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3
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5 0.4.2 (to be announced) "associative expansion"
6 -----------------------------------------------
7
8
9 0.4.1 (2009-12-22) "concurrent horizon"
10 ---------------------------------------
11
12 Support for another audio format, minor feature enhancements and lots of bug
13 fixes. All fixes that have been accumulated in the maint branch (in particular
14 those mentionened in the 0.3.6 release notes) appear in this release as well.
15
16 - wma support.
17 - new afh option: --human to activate human-readable output.
18 - new server/audiod option: --log-timing to print timing information.
19 - build system improvements.
20 - source code documentation updates.
21
22 -------------------------------------
23 0.3.6 (2009-12-07) "cubic continuity"
24 -------------------------------------
25
26 Quite a few bugs have been found and fixed since 0.3.5, so here's
27 another 0.3.x release. No new features.
28
29 - Always check return value of malloc().
30 - ogg vorbis/FEC: Do not write garbage after the audio file header.
31 - exit if root privileges could not be dropped.
32 - FEC: Fix computation of extra slices.
33 - oss: Fix check for empty input buffer.
34 - Avoid buffer underruns due to filter chain output buffer constraints.
35 - server: Fix assignment of afs_pid.
36 - Don't panic if the afs database contains unknown audio formats.
37 - http/dccp: Do not send the audio file header twice.
38 - FEC: Timing improvements.
39
40 ----------------------------------------------
41 0.4.0 (2009-11-10) "simultaneous independence"
42 ----------------------------------------------
43
44 Two significant changes which require the new version number: The
45 improved authentication dialog and the fact that the database code
46 has been moved to a library, libosl. To use the new version, you have
47 to generate new RSA keys, see INSTALL for details. A shell script is
48 provided for conversion of the 0.3 database to the new 0.4 format.
49
50 - stronger crypto for client authentication
51 - the database code has been moved to a library
52 - improved status item handling
53 - cleanup of the build system
54 - The "-V" option now also prints the git version
55 - the new parser-friendly listing mode for the ls and stat commands
56 - mandatory rc4 encryption
57 - major audio format handler cleanups
58 - (id3,...) tags are no longer stored as a combined string in the database
59 - new mood methods: artist_matches, title_matches, comment_matches,
60 album_matches, year_maches, year.
61
62 --------------------------------------------
63 0.3.5 (2009-09-21) "symplectic separability"
64 --------------------------------------------
65
66 Full client support for *BSD Unixes, complete re-write of the ogg
67 vorbis audio format handler, various improvements all over the place
68 and the usual mix of bugfixes. This release marks the end of the 0.3
69 series if no serious problems show up.
70
71 - the new oss writer (supported on *BSD and Linux)
72 - rewrite of the ogg vorbis audio format handler. It's
73 recommended to replace the chunk tables of existing ogg
74 vorbis files in the afs database by re-adding these files
75 with "add -f".
76 - support for netmask subsets (Gerrit Renker)
77 - the new prebuffer filter
78 - improved signal handling
79 - variable fec output buffer size
80 - improved FEC timing fixes audible buffer underruns in UDP mode
81 - --log_color actually works
82 - new ls option: -d (print dates as seconds after the epoch)
83 - update to gengetopt 2.22.2
84 - support for RSA keys of size > 512 bits
85 - new option "mixer_channel" for para_fade
86
87 -----------------------------------------
88 0.3.4 (2009-05-07) "elliptic inheritance"
89 -----------------------------------------
90
91 The new udp sender, forward error correction, colored logs and various
92 other improvements. As the udp sender does not depend on any special
93 libraries, it is built unconditionally.
94
95 - The udp sender replaces the ortp sender. The new code uses forward
96 error correction to protect against packet losses. Many thanks to
97 Gerrit Renker for providing ipv6 support.
98 - The default port for udp streaming now defaults to 8000, like
99 for the http and the dccp senders/receivers.
100 - Loglevels are now specified as symbolic names, e.g.
101 "--loglevel info".
102 - improved ipv4 and ipv6 URI parser (Gerrit Renker).
103 - para_server/para_audiod: Color support for log messages.
104 - new options for mp3dec: --ignore-crc, --bufsize
105 - new audiod option: --config-file.
106 - gengetopt cleanups.
