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2 0.4.6 (to be announced) "deterministic entropy"
3 -----------------------------------------------
4
5 - For DCCP/OGG streams the audio file header is only sent once
6 at the beginning of the stream rather than periodically
7 every five seconds. This reduces network traffic and the
8 FEC group size.
9
10 --------------------------------------------
11 0.4.5 (2010-12-17) "symmetric randomization"
12 --------------------------------------------
13
14 Bug fixes, internal cleanups and variable-sized FEC slices.
15
16 - Contains a fix for an invalid-free-bug in the ogg audio format
17 handler code.
18 - Switching off the DCCP sender works again.
19 - para_audiod handles crashes of para_server more robustly.
20 - Internal scheduler and writer cleanups.
21 - Reduced latency due to variable-sized FEC slices.
22 - Improved documentation and error diagnostics.
23 - The build of para_server is now optional, allowing the build
24 to succeed in case libosl is not installed.
25
26 ------------------------------------------
27 0.4.4 (2010-08-06) "persistent regularity"
28 ------------------------------------------
29
30 Support for yet another audio format, para_write improvements and
31 bug fixes.
32
33 - Support for the speex codec.
34 - Support for sample formats other than 16 bit little endian.
35 - error2.h is now created by a perl script which speeds up configure
36 considerably.
37 - Fix a bug in the aac decoder which could lead to segfaults in
38 para_filter/para_audiod.
39 - Fixes for autoconf-2.66.
40
41 ----------------------------------------
42 0.4.3 (2010-07-05) "imaginary radiation"
43 ----------------------------------------
44
45 Many improvements for the DCCP and the UDP transport, the new user
46 manual and the usual mix of bug fixes and internal improvements.
47
48 - FEC support for the DCCP sender (Gerrit Renker). The new
49 --dccp_max_slice_size, --dccp_data_slices_per_group and
50 --dccp_slices_per_group options can be used to set the FEC
51 parameters for the DCCP transport.
52 - DNS lookups for UDP targets (Gerrit Renker).
53 - The new user manual replaces the README, README.afs, REQUIREMENTS
54 and INSTALL documents.
55 - Fix an end-of-file detection bug in the oggdec filter.
56 - The new nonblock API.
57 - Both options of the oggdec filter have been removed.
58 - New debug mode for the internal scheduler.
59
60 ------------------------------------------
61 0.4.2 (2010-04-23) "associative expansion"
62 ------------------------------------------
63
64 It's been some time since the last release, but finally here is
65 paraslash-0.4.2. The bulk of the changes comes from the new buffer
66 tree API, but there are changes all over the tree. Mainly performance
67 and usability improvements, but also quite some bug fixes.
68
69 - The new buffer tree API.
70 - DCCP: Support for CCID negotiation (Gerrit Renker).
71 - UDP robustness fixes.
72 - The --bufsize option for mp3dec is gone as it no longer makes sense
73 for the new buffer tree API.
74 - Fix audible buffer underruns for wma streams.
75 - The alsa writer no longer prints meaningless underrun durations.
76 - audiod: Defaults work also for udp streams. If no filter is
77 given for an audio format that is received via upd, fecdec is
78 automatically added as the first filter (along with the decoder).
79
80 ---------------------------------------
81 0.4.1 (2009-12-22) "concurrent horizon"
82 ---------------------------------------
83
84 Support for another audio format, minor feature enhancements and lots of bug
85 fixes. All fixes that have been accumulated in the maint branch (in particular
86 those mentionened in the 0.3.6 release notes) appear in this release as well.
87
88 - wma support.
89 - new afh option: --human to activate human-readable output.
90 - new server/audiod option: --log-timing to print timing information.
91 - build system improvements.
92 - source code documentation updates.
93
94 -------------------------------------
95 0.3.6 (2009-12-07) "cubic continuity"
96 -------------------------------------
97
98 Quite a few bugs have been found and fixed since 0.3.5, so here's
99 another 0.3.x release. No new features.
100
101 - Always check return value of malloc().
102 - ogg vorbis/FEC: Do not write garbage after the audio file header.
103 - exit if root privileges could not be dropped.
104 - FEC: Fix computation of extra slices.
105 - oss: Fix check for empty input buffer.
106 - Avoid buffer underruns due to filter chain output buffer constraints.
107 - server: Fix assignment of afs_pid.
108 - Don't panic if the afs database contains unknown audio formats.
109 - http/dccp: Do not send the audio file header twice.
110 - FEC: Timing improvements.
