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2 0.4.5 (to be announced) "symmetric randomization"
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4
5 - Contains a fix for an invalid-free-bug in the ogg audio format
6 handler code.
7 - Improved documentation and error diagnostics.
8 - Switching off the DCCP sender works again.
9 - para_audiod handles crashes of para_server more robustly.
10
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12 0.4.4 (2010-08-06) "persistent regularity"
13 ------------------------------------------
14
15 Support for yet another audio format, para_write improvements and
16 bug fixes.
17
18 - Support for the speex codec.
19 - Support for sample formats other than 16 bit little endian.
20 - error2.h is now created by a perl script which speeds up configure
21 considerably.
22 - Fix a bug in the aac decoder which could lead to segfaults in
23 para_filter/para_audiod.
24 - Fixes for autoconf-2.66.
25
26 ----------------------------------------
27 0.4.3 (2010-07-05) "imaginary radiation"
28 ----------------------------------------
29
30 Many improvements for the DCCP and the UDP transport, the new user
31 manual and the usual mix of bug fixes and internal improvements.
32
33 - FEC support for the DCCP sender (Gerrit Renker). The new
34 --dccp_max_slice_size, --dccp_data_slices_per_group and
35 --dccp_slices_per_group options can be used to set the FEC
36 parameters for the DCCP transport.
37 - DNS lookups for UDP targets (Gerrit Renker).
38 - The new user manual replaces the README, README.afs, REQUIREMENTS
39 and INSTALL documents.
40 - Fix an end-of-file detection bug in the oggdec filter.
41 - The new nonblock API.
42 - Both options of the oggdec filter have been removed.
43 - New debug mode for the internal scheduler.
44
45 ------------------------------------------
46 0.4.2 (2010-04-23) "associative expansion"
47 ------------------------------------------
48
49 It's been some time since the last release, but finally here is
50 paraslash-0.4.2. The bulk of the changes comes from the new buffer
51 tree API, but there are changes all over the tree. Mainly performance
52 and usability improvements, but also quite some bug fixes.
53
54 - The new buffer tree API.
55 - DCCP: Support for CCID negotiation (Gerrit Renker).
56 - UDP robustness fixes.
57 - The --bufsize option for mp3dec is gone as it no longer makes sense
58 for the new buffer tree API.
59 - Fix audible buffer underruns for wma streams.
60 - The alsa writer no longer prints meaningless underrun durations.
61 - audiod: Defaults work also for udp streams. If no filter is
62 given for an audio format that is received via upd, fecdec is
63 automatically added as the first filter (along with the decoder).
64
65 ---------------------------------------
66 0.4.1 (2009-12-22) "concurrent horizon"
67 ---------------------------------------
68
69 Support for another audio format, minor feature enhancements and lots of bug
70 fixes. All fixes that have been accumulated in the maint branch (in particular
71 those mentionened in the 0.3.6 release notes) appear in this release as well.
72
73 - wma support.
74 - new afh option: --human to activate human-readable output.
75 - new server/audiod option: --log-timing to print timing information.
76 - build system improvements.
77 - source code documentation updates.
78
79 -------------------------------------
80 0.3.6 (2009-12-07) "cubic continuity"
81 -------------------------------------
82
83 Quite a few bugs have been found and fixed since 0.3.5, so here's
84 another 0.3.x release. No new features.
85
86 - Always check return value of malloc().
87 - ogg vorbis/FEC: Do not write garbage after the audio file header.
88 - exit if root privileges could not be dropped.
89 - FEC: Fix computation of extra slices.
90 - oss: Fix check for empty input buffer.
91 - Avoid buffer underruns due to filter chain output buffer constraints.
92 - server: Fix assignment of afs_pid.
93 - Don't panic if the afs database contains unknown audio formats.
94 - http/dccp: Do not send the audio file header twice.
95 - FEC: Timing improvements.
96
97 ----------------------------------------------
98 0.4.0 (2009-11-10) "simultaneous independence"
99 ----------------------------------------------
100
101 Two significant changes which require the new version number: The
102 improved authentication dialog and the fact that the database code
103 has been moved to a library, libosl. To use the new version, you have
104 to generate new RSA keys, see INSTALL for details. A shell script is
105 provided for conversion of the 0.3 database to the new 0.4 format.
106
107 - stronger crypto for client authentication
108 - the database code has been moved to a library
109 - improved status item handling
110 - cleanup of the build system
111 - The "-V" option now also prints the git version
112 - the new parser-friendly listing mode for the ls and stat commands
113 - mandatory rc4 encryption
114 - major audio format handler cleanups
115 - (id3,...) tags are no longer stored as a combined string in the database
116 - new mood methods: artist_matches, title_matches, comment_matches,
117 album_matches, year_maches, year.
