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5 0.5.5 (2015-09-20) "magnetic momentum"
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7
8 Many new features and a lot of other improvements.
9
10 - On Linux systems, local sockets are now created in the
11 abstract name space by default. This allows to get rid of
12 the socket specials in /var/paraslash.
13 - The --user-allow option of para_audiod now accepts also
14 usernames rather than only user IDs.
15 - New autoconf macros to avoid duplication in configure.ac.
16 - Status items (as shown by para_gui) are updated correctly
17 when the meta information of the current audio changes.
18 - para_server and para_audiod no longer refuse to start in
19 the background if no log file is given. Instead, all log
20 messages go to /dev/null in this case.
21 - Web page cleanup.
22 - New syntax for the -l and -s options of the ls command.
23 These options should now be specified as -l=v rather than
24 -lv, for example. The old syntax still works, but support
25 will be dropped in v0.6.0.
26
27 Download: ./releases/paraslash-0.5.5.tar.bz2 (tarball)
28 ./releases/paraslash-0.5.5.tar.bz2.asc (signature)
29
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31 0.5.4 (2015-01-23) "exponential alignment"
32 ------------------------------------------
33
34 Another cleanup and bugfix release.
35
36 - New server command: tasks.
37 - Minor cleanups to daemon.c.
38 - New URLs for home page and git services.
39 - Improved error diagnostics for the mvblob commands.
40 - New sender subcommand: status.
41 - Improved help text for server and afs commands.
42 - audiod memory leak fixes.
43 - Miscellaneous improvements to the build system.
44 - oss_writer improvements.
45 - Improved handling of mp3 files with both id3v1 and id3v2 tags.
46
47 Downloads: ./releases/paraslash-0.5.4.tar.bz2 (tarball)
48 ./releases/paraslash-0.5.4.tar.bz2.asc (signature)
49
50 ---------------------------------------------
51 0.5.3 (2014-08-01) "symbolic synchronization"
52 ---------------------------------------------
53
54 Not many new features, but lots of fixes and usability improvements.
55
56 - para_gui has been converted to use the paraslash scheduler.
57 - Various alsa-related fixes, mostly for the raspberry pi.
58 - Many scheduler improvements and cleanups.
59 - The test suite has been extended to include sanity checks
60 for the generated man pages.
61 - ao_writer fixes. This writer was in a quite bad shape. Many
62 serious bugs have been fixed.
63 - new audiod command: version.
64 - Minor improvements to the bitstream API.
65 - The cpsi command now prints a meaningful error message if
66 none of the given patterns matched any audio file.
67
68 Downloads: ./releases/paraslash-0.5.3.tar.bz2 (tarball),
69 ./releases/paraslash-0.5.3.tar.bz2.asc (signature)
70
71 ----------------------------------------
72 0.5.2 (2014-04-11) "orthogonal interior"
73 ----------------------------------------
74
75 The new sync filter, the AES_CTR128 stream cipher and the overhauled
76 network code are the highlights of this release. It also includes a
77 fair number of smaller fixes and improvements not mentioned here.
78
79 - The new sync filter synchronizes playback between multiple
80 clients.
81 - Connections between para_server and para_client are now
82 encrypted by means of AES rather than RC4 if both sides
83 support it. RC4 is still available as a fallback. This
84 feature is fully transparent, i.e. no command line options
85 are necessary, and a client linked against openssl can
86 speak with a server linked against libgcrypt and vice versa.
87 - Major cleanup of the networking subsystem.
88 - Improvements to para_fade: the new set mode, multi-channel
89 initial volumes, better error logging.
90 - The man pages of para_audiod, para_filter, para_recv, and
91 para_write contain the relevant options for receivers, filters,
92 writers. This broke in 0.5.0.
93 - ogg/vorbis latency improvements.
94 - Improved user manual.
95 - Minor fixes to avoid clang warnings.
96
97 Downloads: ./releases/paraslash-0.5.2.tar.bz2 (tarball),
98 ./releases/paraslash-0.5.2.tar.bz2.asc (signature)
99
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101 0.5.1 (2013-12-20) "temporary implication"
102 ------------------------------------------
103
104 Lots of fixes and improvements all over the place, and a major overhaul
105 of the build system.
106
107 - Audiod improvements and fixes.
108 - Buffer tree robustness improvements.
109 - Cleanup of the mood subsystem.
110 - Fixes and cleanups for the flac decoder.
111 - Latency improvements for the ogg/opus decoder.
112 - Crypto support is now optional. On systems without
113 openssl/gcrypt, the build succeeds but para_server,
114 para_audiod, para_client won't be built.
115 - The build system now works for cross-compile setups.
116 - The dependency tree has been flattened, which speeds up
117 builds and avoids to recreate the man pages on every change.
118 - The error code helper has been rewritten from perl to C,
119 which further improves build time.
120 - Many small bugs in the build system have been identified
121 and fixed.
122
123 Downloads: ./releases/paraslash-0.5.1.tar.bz2 (tarball),
124 ./releases/paraslash-0.5.1.tar.bz2.asc (signature)
125
126 ----------------------------------------
127 0.5.0 (2013-08-23) "invertible validity"
128 ----------------------------------------
129
130 Some API-breaking changes, one serious bug fix, and a lot of bike-shedding.
131
132 - The sideband compatibility code has been removed, hence
133 sideband connections (introduced in 0.4.11) are now mandatory.
134 - Addblob commands can produce output.
135 - The stat command no longer sends garbage when para_server was
136 compiled against libgcrypt.
137 - Dependencies for gengetopt files are computed automatically.
138 This eliminates a constant source of build bugs.
139 - The setatt command now accepts file name patterns rather than only
140 path names.
141 - overview.pdf is now based on dia, a simple diagram creation program.
142 The new version is much more detailed and contains descriptions of
143 the various programs of the paraslash package.
144 - The separator of all multi-word options has been changed from
145 underscore to dash. For example --log_color becomes --log-color.
146 - Overhauled web pages and the new logo.
147
148 Downloads: ./releases/paraslash-0.5.0.tar.bz2 (tarball),
149 ./releases/paraslash-0.5.0.tar.bz2.asc (signature)
150
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152 0.4.13 (2013-07-29) "spectral gravity"
153 --------------------------------------
154
155 One more 0.4.x release before the API-breaking changes for 0.5.0 go
156 in. The main features of this release are the ogg/opus audio format,
157 and UTF-8 support, but it includes also tons of other improvements
158 and fixes all over the place.
