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