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2 0.4.8 (to be announced) "nested assignment"
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4
5 Gcrypt support, the overhauled osx writer and regex format specifiers
6 are the highlights of this release.
7
8 - support for libgcrypt as a drop-in replacement for openssl.
9 Run configure --enable-cryptolib=gcrypt to link against
10 libgcrypt. The two crypto implementations are compatible to
11 each other, i.e. a para_client executable linked against
12 gcrypt can connect to para_server linked against libssl
13 and vice versa.
14 - Rewrite of the osx writer (output plugin for Mac OS).
15 - audiod: The format specifier for receivers, filters and
16 writers is now treated as a regular expression. This allows
17 to replace 5 lines in the config file (one for each audio
18 format) by one single line. See the manual for details.
19 - Compiles cleanly also with llvm/clang.
20 - Corrupt mp3 files are handled more gracefully.
21
22 --------------------------------------
23 0.4.7 (2011-06-01) "infinite rollback"
24 --------------------------------------
25
26 The new ao writer, support for ssh RSA keys and a couple of other
27 enhancements.
28
29 - Support for ESD, Pulseaudio, AIX, Solaris, IRIX and other
30 platforms through the libao audio library.
31 - Support for RSA keys generated with ssh-keygen.
32 - configure: improved options for ogg/vorbis/speex.
33 - The git version reported by --version always matches HEAD.
34 - The autogen script detects the number of processors and
35 runs a parallel make if possible.
36 - Major cleanup of the crypto API.
37 - Documentation updates.
38
39 ------------------------------------------
40 0.4.6 (2011-03-31) "deterministic entropy"
41 ------------------------------------------
42
43 Lots of ogg/vorbis improvements, the new test suite, enhancements
44 for para_gui and a fair amount of other bug fixes.
45
46 - For DCCP/OGG streams the audio file header is only sent once
47 at the beginning of the stream rather than periodically
48 every five seconds. This reduces network traffic and the
49 FEC group size.
50 - The vorbis comment header is replaced by an empty dummy header
51 before the header is sent over the network. This also results in
52 less network traffic and smaller FEC groups.
53 - The new "test" make target allows to perform some sanity checks prior
54 to installing the package.
55 - ogg timing fixes and performance improvements
56 - Scheduler improvements
57 - Proper exit codes for para_write
58 - para_gui: New option --theme to select a startup theme. Several
59 other improvements and fixes.
60 - aacdec error message cleanups
61 - simplified color error handling
62
63 --------------------------------------------
64 0.4.5 (2010-12-17) "symmetric randomization"
65 --------------------------------------------
66
67 Bug fixes, internal cleanups and variable-sized FEC slices.
68
69 - Contains a fix for an invalid-free-bug in the ogg audio format
70 handler code.
71 - Switching off the DCCP sender works again.
72 - para_audiod handles crashes of para_server more robustly.
73 - Internal scheduler and writer cleanups.
74 - Reduced latency due to variable-sized FEC slices.
75 - Improved documentation and error diagnostics.
76 - The build of para_server is now optional, allowing the build
77 to succeed in case libosl is not installed.
78
79 ------------------------------------------
80 0.4.4 (2010-08-06) "persistent regularity"
81 ------------------------------------------
82
83 Support for yet another audio format, para_write improvements and
84 bug fixes.
85
86 - Support for the speex codec.
87 - Support for sample formats other than 16 bit little endian.
88 - error2.h is now created by a perl script which speeds up configure
89 considerably.
90 - Fix a bug in the aac decoder which could lead to segfaults in
91 para_filter/para_audiod.
92 - Fixes for autoconf-2.66.
93
94 ----------------------------------------
95 0.4.3 (2010-07-05) "imaginary radiation"
96 ----------------------------------------
97
98 Many improvements for the DCCP and the UDP transport, the new user
99 manual and the usual mix of bug fixes and internal improvements.
100
101 - FEC support for the DCCP sender (Gerrit Renker). The new
102 --dccp_max_slice_size, --dccp_data_slices_per_group and
103 --dccp_slices_per_group options can be used to set the FEC
104 parameters for the DCCP transport.
105 - DNS lookups for UDP targets (Gerrit Renker).
106 - The new user manual replaces the README, README.afs, REQUIREMENTS
107 and INSTALL documents.
108 - Fix an end-of-file detection bug in the oggdec filter.
109 - The new nonblock API.
110 - Both options of the oggdec filter have been removed.
111 - New debug mode for the internal scheduler.
112
113 ------------------------------------------
114 0.4.2 (2010-04-23) "associative expansion"
115 ------------------------------------------
116
117 It's been some time since the last release, but finally here is
118 paraslash-0.4.2. The bulk of the changes comes from the new buffer
119 tree API, but there are changes all over the tree. Mainly performance
120 and usability improvements, but also quite some bug fixes.
121
122 - The new buffer tree API.
123 - DCCP: Support for CCID negotiation (Gerrit Renker).
