audiod: fix enum of supported audio formats
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3
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5 0.2.14 (to be announced) "transient singularity"
6 ------------------------------------------------
7
8 The only major enhancement of this version is the osx writer which completes
9 the Mac OS Port and was originally planned already for 0.2.13 but had to wait
10 until now for reasons beyond the scope of this changelog entry.
11
12 - new output plugin for Mac Os: the osx writer
13 - rename configure command line options from --enable-xxx-headers to
14 --with-xxx-headers and --enable-xxx-libs to --with-xxx-libs
15 - configure: new command line options: --with-mad-headers
16 and --with-mad-libs
17 - some robustness fixes
18
19 ---------------------------------------
20 0.2.13 (2006-07-14) "sonic convolution"
21 ---------------------------------------
22
23 A bunch of new features and core changes.
24
25 - the new paraslash scheduler, short and sweet.
26 - Support for m4a/mp4 files via the new aac audio format
27 handler/filter (requires libfaad).
28 - each writer has its own command line parser, just like
29 para_recv and para_filter.
30 - para_client and para_audioc use the error subsystem
31 - writers are integrated in para_audiod (currently linux-only)
32 - para_client is integrated in para_audiod
33 - random/playlist selector: improved info strings
34 - new audiod commands: tasks, kill
35 - update to libortp-0.10.1
36 - para_fade: wake time defaults to 8 hours from now
37 - update to autoconf-2.60
38
39
40 ------------------------------------------
41 0.2.12 (2006-05-12) "oriented abstraction"
42 ------------------------------------------
43
44 Many user-visible changes in this release and lots of new
45 features:
46
47
48 - the new optional dccp sender/receiver. It uses the datagram
49 congestion control protocol. You'll need a fairly new kernel
50 for this.
51 - paraslash works on Mac OS X (thanks to Gerd Becker)
52 - para_play renamed to para_write
53 - modular output plugin design (writers) for para_write
54 - new file_writer output plugin for para_write
55 - compress filter speed improvements
56 - update to libortp-0.9.1
57 - update to gengetopt-2.17rc
58 - para_client no longer depends on libreadline (as the
59 code for the interactive mode was removed).
60 - gcc-2-95 is no longer a supported compiler. It may still
61 work, but it gets no more testing.
62 - the tarball no longer contains the screenshot images which
63 reduces its size quite a bit.
64 - configure: new command line options: --enable-mysql-headers
65 and --enable-mysql-libs
66
67 ------------------------------------
68 0.2.11 (2006-03-11) "atomic duality"
69 ------------------------------------
70
71 Here it is, the first paraslash release developed with git. There
72 are fairly many user-visible changes in this release. As two out of
73 the three "database tools" of paraslash don't use a database at all,
74 they are now called "audio file selectors" instead.
75
76
77 - the cdt command (change database tool) becomes chs (change
78 selector)
79 - no more colon separators: The syntax of some options of
80 para_audiod and para_filter have changed. Use --help for
81 more info (and some examples).
82 - update to gengetopt-2.16 (thanks to Lorenzo Bettini)
83 - switch from cvs to git (should've done that earlier)
84 - the new ipc subsystem
85 - new audio file selector: playlist
86 - para_server: the dopey selector is now called "random",
87 and is the default selector. Use the --selector option to
88 choose another selector at startup, or the chs command to
89 change the selector at runtime.
90 - X86_64 fixes (thanks to Steffen Klassert)
91 - para_play fixes
92
93
94 --------------------------------------
95 0.2.10 (2006-02-17) "cyclic attractor"
96 --------------------------------------
97
98 Huge documentation update, a scrollable window for para_gui, ortp
99 improvements, and of course many small fixes not mentioned here.
100 The diffstat below is rather misleading as most insertions are due
101 to the new source documentation.
102
103 - autoconf cleanup
104 - para_server also uses the new error subsystem
105 - lots of new documentation (UTSL)
106 - gui improvements:
107 - keysyms for cursor keys and for next/previous page keys
108 - scrollable output window
109 - new internal commands: scroll up/down, page up/down
110 - fix color of command output.
111 - ortp: the --chunk_time and --header flags are no longer needed
112 for para_recv/para_audiod as this information is now encoded in
113 each rtp packet sent by para_server.
114
115
116 -------------------------------------------
117 0.2.9 (2006-01-24) "progressive turbulence"
118 -------------------------------------------
119
120 Internal audiod receivers/filters, the new error subsystem and
121 a lot of small improvements.
