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2 0.4.7 (to be announced) "infinite rollback"
3 -------------------------------------------
4
5 ------------------------------------------
6 0.4.6 (2011-03-31) "deterministic entropy"
7 ------------------------------------------
8
9 Lots of ogg/vorbis improvements, the new test suite, enhancements
10 for para_gui and a fair amount of other bug fixes.
11
12 - For DCCP/OGG streams the audio file header is only sent once
13 at the beginning of the stream rather than periodically
14 every five seconds. This reduces network traffic and the
15 FEC group size.
16 - The vorbis comment header is replaced by an empty dummy header
17 before the header is sent over the network. This also results in
18 less network traffic and smaller FEC groups.
19 - The new "test" make target allows to perform some sanity checks prior
20 to installing the package.
21 - ogg timing fixes and performance improvements
22 - Scheduler improvements
23 - Proper exit codes for para_write
24 - para_gui: New option --theme to select a startup theme. Several
25 other improvements and fixes.
26 - aacdec error message cleanups
27 - simplified color error handling
28
29 --------------------------------------------
30 0.4.5 (2010-12-17) "symmetric randomization"
31 --------------------------------------------
32
33 Bug fixes, internal cleanups and variable-sized FEC slices.
34
35 - Contains a fix for an invalid-free-bug in the ogg audio format
36 handler code.
37 - Switching off the DCCP sender works again.
38 - para_audiod handles crashes of para_server more robustly.
39 - Internal scheduler and writer cleanups.
40 - Reduced latency due to variable-sized FEC slices.
41 - Improved documentation and error diagnostics.
42 - The build of para_server is now optional, allowing the build
43 to succeed in case libosl is not installed.
44
45 ------------------------------------------
46 0.4.4 (2010-08-06) "persistent regularity"
47 ------------------------------------------
48
49 Support for yet another audio format, para_write improvements and
50 bug fixes.
51
52 - Support for the speex codec.
53 - Support for sample formats other than 16 bit little endian.
54 - error2.h is now created by a perl script which speeds up configure
55 considerably.
56 - Fix a bug in the aac decoder which could lead to segfaults in
57 para_filter/para_audiod.
58 - Fixes for autoconf-2.66.
59
60 ----------------------------------------
61 0.4.3 (2010-07-05) "imaginary radiation"
62 ----------------------------------------
63
64 Many improvements for the DCCP and the UDP transport, the new user
65 manual and the usual mix of bug fixes and internal improvements.
66
67 - FEC support for the DCCP sender (Gerrit Renker). The new
68 --dccp_max_slice_size, --dccp_data_slices_per_group and
69 --dccp_slices_per_group options can be used to set the FEC
70 parameters for the DCCP transport.
71 - DNS lookups for UDP targets (Gerrit Renker).
72 - The new user manual replaces the README, README.afs, REQUIREMENTS
73 and INSTALL documents.
74 - Fix an end-of-file detection bug in the oggdec filter.
75 - The new nonblock API.
76 - Both options of the oggdec filter have been removed.
77 - New debug mode for the internal scheduler.
78
79 ------------------------------------------
80 0.4.2 (2010-04-23) "associative expansion"
81 ------------------------------------------
82
83 It's been some time since the last release, but finally here is
84 paraslash-0.4.2. The bulk of the changes comes from the new buffer
85 tree API, but there are changes all over the tree. Mainly performance
86 and usability improvements, but also quite some bug fixes.
87
88 - The new buffer tree API.
89 - DCCP: Support for CCID negotiation (Gerrit Renker).
90 - UDP robustness fixes.
91 - The --bufsize option for mp3dec is gone as it no longer makes sense
92 for the new buffer tree API.
93 - Fix audible buffer underruns for wma streams.
94 - The alsa writer no longer prints meaningless underrun durations.
95 - audiod: Defaults work also for udp streams. If no filter is
96 given for an audio format that is received via upd, fecdec is
97 automatically added as the first filter (along with the decoder).
98
99 ---------------------------------------
100 0.4.1 (2009-12-22) "concurrent horizon"
101 ---------------------------------------
102
103 Support for another audio format, minor feature enhancements and lots of bug
104 fixes. All fixes that have been accumulated in the maint branch (in particular
105 those mentionened in the 0.3.6 release notes) appear in this release as well.
106
107 - wma support.
108 - new afh option: --human to activate human-readable output.
109 - new server/audiod option: --log-timing to print timing information.
110 - build system improvements.
111 - source code documentation updates.
112
113 -------------------------------------
114 0.3.6 (2009-12-07) "cubic continuity"
115 -------------------------------------
116
117 Quite a few bugs have been found and fixed since 0.3.5, so here's
118 another 0.3.x release. No new features.
119
120 - Always check return value of malloc().
