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2 0.4.5 (to be announced) "symmetric randomization"
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4
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6 0.4.4 (2010-08-06) "persistent regularity"
7 ------------------------------------------
8
9 Support for yet another audio format, para_write improvements and
10 bug fixes.
11
12 - Support for the speex codec.
13 - Support for sample formats other than 16 bit little endian.
14 - error2.h is now created by a perl script which speeds up configure
15 considerably.
16 - Fix a bug in the aac decoder which could lead to segfaults in
17 para_filter/para_audiod.
18 - Fixes for autoconf-2.66.
19
20 ----------------------------------------
21 0.4.3 (2010-07-05) "imaginary radiation"
22 ----------------------------------------
23
24 Many improvements for the DCCP and the UDP transport, the new user
25 manual and the usual mix of bug fixes and internal improvements.
26
27 - FEC support for the DCCP sender (Gerrit Renker). The new
28 --dccp_max_slice_size, --dccp_data_slices_per_group and
29 --dccp_slices_per_group options can be used to set the FEC
30 parameters for the DCCP transport.
31 - DNS lookups for UDP targets (Gerrit Renker).
32 - The new user manual replaces the README, README.afs, REQUIREMENTS
33 and INSTALL documents.
34 - Fix an end-of-file detection bug in the oggdec filter.
35 - The new nonblock API.
36 - Both options of the oggdec filter have been removed.
37 - New debug mode for the internal scheduler.
38
39 ------------------------------------------
40 0.4.2 (2010-04-23) "associative expansion"
41 ------------------------------------------
42
43 It's been some time since the last release, but finally here is
44 paraslash-0.4.2. The bulk of the changes comes from the new buffer
45 tree API, but there are changes all over the tree. Mainly performance
46 and usability improvements, but also quite some bug fixes.
47
48 - The new buffer tree API.
49 - DCCP: Support for CCID negotiation (Gerrit Renker).
50 - UDP robustness fixes.
51 - The --bufsize option for mp3dec is gone as it no longer makes sense
52 for the new buffer tree API.
53 - Fix audible buffer underruns for wma streams.
54 - The alsa writer no longer prints meaningless underrun durations.
55 - audiod: Defaults work also for udp streams. If no filter is
56 given for an audio format that is received via upd, fecdec is
57 automatically added as the first filter (along with the decoder).
58
59 ---------------------------------------
60 0.4.1 (2009-12-22) "concurrent horizon"
61 ---------------------------------------
62
63 Support for another audio format, minor feature enhancements and lots of bug
64 fixes. All fixes that have been accumulated in the maint branch (in particular
65 those mentionened in the 0.3.6 release notes) appear in this release as well.
66
67 - wma support.
68 - new afh option: --human to activate human-readable output.
69 - new server/audiod option: --log-timing to print timing information.
70 - build system improvements.
71 - source code documentation updates.
72
73 -------------------------------------
74 0.3.6 (2009-12-07) "cubic continuity"
75 -------------------------------------
76
77 Quite a few bugs have been found and fixed since 0.3.5, so here's
78 another 0.3.x release. No new features.
79
80 - Always check return value of malloc().
81 - ogg vorbis/FEC: Do not write garbage after the audio file header.
82 - exit if root privileges could not be dropped.
83 - FEC: Fix computation of extra slices.
84 - oss: Fix check for empty input buffer.
85 - Avoid buffer underruns due to filter chain output buffer constraints.
86 - server: Fix assignment of afs_pid.
87 - Don't panic if the afs database contains unknown audio formats.
88 - http/dccp: Do not send the audio file header twice.
89 - FEC: Timing improvements.
90
91 ----------------------------------------------
92 0.4.0 (2009-11-10) "simultaneous independence"
93 ----------------------------------------------
94
95 Two significant changes which require the new version number: The
96 improved authentication dialog and the fact that the database code
97 has been moved to a library, libosl. To use the new version, you have
98 to generate new RSA keys, see INSTALL for details. A shell script is
99 provided for conversion of the 0.3 database to the new 0.4 format.
100
101 - stronger crypto for client authentication
102 - the database code has been moved to a library
103 - improved status item handling
104 - cleanup of the build system
105 - The "-V" option now also prints the git version
106 - the new parser-friendly listing mode for the ls and stat commands
107 - mandatory rc4 encryption
108 - major audio format handler cleanups
109 - (id3,...) tags are no longer stored as a combined string in the database
110 - new mood methods: artist_matches, title_matches, comment_matches,
111 album_matches, year_maches, year.
