Merge branch 'maint'
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1 NEWS
2 ====
3
4 --------------------------------------------
5 0.4.1 (to be announced) "concurrent horizon"
6 --------------------------------------------
7
8 Support for another audio format, minor feature enhancements and lots of bug
9 fixes. All fixes that have been accumulated in the maint branch (in particular
10 those mentionened in the 0.3.6 release notes) appear in this release as well.
11
12 - wma support.
13 - new afh option: --human to activate human-readable output.
14 - new server/audiod option: --log-timing to print timing information.
15 - build system improvements.
16 - source code documentation updates.
17
18 -------------------------------------
19 0.3.6 (2009-12-07) "cubic continuity"
20 -------------------------------------
21
22 Quite a few bugs have been found and fixed since 0.3.5, so here's
23 another 0.3.x release. No new features.
24
25 - Always check return value of malloc().
26 - ogg vorbis/FEC: Do not write garbage after the audio file header.
27 - exit if root privileges could not be dropped.
28 - FEC: Fix computation of extra slices.
29 - oss: Fix check for empty input buffer.
30 - Avoid buffer underruns due to filter chain output buffer constraints.
31 - server: Fix assignment of afs_pid.
32 - Don't panic if the afs database contains unknown audio formats.
33 - http/dccp: Do not send the audio file header twice.
34 - FEC: Timing improvements.
35
36 ----------------------------------------------
37 0.4.0 (2009-11-10) "simultaneous independence"
38 ----------------------------------------------
39
40 Two significant changes which require the new version number: The
41 improved authentication dialog and the fact that the database code
42 has been moved to a library, libosl. To use the new version, you have
43 to generate new RSA keys, see INSTALL for details. A shell script is
44 provided for conversion of the 0.3 database to the new 0.4 format.
45
46 - stronger crypto for client authentication
47 - the database code has been moved to a library
48 - improved status item handling
49 - cleanup of the build system
50 - The "-V" option now also prints the git version
51 - the new parser-friendly listing mode for the ls and stat commands
52 - mandatory rc4 encryption
53 - major audio format handler cleanups
54 - (id3,...) tags are no longer stored as a combined string in the database
55 - new mood methods: artist_matches, title_matches, comment_matches,
56 album_matches, year_maches, year.
57
58 --------------------------------------------
59 0.3.5 (2009-09-21) "symplectic separability"
60 --------------------------------------------
61
62 Full client support for *BSD Unixes, complete re-write of the ogg
63 vorbis audio format handler, various improvements all over the place
64 and the usual mix of bugfixes. This release marks the end of the 0.3
65 series if no serious problems show up.
66
67 - the new oss writer (supported on *BSD and Linux)
68 - rewrite of the ogg vorbis audio format handler. It's
69 recommended to replace the chunk tables of existing ogg
70 vorbis files in the afs database by re-adding these files
71 with "add -f".
72 - support for netmask subsets (Gerrit Renker)
73 - the new prebuffer filter
74 - improved signal handling
75 - variable fec output buffer size
76 - improved FEC timing fixes audible buffer underruns in UDP mode
77 - --log_color actually works
78 - new ls option: -d (print dates as seconds after the epoch)
79 - update to gengetopt 2.22.2
80 - support for RSA keys of size > 512 bits
81 - new option "mixer_channel" for para_fade
82
83 -----------------------------------------
84 0.3.4 (2009-05-07) "elliptic inheritance"
85 -----------------------------------------
86
87 The new udp sender, forward error correction, colored logs and various
88 other improvements. As the udp sender does not depend on any special
89 libraries, it is built unconditionally.
90
91 - The udp sender replaces the ortp sender. The new code uses forward
92 error correction to protect against packet losses. Many thanks to
93 Gerrit Renker for providing ipv6 support.
94 - The default port for udp streaming now defaults to 8000, like
95 for the http and the dccp senders/receivers.
96 - Loglevels are now specified as symbolic names, e.g.
97 "--loglevel info".
98 - improved ipv4 and ipv6 URI parser (Gerrit Renker).
