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