paraslash 0.4.5
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2 0.4.5 (2010-12-17) "symmetric randomization"
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4
5 Bug fixes, internal cleanups and variable-sized FEC slices.
6
7 - Contains a fix for an invalid-free-bug in the ogg audio format
8 handler code.
9 - Switching off the DCCP sender works again.
10 - para_audiod handles crashes of para_server more robustly.
11 - Internal scheduler and writer cleanups.
12 - Reduced latency due to variable-sized FEC slices.
13 - Improved documentation and error diagnostics.
14 - The build of para_server is now optional, allowing the build
15 to succeed in case libosl is not installed.
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18 0.4.4 (2010-08-06) "persistent regularity"
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20
21 Support for yet another audio format, para_write improvements and
22 bug fixes.
23
24 - Support for the speex codec.
25 - Support for sample formats other than 16 bit little endian.
26 - error2.h is now created by a perl script which speeds up configure
27 considerably.
28 - Fix a bug in the aac decoder which could lead to segfaults in
29 para_filter/para_audiod.
30 - Fixes for autoconf-2.66.
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33 0.4.3 (2010-07-05) "imaginary radiation"
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35
36 Many improvements for the DCCP and the UDP transport, the new user
37 manual and the usual mix of bug fixes and internal improvements.
38
39 - FEC support for the DCCP sender (Gerrit Renker). The new
40 --dccp_max_slice_size, --dccp_data_slices_per_group and
41 --dccp_slices_per_group options can be used to set the FEC
42 parameters for the DCCP transport.
43 - DNS lookups for UDP targets (Gerrit Renker).
44 - The new user manual replaces the README, README.afs, REQUIREMENTS
45 and INSTALL documents.
46 - Fix an end-of-file detection bug in the oggdec filter.
47 - The new nonblock API.
48 - Both options of the oggdec filter have been removed.
49 - New debug mode for the internal scheduler.
50
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52 0.4.2 (2010-04-23) "associative expansion"
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54
55 It's been some time since the last release, but finally here is
56 paraslash-0.4.2. The bulk of the changes comes from the new buffer
57 tree API, but there are changes all over the tree. Mainly performance
58 and usability improvements, but also quite some bug fixes.
59
60 - The new buffer tree API.
61 - DCCP: Support for CCID negotiation (Gerrit Renker).
62 - UDP robustness fixes.
63 - The --bufsize option for mp3dec is gone as it no longer makes sense
64 for the new buffer tree API.
65 - Fix audible buffer underruns for wma streams.
66 - The alsa writer no longer prints meaningless underrun durations.
67 - audiod: Defaults work also for udp streams. If no filter is
68 given for an audio format that is received via upd, fecdec is
69 automatically added as the first filter (along with the decoder).
70
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72 0.4.1 (2009-12-22) "concurrent horizon"
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74
75 Support for another audio format, minor feature enhancements and lots of bug
76 fixes. All fixes that have been accumulated in the maint branch (in particular
77 those mentionened in the 0.3.6 release notes) appear in this release as well.
78
79 - wma support.
80 - new afh option: --human to activate human-readable output.
81 - new server/audiod option: --log-timing to print timing information.
82 - build system improvements.
83 - source code documentation updates.
84
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86 0.3.6 (2009-12-07) "cubic continuity"
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88
89 Quite a few bugs have been found and fixed since 0.3.5, so here's
90 another 0.3.x release. No new features.
91
92 - Always check return value of malloc().
93 - ogg vorbis/FEC: Do not write garbage after the audio file header.
94 - exit if root privileges could not be dropped.
95 - FEC: Fix computation of extra slices.
96 - oss: Fix check for empty input buffer.
97 - Avoid buffer underruns due to filter chain output buffer constraints.
98 - server: Fix assignment of afs_pid.
99 - Don't panic if the afs database contains unknown audio formats.
100 - http/dccp: Do not send the audio file header twice.
101 - FEC: Timing improvements.
102
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104 0.4.0 (2009-11-10) "simultaneous independence"
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106
107 Two significant changes which require the new version number: The
108 improved authentication dialog and the fact that the database code
109 has been moved to a library, libosl. To use the new version, you have
110 to generate new RSA keys, see INSTALL for details. A shell script is
111 provided for conversion of the 0.3 database to the new 0.4 format.