122
123 - para_recv and para_filter are integrated into the para_audiod
124 binary, i.e. audiod no longer spawns a new process for
125 each receiver/filter. As para_recv and para_filter might be
126 useful as standalone programs, they still get built (linked
127 against the same object files that are also used for audiod).
128 - further ortp timing improvements should reduce the CPU usage
129 of the ortp receiver.
130 - improved audio grabbing. The 'grab' command of para_audiod
131 has its own set of command line options. Read the output of
132 "para_audioc help grab" for more info.
133 - oggdec: configurable input prebuffer size.
134 - the new error subsystem gives better error diagnostics
135 and reduces code size.
136
137
138 -----------------------------------------
139 0.2.8 (2006-01-02) "dynamic accumulation"
140 -----------------------------------------
141
142 The new modular filter design and the para_play-hangs bugfix.
143
144 - new executable: para_filter. It combines para_mp3dec,
145 para_oggdec and para_compress. It also adds a further filter
146 type, wav, that just inserts a wave header at the desired point
147 of the filter chain. All 'piping' is done in-memory (i.e. no
148 read/write operations are used).
149 - para_play: fix a stupid bug that caused it to hang under
150 certain circumstances.
151
152
153 -------------------------------------------
154 0.2.7 (2006-12-27) "transparent invariance"
155 -------------------------------------------
156
157 Not many user-visible changes but a fair amount of internal improvements.
158
159
160 - The http sender buffers data if it can not be sent
161 out immediately (because the socket is not writable). This
162 should prevent para_server from shutting down the connection
163 too early on a loaded network.
164 - para_play also prebuffers data if it is told to start at a
165 future time by the --start_time option.
166 - The return of para_recv: It combines para_ortp_recv and
167 para_http_recv. Use the --receiver option to switch between
168 the two. para_recv builds without libortp, but contains
169 only the http receiver in this case.
170 - update to ortp 0.8.1. As this ortp release contains incompatible
171 changes, para_recv-0.2.7 won't link against older ortp libs.
172 - improved ortp timings.
173 - use of gcc-extensions that #define away for non-gcc and
174 gcc < 3.0.
175
176
177 -------------------------------------------
178 0.2.6 (2005-10-29) "recursive compensation"
179 -------------------------------------------
180
181 Transparent session encryption (uses openssl's Alleged RC4 cipher),
182 the internal find command and several other improvements and cleanups.
183
184 - Encrypt the session if encryption is requested by the client
185 (default for para_client 0.2.6). This is backwards
186 compatible, so older clients can still connect to para_server
187 0.2.6. Use the new client option --plain to request an
188 uncrypted session (off by default, must be set to on in
189 order to connect to para_server 0.2.x with 0 <= x <= 5).
190 - para_server uses an internal function to locate audio files
191 rather than calling find(1). The server option
192 --mysql_audio_file_dir replaces --mysql_find_cmd.
193 - documentation update
194 - man pages
195 - header file cleanup
196 - para_client code cleanup
197 - para_gui: faster display of output of display commands
198
199
200 ------------------------------------------
201 0.2.5 (2005-10-13) "aggressive_resolution"
202 ------------------------------------------
203
204 This release adds internal senders, i.e. no more external programs are
205 spawned for sending out the audio data. There are two different senders
206 available: The http sender and the ortp sender (former para_send which
207 is no longer needed).
208
209 The new sender code has a plugin-like design so it can be easily
210 extended should there be be any future need for supporting another
211 network streaming protocol. All senders are completely independent of
212 each other. In particular, the http and the ortp sender can operate
213 in parallel.
214
215 - new server command: sender to control senders at runtime.
216 Read the output of "para_server -h" and "para_client help
217 sender" for more information.
218 - para_recv renamed to para_ortp_recv
219 - new executable: para_http_recv, a simple command line
220 http receiver.
221 - major afs/mp3/ogg code simplifications due to internal
222 senders.
223 - ogg timing improvements
224 - fix several minor memory leaks (found by valgrind)
225 - empty stream definitions work again
226 - com_ne(): ignore errors on remove
227 - audiod: fix segfault on server restart
228
229
230 ---------------------------------------
231 0.2.4 (2005-09-21) "toxic anticipation"
232 ---------------------------------------
233
234 Several small improvements, fixes and the new grab command.
235
236 - audiod:
237 - new command: "grab" to grab the output of the stream reader
238 or any filters. Read the output of "para_audioc help grab"
239 for more information.
240 - fix memory leak
241 - code cleanup
242 - audioc: new command line option: --bufsize to specify a
243 buffer size different from the default size 8192.
