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5 0.3.3 (to be announced) "axiomatic perspectivity"
6 -------------------------------------------------
7 Internal code cleanups and id3v2 support.
8
9 - para_server uses the generic scheduling code.
10 - overhaul of the virtual streaming system.
11 - id3 version 2 support via libid3tag (optional)
12 - mp3 audio format handler cleanups.
13
14 -----------------------------------------
15 0.3.2 (2008-04-11) "probabilistic parity"
16 -----------------------------------------
17 The new para_afh executable, scheduling and documentation improvements.
18
19 - new ls option: -lc (list chunk table)
20 - new executable: para_afh, the stand-alone audio file handler tool
21 - afs commands can send output more than SHMMAX (32MB on Linux). This
22 also reduces the memory usage of commands that produce large amounts
23 of output.
24 - major scheduler and audiod cleanups.
25 - more detailed and much nicer man pages.
26
27 ---------------------------------------
28 0.3.1 (2008-02-23) "liquid interaction"
29 ---------------------------------------
30
31 A mix of cleanups, bug fixes, improvements, and some new features. No
32 significant changes to the new database (osl) code, which is generally
33 a good sign.
34
35 - Share some similar/duplicate code between the http and the
36 dccp sender.
37 - Generic access control lists for paraslash senders.
38 - dccp sender: Access control lists, connection limiting and support
39 for the allow,deny,on,off,help sender commands.
40 - The default dccp port changed from 5001 to 8000 (suggested by
41 Gerrit Renker).
42 - para_server starts even if not all public keys could be loaded.
43 - Audiod performance improvements.
44 - fix a bug in the "off" command of the http sender.
45 - fix some fd and memory leaks.
46 - Update to gengetopt-2.22.
47
48 -------------------------------------
49 0.3.0 (2008-01-12) "solar saturation"
50 -------------------------------------
51
52 paraslash.0.3.0 -- 'WWDBND --what would databases never do?'.
53
54
55 Usually one might expect lots of new features AND a big increase in size
56 for a major release like this.
57
58 However, paraslash-0.3.0.tar.bz2 is the smallest paraslash tarball
59 ever. The decrease in size is mostly due to the removal of some
60 graphical tools (which were only quick hacks anyway). But also the
61 fact that the mysql code is gone cuts down the size a bit.
62
63 Being independent of mysql comes at a cost: The fact that paraslash
64 now contains its own database (the object storage layer, osl) increases
65 the (stripped) binary size of para_server by ~50K on i386.
66
67 - no more restrictions on unique basenames.
68 - independent of mysql: The new self-contained object
69 storage layer (osl) replaces the mysql database.
70 - New executable para_fsck: Check integrity of osl tables.
71 - Lyrics support.
72 - Reliable audio file move/rename detection.
73 - More portable than ever: Tested on Linux (x86_32, x86_64, sparc64),
74 MacOS (ppc32, x86_32), FreeBSD (x86_32), NetBSD (x86_32) and
75 Solaris (sparc64).
76 - the new osl-based audio file selector (afs) replaces the random,
77 the playlist and the mysql selector of paraslash-0.2.x.
78 - IPv6 support (thanks to Gerrit Renker).
79 - paraslash-0.2.x streams are now called "moods". Writing
80 0.3.x-mood definitions should be both easier and more
81 powerful than writing 0.2.x-stream definitions.
82 - para_krell, para_slider, para_para_sdl_gui, para_dbadm have
83 been removed. The world is a better place without them. However,
84 para_gui is still there.
85 - afs tracks audio file selection also in playlist mode.
86 - few easy-to-use afs commands replace the many not-so-easy-to-use
87 mysql commands (and are available also in playlist mode).
88 - Improved error subsystem.
89 - The earth-shaking new logo.
90
91 -----------------------------------------
92 0.2.17 (2007-11-20) "isotropic threshold"
93 -----------------------------------------
94
95 Mainly bugfixes and cleanups in this version which marks the end of
96 the 0.2.x series if no serious bugs show up after the release.
97
98 - mysql_selector: fix a locking bug.
99 - universal chunk queueing.
100 - dccp sender uses chunk queueing if write() returns EAGAIN (thanks
101 to Gerrit Renker).
