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5 0.4.3 (to be announced) "imaginary radiation"
6 ---------------------------------------------
7
8 - Fix an end-of-file detection bug in the oggdec filter.
9 - New user manual
10 - The new nonblock API
11 - Both options of the oggdec filter have been removed.
12
13 ------------------------------------------
14 0.4.2 (2010-04-23) "associative expansion"
15 ------------------------------------------
16
17 It's been some time since the last release, but finally here is
18 paraslash-0.4.2. The bulk of the changes comes from the new buffer
19 tree API, but there are changes all over the tree. Mainly performance
20 and usability improvements, but also quite some bug fixes.
21
22 - The new buffer tree API.
23 - DCCP: Support for CCID negotiation (Gerrit Renker).
24 - UDP robustness fixes.
25 - The --bufsize option for mp3dec is gone as it no longer makes sense
26 for the new buffer tree API.
27 - Fix audible buffer underruns for wma streams.
28 - The alsa writer no longer prints meaningless underrun durations.
29 - audiod: Defaults work also for udp streams. If no filter is
30 given for an audio format that is received via upd, fecdec is
31 automatically added as the first filter (along with the decoder).
32
33 ---------------------------------------
34 0.4.1 (2009-12-22) "concurrent horizon"
35 ---------------------------------------
36
37 Support for another audio format, minor feature enhancements and lots of bug
38 fixes. All fixes that have been accumulated in the maint branch (in particular
39 those mentionened in the 0.3.6 release notes) appear in this release as well.
40
41 - wma support.
42 - new afh option: --human to activate human-readable output.
43 - new server/audiod option: --log-timing to print timing information.
44 - build system improvements.
45 - source code documentation updates.
46
47 -------------------------------------
48 0.3.6 (2009-12-07) "cubic continuity"
49 -------------------------------------
50
51 Quite a few bugs have been found and fixed since 0.3.5, so here's
52 another 0.3.x release. No new features.
53
54 - Always check return value of malloc().
55 - ogg vorbis/FEC: Do not write garbage after the audio file header.
56 - exit if root privileges could not be dropped.
57 - FEC: Fix computation of extra slices.
58 - oss: Fix check for empty input buffer.
59 - Avoid buffer underruns due to filter chain output buffer constraints.
60 - server: Fix assignment of afs_pid.
61 - Don't panic if the afs database contains unknown audio formats.
62 - http/dccp: Do not send the audio file header twice.
63 - FEC: Timing improvements.
64
65 ----------------------------------------------
66 0.4.0 (2009-11-10) "simultaneous independence"
67 ----------------------------------------------
68
69 Two significant changes which require the new version number: The
70 improved authentication dialog and the fact that the database code
71 has been moved to a library, libosl. To use the new version, you have
72 to generate new RSA keys, see INSTALL for details. A shell script is
73 provided for conversion of the 0.3 database to the new 0.4 format.
74
75 - stronger crypto for client authentication
76 - the database code has been moved to a library
77 - improved status item handling
78 - cleanup of the build system
79 - The "-V" option now also prints the git version
80 - the new parser-friendly listing mode for the ls and stat commands
81 - mandatory rc4 encryption
82 - major audio format handler cleanups
83 - (id3,...) tags are no longer stored as a combined string in the database
84 - new mood methods: artist_matches, title_matches, comment_matches,
85 album_matches, year_maches, year.
86
87 --------------------------------------------
88 0.3.5 (2009-09-21) "symplectic separability"
89 --------------------------------------------
90
91 Full client support for *BSD Unixes, complete re-write of the ogg
92 vorbis audio format handler, various improvements all over the place
93 and the usual mix of bugfixes. This release marks the end of the 0.3
94 series if no serious problems show up.
95
96 - the new oss writer (supported on *BSD and Linux)
97 - rewrite of the ogg vorbis audio format handler. It's
98 recommended to replace the chunk tables of existing ogg
99 vorbis files in the afs database by re-adding these files
100 with "add -f".
101 - support for netmask subsets (Gerrit Renker)
102 - the new prebuffer filter
103 - improved signal handling
104 - variable fec output buffer size
105 - improved FEC timing fixes audible buffer underruns in UDP mode
106 - --log_color actually works
107 - new ls option: -d (print dates as seconds after the epoch)
108 - update to gengetopt 2.22.2
109 - support for RSA keys of size > 512 bits
110 - new option "mixer_channel" for para_fade
111
112 -----------------------------------------
113 0.3.4 (2009-05-07) "elliptic inheritance"
114 -----------------------------------------
115
116 The new udp sender, forward error correction, colored logs and various
117 other improvements. As the udp sender does not depend on any special
118 libraries, it is built unconditionally.
