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2 0.4.6 (to be announced) "deterministic entropy"
3 -----------------------------------------------
4
5 - For DCCP/OGG streams the audio file header is only sent once
6 at the beginning of the stream rather than periodically
7 every five seconds. This reduces network traffic and the
8 FEC group size.
9 - aacdec error message cleanups
10 - simplified color error handling
11 - para_gui: New option --theme to select a startup theme. Several
12 other improvements and fixes.
13
14 --------------------------------------------
15 0.4.5 (2010-12-17) "symmetric randomization"
16 --------------------------------------------
17
18 Bug fixes, internal cleanups and variable-sized FEC slices.
19
20 - Contains a fix for an invalid-free-bug in the ogg audio format
21 handler code.
22 - Switching off the DCCP sender works again.
23 - para_audiod handles crashes of para_server more robustly.
24 - Internal scheduler and writer cleanups.
25 - Reduced latency due to variable-sized FEC slices.
26 - Improved documentation and error diagnostics.
27 - The build of para_server is now optional, allowing the build
28 to succeed in case libosl is not installed.
29
30 ------------------------------------------
31 0.4.4 (2010-08-06) "persistent regularity"
32 ------------------------------------------
33
34 Support for yet another audio format, para_write improvements and
35 bug fixes.
36
37 - Support for the speex codec.
38 - Support for sample formats other than 16 bit little endian.
39 - error2.h is now created by a perl script which speeds up configure
40 considerably.
41 - Fix a bug in the aac decoder which could lead to segfaults in
42 para_filter/para_audiod.
43 - Fixes for autoconf-2.66.
44
45 ----------------------------------------
46 0.4.3 (2010-07-05) "imaginary radiation"
47 ----------------------------------------
48
49 Many improvements for the DCCP and the UDP transport, the new user
50 manual and the usual mix of bug fixes and internal improvements.
51
52 - FEC support for the DCCP sender (Gerrit Renker). The new
53 --dccp_max_slice_size, --dccp_data_slices_per_group and
54 --dccp_slices_per_group options can be used to set the FEC
55 parameters for the DCCP transport.
56 - DNS lookups for UDP targets (Gerrit Renker).
57 - The new user manual replaces the README, README.afs, REQUIREMENTS
58 and INSTALL documents.
59 - Fix an end-of-file detection bug in the oggdec filter.
60 - The new nonblock API.
61 - Both options of the oggdec filter have been removed.
62 - New debug mode for the internal scheduler.
63
64 ------------------------------------------
65 0.4.2 (2010-04-23) "associative expansion"
66 ------------------------------------------
67
68 It's been some time since the last release, but finally here is
69 paraslash-0.4.2. The bulk of the changes comes from the new buffer
70 tree API, but there are changes all over the tree. Mainly performance
71 and usability improvements, but also quite some bug fixes.
72
73 - The new buffer tree API.
74 - DCCP: Support for CCID negotiation (Gerrit Renker).
75 - UDP robustness fixes.
76 - The --bufsize option for mp3dec is gone as it no longer makes sense
77 for the new buffer tree API.
78 - Fix audible buffer underruns for wma streams.
79 - The alsa writer no longer prints meaningless underrun durations.
80 - audiod: Defaults work also for udp streams. If no filter is
81 given for an audio format that is received via upd, fecdec is
82 automatically added as the first filter (along with the decoder).
83
84 ---------------------------------------
85 0.4.1 (2009-12-22) "concurrent horizon"
86 ---------------------------------------
87
88 Support for another audio format, minor feature enhancements and lots of bug
89 fixes. All fixes that have been accumulated in the maint branch (in particular
90 those mentionened in the 0.3.6 release notes) appear in this release as well.
91
92 - wma support.
93 - new afh option: --human to activate human-readable output.
94 - new server/audiod option: --log-timing to print timing information.
95 - build system improvements.
96 - source code documentation updates.
97
98 -------------------------------------
99 0.3.6 (2009-12-07) "cubic continuity"
100 -------------------------------------
101
102 Quite a few bugs have been found and fixed since 0.3.5, so here's
103 another 0.3.x release. No new features.
104
105 - Always check return value of malloc().
106 - ogg vorbis/FEC: Do not write garbage after the audio file header.
107 - exit if root privileges could not be dropped.
108 - FEC: Fix computation of extra slices.
109 - oss: Fix check for empty input buffer.
110 - Avoid buffer underruns due to filter chain output buffer constraints.
111 - server: Fix assignment of afs_pid.
112 - Don't panic if the afs database contains unknown audio formats.
113 - http/dccp: Do not send the audio file header twice.
114 - FEC: Timing improvements.
