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