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