
467 - cleanup of the internal uptime API.
468 - para_server prefaults the mmapped audio file to avoid
469 delays on slow media.
470 - A new test for the test-suite that exercises the
471 communication between para_server and para_audiod.
472 - The alsa writer eats up less CPU cycles when configured to
473 use the DMIX plugin.
474 - Simplified and unified receiver code.
475 - Makefile cleanups.
476 - Commands which print a list of matching audio files now
477 emit a meaningful error message if no audio file matched the
478 given pattern(s).
479
480 --------------------------------------
481 0.4.8 (2011-08-19) "nested assignment"
482 --------------------------------------
483
484 Gcrypt support, the overhauled osx writer and regex format specifiers
485 are the highlights of this release.
486
487 - support for libgcrypt as a drop-in replacement for openssl.
488 Run configure --enable-cryptolib=gcrypt to link against
489 libgcrypt. The two crypto implementations are compatible to
490 each other, i.e. a para_client executable linked against
491 gcrypt can connect to para_server linked against libssl
492 and vice versa.
493 - Rewrite of the osx writer (output plugin for Mac OS).
494 - audiod: The format specifier for receivers, filters and
495 writers is now treated as a regular expression. This allows
496 to replace 5 lines in the config file (one for each audio
497 format) by one single line. See the manual for details.
498 - The \*.cmdline.[ch] files are no longer contained in the released
499 tarballs. This reduces the size of the tarballs but requires
500 gengetopt to build the tarball.
501 - Compiles cleanly also with llvm/clang.
502 - Corrupt mp3 files are handled more gracefully.
503 - The alsa writer uses poll fds instead of computing timeouts.
504 - Cleanup of the generic writer API.
505 - sched: Optimized zero timeouts.
506 - vss timeout cleanups.
507 - oggdec fixes and improvements.
508
509 --------------------------------------
510 0.4.7 (2011-06-01) "infinite rollback"
511 --------------------------------------
512
513 The new ao writer, support for ssh RSA keys and a couple of other
514 enhancements.
515
516 - Support for ESD, Pulseaudio, AIX, Solaris, IRIX and other
517 platforms through the libao audio library.
518 - Support for RSA keys generated with ssh-keygen.
519 - configure: improved options for ogg/vorbis/speex.
520 - The git version reported by --version always matches HEAD.
521 - The autogen script detects the number of processors and
522 runs a parallel make if possible.
523 - Major cleanup of the crypto API.
524 - Documentation updates.
525
526 ------------------------------------------
527 0.4.6 (2011-03-31) "deterministic entropy"
528 ------------------------------------------
529
530 Lots of ogg/vorbis improvements, the new test suite, enhancements
531 for para_gui and a fair amount of other bug fixes.
532
533 - For DCCP/OGG streams the audio file header is only sent once
534 at the beginning of the stream rather than periodically
535 every five seconds. This reduces network traffic and the
536 FEC group size.
537 - The vorbis comment header is replaced by an empty dummy header
538 before the header is sent over the network. This also results in
539 less network traffic and smaller FEC groups.
540 - The new "test" make target allows to perform some sanity checks prior
541 to installing the package.
542 - ogg timing fixes and performance improvements
543 - Scheduler improvements
544 - Proper exit codes for para_write
545 - para_gui: New option --theme to select a startup theme. Several
546 other improvements and fixes.
547 - aacdec error message cleanups
548 - simplified color error handling
549
550 --------------------------------------------
551 0.4.5 (2010-12-17) "symmetric randomization"
552 --------------------------------------------
553
554 Bug fixes, internal cleanups and variable-sized FEC slices.
555
556 - Contains a fix for an invalid-free-bug in the ogg audio format
557 handler code.
558 - Switching off the DCCP sender works again.
559 - para_audiod handles crashes of para_server more robustly.
560 - Internal scheduler and writer cleanups.
561 - Reduced latency due to variable-sized FEC slices.
562 - Improved documentation and error diagnostics.
563 - The build of para_server is now optional, allowing the build
564 to succeed in case libosl is not installed.
565
566 ------------------------------------------
567 0.4.4 (2010-08-06) "persistent regularity"
568 ------------------------------------------
569
570 Support for yet another audio format, para_write improvements and
571 bug fixes.
572
573 - Support for the speex codec.
574 - Support for sample formats other than 16 bit little endian.
575 - error2.h is now created by a perl script which speeds up configure
576 considerably.
577 - Fix a bug in the aac decoder which could lead to segfaults in
578 para_filter/para_audiod.
579 - Fixes for autoconf-2.66.
580
581 ----------------------------------------
582 0.4.3 (2010-07-05) "imaginary radiation"
583 ----------------------------------------
584
585 Many improvements for the DCCP and the UDP transport, the new user
586 manual and the usual mix of bug fixes and internal improvements.
587
588 - FEC support for the DCCP sender (Gerrit Renker). The new
589 --dccp_max_slice_size, --dccp_data_slices_per_group and
590 --dccp_slices_per_group options can be used to set the FEC
591 parameters for the DCCP transport.
592 - DNS lookups for UDP targets (Gerrit Renker).
593 - The new user manual replaces the README, README.afs, REQUIREMENTS
594 and INSTALL documents.
