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