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