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