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