119
120 - The udp sender replaces the ortp sender. The new code uses forward
121 error correction to protect against packet losses. Many thanks to
122 Gerrit Renker for providing ipv6 support.
123 - The default port for udp streaming now defaults to 8000, like
124 for the http and the dccp senders/receivers.
125 - Loglevels are now specified as symbolic names, e.g.
126 "--loglevel info".
127 - improved ipv4 and ipv6 URI parser (Gerrit Renker).
128 - para_server/para_audiod: Color support for log messages.
129 - new options for mp3dec: --ignore-crc, --bufsize
130 - new audiod option: --config-file.
131 - gengetopt cleanups.
132 - Improved help/man pages: The documentation of para_audiod,
133 para_recv, para_filter and para_write now also contains
134 all options of the available receivers/filters/writers. The
135 man page of para_fade contains a description of the different
136 modes of operation.
137 - More source code documentation.
138 - vss timing fixes.
139
140 --------------------------------------------
141 0.3.3 (2008-12-01) "axiomatic perspectivity"
142 --------------------------------------------
143
144 Internal code cleanups, bug fixes, improved tag handling and the new
145 amplification filter.
146
147 - para_server uses the generic scheduling code.
148 - overhaul of the virtual streaming system.
149 - mp3: id3 version 2 support via libid3tag (optional)
150 - ogg: vorbis comment support.
151 - aac meta info support.
152 - mp3 audio format handler cleanups.
153 - new filter: "amp" to amplify the amplitude of the audio stream
154 - new status item/database entry: amplification. It is
155 used by the amp filter to pre-amplify the audio stream.
156 - fix a close-without-open bug in para_write.
157 - fix a bug in com_init() which was introduced in 0.3.2.
158 - better error diagnostics for para_client.
159
160 -----------------------------------------
161 0.3.2 (2008-04-11) "probabilistic parity"
162 -----------------------------------------
163
164 The new para_afh executable, scheduling and documentation improvements.
165
166 - new ls option: -lc (list chunk table)
167 - new executable: para_afh, the stand-alone audio file handler tool
168 - afs commands can send output more than SHMMAX (32MB on Linux). This
169 also reduces the memory usage of commands that produce large amounts
170 of output.
171 - major scheduler and audiod cleanups.
172 - more detailed and much nicer man pages.
173
174 ---------------------------------------
175 0.3.1 (2008-02-23) "liquid interaction"
176 ---------------------------------------
177
178 A mix of cleanups, bug fixes, improvements, and some new features. No
179 significant changes to the new database (osl) code, which is generally
180 a good sign.
181
182 - Share some similar/duplicate code between the http and the
183 dccp sender.
184 - Generic access control lists for paraslash senders.
185 - dccp sender: Access control lists, connection limiting and support
186 for the allow,deny,on,off,help sender commands.
187 - The default dccp port changed from 5001 to 8000 (suggested by
188 Gerrit Renker).
189 - para_server starts even if not all public keys could be loaded.
190 - Audiod performance improvements.
191 - fix a bug in the "off" command of the http sender.
192 - fix some fd and memory leaks.
193 - Update to gengetopt-2.22.
194
195 -------------------------------------
196 0.3.0 (2008-01-12) "solar saturation"
197 -------------------------------------
198
199 paraslash.0.3.0 -- 'WWDBND --what would databases never do?'.
200
201
202 Usually one might expect lots of new features AND a big increase in size
203 for a major release like this.
204
205 However, paraslash-0.3.0.tar.bz2 is the smallest paraslash tarball
206 ever. The decrease in size is mostly due to the removal of some
207 graphical tools (which were only quick hacks anyway). But also the
208 fact that the mysql code is gone cuts down the size a bit.
209
210 Being independent of mysql comes at a cost: The fact that paraslash
211 now contains its own database (the object storage layer, osl) increases
212 the (stripped) binary size of para_server by ~50K on i386.
213
214 - no more restrictions on unique basenames.
215 - independent of mysql: The new self-contained object
216 storage layer (osl) replaces the mysql database.
217 - New executable para_fsck: Check integrity of osl tables.
218 - Lyrics support.
219 - Reliable audio file move/rename detection.
