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