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2 0.4.8 (to be announced) "nested assignment"
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4
5 - audiod: The format specifier for receivers, filters and
6 writers is now treated as a regular expression. This allows
7 to replace 5 lines in the config file (one for each audio
8 format) by one single line. See the manual for details.
9
10 --------------------------------------
11 0.4.7 (2011-06-01) "infinite rollback"
12 --------------------------------------
13
14 The new ao writer, support for ssh RSA keys and a couple of other
15 enhancements.
16
17 - Support for ESD, Pulseaudio, AIX, Solaris, IRIX and other
18 platforms through the libao audio library.
19 - Support for RSA keys generated with ssh-keygen.
20 - configure: improved options for ogg/vorbis/speex.
21 - The git version reported by --version always matches HEAD.
22 - The autogen script detects the number of processors and
23 runs a parallel make if possible.
24 - Major cleanup of the crypto API.
25 - Documentation updates.
26
27 ------------------------------------------
28 0.4.6 (2011-03-31) "deterministic entropy"
29 ------------------------------------------
30
31 Lots of ogg/vorbis improvements, the new test suite, enhancements
32 for para_gui and a fair amount of other bug fixes.
33
34 - For DCCP/OGG streams the audio file header is only sent once
35 at the beginning of the stream rather than periodically
36 every five seconds. This reduces network traffic and the
37 FEC group size.
38 - The vorbis comment header is replaced by an empty dummy header
39 before the header is sent over the network. This also results in
40 less network traffic and smaller FEC groups.
41 - The new "test" make target allows to perform some sanity checks prior
42 to installing the package.
43 - ogg timing fixes and performance improvements
44 - Scheduler improvements
45 - Proper exit codes for para_write
46 - para_gui: New option --theme to select a startup theme. Several
47 other improvements and fixes.
48 - aacdec error message cleanups
49 - simplified color error handling
50
51 --------------------------------------------
52 0.4.5 (2010-12-17) "symmetric randomization"
53 --------------------------------------------
54
55 Bug fixes, internal cleanups and variable-sized FEC slices.
56
57 - Contains a fix for an invalid-free-bug in the ogg audio format
58 handler code.
59 - Switching off the DCCP sender works again.
60 - para_audiod handles crashes of para_server more robustly.
61 - Internal scheduler and writer cleanups.
62 - Reduced latency due to variable-sized FEC slices.
63 - Improved documentation and error diagnostics.
64 - The build of para_server is now optional, allowing the build
65 to succeed in case libosl is not installed.
66
67 ------------------------------------------
68 0.4.4 (2010-08-06) "persistent regularity"
69 ------------------------------------------
70
71 Support for yet another audio format, para_write improvements and
72 bug fixes.
73
74 - Support for the speex codec.
75 - Support for sample formats other than 16 bit little endian.
76 - error2.h is now created by a perl script which speeds up configure
77 considerably.
78 - Fix a bug in the aac decoder which could lead to segfaults in
79 para_filter/para_audiod.
80 - Fixes for autoconf-2.66.
81
82 ----------------------------------------
83 0.4.3 (2010-07-05) "imaginary radiation"
84 ----------------------------------------
85
86 Many improvements for the DCCP and the UDP transport, the new user
87 manual and the usual mix of bug fixes and internal improvements.
88
89 - FEC support for the DCCP sender (Gerrit Renker). The new
90 --dccp_max_slice_size, --dccp_data_slices_per_group and
91 --dccp_slices_per_group options can be used to set the FEC
92 parameters for the DCCP transport.
93 - DNS lookups for UDP targets (Gerrit Renker).
94 - The new user manual replaces the README, README.afs, REQUIREMENTS
95 and INSTALL documents.
96 - Fix an end-of-file detection bug in the oggdec filter.
97 - The new nonblock API.
98 - Both options of the oggdec filter have been removed.
99 - New debug mode for the internal scheduler.
100
101 ------------------------------------------
102 0.4.2 (2010-04-23) "associative expansion"
103 ------------------------------------------
104
105 It's been some time since the last release, but finally here is
106 paraslash-0.4.2. The bulk of the changes comes from the new buffer
107 tree API, but there are changes all over the tree. Mainly performance
108 and usability improvements, but also quite some bug fixes.
109
110 - The new buffer tree API.
111 - DCCP: Support for CCID negotiation (Gerrit Renker).
112 - UDP robustness fixes.
113 - The --bufsize option for mp3dec is gone as it no longer makes sense
114 for the new buffer tree API.
115 - Fix audible buffer underruns for wma streams.
116 - The alsa writer no longer prints meaningless underrun durations.
117 - audiod: Defaults work also for udp streams. If no filter is
118 given for an audio format that is received via upd, fecdec is
119 automatically added as the first filter (along with the decoder).