220 - More portable than ever: Tested on Linux (x86_32, x86_64, sparc64),
221 MacOS (ppc32, x86_32), FreeBSD (x86_32), NetBSD (x86_32) and
222 Solaris (sparc64).
223 - the new osl-based audio file selector (afs) replaces the random,
224 the playlist and the mysql selector of paraslash-0.2.x.
225 - IPv6 support (thanks to Gerrit Renker).
226 - paraslash-0.2.x streams are now called "moods". Writing
227 0.3.x-mood definitions should be both easier and more
228 powerful than writing 0.2.x-stream definitions.
229 - para_krell, para_slider, para_para_sdl_gui, para_dbadm have
230 been removed. The world is a better place without them. However,
231 para_gui is still there.
232 - afs tracks audio file selection also in playlist mode.
233 - few easy-to-use afs commands replace the many not-so-easy-to-use
234 mysql commands (and are available also in playlist mode).
235 - Improved error subsystem.
236 - The earth-shaking new logo.
237
238 -----------------------------------------
239 0.2.17 (2007-11-20) "isotropic threshold"
240 -----------------------------------------
241
242 Mainly bugfixes and cleanups in this version which marks the end of
243 the 0.2.x series if no serious bugs show up after the release.
244
245 - mysql_selector: fix a locking bug.
246 - universal chunk queueing.
247 - dccp sender uses chunk queueing if write() returns EAGAIN (thanks
248 to Gerrit Renker).
249 - be more carful wrt. signed vs. unsigned argument passing.
250 - cleanup error.h and fix some references to invalid error
251 codes.
252 - update to gengetopt-2.21.
253 - update to ortp-0.13.1.
254 - autoconf: extend checks for headers, library functions and
255 compiler characteristics.
256 - Fix streaming of large mp3 files.
257 - Fix an off-by-one bug in playlist handling.
258
259 --------------------------------------
260 0.2.16 (2007-04-05) "neural discharge"
261 --------------------------------------
262
263 The main change in this release is the major audio format handler
264 cleanup which removes some similar/duplicate code and makes it easier
265 to implement plugins for other audio formats. Of course, the usual mix
266 of other improvements/changes/bugfixes also made it into the release.
267
268 - simplified audio format handlers (most of the handling functions
269 were moved one layer up to the virtual streaming system).
270 - para_server uses mmap to read audio files
271 - repositioning of mp3 streams is much faster, in particular for
272 jumping near the end of large mp3 files.
273 - permission flags DB_READ,DB_WRITE have been renamed to AFS_READ
274 and AFS_WRITE.
275 - fix a bug in para_filter that caused decoding of aac files
276 to start only after a few seconds.
277 - fix osx_writer hangs
278 - simplified dccp code (thanks to Gerrit Renker)
279 - the compress filter works also on big endian systems (ppc)
280
281 -----------------------------------------
282 0.2.15 (2007-02-16) "inductive resonance"
283 -----------------------------------------
284
285 Minor improvements, more documentation and a bunch of bug fixes.
286
287 - para_server: The server.users file is only read once on server
288 startup rather than for each connection
289 - mp3dec: Fix decoding of corrupt mp3 files
290 - afs (audio file sender) is now called vss (virtual streaming
291 system). Consequently, the permission flags specified in
292 ~/.paraslash/server.users have also changed: AFS_READ and AFS_WRITE
293 become VSS_READ and VSS_WRITE respectively.
294 - para_audiod/para_filter: Fix a bug that caused the last chunk
295 of audio data not being written under certain circumstances
296 - audiod: compute the difference of server time and local time
297 correctly
298 - para_server/para_audiod: Fix some memory leaks
299 - documentation improvements
300 - configure.ac: fix checks for para_krell
301 - new man pages
302
303 -------------------------------------------
304 0.2.14 (2006-10-15) "transient singularity"
305 -------------------------------------------
306
307 The only major enhancement of this version is the osx writer which completes
308 the Mac OS Port and was originally planned already for 0.2.13 but had to wait
309 until now for reasons beyond the scope of this changelog entry.
310
311 - new output plugin for Mac Os: the osx writer
312 - rename configure command line options from --enable-xxx-headers to
313 --with-xxx-headers and --enable-xxx-libs to --with-xxx-libs
314 - configure: new command line options: --with-mad-headers,
315 --with-mad-libs, --with-oggvorbis-headers, and --with-oggvorbis-libs
316 - some robustness fixes
317 - dymamic audio format recognition for audiod
318 - para_server: new command line option: --autoplay_delay
319 - para_audiod: new command line option: --clock_diff_count
320
321 ---------------------------------------
322 0.2.13 (2006-07-14) "sonic convolution"
323 ---------------------------------------
324
325 A bunch of new features and core changes.
326
327 - the new paraslash scheduler, short and sweet.