121 - ogg vorbis/FEC: Do not write garbage after the audio file header.
122 - exit if root privileges could not be dropped.
123 - FEC: Fix computation of extra slices.
124 - oss: Fix check for empty input buffer.
125 - Avoid buffer underruns due to filter chain output buffer constraints.
126 - server: Fix assignment of afs_pid.
127 - Don't panic if the afs database contains unknown audio formats.
128 - http/dccp: Do not send the audio file header twice.
129 - FEC: Timing improvements.
130
131 ----------------------------------------------
132 0.4.0 (2009-11-10) "simultaneous independence"
133 ----------------------------------------------
134
135 Two significant changes which require the new version number: The
136 improved authentication dialog and the fact that the database code
137 has been moved to a library, libosl. To use the new version, you have
138 to generate new RSA keys, see INSTALL for details. A shell script is
139 provided for conversion of the 0.3 database to the new 0.4 format.
140
141 - stronger crypto for client authentication
142 - the database code has been moved to a library
143 - improved status item handling
144 - cleanup of the build system
145 - The "-V" option now also prints the git version
146 - the new parser-friendly listing mode for the ls and stat commands
147 - mandatory rc4 encryption
148 - major audio format handler cleanups
149 - (id3,...) tags are no longer stored as a combined string in the database
150 - new mood methods: artist_matches, title_matches, comment_matches,
151 album_matches, year_maches, year.
152
153 --------------------------------------------
154 0.3.5 (2009-09-21) "symplectic separability"
155 --------------------------------------------
156
157 Full client support for *BSD Unixes, complete re-write of the ogg
158 vorbis audio format handler, various improvements all over the place
159 and the usual mix of bugfixes. This release marks the end of the 0.3
160 series if no serious problems show up.
161
162 - the new oss writer (supported on *BSD and Linux)
163 - rewrite of the ogg vorbis audio format handler. It's
164 recommended to replace the chunk tables of existing ogg
165 vorbis files in the afs database by re-adding these files
166 with "add -f".
167 - support for netmask subsets (Gerrit Renker)
168 - the new prebuffer filter
169 - improved signal handling
170 - variable fec output buffer size
171 - improved FEC timing fixes audible buffer underruns in UDP mode
172 - --log_color actually works
173 - new ls option: -d (print dates as seconds after the epoch)
174 - update to gengetopt 2.22.2
175 - support for RSA keys of size > 512 bits
176 - new option "mixer_channel" for para_fade
177
178 -----------------------------------------
179 0.3.4 (2009-05-07) "elliptic inheritance"
180 -----------------------------------------
181
182 The new udp sender, forward error correction, colored logs and various
183 other improvements. As the udp sender does not depend on any special
184 libraries, it is built unconditionally.
185
186 - The udp sender replaces the ortp sender. The new code uses forward
187 error correction to protect against packet losses. Many thanks to
188 Gerrit Renker for providing ipv6 support.
189 - The default port for udp streaming now defaults to 8000, like
190 for the http and the dccp senders/receivers.
191 - Loglevels are now specified as symbolic names, e.g.
192 "--loglevel info".
193 - improved ipv4 and ipv6 URI parser (Gerrit Renker).
194 - para_server/para_audiod: Color support for log messages.
195 - new options for mp3dec: --ignore-crc, --bufsize
196 - new audiod option: --config-file.
197 - gengetopt cleanups.
198 - Improved help/man pages: The documentation of para_audiod,
199 para_recv, para_filter and para_write now also contains
200 all options of the available receivers/filters/writers. The
201 man page of para_fade contains a description of the different
202 modes of operation.
203 - More source code documentation.
204 - vss timing fixes.
205
206 --------------------------------------------
207 0.3.3 (2008-12-01) "axiomatic perspectivity"
208 --------------------------------------------
209
210 Internal code cleanups, bug fixes, improved tag handling and the new
211 amplification filter.
212
213 - para_server uses the generic scheduling code.
214 - overhaul of the virtual streaming system.
215 - mp3: id3 version 2 support via libid3tag (optional)
216 - ogg: vorbis comment support.
217 - aac meta info support.
218 - mp3 audio format handler cleanups.
219 - new filter: "amp" to amplify the amplitude of the audio stream
220 - new status item/database entry: amplification. It is
221 used by the amp filter to pre-amplify the audio stream.
222 - fix a close-without-open bug in para_write.
223 - fix a bug in com_init() which was introduced in 0.3.2.
224 - better error diagnostics for para_client.
225
226 -----------------------------------------
227 0.3.2 (2008-04-11) "probabilistic parity"
228 -----------------------------------------
229
230 The new para_afh executable, scheduling and documentation improvements.
231
232 - new ls option: -lc (list chunk table)
233 - new executable: para_afh, the stand-alone audio file handler tool
234 - afs commands can send output more than SHMMAX (32MB on Linux). This
235 also reduces the memory usage of commands that produce large amounts
236 of output.