244 - improved error diagnostics for para_play.
245 - new configure option: --enable-ssldir so search for openssl in
246 non-standard places
247 - sdl_gui: Make it look nice again for 1024x768
248 - server: report total size of memory allocated with sbrk by malloc,
249 new command line option: --announce_time
250
251
252 -----------------------------------------
253 0.2.3 (2005-09-01) "hydrophilic movement"
254 -----------------------------------------
255
256 Two new executables and major feature enhancements.
257
258 - audiod filters: It is now possible to specify arbitrary many
259 (including none) filters for each supported audio
260 format. This can be used e.g. for normalizing volume,
261 transforming or grabbing the audio stream, or for using
262 visualizers. Read the output of "para_audiod -h" for the
263 syntax of the new --filter_cmd option.
264 - new executable: para_play, a tiny alsa player. It
265 can play wave files or raw pcm (16 bit little endian)
266 from stdin.
267 - new executable: para_compress, a dynamic range compressor
268 intended to keep audio output at a consistent volume. Derived
269 from AudioCompress, http://trikuare.cx/code/AudioCompress.html.
270 - audiod: New option: --stream_delay. This can be used in
271 a local network to syncronize the audio output of all
272 clients that play the same stream.
273
274
275 ------------------------------------------
276 0.2.2 (2005-08-19) "tangential excitation"
277 ------------------------------------------
278
279 Mostly internal changes in this release, but also some new commands
280 for the mysql database tool.
281
282 - cleanup exec.c, fix para_exec bug
283 - compile time loglevel (log messages below the given level
284 won't be compiled in, which reduces the size of the
285 resulting binaries)
286 - new log macros that shorten the size of the source code.
287 - workaround a gcc-4.1 bug (?) that caused send_cred_buffer()
288 to send only zeros. With this workaround, para_audioc works
289 again.
290 - avoid gcc-4 warning: conflicting types for built-in function 'clog'
291 - new mysql commands: "rm" (remove entry), "mv" (rename entry) "ne"
292 (new entry), "snp" (set numplayed). Read the manual for more
293 information.
294
295
296 ---------------------------------------
297 0.2.1 (2005-08-15) "surreal experience"
298 ---------------------------------------
299
300 Here comes paraslash-0.2.1. It contains a couple of new features and,
301 surprise, only minor bug fixes.
302
303 - kill noisy mp3 debug message
304 - cleanup of the build system
305 - para_server and para_client directly use the crypto routines
306 of the openssl library rather than invoking the openssl command
307 line utitlity
308 - server/audiod: new option --user to switch to the given user
309 when invoked as root. Read the output of "para_server -h" for
310 more information.
311 - gui/sdl_gui: new option --stat_cmd to be used to retrieve the
312 status. Default: "para_audioc stat"
313 - sdl_gui: new option --pic_cmd to be used to download the picture.
314 Default: "para_client pic"
315 - audiod: 5 slots ought to be enough for everybody
316 - audiod: new status item: Uptime, kill hup command
317
318
319
320 ------------------------------------------
321 0.2.0 (2005-08-06) "distributed diffusion"
322 ------------------------------------------
323
324 After several month of increased development activity, paraslash-0.2.0
325 has arrived. It contains many new features and is much more
326 self-contained than the old 0.1.x series. Enjoy!
327
328
329 - para_server: fix hang on song change and crash on sighup.
330 Speed up mysql queries. The DIR_LIKE macro is gone.
331 - new executables: para_audiod, the local audio daemon that
332 starts playback (uses SCM_CREDENTIALS socket magic) and
333 para_audioc, the corresponding client.
334 - new executables: para_mp3dec/para_oggdec, two really teensy
335 decoders. para_mp3dec is based on libmad, para_oggdec requires
336 libvorbisfile.
337 - ovsend/ovrecv are capable of streaming ogg as well as mp3, so
338 they are now called para_send and para_recv respectively.
339 - documentation updates
340 - para_gui is themable. For now there is the default theme that
341 looks as before and the simple theme: blue and easy.
342 - gui: audio streaming is now handled by audiod. Time display shows
343 playback time rather than streaming time
344 - slider: update to libzmw-0.2.0
345 - para_krell: fix crash on server shutdown
346 - switch from gzip to bzip2
347
348
349 ----------------------------------------
350 0.1.7 (2005-04-18) "melting penetration"
351 ----------------------------------------
352
353 The main change in this release is clearly the oggvorbis rewrite,
354 but there are also lots of smaller changes. If you intend to use both
355 the mp3 and the ogg plugin, it is recommended to use software mixing,
356 e.g. the dmix plugin which is provided by ALSA.
