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