Fix memory leaks in xxx_recv_init().
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1 NEWS
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3
4 -------------------------------------------------
5 0.3.5 (to be announced) "symplectic separability"
6 -------------------------------------------------
7
8 - the new oss writer (supported on *BSD and Linux)
9 - support for netmask subsets (Gerrit Renker)
10 - the new prebuffer filter
11 - improved signal handling
12 - variable fec output buffer size
13 - --log_color actually works
14 - new ls option: -d (print dates as seconds after the epoch)
15 - update to gengetopt 2.22.2
16 - support for RSA keys of size > 512 bits
17
18 -----------------------------------------
19 0.3.4 (2009-05-07) "elliptic inheritance"
20 -----------------------------------------
21
22 The new udp sender, forward error correction, colored logs and various
23 other improvements. As the udp sender does not depend on any special
24 libraries, it is built unconditionally.
25
26 - The udp sender replaces the ortp sender. The new code uses forward
27 error correction to protect against packet losses. Many thanks to
28 Gerrit Renker for providing ipv6 support.
29 - The default port for udp streaming now defaults to 8000, like
30 for the http and the dccp senders/receivers.
31 - Loglevels are now specified as symbolic names, e.g.
32 "--loglevel info".
33 - improved ipv4 and ipv6 URI parser (Gerrit Renker).
34 - para_server/para_audiod: Color support for log messages.
35 - new options for mp3dec: --ignore-crc, --bufsize
36 - new audiod option: --config-file.
37 - gengetopt cleanups.
38 - Improved help/man pages: The documentation of para_audiod,
39 para_recv, para_filter and para_write now also contains
40 all options of the available receivers/filters/writers. The
41 man page of para_fade contains a description of the different
42 modes of operation.
43 - More source code documentation.
44 - vss timing fixes.
45
46 --------------------------------------------
47 0.3.3 (2008-12-01) "axiomatic perspectivity"
48 --------------------------------------------
49
50 Internal code cleanups, bug fixes, improved tag handling and the new
51 amplification filter.
52
53 - para_server uses the generic scheduling code.
54 - overhaul of the virtual streaming system.
55 - mp3: id3 version 2 support via libid3tag (optional)
56 - ogg: vorbis comment support.
57 - aac meta info support.
58 - mp3 audio format handler cleanups.
59 - new filter: "amp" to amplify the amplitude of the audio stream
60 - new status item/database entry: amplification. It is
61 used by the amp filter to pre-amplify the audio stream.
62 - fix a close-without-open bug in para_write.
63 - fix a bug in com_init() which was introduced in 0.3.2.
64 - better error diagnostics for para_client.
65
66 -----------------------------------------
67 0.3.2 (2008-04-11) "probabilistic parity"
68 -----------------------------------------
69
70 The new para_afh executable, scheduling and documentation improvements.
71
72 - new ls option: -lc (list chunk table)
73 - new executable: para_afh, the stand-alone audio file handler tool
74 - afs commands can send output more than SHMMAX (32MB on Linux). This
75 also reduces the memory usage of commands that produce large amounts
76 of output.
77 - major scheduler and audiod cleanups.
78 - more detailed and much nicer man pages.
79
80 ---------------------------------------
81 0.3.1 (2008-02-23) "liquid interaction"
82 ---------------------------------------
83
84 A mix of cleanups, bug fixes, improvements, and some new features. No
85 significant changes to the new database (osl) code, which is generally
86 a good sign.
87
88 - Share some similar/duplicate code between the http and the
89 dccp sender.
90 - Generic access control lists for paraslash senders.
91 - dccp sender: Access control lists, connection limiting and support
92 for the allow,deny,on,off,help sender commands.
93 - The default dccp port changed from 5001 to 8000 (suggested by
94 Gerrit Renker).
95 - para_server starts even if not all public keys could be loaded.
96 - Audiod performance improvements.
97 - fix a bug in the "off" command of the http sender.
98 - fix some fd and memory leaks.