120
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122 0.4.1 (2009-12-22) "concurrent horizon"
123 ---------------------------------------
124
125 Support for another audio format, minor feature enhancements and lots of bug
126 fixes. All fixes that have been accumulated in the maint branch (in particular
127 those mentionened in the 0.3.6 release notes) appear in this release as well.
128
129 - wma support.
130 - new afh option: --human to activate human-readable output.
131 - new server/audiod option: --log-timing to print timing information.
132 - build system improvements.
133 - source code documentation updates.
134
135 -------------------------------------
136 0.3.6 (2009-12-07) "cubic continuity"
137 -------------------------------------
138
139 Quite a few bugs have been found and fixed since 0.3.5, so here's
140 another 0.3.x release. No new features.
141
142 - Always check return value of malloc().
143 - ogg vorbis/FEC: Do not write garbage after the audio file header.
144 - exit if root privileges could not be dropped.
145 - FEC: Fix computation of extra slices.
146 - oss: Fix check for empty input buffer.
147 - Avoid buffer underruns due to filter chain output buffer constraints.
148 - server: Fix assignment of afs_pid.
149 - Don't panic if the afs database contains unknown audio formats.
150 - http/dccp: Do not send the audio file header twice.
151 - FEC: Timing improvements.
152
153 ----------------------------------------------
154 0.4.0 (2009-11-10) "simultaneous independence"
155 ----------------------------------------------
156
157 Two significant changes which require the new version number: The
158 improved authentication dialog and the fact that the database code
159 has been moved to a library, libosl. To use the new version, you have
160 to generate new RSA keys, see INSTALL for details. A shell script is
161 provided for conversion of the 0.3 database to the new 0.4 format.
162
163 - stronger crypto for client authentication
164 - the database code has been moved to a library
165 - improved status item handling
166 - cleanup of the build system
167 - The "-V" option now also prints the git version
168 - the new parser-friendly listing mode for the ls and stat commands
169 - mandatory rc4 encryption
170 - major audio format handler cleanups
171 - (id3,...) tags are no longer stored as a combined string in the database
172 - new mood methods: artist_matches, title_matches, comment_matches,
173 album_matches, year_maches, year.
174
175 --------------------------------------------
176 0.3.5 (2009-09-21) "symplectic separability"
177 --------------------------------------------
178
179 Full client support for *BSD Unixes, complete re-write of the ogg
180 vorbis audio format handler, various improvements all over the place
181 and the usual mix of bugfixes. This release marks the end of the 0.3
182 series if no serious problems show up.
183
184 - the new oss writer (supported on *BSD and Linux)
185 - rewrite of the ogg vorbis audio format handler. It's
186 recommended to replace the chunk tables of existing ogg
187 vorbis files in the afs database by re-adding these files
188 with "add -f".
189 - support for netmask subsets (Gerrit Renker)
190 - the new prebuffer filter
191 - improved signal handling
192 - variable fec output buffer size
193 - improved FEC timing fixes audible buffer underruns in UDP mode
194 - --log_color actually works
195 - new ls option: -d (print dates as seconds after the epoch)
196 - update to gengetopt 2.22.2
197 - support for RSA keys of size > 512 bits
198 - new option "mixer_channel" for para_fade
199
200 -----------------------------------------
201 0.3.4 (2009-05-07) "elliptic inheritance"
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203
204 The new udp sender, forward error correction, colored logs and various
205 other improvements. As the udp sender does not depend on any special
206 libraries, it is built unconditionally.
207
208 - The udp sender replaces the ortp sender. The new code uses forward
209 error correction to protect against packet losses. Many thanks to
210 Gerrit Renker for providing ipv6 support.
211 - The default port for udp streaming now defaults to 8000, like
212 for the http and the dccp senders/receivers.
213 - Loglevels are now specified as symbolic names, e.g.
214 "--loglevel info".
215 - improved ipv4 and ipv6 URI parser (Gerrit Renker).
216 - para_server/para_audiod: Color support for log messages.
217 - new options for mp3dec: --ignore-crc, --bufsize
218 - new audiod option: --config-file.
219 - gengetopt cleanups.
220 - Improved help/man pages: The documentation of para_audiod,
221 para_recv, para_filter and para_write now also contains
222 all options of the available receivers/filters/writers. The
223 man page of para_fade contains a description of the different
224 modes of operation.
225 - More source code documentation.
226 - vss timing fixes.
227
228 --------------------------------------------
229 0.3.3 (2008-12-01) "axiomatic perspectivity"
230 --------------------------------------------
231
232 Internal code cleanups, bug fixes, improved tag handling and the new
233 amplification filter.
234
235 - para_server uses the generic scheduling code.
236 - overhaul of the virtual streaming system.
237 - mp3: id3 version 2 support via libid3tag (optional)
238 - ogg: vorbis comment support.
239 - aac meta info support.
240 - mp3 audio format handler cleanups.