328 - Support for m4a/mp4 files via the new aac audio format
329 handler/filter (requires libfaad).
330 - each writer has its own command line parser, just like
331 para_recv and para_filter.
332 - para_client and para_audioc use the error subsystem
333 - writers are integrated in para_audiod (currently linux-only)
334 - para_client is integrated in para_audiod
335 - random/playlist selector: improved info strings
336 - new audiod commands: tasks, kill
337 - update to libortp-0.10.1
338 - para_fade: wake time defaults to 8 hours from now
339 - update to autoconf-2.60
340
341
342 ------------------------------------------
343 0.2.12 (2006-05-12) "oriented abstraction"
344 ------------------------------------------
345
346 Many user-visible changes in this release and lots of new
347 features:
348
349
350 - the new optional dccp sender/receiver. It uses the datagram
351 congestion control protocol. You'll need a fairly new kernel
352 for this.
353 - paraslash works on Mac OS X (thanks to Gerd Becker)
354 - para_play renamed to para_write
355 - modular output plugin design (writers) for para_write
356 - new file_writer output plugin for para_write
357 - compress filter speed improvements
358 - update to libortp-0.9.1
359 - update to gengetopt-2.17rc
360 - para_client no longer depends on libreadline (as the
361 code for the interactive mode was removed).
362 - gcc-2-95 is no longer a supported compiler. It may still
363 work, but it gets no more testing.
364 - the tarball no longer contains the screenshot images which
365 reduces its size quite a bit.
366 - configure: new command line options: --enable-mysql-headers
367 and --enable-mysql-libs
368
369 ------------------------------------
370 0.2.11 (2006-03-11) "atomic duality"
371 ------------------------------------
372
373 Here it is, the first paraslash release developed with git. There
374 are fairly many user-visible changes in this release. As two out of
375 the three "database tools" of paraslash don't use a database at all,
376 they are now called "audio file selectors" instead.
377
378
379 - the cdt command (change database tool) becomes chs (change
380 selector)
381 - no more colon separators: The syntax of some options of
382 para_audiod and para_filter have changed. Use --help for
383 more info (and some examples).
384 - update to gengetopt-2.16 (thanks to Lorenzo Bettini)
385 - switch from cvs to git (should've done that earlier)
386 - the new ipc subsystem
387 - new audio file selector: playlist
388 - para_server: the dopey selector is now called "random",
389 and is the default selector. Use the --selector option to
390 choose another selector at startup, or the chs command to
391 change the selector at runtime.
392 - X86_64 fixes (thanks to Steffen Klassert)
393 - para_play fixes
394
395
396 --------------------------------------
397 0.2.10 (2006-02-17) "cyclic attractor"
398 --------------------------------------
399
400 Huge documentation update, a scrollable window for para_gui, ortp
401 improvements, and of course many small fixes not mentioned here.
402 The diffstat below is rather misleading as most insertions are due
403 to the new source documentation.
404
405 - autoconf cleanup
406 - para_server also uses the new error subsystem
407 - lots of new documentation (UTSL)
408 - gui improvements:
409 - keysyms for cursor keys and for next/previous page keys
410 - scrollable output window
411 - new internal commands: scroll up/down, page up/down
412 - fix color of command output.
413 - ortp: the --chunk_time and --header flags are no longer needed
414 for para_recv/para_audiod as this information is now encoded in
415 each rtp packet sent by para_server.
416
417
418 -------------------------------------------
419 0.2.9 (2006-01-24) "progressive turbulence"
420 -------------------------------------------
421
422 Internal audiod receivers/filters, the new error subsystem and
423 a lot of small improvements.
424
425 - para_recv and para_filter are integrated into the para_audiod
426 binary, i.e. audiod no longer spawns a new process for
427 each receiver/filter. As para_recv and para_filter might be
428 useful as standalone programs, they still get built (linked
429 against the same object files that are also used for audiod).
430 - further ortp timing improvements should reduce the CPU usage
431 of the ortp receiver.
432 - improved audio grabbing. The 'grab' command of para_audiod
433 has its own set of command line options. Read the output of
434 "para_audioc help grab" for more info.