115
116 ----------------------------------------------
117 0.4.0 (2009-11-10) "simultaneous independence"
118 ----------------------------------------------
119
120 Two significant changes which require the new version number: The
121 improved authentication dialog and the fact that the database code
122 has been moved to a library, libosl. To use the new version, you have
123 to generate new RSA keys, see INSTALL for details. A shell script is
124 provided for conversion of the 0.3 database to the new 0.4 format.
125
126 - stronger crypto for client authentication
127 - the database code has been moved to a library
128 - improved status item handling
129 - cleanup of the build system
130 - The "-V" option now also prints the git version
131 - the new parser-friendly listing mode for the ls and stat commands
132 - mandatory rc4 encryption
133 - major audio format handler cleanups
134 - (id3,...) tags are no longer stored as a combined string in the database
135 - new mood methods: artist_matches, title_matches, comment_matches,
136 album_matches, year_maches, year.
137
138 --------------------------------------------
139 0.3.5 (2009-09-21) "symplectic separability"
140 --------------------------------------------
141
142 Full client support for *BSD Unixes, complete re-write of the ogg
143 vorbis audio format handler, various improvements all over the place
144 and the usual mix of bugfixes. This release marks the end of the 0.3
145 series if no serious problems show up.
146
147 - the new oss writer (supported on *BSD and Linux)
148 - rewrite of the ogg vorbis audio format handler. It's
149 recommended to replace the chunk tables of existing ogg
150 vorbis files in the afs database by re-adding these files
151 with "add -f".
152 - support for netmask subsets (Gerrit Renker)
153 - the new prebuffer filter
154 - improved signal handling
155 - variable fec output buffer size
156 - improved FEC timing fixes audible buffer underruns in UDP mode
157 - --log_color actually works
158 - new ls option: -d (print dates as seconds after the epoch)
159 - update to gengetopt 2.22.2
160 - support for RSA keys of size > 512 bits
161 - new option "mixer_channel" for para_fade
162
163 -----------------------------------------
164 0.3.4 (2009-05-07) "elliptic inheritance"
165 -----------------------------------------
166
167 The new udp sender, forward error correction, colored logs and various
168 other improvements. As the udp sender does not depend on any special
169 libraries, it is built unconditionally.
170
171 - The udp sender replaces the ortp sender. The new code uses forward
172 error correction to protect against packet losses. Many thanks to
173 Gerrit Renker for providing ipv6 support.
174 - The default port for udp streaming now defaults to 8000, like
175 for the http and the dccp senders/receivers.
176 - Loglevels are now specified as symbolic names, e.g.
177 "--loglevel info".
178 - improved ipv4 and ipv6 URI parser (Gerrit Renker).
179 - para_server/para_audiod: Color support for log messages.
180 - new options for mp3dec: --ignore-crc, --bufsize
181 - new audiod option: --config-file.
182 - gengetopt cleanups.
183 - Improved help/man pages: The documentation of para_audiod,
184 para_recv, para_filter and para_write now also contains
185 all options of the available receivers/filters/writers. The
186 man page of para_fade contains a description of the different
187 modes of operation.
188 - More source code documentation.
189 - vss timing fixes.
190
191 --------------------------------------------
192 0.3.3 (2008-12-01) "axiomatic perspectivity"
193 --------------------------------------------
194
195 Internal code cleanups, bug fixes, improved tag handling and the new
196 amplification filter.
197
198 - para_server uses the generic scheduling code.
199 - overhaul of the virtual streaming system.
200 - mp3: id3 version 2 support via libid3tag (optional)
201 - ogg: vorbis comment support.
202 - aac meta info support.
203 - mp3 audio format handler cleanups.
204 - new filter: "amp" to amplify the amplitude of the audio stream
205 - new status item/database entry: amplification. It is
206 used by the amp filter to pre-amplify the audio stream.
207 - fix a close-without-open bug in para_write.
208 - fix a bug in com_init() which was introduced in 0.3.2.
209 - better error diagnostics for para_client.
210
211 -----------------------------------------
212 0.3.2 (2008-04-11) "probabilistic parity"
213 -----------------------------------------
214
215 The new para_afh executable, scheduling and documentation improvements.
216
217 - new ls option: -lc (list chunk table)
218 - new executable: para_afh, the stand-alone audio file handler tool
219 - afs commands can send output more than SHMMAX (32MB on Linux). This
220 also reduces the memory usage of commands that produce large amounts
221 of output.
222 - major scheduler and audiod cleanups.
223 - more detailed and much nicer man pages.
224
225 ---------------------------------------
226 0.3.1 (2008-02-23) "liquid interaction"
227 ---------------------------------------
228
229 A mix of cleanups, bug fixes, improvements, and some new features. No
230 significant changes to the new database (osl) code, which is generally
231 a good sign.