237 - major scheduler and audiod cleanups.
238 - more detailed and much nicer man pages.
239
240 ---------------------------------------
241 0.3.1 (2008-02-23) "liquid interaction"
242 ---------------------------------------
243
244 A mix of cleanups, bug fixes, improvements, and some new features. No
245 significant changes to the new database (osl) code, which is generally
246 a good sign.
247
248 - Share some similar/duplicate code between the http and the
249 dccp sender.
250 - Generic access control lists for paraslash senders.
251 - dccp sender: Access control lists, connection limiting and support
252 for the allow,deny,on,off,help sender commands.
253 - The default dccp port changed from 5001 to 8000 (suggested by
254 Gerrit Renker).
255 - para_server starts even if not all public keys could be loaded.
256 - Audiod performance improvements.
257 - fix a bug in the "off" command of the http sender.
258 - fix some fd and memory leaks.
259 - Update to gengetopt-2.22.
260
261 -------------------------------------
262 0.3.0 (2008-01-12) "solar saturation"
263 -------------------------------------
264
265 paraslash.0.3.0 -- 'WWDBND --what would databases never do?'.
266
267
268 Usually one might expect lots of new features AND a big increase in size
269 for a major release like this.
270
271 However, paraslash-0.3.0.tar.bz2 is the smallest paraslash tarball
272 ever. The decrease in size is mostly due to the removal of some
273 graphical tools (which were only quick hacks anyway). But also the
274 fact that the mysql code is gone cuts down the size a bit.
275
276 Being independent of mysql comes at a cost: The fact that paraslash
277 now contains its own database (the object storage layer, osl) increases
278 the (stripped) binary size of para_server by ~50K on i386.
279
280 - no more restrictions on unique basenames.
281 - independent of mysql: The new self-contained object
282 storage layer (osl) replaces the mysql database.
283 - New executable para_fsck: Check integrity of osl tables.
284 - Lyrics support.
285 - Reliable audio file move/rename detection.
286 - More portable than ever: Tested on Linux (x86_32, x86_64, sparc64),
287 MacOS (ppc32, x86_32), FreeBSD (x86_32), NetBSD (x86_32) and
288 Solaris (sparc64).
289 - the new osl-based audio file selector (afs) replaces the random,
290 the playlist and the mysql selector of paraslash-0.2.x.
291 - IPv6 support (thanks to Gerrit Renker).
292 - paraslash-0.2.x streams are now called "moods". Writing
293 0.3.x-mood definitions should be both easier and more
294 powerful than writing 0.2.x-stream definitions.
295 - para_krell, para_slider, para_para_sdl_gui, para_dbadm have
296 been removed. The world is a better place without them. However,
297 para_gui is still there.
298 - afs tracks audio file selection also in playlist mode.
299 - few easy-to-use afs commands replace the many not-so-easy-to-use
300 mysql commands (and are available also in playlist mode).
301 - Improved error subsystem.
302 - The earth-shaking new logo.
303
304 -----------------------------------------
305 0.2.17 (2007-11-20) "isotropic threshold"
306 -----------------------------------------
307
308 Mainly bugfixes and cleanups in this version which marks the end of
309 the 0.2.x series if no serious bugs show up after the release.
310
311 - mysql_selector: fix a locking bug.
312 - universal chunk queueing.
313 - dccp sender uses chunk queueing if write() returns EAGAIN (thanks
314 to Gerrit Renker).
315 - be more carful wrt. signed vs. unsigned argument passing.
316 - cleanup error.h and fix some references to invalid error
317 codes.
318 - update to gengetopt-2.21.
319 - update to ortp-0.13.1.
320 - autoconf: extend checks for headers, library functions and
321 compiler characteristics.
322 - Fix streaming of large mp3 files.
323 - Fix an off-by-one bug in playlist handling.
324
325 --------------------------------------
326 0.2.16 (2007-04-05) "neural discharge"
327 --------------------------------------
328
329 The main change in this release is the major audio format handler
330 cleanup which removes some similar/duplicate code and makes it easier
331 to implement plugins for other audio formats. Of course, the usual mix
332 of other improvements/changes/bugfixes also made it into the release.
333
334 - simplified audio format handlers (most of the handling functions
335 were moved one layer up to the virtual streaming system).
336 - para_server uses mmap to read audio files
337 - repositioning of mp3 streams is much faster, in particular for
338 jumping near the end of large mp3 files.
339 - permission flags DB_READ,DB_WRITE have been renamed to AFS_READ
340 and AFS_WRITE.
341 - fix a bug in para_filter that caused decoding of aac files
342 to start only after a few seconds.