112
113 --------------------------------------------
114 0.3.5 (2009-09-21) "symplectic separability"
115 --------------------------------------------
116
117 Full client support for *BSD Unixes, complete re-write of the ogg
118 vorbis audio format handler, various improvements all over the place
119 and the usual mix of bugfixes. This release marks the end of the 0.3
120 series if no serious problems show up.
121
122 - the new oss writer (supported on *BSD and Linux)
123 - rewrite of the ogg vorbis audio format handler. It's
124 recommended to replace the chunk tables of existing ogg
125 vorbis files in the afs database by re-adding these files
126 with "add -f".
127 - support for netmask subsets (Gerrit Renker)
128 - the new prebuffer filter
129 - improved signal handling
130 - variable fec output buffer size
131 - improved FEC timing fixes audible buffer underruns in UDP mode
132 - --log_color actually works
133 - new ls option: -d (print dates as seconds after the epoch)
134 - update to gengetopt 2.22.2
135 - support for RSA keys of size > 512 bits
136 - new option "mixer_channel" for para_fade
137
138 -----------------------------------------
139 0.3.4 (2009-05-07) "elliptic inheritance"
140 -----------------------------------------
141
142 The new udp sender, forward error correction, colored logs and various
143 other improvements. As the udp sender does not depend on any special
144 libraries, it is built unconditionally.
145
146 - The udp sender replaces the ortp sender. The new code uses forward
147 error correction to protect against packet losses. Many thanks to
148 Gerrit Renker for providing ipv6 support.
149 - The default port for udp streaming now defaults to 8000, like
150 for the http and the dccp senders/receivers.
151 - Loglevels are now specified as symbolic names, e.g.
152 "--loglevel info".
153 - improved ipv4 and ipv6 URI parser (Gerrit Renker).
154 - para_server/para_audiod: Color support for log messages.
155 - new options for mp3dec: --ignore-crc, --bufsize
156 - new audiod option: --config-file.
157 - gengetopt cleanups.
158 - Improved help/man pages: The documentation of para_audiod,
159 para_recv, para_filter and para_write now also contains
160 all options of the available receivers/filters/writers. The
161 man page of para_fade contains a description of the different
162 modes of operation.
163 - More source code documentation.
164 - vss timing fixes.
165
166 --------------------------------------------
167 0.3.3 (2008-12-01) "axiomatic perspectivity"
168 --------------------------------------------
169
170 Internal code cleanups, bug fixes, improved tag handling and the new
171 amplification filter.
172
173 - para_server uses the generic scheduling code.
174 - overhaul of the virtual streaming system.
175 - mp3: id3 version 2 support via libid3tag (optional)
176 - ogg: vorbis comment support.
177 - aac meta info support.
178 - mp3 audio format handler cleanups.
179 - new filter: "amp" to amplify the amplitude of the audio stream
180 - new status item/database entry: amplification. It is
181 used by the amp filter to pre-amplify the audio stream.
182 - fix a close-without-open bug in para_write.
183 - fix a bug in com_init() which was introduced in 0.3.2.
184 - better error diagnostics for para_client.
185
186 -----------------------------------------
187 0.3.2 (2008-04-11) "probabilistic parity"
188 -----------------------------------------
189
190 The new para_afh executable, scheduling and documentation improvements.
191
192 - new ls option: -lc (list chunk table)
193 - new executable: para_afh, the stand-alone audio file handler tool
194 - afs commands can send output more than SHMMAX (32MB on Linux). This
195 also reduces the memory usage of commands that produce large amounts
196 of output.
197 - major scheduler and audiod cleanups.
198 - more detailed and much nicer man pages.
199
200 ---------------------------------------
201 0.3.1 (2008-02-23) "liquid interaction"
202 ---------------------------------------
203
204 A mix of cleanups, bug fixes, improvements, and some new features. No
205 significant changes to the new database (osl) code, which is generally
206 a good sign.
207
208 - Share some similar/duplicate code between the http and the
209 dccp sender.
210 - Generic access control lists for paraslash senders.
211 - dccp sender: Access control lists, connection limiting and support
212 for the allow,deny,on,off,help sender commands.
213 - The default dccp port changed from 5001 to 8000 (suggested by
214 Gerrit Renker).
215 - para_server starts even if not all public keys could be loaded.
216 - Audiod performance improvements.
217 - fix a bug in the "off" command of the http sender.
218 - fix some fd and memory leaks.
219 - Update to gengetopt-2.22.
220
221 -------------------------------------
222 0.3.0 (2008-01-12) "solar saturation"
223 -------------------------------------
224
225 paraslash.0.3.0 -- 'WWDBND --what would databases never do?'.