102 - be more carful wrt. signed vs. unsigned argument passing.
103 - cleanup error.h and fix some references to invalid error
104 codes.
105 - update to gengetopt-2.21.
106 - update to ortp-0.13.1.
107 - autoconf: extend checks for headers, library functions and
108 compiler characteristics.
109 - Fix streaming of large mp3 files.
110 - Fix an off-by-one bug in playlist handling.
111
112 --------------------------------------
113 0.2.16 (2007-04-05) "neural discharge"
114 --------------------------------------
115
116 The main change in this release is the major audio format handler
117 cleanup which removes some similar/duplicate code and makes it easier
118 to implement plugins for other audio formats. Of course, the usual mix
119 of other improvements/changes/bugfixes also made it into the release.
120
121 - simplified audio format handlers (most of the handling functions
122 were moved one layer up to the virtual streaming system).
123 - para_server uses mmap to read audio files
124 - repositioning of mp3 streams is much faster, in particular for
125 jumping near the end of large mp3 files.
126 - permission flags DB_READ,DB_WRITE have been renamed to AFS_READ
127 and AFS_WRITE.
128 - fix a bug in para_filter that caused decoding of aac files
129 to start only after a few seconds.
130 - fix osx_writer hangs
131 - simplified dccp code (thanks to Gerrit Renker)
132 - the compress filter works also on big endian systems (ppc)
133
134 -----------------------------------------
135 0.2.15 (2007-02-16) "inductive resonance"
136 -----------------------------------------
137
138 Minor improvements, more documentation and a bunch of bug fixes.
139
140 - para_server: The server.users file is only read once on server
141 startup rather than for each connection
142 - mp3dec: Fix decoding of corrupt mp3 files
143 - afs (audio file sender) is now called vss (virtual streaming
144 system). Consequently, the permission flags specified in
145 ~/.paraslash/server.users have also changed: AFS_READ and AFS_WRITE
146 become VSS_READ and VSS_WRITE respectively.
147 - para_audiod/para_filter: Fix a bug that caused the last chunk
148 of audio data not being written under certain circumstances
149 - audiod: compute the difference of server time and local time
150 correctly
151 - para_server/para_audiod: Fix some memory leaks
152 - documentation improvements
153 - configure.ac: fix checks for para_krell
154 - new man pages
155
156 -------------------------------------------
157 0.2.14 (2006-10-15) "transient singularity"
158 -------------------------------------------
159
160 The only major enhancement of this version is the osx writer which completes
161 the Mac OS Port and was originally planned already for 0.2.13 but had to wait
162 until now for reasons beyond the scope of this changelog entry.
163
164 - new output plugin for Mac Os: the osx writer
165 - rename configure command line options from --enable-xxx-headers to
166 --with-xxx-headers and --enable-xxx-libs to --with-xxx-libs
167 - configure: new command line options: --with-mad-headers,
168 --with-mad-libs, --with-oggvorbis-headers, and --with-oggvorbis-libs
169 - some robustness fixes
170 - dymamic audio format recognition for audiod
171 - para_server: new command line option: --autoplay_delay
172 - para_audiod: new command line option: --clock_diff_count
173
174 ---------------------------------------
175 0.2.13 (2006-07-14) "sonic convolution"
176 ---------------------------------------
177
178 A bunch of new features and core changes.
179
180 - the new paraslash scheduler, short and sweet.
181 - Support for m4a/mp4 files via the new aac audio format
182 handler/filter (requires libfaad).
183 - each writer has its own command line parser, just like
184 para_recv and para_filter.
185 - para_client and para_audioc use the error subsystem
186 - writers are integrated in para_audiod (currently linux-only)
187 - para_client is integrated in para_audiod
188 - random/playlist selector: improved info strings
189 - new audiod commands: tasks, kill
190 - update to libortp-0.10.1
191 - para_fade: wake time defaults to 8 hours from now
192 - update to autoconf-2.60
193
194
195 ------------------------------------------
196 0.2.12 (2006-05-12) "oriented abstraction"
197 ------------------------------------------
198
199 Many user-visible changes in this release and lots of new
200 features:
201
202
203 - the new optional dccp sender/receiver. It uses the datagram
204 congestion control protocol. You'll need a fairly new kernel
205 for this.