159
160 - New audio format: ogg/opus.
161 - UTF8 support for para_gui and the mp3 audio format handler.
162 - Scheduler improvements and fixes.
163 - The obsolete gettimeofday() function has been replaced
164 by clock_gettime() on systems which support it.
165 - Speed and usability improvements for para_gui.
166 - para_client now restores the fd flags of stdin and stdout
167 on shutdown.
168 - Improved manual pages.
169 - Consistent version strings for all executables.
170 - Reduced dependencies on generated files result in fewer
171 recompilations on changes.
172 - Performance improvements for the compress filter.
173 - Improved downloads web page.
174
175 -----------------------------------------
176 0.4.12 (2012-12-20) "volatile relativity"
177 -----------------------------------------
178 The new command line player, the resample filter, ALSA support for
179 para_fade, and the improved build system are the highlights of this
180 release which probably marks the end of the 0.4.x series.
181
182 - The afh receiver and the para_play executable.
183 - The resample filter: A sample rate converter based on
184 libsamplerate.
185 - The "versions" directory has been removed from the master
186 branch. The tarballs of the old releases are now available
187 in the new "releases" branch.
188 - Overhaul of the build system: All generated files are now
189 written to the "build" directory.
190 - The modular mixer API and the alsa mixer.
191 - Minor fixes for the osx writer.
192
193 --------------------------------------
194 0.4.11 (2012-07-20) "mutual diversity"
195 --------------------------------------
196
197 The major feature in this release is the new sideband API for
198 client-server communication. This API will be used exclusively starting
199 with 0.5.0, which breaks backward compatibility but allows to get rid
200 of quite some compatibility code. Other noteworthy changes include
201 decoder latency improvements and a long-standing bug fix for the
202 ALSA writer.
203
204 - Sideband connections: If both para_server and para_client
205 support this feature, data is sent as a multiplexed stream.
206 - The --no_default_filters option of para_filter has been
207 removed.
208 - Several fixes and latency improvements to various decoders.
209 - The ALSA writer now limits the prebuffer time to 500ms.
210 - Documentation improvements.
211 - Overhaul of the command_util.sh script.
212 - Fixes for some minor problems found by the clang analyzer.
213 - Compiles (almost) without warnings on gcc-3.
214 - Robustness improvements of the buffer tree code.
215
216 ------------------------------------------
217 0.4.10 (2012-03-30) "heterogeneous vacuum"
218 ------------------------------------------
219
220 Nothing earth-shaking in this release, but quite a few usability
221 improvements and the usual mix of cleanups and fixes.
222
223 - The --no_default_filters option of para_filter has been
224 deprecated. It still works but has no effect and will be
225 removed in the next version.
226 - para_gui now prints also the stderr output of the executing
227 command in the bottom window.
228 - Cleanup and consolidation of the various wrappers for
229 write(), writev(), send() and friends.
230 - The obscure error messages on mmap() failures have been
231 replaced by meaningful messages. This affects mainly
232 para_afh.
233 - para_audioc: Cleanups and memory leak fixes.
234 - Test 0004-server no longer fails if para_server is not
235 being built.
236 - New configure options: --with-id3tag-{headers,libs}.
237
238 -------------------------------------
239 0.4.9 (2011-12-06) "hybrid causality"
240 -------------------------------------
241
242 Support for another audio format, interactive mode for para_client
243 and para_audiod and many small improvements/fixes all over the place.
244
245 - Support for flac, the free lossless audio codec.
246 - Fix for an endless loop in the mp3 decoder for certain
247 (corrupt) mp3 files.
248 - When executed without specifying a command, para_client
249 and para_audioc start an interactive shell (requires
250 libreadline being installed). The interactive mode offers
251 full tab completion and command line history.
252 - autogen.sh now detects a distcc setup and adjusts the
253 parameter for the -j option of make accordingly.
254 - Shared memory areas are no longer restricted to 64K. We now
255 detect the maximal size of a shared memory area at runtime.
256 - cleanup of the internal uptime API.
257 - para_server prefaults the mmapped audio file to avoid
258 delays on slow media.
259 - A new test for the test-suite that exercises the
260 communication between para_server and para_audiod.
261 - The alsa writer eats up less CPU cycles when configured to
262 use the DMIX plugin.
263 - Simplified and unified receiver code.
264 - Makefile cleanups.
265 - Commands which print a list of matching audio files now
266 emit a meaningful error message if no audio file matched the
267 given pattern(s).
268
269 --------------------------------------
270 0.4.8 (2011-08-19) "nested assignment"
271 --------------------------------------
272
273 Gcrypt support, the overhauled osx writer and regex format specifiers
274 are the highlights of this release.
275
276 - support for libgcrypt as a drop-in replacement for openssl.
277 Run configure --enable-cryptolib=gcrypt to link against
278 libgcrypt. The two crypto implementations are compatible to
279 each other, i.e. a para_client executable linked against
280 gcrypt can connect to para_server linked against libssl
281 and vice versa.
282 - Rewrite of the osx writer (output plugin for Mac OS).
283 - audiod: The format specifier for receivers, filters and
284 writers is now treated as a regular expression. This allows
285 to replace 5 lines in the config file (one for each audio
286 format) by one single line. See the manual for details.
287 - The *.cmdline.[ch] files are no longer contained in the released
288 tarballs. This reduces the size of the tarballs but requires
289 gengetopt to build the tarball.
290 - Compiles cleanly also with llvm/clang.
291 - Corrupt mp3 files are handled more gracefully.
292 - The alsa writer uses poll fds instead of computing timeouts.
293 - Cleanup of the generic writer API.
294 - sched: Optimized zero timeouts.
295 - vss timeout cleanups.
296 - oggdec fixes and improvements.
297
298 --------------------------------------
299 0.4.7 (2011-06-01) "infinite rollback"
300 --------------------------------------
301
302 The new ao writer, support for ssh RSA keys and a couple of other
303 enhancements.
304
305 - Support for ESD, Pulseaudio, AIX, Solaris, IRIX and other
306 platforms through the libao audio library.
307 - Support for RSA keys generated with ssh-keygen.
308 - configure: improved options for ogg/vorbis/speex.
309 - The git version reported by --version always matches HEAD.
310 - The autogen script detects the number of processors and
311 runs a parallel make if possible.
312 - Major cleanup of the crypto API.
