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2 0.4.5 (to be announced) "symmetric randomization"
3 -------------------------------------------------
4
5 - Fix an invalid-free-bug in the ogg audio format handler code.
6
7 ------------------------------------------
8 0.4.4 (2010-08-06) "persistent regularity"
9 ------------------------------------------
10
11 Support for yet another audio format, para_write improvements and
12 bug fixes.
13
14 - Support for the speex codec.
15 - Support for sample formats other than 16 bit little endian.
16 - error2.h is now created by a perl script which speeds up configure
17 considerably.
18 - Fix a bug in the aac decoder which could lead to segfaults in
19 para_filter/para_audiod.
20 - Fixes for autoconf-2.66.
21
22 ----------------------------------------
23 0.4.3 (2010-07-05) "imaginary radiation"
24 ----------------------------------------
25
26 Many improvements for the DCCP and the UDP transport, the new user
27 manual and the usual mix of bug fixes and internal improvements.
28
29 - FEC support for the DCCP sender (Gerrit Renker). The new
30 --dccp_max_slice_size, --dccp_data_slices_per_group and
31 --dccp_slices_per_group options can be used to set the FEC
32 parameters for the DCCP transport.
33 - DNS lookups for UDP targets (Gerrit Renker).
34 - The new user manual replaces the README, README.afs, REQUIREMENTS
35 and INSTALL documents.
36 - Fix an end-of-file detection bug in the oggdec filter.
37 - The new nonblock API.
38 - Both options of the oggdec filter have been removed.
39 - New debug mode for the internal scheduler.
40
41 ------------------------------------------
42 0.4.2 (2010-04-23) "associative expansion"
43 ------------------------------------------
44
45 It's been some time since the last release, but finally here is
46 paraslash-0.4.2. The bulk of the changes comes from the new buffer
47 tree API, but there are changes all over the tree. Mainly performance
48 and usability improvements, but also quite some bug fixes.
49
50 - The new buffer tree API.
51 - DCCP: Support for CCID negotiation (Gerrit Renker).
52 - UDP robustness fixes.
53 - The --bufsize option for mp3dec is gone as it no longer makes sense
54 for the new buffer tree API.
55 - Fix audible buffer underruns for wma streams.
56 - The alsa writer no longer prints meaningless underrun durations.
57 - audiod: Defaults work also for udp streams. If no filter is
58 given for an audio format that is received via upd, fecdec is
59 automatically added as the first filter (along with the decoder).
60
61 ---------------------------------------
62 0.4.1 (2009-12-22) "concurrent horizon"
63 ---------------------------------------
64
65 Support for another audio format, minor feature enhancements and lots of bug
66 fixes. All fixes that have been accumulated in the maint branch (in particular
67 those mentionened in the 0.3.6 release notes) appear in this release as well.
68
69 - wma support.
70 - new afh option: --human to activate human-readable output.
71 - new server/audiod option: --log-timing to print timing information.
72 - build system improvements.
73 - source code documentation updates.
74
75 -------------------------------------
76 0.3.6 (2009-12-07) "cubic continuity"
77 -------------------------------------
78
79 Quite a few bugs have been found and fixed since 0.3.5, so here's
80 another 0.3.x release. No new features.
81
82 - Always check return value of malloc().
83 - ogg vorbis/FEC: Do not write garbage after the audio file header.
84 - exit if root privileges could not be dropped.
85 - FEC: Fix computation of extra slices.
86 - oss: Fix check for empty input buffer.
87 - Avoid buffer underruns due to filter chain output buffer constraints.
88 - server: Fix assignment of afs_pid.
89 - Don't panic if the afs database contains unknown audio formats.
90 - http/dccp: Do not send the audio file header twice.
91 - FEC: Timing improvements.
92
93 ----------------------------------------------
94 0.4.0 (2009-11-10) "simultaneous independence"
95 ----------------------------------------------
96
97 Two significant changes which require the new version number: The
98 improved authentication dialog and the fact that the database code
99 has been moved to a library, libosl. To use the new version, you have
100 to generate new RSA keys, see INSTALL for details. A shell script is
101 provided for conversion of the 0.3 database to the new 0.4 format.
102
103 - stronger crypto for client authentication
104 - the database code has been moved to a library
105 - improved status item handling
106 - cleanup of the build system
107 - The "-V" option now also prints the git version
108 - the new parser-friendly listing mode for the ls and stat commands
109 - mandatory rc4 encryption
110 - major audio format handler cleanups
111 - (id3,...) tags are no longer stored as a combined string in the database
112 - new mood methods: artist_matches, title_matches, comment_matches,
113 album_matches, year_maches, year.