357
358 - new executables: para_ovsend and para_ovrecv for sending/receiving
359 oggvorbis files via rtp. Requires the open rtp library. Get it at
360 http://www.linphone.org/ortp/
361 - rewrite of the ogg_vorbis core code
362 - configure detects libzmw and, if detected, includes
363 para_slider to the list of binaries to be built by make
364 - server stream writers read from their associated fifo rather
365 than from stdin
366 - slider: two new sliders, lastplayed and numplayed
367 - fix nasty double free bug which caused random segfaults in case of
368 mp3 files with invalid header information
369 - gui: new command line option: --stream_timeout=seconds to
370 deactivate a slot if it is idle for that many seconds (default=`5')
371 - diffstats
372
373
374 ---------------------------------------
375 0.1.6 (2005-03-05) "asymptotic balance"
376 ---------------------------------------
377
378 Only little user-visible changes in this release. Mainly bugfixes and
379 core code cleanup. This is probably the most stable version ever if you
380 stick to mp3...
381
382 - fix several memory leaks
383 - rename default name of mysql database from "music" to "paraslash".
384 Use para_server's --mysql_database option if you do not want to
385 rename your old database.
386 - rework ogg vorbis code
387 - make update command work on mysql servers with LOCAL_INFILE
388 disabled
389 - gui: improved stream I/O (slots)
390 - simplified audio format API
391 - para_pob_ogg is gone
392
393 ------------------------------------
394 0.1.5 (2004-12-31) "opaque eternity"
395 ------------------------------------
396
397 Let's slide gently into the new year.
398
399 - new: para_slider (not built automatically, type "make
400 para_slider" to build). A toy for those who always felt that
401 creating stream definitions is difficult. See screenshots,
402 README and FEATURES for more info.
403 - improved signal handling. Fixes server segfault on SIGHUP
404 for linux kernels newer than Aug 24 2004 and makes para_gui
405 race-free.
406 - reload database tool on SIGHUP
407 - improved help message for sl
408 - do not log "broken pipe" messages as errors. They are
409 perfectly ok.
410 - fix wrong error message on permission errors
411
412 -----------------------------------------
413 0.1.4 (2004-12-19) "tunneling transition"
414 -----------------------------------------
415
416 Bugfix release. As expected, 0.1.3 introduced a bunch of new bugs.
417 Hopefully, most of them got wiped out with this release. Some
418 enhancements went also in.
419
420 - improved error diagnostics for all commands
421 - stradd/picadd: overwrite previous contents if entry already
422 exists, rather than returning errors
423 - stradd: use current stream if invoked without args
424 - faster (and hopefully more stable) ogg-vorbis handling
425 - para_krell: reap children to avoid zombie-flooding in case
426 no server is running
427 - si: report also server pid
428 - server: don't busy-loop if dbtool reports only invalid files.
429 - gui: CTRL+C works again, fix stream_read command line option
430 - fix pic_add, hist
431 - fix mysql dbtool startup in case no database exists
432 - many small fixes and cleanups
433
434 ---------------------------------------
435 0.1.3: (2004-12-10) "vanishing inertia"
436 ---------------------------------------
437
438 Starting from this release, the database tools are integrated in the
439 server binary. This decreases server startup time, reduces code size
440 and speeds up database commands. However, the layout of the underlying
441 mysql database changed only slightly and 0.1.3 should be backwards
442 compatible in that respect.
443
444 Visible changes:
445
446 - If mysql is not detected at compile time, or fails to init
447 at runtime, fall back to the dopey database tool which should
448 always work.
449 - para_dbtool and dbtool.conf are gone. All mysql specific
450 options are read from server.conf and are prefixed by 'mysql_'.
451 - new command: cdt (change database tool)
452 - new command line option: dbtool (choose startup database tool)
453 - The name of current stream is now stored in the database,
454 so paraslash remembers its current stream when restarted.
455 - new command: csp (change stream and play)
456 - para_gui also reports current database tool and server uptime
457
458
459 -------------------------------------------
460 0.1.2: (2004-11-28) "spherical fluctuation"
461 -------------------------------------------
462
463 Point release before the big dbtool changes go in.
464
465 - dbtool: rename ca to cam (copy all meta data). It now also
466 copies numplayed and lastplayed time as well as the picture
467 id.
