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1 NEWS
2 ====
3
4 ---------------------------------------------
5 0.4.3 (to be announced) "imaginary radiation"
6 ---------------------------------------------
7
8 - Fix an end-of-file detection bug in the oggdec filter.
9
10 ------------------------------------------
11 0.4.2 (2010-04-23) "associative expansion"
12 ------------------------------------------
13
14 It's been some time since the last release, but finally here is
15 paraslash-0.4.2. The bulk of the changes comes from the new buffer
16 tree API, but there are changes all over the tree. Mainly performance
17 and usability improvements, but also quite some bug fixes.
18
19 - The new buffer tree API.
20 - DCCP: Support for CCID negotiation (Gerrit Renker).
21 - UDP robustness fixes.
22 - The --bufsize option for mp3dec is gone as it no longer makes sense
23 for the new buffer tree API.
24 - Fix audible buffer underruns for wma streams.
25 - The alsa writer no longer prints meaningless underrun durations.
26 - audiod: Defaults work also for udp streams. If no filter is
27 given for an audio format that is received via upd, fecdec is
28 automatically added as the first filter (along with the decoder).
29
30 ---------------------------------------
31 0.4.1 (2009-12-22) "concurrent horizon"
32 ---------------------------------------
33
34 Support for another audio format, minor feature enhancements and lots of bug
35 fixes. All fixes that have been accumulated in the maint branch (in particular
36 those mentionened in the 0.3.6 release notes) appear in this release as well.
37
38 - wma support.
39 - new afh option: --human to activate human-readable output.
40 - new server/audiod option: --log-timing to print timing information.
41 - build system improvements.
42 - source code documentation updates.
43
44 -------------------------------------
45 0.3.6 (2009-12-07) "cubic continuity"
46 -------------------------------------
47
48 Quite a few bugs have been found and fixed since 0.3.5, so here's
49 another 0.3.x release. No new features.
50
51 - Always check return value of malloc().
52 - ogg vorbis/FEC: Do not write garbage after the audio file header.
53 - exit if root privileges could not be dropped.
54 - FEC: Fix computation of extra slices.
55 - oss: Fix check for empty input buffer.
56 - Avoid buffer underruns due to filter chain output buffer constraints.
57 - server: Fix assignment of afs_pid.
58 - Don't panic if the afs database contains unknown audio formats.
59 - http/dccp: Do not send the audio file header twice.
60 - FEC: Timing improvements.
61
62 ----------------------------------------------
63 0.4.0 (2009-11-10) "simultaneous independence"
64 ----------------------------------------------
65
66 Two significant changes which require the new version number: The
67 improved authentication dialog and the fact that the database code
68 has been moved to a library, libosl. To use the new version, you have
69 to generate new RSA keys, see INSTALL for details. A shell script is
70 provided for conversion of the 0.3 database to the new 0.4 format.
71
72 - stronger crypto for client authentication
73 - the database code has been moved to a library
74 - improved status item handling
75 - cleanup of the build system
76 - The "-V" option now also prints the git version
77 - the new parser-friendly listing mode for the ls and stat commands
78 - mandatory rc4 encryption
79 - major audio format handler cleanups
80 - (id3,...) tags are no longer stored as a combined string in the database
81 - new mood methods: artist_matches, title_matches, comment_matches,
82 album_matches, year_maches, year.
83
84 --------------------------------------------
85 0.3.5 (2009-09-21) "symplectic separability"
86 --------------------------------------------
87
88 Full client support for *BSD Unixes, complete re-write of the ogg
89 vorbis audio format handler, various improvements all over the place
90 and the usual mix of bugfixes. This release marks the end of the 0.3
91 series if no serious problems show up.
92
93 - the new oss writer (supported on *BSD and Linux)
94 - rewrite of the ogg vorbis audio format handler. It's
95 recommended to replace the chunk tables of existing ogg
96 vorbis files in the afs database by re-adding these files
97 with "add -f".
98 - support for netmask subsets (Gerrit Renker)
99 - the new prebuffer filter
100 - improved signal handling
101 - variable fec output buffer size
102 - improved FEC timing fixes audible buffer underruns in UDP mode
103 - --log_color actually works
104 - new ls option: -d (print dates as seconds after the epoch)
105 - update to gengetopt 2.22.2
106 - support for RSA keys of size > 512 bits
107 - new option "mixer_channel" for para_fade
108
109 -----------------------------------------
110 0.3.4 (2009-05-07) "elliptic inheritance"
111 -----------------------------------------
112
113 The new udp sender, forward error correction, colored logs and various
114 other improvements. As the udp sender does not depend on any special
115 libraries, it is built unconditionally.