226
227
228 Usually one might expect lots of new features AND a big increase in size
229 for a major release like this.
230
231 However, paraslash-0.3.0.tar.bz2 is the smallest paraslash tarball
232 ever. The decrease in size is mostly due to the removal of some
233 graphical tools (which were only quick hacks anyway). But also the
234 fact that the mysql code is gone cuts down the size a bit.
235
236 Being independent of mysql comes at a cost: The fact that paraslash
237 now contains its own database (the object storage layer, osl) increases
238 the (stripped) binary size of para_server by ~50K on i386.
239
240 - no more restrictions on unique basenames.
241 - independent of mysql: The new self-contained object
242 storage layer (osl) replaces the mysql database.
243 - New executable para_fsck: Check integrity of osl tables.
244 - Lyrics support.
245 - Reliable audio file move/rename detection.
246 - More portable than ever: Tested on Linux (x86_32, x86_64, sparc64),
247 MacOS (ppc32, x86_32), FreeBSD (x86_32), NetBSD (x86_32) and
248 Solaris (sparc64).
249 - the new osl-based audio file selector (afs) replaces the random,
250 the playlist and the mysql selector of paraslash-0.2.x.
251 - IPv6 support (thanks to Gerrit Renker).
252 - paraslash-0.2.x streams are now called "moods". Writing
253 0.3.x-mood definitions should be both easier and more
254 powerful than writing 0.2.x-stream definitions.
255 - para_krell, para_slider, para_para_sdl_gui, para_dbadm have
256 been removed. The world is a better place without them. However,
257 para_gui is still there.
258 - afs tracks audio file selection also in playlist mode.
259 - few easy-to-use afs commands replace the many not-so-easy-to-use
260 mysql commands (and are available also in playlist mode).
261 - Improved error subsystem.
262 - The earth-shaking new logo.
263
264 -----------------------------------------
265 0.2.17 (2007-11-20) "isotropic threshold"
266 -----------------------------------------
267
268 Mainly bugfixes and cleanups in this version which marks the end of
269 the 0.2.x series if no serious bugs show up after the release.
270
271 - mysql_selector: fix a locking bug.
272 - universal chunk queueing.
273 - dccp sender uses chunk queueing if write() returns EAGAIN (thanks
274 to Gerrit Renker).
275 - be more carful wrt. signed vs. unsigned argument passing.
276 - cleanup error.h and fix some references to invalid error
277 codes.
278 - update to gengetopt-2.21.
279 - update to ortp-0.13.1.
280 - autoconf: extend checks for headers, library functions and
281 compiler characteristics.
282 - Fix streaming of large mp3 files.
283 - Fix an off-by-one bug in playlist handling.
284
285 --------------------------------------
286 0.2.16 (2007-04-05) "neural discharge"
287 --------------------------------------
288
289 The main change in this release is the major audio format handler
290 cleanup which removes some similar/duplicate code and makes it easier
291 to implement plugins for other audio formats. Of course, the usual mix
292 of other improvements/changes/bugfixes also made it into the release.
293
294 - simplified audio format handlers (most of the handling functions
295 were moved one layer up to the virtual streaming system).
296 - para_server uses mmap to read audio files
297 - repositioning of mp3 streams is much faster, in particular for
298 jumping near the end of large mp3 files.
299 - permission flags DB_READ,DB_WRITE have been renamed to AFS_READ
300 and AFS_WRITE.
301 - fix a bug in para_filter that caused decoding of aac files
302 to start only after a few seconds.
303 - fix osx_writer hangs
304 - simplified dccp code (thanks to Gerrit Renker)
305 - the compress filter works also on big endian systems (ppc)
306
307 -----------------------------------------
308 0.2.15 (2007-02-16) "inductive resonance"
309 -----------------------------------------
310
311 Minor improvements, more documentation and a bunch of bug fixes.
312
313 - para_server: The server.users file is only read once on server
314 startup rather than for each connection
315 - mp3dec: Fix decoding of corrupt mp3 files
316 - afs (audio file sender) is now called vss (virtual streaming
317 system). Consequently, the permission flags specified in
318 ~/.paraslash/server.users have also changed: AFS_READ and AFS_WRITE
319 become VSS_READ and VSS_WRITE respectively.