111
112 ----------------------------------------------
113 0.4.0 (2009-11-10) "simultaneous independence"
114 ----------------------------------------------
115
116 Two significant changes which require the new version number: The
117 improved authentication dialog and the fact that the database code
118 has been moved to a library, libosl. To use the new version, you have
119 to generate new RSA keys, see INSTALL for details. A shell script is
120 provided for conversion of the 0.3 database to the new 0.4 format.
121
122 - stronger crypto for client authentication
123 - the database code has been moved to a library
124 - improved status item handling
125 - cleanup of the build system
126 - The "-V" option now also prints the git version
127 - the new parser-friendly listing mode for the ls and stat commands
128 - mandatory rc4 encryption
129 - major audio format handler cleanups
130 - (id3,...) tags are no longer stored as a combined string in the database
131 - new mood methods: artist_matches, title_matches, comment_matches,
132 album_matches, year_maches, year.
133
134 --------------------------------------------
135 0.3.5 (2009-09-21) "symplectic separability"
136 --------------------------------------------
137
138 Full client support for *BSD Unixes, complete re-write of the ogg
139 vorbis audio format handler, various improvements all over the place
140 and the usual mix of bugfixes. This release marks the end of the 0.3
141 series if no serious problems show up.
142
143 - the new oss writer (supported on *BSD and Linux)
144 - rewrite of the ogg vorbis audio format handler. It's
145 recommended to replace the chunk tables of existing ogg
146 vorbis files in the afs database by re-adding these files
147 with "add -f".
148 - support for netmask subsets (Gerrit Renker)
149 - the new prebuffer filter
150 - improved signal handling
151 - variable fec output buffer size
152 - improved FEC timing fixes audible buffer underruns in UDP mode
153 - --log_color actually works
154 - new ls option: -d (print dates as seconds after the epoch)
155 - update to gengetopt 2.22.2
156 - support for RSA keys of size > 512 bits
157 - new option "mixer_channel" for para_fade
158
159 -----------------------------------------
160 0.3.4 (2009-05-07) "elliptic inheritance"
161 -----------------------------------------
162
163 The new udp sender, forward error correction, colored logs and various
164 other improvements. As the udp sender does not depend on any special
165 libraries, it is built unconditionally.
166
167 - The udp sender replaces the ortp sender. The new code uses forward
168 error correction to protect against packet losses. Many thanks to
169 Gerrit Renker for providing ipv6 support.
170 - The default port for udp streaming now defaults to 8000, like
171 for the http and the dccp senders/receivers.
172 - Loglevels are now specified as symbolic names, e.g.
173 "--loglevel info".
174 - improved ipv4 and ipv6 URI parser (Gerrit Renker).
175 - para_server/para_audiod: Color support for log messages.
176 - new options for mp3dec: --ignore-crc, --bufsize
177 - new audiod option: --config-file.
178 - gengetopt cleanups.
179 - Improved help/man pages: The documentation of para_audiod,
180 para_recv, para_filter and para_write now also contains
181 all options of the available receivers/filters/writers. The
182 man page of para_fade contains a description of the different
183 modes of operation.
184 - More source code documentation.
185 - vss timing fixes.
186
187 --------------------------------------------
188 0.3.3 (2008-12-01) "axiomatic perspectivity"
189 --------------------------------------------
190
191 Internal code cleanups, bug fixes, improved tag handling and the new
192 amplification filter.
193
194 - para_server uses the generic scheduling code.
195 - overhaul of the virtual streaming system.
196 - mp3: id3 version 2 support via libid3tag (optional)
197 - ogg: vorbis comment support.
198 - aac meta info support.
199 - mp3 audio format handler cleanups.
200 - new filter: "amp" to amplify the amplitude of the audio stream
201 - new status item/database entry: amplification. It is
202 used by the amp filter to pre-amplify the audio stream.
203 - fix a close-without-open bug in para_write.
204 - fix a bug in com_init() which was introduced in 0.3.2.
205 - better error diagnostics for para_client.
206
207 -----------------------------------------
208 0.3.2 (2008-04-11) "probabilistic parity"
209 -----------------------------------------
210
211 The new para_afh executable, scheduling and documentation improvements.
212
213 - new ls option: -lc (list chunk table)
214 - new executable: para_afh, the stand-alone audio file handler tool
215 - afs commands can send output more than SHMMAX (32MB on Linux). This
216 also reduces the memory usage of commands that produce large amounts
217 of output.
218 - major scheduler and audiod cleanups.
219 - more detailed and much nicer man pages.
220
221 ---------------------------------------
222 0.3.1 (2008-02-23) "liquid interaction"
223 ---------------------------------------
224
225 A mix of cleanups, bug fixes, improvements, and some new features. No
226 significant changes to the new database (osl) code, which is generally
227 a good sign.
228
229 - Share some similar/duplicate code between the http and the
230 dccp sender.