99 - Update to gengetopt-2.22.
100
101 -------------------------------------
102 0.3.0 (2008-01-12) "solar saturation"
103 -------------------------------------
104
105 paraslash.0.3.0 -- 'WWDBND --what would databases never do?'.
106
107
108 Usually one might expect lots of new features AND a big increase in size
109 for a major release like this.
110
111 However, paraslash-0.3.0.tar.bz2 is the smallest paraslash tarball
112 ever. The decrease in size is mostly due to the removal of some
113 graphical tools (which were only quick hacks anyway). But also the
114 fact that the mysql code is gone cuts down the size a bit.
115
116 Being independent of mysql comes at a cost: The fact that paraslash
117 now contains its own database (the object storage layer, osl) increases
118 the (stripped) binary size of para_server by ~50K on i386.
119
120 - no more restrictions on unique basenames.
121 - independent of mysql: The new self-contained object
122 storage layer (osl) replaces the mysql database.
123 - New executable para_fsck: Check integrity of osl tables.
124 - Lyrics support.
125 - Reliable audio file move/rename detection.
126 - More portable than ever: Tested on Linux (x86_32, x86_64, sparc64),
127 MacOS (ppc32, x86_32), FreeBSD (x86_32), NetBSD (x86_32) and
128 Solaris (sparc64).
129 - the new osl-based audio file selector (afs) replaces the random,
130 the playlist and the mysql selector of paraslash-0.2.x.
131 - IPv6 support (thanks to Gerrit Renker).
132 - paraslash-0.2.x streams are now called "moods". Writing
133 0.3.x-mood definitions should be both easier and more
134 powerful than writing 0.2.x-stream definitions.
135 - para_krell, para_slider, para_para_sdl_gui, para_dbadm have
136 been removed. The world is a better place without them. However,
137 para_gui is still there.
138 - afs tracks audio file selection also in playlist mode.
139 - few easy-to-use afs commands replace the many not-so-easy-to-use
140 mysql commands (and are available also in playlist mode).
141 - Improved error subsystem.
142 - The earth-shaking new logo.
143
144 -----------------------------------------
145 0.2.17 (2007-11-20) "isotropic threshold"
146 -----------------------------------------
147
148 Mainly bugfixes and cleanups in this version which marks the end of
149 the 0.2.x series if no serious bugs show up after the release.
150
151 - mysql_selector: fix a locking bug.
152 - universal chunk queueing.
153 - dccp sender uses chunk queueing if write() returns EAGAIN (thanks
154 to Gerrit Renker).
155 - be more carful wrt. signed vs. unsigned argument passing.
156 - cleanup error.h and fix some references to invalid error
157 codes.
158 - update to gengetopt-2.21.
159 - update to ortp-0.13.1.
160 - autoconf: extend checks for headers, library functions and
161 compiler characteristics.
162 - Fix streaming of large mp3 files.
163 - Fix an off-by-one bug in playlist handling.
164
165 --------------------------------------
166 0.2.16 (2007-04-05) "neural discharge"
167 --------------------------------------
168
169 The main change in this release is the major audio format handler
170 cleanup which removes some similar/duplicate code and makes it easier
171 to implement plugins for other audio formats. Of course, the usual mix
172 of other improvements/changes/bugfixes also made it into the release.
173
174 - simplified audio format handlers (most of the handling functions
175 were moved one layer up to the virtual streaming system).
176 - para_server uses mmap to read audio files
177 - repositioning of mp3 streams is much faster, in particular for
178 jumping near the end of large mp3 files.
179 - permission flags DB_READ,DB_WRITE have been renamed to AFS_READ
180 and AFS_WRITE.
181 - fix a bug in para_filter that caused decoding of aac files
182 to start only after a few seconds.
