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