241 - new filter: "amp" to amplify the amplitude of the audio stream
242 - new status item/database entry: amplification. It is
243 used by the amp filter to pre-amplify the audio stream.
244 - fix a close-without-open bug in para_write.
245 - fix a bug in com_init() which was introduced in 0.3.2.
246 - better error diagnostics for para_client.
247
248 -----------------------------------------
249 0.3.2 (2008-04-11) "probabilistic parity"
250 -----------------------------------------
251
252 The new para_afh executable, scheduling and documentation improvements.
253
254 - new ls option: -lc (list chunk table)
255 - new executable: para_afh, the stand-alone audio file handler tool
256 - afs commands can send output more than SHMMAX (32MB on Linux). This
257 also reduces the memory usage of commands that produce large amounts
258 of output.
259 - major scheduler and audiod cleanups.
260 - more detailed and much nicer man pages.
261
262 ---------------------------------------
263 0.3.1 (2008-02-23) "liquid interaction"
264 ---------------------------------------
265
266 A mix of cleanups, bug fixes, improvements, and some new features. No
267 significant changes to the new database (osl) code, which is generally
268 a good sign.
269
270 - Share some similar/duplicate code between the http and the
271 dccp sender.
272 - Generic access control lists for paraslash senders.
273 - dccp sender: Access control lists, connection limiting and support
274 for the allow,deny,on,off,help sender commands.
275 - The default dccp port changed from 5001 to 8000 (suggested by
276 Gerrit Renker).
277 - para_server starts even if not all public keys could be loaded.
278 - Audiod performance improvements.
279 - fix a bug in the "off" command of the http sender.
280 - fix some fd and memory leaks.
281 - Update to gengetopt-2.22.
282
283 -------------------------------------
284 0.3.0 (2008-01-12) "solar saturation"
285 -------------------------------------
286
287 paraslash.0.3.0 -- 'WWDBND --what would databases never do?'.
288
289
290 Usually one might expect lots of new features AND a big increase in size
291 for a major release like this.
292
293 However, paraslash-0.3.0.tar.bz2 is the smallest paraslash tarball
294 ever. The decrease in size is mostly due to the removal of some
295 graphical tools (which were only quick hacks anyway). But also the
296 fact that the mysql code is gone cuts down the size a bit.
297
298 Being independent of mysql comes at a cost: The fact that paraslash
299 now contains its own database (the object storage layer, osl) increases
300 the (stripped) binary size of para_server by ~50K on i386.
301
302 - no more restrictions on unique basenames.
303 - independent of mysql: The new self-contained object
304 storage layer (osl) replaces the mysql database.
305 - New executable para_fsck: Check integrity of osl tables.
306 - Lyrics support.
307 - Reliable audio file move/rename detection.
308 - More portable than ever: Tested on Linux (x86_32, x86_64, sparc64),
309 MacOS (ppc32, x86_32), FreeBSD (x86_32), NetBSD (x86_32) and
310 Solaris (sparc64).
311 - the new osl-based audio file selector (afs) replaces the random,
312 the playlist and the mysql selector of paraslash-0.2.x.
313 - IPv6 support (thanks to Gerrit Renker).
314 - paraslash-0.2.x streams are now called "moods". Writing
315 0.3.x-mood definitions should be both easier and more
316 powerful than writing 0.2.x-stream definitions.
317 - para_krell, para_slider, para_para_sdl_gui, para_dbadm have
318 been removed. The world is a better place without them. However,
319 para_gui is still there.
320 - afs tracks audio file selection also in playlist mode.
321 - few easy-to-use afs commands replace the many not-so-easy-to-use
322 mysql commands (and are available also in playlist mode).
323 - Improved error subsystem.
324 - The earth-shaking new logo.
325
326 -----------------------------------------
327 0.2.17 (2007-11-20) "isotropic threshold"
328 -----------------------------------------
329
330 Mainly bugfixes and cleanups in this version which marks the end of
331 the 0.2.x series if no serious bugs show up after the release.
332
333 - mysql_selector: fix a locking bug.
334 - universal chunk queueing.
335 - dccp sender uses chunk queueing if write() returns EAGAIN (thanks
336 to Gerrit Renker).
337 - be more carful wrt. signed vs. unsigned argument passing.
338 - cleanup error.h and fix some references to invalid error
339 codes.
340 - update to gengetopt-2.21.
341 - update to ortp-0.13.1.
342 - autoconf: extend checks for headers, library functions and
343 compiler characteristics.
344 - Fix streaming of large mp3 files.
345 - Fix an off-by-one bug in playlist handling.
346
347 --------------------------------------
348 0.2.16 (2007-04-05) "neural discharge"
349 --------------------------------------
350
351 The main change in this release is the major audio format handler
352 cleanup which removes some similar/duplicate code and makes it easier
353 to implement plugins for other audio formats. Of course, the usual mix
354 of other improvements/changes/bugfixes also made it into the release.
