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