118
119 --------------------------------------------
120 0.3.5 (2009-09-21) "symplectic separability"
121 --------------------------------------------
122
123 Full client support for *BSD Unixes, complete re-write of the ogg
124 vorbis audio format handler, various improvements all over the place
125 and the usual mix of bugfixes. This release marks the end of the 0.3
126 series if no serious problems show up.
127
128 - the new oss writer (supported on *BSD and Linux)
129 - rewrite of the ogg vorbis audio format handler. It's
130 recommended to replace the chunk tables of existing ogg
131 vorbis files in the afs database by re-adding these files
132 with "add -f".
133 - support for netmask subsets (Gerrit Renker)
134 - the new prebuffer filter
135 - improved signal handling
136 - variable fec output buffer size
137 - improved FEC timing fixes audible buffer underruns in UDP mode
138 - --log_color actually works
139 - new ls option: -d (print dates as seconds after the epoch)
140 - update to gengetopt 2.22.2
141 - support for RSA keys of size > 512 bits
142 - new option "mixer_channel" for para_fade
143
144 -----------------------------------------
145 0.3.4 (2009-05-07) "elliptic inheritance"
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147
148 The new udp sender, forward error correction, colored logs and various
149 other improvements. As the udp sender does not depend on any special
150 libraries, it is built unconditionally.
151
152 - The udp sender replaces the ortp sender. The new code uses forward
153 error correction to protect against packet losses. Many thanks to
154 Gerrit Renker for providing ipv6 support.
155 - The default port for udp streaming now defaults to 8000, like
156 for the http and the dccp senders/receivers.
157 - Loglevels are now specified as symbolic names, e.g.
158 "--loglevel info".
159 - improved ipv4 and ipv6 URI parser (Gerrit Renker).
160 - para_server/para_audiod: Color support for log messages.
161 - new options for mp3dec: --ignore-crc, --bufsize
162 - new audiod option: --config-file.
163 - gengetopt cleanups.
164 - Improved help/man pages: The documentation of para_audiod,
165 para_recv, para_filter and para_write now also contains
166 all options of the available receivers/filters/writers. The
167 man page of para_fade contains a description of the different
168 modes of operation.
169 - More source code documentation.
170 - vss timing fixes.
171
172 --------------------------------------------
173 0.3.3 (2008-12-01) "axiomatic perspectivity"
174 --------------------------------------------
175
176 Internal code cleanups, bug fixes, improved tag handling and the new
177 amplification filter.
178
179 - para_server uses the generic scheduling code.
180 - overhaul of the virtual streaming system.
181 - mp3: id3 version 2 support via libid3tag (optional)
182 - ogg: vorbis comment support.
183 - aac meta info support.
184 - mp3 audio format handler cleanups.
185 - new filter: "amp" to amplify the amplitude of the audio stream
186 - new status item/database entry: amplification. It is
187 used by the amp filter to pre-amplify the audio stream.
188 - fix a close-without-open bug in para_write.
189 - fix a bug in com_init() which was introduced in 0.3.2.
190 - better error diagnostics for para_client.
191
192 -----------------------------------------
193 0.3.2 (2008-04-11) "probabilistic parity"
194 -----------------------------------------
195
196 The new para_afh executable, scheduling and documentation improvements.
197
198 - new ls option: -lc (list chunk table)
199 - new executable: para_afh, the stand-alone audio file handler tool
200 - afs commands can send output more than SHMMAX (32MB on Linux). This
201 also reduces the memory usage of commands that produce large amounts
202 of output.
203 - major scheduler and audiod cleanups.
204 - more detailed and much nicer man pages.
205
206 ---------------------------------------
207 0.3.1 (2008-02-23) "liquid interaction"
208 ---------------------------------------
209
210 A mix of cleanups, bug fixes, improvements, and some new features. No
211 significant changes to the new database (osl) code, which is generally
212 a good sign.
213
214 - Share some similar/duplicate code between the http and the
215 dccp sender.
216 - Generic access control lists for paraslash senders.
217 - dccp sender: Access control lists, connection limiting and support
218 for the allow,deny,on,off,help sender commands.
219 - The default dccp port changed from 5001 to 8000 (suggested by
220 Gerrit Renker).
221 - para_server starts even if not all public keys could be loaded.
222 - Audiod performance improvements.
223 - fix a bug in the "off" command of the http sender.
224 - fix some fd and memory leaks.
225 - Update to gengetopt-2.22.
