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5 0.4.3 (to be announced) "imaginary radiation"
6 ---------------------------------------------
7
8 - Fix an end-of-file detection bug in the oggdec filter.
9 - The new user manual
10
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12 0.4.2 (2010-04-23) "associative expansion"
13 ------------------------------------------
14
15 It's been some time since the last release, but finally here is
16 paraslash-0.4.2. The bulk of the changes comes from the new buffer
17 tree API, but there are changes all over the tree. Mainly performance
18 and usability improvements, but also quite some bug fixes.
19
20 - The new buffer tree API.
21 - DCCP: Support for CCID negotiation (Gerrit Renker).
22 - UDP robustness fixes.
23 - The --bufsize option for mp3dec is gone as it no longer makes sense
24 for the new buffer tree API.
25 - Fix audible buffer underruns for wma streams.
26 - The alsa writer no longer prints meaningless underrun durations.
27 - audiod: Defaults work also for udp streams. If no filter is
28 given for an audio format that is received via upd, fecdec is
29 automatically added as the first filter (along with the decoder).
30
31 ---------------------------------------
32 0.4.1 (2009-12-22) "concurrent horizon"
33 ---------------------------------------
34
35 Support for another audio format, minor feature enhancements and lots of bug
36 fixes. All fixes that have been accumulated in the maint branch (in particular
37 those mentionened in the 0.3.6 release notes) appear in this release as well.
38
39 - wma support.
40 - new afh option: --human to activate human-readable output.
41 - new server/audiod option: --log-timing to print timing information.
42 - build system improvements.
43 - source code documentation updates.
44
45 -------------------------------------
46 0.3.6 (2009-12-07) "cubic continuity"
47 -------------------------------------
48
49 Quite a few bugs have been found and fixed since 0.3.5, so here's
50 another 0.3.x release. No new features.
51
52 - Always check return value of malloc().
53 - ogg vorbis/FEC: Do not write garbage after the audio file header.
54 - exit if root privileges could not be dropped.
55 - FEC: Fix computation of extra slices.
56 - oss: Fix check for empty input buffer.
57 - Avoid buffer underruns due to filter chain output buffer constraints.
58 - server: Fix assignment of afs_pid.
59 - Don't panic if the afs database contains unknown audio formats.
60 - http/dccp: Do not send the audio file header twice.
61 - FEC: Timing improvements.
62
63 ----------------------------------------------
64 0.4.0 (2009-11-10) "simultaneous independence"
65 ----------------------------------------------
66
67 Two significant changes which require the new version number: The
68 improved authentication dialog and the fact that the database code
69 has been moved to a library, libosl. To use the new version, you have
70 to generate new RSA keys, see INSTALL for details. A shell script is
71 provided for conversion of the 0.3 database to the new 0.4 format.
72
73 - stronger crypto for client authentication
74 - the database code has been moved to a library
75 - improved status item handling
76 - cleanup of the build system
77 - The "-V" option now also prints the git version
78 - the new parser-friendly listing mode for the ls and stat commands
79 - mandatory rc4 encryption
80 - major audio format handler cleanups
81 - (id3,...) tags are no longer stored as a combined string in the database
82 - new mood methods: artist_matches, title_matches, comment_matches,
83 album_matches, year_maches, year.
84
85 --------------------------------------------
86 0.3.5 (2009-09-21) "symplectic separability"
87 --------------------------------------------
88
89 Full client support for *BSD Unixes, complete re-write of the ogg
90 vorbis audio format handler, various improvements all over the place
91 and the usual mix of bugfixes. This release marks the end of the 0.3
92 series if no serious problems show up.
93
94 - the new oss writer (supported on *BSD and Linux)
95 - rewrite of the ogg vorbis audio format handler. It's
96 recommended to replace the chunk tables of existing ogg
97 vorbis files in the afs database by re-adding these files
98 with "add -f".
99 - support for netmask subsets (Gerrit Renker)
100 - the new prebuffer filter
101 - improved signal handling
102 - variable fec output buffer size
103 - improved FEC timing fixes audible buffer underruns in UDP mode
104 - --log_color actually works
105 - new ls option: -d (print dates as seconds after the epoch)
106 - update to gengetopt 2.22.2
107 - support for RSA keys of size > 512 bits
108 - new option "mixer_channel" for para_fade
109
110 -----------------------------------------
111 0.3.4 (2009-05-07) "elliptic inheritance"
112 -----------------------------------------
113
114 The new udp sender, forward error correction, colored logs and various
115 other improvements. As the udp sender does not depend on any special
116 libraries, it is built unconditionally.