313 - Documentation updates.
314
315 ------------------------------------------
316 0.4.6 (2011-03-31) "deterministic entropy"
317 ------------------------------------------
318
319 Lots of ogg/vorbis improvements, the new test suite, enhancements
320 for para_gui and a fair amount of other bug fixes.
321
322 - For DCCP/OGG streams the audio file header is only sent once
323 at the beginning of the stream rather than periodically
324 every five seconds. This reduces network traffic and the
325 FEC group size.
326 - The vorbis comment header is replaced by an empty dummy header
327 before the header is sent over the network. This also results in
328 less network traffic and smaller FEC groups.
329 - The new "test" make target allows to perform some sanity checks prior
330 to installing the package.
331 - ogg timing fixes and performance improvements
332 - Scheduler improvements
333 - Proper exit codes for para_write
334 - para_gui: New option --theme to select a startup theme. Several
335 other improvements and fixes.
336 - aacdec error message cleanups
337 - simplified color error handling
338
339 --------------------------------------------
340 0.4.5 (2010-12-17) "symmetric randomization"
341 --------------------------------------------
342
343 Bug fixes, internal cleanups and variable-sized FEC slices.
344
345 - Contains a fix for an invalid-free-bug in the ogg audio format
346 handler code.
347 - Switching off the DCCP sender works again.
348 - para_audiod handles crashes of para_server more robustly.
349 - Internal scheduler and writer cleanups.
350 - Reduced latency due to variable-sized FEC slices.
351 - Improved documentation and error diagnostics.
352 - The build of para_server is now optional, allowing the build
353 to succeed in case libosl is not installed.
354
355 ------------------------------------------
356 0.4.4 (2010-08-06) "persistent regularity"
357 ------------------------------------------
358
359 Support for yet another audio format, para_write improvements and
360 bug fixes.
361
362 - Support for the speex codec.
363 - Support for sample formats other than 16 bit little endian.
364 - error2.h is now created by a perl script which speeds up configure
365 considerably.
366 - Fix a bug in the aac decoder which could lead to segfaults in
367 para_filter/para_audiod.
368 - Fixes for autoconf-2.66.
369
370 ----------------------------------------
371 0.4.3 (2010-07-05) "imaginary radiation"
372 ----------------------------------------
373
374 Many improvements for the DCCP and the UDP transport, the new user
375 manual and the usual mix of bug fixes and internal improvements.
376
377 - FEC support for the DCCP sender (Gerrit Renker). The new
378 --dccp_max_slice_size, --dccp_data_slices_per_group and
379 --dccp_slices_per_group options can be used to set the FEC
380 parameters for the DCCP transport.
381 - DNS lookups for UDP targets (Gerrit Renker).
382 - The new user manual replaces the README, README.afs, REQUIREMENTS
383 and INSTALL documents.
384 - Fix an end-of-file detection bug in the oggdec filter.
385 - The new nonblock API.
386 - Both options of the oggdec filter have been removed.
387 - New debug mode for the internal scheduler.
388
389 ------------------------------------------
390 0.4.2 (2010-04-23) "associative expansion"
391 ------------------------------------------
392
393 It's been some time since the last release, but finally here is
394 paraslash-0.4.2. The bulk of the changes comes from the new buffer
395 tree API, but there are changes all over the tree. Mainly performance
396 and usability improvements, but also quite some bug fixes.
397
398 - The new buffer tree API.
399 - DCCP: Support for CCID negotiation (Gerrit Renker).
400 - UDP robustness fixes.
401 - The --bufsize option for mp3dec is gone as it no longer makes sense
402 for the new buffer tree API.
403 - Fix audible buffer underruns for wma streams.
404 - The alsa writer no longer prints meaningless underrun durations.
405 - audiod: Defaults work also for udp streams. If no filter is
406 given for an audio format that is received via upd, fecdec is
407 automatically added as the first filter (along with the decoder).
408
409 ---------------------------------------
410 0.4.1 (2009-12-22) "concurrent horizon"
411 ---------------------------------------
412
413 Support for another audio format, minor feature enhancements and lots of bug
414 fixes. All fixes that have been accumulated in the maint branch (in particular
415 those mentionened in the 0.3.6 release notes) appear in this release as well.
416
417 - wma support.
418 - new afh option: --human to activate human-readable output.
419 - new server/audiod option: --log-timing to print timing information.
420 - build system improvements.
421 - source code documentation updates.
422
423 -------------------------------------
424 0.3.6 (2009-12-07) "cubic continuity"
425 -------------------------------------
426
427 Quite a few bugs have been found and fixed since 0.3.5, so here's
428 another 0.3.x release. No new features.
429
430 - Always check return value of malloc().
431 - ogg vorbis/FEC: Do not write garbage after the audio file header.
432 - exit if root privileges could not be dropped.
433 - FEC: Fix computation of extra slices.
434 - oss: Fix check for empty input buffer.
435 - Avoid buffer underruns due to filter chain output buffer constraints.
436 - server: Fix assignment of afs_pid.
437 - Don't panic if the afs database contains unknown audio formats.
438 - http/dccp: Do not send the audio file header twice.
439 - FEC: Timing improvements.
440
441 ----------------------------------------------
442 0.4.0 (2009-11-10) "simultaneous independence"
443 ----------------------------------------------
444
445 Two significant changes which require the new version number: The
446 improved authentication dialog and the fact that the database code
447 has been moved to a library, libosl. To use the new version, you have
448 to generate new RSA keys, see INSTALL for details. A shell script is
449 provided for conversion of the 0.3 database to the new 0.4 format.
450
451 - stronger crypto for client authentication
452 - the database code has been moved to a library
453 - improved status item handling
454 - cleanup of the build system
455 - The "-V" option now also prints the git version
456 - the new parser-friendly listing mode for the ls and stat commands
457 - mandatory rc4 encryption
458 - major audio format handler cleanups
459 - (id3,...) tags are no longer stored as a combined string in the database
460 - new mood methods: artist_matches, title_matches, comment_matches,
461 album_matches, year_maches, year.
462
463 --------------------------------------------
464 0.3.5 (2009-09-21) "symplectic separability"
465 --------------------------------------------
466
467 Full client support for *BSD Unixes, complete re-write of the ogg
468 vorbis audio format handler, various improvements all over the place
469 and the usual mix of bugfixes. This release marks the end of the 0.3
470 series if no serious problems show up.