343 - fix osx_writer hangs
344 - simplified dccp code (thanks to Gerrit Renker)
345 - the compress filter works also on big endian systems (ppc)
346
347 -----------------------------------------
348 0.2.15 (2007-02-16) "inductive resonance"
349 -----------------------------------------
350
351 Minor improvements, more documentation and a bunch of bug fixes.
352
353 - para_server: The server.users file is only read once on server
354 startup rather than for each connection
355 - mp3dec: Fix decoding of corrupt mp3 files
356 - afs (audio file sender) is now called vss (virtual streaming
357 system). Consequently, the permission flags specified in
358 ~/.paraslash/server.users have also changed: AFS_READ and AFS_WRITE
359 become VSS_READ and VSS_WRITE respectively.
360 - para_audiod/para_filter: Fix a bug that caused the last chunk
361 of audio data not being written under certain circumstances
362 - audiod: compute the difference of server time and local time
363 correctly
364 - para_server/para_audiod: Fix some memory leaks
365 - documentation improvements
366 - configure.ac: fix checks for para_krell
367 - new man pages
368
369 -------------------------------------------
370 0.2.14 (2006-10-15) "transient singularity"
371 -------------------------------------------
372
373 The only major enhancement of this version is the osx writer which completes
374 the Mac OS Port and was originally planned already for 0.2.13 but had to wait
375 until now for reasons beyond the scope of this changelog entry.
376
377 - new output plugin for Mac Os: the osx writer
378 - rename configure command line options from --enable-xxx-headers to
379 --with-xxx-headers and --enable-xxx-libs to --with-xxx-libs
380 - configure: new command line options: --with-mad-headers,
381 --with-mad-libs, --with-oggvorbis-headers, and --with-oggvorbis-libs
382 - some robustness fixes
383 - dymamic audio format recognition for audiod
384 - para_server: new command line option: --autoplay_delay
385 - para_audiod: new command line option: --clock_diff_count
386
387 ---------------------------------------
388 0.2.13 (2006-07-14) "sonic convolution"
389 ---------------------------------------
390
391 A bunch of new features and core changes.
392
393 - the new paraslash scheduler, short and sweet.
394 - Support for m4a/mp4 files via the new aac audio format
395 handler/filter (requires libfaad).
396 - each writer has its own command line parser, just like
397 para_recv and para_filter.
398 - para_client and para_audioc use the error subsystem
399 - writers are integrated in para_audiod (currently linux-only)
400 - para_client is integrated in para_audiod
401 - random/playlist selector: improved info strings
402 - new audiod commands: tasks, kill
403 - update to libortp-0.10.1
404 - para_fade: wake time defaults to 8 hours from now
405 - update to autoconf-2.60
406
407
408 ------------------------------------------
409 0.2.12 (2006-05-12) "oriented abstraction"
410 ------------------------------------------
411
412 Many user-visible changes in this release and lots of new
413 features:
414
415
416 - the new optional dccp sender/receiver. It uses the datagram
417 congestion control protocol. You'll need a fairly new kernel
418 for this.
419 - paraslash works on Mac OS X (thanks to Gerd Becker)
420 - para_play renamed to para_write
421 - modular output plugin design (writers) for para_write
422 - new file_writer output plugin for para_write
423 - compress filter speed improvements
424 - update to libortp-0.9.1
425 - update to gengetopt-2.17rc
426 - para_client no longer depends on libreadline (as the
427 code for the interactive mode was removed).
428 - gcc-2-95 is no longer a supported compiler. It may still
429 work, but it gets no more testing.
430 - the tarball no longer contains the screenshot images which
431 reduces its size quite a bit.
432 - configure: new command line options: --enable-mysql-headers
433 and --enable-mysql-libs
434
435 ------------------------------------
436 0.2.11 (2006-03-11) "atomic duality"
437 ------------------------------------
438
439 Here it is, the first paraslash release developed with git. There
440 are fairly many user-visible changes in this release. As two out of
441 the three "database tools" of paraslash don't use a database at all,
442 they are now called "audio file selectors" instead.
443
444
445 - the cdt command (change database tool) becomes chs (change
446 selector)
447 - no more colon separators: The syntax of some options of
448 para_audiod and para_filter have changed. Use --help for
449 more info (and some examples).
450 - update to gengetopt-2.16 (thanks to Lorenzo Bettini)
451 - switch from cvs to git (should've done that earlier)
452 - the new ipc subsystem
453 - new audio file selector: playlist
454 - para_server: the dopey selector is now called "random",
455 and is the default selector. Use the --selector option to
456 choose another selector at startup, or the chs command to
457 change the selector at runtime.
458 - X86_64 fixes (thanks to Steffen Klassert)
459 - para_play fixes
460
461
462 --------------------------------------
463 0.2.10 (2006-02-17) "cyclic attractor"
464 --------------------------------------
465
466 Huge documentation update, a scrollable window for para_gui, ortp
467 improvements, and of course many small fixes not mentioned here.