107 - Improved help/man pages: The documentation of para_audiod,
108 para_recv, para_filter and para_write now also contains
109 all options of the available receivers/filters/writers. The
110 man page of para_fade contains a description of the different
111 modes of operation.
112 - More source code documentation.
113 - vss timing fixes.
114
115 --------------------------------------------
116 0.3.3 (2008-12-01) "axiomatic perspectivity"
117 --------------------------------------------
118
119 Internal code cleanups, bug fixes, improved tag handling and the new
120 amplification filter.
121
122 - para_server uses the generic scheduling code.
123 - overhaul of the virtual streaming system.
124 - mp3: id3 version 2 support via libid3tag (optional)
125 - ogg: vorbis comment support.
126 - aac meta info support.
127 - mp3 audio format handler cleanups.
128 - new filter: "amp" to amplify the amplitude of the audio stream
129 - new status item/database entry: amplification. It is
130 used by the amp filter to pre-amplify the audio stream.
131 - fix a close-without-open bug in para_write.
132 - fix a bug in com_init() which was introduced in 0.3.2.
133 - better error diagnostics for para_client.
134
135 -----------------------------------------
136 0.3.2 (2008-04-11) "probabilistic parity"
137 -----------------------------------------
138
139 The new para_afh executable, scheduling and documentation improvements.
140
141 - new ls option: -lc (list chunk table)
142 - new executable: para_afh, the stand-alone audio file handler tool
143 - afs commands can send output more than SHMMAX (32MB on Linux). This
144 also reduces the memory usage of commands that produce large amounts
145 of output.
146 - major scheduler and audiod cleanups.
147 - more detailed and much nicer man pages.
148
149 ---------------------------------------
150 0.3.1 (2008-02-23) "liquid interaction"
151 ---------------------------------------
152
153 A mix of cleanups, bug fixes, improvements, and some new features. No
154 significant changes to the new database (osl) code, which is generally
155 a good sign.
156
157 - Share some similar/duplicate code between the http and the
158 dccp sender.
159 - Generic access control lists for paraslash senders.
160 - dccp sender: Access control lists, connection limiting and support
161 for the allow,deny,on,off,help sender commands.
162 - The default dccp port changed from 5001 to 8000 (suggested by
163 Gerrit Renker).
164 - para_server starts even if not all public keys could be loaded.
165 - Audiod performance improvements.
166 - fix a bug in the "off" command of the http sender.
167 - fix some fd and memory leaks.
168 - Update to gengetopt-2.22.
169
170 -------------------------------------
171 0.3.0 (2008-01-12) "solar saturation"
172 -------------------------------------
173
174 paraslash.0.3.0 -- 'WWDBND --what would databases never do?'.
175
176
177 Usually one might expect lots of new features AND a big increase in size
178 for a major release like this.
179
180 However, paraslash-0.3.0.tar.bz2 is the smallest paraslash tarball
181 ever. The decrease in size is mostly due to the removal of some
182 graphical tools (which were only quick hacks anyway). But also the
183 fact that the mysql code is gone cuts down the size a bit.
184
185 Being independent of mysql comes at a cost: The fact that paraslash
186 now contains its own database (the object storage layer, osl) increases
187 the (stripped) binary size of para_server by ~50K on i386.
188
189 - no more restrictions on unique basenames.
190 - independent of mysql: The new self-contained object
191 storage layer (osl) replaces the mysql database.
192 - New executable para_fsck: Check integrity of osl tables.
193 - Lyrics support.
194 - Reliable audio file move/rename detection.
195 - More portable than ever: Tested on Linux (x86_32, x86_64, sparc64),
196 MacOS (ppc32, x86_32), FreeBSD (x86_32), NetBSD (x86_32) and
197 Solaris (sparc64).
198 - the new osl-based audio file selector (afs) replaces the random,
199 the playlist and the mysql selector of paraslash-0.2.x.
200 - IPv6 support (thanks to Gerrit Renker).
201 - paraslash-0.2.x streams are now called "moods". Writing
202 0.3.x-mood definitions should be both easier and more
203 powerful than writing 0.2.x-stream definitions.
204 - para_krell, para_slider, para_para_sdl_gui, para_dbadm have
205 been removed. The world is a better place without them. However,
206 para_gui is still there.
207 - afs tracks audio file selection also in playlist mode.