116
117 - The udp sender replaces the ortp sender. The new code uses forward
118 error correction to protect against packet losses. Many thanks to
119 Gerrit Renker for providing ipv6 support.
120 - The default port for udp streaming now defaults to 8000, like
121 for the http and the dccp senders/receivers.
122 - Loglevels are now specified as symbolic names, e.g.
123 "--loglevel info".
124 - improved ipv4 and ipv6 URI parser (Gerrit Renker).
125 - para_server/para_audiod: Color support for log messages.
126 - new options for mp3dec: --ignore-crc, --bufsize
127 - new audiod option: --config-file.
128 - gengetopt cleanups.
129 - Improved help/man pages: The documentation of para_audiod,
130 para_recv, para_filter and para_write now also contains
131 all options of the available receivers/filters/writers. The
132 man page of para_fade contains a description of the different
133 modes of operation.
134 - More source code documentation.
135 - vss timing fixes.
136
137 --------------------------------------------
138 0.3.3 (2008-12-01) "axiomatic perspectivity"
139 --------------------------------------------
140
141 Internal code cleanups, bug fixes, improved tag handling and the new
142 amplification filter.
143
144 - para_server uses the generic scheduling code.
145 - overhaul of the virtual streaming system.
146 - mp3: id3 version 2 support via libid3tag (optional)
147 - ogg: vorbis comment support.
148 - aac meta info support.
149 - mp3 audio format handler cleanups.
150 - new filter: "amp" to amplify the amplitude of the audio stream
151 - new status item/database entry: amplification. It is
152 used by the amp filter to pre-amplify the audio stream.
153 - fix a close-without-open bug in para_write.
154 - fix a bug in com_init() which was introduced in 0.3.2.
155 - better error diagnostics for para_client.
156
157 -----------------------------------------
158 0.3.2 (2008-04-11) "probabilistic parity"
159 -----------------------------------------
160
161 The new para_afh executable, scheduling and documentation improvements.
162
163 - new ls option: -lc (list chunk table)
164 - new executable: para_afh, the stand-alone audio file handler tool
165 - afs commands can send output more than SHMMAX (32MB on Linux). This
166 also reduces the memory usage of commands that produce large amounts
167 of output.
168 - major scheduler and audiod cleanups.
169 - more detailed and much nicer man pages.
170
171 ---------------------------------------
172 0.3.1 (2008-02-23) "liquid interaction"
173 ---------------------------------------
174
175 A mix of cleanups, bug fixes, improvements, and some new features. No
176 significant changes to the new database (osl) code, which is generally
177 a good sign.
178
179 - Share some similar/duplicate code between the http and the
180 dccp sender.
181 - Generic access control lists for paraslash senders.
182 - dccp sender: Access control lists, connection limiting and support
183 for the allow,deny,on,off,help sender commands.
184 - The default dccp port changed from 5001 to 8000 (suggested by
185 Gerrit Renker).
186 - para_server starts even if not all public keys could be loaded.
187 - Audiod performance improvements.
188 - fix a bug in the "off" command of the http sender.
189 - fix some fd and memory leaks.
190 - Update to gengetopt-2.22.
191
192 -------------------------------------
193 0.3.0 (2008-01-12) "solar saturation"
194 -------------------------------------
195
196 paraslash.0.3.0 -- 'WWDBND --what would databases never do?'.
197
198
199 Usually one might expect lots of new features AND a big increase in size
200 for a major release like this.
201
202 However, paraslash-0.3.0.tar.bz2 is the smallest paraslash tarball
203 ever. The decrease in size is mostly due to the removal of some
204 graphical tools (which were only quick hacks anyway). But also the
205 fact that the mysql code is gone cuts down the size a bit.
206
207 Being independent of mysql comes at a cost: The fact that paraslash
208 now contains its own database (the object storage layer, osl) increases
209 the (stripped) binary size of para_server by ~50K on i386.
210
211 - no more restrictions on unique basenames.
212 - independent of mysql: The new self-contained object
213 storage layer (osl) replaces the mysql database.
214 - New executable para_fsck: Check integrity of osl tables.
215 - Lyrics support.
216 - Reliable audio file move/rename detection.