232
233 - Share some similar/duplicate code between the http and the
234 dccp sender.
235 - Generic access control lists for paraslash senders.
236 - dccp sender: Access control lists, connection limiting and support
237 for the allow,deny,on,off,help sender commands.
238 - The default dccp port changed from 5001 to 8000 (suggested by
239 Gerrit Renker).
240 - para_server starts even if not all public keys could be loaded.
241 - Audiod performance improvements.
242 - fix a bug in the "off" command of the http sender.
243 - fix some fd and memory leaks.
244 - Update to gengetopt-2.22.
245
246 -------------------------------------
247 0.3.0 (2008-01-12) "solar saturation"
248 -------------------------------------
249
250 paraslash.0.3.0 -- 'WWDBND --what would databases never do?'.
251
252
253 Usually one might expect lots of new features AND a big increase in size
254 for a major release like this.
255
256 However, paraslash-0.3.0.tar.bz2 is the smallest paraslash tarball
257 ever. The decrease in size is mostly due to the removal of some
258 graphical tools (which were only quick hacks anyway). But also the
259 fact that the mysql code is gone cuts down the size a bit.
260
261 Being independent of mysql comes at a cost: The fact that paraslash
262 now contains its own database (the object storage layer, osl) increases
263 the (stripped) binary size of para_server by ~50K on i386.
264
265 - no more restrictions on unique basenames.
266 - independent of mysql: The new self-contained object
267 storage layer (osl) replaces the mysql database.
268 - New executable para_fsck: Check integrity of osl tables.
269 - Lyrics support.
270 - Reliable audio file move/rename detection.
271 - More portable than ever: Tested on Linux (x86_32, x86_64, sparc64),
272 MacOS (ppc32, x86_32), FreeBSD (x86_32), NetBSD (x86_32) and
273 Solaris (sparc64).
274 - the new osl-based audio file selector (afs) replaces the random,
275 the playlist and the mysql selector of paraslash-0.2.x.
276 - IPv6 support (thanks to Gerrit Renker).
277 - paraslash-0.2.x streams are now called "moods". Writing
278 0.3.x-mood definitions should be both easier and more
279 powerful than writing 0.2.x-stream definitions.
280 - para_krell, para_slider, para_para_sdl_gui, para_dbadm have
281 been removed. The world is a better place without them. However,
282 para_gui is still there.
283 - afs tracks audio file selection also in playlist mode.
284 - few easy-to-use afs commands replace the many not-so-easy-to-use
285 mysql commands (and are available also in playlist mode).
286 - Improved error subsystem.
287 - The earth-shaking new logo.
288
289 -----------------------------------------
290 0.2.17 (2007-11-20) "isotropic threshold"
291 -----------------------------------------
292
293 Mainly bugfixes and cleanups in this version which marks the end of
294 the 0.2.x series if no serious bugs show up after the release.
295
296 - mysql_selector: fix a locking bug.
297 - universal chunk queueing.
298 - dccp sender uses chunk queueing if write() returns EAGAIN (thanks
299 to Gerrit Renker).
300 - be more carful wrt. signed vs. unsigned argument passing.
301 - cleanup error.h and fix some references to invalid error
302 codes.
303 - update to gengetopt-2.21.
304 - update to ortp-0.13.1.
305 - autoconf: extend checks for headers, library functions and
306 compiler characteristics.
307 - Fix streaming of large mp3 files.
308 - Fix an off-by-one bug in playlist handling.
309
310 --------------------------------------
311 0.2.16 (2007-04-05) "neural discharge"
312 --------------------------------------
313
314 The main change in this release is the major audio format handler
315 cleanup which removes some similar/duplicate code and makes it easier
316 to implement plugins for other audio formats. Of course, the usual mix
317 of other improvements/changes/bugfixes also made it into the release.
318
319 - simplified audio format handlers (most of the handling functions
320 were moved one layer up to the virtual streaming system).
321 - para_server uses mmap to read audio files
322 - repositioning of mp3 streams is much faster, in particular for
323 jumping near the end of large mp3 files.
324 - permission flags DB_READ,DB_WRITE have been renamed to AFS_READ
325 and AFS_WRITE.
326 - fix a bug in para_filter that caused decoding of aac files
327 to start only after a few seconds.
328 - fix osx_writer hangs
329 - simplified dccp code (thanks to Gerrit Renker)
330 - the compress filter works also on big endian systems (ppc)
331
332 -----------------------------------------
333 0.2.15 (2007-02-16) "inductive resonance"
334 -----------------------------------------
335
336 Minor improvements, more documentation and a bunch of bug fixes.
337
338 - para_server: The server.users file is only read once on server
339 startup rather than for each connection
340 - mp3dec: Fix decoding of corrupt mp3 files
341 - afs (audio file sender) is now called vss (virtual streaming
342 system). Consequently, the permission flags specified in
343 ~/.paraslash/server.users have also changed: AFS_READ and AFS_WRITE
344 become VSS_READ and VSS_WRITE respectively.