99 - para_server/para_audiod: Color support for log messages.
100 - new options for mp3dec: --ignore-crc, --bufsize
101 - new audiod option: --config-file.
102 - gengetopt cleanups.
103 - Improved help/man pages: The documentation of para_audiod,
104 para_recv, para_filter and para_write now also contains
105 all options of the available receivers/filters/writers. The
106 man page of para_fade contains a description of the different
107 modes of operation.
108 - More source code documentation.
109 - vss timing fixes.
110
111 --------------------------------------------
112 0.3.3 (2008-12-01) "axiomatic perspectivity"
113 --------------------------------------------
114
115 Internal code cleanups, bug fixes, improved tag handling and the new
116 amplification filter.
117
118 - para_server uses the generic scheduling code.
119 - overhaul of the virtual streaming system.
120 - mp3: id3 version 2 support via libid3tag (optional)
121 - ogg: vorbis comment support.
122 - aac meta info support.
123 - mp3 audio format handler cleanups.
124 - new filter: "amp" to amplify the amplitude of the audio stream
125 - new status item/database entry: amplification. It is
126 used by the amp filter to pre-amplify the audio stream.
127 - fix a close-without-open bug in para_write.
128 - fix a bug in com_init() which was introduced in 0.3.2.
129 - better error diagnostics for para_client.
130
131 -----------------------------------------
132 0.3.2 (2008-04-11) "probabilistic parity"
133 -----------------------------------------
134
135 The new para_afh executable, scheduling and documentation improvements.
136
137 - new ls option: -lc (list chunk table)
138 - new executable: para_afh, the stand-alone audio file handler tool
139 - afs commands can send output more than SHMMAX (32MB on Linux). This
140 also reduces the memory usage of commands that produce large amounts
141 of output.
142 - major scheduler and audiod cleanups.
143 - more detailed and much nicer man pages.
144
145 ---------------------------------------
146 0.3.1 (2008-02-23) "liquid interaction"
147 ---------------------------------------
148
149 A mix of cleanups, bug fixes, improvements, and some new features. No
150 significant changes to the new database (osl) code, which is generally
151 a good sign.
152
153 - Share some similar/duplicate code between the http and the
154 dccp sender.
155 - Generic access control lists for paraslash senders.
156 - dccp sender: Access control lists, connection limiting and support
157 for the allow,deny,on,off,help sender commands.
158 - The default dccp port changed from 5001 to 8000 (suggested by
159 Gerrit Renker).
160 - para_server starts even if not all public keys could be loaded.
161 - Audiod performance improvements.
162 - fix a bug in the "off" command of the http sender.
163 - fix some fd and memory leaks.
164 - Update to gengetopt-2.22.
165
166 -------------------------------------
167 0.3.0 (2008-01-12) "solar saturation"
168 -------------------------------------
169
170 paraslash.0.3.0 -- 'WWDBND --what would databases never do?'.
171
172
173 Usually one might expect lots of new features AND a big increase in size
174 for a major release like this.
175
176 However, paraslash-0.3.0.tar.bz2 is the smallest paraslash tarball
177 ever. The decrease in size is mostly due to the removal of some
178 graphical tools (which were only quick hacks anyway). But also the
179 fact that the mysql code is gone cuts down the size a bit.
180
181 Being independent of mysql comes at a cost: The fact that paraslash
182 now contains its own database (the object storage layer, osl) increases
183 the (stripped) binary size of para_server by ~50K on i386.
184
185 - no more restrictions on unique basenames.
186 - independent of mysql: The new self-contained object
187 storage layer (osl) replaces the mysql database.
188 - New executable para_fsck: Check integrity of osl tables.
189 - Lyrics support.
190 - Reliable audio file move/rename detection.
191 - More portable than ever: Tested on Linux (x86_32, x86_64, sparc64),
192 MacOS (ppc32, x86_32), FreeBSD (x86_32), NetBSD (x86_32) and
193 Solaris (sparc64).
194 - the new osl-based audio file selector (afs) replaces the random,
195 the playlist and the mysql selector of paraslash-0.2.x.