226
227 -------------------------------------
228 0.3.0 (2008-01-12) "solar saturation"
229 -------------------------------------
230
231 paraslash.0.3.0 -- 'WWDBND --what would databases never do?'.
232
233
234 Usually one might expect lots of new features AND a big increase in size
235 for a major release like this.
236
237 However, paraslash-0.3.0.tar.bz2 is the smallest paraslash tarball
238 ever. The decrease in size is mostly due to the removal of some
239 graphical tools (which were only quick hacks anyway). But also the
240 fact that the mysql code is gone cuts down the size a bit.
241
242 Being independent of mysql comes at a cost: The fact that paraslash
243 now contains its own database (the object storage layer, osl) increases
244 the (stripped) binary size of para_server by ~50K on i386.
245
246 - no more restrictions on unique basenames.
247 - independent of mysql: The new self-contained object
248 storage layer (osl) replaces the mysql database.
249 - New executable para_fsck: Check integrity of osl tables.
250 - Lyrics support.
251 - Reliable audio file move/rename detection.
252 - More portable than ever: Tested on Linux (x86_32, x86_64, sparc64),
253 MacOS (ppc32, x86_32), FreeBSD (x86_32), NetBSD (x86_32) and
254 Solaris (sparc64).
255 - the new osl-based audio file selector (afs) replaces the random,
256 the playlist and the mysql selector of paraslash-0.2.x.
257 - IPv6 support (thanks to Gerrit Renker).
258 - paraslash-0.2.x streams are now called "moods". Writing
259 0.3.x-mood definitions should be both easier and more
260 powerful than writing 0.2.x-stream definitions.
261 - para_krell, para_slider, para_para_sdl_gui, para_dbadm have
262 been removed. The world is a better place without them. However,
263 para_gui is still there.
264 - afs tracks audio file selection also in playlist mode.
265 - few easy-to-use afs commands replace the many not-so-easy-to-use
266 mysql commands (and are available also in playlist mode).
267 - Improved error subsystem.
268 - The earth-shaking new logo.
269
270 -----------------------------------------
271 0.2.17 (2007-11-20) "isotropic threshold"
272 -----------------------------------------
273
274 Mainly bugfixes and cleanups in this version which marks the end of
275 the 0.2.x series if no serious bugs show up after the release.
276
277 - mysql_selector: fix a locking bug.
278 - universal chunk queueing.
279 - dccp sender uses chunk queueing if write() returns EAGAIN (thanks
280 to Gerrit Renker).
281 - be more carful wrt. signed vs. unsigned argument passing.
282 - cleanup error.h and fix some references to invalid error
283 codes.
284 - update to gengetopt-2.21.
285 - update to ortp-0.13.1.
286 - autoconf: extend checks for headers, library functions and
287 compiler characteristics.
288 - Fix streaming of large mp3 files.
289 - Fix an off-by-one bug in playlist handling.
290
291 --------------------------------------
292 0.2.16 (2007-04-05) "neural discharge"
293 --------------------------------------
294
295 The main change in this release is the major audio format handler
296 cleanup which removes some similar/duplicate code and makes it easier
297 to implement plugins for other audio formats. Of course, the usual mix
298 of other improvements/changes/bugfixes also made it into the release.
299
300 - simplified audio format handlers (most of the handling functions
301 were moved one layer up to the virtual streaming system).
302 - para_server uses mmap to read audio files
303 - repositioning of mp3 streams is much faster, in particular for
304 jumping near the end of large mp3 files.
305 - permission flags DB_READ,DB_WRITE have been renamed to AFS_READ
306 and AFS_WRITE.
307 - fix a bug in para_filter that caused decoding of aac files
308 to start only after a few seconds.
309 - fix osx_writer hangs
310 - simplified dccp code (thanks to Gerrit Renker)
311 - the compress filter works also on big endian systems (ppc)
312
313 -----------------------------------------
314 0.2.15 (2007-02-16) "inductive resonance"
315 -----------------------------------------
316
317 Minor improvements, more documentation and a bunch of bug fixes.
318
319 - para_server: The server.users file is only read once on server
320 startup rather than for each connection
321 - mp3dec: Fix decoding of corrupt mp3 files
322 - afs (audio file sender) is now called vss (virtual streaming
323 system). Consequently, the permission flags specified in
324 ~/.paraslash/server.users have also changed: AFS_READ and AFS_WRITE
325 become VSS_READ and VSS_WRITE respectively.