345 - para_audiod/para_filter: Fix a bug that caused the last chunk
346 of audio data not being written under certain circumstances
347 - audiod: compute the difference of server time and local time
348 correctly
349 - para_server/para_audiod: Fix some memory leaks
350 - documentation improvements
351 - configure.ac: fix checks for para_krell
352 - new man pages
353
354 -------------------------------------------
355 0.2.14 (2006-10-15) "transient singularity"
356 -------------------------------------------
357
358 The only major enhancement of this version is the osx writer which completes
359 the Mac OS Port and was originally planned already for 0.2.13 but had to wait
360 until now for reasons beyond the scope of this changelog entry.
361
362 - new output plugin for Mac Os: the osx writer
363 - rename configure command line options from --enable-xxx-headers to
364 --with-xxx-headers and --enable-xxx-libs to --with-xxx-libs
365 - configure: new command line options: --with-mad-headers,
366 --with-mad-libs, --with-oggvorbis-headers, and --with-oggvorbis-libs
367 - some robustness fixes
368 - dymamic audio format recognition for audiod
369 - para_server: new command line option: --autoplay_delay
370 - para_audiod: new command line option: --clock_diff_count
371
372 ---------------------------------------
373 0.2.13 (2006-07-14) "sonic convolution"
374 ---------------------------------------
375
376 A bunch of new features and core changes.
377
378 - the new paraslash scheduler, short and sweet.
379 - Support for m4a/mp4 files via the new aac audio format
380 handler/filter (requires libfaad).
381 - each writer has its own command line parser, just like
382 para_recv and para_filter.
383 - para_client and para_audioc use the error subsystem
384 - writers are integrated in para_audiod (currently linux-only)
385 - para_client is integrated in para_audiod
386 - random/playlist selector: improved info strings
387 - new audiod commands: tasks, kill
388 - update to libortp-0.10.1
389 - para_fade: wake time defaults to 8 hours from now
390 - update to autoconf-2.60
391
392
393 ------------------------------------------
394 0.2.12 (2006-05-12) "oriented abstraction"
395 ------------------------------------------
396
397 Many user-visible changes in this release and lots of new
398 features:
399
400
401 - the new optional dccp sender/receiver. It uses the datagram
402 congestion control protocol. You'll need a fairly new kernel
403 for this.
404 - paraslash works on Mac OS X (thanks to Gerd Becker)
405 - para_play renamed to para_write
406 - modular output plugin design (writers) for para_write
407 - new file_writer output plugin for para_write
408 - compress filter speed improvements
409 - update to libortp-0.9.1
410 - update to gengetopt-2.17rc
411 - para_client no longer depends on libreadline (as the
412 code for the interactive mode was removed).
413 - gcc-2-95 is no longer a supported compiler. It may still
414 work, but it gets no more testing.
415 - the tarball no longer contains the screenshot images which
416 reduces its size quite a bit.
417 - configure: new command line options: --enable-mysql-headers
418 and --enable-mysql-libs
419
420 ------------------------------------
421 0.2.11 (2006-03-11) "atomic duality"
422 ------------------------------------
423
424 Here it is, the first paraslash release developed with git. There
425 are fairly many user-visible changes in this release. As two out of
426 the three "database tools" of paraslash don't use a database at all,
427 they are now called "audio file selectors" instead.
428
429
430 - the cdt command (change database tool) becomes chs (change
431 selector)
432 - no more colon separators: The syntax of some options of
433 para_audiod and para_filter have changed. Use --help for
434 more info (and some examples).
435 - update to gengetopt-2.16 (thanks to Lorenzo Bettini)
436 - switch from cvs to git (should've done that earlier)
437 - the new ipc subsystem
438 - new audio file selector: playlist
439 - para_server: the dopey selector is now called "random",
440 and is the default selector. Use the --selector option to
441 choose another selector at startup, or the chs command to
442 change the selector at runtime.
443 - X86_64 fixes (thanks to Steffen Klassert)
444 - para_play fixes
445
446
447 --------------------------------------
448 0.2.10 (2006-02-17) "cyclic attractor"
449 --------------------------------------
450
451 Huge documentation update, a scrollable window for para_gui, ortp
452 improvements, and of course many small fixes not mentioned here.
453 The diffstat below is rather misleading as most insertions are due
454 to the new source documentation.