231 - Generic access control lists for paraslash senders.
232 - dccp sender: Access control lists, connection limiting and support
233 for the allow,deny,on,off,help sender commands.
234 - The default dccp port changed from 5001 to 8000 (suggested by
235 Gerrit Renker).
236 - para_server starts even if not all public keys could be loaded.
237 - Audiod performance improvements.
238 - fix a bug in the "off" command of the http sender.
239 - fix some fd and memory leaks.
240 - Update to gengetopt-2.22.
241
242 -------------------------------------
243 0.3.0 (2008-01-12) "solar saturation"
244 -------------------------------------
245
246 paraslash.0.3.0 -- 'WWDBND --what would databases never do?'.
247
248
249 Usually one might expect lots of new features AND a big increase in size
250 for a major release like this.
251
252 However, paraslash-0.3.0.tar.bz2 is the smallest paraslash tarball
253 ever. The decrease in size is mostly due to the removal of some
254 graphical tools (which were only quick hacks anyway). But also the
255 fact that the mysql code is gone cuts down the size a bit.
256
257 Being independent of mysql comes at a cost: The fact that paraslash
258 now contains its own database (the object storage layer, osl) increases
259 the (stripped) binary size of para_server by ~50K on i386.
260
261 - no more restrictions on unique basenames.
262 - independent of mysql: The new self-contained object
263 storage layer (osl) replaces the mysql database.
264 - New executable para_fsck: Check integrity of osl tables.
265 - Lyrics support.
266 - Reliable audio file move/rename detection.
267 - More portable than ever: Tested on Linux (x86_32, x86_64, sparc64),
268 MacOS (ppc32, x86_32), FreeBSD (x86_32), NetBSD (x86_32) and
269 Solaris (sparc64).
270 - the new osl-based audio file selector (afs) replaces the random,
271 the playlist and the mysql selector of paraslash-0.2.x.
272 - IPv6 support (thanks to Gerrit Renker).
273 - paraslash-0.2.x streams are now called "moods". Writing
274 0.3.x-mood definitions should be both easier and more
275 powerful than writing 0.2.x-stream definitions.
276 - para_krell, para_slider, para_para_sdl_gui, para_dbadm have
277 been removed. The world is a better place without them. However,
278 para_gui is still there.
279 - afs tracks audio file selection also in playlist mode.
280 - few easy-to-use afs commands replace the many not-so-easy-to-use
281 mysql commands (and are available also in playlist mode).
282 - Improved error subsystem.
283 - The earth-shaking new logo.
284
285 -----------------------------------------
286 0.2.17 (2007-11-20) "isotropic threshold"
287 -----------------------------------------
288
289 Mainly bugfixes and cleanups in this version which marks the end of
290 the 0.2.x series if no serious bugs show up after the release.
291
292 - mysql_selector: fix a locking bug.
293 - universal chunk queueing.
294 - dccp sender uses chunk queueing if write() returns EAGAIN (thanks
295 to Gerrit Renker).
296 - be more carful wrt. signed vs. unsigned argument passing.
297 - cleanup error.h and fix some references to invalid error
298 codes.
299 - update to gengetopt-2.21.
300 - update to ortp-0.13.1.
301 - autoconf: extend checks for headers, library functions and
302 compiler characteristics.
303 - Fix streaming of large mp3 files.
304 - Fix an off-by-one bug in playlist handling.
305
306 --------------------------------------
307 0.2.16 (2007-04-05) "neural discharge"
308 --------------------------------------
309
310 The main change in this release is the major audio format handler
311 cleanup which removes some similar/duplicate code and makes it easier
312 to implement plugins for other audio formats. Of course, the usual mix
313 of other improvements/changes/bugfixes also made it into the release.
314
315 - simplified audio format handlers (most of the handling functions
316 were moved one layer up to the virtual streaming system).
317 - para_server uses mmap to read audio files
318 - repositioning of mp3 streams is much faster, in particular for
319 jumping near the end of large mp3 files.
320 - permission flags DB_READ,DB_WRITE have been renamed to AFS_READ
321 and AFS_WRITE.
322 - fix a bug in para_filter that caused decoding of aac files
323 to start only after a few seconds.
324 - fix osx_writer hangs
325 - simplified dccp code (thanks to Gerrit Renker)
326 - the compress filter works also on big endian systems (ppc)
327
328 -----------------------------------------
329 0.2.15 (2007-02-16) "inductive resonance"
330 -----------------------------------------
331
332 Minor improvements, more documentation and a bunch of bug fixes.
333
334 - para_server: The server.users file is only read once on server
335 startup rather than for each connection
336 - mp3dec: Fix decoding of corrupt mp3 files
337 - afs (audio file sender) is now called vss (virtual streaming
338 system). Consequently, the permission flags specified in
339 ~/.paraslash/server.users have also changed: AFS_READ and AFS_WRITE
340 become VSS_READ and VSS_WRITE respectively.