117
118 - The udp sender replaces the ortp sender. The new code uses forward
119 error correction to protect against packet losses. Many thanks to
120 Gerrit Renker for providing ipv6 support.
121 - The default port for udp streaming now defaults to 8000, like
122 for the http and the dccp senders/receivers.
123 - Loglevels are now specified as symbolic names, e.g.
124 "--loglevel info".
125 - improved ipv4 and ipv6 URI parser (Gerrit Renker).
126 - para_server/para_audiod: Color support for log messages.
127 - new options for mp3dec: --ignore-crc, --bufsize
128 - new audiod option: --config-file.
129 - gengetopt cleanups.
130 - Improved help/man pages: The documentation of para_audiod,
131 para_recv, para_filter and para_write now also contains
132 all options of the available receivers/filters/writers. The
133 man page of para_fade contains a description of the different
134 modes of operation.
135 - More source code documentation.
136 - vss timing fixes.
137
138 --------------------------------------------
139 0.3.3 (2008-12-01) "axiomatic perspectivity"
140 --------------------------------------------
141
142 Internal code cleanups, bug fixes, improved tag handling and the new
143 amplification filter.
144
145 - para_server uses the generic scheduling code.
146 - overhaul of the virtual streaming system.
147 - mp3: id3 version 2 support via libid3tag (optional)
148 - ogg: vorbis comment support.
149 - aac meta info support.
150 - mp3 audio format handler cleanups.
151 - new filter: "amp" to amplify the amplitude of the audio stream
152 - new status item/database entry: amplification. It is
153 used by the amp filter to pre-amplify the audio stream.
154 - fix a close-without-open bug in para_write.
155 - fix a bug in com_init() which was introduced in 0.3.2.
156 - better error diagnostics for para_client.
157
158 -----------------------------------------
159 0.3.2 (2008-04-11) "probabilistic parity"
160 -----------------------------------------
161
162 The new para_afh executable, scheduling and documentation improvements.
163
164 - new ls option: -lc (list chunk table)
165 - new executable: para_afh, the stand-alone audio file handler tool
166 - afs commands can send output more than SHMMAX (32MB on Linux). This
167 also reduces the memory usage of commands that produce large amounts
168 of output.
169 - major scheduler and audiod cleanups.
170 - more detailed and much nicer man pages.
171
172 ---------------------------------------
173 0.3.1 (2008-02-23) "liquid interaction"
174 ---------------------------------------
175
176 A mix of cleanups, bug fixes, improvements, and some new features. No
177 significant changes to the new database (osl) code, which is generally
178 a good sign.
179
180 - Share some similar/duplicate code between the http and the
181 dccp sender.
182 - Generic access control lists for paraslash senders.
183 - dccp sender: Access control lists, connection limiting and support
184 for the allow,deny,on,off,help sender commands.
185 - The default dccp port changed from 5001 to 8000 (suggested by
186 Gerrit Renker).
187 - para_server starts even if not all public keys could be loaded.
188 - Audiod performance improvements.
189 - fix a bug in the "off" command of the http sender.
190 - fix some fd and memory leaks.
191 - Update to gengetopt-2.22.
192
193 -------------------------------------
194 0.3.0 (2008-01-12) "solar saturation"
195 -------------------------------------
196
197 paraslash.0.3.0 -- 'WWDBND --what would databases never do?'.
198
199
200 Usually one might expect lots of new features AND a big increase in size
201 for a major release like this.
202
203 However, paraslash-0.3.0.tar.bz2 is the smallest paraslash tarball
204 ever. The decrease in size is mostly due to the removal of some
205 graphical tools (which were only quick hacks anyway). But also the
206 fact that the mysql code is gone cuts down the size a bit.
207
208 Being independent of mysql comes at a cost: The fact that paraslash
209 now contains its own database (the object storage layer, osl) increases
210 the (stripped) binary size of para_server by ~50K on i386.
211
212 - no more restrictions on unique basenames.
213 - independent of mysql: The new self-contained object
214 storage layer (osl) replaces the mysql database.
215 - New executable para_fsck: Check integrity of osl tables.
216 - Lyrics support.
217 - Reliable audio file move/rename detection.