114
115 --------------------------------------------
116 0.3.5 (2009-09-21) "symplectic separability"
117 --------------------------------------------
118
119 Full client support for *BSD Unixes, complete re-write of the ogg
120 vorbis audio format handler, various improvements all over the place
121 and the usual mix of bugfixes. This release marks the end of the 0.3
122 series if no serious problems show up.
123
124 - the new oss writer (supported on *BSD and Linux)
125 - rewrite of the ogg vorbis audio format handler. It's
126 recommended to replace the chunk tables of existing ogg
127 vorbis files in the afs database by re-adding these files
128 with "add -f".
129 - support for netmask subsets (Gerrit Renker)
130 - the new prebuffer filter
131 - improved signal handling
132 - variable fec output buffer size
133 - improved FEC timing fixes audible buffer underruns in UDP mode
134 - --log_color actually works
135 - new ls option: -d (print dates as seconds after the epoch)
136 - update to gengetopt 2.22.2
137 - support for RSA keys of size > 512 bits
138 - new option "mixer_channel" for para_fade
139
140 -----------------------------------------
141 0.3.4 (2009-05-07) "elliptic inheritance"
142 -----------------------------------------
143
144 The new udp sender, forward error correction, colored logs and various
145 other improvements. As the udp sender does not depend on any special
146 libraries, it is built unconditionally.
147
148 - The udp sender replaces the ortp sender. The new code uses forward
149 error correction to protect against packet losses. Many thanks to
150 Gerrit Renker for providing ipv6 support.
151 - The default port for udp streaming now defaults to 8000, like
152 for the http and the dccp senders/receivers.
153 - Loglevels are now specified as symbolic names, e.g.
154 "--loglevel info".
155 - improved ipv4 and ipv6 URI parser (Gerrit Renker).
156 - para_server/para_audiod: Color support for log messages.
157 - new options for mp3dec: --ignore-crc, --bufsize
158 - new audiod option: --config-file.
159 - gengetopt cleanups.
160 - Improved help/man pages: The documentation of para_audiod,
161 para_recv, para_filter and para_write now also contains
162 all options of the available receivers/filters/writers. The
163 man page of para_fade contains a description of the different
164 modes of operation.
165 - More source code documentation.
166 - vss timing fixes.
167
168 --------------------------------------------
169 0.3.3 (2008-12-01) "axiomatic perspectivity"
170 --------------------------------------------
171
172 Internal code cleanups, bug fixes, improved tag handling and the new
173 amplification filter.
174
175 - para_server uses the generic scheduling code.
176 - overhaul of the virtual streaming system.
177 - mp3: id3 version 2 support via libid3tag (optional)
178 - ogg: vorbis comment support.
179 - aac meta info support.
180 - mp3 audio format handler cleanups.
181 - new filter: "amp" to amplify the amplitude of the audio stream
182 - new status item/database entry: amplification. It is
183 used by the amp filter to pre-amplify the audio stream.
184 - fix a close-without-open bug in para_write.
185 - fix a bug in com_init() which was introduced in 0.3.2.
186 - better error diagnostics for para_client.
187
188 -----------------------------------------
189 0.3.2 (2008-04-11) "probabilistic parity"
190 -----------------------------------------
191
192 The new para_afh executable, scheduling and documentation improvements.
193
194 - new ls option: -lc (list chunk table)
195 - new executable: para_afh, the stand-alone audio file handler tool
196 - afs commands can send output more than SHMMAX (32MB on Linux). This
197 also reduces the memory usage of commands that produce large amounts
198 of output.
199 - major scheduler and audiod cleanups.
200 - more detailed and much nicer man pages.
201
202 ---------------------------------------
203 0.3.1 (2008-02-23) "liquid interaction"
204 ---------------------------------------
205
206 A mix of cleanups, bug fixes, improvements, and some new features. No
207 significant changes to the new database (osl) code, which is generally
208 a good sign.
209
210 - Share some similar/duplicate code between the http and the
211 dccp sender.
212 - Generic access control lists for paraslash senders.
213 - dccp sender: Access control lists, connection limiting and support
214 for the allow,deny,on,off,help sender commands.
215 - The default dccp port changed from 5001 to 8000 (suggested by
216 Gerrit Renker).
217 - para_server starts even if not all public keys could be loaded.
218 - Audiod performance improvements.
219 - fix a bug in the "off" command of the http sender.
220 - fix some fd and memory leaks.
221 - Update to gengetopt-2.22.