208 - few easy-to-use afs commands replace the many not-so-easy-to-use
209 mysql commands (and are available also in playlist mode).
210 - Improved error subsystem.
211 - The earth-shaking new logo.
212
213 -----------------------------------------
214 0.2.17 (2007-11-20) "isotropic threshold"
215 -----------------------------------------
216
217 Mainly bugfixes and cleanups in this version which marks the end of
218 the 0.2.x series if no serious bugs show up after the release.
219
220 - mysql_selector: fix a locking bug.
221 - universal chunk queueing.
222 - dccp sender uses chunk queueing if write() returns EAGAIN (thanks
223 to Gerrit Renker).
224 - be more carful wrt. signed vs. unsigned argument passing.
225 - cleanup error.h and fix some references to invalid error
226 codes.
227 - update to gengetopt-2.21.
228 - update to ortp-0.13.1.
229 - autoconf: extend checks for headers, library functions and
230 compiler characteristics.
231 - Fix streaming of large mp3 files.
232 - Fix an off-by-one bug in playlist handling.
233
234 --------------------------------------
235 0.2.16 (2007-04-05) "neural discharge"
236 --------------------------------------
237
238 The main change in this release is the major audio format handler
239 cleanup which removes some similar/duplicate code and makes it easier
240 to implement plugins for other audio formats. Of course, the usual mix
241 of other improvements/changes/bugfixes also made it into the release.
242
243 - simplified audio format handlers (most of the handling functions
244 were moved one layer up to the virtual streaming system).
245 - para_server uses mmap to read audio files
246 - repositioning of mp3 streams is much faster, in particular for
247 jumping near the end of large mp3 files.
248 - permission flags DB_READ,DB_WRITE have been renamed to AFS_READ
249 and AFS_WRITE.
250 - fix a bug in para_filter that caused decoding of aac files
251 to start only after a few seconds.
252 - fix osx_writer hangs
253 - simplified dccp code (thanks to Gerrit Renker)
254 - the compress filter works also on big endian systems (ppc)
255
256 -----------------------------------------
257 0.2.15 (2007-02-16) "inductive resonance"
258 -----------------------------------------
259
260 Minor improvements, more documentation and a bunch of bug fixes.
261
262 - para_server: The server.users file is only read once on server
263 startup rather than for each connection
264 - mp3dec: Fix decoding of corrupt mp3 files
265 - afs (audio file sender) is now called vss (virtual streaming
266 system). Consequently, the permission flags specified in
267 ~/.paraslash/server.users have also changed: AFS_READ and AFS_WRITE
268 become VSS_READ and VSS_WRITE respectively.
269 - para_audiod/para_filter: Fix a bug that caused the last chunk
270 of audio data not being written under certain circumstances
271 - audiod: compute the difference of server time and local time
272 correctly
273 - para_server/para_audiod: Fix some memory leaks
274 - documentation improvements
275 - configure.ac: fix checks for para_krell
276 - new man pages
277
278 -------------------------------------------
279 0.2.14 (2006-10-15) "transient singularity"
280 -------------------------------------------
281
282 The only major enhancement of this version is the osx writer which completes
283 the Mac OS Port and was originally planned already for 0.2.13 but had to wait
284 until now for reasons beyond the scope of this changelog entry.
285
286 - new output plugin for Mac Os: the osx writer
287 - rename configure command line options from --enable-xxx-headers to
288 --with-xxx-headers and --enable-xxx-libs to --with-xxx-libs
289 - configure: new command line options: --with-mad-headers,
290 --with-mad-libs, --with-oggvorbis-headers, and --with-oggvorbis-libs
291 - some robustness fixes
292 - dymamic audio format recognition for audiod
293 - para_server: new command line option: --autoplay_delay
294 - para_audiod: new command line option: --clock_diff_count
295
296 ---------------------------------------
297 0.2.13 (2006-07-14) "sonic convolution"
298 ---------------------------------------
299
300 A bunch of new features and core changes.
301
302 - the new paraslash scheduler, short and sweet.
303 - Support for m4a/mp4 files via the new aac audio format
304 handler/filter (requires libfaad).
305 - each writer has its own command line parser, just like
306 para_recv and para_filter.
