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