183 - fix osx_writer hangs
184 - simplified dccp code (thanks to Gerrit Renker)
185 - the compress filter works also on big endian systems (ppc)
186
187 -----------------------------------------
188 0.2.15 (2007-02-16) "inductive resonance"
189 -----------------------------------------
190
191 Minor improvements, more documentation and a bunch of bug fixes.
192
193 - para_server: The server.users file is only read once on server
194 startup rather than for each connection
195 - mp3dec: Fix decoding of corrupt mp3 files
196 - afs (audio file sender) is now called vss (virtual streaming
197 system). Consequently, the permission flags specified in
198 ~/.paraslash/server.users have also changed: AFS_READ and AFS_WRITE
199 become VSS_READ and VSS_WRITE respectively.
200 - para_audiod/para_filter: Fix a bug that caused the last chunk
201 of audio data not being written under certain circumstances
202 - audiod: compute the difference of server time and local time
203 correctly
204 - para_server/para_audiod: Fix some memory leaks
205 - documentation improvements
206 - configure.ac: fix checks for para_krell
207 - new man pages
208
209 -------------------------------------------
210 0.2.14 (2006-10-15) "transient singularity"
211 -------------------------------------------
212
213 The only major enhancement of this version is the osx writer which completes
214 the Mac OS Port and was originally planned already for 0.2.13 but had to wait
215 until now for reasons beyond the scope of this changelog entry.
216
217 - new output plugin for Mac Os: the osx writer
218 - rename configure command line options from --enable-xxx-headers to
219 --with-xxx-headers and --enable-xxx-libs to --with-xxx-libs
220 - configure: new command line options: --with-mad-headers,
221 --with-mad-libs, --with-oggvorbis-headers, and --with-oggvorbis-libs
222 - some robustness fixes
223 - dymamic audio format recognition for audiod
224 - para_server: new command line option: --autoplay_delay
225 - para_audiod: new command line option: --clock_diff_count
226
227 ---------------------------------------
228 0.2.13 (2006-07-14) "sonic convolution"
229 ---------------------------------------
230
231 A bunch of new features and core changes.
232
233 - the new paraslash scheduler, short and sweet.
234 - Support for m4a/mp4 files via the new aac audio format
235 handler/filter (requires libfaad).
236 - each writer has its own command line parser, just like
237 para_recv and para_filter.
238 - para_client and para_audioc use the error subsystem
239 - writers are integrated in para_audiod (currently linux-only)
240 - para_client is integrated in para_audiod
241 - random/playlist selector: improved info strings
242 - new audiod commands: tasks, kill
243 - update to libortp-0.10.1
244 - para_fade: wake time defaults to 8 hours from now
245 - update to autoconf-2.60
246
247
248 ------------------------------------------
249 0.2.12 (2006-05-12) "oriented abstraction"
250 ------------------------------------------
251
252 Many user-visible changes in this release and lots of new
253 features:
254
255
256 - the new optional dccp sender/receiver. It uses the datagram
257 congestion control protocol. You'll need a fairly new kernel
258 for this.
259 - paraslash works on Mac OS X (thanks to Gerd Becker)
260 - para_play renamed to para_write
261 - modular output plugin design (writers) for para_write
262 - new file_writer output plugin for para_write
263 - compress filter speed improvements
264 - update to libortp-0.9.1
265 - update to gengetopt-2.17rc
266 - para_client no longer depends on libreadline (as the
267 code for the interactive mode was removed).
268 - gcc-2-95 is no longer a supported compiler. It may still
269 work, but it gets no more testing.
270 - the tarball no longer contains the screenshot images which
271 reduces its size quite a bit.
272 - configure: new command line options: --enable-mysql-headers
273 and --enable-mysql-libs
274
275 ------------------------------------
276 0.2.11 (2006-03-11) "atomic duality"
277 ------------------------------------
278
279 Here it is, the first paraslash release developed with git. There
280 are fairly many user-visible changes in this release. As two out of
281 the three "database tools" of paraslash don't use a database at all,
282 they are now called "audio file selectors" instead.
283
284
285 - the cdt command (change database tool) becomes chs (change
286 selector)
287 - no more colon separators: The syntax of some options of
288 para_audiod and para_filter have changed. Use --help for
289 more info (and some examples).
