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