468 The diffstat below is rather misleading as most insertions are due
469 to the new source documentation.
470
471 - autoconf cleanup
472 - para_server also uses the new error subsystem
473 - lots of new documentation (UTSL)
474 - gui improvements:
475 - keysyms for cursor keys and for next/previous page keys
476 - scrollable output window
477 - new internal commands: scroll up/down, page up/down
478 - fix color of command output.
479 - ortp: the --chunk_time and --header flags are no longer needed
480 for para_recv/para_audiod as this information is now encoded in
481 each rtp packet sent by para_server.
482
483
484 -------------------------------------------
485 0.2.9 (2006-01-24) "progressive turbulence"
486 -------------------------------------------
487
488 Internal audiod receivers/filters, the new error subsystem and
489 a lot of small improvements.
490
491 - para_recv and para_filter are integrated into the para_audiod
492 binary, i.e. audiod no longer spawns a new process for
493 each receiver/filter. As para_recv and para_filter might be
494 useful as standalone programs, they still get built (linked
495 against the same object files that are also used for audiod).
496 - further ortp timing improvements should reduce the CPU usage
497 of the ortp receiver.
498 - improved audio grabbing. The 'grab' command of para_audiod
499 has its own set of command line options. Read the output of
500 "para_audioc help grab" for more info.
501 - oggdec: configurable input prebuffer size.
502 - the new error subsystem gives better error diagnostics
503 and reduces code size.
504
505
506 -----------------------------------------
507 0.2.8 (2006-01-02) "dynamic accumulation"
508 -----------------------------------------
509
510 The new modular filter design and the para_play-hangs bugfix.
511
512 - new executable: para_filter. It combines para_mp3dec,
513 para_oggdec and para_compress. It also adds a further filter
514 type, wav, that just inserts a wave header at the desired point
515 of the filter chain. All 'piping' is done in-memory (i.e. no
516 read/write operations are used).
517 - para_play: fix a stupid bug that caused it to hang under
518 certain circumstances.
519
520
521 -------------------------------------------
522 0.2.7 (2006-12-27) "transparent invariance"
523 -------------------------------------------
524
525 Not many user-visible changes but a fair amount of internal improvements.
526
527
528 - The http sender buffers data if it can not be sent
529 out immediately (because the socket is not writable). This
530 should prevent para_server from shutting down the connection
531 too early on a loaded network.
532 - para_play also prebuffers data if it is told to start at a
533 future time by the --start_time option.
534 - The return of para_recv: It combines para_ortp_recv and
535 para_http_recv. Use the --receiver option to switch between
536 the two. para_recv builds without libortp, but contains
537 only the http receiver in this case.
538 - update to ortp 0.8.1. As this ortp release contains incompatible
539 changes, para_recv-0.2.7 won't link against older ortp libs.
540 - improved ortp timings.
541 - use of gcc-extensions that #define away for non-gcc and
542 gcc < 3.0.
543
544
545 -------------------------------------------
546 0.2.6 (2005-10-29) "recursive compensation"
547 -------------------------------------------
548
549 Transparent session encryption (uses openssl's Alleged RC4 cipher),
550 the internal find command and several other improvements and cleanups.
551
552 - Encrypt the session if encryption is requested by the client
553 (default for para_client 0.2.6). This is backwards
554 compatible, so older clients can still connect to para_server
555 0.2.6. Use the new client option --plain to request an
556 uncrypted session (off by default, must be set to on in
557 order to connect to para_server 0.2.x with 0 <= x <= 5).
558 - para_server uses an internal function to locate audio files
559 rather than calling find(1). The server option
560 --mysql_audio_file_dir replaces --mysql_find_cmd.
561 - documentation update
562 - man pages
563 - header file cleanup
564 - para_client code cleanup
565 - para_gui: faster display of output of display commands
566
567
568 ------------------------------------------
569 0.2.5 (2005-10-13) "aggressive resolution"
570 ------------------------------------------
571
572 This release adds internal senders, i.e. no more external programs are
573 spawned for sending out the audio data. There are two different senders
574 available: The http sender and the ortp sender (former para_send which
575 is no longer needed).
576
577 The new sender code has a plugin-like design so it can be easily
578 extended should there be be any future need for supporting another
579 network streaming protocol. All senders are completely independent of
580 each other. In particular, the http and the ortp sender can operate
581 in parallel.
582
583 - new server command: sender to control senders at runtime.
584 Read the output of "para_server -h" and "para_client help
585 sender" for more information.
586 - para_recv renamed to para_ortp_recv
587 - new executable: para_http_recv, a simple command line
588 http receiver.