196 - IPv6 support (thanks to Gerrit Renker).
197 - paraslash-0.2.x streams are now called "moods". Writing
198 0.3.x-mood definitions should be both easier and more
199 powerful than writing 0.2.x-stream definitions.
200 - para_krell, para_slider, para_para_sdl_gui, para_dbadm have
201 been removed. The world is a better place without them. However,
202 para_gui is still there.
203 - afs tracks audio file selection also in playlist mode.
204 - few easy-to-use afs commands replace the many not-so-easy-to-use
205 mysql commands (and are available also in playlist mode).
206 - Improved error subsystem.
207 - The earth-shaking new logo.
208
209 -----------------------------------------
210 0.2.17 (2007-11-20) "isotropic threshold"
211 -----------------------------------------
212
213 Mainly bugfixes and cleanups in this version which marks the end of
214 the 0.2.x series if no serious bugs show up after the release.
215
216 - mysql_selector: fix a locking bug.
217 - universal chunk queueing.
218 - dccp sender uses chunk queueing if write() returns EAGAIN (thanks
219 to Gerrit Renker).
220 - be more carful wrt. signed vs. unsigned argument passing.
221 - cleanup error.h and fix some references to invalid error
222 codes.
223 - update to gengetopt-2.21.
224 - update to ortp-0.13.1.
225 - autoconf: extend checks for headers, library functions and
226 compiler characteristics.
227 - Fix streaming of large mp3 files.
228 - Fix an off-by-one bug in playlist handling.
229
230 --------------------------------------
231 0.2.16 (2007-04-05) "neural discharge"
232 --------------------------------------
233
234 The main change in this release is the major audio format handler
235 cleanup which removes some similar/duplicate code and makes it easier
236 to implement plugins for other audio formats. Of course, the usual mix
237 of other improvements/changes/bugfixes also made it into the release.
238
239 - simplified audio format handlers (most of the handling functions
240 were moved one layer up to the virtual streaming system).
241 - para_server uses mmap to read audio files
242 - repositioning of mp3 streams is much faster, in particular for
243 jumping near the end of large mp3 files.
244 - permission flags DB_READ,DB_WRITE have been renamed to AFS_READ
245 and AFS_WRITE.
246 - fix a bug in para_filter that caused decoding of aac files
247 to start only after a few seconds.
248 - fix osx_writer hangs
249 - simplified dccp code (thanks to Gerrit Renker)
250 - the compress filter works also on big endian systems (ppc)
251
252 -----------------------------------------
253 0.2.15 (2007-02-16) "inductive resonance"
254 -----------------------------------------
255
256 Minor improvements, more documentation and a bunch of bug fixes.
257
258 - para_server: The server.users file is only read once on server
259 startup rather than for each connection
260 - mp3dec: Fix decoding of corrupt mp3 files
261 - afs (audio file sender) is now called vss (virtual streaming
262 system). Consequently, the permission flags specified in
263 ~/.paraslash/server.users have also changed: AFS_READ and AFS_WRITE
264 become VSS_READ and VSS_WRITE respectively.
265 - para_audiod/para_filter: Fix a bug that caused the last chunk
266 of audio data not being written under certain circumstances
267 - audiod: compute the difference of server time and local time
268 correctly
269 - para_server/para_audiod: Fix some memory leaks
270 - documentation improvements
271 - configure.ac: fix checks for para_krell
272 - new man pages
273
274 -------------------------------------------
275 0.2.14 (2006-10-15) "transient singularity"
276 -------------------------------------------
277
278 The only major enhancement of this version is the osx writer which completes
279 the Mac OS Port and was originally planned already for 0.2.13 but had to wait
280 until now for reasons beyond the scope of this changelog entry.