112
113 - stronger crypto for client authentication
114 - the database code has been moved to a library
115 - improved status item handling
116 - cleanup of the build system
117 - The "-V" option now also prints the git version
118 - the new parser-friendly listing mode for the ls and stat commands
119 - mandatory rc4 encryption
120 - major audio format handler cleanups
121 - (id3,...) tags are no longer stored as a combined string in the database
122 - new mood methods: artist_matches, title_matches, comment_matches,
123 album_matches, year_maches, year.
124
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126 0.3.5 (2009-09-21) "symplectic separability"
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128
129 Full client support for *BSD Unixes, complete re-write of the ogg
130 vorbis audio format handler, various improvements all over the place
131 and the usual mix of bugfixes. This release marks the end of the 0.3
132 series if no serious problems show up.
133
134 - the new oss writer (supported on *BSD and Linux)
135 - rewrite of the ogg vorbis audio format handler. It's
136 recommended to replace the chunk tables of existing ogg
137 vorbis files in the afs database by re-adding these files
138 with "add -f".
139 - support for netmask subsets (Gerrit Renker)
140 - the new prebuffer filter
141 - improved signal handling
142 - variable fec output buffer size
143 - improved FEC timing fixes audible buffer underruns in UDP mode
144 - --log_color actually works
145 - new ls option: -d (print dates as seconds after the epoch)
146 - update to gengetopt 2.22.2
147 - support for RSA keys of size > 512 bits
148 - new option "mixer_channel" for para_fade
149
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151 0.3.4 (2009-05-07) "elliptic inheritance"
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153
154 The new udp sender, forward error correction, colored logs and various
155 other improvements. As the udp sender does not depend on any special
156 libraries, it is built unconditionally.
157
158 - The udp sender replaces the ortp sender. The new code uses forward
159 error correction to protect against packet losses. Many thanks to
160 Gerrit Renker for providing ipv6 support.
161 - The default port for udp streaming now defaults to 8000, like
162 for the http and the dccp senders/receivers.
163 - Loglevels are now specified as symbolic names, e.g.
164 "--loglevel info".
165 - improved ipv4 and ipv6 URI parser (Gerrit Renker).
166 - para_server/para_audiod: Color support for log messages.
167 - new options for mp3dec: --ignore-crc, --bufsize
168 - new audiod option: --config-file.
169 - gengetopt cleanups.
170 - Improved help/man pages: The documentation of para_audiod,
171 para_recv, para_filter and para_write now also contains
172 all options of the available receivers/filters/writers. The
173 man page of para_fade contains a description of the different
174 modes of operation.
175 - More source code documentation.
176 - vss timing fixes.
177
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179 0.3.3 (2008-12-01) "axiomatic perspectivity"
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181
182 Internal code cleanups, bug fixes, improved tag handling and the new
183 amplification filter.
184
185 - para_server uses the generic scheduling code.
186 - overhaul of the virtual streaming system.
187 - mp3: id3 version 2 support via libid3tag (optional)
188 - ogg: vorbis comment support.
189 - aac meta info support.
190 - mp3 audio format handler cleanups.
191 - new filter: "amp" to amplify the amplitude of the audio stream
192 - new status item/database entry: amplification. It is
193 used by the amp filter to pre-amplify the audio stream.
194 - fix a close-without-open bug in para_write.
195 - fix a bug in com_init() which was introduced in 0.3.2.
196 - better error diagnostics for para_client.
197
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199 0.3.2 (2008-04-11) "probabilistic parity"
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201
202 The new para_afh executable, scheduling and documentation improvements.
203
204 - new ls option: -lc (list chunk table)
205 - new executable: para_afh, the stand-alone audio file handler tool
206 - afs commands can send output more than SHMMAX (32MB on Linux). This
207 also reduces the memory usage of commands that produce large amounts
208 of output.
209 - major scheduler and audiod cleanups.
210 - more detailed and much nicer man pages.
211
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213 0.3.1 (2008-02-23) "liquid interaction"
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215
216 A mix of cleanups, bug fixes, improvements, and some new features. No
217 significant changes to the new database (osl) code, which is generally
218 a good sign.
219
220 - Share some similar/duplicate code between the http and the
221 dccp sender.
222 - Generic access control lists for paraslash senders.
223 - dccp sender: Access control lists, connection limiting and support
224 for the allow,deny,on,off,help sender commands.
225 - The default dccp port changed from 5001 to 8000 (suggested by
226 Gerrit Renker).
227 - para_server starts even if not all public keys could be loaded.
228 - Audiod performance improvements.
229 - fix a bug in the "off" command of the http sender.
230 - fix some fd and memory leaks.
231 - Update to gengetopt-2.22.