217 - More portable than ever: Tested on Linux (x86_32, x86_64, sparc64),
218 MacOS (ppc32, x86_32), FreeBSD (x86_32), NetBSD (x86_32) and
219 Solaris (sparc64).
220 - the new osl-based audio file selector (afs) replaces the random,
221 the playlist and the mysql selector of paraslash-0.2.x.
222 - IPv6 support (thanks to Gerrit Renker).
223 - paraslash-0.2.x streams are now called "moods". Writing
224 0.3.x-mood definitions should be both easier and more
225 powerful than writing 0.2.x-stream definitions.
226 - para_krell, para_slider, para_para_sdl_gui, para_dbadm have
227 been removed. The world is a better place without them. However,
228 para_gui is still there.
229 - afs tracks audio file selection also in playlist mode.
230 - few easy-to-use afs commands replace the many not-so-easy-to-use
231 mysql commands (and are available also in playlist mode).
232 - Improved error subsystem.
233 - The earth-shaking new logo.
234
235 -----------------------------------------
236 0.2.17 (2007-11-20) "isotropic threshold"
237 -----------------------------------------
238
239 Mainly bugfixes and cleanups in this version which marks the end of
240 the 0.2.x series if no serious bugs show up after the release.
241
242 - mysql_selector: fix a locking bug.
243 - universal chunk queueing.
244 - dccp sender uses chunk queueing if write() returns EAGAIN (thanks
245 to Gerrit Renker).
246 - be more carful wrt. signed vs. unsigned argument passing.
247 - cleanup error.h and fix some references to invalid error
248 codes.
249 - update to gengetopt-2.21.
250 - update to ortp-0.13.1.
251 - autoconf: extend checks for headers, library functions and
252 compiler characteristics.
253 - Fix streaming of large mp3 files.
254 - Fix an off-by-one bug in playlist handling.
255
256 --------------------------------------
257 0.2.16 (2007-04-05) "neural discharge"
258 --------------------------------------
259
260 The main change in this release is the major audio format handler
261 cleanup which removes some similar/duplicate code and makes it easier
262 to implement plugins for other audio formats. Of course, the usual mix
263 of other improvements/changes/bugfixes also made it into the release.
264
265 - simplified audio format handlers (most of the handling functions
266 were moved one layer up to the virtual streaming system).
267 - para_server uses mmap to read audio files
268 - repositioning of mp3 streams is much faster, in particular for
269 jumping near the end of large mp3 files.
270 - permission flags DB_READ,DB_WRITE have been renamed to AFS_READ
271 and AFS_WRITE.
272 - fix a bug in para_filter that caused decoding of aac files
273 to start only after a few seconds.
274 - fix osx_writer hangs
275 - simplified dccp code (thanks to Gerrit Renker)
276 - the compress filter works also on big endian systems (ppc)
277
278 -----------------------------------------
279 0.2.15 (2007-02-16) "inductive resonance"
280 -----------------------------------------
281
282 Minor improvements, more documentation and a bunch of bug fixes.
283
284 - para_server: The server.users file is only read once on server
285 startup rather than for each connection
286 - mp3dec: Fix decoding of corrupt mp3 files
287 - afs (audio file sender) is now called vss (virtual streaming
288 system). Consequently, the permission flags specified in
289 ~/.paraslash/server.users have also changed: AFS_READ and AFS_WRITE
290 become VSS_READ and VSS_WRITE respectively.
291 - para_audiod/para_filter: Fix a bug that caused the last chunk
292 of audio data not being written under certain circumstances
293 - audiod: compute the difference of server time and local time
294 correctly
295 - para_server/para_audiod: Fix some memory leaks
296 - documentation improvements
297 - configure.ac: fix checks for para_krell
298 - new man pages
299
300 -------------------------------------------
301 0.2.14 (2006-10-15) "transient singularity"
302 -------------------------------------------
303
304 The only major enhancement of this version is the osx writer which completes
305 the Mac OS Port and was originally planned already for 0.2.13 but had to wait
306 until now for reasons beyond the scope of this changelog entry.
307
308 - new output plugin for Mac Os: the osx writer
309 - rename configure command line options from --enable-xxx-headers to
310 --with-xxx-headers and --enable-xxx-libs to --with-xxx-libs
311 - configure: new command line options: --with-mad-headers,
312 --with-mad-libs, --with-oggvorbis-headers, and --with-oggvorbis-libs
313 - some robustness fixes
314 - dymamic audio format recognition for audiod
315 - para_server: new command line option: --autoplay_delay
316 - para_audiod: new command line option: --clock_diff_count
317
318 ---------------------------------------
319 0.2.13 (2006-07-14) "sonic convolution"
320 ---------------------------------------
321
322 A bunch of new features and core changes.
323
324 - the new paraslash scheduler, short and sweet.