435 - oggdec: configurable input prebuffer size.
436 - the new error subsystem gives better error diagnostics
437 and reduces code size.
438
439
440 -----------------------------------------
441 0.2.8 (2006-01-02) "dynamic accumulation"
442 -----------------------------------------
443
444 The new modular filter design and the para_play-hangs bugfix.
445
446 - new executable: para_filter. It combines para_mp3dec,
447 para_oggdec and para_compress. It also adds a further filter
448 type, wav, that just inserts a wave header at the desired point
449 of the filter chain. All 'piping' is done in-memory (i.e. no
450 read/write operations are used).
451 - para_play: fix a stupid bug that caused it to hang under
452 certain circumstances.
453
454
455 -------------------------------------------
456 0.2.7 (2006-12-27) "transparent invariance"
457 -------------------------------------------
458
459 Not many user-visible changes but a fair amount of internal improvements.
460
461
462 - The http sender buffers data if it can not be sent
463 out immediately (because the socket is not writable). This
464 should prevent para_server from shutting down the connection
465 too early on a loaded network.
466 - para_play also prebuffers data if it is told to start at a
467 future time by the --start_time option.
468 - The return of para_recv: It combines para_ortp_recv and
469 para_http_recv. Use the --receiver option to switch between
470 the two. para_recv builds without libortp, but contains
471 only the http receiver in this case.
472 - update to ortp 0.8.1. As this ortp release contains incompatible
473 changes, para_recv-0.2.7 won't link against older ortp libs.
474 - improved ortp timings.
475 - use of gcc-extensions that #define away for non-gcc and
476 gcc < 3.0.
477
478
479 -------------------------------------------
480 0.2.6 (2005-10-29) "recursive compensation"
481 -------------------------------------------
482
483 Transparent session encryption (uses openssl's Alleged RC4 cipher),
484 the internal find command and several other improvements and cleanups.
485
486 - Encrypt the session if encryption is requested by the client
487 (default for para_client 0.2.6). This is backwards
488 compatible, so older clients can still connect to para_server
489 0.2.6. Use the new client option --plain to request an
490 uncrypted session (off by default, must be set to on in
491 order to connect to para_server 0.2.x with 0 <= x <= 5).
492 - para_server uses an internal function to locate audio files
493 rather than calling find(1). The server option
494 --mysql_audio_file_dir replaces --mysql_find_cmd.
495 - documentation update
496 - man pages
497 - header file cleanup
498 - para_client code cleanup
499 - para_gui: faster display of output of display commands
500
501
502 ------------------------------------------
503 0.2.5 (2005-10-13) "aggressive resolution"
504 ------------------------------------------
505
506 This release adds internal senders, i.e. no more external programs are
507 spawned for sending out the audio data. There are two different senders
508 available: The http sender and the ortp sender (former para_send which
509 is no longer needed).
510
511 The new sender code has a plugin-like design so it can be easily
512 extended should there be be any future need for supporting another
513 network streaming protocol. All senders are completely independent of
514 each other. In particular, the http and the ortp sender can operate
515 in parallel.
516
517 - new server command: sender to control senders at runtime.
518 Read the output of "para_server -h" and "para_client help
519 sender" for more information.
520 - para_recv renamed to para_ortp_recv
521 - new executable: para_http_recv, a simple command line
522 http receiver.
523 - major afs/mp3/ogg code simplifications due to internal
524 senders.
525 - ogg timing improvements
526 - fix several minor memory leaks (found by valgrind)
527 - empty stream definitions work again
528 - com_ne(): ignore errors on remove
529 - audiod: fix segfault on server restart
530
531
532 ---------------------------------------
533 0.2.4 (2005-09-21) "toxic anticipation"
534 ---------------------------------------
535
536 Several small improvements, fixes and the new grab command.
537
538 - audiod:
539 - new command: "grab" to grab the output of the stream reader
540 or any filters. Read the output of "para_audioc help grab"
541 for more information.
542 - fix memory leak
543 - code cleanup
544 - audioc: new command line option: --bufsize to specify a
545 buffer size different from the default size 8192.
546 - improved error diagnostics for para_play.