471
472 - the new oss writer (supported on *BSD and Linux)
473 - rewrite of the ogg vorbis audio format handler. It's
474 recommended to replace the chunk tables of existing ogg
475 vorbis files in the afs database by re-adding these files
476 with "add -f".
477 - support for netmask subsets (Gerrit Renker)
478 - the new prebuffer filter
479 - improved signal handling
480 - variable fec output buffer size
481 - improved FEC timing fixes audible buffer underruns in UDP mode
482 - --log_color actually works
483 - new ls option: -d (print dates as seconds after the epoch)
484 - update to gengetopt 2.22.2
485 - support for RSA keys of size > 512 bits
486 - new option "mixer_channel" for para_fade
487
488 -----------------------------------------
489 0.3.4 (2009-05-07) "elliptic inheritance"
490 -----------------------------------------
491
492 The new udp sender, forward error correction, colored logs and various
493 other improvements. As the udp sender does not depend on any special
494 libraries, it is built unconditionally.
495
496 - The udp sender replaces the ortp sender. The new code uses forward
497 error correction to protect against packet losses. Many thanks to
498 Gerrit Renker for providing ipv6 support.
499 - The default port for udp streaming now defaults to 8000, like
500 for the http and the dccp senders/receivers.
501 - Loglevels are now specified as symbolic names, e.g.
502 "--loglevel info".
503 - improved ipv4 and ipv6 URI parser (Gerrit Renker).
504 - para_server/para_audiod: Color support for log messages.
505 - new options for mp3dec: --ignore-crc, --bufsize
506 - new audiod option: --config-file.
507 - gengetopt cleanups.
508 - Improved help/man pages: The documentation of para_audiod,
509 para_recv, para_filter and para_write now also contains
510 all options of the available receivers/filters/writers. The
511 man page of para_fade contains a description of the different
512 modes of operation.
513 - More source code documentation.
514 - vss timing fixes.
515
516 --------------------------------------------
517 0.3.3 (2008-12-01) "axiomatic perspectivity"
518 --------------------------------------------
519
520 Internal code cleanups, bug fixes, improved tag handling and the new
521 amplification filter.
522
523 - para_server uses the generic scheduling code.
524 - overhaul of the virtual streaming system.
525 - mp3: id3 version 2 support via libid3tag (optional)
526 - ogg: vorbis comment support.
527 - aac meta info support.
528 - mp3 audio format handler cleanups.
529 - new filter: "amp" to amplify the amplitude of the audio stream
530 - new status item/database entry: amplification. It is
531 used by the amp filter to pre-amplify the audio stream.
532 - fix a close-without-open bug in para_write.
533 - fix a bug in com_init() which was introduced in 0.3.2.
534 - better error diagnostics for para_client.
535
536 -----------------------------------------
537 0.3.2 (2008-04-11) "probabilistic parity"
538 -----------------------------------------
539
540 The new para_afh executable, scheduling and documentation improvements.
541
542 - new ls option: -lc (list chunk table)
543 - new executable: para_afh, the stand-alone audio file handler tool
544 - afs commands can send output more than SHMMAX (32MB on Linux). This
545 also reduces the memory usage of commands that produce large amounts
546 of output.
547 - major scheduler and audiod cleanups.
548 - more detailed and much nicer man pages.
549
550 ---------------------------------------
551 0.3.1 (2008-02-23) "liquid interaction"
552 ---------------------------------------
553
554 A mix of cleanups, bug fixes, improvements, and some new features. No
555 significant changes to the new database (osl) code, which is generally
556 a good sign.
557
558 - Share some similar/duplicate code between the http and the
559 dccp sender.
560 - Generic access control lists for paraslash senders.
561 - dccp sender: Access control lists, connection limiting and support
562 for the allow,deny,on,off,help sender commands.
563 - The default dccp port changed from 5001 to 8000 (suggested by
564 Gerrit Renker).
565 - para_server starts even if not all public keys could be loaded.
566 - Audiod performance improvements.
567 - fix a bug in the "off" command of the http sender.
568 - fix some fd and memory leaks.
569 - Update to gengetopt-2.22.
570
571 -------------------------------------
572 0.3.0 (2008-01-12) "solar saturation"
573 -------------------------------------
574
575 paraslash.0.3.0 -- 'WWDBND --what would databases never do?'.
576
577
578 Usually one might expect lots of new features AND a big increase in size
579 for a major release like this.
580
581 However, paraslash-0.3.0.tar.bz2 is the smallest paraslash tarball
582 ever. The decrease in size is mostly due to the removal of some
583 graphical tools (which were only quick hacks anyway). But also the
584 fact that the mysql code is gone cuts down the size a bit.
585
586 Being independent of mysql comes at a cost: The fact that paraslash
587 now contains its own database (the object storage layer, osl) increases
588 the (stripped) binary size of para_server by ~50K on i386.
589
590 - no more restrictions on unique basenames.
591 - independent of mysql: The new self-contained object
592 storage layer (osl) replaces the mysql database.
593 - New executable para_fsck: Check integrity of osl tables.
594 - Lyrics support.
595 - Reliable audio file move/rename detection.
596 - More portable than ever: Tested on Linux (x86_32, x86_64, sparc64),
597 MacOS (ppc32, x86_32), FreeBSD (x86_32), NetBSD (x86_32) and
598 Solaris (sparc64).
599 - the new osl-based audio file selector (afs) replaces the random,
600 the playlist and the mysql selector of paraslash-0.2.x.
601 - IPv6 support (thanks to Gerrit Renker).
602 - paraslash-0.2.x streams are now called "moods". Writing
603 0.3.x-mood definitions should be both easier and more
604 powerful than writing 0.2.x-stream definitions.
605 - para_krell, para_slider, para_para_sdl_gui, para_dbadm have
606 been removed. The world is a better place without them. However,
607 para_gui is still there.
608 - afs tracks audio file selection also in playlist mode.
609 - few easy-to-use afs commands replace the many not-so-easy-to-use
610 mysql commands (and are available also in playlist mode).
611 - Improved error subsystem.
612 - The earth-shaking new logo.
613
614 -----------------------------------------
615 0.2.17 (2007-11-20) "isotropic threshold"
616 -----------------------------------------
617
618 Mainly bugfixes and cleanups in this version which marks the end of
619 the 0.2.x series if no serious bugs show up after the release.
620
621 - mysql_selector: fix a locking bug.
622 - universal chunk queueing.