320 - para_audiod/para_filter: Fix a bug that caused the last chunk
321 of audio data not being written under certain circumstances
322 - audiod: compute the difference of server time and local time
323 correctly
324 - para_server/para_audiod: Fix some memory leaks
325 - documentation improvements
326 - configure.ac: fix checks for para_krell
327 - new man pages
328
329 -------------------------------------------
330 0.2.14 (2006-10-15) "transient singularity"
331 -------------------------------------------
332
333 The only major enhancement of this version is the osx writer which completes
334 the Mac OS Port and was originally planned already for 0.2.13 but had to wait
335 until now for reasons beyond the scope of this changelog entry.
336
337 - new output plugin for Mac Os: the osx writer
338 - rename configure command line options from --enable-xxx-headers to
339 --with-xxx-headers and --enable-xxx-libs to --with-xxx-libs
340 - configure: new command line options: --with-mad-headers,
341 --with-mad-libs, --with-oggvorbis-headers, and --with-oggvorbis-libs
342 - some robustness fixes
343 - dymamic audio format recognition for audiod
344 - para_server: new command line option: --autoplay_delay
345 - para_audiod: new command line option: --clock_diff_count
346
347 ---------------------------------------
348 0.2.13 (2006-07-14) "sonic convolution"
349 ---------------------------------------
350
351 A bunch of new features and core changes.
352
353 - the new paraslash scheduler, short and sweet.
354 - Support for m4a/mp4 files via the new aac audio format
355 handler/filter (requires libfaad).
356 - each writer has its own command line parser, just like
357 para_recv and para_filter.
358 - para_client and para_audioc use the error subsystem
359 - writers are integrated in para_audiod (currently linux-only)
360 - para_client is integrated in para_audiod
361 - random/playlist selector: improved info strings
362 - new audiod commands: tasks, kill
363 - update to libortp-0.10.1
364 - para_fade: wake time defaults to 8 hours from now
365 - update to autoconf-2.60
366
367
368 ------------------------------------------
369 0.2.12 (2006-05-12) "oriented abstraction"
370 ------------------------------------------
371
372 Many user-visible changes in this release and lots of new
373 features:
374
375
376 - the new optional dccp sender/receiver. It uses the datagram
377 congestion control protocol. You'll need a fairly new kernel
378 for this.
379 - paraslash works on Mac OS X (thanks to Gerd Becker)
380 - para_play renamed to para_write
381 - modular output plugin design (writers) for para_write
382 - new file_writer output plugin for para_write
383 - compress filter speed improvements
384 - update to libortp-0.9.1
385 - update to gengetopt-2.17rc
386 - para_client no longer depends on libreadline (as the
387 code for the interactive mode was removed).
388 - gcc-2-95 is no longer a supported compiler. It may still
389 work, but it gets no more testing.
390 - the tarball no longer contains the screenshot images which
391 reduces its size quite a bit.
392 - configure: new command line options: --enable-mysql-headers
393 and --enable-mysql-libs
394
395 ------------------------------------
396 0.2.11 (2006-03-11) "atomic duality"
397 ------------------------------------
398
399 Here it is, the first paraslash release developed with git. There
400 are fairly many user-visible changes in this release. As two out of
401 the three "database tools" of paraslash don't use a database at all,
402 they are now called "audio file selectors" instead.
403
404
405 - the cdt command (change database tool) becomes chs (change
406 selector)
407 - no more colon separators: The syntax of some options of
408 para_audiod and para_filter have changed. Use --help for
409 more info (and some examples).
410 - update to gengetopt-2.16 (thanks to Lorenzo Bettini)
411 - switch from cvs to git (should've done that earlier)
412 - the new ipc subsystem
413 - new audio file selector: playlist
414 - para_server: the dopey selector is now called "random",
415 and is the default selector. Use the --selector option to
416 choose another selector at startup, or the chs command to
417 change the selector at runtime.
418 - X86_64 fixes (thanks to Steffen Klassert)
419 - para_play fixes
420
421
422 --------------------------------------
423 0.2.10 (2006-02-17) "cyclic attractor"
424 --------------------------------------
425
426 Huge documentation update, a scrollable window for para_gui, ortp
427 improvements, and of course many small fixes not mentioned here.
428 The diffstat below is rather misleading as most insertions are due
429 to the new source documentation.
430
431 - autoconf cleanup
432 - para_server also uses the new error subsystem
433 - lots of new documentation (UTSL)
434 - gui improvements:
435 - keysyms for cursor keys and for next/previous page keys
436 - scrollable output window
437 - new internal commands: scroll up/down, page up/down
438 - fix color of command output.
439 - ortp: the --chunk_time and --header flags are no longer needed
440 for para_recv/para_audiod as this information is now encoded in
441 each rtp packet sent by para_server.
