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