307 - para_client and para_audioc use the error subsystem
308 - writers are integrated in para_audiod (currently linux-only)
309 - para_client is integrated in para_audiod
310 - random/playlist selector: improved info strings
311 - new audiod commands: tasks, kill
312 - update to libortp-0.10.1
313 - para_fade: wake time defaults to 8 hours from now
314 - update to autoconf-2.60
315
316
317 ------------------------------------------
318 0.2.12 (2006-05-12) "oriented abstraction"
319 ------------------------------------------
320
321 Many user-visible changes in this release and lots of new
322 features:
323
324
325 - the new optional dccp sender/receiver. It uses the datagram
326 congestion control protocol. You'll need a fairly new kernel
327 for this.
328 - paraslash works on Mac OS X (thanks to Gerd Becker)
329 - para_play renamed to para_write
330 - modular output plugin design (writers) for para_write
331 - new file_writer output plugin for para_write
332 - compress filter speed improvements
333 - update to libortp-0.9.1
334 - update to gengetopt-2.17rc
335 - para_client no longer depends on libreadline (as the
336 code for the interactive mode was removed).
337 - gcc-2-95 is no longer a supported compiler. It may still
338 work, but it gets no more testing.
339 - the tarball no longer contains the screenshot images which
340 reduces its size quite a bit.
341 - configure: new command line options: --enable-mysql-headers
342 and --enable-mysql-libs
343
344 ------------------------------------
345 0.2.11 (2006-03-11) "atomic duality"
346 ------------------------------------
347
348 Here it is, the first paraslash release developed with git. There
349 are fairly many user-visible changes in this release. As two out of
350 the three "database tools" of paraslash don't use a database at all,
351 they are now called "audio file selectors" instead.
352
353
354 - the cdt command (change database tool) becomes chs (change
355 selector)
356 - no more colon separators: The syntax of some options of
357 para_audiod and para_filter have changed. Use --help for
358 more info (and some examples).
359 - update to gengetopt-2.16 (thanks to Lorenzo Bettini)
360 - switch from cvs to git (should've done that earlier)
361 - the new ipc subsystem
362 - new audio file selector: playlist
363 - para_server: the dopey selector is now called "random",
364 and is the default selector. Use the --selector option to
365 choose another selector at startup, or the chs command to
366 change the selector at runtime.
367 - X86_64 fixes (thanks to Steffen Klassert)
368 - para_play fixes
369
370
371 --------------------------------------
372 0.2.10 (2006-02-17) "cyclic attractor"
373 --------------------------------------
374
375 Huge documentation update, a scrollable window for para_gui, ortp
376 improvements, and of course many small fixes not mentioned here.
377 The diffstat below is rather misleading as most insertions are due
378 to the new source documentation.
379
380 - autoconf cleanup
381 - para_server also uses the new error subsystem
382 - lots of new documentation (UTSL)
383 - gui improvements:
384 - keysyms for cursor keys and for next/previous page keys
385 - scrollable output window
386 - new internal commands: scroll up/down, page up/down
387 - fix color of command output.
388 - ortp: the --chunk_time and --header flags are no longer needed
389 for para_recv/para_audiod as this information is now encoded in
390 each rtp packet sent by para_server.
391
392
393 -------------------------------------------
394 0.2.9 (2006-01-24) "progressive turbulence"
395 -------------------------------------------
396
397 Internal audiod receivers/filters, the new error subsystem and
398 a lot of small improvements.
399
400 - para_recv and para_filter are integrated into the para_audiod
401 binary, i.e. audiod no longer spawns a new process for
402 each receiver/filter. As para_recv and para_filter might be
403 useful as standalone programs, they still get built (linked
404 against the same object files that are also used for audiod).
405 - further ortp timing improvements should reduce the CPU usage
406 of the ortp receiver.
407 - improved audio grabbing. The 'grab' command of para_audiod
408 has its own set of command line options. Read the output of
409 "para_audioc help grab" for more info.
410 - oggdec: configurable input prebuffer size.
411 - the new error subsystem gives better error diagnostics
412 and reduces code size.
413
414
415 -----------------------------------------
416 0.2.8 (2006-01-02) "dynamic accumulation"
417 -----------------------------------------
418
419 The new modular filter design and the para_play-hangs bugfix.
420
421 - new executable: para_filter. It combines para_mp3dec,
422 para_oggdec and para_compress. It also adds a further filter
423 type, wav, that just inserts a wave header at the desired point
424 of the filter chain. All 'piping' is done in-memory (i.e. no
425 read/write operations are used).