325 - Support for m4a/mp4 files via the new aac audio format
326 handler/filter (requires libfaad).
327 - each writer has its own command line parser, just like
328 para_recv and para_filter.
329 - para_client and para_audioc use the error subsystem
330 - writers are integrated in para_audiod (currently linux-only)
331 - para_client is integrated in para_audiod
332 - random/playlist selector: improved info strings
333 - new audiod commands: tasks, kill
334 - update to libortp-0.10.1
335 - para_fade: wake time defaults to 8 hours from now
336 - update to autoconf-2.60
337
338
339 ------------------------------------------
340 0.2.12 (2006-05-12) "oriented abstraction"
341 ------------------------------------------
342
343 Many user-visible changes in this release and lots of new
344 features:
345
346
347 - the new optional dccp sender/receiver. It uses the datagram
348 congestion control protocol. You'll need a fairly new kernel
349 for this.
350 - paraslash works on Mac OS X (thanks to Gerd Becker)
351 - para_play renamed to para_write
352 - modular output plugin design (writers) for para_write
353 - new file_writer output plugin for para_write
354 - compress filter speed improvements
355 - update to libortp-0.9.1
356 - update to gengetopt-2.17rc
357 - para_client no longer depends on libreadline (as the
358 code for the interactive mode was removed).
359 - gcc-2-95 is no longer a supported compiler. It may still
360 work, but it gets no more testing.
361 - the tarball no longer contains the screenshot images which
362 reduces its size quite a bit.
363 - configure: new command line options: --enable-mysql-headers
364 and --enable-mysql-libs
365
366 ------------------------------------
367 0.2.11 (2006-03-11) "atomic duality"
368 ------------------------------------
369
370 Here it is, the first paraslash release developed with git. There
371 are fairly many user-visible changes in this release. As two out of
372 the three "database tools" of paraslash don't use a database at all,
373 they are now called "audio file selectors" instead.
374
375
376 - the cdt command (change database tool) becomes chs (change
377 selector)
378 - no more colon separators: The syntax of some options of
379 para_audiod and para_filter have changed. Use --help for
380 more info (and some examples).
381 - update to gengetopt-2.16 (thanks to Lorenzo Bettini)
382 - switch from cvs to git (should've done that earlier)
383 - the new ipc subsystem
384 - new audio file selector: playlist
385 - para_server: the dopey selector is now called "random",
386 and is the default selector. Use the --selector option to
387 choose another selector at startup, or the chs command to
388 change the selector at runtime.
389 - X86_64 fixes (thanks to Steffen Klassert)
390 - para_play fixes
391
392
393 --------------------------------------
394 0.2.10 (2006-02-17) "cyclic attractor"
395 --------------------------------------
396
397 Huge documentation update, a scrollable window for para_gui, ortp
398 improvements, and of course many small fixes not mentioned here.
399 The diffstat below is rather misleading as most insertions are due
400 to the new source documentation.
401
402 - autoconf cleanup
403 - para_server also uses the new error subsystem
404 - lots of new documentation (UTSL)
405 - gui improvements:
406 - keysyms for cursor keys and for next/previous page keys
407 - scrollable output window
408 - new internal commands: scroll up/down, page up/down
409 - fix color of command output.
410 - ortp: the --chunk_time and --header flags are no longer needed
411 for para_recv/para_audiod as this information is now encoded in
412 each rtp packet sent by para_server.
413
414
415 -------------------------------------------
416 0.2.9 (2006-01-24) "progressive turbulence"
417 -------------------------------------------
418
419 Internal audiod receivers/filters, the new error subsystem and
420 a lot of small improvements.
421
422 - para_recv and para_filter are integrated into the para_audiod
423 binary, i.e. audiod no longer spawns a new process for
424 each receiver/filter. As para_recv and para_filter might be
425 useful as standalone programs, they still get built (linked
426 against the same object files that are also used for audiod).
427 - further ortp timing improvements should reduce the CPU usage
428 of the ortp receiver.
429 - improved audio grabbing. The 'grab' command of para_audiod
430 has its own set of command line options. Read the output of
431 "para_audioc help grab" for more info.