222
223 -------------------------------------
224 0.3.0 (2008-01-12) "solar saturation"
225 -------------------------------------
226
227 paraslash.0.3.0 -- 'WWDBND --what would databases never do?'.
228
229
230 Usually one might expect lots of new features AND a big increase in size
231 for a major release like this.
232
233 However, paraslash-0.3.0.tar.bz2 is the smallest paraslash tarball
234 ever. The decrease in size is mostly due to the removal of some
235 graphical tools (which were only quick hacks anyway). But also the
236 fact that the mysql code is gone cuts down the size a bit.
237
238 Being independent of mysql comes at a cost: The fact that paraslash
239 now contains its own database (the object storage layer, osl) increases
240 the (stripped) binary size of para_server by ~50K on i386.
241
242 - no more restrictions on unique basenames.
243 - independent of mysql: The new self-contained object
244 storage layer (osl) replaces the mysql database.
245 - New executable para_fsck: Check integrity of osl tables.
246 - Lyrics support.
247 - Reliable audio file move/rename detection.
248 - More portable than ever: Tested on Linux (x86_32, x86_64, sparc64),
249 MacOS (ppc32, x86_32), FreeBSD (x86_32), NetBSD (x86_32) and
250 Solaris (sparc64).
251 - the new osl-based audio file selector (afs) replaces the random,
252 the playlist and the mysql selector of paraslash-0.2.x.
253 - IPv6 support (thanks to Gerrit Renker).
254 - paraslash-0.2.x streams are now called "moods". Writing
255 0.3.x-mood definitions should be both easier and more
256 powerful than writing 0.2.x-stream definitions.
257 - para_krell, para_slider, para_para_sdl_gui, para_dbadm have
258 been removed. The world is a better place without them. However,
259 para_gui is still there.
260 - afs tracks audio file selection also in playlist mode.
261 - few easy-to-use afs commands replace the many not-so-easy-to-use
262 mysql commands (and are available also in playlist mode).
263 - Improved error subsystem.
264 - The earth-shaking new logo.
265
266 -----------------------------------------
267 0.2.17 (2007-11-20) "isotropic threshold"
268 -----------------------------------------
269
270 Mainly bugfixes and cleanups in this version which marks the end of
271 the 0.2.x series if no serious bugs show up after the release.
272
273 - mysql_selector: fix a locking bug.
274 - universal chunk queueing.
275 - dccp sender uses chunk queueing if write() returns EAGAIN (thanks
276 to Gerrit Renker).
277 - be more carful wrt. signed vs. unsigned argument passing.
278 - cleanup error.h and fix some references to invalid error
279 codes.
280 - update to gengetopt-2.21.
281 - update to ortp-0.13.1.
282 - autoconf: extend checks for headers, library functions and
283 compiler characteristics.
284 - Fix streaming of large mp3 files.
285 - Fix an off-by-one bug in playlist handling.
286
287 --------------------------------------
288 0.2.16 (2007-04-05) "neural discharge"
289 --------------------------------------
290
291 The main change in this release is the major audio format handler
292 cleanup which removes some similar/duplicate code and makes it easier
293 to implement plugins for other audio formats. Of course, the usual mix
294 of other improvements/changes/bugfixes also made it into the release.
295
296 - simplified audio format handlers (most of the handling functions
297 were moved one layer up to the virtual streaming system).
298 - para_server uses mmap to read audio files
299 - repositioning of mp3 streams is much faster, in particular for
300 jumping near the end of large mp3 files.
301 - permission flags DB_READ,DB_WRITE have been renamed to AFS_READ
302 and AFS_WRITE.
303 - fix a bug in para_filter that caused decoding of aac files
304 to start only after a few seconds.
305 - fix osx_writer hangs
306 - simplified dccp code (thanks to Gerrit Renker)
307 - the compress filter works also on big endian systems (ppc)
308
309 -----------------------------------------
310 0.2.15 (2007-02-16) "inductive resonance"
311 -----------------------------------------
312
313 Minor improvements, more documentation and a bunch of bug fixes.
314
315 - para_server: The server.users file is only read once on server
316 startup rather than for each connection
317 - mp3dec: Fix decoding of corrupt mp3 files
318 - afs (audio file sender) is now called vss (virtual streaming
319 system). Consequently, the permission flags specified in
320 ~/.paraslash/server.users have also changed: AFS_READ and AFS_WRITE
321 become VSS_READ and VSS_WRITE respectively.