426 - para_play: fix a stupid bug that caused it to hang under
427 certain circumstances.
428
429
430 -------------------------------------------
431 0.2.7 (2006-12-27) "transparent invariance"
432 -------------------------------------------
433
434 Not many user-visible changes but a fair amount of internal improvements.
435
436
437 - The http sender buffers data if it can not be sent
438 out immediately (because the socket is not writable). This
439 should prevent para_server from shutting down the connection
440 too early on a loaded network.
441 - para_play also prebuffers data if it is told to start at a
442 future time by the --start_time option.
443 - The return of para_recv: It combines para_ortp_recv and
444 para_http_recv. Use the --receiver option to switch between
445 the two. para_recv builds without libortp, but contains
446 only the http receiver in this case.
447 - update to ortp 0.8.1. As this ortp release contains incompatible
448 changes, para_recv-0.2.7 won't link against older ortp libs.
449 - improved ortp timings.
450 - use of gcc-extensions that #define away for non-gcc and
451 gcc < 3.0.
452
453
454 -------------------------------------------
455 0.2.6 (2005-10-29) "recursive compensation"
456 -------------------------------------------
457
458 Transparent session encryption (uses openssl's Alleged RC4 cipher),
459 the internal find command and several other improvements and cleanups.
460
461 - Encrypt the session if encryption is requested by the client
462 (default for para_client 0.2.6). This is backwards
463 compatible, so older clients can still connect to para_server
464 0.2.6. Use the new client option --plain to request an
465 uncrypted session (off by default, must be set to on in
466 order to connect to para_server 0.2.x with 0 <= x <= 5).
467 - para_server uses an internal function to locate audio files
468 rather than calling find(1). The server option
469 --mysql_audio_file_dir replaces --mysql_find_cmd.
470 - documentation update
471 - man pages
472 - header file cleanup
473 - para_client code cleanup
474 - para_gui: faster display of output of display commands
475
476
477 ------------------------------------------
478 0.2.5 (2005-10-13) "aggressive resolution"
479 ------------------------------------------
480
481 This release adds internal senders, i.e. no more external programs are
482 spawned for sending out the audio data. There are two different senders
483 available: The http sender and the ortp sender (former para_send which
484 is no longer needed).
485
486 The new sender code has a plugin-like design so it can be easily
487 extended should there be be any future need for supporting another
488 network streaming protocol. All senders are completely independent of
489 each other. In particular, the http and the ortp sender can operate
490 in parallel.
491
492 - new server command: sender to control senders at runtime.
493 Read the output of "para_server -h" and "para_client help
494 sender" for more information.
495 - para_recv renamed to para_ortp_recv
496 - new executable: para_http_recv, a simple command line
497 http receiver.
498 - major afs/mp3/ogg code simplifications due to internal
499 senders.
500 - ogg timing improvements
501 - fix several minor memory leaks (found by valgrind)
502 - empty stream definitions work again
503 - com_ne(): ignore errors on remove
504 - audiod: fix segfault on server restart
505
506
507 ---------------------------------------
508 0.2.4 (2005-09-21) "toxic anticipation"
509 ---------------------------------------
510
511 Several small improvements, fixes and the new grab command.
512
513 - audiod:
514 - new command: "grab" to grab the output of the stream reader
515 or any filters. Read the output of "para_audioc help grab"
516 for more information.
517 - fix memory leak
518 - code cleanup
519 - audioc: new command line option: --bufsize to specify a
520 buffer size different from the default size 8192.
521 - improved error diagnostics for para_play.
522 - new configure option: --enable-ssldir so search for openssl in
523 non-standard places
524 - sdl_gui: Make it look nice again for 1024x768
525 - server: report total size of memory allocated with sbrk by malloc,
526 new command line option: --announce_time
527
528
529 -----------------------------------------
530 0.2.3 (2005-09-01) "hydrophilic movement"
531 -----------------------------------------
532
533 Two new executables and major feature enhancements.
534
535 - audiod filters: It is now possible to specify arbitrary many
536 (including none) filters for each supported audio
537 format. This can be used e.g. for normalizing volume,
538 transforming or grabbing the audio stream, or for using
539 visualizers. Read the output of "para_audiod -h" for the
540 syntax of the new --filter_cmd option.