281
282 - new output plugin for Mac Os: the osx writer
283 - rename configure command line options from --enable-xxx-headers to
284 --with-xxx-headers and --enable-xxx-libs to --with-xxx-libs
285 - configure: new command line options: --with-mad-headers,
286 --with-mad-libs, --with-oggvorbis-headers, and --with-oggvorbis-libs
287 - some robustness fixes
288 - dymamic audio format recognition for audiod
289 - para_server: new command line option: --autoplay_delay
290 - para_audiod: new command line option: --clock_diff_count
291
292 ---------------------------------------
293 0.2.13 (2006-07-14) "sonic convolution"
294 ---------------------------------------
295
296 A bunch of new features and core changes.
297
298 - the new paraslash scheduler, short and sweet.
299 - Support for m4a/mp4 files via the new aac audio format
300 handler/filter (requires libfaad).
301 - each writer has its own command line parser, just like
302 para_recv and para_filter.
303 - para_client and para_audioc use the error subsystem
304 - writers are integrated in para_audiod (currently linux-only)
305 - para_client is integrated in para_audiod
306 - random/playlist selector: improved info strings
307 - new audiod commands: tasks, kill
308 - update to libortp-0.10.1
309 - para_fade: wake time defaults to 8 hours from now
310 - update to autoconf-2.60
311
312
313 ------------------------------------------
314 0.2.12 (2006-05-12) "oriented abstraction"
315 ------------------------------------------
316
317 Many user-visible changes in this release and lots of new
318 features:
319
320
321 - the new optional dccp sender/receiver. It uses the datagram
322 congestion control protocol. You'll need a fairly new kernel
323 for this.
324 - paraslash works on Mac OS X (thanks to Gerd Becker)
325 - para_play renamed to para_write
326 - modular output plugin design (writers) for para_write
327 - new file_writer output plugin for para_write
328 - compress filter speed improvements
329 - update to libortp-0.9.1
330 - update to gengetopt-2.17rc
331 - para_client no longer depends on libreadline (as the
332 code for the interactive mode was removed).
333 - gcc-2-95 is no longer a supported compiler. It may still
334 work, but it gets no more testing.
335 - the tarball no longer contains the screenshot images which
336 reduces its size quite a bit.
337 - configure: new command line options: --enable-mysql-headers
338 and --enable-mysql-libs
339
340 ------------------------------------
341 0.2.11 (2006-03-11) "atomic duality"
342 ------------------------------------
343
344 Here it is, the first paraslash release developed with git. There
345 are fairly many user-visible changes in this release. As two out of
346 the three "database tools" of paraslash don't use a database at all,
347 they are now called "audio file selectors" instead.
348
349
350 - the cdt command (change database tool) becomes chs (change
351 selector)
352 - no more colon separators: The syntax of some options of
353 para_audiod and para_filter have changed. Use --help for
354 more info (and some examples).
355 - update to gengetopt-2.16 (thanks to Lorenzo Bettini)
356 - switch from cvs to git (should've done that earlier)
357 - the new ipc subsystem
358 - new audio file selector: playlist
359 - para_server: the dopey selector is now called "random",
360 and is the default selector. Use the --selector option to
361 choose another selector at startup, or the chs command to
362 change the selector at runtime.
363 - X86_64 fixes (thanks to Steffen Klassert)
364 - para_play fixes
365
366
367 --------------------------------------
368 0.2.10 (2006-02-17) "cyclic attractor"
369 --------------------------------------
370
371 Huge documentation update, a scrollable window for para_gui, ortp
372 improvements, and of course many small fixes not mentioned here.
373 The diffstat below is rather misleading as most insertions are due
374 to the new source documentation.
375
376 - autoconf cleanup
377 - para_server also uses the new error subsystem
378 - lots of new documentation (UTSL)
379 - gui improvements:
380 - keysyms for cursor keys and for next/previous page keys
381 - scrollable output window
382 - new internal commands: scroll up/down, page up/down
383 - fix color of command output.
384 - ortp: the --chunk_time and --header flags are no longer needed
385 for para_recv/para_audiod as this information is now encoded in
386 each rtp packet sent by para_server.
387
388
389 -------------------------------------------
390 0.2.9 (2006-01-24) "progressive turbulence"
391 -------------------------------------------
392
393 Internal audiod receivers/filters, the new error subsystem and
394 a lot of small improvements.