623 - dccp sender uses chunk queueing if write() returns EAGAIN (thanks
624 to Gerrit Renker).
625 - be more carful wrt. signed vs. unsigned argument passing.
626 - cleanup error.h and fix some references to invalid error
627 codes.
628 - update to gengetopt-2.21.
629 - update to ortp-0.13.1.
630 - autoconf: extend checks for headers, library functions and
631 compiler characteristics.
632 - Fix streaming of large mp3 files.
633 - Fix an off-by-one bug in playlist handling.
634
635 --------------------------------------
636 0.2.16 (2007-04-05) "neural discharge"
637 --------------------------------------
638
639 The main change in this release is the major audio format handler
640 cleanup which removes some similar/duplicate code and makes it easier
641 to implement plugins for other audio formats. Of course, the usual mix
642 of other improvements/changes/bugfixes also made it into the release.
643
644 - simplified audio format handlers (most of the handling functions
645 were moved one layer up to the virtual streaming system).
646 - para_server uses mmap to read audio files
647 - repositioning of mp3 streams is much faster, in particular for
648 jumping near the end of large mp3 files.
649 - permission flags DB_READ,DB_WRITE have been renamed to AFS_READ
650 and AFS_WRITE.
651 - fix a bug in para_filter that caused decoding of aac files
652 to start only after a few seconds.
653 - fix osx_writer hangs
654 - simplified dccp code (thanks to Gerrit Renker)
655 - the compress filter works also on big endian systems (ppc)
656
657 -----------------------------------------
658 0.2.15 (2007-02-16) "inductive resonance"
659 -----------------------------------------
660
661 Minor improvements, more documentation and a bunch of bug fixes.
662
663 - para_server: The server.users file is only read once on server
664 startup rather than for each connection
665 - mp3dec: Fix decoding of corrupt mp3 files
666 - afs (audio file sender) is now called vss (virtual streaming
667 system). Consequently, the permission flags specified in
668 ~/.paraslash/server.users have also changed: AFS_READ and AFS_WRITE
669 become VSS_READ and VSS_WRITE respectively.
670 - para_audiod/para_filter: Fix a bug that caused the last chunk
671 of audio data not being written under certain circumstances
672 - audiod: compute the difference of server time and local time
673 correctly
674 - para_server/para_audiod: Fix some memory leaks
675 - documentation improvements
676 - configure.ac: fix checks for para_krell
677 - new man pages
678
679 -------------------------------------------
680 0.2.14 (2006-10-15) "transient singularity"
681 -------------------------------------------
682
683 The only major enhancement of this version is the osx writer which completes
684 the Mac OS Port and was originally planned already for 0.2.13 but had to wait
685 until now for reasons beyond the scope of this changelog entry.
686
687 - new output plugin for Mac Os: the osx writer
688 - rename configure command line options from --enable-xxx-headers to
689 --with-xxx-headers and --enable-xxx-libs to --with-xxx-libs
690 - configure: new command line options: --with-mad-headers,
691 --with-mad-libs, --with-oggvorbis-headers, and --with-oggvorbis-libs
692 - some robustness fixes
693 - dymamic audio format recognition for audiod
694 - para_server: new command line option: --autoplay_delay
695 - para_audiod: new command line option: --clock_diff_count
696
697 ---------------------------------------
698 0.2.13 (2006-07-14) "sonic convolution"
699 ---------------------------------------
700
701 A bunch of new features and core changes.
702
703 - the new paraslash scheduler, short and sweet.
704 - Support for m4a/mp4 files via the new aac audio format
705 handler/filter (requires libfaad).
706 - each writer has its own command line parser, just like
707 para_recv and para_filter.
708 - para_client and para_audioc use the error subsystem
709 - writers are integrated in para_audiod (currently linux-only)
710 - para_client is integrated in para_audiod
711 - random/playlist selector: improved info strings
712 - new audiod commands: tasks, kill
713 - update to libortp-0.10.1
714 - para_fade: wake time defaults to 8 hours from now
715 - update to autoconf-2.60
716
717 ------------------------------------------
718 0.2.12 (2006-05-12) "oriented abstraction"
719 ------------------------------------------
720
721 Many user-visible changes in this release and lots of new
722 features:
723
724
725 - the new optional dccp sender/receiver. It uses the datagram
726 congestion control protocol. You'll need a fairly new kernel
727 for this.
728 - paraslash works on Mac OS X (thanks to Gerd Becker)
729 - para_play renamed to para_write
730 - modular output plugin design (writers) for para_write
731 - new file_writer output plugin for para_write
732 - compress filter speed improvements
733 - update to libortp-0.9.1
734 - update to gengetopt-2.17rc
735 - para_client no longer depends on libreadline (as the
736 code for the interactive mode was removed).
737 - gcc-2-95 is no longer a supported compiler. It may still
738 work, but it gets no more testing.
739 - the tarball no longer contains the screenshot images which
740 reduces its size quite a bit.
741 - configure: new command line options: --enable-mysql-headers
742 and --enable-mysql-libs
743
744 ------------------------------------
745 0.2.11 (2006-03-11) "atomic duality"
746 ------------------------------------
747
748 Here it is, the first paraslash release developed with git. There
749 are fairly many user-visible changes in this release. As two out of
750 the three "database tools" of paraslash don't use a database at all,
751 they are now called "audio file selectors" instead.
752
753
754 - the cdt command (change database tool) becomes chs (change
755 selector)
756 - no more colon separators: The syntax of some options of
757 para_audiod and para_filter have changed. Use --help for
758 more info (and some examples).
759 - update to gengetopt-2.16 (thanks to Lorenzo Bettini)
760 - switch from cvs to git (should've done that earlier)
761 - the new ipc subsystem
762 - new audio file selector: playlist
763 - para_server: the dopey selector is now called "random",
764 and is the default selector. Use the --selector option to
765 choose another selector at startup, or the chs command to
766 change the selector at runtime.
767 - X86_64 fixes (thanks to Steffen Klassert)
768 - para_play fixes
769
770 --------------------------------------
771 0.2.10 (2006-02-17) "cyclic attractor"
772 --------------------------------------
773
774 Huge documentation update, a scrollable window for para_gui, ortp
775 improvements, and of course many small fixes not mentioned here.
776 The diffstat below is rather misleading as most insertions are due
777 to the new source documentation.