541 - new executable: para_play, a tiny alsa player. It
542 can play wave files or raw pcm (16 bit little endian)
543 from stdin.
544 - new executable: para_compress, a dynamic range compressor
545 intended to keep audio output at a consistent volume. Derived
546 from AudioCompress, http://trikuare.cx/code/AudioCompress.html.
547 - audiod: New option: --stream_delay. This can be used in
548 a local network to syncronize the audio output of all
549 clients that play the same stream.
550
551
552 ------------------------------------------
553 0.2.2 (2005-08-19) "tangential excitation"
554 ------------------------------------------
555
556 Mostly internal changes in this release, but also some new commands
557 for the mysql database tool.
558
559 - cleanup exec.c, fix para_exec bug
560 - compile time loglevel (log messages below the given level
561 won't be compiled in, which reduces the size of the
562 resulting binaries)
563 - new log macros that shorten the size of the source code.
564 - workaround a gcc-4.1 bug (?) that caused send_cred_buffer()
565 to send only zeros. With this workaround, para_audioc works
566 again.
567 - avoid gcc-4 warning: conflicting types for built-in function 'clog'
568 - new mysql commands: "rm" (remove entry), "mv" (rename entry) "ne"
569 (new entry), "snp" (set numplayed). Read the manual for more
570 information.
571
572
573 ---------------------------------------
574 0.2.1 (2005-08-15) "surreal experience"
575 ---------------------------------------
576
577 Here comes paraslash-0.2.1. It contains a couple of new features and,
578 surprise, only minor bug fixes.
579
580 - kill noisy mp3 debug message
581 - cleanup of the build system
582 - para_server and para_client directly use the crypto routines
583 of the openssl library rather than invoking the openssl command
584 line utitlity
585 - server/audiod: new option --user to switch to the given user
586 when invoked as root. Read the output of "para_server -h" for
587 more information.
588 - gui/sdl_gui: new option --stat_cmd to be used to retrieve the
589 status. Default: "para_audioc stat"
590 - sdl_gui: new option --pic_cmd to be used to download the picture.
591 Default: "para_client pic"
592 - audiod: 5 slots ought to be enough for everybody
593 - audiod: new status item: Uptime, kill hup command
594
595
596
597 ------------------------------------------
598 0.2.0 (2005-08-06) "distributed diffusion"
599 ------------------------------------------
600
601 After several month of increased development activity, paraslash-0.2.0
602 has arrived. It contains many new features and is much more
603 self-contained than the old 0.1.x series. Enjoy!
604
605
606 - para_server: fix hang on song change and crash on sighup.
607 Speed up mysql queries. The DIR_LIKE macro is gone.
608 - new executables: para_audiod, the local audio daemon that
609 starts playback (uses SCM_CREDENTIALS socket magic) and
610 para_audioc, the corresponding client.
611 - new executables: para_mp3dec/para_oggdec, two really teensy
612 decoders. para_mp3dec is based on libmad, para_oggdec requires
613 libvorbisfile.
614 - ovsend/ovrecv are capable of streaming ogg as well as mp3, so
615 they are now called para_send and para_recv respectively.
616 - documentation updates
617 - para_gui is themable. For now there is the default theme that
618 looks as before and the simple theme: blue and easy.
619 - gui: audio streaming is now handled by audiod. Time display shows
620 playback time rather than streaming time
621 - slider: update to libzmw-0.2.0
622 - para_krell: fix crash on server shutdown
623 - switch from gzip to bzip2
624
625
626 ----------------------------------------
627 0.1.7 (2005-04-18) "melting penetration"
628 ----------------------------------------
629
630 The main change in this release is clearly the oggvorbis rewrite,
631 but there are also lots of smaller changes. If you intend to use both
632 the mp3 and the ogg plugin, it is recommended to use software mixing,
633 e.g. the dmix plugin which is provided by ALSA.