322 - para_audiod/para_filter: Fix a bug that caused the last chunk
323 of audio data not being written under certain circumstances
324 - audiod: compute the difference of server time and local time
325 correctly
326 - para_server/para_audiod: Fix some memory leaks
327 - documentation improvements
328 - configure.ac: fix checks for para_krell
329 - new man pages
330
331 -------------------------------------------
332 0.2.14 (2006-10-15) "transient singularity"
333 -------------------------------------------
334
335 The only major enhancement of this version is the osx writer which completes
336 the Mac OS Port and was originally planned already for 0.2.13 but had to wait
337 until now for reasons beyond the scope of this changelog entry.
338
339 - new output plugin for Mac Os: the osx writer
340 - rename configure command line options from --enable-xxx-headers to
341 --with-xxx-headers and --enable-xxx-libs to --with-xxx-libs
342 - configure: new command line options: --with-mad-headers,
343 --with-mad-libs, --with-oggvorbis-headers, and --with-oggvorbis-libs
344 - some robustness fixes
345 - dymamic audio format recognition for audiod
346 - para_server: new command line option: --autoplay_delay
347 - para_audiod: new command line option: --clock_diff_count
348
349 ---------------------------------------
350 0.2.13 (2006-07-14) "sonic convolution"
351 ---------------------------------------
352
353 A bunch of new features and core changes.
354
355 - the new paraslash scheduler, short and sweet.
356 - Support for m4a/mp4 files via the new aac audio format
357 handler/filter (requires libfaad).
358 - each writer has its own command line parser, just like
359 para_recv and para_filter.
360 - para_client and para_audioc use the error subsystem
361 - writers are integrated in para_audiod (currently linux-only)
362 - para_client is integrated in para_audiod
363 - random/playlist selector: improved info strings
364 - new audiod commands: tasks, kill
365 - update to libortp-0.10.1
366 - para_fade: wake time defaults to 8 hours from now
367 - update to autoconf-2.60
368
369
370 ------------------------------------------
371 0.2.12 (2006-05-12) "oriented abstraction"
372 ------------------------------------------
373
374 Many user-visible changes in this release and lots of new
375 features:
376
377
378 - the new optional dccp sender/receiver. It uses the datagram
379 congestion control protocol. You'll need a fairly new kernel
380 for this.
381 - paraslash works on Mac OS X (thanks to Gerd Becker)
382 - para_play renamed to para_write
383 - modular output plugin design (writers) for para_write
384 - new file_writer output plugin for para_write
385 - compress filter speed improvements
386 - update to libortp-0.9.1
387 - update to gengetopt-2.17rc
388 - para_client no longer depends on libreadline (as the
389 code for the interactive mode was removed).
390 - gcc-2-95 is no longer a supported compiler. It may still
391 work, but it gets no more testing.
392 - the tarball no longer contains the screenshot images which
393 reduces its size quite a bit.
394 - configure: new command line options: --enable-mysql-headers
395 and --enable-mysql-libs
396
397 ------------------------------------
398 0.2.11 (2006-03-11) "atomic duality"
399 ------------------------------------
400
401 Here it is, the first paraslash release developed with git. There
402 are fairly many user-visible changes in this release. As two out of
403 the three "database tools" of paraslash don't use a database at all,
404 they are now called "audio file selectors" instead.
405
406
407 - the cdt command (change database tool) becomes chs (change
408 selector)
409 - no more colon separators: The syntax of some options of
410 para_audiod and para_filter have changed. Use --help for
411 more info (and some examples).
412 - update to gengetopt-2.16 (thanks to Lorenzo Bettini)
413 - switch from cvs to git (should've done that earlier)
414 - the new ipc subsystem
415 - new audio file selector: playlist
416 - para_server: the dopey selector is now called "random",
417 and is the default selector. Use the --selector option to
418 choose another selector at startup, or the chs command to
419 change the selector at runtime.
420 - X86_64 fixes (thanks to Steffen Klassert)
421 - para_play fixes
422
423
424 --------------------------------------
425 0.2.10 (2006-02-17) "cyclic attractor"
426 --------------------------------------
427
428 Huge documentation update, a scrollable window for para_gui, ortp
429 improvements, and of course many small fixes not mentioned here.
430 The diffstat below is rather misleading as most insertions are due
431 to the new source documentation.
432
433 - autoconf cleanup
434 - para_server also uses the new error subsystem
435 - lots of new documentation (UTSL)
436 - gui improvements:
437 - keysyms for cursor keys and for next/previous page keys
438 - scrollable output window
439 - new internal commands: scroll up/down, page up/down
440 - fix color of command output.
441 - ortp: the --chunk_time and --header flags are no longer needed
442 for para_recv/para_audiod as this information is now encoded in
443 each rtp packet sent by para_server.
