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2 0.4.6 (to be announced) "deterministic entropy"
3 -----------------------------------------------
4
5 Lots of ogg/vorbis improvements, the new test suite, enhancements
6 for para_gui and a fair amount of other bug fixes.
7
8 - For DCCP/OGG streams the audio file header is only sent once
9 at the beginning of the stream rather than periodically
10 every five seconds. This reduces network traffic and the
11 FEC group size.
12 - The vorbis comment header is replaced by an empty dummy header
13 before the header is sent over the network. This also results in
14 less network traffic and smaller FEC groups.
15 - The new "test" make target allows to perform some sanity checks prior
16 to installing the package.
17 - ogg timing fixes and performance improvements
18 - Scheduler improvements
19 - Proper exit codes for para_write
20 - para_gui: New option --theme to select a startup theme. Several
21 other improvements and fixes.
22 - aacdec error message cleanups
23 - simplified color error handling
24
25 --------------------------------------------
26 0.4.5 (2010-12-17) "symmetric randomization"
27 --------------------------------------------
28
29 Bug fixes, internal cleanups and variable-sized FEC slices.
30
31 - Contains a fix for an invalid-free-bug in the ogg audio format
32 handler code.
33 - Switching off the DCCP sender works again.
34 - para_audiod handles crashes of para_server more robustly.
35 - Internal scheduler and writer cleanups.
36 - Reduced latency due to variable-sized FEC slices.
37 - Improved documentation and error diagnostics.
38 - The build of para_server is now optional, allowing the build
39 to succeed in case libosl is not installed.
40
41 ------------------------------------------
42 0.4.4 (2010-08-06) "persistent regularity"
43 ------------------------------------------
44
45 Support for yet another audio format, para_write improvements and
46 bug fixes.
47
48 - Support for the speex codec.
49 - Support for sample formats other than 16 bit little endian.
50 - error2.h is now created by a perl script which speeds up configure
51 considerably.
52 - Fix a bug in the aac decoder which could lead to segfaults in
53 para_filter/para_audiod.
54 - Fixes for autoconf-2.66.
55
56 ----------------------------------------
57 0.4.3 (2010-07-05) "imaginary radiation"
58 ----------------------------------------
59
60 Many improvements for the DCCP and the UDP transport, the new user
61 manual and the usual mix of bug fixes and internal improvements.
62
63 - FEC support for the DCCP sender (Gerrit Renker). The new
64 --dccp_max_slice_size, --dccp_data_slices_per_group and
65 --dccp_slices_per_group options can be used to set the FEC
66 parameters for the DCCP transport.
67 - DNS lookups for UDP targets (Gerrit Renker).
68 - The new user manual replaces the README, README.afs, REQUIREMENTS
69 and INSTALL documents.
70 - Fix an end-of-file detection bug in the oggdec filter.
71 - The new nonblock API.
72 - Both options of the oggdec filter have been removed.
73 - New debug mode for the internal scheduler.
74
75 ------------------------------------------
76 0.4.2 (2010-04-23) "associative expansion"
77 ------------------------------------------
78
79 It's been some time since the last release, but finally here is
80 paraslash-0.4.2. The bulk of the changes comes from the new buffer
81 tree API, but there are changes all over the tree. Mainly performance
82 and usability improvements, but also quite some bug fixes.
83
84 - The new buffer tree API.
85 - DCCP: Support for CCID negotiation (Gerrit Renker).
86 - UDP robustness fixes.
87 - The --bufsize option for mp3dec is gone as it no longer makes sense
88 for the new buffer tree API.
89 - Fix audible buffer underruns for wma streams.
90 - The alsa writer no longer prints meaningless underrun durations.
91 - audiod: Defaults work also for udp streams. If no filter is
92 given for an audio format that is received via upd, fecdec is
93 automatically added as the first filter (along with the decoder).
94
95 ---------------------------------------
96 0.4.1 (2009-12-22) "concurrent horizon"
97 ---------------------------------------
98
99 Support for another audio format, minor feature enhancements and lots of bug
100 fixes. All fixes that have been accumulated in the maint branch (in particular
101 those mentionened in the 0.3.6 release notes) appear in this release as well.
102
103 - wma support.
104 - new afh option: --human to activate human-readable output.
105 - new server/audiod option: --log-timing to print timing information.
106 - build system improvements.
107 - source code documentation updates.
108
109 -------------------------------------
110 0.3.6 (2009-12-07) "cubic continuity"
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112
113 Quite a few bugs have been found and fixed since 0.3.5, so here's
114 another 0.3.x release. No new features.
115
116 - Always check return value of malloc().
117 - ogg vorbis/FEC: Do not write garbage after the audio file header.
118 - exit if root privileges could not be dropped.
119 - FEC: Fix computation of extra slices.