355
356 - simplified audio format handlers (most of the handling functions
357 were moved one layer up to the virtual streaming system).
358 - para_server uses mmap to read audio files
359 - repositioning of mp3 streams is much faster, in particular for
360 jumping near the end of large mp3 files.
361 - permission flags DB_READ,DB_WRITE have been renamed to AFS_READ
362 and AFS_WRITE.
363 - fix a bug in para_filter that caused decoding of aac files
364 to start only after a few seconds.
365 - fix osx_writer hangs
366 - simplified dccp code (thanks to Gerrit Renker)
367 - the compress filter works also on big endian systems (ppc)
368
369 -----------------------------------------
370 0.2.15 (2007-02-16) "inductive resonance"
371 -----------------------------------------
372
373 Minor improvements, more documentation and a bunch of bug fixes.
374
375 - para_server: The server.users file is only read once on server
376 startup rather than for each connection
377 - mp3dec: Fix decoding of corrupt mp3 files
378 - afs (audio file sender) is now called vss (virtual streaming
379 system). Consequently, the permission flags specified in
380 ~/.paraslash/server.users have also changed: AFS_READ and AFS_WRITE
381 become VSS_READ and VSS_WRITE respectively.
382 - para_audiod/para_filter: Fix a bug that caused the last chunk
383 of audio data not being written under certain circumstances
384 - audiod: compute the difference of server time and local time
385 correctly
386 - para_server/para_audiod: Fix some memory leaks
387 - documentation improvements
388 - configure.ac: fix checks for para_krell
389 - new man pages
390
391 -------------------------------------------
392 0.2.14 (2006-10-15) "transient singularity"
393 -------------------------------------------
394
395 The only major enhancement of this version is the osx writer which completes
396 the Mac OS Port and was originally planned already for 0.2.13 but had to wait
397 until now for reasons beyond the scope of this changelog entry.
398
399 - new output plugin for Mac Os: the osx writer
400 - rename configure command line options from --enable-xxx-headers to
401 --with-xxx-headers and --enable-xxx-libs to --with-xxx-libs
402 - configure: new command line options: --with-mad-headers,
403 --with-mad-libs, --with-oggvorbis-headers, and --with-oggvorbis-libs
404 - some robustness fixes
405 - dymamic audio format recognition for audiod
406 - para_server: new command line option: --autoplay_delay
407 - para_audiod: new command line option: --clock_diff_count
408
409 ---------------------------------------
410 0.2.13 (2006-07-14) "sonic convolution"
411 ---------------------------------------
412
413 A bunch of new features and core changes.
414
415 - the new paraslash scheduler, short and sweet.
416 - Support for m4a/mp4 files via the new aac audio format
417 handler/filter (requires libfaad).
418 - each writer has its own command line parser, just like
419 para_recv and para_filter.
420 - para_client and para_audioc use the error subsystem
421 - writers are integrated in para_audiod (currently linux-only)
422 - para_client is integrated in para_audiod
423 - random/playlist selector: improved info strings
424 - new audiod commands: tasks, kill
425 - update to libortp-0.10.1
426 - para_fade: wake time defaults to 8 hours from now
427 - update to autoconf-2.60
428
429
430 ------------------------------------------
431 0.2.12 (2006-05-12) "oriented abstraction"
432 ------------------------------------------
433
434 Many user-visible changes in this release and lots of new
435 features:
436
437
438 - the new optional dccp sender/receiver. It uses the datagram
439 congestion control protocol. You'll need a fairly new kernel
440 for this.
441 - paraslash works on Mac OS X (thanks to Gerd Becker)
442 - para_play renamed to para_write
443 - modular output plugin design (writers) for para_write
444 - new file_writer output plugin for para_write
445 - compress filter speed improvements
446 - update to libortp-0.9.1
447 - update to gengetopt-2.17rc
448 - para_client no longer depends on libreadline (as the
449 code for the interactive mode was removed).
450 - gcc-2-95 is no longer a supported compiler. It may still
451 work, but it gets no more testing.
452 - the tarball no longer contains the screenshot images which
453 reduces its size quite a bit.
454 - configure: new command line options: --enable-mysql-headers
455 and --enable-mysql-libs
456
457 ------------------------------------
458 0.2.11 (2006-03-11) "atomic duality"
459 ------------------------------------
460
461 Here it is, the first paraslash release developed with git. There
462 are fairly many user-visible changes in this release. As two out of
463 the three "database tools" of paraslash don't use a database at all,
464 they are now called "audio file selectors" instead.
465
466
467 - the cdt command (change database tool) becomes chs (change
468 selector)
469 - no more colon separators: The syntax of some options of
470 para_audiod and para_filter have changed. Use --help for
471 more info (and some examples).