218 - More portable than ever: Tested on Linux (x86_32, x86_64, sparc64),
219 MacOS (ppc32, x86_32), FreeBSD (x86_32), NetBSD (x86_32) and
220 Solaris (sparc64).
221 - the new osl-based audio file selector (afs) replaces the random,
222 the playlist and the mysql selector of paraslash-0.2.x.
223 - IPv6 support (thanks to Gerrit Renker).
224 - paraslash-0.2.x streams are now called "moods". Writing
225 0.3.x-mood definitions should be both easier and more
226 powerful than writing 0.2.x-stream definitions.
227 - para_krell, para_slider, para_para_sdl_gui, para_dbadm have
228 been removed. The world is a better place without them. However,
229 para_gui is still there.
230 - afs tracks audio file selection also in playlist mode.
231 - few easy-to-use afs commands replace the many not-so-easy-to-use
232 mysql commands (and are available also in playlist mode).
233 - Improved error subsystem.
234 - The earth-shaking new logo.
235
236 -----------------------------------------
237 0.2.17 (2007-11-20) "isotropic threshold"
238 -----------------------------------------
239
240 Mainly bugfixes and cleanups in this version which marks the end of
241 the 0.2.x series if no serious bugs show up after the release.
242
243 - mysql_selector: fix a locking bug.
244 - universal chunk queueing.
245 - dccp sender uses chunk queueing if write() returns EAGAIN (thanks
246 to Gerrit Renker).
247 - be more carful wrt. signed vs. unsigned argument passing.
248 - cleanup error.h and fix some references to invalid error
249 codes.
250 - update to gengetopt-2.21.
251 - update to ortp-0.13.1.
252 - autoconf: extend checks for headers, library functions and
253 compiler characteristics.
254 - Fix streaming of large mp3 files.
255 - Fix an off-by-one bug in playlist handling.
256
257 --------------------------------------
258 0.2.16 (2007-04-05) "neural discharge"
259 --------------------------------------
260
261 The main change in this release is the major audio format handler
262 cleanup which removes some similar/duplicate code and makes it easier
263 to implement plugins for other audio formats. Of course, the usual mix
264 of other improvements/changes/bugfixes also made it into the release.
265
266 - simplified audio format handlers (most of the handling functions
267 were moved one layer up to the virtual streaming system).
268 - para_server uses mmap to read audio files
269 - repositioning of mp3 streams is much faster, in particular for
270 jumping near the end of large mp3 files.
271 - permission flags DB_READ,DB_WRITE have been renamed to AFS_READ
272 and AFS_WRITE.
273 - fix a bug in para_filter that caused decoding of aac files
274 to start only after a few seconds.
275 - fix osx_writer hangs
276 - simplified dccp code (thanks to Gerrit Renker)
277 - the compress filter works also on big endian systems (ppc)
278
279 -----------------------------------------
280 0.2.15 (2007-02-16) "inductive resonance"
281 -----------------------------------------
282
283 Minor improvements, more documentation and a bunch of bug fixes.
284
285 - para_server: The server.users file is only read once on server
286 startup rather than for each connection
287 - mp3dec: Fix decoding of corrupt mp3 files
288 - afs (audio file sender) is now called vss (virtual streaming
289 system). Consequently, the permission flags specified in
290 ~/.paraslash/server.users have also changed: AFS_READ and AFS_WRITE
291 become VSS_READ and VSS_WRITE respectively.
292 - para_audiod/para_filter: Fix a bug that caused the last chunk
293 of audio data not being written under certain circumstances
294 - audiod: compute the difference of server time and local time
295 correctly
296 - para_server/para_audiod: Fix some memory leaks
297 - documentation improvements
298 - configure.ac: fix checks for para_krell
299 - new man pages
300
301 -------------------------------------------
302 0.2.14 (2006-10-15) "transient singularity"
303 -------------------------------------------
304
305 The only major enhancement of this version is the osx writer which completes
306 the Mac OS Port and was originally planned already for 0.2.13 but had to wait
307 until now for reasons beyond the scope of this changelog entry.
308
309 - new output plugin for Mac Os: the osx writer
310 - rename configure command line options from --enable-xxx-headers to
311 --with-xxx-headers and --enable-xxx-libs to --with-xxx-libs
312 - configure: new command line options: --with-mad-headers,
313 --with-mad-libs, --with-oggvorbis-headers, and --with-oggvorbis-libs
314 - some robustness fixes
315 - dymamic audio format recognition for audiod
316 - para_server: new command line option: --autoplay_delay
317 - para_audiod: new command line option: --clock_diff_count
318
319 ---------------------------------------
320 0.2.13 (2006-07-14) "sonic convolution"
321 ---------------------------------------
322
323 A bunch of new features and core changes.
324
325 - the new paraslash scheduler, short and sweet.