326 - para_audiod/para_filter: Fix a bug that caused the last chunk
327 of audio data not being written under certain circumstances
328 - audiod: compute the difference of server time and local time
329 correctly
330 - para_server/para_audiod: Fix some memory leaks
331 - documentation improvements
332 - configure.ac: fix checks for para_krell
333 - new man pages
334
335 -------------------------------------------
336 0.2.14 (2006-10-15) "transient singularity"
337 -------------------------------------------
338
339 The only major enhancement of this version is the osx writer which completes
340 the Mac OS Port and was originally planned already for 0.2.13 but had to wait
341 until now for reasons beyond the scope of this changelog entry.
342
343 - new output plugin for Mac Os: the osx writer
344 - rename configure command line options from --enable-xxx-headers to
345 --with-xxx-headers and --enable-xxx-libs to --with-xxx-libs
346 - configure: new command line options: --with-mad-headers,
347 --with-mad-libs, --with-oggvorbis-headers, and --with-oggvorbis-libs
348 - some robustness fixes
349 - dymamic audio format recognition for audiod
350 - para_server: new command line option: --autoplay_delay
351 - para_audiod: new command line option: --clock_diff_count
352
353 ---------------------------------------
354 0.2.13 (2006-07-14) "sonic convolution"
355 ---------------------------------------
356
357 A bunch of new features and core changes.
358
359 - the new paraslash scheduler, short and sweet.
360 - Support for m4a/mp4 files via the new aac audio format
361 handler/filter (requires libfaad).
362 - each writer has its own command line parser, just like
363 para_recv and para_filter.
364 - para_client and para_audioc use the error subsystem
365 - writers are integrated in para_audiod (currently linux-only)
366 - para_client is integrated in para_audiod
367 - random/playlist selector: improved info strings
368 - new audiod commands: tasks, kill
369 - update to libortp-0.10.1
370 - para_fade: wake time defaults to 8 hours from now
371 - update to autoconf-2.60
372
373
374 ------------------------------------------
375 0.2.12 (2006-05-12) "oriented abstraction"
376 ------------------------------------------
377
378 Many user-visible changes in this release and lots of new
379 features:
380
381
382 - the new optional dccp sender/receiver. It uses the datagram
383 congestion control protocol. You'll need a fairly new kernel
384 for this.
385 - paraslash works on Mac OS X (thanks to Gerd Becker)
386 - para_play renamed to para_write
387 - modular output plugin design (writers) for para_write
388 - new file_writer output plugin for para_write
389 - compress filter speed improvements
390 - update to libortp-0.9.1
391 - update to gengetopt-2.17rc
392 - para_client no longer depends on libreadline (as the
393 code for the interactive mode was removed).
394 - gcc-2-95 is no longer a supported compiler. It may still
395 work, but it gets no more testing.
396 - the tarball no longer contains the screenshot images which
397 reduces its size quite a bit.
398 - configure: new command line options: --enable-mysql-headers
399 and --enable-mysql-libs
400
401 ------------------------------------
402 0.2.11 (2006-03-11) "atomic duality"
403 ------------------------------------
404
405 Here it is, the first paraslash release developed with git. There
406 are fairly many user-visible changes in this release. As two out of
407 the three "database tools" of paraslash don't use a database at all,
408 they are now called "audio file selectors" instead.
409
410
411 - the cdt command (change database tool) becomes chs (change
412 selector)
413 - no more colon separators: The syntax of some options of
414 para_audiod and para_filter have changed. Use --help for
415 more info (and some examples).
416 - update to gengetopt-2.16 (thanks to Lorenzo Bettini)
417 - switch from cvs to git (should've done that earlier)
418 - the new ipc subsystem
419 - new audio file selector: playlist
420 - para_server: the dopey selector is now called "random",
421 and is the default selector. Use the --selector option to
422 choose another selector at startup, or the chs command to
423 change the selector at runtime.
424 - X86_64 fixes (thanks to Steffen Klassert)
425 - para_play fixes
426
427
428 --------------------------------------
429 0.2.10 (2006-02-17) "cyclic attractor"
430 --------------------------------------
431
432 Huge documentation update, a scrollable window for para_gui, ortp
433 improvements, and of course many small fixes not mentioned here.
434 The diffstat below is rather misleading as most insertions are due
435 to the new source documentation.
436
437 - autoconf cleanup
438 - para_server also uses the new error subsystem
439 - lots of new documentation (UTSL)
440 - gui improvements:
441 - keysyms for cursor keys and for next/previous page keys
442 - scrollable output window
443 - new internal commands: scroll up/down, page up/down
444 - fix color of command output.
445 - ortp: the --chunk_time and --header flags are no longer needed
446 for para_recv/para_audiod as this information is now encoded in
447 each rtp packet sent by para_server.