778
779 - autoconf cleanup
780 - para_server also uses the new error subsystem
781 - lots of new documentation (UTSL)
782 - gui improvements:
783 - keysyms for cursor keys and for next/previous page keys
784 - scrollable output window
785 - new internal commands: scroll up/down, page up/down
786 - fix color of command output.
787 - ortp: the --chunk_time and --header flags are no longer needed
788 for para_recv/para_audiod as this information is now encoded in
789 each rtp packet sent by para_server.
790
791 -------------------------------------------
792 0.2.9 (2006-01-24) "progressive turbulence"
793 -------------------------------------------
794
795 Internal audiod receivers/filters, the new error subsystem and
796 a lot of small improvements.
797
798 - para_recv and para_filter are integrated into the para_audiod
799 binary, i.e. audiod no longer spawns a new process for
800 each receiver/filter. As para_recv and para_filter might be
801 useful as standalone programs, they still get built (linked
802 against the same object files that are also used for audiod).
803 - further ortp timing improvements should reduce the CPU usage
804 of the ortp receiver.
805 - improved audio grabbing. The 'grab' command of para_audiod
806 has its own set of command line options. Read the output of
807 "para_audioc help grab" for more info.
808 - oggdec: configurable input prebuffer size.
809 - the new error subsystem gives better error diagnostics
810 and reduces code size.
811
812 -----------------------------------------
813 0.2.8 (2006-01-02) "dynamic accumulation"
814 -----------------------------------------
815
816 The new modular filter design and the para_play-hangs bugfix.
817
818 - new executable: para_filter. It combines para_mp3dec,
819 para_oggdec and para_compress. It also adds a further filter
820 type, wav, that just inserts a wave header at the desired point
821 of the filter chain. All 'piping' is done in-memory (i.e. no
822 read/write operations are used).
823 - para_play: fix a stupid bug that caused it to hang under
824 certain circumstances.
825
826 -------------------------------------------
827 0.2.7 (2006-12-27) "transparent invariance"
828 -------------------------------------------
829
830 Not many user-visible changes but a fair amount of internal improvements.
831
832
833 - The http sender buffers data if it can not be sent
834 out immediately (because the socket is not writable). This
835 should prevent para_server from shutting down the connection
836 too early on a loaded network.
837 - para_play also prebuffers data if it is told to start at a
838 future time by the --start_time option.
839 - The return of para_recv: It combines para_ortp_recv and
840 para_http_recv. Use the --receiver option to switch between
841 the two. para_recv builds without libortp, but contains
842 only the http receiver in this case.
843 - update to ortp 0.8.1. As this ortp release contains incompatible
844 changes, para_recv-0.2.7 won't link against older ortp libs.
845 - improved ortp timings.
846 - use of gcc-extensions that #define away for non-gcc and
847 gcc < 3.0.
848
849 -------------------------------------------
850 0.2.6 (2005-10-29) "recursive compensation"
851 -------------------------------------------
852
853 Transparent session encryption (uses openssl's Alleged RC4 cipher),
854 the internal find command and several other improvements and cleanups.
855
856 - Encrypt the session if encryption is requested by the client
857 (default for para_client 0.2.6). This is backwards
858 compatible, so older clients can still connect to para_server
859 0.2.6. Use the new client option --plain to request an
860 uncrypted session (off by default, must be set to on in
861 order to connect to para_server 0.2.x with 0 <= x <= 5).
862 - para_server uses an internal function to locate audio files
863 rather than calling find(1). The server option
864 --mysql_audio_file_dir replaces --mysql_find_cmd.
865 - documentation update
866 - man pages
867 - header file cleanup
868 - para_client code cleanup
869 - para_gui: faster display of output of display commands
870
871 ------------------------------------------
872 0.2.5 (2005-10-13) "aggressive resolution"
873 ------------------------------------------
874
875 This release adds internal senders, i.e. no more external programs are
876 spawned for sending out the audio data. There are two different senders
877 available: The http sender and the ortp sender (former para_send which
878 is no longer needed).
879
880 The new sender code has a plugin-like design so it can be easily
881 extended should there be be any future need for supporting another
882 network streaming protocol. All senders are completely independent of
883 each other. In particular, the http and the ortp sender can operate
884 in parallel.
885
886 - new server command: sender to control senders at runtime.
887 Read the output of "para_server -h" and "para_client help
888 sender" for more information.
889 - para_recv renamed to para_ortp_recv
890 - new executable: para_http_recv, a simple command line
891 http receiver.
892 - major afs/mp3/ogg code simplifications due to internal
893 senders.
894 - ogg timing improvements
895 - fix several minor memory leaks (found by valgrind)
896 - empty stream definitions work again
897 - com_ne(): ignore errors on remove
898 - audiod: fix segfault on server restart
899
900 ---------------------------------------
901 0.2.4 (2005-09-21) "toxic anticipation"
902 ---------------------------------------
903
904 Several small improvements, fixes and the new grab command.
905
906 - audiod:
907 - new command: "grab" to grab the output of the stream reader
908 or any filters. Read the output of "para_audioc help grab"
909 for more information.
910 - fix memory leak
911 - code cleanup
912 - audioc: new command line option: --bufsize to specify a
913 buffer size different from the default size 8192.
914 - improved error diagnostics for para_play.
915 - new configure option: --enable-ssldir so search for openssl in
916 non-standard places
917 - sdl_gui: Make it look nice again for 1024x768
918 - server: report total size of memory allocated with sbrk by malloc,
919 new command line option: --announce_time
920
921 -----------------------------------------
922 0.2.3 (2005-09-01) "hydrophilic movement"
923 -----------------------------------------
924
925 Two new executables and major feature enhancements.
926
927 - audiod filters: It is now possible to specify arbitrary many
928 (including none) filters for each supported audio
929 format. This can be used e.g. for normalizing volume,
930 transforming or grabbing the audio stream, or for using
931 visualizers. Read the output of "para_audiod -h" for the
932 syntax of the new --filter_cmd option.
933 - new executable: para_play, a tiny alsa player. It
934 can play wave files or raw pcm (16 bit little endian)
935 from stdin.
936 - new executable: para_compress, a dynamic range compressor
937 intended to keep audio output at a consistent volume. Derived
938 from AudioCompress, http://trikuare.cx/code/AudioCompress.html.
939 - audiod: New option: --stream_delay. This can be used in
940 a local network to syncronize the audio output of all
941 clients that play the same stream.