395
396 - para_recv and para_filter are integrated into the para_audiod
397 binary, i.e. audiod no longer spawns a new process for
398 each receiver/filter. As para_recv and para_filter might be
399 useful as standalone programs, they still get built (linked
400 against the same object files that are also used for audiod).
401 - further ortp timing improvements should reduce the CPU usage
402 of the ortp receiver.
403 - improved audio grabbing. The 'grab' command of para_audiod
404 has its own set of command line options. Read the output of
405 "para_audioc help grab" for more info.
406 - oggdec: configurable input prebuffer size.
407 - the new error subsystem gives better error diagnostics
408 and reduces code size.
409
410
411 -----------------------------------------
412 0.2.8 (2006-01-02) "dynamic accumulation"
413 -----------------------------------------
414
415 The new modular filter design and the para_play-hangs bugfix.
416
417 - new executable: para_filter. It combines para_mp3dec,
418 para_oggdec and para_compress. It also adds a further filter
419 type, wav, that just inserts a wave header at the desired point
420 of the filter chain. All 'piping' is done in-memory (i.e. no
421 read/write operations are used).
422 - para_play: fix a stupid bug that caused it to hang under
423 certain circumstances.
424
425
426 -------------------------------------------
427 0.2.7 (2006-12-27) "transparent invariance"
428 -------------------------------------------
429
430 Not many user-visible changes but a fair amount of internal improvements.
431
432
433 - The http sender buffers data if it can not be sent
434 out immediately (because the socket is not writable). This
435 should prevent para_server from shutting down the connection
436 too early on a loaded network.
437 - para_play also prebuffers data if it is told to start at a
438 future time by the --start_time option.
439 - The return of para_recv: It combines para_ortp_recv and
440 para_http_recv. Use the --receiver option to switch between
441 the two. para_recv builds without libortp, but contains
442 only the http receiver in this case.
443 - update to ortp 0.8.1. As this ortp release contains incompatible
444 changes, para_recv-0.2.7 won't link against older ortp libs.
445 - improved ortp timings.
446 - use of gcc-extensions that #define away for non-gcc and
447 gcc < 3.0.
448
449
450 -------------------------------------------
451 0.2.6 (2005-10-29) "recursive compensation"
452 -------------------------------------------
453
454 Transparent session encryption (uses openssl's Alleged RC4 cipher),
455 the internal find command and several other improvements and cleanups.
456
457 - Encrypt the session if encryption is requested by the client
458 (default for para_client 0.2.6). This is backwards
459 compatible, so older clients can still connect to para_server
460 0.2.6. Use the new client option --plain to request an
461 uncrypted session (off by default, must be set to on in
462 order to connect to para_server 0.2.x with 0 <= x <= 5).
463 - para_server uses an internal function to locate audio files
464 rather than calling find(1). The server option
465 --mysql_audio_file_dir replaces --mysql_find_cmd.
466 - documentation update
467 - man pages
468 - header file cleanup
469 - para_client code cleanup
470 - para_gui: faster display of output of display commands
471
472
473 ------------------------------------------
474 0.2.5 (2005-10-13) "aggressive resolution"
475 ------------------------------------------
476
477 This release adds internal senders, i.e. no more external programs are
478 spawned for sending out the audio data. There are two different senders
479 available: The http sender and the ortp sender (former para_send which
480 is no longer needed).
481
482 The new sender code has a plugin-like design so it can be easily
483 extended should there be be any future need for supporting another
484 network streaming protocol. All senders are completely independent of
485 each other. In particular, the http and the ortp sender can operate
486 in parallel.
487
488 - new server command: sender to control senders at runtime.
489 Read the output of "para_server -h" and "para_client help
490 sender" for more information.
491 - para_recv renamed to para_ortp_recv
492 - new executable: para_http_recv, a simple command line
493 http receiver.
494 - major afs/mp3/ogg code simplifications due to internal
495 senders.