124 - UDP robustness fixes.
125 - The --bufsize option for mp3dec is gone as it no longer makes sense
126 for the new buffer tree API.
127 - Fix audible buffer underruns for wma streams.
128 - The alsa writer no longer prints meaningless underrun durations.
129 - audiod: Defaults work also for udp streams. If no filter is
130 given for an audio format that is received via upd, fecdec is
131 automatically added as the first filter (along with the decoder).
132
133 ---------------------------------------
134 0.4.1 (2009-12-22) "concurrent horizon"
135 ---------------------------------------
136
137 Support for another audio format, minor feature enhancements and lots of bug
138 fixes. All fixes that have been accumulated in the maint branch (in particular
139 those mentionened in the 0.3.6 release notes) appear in this release as well.
140
141 - wma support.
142 - new afh option: --human to activate human-readable output.
143 - new server/audiod option: --log-timing to print timing information.
144 - build system improvements.
145 - source code documentation updates.
146
147 -------------------------------------
148 0.3.6 (2009-12-07) "cubic continuity"
149 -------------------------------------
150
151 Quite a few bugs have been found and fixed since 0.3.5, so here's
152 another 0.3.x release. No new features.
153
154 - Always check return value of malloc().
155 - ogg vorbis/FEC: Do not write garbage after the audio file header.
156 - exit if root privileges could not be dropped.
157 - FEC: Fix computation of extra slices.
158 - oss: Fix check for empty input buffer.
159 - Avoid buffer underruns due to filter chain output buffer constraints.
160 - server: Fix assignment of afs_pid.
161 - Don't panic if the afs database contains unknown audio formats.
162 - http/dccp: Do not send the audio file header twice.
163 - FEC: Timing improvements.
164
165 ----------------------------------------------
166 0.4.0 (2009-11-10) "simultaneous independence"
167 ----------------------------------------------
168
169 Two significant changes which require the new version number: The
170 improved authentication dialog and the fact that the database code
171 has been moved to a library, libosl. To use the new version, you have
172 to generate new RSA keys, see INSTALL for details. A shell script is
173 provided for conversion of the 0.3 database to the new 0.4 format.
174
175 - stronger crypto for client authentication
176 - the database code has been moved to a library
177 - improved status item handling
178 - cleanup of the build system
179 - The "-V" option now also prints the git version
180 - the new parser-friendly listing mode for the ls and stat commands
181 - mandatory rc4 encryption
182 - major audio format handler cleanups
183 - (id3,...) tags are no longer stored as a combined string in the database
184 - new mood methods: artist_matches, title_matches, comment_matches,
185 album_matches, year_maches, year.
186
187 --------------------------------------------
188 0.3.5 (2009-09-21) "symplectic separability"
189 --------------------------------------------
190
191 Full client support for *BSD Unixes, complete re-write of the ogg
192 vorbis audio format handler, various improvements all over the place
193 and the usual mix of bugfixes. This release marks the end of the 0.3
194 series if no serious problems show up.
195
196 - the new oss writer (supported on *BSD and Linux)
197 - rewrite of the ogg vorbis audio format handler. It's
198 recommended to replace the chunk tables of existing ogg
199 vorbis files in the afs database by re-adding these files
200 with "add -f".
201 - support for netmask subsets (Gerrit Renker)
202 - the new prebuffer filter
203 - improved signal handling
204 - variable fec output buffer size
205 - improved FEC timing fixes audible buffer underruns in UDP mode
206 - --log_color actually works
207 - new ls option: -d (print dates as seconds after the epoch)
208 - update to gengetopt 2.22.2
209 - support for RSA keys of size > 512 bits
210 - new option "mixer_channel" for para_fade
211
212 -----------------------------------------
213 0.3.4 (2009-05-07) "elliptic inheritance"
214 -----------------------------------------
215
216 The new udp sender, forward error correction, colored logs and various
217 other improvements. As the udp sender does not depend on any special
218 libraries, it is built unconditionally.
219
220 - The udp sender replaces the ortp sender. The new code uses forward
221 error correction to protect against packet losses. Many thanks to
222 Gerrit Renker for providing ipv6 support.
223 - The default port for udp streaming now defaults to 8000, like
224 for the http and the dccp senders/receivers.
225 - Loglevels are now specified as symbolic names, e.g.
226 "--loglevel info".
227 - improved ipv4 and ipv6 URI parser (Gerrit Renker).
228 - para_server/para_audiod: Color support for log messages.
229 - new options for mp3dec: --ignore-crc, --bufsize
230 - new audiod option: --config-file.
231 - gengetopt cleanups.
232 - Improved help/man pages: The documentation of para_audiod,
233 para_recv, para_filter and para_write now also contains
234 all options of the available receivers/filters/writers. The
235 man page of para_fade contains a description of the different
236 modes of operation.
237 - More source code documentation.
238 - vss timing fixes.