942
943 ------------------------------------------
944 0.2.2 (2005-08-19) "tangential excitation"
945 ------------------------------------------
946
947 Mostly internal changes in this release, but also some new commands
948 for the mysql database tool.
949
950 - cleanup exec.c, fix para_exec bug
951 - compile time loglevel (log messages below the given level
952 won't be compiled in, which reduces the size of the
953 resulting binaries)
954 - new log macros that shorten the size of the source code.
955 - workaround a gcc-4.1 bug (?) that caused send_cred_buffer()
956 to send only zeros. With this workaround, para_audioc works
957 again.
958 - avoid gcc-4 warning: conflicting types for built-in function 'clog'
959 - new mysql commands: "rm" (remove entry), "mv" (rename entry) "ne"
960 (new entry), "snp" (set numplayed). Read the manual for more
961 information.
962
963 ---------------------------------------
964 0.2.1 (2005-08-15) "surreal experience"
965 ---------------------------------------
966
967 Here comes paraslash-0.2.1. It contains a couple of new features and,
968 surprise, only minor bug fixes.
969
970 - kill noisy mp3 debug message
971 - cleanup of the build system
972 - para_server and para_client directly use the crypto routines
973 of the openssl library rather than invoking the openssl command
974 line utitlity
975 - server/audiod: new option --user to switch to the given user
976 when invoked as root. Read the output of "para_server -h" for
977 more information.
978 - gui/sdl_gui: new option --stat_cmd to be used to retrieve the
979 status. Default: "para_audioc stat"
980 - sdl_gui: new option --pic_cmd to be used to download the picture.
981 Default: "para_client pic"
982 - audiod: 5 slots ought to be enough for everybody
983 - audiod: new status item: Uptime, kill hup command
984
985 ------------------------------------------
986 0.2.0 (2005-08-06) "distributed diffusion"
987 ------------------------------------------
988
989 After several month of increased development activity, paraslash-0.2.0
990 has arrived. It contains many new features and is much more
991 self-contained than the old 0.1.x series. Enjoy!
992
993
994 - para_server: fix hang on song change and crash on sighup.
995 Speed up mysql queries. The DIR_LIKE macro is gone.
996 - new executables: para_audiod, the local audio daemon that
997 starts playback (uses SCM_CREDENTIALS socket magic) and
998 para_audioc, the corresponding client.
999 - new executables: para_mp3dec/para_oggdec, two really teensy
1000 decoders. para_mp3dec is based on libmad, para_oggdec requires
1001 libvorbisfile.
1002 - ovsend/ovrecv are capable of streaming ogg as well as mp3, so
1003 they are now called para_send and para_recv respectively.
1004 - documentation updates
1005 - para_gui is themable. For now there is the default theme that
1006 looks as before and the simple theme: blue and easy.
1007 - gui: audio streaming is now handled by audiod. Time display shows
1008 playback time rather than streaming time
1009 - slider: update to libzmw-0.2.0
1010 - para_krell: fix crash on server shutdown
1011 - switch from gzip to bzip2
1012
1013 ----------------------------------------
1014 0.1.7 (2005-04-18) "melting penetration"
1015 ----------------------------------------
1016
1017 The main change in this release is clearly the oggvorbis rewrite,
1018 but there are also lots of smaller changes. If you intend to use both
1019 the mp3 and the ogg plugin, it is recommended to use software mixing,
1020 e.g. the dmix plugin which is provided by ALSA.
1021
1022 - new executables: para_ovsend and para_ovrecv for sending/receiving
1023 oggvorbis files via rtp. Requires the open rtp library. Get it at
1024 http://www.linphone.org/ortp/
1025 - rewrite of the ogg_vorbis core code
1026 - configure detects libzmw and, if detected, includes
1027 para_slider to the list of binaries to be built by make
1028 - server stream writers read from their associated fifo rather
1029 than from stdin
1030 - slider: two new sliders, lastplayed and numplayed
1031 - fix nasty double free bug which caused random segfaults in case of
1032 mp3 files with invalid header information
1033 - gui: new command line option: --stream_timeout=seconds to
1034 deactivate a slot if it is idle for that many seconds (default=`5')
1035 - diffstats
1036
1037 ---------------------------------------
1038 0.1.6 (2005-03-05) "asymptotic balance"
1039 ---------------------------------------
1040
1041 Only little user-visible changes in this release. Mainly bugfixes and
1042 core code cleanup. This is probably the most stable version ever if you
1043 stick to mp3...
1044
1045 - fix several memory leaks
1046 - rename default name of mysql database from "music" to "paraslash".
1047 Use para_server's --mysql_database option if you do not want to
1048 rename your old database.
1049 - rework ogg vorbis code
1050 - make update command work on mysql servers with LOCAL_INFILE
1051 disabled
1052 - gui: improved stream I/O (slots)
1053 - simplified audio format API
1054 - para_pob_ogg is gone
1055
1056 ------------------------------------
1057 0.1.5 (2004-12-31) "opaque eternity"
1058 ------------------------------------
1059
1060 Let's slide gently into the new year.
1061
1062 - new: para_slider (not built automatically, type "make
1063 para_slider" to build). A toy for those who always felt that
1064 creating stream definitions is difficult. See screenshots,
1065 README and FEATURES for more info.
1066 - improved signal handling. Fixes server segfault on SIGHUP
1067 for linux kernels newer than Aug 24 2004 and makes para_gui
1068 race-free.
1069 - reload database tool on SIGHUP
1070 - improved help message for sl
1071 - do not log "broken pipe" messages as errors. They are
1072 perfectly ok.
1073 - fix wrong error message on permission errors
1074
1075 -----------------------------------------
1076 0.1.4 (2004-12-19) "tunneling transition"
1077 -----------------------------------------
1078
1079 Bugfix release. As expected, 0.1.3 introduced a bunch of new bugs.
1080 Hopefully, most of them got wiped out with this release. Some
1081 enhancements went also in.
1082
1083 - improved error diagnostics for all commands
1084 - stradd/picadd: overwrite previous contents if entry already
1085 exists, rather than returning errors
1086 - stradd: use current stream if invoked without args
1087 - faster (and hopefully more stable) ogg-vorbis handling
1088 - para_krell: reap children to avoid zombie-flooding in case
1089 no server is running
1090 - si: report also server pid
1091 - server: don't busy-loop if dbtool reports only invalid files.