232
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234 0.3.0 (2008-01-12) "solar saturation"
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236
237 paraslash.0.3.0 -- 'WWDBND --what would databases never do?'.
238
239
240 Usually one might expect lots of new features AND a big increase in size
241 for a major release like this.
242
243 However, paraslash-0.3.0.tar.bz2 is the smallest paraslash tarball
244 ever. The decrease in size is mostly due to the removal of some
245 graphical tools (which were only quick hacks anyway). But also the
246 fact that the mysql code is gone cuts down the size a bit.
247
248 Being independent of mysql comes at a cost: The fact that paraslash
249 now contains its own database (the object storage layer, osl) increases
250 the (stripped) binary size of para_server by ~50K on i386.
251
252 - no more restrictions on unique basenames.
253 - independent of mysql: The new self-contained object
254 storage layer (osl) replaces the mysql database.
255 - New executable para_fsck: Check integrity of osl tables.
256 - Lyrics support.
257 - Reliable audio file move/rename detection.
258 - More portable than ever: Tested on Linux (x86_32, x86_64, sparc64),
259 MacOS (ppc32, x86_32), FreeBSD (x86_32), NetBSD (x86_32) and
260 Solaris (sparc64).
261 - the new osl-based audio file selector (afs) replaces the random,
262 the playlist and the mysql selector of paraslash-0.2.x.
263 - IPv6 support (thanks to Gerrit Renker).
264 - paraslash-0.2.x streams are now called "moods". Writing
265 0.3.x-mood definitions should be both easier and more
266 powerful than writing 0.2.x-stream definitions.
267 - para_krell, para_slider, para_para_sdl_gui, para_dbadm have
268 been removed. The world is a better place without them. However,
269 para_gui is still there.
270 - afs tracks audio file selection also in playlist mode.
271 - few easy-to-use afs commands replace the many not-so-easy-to-use
272 mysql commands (and are available also in playlist mode).
273 - Improved error subsystem.
274 - The earth-shaking new logo.
275
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277 0.2.17 (2007-11-20) "isotropic threshold"
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279
280 Mainly bugfixes and cleanups in this version which marks the end of
281 the 0.2.x series if no serious bugs show up after the release.
282
283 - mysql_selector: fix a locking bug.
284 - universal chunk queueing.
285 - dccp sender uses chunk queueing if write() returns EAGAIN (thanks
286 to Gerrit Renker).
287 - be more carful wrt. signed vs. unsigned argument passing.
288 - cleanup error.h and fix some references to invalid error
289 codes.
290 - update to gengetopt-2.21.
291 - update to ortp-0.13.1.
292 - autoconf: extend checks for headers, library functions and
293 compiler characteristics.
294 - Fix streaming of large mp3 files.
295 - Fix an off-by-one bug in playlist handling.
296
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298 0.2.16 (2007-04-05) "neural discharge"
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300
301 The main change in this release is the major audio format handler
302 cleanup which removes some similar/duplicate code and makes it easier
303 to implement plugins for other audio formats. Of course, the usual mix
304 of other improvements/changes/bugfixes also made it into the release.
305
306 - simplified audio format handlers (most of the handling functions
307 were moved one layer up to the virtual streaming system).
308 - para_server uses mmap to read audio files
309 - repositioning of mp3 streams is much faster, in particular for
310 jumping near the end of large mp3 files.
311 - permission flags DB_READ,DB_WRITE have been renamed to AFS_READ
312 and AFS_WRITE.
313 - fix a bug in para_filter that caused decoding of aac files
314 to start only after a few seconds.
315 - fix osx_writer hangs
316 - simplified dccp code (thanks to Gerrit Renker)
317 - the compress filter works also on big endian systems (ppc)
318
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320 0.2.15 (2007-02-16) "inductive resonance"
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322
323 Minor improvements, more documentation and a bunch of bug fixes.
324
325 - para_server: The server.users file is only read once on server
326 startup rather than for each connection
327 - mp3dec: Fix decoding of corrupt mp3 files
328 - afs (audio file sender) is now called vss (virtual streaming
329 system). Consequently, the permission flags specified in
330 ~/.paraslash/server.users have also changed: AFS_READ and AFS_WRITE
331 become VSS_READ and VSS_WRITE respectively.
332 - para_audiod/para_filter: Fix a bug that caused the last chunk
333 of audio data not being written under certain circumstances
334 - audiod: compute the difference of server time and local time
335 correctly
336 - para_server/para_audiod: Fix some memory leaks
337 - documentation improvements
338 - configure.ac: fix checks for para_krell
339 - new man pages
340
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342 0.2.14 (2006-10-15) "transient singularity"
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344
345 The only major enhancement of this version is the osx writer which completes
346 the Mac OS Port and was originally planned already for 0.2.13 but had to wait
347 until now for reasons beyond the scope of this changelog entry.