239
240 --------------------------------------------
241 0.3.3 (2008-12-01) "axiomatic perspectivity"
242 --------------------------------------------
243
244 Internal code cleanups, bug fixes, improved tag handling and the new
245 amplification filter.
246
247 - para_server uses the generic scheduling code.
248 - overhaul of the virtual streaming system.
249 - mp3: id3 version 2 support via libid3tag (optional)
250 - ogg: vorbis comment support.
251 - aac meta info support.
252 - mp3 audio format handler cleanups.
253 - new filter: "amp" to amplify the amplitude of the audio stream
254 - new status item/database entry: amplification. It is
255 used by the amp filter to pre-amplify the audio stream.
256 - fix a close-without-open bug in para_write.
257 - fix a bug in com_init() which was introduced in 0.3.2.
258 - better error diagnostics for para_client.
259
260 -----------------------------------------
261 0.3.2 (2008-04-11) "probabilistic parity"
262 -----------------------------------------
263
264 The new para_afh executable, scheduling and documentation improvements.
265
266 - new ls option: -lc (list chunk table)
267 - new executable: para_afh, the stand-alone audio file handler tool
268 - afs commands can send output more than SHMMAX (32MB on Linux). This
269 also reduces the memory usage of commands that produce large amounts
270 of output.
271 - major scheduler and audiod cleanups.
272 - more detailed and much nicer man pages.
273
274 ---------------------------------------
275 0.3.1 (2008-02-23) "liquid interaction"
276 ---------------------------------------
277
278 A mix of cleanups, bug fixes, improvements, and some new features. No
279 significant changes to the new database (osl) code, which is generally
280 a good sign.
281
282 - Share some similar/duplicate code between the http and the
283 dccp sender.
284 - Generic access control lists for paraslash senders.
285 - dccp sender: Access control lists, connection limiting and support
286 for the allow,deny,on,off,help sender commands.
287 - The default dccp port changed from 5001 to 8000 (suggested by
288 Gerrit Renker).
289 - para_server starts even if not all public keys could be loaded.
290 - Audiod performance improvements.
291 - fix a bug in the "off" command of the http sender.
292 - fix some fd and memory leaks.
293 - Update to gengetopt-2.22.
294
295 -------------------------------------
296 0.3.0 (2008-01-12) "solar saturation"
297 -------------------------------------
298
299 paraslash.0.3.0 -- 'WWDBND --what would databases never do?'.
300
301
302 Usually one might expect lots of new features AND a big increase in size
303 for a major release like this.
304
305 However, paraslash-0.3.0.tar.bz2 is the smallest paraslash tarball
306 ever. The decrease in size is mostly due to the removal of some
307 graphical tools (which were only quick hacks anyway). But also the
308 fact that the mysql code is gone cuts down the size a bit.
309
310 Being independent of mysql comes at a cost: The fact that paraslash
311 now contains its own database (the object storage layer, osl) increases
312 the (stripped) binary size of para_server by ~50K on i386.
313
314 - no more restrictions on unique basenames.
315 - independent of mysql: The new self-contained object
316 storage layer (osl) replaces the mysql database.
317 - New executable para_fsck: Check integrity of osl tables.
318 - Lyrics support.
319 - Reliable audio file move/rename detection.
320 - More portable than ever: Tested on Linux (x86_32, x86_64, sparc64),
321 MacOS (ppc32, x86_32), FreeBSD (x86_32), NetBSD (x86_32) and
322 Solaris (sparc64).
323 - the new osl-based audio file selector (afs) replaces the random,
324 the playlist and the mysql selector of paraslash-0.2.x.
325 - IPv6 support (thanks to Gerrit Renker).
326 - paraslash-0.2.x streams are now called "moods". Writing
327 0.3.x-mood definitions should be both easier and more
328 powerful than writing 0.2.x-stream definitions.
329 - para_krell, para_slider, para_para_sdl_gui, para_dbadm have
330 been removed. The world is a better place without them. However,
331 para_gui is still there.
332 - afs tracks audio file selection also in playlist mode.
333 - few easy-to-use afs commands replace the many not-so-easy-to-use
334 mysql commands (and are available also in playlist mode).
335 - Improved error subsystem.
336 - The earth-shaking new logo.
337
338 -----------------------------------------
339 0.2.17 (2007-11-20) "isotropic threshold"
340 -----------------------------------------
341
342 Mainly bugfixes and cleanups in this version which marks the end of
343 the 0.2.x series if no serious bugs show up after the release.
344
345 - mysql_selector: fix a locking bug.
346 - universal chunk queueing.
347 - dccp sender uses chunk queueing if write() returns EAGAIN (thanks
348 to Gerrit Renker).
349 - be more carful wrt. signed vs. unsigned argument passing.
350 - cleanup error.h and fix some references to invalid error
351 codes.
352 - update to gengetopt-2.21.
353 - update to ortp-0.13.1.
354 - autoconf: extend checks for headers, library functions and
355 compiler characteristics.
356 - Fix streaming of large mp3 files.