206 - paraslash works on Mac OS X (thanks to Gerd Becker)
207 - para_play renamed to para_write
208 - modular output plugin design (writers) for para_write
209 - new file_writer output plugin for para_write
210 - compress filter speed improvements
211 - update to libortp-0.9.1
212 - update to gengetopt-2.17rc
213 - para_client no longer depends on libreadline (as the
214 code for the interactive mode was removed).
215 - gcc-2-95 is no longer a supported compiler. It may still
216 work, but it gets no more testing.
217 - the tarball no longer contains the screenshot images which
218 reduces its size quite a bit.
219 - configure: new command line options: --enable-mysql-headers
220 and --enable-mysql-libs
221
222 ------------------------------------
223 0.2.11 (2006-03-11) "atomic duality"
224 ------------------------------------
225
226 Here it is, the first paraslash release developed with git. There
227 are fairly many user-visible changes in this release. As two out of
228 the three "database tools" of paraslash don't use a database at all,
229 they are now called "audio file selectors" instead.
230
231
232 - the cdt command (change database tool) becomes chs (change
233 selector)
234 - no more colon separators: The syntax of some options of
235 para_audiod and para_filter have changed. Use --help for
236 more info (and some examples).
237 - update to gengetopt-2.16 (thanks to Lorenzo Bettini)
238 - switch from cvs to git (should've done that earlier)
239 - the new ipc subsystem
240 - new audio file selector: playlist
241 - para_server: the dopey selector is now called "random",
242 and is the default selector. Use the --selector option to
243 choose another selector at startup, or the chs command to
244 change the selector at runtime.
245 - X86_64 fixes (thanks to Steffen Klassert)
246 - para_play fixes
247
248
249 --------------------------------------
250 0.2.10 (2006-02-17) "cyclic attractor"
251 --------------------------------------
252
253 Huge documentation update, a scrollable window for para_gui, ortp
254 improvements, and of course many small fixes not mentioned here.
255 The diffstat below is rather misleading as most insertions are due
256 to the new source documentation.
257
258 - autoconf cleanup
259 - para_server also uses the new error subsystem
260 - lots of new documentation (UTSL)
261 - gui improvements:
262 - keysyms for cursor keys and for next/previous page keys
263 - scrollable output window
264 - new internal commands: scroll up/down, page up/down
265 - fix color of command output.
266 - ortp: the --chunk_time and --header flags are no longer needed
267 for para_recv/para_audiod as this information is now encoded in
268 each rtp packet sent by para_server.
269
270
271 -------------------------------------------
272 0.2.9 (2006-01-24) "progressive turbulence"
273 -------------------------------------------
274
275 Internal audiod receivers/filters, the new error subsystem and
276 a lot of small improvements.
277
278 - para_recv and para_filter are integrated into the para_audiod
279 binary, i.e. audiod no longer spawns a new process for
280 each receiver/filter. As para_recv and para_filter might be
281 useful as standalone programs, they still get built (linked
282 against the same object files that are also used for audiod).
283 - further ortp timing improvements should reduce the CPU usage
284 of the ortp receiver.
285 - improved audio grabbing. The 'grab' command of para_audiod
286 has its own set of command line options. Read the output of
287 "para_audioc help grab" for more info.
288 - oggdec: configurable input prebuffer size.
289 - the new error subsystem gives better error diagnostics
290 and reduces code size.
291
292
293 -----------------------------------------
294 0.2.8 (2006-01-02) "dynamic accumulation"
295 -----------------------------------------
296
297 The new modular filter design and the para_play-hangs bugfix.
298
299 - new executable: para_filter. It combines para_mp3dec,
300 para_oggdec and para_compress. It also adds a further filter
301 type, wav, that just inserts a wave header at the desired point
302 of the filter chain. All 'piping' is done in-memory (i.e. no
303 read/write operations are used).
304 - para_play: fix a stupid bug that caused it to hang under
305 certain circumstances.
306
307
308 -------------------------------------------
309 0.2.7 (2006-12-27) "transparent invariance"
310 -------------------------------------------
311
312 Not many user-visible changes but a fair amount of internal improvements.
313
314
315 - The http sender buffers data if it can not be sent
316 out immediately (because the socket is not writable). This
317 should prevent para_server from shutting down the connection
318 too early on a loaded network.