348
349 - new output plugin for Mac Os: the osx writer
350 - rename configure command line options from --enable-xxx-headers to
351 --with-xxx-headers and --enable-xxx-libs to --with-xxx-libs
352 - configure: new command line options: --with-mad-headers,
353 --with-mad-libs, --with-oggvorbis-headers, and --with-oggvorbis-libs
354 - some robustness fixes
355 - dymamic audio format recognition for audiod
356 - para_server: new command line option: --autoplay_delay
357 - para_audiod: new command line option: --clock_diff_count
358
359 ---------------------------------------
360 0.2.13 (2006-07-14) "sonic convolution"
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362
363 A bunch of new features and core changes.
364
365 - the new paraslash scheduler, short and sweet.
366 - Support for m4a/mp4 files via the new aac audio format
367 handler/filter (requires libfaad).
368 - each writer has its own command line parser, just like
369 para_recv and para_filter.
370 - para_client and para_audioc use the error subsystem
371 - writers are integrated in para_audiod (currently linux-only)
372 - para_client is integrated in para_audiod
373 - random/playlist selector: improved info strings
374 - new audiod commands: tasks, kill
375 - update to libortp-0.10.1
376 - para_fade: wake time defaults to 8 hours from now
377 - update to autoconf-2.60
378
379
380 ------------------------------------------
381 0.2.12 (2006-05-12) "oriented abstraction"
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383
384 Many user-visible changes in this release and lots of new
385 features:
386
387
388 - the new optional dccp sender/receiver. It uses the datagram
389 congestion control protocol. You'll need a fairly new kernel
390 for this.
391 - paraslash works on Mac OS X (thanks to Gerd Becker)
392 - para_play renamed to para_write
393 - modular output plugin design (writers) for para_write
394 - new file_writer output plugin for para_write
395 - compress filter speed improvements
396 - update to libortp-0.9.1
397 - update to gengetopt-2.17rc
398 - para_client no longer depends on libreadline (as the
399 code for the interactive mode was removed).
400 - gcc-2-95 is no longer a supported compiler. It may still
401 work, but it gets no more testing.
402 - the tarball no longer contains the screenshot images which
403 reduces its size quite a bit.
404 - configure: new command line options: --enable-mysql-headers
405 and --enable-mysql-libs
406
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408 0.2.11 (2006-03-11) "atomic duality"
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410
411 Here it is, the first paraslash release developed with git. There
412 are fairly many user-visible changes in this release. As two out of
413 the three "database tools" of paraslash don't use a database at all,
414 they are now called "audio file selectors" instead.
415
416
417 - the cdt command (change database tool) becomes chs (change
418 selector)
419 - no more colon separators: The syntax of some options of
420 para_audiod and para_filter have changed. Use --help for
421 more info (and some examples).
422 - update to gengetopt-2.16 (thanks to Lorenzo Bettini)
423 - switch from cvs to git (should've done that earlier)
424 - the new ipc subsystem
425 - new audio file selector: playlist
426 - para_server: the dopey selector is now called "random",
427 and is the default selector. Use the --selector option to
428 choose another selector at startup, or the chs command to
429 change the selector at runtime.
430 - X86_64 fixes (thanks to Steffen Klassert)
431 - para_play fixes
432
433
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435 0.2.10 (2006-02-17) "cyclic attractor"
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437
438 Huge documentation update, a scrollable window for para_gui, ortp
439 improvements, and of course many small fixes not mentioned here.
440 The diffstat below is rather misleading as most insertions are due
441 to the new source documentation.
442
443 - autoconf cleanup
444 - para_server also uses the new error subsystem
445 - lots of new documentation (UTSL)
446 - gui improvements:
447 - keysyms for cursor keys and for next/previous page keys
448 - scrollable output window
449 - new internal commands: scroll up/down, page up/down
450 - fix color of command output.
451 - ortp: the --chunk_time and --header flags are no longer needed
452 for para_recv/para_audiod as this information is now encoded in
453 each rtp packet sent by para_server.
454
455
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457 0.2.9 (2006-01-24) "progressive turbulence"
458 -------------------------------------------
459
460 Internal audiod receivers/filters, the new error subsystem and
461 a lot of small improvements.