357 - Fix an off-by-one bug in playlist handling.
358
359 --------------------------------------
360 0.2.16 (2007-04-05) "neural discharge"
361 --------------------------------------
362
363 The main change in this release is the major audio format handler
364 cleanup which removes some similar/duplicate code and makes it easier
365 to implement plugins for other audio formats. Of course, the usual mix
366 of other improvements/changes/bugfixes also made it into the release.
367
368 - simplified audio format handlers (most of the handling functions
369 were moved one layer up to the virtual streaming system).
370 - para_server uses mmap to read audio files
371 - repositioning of mp3 streams is much faster, in particular for
372 jumping near the end of large mp3 files.
373 - permission flags DB_READ,DB_WRITE have been renamed to AFS_READ
374 and AFS_WRITE.
375 - fix a bug in para_filter that caused decoding of aac files
376 to start only after a few seconds.
377 - fix osx_writer hangs
378 - simplified dccp code (thanks to Gerrit Renker)
379 - the compress filter works also on big endian systems (ppc)
380
381 -----------------------------------------
382 0.2.15 (2007-02-16) "inductive resonance"
383 -----------------------------------------
384
385 Minor improvements, more documentation and a bunch of bug fixes.
386
387 - para_server: The server.users file is only read once on server
388 startup rather than for each connection
389 - mp3dec: Fix decoding of corrupt mp3 files
390 - afs (audio file sender) is now called vss (virtual streaming
391 system). Consequently, the permission flags specified in
392 ~/.paraslash/server.users have also changed: AFS_READ and AFS_WRITE
393 become VSS_READ and VSS_WRITE respectively.
394 - para_audiod/para_filter: Fix a bug that caused the last chunk
395 of audio data not being written under certain circumstances
396 - audiod: compute the difference of server time and local time
397 correctly
398 - para_server/para_audiod: Fix some memory leaks
399 - documentation improvements
400 - configure.ac: fix checks for para_krell
401 - new man pages
402
403 -------------------------------------------
404 0.2.14 (2006-10-15) "transient singularity"
405 -------------------------------------------
406
407 The only major enhancement of this version is the osx writer which completes
408 the Mac OS Port and was originally planned already for 0.2.13 but had to wait
409 until now for reasons beyond the scope of this changelog entry.
410
411 - new output plugin for Mac Os: the osx writer
412 - rename configure command line options from --enable-xxx-headers to
413 --with-xxx-headers and --enable-xxx-libs to --with-xxx-libs
414 - configure: new command line options: --with-mad-headers,
415 --with-mad-libs, --with-oggvorbis-headers, and --with-oggvorbis-libs
416 - some robustness fixes
417 - dymamic audio format recognition for audiod
418 - para_server: new command line option: --autoplay_delay
419 - para_audiod: new command line option: --clock_diff_count
420
421 ---------------------------------------
422 0.2.13 (2006-07-14) "sonic convolution"
423 ---------------------------------------
424
425 A bunch of new features and core changes.
426
427 - the new paraslash scheduler, short and sweet.
428 - Support for m4a/mp4 files via the new aac audio format
429 handler/filter (requires libfaad).
430 - each writer has its own command line parser, just like
431 para_recv and para_filter.
432 - para_client and para_audioc use the error subsystem
433 - writers are integrated in para_audiod (currently linux-only)
434 - para_client is integrated in para_audiod
435 - random/playlist selector: improved info strings
436 - new audiod commands: tasks, kill
437 - update to libortp-0.10.1
438 - para_fade: wake time defaults to 8 hours from now
439 - update to autoconf-2.60
440
441
442 ------------------------------------------
443 0.2.12 (2006-05-12) "oriented abstraction"
444 ------------------------------------------
445
446 Many user-visible changes in this release and lots of new
447 features:
448
449
450 - the new optional dccp sender/receiver. It uses the datagram
451 congestion control protocol. You'll need a fairly new kernel
452 for this.
453 - paraslash works on Mac OS X (thanks to Gerd Becker)
454 - para_play renamed to para_write
455 - modular output plugin design (writers) for para_write
456 - new file_writer output plugin for para_write
457 - compress filter speed improvements
458 - update to libortp-0.9.1
459 - update to gengetopt-2.17rc
460 - para_client no longer depends on libreadline (as the
461 code for the interactive mode was removed).
462 - gcc-2-95 is no longer a supported compiler. It may still
463 work, but it gets no more testing.
464 - the tarball no longer contains the screenshot images which
465 reduces its size quite a bit.
466 - configure: new command line options: --enable-mysql-headers
467 and --enable-mysql-libs
468
469 ------------------------------------
470 0.2.11 (2006-03-11) "atomic duality"
471 ------------------------------------
472
473 Here it is, the first paraslash release developed with git. There
474 are fairly many user-visible changes in this release. As two out of
475 the three "database tools" of paraslash don't use a database at all,
476 they are now called "audio file selectors" instead.