595 - Fix an end-of-file detection bug in the oggdec filter.
596 - The new nonblock API.
597 - Both options of the oggdec filter have been removed.
598 - New debug mode for the internal scheduler.
599
600 ------------------------------------------
601 0.4.2 (2010-04-23) "associative expansion"
602 ------------------------------------------
603
604 It's been some time since the last release, but finally here is
605 paraslash-0.4.2. The bulk of the changes comes from the new buffer
606 tree API, but there are changes all over the tree. Mainly performance
607 and usability improvements, but also quite some bug fixes.
608
609 - The new buffer tree API.
610 - DCCP: Support for CCID negotiation (Gerrit Renker).
611 - UDP robustness fixes.
612 - The --bufsize option for mp3dec is gone as it no longer makes sense
613 for the new buffer tree API.
614 - Fix audible buffer underruns for wma streams.
615 - The alsa writer no longer prints meaningless underrun durations.
616 - audiod: Defaults work also for udp streams. If no filter is
617 given for an audio format that is received via upd, fecdec is
618 automatically added as the first filter (along with the decoder).
619
620 ---------------------------------------
621 0.4.1 (2009-12-22) "concurrent horizon"
622 ---------------------------------------
623
624 Support for another audio format, minor feature enhancements and lots of bug
625 fixes. All fixes that have been accumulated in the maint branch (in particular
626 those mentionened in the 0.3.6 release notes) appear in this release as well.
627
628 - wma support.
629 - new afh option: --human to activate human-readable output.
630 - new server/audiod option: --log-timing to print timing information.
631 - build system improvements.
632 - source code documentation updates.
633
634 -------------------------------------
635 0.3.6 (2009-12-07) "cubic continuity"
636 -------------------------------------
637
638 Quite a few bugs have been found and fixed since 0.3.5, so here's
639 another 0.3.x release. No new features.
640
641 - Always check return value of malloc().
642 - ogg vorbis/FEC: Do not write garbage after the audio file header.
643 - exit if root privileges could not be dropped.
644 - FEC: Fix computation of extra slices.
645 - oss: Fix check for empty input buffer.
646 - Avoid buffer underruns due to filter chain output buffer constraints.
647 - server: Fix assignment of afs_pid.
648 - Don't panic if the afs database contains unknown audio formats.
649 - http/dccp: Do not send the audio file header twice.
650 - FEC: Timing improvements.
651
652 ----------------------------------------------
653 0.4.0 (2009-11-10) "simultaneous independence"
654 ----------------------------------------------
655
656 Two significant changes which require the new version number: The
657 improved authentication dialog and the fact that the database code
658 has been moved to a library, libosl. To use the new version, you have
659 to generate new RSA keys, see INSTALL for details. A shell script is
660 provided for conversion of the 0.3 database to the new 0.4 format.
661
662 - stronger crypto for client authentication
663 - the database code has been moved to a library
664 - improved status item handling
665 - cleanup of the build system
666 - The "-V" option now also prints the git version
667 - the new parser-friendly listing mode for the ls and stat commands
668 - mandatory rc4 encryption
669 - major audio format handler cleanups
670 - (id3,...) tags are no longer stored as a combined string in the database
671 - new mood methods: artist_matches, title_matches, comment_matches,
672 album_matches, year_maches, year.
673
674 --------------------------------------------
675 0.3.5 (2009-09-21) "symplectic separability"
676 --------------------------------------------
677
678 Full client support for \*BSD Unixes, complete re-write of the ogg
679 vorbis audio format handler, various improvements all over the place
680 and the usual mix of bugfixes. This release marks the end of the 0.3
681 series if no serious problems show up.
682
683 - the new oss writer (supported on \*BSD and Linux)
684 - rewrite of the ogg vorbis audio format handler. It's
685 recommended to replace the chunk tables of existing ogg
686 vorbis files in the afs database by re-adding these files
687 with "add -f".
688 - support for netmask subsets (Gerrit Renker)
689 - the new prebuffer filter
690 - improved signal handling
691 - variable fec output buffer size
692 - improved FEC timing fixes audible buffer underruns in UDP mode
693 - --log_color actually works
694 - new ls option: -d (print dates as seconds after the epoch)
695 - update to gengetopt 2.22.2
696 - support for RSA keys of size > 512 bits
697 - new option "mixer_channel" for para_fade
698
699 -----------------------------------------
700 0.3.4 (2009-05-07) "elliptic inheritance"
701 -----------------------------------------
702
703 The new udp sender, forward error correction, colored logs and various
704 other improvements. As the udp sender does not depend on any special
705 libraries, it is built unconditionally.
706
707 - The udp sender replaces the ortp sender. The new code uses forward
708 error correction to protect against packet losses. Many thanks to
709 Gerrit Renker for providing ipv6 support.
710 - The default port for udp streaming now defaults to 8000, like
711 for the http and the dccp senders/receivers.
712 - Loglevels are now specified as symbolic names, e.g.
713 "--loglevel info".
714 - improved ipv4 and ipv6 URI parser (Gerrit Renker).
715 - para_server/para_audiod: Color support for log messages.
716 - new options for mp3dec: --ignore-crc, --bufsize
717 - new audiod option: --config-file.