462
463 - para_recv and para_filter are integrated into the para_audiod
464 binary, i.e. audiod no longer spawns a new process for
465 each receiver/filter. As para_recv and para_filter might be
466 useful as standalone programs, they still get built (linked
467 against the same object files that are also used for audiod).
468 - further ortp timing improvements should reduce the CPU usage
469 of the ortp receiver.
470 - improved audio grabbing. The 'grab' command of para_audiod
471 has its own set of command line options. Read the output of
472 "para_audioc help grab" for more info.
473 - oggdec: configurable input prebuffer size.
474 - the new error subsystem gives better error diagnostics
475 and reduces code size.
476
477
478 -----------------------------------------
479 0.2.8 (2006-01-02) "dynamic accumulation"
480 -----------------------------------------
481
482 The new modular filter design and the para_play-hangs bugfix.
483
484 - new executable: para_filter. It combines para_mp3dec,
485 para_oggdec and para_compress. It also adds a further filter
486 type, wav, that just inserts a wave header at the desired point
487 of the filter chain. All 'piping' is done in-memory (i.e. no
488 read/write operations are used).
489 - para_play: fix a stupid bug that caused it to hang under
490 certain circumstances.
491
492
493 -------------------------------------------
494 0.2.7 (2006-12-27) "transparent invariance"
495 -------------------------------------------
496
497 Not many user-visible changes but a fair amount of internal improvements.
498
499
500 - The http sender buffers data if it can not be sent
501 out immediately (because the socket is not writable). This
502 should prevent para_server from shutting down the connection
503 too early on a loaded network.
504 - para_play also prebuffers data if it is told to start at a
505 future time by the --start_time option.
506 - The return of para_recv: It combines para_ortp_recv and
507 para_http_recv. Use the --receiver option to switch between
508 the two. para_recv builds without libortp, but contains
509 only the http receiver in this case.
510 - update to ortp 0.8.1. As this ortp release contains incompatible
511 changes, para_recv-0.2.7 won't link against older ortp libs.
512 - improved ortp timings.
513 - use of gcc-extensions that #define away for non-gcc and
514 gcc < 3.0.
515
516
517 -------------------------------------------
518 0.2.6 (2005-10-29) "recursive compensation"
519 -------------------------------------------
520
521 Transparent session encryption (uses openssl's Alleged RC4 cipher),
522 the internal find command and several other improvements and cleanups.
523
524 - Encrypt the session if encryption is requested by the client
525 (default for para_client 0.2.6). This is backwards
526 compatible, so older clients can still connect to para_server
527 0.2.6. Use the new client option --plain to request an
528 uncrypted session (off by default, must be set to on in
529 order to connect to para_server 0.2.x with 0 <= x <= 5).
530 - para_server uses an internal function to locate audio files
531 rather than calling find(1). The server option
532 --mysql_audio_file_dir replaces --mysql_find_cmd.
533 - documentation update
534 - man pages
535 - header file cleanup
536 - para_client code cleanup
537 - para_gui: faster display of output of display commands
538
539
540 ------------------------------------------
541 0.2.5 (2005-10-13) "aggressive resolution"
542 ------------------------------------------
543
544 This release adds internal senders, i.e. no more external programs are
545 spawned for sending out the audio data. There are two different senders
546 available: The http sender and the ortp sender (former para_send which
547 is no longer needed).
548
549 The new sender code has a plugin-like design so it can be easily
550 extended should there be be any future need for supporting another
551 network streaming protocol. All senders are completely independent of
552 each other. In particular, the http and the ortp sender can operate
553 in parallel.
554
555 - new server command: sender to control senders at runtime.
556 Read the output of "para_server -h" and "para_client help
557 sender" for more information.
558 - para_recv renamed to para_ortp_recv
559 - new executable: para_http_recv, a simple command line
560 http receiver.
561 - major afs/mp3/ogg code simplifications due to internal
562 senders.
563 - ogg timing improvements
564 - fix several minor memory leaks (found by valgrind)
565 - empty stream definitions work again
566 - com_ne(): ignore errors on remove
567 - audiod: fix segfault on server restart
568
569
570 ---------------------------------------
571 0.2.4 (2005-09-21) "toxic anticipation"
572 ---------------------------------------
573
574 Several small improvements, fixes and the new grab command.
575
576 - audiod:
577 - new command: "grab" to grab the output of the stream reader
578 or any filters. Read the output of "para_audioc help grab"
579 for more information.
580 - fix memory leak
581 - code cleanup
582 - audioc: new command line option: --bufsize to specify a
583 buffer size different from the default size 8192.