442
443
444 -------------------------------------------
445 0.2.9 (2006-01-24) "progressive turbulence"
446 -------------------------------------------
447
448 Internal audiod receivers/filters, the new error subsystem and
449 a lot of small improvements.
450
451 - para_recv and para_filter are integrated into the para_audiod
452 binary, i.e. audiod no longer spawns a new process for
453 each receiver/filter. As para_recv and para_filter might be
454 useful as standalone programs, they still get built (linked
455 against the same object files that are also used for audiod).
456 - further ortp timing improvements should reduce the CPU usage
457 of the ortp receiver.
458 - improved audio grabbing. The 'grab' command of para_audiod
459 has its own set of command line options. Read the output of
460 "para_audioc help grab" for more info.
461 - oggdec: configurable input prebuffer size.
462 - the new error subsystem gives better error diagnostics
463 and reduces code size.
464
465
466 -----------------------------------------
467 0.2.8 (2006-01-02) "dynamic accumulation"
468 -----------------------------------------
469
470 The new modular filter design and the para_play-hangs bugfix.
471
472 - new executable: para_filter. It combines para_mp3dec,
473 para_oggdec and para_compress. It also adds a further filter
474 type, wav, that just inserts a wave header at the desired point
475 of the filter chain. All 'piping' is done in-memory (i.e. no
476 read/write operations are used).
477 - para_play: fix a stupid bug that caused it to hang under
478 certain circumstances.
479
480
481 -------------------------------------------
482 0.2.7 (2006-12-27) "transparent invariance"
483 -------------------------------------------
484
485 Not many user-visible changes but a fair amount of internal improvements.
486
487
488 - The http sender buffers data if it can not be sent
489 out immediately (because the socket is not writable). This
490 should prevent para_server from shutting down the connection
491 too early on a loaded network.
492 - para_play also prebuffers data if it is told to start at a
493 future time by the --start_time option.
494 - The return of para_recv: It combines para_ortp_recv and
495 para_http_recv. Use the --receiver option to switch between
496 the two. para_recv builds without libortp, but contains
497 only the http receiver in this case.
498 - update to ortp 0.8.1. As this ortp release contains incompatible
499 changes, para_recv-0.2.7 won't link against older ortp libs.
500 - improved ortp timings.
501 - use of gcc-extensions that #define away for non-gcc and
502 gcc < 3.0.
503
504
505 -------------------------------------------
506 0.2.6 (2005-10-29) "recursive compensation"
507 -------------------------------------------
508
509 Transparent session encryption (uses openssl's Alleged RC4 cipher),
510 the internal find command and several other improvements and cleanups.
511
512 - Encrypt the session if encryption is requested by the client
513 (default for para_client 0.2.6). This is backwards
514 compatible, so older clients can still connect to para_server
515 0.2.6. Use the new client option --plain to request an
516 uncrypted session (off by default, must be set to on in
517 order to connect to para_server 0.2.x with 0 <= x <= 5).
518 - para_server uses an internal function to locate audio files
519 rather than calling find(1). The server option
520 --mysql_audio_file_dir replaces --mysql_find_cmd.
521 - documentation update
522 - man pages
523 - header file cleanup
524 - para_client code cleanup
525 - para_gui: faster display of output of display commands
526
527
528 ------------------------------------------
529 0.2.5 (2005-10-13) "aggressive resolution"
530 ------------------------------------------
531
532 This release adds internal senders, i.e. no more external programs are
533 spawned for sending out the audio data. There are two different senders
534 available: The http sender and the ortp sender (former para_send which
535 is no longer needed).
536
537 The new sender code has a plugin-like design so it can be easily
538 extended should there be be any future need for supporting another
539 network streaming protocol. All senders are completely independent of
540 each other. In particular, the http and the ortp sender can operate
541 in parallel.
542
543 - new server command: sender to control senders at runtime.
544 Read the output of "para_server -h" and "para_client help
545 sender" for more information.
546 - para_recv renamed to para_ortp_recv
547 - new executable: para_http_recv, a simple command line
548 http receiver.
549 - major afs/mp3/ogg code simplifications due to internal
550 senders.
551 - ogg timing improvements
552 - fix several minor memory leaks (found by valgrind)
553 - empty stream definitions work again
554 - com_ne(): ignore errors on remove
555 - audiod: fix segfault on server restart
556
557
558 ---------------------------------------
559 0.2.4 (2005-09-21) "toxic anticipation"
560 ---------------------------------------
561
562 Several small improvements, fixes and the new grab command.
563
564 - audiod:
565 - new command: "grab" to grab the output of the stream reader
566 or any filters. Read the output of "para_audioc help grab"
567 for more information.