634
635 - new executables: para_ovsend and para_ovrecv for sending/receiving
636 oggvorbis files via rtp. Requires the open rtp library. Get it at
637 http://www.linphone.org/ortp/
638 - rewrite of the ogg_vorbis core code
639 - configure detects libzmw and, if detected, includes
640 para_slider to the list of binaries to be built by make
641 - server stream writers read from their associated fifo rather
642 than from stdin
643 - slider: two new sliders, lastplayed and numplayed
644 - fix nasty double free bug which caused random segfaults in case of
645 mp3 files with invalid header information
646 - gui: new command line option: --stream_timeout=seconds to
647 deactivate a slot if it is idle for that many seconds (default=`5')
648 - diffstats
649
650
651 ---------------------------------------
652 0.1.6 (2005-03-05) "asymptotic balance"
653 ---------------------------------------
654
655 Only little user-visible changes in this release. Mainly bugfixes and
656 core code cleanup. This is probably the most stable version ever if you
657 stick to mp3...
658
659 - fix several memory leaks
660 - rename default name of mysql database from "music" to "paraslash".
661 Use para_server's --mysql_database option if you do not want to
662 rename your old database.
663 - rework ogg vorbis code
664 - make update command work on mysql servers with LOCAL_INFILE
665 disabled
666 - gui: improved stream I/O (slots)
667 - simplified audio format API
668 - para_pob_ogg is gone
669
670 ------------------------------------
671 0.1.5 (2004-12-31) "opaque eternity"
672 ------------------------------------
673
674 Let's slide gently into the new year.
675
676 - new: para_slider (not built automatically, type "make
677 para_slider" to build). A toy for those who always felt that
678 creating stream definitions is difficult. See screenshots,
679 README and FEATURES for more info.
680 - improved signal handling. Fixes server segfault on SIGHUP
681 for linux kernels newer than Aug 24 2004 and makes para_gui
682 race-free.
683 - reload database tool on SIGHUP
684 - improved help message for sl
685 - do not log "broken pipe" messages as errors. They are
686 perfectly ok.
687 - fix wrong error message on permission errors
688
689 -----------------------------------------
690 0.1.4 (2004-12-19) "tunneling transition"
691 -----------------------------------------
692
693 Bugfix release. As expected, 0.1.3 introduced a bunch of new bugs.
694 Hopefully, most of them got wiped out with this release. Some
695 enhancements went also in.
696
697 - improved error diagnostics for all commands
698 - stradd/picadd: overwrite previous contents if entry already
699 exists, rather than returning errors
700 - stradd: use current stream if invoked without args
701 - faster (and hopefully more stable) ogg-vorbis handling
702 - para_krell: reap children to avoid zombie-flooding in case
703 no server is running
704 - si: report also server pid
705 - server: don't busy-loop if dbtool reports only invalid files.
706 - gui: CTRL+C works again, fix stream_read command line option
707 - fix pic_add, hist
708 - fix mysql dbtool startup in case no database exists
709 - many small fixes and cleanups
710
711 ---------------------------------------
712 0.1.3: (2004-12-10) "vanishing inertia"
713 ---------------------------------------
714
715 Starting from this release, the database tools are integrated in the
716 server binary. This decreases server startup time, reduces code size
717 and speeds up database commands. However, the layout of the underlying
718 mysql database changed only slightly and 0.1.3 should be backwards
719 compatible in that respect.
720
721 Visible changes:
722
723 - If mysql is not detected at compile time, or fails to init
724 at runtime, fall back to the dopey database tool which should
725 always work.
726 - para_dbtool and dbtool.conf are gone. All mysql specific
727 options are read from server.conf and are prefixed by 'mysql_'.
728 - new command: cdt (change database tool)
729 - new command line option: dbtool (choose startup database tool)
730 - The name of current stream is now stored in the database,
731 so paraslash remembers its current stream when restarted.
732 - new command: csp (change stream and play)
733 - para_gui also reports current database tool and server uptime
734
735
736 -------------------------------------------
737 0.1.2: (2004-11-28) "spherical fluctuation"
738 -------------------------------------------
739
740 Point release before the big dbtool changes go in.
741
742 - dbtool: rename ca to cam (copy all meta data). It now also
743 copies numplayed and lastplayed time as well as the picture
744 id.
745 - fix endless-loop-bug caused by mp3 files with invalid header
746
747 -----------------------------------------
748 0.1.1: (2004-11-05) "floating atmosphere"
749 -----------------------------------------
750
751 - gkrellm plugin
752 - new dbtool command: mbox. Browse your sound-file collection
753 with your favorite mail reader.
