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