455
456 - autoconf cleanup
457 - para_server also uses the new error subsystem
458 - lots of new documentation (UTSL)
459 - gui improvements:
460 - keysyms for cursor keys and for next/previous page keys
461 - scrollable output window
462 - new internal commands: scroll up/down, page up/down
463 - fix color of command output.
464 - ortp: the --chunk_time and --header flags are no longer needed
465 for para_recv/para_audiod as this information is now encoded in
466 each rtp packet sent by para_server.
467
468
469 -------------------------------------------
470 0.2.9 (2006-01-24) "progressive turbulence"
471 -------------------------------------------
472
473 Internal audiod receivers/filters, the new error subsystem and
474 a lot of small improvements.
475
476 - para_recv and para_filter are integrated into the para_audiod
477 binary, i.e. audiod no longer spawns a new process for
478 each receiver/filter. As para_recv and para_filter might be
479 useful as standalone programs, they still get built (linked
480 against the same object files that are also used for audiod).
481 - further ortp timing improvements should reduce the CPU usage
482 of the ortp receiver.
483 - improved audio grabbing. The 'grab' command of para_audiod
484 has its own set of command line options. Read the output of
485 "para_audioc help grab" for more info.
486 - oggdec: configurable input prebuffer size.
487 - the new error subsystem gives better error diagnostics
488 and reduces code size.
489
490
491 -----------------------------------------
492 0.2.8 (2006-01-02) "dynamic accumulation"
493 -----------------------------------------
494
495 The new modular filter design and the para_play-hangs bugfix.
496
497 - new executable: para_filter. It combines para_mp3dec,
498 para_oggdec and para_compress. It also adds a further filter
499 type, wav, that just inserts a wave header at the desired point
500 of the filter chain. All 'piping' is done in-memory (i.e. no
501 read/write operations are used).
502 - para_play: fix a stupid bug that caused it to hang under
503 certain circumstances.
504
505
506 -------------------------------------------
507 0.2.7 (2006-12-27) "transparent invariance"
508 -------------------------------------------
509
510 Not many user-visible changes but a fair amount of internal improvements.
511
512
513 - The http sender buffers data if it can not be sent
514 out immediately (because the socket is not writable). This
515 should prevent para_server from shutting down the connection
516 too early on a loaded network.
517 - para_play also prebuffers data if it is told to start at a
518 future time by the --start_time option.
519 - The return of para_recv: It combines para_ortp_recv and
520 para_http_recv. Use the --receiver option to switch between
521 the two. para_recv builds without libortp, but contains
522 only the http receiver in this case.
523 - update to ortp 0.8.1. As this ortp release contains incompatible
524 changes, para_recv-0.2.7 won't link against older ortp libs.
525 - improved ortp timings.
526 - use of gcc-extensions that #define away for non-gcc and
527 gcc < 3.0.
528
529
530 -------------------------------------------
531 0.2.6 (2005-10-29) "recursive compensation"
532 -------------------------------------------
533
534 Transparent session encryption (uses openssl's Alleged RC4 cipher),
535 the internal find command and several other improvements and cleanups.
536
537 - Encrypt the session if encryption is requested by the client
538 (default for para_client 0.2.6). This is backwards
539 compatible, so older clients can still connect to para_server
540 0.2.6. Use the new client option --plain to request an
541 uncrypted session (off by default, must be set to on in
542 order to connect to para_server 0.2.x with 0 <= x <= 5).
543 - para_server uses an internal function to locate audio files
544 rather than calling find(1). The server option
545 --mysql_audio_file_dir replaces --mysql_find_cmd.
546 - documentation update
547 - man pages
548 - header file cleanup
549 - para_client code cleanup
550 - para_gui: faster display of output of display commands
551
552
553 ------------------------------------------
554 0.2.5 (2005-10-13) "aggressive resolution"
555 ------------------------------------------
556
557 This release adds internal senders, i.e. no more external programs are
558 spawned for sending out the audio data. There are two different senders
559 available: The http sender and the ortp sender (former para_send which
560 is no longer needed).
561
562 The new sender code has a plugin-like design so it can be easily
563 extended should there be be any future need for supporting another
564 network streaming protocol. All senders are completely independent of
565 each other. In particular, the http and the ortp sender can operate
566 in parallel.
567
568 - new server command: sender to control senders at runtime.
569 Read the output of "para_server -h" and "para_client help
570 sender" for more information.
571 - para_recv renamed to para_ortp_recv
572 - new executable: para_http_recv, a simple command line
573 http receiver.
574 - major afs/mp3/ogg code simplifications due to internal
575 senders.
