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