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