576 - ogg timing improvements
577 - fix several minor memory leaks (found by valgrind)
578 - empty stream definitions work again
579 - com_ne(): ignore errors on remove
580 - audiod: fix segfault on server restart
581
582
583 ---------------------------------------
584 0.2.4 (2005-09-21) "toxic anticipation"
585 ---------------------------------------
586
587 Several small improvements, fixes and the new grab command.
588
589 - audiod:
590 - new command: "grab" to grab the output of the stream reader
591 or any filters. Read the output of "para_audioc help grab"
592 for more information.
593 - fix memory leak
594 - code cleanup
595 - audioc: new command line option: --bufsize to specify a
596 buffer size different from the default size 8192.
597 - improved error diagnostics for para_play.
598 - new configure option: --enable-ssldir so search for openssl in
599 non-standard places
600 - sdl_gui: Make it look nice again for 1024x768
601 - server: report total size of memory allocated with sbrk by malloc,
602 new command line option: --announce_time
603
604
605 -----------------------------------------
606 0.2.3 (2005-09-01) "hydrophilic movement"
607 -----------------------------------------
608
609 Two new executables and major feature enhancements.
610
611 - audiod filters: It is now possible to specify arbitrary many
612 (including none) filters for each supported audio
613 format. This can be used e.g. for normalizing volume,
614 transforming or grabbing the audio stream, or for using
615 visualizers. Read the output of "para_audiod -h" for the
616 syntax of the new --filter_cmd option.
617 - new executable: para_play, a tiny alsa player. It
618 can play wave files or raw pcm (16 bit little endian)
619 from stdin.
620 - new executable: para_compress, a dynamic range compressor
621 intended to keep audio output at a consistent volume. Derived
622 from AudioCompress, http://trikuare.cx/code/AudioCompress.html.
623 - audiod: New option: --stream_delay. This can be used in
624 a local network to syncronize the audio output of all
625 clients that play the same stream.
626
627
628 ------------------------------------------
629 0.2.2 (2005-08-19) "tangential excitation"
630 ------------------------------------------
631
632 Mostly internal changes in this release, but also some new commands
633 for the mysql database tool.
634
635 - cleanup exec.c, fix para_exec bug
636 - compile time loglevel (log messages below the given level
637 won't be compiled in, which reduces the size of the
638 resulting binaries)
639 - new log macros that shorten the size of the source code.
640 - workaround a gcc-4.1 bug (?) that caused send_cred_buffer()
641 to send only zeros. With this workaround, para_audioc works
642 again.
643 - avoid gcc-4 warning: conflicting types for built-in function 'clog'
644 - new mysql commands: "rm" (remove entry), "mv" (rename entry) "ne"
645 (new entry), "snp" (set numplayed). Read the manual for more
646 information.
647
648
649 ---------------------------------------
650 0.2.1 (2005-08-15) "surreal experience"
651 ---------------------------------------
652
653 Here comes paraslash-0.2.1. It contains a couple of new features and,
654 surprise, only minor bug fixes.
655
656 - kill noisy mp3 debug message
657 - cleanup of the build system
658 - para_server and para_client directly use the crypto routines
659 of the openssl library rather than invoking the openssl command
660 line utitlity
661 - server/audiod: new option --user to switch to the given user
662 when invoked as root. Read the output of "para_server -h" for
663 more information.
664 - gui/sdl_gui: new option --stat_cmd to be used to retrieve the
665 status. Default: "para_audioc stat"
666 - sdl_gui: new option --pic_cmd to be used to download the picture.
667 Default: "para_client pic"
668 - audiod: 5 slots ought to be enough for everybody
669 - audiod: new status item: Uptime, kill hup command
670
671
672
673 ------------------------------------------
674 0.2.0 (2005-08-06) "distributed diffusion"
675 ------------------------------------------
676
677 After several month of increased development activity, paraslash-0.2.0
678 has arrived. It contains many new features and is much more
679 self-contained than the old 0.1.x series. Enjoy!
680
681
682 - para_server: fix hang on song change and crash on sighup.
683 Speed up mysql queries. The DIR_LIKE macro is gone.
684 - new executables: para_audiod, the local audio daemon that
685 starts playback (uses SCM_CREDENTIALS socket magic) and
686 para_audioc, the corresponding client.
687 - new executables: para_mp3dec/para_oggdec, two really teensy
688 decoders. para_mp3dec is based on libmad, para_oggdec requires
689 libvorbisfile.
690 - ovsend/ovrecv are capable of streaming ogg as well as mp3, so
691 they are now called para_send and para_recv respectively.
692 - documentation updates
693 - para_gui is themable. For now there is the default theme that
694 looks as before and the simple theme: blue and easy.
