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