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