448
449
450 -------------------------------------------
451 0.2.9 (2006-01-24) "progressive turbulence"
452 -------------------------------------------
453
454 Internal audiod receivers/filters, the new error subsystem and
455 a lot of small improvements.
456
457 - para_recv and para_filter are integrated into the para_audiod
458 binary, i.e. audiod no longer spawns a new process for
459 each receiver/filter. As para_recv and para_filter might be
460 useful as standalone programs, they still get built (linked
461 against the same object files that are also used for audiod).
462 - further ortp timing improvements should reduce the CPU usage
463 of the ortp receiver.
464 - improved audio grabbing. The 'grab' command of para_audiod
465 has its own set of command line options. Read the output of
466 "para_audioc help grab" for more info.
467 - oggdec: configurable input prebuffer size.
468 - the new error subsystem gives better error diagnostics
469 and reduces code size.
470
471
472 -----------------------------------------
473 0.2.8 (2006-01-02) "dynamic accumulation"
474 -----------------------------------------
475
476 The new modular filter design and the para_play-hangs bugfix.
477
478 - new executable: para_filter. It combines para_mp3dec,
479 para_oggdec and para_compress. It also adds a further filter
480 type, wav, that just inserts a wave header at the desired point
481 of the filter chain. All 'piping' is done in-memory (i.e. no
482 read/write operations are used).
483 - para_play: fix a stupid bug that caused it to hang under
484 certain circumstances.
485
486
487 -------------------------------------------
488 0.2.7 (2006-12-27) "transparent invariance"
489 -------------------------------------------
490
491 Not many user-visible changes but a fair amount of internal improvements.
492
493
494 - The http sender buffers data if it can not be sent
495 out immediately (because the socket is not writable). This
496 should prevent para_server from shutting down the connection
497 too early on a loaded network.
498 - para_play also prebuffers data if it is told to start at a
499 future time by the --start_time option.
500 - The return of para_recv: It combines para_ortp_recv and
501 para_http_recv. Use the --receiver option to switch between
502 the two. para_recv builds without libortp, but contains
503 only the http receiver in this case.
504 - update to ortp 0.8.1. As this ortp release contains incompatible
505 changes, para_recv-0.2.7 won't link against older ortp libs.
506 - improved ortp timings.
507 - use of gcc-extensions that #define away for non-gcc and
508 gcc < 3.0.
509
510
511 -------------------------------------------
512 0.2.6 (2005-10-29) "recursive compensation"
513 -------------------------------------------
514
515 Transparent session encryption (uses openssl's Alleged RC4 cipher),
516 the internal find command and several other improvements and cleanups.
517
518 - Encrypt the session if encryption is requested by the client
519 (default for para_client 0.2.6). This is backwards
520 compatible, so older clients can still connect to para_server
521 0.2.6. Use the new client option --plain to request an
522 uncrypted session (off by default, must be set to on in
523 order to connect to para_server 0.2.x with 0 <= x <= 5).
524 - para_server uses an internal function to locate audio files
525 rather than calling find(1). The server option
526 --mysql_audio_file_dir replaces --mysql_find_cmd.
527 - documentation update
528 - man pages
529 - header file cleanup
530 - para_client code cleanup
531 - para_gui: faster display of output of display commands
532
533
534 ------------------------------------------
535 0.2.5 (2005-10-13) "aggressive resolution"
536 ------------------------------------------
537
538 This release adds internal senders, i.e. no more external programs are
539 spawned for sending out the audio data. There are two different senders
540 available: The http sender and the ortp sender (former para_send which
541 is no longer needed).
542
543 The new sender code has a plugin-like design so it can be easily
544 extended should there be be any future need for supporting another
545 network streaming protocol. All senders are completely independent of
546 each other. In particular, the http and the ortp sender can operate
547 in parallel.
548
549 - new server command: sender to control senders at runtime.
550 Read the output of "para_server -h" and "para_client help
551 sender" for more information.
552 - para_recv renamed to para_ortp_recv
553 - new executable: para_http_recv, a simple command line
554 http receiver.
555 - major afs/mp3/ogg code simplifications due to internal
556 senders.
557 - ogg timing improvements
558 - fix several minor memory leaks (found by valgrind)
559 - empty stream definitions work again
560 - com_ne(): ignore errors on remove
561 - audiod: fix segfault on server restart
562
563
564 ---------------------------------------
565 0.2.4 (2005-09-21) "toxic anticipation"
566 ---------------------------------------
567
568 Several small improvements, fixes and the new grab command.
569
570 - audiod:
571 - new command: "grab" to grab the output of the stream reader
572 or any filters. Read the output of "para_audioc help grab"
573 for more information.