290 - update to gengetopt-2.16 (thanks to Lorenzo Bettini)
291 - switch from cvs to git (should've done that earlier)
292 - the new ipc subsystem
293 - new audio file selector: playlist
294 - para_server: the dopey selector is now called "random",
295 and is the default selector. Use the --selector option to
296 choose another selector at startup, or the chs command to
297 change the selector at runtime.
298 - X86_64 fixes (thanks to Steffen Klassert)
299 - para_play fixes
300
301
302 --------------------------------------
303 0.2.10 (2006-02-17) "cyclic attractor"
304 --------------------------------------
305
306 Huge documentation update, a scrollable window for para_gui, ortp
307 improvements, and of course many small fixes not mentioned here.
308 The diffstat below is rather misleading as most insertions are due
309 to the new source documentation.
310
311 - autoconf cleanup
312 - para_server also uses the new error subsystem
313 - lots of new documentation (UTSL)
314 - gui improvements:
315 - keysyms for cursor keys and for next/previous page keys
316 - scrollable output window
317 - new internal commands: scroll up/down, page up/down
318 - fix color of command output.
319 - ortp: the --chunk_time and --header flags are no longer needed
320 for para_recv/para_audiod as this information is now encoded in
321 each rtp packet sent by para_server.
322
323
324 -------------------------------------------
325 0.2.9 (2006-01-24) "progressive turbulence"
326 -------------------------------------------
327
328 Internal audiod receivers/filters, the new error subsystem and
329 a lot of small improvements.
330
331 - para_recv and para_filter are integrated into the para_audiod
332 binary, i.e. audiod no longer spawns a new process for
333 each receiver/filter. As para_recv and para_filter might be
334 useful as standalone programs, they still get built (linked
335 against the same object files that are also used for audiod).
336 - further ortp timing improvements should reduce the CPU usage
337 of the ortp receiver.
338 - improved audio grabbing. The 'grab' command of para_audiod
339 has its own set of command line options. Read the output of
340 "para_audioc help grab" for more info.
341 - oggdec: configurable input prebuffer size.
342 - the new error subsystem gives better error diagnostics
343 and reduces code size.
344
345
346 -----------------------------------------
347 0.2.8 (2006-01-02) "dynamic accumulation"
348 -----------------------------------------
349
350 The new modular filter design and the para_play-hangs bugfix.
351
352 - new executable: para_filter. It combines para_mp3dec,
353 para_oggdec and para_compress. It also adds a further filter
354 type, wav, that just inserts a wave header at the desired point
355 of the filter chain. All 'piping' is done in-memory (i.e. no
356 read/write operations are used).
357 - para_play: fix a stupid bug that caused it to hang under
358 certain circumstances.
359
360
361 -------------------------------------------
362 0.2.7 (2006-12-27) "transparent invariance"
363 -------------------------------------------
364
365 Not many user-visible changes but a fair amount of internal improvements.
366
367
368 - The http sender buffers data if it can not be sent
369 out immediately (because the socket is not writable). This
370 should prevent para_server from shutting down the connection
371 too early on a loaded network.
372 - para_play also prebuffers data if it is told to start at a
373 future time by the --start_time option.
374 - The return of para_recv: It combines para_ortp_recv and
375 para_http_recv. Use the --receiver option to switch between
376 the two. para_recv builds without libortp, but contains
377 only the http receiver in this case.
378 - update to ortp 0.8.1. As this ortp release contains incompatible
379 changes, para_recv-0.2.7 won't link against older ortp libs.
380 - improved ortp timings.
381 - use of gcc-extensions that #define away for non-gcc and
382 gcc < 3.0.
383
384
385 -------------------------------------------
386 0.2.6 (2005-10-29) "recursive compensation"
387 -------------------------------------------
388
389 Transparent session encryption (uses openssl's Alleged RC4 cipher),
390 the internal find command and several other improvements and cleanups.