584 - improved error diagnostics for para_play.
585 - new configure option: --enable-ssldir so search for openssl in
586 non-standard places
587 - sdl_gui: Make it look nice again for 1024x768
588 - server: report total size of memory allocated with sbrk by malloc,
589 new command line option: --announce_time
590
591
592 -----------------------------------------
593 0.2.3 (2005-09-01) "hydrophilic movement"
594 -----------------------------------------
595
596 Two new executables and major feature enhancements.
597
598 - audiod filters: It is now possible to specify arbitrary many
599 (including none) filters for each supported audio
600 format. This can be used e.g. for normalizing volume,
601 transforming or grabbing the audio stream, or for using
602 visualizers. Read the output of "para_audiod -h" for the
603 syntax of the new --filter_cmd option.
604 - new executable: para_play, a tiny alsa player. It
605 can play wave files or raw pcm (16 bit little endian)
606 from stdin.
607 - new executable: para_compress, a dynamic range compressor
608 intended to keep audio output at a consistent volume. Derived
609 from AudioCompress, http://trikuare.cx/code/AudioCompress.html.
610 - audiod: New option: --stream_delay. This can be used in
611 a local network to syncronize the audio output of all
612 clients that play the same stream.
613
614
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616 0.2.2 (2005-08-19) "tangential excitation"
617 ------------------------------------------
618
619 Mostly internal changes in this release, but also some new commands
620 for the mysql database tool.
621
622 - cleanup exec.c, fix para_exec bug
623 - compile time loglevel (log messages below the given level
624 won't be compiled in, which reduces the size of the
625 resulting binaries)
626 - new log macros that shorten the size of the source code.
627 - workaround a gcc-4.1 bug (?) that caused send_cred_buffer()
628 to send only zeros. With this workaround, para_audioc works
629 again.
630 - avoid gcc-4 warning: conflicting types for built-in function 'clog'
631 - new mysql commands: "rm" (remove entry), "mv" (rename entry) "ne"
632 (new entry), "snp" (set numplayed). Read the manual for more
633 information.
634
635
636 ---------------------------------------
637 0.2.1 (2005-08-15) "surreal experience"
638 ---------------------------------------
639
640 Here comes paraslash-0.2.1. It contains a couple of new features and,
641 surprise, only minor bug fixes.
642
643 - kill noisy mp3 debug message
644 - cleanup of the build system
645 - para_server and para_client directly use the crypto routines
646 of the openssl library rather than invoking the openssl command
647 line utitlity
648 - server/audiod: new option --user to switch to the given user
649 when invoked as root. Read the output of "para_server -h" for
650 more information.
651 - gui/sdl_gui: new option --stat_cmd to be used to retrieve the
652 status. Default: "para_audioc stat"
653 - sdl_gui: new option --pic_cmd to be used to download the picture.
654 Default: "para_client pic"
655 - audiod: 5 slots ought to be enough for everybody
656 - audiod: new status item: Uptime, kill hup command
657
658
659
660 ------------------------------------------
661 0.2.0 (2005-08-06) "distributed diffusion"
662 ------------------------------------------
663
664 After several month of increased development activity, paraslash-0.2.0
665 has arrived. It contains many new features and is much more
666 self-contained than the old 0.1.x series. Enjoy!
667
668
669 - para_server: fix hang on song change and crash on sighup.
670 Speed up mysql queries. The DIR_LIKE macro is gone.
671 - new executables: para_audiod, the local audio daemon that
672 starts playback (uses SCM_CREDENTIALS socket magic) and
673 para_audioc, the corresponding client.
674 - new executables: para_mp3dec/para_oggdec, two really teensy
675 decoders. para_mp3dec is based on libmad, para_oggdec requires
676 libvorbisfile.
677 - ovsend/ovrecv are capable of streaming ogg as well as mp3, so
678 they are now called para_send and para_recv respectively.
679 - documentation updates
680 - para_gui is themable. For now there is the default theme that
681 looks as before and the simple theme: blue and easy.
682 - gui: audio streaming is now handled by audiod. Time display shows
683 playback time rather than streaming time
684 - slider: update to libzmw-0.2.0
685 - para_krell: fix crash on server shutdown
686 - switch from gzip to bzip2
687
688
689 ----------------------------------------
690 0.1.7 (2005-04-18) "melting penetration"
691 ----------------------------------------
692
693 The main change in this release is clearly the oggvorbis rewrite,
694 but there are also lots of smaller changes. If you intend to use both
695 the mp3 and the ogg plugin, it is recommended to use software mixing,
696 e.g. the dmix plugin which is provided by ALSA.