468 - fix endless-loop-bug caused by mp3 files with invalid header
469
470 -----------------------------------------
471 0.1.1: (2004-11-05) "floating atmosphere"
472 -----------------------------------------
473
474 - gkrellm plugin
475 - new dbtool command: mbox. Browse your sound-file collection
476 with your favorite mail reader.
477 - several small fixes
478
479 -------------------------------------
480 0.1.0: (2204-10-22) "rotating cortex"
481 -------------------------------------
482
483 - fix logging bug for loglevel > VERBOSE
484 - fix skip command
485 - correct timings for vbr mp3s
486 - modular audio format support
487 - ogg-vorbis support (experimental)
488 - new server option: autoplay
489
490 -----------------------------------------
491 0.0.99: (2004-07-25) "harmonic deviation"
492 -----------------------------------------
493
494 - rename projectname from icc to paraslash (play, archive, rate
495 and stream large audio sets happily)
496 - paraslash is no longer restricted to one particular audio
497 streaming software
498 - new dbtool commands (stradd, strq, strdel) for easy stream
499 managment w/o configuration file. That obsoletes stream_defs
500 file/config option for dbtool.
501 - picadd accepts jpeg data from stdin
502 - new server commands: ps (select previous stream), sc (song change)
503 - new default pictures for sdl_gui
504 - gui: new key_map option for binding commands and internal
505 functions to arbitrary keys, nice help screen, rip out
506 soundcard/linux specific stuff, avoid noise artefacts while jumping,
507 show silly logo on startup
508 - new executables: para_fade for fading volume, para_dbadm for
509 manipulating attributes
510 - cdb adds _all_ tables to mysql database
511 - revised and beautified documentation
512 - sample dbtool rewritten in C
513 - autoconf
514
515 ---------------------------------------------
516 0.0.98: (2003-12-26) "incremental smoothness"
517 ---------------------------------------------
518
519 - kick icecast in favour of poc. That removes some races and reduces
520 core code considerably.
521 - cbr/vbr is displayed by stat and gui/sdl_gui. New status flags
522 give finer info on afs' status.
523 - gui can start decoder (see config options). Further new gui
524 commands: refresh (^L), jmp (F1-F10)
525 - gui rereads conf on SIGUSR1 instead of SIGHUP. SIGHUP
526 terminates gui. This fixes dead instances consuming memory
527 continuously.
528 - new dbtool command: verb for sending verbatim sql queries.
529 - fix pid_list races (by removing pid_list)
530 - codename funnies
531
532 --------------------
533 0.0.97: (2003-10-26)
534 --------------------
535
536 - installation prefix now defaults to /usr/local
537 - new commands for gui: snozze, sleep and reread config
538 - config file for gui and sdl_gui
539 - fix problems with filenames containing funny characters
540 (reported by Thomas Forell)
541 - improved signal handling for gui, now it rereads conf on SIGHUP
542 - new dbtool command: cdb (create database)
543 - switch from argtable to gengetopt
544 - major code cleanup and speed improvements
545 - fix several potential buffer overflows
546 - many small fixes and cleanups
547
548 -------------------
549 0.0.96 (2003-08-30)
550 -------------------
551
552 - easy stream_defs syntax
553 - sdl_gui can display images associated to the file being played
554 - Major feature enhancements for icc_gui including dynamic text
555 placement and the top/bottom window design
556 - vrfy/clean now also checks for NULL values in attributes as
557 well as for invalid picture pointers
558 - fix long outstanding case sensitivity bug
559 - many small fixes and cleanups
560
561 -------------------
562 0.0.95 (2003-06-29)
563 -------------------
564
565 - sdl gui runs much faster
566 - new dbtool command: ca (copy attributes)
567 - count and display number of times the song has been played
568 - new feature: scoring
569 - command line options for sdl_gui
570 - simpler syntax of streams file
571 - decrease network traffic of stat
572 - fix zombie bug
573 - many small fixes and cleanups
574
575 -------------------
576 0.0.94 (2003-05-04)
577 -------------------
578
579 - new server command: ns (next stream)
580 - new icc_gui command: c (change stream)
581 - internal mp3info
582 - stat shows also id3 tag info
583 - new sdl based gui
584 - log flodding bug fixed
585 - many small fixes and cleanups
586
587 -------------------
588 0.0.93 (2003-03-28)
589 -------------------
590
591 - colors for icc_gui
592 - icc_gui sets volume directly (linux only)
593 - proper locking that fixes some races
594 - fix security bug that caused commands to be executed even
595 with unsufficient permissions
596 - new command: hup to make all servers reread their configuration file
597 - icecast meta data streaming
598 - many small fixes and cleanups