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