391
392 - Encrypt the session if encryption is requested by the client
393 (default for para_client 0.2.6). This is backwards
394 compatible, so older clients can still connect to para_server
395 0.2.6. Use the new client option --plain to request an
396 uncrypted session (off by default, must be set to on in
397 order to connect to para_server 0.2.x with 0 <= x <= 5).
398 - para_server uses an internal function to locate audio files
399 rather than calling find(1). The server option
400 --mysql_audio_file_dir replaces --mysql_find_cmd.
401 - documentation update
402 - man pages
403 - header file cleanup
404 - para_client code cleanup
405 - para_gui: faster display of output of display commands
406
407
408 ------------------------------------------
409 0.2.5 (2005-10-13) "aggressive resolution"
410 ------------------------------------------
411
412 This release adds internal senders, i.e. no more external programs are
413 spawned for sending out the audio data. There are two different senders
414 available: The http sender and the ortp sender (former para_send which
415 is no longer needed).
416
417 The new sender code has a plugin-like design so it can be easily
418 extended should there be be any future need for supporting another
419 network streaming protocol. All senders are completely independent of
420 each other. In particular, the http and the ortp sender can operate
421 in parallel.
422
423 - new server command: sender to control senders at runtime.
424 Read the output of "para_server -h" and "para_client help
425 sender" for more information.
426 - para_recv renamed to para_ortp_recv
427 - new executable: para_http_recv, a simple command line
428 http receiver.
429 - major afs/mp3/ogg code simplifications due to internal
430 senders.
431 - ogg timing improvements
432 - fix several minor memory leaks (found by valgrind)
433 - empty stream definitions work again
434 - com_ne(): ignore errors on remove
435 - audiod: fix segfault on server restart
436
437
438 ---------------------------------------
439 0.2.4 (2005-09-21) "toxic anticipation"
440 ---------------------------------------
441
442 Several small improvements, fixes and the new grab command.
443
444 - audiod:
445 - new command: "grab" to grab the output of the stream reader
446 or any filters. Read the output of "para_audioc help grab"
447 for more information.
448 - fix memory leak
449 - code cleanup
450 - audioc: new command line option: --bufsize to specify a
451 buffer size different from the default size 8192.
452 - improved error diagnostics for para_play.
453 - new configure option: --enable-ssldir so search for openssl in
454 non-standard places
455 - sdl_gui: Make it look nice again for 1024x768
456 - server: report total size of memory allocated with sbrk by malloc,
457 new command line option: --announce_time
458
459
460 -----------------------------------------
461 0.2.3 (2005-09-01) "hydrophilic movement"
462 -----------------------------------------
463
464 Two new executables and major feature enhancements.
465
466 - audiod filters: It is now possible to specify arbitrary many
467 (including none) filters for each supported audio
468 format. This can be used e.g. for normalizing volume,
469 transforming or grabbing the audio stream, or for using
470 visualizers. Read the output of "para_audiod -h" for the
471 syntax of the new --filter_cmd option.
472 - new executable: para_play, a tiny alsa player. It
473 can play wave files or raw pcm (16 bit little endian)
474 from stdin.
475 - new executable: para_compress, a dynamic range compressor
476 intended to keep audio output at a consistent volume. Derived
477 from AudioCompress, http://trikuare.cx/code/AudioCompress.html.
478 - audiod: New option: --stream_delay. This can be used in
479 a local network to syncronize the audio output of all
480 clients that play the same stream.
481
482
483 ------------------------------------------
484 0.2.2 (2005-08-19) "tangential excitation"
485 ------------------------------------------
486
487 Mostly internal changes in this release, but also some new commands
488 for the mysql database tool.
489
490 - cleanup exec.c, fix para_exec bug
491 - compile time loglevel (log messages below the given level
492 won't be compiled in, which reduces the size of the
493 resulting binaries)
494 - new log macros that shorten the size of the source code.
