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 It was superseded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