341 - para_audiod/para_filter: Fix a bug that caused the last chunk
342 of audio data not being written under certain circumstances
343 - audiod: compute the difference of server time and local time
344 correctly
345 - para_server/para_audiod: Fix some memory leaks
346 - documentation improvements
347 - configure.ac: fix checks for para_krell
348 - new man pages
349
350 -------------------------------------------
351 0.2.14 (2006-10-15) "transient singularity"
352 -------------------------------------------
353
354 The only major enhancement of this version is the osx writer which completes
355 the Mac OS Port and was originally planned already for 0.2.13 but had to wait
356 until now for reasons beyond the scope of this changelog entry.
357
358 - new output plugin for Mac Os: the osx writer
359 - rename configure command line options from --enable-xxx-headers to
360 --with-xxx-headers and --enable-xxx-libs to --with-xxx-libs
361 - configure: new command line options: --with-mad-headers,
362 --with-mad-libs, --with-oggvorbis-headers, and --with-oggvorbis-libs
363 - some robustness fixes
364 - dymamic audio format recognition for audiod
365 - para_server: new command line option: --autoplay_delay
366 - para_audiod: new command line option: --clock_diff_count
367
368 ---------------------------------------
369 0.2.13 (2006-07-14) "sonic convolution"
370 ---------------------------------------
371
372 A bunch of new features and core changes.
373
374 - the new paraslash scheduler, short and sweet.
375 - Support for m4a/mp4 files via the new aac audio format
376 handler/filter (requires libfaad).
377 - each writer has its own command line parser, just like
378 para_recv and para_filter.
379 - para_client and para_audioc use the error subsystem
380 - writers are integrated in para_audiod (currently linux-only)
381 - para_client is integrated in para_audiod
382 - random/playlist selector: improved info strings
383 - new audiod commands: tasks, kill
384 - update to libortp-0.10.1
385 - para_fade: wake time defaults to 8 hours from now
386 - update to autoconf-2.60
387
388
389 ------------------------------------------
390 0.2.12 (2006-05-12) "oriented abstraction"
391 ------------------------------------------
392
393 Many user-visible changes in this release and lots of new
394 features:
395
396
397 - the new optional dccp sender/receiver. It uses the datagram
398 congestion control protocol. You'll need a fairly new kernel
399 for this.
400 - paraslash works on Mac OS X (thanks to Gerd Becker)
401 - para_play renamed to para_write
402 - modular output plugin design (writers) for para_write
403 - new file_writer output plugin for para_write
404 - compress filter speed improvements
405 - update to libortp-0.9.1
406 - update to gengetopt-2.17rc
407 - para_client no longer depends on libreadline (as the
408 code for the interactive mode was removed).
409 - gcc-2-95 is no longer a supported compiler. It may still
410 work, but it gets no more testing.
411 - the tarball no longer contains the screenshot images which
412 reduces its size quite a bit.
413 - configure: new command line options: --enable-mysql-headers
414 and --enable-mysql-libs
415
416 ------------------------------------
417 0.2.11 (2006-03-11) "atomic duality"
418 ------------------------------------
419
420 Here it is, the first paraslash release developed with git. There
421 are fairly many user-visible changes in this release. As two out of
422 the three "database tools" of paraslash don't use a database at all,
423 they are now called "audio file selectors" instead.
424
425
426 - the cdt command (change database tool) becomes chs (change
427 selector)
428 - no more colon separators: The syntax of some options of
429 para_audiod and para_filter have changed. Use --help for
430 more info (and some examples).
431 - update to gengetopt-2.16 (thanks to Lorenzo Bettini)
432 - switch from cvs to git (should've done that earlier)
433 - the new ipc subsystem
434 - new audio file selector: playlist
435 - para_server: the dopey selector is now called "random",
436 and is the default selector. Use the --selector option to
437 choose another selector at startup, or the chs command to
438 change the selector at runtime.
439 - X86_64 fixes (thanks to Steffen Klassert)
440 - para_play fixes
441
442
443 --------------------------------------
444 0.2.10 (2006-02-17) "cyclic attractor"
445 --------------------------------------
446
447 Huge documentation update, a scrollable window for para_gui, ortp
448 improvements, and of course many small fixes not mentioned here.
449 The diffstat below is rather misleading as most insertions are due
450 to the new source documentation.