477
478
479 - the cdt command (change database tool) becomes chs (change
480 selector)
481 - no more colon separators: The syntax of some options of
482 para_audiod and para_filter have changed. Use --help for
483 more info (and some examples).
484 - update to gengetopt-2.16 (thanks to Lorenzo Bettini)
485 - switch from cvs to git (should've done that earlier)
486 - the new ipc subsystem
487 - new audio file selector: playlist
488 - para_server: the dopey selector is now called "random",
489 and is the default selector. Use the --selector option to
490 choose another selector at startup, or the chs command to
491 change the selector at runtime.
492 - X86_64 fixes (thanks to Steffen Klassert)
493 - para_play fixes
494
495
496 --------------------------------------
497 0.2.10 (2006-02-17) "cyclic attractor"
498 --------------------------------------
499
500 Huge documentation update, a scrollable window for para_gui, ortp
501 improvements, and of course many small fixes not mentioned here.
502 The diffstat below is rather misleading as most insertions are due
503 to the new source documentation.
504
505 - autoconf cleanup
506 - para_server also uses the new error subsystem
507 - lots of new documentation (UTSL)
508 - gui improvements:
509 - keysyms for cursor keys and for next/previous page keys
510 - scrollable output window
511 - new internal commands: scroll up/down, page up/down
512 - fix color of command output.
513 - ortp: the --chunk_time and --header flags are no longer needed
514 for para_recv/para_audiod as this information is now encoded in
515 each rtp packet sent by para_server.
516
517
518 -------------------------------------------
519 0.2.9 (2006-01-24) "progressive turbulence"
520 -------------------------------------------
521
522 Internal audiod receivers/filters, the new error subsystem and
523 a lot of small improvements.
524
525 - para_recv and para_filter are integrated into the para_audiod
526 binary, i.e. audiod no longer spawns a new process for
527 each receiver/filter. As para_recv and para_filter might be
528 useful as standalone programs, they still get built (linked
529 against the same object files that are also used for audiod).
530 - further ortp timing improvements should reduce the CPU usage
531 of the ortp receiver.
532 - improved audio grabbing. The 'grab' command of para_audiod
533 has its own set of command line options. Read the output of
534 "para_audioc help grab" for more info.
535 - oggdec: configurable input prebuffer size.
536 - the new error subsystem gives better error diagnostics
537 and reduces code size.
538
539
540 -----------------------------------------
541 0.2.8 (2006-01-02) "dynamic accumulation"
542 -----------------------------------------
543
544 The new modular filter design and the para_play-hangs bugfix.
545
546 - new executable: para_filter. It combines para_mp3dec,
547 para_oggdec and para_compress. It also adds a further filter
548 type, wav, that just inserts a wave header at the desired point
549 of the filter chain. All 'piping' is done in-memory (i.e. no
550 read/write operations are used).
551 - para_play: fix a stupid bug that caused it to hang under
552 certain circumstances.
553
554
555 -------------------------------------------
556 0.2.7 (2006-12-27) "transparent invariance"
557 -------------------------------------------
558
559 Not many user-visible changes but a fair amount of internal improvements.
560
561
562 - The http sender buffers data if it can not be sent
563 out immediately (because the socket is not writable). This
564 should prevent para_server from shutting down the connection
565 too early on a loaded network.
566 - para_play also prebuffers data if it is told to start at a
567 future time by the --start_time option.
568 - The return of para_recv: It combines para_ortp_recv and
569 para_http_recv. Use the --receiver option to switch between
570 the two. para_recv builds without libortp, but contains
571 only the http receiver in this case.
572 - update to ortp 0.8.1. As this ortp release contains incompatible
573 changes, para_recv-0.2.7 won't link against older ortp libs.
574 - improved ortp timings.
575 - use of gcc-extensions that #define away for non-gcc and
576 gcc < 3.0.
577
578
579 -------------------------------------------
580 0.2.6 (2005-10-29) "recursive compensation"
581 -------------------------------------------
582
583 Transparent session encryption (uses openssl's Alleged RC4 cipher),
584 the internal find command and several other improvements and cleanups.
585
586 - Encrypt the session if encryption is requested by the client
587 (default for para_client 0.2.6). This is backwards
588 compatible, so older clients can still connect to para_server
589 0.2.6. Use the new client option --plain to request an
590 uncrypted session (off by default, must be set to on in
591 order to connect to para_server 0.2.x with 0 <= x <= 5).
592 - para_server uses an internal function to locate audio files
593 rather than calling find(1). The server option
594 --mysql_audio_file_dir replaces --mysql_find_cmd.
595 - documentation update
596 - man pages
597 - header file cleanup
598 - para_client code cleanup
599 - para_gui: faster display of output of display commands
600
601
602 ------------------------------------------
603 0.2.5 (2005-10-13) "aggressive resolution"
604 ------------------------------------------
605
606 This release adds internal senders, i.e. no more external programs are
607 spawned for sending out the audio data. There are two different senders
608 available: The http sender and the ortp sender (former para_send which
609 is no longer needed).
