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