451
452 - autoconf cleanup
453 - para_server also uses the new error subsystem
454 - lots of new documentation (UTSL)
455 - gui improvements:
456 - keysyms for cursor keys and for next/previous page keys
457 - scrollable output window
458 - new internal commands: scroll up/down, page up/down
459 - fix color of command output.
460 - ortp: the --chunk_time and --header flags are no longer needed
461 for para_recv/para_audiod as this information is now encoded in
462 each rtp packet sent by para_server.
463
464
465 -------------------------------------------
466 0.2.9 (2006-01-24) "progressive turbulence"
467 -------------------------------------------
468
469 Internal audiod receivers/filters, the new error subsystem and
470 a lot of small improvements.
471
472 - para_recv and para_filter are integrated into the para_audiod
473 binary, i.e. audiod no longer spawns a new process for
474 each receiver/filter. As para_recv and para_filter might be
475 useful as standalone programs, they still get built (linked
476 against the same object files that are also used for audiod).
477 - further ortp timing improvements should reduce the CPU usage
478 of the ortp receiver.
479 - improved audio grabbing. The 'grab' command of para_audiod
480 has its own set of command line options. Read the output of
481 "para_audioc help grab" for more info.
482 - oggdec: configurable input prebuffer size.
483 - the new error subsystem gives better error diagnostics
484 and reduces code size.
485
486
487 -----------------------------------------
488 0.2.8 (2006-01-02) "dynamic accumulation"
489 -----------------------------------------
490
491 The new modular filter design and the para_play-hangs bugfix.
492
493 - new executable: para_filter. It combines para_mp3dec,
494 para_oggdec and para_compress. It also adds a further filter
495 type, wav, that just inserts a wave header at the desired point
496 of the filter chain. All 'piping' is done in-memory (i.e. no
497 read/write operations are used).
498 - para_play: fix a stupid bug that caused it to hang under
499 certain circumstances.
500
501
502 -------------------------------------------
503 0.2.7 (2006-12-27) "transparent invariance"
504 -------------------------------------------
505
506 Not many user-visible changes but a fair amount of internal improvements.
507
508
509 - The http sender buffers data if it can not be sent
510 out immediately (because the socket is not writable). This
511 should prevent para_server from shutting down the connection
512 too early on a loaded network.
513 - para_play also prebuffers data if it is told to start at a
514 future time by the --start_time option.
515 - The return of para_recv: It combines para_ortp_recv and
516 para_http_recv. Use the --receiver option to switch between
517 the two. para_recv builds without libortp, but contains
518 only the http receiver in this case.
519 - update to ortp 0.8.1. As this ortp release contains incompatible
520 changes, para_recv-0.2.7 won't link against older ortp libs.
521 - improved ortp timings.
522 - use of gcc-extensions that #define away for non-gcc and
523 gcc < 3.0.
524
525
526 -------------------------------------------
527 0.2.6 (2005-10-29) "recursive compensation"
528 -------------------------------------------
529
530 Transparent session encryption (uses openssl's Alleged RC4 cipher),
531 the internal find command and several other improvements and cleanups.
532
533 - Encrypt the session if encryption is requested by the client
534 (default for para_client 0.2.6). This is backwards
535 compatible, so older clients can still connect to para_server
536 0.2.6. Use the new client option --plain to request an
537 uncrypted session (off by default, must be set to on in
538 order to connect to para_server 0.2.x with 0 <= x <= 5).
539 - para_server uses an internal function to locate audio files
540 rather than calling find(1). The server option
541 --mysql_audio_file_dir replaces --mysql_find_cmd.
542 - documentation update
543 - man pages
544 - header file cleanup
545 - para_client code cleanup
546 - para_gui: faster display of output of display commands
547
548
549 ------------------------------------------
550 0.2.5 (2005-10-13) "aggressive resolution"
551 ------------------------------------------
552
553 This release adds internal senders, i.e. no more external programs are
554 spawned for sending out the audio data. There are two different senders
555 available: The http sender and the ortp sender (former para_send which
556 is no longer needed).
557
558 The new sender code has a plugin-like design so it can be easily
559 extended should there be be any future need for supporting another
560 network streaming protocol. All senders are completely independent of
561 each other. In particular, the http and the ortp sender can operate
562 in parallel.
563
564 - new server command: sender to control senders at runtime.
565 Read the output of "para_server -h" and "para_client help
566 sender" for more information.
567 - para_recv renamed to para_ortp_recv
568 - new executable: para_http_recv, a simple command line
569 http receiver.
570 - major afs/mp3/ogg code simplifications due to internal
571 senders.
