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