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