572 - ogg timing improvements
573 - fix several minor memory leaks (found by valgrind)
574 - empty stream definitions work again
575 - com_ne(): ignore errors on remove
576 - audiod: fix segfault on server restart
577
578
579 ---------------------------------------
580 0.2.4 (2005-09-21) "toxic anticipation"
581 ---------------------------------------
582
583 Several small improvements, fixes and the new grab command.
584
585 - audiod:
586 - new command: "grab" to grab the output of the stream reader
587 or any filters. Read the output of "para_audioc help grab"
588 for more information.
589 - fix memory leak
590 - code cleanup
591 - audioc: new command line option: --bufsize to specify a
592 buffer size different from the default size 8192.
593 - improved error diagnostics for para_play.
594 - new configure option: --enable-ssldir so search for openssl in
595 non-standard places
596 - sdl_gui: Make it look nice again for 1024x768
597 - server: report total size of memory allocated with sbrk by malloc,
598 new command line option: --announce_time
599
600
601 -----------------------------------------
602 0.2.3 (2005-09-01) "hydrophilic movement"
603 -----------------------------------------
604
605 Two new executables and major feature enhancements.
606
607 - audiod filters: It is now possible to specify arbitrary many
608 (including none) filters for each supported audio
609 format. This can be used e.g. for normalizing volume,
610 transforming or grabbing the audio stream, or for using
611 visualizers. Read the output of "para_audiod -h" for the
612 syntax of the new --filter_cmd option.
613 - new executable: para_play, a tiny alsa player. It
614 can play wave files or raw pcm (16 bit little endian)
615 from stdin.
616 - new executable: para_compress, a dynamic range compressor
617 intended to keep audio output at a consistent volume. Derived
618 from AudioCompress, http://trikuare.cx/code/AudioCompress.html.
619 - audiod: New option: --stream_delay. This can be used in
620 a local network to syncronize the audio output of all
621 clients that play the same stream.
622
623
624 ------------------------------------------
625 0.2.2 (2005-08-19) "tangential excitation"
626 ------------------------------------------
627
628 Mostly internal changes in this release, but also some new commands
629 for the mysql database tool.
630
631 - cleanup exec.c, fix para_exec bug
632 - compile time loglevel (log messages below the given level
633 won't be compiled in, which reduces the size of the
634 resulting binaries)
635 - new log macros that shorten the size of the source code.
636 - workaround a gcc-4.1 bug (?) that caused send_cred_buffer()
637 to send only zeros. With this workaround, para_audioc works
638 again.
639 - avoid gcc-4 warning: conflicting types for built-in function 'clog'
640 - new mysql commands: "rm" (remove entry), "mv" (rename entry) "ne"
641 (new entry), "snp" (set numplayed). Read the manual for more
642 information.
643
644
645 ---------------------------------------
646 0.2.1 (2005-08-15) "surreal experience"
647 ---------------------------------------
648
649 Here comes paraslash-0.2.1. It contains a couple of new features and,
650 surprise, only minor bug fixes.
651
652 - kill noisy mp3 debug message
653 - cleanup of the build system
654 - para_server and para_client directly use the crypto routines
655 of the openssl library rather than invoking the openssl command
656 line utitlity
657 - server/audiod: new option --user to switch to the given user
658 when invoked as root. Read the output of "para_server -h" for
659 more information.
660 - gui/sdl_gui: new option --stat_cmd to be used to retrieve the
661 status. Default: "para_audioc stat"
662 - sdl_gui: new option --pic_cmd to be used to download the picture.
663 Default: "para_client pic"
664 - audiod: 5 slots ought to be enough for everybody
665 - audiod: new status item: Uptime, kill hup command
666
667
668
669 ------------------------------------------
670 0.2.0 (2005-08-06) "distributed diffusion"
671 ------------------------------------------
672
673 After several month of increased development activity, paraslash-0.2.0
674 has arrived. It contains many new features and is much more
675 self-contained than the old 0.1.x series. Enjoy!
676
677
678 - para_server: fix hang on song change and crash on sighup.
679 Speed up mysql queries. The DIR_LIKE macro is gone.
680 - new executables: para_audiod, the local audio daemon that
681 starts playback (uses SCM_CREDENTIALS socket magic) and
682 para_audioc, the corresponding client.
683 - new executables: para_mp3dec/para_oggdec, two really teensy
684 decoders. para_mp3dec is based on libmad, para_oggdec requires
685 libvorbisfile.
686 - ovsend/ovrecv are capable of streaming ogg as well as mp3, so
687 they are now called para_send and para_recv respectively.
688 - documentation updates
689 - para_gui is themable. For now there is the default theme that
690 looks as before and the simple theme: blue and easy.