472 - update to gengetopt-2.16 (thanks to Lorenzo Bettini)
473 - switch from cvs to git (should've done that earlier)
474 - the new ipc subsystem
475 - new audio file selector: playlist
476 - para_server: the dopey selector is now called "random",
477 and is the default selector. Use the --selector option to
478 choose another selector at startup, or the chs command to
479 change the selector at runtime.
480 - X86_64 fixes (thanks to Steffen Klassert)
481 - para_play fixes
482
483
484 --------------------------------------
485 0.2.10 (2006-02-17) "cyclic attractor"
486 --------------------------------------
487
488 Huge documentation update, a scrollable window for para_gui, ortp
489 improvements, and of course many small fixes not mentioned here.
490 The diffstat below is rather misleading as most insertions are due
491 to the new source documentation.
492
493 - autoconf cleanup
494 - para_server also uses the new error subsystem
495 - lots of new documentation (UTSL)
496 - gui improvements:
497 - keysyms for cursor keys and for next/previous page keys
498 - scrollable output window
499 - new internal commands: scroll up/down, page up/down
500 - fix color of command output.
501 - ortp: the --chunk_time and --header flags are no longer needed
502 for para_recv/para_audiod as this information is now encoded in
503 each rtp packet sent by para_server.
504
505
506 -------------------------------------------
507 0.2.9 (2006-01-24) "progressive turbulence"
508 -------------------------------------------
509
510 Internal audiod receivers/filters, the new error subsystem and
511 a lot of small improvements.
512
513 - para_recv and para_filter are integrated into the para_audiod
514 binary, i.e. audiod no longer spawns a new process for
515 each receiver/filter. As para_recv and para_filter might be
516 useful as standalone programs, they still get built (linked
517 against the same object files that are also used for audiod).
518 - further ortp timing improvements should reduce the CPU usage
519 of the ortp receiver.
520 - improved audio grabbing. The 'grab' command of para_audiod
521 has its own set of command line options. Read the output of
522 "para_audioc help grab" for more info.
523 - oggdec: configurable input prebuffer size.
524 - the new error subsystem gives better error diagnostics
525 and reduces code size.
526
527
528 -----------------------------------------
529 0.2.8 (2006-01-02) "dynamic accumulation"
530 -----------------------------------------
531
532 The new modular filter design and the para_play-hangs bugfix.
533
534 - new executable: para_filter. It combines para_mp3dec,
535 para_oggdec and para_compress. It also adds a further filter
536 type, wav, that just inserts a wave header at the desired point
537 of the filter chain. All 'piping' is done in-memory (i.e. no
538 read/write operations are used).
539 - para_play: fix a stupid bug that caused it to hang under
540 certain circumstances.
541
542
543 -------------------------------------------
544 0.2.7 (2006-12-27) "transparent invariance"
545 -------------------------------------------
546
547 Not many user-visible changes but a fair amount of internal improvements.
548
549
550 - The http sender buffers data if it can not be sent
551 out immediately (because the socket is not writable). This
552 should prevent para_server from shutting down the connection
553 too early on a loaded network.
554 - para_play also prebuffers data if it is told to start at a
555 future time by the --start_time option.
556 - The return of para_recv: It combines para_ortp_recv and
557 para_http_recv. Use the --receiver option to switch between
558 the two. para_recv builds without libortp, but contains
559 only the http receiver in this case.
560 - update to ortp 0.8.1. As this ortp release contains incompatible
561 changes, para_recv-0.2.7 won't link against older ortp libs.
562 - improved ortp timings.
563 - use of gcc-extensions that #define away for non-gcc and
564 gcc < 3.0.
565
566
567 -------------------------------------------
568 0.2.6 (2005-10-29) "recursive compensation"
569 -------------------------------------------
570
571 Transparent session encryption (uses openssl's Alleged RC4 cipher),
572 the internal find command and several other improvements and cleanups.
573
574 - Encrypt the session if encryption is requested by the client
575 (default for para_client 0.2.6). This is backwards
576 compatible, so older clients can still connect to para_server
577 0.2.6. Use the new client option --plain to request an
578 uncrypted session (off by default, must be set to on in
579 order to connect to para_server 0.2.x with 0 <= x <= 5).
580 - para_server uses an internal function to locate audio files
581 rather than calling find(1). The server option
582 --mysql_audio_file_dir replaces --mysql_find_cmd.
583 - documentation update
584 - man pages
585 - header file cleanup
586 - para_client code cleanup
587 - para_gui: faster display of output of display commands
588
589
590 ------------------------------------------
591 0.2.5 (2005-10-13) "aggressive resolution"
592 ------------------------------------------
593
594 This release adds internal senders, i.e. no more external programs are
595 spawned for sending out the audio data. There are two different senders
596 available: The http sender and the ortp sender (former para_send which
597 is no longer needed).
598
599 The new sender code has a plugin-like design so it can be easily
600 extended should there be be any future need for supporting another
601 network streaming protocol. All senders are completely independent of
602 each other. In particular, the http and the ortp sender can operate
603 in parallel.