574 - fix memory leak
575 - code cleanup
576 - audioc: new command line option: --bufsize to specify a
577 buffer size different from the default size 8192.
578 - improved error diagnostics for para_play.
579 - new configure option: --enable-ssldir so search for openssl in
580 non-standard places
581 - sdl_gui: Make it look nice again for 1024x768
582 - server: report total size of memory allocated with sbrk by malloc,
583 new command line option: --announce_time
584
585
586 -----------------------------------------
587 0.2.3 (2005-09-01) "hydrophilic movement"
588 -----------------------------------------
589
590 Two new executables and major feature enhancements.
591
592 - audiod filters: It is now possible to specify arbitrary many
593 (including none) filters for each supported audio
594 format. This can be used e.g. for normalizing volume,
595 transforming or grabbing the audio stream, or for using
596 visualizers. Read the output of "para_audiod -h" for the
597 syntax of the new --filter_cmd option.
598 - new executable: para_play, a tiny alsa player. It
599 can play wave files or raw pcm (16 bit little endian)
600 from stdin.
601 - new executable: para_compress, a dynamic range compressor
602 intended to keep audio output at a consistent volume. Derived
603 from AudioCompress, http://trikuare.cx/code/AudioCompress.html.
604 - audiod: New option: --stream_delay. This can be used in
605 a local network to syncronize the audio output of all
606 clients that play the same stream.
607
608
609 ------------------------------------------
610 0.2.2 (2005-08-19) "tangential excitation"
611 ------------------------------------------
612
613 Mostly internal changes in this release, but also some new commands
614 for the mysql database tool.
615
616 - cleanup exec.c, fix para_exec bug
617 - compile time loglevel (log messages below the given level
618 won't be compiled in, which reduces the size of the
619 resulting binaries)
620 - new log macros that shorten the size of the source code.
621 - workaround a gcc-4.1 bug (?) that caused send_cred_buffer()
622 to send only zeros. With this workaround, para_audioc works
623 again.
624 - avoid gcc-4 warning: conflicting types for built-in function 'clog'
625 - new mysql commands: "rm" (remove entry), "mv" (rename entry) "ne"
626 (new entry), "snp" (set numplayed). Read the manual for more
627 information.
628
629
630 ---------------------------------------
631 0.2.1 (2005-08-15) "surreal experience"
632 ---------------------------------------
633
634 Here comes paraslash-0.2.1. It contains a couple of new features and,
635 surprise, only minor bug fixes.
636
637 - kill noisy mp3 debug message
638 - cleanup of the build system
639 - para_server and para_client directly use the crypto routines
640 of the openssl library rather than invoking the openssl command
641 line utitlity
642 - server/audiod: new option --user to switch to the given user
643 when invoked as root. Read the output of "para_server -h" for
644 more information.
645 - gui/sdl_gui: new option --stat_cmd to be used to retrieve the
646 status. Default: "para_audioc stat"
647 - sdl_gui: new option --pic_cmd to be used to download the picture.
648 Default: "para_client pic"
649 - audiod: 5 slots ought to be enough for everybody
650 - audiod: new status item: Uptime, kill hup command
651
652
653
654 ------------------------------------------
655 0.2.0 (2005-08-06) "distributed diffusion"
656 ------------------------------------------
657
658 After several month of increased development activity, paraslash-0.2.0
659 has arrived. It contains many new features and is much more
660 self-contained than the old 0.1.x series. Enjoy!
661
662
663 - para_server: fix hang on song change and crash on sighup.
664 Speed up mysql queries. The DIR_LIKE macro is gone.
665 - new executables: para_audiod, the local audio daemon that
666 starts playback (uses SCM_CREDENTIALS socket magic) and
667 para_audioc, the corresponding client.
668 - new executables: para_mp3dec/para_oggdec, two really teensy
669 decoders. para_mp3dec is based on libmad, para_oggdec requires
670 libvorbisfile.
671 - ovsend/ovrecv are capable of streaming ogg as well as mp3, so
672 they are now called para_send and para_recv respectively.
673 - documentation updates
674 - para_gui is themable. For now there is the default theme that
675 looks as before and the simple theme: blue and easy.
676 - gui: audio streaming is now handled by audiod. Time display shows
677 playback time rather than streaming time
678 - slider: update to libzmw-0.2.0
679 - para_krell: fix crash on server shutdown
680 - switch from gzip to bzip2
681
682
683 ----------------------------------------
684 0.1.7 (2005-04-18) "melting penetration"
685 ----------------------------------------
686
687 The main change in this release is clearly the oggvorbis rewrite,
688 but there are also lots of smaller changes. If you intend to use both
689 the mp3 and the ogg plugin, it is recommended to use software mixing,
690 e.g. the dmix plugin which is provided by ALSA.