697
698 - new executables: para_ovsend and para_ovrecv for sending/receiving
699 oggvorbis files via rtp. Requires the open rtp library. Get it at
700 http://www.linphone.org/ortp/
701 - rewrite of the ogg_vorbis core code
702 - configure detects libzmw and, if detected, includes
703 para_slider to the list of binaries to be built by make
704 - server stream writers read from their associated fifo rather
705 than from stdin
706 - slider: two new sliders, lastplayed and numplayed
707 - fix nasty double free bug which caused random segfaults in case of
708 mp3 files with invalid header information
709 - gui: new command line option: --stream_timeout=seconds to
710 deactivate a slot if it is idle for that many seconds (default=`5')
711 - diffstats
712
713
714 ---------------------------------------
715 0.1.6 (2005-03-05) "asymptotic balance"
716 ---------------------------------------
717
718 Only little user-visible changes in this release. Mainly bugfixes and
719 core code cleanup. This is probably the most stable version ever if you
720 stick to mp3...
721
722 - fix several memory leaks
723 - rename default name of mysql database from "music" to "paraslash".
724 Use para_server's --mysql_database option if you do not want to
725 rename your old database.
726 - rework ogg vorbis code
727 - make update command work on mysql servers with LOCAL_INFILE
728 disabled
729 - gui: improved stream I/O (slots)
730 - simplified audio format API
731 - para_pob_ogg is gone
732
733 ------------------------------------
734 0.1.5 (2004-12-31) "opaque eternity"
735 ------------------------------------
736
737 Let's slide gently into the new year.
738
739 - new: para_slider (not built automatically, type "make
740 para_slider" to build). A toy for those who always felt that
741 creating stream definitions is difficult. See screenshots,
742 README and FEATURES for more info.
743 - improved signal handling. Fixes server segfault on SIGHUP
744 for linux kernels newer than Aug 24 2004 and makes para_gui
745 race-free.
746 - reload database tool on SIGHUP
747 - improved help message for sl
748 - do not log "broken pipe" messages as errors. They are
749 perfectly ok.
750 - fix wrong error message on permission errors
751
752 -----------------------------------------
753 0.1.4 (2004-12-19) "tunneling transition"
754 -----------------------------------------
755
756 Bugfix release. As expected, 0.1.3 introduced a bunch of new bugs.
757 Hopefully, most of them got wiped out with this release. Some
758 enhancements went also in.
759
760 - improved error diagnostics for all commands
761 - stradd/picadd: overwrite previous contents if entry already
762 exists, rather than returning errors
763 - stradd: use current stream if invoked without args
764 - faster (and hopefully more stable) ogg-vorbis handling
765 - para_krell: reap children to avoid zombie-flooding in case
766 no server is running
767 - si: report also server pid
768 - server: don't busy-loop if dbtool reports only invalid files.
769 - gui: CTRL+C works again, fix stream_read command line option
770 - fix pic_add, hist
771 - fix mysql dbtool startup in case no database exists
772 - many small fixes and cleanups
773
774 ---------------------------------------
775 0.1.3: (2004-12-10) "vanishing inertia"
776 ---------------------------------------
777
778 Starting from this release, the database tools are integrated in the
779 server binary. This decreases server startup time, reduces code size
780 and speeds up database commands. However, the layout of the underlying
781 mysql database changed only slightly and 0.1.3 should be backwards
782 compatible in that respect.
783
784 Visible changes:
785
786 - If mysql is not detected at compile time, or fails to init
787 at runtime, fall back to the dopey database tool which should
788 always work.
789 - para_dbtool and dbtool.conf are gone. All mysql specific
790 options are read from server.conf and are prefixed by 'mysql_'.
791 - new command: cdt (change database tool)
792 - new command line option: dbtool (choose startup database tool)
793 - The name of current stream is now stored in the database,
794 so paraslash remembers its current stream when restarted.
795 - new command: csp (change stream and play)
796 - para_gui also reports current database tool and server uptime
797
798
799 -------------------------------------------
800 0.1.2: (2004-11-28) "spherical fluctuation"
801 -------------------------------------------
802
803 Point release before the big dbtool changes go in.
804
805 - dbtool: rename ca to cam (copy all meta data). It now also
806 copies numplayed and lastplayed time as well as the picture
807 id.