604
605 - new server command: sender to control senders at runtime.
606 Read the output of "para_server -h" and "para_client help
607 sender" for more information.
608 - para_recv renamed to para_ortp_recv
609 - new executable: para_http_recv, a simple command line
610 http receiver.
611 - major afs/mp3/ogg code simplifications due to internal
612 senders.
613 - ogg timing improvements
614 - fix several minor memory leaks (found by valgrind)
615 - empty stream definitions work again
616 - com_ne(): ignore errors on remove
617 - audiod: fix segfault on server restart
618
619
620 ---------------------------------------
621 0.2.4 (2005-09-21) "toxic anticipation"
622 ---------------------------------------
623
624 Several small improvements, fixes and the new grab command.
625
626 - audiod:
627 - new command: "grab" to grab the output of the stream reader
628 or any filters. Read the output of "para_audioc help grab"
629 for more information.
630 - fix memory leak
631 - code cleanup
632 - audioc: new command line option: --bufsize to specify a
633 buffer size different from the default size 8192.
634 - improved error diagnostics for para_play.
635 - new configure option: --enable-ssldir so search for openssl in
636 non-standard places
637 - sdl_gui: Make it look nice again for 1024x768
638 - server: report total size of memory allocated with sbrk by malloc,
639 new command line option: --announce_time
640
641
642 -----------------------------------------
643 0.2.3 (2005-09-01) "hydrophilic movement"
644 -----------------------------------------
645
646 Two new executables and major feature enhancements.
647
648 - audiod filters: It is now possible to specify arbitrary many
649 (including none) filters for each supported audio
650 format. This can be used e.g. for normalizing volume,
651 transforming or grabbing the audio stream, or for using
652 visualizers. Read the output of "para_audiod -h" for the
653 syntax of the new --filter_cmd option.
654 - new executable: para_play, a tiny alsa player. It
655 can play wave files or raw pcm (16 bit little endian)
656 from stdin.
657 - new executable: para_compress, a dynamic range compressor
658 intended to keep audio output at a consistent volume. Derived
659 from AudioCompress, http://trikuare.cx/code/AudioCompress.html.
660 - audiod: New option: --stream_delay. This can be used in
661 a local network to syncronize the audio output of all
662 clients that play the same stream.
663
664
665 ------------------------------------------
666 0.2.2 (2005-08-19) "tangential excitation"
667 ------------------------------------------
668
669 Mostly internal changes in this release, but also some new commands
670 for the mysql database tool.
671
672 - cleanup exec.c, fix para_exec bug
673 - compile time loglevel (log messages below the given level
674 won't be compiled in, which reduces the size of the
675 resulting binaries)
676 - new log macros that shorten the size of the source code.
677 - workaround a gcc-4.1 bug (?) that caused send_cred_buffer()
678 to send only zeros. With this workaround, para_audioc works
679 again.
680 - avoid gcc-4 warning: conflicting types for built-in function 'clog'
681 - new mysql commands: "rm" (remove entry), "mv" (rename entry) "ne"
682 (new entry), "snp" (set numplayed). Read the manual for more
683 information.
684
685
686 ---------------------------------------
687 0.2.1 (2005-08-15) "surreal experience"
688 ---------------------------------------
689
690 Here comes paraslash-0.2.1. It contains a couple of new features and,
691 surprise, only minor bug fixes.
692
693 - kill noisy mp3 debug message
694 - cleanup of the build system
695 - para_server and para_client directly use the crypto routines
696 of the openssl library rather than invoking the openssl command
697 line utitlity
698 - server/audiod: new option --user to switch to the given user
699 when invoked as root. Read the output of "para_server -h" for
700 more information.
701 - gui/sdl_gui: new option --stat_cmd to be used to retrieve the
702 status. Default: "para_audioc stat"
703 - sdl_gui: new option --pic_cmd to be used to download the picture.
704 Default: "para_client pic"
705 - audiod: 5 slots ought to be enough for everybody
706 - audiod: new status item: Uptime, kill hup command
707
708
709
710 ------------------------------------------
711 0.2.0 (2005-08-06) "distributed diffusion"
712 ------------------------------------------
713
714 After several month of increased development activity, paraslash-0.2.0
715 has arrived. It contains many new features and is much more
716 self-contained than the old 0.1.x series. Enjoy!
717
718
719 - para_server: fix hang on song change and crash on sighup.
720 Speed up mysql queries. The DIR_LIKE macro is gone.
721 - new executables: para_audiod, the local audio daemon that
722 starts playback (uses SCM_CREDENTIALS socket magic) and
723 para_audioc, the corresponding client.
724 - new executables: para_mp3dec/para_oggdec, two really teensy
725 decoders. para_mp3dec is based on libmad, para_oggdec requires
726 libvorbisfile.
727 - ovsend/ovrecv are capable of streaming ogg as well as mp3, so
728 they are now called para_send and para_recv respectively.