610
611 The new sender code has a plugin-like design so it can be easily
612 extended should there be be any future need for supporting another
613 network streaming protocol. All senders are completely independent of
614 each other. In particular, the http and the ortp sender can operate
615 in parallel.
616
617 - new server command: sender to control senders at runtime.
618 Read the output of "para_server -h" and "para_client help
619 sender" for more information.
620 - para_recv renamed to para_ortp_recv
621 - new executable: para_http_recv, a simple command line
622 http receiver.
623 - major afs/mp3/ogg code simplifications due to internal
624 senders.
625 - ogg timing improvements
626 - fix several minor memory leaks (found by valgrind)
627 - empty stream definitions work again
628 - com_ne(): ignore errors on remove
629 - audiod: fix segfault on server restart
630
631
632 ---------------------------------------
633 0.2.4 (2005-09-21) "toxic anticipation"
634 ---------------------------------------
635
636 Several small improvements, fixes and the new grab command.
637
638 - audiod:
639 - new command: "grab" to grab the output of the stream reader
640 or any filters. Read the output of "para_audioc help grab"
641 for more information.
642 - fix memory leak
643 - code cleanup
644 - audioc: new command line option: --bufsize to specify a
645 buffer size different from the default size 8192.
646 - improved error diagnostics for para_play.
647 - new configure option: --enable-ssldir so search for openssl in
648 non-standard places
649 - sdl_gui: Make it look nice again for 1024x768
650 - server: report total size of memory allocated with sbrk by malloc,
651 new command line option: --announce_time
652
653
654 -----------------------------------------
655 0.2.3 (2005-09-01) "hydrophilic movement"
656 -----------------------------------------
657
658 Two new executables and major feature enhancements.
659
660 - audiod filters: It is now possible to specify arbitrary many
661 (including none) filters for each supported audio
662 format. This can be used e.g. for normalizing volume,
663 transforming or grabbing the audio stream, or for using
664 visualizers. Read the output of "para_audiod -h" for the
665 syntax of the new --filter_cmd option.
666 - new executable: para_play, a tiny alsa player. It
667 can play wave files or raw pcm (16 bit little endian)
668 from stdin.
669 - new executable: para_compress, a dynamic range compressor
670 intended to keep audio output at a consistent volume. Derived
671 from AudioCompress, http://trikuare.cx/code/AudioCompress.html.
672 - audiod: New option: --stream_delay. This can be used in
673 a local network to syncronize the audio output of all
674 clients that play the same stream.
675
676
677 ------------------------------------------
678 0.2.2 (2005-08-19) "tangential excitation"
679 ------------------------------------------
680
681 Mostly internal changes in this release, but also some new commands
682 for the mysql database tool.
683
684 - cleanup exec.c, fix para_exec bug
685 - compile time loglevel (log messages below the given level
686 won't be compiled in, which reduces the size of the
687 resulting binaries)
688 - new log macros that shorten the size of the source code.
689 - workaround a gcc-4.1 bug (?) that caused send_cred_buffer()
690 to send only zeros. With this workaround, para_audioc works
691 again.
692 - avoid gcc-4 warning: conflicting types for built-in function 'clog'
693 - new mysql commands: "rm" (remove entry), "mv" (rename entry) "ne"
694 (new entry), "snp" (set numplayed). Read the manual for more
695 information.
696
697
698 ---------------------------------------
699 0.2.1 (2005-08-15) "surreal experience"
700 ---------------------------------------
701
702 Here comes paraslash-0.2.1. It contains a couple of new features and,
703 surprise, only minor bug fixes.
704
705 - kill noisy mp3 debug message
706 - cleanup of the build system
707 - para_server and para_client directly use the crypto routines
708 of the openssl library rather than invoking the openssl command
709 line utitlity
710 - server/audiod: new option --user to switch to the given user
711 when invoked as root. Read the output of "para_server -h" for
712 more information.
713 - gui/sdl_gui: new option --stat_cmd to be used to retrieve the
714 status. Default: "para_audioc stat"
715 - sdl_gui: new option --pic_cmd to be used to download the picture.
716 Default: "para_client pic"
717 - audiod: 5 slots ought to be enough for everybody
718 - audiod: new status item: Uptime, kill hup command
719
720
721
722 ------------------------------------------
723 0.2.0 (2005-08-06) "distributed diffusion"
724 ------------------------------------------
725
726 After several month of increased development activity, paraslash-0.2.0
727 has arrived. It contains many new features and is much more
728 self-contained than the old 0.1.x series. Enjoy!
729
730
731 - para_server: fix hang on song change and crash on sighup.
732 Speed up mysql queries. The DIR_LIKE macro is gone.
733 - new executables: para_audiod, the local audio daemon that
734 starts playback (uses SCM_CREDENTIALS socket magic) and
735 para_audioc, the corresponding client.