120 - oss: Fix check for empty input buffer.
121 - Avoid buffer underruns due to filter chain output buffer constraints.
122 - server: Fix assignment of afs_pid.
123 - Don't panic if the afs database contains unknown audio formats.
124 - http/dccp: Do not send the audio file header twice.
125 - FEC: Timing improvements.
126
127 ----------------------------------------------
128 0.4.0 (2009-11-10) "simultaneous independence"
129 ----------------------------------------------
130
131 Two significant changes which require the new version number: The
132 improved authentication dialog and the fact that the database code
133 has been moved to a library, libosl. To use the new version, you have
134 to generate new RSA keys, see INSTALL for details. A shell script is
135 provided for conversion of the 0.3 database to the new 0.4 format.
136
137 - stronger crypto for client authentication
138 - the database code has been moved to a library
139 - improved status item handling
140 - cleanup of the build system
141 - The "-V" option now also prints the git version
142 - the new parser-friendly listing mode for the ls and stat commands
143 - mandatory rc4 encryption
144 - major audio format handler cleanups
145 - (id3,...) tags are no longer stored as a combined string in the database
146 - new mood methods: artist_matches, title_matches, comment_matches,
147 album_matches, year_maches, year.
148
149 --------------------------------------------
150 0.3.5 (2009-09-21) "symplectic separability"
151 --------------------------------------------
152
153 Full client support for *BSD Unixes, complete re-write of the ogg
154 vorbis audio format handler, various improvements all over the place
155 and the usual mix of bugfixes. This release marks the end of the 0.3
156 series if no serious problems show up.
157
158 - the new oss writer (supported on *BSD and Linux)
159 - rewrite of the ogg vorbis audio format handler. It's
160 recommended to replace the chunk tables of existing ogg
161 vorbis files in the afs database by re-adding these files
162 with "add -f".
163 - support for netmask subsets (Gerrit Renker)
164 - the new prebuffer filter
165 - improved signal handling
166 - variable fec output buffer size
167 - improved FEC timing fixes audible buffer underruns in UDP mode
168 - --log_color actually works
169 - new ls option: -d (print dates as seconds after the epoch)
170 - update to gengetopt 2.22.2
171 - support for RSA keys of size > 512 bits
172 - new option "mixer_channel" for para_fade
173
174 -----------------------------------------
175 0.3.4 (2009-05-07) "elliptic inheritance"
176 -----------------------------------------
177
178 The new udp sender, forward error correction, colored logs and various
179 other improvements. As the udp sender does not depend on any special
180 libraries, it is built unconditionally.
181
182 - The udp sender replaces the ortp sender. The new code uses forward
183 error correction to protect against packet losses. Many thanks to
184 Gerrit Renker for providing ipv6 support.
185 - The default port for udp streaming now defaults to 8000, like
186 for the http and the dccp senders/receivers.
187 - Loglevels are now specified as symbolic names, e.g.
188 "--loglevel info".
189 - improved ipv4 and ipv6 URI parser (Gerrit Renker).
190 - para_server/para_audiod: Color support for log messages.
191 - new options for mp3dec: --ignore-crc, --bufsize
192 - new audiod option: --config-file.
193 - gengetopt cleanups.
194 - Improved help/man pages: The documentation of para_audiod,
195 para_recv, para_filter and para_write now also contains
196 all options of the available receivers/filters/writers. The
197 man page of para_fade contains a description of the different
198 modes of operation.
199 - More source code documentation.
200 - vss timing fixes.
201
202 --------------------------------------------
203 0.3.3 (2008-12-01) "axiomatic perspectivity"
204 --------------------------------------------
205
206 Internal code cleanups, bug fixes, improved tag handling and the new
207 amplification filter.
208
209 - para_server uses the generic scheduling code.
210 - overhaul of the virtual streaming system.
211 - mp3: id3 version 2 support via libid3tag (optional)
212 - ogg: vorbis comment support.
213 - aac meta info support.
214 - mp3 audio format handler cleanups.
215 - new filter: "amp" to amplify the amplitude of the audio stream
216 - new status item/database entry: amplification. It is
217 used by the amp filter to pre-amplify the audio stream.
218 - fix a close-without-open bug in para_write.
219 - fix a bug in com_init() which was introduced in 0.3.2.
220 - better error diagnostics for para_client.
221
222 -----------------------------------------
223 0.3.2 (2008-04-11) "probabilistic parity"
224 -----------------------------------------
225
226 The new para_afh executable, scheduling and documentation improvements.
227
228 - new ls option: -lc (list chunk table)
229 - new executable: para_afh, the stand-alone audio file handler tool
230 - afs commands can send output more than SHMMAX (32MB on Linux). This
231 also reduces the memory usage of commands that produce large amounts
232 of output.