589 - major afs/mp3/ogg code simplifications due to internal
590 senders.
591 - ogg timing improvements
592 - fix several minor memory leaks (found by valgrind)
593 - empty stream definitions work again
594 - com_ne(): ignore errors on remove
595 - audiod: fix segfault on server restart
596
597
598 ---------------------------------------
599 0.2.4 (2005-09-21) "toxic anticipation"
600 ---------------------------------------
601
602 Several small improvements, fixes and the new grab command.
603
604 - audiod:
605 - new command: "grab" to grab the output of the stream reader
606 or any filters. Read the output of "para_audioc help grab"
607 for more information.
608 - fix memory leak
609 - code cleanup
610 - audioc: new command line option: --bufsize to specify a
611 buffer size different from the default size 8192.
612 - improved error diagnostics for para_play.
613 - new configure option: --enable-ssldir so search for openssl in
614 non-standard places
615 - sdl_gui: Make it look nice again for 1024x768
616 - server: report total size of memory allocated with sbrk by malloc,
617 new command line option: --announce_time
618
619
620 -----------------------------------------
621 0.2.3 (2005-09-01) "hydrophilic movement"
622 -----------------------------------------
623
624 Two new executables and major feature enhancements.
625
626 - audiod filters: It is now possible to specify arbitrary many
627 (including none) filters for each supported audio
628 format. This can be used e.g. for normalizing volume,
629 transforming or grabbing the audio stream, or for using
630 visualizers. Read the output of "para_audiod -h" for the
631 syntax of the new --filter_cmd option.
632 - new executable: para_play, a tiny alsa player. It
633 can play wave files or raw pcm (16 bit little endian)
634 from stdin.
635 - new executable: para_compress, a dynamic range compressor
636 intended to keep audio output at a consistent volume. Derived
637 from AudioCompress, http://trikuare.cx/code/AudioCompress.html.
638 - audiod: New option: --stream_delay. This can be used in
639 a local network to syncronize the audio output of all
640 clients that play the same stream.
641
642
643 ------------------------------------------
644 0.2.2 (2005-08-19) "tangential excitation"
645 ------------------------------------------
646
647 Mostly internal changes in this release, but also some new commands
648 for the mysql database tool.
649
650 - cleanup exec.c, fix para_exec bug
651 - compile time loglevel (log messages below the given level
652 won't be compiled in, which reduces the size of the
653 resulting binaries)
654 - new log macros that shorten the size of the source code.
655 - workaround a gcc-4.1 bug (?) that caused send_cred_buffer()
656 to send only zeros. With this workaround, para_audioc works
657 again.
658 - avoid gcc-4 warning: conflicting types for built-in function 'clog'
659 - new mysql commands: "rm" (remove entry), "mv" (rename entry) "ne"
660 (new entry), "snp" (set numplayed). Read the manual for more
661 information.
662
663
664 ---------------------------------------
665 0.2.1 (2005-08-15) "surreal experience"
666 ---------------------------------------
667
668 Here comes paraslash-0.2.1. It contains a couple of new features and,
669 surprise, only minor bug fixes.
670
671 - kill noisy mp3 debug message
672 - cleanup of the build system
673 - para_server and para_client directly use the crypto routines
674 of the openssl library rather than invoking the openssl command
675 line utitlity
676 - server/audiod: new option --user to switch to the given user
677 when invoked as root. Read the output of "para_server -h" for
678 more information.
679 - gui/sdl_gui: new option --stat_cmd to be used to retrieve the
680 status. Default: "para_audioc stat"
681 - sdl_gui: new option --pic_cmd to be used to download the picture.
682 Default: "para_client pic"
683 - audiod: 5 slots ought to be enough for everybody
684 - audiod: new status item: Uptime, kill hup command
685
686
687
688 ------------------------------------------
689 0.2.0 (2005-08-06) "distributed diffusion"
690 ------------------------------------------
691
692 After several month of increased development activity, paraslash-0.2.0
693 has arrived. It contains many new features and is much more
694 self-contained than the old 0.1.x series. Enjoy!
695
696
697 - para_server: fix hang on song change and crash on sighup.
698 Speed up mysql queries. The DIR_LIKE macro is gone.
699 - new executables: para_audiod, the local audio daemon that
700 starts playback (uses SCM_CREDENTIALS socket magic) and
701 para_audioc, the corresponding client.
702 - new executables: para_mp3dec/para_oggdec, two really teensy
703 decoders. para_mp3dec is based on libmad, para_oggdec requires
704 libvorbisfile.
705 - ovsend/ovrecv are capable of streaming ogg as well as mp3, so
706 they are now called para_send and para_recv respectively.
707 - documentation updates
708 - para_gui is themable. For now there is the default theme that
709 looks as before and the simple theme: blue and easy.
