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