718 - gengetopt cleanups.
719 - Improved help/man pages: The documentation of para_audiod,
720 para_recv, para_filter and para_write now also contains
721 all options of the available receivers/filters/writers. The
722 man page of para_fade contains a description of the different
723 modes of operation.
724 - More source code documentation.
725 - vss timing fixes.
726
727 --------------------------------------------
728 0.3.3 (2008-12-01) "axiomatic perspectivity"
729 --------------------------------------------
730
731 Internal code cleanups, bug fixes, improved tag handling and the new
732 amplification filter.
733
734 - para_server uses the generic scheduling code.
735 - overhaul of the virtual streaming system.
736 - mp3: id3 version 2 support via libid3tag (optional)
737 - ogg: vorbis comment support.
738 - aac meta info support.
739 - mp3 audio format handler cleanups.
740 - new filter: "amp" to amplify the amplitude of the audio stream
741 - new status item/database entry: amplification. It is
742 used by the amp filter to pre-amplify the audio stream.
743 - fix a close-without-open bug in para_write.
744 - fix a bug in com_init() which was introduced in 0.3.2.
745 - better error diagnostics for para_client.
746
747 -----------------------------------------
748 0.3.2 (2008-04-11) "probabilistic parity"
749 -----------------------------------------
750
751 The new para_afh executable, scheduling and documentation improvements.
752
753 - new ls option: -lc (list chunk table)
754 - new executable: para_afh, the stand-alone audio file handler tool
755 - afs commands can send output more than SHMMAX (32MB on Linux). This
756 also reduces the memory usage of commands that produce large amounts
757 of output.
758 - major scheduler and audiod cleanups.
759 - more detailed and much nicer man pages.
760
761 ---------------------------------------
762 0.3.1 (2008-02-23) "liquid interaction"
763 ---------------------------------------
764
765 A mix of cleanups, bug fixes, improvements, and some new features. No
766 significant changes to the new database (osl) code, which is generally
767 a good sign.
768
769 - Share some similar/duplicate code between the http and the
770 dccp sender.
771 - Generic access control lists for paraslash senders.
772 - dccp sender: Access control lists, connection limiting and support
773 for the allow,deny,on,off,help sender commands.
774 - The default dccp port changed from 5001 to 8000 (suggested by
775 Gerrit Renker).
776 - para_server starts even if not all public keys could be loaded.
777 - Audiod performance improvements.
778 - fix a bug in the "off" command of the http sender.
779 - fix some fd and memory leaks.
780 - Update to gengetopt-2.22.
781
782 -------------------------------------
783 0.3.0 (2008-01-12) "solar saturation"
784 -------------------------------------
785
786 paraslash.0.3.0 -- 'WWDBND --what would databases never do?'.
787
788
789 Usually one might expect lots of new features AND a big increase in size
790 for a major release like this.
791
792 However, paraslash-0.3.0.tar.bz2 is the smallest paraslash tarball
793 ever. The decrease in size is mostly due to the removal of some
794 graphical tools (which were only quick hacks anyway). But also the
795 fact that the mysql code is gone cuts down the size a bit.
796
797 Being independent of mysql comes at a cost: The fact that paraslash
798 now contains its own database (the object storage layer, osl) increases
799 the (stripped) binary size of para_server by ~50K on i386.
800
801 - no more restrictions on unique basenames.
802 - independent of mysql: The new self-contained object
803 storage layer (osl) replaces the mysql database.
804 - New executable para_fsck: Check integrity of osl tables.
805 - Lyrics support.
806 - Reliable audio file move/rename detection.
807 - More portable than ever: Tested on Linux (x86_32, x86_64, sparc64),
808 MacOS (ppc32, x86_32), FreeBSD (x86_32), NetBSD (x86_32) and
809 Solaris (sparc64).
810 - the new osl-based audio file selector (afs) replaces the random,
811 the playlist and the mysql selector of paraslash-0.2.x.
812 - IPv6 support (thanks to Gerrit Renker).
813 - paraslash-0.2.x streams are now called "moods". Writing
814 0.3.x-mood definitions should be both easier and more
815 powerful than writing 0.2.x-stream definitions.
816 - para_krell, para_slider, para_para_sdl_gui, para_dbadm have
817 been removed. The world is a better place without them. However,
818 para_gui is still there.
819 - afs tracks audio file selection also in playlist mode.
820 - few easy-to-use afs commands replace the many not-so-easy-to-use
821 mysql commands (and are available also in playlist mode).
822 - Improved error subsystem.
823 - The earth-shaking new logo.
824
825 -----------------------------------------
826 0.2.17 (2007-11-20) "isotropic threshold"
827 -----------------------------------------
828
829 Mainly bugfixes and cleanups in this version which marks the end of
830 the 0.2.x series if no serious bugs show up after the release.
831
832 - mysql_selector: fix a locking bug.
833 - universal chunk queueing.
834 - dccp sender uses chunk queueing if write() returns EAGAIN (thanks
835 to Gerrit Renker).
836 - be more carful wrt. signed vs. unsigned argument passing.
837 - cleanup error.h and fix some references to invalid error
838 codes.
839 - update to gengetopt-2.21.