319 - para_play also prebuffers data if it is told to start at a
320 future time by the --start_time option.
321 - The return of para_recv: It combines para_ortp_recv and
322 para_http_recv. Use the --receiver option to switch between
323 the two. para_recv builds without libortp, but contains
324 only the http receiver in this case.
325 - update to ortp 0.8.1. As this ortp release contains incompatible
326 changes, para_recv-0.2.7 won't link against older ortp libs.
327 - improved ortp timings.
328 - use of gcc-extensions that #define away for non-gcc and
329 gcc < 3.0.
330
331
332 -------------------------------------------
333 0.2.6 (2005-10-29) "recursive compensation"
334 -------------------------------------------
335
336 Transparent session encryption (uses openssl's Alleged RC4 cipher),
337 the internal find command and several other improvements and cleanups.
338
339 - Encrypt the session if encryption is requested by the client
340 (default for para_client 0.2.6). This is backwards
341 compatible, so older clients can still connect to para_server
342 0.2.6. Use the new client option --plain to request an
343 uncrypted session (off by default, must be set to on in
344 order to connect to para_server 0.2.x with 0 <= x <= 5).
345 - para_server uses an internal function to locate audio files
346 rather than calling find(1). The server option
347 --mysql_audio_file_dir replaces --mysql_find_cmd.
348 - documentation update
349 - man pages
350 - header file cleanup
351 - para_client code cleanup
352 - para_gui: faster display of output of display commands
353
354
355 ------------------------------------------
356 0.2.5 (2005-10-13) "aggressive resolution"
357 ------------------------------------------
358
359 This release adds internal senders, i.e. no more external programs are
360 spawned for sending out the audio data. There are two different senders
361 available: The http sender and the ortp sender (former para_send which
362 is no longer needed).
363
364 The new sender code has a plugin-like design so it can be easily
365 extended should there be be any future need for supporting another
366 network streaming protocol. All senders are completely independent of
367 each other. In particular, the http and the ortp sender can operate
368 in parallel.
369
370 - new server command: sender to control senders at runtime.
371 Read the output of "para_server -h" and "para_client help
372 sender" for more information.
373 - para_recv renamed to para_ortp_recv
374 - new executable: para_http_recv, a simple command line
375 http receiver.
376 - major afs/mp3/ogg code simplifications due to internal
377 senders.
378 - ogg timing improvements
379 - fix several minor memory leaks (found by valgrind)
380 - empty stream definitions work again
381 - com_ne(): ignore errors on remove
382 - audiod: fix segfault on server restart
383
384
385 ---------------------------------------
386 0.2.4 (2005-09-21) "toxic anticipation"
387 ---------------------------------------
388
389 Several small improvements, fixes and the new grab command.
390
391 - audiod:
392 - new command: "grab" to grab the output of the stream reader
393 or any filters. Read the output of "para_audioc help grab"
394 for more information.
395 - fix memory leak
396 - code cleanup
397 - audioc: new command line option: --bufsize to specify a
398 buffer size different from the default size 8192.
399 - improved error diagnostics for para_play.
400 - new configure option: --enable-ssldir so search for openssl in
401 non-standard places
402 - sdl_gui: Make it look nice again for 1024x768
403 - server: report total size of memory allocated with sbrk by malloc,
404 new command line option: --announce_time
405
406
407 -----------------------------------------
408 0.2.3 (2005-09-01) "hydrophilic movement"
409 -----------------------------------------
410
411 Two new executables and major feature enhancements.
412
413 - audiod filters: It is now possible to specify arbitrary many
414 (including none) filters for each supported audio
415 format. This can be used e.g. for normalizing volume,
416 transforming or grabbing the audio stream, or for using
417 visualizers. Read the output of "para_audiod -h" for the
418 syntax of the new --filter_cmd option.
419 - new executable: para_play, a tiny alsa player. It
420 can play wave files or raw pcm (16 bit little endian)
421 from stdin.
422 - new executable: para_compress, a dynamic range compressor
423 intended to keep audio output at a consistent volume. Derived
424 from AudioCompress, http://trikuare.cx/code/AudioCompress.html.