691 - gui: audio streaming is now handled by audiod. Time display shows
692 playback time rather than streaming time
693 - slider: update to libzmw-0.2.0
694 - para_krell: fix crash on server shutdown
695 - switch from gzip to bzip2
696
697
698 ----------------------------------------
699 0.1.7 (2005-04-18) "melting penetration"
700 ----------------------------------------
701
702 The main change in this release is clearly the oggvorbis rewrite,
703 but there are also lots of smaller changes. If you intend to use both
704 the mp3 and the ogg plugin, it is recommended to use software mixing,
705 e.g. the dmix plugin which is provided by ALSA.
706
707 - new executables: para_ovsend and para_ovrecv for sending/receiving
708 oggvorbis files via rtp. Requires the open rtp library. Get it at
709 http://www.linphone.org/ortp/
710 - rewrite of the ogg_vorbis core code
711 - configure detects libzmw and, if detected, includes
712 para_slider to the list of binaries to be built by make
713 - server stream writers read from their associated fifo rather
714 than from stdin
715 - slider: two new sliders, lastplayed and numplayed
716 - fix nasty double free bug which caused random segfaults in case of
717 mp3 files with invalid header information
718 - gui: new command line option: --stream_timeout=seconds to
719 deactivate a slot if it is idle for that many seconds (default=`5')
720 - diffstats
721
722
723 ---------------------------------------
724 0.1.6 (2005-03-05) "asymptotic balance"
725 ---------------------------------------
726
727 Only little user-visible changes in this release. Mainly bugfixes and
728 core code cleanup. This is probably the most stable version ever if you
729 stick to mp3...
730
731 - fix several memory leaks
732 - rename default name of mysql database from "music" to "paraslash".
733 Use para_server's --mysql_database option if you do not want to
734 rename your old database.
735 - rework ogg vorbis code
736 - make update command work on mysql servers with LOCAL_INFILE
737 disabled
738 - gui: improved stream I/O (slots)
739 - simplified audio format API
740 - para_pob_ogg is gone
741
742 ------------------------------------
743 0.1.5 (2004-12-31) "opaque eternity"
744 ------------------------------------
745
746 Let's slide gently into the new year.
747
748 - new: para_slider (not built automatically, type "make
749 para_slider" to build). A toy for those who always felt that
750 creating stream definitions is difficult. See screenshots,
751 README and FEATURES for more info.
752 - improved signal handling. Fixes server segfault on SIGHUP
753 for linux kernels newer than Aug 24 2004 and makes para_gui
754 race-free.
755 - reload database tool on SIGHUP
756 - improved help message for sl
757 - do not log "broken pipe" messages as errors. They are
758 perfectly ok.
759 - fix wrong error message on permission errors
760
761 -----------------------------------------
762 0.1.4 (2004-12-19) "tunneling transition"
763 -----------------------------------------
764
765 Bugfix release. As expected, 0.1.3 introduced a bunch of new bugs.
766 Hopefully, most of them got wiped out with this release. Some
767 enhancements went also in.
768
769 - improved error diagnostics for all commands
770 - stradd/picadd: overwrite previous contents if entry already
771 exists, rather than returning errors
772 - stradd: use current stream if invoked without args
773 - faster (and hopefully more stable) ogg-vorbis handling
774 - para_krell: reap children to avoid zombie-flooding in case
775 no server is running
776 - si: report also server pid
777 - server: don't busy-loop if dbtool reports only invalid files.
778 - gui: CTRL+C works again, fix stream_read command line option
779 - fix pic_add, hist
780 - fix mysql dbtool startup in case no database exists
781 - many small fixes and cleanups
782
783 ---------------------------------------
784 0.1.3: (2004-12-10) "vanishing inertia"
785 ---------------------------------------
786
787 Starting from this release, the database tools are integrated in the
788 server binary. This decreases server startup time, reduces code size
789 and speeds up database commands. However, the layout of the underlying
790 mysql database changed only slightly and 0.1.3 should be backwards
791 compatible in that respect.
792
793 Visible changes:
794
795 - If mysql is not detected at compile time, or fails to init
796 at runtime, fall back to the dopey database tool which should
797 always work.
798 - para_dbtool and dbtool.conf are gone. All mysql specific
799 options are read from server.conf and are prefixed by 'mysql_'.
800 - new command: cdt (change database tool)
801 - new command line option: dbtool (choose startup database tool)
802 - The name of current stream is now stored in the database,
803 so paraslash remembers its current stream when restarted.
804 - new command: csp (change stream and play)
805 - para_gui also reports current database tool and server uptime
806
807
808 -------------------------------------------
809 0.1.2: (2004-11-28) "spherical fluctuation"
810 -------------------------------------------
811
812 Point release before the big dbtool changes go in.
813
814 - dbtool: rename ca to cam (copy all meta data). It now also
815 copies numplayed and lastplayed time as well as the picture
816 id.