326 - Support for m4a/mp4 files via the new aac audio format
327 handler/filter (requires libfaad).
328 - each writer has its own command line parser, just like
329 para_recv and para_filter.
330 - para_client and para_audioc use the error subsystem
331 - writers are integrated in para_audiod (currently linux-only)
332 - para_client is integrated in para_audiod
333 - random/playlist selector: improved info strings
334 - new audiod commands: tasks, kill
335 - update to libortp-0.10.1
336 - para_fade: wake time defaults to 8 hours from now
337 - update to autoconf-2.60
338
339
340 ------------------------------------------
341 0.2.12 (2006-05-12) "oriented abstraction"
342 ------------------------------------------
343
344 Many user-visible changes in this release and lots of new
345 features:
346
347
348 - the new optional dccp sender/receiver. It uses the datagram
349 congestion control protocol. You'll need a fairly new kernel
350 for this.
351 - paraslash works on Mac OS X (thanks to Gerd Becker)
352 - para_play renamed to para_write
353 - modular output plugin design (writers) for para_write
354 - new file_writer output plugin for para_write
355 - compress filter speed improvements
356 - update to libortp-0.9.1
357 - update to gengetopt-2.17rc
358 - para_client no longer depends on libreadline (as the
359 code for the interactive mode was removed).
360 - gcc-2-95 is no longer a supported compiler. It may still
361 work, but it gets no more testing.
362 - the tarball no longer contains the screenshot images which
363 reduces its size quite a bit.
364 - configure: new command line options: --enable-mysql-headers
365 and --enable-mysql-libs
366
367 ------------------------------------
368 0.2.11 (2006-03-11) "atomic duality"
369 ------------------------------------
370
371 Here it is, the first paraslash release developed with git. There
372 are fairly many user-visible changes in this release. As two out of
373 the three "database tools" of paraslash don't use a database at all,
374 they are now called "audio file selectors" instead.
375
376
377 - the cdt command (change database tool) becomes chs (change
378 selector)
379 - no more colon separators: The syntax of some options of
380 para_audiod and para_filter have changed. Use --help for
381 more info (and some examples).
382 - update to gengetopt-2.16 (thanks to Lorenzo Bettini)
383 - switch from cvs to git (should've done that earlier)
384 - the new ipc subsystem
385 - new audio file selector: playlist
386 - para_server: the dopey selector is now called "random",
387 and is the default selector. Use the --selector option to
388 choose another selector at startup, or the chs command to
389 change the selector at runtime.
390 - X86_64 fixes (thanks to Steffen Klassert)
391 - para_play fixes
392
393
394 --------------------------------------
395 0.2.10 (2006-02-17) "cyclic attractor"
396 --------------------------------------
397
398 Huge documentation update, a scrollable window for para_gui, ortp
399 improvements, and of course many small fixes not mentioned here.
400 The diffstat below is rather misleading as most insertions are due
401 to the new source documentation.
402
403 - autoconf cleanup
404 - para_server also uses the new error subsystem
405 - lots of new documentation (UTSL)
406 - gui improvements:
407 - keysyms for cursor keys and for next/previous page keys
408 - scrollable output window
409 - new internal commands: scroll up/down, page up/down
410 - fix color of command output.
411 - ortp: the --chunk_time and --header flags are no longer needed
412 for para_recv/para_audiod as this information is now encoded in
413 each rtp packet sent by para_server.
414
415
416 -------------------------------------------
417 0.2.9 (2006-01-24) "progressive turbulence"
418 -------------------------------------------
419
420 Internal audiod receivers/filters, the new error subsystem and
421 a lot of small improvements.
422
423 - para_recv and para_filter are integrated into the para_audiod
424 binary, i.e. audiod no longer spawns a new process for
425 each receiver/filter. As para_recv and para_filter might be
426 useful as standalone programs, they still get built (linked
427 against the same object files that are also used for audiod).
428 - further ortp timing improvements should reduce the CPU usage
429 of the ortp receiver.
430 - improved audio grabbing. The 'grab' command of para_audiod
431 has its own set of command line options. Read the output of
432 "para_audioc help grab" for more info.