495 - workaround a gcc-4.1 bug (?) that caused send_cred_buffer()
496 to send only zeros. With this workaround, para_audioc works
497 again.
498 - avoid gcc-4 warning: conflicting types for built-in function 'clog'
499 - new mysql commands: "rm" (remove entry), "mv" (rename entry) "ne"
500 (new entry), "snp" (set numplayed). Read the manual for more
501 information.
502
503
504 ---------------------------------------
505 0.2.1 (2005-08-15) "surreal experience"
506 ---------------------------------------
507
508 Here comes paraslash-0.2.1. It contains a couple of new features and,
509 surprise, only minor bug fixes.
510
511 - kill noisy mp3 debug message
512 - cleanup of the build system
513 - para_server and para_client directly use the crypto routines
514 of the openssl library rather than invoking the openssl command
515 line utitlity
516 - server/audiod: new option --user to switch to the given user
517 when invoked as root. Read the output of "para_server -h" for
518 more information.
519 - gui/sdl_gui: new option --stat_cmd to be used to retrieve the
520 status. Default: "para_audioc stat"
521 - sdl_gui: new option --pic_cmd to be used to download the picture.
522 Default: "para_client pic"
523 - audiod: 5 slots ought to be enough for everybody
524 - audiod: new status item: Uptime, kill hup command
525
526
527
528 ------------------------------------------
529 0.2.0 (2005-08-06) "distributed diffusion"
530 ------------------------------------------
531
532 After several month of increased development activity, paraslash-0.2.0
533 has arrived. It contains many new features and is much more
534 self-contained than the old 0.1.x series. Enjoy!
535
536
537 - para_server: fix hang on song change and crash on sighup.
538 Speed up mysql queries. The DIR_LIKE macro is gone.
539 - new executables: para_audiod, the local audio daemon that
540 starts playback (uses SCM_CREDENTIALS socket magic) and
541 para_audioc, the corresponding client.
542 - new executables: para_mp3dec/para_oggdec, two really teensy
543 decoders. para_mp3dec is based on libmad, para_oggdec requires
544 libvorbisfile.
545 - ovsend/ovrecv are capable of streaming ogg as well as mp3, so
546 they are now called para_send and para_recv respectively.
547 - documentation updates
548 - para_gui is themable. For now there is the default theme that
549 looks as before and the simple theme: blue and easy.
550 - gui: audio streaming is now handled by audiod. Time display shows
551 playback time rather than streaming time
552 - slider: update to libzmw-0.2.0
553 - para_krell: fix crash on server shutdown
554 - switch from gzip to bzip2
555
556
557 ----------------------------------------
558 0.1.7 (2005-04-18) "melting penetration"
559 ----------------------------------------
560
561 The main change in this release is clearly the oggvorbis rewrite,
562 but there are also lots of smaller changes. If you intend to use both
563 the mp3 and the ogg plugin, it is recommended to use software mixing,
564 e.g. the dmix plugin which is provided by ALSA.
565
566 - new executables: para_ovsend and para_ovrecv for sending/receiving
567 oggvorbis files via rtp. Requires the open rtp library. Get it at
568 http://www.linphone.org/ortp/
569 - rewrite of the ogg_vorbis core code
570 - configure detects libzmw and, if detected, includes
571 para_slider to the list of binaries to be built by make
572 - server stream writers read from their associated fifo rather
573 than from stdin
574 - slider: two new sliders, lastplayed and numplayed
575 - fix nasty double free bug which caused random segfaults in case of
576 mp3 files with invalid header information
577 - gui: new command line option: --stream_timeout=seconds to
578 deactivate a slot if it is idle for that many seconds (default=`5')
579 - diffstats
580
581
582 ---------------------------------------
583 0.1.6 (2005-03-05) "asymptotic balance"
584 ---------------------------------------
585
586 Only little user-visible changes in this release. Mainly bugfixes and
587 core code cleanup. This is probably the most stable version ever if you
588 stick to mp3...
589
590 - fix several memory leaks
591 - rename default name of mysql database from "music" to "paraslash".