233 - major scheduler and audiod cleanups.
234 - more detailed and much nicer man pages.
235
236 ---------------------------------------
237 0.3.1 (2008-02-23) "liquid interaction"
238 ---------------------------------------
239
240 A mix of cleanups, bug fixes, improvements, and some new features. No
241 significant changes to the new database (osl) code, which is generally
242 a good sign.
243
244 - Share some similar/duplicate code between the http and the
245 dccp sender.
246 - Generic access control lists for paraslash senders.
247 - dccp sender: Access control lists, connection limiting and support
248 for the allow,deny,on,off,help sender commands.
249 - The default dccp port changed from 5001 to 8000 (suggested by
250 Gerrit Renker).
251 - para_server starts even if not all public keys could be loaded.
252 - Audiod performance improvements.
253 - fix a bug in the "off" command of the http sender.
254 - fix some fd and memory leaks.
255 - Update to gengetopt-2.22.
256
257 -------------------------------------
258 0.3.0 (2008-01-12) "solar saturation"
259 -------------------------------------
260
261 paraslash.0.3.0 -- 'WWDBND --what would databases never do?'.
262
263
264 Usually one might expect lots of new features AND a big increase in size
265 for a major release like this.
266
267 However, paraslash-0.3.0.tar.bz2 is the smallest paraslash tarball
268 ever. The decrease in size is mostly due to the removal of some
269 graphical tools (which were only quick hacks anyway). But also the
270 fact that the mysql code is gone cuts down the size a bit.
271
272 Being independent of mysql comes at a cost: The fact that paraslash
273 now contains its own database (the object storage layer, osl) increases
274 the (stripped) binary size of para_server by ~50K on i386.
275
276 - no more restrictions on unique basenames.
277 - independent of mysql: The new self-contained object
278 storage layer (osl) replaces the mysql database.
279 - New executable para_fsck: Check integrity of osl tables.
280 - Lyrics support.
281 - Reliable audio file move/rename detection.
282 - More portable than ever: Tested on Linux (x86_32, x86_64, sparc64),
283 MacOS (ppc32, x86_32), FreeBSD (x86_32), NetBSD (x86_32) and
284 Solaris (sparc64).
285 - the new osl-based audio file selector (afs) replaces the random,
286 the playlist and the mysql selector of paraslash-0.2.x.
287 - IPv6 support (thanks to Gerrit Renker).
288 - paraslash-0.2.x streams are now called "moods". Writing
289 0.3.x-mood definitions should be both easier and more
290 powerful than writing 0.2.x-stream definitions.
291 - para_krell, para_slider, para_para_sdl_gui, para_dbadm have
292 been removed. The world is a better place without them. However,
293 para_gui is still there.
294 - afs tracks audio file selection also in playlist mode.
295 - few easy-to-use afs commands replace the many not-so-easy-to-use
296 mysql commands (and are available also in playlist mode).
297 - Improved error subsystem.
298 - The earth-shaking new logo.
299
300 -----------------------------------------
301 0.2.17 (2007-11-20) "isotropic threshold"
302 -----------------------------------------
303
304 Mainly bugfixes and cleanups in this version which marks the end of
305 the 0.2.x series if no serious bugs show up after the release.
306
307 - mysql_selector: fix a locking bug.
308 - universal chunk queueing.
309 - dccp sender uses chunk queueing if write() returns EAGAIN (thanks
310 to Gerrit Renker).
311 - be more carful wrt. signed vs. unsigned argument passing.
312 - cleanup error.h and fix some references to invalid error
313 codes.
314 - update to gengetopt-2.21.
315 - update to ortp-0.13.1.
316 - autoconf: extend checks for headers, library functions and
317 compiler characteristics.
318 - Fix streaming of large mp3 files.
319 - Fix an off-by-one bug in playlist handling.
320
321 --------------------------------------
322 0.2.16 (2007-04-05) "neural discharge"
323 --------------------------------------
324
325 The main change in this release is the major audio format handler
326 cleanup which removes some similar/duplicate code and makes it easier
327 to implement plugins for other audio formats. Of course, the usual mix
328 of other improvements/changes/bugfixes also made it into the release.
329
330 - simplified audio format handlers (most of the handling functions
331 were moved one layer up to the virtual streaming system).
332 - para_server uses mmap to read audio files
333 - repositioning of mp3 streams is much faster, in particular for
334 jumping near the end of large mp3 files.
335 - permission flags DB_READ,DB_WRITE have been renamed to AFS_READ
336 and AFS_WRITE.
337 - fix a bug in para_filter that caused decoding of aac files
338 to start only after a few seconds.