433 - oggdec: configurable input prebuffer size.
434 - the new error subsystem gives better error diagnostics
435 and reduces code size.
436
437
438 -----------------------------------------
439 0.2.8 (2006-01-02) "dynamic accumulation"
440 -----------------------------------------
441
442 The new modular filter design and the para_play-hangs bugfix.
443
444 - new executable: para_filter. It combines para_mp3dec,
445 para_oggdec and para_compress. It also adds a further filter
446 type, wav, that just inserts a wave header at the desired point
447 of the filter chain. All 'piping' is done in-memory (i.e. no
448 read/write operations are used).
449 - para_play: fix a stupid bug that caused it to hang under
450 certain circumstances.
451
452
453 -------------------------------------------
454 0.2.7 (2006-12-27) "transparent invariance"
455 -------------------------------------------
456
457 Not many user-visible changes but a fair amount of internal improvements.
458
459
460 - The http sender buffers data if it can not be sent
461 out immediately (because the socket is not writable). This
462 should prevent para_server from shutting down the connection
463 too early on a loaded network.
464 - para_play also prebuffers data if it is told to start at a
465 future time by the --start_time option.
466 - The return of para_recv: It combines para_ortp_recv and
467 para_http_recv. Use the --receiver option to switch between
468 the two. para_recv builds without libortp, but contains
469 only the http receiver in this case.
470 - update to ortp 0.8.1. As this ortp release contains incompatible
471 changes, para_recv-0.2.7 won't link against older ortp libs.
472 - improved ortp timings.
473 - use of gcc-extensions that #define away for non-gcc and
474 gcc < 3.0.
475
476
477 -------------------------------------------
478 0.2.6 (2005-10-29) "recursive compensation"
479 -------------------------------------------
480
481 Transparent session encryption (uses openssl's Alleged RC4 cipher),
482 the internal find command and several other improvements and cleanups.
483
484 - Encrypt the session if encryption is requested by the client
485 (default for para_client 0.2.6). This is backwards
486 compatible, so older clients can still connect to para_server
487 0.2.6. Use the new client option --plain to request an
488 uncrypted session (off by default, must be set to on in
489 order to connect to para_server 0.2.x with 0 <= x <= 5).
490 - para_server uses an internal function to locate audio files
491 rather than calling find(1). The server option
492 --mysql_audio_file_dir replaces --mysql_find_cmd.
493 - documentation update
494 - man pages
495 - header file cleanup
496 - para_client code cleanup
497 - para_gui: faster display of output of display commands
498
499
500 ------------------------------------------
501 0.2.5 (2005-10-13) "aggressive resolution"
502 ------------------------------------------
503
504 This release adds internal senders, i.e. no more external programs are
505 spawned for sending out the audio data. There are two different senders
506 available: The http sender and the ortp sender (former para_send which
507 is no longer needed).
508
509 The new sender code has a plugin-like design so it can be easily
510 extended should there be be any future need for supporting another
511 network streaming protocol. All senders are completely independent of
512 each other. In particular, the http and the ortp sender can operate
513 in parallel.
514
515 - new server command: sender to control senders at runtime.
516 Read the output of "para_server -h" and "para_client help
517 sender" for more information.
518 - para_recv renamed to para_ortp_recv
519 - new executable: para_http_recv, a simple command line
520 http receiver.
521 - major afs/mp3/ogg code simplifications due to internal
522 senders.
523 - ogg timing improvements
524 - fix several minor memory leaks (found by valgrind)
525 - empty stream definitions work again
526 - com_ne(): ignore errors on remove
527 - audiod: fix segfault on server restart
528
529
530 ---------------------------------------
531 0.2.4 (2005-09-21) "toxic anticipation"
532 ---------------------------------------
533
534 Several small improvements, fixes and the new grab command.
535
536 - audiod:
537 - new command: "grab" to grab the output of the stream reader
538 or any filters. Read the output of "para_audioc help grab"
539 for more information.
540 - fix memory leak
541 - code cleanup
542 - audioc: new command line option: --bufsize to specify a
543 buffer size different from the default size 8192.
544 - improved error diagnostics for para_play.