444
445
446 -------------------------------------------
447 0.2.9 (2006-01-24) "progressive turbulence"
448 -------------------------------------------
449
450 Internal audiod receivers/filters, the new error subsystem and
451 a lot of small improvements.
452
453 - para_recv and para_filter are integrated into the para_audiod
454 binary, i.e. audiod no longer spawns a new process for
455 each receiver/filter. As para_recv and para_filter might be
456 useful as standalone programs, they still get built (linked
457 against the same object files that are also used for audiod).
458 - further ortp timing improvements should reduce the CPU usage
459 of the ortp receiver.
460 - improved audio grabbing. The 'grab' command of para_audiod
461 has its own set of command line options. Read the output of
462 "para_audioc help grab" for more info.
463 - oggdec: configurable input prebuffer size.
464 - the new error subsystem gives better error diagnostics
465 and reduces code size.
466
467
468 -----------------------------------------
469 0.2.8 (2006-01-02) "dynamic accumulation"
470 -----------------------------------------
471
472 The new modular filter design and the para_play-hangs bugfix.
473
474 - new executable: para_filter. It combines para_mp3dec,
475 para_oggdec and para_compress. It also adds a further filter
476 type, wav, that just inserts a wave header at the desired point
477 of the filter chain. All 'piping' is done in-memory (i.e. no
478 read/write operations are used).
479 - para_play: fix a stupid bug that caused it to hang under
480 certain circumstances.
481
482
483 -------------------------------------------
484 0.2.7 (2006-12-27) "transparent invariance"
485 -------------------------------------------
486
487 Not many user-visible changes but a fair amount of internal improvements.
488
489
490 - The http sender buffers data if it can not be sent
491 out immediately (because the socket is not writable). This
492 should prevent para_server from shutting down the connection
493 too early on a loaded network.
494 - para_play also prebuffers data if it is told to start at a
495 future time by the --start_time option.
496 - The return of para_recv: It combines para_ortp_recv and
497 para_http_recv. Use the --receiver option to switch between
498 the two. para_recv builds without libortp, but contains
499 only the http receiver in this case.
500 - update to ortp 0.8.1. As this ortp release contains incompatible
501 changes, para_recv-0.2.7 won't link against older ortp libs.
502 - improved ortp timings.
503 - use of gcc-extensions that #define away for non-gcc and
504 gcc < 3.0.
505
506
507 -------------------------------------------
508 0.2.6 (2005-10-29) "recursive compensation"
509 -------------------------------------------
510
511 Transparent session encryption (uses openssl's Alleged RC4 cipher),
512 the internal find command and several other improvements and cleanups.
513
514 - Encrypt the session if encryption is requested by the client
515 (default for para_client 0.2.6). This is backwards
516 compatible, so older clients can still connect to para_server
517 0.2.6. Use the new client option --plain to request an
518 uncrypted session (off by default, must be set to on in
519 order to connect to para_server 0.2.x with 0 <= x <= 5).
520 - para_server uses an internal function to locate audio files
521 rather than calling find(1). The server option
522 --mysql_audio_file_dir replaces --mysql_find_cmd.
523 - documentation update
524 - man pages
525 - header file cleanup
526 - para_client code cleanup
527 - para_gui: faster display of output of display commands
528
529
530 ------------------------------------------
531 0.2.5 (2005-10-13) "aggressive resolution"
532 ------------------------------------------
533
534 This release adds internal senders, i.e. no more external programs are
535 spawned for sending out the audio data. There are two different senders
536 available: The http sender and the ortp sender (former para_send which
537 is no longer needed).
538
539 The new sender code has a plugin-like design so it can be easily
540 extended should there be be any future need for supporting another
541 network streaming protocol. All senders are completely independent of
542 each other. In particular, the http and the ortp sender can operate
543 in parallel.
544
545 - new server command: sender to control senders at runtime.
546 Read the output of "para_server -h" and "para_client help
547 sender" for more information.
548 - para_recv renamed to para_ortp_recv
549 - new executable: para_http_recv, a simple command line
550 http receiver.
551 - major afs/mp3/ogg code simplifications due to internal
552 senders.
553 - ogg timing improvements
554 - fix several minor memory leaks (found by valgrind)
555 - empty stream definitions work again
556 - com_ne(): ignore errors on remove
557 - audiod: fix segfault on server restart
558
559
560 ---------------------------------------
561 0.2.4 (2005-09-21) "toxic anticipation"
562 ---------------------------------------
563
564 Several small improvements, fixes and the new grab command.
565
566 - audiod:
567 - new command: "grab" to grab the output of the stream reader
568 or any filters. Read the output of "para_audioc help grab"
569 for more information.