695 - gui: audio streaming is now handled by audiod. Time display shows
696 playback time rather than streaming time
697 - slider: update to libzmw-0.2.0
698 - para_krell: fix crash on server shutdown
699 - switch from gzip to bzip2
700
701
702 ----------------------------------------
703 0.1.7 (2005-04-18) "melting penetration"
704 ----------------------------------------
705
706 The main change in this release is clearly the oggvorbis rewrite,
707 but there are also lots of smaller changes. If you intend to use both
708 the mp3 and the ogg plugin, it is recommended to use software mixing,
709 e.g. the dmix plugin which is provided by ALSA.
710
711 - new executables: para_ovsend and para_ovrecv for sending/receiving
712 oggvorbis files via rtp. Requires the open rtp library. Get it at
713 http://www.linphone.org/ortp/
714 - rewrite of the ogg_vorbis core code
715 - configure detects libzmw and, if detected, includes
716 para_slider to the list of binaries to be built by make
717 - server stream writers read from their associated fifo rather
718 than from stdin
719 - slider: two new sliders, lastplayed and numplayed
720 - fix nasty double free bug which caused random segfaults in case of
721 mp3 files with invalid header information
722 - gui: new command line option: --stream_timeout=seconds to
723 deactivate a slot if it is idle for that many seconds (default=`5')
724 - diffstats
725
726
727 ---------------------------------------
728 0.1.6 (2005-03-05) "asymptotic balance"
729 ---------------------------------------
730
731 Only little user-visible changes in this release. Mainly bugfixes and
732 core code cleanup. This is probably the most stable version ever if you
733 stick to mp3...
734
735 - fix several memory leaks
736 - rename default name of mysql database from "music" to "paraslash".
737 Use para_server's --mysql_database option if you do not want to
738 rename your old database.
739 - rework ogg vorbis code
740 - make update command work on mysql servers with LOCAL_INFILE
741 disabled
742 - gui: improved stream I/O (slots)
743 - simplified audio format API
744 - para_pob_ogg is gone
745
746 ------------------------------------
747 0.1.5 (2004-12-31) "opaque eternity"
748 ------------------------------------
749
750 Let's slide gently into the new year.
751
752 - new: para_slider (not built automatically, type "make
753 para_slider" to build). A toy for those who always felt that
754 creating stream definitions is difficult. See screenshots,
755 README and FEATURES for more info.
756 - improved signal handling. Fixes server segfault on SIGHUP
757 for linux kernels newer than Aug 24 2004 and makes para_gui
758 race-free.
759 - reload database tool on SIGHUP
760 - improved help message for sl
761 - do not log "broken pipe" messages as errors. They are
762 perfectly ok.
763 - fix wrong error message on permission errors
764
765 -----------------------------------------
766 0.1.4 (2004-12-19) "tunneling transition"
767 -----------------------------------------
768
769 Bugfix release. As expected, 0.1.3 introduced a bunch of new bugs.
770 Hopefully, most of them got wiped out with this release. Some
771 enhancements went also in.
772
773 - improved error diagnostics for all commands
774 - stradd/picadd: overwrite previous contents if entry already
775 exists, rather than returning errors
776 - stradd: use current stream if invoked without args
777 - faster (and hopefully more stable) ogg-vorbis handling
778 - para_krell: reap children to avoid zombie-flooding in case
779 no server is running
780 - si: report also server pid
781 - server: don't busy-loop if dbtool reports only invalid files.
782 - gui: CTRL+C works again, fix stream_read command line option
783 - fix pic_add, hist
784 - fix mysql dbtool startup in case no database exists
785 - many small fixes and cleanups
786
787 ---------------------------------------
788 0.1.3: (2004-12-10) "vanishing inertia"
789 ---------------------------------------
790
791 Starting from this release, the database tools are integrated in the
792 server binary. This decreases server startup time, reduces code size
793 and speeds up database commands. However, the layout of the underlying
794 mysql database changed only slightly and 0.1.3 should be backwards
795 compatible in that respect.
796
797 Visible changes:
798
799 - If mysql is not detected at compile time, or fails to init
800 at runtime, fall back to the dopey database tool which should
801 always work.
802 - para_dbtool and dbtool.conf are gone. All mysql specific
803 options are read from server.conf and are prefixed by 'mysql_'.
804 - new command: cdt (change database tool)
805 - new command line option: dbtool (choose startup database tool)
806 - The name of current stream is now stored in the database,
807 so paraslash remembers its current stream when restarted.
808 - new command: csp (change stream and play)
809 - para_gui also reports current database tool and server uptime
810
811
812 -------------------------------------------
813 0.1.2: (2004-11-28) "spherical fluctuation"
814 -------------------------------------------
815
816 Point release before the big dbtool changes go in.
817
818 - dbtool: rename ca to cam (copy all meta data). It now also
819 copies numplayed and lastplayed time as well as the picture
820 id.