545 - new configure option: --enable-ssldir so search for openssl in
546 non-standard places
547 - sdl_gui: Make it look nice again for 1024x768
548 - server: report total size of memory allocated with sbrk by malloc,
549 new command line option: --announce_time
550
551
552 -----------------------------------------
553 0.2.3 (2005-09-01) "hydrophilic movement"
554 -----------------------------------------
555
556 Two new executables and major feature enhancements.
557
558 - audiod filters: It is now possible to specify arbitrary many
559 (including none) filters for each supported audio
560 format. This can be used e.g. for normalizing volume,
561 transforming or grabbing the audio stream, or for using
562 visualizers. Read the output of "para_audiod -h" for the
563 syntax of the new --filter_cmd option.
564 - new executable: para_play, a tiny alsa player. It
565 can play wave files or raw pcm (16 bit little endian)
566 from stdin.
567 - new executable: para_compress, a dynamic range compressor
568 intended to keep audio output at a consistent volume. Derived
569 from AudioCompress, http://trikuare.cx/code/AudioCompress.html.
570 - audiod: New option: --stream_delay. This can be used in
571 a local network to syncronize the audio output of all
572 clients that play the same stream.
573
574
575 ------------------------------------------
576 0.2.2 (2005-08-19) "tangential excitation"
577 ------------------------------------------
578
579 Mostly internal changes in this release, but also some new commands
580 for the mysql database tool.
581
582 - cleanup exec.c, fix para_exec bug
583 - compile time loglevel (log messages below the given level
584 won't be compiled in, which reduces the size of the
585 resulting binaries)
586 - new log macros that shorten the size of the source code.
587 - workaround a gcc-4.1 bug (?) that caused send_cred_buffer()
588 to send only zeros. With this workaround, para_audioc works
589 again.
590 - avoid gcc-4 warning: conflicting types for built-in function 'clog'
591 - new mysql commands: "rm" (remove entry), "mv" (rename entry) "ne"
592 (new entry), "snp" (set numplayed). Read the manual for more
593 information.
594
595
596 ---------------------------------------
597 0.2.1 (2005-08-15) "surreal experience"
598 ---------------------------------------
599
600 Here comes paraslash-0.2.1. It contains a couple of new features and,
601 surprise, only minor bug fixes.
602
603 - kill noisy mp3 debug message
604 - cleanup of the build system
605 - para_server and para_client directly use the crypto routines
606 of the openssl library rather than invoking the openssl command
607 line utitlity
608 - server/audiod: new option --user to switch to the given user
609 when invoked as root. Read the output of "para_server -h" for
610 more information.
611 - gui/sdl_gui: new option --stat_cmd to be used to retrieve the
612 status. Default: "para_audioc stat"
613 - sdl_gui: new option --pic_cmd to be used to download the picture.
614 Default: "para_client pic"
615 - audiod: 5 slots ought to be enough for everybody
616 - audiod: new status item: Uptime, kill hup command
617
618
619
620 ------------------------------------------
621 0.2.0 (2005-08-06) "distributed diffusion"
622 ------------------------------------------
623
624 After several month of increased development activity, paraslash-0.2.0
625 has arrived. It contains many new features and is much more
626 self-contained than the old 0.1.x series. Enjoy!
627
628
629 - para_server: fix hang on song change and crash on sighup.
630 Speed up mysql queries. The DIR_LIKE macro is gone.
631 - new executables: para_audiod, the local audio daemon that
632 starts playback (uses SCM_CREDENTIALS socket magic) and
633 para_audioc, the corresponding client.
634 - new executables: para_mp3dec/para_oggdec, two really teensy
635 decoders. para_mp3dec is based on libmad, para_oggdec requires
636 libvorbisfile.
637 - ovsend/ovrecv are capable of streaming ogg as well as mp3, so
638 they are now called para_send and para_recv respectively.
639 - documentation updates
640 - para_gui is themable. For now there is the default theme that
641 looks as before and the simple theme: blue and easy.
642 - gui: audio streaming is now handled by audiod. Time display shows
643 playback time rather than streaming time
644 - slider: update to libzmw-0.2.0
645 - para_krell: fix crash on server shutdown
646 - switch from gzip to bzip2
647
648
649 ----------------------------------------
650 0.1.7 (2005-04-18) "melting penetration"
651 ----------------------------------------
652
653 The main change in this release is clearly the oggvorbis rewrite,
654 but there are also lots of smaller changes. If you intend to use both
655 the mp3 and the ogg plugin, it is recommended to use software mixing,
656 e.g. the dmix plugin which is provided by ALSA.