339 - fix osx_writer hangs
340 - simplified dccp code (thanks to Gerrit Renker)
341 - the compress filter works also on big endian systems (ppc)
342
343 -----------------------------------------
344 0.2.15 (2007-02-16) "inductive resonance"
345 -----------------------------------------
346
347 Minor improvements, more documentation and a bunch of bug fixes.
348
349 - para_server: The server.users file is only read once on server
350 startup rather than for each connection
351 - mp3dec: Fix decoding of corrupt mp3 files
352 - afs (audio file sender) is now called vss (virtual streaming
353 system). Consequently, the permission flags specified in
354 ~/.paraslash/server.users have also changed: AFS_READ and AFS_WRITE
355 become VSS_READ and VSS_WRITE respectively.
356 - para_audiod/para_filter: Fix a bug that caused the last chunk
357 of audio data not being written under certain circumstances
358 - audiod: compute the difference of server time and local time
359 correctly
360 - para_server/para_audiod: Fix some memory leaks
361 - documentation improvements
362 - configure.ac: fix checks for para_krell
363 - new man pages
364
365 -------------------------------------------
366 0.2.14 (2006-10-15) "transient singularity"
367 -------------------------------------------
368
369 The only major enhancement of this version is the osx writer which completes
370 the Mac OS Port and was originally planned already for 0.2.13 but had to wait
371 until now for reasons beyond the scope of this changelog entry.
372
373 - new output plugin for Mac Os: the osx writer
374 - rename configure command line options from --enable-xxx-headers to
375 --with-xxx-headers and --enable-xxx-libs to --with-xxx-libs
376 - configure: new command line options: --with-mad-headers,
377 --with-mad-libs, --with-oggvorbis-headers, and --with-oggvorbis-libs
378 - some robustness fixes
379 - dymamic audio format recognition for audiod
380 - para_server: new command line option: --autoplay_delay
381 - para_audiod: new command line option: --clock_diff_count
382
383 ---------------------------------------
384 0.2.13 (2006-07-14) "sonic convolution"
385 ---------------------------------------
386
387 A bunch of new features and core changes.
388
389 - the new paraslash scheduler, short and sweet.
390 - Support for m4a/mp4 files via the new aac audio format
391 handler/filter (requires libfaad).
392 - each writer has its own command line parser, just like
393 para_recv and para_filter.
394 - para_client and para_audioc use the error subsystem
395 - writers are integrated in para_audiod (currently linux-only)
396 - para_client is integrated in para_audiod
397 - random/playlist selector: improved info strings
398 - new audiod commands: tasks, kill
399 - update to libortp-0.10.1
400 - para_fade: wake time defaults to 8 hours from now
401 - update to autoconf-2.60
402
403
404 ------------------------------------------
405 0.2.12 (2006-05-12) "oriented abstraction"
406 ------------------------------------------
407
408 Many user-visible changes in this release and lots of new
409 features:
410
411
412 - the new optional dccp sender/receiver. It uses the datagram
413 congestion control protocol. You'll need a fairly new kernel
414 for this.
415 - paraslash works on Mac OS X (thanks to Gerd Becker)
416 - para_play renamed to para_write
417 - modular output plugin design (writers) for para_write
418 - new file_writer output plugin for para_write
419 - compress filter speed improvements
420 - update to libortp-0.9.1
421 - update to gengetopt-2.17rc
422 - para_client no longer depends on libreadline (as the
423 code for the interactive mode was removed).
424 - gcc-2-95 is no longer a supported compiler. It may still
425 work, but it gets no more testing.
426 - the tarball no longer contains the screenshot images which
427 reduces its size quite a bit.
428 - configure: new command line options: --enable-mysql-headers
429 and --enable-mysql-libs
430
431 ------------------------------------
432 0.2.11 (2006-03-11) "atomic duality"
433 ------------------------------------
434
435 Here it is, the first paraslash release developed with git. There
436 are fairly many user-visible changes in this release. As two out of
437 the three "database tools" of paraslash don't use a database at all,
438 they are now called "audio file selectors" instead.
439
440
441 - the cdt command (change database tool) becomes chs (change
442 selector)
443 - no more colon separators: The syntax of some options of
444 para_audiod and para_filter have changed. Use --help for
445 more info (and some examples).
446 - update to gengetopt-2.16 (thanks to Lorenzo Bettini)
447 - switch from cvs to git (should've done that earlier)
448 - the new ipc subsystem
449 - new audio file selector: playlist
450 - para_server: the dopey selector is now called "random",
451 and is the default selector. Use the --selector option to
452 choose another selector at startup, or the chs command to
453 change the selector at runtime.
454 - X86_64 fixes (thanks to Steffen Klassert)
455 - para_play fixes
456
457
458 --------------------------------------
459 0.2.10 (2006-02-17) "cyclic attractor"
460 --------------------------------------
461
462 Huge documentation update, a scrollable window for para_gui, ortp
463 improvements, and of course many small fixes not mentioned here.