570 - fix memory leak
571 - code cleanup
572 - audioc: new command line option: --bufsize to specify a
573 buffer size different from the default size 8192.
574 - improved error diagnostics for para_play.
575 - new configure option: --enable-ssldir so search for openssl in
576 non-standard places
577 - sdl_gui: Make it look nice again for 1024x768
578 - server: report total size of memory allocated with sbrk by malloc,
579 new command line option: --announce_time
580
581
582 -----------------------------------------
583 0.2.3 (2005-09-01) "hydrophilic movement"
584 -----------------------------------------
585
586 Two new executables and major feature enhancements.
587
588 - audiod filters: It is now possible to specify arbitrary many
589 (including none) filters for each supported audio
590 format. This can be used e.g. for normalizing volume,
591 transforming or grabbing the audio stream, or for using
592 visualizers. Read the output of "para_audiod -h" for the
593 syntax of the new --filter_cmd option.
594 - new executable: para_play, a tiny alsa player. It
595 can play wave files or raw pcm (16 bit little endian)
596 from stdin.
597 - new executable: para_compress, a dynamic range compressor
598 intended to keep audio output at a consistent volume. Derived
599 from AudioCompress, http://trikuare.cx/code/AudioCompress.html.
600 - audiod: New option: --stream_delay. This can be used in
601 a local network to syncronize the audio output of all
602 clients that play the same stream.
603
604
605 ------------------------------------------
606 0.2.2 (2005-08-19) "tangential excitation"
607 ------------------------------------------
608
609 Mostly internal changes in this release, but also some new commands
610 for the mysql database tool.
611
612 - cleanup exec.c, fix para_exec bug
613 - compile time loglevel (log messages below the given level
614 won't be compiled in, which reduces the size of the
615 resulting binaries)
616 - new log macros that shorten the size of the source code.
617 - workaround a gcc-4.1 bug (?) that caused send_cred_buffer()
618 to send only zeros. With this workaround, para_audioc works
619 again.
620 - avoid gcc-4 warning: conflicting types for built-in function 'clog'
621 - new mysql commands: "rm" (remove entry), "mv" (rename entry) "ne"
622 (new entry), "snp" (set numplayed). Read the manual for more
623 information.
624
625
626 ---------------------------------------
627 0.2.1 (2005-08-15) "surreal experience"
628 ---------------------------------------
629
630 Here comes paraslash-0.2.1. It contains a couple of new features and,
631 surprise, only minor bug fixes.
632
633 - kill noisy mp3 debug message
634 - cleanup of the build system
635 - para_server and para_client directly use the crypto routines
636 of the openssl library rather than invoking the openssl command
637 line utitlity
638 - server/audiod: new option --user to switch to the given user
639 when invoked as root. Read the output of "para_server -h" for
640 more information.
641 - gui/sdl_gui: new option --stat_cmd to be used to retrieve the
642 status. Default: "para_audioc stat"
643 - sdl_gui: new option --pic_cmd to be used to download the picture.
644 Default: "para_client pic"
645 - audiod: 5 slots ought to be enough for everybody
646 - audiod: new status item: Uptime, kill hup command
647
648
649
650 ------------------------------------------
651 0.2.0 (2005-08-06) "distributed diffusion"
652 ------------------------------------------
653
654 After several month of increased development activity, paraslash-0.2.0
655 has arrived. It contains many new features and is much more
656 self-contained than the old 0.1.x series. Enjoy!
657
658
659 - para_server: fix hang on song change and crash on sighup.
660 Speed up mysql queries. The DIR_LIKE macro is gone.
661 - new executables: para_audiod, the local audio daemon that
662 starts playback (uses SCM_CREDENTIALS socket magic) and
663 para_audioc, the corresponding client.
664 - new executables: para_mp3dec/para_oggdec, two really teensy
665 decoders. para_mp3dec is based on libmad, para_oggdec requires
666 libvorbisfile.
667 - ovsend/ovrecv are capable of streaming ogg as well as mp3, so
668 they are now called para_send and para_recv respectively.
669 - documentation updates
670 - para_gui is themable. For now there is the default theme that
671 looks as before and the simple theme: blue and easy.
672 - gui: audio streaming is now handled by audiod. Time display shows
673 playback time rather than streaming time
674 - slider: update to libzmw-0.2.0
675 - para_krell: fix crash on server shutdown
676 - switch from gzip to bzip2
677
678
679 ----------------------------------------
680 0.1.7 (2005-04-18) "melting penetration"
681 ----------------------------------------
682
683 The main change in this release is clearly the oggvorbis rewrite,
684 but there are also lots of smaller changes. If you intend to use both
685 the mp3 and the ogg plugin, it is recommended to use software mixing,
686 e.g. the dmix plugin which is provided by ALSA.