547 - new configure option: --enable-ssldir so search for openssl in
548 non-standard places
549 - sdl_gui: Make it look nice again for 1024x768
550 - server: report total size of memory allocated with sbrk by malloc,
551 new command line option: --announce_time
552
553
554 -----------------------------------------
555 0.2.3 (2005-09-01) "hydrophilic movement"
556 -----------------------------------------
557
558 Two new executables and major feature enhancements.
559
560 - audiod filters: It is now possible to specify arbitrary many
561 (including none) filters for each supported audio
562 format. This can be used e.g. for normalizing volume,
563 transforming or grabbing the audio stream, or for using
564 visualizers. Read the output of "para_audiod -h" for the
565 syntax of the new --filter_cmd option.
566 - new executable: para_play, a tiny alsa player. It
567 can play wave files or raw pcm (16 bit little endian)
568 from stdin.
569 - new executable: para_compress, a dynamic range compressor
570 intended to keep audio output at a consistent volume. Derived
571 from AudioCompress, http://trikuare.cx/code/AudioCompress.html.
572 - audiod: New option: --stream_delay. This can be used in
573 a local network to syncronize the audio output of all
574 clients that play the same stream.
575
576
577 ------------------------------------------
578 0.2.2 (2005-08-19) "tangential excitation"
579 ------------------------------------------
580
581 Mostly internal changes in this release, but also some new commands
582 for the mysql database tool.
583
584 - cleanup exec.c, fix para_exec bug
585 - compile time loglevel (log messages below the given level
586 won't be compiled in, which reduces the size of the
587 resulting binaries)
588 - new log macros that shorten the size of the source code.
589 - workaround a gcc-4.1 bug (?) that caused send_cred_buffer()
590 to send only zeros. With this workaround, para_audioc works
591 again.
592 - avoid gcc-4 warning: conflicting types for built-in function 'clog'
593 - new mysql commands: "rm" (remove entry), "mv" (rename entry) "ne"
594 (new entry), "snp" (set numplayed). Read the manual for more
595 information.
596
597
598 ---------------------------------------
599 0.2.1 (2005-08-15) "surreal experience"
600 ---------------------------------------
601
602 Here comes paraslash-0.2.1. It contains a couple of new features and,
603 surprise, only minor bug fixes.
604
605 - kill noisy mp3 debug message
606 - cleanup of the build system
607 - para_server and para_client directly use the crypto routines
608 of the openssl library rather than invoking the openssl command
609 line utitlity
610 - server/audiod: new option --user to switch to the given user
611 when invoked as root. Read the output of "para_server -h" for
612 more information.
613 - gui/sdl_gui: new option --stat_cmd to be used to retrieve the
614 status. Default: "para_audioc stat"
615 - sdl_gui: new option --pic_cmd to be used to download the picture.
616 Default: "para_client pic"
617 - audiod: 5 slots ought to be enough for everybody
618 - audiod: new status item: Uptime, kill hup command
619
620
621
622 ------------------------------------------
623 0.2.0 (2005-08-06) "distributed diffusion"
624 ------------------------------------------
625
626 After several month of increased development activity, paraslash-0.2.0
627 has arrived. It contains many new features and is much more
628 self-contained than the old 0.1.x series. Enjoy!
629
630
631 - para_server: fix hang on song change and crash on sighup.
632 Speed up mysql queries. The DIR_LIKE macro is gone.
633 - new executables: para_audiod, the local audio daemon that
634 starts playback (uses SCM_CREDENTIALS socket magic) and
635 para_audioc, the corresponding client.
636 - new executables: para_mp3dec/para_oggdec, two really teensy
637 decoders. para_mp3dec is based on libmad, para_oggdec requires
638 libvorbisfile.
639 - ovsend/ovrecv are capable of streaming ogg as well as mp3, so
640 they are now called para_send and para_recv respectively.
641 - documentation updates
642 - para_gui is themable. For now there is the default theme that
643 looks as before and the simple theme: blue and easy.
644 - gui: audio streaming is now handled by audiod. Time display shows
645 playback time rather than streaming time
646 - slider: update to libzmw-0.2.0
647 - para_krell: fix crash on server shutdown
648 - switch from gzip to bzip2
649
650
651 ----------------------------------------
652 0.1.7 (2005-04-18) "melting penetration"
653 ----------------------------------------
654
655 The main change in this release is clearly the oggvorbis rewrite,
656 but there are also lots of smaller changes. If you intend to use both
657 the mp3 and the ogg plugin, it is recommended to use software mixing,
658 e.g. the dmix plugin which is provided by ALSA.