464 The diffstat below is rather misleading as most insertions are due
465 to the new source documentation.
466
467 - autoconf cleanup
468 - para_server also uses the new error subsystem
469 - lots of new documentation (UTSL)
470 - gui improvements:
471 - keysyms for cursor keys and for next/previous page keys
472 - scrollable output window
473 - new internal commands: scroll up/down, page up/down
474 - fix color of command output.
475 - ortp: the --chunk_time and --header flags are no longer needed
476 for para_recv/para_audiod as this information is now encoded in
477 each rtp packet sent by para_server.
478
479
480 -------------------------------------------
481 0.2.9 (2006-01-24) "progressive turbulence"
482 -------------------------------------------
483
484 Internal audiod receivers/filters, the new error subsystem and
485 a lot of small improvements.
486
487 - para_recv and para_filter are integrated into the para_audiod
488 binary, i.e. audiod no longer spawns a new process for
489 each receiver/filter. As para_recv and para_filter might be
490 useful as standalone programs, they still get built (linked
491 against the same object files that are also used for audiod).
492 - further ortp timing improvements should reduce the CPU usage
493 of the ortp receiver.
494 - improved audio grabbing. The 'grab' command of para_audiod
495 has its own set of command line options. Read the output of
496 "para_audioc help grab" for more info.
497 - oggdec: configurable input prebuffer size.
498 - the new error subsystem gives better error diagnostics
499 and reduces code size.
500
501
502 -----------------------------------------
503 0.2.8 (2006-01-02) "dynamic accumulation"
504 -----------------------------------------
505
506 The new modular filter design and the para_play-hangs bugfix.
507
508 - new executable: para_filter. It combines para_mp3dec,
509 para_oggdec and para_compress. It also adds a further filter
510 type, wav, that just inserts a wave header at the desired point
511 of the filter chain. All 'piping' is done in-memory (i.e. no
512 read/write operations are used).
513 - para_play: fix a stupid bug that caused it to hang under
514 certain circumstances.
515
516
517 -------------------------------------------
518 0.2.7 (2006-12-27) "transparent invariance"
519 -------------------------------------------
520
521 Not many user-visible changes but a fair amount of internal improvements.
522
523
524 - The http sender buffers data if it can not be sent
525 out immediately (because the socket is not writable). This
526 should prevent para_server from shutting down the connection
527 too early on a loaded network.
528 - para_play also prebuffers data if it is told to start at a
529 future time by the --start_time option.
530 - The return of para_recv: It combines para_ortp_recv and
531 para_http_recv. Use the --receiver option to switch between
532 the two. para_recv builds without libortp, but contains
533 only the http receiver in this case.
534 - update to ortp 0.8.1. As this ortp release contains incompatible
535 changes, para_recv-0.2.7 won't link against older ortp libs.
536 - improved ortp timings.
537 - use of gcc-extensions that #define away for non-gcc and
538 gcc < 3.0.
539
540
541 -------------------------------------------
542 0.2.6 (2005-10-29) "recursive compensation"
543 -------------------------------------------
544
545 Transparent session encryption (uses openssl's Alleged RC4 cipher),
546 the internal find command and several other improvements and cleanups.
547
548 - Encrypt the session if encryption is requested by the client
549 (default for para_client 0.2.6). This is backwards
550 compatible, so older clients can still connect to para_server
551 0.2.6. Use the new client option --plain to request an
552 uncrypted session (off by default, must be set to on in
553 order to connect to para_server 0.2.x with 0 <= x <= 5).
554 - para_server uses an internal function to locate audio files
555 rather than calling find(1). The server option
556 --mysql_audio_file_dir replaces --mysql_find_cmd.
557 - documentation update
558 - man pages
559 - header file cleanup
560 - para_client code cleanup
561 - para_gui: faster display of output of display commands
562
563
564 ------------------------------------------
565 0.2.5 (2005-10-13) "aggressive resolution"
566 ------------------------------------------
567
568 This release adds internal senders, i.e. no more external programs are
569 spawned for sending out the audio data. There are two different senders
570 available: The http sender and the ortp sender (former para_send which
571 is no longer needed).
572
573 The new sender code has a plugin-like design so it can be easily
574 extended should there be be any future need for supporting another
575 network streaming protocol. All senders are completely independent of
576 each other. In particular, the http and the ortp sender can operate
577 in parallel.
578
579 - new server command: sender to control senders at runtime.
580 Read the output of "para_server -h" and "para_client help
581 sender" for more information.
582 - para_recv renamed to para_ortp_recv
583 - new executable: para_http_recv, a simple command line
584 http receiver.
585 - major afs/mp3/ogg code simplifications due to internal
586 senders.