821 - fix endless-loop-bug caused by mp3 files with invalid header
822
823 -----------------------------------------
824 0.1.1: (2004-11-05) "floating atmosphere"
825 -----------------------------------------
826
827 - gkrellm plugin
828 - new dbtool command: mbox. Browse your sound-file collection
829 with your favorite mail reader.
830 - several small fixes
831
832 -------------------------------------
833 0.1.0: (2204-10-22) "rotating cortex"
834 -------------------------------------
835
836 - fix logging bug for loglevel > VERBOSE
837 - fix skip command
838 - correct timings for vbr mp3s
839 - modular audio format support
840 - ogg-vorbis support (experimental)
841 - new server option: autoplay
842
843 -----------------------------------------
844 0.0.99: (2004-07-25) "harmonic deviation"
845 -----------------------------------------
846
847 - rename projectname from icc to paraslash (play, archive, rate
848 and stream large audio sets happily)
849 - paraslash is no longer restricted to one particular audio
850 streaming software
851 - new dbtool commands (stradd, strq, strdel) for easy stream
852 managment w/o configuration file. That obsoletes stream_defs
853 file/config option for dbtool.
854 - picadd accepts jpeg data from stdin
855 - new server commands: ps (select previous stream), sc (song change)
856 - new default pictures for sdl_gui
857 - gui: new key_map option for binding commands and internal
858 functions to arbitrary keys, nice help screen, rip out
859 soundcard/linux specific stuff, avoid noise artefacts while jumping,
860 show silly logo on startup
861 - new executables: para_fade for fading volume, para_dbadm for
862 manipulating attributes
863 - cdb adds _all_ tables to mysql database
864 - revised and beautified documentation
865 - sample dbtool rewritten in C
866 - autoconf
867
868 ---------------------------------------------
869 0.0.98: (2003-12-26) "incremental smoothness"
870 ---------------------------------------------
871
872 - kick icecast in favour of poc. That removes some races and reduces
873 core code considerably.
874 - cbr/vbr is displayed by stat and gui/sdl_gui. New status flags
875 give finer info on afs' status.
876 - gui can start decoder (see config options). Further new gui
877 commands: refresh (^L), jmp (F1-F10)
878 - gui rereads conf on SIGUSR1 instead of SIGHUP. SIGHUP
879 terminates gui. This fixes dead instances consuming memory
880 continuously.
881 - new dbtool command: verb for sending verbatim sql queries.
882 - fix pid_list races (by removing pid_list)
883 - codename funnies
884
885 --------------------
886 0.0.97: (2003-10-26)
887 --------------------
888
889 - installation prefix now defaults to /usr/local
890 - new commands for gui: snozze, sleep and reread config
891 - config file for gui and sdl_gui
892 - fix problems with filenames containing funny characters
893 (reported by Thomas Forell)
894 - improved signal handling for gui, now it rereads conf on SIGHUP
895 - new dbtool command: cdb (create database)
896 - switch from argtable to gengetopt
897 - major code cleanup and speed improvements
898 - fix several potential buffer overflows
899 - many small fixes and cleanups
900
901 -------------------
902 0.0.96 (2003-08-30)
903 -------------------
904
905 - easy stream_defs syntax
906 - sdl_gui can display images associated to the file being played
907 - Major feature enhancements for icc_gui including dynamic text
908 placement and the top/bottom window design
909 - vrfy/clean now also checks for NULL values in attributes as
910 well as for invalid picture pointers
911 - fix long outstanding case sensitivity bug
912 - many small fixes and cleanups
913
914 -------------------
915 0.0.95 (2003-06-29)
916 -------------------
917
918 - sdl gui runs much faster
919 - new dbtool command: ca (copy attributes)
920 - count and display number of times the song has been played
921 - new feature: scoring
922 - command line options for sdl_gui
923 - simpler syntax of streams file
924 - decrease network traffic of stat
925 - fix zombie bug
926 - many small fixes and cleanups
927
928 -------------------
929 0.0.94 (2003-05-04)
930 -------------------
931
932 - new server command: ns (next stream)
933 - new icc_gui command: c (change stream)
934 - internal mp3info
935 - stat shows also id3 tag info
936 - new sdl based gui
937 - log flodding bug fixed
938 - many small fixes and cleanups
939
940 -------------------
941 0.0.93 (2003-03-28)
942 -------------------
943
944 - colors for icc_gui
945 - icc_gui sets volume directly (linux only)
946 - proper locking that fixes some races
947 - fix security bug that caused commands to be executed even
948 with unsufficient permissions
949 - new command: hup to make all servers reread their configuration file
950 - icecast meta data streaming
951 - many small fixes and cleanups