729 - documentation updates
730 - para_gui is themable. For now there is the default theme that
731 looks as before and the simple theme: blue and easy.
732 - gui: audio streaming is now handled by audiod. Time display shows
733 playback time rather than streaming time
734 - slider: update to libzmw-0.2.0
735 - para_krell: fix crash on server shutdown
736 - switch from gzip to bzip2
737
738
739 ----------------------------------------
740 0.1.7 (2005-04-18) "melting penetration"
741 ----------------------------------------
742
743 The main change in this release is clearly the oggvorbis rewrite,
744 but there are also lots of smaller changes. If you intend to use both
745 the mp3 and the ogg plugin, it is recommended to use software mixing,
746 e.g. the dmix plugin which is provided by ALSA.
747
748 - new executables: para_ovsend and para_ovrecv for sending/receiving
749 oggvorbis files via rtp. Requires the open rtp library. Get it at
750 http://www.linphone.org/ortp/
751 - rewrite of the ogg_vorbis core code
752 - configure detects libzmw and, if detected, includes
753 para_slider to the list of binaries to be built by make
754 - server stream writers read from their associated fifo rather
755 than from stdin
756 - slider: two new sliders, lastplayed and numplayed
757 - fix nasty double free bug which caused random segfaults in case of
758 mp3 files with invalid header information
759 - gui: new command line option: --stream_timeout=seconds to
760 deactivate a slot if it is idle for that many seconds (default=`5')
761 - diffstats
762
763
764 ---------------------------------------
765 0.1.6 (2005-03-05) "asymptotic balance"
766 ---------------------------------------
767
768 Only little user-visible changes in this release. Mainly bugfixes and
769 core code cleanup. This is probably the most stable version ever if you
770 stick to mp3...
771
772 - fix several memory leaks
773 - rename default name of mysql database from "music" to "paraslash".
774 Use para_server's --mysql_database option if you do not want to
775 rename your old database.
776 - rework ogg vorbis code
777 - make update command work on mysql servers with LOCAL_INFILE
778 disabled
779 - gui: improved stream I/O (slots)
780 - simplified audio format API
781 - para_pob_ogg is gone
782
783 ------------------------------------
784 0.1.5 (2004-12-31) "opaque eternity"
785 ------------------------------------
786
787 Let's slide gently into the new year.
788
789 - new: para_slider (not built automatically, type "make
790 para_slider" to build). A toy for those who always felt that
791 creating stream definitions is difficult. See screenshots,
792 README and FEATURES for more info.
793 - improved signal handling. Fixes server segfault on SIGHUP
794 for linux kernels newer than Aug 24 2004 and makes para_gui
795 race-free.
796 - reload database tool on SIGHUP
797 - improved help message for sl
798 - do not log "broken pipe" messages as errors. They are
799 perfectly ok.
800 - fix wrong error message on permission errors
801
802 -----------------------------------------
803 0.1.4 (2004-12-19) "tunneling transition"
804 -----------------------------------------
805
806 Bugfix release. As expected, 0.1.3 introduced a bunch of new bugs.
807 Hopefully, most of them got wiped out with this release. Some
808 enhancements went also in.
809
810 - improved error diagnostics for all commands
811 - stradd/picadd: overwrite previous contents if entry already
812 exists, rather than returning errors
813 - stradd: use current stream if invoked without args
814 - faster (and hopefully more stable) ogg-vorbis handling
815 - para_krell: reap children to avoid zombie-flooding in case
816 no server is running
817 - si: report also server pid
818 - server: don't busy-loop if dbtool reports only invalid files.
819 - gui: CTRL+C works again, fix stream_read command line option
820 - fix pic_add, hist
821 - fix mysql dbtool startup in case no database exists
822 - many small fixes and cleanups
823
824 ---------------------------------------
825 0.1.3: (2004-12-10) "vanishing inertia"
826 ---------------------------------------
827
828 Starting from this release, the database tools are integrated in the
829 server binary. This decreases server startup time, reduces code size
830 and speeds up database commands. However, the layout of the underlying
831 mysql database changed only slightly and 0.1.3 should be backwards
832 compatible in that respect.
833
834 Visible changes:
835
836 - If mysql is not detected at compile time, or fails to init
837 at runtime, fall back to the dopey database tool which should
838 always work.
839 - para_dbtool and dbtool.conf are gone. All mysql specific
840 options are read from server.conf and are prefixed by 'mysql_'.
841 - new command: cdt (change database tool)
842 - new command line option: dbtool (choose startup database tool)
843 - The name of current stream is now stored in the database,
844 so paraslash remembers its current stream when restarted.