687
688 - new executables: para_ovsend and para_ovrecv for sending/receiving
689 oggvorbis files via rtp. Requires the open rtp library. Get it at
690 http://www.linphone.org/ortp/
691 - rewrite of the ogg_vorbis core code
692 - configure detects libzmw and, if detected, includes
693 para_slider to the list of binaries to be built by make
694 - server stream writers read from their associated fifo rather
695 than from stdin
696 - slider: two new sliders, lastplayed and numplayed
697 - fix nasty double free bug which caused random segfaults in case of
698 mp3 files with invalid header information
699 - gui: new command line option: --stream_timeout=seconds to
700 deactivate a slot if it is idle for that many seconds (default=`5')
701 - diffstats
702
703
704 ---------------------------------------
705 0.1.6 (2005-03-05) "asymptotic balance"
706 ---------------------------------------
707
708 Only little user-visible changes in this release. Mainly bugfixes and
709 core code cleanup. This is probably the most stable version ever if you
710 stick to mp3...
711
712 - fix several memory leaks
713 - rename default name of mysql database from "music" to "paraslash".
714 Use para_server's --mysql_database option if you do not want to
715 rename your old database.
716 - rework ogg vorbis code
717 - make update command work on mysql servers with LOCAL_INFILE
718 disabled
719 - gui: improved stream I/O (slots)
720 - simplified audio format API
721 - para_pob_ogg is gone
722
723 ------------------------------------
724 0.1.5 (2004-12-31) "opaque eternity"
725 ------------------------------------
726
727 Let's slide gently into the new year.
728
729 - new: para_slider (not built automatically, type "make
730 para_slider" to build). A toy for those who always felt that
731 creating stream definitions is difficult. See screenshots,
732 README and FEATURES for more info.
733 - improved signal handling. Fixes server segfault on SIGHUP
734 for linux kernels newer than Aug 24 2004 and makes para_gui
735 race-free.
736 - reload database tool on SIGHUP
737 - improved help message for sl
738 - do not log "broken pipe" messages as errors. They are
739 perfectly ok.
740 - fix wrong error message on permission errors
741
742 -----------------------------------------
743 0.1.4 (2004-12-19) "tunneling transition"
744 -----------------------------------------
745
746 Bugfix release. As expected, 0.1.3 introduced a bunch of new bugs.
747 Hopefully, most of them got wiped out with this release. Some
748 enhancements went also in.
749
750 - improved error diagnostics for all commands
751 - stradd/picadd: overwrite previous contents if entry already
752 exists, rather than returning errors
753 - stradd: use current stream if invoked without args
754 - faster (and hopefully more stable) ogg-vorbis handling
755 - para_krell: reap children to avoid zombie-flooding in case
756 no server is running
757 - si: report also server pid
758 - server: don't busy-loop if dbtool reports only invalid files.
759 - gui: CTRL+C works again, fix stream_read command line option
760 - fix pic_add, hist
761 - fix mysql dbtool startup in case no database exists
762 - many small fixes and cleanups
763
764 ---------------------------------------
765 0.1.3: (2004-12-10) "vanishing inertia"
766 ---------------------------------------
767
768 Starting from this release, the database tools are integrated in the
769 server binary. This decreases server startup time, reduces code size
770 and speeds up database commands. However, the layout of the underlying
771 mysql database changed only slightly and 0.1.3 should be backwards
772 compatible in that respect.
773
774 Visible changes:
775
776 - If mysql is not detected at compile time, or fails to init
777 at runtime, fall back to the dopey database tool which should
778 always work.
779 - para_dbtool and dbtool.conf are gone. All mysql specific
780 options are read from server.conf and are prefixed by 'mysql_'.
781 - new command: cdt (change database tool)
782 - new command line option: dbtool (choose startup database tool)
783 - The name of current stream is now stored in the database,
784 so paraslash remembers its current stream when restarted.
785 - new command: csp (change stream and play)
786 - para_gui also reports current database tool and server uptime
787
788
789 -------------------------------------------
790 0.1.2: (2004-11-28) "spherical fluctuation"
791 -------------------------------------------
792
793 Point release before the big dbtool changes go in.
794
795 - dbtool: rename ca to cam (copy all meta data). It now also
796 copies numplayed and lastplayed time as well as the picture
797 id.
