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