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