568 - fix memory leak
569 - code cleanup
570 - audioc: new command line option: --bufsize to specify a
571 buffer size different from the default size 8192.
572 - improved error diagnostics for para_play.
573 - new configure option: --enable-ssldir so search for openssl in
574 non-standard places
575 - sdl_gui: Make it look nice again for 1024x768
576 - server: report total size of memory allocated with sbrk by malloc,
577 new command line option: --announce_time
578
579
580 -----------------------------------------
581 0.2.3 (2005-09-01) "hydrophilic movement"
582 -----------------------------------------
583
584 Two new executables and major feature enhancements.
585
586 - audiod filters: It is now possible to specify arbitrary many
587 (including none) filters for each supported audio
588 format. This can be used e.g. for normalizing volume,
589 transforming or grabbing the audio stream, or for using
590 visualizers. Read the output of "para_audiod -h" for the
591 syntax of the new --filter_cmd option.
592 - new executable: para_play, a tiny alsa player. It
593 can play wave files or raw pcm (16 bit little endian)
594 from stdin.
595 - new executable: para_compress, a dynamic range compressor
596 intended to keep audio output at a consistent volume. Derived
597 from AudioCompress, http://trikuare.cx/code/AudioCompress.html.
598 - audiod: New option: --stream_delay. This can be used in
599 a local network to syncronize the audio output of all
600 clients that play the same stream.
601
602
603 ------------------------------------------
604 0.2.2 (2005-08-19) "tangential excitation"
605 ------------------------------------------
606
607 Mostly internal changes in this release, but also some new commands
608 for the mysql database tool.
609
610 - cleanup exec.c, fix para_exec bug
611 - compile time loglevel (log messages below the given level
612 won't be compiled in, which reduces the size of the
613 resulting binaries)
614 - new log macros that shorten the size of the source code.
615 - workaround a gcc-4.1 bug (?) that caused send_cred_buffer()
616 to send only zeros. With this workaround, para_audioc works
617 again.
618 - avoid gcc-4 warning: conflicting types for built-in function 'clog'
619 - new mysql commands: "rm" (remove entry), "mv" (rename entry) "ne"
620 (new entry), "snp" (set numplayed). Read the manual for more
621 information.
622
623
624 ---------------------------------------
625 0.2.1 (2005-08-15) "surreal experience"
626 ---------------------------------------
627
628 Here comes paraslash-0.2.1. It contains a couple of new features and,
629 surprise, only minor bug fixes.
630
631 - kill noisy mp3 debug message
632 - cleanup of the build system
633 - para_server and para_client directly use the crypto routines
634 of the openssl library rather than invoking the openssl command
635 line utitlity
636 - server/audiod: new option --user to switch to the given user
637 when invoked as root. Read the output of "para_server -h" for
638 more information.
639 - gui/sdl_gui: new option --stat_cmd to be used to retrieve the
640 status. Default: "para_audioc stat"
641 - sdl_gui: new option --pic_cmd to be used to download the picture.
642 Default: "para_client pic"
643 - audiod: 5 slots ought to be enough for everybody
644 - audiod: new status item: Uptime, kill hup command
645
646
647
648 ------------------------------------------
649 0.2.0 (2005-08-06) "distributed diffusion"
650 ------------------------------------------
651
652 After several month of increased development activity, paraslash-0.2.0
653 has arrived. It contains many new features and is much more
654 self-contained than the old 0.1.x series. Enjoy!
655
656
657 - para_server: fix hang on song change and crash on sighup.
658 Speed up mysql queries. The DIR_LIKE macro is gone.
659 - new executables: para_audiod, the local audio daemon that
660 starts playback (uses SCM_CREDENTIALS socket magic) and
661 para_audioc, the corresponding client.
662 - new executables: para_mp3dec/para_oggdec, two really teensy
663 decoders. para_mp3dec is based on libmad, para_oggdec requires
664 libvorbisfile.
665 - ovsend/ovrecv are capable of streaming ogg as well as mp3, so
666 they are now called para_send and para_recv respectively.
667 - documentation updates
668 - para_gui is themable. For now there is the default theme that
669 looks as before and the simple theme: blue and easy.
670 - gui: audio streaming is now handled by audiod. Time display shows
671 playback time rather than streaming time
672 - slider: update to libzmw-0.2.0
673 - para_krell: fix crash on server shutdown
674 - switch from gzip to bzip2
675
676
677 ----------------------------------------
678 0.1.7 (2005-04-18) "melting penetration"
679 ----------------------------------------
680
681 The main change in this release is clearly the oggvorbis rewrite,
682 but there are also lots of smaller changes. If you intend to use both
683 the mp3 and the ogg plugin, it is recommended to use software mixing,
684 e.g. the dmix plugin which is provided by ALSA.