425 - audiod: New option: --stream_delay. This can be used in
426 a local network to syncronize the audio output of all
427 clients that play the same stream.
428
429
430 ------------------------------------------
431 0.2.2 (2005-08-19) "tangential excitation"
432 ------------------------------------------
433
434 Mostly internal changes in this release, but also some new commands
435 for the mysql database tool.
436
437 - cleanup exec.c, fix para_exec bug
438 - compile time loglevel (log messages below the given level
439 won't be compiled in, which reduces the size of the
440 resulting binaries)
441 - new log macros that shorten the size of the source code.
442 - workaround a gcc-4.1 bug (?) that caused send_cred_buffer()
443 to send only zeros. With this workaround, para_audioc works
444 again.
445 - avoid gcc-4 warning: conflicting types for built-in function 'clog'
446 - new mysql commands: "rm" (remove entry), "mv" (rename entry) "ne"
447 (new entry), "snp" (set numplayed). Read the manual for more
448 information.
449
450
451 ---------------------------------------
452 0.2.1 (2005-08-15) "surreal experience"
453 ---------------------------------------
454
455 Here comes paraslash-0.2.1. It contains a couple of new features and,
456 surprise, only minor bug fixes.
457
458 - kill noisy mp3 debug message
459 - cleanup of the build system
460 - para_server and para_client directly use the crypto routines
461 of the openssl library rather than invoking the openssl command
462 line utitlity
463 - server/audiod: new option --user to switch to the given user
464 when invoked as root. Read the output of "para_server -h" for
465 more information.
466 - gui/sdl_gui: new option --stat_cmd to be used to retrieve the
467 status. Default: "para_audioc stat"
468 - sdl_gui: new option --pic_cmd to be used to download the picture.
469 Default: "para_client pic"
470 - audiod: 5 slots ought to be enough for everybody
471 - audiod: new status item: Uptime, kill hup command
472
473
474
475 ------------------------------------------
476 0.2.0 (2005-08-06) "distributed diffusion"
477 ------------------------------------------
478
479 After several month of increased development activity, paraslash-0.2.0
480 has arrived. It contains many new features and is much more
481 self-contained than the old 0.1.x series. Enjoy!
482
483
484 - para_server: fix hang on song change and crash on sighup.
485 Speed up mysql queries. The DIR_LIKE macro is gone.
486 - new executables: para_audiod, the local audio daemon that
487 starts playback (uses SCM_CREDENTIALS socket magic) and
488 para_audioc, the corresponding client.
489 - new executables: para_mp3dec/para_oggdec, two really teensy
490 decoders. para_mp3dec is based on libmad, para_oggdec requires
491 libvorbisfile.
492 - ovsend/ovrecv are capable of streaming ogg as well as mp3, so
493 they are now called para_send and para_recv respectively.
494 - documentation updates
495 - para_gui is themable. For now there is the default theme that
496 looks as before and the simple theme: blue and easy.
497 - gui: audio streaming is now handled by audiod. Time display shows
498 playback time rather than streaming time
499 - slider: update to libzmw-0.2.0
500 - para_krell: fix crash on server shutdown
501 - switch from gzip to bzip2
502
503
504 ----------------------------------------
505 0.1.7 (2005-04-18) "melting penetration"
506 ----------------------------------------
507
508 The main change in this release is clearly the oggvorbis rewrite,
509 but there are also lots of smaller changes. If you intend to use both
510 the mp3 and the ogg plugin, it is recommended to use software mixing,
511 e.g. the dmix plugin which is provided by ALSA.
512
513 - new executables: para_ovsend and para_ovrecv for sending/receiving
514 oggvorbis files via rtp. Requires the open rtp library. Get it at
515 http://www.linphone.org/ortp/
516 - rewrite of the ogg_vorbis core code
517 - configure detects libzmw and, if detected, includes
518 para_slider to the list of binaries to be built by make
519 - server stream writers read from their associated fifo rather
520 than from stdin
521 - slider: two new sliders, lastplayed and numplayed
522 - fix nasty double free bug which caused random segfaults in case of
523 mp3 files with invalid header information
524 - gui: new command line option: --stream_timeout=seconds to
525 deactivate a slot if it is idle for that many seconds (default=`5')
526 - diffstats
527
528
529 ---------------------------------------
530 0.1.6 (2005-03-05) "asymptotic balance"
531 ---------------------------------------
532
533 Only little user-visible changes in this release. Mainly bugfixes and
534 core code cleanup. This is probably the most stable version ever if you
535 stick to mp3...