840 - update to ortp-0.13.1.
841 - autoconf: extend checks for headers, library functions and
842 compiler characteristics.
843 - Fix streaming of large mp3 files.
844 - Fix an off-by-one bug in playlist handling.
845
846 --------------------------------------
847 0.2.16 (2007-04-05) "neural discharge"
848 --------------------------------------
849
850 The main change in this release is the major audio format handler
851 cleanup which removes some similar/duplicate code and makes it easier
852 to implement plugins for other audio formats. Of course, the usual mix
853 of other improvements/changes/bugfixes also made it into the release.
854
855 - simplified audio format handlers (most of the handling functions
856 were moved one layer up to the virtual streaming system).
857 - para_server uses mmap to read audio files
858 - repositioning of mp3 streams is much faster, in particular for
859 jumping near the end of large mp3 files.
860 - permission flags DB_READ,DB_WRITE have been renamed to AFS_READ
861 and AFS_WRITE.
862 - fix a bug in para_filter that caused decoding of aac files
863 to start only after a few seconds.
864 - fix osx_writer hangs
865 - simplified dccp code (thanks to Gerrit Renker)
866 - the compress filter works also on big endian systems (ppc)
867
868 -----------------------------------------
869 0.2.15 (2007-02-16) "inductive resonance"
870 -----------------------------------------
871
872 Minor improvements, more documentation and a bunch of bug fixes.
873
874 - para_server: The server.users file is only read once on server
875 startup rather than for each connection
876 - mp3dec: Fix decoding of corrupt mp3 files
877 - afs (audio file sender) is now called vss (virtual streaming
878 system). Consequently, the permission flags specified in
879 ~/.paraslash/server.users have also changed: AFS_READ and AFS_WRITE
880 become VSS_READ and VSS_WRITE respectively.
881 - para_audiod/para_filter: Fix a bug that caused the last chunk
882 of audio data not being written under certain circumstances
883 - audiod: compute the difference of server time and local time
884 correctly
885 - para_server/para_audiod: Fix some memory leaks
886 - documentation improvements
887 - configure.ac: fix checks for para_krell
888 - new man pages
889
890 -------------------------------------------
891 0.2.14 (2006-10-15) "transient singularity"
892 -------------------------------------------
893
894 The only major enhancement of this version is the osx writer which completes
895 the Mac OS Port and was originally planned already for 0.2.13 but had to wait
896 until now for reasons beyond the scope of this changelog entry.
897
898 - new output plugin for Mac Os: the osx writer
899 - rename configure command line options from --enable-xxx-headers to
900 --with-xxx-headers and --enable-xxx-libs to --with-xxx-libs
901 - configure: new command line options: --with-mad-headers,
902 --with-mad-libs, --with-oggvorbis-headers, and --with-oggvorbis-libs
903 - some robustness fixes
904 - dymamic audio format recognition for audiod
905 - para_server: new command line option: --autoplay_delay
906 - para_audiod: new command line option: --clock_diff_count
907
908 ---------------------------------------
909 0.2.13 (2006-07-14) "sonic convolution"
910 ---------------------------------------
911
912 A bunch of new features and core changes.
913
914 - the new paraslash scheduler, short and sweet.
915 - Support for m4a/mp4 files via the new aac audio format
916 handler/filter (requires libfaad).
917 - each writer has its own command line parser, just like
918 para_recv and para_filter.
919 - para_client and para_audioc use the error subsystem
920 - writers are integrated in para_audiod (currently linux-only)
921 - para_client is integrated in para_audiod
922 - random/playlist selector: improved info strings
923 - new audiod commands: tasks, kill
924 - update to libortp-0.10.1
925 - para_fade: wake time defaults to 8 hours from now
926 - update to autoconf-2.60
927
928 ------------------------------------------
929 0.2.12 (2006-05-12) "oriented abstraction"
930 ------------------------------------------
931
932 Many user-visible changes in this release and lots of new
933 features:
934
935 - the new optional dccp sender/receiver. It uses the datagram
936 congestion control protocol. You'll need a fairly new kernel
937 for this.
938 - paraslash works on Mac OS X (thanks to Gerd Becker)
939 - para_play renamed to para_write
940 - modular output plugin design (writers) for para_write
941 - new file_writer output plugin for para_write
942 - compress filter speed improvements
943 - update to libortp-0.9.1
944 - update to gengetopt-2.17rc
945 - para_client no longer depends on libreadline (as the
946 code for the interactive mode was removed).
947 - gcc-2-95 is no longer a supported compiler. It may still
948 work, but it gets no more testing.
949 - the tarball no longer contains the screenshot images which
950 reduces its size quite a bit.
951 - configure: new command line options: --enable-mysql-headers
952 and --enable-mysql-libs
953
954 ------------------------------------
955 0.2.11 (2006-03-11) "atomic duality"
956 ------------------------------------
957
958 Here it is, the first paraslash release developed with git. There
959 are fairly many user-visible changes in this release. As two out of
960 the three "database tools" of paraslash don't use a database at all,
961 they are now called "audio file selectors" instead.
962
963 - the cdt command (change database tool) becomes chs (change
964 selector)
965 - no more colon separators: The syntax of some options of
966 para_audiod and para_filter have changed. Use --help for
967 more info (and some examples).
