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