536
537 - fix several memory leaks
538 - rename default name of mysql database from "music" to "paraslash".
539 Use para_server's --mysql_database option if you do not want to
540 rename your old database.
541 - rework ogg vorbis code
542 - make update command work on mysql servers with LOCAL_INFILE
543 disabled
544 - gui: improved stream I/O (slots)
545 - simplified audio format API
546 - para_pob_ogg is gone
547
548 ------------------------------------
549 0.1.5 (2004-12-31) "opaque eternity"
550 ------------------------------------
551
552 Let's slide gently into the new year.
553
554 - new: para_slider (not built automatically, type "make
555 para_slider" to build). A toy for those who always felt that
556 creating stream definitions is difficult. See screenshots,
557 README and FEATURES for more info.
558 - improved signal handling. Fixes server segfault on SIGHUP
559 for linux kernels newer than Aug 24 2004 and makes para_gui
560 race-free.
561 - reload database tool on SIGHUP
562 - improved help message for sl
563 - do not log "broken pipe" messages as errors. They are
564 perfectly ok.
565 - fix wrong error message on permission errors
566
567 -----------------------------------------
568 0.1.4 (2004-12-19) "tunneling transition"
569 -----------------------------------------
570
571 Bugfix release. As expected, 0.1.3 introduced a bunch of new bugs.
572 Hopefully, most of them got wiped out with this release. Some
573 enhancements went also in.
574
575 - improved error diagnostics for all commands
576 - stradd/picadd: overwrite previous contents if entry already
577 exists, rather than returning errors
578 - stradd: use current stream if invoked without args
579 - faster (and hopefully more stable) ogg-vorbis handling
580 - para_krell: reap children to avoid zombie-flooding in case
581 no server is running
582 - si: report also server pid
583 - server: don't busy-loop if dbtool reports only invalid files.
584 - gui: CTRL+C works again, fix stream_read command line option
585 - fix pic_add, hist
586 - fix mysql dbtool startup in case no database exists
587 - many small fixes and cleanups
588
589 ---------------------------------------
590 0.1.3: (2004-12-10) "vanishing inertia"
591 ---------------------------------------
592
593 Starting from this release, the database tools are integrated in the
594 server binary. This decreases server startup time, reduces code size
595 and speeds up database commands. However, the layout of the underlying
596 mysql database changed only slightly and 0.1.3 should be backwards
597 compatible in that respect.
598
599 Visible changes:
600
601 - If mysql is not detected at compile time, or fails to init
602 at runtime, fall back to the dopey database tool which should
603 always work.
604 - para_dbtool and dbtool.conf are gone. All mysql specific
605 options are read from server.conf and are prefixed by 'mysql_'.
606 - new command: cdt (change database tool)
607 - new command line option: dbtool (choose startup database tool)
608 - The name of current stream is now stored in the database,
609 so paraslash remembers its current stream when restarted.
610 - new command: csp (change stream and play)
611 - para_gui also reports current database tool and server uptime
612
613
614 -------------------------------------------
615 0.1.2: (2004-11-28) "spherical fluctuation"
616 -------------------------------------------
617
618 Point release before the big dbtool changes go in.
619
620 - dbtool: rename ca to cam (copy all meta data). It now also
621 copies numplayed and lastplayed time as well as the picture
622 id.
623 - fix endless-loop-bug caused by mp3 files with invalid header
624
625 -----------------------------------------
626 0.1.1: (2004-11-05) "floating atmosphere"
627 -----------------------------------------
628
629 - gkrellm plugin
630 - new dbtool command: mbox. Browse your sound-file collection
631 with your favorite mail reader.
