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