736 - new executables: para_mp3dec/para_oggdec, two really teensy
737 decoders. para_mp3dec is based on libmad, para_oggdec requires
738 libvorbisfile.
739 - ovsend/ovrecv are capable of streaming ogg as well as mp3, so
740 they are now called para_send and para_recv respectively.
741 - documentation updates
742 - para_gui is themable. For now there is the default theme that
743 looks as before and the simple theme: blue and easy.
744 - gui: audio streaming is now handled by audiod. Time display shows
745 playback time rather than streaming time
746 - slider: update to libzmw-0.2.0
747 - para_krell: fix crash on server shutdown
748 - switch from gzip to bzip2
749
750
751 ----------------------------------------
752 0.1.7 (2005-04-18) "melting penetration"
753 ----------------------------------------
754
755 The main change in this release is clearly the oggvorbis rewrite,
756 but there are also lots of smaller changes. If you intend to use both
757 the mp3 and the ogg plugin, it is recommended to use software mixing,
758 e.g. the dmix plugin which is provided by ALSA.
759
760 - new executables: para_ovsend and para_ovrecv for sending/receiving
761 oggvorbis files via rtp. Requires the open rtp library. Get it at
762 http://www.linphone.org/ortp/
763 - rewrite of the ogg_vorbis core code
764 - configure detects libzmw and, if detected, includes
765 para_slider to the list of binaries to be built by make
766 - server stream writers read from their associated fifo rather
767 than from stdin
768 - slider: two new sliders, lastplayed and numplayed
769 - fix nasty double free bug which caused random segfaults in case of
770 mp3 files with invalid header information
771 - gui: new command line option: --stream_timeout=seconds to
772 deactivate a slot if it is idle for that many seconds (default=`5')
773 - diffstats
774
775
776 ---------------------------------------
777 0.1.6 (2005-03-05) "asymptotic balance"
778 ---------------------------------------
779
780 Only little user-visible changes in this release. Mainly bugfixes and
781 core code cleanup. This is probably the most stable version ever if you
782 stick to mp3...
783
784 - fix several memory leaks
785 - rename default name of mysql database from "music" to "paraslash".
786 Use para_server's --mysql_database option if you do not want to
787 rename your old database.
788 - rework ogg vorbis code
789 - make update command work on mysql servers with LOCAL_INFILE
790 disabled
791 - gui: improved stream I/O (slots)
792 - simplified audio format API
793 - para_pob_ogg is gone
794
795 ------------------------------------
796 0.1.5 (2004-12-31) "opaque eternity"
797 ------------------------------------
798
799 Let's slide gently into the new year.
800
801 - new: para_slider (not built automatically, type "make
802 para_slider" to build). A toy for those who always felt that
803 creating stream definitions is difficult. See screenshots,
804 README and FEATURES for more info.
805 - improved signal handling. Fixes server segfault on SIGHUP
806 for linux kernels newer than Aug 24 2004 and makes para_gui
807 race-free.
808 - reload database tool on SIGHUP
809 - improved help message for sl
810 - do not log "broken pipe" messages as errors. They are
811 perfectly ok.
812 - fix wrong error message on permission errors
813
814 -----------------------------------------
815 0.1.4 (2004-12-19) "tunneling transition"
816 -----------------------------------------
817
818 Bugfix release. As expected, 0.1.3 introduced a bunch of new bugs.
819 Hopefully, most of them got wiped out with this release. Some
820 enhancements went also in.
821
822 - improved error diagnostics for all commands
823 - stradd/picadd: overwrite previous contents if entry already
824 exists, rather than returning errors
825 - stradd: use current stream if invoked without args
826 - faster (and hopefully more stable) ogg-vorbis handling
827 - para_krell: reap children to avoid zombie-flooding in case
828 no server is running
829 - si: report also server pid
830 - server: don't busy-loop if dbtool reports only invalid files.
831 - gui: CTRL+C works again, fix stream_read command line option
832 - fix pic_add, hist
833 - fix mysql dbtool startup in case no database exists
834 - many small fixes and cleanups
835
836 ---------------------------------------
837 0.1.3: (2004-12-10) "vanishing inertia"
838 ---------------------------------------
839
840 Starting from this release, the database tools are integrated in the
841 server binary. This decreases server startup time, reduces code size
842 and speeds up database commands. However, the layout of the underlying
843 mysql database changed only slightly and 0.1.3 should be backwards
844 compatible in that respect.
845
846 Visible changes:
847
848 - If mysql is not detected at compile time, or fails to init
849 at runtime, fall back to the dopey database tool which should
850 always work.
851 - para_dbtool and dbtool.conf are gone. All mysql specific
852 options are read from server.conf and are prefixed by 'mysql_'.
853 - new command: cdt (change database tool)
854 - new command line option: dbtool (choose startup database tool)
855 - The name of current stream is now stored in the database,
856 so paraslash remembers its current stream when restarted.