685
686 - new executables: para_ovsend and para_ovrecv for sending/receiving
687 oggvorbis files via rtp. Requires the open rtp library. Get it at
688 http://www.linphone.org/ortp/
689 - rewrite of the ogg_vorbis core code
690 - configure detects libzmw and, if detected, includes
691 para_slider to the list of binaries to be built by make
692 - server stream writers read from their associated fifo rather
693 than from stdin
694 - slider: two new sliders, lastplayed and numplayed
695 - fix nasty double free bug which caused random segfaults in case of
696 mp3 files with invalid header information
697 - gui: new command line option: --stream_timeout=seconds to
698 deactivate a slot if it is idle for that many seconds (default=`5')
699 - diffstats
700
701
702 ---------------------------------------
703 0.1.6 (2005-03-05) "asymptotic balance"
704 ---------------------------------------
705
706 Only little user-visible changes in this release. Mainly bugfixes and
707 core code cleanup. This is probably the most stable version ever if you
708 stick to mp3...
709
710 - fix several memory leaks
711 - rename default name of mysql database from "music" to "paraslash".
712 Use para_server's --mysql_database option if you do not want to
713 rename your old database.
714 - rework ogg vorbis code
715 - make update command work on mysql servers with LOCAL_INFILE
716 disabled
717 - gui: improved stream I/O (slots)
718 - simplified audio format API
719 - para_pob_ogg is gone
720
721 ------------------------------------
722 0.1.5 (2004-12-31) "opaque eternity"
723 ------------------------------------
724
725 Let's slide gently into the new year.
726
727 - new: para_slider (not built automatically, type "make
728 para_slider" to build). A toy for those who always felt that
729 creating stream definitions is difficult. See screenshots,
730 README and FEATURES for more info.
731 - improved signal handling. Fixes server segfault on SIGHUP
732 for linux kernels newer than Aug 24 2004 and makes para_gui
733 race-free.
734 - reload database tool on SIGHUP
735 - improved help message for sl
736 - do not log "broken pipe" messages as errors. They are
737 perfectly ok.
738 - fix wrong error message on permission errors
739
740 -----------------------------------------
741 0.1.4 (2004-12-19) "tunneling transition"
742 -----------------------------------------
743
744 Bugfix release. As expected, 0.1.3 introduced a bunch of new bugs.
745 Hopefully, most of them got wiped out with this release. Some
746 enhancements went also in.
747
748 - improved error diagnostics for all commands
749 - stradd/picadd: overwrite previous contents if entry already
750 exists, rather than returning errors
751 - stradd: use current stream if invoked without args
752 - faster (and hopefully more stable) ogg-vorbis handling
753 - para_krell: reap children to avoid zombie-flooding in case
754 no server is running
755 - si: report also server pid
756 - server: don't busy-loop if dbtool reports only invalid files.
757 - gui: CTRL+C works again, fix stream_read command line option
758 - fix pic_add, hist
759 - fix mysql dbtool startup in case no database exists
760 - many small fixes and cleanups
761
762 ---------------------------------------
763 0.1.3: (2004-12-10) "vanishing inertia"
764 ---------------------------------------
765
766 Starting from this release, the database tools are integrated in the
767 server binary. This decreases server startup time, reduces code size
768 and speeds up database commands. However, the layout of the underlying
769 mysql database changed only slightly and 0.1.3 should be backwards
770 compatible in that respect.
771
772 Visible changes:
773
774 - If mysql is not detected at compile time, or fails to init
775 at runtime, fall back to the dopey database tool which should
776 always work.
777 - para_dbtool and dbtool.conf are gone. All mysql specific
778 options are read from server.conf and are prefixed by 'mysql_'.
779 - new command: cdt (change database tool)
780 - new command line option: dbtool (choose startup database tool)
781 - The name of current stream is now stored in the database,
782 so paraslash remembers its current stream when restarted.
783 - new command: csp (change stream and play)
784 - para_gui also reports current database tool and server uptime
785
786
787 -------------------------------------------
788 0.1.2: (2004-11-28) "spherical fluctuation"
789 -------------------------------------------
790
791 Point release before the big dbtool changes go in.
792
793 - dbtool: rename ca to cam (copy all meta data). It now also
794 copies numplayed and lastplayed time as well as the picture
795 id.