659
660 - new executables: para_ovsend and para_ovrecv for sending/receiving
661 oggvorbis files via rtp. Requires the open rtp library. Get it at
662 http://www.linphone.org/ortp/
663 - rewrite of the ogg_vorbis core code
664 - configure detects libzmw and, if detected, includes
665 para_slider to the list of binaries to be built by make
666 - server stream writers read from their associated fifo rather
667 than from stdin
668 - slider: two new sliders, lastplayed and numplayed
669 - fix nasty double free bug which caused random segfaults in case of
670 mp3 files with invalid header information
671 - gui: new command line option: --stream_timeout=seconds to
672 deactivate a slot if it is idle for that many seconds (default=`5')
673 - diffstats
674
675
676 ---------------------------------------
677 0.1.6 (2005-03-05) "asymptotic balance"
678 ---------------------------------------
679
680 Only little user-visible changes in this release. Mainly bugfixes and
681 core code cleanup. This is probably the most stable version ever if you
682 stick to mp3...
683
684 - fix several memory leaks
685 - rename default name of mysql database from "music" to "paraslash".
686 Use para_server's --mysql_database option if you do not want to
687 rename your old database.
688 - rework ogg vorbis code
689 - make update command work on mysql servers with LOCAL_INFILE
690 disabled
691 - gui: improved stream I/O (slots)
692 - simplified audio format API
693 - para_pob_ogg is gone
694
695 ------------------------------------
696 0.1.5 (2004-12-31) "opaque eternity"
697 ------------------------------------
698
699 Let's slide gently into the new year.
700
701 - new: para_slider (not built automatically, type "make
702 para_slider" to build). A toy for those who always felt that
703 creating stream definitions is difficult. See screenshots,
704 README and FEATURES for more info.
705 - improved signal handling. Fixes server segfault on SIGHUP
706 for linux kernels newer than Aug 24 2004 and makes para_gui
707 race-free.
708 - reload database tool on SIGHUP
709 - improved help message for sl
710 - do not log "broken pipe" messages as errors. They are
711 perfectly ok.
712 - fix wrong error message on permission errors
713
714 -----------------------------------------
715 0.1.4 (2004-12-19) "tunneling transition"
716 -----------------------------------------
717
718 Bugfix release. As expected, 0.1.3 introduced a bunch of new bugs.
719 Hopefully, most of them got wiped out with this release. Some
720 enhancements went also in.
721
722 - improved error diagnostics for all commands
723 - stradd/picadd: overwrite previous contents if entry already
724 exists, rather than returning errors
725 - stradd: use current stream if invoked without args
726 - faster (and hopefully more stable) ogg-vorbis handling
727 - para_krell: reap children to avoid zombie-flooding in case
728 no server is running
729 - si: report also server pid
730 - server: don't busy-loop if dbtool reports only invalid files.
731 - gui: CTRL+C works again, fix stream_read command line option
732 - fix pic_add, hist
733 - fix mysql dbtool startup in case no database exists
734 - many small fixes and cleanups
735
736 ---------------------------------------
737 0.1.3: (2004-12-10) "vanishing inertia"
738 ---------------------------------------
739
740 Starting from this release, the database tools are integrated in the
741 server binary. This decreases server startup time, reduces code size
742 and speeds up database commands. However, the layout of the underlying
743 mysql database changed only slightly and 0.1.3 should be backwards
744 compatible in that respect.
745
746 Visible changes:
747
748 - If mysql is not detected at compile time, or fails to init
749 at runtime, fall back to the dopey database tool which should
750 always work.
751 - para_dbtool and dbtool.conf are gone. All mysql specific
752 options are read from server.conf and are prefixed by 'mysql_'.
753 - new command: cdt (change database tool)
754 - new command line option: dbtool (choose startup database tool)
755 - The name of current stream is now stored in the database,
756 so paraslash remembers its current stream when restarted.
757 - new command: csp (change stream and play)
758 - para_gui also reports current database tool and server uptime
759
760
761 -------------------------------------------
762 0.1.2: (2004-11-28) "spherical fluctuation"
763 -------------------------------------------
764
765 Point release before the big dbtool changes go in.
766
767 - dbtool: rename ca to cam (copy all meta data). It now also
768 copies numplayed and lastplayed time as well as the picture
769 id.
770 - fix endless-loop-bug caused by mp3 files with invalid header
771
772 -----------------------------------------
773 0.1.1: (2004-11-05) "floating atmosphere"
774 -----------------------------------------
775
776 - gkrellm plugin
777 - new dbtool command: mbox. Browse your sound-file collection
778 with your favorite mail reader.