968 - update to gengetopt-2.16 (thanks to Lorenzo Bettini)
969 - switch from cvs to git (should've done that earlier)
970 - the new ipc subsystem
971 - new audio file selector: playlist
972 - para_server: the dopey selector is now called "random",
973 and is the default selector. Use the --selector option to
974 choose another selector at startup, or the chs command to
975 change the selector at runtime.
976 - X86_64 fixes (thanks to Steffen Klassert)
977 - para_play fixes
978
979 --------------------------------------
980 0.2.10 (2006-02-17) "cyclic attractor"
981 --------------------------------------
982
983 Huge documentation update, a scrollable window for para_gui, ortp
984 improvements, and of course many small fixes not mentioned here.
985 The diffstat below is rather misleading as most insertions are due
986 to the new source documentation.
987
988 - autoconf cleanup
989 - para_server also uses the new error subsystem
990 - lots of new documentation (UTSL)
991 - gui improvements:
992 - keysyms for cursor keys and for next/previous page keys
993 - scrollable output window
994 - new internal commands: scroll up/down, page up/down
995 - fix color of command output.
996 - ortp: the --chunk_time and --header flags are no longer needed
997 for para_recv/para_audiod as this information is now encoded in
998 each rtp packet sent by para_server.
999
1000 -------------------------------------------
1001 0.2.9 (2006-01-24) "progressive turbulence"
1002 -------------------------------------------
1003
1004 Internal audiod receivers/filters, the new error subsystem and
1005 a lot of small improvements.
1006
1007 - para_recv and para_filter are integrated into the para_audiod
1008 binary, i.e. audiod no longer spawns a new process for
1009 each receiver/filter. As para_recv and para_filter might be
1010 useful as standalone programs, they still get built (linked
1011 against the same object files that are also used for audiod).
1012 - further ortp timing improvements should reduce the CPU usage
1013 of the ortp receiver.
1014 - improved audio grabbing. The 'grab' command of para_audiod
1015 has its own set of command line options. Read the output of
1016 "para_audioc help grab" for more info.
1017 - oggdec: configurable input prebuffer size.
1018 - the new error subsystem gives better error diagnostics
1019 and reduces code size.
1020
1021 -----------------------------------------
1022 0.2.8 (2006-01-02) "dynamic accumulation"
1023 -----------------------------------------
1024
1025 The new modular filter design and the para_play-hangs bugfix.
1026
1027 - new executable: para_filter. It combines para_mp3dec,
1028 para_oggdec and para_compress. It also adds a further filter
1029 type, wav, that just inserts a wave header at the desired point
1030 of the filter chain. All 'piping' is done in-memory (i.e. no
1031 read/write operations are used).
1032 - para_play: fix a stupid bug that caused it to hang under
1033 certain circumstances.
1034
1035 -------------------------------------------
1036 0.2.7 (2006-12-27) "transparent invariance"
1037 -------------------------------------------
1038
1039 Not many user-visible changes but a fair amount of internal improvements.
1040
1041 - The http sender buffers data if it can not be sent
1042 out immediately (because the socket is not writable). This
1043 should prevent para_server from shutting down the connection
1044 too early on a loaded network.
1045 - para_play also prebuffers data if it is told to start at a
1046 future time by the --start_time option.
1047 - The return of para_recv: It combines para_ortp_recv and
1048 para_http_recv. Use the --receiver option to switch between
1049 the two. para_recv builds without libortp, but contains
1050 only the http receiver in this case.
1051 - update to ortp 0.8.1. As this ortp release contains incompatible
1052 changes, para_recv-0.2.7 won't link against older ortp libs.
1053 - improved ortp timings.
1054 - use of gcc-extensions that #define away for non-gcc and
1055 gcc < 3.0.
1056
1057 -------------------------------------------
1058 0.2.6 (2005-10-29) "recursive compensation"
1059 -------------------------------------------
1060
1061 Transparent session encryption (uses openssl's Alleged RC4 cipher),
1062 the internal find command and several other improvements and cleanups.
1063
1064 - Encrypt the session if encryption is requested by the client
1065 (default for para_client 0.2.6). This is backwards
1066 compatible, so older clients can still connect to para_server
1067 0.2.6. Use the new client option --plain to request an
1068 uncrypted session (off by default, must be set to on in
1069 order to connect to para_server 0.2.x with 0 <= x <= 5).
1070 - para_server uses an internal function to locate audio files
1071 rather than calling find(1). The server option
1072 --mysql_audio_file_dir replaces --mysql_find_cmd.
1073 - documentation update
1074 - man pages
1075 - header file cleanup
1076 - para_client code cleanup
1077 - para_gui: faster display of output of display commands
1078
1079 ------------------------------------------
1080 0.2.5 (2005-10-13) "aggressive resolution"
1081 ------------------------------------------
1082
1083 This release adds internal senders, i.e. no more external programs are
1084 spawned for sending out the audio data. There are two different senders
1085 available: The http sender and the ortp sender (former para_send which
1086 is no longer needed).