592 Use para_server's --mysql_database option if you do not want to
593 rename your old database.
594 - rework ogg vorbis code
595 - make update command work on mysql servers with LOCAL_INFILE
596 disabled
597 - gui: improved stream I/O (slots)
598 - simplified audio format API
599 - para_pob_ogg is gone
600
601 ------------------------------------
602 0.1.5 (2004-12-31) "opaque eternity"
603 ------------------------------------
604
605 Let's slide gently into the new year.
606
607 - new: para_slider (not built automatically, type "make
608 para_slider" to build). A toy for those who always felt that
609 creating stream definitions is difficult. See screenshots,
610 README and FEATURES for more info.
611 - improved signal handling. Fixes server segfault on SIGHUP
612 for linux kernels newer than Aug 24 2004 and makes para_gui
613 race-free.
614 - reload database tool on SIGHUP
615 - improved help message for sl
616 - do not log "broken pipe" messages as errors. They are
617 perfectly ok.
618 - fix wrong error message on permission errors
619
620 -----------------------------------------
621 0.1.4 (2004-12-19) "tunneling transition"
622 -----------------------------------------
623
624 Bugfix release. As expected, 0.1.3 introduced a bunch of new bugs.
625 Hopefully, most of them got wiped out with this release. Some
626 enhancements went also in.
627
628 - improved error diagnostics for all commands
629 - stradd/picadd: overwrite previous contents if entry already
630 exists, rather than returning errors
631 - stradd: use current stream if invoked without args
632 - faster (and hopefully more stable) ogg-vorbis handling
633 - para_krell: reap children to avoid zombie-flooding in case
634 no server is running
635 - si: report also server pid
636 - server: don't busy-loop if dbtool reports only invalid files.
637 - gui: CTRL+C works again, fix stream_read command line option
638 - fix pic_add, hist
639 - fix mysql dbtool startup in case no database exists
640 - many small fixes and cleanups
641
642 ---------------------------------------
643 0.1.3: (2004-12-10) "vanishing inertia"
644 ---------------------------------------
645
646 Starting from this release, the database tools are integrated in the
647 server binary. This decreases server startup time, reduces code size
648 and speeds up database commands. However, the layout of the underlying
649 mysql database changed only slightly and 0.1.3 should be backwards
650 compatible in that respect.
651
652 Visible changes:
653
654 - If mysql is not detected at compile time, or fails to init
655 at runtime, fall back to the dopey database tool which should
656 always work.
657 - para_dbtool and dbtool.conf are gone. All mysql specific
658 options are read from server.conf and are prefixed by 'mysql_'.
659 - new command: cdt (change database tool)
660 - new command line option: dbtool (choose startup database tool)
661 - The name of current stream is now stored in the database,
662 so paraslash remembers its current stream when restarted.
663 - new command: csp (change stream and play)
664 - para_gui also reports current database tool and server uptime
665
666
667 -------------------------------------------
668 0.1.2: (2004-11-28) "spherical fluctuation"
669 -------------------------------------------
670
671 Point release before the big dbtool changes go in.
672
673 - dbtool: rename ca to cam (copy all meta data). It now also
674 copies numplayed and lastplayed time as well as the picture
675 id.
676 - fix endless-loop-bug caused by mp3 files with invalid header
677
678 -----------------------------------------
679 0.1.1: (2004-11-05) "floating atmosphere"
680 -----------------------------------------
681
682 - gkrellm plugin
683 - new dbtool command: mbox. Browse your sound-file collection
684 with your favorite mail reader.