657
658 - new executables: para_ovsend and para_ovrecv for sending/receiving
659 oggvorbis files via rtp. Requires the open rtp library. Get it at
660 http://www.linphone.org/ortp/
661 - rewrite of the ogg_vorbis core code
662 - configure detects libzmw and, if detected, includes
663 para_slider to the list of binaries to be built by make
664 - server stream writers read from their associated fifo rather
665 than from stdin
666 - slider: two new sliders, lastplayed and numplayed
667 - fix nasty double free bug which caused random segfaults in case of
668 mp3 files with invalid header information
669 - gui: new command line option: --stream_timeout=seconds to
670 deactivate a slot if it is idle for that many seconds (default=`5')
671 - diffstats
672
673
674 ---------------------------------------
675 0.1.6 (2005-03-05) "asymptotic balance"
676 ---------------------------------------
677
678 Only little user-visible changes in this release. Mainly bugfixes and
679 core code cleanup. This is probably the most stable version ever if you
680 stick to mp3...
681
682 - fix several memory leaks
683 - rename default name of mysql database from "music" to "paraslash".
684 Use para_server's --mysql_database option if you do not want to
685 rename your old database.
686 - rework ogg vorbis code
687 - make update command work on mysql servers with LOCAL_INFILE
688 disabled
689 - gui: improved stream I/O (slots)
690 - simplified audio format API
691 - para_pob_ogg is gone
692
693 ------------------------------------
694 0.1.5 (2004-12-31) "opaque eternity"
695 ------------------------------------
696
697 Let's slide gently into the new year.
698
699 - new: para_slider (not built automatically, type "make
700 para_slider" to build). A toy for those who always felt that
701 creating stream definitions is difficult. See screenshots,
702 README and FEATURES for more info.
703 - improved signal handling. Fixes server segfault on SIGHUP
704 for linux kernels newer than Aug 24 2004 and makes para_gui
705 race-free.
706 - reload database tool on SIGHUP
707 - improved help message for sl
708 - do not log "broken pipe" messages as errors. They are
709 perfectly ok.
710 - fix wrong error message on permission errors
711
712 -----------------------------------------
713 0.1.4 (2004-12-19) "tunneling transition"
714 -----------------------------------------
715
716 Bugfix release. As expected, 0.1.3 introduced a bunch of new bugs.
717 Hopefully, most of them got wiped out with this release. Some
718 enhancements went also in.
719
720 - improved error diagnostics for all commands
721 - stradd/picadd: overwrite previous contents if entry already
722 exists, rather than returning errors
723 - stradd: use current stream if invoked without args
724 - faster (and hopefully more stable) ogg-vorbis handling
725 - para_krell: reap children to avoid zombie-flooding in case
726 no server is running
727 - si: report also server pid
728 - server: don't busy-loop if dbtool reports only invalid files.
729 - gui: CTRL+C works again, fix stream_read command line option
730 - fix pic_add, hist
731 - fix mysql dbtool startup in case no database exists
732 - many small fixes and cleanups
733
734 ---------------------------------------
735 0.1.3: (2004-12-10) "vanishing inertia"
736 ---------------------------------------
737
738 Starting from this release, the database tools are integrated in the
739 server binary. This decreases server startup time, reduces code size
740 and speeds up database commands. However, the layout of the underlying
741 mysql database changed only slightly and 0.1.3 should be backwards
742 compatible in that respect.
743
744 Visible changes:
745
746 - If mysql is not detected at compile time, or fails to init
747 at runtime, fall back to the dopey database tool which should
748 always work.
749 - para_dbtool and dbtool.conf are gone. All mysql specific
750 options are read from server.conf and are prefixed by 'mysql_'.
751 - new command: cdt (change database tool)
752 - new command line option: dbtool (choose startup database tool)
753 - The name of current stream is now stored in the database,
754 so paraslash remembers its current stream when restarted.
755 - new command: csp (change stream and play)
756 - para_gui also reports current database tool and server uptime
757
758
759 -------------------------------------------
760 0.1.2: (2004-11-28) "spherical fluctuation"
761 -------------------------------------------
762
763 Point release before the big dbtool changes go in.
764
765 - dbtool: rename ca to cam (copy all meta data). It now also
766 copies numplayed and lastplayed time as well as the picture
767 id.
768 - fix endless-loop-bug caused by mp3 files with invalid header
769
770 -----------------------------------------
771 0.1.1: (2004-11-05) "floating atmosphere"
772 -----------------------------------------
773
774 - gkrellm plugin
775 - new dbtool command: mbox. Browse your sound-file collection
776 with your favorite mail reader.