779 - several small fixes
780
781 -------------------------------------
782 0.1.0: (2204-10-22) "rotating cortex"
783 -------------------------------------
784
785 - fix logging bug for loglevel > VERBOSE
786 - fix skip command
787 - correct timings for vbr mp3s
788 - modular audio format support
789 - ogg-vorbis support (experimental)
790 - new server option: autoplay
791
792 -----------------------------------------
793 0.0.99: (2004-07-25) "harmonic deviation"
794 -----------------------------------------
795
796 - rename projectname from icc to paraslash (play, archive, rate
797 and stream large audio sets happily)
798 - paraslash is no longer restricted to one particular audio
799 streaming software
800 - new dbtool commands (stradd, strq, strdel) for easy stream
801 managment w/o configuration file. That obsoletes stream_defs
802 file/config option for dbtool.
803 - picadd accepts jpeg data from stdin
804 - new server commands: ps (select previous stream), sc (song change)
805 - new default pictures for sdl_gui
806 - gui: new key_map option for binding commands and internal
807 functions to arbitrary keys, nice help screen, rip out
808 soundcard/linux specific stuff, avoid noise artefacts while jumping,
809 show silly logo on startup
810 - new executables: para_fade for fading volume, para_dbadm for
811 manipulating attributes
812 - cdb adds _all_ tables to mysql database
813 - revised and beautified documentation
814 - sample dbtool rewritten in C
815 - autoconf
816
817 ---------------------------------------------
818 0.0.98: (2003-12-26) "incremental smoothness"
819 ---------------------------------------------
820
821 - kick icecast in favour of poc. That removes some races and reduces
822 core code considerably.
823 - cbr/vbr is displayed by stat and gui/sdl_gui. New status flags
824 give finer info on afs' status.
825 - gui can start decoder (see config options). Further new gui
826 commands: refresh (^L), jmp (F1-F10)
827 - gui rereads conf on SIGUSR1 instead of SIGHUP. SIGHUP
828 terminates gui. This fixes dead instances consuming memory
829 continuously.
830 - new dbtool command: verb for sending verbatim sql queries.
831 - fix pid_list races (by removing pid_list)
832 - codename funnies
833
834 --------------------
835 0.0.97: (2003-10-26)
836 --------------------
837
838 - installation prefix now defaults to /usr/local
839 - new commands for gui: snozze, sleep and reread config
840 - config file for gui and sdl_gui
841 - fix problems with filenames containing funny characters
842 (reported by Thomas Forell)
843 - improved signal handling for gui, now it rereads conf on SIGHUP
844 - new dbtool command: cdb (create database)
845 - switch from argtable to gengetopt
846 - major code cleanup and speed improvements
847 - fix several potential buffer overflows
848 - many small fixes and cleanups
849
850 -------------------
851 0.0.96 (2003-08-30)
852 -------------------
853
854 - easy stream_defs syntax
855 - sdl_gui can display images associated to the file being played
856 - Major feature enhancements for icc_gui including dynamic text
857 placement and the top/bottom window design
858 - vrfy/clean now also checks for NULL values in attributes as
859 well as for invalid picture pointers
860 - fix long outstanding case sensitivity bug
861 - many small fixes and cleanups
862
863 -------------------
864 0.0.95 (2003-06-29)
865 -------------------
866
867 - sdl gui runs much faster
868 - new dbtool command: ca (copy attributes)
869 - count and display number of times the song has been played
870 - new feature: scoring
871 - command line options for sdl_gui
872 - simpler syntax of streams file
873 - decrease network traffic of stat
874 - fix zombie bug
875 - many small fixes and cleanups
876
877 -------------------
878 0.0.94 (2003-05-04)
879 -------------------
880
881 - new server command: ns (next stream)
882 - new icc_gui command: c (change stream)
883 - internal mp3info
884 - stat shows also id3 tag info
885 - new sdl based gui
886 - log flodding bug fixed
887 - many small fixes and cleanups
888
889 -------------------
890 0.0.93 (2003-03-28)
891 -------------------
892
893 - colors for icc_gui
894 - icc_gui sets volume directly (linux only)
895 - proper locking that fixes some races
896 - fix security bug that caused commands to be executed even
897 with unsufficient permissions
898 - new command: hup to make all servers reread their configuration file
899 - icecast meta data streaming
900 - many small fixes and cleanups