432 - oggdec: configurable input prebuffer size.
433 - the new error subsystem gives better error diagnostics
434 and reduces code size.
435
436
437 -----------------------------------------
438 0.2.8 (2006-01-02) "dynamic accumulation"
439 -----------------------------------------
440
441 The new modular filter design and the para_play-hangs bugfix.
442
443 - new executable: para_filter. It combines para_mp3dec,
444 para_oggdec and para_compress. It also adds a further filter
445 type, wav, that just inserts a wave header at the desired point
446 of the filter chain. All 'piping' is done in-memory (i.e. no
447 read/write operations are used).
448 - para_play: fix a stupid bug that caused it to hang under
449 certain circumstances.
450
451
452 -------------------------------------------
453 0.2.7 (2006-12-27) "transparent invariance"
454 -------------------------------------------
455
456 Not many user-visible changes but a fair amount of internal improvements.
457
458
459 - The http sender buffers data if it can not be sent
460 out immediately (because the socket is not writable). This
461 should prevent para_server from shutting down the connection
462 too early on a loaded network.
463 - para_play also prebuffers data if it is told to start at a
464 future time by the --start_time option.
465 - The return of para_recv: It combines para_ortp_recv and
466 para_http_recv. Use the --receiver option to switch between
467 the two. para_recv builds without libortp, but contains
468 only the http receiver in this case.
469 - update to ortp 0.8.1. As this ortp release contains incompatible
470 changes, para_recv-0.2.7 won't link against older ortp libs.
471 - improved ortp timings.
472 - use of gcc-extensions that #define away for non-gcc and
473 gcc < 3.0.
474
475
476 -------------------------------------------
477 0.2.6 (2005-10-29) "recursive compensation"
478 -------------------------------------------
479
480 Transparent session encryption (uses openssl's Alleged RC4 cipher),
481 the internal find command and several other improvements and cleanups.
482
483 - Encrypt the session if encryption is requested by the client
484 (default for para_client 0.2.6). This is backwards
485 compatible, so older clients can still connect to para_server
486 0.2.6. Use the new client option --plain to request an
487 uncrypted session (off by default, must be set to on in
488 order to connect to para_server 0.2.x with 0 <= x <= 5).
489 - para_server uses an internal function to locate audio files
490 rather than calling find(1). The server option
491 --mysql_audio_file_dir replaces --mysql_find_cmd.
492 - documentation update
493 - man pages
494 - header file cleanup
495 - para_client code cleanup
496 - para_gui: faster display of output of display commands
497
498
499 ------------------------------------------
500 0.2.5 (2005-10-13) "aggressive resolution"
501 ------------------------------------------
502
503 This release adds internal senders, i.e. no more external programs are
504 spawned for sending out the audio data. There are two different senders
505 available: The http sender and the ortp sender (former para_send which
506 is no longer needed).
507
508 The new sender code has a plugin-like design so it can be easily
509 extended should there be be any future need for supporting another
510 network streaming protocol. All senders are completely independent of
511 each other. In particular, the http and the ortp sender can operate
512 in parallel.
513
514 - new server command: sender to control senders at runtime.
515 Read the output of "para_server -h" and "para_client help
516 sender" for more information.
517 - para_recv renamed to para_ortp_recv
518 - new executable: para_http_recv, a simple command line
519 http receiver.
520 - major afs/mp3/ogg code simplifications due to internal
521 senders.
522 - ogg timing improvements
523 - fix several minor memory leaks (found by valgrind)
524 - empty stream definitions work again
525 - com_ne(): ignore errors on remove
526 - audiod: fix segfault on server restart
527
528
529 ---------------------------------------
530 0.2.4 (2005-09-21) "toxic anticipation"
531 ---------------------------------------
532
533 Several small improvements, fixes and the new grab command.
534
535 - audiod:
536 - new command: "grab" to grab the output of the stream reader
537 or any filters. Read the output of "para_audioc help grab"
538 for more information.
539 - fix memory leak
540 - code cleanup
541 - audioc: new command line option: --bufsize to specify a
542 buffer size different from the default size 8192.
543 - improved error diagnostics for para_play.
