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