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