632 - several small fixes
633
634 -------------------------------------
635 0.1.0: (2204-10-22) "rotating cortex"
636 -------------------------------------
637
638 - fix logging bug for loglevel > VERBOSE
639 - fix skip command
640 - correct timings for vbr mp3s
641 - modular audio format support
642 - ogg-vorbis support (experimental)
643 - new server option: autoplay
644
645 -----------------------------------------
646 0.0.99: (2004-07-25) "harmonic deviation"
647 -----------------------------------------
648
649 - rename projectname from icc to paraslash (play, archive, rate
650 and stream large audio sets happily)
651 - paraslash is no longer restricted to one particular audio
652 streaming software
653 - new dbtool commands (stradd, strq, strdel) for easy stream
654 managment w/o configuration file. That obsoletes stream_defs
655 file/config option for dbtool.
656 - picadd accepts jpeg data from stdin
657 - new server commands: ps (select previous stream), sc (song change)
658 - new default pictures for sdl_gui
659 - gui: new key_map option for binding commands and internal
660 functions to arbitrary keys, nice help screen, rip out
661 soundcard/linux specific stuff, avoid noise artefacts while jumping,
662 show silly logo on startup
663 - new executables: para_fade for fading volume, para_dbadm for
664 manipulating attributes
665 - cdb adds _all_ tables to mysql database
666 - revised and beautified documentation
667 - sample dbtool rewritten in C
668 - autoconf
669
670 ---------------------------------------------
671 0.0.98: (2003-12-26) "incremental smoothness"
672 ---------------------------------------------
673
674 - kick icecast in favour of poc. That removes some races and reduces
675 core code considerably.
676 - cbr/vbr is displayed by stat and gui/sdl_gui. New status flags
677 give finer info on afs' status.
678 - gui can start decoder (see config options). Further new gui
679 commands: refresh (^L), jmp (F1-F10)
680 - gui rereads conf on SIGUSR1 instead of SIGHUP. SIGHUP
681 terminates gui. This fixes dead instances consuming memory
682 continuously.
683 - new dbtool command: verb for sending verbatim sql queries.
684 - fix pid_list races (by removing pid_list)
685 - codename funnies
686
687 --------------------
688 0.0.97: (2003-10-26)
689 --------------------
690
691 - installation prefix now defaults to /usr/local
692 - new commands for gui: snozze, sleep and reread config
693 - config file for gui and sdl_gui
694 - fix problems with filenames containing funny characters
695 (reported by Thomas Forell)
696 - improved signal handling for gui, now it rereads conf on SIGHUP
697 - new dbtool command: cdb (create database)
698 - switch from argtable to gengetopt
699 - major code cleanup and speed improvements
700 - fix several potential buffer overflows
701 - many small fixes and cleanups
702
703 -------------------
704 0.0.96 (2003-08-30)
705 -------------------
706
707 - easy stream_defs syntax
708 - sdl_gui can display images associated to the file being played
709 - Major feature enhancements for icc_gui including dynamic text
710 placement and the top/bottom window design
711 - vrfy/clean now also checks for NULL values in attributes as
712 well as for invalid picture pointers
713 - fix long outstanding case sensitivity bug
714 - many small fixes and cleanups
715
716 -------------------
717 0.0.95 (2003-06-29)
718 -------------------
719
720 - sdl gui runs much faster
721 - new dbtool command: ca (copy attributes)
722 - count and display number of times the song has been played
723 - new feature: scoring
724 - command line options for sdl_gui
725 - simpler syntax of streams file
726 - decrease network traffic of stat
727 - fix zombie bug
728 - many small fixes and cleanups
729
730 -------------------
731 0.0.94 (2003-05-04)
732 -------------------
733
734 - new server command: ns (next stream)
735 - new icc_gui command: c (change stream)
736 - internal mp3info
737 - stat shows also id3 tag info
738 - new sdl based gui
739 - log flodding bug fixed
740 - many small fixes and cleanups
741
742 -------------------
743 0.0.93 (2003-03-28)
744 -------------------
745
746 - colors for icc_gui
747 - icc_gui sets volume directly (linux only)
748 - proper locking that fixes some races
749 - fix security bug that caused commands to be executed even
750 with unsufficient permissions
751 - new command: hup to make all servers reread their configuration file
752 - icecast meta data streaming
753 - many small fixes and cleanups