544 - new configure option: --enable-ssldir so search for openssl in
545 non-standard places
546 - sdl_gui: Make it look nice again for 1024x768
547 - server: report total size of memory allocated with sbrk by malloc,
548 new command line option: --announce_time
549
550
551 -----------------------------------------
552 0.2.3 (2005-09-01) "hydrophilic movement"
553 -----------------------------------------
554
555 Two new executables and major feature enhancements.
556
557 - audiod filters: It is now possible to specify arbitrary many
558 (including none) filters for each supported audio
559 format. This can be used e.g. for normalizing volume,
560 transforming or grabbing the audio stream, or for using
561 visualizers. Read the output of "para_audiod -h" for the
562 syntax of the new --filter_cmd option.
563 - new executable: para_play, a tiny alsa player. It
564 can play wave files or raw pcm (16 bit little endian)
565 from stdin.
566 - new executable: para_compress, a dynamic range compressor
567 intended to keep audio output at a consistent volume. Derived
568 from AudioCompress, http://trikuare.cx/code/AudioCompress.html.
569 - audiod: New option: --stream_delay. This can be used in
570 a local network to syncronize the audio output of all
571 clients that play the same stream.
572
573
574 ------------------------------------------
575 0.2.2 (2005-08-19) "tangential excitation"
576 ------------------------------------------
577
578 Mostly internal changes in this release, but also some new commands
579 for the mysql database tool.
580
581 - cleanup exec.c, fix para_exec bug
582 - compile time loglevel (log messages below the given level
583 won't be compiled in, which reduces the size of the
584 resulting binaries)
585 - new log macros that shorten the size of the source code.
586 - workaround a gcc-4.1 bug (?) that caused send_cred_buffer()
587 to send only zeros. With this workaround, para_audioc works
588 again.
589 - avoid gcc-4 warning: conflicting types for built-in function 'clog'
590 - new mysql commands: "rm" (remove entry), "mv" (rename entry) "ne"
591 (new entry), "snp" (set numplayed). Read the manual for more
592 information.
593
594
595 ---------------------------------------
596 0.2.1 (2005-08-15) "surreal experience"
597 ---------------------------------------
598
599 Here comes paraslash-0.2.1. It contains a couple of new features and,
600 surprise, only minor bug fixes.
601
602 - kill noisy mp3 debug message
603 - cleanup of the build system
604 - para_server and para_client directly use the crypto routines
605 of the openssl library rather than invoking the openssl command
606 line utitlity
607 - server/audiod: new option --user to switch to the given user
608 when invoked as root. Read the output of "para_server -h" for
609 more information.
610 - gui/sdl_gui: new option --stat_cmd to be used to retrieve the
611 status. Default: "para_audioc stat"
612 - sdl_gui: new option --pic_cmd to be used to download the picture.
613 Default: "para_client pic"
614 - audiod: 5 slots ought to be enough for everybody
615 - audiod: new status item: Uptime, kill hup command
616
617
618
619 ------------------------------------------
620 0.2.0 (2005-08-06) "distributed diffusion"
621 ------------------------------------------
622
623 After several month of increased development activity, paraslash-0.2.0
624 has arrived. It contains many new features and is much more
625 self-contained than the old 0.1.x series. Enjoy!
626
627
628 - para_server: fix hang on song change and crash on sighup.
629 Speed up mysql queries. The DIR_LIKE macro is gone.
630 - new executables: para_audiod, the local audio daemon that
631 starts playback (uses SCM_CREDENTIALS socket magic) and
632 para_audioc, the corresponding client.
633 - new executables: para_mp3dec/para_oggdec, two really teensy
634 decoders. para_mp3dec is based on libmad, para_oggdec requires
635 libvorbisfile.
636 - ovsend/ovrecv are capable of streaming ogg as well as mp3, so
637 they are now called para_send and para_recv respectively.
638 - documentation updates
639 - para_gui is themable. For now there is the default theme that
640 looks as before and the simple theme: blue and easy.
641 - gui: audio streaming is now handled by audiod. Time display shows
642 playback time rather than streaming time
643 - slider: update to libzmw-0.2.0
644 - para_krell: fix crash on server shutdown
645 - switch from gzip to bzip2
646
647
648 ----------------------------------------
649 0.1.7 (2005-04-18) "melting penetration"
650 ----------------------------------------
651
652 The main change in this release is clearly the oggvorbis rewrite,
653 but there are also lots of smaller changes. If you intend to use both
654 the mp3 and the ogg plugin, it is recommended to use software mixing,
655 e.g. the dmix plugin which is provided by ALSA.