1087
1088 The new sender code has a plugin-like design so it can be easily
1089 extended should there be be any future need for supporting another
1090 network streaming protocol. All senders are completely independent of
1091 each other. In particular, the http and the ortp sender can operate
1092 in parallel.
1093
1094 - new server command: sender to control senders at runtime.
1095 Read the output of "para_server -h" and "para_client help
1096 sender" for more information.
1097 - para_recv renamed to para_ortp_recv
1098 - new executable: para_http_recv, a simple command line
1099 http receiver.
1100 - major afs/mp3/ogg code simplifications due to internal
1101 senders.
1102 - ogg timing improvements
1103 - fix several minor memory leaks (found by valgrind)
1104 - empty stream definitions work again
1105 - com_ne(): ignore errors on remove
1106 - audiod: fix segfault on server restart
1107
1108 ---------------------------------------
1109 0.2.4 (2005-09-21) "toxic anticipation"
1110 ---------------------------------------
1111
1112 Several small improvements, fixes and the new grab command.
1113
1114 - audiod:
1115 - new command: "grab" to grab the output of the stream reader
1116 or any filters. Read the output of "para_audioc help grab"
1117 for more information.
1118 - fix memory leak
1119 - code cleanup
1120 - audioc: new command line option: --bufsize to specify a
1121 buffer size different from the default size 8192.
1122 - improved error diagnostics for para_play.
1123 - new configure option: --enable-ssldir so search for openssl in
1124 non-standard places
1125 - sdl_gui: Make it look nice again for 1024x768
1126 - server: report total size of memory allocated with sbrk by malloc,
1127 new command line option: --announce_time
1128
1129 -----------------------------------------
1130 0.2.3 (2005-09-01) "hydrophilic movement"
1131 -----------------------------------------
1132
1133 Two new executables and major feature enhancements.
1134
1135 - audiod filters: It is now possible to specify arbitrary many
1136 (including none) filters for each supported audio
1137 format. This can be used e.g. for normalizing volume,
1138 transforming or grabbing the audio stream, or for using
1139 visualizers. Read the output of "para_audiod -h" for the
1140 syntax of the new --filter_cmd option.
1141 - new executable: para_play, a tiny alsa player. It
1142 can play wave files or raw pcm (16 bit little endian)
1143 from stdin.
1144 - new executable: para_compress, a dynamic range compressor
1145 intended to keep audio output at a consistent volume. Derived
1146 from [AudioCompress](http://trikuare.cx/code/AudioCompress.html).
1147 - audiod: New option: --stream_delay. This can be used in
1148 a local network to syncronize the audio output of all
1149 clients that play the same stream.
1150
1151 ------------------------------------------
1152 0.2.2 (2005-08-19) "tangential excitation"
1153 ------------------------------------------
1154
1155 Mostly internal changes in this release, but also some new commands
1156 for the mysql database tool.
1157
1158 - cleanup exec.c, fix para_exec bug
1159 - compile time loglevel (log messages below the given level
1160 won't be compiled in, which reduces the size of the
1161 resulting binaries)
1162 - new log macros that shorten the size of the source code.
1163 - workaround a gcc-4.1 bug (?) that caused send_cred_buffer()
1164 to send only zeros. With this workaround, para_audioc works
1165 again.
1166 - avoid gcc-4 warning: conflicting types for built-in function 'clog'
1167 - new mysql commands: "rm" (remove entry), "mv" (rename entry) "ne"
1168 (new entry), "snp" (set numplayed). Read the manual for more
1169 information.
1170
1171 ---------------------------------------
1172 0.2.1 (2005-08-15) "surreal experience"
1173 ---------------------------------------
1174
1175 Here comes paraslash-0.2.1. It contains a couple of new features and,
1176 surprise, only minor bug fixes.
1177
1178 - kill noisy mp3 debug message
1179 - cleanup of the build system
1180 - para_server and para_client directly use the crypto routines
1181 of the openssl library rather than invoking the openssl command
1182 line utitlity
1183 - server/audiod: new option --user to switch to the given user
1184 when invoked as root. Read the output of "para_server -h" for
1185 more information.
1186 - gui/sdl_gui: new option --stat_cmd to be used to retrieve the
1187 status. Default: "para_audioc stat"
1188 - sdl_gui: new option --pic_cmd to be used to download the picture.
1189 Default: "para_client pic"
1190 - audiod: 5 slots ought to be enough for everybody
1191 - audiod: new status item: Uptime, kill hup command
1192
1193 ------------------------------------------
1194 0.2.0 (2005-08-06) "distributed diffusion"
1195 ------------------------------------------
1196
1197 After several month of increased development activity, paraslash-0.2.0
1198 has arrived. It contains many new features and is much more
1199 self-contained than the old 0.1.x series. Enjoy!
1200
1201 - para_server: fix hang on song change and crash on sighup.
1202 Speed up mysql queries. The DIR_LIKE macro is gone.
1203 - new executables: para_audiod, the local audio daemon that
1204 starts playback (uses SCM_CREDENTIALS socket magic) and
1205 para_audioc, the corresponding client.
1206 - new executables: para_mp3dec/para_oggdec, two really teensy
1207 decoders. para_mp3dec is based on libmad, para_oggdec requires
1208 libvorbisfile.
