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