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