710 - gui: audio streaming is now handled by audiod. Time display shows
711 playback time rather than streaming time
712 - slider: update to libzmw-0.2.0
713 - para_krell: fix crash on server shutdown
714 - switch from gzip to bzip2
715
716
717 ----------------------------------------
718 0.1.7 (2005-04-18) "melting penetration"
719 ----------------------------------------
720
721 The main change in this release is clearly the oggvorbis rewrite,
722 but there are also lots of smaller changes. If you intend to use both
723 the mp3 and the ogg plugin, it is recommended to use software mixing,
724 e.g. the dmix plugin which is provided by ALSA.
725
726 - new executables: para_ovsend and para_ovrecv for sending/receiving
727 oggvorbis files via rtp. Requires the open rtp library. Get it at
728 http://www.linphone.org/ortp/
729 - rewrite of the ogg_vorbis core code
730 - configure detects libzmw and, if detected, includes
731 para_slider to the list of binaries to be built by make
732 - server stream writers read from their associated fifo rather
733 than from stdin
734 - slider: two new sliders, lastplayed and numplayed
735 - fix nasty double free bug which caused random segfaults in case of
736 mp3 files with invalid header information
737 - gui: new command line option: --stream_timeout=seconds to
738 deactivate a slot if it is idle for that many seconds (default=`5')
739 - diffstats
740
741
742 ---------------------------------------
743 0.1.6 (2005-03-05) "asymptotic balance"
744 ---------------------------------------
745
746 Only little user-visible changes in this release. Mainly bugfixes and
747 core code cleanup. This is probably the most stable version ever if you
748 stick to mp3...
749
750 - fix several memory leaks
751 - rename default name of mysql database from "music" to "paraslash".
752 Use para_server's --mysql_database option if you do not want to
753 rename your old database.
754 - rework ogg vorbis code
755 - make update command work on mysql servers with LOCAL_INFILE
756 disabled
757 - gui: improved stream I/O (slots)
758 - simplified audio format API
759 - para_pob_ogg is gone
760
761 ------------------------------------
762 0.1.5 (2004-12-31) "opaque eternity"
763 ------------------------------------
764
765 Let's slide gently into the new year.
766
767 - new: para_slider (not built automatically, type "make
768 para_slider" to build). A toy for those who always felt that
769 creating stream definitions is difficult. See screenshots,
770 README and FEATURES for more info.
771 - improved signal handling. Fixes server segfault on SIGHUP
772 for linux kernels newer than Aug 24 2004 and makes para_gui
773 race-free.
774 - reload database tool on SIGHUP
775 - improved help message for sl
776 - do not log "broken pipe" messages as errors. They are
777 perfectly ok.
778 - fix wrong error message on permission errors
779
780 -----------------------------------------
781 0.1.4 (2004-12-19) "tunneling transition"
782 -----------------------------------------
783
784 Bugfix release. As expected, 0.1.3 introduced a bunch of new bugs.
785 Hopefully, most of them got wiped out with this release. Some
786 enhancements went also in.
787
788 - improved error diagnostics for all commands
789 - stradd/picadd: overwrite previous contents if entry already
790 exists, rather than returning errors
791 - stradd: use current stream if invoked without args
792 - faster (and hopefully more stable) ogg-vorbis handling
793 - para_krell: reap children to avoid zombie-flooding in case
794 no server is running
795 - si: report also server pid
796 - server: don't busy-loop if dbtool reports only invalid files.
797 - gui: CTRL+C works again, fix stream_read command line option
798 - fix pic_add, hist
799 - fix mysql dbtool startup in case no database exists
800 - many small fixes and cleanups
801
802 ---------------------------------------
803 0.1.3: (2004-12-10) "vanishing inertia"
804 ---------------------------------------
805
806 Starting from this release, the database tools are integrated in the
807 server binary. This decreases server startup time, reduces code size
808 and speeds up database commands. However, the layout of the underlying
809 mysql database changed only slightly and 0.1.3 should be backwards
810 compatible in that respect.
811
812 Visible changes:
813
814 - If mysql is not detected at compile time, or fails to init
815 at runtime, fall back to the dopey database tool which should
816 always work.
817 - para_dbtool and dbtool.conf are gone. All mysql specific
818 options are read from server.conf and are prefixed by 'mysql_'.
819 - new command: cdt (change database tool)
820 - new command line option: dbtool (choose startup database tool)
821 - The name of current stream is now stored in the database,
822 so paraslash remembers its current stream when restarted.
823 - new command: csp (change stream and play)
824 - para_gui also reports current database tool and server uptime
825
826
827 -------------------------------------------
828 0.1.2: (2004-11-28) "spherical fluctuation"
829 -------------------------------------------
830
831 Point release before the big dbtool changes go in.
832
833 - dbtool: rename ca to cam (copy all meta data). It now also
834 copies numplayed and lastplayed time as well as the picture
835 id.
