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