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