656
657 - new executables: para_ovsend and para_ovrecv for sending/receiving
658 oggvorbis files via rtp. Requires the open rtp library. Get it at
659 http://www.linphone.org/ortp/
660 - rewrite of the ogg_vorbis core code
661 - configure detects libzmw and, if detected, includes
662 para_slider to the list of binaries to be built by make
663 - server stream writers read from their associated fifo rather
664 than from stdin
665 - slider: two new sliders, lastplayed and numplayed
666 - fix nasty double free bug which caused random segfaults in case of
667 mp3 files with invalid header information
668 - gui: new command line option: --stream_timeout=seconds to
669 deactivate a slot if it is idle for that many seconds (default=`5')
670 - diffstats
671
672
673 ---------------------------------------
674 0.1.6 (2005-03-05) "asymptotic balance"
675 ---------------------------------------
676
677 Only little user-visible changes in this release. Mainly bugfixes and
678 core code cleanup. This is probably the most stable version ever if you
679 stick to mp3...
680
681 - fix several memory leaks
682 - rename default name of mysql database from "music" to "paraslash".
683 Use para_server's --mysql_database option if you do not want to
684 rename your old database.
685 - rework ogg vorbis code
686 - make update command work on mysql servers with LOCAL_INFILE
687 disabled
688 - gui: improved stream I/O (slots)
689 - simplified audio format API
690 - para_pob_ogg is gone
691
692 ------------------------------------
693 0.1.5 (2004-12-31) "opaque eternity"
694 ------------------------------------
695
696 Let's slide gently into the new year.
697
698 - new: para_slider (not built automatically, type "make
699 para_slider" to build). A toy for those who always felt that
700 creating stream definitions is difficult. See screenshots,
701 README and FEATURES for more info.
702 - improved signal handling. Fixes server segfault on SIGHUP
703 for linux kernels newer than Aug 24 2004 and makes para_gui
704 race-free.
705 - reload database tool on SIGHUP
706 - improved help message for sl
707 - do not log "broken pipe" messages as errors. They are
708 perfectly ok.
709 - fix wrong error message on permission errors
710
711 -----------------------------------------
712 0.1.4 (2004-12-19) "tunneling transition"
713 -----------------------------------------
714
715 Bugfix release. As expected, 0.1.3 introduced a bunch of new bugs.
716 Hopefully, most of them got wiped out with this release. Some
717 enhancements went also in.
718
719 - improved error diagnostics for all commands
720 - stradd/picadd: overwrite previous contents if entry already
721 exists, rather than returning errors
722 - stradd: use current stream if invoked without args
723 - faster (and hopefully more stable) ogg-vorbis handling
724 - para_krell: reap children to avoid zombie-flooding in case
725 no server is running
726 - si: report also server pid
727 - server: don't busy-loop if dbtool reports only invalid files.
728 - gui: CTRL+C works again, fix stream_read command line option
729 - fix pic_add, hist
730 - fix mysql dbtool startup in case no database exists
731 - many small fixes and cleanups
732
733 ---------------------------------------
734 0.1.3: (2004-12-10) "vanishing inertia"
735 ---------------------------------------
736
737 Starting from this release, the database tools are integrated in the
738 server binary. This decreases server startup time, reduces code size
739 and speeds up database commands. However, the layout of the underlying
740 mysql database changed only slightly and 0.1.3 should be backwards
741 compatible in that respect.
742
743 Visible changes:
744
745 - If mysql is not detected at compile time, or fails to init
746 at runtime, fall back to the dopey database tool which should
747 always work.
748 - para_dbtool and dbtool.conf are gone. All mysql specific
749 options are read from server.conf and are prefixed by 'mysql_'.
750 - new command: cdt (change database tool)
751 - new command line option: dbtool (choose startup database tool)
752 - The name of current stream is now stored in the database,
753 so paraslash remembers its current stream when restarted.
754 - new command: csp (change stream and play)
755 - para_gui also reports current database tool and server uptime
756
757
758 -------------------------------------------
759 0.1.2: (2004-11-28) "spherical fluctuation"
760 -------------------------------------------
761
762 Point release before the big dbtool changes go in.
763
764 - dbtool: rename ca to cam (copy all meta data). It now also
765 copies numplayed and lastplayed time as well as the picture
766 id.
767 - fix endless-loop-bug caused by mp3 files with invalid header
768
769 -----------------------------------------
770 0.1.1: (2004-11-05) "floating atmosphere"
771 -----------------------------------------
772
773 - gkrellm plugin
774 - new dbtool command: mbox. Browse your sound-file collection
775 with your favorite mail reader.