496 - ogg timing improvements
497 - fix several minor memory leaks (found by valgrind)
498 - empty stream definitions work again
499 - com_ne(): ignore errors on remove
500 - audiod: fix segfault on server restart
501
502
503 ---------------------------------------
504 0.2.4 (2005-09-21) "toxic anticipation"
505 ---------------------------------------
506
507 Several small improvements, fixes and the new grab command.
508
509 - audiod:
510 - new command: "grab" to grab the output of the stream reader
511 or any filters. Read the output of "para_audioc help grab"
512 for more information.
513 - fix memory leak
514 - code cleanup
515 - audioc: new command line option: --bufsize to specify a
516 buffer size different from the default size 8192.
517 - improved error diagnostics for para_play.
518 - new configure option: --enable-ssldir so search for openssl in
519 non-standard places
520 - sdl_gui: Make it look nice again for 1024x768
521 - server: report total size of memory allocated with sbrk by malloc,
522 new command line option: --announce_time
523
524
525 -----------------------------------------
526 0.2.3 (2005-09-01) "hydrophilic movement"
527 -----------------------------------------
528
529 Two new executables and major feature enhancements.
530
531 - audiod filters: It is now possible to specify arbitrary many
532 (including none) filters for each supported audio
533 format. This can be used e.g. for normalizing volume,
534 transforming or grabbing the audio stream, or for using
535 visualizers. Read the output of "para_audiod -h" for the
536 syntax of the new --filter_cmd option.
537 - new executable: para_play, a tiny alsa player. It
538 can play wave files or raw pcm (16 bit little endian)
539 from stdin.
540 - new executable: para_compress, a dynamic range compressor
541 intended to keep audio output at a consistent volume. Derived
542 from AudioCompress, http://trikuare.cx/code/AudioCompress.html.
543 - audiod: New option: --stream_delay. This can be used in
544 a local network to syncronize the audio output of all
545 clients that play the same stream.
546
547
548 ------------------------------------------
549 0.2.2 (2005-08-19) "tangential excitation"
550 ------------------------------------------
551
552 Mostly internal changes in this release, but also some new commands
553 for the mysql database tool.
554
555 - cleanup exec.c, fix para_exec bug
556 - compile time loglevel (log messages below the given level
557 won't be compiled in, which reduces the size of the
558 resulting binaries)
559 - new log macros that shorten the size of the source code.
560 - workaround a gcc-4.1 bug (?) that caused send_cred_buffer()
561 to send only zeros. With this workaround, para_audioc works
562 again.
563 - avoid gcc-4 warning: conflicting types for built-in function 'clog'
564 - new mysql commands: "rm" (remove entry), "mv" (rename entry) "ne"
565 (new entry), "snp" (set numplayed). Read the manual for more
566 information.
567
568
569 ---------------------------------------
570 0.2.1 (2005-08-15) "surreal experience"
571 ---------------------------------------
572
573 Here comes paraslash-0.2.1. It contains a couple of new features and,
574 surprise, only minor bug fixes.
575
576 - kill noisy mp3 debug message
577 - cleanup of the build system
578 - para_server and para_client directly use the crypto routines
579 of the openssl library rather than invoking the openssl command
580 line utitlity
581 - server/audiod: new option --user to switch to the given user
582 when invoked as root. Read the output of "para_server -h" for
583 more information.
584 - gui/sdl_gui: new option --stat_cmd to be used to retrieve the
585 status. Default: "para_audioc stat"
586 - sdl_gui: new option --pic_cmd to be used to download the picture.
587 Default: "para_client pic"
588 - audiod: 5 slots ought to be enough for everybody
589 - audiod: new status item: Uptime, kill hup command
590
591
592
593 ------------------------------------------
594 0.2.0 (2005-08-06) "distributed diffusion"
595 ------------------------------------------
596
597 After several month of increased development activity, paraslash-0.2.0
598 has arrived. It contains many new features and is much more
599 self-contained than the old 0.1.x series. Enjoy!
600
601
602 - para_server: fix hang on song change and crash on sighup.