587 - ogg timing improvements
588 - fix several minor memory leaks (found by valgrind)
589 - empty stream definitions work again
590 - com_ne(): ignore errors on remove
591 - audiod: fix segfault on server restart
592
593
594 ---------------------------------------
595 0.2.4 (2005-09-21) "toxic anticipation"
596 ---------------------------------------
597
598 Several small improvements, fixes and the new grab command.
599
600 - audiod:
601 - new command: "grab" to grab the output of the stream reader
602 or any filters. Read the output of "para_audioc help grab"
603 for more information.
604 - fix memory leak
605 - code cleanup
606 - audioc: new command line option: --bufsize to specify a
607 buffer size different from the default size 8192.
608 - improved error diagnostics for para_play.
609 - new configure option: --enable-ssldir so search for openssl in
610 non-standard places
611 - sdl_gui: Make it look nice again for 1024x768
612 - server: report total size of memory allocated with sbrk by malloc,
613 new command line option: --announce_time
614
615
616 -----------------------------------------
617 0.2.3 (2005-09-01) "hydrophilic movement"
618 -----------------------------------------
619
620 Two new executables and major feature enhancements.
621
622 - audiod filters: It is now possible to specify arbitrary many
623 (including none) filters for each supported audio
624 format. This can be used e.g. for normalizing volume,
625 transforming or grabbing the audio stream, or for using
626 visualizers. Read the output of "para_audiod -h" for the
627 syntax of the new --filter_cmd option.
628 - new executable: para_play, a tiny alsa player. It
629 can play wave files or raw pcm (16 bit little endian)
630 from stdin.
631 - new executable: para_compress, a dynamic range compressor
632 intended to keep audio output at a consistent volume. Derived
633 from AudioCompress, http://trikuare.cx/code/AudioCompress.html.
634 - audiod: New option: --stream_delay. This can be used in
635 a local network to syncronize the audio output of all
636 clients that play the same stream.
637
638
639 ------------------------------------------
640 0.2.2 (2005-08-19) "tangential excitation"
641 ------------------------------------------
642
643 Mostly internal changes in this release, but also some new commands
644 for the mysql database tool.
645
646 - cleanup exec.c, fix para_exec bug
647 - compile time loglevel (log messages below the given level
648 won't be compiled in, which reduces the size of the
649 resulting binaries)
650 - new log macros that shorten the size of the source code.
651 - workaround a gcc-4.1 bug (?) that caused send_cred_buffer()
652 to send only zeros. With this workaround, para_audioc works
653 again.
654 - avoid gcc-4 warning: conflicting types for built-in function 'clog'
655 - new mysql commands: "rm" (remove entry), "mv" (rename entry) "ne"
656 (new entry), "snp" (set numplayed). Read the manual for more
657 information.
658
659
660 ---------------------------------------
661 0.2.1 (2005-08-15) "surreal experience"
662 ---------------------------------------
663
664 Here comes paraslash-0.2.1. It contains a couple of new features and,
665 surprise, only minor bug fixes.
666
667 - kill noisy mp3 debug message
668 - cleanup of the build system
669 - para_server and para_client directly use the crypto routines
670 of the openssl library rather than invoking the openssl command
671 line utitlity
672 - server/audiod: new option --user to switch to the given user
673 when invoked as root. Read the output of "para_server -h" for
674 more information.
675 - gui/sdl_gui: new option --stat_cmd to be used to retrieve the
676 status. Default: "para_audioc stat"
677 - sdl_gui: new option --pic_cmd to be used to download the picture.
678 Default: "para_client pic"
679 - audiod: 5 slots ought to be enough for everybody
680 - audiod: new status item: Uptime, kill hup command
681
682
683
684 ------------------------------------------
685 0.2.0 (2005-08-06) "distributed diffusion"
686 ------------------------------------------
687
688 After several month of increased development activity, paraslash-0.2.0
689 has arrived. It contains many new features and is much more
690 self-contained than the old 0.1.x series. Enjoy!
691
692
693 - para_server: fix hang on song change and crash on sighup.
694 Speed up mysql queries. The DIR_LIKE macro is gone.
695 - new executables: para_audiod, the local audio daemon that
696 starts playback (uses SCM_CREDENTIALS socket magic) and
697 para_audioc, the corresponding client.
698 - new executables: para_mp3dec/para_oggdec, two really teensy
699 decoders. para_mp3dec is based on libmad, para_oggdec requires
700 libvorbisfile.
701 - ovsend/ovrecv are capable of streaming ogg as well as mp3, so
702 they are now called para_send and para_recv respectively.
703 - documentation updates
704 - para_gui is themable. For now there is the default theme that
705 looks as before and the simple theme: blue and easy.