836 - fix endless-loop-bug caused by mp3 files with invalid header
837
838 -----------------------------------------
839 0.1.1: (2004-11-05) "floating atmosphere"
840 -----------------------------------------
841
842 - gkrellm plugin
843 - new dbtool command: mbox. Browse your sound-file collection
844 with your favorite mail reader.
845 - several small fixes
846
847 -------------------------------------
848 0.1.0: (2204-10-22) "rotating cortex"
849 -------------------------------------
850
851 - fix logging bug for loglevel > VERBOSE
852 - fix skip command
853 - correct timings for vbr mp3s
854 - modular audio format support
855 - ogg-vorbis support (experimental)
856 - new server option: autoplay
857
858 -----------------------------------------
859 0.0.99: (2004-07-25) "harmonic deviation"
860 -----------------------------------------
861
862 - rename projectname from icc to paraslash (play, archive, rate
863 and stream large audio sets happily)
864 - paraslash is no longer restricted to one particular audio
865 streaming software
866 - new dbtool commands (stradd, strq, strdel) for easy stream
867 managment w/o configuration file. That obsoletes stream_defs
868 file/config option for dbtool.
869 - picadd accepts jpeg data from stdin
870 - new server commands: ps (select previous stream), sc (song change)
871 - new default pictures for sdl_gui
872 - gui: new key_map option for binding commands and internal
873 functions to arbitrary keys, nice help screen, rip out
874 soundcard/linux specific stuff, avoid noise artefacts while jumping,
875 show silly logo on startup
876 - new executables: para_fade for fading volume, para_dbadm for
877 manipulating attributes
878 - cdb adds _all_ tables to mysql database
879 - revised and beautified documentation
880 - sample dbtool rewritten in C
881 - autoconf
882
883 ---------------------------------------------
884 0.0.98: (2003-12-26) "incremental smoothness"
885 ---------------------------------------------
886
887 - kick icecast in favour of poc. That removes some races and reduces
888 core code considerably.
889 - cbr/vbr is displayed by stat and gui/sdl_gui. New status flags
890 give finer info on afs' status.
891 - gui can start decoder (see config options). Further new gui
892 commands: refresh (^L), jmp (F1-F10)
893 - gui rereads conf on SIGUSR1 instead of SIGHUP. SIGHUP
894 terminates gui. This fixes dead instances consuming memory
895 continuously.
896 - new dbtool command: verb for sending verbatim sql queries.
897 - fix pid_list races (by removing pid_list)
898 - codename funnies
899
900 --------------------
901 0.0.97: (2003-10-26)
902 --------------------
903
904 - installation prefix now defaults to /usr/local
905 - new commands for gui: snozze, sleep and reread config
906 - config file for gui and sdl_gui
907 - fix problems with filenames containing funny characters
908 (reported by Thomas Forell)
909 - improved signal handling for gui, now it rereads conf on SIGHUP
910 - new dbtool command: cdb (create database)
911 - switch from argtable to gengetopt
912 - major code cleanup and speed improvements
913 - fix several potential buffer overflows
914 - many small fixes and cleanups
915
916 -------------------
917 0.0.96 (2003-08-30)
918 -------------------
919
920 - easy stream_defs syntax
921 - sdl_gui can display images associated to the file being played
922 - Major feature enhancements for icc_gui including dynamic text
923 placement and the top/bottom window design
924 - vrfy/clean now also checks for NULL values in attributes as
925 well as for invalid picture pointers
926 - fix long outstanding case sensitivity bug
927 - many small fixes and cleanups
928
929 -------------------
930 0.0.95 (2003-06-29)
931 -------------------
932
933 - sdl gui runs much faster
934 - new dbtool command: ca (copy attributes)
935 - count and display number of times the song has been played
936 - new feature: scoring
937 - command line options for sdl_gui
938 - simpler syntax of streams file
939 - decrease network traffic of stat
940 - fix zombie bug
941 - many small fixes and cleanups
942
943 -------------------
944 0.0.94 (2003-05-04)
945 -------------------
946
947 - new server command: ns (next stream)
948 - new icc_gui command: c (change stream)
949 - internal mp3info
950 - stat shows also id3 tag info
951 - new sdl based gui
952 - log flodding bug fixed
953 - many small fixes and cleanups
954
955 -------------------
956 0.0.93 (2003-03-28)
957 -------------------
958
959 - colors for icc_gui
960 - icc_gui sets volume directly (linux only)
961 - proper locking that fixes some races
962 - fix security bug that caused commands to be executed even
963 with unsufficient permissions
964 - new command: hup to make all servers reread their configuration file
965 - icecast meta data streaming
966 - many small fixes and cleanups