691
692 - new executables: para_ovsend and para_ovrecv for sending/receiving
693 oggvorbis files via rtp. Requires the open rtp library. Get it at
694 http://www.linphone.org/ortp/
695 - rewrite of the ogg_vorbis core code
696 - configure detects libzmw and, if detected, includes
697 para_slider to the list of binaries to be built by make
698 - server stream writers read from their associated fifo rather
699 than from stdin
700 - slider: two new sliders, lastplayed and numplayed
701 - fix nasty double free bug which caused random segfaults in case of
702 mp3 files with invalid header information
703 - gui: new command line option: --stream_timeout=seconds to
704 deactivate a slot if it is idle for that many seconds (default=`5')
705 - diffstats
706
707
708 ---------------------------------------
709 0.1.6 (2005-03-05) "asymptotic balance"
710 ---------------------------------------
711
712 Only little user-visible changes in this release. Mainly bugfixes and
713 core code cleanup. This is probably the most stable version ever if you
714 stick to mp3...
715
716 - fix several memory leaks
717 - rename default name of mysql database from "music" to "paraslash".
718 Use para_server's --mysql_database option if you do not want to
719 rename your old database.
720 - rework ogg vorbis code
721 - make update command work on mysql servers with LOCAL_INFILE
722 disabled
723 - gui: improved stream I/O (slots)
724 - simplified audio format API
725 - para_pob_ogg is gone
726
727 ------------------------------------
728 0.1.5 (2004-12-31) "opaque eternity"
729 ------------------------------------
730
731 Let's slide gently into the new year.
732
733 - new: para_slider (not built automatically, type "make
734 para_slider" to build). A toy for those who always felt that
735 creating stream definitions is difficult. See screenshots,
736 README and FEATURES for more info.
737 - improved signal handling. Fixes server segfault on SIGHUP
738 for linux kernels newer than Aug 24 2004 and makes para_gui
739 race-free.
740 - reload database tool on SIGHUP
741 - improved help message for sl
742 - do not log "broken pipe" messages as errors. They are
743 perfectly ok.
744 - fix wrong error message on permission errors
745
746 -----------------------------------------
747 0.1.4 (2004-12-19) "tunneling transition"
748 -----------------------------------------
749
750 Bugfix release. As expected, 0.1.3 introduced a bunch of new bugs.
751 Hopefully, most of them got wiped out with this release. Some
752 enhancements went also in.
753
754 - improved error diagnostics for all commands
755 - stradd/picadd: overwrite previous contents if entry already
756 exists, rather than returning errors
757 - stradd: use current stream if invoked without args
758 - faster (and hopefully more stable) ogg-vorbis handling
759 - para_krell: reap children to avoid zombie-flooding in case
760 no server is running
761 - si: report also server pid
762 - server: don't busy-loop if dbtool reports only invalid files.
763 - gui: CTRL+C works again, fix stream_read command line option
764 - fix pic_add, hist
765 - fix mysql dbtool startup in case no database exists
766 - many small fixes and cleanups
767
768 ---------------------------------------
769 0.1.3: (2004-12-10) "vanishing inertia"
770 ---------------------------------------
771
772 Starting from this release, the database tools are integrated in the
773 server binary. This decreases server startup time, reduces code size
774 and speeds up database commands. However, the layout of the underlying
775 mysql database changed only slightly and 0.1.3 should be backwards
776 compatible in that respect.
777
778 Visible changes:
779
780 - If mysql is not detected at compile time, or fails to init
781 at runtime, fall back to the dopey database tool which should
782 always work.
783 - para_dbtool and dbtool.conf are gone. All mysql specific
784 options are read from server.conf and are prefixed by 'mysql_'.
785 - new command: cdt (change database tool)
786 - new command line option: dbtool (choose startup database tool)
787 - The name of current stream is now stored in the database,
788 so paraslash remembers its current stream when restarted.
789 - new command: csp (change stream and play)
790 - para_gui also reports current database tool and server uptime
791
792
793 -------------------------------------------
794 0.1.2: (2004-11-28) "spherical fluctuation"
795 -------------------------------------------
796
797 Point release before the big dbtool changes go in.
798
799 - dbtool: rename ca to cam (copy all meta data). It now also
800 copies numplayed and lastplayed time as well as the picture
801 id.