706 - gui: audio streaming is now handled by audiod. Time display shows
707 playback time rather than streaming time
708 - slider: update to libzmw-0.2.0
709 - para_krell: fix crash on server shutdown
710 - switch from gzip to bzip2
711
712
713 ----------------------------------------
714 0.1.7 (2005-04-18) "melting penetration"
715 ----------------------------------------
716
717 The main change in this release is clearly the oggvorbis rewrite,
718 but there are also lots of smaller changes. If you intend to use both
719 the mp3 and the ogg plugin, it is recommended to use software mixing,
720 e.g. the dmix plugin which is provided by ALSA.
721
722 - new executables: para_ovsend and para_ovrecv for sending/receiving
723 oggvorbis files via rtp. Requires the open rtp library. Get it at
724 http://www.linphone.org/ortp/
725 - rewrite of the ogg_vorbis core code
726 - configure detects libzmw and, if detected, includes
727 para_slider to the list of binaries to be built by make
728 - server stream writers read from their associated fifo rather
729 than from stdin
730 - slider: two new sliders, lastplayed and numplayed
731 - fix nasty double free bug which caused random segfaults in case of
732 mp3 files with invalid header information
733 - gui: new command line option: --stream_timeout=seconds to
734 deactivate a slot if it is idle for that many seconds (default=`5')
735 - diffstats
736
737
738 ---------------------------------------
739 0.1.6 (2005-03-05) "asymptotic balance"
740 ---------------------------------------
741
742 Only little user-visible changes in this release. Mainly bugfixes and
743 core code cleanup. This is probably the most stable version ever if you
744 stick to mp3...
745
746 - fix several memory leaks
747 - rename default name of mysql database from "music" to "paraslash".
748 Use para_server's --mysql_database option if you do not want to
749 rename your old database.
750 - rework ogg vorbis code
751 - make update command work on mysql servers with LOCAL_INFILE
752 disabled
753 - gui: improved stream I/O (slots)
754 - simplified audio format API
755 - para_pob_ogg is gone
756
757 ------------------------------------
758 0.1.5 (2004-12-31) "opaque eternity"
759 ------------------------------------
760
761 Let's slide gently into the new year.
762
763 - new: para_slider (not built automatically, type "make
764 para_slider" to build). A toy for those who always felt that
765 creating stream definitions is difficult. See screenshots,
766 README and FEATURES for more info.
767 - improved signal handling. Fixes server segfault on SIGHUP
768 for linux kernels newer than Aug 24 2004 and makes para_gui
769 race-free.
770 - reload database tool on SIGHUP
771 - improved help message for sl
772 - do not log "broken pipe" messages as errors. They are
773 perfectly ok.
774 - fix wrong error message on permission errors
775
776 -----------------------------------------
777 0.1.4 (2004-12-19) "tunneling transition"
778 -----------------------------------------
779
780 Bugfix release. As expected, 0.1.3 introduced a bunch of new bugs.
781 Hopefully, most of them got wiped out with this release. Some
782 enhancements went also in.
783
784 - improved error diagnostics for all commands
785 - stradd/picadd: overwrite previous contents if entry already
786 exists, rather than returning errors
787 - stradd: use current stream if invoked without args
788 - faster (and hopefully more stable) ogg-vorbis handling
789 - para_krell: reap children to avoid zombie-flooding in case
790 no server is running
791 - si: report also server pid
792 - server: don't busy-loop if dbtool reports only invalid files.
793 - gui: CTRL+C works again, fix stream_read command line option
794 - fix pic_add, hist
795 - fix mysql dbtool startup in case no database exists
796 - many small fixes and cleanups
797
798 ---------------------------------------
799 0.1.3: (2004-12-10) "vanishing inertia"
800 ---------------------------------------
801
802 Starting from this release, the database tools are integrated in the
803 server binary. This decreases server startup time, reduces code size
804 and speeds up database commands. However, the layout of the underlying
805 mysql database changed only slightly and 0.1.3 should be backwards
806 compatible in that respect.
807
808 Visible changes:
809
810 - If mysql is not detected at compile time, or fails to init
811 at runtime, fall back to the dopey database tool which should
812 always work.
813 - para_dbtool and dbtool.conf are gone. All mysql specific
814 options are read from server.conf and are prefixed by 'mysql_'.
815 - new command: cdt (change database tool)
816 - new command line option: dbtool (choose startup database tool)
817 - The name of current stream is now stored in the database,
818 so paraslash remembers its current stream when restarted.
819 - new command: csp (change stream and play)
820 - para_gui also reports current database tool and server uptime
821
822
823 -------------------------------------------
824 0.1.2: (2004-11-28) "spherical fluctuation"
825 -------------------------------------------
826
827 Point release before the big dbtool changes go in.
828
829 - dbtool: rename ca to cam (copy all meta data). It now also
830 copies numplayed and lastplayed time as well as the picture
831 id.