1209 - ovsend/ovrecv are capable of streaming ogg as well as mp3, so
1210 they are now called para_send and para_recv respectively.
1211 - documentation updates
1212 - para_gui is themable. For now there is the default theme that
1213 looks as before and the simple theme: blue and easy.
1214 - gui: audio streaming is now handled by audiod. Time display shows
1215 playback time rather than streaming time
1216 - slider: update to libzmw-0.2.0
1217 - para_krell: fix crash on server shutdown
1218 - switch from gzip to bzip2
1219
1220 ----------------------------------------
1221 0.1.7 (2005-04-18) "melting penetration"
1222 ----------------------------------------
1223
1224 The main change in this release is clearly the oggvorbis rewrite,
1225 but there are also lots of smaller changes. If you intend to use both
1226 the mp3 and the ogg plugin, it is recommended to use software mixing,
1227 e.g. the dmix plugin which is provided by ALSA.
1228
1229 - new executables: para_ovsend and para_ovrecv for sending/receiving
1230 oggvorbis files via rtp. Requires the open rtp library. Get it at
1231 http://www.linphone.org/ortp/
1232 - rewrite of the ogg_vorbis core code
1233 - configure detects libzmw and, if detected, includes
1234 para_slider to the list of binaries to be built by make
1235 - server stream writers read from their associated fifo rather
1236 than from stdin
1237 - slider: two new sliders, lastplayed and numplayed
1238 - fix nasty double free bug which caused random segfaults in case of
1239 mp3 files with invalid header information
1240 - gui: new command line option: --stream_timeout=seconds to
1241 deactivate a slot if it is idle for that many seconds (default=`5')
1242 - diffstats
1243
1244 ---------------------------------------
1245 0.1.6 (2005-03-05) "asymptotic balance"
1246 ---------------------------------------
1247
1248 Only little user-visible changes in this release. Mainly bugfixes and
1249 core code cleanup. This is probably the most stable version ever if you
1250 stick to mp3...
1251
1252 - fix several memory leaks
1253 - rename default name of mysql database from "music" to "paraslash".
1254 Use para_server's --mysql_database option if you do not want to
1255 rename your old database.
1256 - rework ogg vorbis code
1257 - make update command work on mysql servers with LOCAL_INFILE
1258 disabled
1259 - gui: improved stream I/O (slots)
1260 - simplified audio format API
1261 - para_pob_ogg is gone
1262
1263 ------------------------------------
1264 0.1.5 (2004-12-31) "opaque eternity"
1265 ------------------------------------
1266
1267 Let's slide gently into the new year.
1268
1269 - new: para_slider (not built automatically, type "make
1270 para_slider" to build). A toy for those who always felt that
1271 creating stream definitions is difficult. See screenshots,
1272 README and FEATURES for more info.
1273 - improved signal handling. Fixes server segfault on SIGHUP
1274 for linux kernels newer than Aug 24 2004 and makes para_gui
1275 race-free.
1276 - reload database tool on SIGHUP
1277 - improved help message for sl
1278 - do not log "broken pipe" messages as errors. They are
1279 perfectly ok.
1280 - fix wrong error message on permission errors
1281
1282 -----------------------------------------
1283 0.1.4 (2004-12-19) "tunneling transition"
1284 -----------------------------------------
1285
1286 Bugfix release. As expected, 0.1.3 introduced a bunch of new bugs.
1287 Hopefully, most of them got wiped out with this release. Some
1288 enhancements went also in.
1289
1290 - improved error diagnostics for all commands
1291 - stradd/picadd: overwrite previous contents if entry already
1292 exists, rather than returning errors
1293 - stradd: use current stream if invoked without args
1294 - faster (and hopefully more stable) ogg-vorbis handling
1295 - para_krell: reap children to avoid zombie-flooding in case
1296 no server is running
1297 - si: report also server pid
1298 - server: don't busy-loop if dbtool reports only invalid files.
1299 - gui: CTRL+C works again, fix stream_read command line option
1300 - fix pic_add, hist
1301 - fix mysql dbtool startup in case no database exists
1302 - many small fixes and cleanups
1303
1304 ---------------------------------------
1305 0.1.3: (2004-12-10) "vanishing inertia"
1306 ---------------------------------------
1307
1308 Starting from this release, the database tools are integrated in the
1309 server binary. This decreases server startup time, reduces code size
1310 and speeds up database commands. However, the layout of the underlying
1311 mysql database changed only slightly and 0.1.3 should be backwards
1312 compatible in that respect.
1313
1314 Visible changes:
1315
1316 - If mysql is not detected at compile time, or fails to init
1317 at runtime, fall back to the dopey database tool which should
1318 always work.
1319 - para_dbtool and dbtool.conf are gone. All mysql specific
1320 options are read from server.conf and are prefixed by 'mysql_'.
1321 - new command: cdt (change database tool)
1322 - new command line option: dbtool (choose startup database tool)
1323 - The name of current stream is now stored in the database,
1324 so paraslash remembers its current stream when restarted.
1325 - new command: csp (change stream and play)
1326 - para_gui also reports current database tool and server uptime
1327
1328 -------------------------------------------
1329 0.1.2: (2004-11-28) "spherical fluctuation"
1330 -------------------------------------------
1331
1332 Point release before the big dbtool changes go in.
1333
1334 - dbtool: rename ca to cam (copy all meta data). It now also
1335 copies numplayed and lastplayed time as well as the picture
1336 id.