798 - fix endless-loop-bug caused by mp3 files with invalid header
799
800 -----------------------------------------
801 0.1.1: (2004-11-05) "floating atmosphere"
802 -----------------------------------------
803
804 - gkrellm plugin
805 - new dbtool command: mbox. Browse your sound-file collection
806 with your favorite mail reader.
807 - several small fixes
808
809 -------------------------------------
810 0.1.0: (2204-10-22) "rotating cortex"
811 -------------------------------------
812
813 - fix logging bug for loglevel > VERBOSE
814 - fix skip command
815 - correct timings for vbr mp3s
816 - modular audio format support
817 - ogg-vorbis support (experimental)
818 - new server option: autoplay
819
820 -----------------------------------------
821 0.0.99: (2004-07-25) "harmonic deviation"
822 -----------------------------------------
823
824 - rename projectname from icc to paraslash (play, archive, rate
825 and stream large audio sets happily)
826 - paraslash is no longer restricted to one particular audio
827 streaming software
828 - new dbtool commands (stradd, strq, strdel) for easy stream
829 managment w/o configuration file. That obsoletes stream_defs
830 file/config option for dbtool.
831 - picadd accepts jpeg data from stdin
832 - new server commands: ps (select previous stream), sc (song change)
833 - new default pictures for sdl_gui
834 - gui: new key_map option for binding commands and internal
835 functions to arbitrary keys, nice help screen, rip out
836 soundcard/linux specific stuff, avoid noise artefacts while jumping,
837 show silly logo on startup
838 - new executables: para_fade for fading volume, para_dbadm for
839 manipulating attributes
840 - cdb adds _all_ tables to mysql database
841 - revised and beautified documentation
842 - sample dbtool rewritten in C
843 - autoconf
844
845 ---------------------------------------------
846 0.0.98: (2003-12-26) "incremental smoothness"
847 ---------------------------------------------
848
849 - kick icecast in favour of poc. That removes some races and reduces
850 core code considerably.
851 - cbr/vbr is displayed by stat and gui/sdl_gui. New status flags
852 give finer info on afs' status.
853 - gui can start decoder (see config options). Further new gui
854 commands: refresh (^L), jmp (F1-F10)
855 - gui rereads conf on SIGUSR1 instead of SIGHUP. SIGHUP
856 terminates gui. This fixes dead instances consuming memory
857 continuously.
858 - new dbtool command: verb for sending verbatim sql queries.
859 - fix pid_list races (by removing pid_list)
860 - codename funnies
861
862 --------------------
863 0.0.97: (2003-10-26)
864 --------------------
865
866 - installation prefix now defaults to /usr/local
867 - new commands for gui: snozze, sleep and reread config
868 - config file for gui and sdl_gui
869 - fix problems with filenames containing funny characters
870 (reported by Thomas Forell)
871 - improved signal handling for gui, now it rereads conf on SIGHUP
872 - new dbtool command: cdb (create database)
873 - switch from argtable to gengetopt
874 - major code cleanup and speed improvements
875 - fix several potential buffer overflows
876 - many small fixes and cleanups
877
878 -------------------
879 0.0.96 (2003-08-30)
880 -------------------
881
882 - easy stream_defs syntax
883 - sdl_gui can display images associated to the file being played
884 - Major feature enhancements for icc_gui including dynamic text
885 placement and the top/bottom window design
886 - vrfy/clean now also checks for NULL values in attributes as
887 well as for invalid picture pointers
888 - fix long outstanding case sensitivity bug
889 - many small fixes and cleanups
890
891 -------------------
892 0.0.95 (2003-06-29)
893 -------------------
894
895 - sdl gui runs much faster
896 - new dbtool command: ca (copy attributes)
897 - count and display number of times the song has been played
898 - new feature: scoring
899 - command line options for sdl_gui
900 - simpler syntax of streams file
901 - decrease network traffic of stat
902 - fix zombie bug
903 - many small fixes and cleanups
904
905 -------------------
906 0.0.94 (2003-05-04)
907 -------------------
908
909 - new server command: ns (next stream)
910 - new icc_gui command: c (change stream)
911 - internal mp3info
912 - stat shows also id3 tag info
913 - new sdl based gui
914 - log flodding bug fixed
915 - many small fixes and cleanups
916
917 -------------------
918 0.0.93 (2003-03-28)
919 -------------------
920
921 - colors for icc_gui
922 - icc_gui sets volume directly (linux only)
923 - proper locking that fixes some races
924 - fix security bug that caused commands to be executed even
925 with unsufficient permissions
926 - new command: hup to make all servers reread their configuration file
927 - icecast meta data streaming
928 - many small fixes and cleanups