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