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