685 - several small fixes
686
687 -------------------------------------
688 0.1.0: (2204-10-22) "rotating cortex"
689 -------------------------------------
690
691 - fix logging bug for loglevel > VERBOSE
692 - fix skip command
693 - correct timings for vbr mp3s
694 - modular audio format support
695 - ogg-vorbis support (experimental)
696 - new server option: autoplay
697
698 -----------------------------------------
699 0.0.99: (2004-07-25) "harmonic deviation"
700 -----------------------------------------
701
702 - rename projectname from icc to paraslash (play, archive, rate
703 and stream large audio sets happily)
704 - paraslash is no longer restricted to one particular audio
705 streaming software
706 - new dbtool commands (stradd, strq, strdel) for easy stream
707 managment w/o configuration file. That obsoletes stream_defs
708 file/config option for dbtool.
709 - picadd accepts jpeg data from stdin
710 - new server commands: ps (select previous stream), sc (song change)
711 - new default pictures for sdl_gui
712 - gui: new key_map option for binding commands and internal
713 functions to arbitrary keys, nice help screen, rip out
714 soundcard/linux specific stuff, avoid noise artefacts while jumping,
715 show silly logo on startup
716 - new executables: para_fade for fading volume, para_dbadm for
717 manipulating attributes
718 - cdb adds _all_ tables to mysql database
719 - revised and beautified documentation
720 - sample dbtool rewritten in C
721 - autoconf
722
723 ---------------------------------------------
724 0.0.98: (2003-12-26) "incremental smoothness"
725 ---------------------------------------------
726
727 - kick icecast in favour of poc. That removes some races and reduces
728 core code considerably.
729 - cbr/vbr is displayed by stat and gui/sdl_gui. New status flags
730 give finer info on afs' status.
731 - gui can start decoder (see config options). Further new gui
732 commands: refresh (^L), jmp (F1-F10)
733 - gui rereads conf on SIGUSR1 instead of SIGHUP. SIGHUP
734 terminates gui. This fixes dead instances consuming memory
735 continuously.
736 - new dbtool command: verb for sending verbatim sql queries.
737 - fix pid_list races (by removing pid_list)
738 - codename funnies
739
740 --------------------
741 0.0.97: (2003-10-26)
742 --------------------
743
744 - installation prefix now defaults to /usr/local
745 - new commands for gui: snozze, sleep and reread config
746 - config file for gui and sdl_gui
747 - fix problems with filenames containing funny characters
748 (reported by Thomas Forell)
749 - improved signal handling for gui, now it rereads conf on SIGHUP
750 - new dbtool command: cdb (create database)
751 - switch from argtable to gengetopt
752 - major code cleanup and speed improvements
753 - fix several potential buffer overflows
754 - many small fixes and cleanups
755
756 -------------------
757 0.0.96 (2003-08-30)
758 -------------------
759
760 - easy stream_defs syntax
761 - sdl_gui can display images associated to the file being played
762 - Major feature enhancements for icc_gui including dynamic text
763 placement and the top/bottom window design
764 - vrfy/clean now also checks for NULL values in attributes as
765 well as for invalid picture pointers
766 - fix long outstanding case sensitivity bug
767 - many small fixes and cleanups
768
769 -------------------
770 0.0.95 (2003-06-29)
771 -------------------
772
773 - sdl gui runs much faster
774 - new dbtool command: ca (copy attributes)
775 - count and display number of times the song has been played
776 - new feature: scoring
777 - command line options for sdl_gui
778 - simpler syntax of streams file
779 - decrease network traffic of stat
780 - fix zombie bug
781 - many small fixes and cleanups
782
783 -------------------
784 0.0.94 (2003-05-04)
785 -------------------
786
787 - new server command: ns (next stream)
788 - new icc_gui command: c (change stream)
789 - internal mp3info
790 - stat shows also id3 tag info
791 - new sdl based gui
792 - log flodding bug fixed
793 - many small fixes and cleanups
794
795 -------------------
796 0.0.93 (2003-03-28)
797 -------------------
798
799 - colors for icc_gui
800 - icc_gui sets volume directly (linux only)
801 - proper locking that fixes some races
802 - fix security bug that caused commands to be executed even
803 with unsufficient permissions
804 - new command: hup to make all servers reread their configuration file
805 - icecast meta data streaming
806 - many small fixes and cleanups