845 - new command: csp (change stream and play)
846 - para_gui also reports current database tool and server uptime
847
848
849 -------------------------------------------
850 0.1.2: (2004-11-28) "spherical fluctuation"
851 -------------------------------------------
852
853 Point release before the big dbtool changes go in.
854
855 - dbtool: rename ca to cam (copy all meta data). It now also
856 copies numplayed and lastplayed time as well as the picture
857 id.
858 - fix endless-loop-bug caused by mp3 files with invalid header
859
860 -----------------------------------------
861 0.1.1: (2004-11-05) "floating atmosphere"
862 -----------------------------------------
863
864 - gkrellm plugin
865 - new dbtool command: mbox. Browse your sound-file collection
866 with your favorite mail reader.
867 - several small fixes
868
869 -------------------------------------
870 0.1.0: (2204-10-22) "rotating cortex"
871 -------------------------------------
872
873 - fix logging bug for loglevel > VERBOSE
874 - fix skip command
875 - correct timings for vbr mp3s
876 - modular audio format support
877 - ogg-vorbis support (experimental)
878 - new server option: autoplay
879
880 -----------------------------------------
881 0.0.99: (2004-07-25) "harmonic deviation"
882 -----------------------------------------
883
884 - rename projectname from icc to paraslash (play, archive, rate
885 and stream large audio sets happily)
886 - paraslash is no longer restricted to one particular audio
887 streaming software
888 - new dbtool commands (stradd, strq, strdel) for easy stream
889 managment w/o configuration file. That obsoletes stream_defs
890 file/config option for dbtool.
891 - picadd accepts jpeg data from stdin
892 - new server commands: ps (select previous stream), sc (song change)
893 - new default pictures for sdl_gui
894 - gui: new key_map option for binding commands and internal
895 functions to arbitrary keys, nice help screen, rip out
896 soundcard/linux specific stuff, avoid noise artefacts while jumping,
897 show silly logo on startup
898 - new executables: para_fade for fading volume, para_dbadm for
899 manipulating attributes
900 - cdb adds _all_ tables to mysql database
901 - revised and beautified documentation
902 - sample dbtool rewritten in C
903 - autoconf
904
905 ---------------------------------------------
906 0.0.98: (2003-12-26) "incremental smoothness"
907 ---------------------------------------------
908
909 - kick icecast in favour of poc. That removes some races and reduces
910 core code considerably.
911 - cbr/vbr is displayed by stat and gui/sdl_gui. New status flags
912 give finer info on afs' status.
913 - gui can start decoder (see config options). Further new gui
914 commands: refresh (^L), jmp (F1-F10)
915 - gui rereads conf on SIGUSR1 instead of SIGHUP. SIGHUP
916 terminates gui. This fixes dead instances consuming memory
917 continuously.
918 - new dbtool command: verb for sending verbatim sql queries.
919 - fix pid_list races (by removing pid_list)
920 - codename funnies
921
922 --------------------
923 0.0.97: (2003-10-26)
924 --------------------
925
926 - installation prefix now defaults to /usr/local
927 - new commands for gui: snozze, sleep and reread config
928 - config file for gui and sdl_gui
929 - fix problems with filenames containing funny characters
930 (reported by Thomas Forell)
931 - improved signal handling for gui, now it rereads conf on SIGHUP
932 - new dbtool command: cdb (create database)
933 - switch from argtable to gengetopt
934 - major code cleanup and speed improvements
935 - fix several potential buffer overflows
936 - many small fixes and cleanups
937
938 -------------------
939 0.0.96 (2003-08-30)
940 -------------------
941
942 - easy stream_defs syntax
943 - sdl_gui can display images associated to the file being played
944 - Major feature enhancements for icc_gui including dynamic text
945 placement and the top/bottom window design
946 - vrfy/clean now also checks for NULL values in attributes as
947 well as for invalid picture pointers
948 - fix long outstanding case sensitivity bug
949 - many small fixes and cleanups
950
951 -------------------
952 0.0.95 (2003-06-29)
953 -------------------
954
955 - sdl gui runs much faster
956 - new dbtool command: ca (copy attributes)
957 - count and display number of times the song has been played
958 - new feature: scoring
959 - command line options for sdl_gui
960 - simpler syntax of streams file
961 - decrease network traffic of stat
962 - fix zombie bug
963 - many small fixes and cleanups
964
965 -------------------
966 0.0.94 (2003-05-04)
967 -------------------
968
969 - new server command: ns (next stream)
970 - new icc_gui command: c (change stream)
971 - internal mp3info
972 - stat shows also id3 tag info
973 - new sdl based gui
974 - log flodding bug fixed
975 - many small fixes and cleanups
976
977 -------------------
978 0.0.93 (2003-03-28)
979 -------------------
980
981 - colors for icc_gui
982 - icc_gui sets volume directly (linux only)
983 - proper locking that fixes some races
984 - fix security bug that caused commands to be executed even
985 with unsufficient permissions
986 - new command: hup to make all servers reread their configuration file
987 - icecast meta data streaming
988 - many small fixes and cleanups