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