857 - new command: csp (change stream and play)
858 - para_gui also reports current database tool and server uptime
859
860
861 -------------------------------------------
862 0.1.2: (2004-11-28) "spherical fluctuation"
863 -------------------------------------------
864
865 Point release before the big dbtool changes go in.
866
867 - dbtool: rename ca to cam (copy all meta data). It now also
868 copies numplayed and lastplayed time as well as the picture
869 id.
870 - fix endless-loop-bug caused by mp3 files with invalid header
871
872 -----------------------------------------
873 0.1.1: (2004-11-05) "floating atmosphere"
874 -----------------------------------------
875
876 - gkrellm plugin
877 - new dbtool command: mbox. Browse your sound-file collection
878 with your favorite mail reader.
879 - several small fixes
880
881 -------------------------------------
882 0.1.0: (2204-10-22) "rotating cortex"
883 -------------------------------------
884
885 - fix logging bug for loglevel > VERBOSE
886 - fix skip command
887 - correct timings for vbr mp3s
888 - modular audio format support
889 - ogg-vorbis support (experimental)
890 - new server option: autoplay
891
892 -----------------------------------------
893 0.0.99: (2004-07-25) "harmonic deviation"
894 -----------------------------------------
895
896 - rename projectname from icc to paraslash (play, archive, rate
897 and stream large audio sets happily)
898 - paraslash is no longer restricted to one particular audio
899 streaming software
900 - new dbtool commands (stradd, strq, strdel) for easy stream
901 managment w/o configuration file. That obsoletes stream_defs
902 file/config option for dbtool.
903 - picadd accepts jpeg data from stdin
904 - new server commands: ps (select previous stream), sc (song change)
905 - new default pictures for sdl_gui
906 - gui: new key_map option for binding commands and internal
907 functions to arbitrary keys, nice help screen, rip out
908 soundcard/linux specific stuff, avoid noise artefacts while jumping,
909 show silly logo on startup
910 - new executables: para_fade for fading volume, para_dbadm for
911 manipulating attributes
912 - cdb adds _all_ tables to mysql database
913 - revised and beautified documentation
914 - sample dbtool rewritten in C
915 - autoconf
916
917 ---------------------------------------------
918 0.0.98: (2003-12-26) "incremental smoothness"
919 ---------------------------------------------
920
921 - kick icecast in favour of poc. That removes some races and reduces
922 core code considerably.
923 - cbr/vbr is displayed by stat and gui/sdl_gui. New status flags
924 give finer info on afs' status.
925 - gui can start decoder (see config options). Further new gui
926 commands: refresh (^L), jmp (F1-F10)
927 - gui rereads conf on SIGUSR1 instead of SIGHUP. SIGHUP
928 terminates gui. This fixes dead instances consuming memory
929 continuously.
930 - new dbtool command: verb for sending verbatim sql queries.
931 - fix pid_list races (by removing pid_list)
932 - codename funnies
933
934 --------------------
935 0.0.97: (2003-10-26)
936 --------------------
937
938 - installation prefix now defaults to /usr/local
939 - new commands for gui: snozze, sleep and reread config
940 - config file for gui and sdl_gui
941 - fix problems with filenames containing funny characters
942 (reported by Thomas Forell)
943 - improved signal handling for gui, now it rereads conf on SIGHUP
944 - new dbtool command: cdb (create database)
945 - switch from argtable to gengetopt
946 - major code cleanup and speed improvements
947 - fix several potential buffer overflows
948 - many small fixes and cleanups
949
950 -------------------
951 0.0.96 (2003-08-30)
952 -------------------
953
954 - easy stream_defs syntax
955 - sdl_gui can display images associated to the file being played
956 - Major feature enhancements for icc_gui including dynamic text
957 placement and the top/bottom window design
958 - vrfy/clean now also checks for NULL values in attributes as
959 well as for invalid picture pointers
960 - fix long outstanding case sensitivity bug
961 - many small fixes and cleanups
962
963 -------------------
964 0.0.95 (2003-06-29)
965 -------------------
966
967 - sdl gui runs much faster
968 - new dbtool command: ca (copy attributes)
969 - count and display number of times the song has been played
970 - new feature: scoring
971 - command line options for sdl_gui
972 - simpler syntax of streams file
973 - decrease network traffic of stat
974 - fix zombie bug
975 - many small fixes and cleanups
976
977 -------------------
978 0.0.94 (2003-05-04)
979 -------------------
980
981 - new server command: ns (next stream)
982 - new icc_gui command: c (change stream)
983 - internal mp3info
984 - stat shows also id3 tag info
985 - new sdl based gui
986 - log flodding bug fixed
987 - many small fixes and cleanups
988
989 -------------------
990 0.0.93 (2003-03-28)
991 -------------------
992
993 - colors for icc_gui
994 - icc_gui sets volume directly (linux only)
995 - proper locking that fixes some races
996 - fix security bug that caused commands to be executed even
997 with unsufficient permissions
998 - new command: hup to make all servers reread their configuration file
999 - icecast meta data streaming
1000 - many small fixes and cleanups