817 - fix endless-loop-bug caused by mp3 files with invalid header
818
819 -----------------------------------------
820 0.1.1: (2004-11-05) "floating atmosphere"
821 -----------------------------------------
822
823 - gkrellm plugin
824 - new dbtool command: mbox. Browse your sound-file collection
825 with your favorite mail reader.
826 - several small fixes
827
828 -------------------------------------
829 0.1.0: (2204-10-22) "rotating cortex"
830 -------------------------------------
831
832 - fix logging bug for loglevel > VERBOSE
833 - fix skip command
834 - correct timings for vbr mp3s
835 - modular audio format support
836 - ogg-vorbis support (experimental)
837 - new server option: autoplay
838
839 -----------------------------------------
840 0.0.99: (2004-07-25) "harmonic deviation"
841 -----------------------------------------
842
843 - rename projectname from icc to paraslash (play, archive, rate
844 and stream large audio sets happily)
845 - paraslash is no longer restricted to one particular audio
846 streaming software
847 - new dbtool commands (stradd, strq, strdel) for easy stream
848 managment w/o configuration file. That obsoletes stream_defs
849 file/config option for dbtool.
850 - picadd accepts jpeg data from stdin
851 - new server commands: ps (select previous stream), sc (song change)
852 - new default pictures for sdl_gui
853 - gui: new key_map option for binding commands and internal
854 functions to arbitrary keys, nice help screen, rip out
855 soundcard/linux specific stuff, avoid noise artefacts while jumping,
856 show silly logo on startup
857 - new executables: para_fade for fading volume, para_dbadm for
858 manipulating attributes
859 - cdb adds _all_ tables to mysql database
860 - revised and beautified documentation
861 - sample dbtool rewritten in C
862 - autoconf
863
864 ---------------------------------------------
865 0.0.98: (2003-12-26) "incremental smoothness"
866 ---------------------------------------------
867
868 - kick icecast in favour of poc. That removes some races and reduces
869 core code considerably.
870 - cbr/vbr is displayed by stat and gui/sdl_gui. New status flags
871 give finer info on afs' status.
872 - gui can start decoder (see config options). Further new gui
873 commands: refresh (^L), jmp (F1-F10)
874 - gui rereads conf on SIGUSR1 instead of SIGHUP. SIGHUP
875 terminates gui. This fixes dead instances consuming memory
876 continuously.
877 - new dbtool command: verb for sending verbatim sql queries.
878 - fix pid_list races (by removing pid_list)
879 - codename funnies
880
881 --------------------
882 0.0.97: (2003-10-26)
883 --------------------
884
885 - installation prefix now defaults to /usr/local
886 - new commands for gui: snozze, sleep and reread config
887 - config file for gui and sdl_gui
888 - fix problems with filenames containing funny characters
889 (reported by Thomas Forell)
890 - improved signal handling for gui, now it rereads conf on SIGHUP
891 - new dbtool command: cdb (create database)
892 - switch from argtable to gengetopt
893 - major code cleanup and speed improvements
894 - fix several potential buffer overflows
895 - many small fixes and cleanups
896
897 -------------------
898 0.0.96 (2003-08-30)
899 -------------------
900
901 - easy stream_defs syntax
902 - sdl_gui can display images associated to the file being played
903 - Major feature enhancements for icc_gui including dynamic text
904 placement and the top/bottom window design
905 - vrfy/clean now also checks for NULL values in attributes as
906 well as for invalid picture pointers
907 - fix long outstanding case sensitivity bug
908 - many small fixes and cleanups
909
910 -------------------
911 0.0.95 (2003-06-29)
912 -------------------
913
914 - sdl gui runs much faster
915 - new dbtool command: ca (copy attributes)
916 - count and display number of times the song has been played
917 - new feature: scoring
918 - command line options for sdl_gui
919 - simpler syntax of streams file
920 - decrease network traffic of stat
921 - fix zombie bug
922 - many small fixes and cleanups
923
924 -------------------
925 0.0.94 (2003-05-04)
926 -------------------
927
928 - new server command: ns (next stream)
929 - new icc_gui command: c (change stream)
930 - internal mp3info
931 - stat shows also id3 tag info
932 - new sdl based gui
933 - log flodding bug fixed
934 - many small fixes and cleanups
935
936 -------------------
937 0.0.93 (2003-03-28)
938 -------------------
939
940 - colors for icc_gui
941 - icc_gui sets volume directly (linux only)
942 - proper locking that fixes some races
943 - fix security bug that caused commands to be executed even
944 with unsufficient permissions
945 - new command: hup to make all servers reread their configuration file
946 - icecast meta data streaming
947 - many small fixes and cleanups