802 - fix endless-loop-bug caused by mp3 files with invalid header
803
804 -----------------------------------------
805 0.1.1: (2004-11-05) "floating atmosphere"
806 -----------------------------------------
807
808 - gkrellm plugin
809 - new dbtool command: mbox. Browse your sound-file collection
810 with your favorite mail reader.
811 - several small fixes
812
813 -------------------------------------
814 0.1.0: (2204-10-22) "rotating cortex"
815 -------------------------------------
816
817 - fix logging bug for loglevel > VERBOSE
818 - fix skip command
819 - correct timings for vbr mp3s
820 - modular audio format support
821 - ogg-vorbis support (experimental)
822 - new server option: autoplay
823
824 -----------------------------------------
825 0.0.99: (2004-07-25) "harmonic deviation"
826 -----------------------------------------
827
828 - rename projectname from icc to paraslash (play, archive, rate
829 and stream large audio sets happily)
830 - paraslash is no longer restricted to one particular audio
831 streaming software
832 - new dbtool commands (stradd, strq, strdel) for easy stream
833 managment w/o configuration file. That obsoletes stream_defs
834 file/config option for dbtool.
835 - picadd accepts jpeg data from stdin
836 - new server commands: ps (select previous stream), sc (song change)
837 - new default pictures for sdl_gui
838 - gui: new key_map option for binding commands and internal
839 functions to arbitrary keys, nice help screen, rip out
840 soundcard/linux specific stuff, avoid noise artefacts while jumping,
841 show silly logo on startup
842 - new executables: para_fade for fading volume, para_dbadm for
843 manipulating attributes
844 - cdb adds _all_ tables to mysql database
845 - revised and beautified documentation
846 - sample dbtool rewritten in C
847 - autoconf
848
849 ---------------------------------------------
850 0.0.98: (2003-12-26) "incremental smoothness"
851 ---------------------------------------------
852
853 - kick icecast in favour of poc. That removes some races and reduces
854 core code considerably.
855 - cbr/vbr is displayed by stat and gui/sdl_gui. New status flags
856 give finer info on afs' status.
857 - gui can start decoder (see config options). Further new gui
858 commands: refresh (^L), jmp (F1-F10)
859 - gui rereads conf on SIGUSR1 instead of SIGHUP. SIGHUP
860 terminates gui. This fixes dead instances consuming memory
861 continuously.
862 - new dbtool command: verb for sending verbatim sql queries.
863 - fix pid_list races (by removing pid_list)
864 - codename funnies
865
866 --------------------
867 0.0.97: (2003-10-26)
868 --------------------
869
870 - installation prefix now defaults to /usr/local
871 - new commands for gui: snozze, sleep and reread config
872 - config file for gui and sdl_gui
873 - fix problems with filenames containing funny characters
874 (reported by Thomas Forell)
875 - improved signal handling for gui, now it rereads conf on SIGHUP
876 - new dbtool command: cdb (create database)
877 - switch from argtable to gengetopt
878 - major code cleanup and speed improvements
879 - fix several potential buffer overflows
880 - many small fixes and cleanups
881
882 -------------------
883 0.0.96 (2003-08-30)
884 -------------------
885
886 - easy stream_defs syntax
887 - sdl_gui can display images associated to the file being played
888 - Major feature enhancements for icc_gui including dynamic text
889 placement and the top/bottom window design
890 - vrfy/clean now also checks for NULL values in attributes as
891 well as for invalid picture pointers
892 - fix long outstanding case sensitivity bug
893 - many small fixes and cleanups
894
895 -------------------
896 0.0.95 (2003-06-29)
897 -------------------
898
899 - sdl gui runs much faster
900 - new dbtool command: ca (copy attributes)
901 - count and display number of times the song has been played
902 - new feature: scoring
903 - command line options for sdl_gui
904 - simpler syntax of streams file
905 - decrease network traffic of stat
906 - fix zombie bug
907 - many small fixes and cleanups
908
909 -------------------
910 0.0.94 (2003-05-04)
911 -------------------
912
913 - new server command: ns (next stream)
914 - new icc_gui command: c (change stream)
915 - internal mp3info
916 - stat shows also id3 tag info
917 - new sdl based gui
918 - log flodding bug fixed
919 - many small fixes and cleanups
920
921 -------------------
922 0.0.93 (2003-03-28)
923 -------------------
924
925 - colors for icc_gui
926 - icc_gui sets volume directly (linux only)
927 - proper locking that fixes some races
928 - fix security bug that caused commands to be executed even
929 with unsufficient permissions
930 - new command: hup to make all servers reread their configuration file
931 - icecast meta data streaming
932 - many small fixes and cleanups