1092 - gui: CTRL+C works again, fix stream_read command line option
1093 - fix pic_add, hist
1094 - fix mysql dbtool startup in case no database exists
1095 - many small fixes and cleanups
1096
1097 ---------------------------------------
1098 0.1.3: (2004-12-10) "vanishing inertia"
1099 ---------------------------------------
1100
1101 Starting from this release, the database tools are integrated in the
1102 server binary. This decreases server startup time, reduces code size
1103 and speeds up database commands. However, the layout of the underlying
1104 mysql database changed only slightly and 0.1.3 should be backwards
1105 compatible in that respect.
1106
1107 Visible changes:
1108
1109 - If mysql is not detected at compile time, or fails to init
1110 at runtime, fall back to the dopey database tool which should
1111 always work.
1112 - para_dbtool and dbtool.conf are gone. All mysql specific
1113 options are read from server.conf and are prefixed by 'mysql_'.
1114 - new command: cdt (change database tool)
1115 - new command line option: dbtool (choose startup database tool)
1116 - The name of current stream is now stored in the database,
1117 so paraslash remembers its current stream when restarted.
1118 - new command: csp (change stream and play)
1119 - para_gui also reports current database tool and server uptime
1120
1121 -------------------------------------------
1122 0.1.2: (2004-11-28) "spherical fluctuation"
1123 -------------------------------------------
1124
1125 Point release before the big dbtool changes go in.
1126
1127 - dbtool: rename ca to cam (copy all meta data). It now also
1128 copies numplayed and lastplayed time as well as the picture
1129 id.
1130 - fix endless-loop-bug caused by mp3 files with invalid header
1131
1132 -----------------------------------------
1133 0.1.1: (2004-11-05) "floating atmosphere"
1134 -----------------------------------------
1135
1136 - gkrellm plugin
1137 - new dbtool command: mbox. Browse your sound-file collection
1138 with your favorite mail reader.
1139 - several small fixes
1140
1141 -------------------------------------
1142 0.1.0: (2004-10-22) "rotating cortex"
1143 -------------------------------------
1144
1145 - fix logging bug for loglevel > VERBOSE
1146 - fix skip command
1147 - correct timings for vbr mp3s
1148 - modular audio format support
1149 - ogg-vorbis support (experimental)
1150 - new server option: autoplay
1151
1152 -----------------------------------------
1153 0.0.99: (2004-07-25) "harmonic deviation"
1154 -----------------------------------------
1155
1156 - rename projectname from icc to paraslash (play, archive, rate
1157 and stream large audio sets happily)
1158 - paraslash is no longer restricted to one particular audio
1159 streaming software
1160 - new dbtool commands (stradd, strq, strdel) for easy stream
1161 managment w/o configuration file. That obsoletes stream_defs
1162 file/config option for dbtool.
1163 - picadd accepts jpeg data from stdin
1164 - new server commands: ps (select previous stream), sc (song change)
1165 - new default pictures for sdl_gui
1166 - gui: new key_map option for binding commands and internal
1167 functions to arbitrary keys, nice help screen, rip out
1168 soundcard/linux specific stuff, avoid noise artefacts while jumping,
1169 show silly logo on startup
1170 - new executables: para_fade for fading volume, para_dbadm for
1171 manipulating attributes
1172 - cdb adds _all_ tables to mysql database
1173 - revised and beautified documentation
1174 - sample dbtool rewritten in C
1175 - autoconf
1176
1177 ---------------------------------------------
1178 0.0.98: (2003-12-26) "incremental smoothness"
1179 ---------------------------------------------
1180
1181 - kick icecast in favour of poc. That removes some races and reduces
1182 core code considerably.
1183 - cbr/vbr is displayed by stat and gui/sdl_gui. New status flags
1184 give finer info on afs' status.
1185 - gui can start decoder (see config options). Further new gui
1186 commands: refresh (^L), jmp (F1-F10)
1187 - gui rereads conf on SIGUSR1 instead of SIGHUP. SIGHUP
1188 terminates gui. This fixes dead instances consuming memory
1189 continuously.
1190 - new dbtool command: verb for sending verbatim sql queries.
1191 - fix pid_list races (by removing pid_list)
1192 - codename funnies
1193
1194 --------------------
1195 0.0.97: (2003-10-26)
1196 --------------------
1197
1198 - installation prefix now defaults to /usr/local
1199 - new commands for gui: snozze, sleep and reread config
1200 - config file for gui and sdl_gui
1201 - fix problems with filenames containing funny characters
1202 (reported by Thomas Forell)
1203 - improved signal handling for gui, now it rereads conf on SIGHUP
1204 - new dbtool command: cdb (create database)
1205 - switch from argtable to gengetopt
1206 - major code cleanup and speed improvements
1207 - fix several potential buffer overflows
1208 - many small fixes and cleanups
1209
1210 -------------------
1211 0.0.96 (2003-08-30)
1212 -------------------
1213
1214 - easy stream_defs syntax
1215 - sdl_gui can display images associated to the file being played
1216 - Major feature enhancements for icc_gui including dynamic text
1217 placement and the top/bottom window design
1218 - vrfy/clean now also checks for NULL values in attributes as
1219 well as for invalid picture pointers
1220 - fix long outstanding case sensitivity bug
1221 - many small fixes and cleanups
1222
1223 -------------------
1224 0.0.95 (2003-06-29)
1225 -------------------
1226
1227 - sdl gui runs much faster
1228 - new dbtool command: ca (copy attributes)
1229 - count and display number of times the song has been played
1230 - new feature: scoring
1231 - command line options for sdl_gui
1232 - simpler syntax of streams file
1233 - decrease network traffic of stat
1234 - fix zombie bug
1235 - many small fixes and cleanups
1236
1237 -------------------
1238 0.0.94 (2003-05-04)
1239 -------------------
1240
1241 - new server command: ns (next stream)
1242 - new icc_gui command: c (change stream)
1243 - internal mp3info
1244 - stat shows also id3 tag info
1245 - new sdl based gui
1246 - log flodding bug fixed
1247 - many small fixes and cleanups
1248
1249 -------------------
1250 0.0.93 (2003-03-28)
1251 -------------------
1252
1253 - colors for icc_gui
1254 - icc_gui sets volume directly (linux only)
1255 - proper locking that fixes some races
1256 - fix security bug that caused commands to be executed even
1257 with unsufficient permissions
1258 - new command: hup to make all servers reread their configuration file
1259 - icecast meta data streaming
1260 - many small fixes and cleanups