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