776 - several small fixes
777
778 -------------------------------------
779 0.1.0: (2204-10-22) "rotating cortex"
780 -------------------------------------
781
782 - fix logging bug for loglevel > VERBOSE
783 - fix skip command
784 - correct timings for vbr mp3s
785 - modular audio format support
786 - ogg-vorbis support (experimental)
787 - new server option: autoplay
788
789 -----------------------------------------
790 0.0.99: (2004-07-25) "harmonic deviation"
791 -----------------------------------------
792
793 - rename projectname from icc to paraslash (play, archive, rate
794 and stream large audio sets happily)
795 - paraslash is no longer restricted to one particular audio
796 streaming software
797 - new dbtool commands (stradd, strq, strdel) for easy stream
798 managment w/o configuration file. That obsoletes stream_defs
799 file/config option for dbtool.
800 - picadd accepts jpeg data from stdin
801 - new server commands: ps (select previous stream), sc (song change)
802 - new default pictures for sdl_gui
803 - gui: new key_map option for binding commands and internal
804 functions to arbitrary keys, nice help screen, rip out
805 soundcard/linux specific stuff, avoid noise artefacts while jumping,
806 show silly logo on startup
807 - new executables: para_fade for fading volume, para_dbadm for
808 manipulating attributes
809 - cdb adds _all_ tables to mysql database
810 - revised and beautified documentation
811 - sample dbtool rewritten in C
812 - autoconf
813
814 ---------------------------------------------
815 0.0.98: (2003-12-26) "incremental smoothness"
816 ---------------------------------------------
817
818 - kick icecast in favour of poc. That removes some races and reduces
819 core code considerably.
820 - cbr/vbr is displayed by stat and gui/sdl_gui. New status flags
821 give finer info on afs' status.
822 - gui can start decoder (see config options). Further new gui
823 commands: refresh (^L), jmp (F1-F10)
824 - gui rereads conf on SIGUSR1 instead of SIGHUP. SIGHUP
825 terminates gui. This fixes dead instances consuming memory
826 continuously.
827 - new dbtool command: verb for sending verbatim sql queries.
828 - fix pid_list races (by removing pid_list)
829 - codename funnies
830
831 --------------------
832 0.0.97: (2003-10-26)
833 --------------------
834
835 - installation prefix now defaults to /usr/local
836 - new commands for gui: snozze, sleep and reread config
837 - config file for gui and sdl_gui
838 - fix problems with filenames containing funny characters
839 (reported by Thomas Forell)
840 - improved signal handling for gui, now it rereads conf on SIGHUP
841 - new dbtool command: cdb (create database)
842 - switch from argtable to gengetopt
843 - major code cleanup and speed improvements
844 - fix several potential buffer overflows
845 - many small fixes and cleanups
846
847 -------------------
848 0.0.96 (2003-08-30)
849 -------------------
850
851 - easy stream_defs syntax
852 - sdl_gui can display images associated to the file being played
853 - Major feature enhancements for icc_gui including dynamic text
854 placement and the top/bottom window design
855 - vrfy/clean now also checks for NULL values in attributes as
856 well as for invalid picture pointers
857 - fix long outstanding case sensitivity bug
858 - many small fixes and cleanups
859
860 -------------------
861 0.0.95 (2003-06-29)
862 -------------------
863
864 - sdl gui runs much faster
865 - new dbtool command: ca (copy attributes)
866 - count and display number of times the song has been played
867 - new feature: scoring
868 - command line options for sdl_gui
869 - simpler syntax of streams file
870 - decrease network traffic of stat
871 - fix zombie bug
872 - many small fixes and cleanups
873
874 -------------------
875 0.0.94 (2003-05-04)
876 -------------------
877
878 - new server command: ns (next stream)
879 - new icc_gui command: c (change stream)
880 - internal mp3info
881 - stat shows also id3 tag info
882 - new sdl based gui
883 - log flodding bug fixed
884 - many small fixes and cleanups
885
886 -------------------
887 0.0.93 (2003-03-28)
888 -------------------
889
890 - colors for icc_gui
891 - icc_gui sets volume directly (linux only)
892 - proper locking that fixes some races
893 - fix security bug that caused commands to be executed even
894 with unsufficient permissions
895 - new command: hup to make all servers reread their configuration file
896 - icecast meta data streaming
897 - many small fixes and cleanups