1337 - fix endless-loop-bug caused by mp3 files with invalid header
1338
1339 -----------------------------------------
1340 0.1.1: (2004-11-05) "floating atmosphere"
1341 -----------------------------------------
1342
1343 - gkrellm plugin
1344 - new dbtool command: mbox. Browse your sound-file collection
1345 with your favorite mail reader.
1346 - several small fixes
1347
1348 -------------------------------------
1349 0.1.0: (2004-10-22) "rotating cortex"
1350 -------------------------------------
1351
1352 - fix logging bug for loglevel > VERBOSE
1353 - fix skip command
1354 - correct timings for vbr mp3s
1355 - modular audio format support
1356 - ogg-vorbis support (experimental)
1357 - new server option: autoplay
1358
1359 -----------------------------------------
1360 0.0.99: (2004-07-25) "harmonic deviation"
1361 -----------------------------------------
1362
1363 - rename projectname from icc to paraslash (play, archive, rate
1364 and stream large audio sets happily)
1365 - paraslash is no longer restricted to one particular audio
1366 streaming software
1367 - new dbtool commands (stradd, strq, strdel) for easy stream
1368 managment w/o configuration file. That obsoletes stream_defs
1369 file/config option for dbtool.
1370 - picadd accepts jpeg data from stdin
1371 - new server commands: ps (select previous stream), sc (song change)
1372 - new default pictures for sdl_gui
1373 - gui: new key_map option for binding commands and internal
1374 functions to arbitrary keys, nice help screen, rip out
1375 soundcard/linux specific stuff, avoid noise artefacts while jumping,
1376 show silly logo on startup
1377 - new executables: para_fade for fading volume, para_dbadm for
1378 manipulating attributes
1379 - cdb adds _all_ tables to mysql database
1380 - revised and beautified documentation
1381 - sample dbtool rewritten in C
1382 - autoconf
1383
1384 ---------------------------------------------
1385 0.0.98: (2003-12-26) "incremental smoothness"
1386 ---------------------------------------------
1387
1388 - kick icecast in favour of poc. That removes some races and reduces
1389 core code considerably.
1390 - cbr/vbr is displayed by stat and gui/sdl_gui. New status flags
1391 give finer info on afs' status.
1392 - gui can start decoder (see config options). Further new gui
1393 commands: refresh (^L), jmp (F1-F10)
1394 - gui rereads conf on SIGUSR1 instead of SIGHUP. SIGHUP
1395 terminates gui. This fixes dead instances consuming memory
1396 continuously.
1397 - new dbtool command: verb for sending verbatim sql queries.
1398 - fix pid_list races (by removing pid_list)
1399 - codename funnies
1400
1401 --------------------
1402 0.0.97: (2003-10-26)
1403 --------------------
1404
1405 - installation prefix now defaults to /usr/local
1406 - new commands for gui: snozze, sleep and reread config
1407 - config file for gui and sdl_gui
1408 - fix problems with filenames containing funny characters
1409 (reported by Thomas Forell)
1410 - improved signal handling for gui, now it rereads conf on SIGHUP
1411 - new dbtool command: cdb (create database)
1412 - switch from argtable to gengetopt
1413 - major code cleanup and speed improvements
1414 - fix several potential buffer overflows
1415 - many small fixes and cleanups
1416
1417 -------------------
1418 0.0.96 (2003-08-30)
1419 -------------------
1420
1421 - easy stream_defs syntax
1422 - sdl_gui can display images associated to the file being played
1423 - Major feature enhancements for icc_gui including dynamic text
1424 placement and the top/bottom window design
1425 - vrfy/clean now also checks for NULL values in attributes as
1426 well as for invalid picture pointers
1427 - fix long outstanding case sensitivity bug
1428 - many small fixes and cleanups
1429
1430 -------------------
1431 0.0.95 (2003-06-29)
1432 -------------------
1433
1434 - sdl gui runs much faster
1435 - new dbtool command: ca (copy attributes)
1436 - count and display number of times the song has been played
1437 - new feature: scoring
1438 - command line options for sdl_gui
1439 - simpler syntax of streams file
1440 - decrease network traffic of stat
1441 - fix zombie bug
1442 - many small fixes and cleanups
1443
1444 -------------------
1445 0.0.94 (2003-05-04)
1446 -------------------
1447
1448 - new server command: ns (next stream)
1449 - new icc_gui command: c (change stream)
1450 - internal mp3info
1451 - stat shows also id3 tag info
1452 - new sdl based gui
1453 - log flodding bug fixed
1454 - many small fixes and cleanups
1455
1456 -------------------
1457 0.0.93 (2003-03-28)
1458 -------------------
1459
1460 - colors for icc_gui
1461 - icc_gui sets volume directly (linux only)
1462 - proper locking that fixes some races
1463 - fix security bug that caused commands to be executed even
1464 with unsufficient permissions
1465 - new command: hup to make all servers reread their configuration file
1466 - icecast meta data streaming
1467 - many small fixes and cleanups