796 - fix endless-loop-bug caused by mp3 files with invalid header
797
798 -----------------------------------------
799 0.1.1: (2004-11-05) "floating atmosphere"
800 -----------------------------------------
801
802 - gkrellm plugin
803 - new dbtool command: mbox. Browse your sound-file collection
804 with your favorite mail reader.
805 - several small fixes
806
807 -------------------------------------
808 0.1.0: (2204-10-22) "rotating cortex"
809 -------------------------------------
810
811 - fix logging bug for loglevel > VERBOSE
812 - fix skip command
813 - correct timings for vbr mp3s
814 - modular audio format support
815 - ogg-vorbis support (experimental)
816 - new server option: autoplay
817
818 -----------------------------------------
819 0.0.99: (2004-07-25) "harmonic deviation"
820 -----------------------------------------
821
822 - rename projectname from icc to paraslash (play, archive, rate
823 and stream large audio sets happily)
824 - paraslash is no longer restricted to one particular audio
825 streaming software
826 - new dbtool commands (stradd, strq, strdel) for easy stream
827 managment w/o configuration file. That obsoletes stream_defs
828 file/config option for dbtool.
829 - picadd accepts jpeg data from stdin
830 - new server commands: ps (select previous stream), sc (song change)
831 - new default pictures for sdl_gui
832 - gui: new key_map option for binding commands and internal
833 functions to arbitrary keys, nice help screen, rip out
834 soundcard/linux specific stuff, avoid noise artefacts while jumping,
835 show silly logo on startup
836 - new executables: para_fade for fading volume, para_dbadm for
837 manipulating attributes
838 - cdb adds _all_ tables to mysql database
839 - revised and beautified documentation
840 - sample dbtool rewritten in C
841 - autoconf
842
843 ---------------------------------------------
844 0.0.98: (2003-12-26) "incremental smoothness"
845 ---------------------------------------------
846
847 - kick icecast in favour of poc. That removes some races and reduces
848 core code considerably.
849 - cbr/vbr is displayed by stat and gui/sdl_gui. New status flags
850 give finer info on afs' status.
851 - gui can start decoder (see config options). Further new gui
852 commands: refresh (^L), jmp (F1-F10)
853 - gui rereads conf on SIGUSR1 instead of SIGHUP. SIGHUP
854 terminates gui. This fixes dead instances consuming memory
855 continuously.
856 - new dbtool command: verb for sending verbatim sql queries.
857 - fix pid_list races (by removing pid_list)
858 - codename funnies
859
860 --------------------
861 0.0.97: (2003-10-26)
862 --------------------
863
864 - installation prefix now defaults to /usr/local
865 - new commands for gui: snozze, sleep and reread config
866 - config file for gui and sdl_gui
867 - fix problems with filenames containing funny characters
868 (reported by Thomas Forell)
869 - improved signal handling for gui, now it rereads conf on SIGHUP
870 - new dbtool command: cdb (create database)
871 - switch from argtable to gengetopt
872 - major code cleanup and speed improvements
873 - fix several potential buffer overflows
874 - many small fixes and cleanups
875
876 -------------------
877 0.0.96 (2003-08-30)
878 -------------------
879
880 - easy stream_defs syntax
881 - sdl_gui can display images associated to the file being played
882 - Major feature enhancements for icc_gui including dynamic text
883 placement and the top/bottom window design
884 - vrfy/clean now also checks for NULL values in attributes as
885 well as for invalid picture pointers
886 - fix long outstanding case sensitivity bug
887 - many small fixes and cleanups
888
889 -------------------
890 0.0.95 (2003-06-29)
891 -------------------
892
893 - sdl gui runs much faster
894 - new dbtool command: ca (copy attributes)
895 - count and display number of times the song has been played
896 - new feature: scoring
897 - command line options for sdl_gui
898 - simpler syntax of streams file
899 - decrease network traffic of stat
900 - fix zombie bug
901 - many small fixes and cleanups
902
903 -------------------
904 0.0.94 (2003-05-04)
905 -------------------
906
907 - new server command: ns (next stream)
908 - new icc_gui command: c (change stream)
909 - internal mp3info
910 - stat shows also id3 tag info
911 - new sdl based gui
912 - log flodding bug fixed
913 - many small fixes and cleanups
914
915 -------------------
916 0.0.93 (2003-03-28)
917 -------------------
918
919 - colors for icc_gui
920 - icc_gui sets volume directly (linux only)
921 - proper locking that fixes some races
922 - fix security bug that caused commands to be executed even
923 with unsufficient permissions
924 - new command: hup to make all servers reread their configuration file
925 - icecast meta data streaming
926 - many small fixes and cleanups