808 - fix endless-loop-bug caused by mp3 files with invalid header
809
810 -----------------------------------------
811 0.1.1: (2004-11-05) "floating atmosphere"
812 -----------------------------------------
813
814 - gkrellm plugin
815 - new dbtool command: mbox. Browse your sound-file collection
816 with your favorite mail reader.
817 - several small fixes
818
819 -------------------------------------
820 0.1.0: (2204-10-22) "rotating cortex"
821 -------------------------------------
822
823 - fix logging bug for loglevel > VERBOSE
824 - fix skip command
825 - correct timings for vbr mp3s
826 - modular audio format support
827 - ogg-vorbis support (experimental)
828 - new server option: autoplay
829
830 -----------------------------------------
831 0.0.99: (2004-07-25) "harmonic deviation"
832 -----------------------------------------
833
834 - rename projectname from icc to paraslash (play, archive, rate
835 and stream large audio sets happily)
836 - paraslash is no longer restricted to one particular audio
837 streaming software
838 - new dbtool commands (stradd, strq, strdel) for easy stream
839 managment w/o configuration file. That obsoletes stream_defs
840 file/config option for dbtool.
841 - picadd accepts jpeg data from stdin
842 - new server commands: ps (select previous stream), sc (song change)
843 - new default pictures for sdl_gui
844 - gui: new key_map option for binding commands and internal
845 functions to arbitrary keys, nice help screen, rip out
846 soundcard/linux specific stuff, avoid noise artefacts while jumping,
847 show silly logo on startup
848 - new executables: para_fade for fading volume, para_dbadm for
849 manipulating attributes
850 - cdb adds _all_ tables to mysql database
851 - revised and beautified documentation
852 - sample dbtool rewritten in C
853 - autoconf
854
855 ---------------------------------------------
856 0.0.98: (2003-12-26) "incremental smoothness"
857 ---------------------------------------------
858
859 - kick icecast in favour of poc. That removes some races and reduces
860 core code considerably.
861 - cbr/vbr is displayed by stat and gui/sdl_gui. New status flags
862 give finer info on afs' status.
863 - gui can start decoder (see config options). Further new gui
864 commands: refresh (^L), jmp (F1-F10)
865 - gui rereads conf on SIGUSR1 instead of SIGHUP. SIGHUP
866 terminates gui. This fixes dead instances consuming memory
867 continuously.
868 - new dbtool command: verb for sending verbatim sql queries.
869 - fix pid_list races (by removing pid_list)
870 - codename funnies
871
872 --------------------
873 0.0.97: (2003-10-26)
874 --------------------
875
876 - installation prefix now defaults to /usr/local
877 - new commands for gui: snozze, sleep and reread config
878 - config file for gui and sdl_gui
879 - fix problems with filenames containing funny characters
880 (reported by Thomas Forell)
881 - improved signal handling for gui, now it rereads conf on SIGHUP
882 - new dbtool command: cdb (create database)
883 - switch from argtable to gengetopt
884 - major code cleanup and speed improvements
885 - fix several potential buffer overflows
886 - many small fixes and cleanups
887
888 -------------------
889 0.0.96 (2003-08-30)
890 -------------------
891
892 - easy stream_defs syntax
893 - sdl_gui can display images associated to the file being played
894 - Major feature enhancements for icc_gui including dynamic text
895 placement and the top/bottom window design
896 - vrfy/clean now also checks for NULL values in attributes as
897 well as for invalid picture pointers
898 - fix long outstanding case sensitivity bug
899 - many small fixes and cleanups
900
901 -------------------
902 0.0.95 (2003-06-29)
903 -------------------
904
905 - sdl gui runs much faster
906 - new dbtool command: ca (copy attributes)
907 - count and display number of times the song has been played
908 - new feature: scoring
909 - command line options for sdl_gui
910 - simpler syntax of streams file
911 - decrease network traffic of stat
912 - fix zombie bug
913 - many small fixes and cleanups
914
915 -------------------
916 0.0.94 (2003-05-04)
917 -------------------
918
919 - new server command: ns (next stream)
920 - new icc_gui command: c (change stream)
921 - internal mp3info
922 - stat shows also id3 tag info
923 - new sdl based gui
924 - log flodding bug fixed
925 - many small fixes and cleanups
926
927 -------------------
928 0.0.93 (2003-03-28)
929 -------------------
930
931 - colors for icc_gui
932 - icc_gui sets volume directly (linux only)
933 - proper locking that fixes some races
934 - fix security bug that caused commands to be executed even
935 with unsufficient permissions
936 - new command: hup to make all servers reread their configuration file
937 - icecast meta data streaming
938 - many small fixes and cleanups