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