832 - fix endless-loop-bug caused by mp3 files with invalid header
833
834 -----------------------------------------
835 0.1.1: (2004-11-05) "floating atmosphere"
836 -----------------------------------------
837
838 - gkrellm plugin
839 - new dbtool command: mbox. Browse your sound-file collection
840 with your favorite mail reader.
841 - several small fixes
842
843 -------------------------------------
844 0.1.0: (2204-10-22) "rotating cortex"
845 -------------------------------------
846
847 - fix logging bug for loglevel > VERBOSE
848 - fix skip command
849 - correct timings for vbr mp3s
850 - modular audio format support
851 - ogg-vorbis support (experimental)
852 - new server option: autoplay
853
854 -----------------------------------------
855 0.0.99: (2004-07-25) "harmonic deviation"
856 -----------------------------------------
857
858 - rename projectname from icc to paraslash (play, archive, rate
859 and stream large audio sets happily)
860 - paraslash is no longer restricted to one particular audio
861 streaming software
862 - new dbtool commands (stradd, strq, strdel) for easy stream
863 managment w/o configuration file. That obsoletes stream_defs
864 file/config option for dbtool.
865 - picadd accepts jpeg data from stdin
866 - new server commands: ps (select previous stream), sc (song change)
867 - new default pictures for sdl_gui
868 - gui: new key_map option for binding commands and internal
869 functions to arbitrary keys, nice help screen, rip out
870 soundcard/linux specific stuff, avoid noise artefacts while jumping,
871 show silly logo on startup
872 - new executables: para_fade for fading volume, para_dbadm for
873 manipulating attributes
874 - cdb adds _all_ tables to mysql database
875 - revised and beautified documentation
876 - sample dbtool rewritten in C
877 - autoconf
878
879 ---------------------------------------------
880 0.0.98: (2003-12-26) "incremental smoothness"
881 ---------------------------------------------
882
883 - kick icecast in favour of poc. That removes some races and reduces
884 core code considerably.
885 - cbr/vbr is displayed by stat and gui/sdl_gui. New status flags
886 give finer info on afs' status.
887 - gui can start decoder (see config options). Further new gui
888 commands: refresh (^L), jmp (F1-F10)
889 - gui rereads conf on SIGUSR1 instead of SIGHUP. SIGHUP
890 terminates gui. This fixes dead instances consuming memory
891 continuously.
892 - new dbtool command: verb for sending verbatim sql queries.
893 - fix pid_list races (by removing pid_list)
894 - codename funnies
895
896 --------------------
897 0.0.97: (2003-10-26)
898 --------------------
899
900 - installation prefix now defaults to /usr/local
901 - new commands for gui: snozze, sleep and reread config
902 - config file for gui and sdl_gui
903 - fix problems with filenames containing funny characters
904 (reported by Thomas Forell)
905 - improved signal handling for gui, now it rereads conf on SIGHUP
906 - new dbtool command: cdb (create database)
907 - switch from argtable to gengetopt
908 - major code cleanup and speed improvements
909 - fix several potential buffer overflows
910 - many small fixes and cleanups
911
912 -------------------
913 0.0.96 (2003-08-30)
914 -------------------
915
916 - easy stream_defs syntax
917 - sdl_gui can display images associated to the file being played
918 - Major feature enhancements for icc_gui including dynamic text
919 placement and the top/bottom window design
920 - vrfy/clean now also checks for NULL values in attributes as
921 well as for invalid picture pointers
922 - fix long outstanding case sensitivity bug
923 - many small fixes and cleanups
924
925 -------------------
926 0.0.95 (2003-06-29)
927 -------------------
928
929 - sdl gui runs much faster
930 - new dbtool command: ca (copy attributes)
931 - count and display number of times the song has been played
932 - new feature: scoring
933 - command line options for sdl_gui
934 - simpler syntax of streams file
935 - decrease network traffic of stat
936 - fix zombie bug
937 - many small fixes and cleanups
938
939 -------------------
940 0.0.94 (2003-05-04)
941 -------------------
942
943 - new server command: ns (next stream)
944 - new icc_gui command: c (change stream)
945 - internal mp3info
946 - stat shows also id3 tag info
947 - new sdl based gui
948 - log flodding bug fixed
949 - many small fixes and cleanups
950
951 -------------------
952 0.0.93 (2003-03-28)
953 -------------------
954
955 - colors for icc_gui
956 - icc_gui sets volume directly (linux only)
957 - proper locking that fixes some races
958 - fix security bug that caused commands to be executed even
959 with unsufficient permissions
960 - new command: hup to make all servers reread their configuration file
961 - icecast meta data streaming
962 - many small fixes and cleanups