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