754 - several small fixes
755
756 -------------------------------------
757 0.1.0: (2204-10-22) "rotating cortex"
758 -------------------------------------
759
760 - fix logging bug for loglevel > VERBOSE
761 - fix skip command
762 - correct timings for vbr mp3s
763 - modular audio format support
764 - ogg-vorbis support (experimental)
765 - new server option: autoplay
766
767 -----------------------------------------
768 0.0.99: (2004-07-25) "harmonic deviation"
769 -----------------------------------------
770
771 - rename projectname from icc to paraslash (play, archive, rate
772 and stream large audio sets happily)
773 - paraslash is no longer restricted to one particular audio
774 streaming software
775 - new dbtool commands (stradd, strq, strdel) for easy stream
776 managment w/o configuration file. That obsoletes stream_defs
777 file/config option for dbtool.
778 - picadd accepts jpeg data from stdin
779 - new server commands: ps (select previous stream), sc (song change)
780 - new default pictures for sdl_gui
781 - gui: new key_map option for binding commands and internal
782 functions to arbitrary keys, nice help screen, rip out
783 soundcard/linux specific stuff, avoid noise artefacts while jumping,
784 show silly logo on startup
785 - new executables: para_fade for fading volume, para_dbadm for
786 manipulating attributes
787 - cdb adds _all_ tables to mysql database
788 - revised and beautified documentation
789 - sample dbtool rewritten in C
790 - autoconf
791
792 ---------------------------------------------
793 0.0.98: (2003-12-26) "incremental smoothness"
794 ---------------------------------------------
795
796 - kick icecast in favour of poc. That removes some races and reduces
797 core code considerably.
798 - cbr/vbr is displayed by stat and gui/sdl_gui. New status flags
799 give finer info on afs' status.
800 - gui can start decoder (see config options). Further new gui
801 commands: refresh (^L), jmp (F1-F10)
802 - gui rereads conf on SIGUSR1 instead of SIGHUP. SIGHUP
803 terminates gui. This fixes dead instances consuming memory
804 continuously.
805 - new dbtool command: verb for sending verbatim sql queries.
806 - fix pid_list races (by removing pid_list)
807 - codename funnies
808
809 --------------------
810 0.0.97: (2003-10-26)
811 --------------------
812
813 - installation prefix now defaults to /usr/local
814 - new commands for gui: snozze, sleep and reread config
815 - config file for gui and sdl_gui
816 - fix problems with filenames containing funny characters
817 (reported by Thomas Forell)
818 - improved signal handling for gui, now it rereads conf on SIGHUP
819 - new dbtool command: cdb (create database)
820 - switch from argtable to gengetopt
821 - major code cleanup and speed improvements
822 - fix several potential buffer overflows
823 - many small fixes and cleanups
824
825 -------------------
826 0.0.96 (2003-08-30)
827 -------------------
828
829 - easy stream_defs syntax
830 - sdl_gui can display images associated to the file being played
831 - Major feature enhancements for icc_gui including dynamic text
832 placement and the top/bottom window design
833 - vrfy/clean now also checks for NULL values in attributes as
834 well as for invalid picture pointers
835 - fix long outstanding case sensitivity bug
836 - many small fixes and cleanups
837
838 -------------------
839 0.0.95 (2003-06-29)
840 -------------------
841
842 - sdl gui runs much faster
843 - new dbtool command: ca (copy attributes)
844 - count and display number of times the song has been played
845 - new feature: scoring
846 - command line options for sdl_gui
847 - simpler syntax of streams file
848 - decrease network traffic of stat
849 - fix zombie bug
850 - many small fixes and cleanups
851
852 -------------------
853 0.0.94 (2003-05-04)
854 -------------------
855
856 - new server command: ns (next stream)
857 - new icc_gui command: c (change stream)
858 - internal mp3info
859 - stat shows also id3 tag info
860 - new sdl based gui
861 - log flodding bug fixed
862 - many small fixes and cleanups
863
864 -------------------
865 0.0.93 (2003-03-28)
866 -------------------
867
868 - colors for icc_gui
869 - icc_gui sets volume directly (linux only)
870 - proper locking that fixes some races
871 - fix security bug that caused commands to be executed even
872 with unsufficient permissions
873 - new command: hup to make all servers reread their configuration file
874 - icecast meta data streaming
875 - many small fixes and cleanups