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