777 - several small fixes
778
779 -------------------------------------
780 0.1.0: (2204-10-22) "rotating cortex"
781 -------------------------------------
782
783 - fix logging bug for loglevel > VERBOSE
784 - fix skip command
785 - correct timings for vbr mp3s
786 - modular audio format support
787 - ogg-vorbis support (experimental)
788 - new server option: autoplay
789
790 -----------------------------------------
791 0.0.99: (2004-07-25) "harmonic deviation"
792 -----------------------------------------
793
794 - rename projectname from icc to paraslash (play, archive, rate
795 and stream large audio sets happily)
796 - paraslash is no longer restricted to one particular audio
797 streaming software
798 - new dbtool commands (stradd, strq, strdel) for easy stream
799 managment w/o configuration file. That obsoletes stream_defs
800 file/config option for dbtool.
801 - picadd accepts jpeg data from stdin
802 - new server commands: ps (select previous stream), sc (song change)
803 - new default pictures for sdl_gui
804 - gui: new key_map option for binding commands and internal
805 functions to arbitrary keys, nice help screen, rip out
806 soundcard/linux specific stuff, avoid noise artefacts while jumping,
807 show silly logo on startup
808 - new executables: para_fade for fading volume, para_dbadm for
809 manipulating attributes
810 - cdb adds _all_ tables to mysql database
811 - revised and beautified documentation
812 - sample dbtool rewritten in C
813 - autoconf
814
815 ---------------------------------------------
816 0.0.98: (2003-12-26) "incremental smoothness"
817 ---------------------------------------------
818
819 - kick icecast in favour of poc. That removes some races and reduces
820 core code considerably.
821 - cbr/vbr is displayed by stat and gui/sdl_gui. New status flags
822 give finer info on afs' status.
823 - gui can start decoder (see config options). Further new gui
824 commands: refresh (^L), jmp (F1-F10)
825 - gui rereads conf on SIGUSR1 instead of SIGHUP. SIGHUP
826 terminates gui. This fixes dead instances consuming memory
827 continuously.
828 - new dbtool command: verb for sending verbatim sql queries.
829 - fix pid_list races (by removing pid_list)
830 - codename funnies
831
832 --------------------
833 0.0.97: (2003-10-26)
834 --------------------
835
836 - installation prefix now defaults to /usr/local
837 - new commands for gui: snozze, sleep and reread config
838 - config file for gui and sdl_gui
839 - fix problems with filenames containing funny characters
840 (reported by Thomas Forell)
841 - improved signal handling for gui, now it rereads conf on SIGHUP
842 - new dbtool command: cdb (create database)
843 - switch from argtable to gengetopt
844 - major code cleanup and speed improvements
845 - fix several potential buffer overflows
846 - many small fixes and cleanups
847
848 -------------------
849 0.0.96 (2003-08-30)
850 -------------------
851
852 - easy stream_defs syntax
853 - sdl_gui can display images associated to the file being played
854 - Major feature enhancements for icc_gui including dynamic text
855 placement and the top/bottom window design
856 - vrfy/clean now also checks for NULL values in attributes as
857 well as for invalid picture pointers
858 - fix long outstanding case sensitivity bug
859 - many small fixes and cleanups
860
861 -------------------
862 0.0.95 (2003-06-29)
863 -------------------
864
865 - sdl gui runs much faster
866 - new dbtool command: ca (copy attributes)
867 - count and display number of times the song has been played
868 - new feature: scoring
869 - command line options for sdl_gui
870 - simpler syntax of streams file
871 - decrease network traffic of stat
872 - fix zombie bug
873 - many small fixes and cleanups
874
875 -------------------
876 0.0.94 (2003-05-04)
877 -------------------
878
879 - new server command: ns (next stream)
880 - new icc_gui command: c (change stream)
881 - internal mp3info
882 - stat shows also id3 tag info
883 - new sdl based gui
884 - log flodding bug fixed
885 - many small fixes and cleanups
886
887 -------------------
888 0.0.93 (2003-03-28)
889 -------------------
890
891 - colors for icc_gui
892 - icc_gui sets volume directly (linux only)
893 - proper locking that fixes some races
894 - fix security bug that caused commands to be executed even
895 with unsufficient permissions
896 - new command: hup to make all servers reread their configuration file
897 - icecast meta data streaming
898 - many small fixes and cleanups