603 Speed up mysql queries. The DIR_LIKE macro is gone.
604 - new executables: para_audiod, the local audio daemon that
605 starts playback (uses SCM_CREDENTIALS socket magic) and
606 para_audioc, the corresponding client.
607 - new executables: para_mp3dec/para_oggdec, two really teensy
608 decoders. para_mp3dec is based on libmad, para_oggdec requires
609 libvorbisfile.
610 - ovsend/ovrecv are capable of streaming ogg as well as mp3, so
611 they are now called para_send and para_recv respectively.
612 - documentation updates
613 - para_gui is themable. For now there is the default theme that
614 looks as before and the simple theme: blue and easy.
615 - gui: audio streaming is now handled by audiod. Time display shows
616 playback time rather than streaming time
617 - slider: update to libzmw-0.2.0
618 - para_krell: fix crash on server shutdown
619 - switch from gzip to bzip2
620
621
622 ----------------------------------------
623 0.1.7 (2005-04-18) "melting penetration"
624 ----------------------------------------
625
626 The main change in this release is clearly the oggvorbis rewrite,
627 but there are also lots of smaller changes. If you intend to use both
628 the mp3 and the ogg plugin, it is recommended to use software mixing,
629 e.g. the dmix plugin which is provided by ALSA.
630
631 - new executables: para_ovsend and para_ovrecv for sending/receiving
632 oggvorbis files via rtp. Requires the open rtp library. Get it at
633 http://www.linphone.org/ortp/
634 - rewrite of the ogg_vorbis core code
635 - configure detects libzmw and, if detected, includes
636 para_slider to the list of binaries to be built by make
637 - server stream writers read from their associated fifo rather
638 than from stdin
639 - slider: two new sliders, lastplayed and numplayed
640 - fix nasty double free bug which caused random segfaults in case of
641 mp3 files with invalid header information
642 - gui: new command line option: --stream_timeout=seconds to
643 deactivate a slot if it is idle for that many seconds (default=`5')
644 - diffstats
645
646
647 ---------------------------------------
648 0.1.6 (2005-03-05) "asymptotic balance"
649 ---------------------------------------
650
651 Only little user-visible changes in this release. Mainly bugfixes and
652 core code cleanup. This is probably the most stable version ever if you
653 stick to mp3...
654
655 - fix several memory leaks
656 - rename default name of mysql database from "music" to "paraslash".
657 Use para_server's --mysql_database option if you do not want to
658 rename your old database.
659 - rework ogg vorbis code
660 - make update command work on mysql servers with LOCAL_INFILE
661 disabled
662 - gui: improved stream I/O (slots)
663 - simplified audio format API
664 - para_pob_ogg is gone
665
666 ------------------------------------
667 0.1.5 (2004-12-31) "opaque eternity"
668 ------------------------------------
669
670 Let's slide gently into the new year.
671
672 - new: para_slider (not built automatically, type "make
673 para_slider" to build). A toy for those who always felt that
674 creating stream definitions is difficult. See screenshots,
675 README and FEATURES for more info.
676 - improved signal handling. Fixes server segfault on SIGHUP
677 for linux kernels newer than Aug 24 2004 and makes para_gui
678 race-free.
679 - reload database tool on SIGHUP
680 - improved help message for sl
681 - do not log "broken pipe" messages as errors. They are
682 perfectly ok.
683 - fix wrong error message on permission errors
684
685 -----------------------------------------
686 0.1.4 (2004-12-19) "tunneling transition"
687 -----------------------------------------
688
689 Bugfix release. As expected, 0.1.3 introduced a bunch of new bugs.
690 Hopefully, most of them got wiped out with this release. Some
691 enhancements went also in.
692
693 - improved error diagnostics for all commands
694 - stradd/picadd: overwrite previous contents if entry already
695 exists, rather than returning errors
696 - stradd: use current stream if invoked without args
697 - faster (and hopefully more stable) ogg-vorbis handling
698 - para_krell: reap children to avoid zombie-flooding in case
699 no server is running
700 - si: report also server pid
701 - server: don't busy-loop if dbtool reports only invalid files.
702 - gui: CTRL+C works again, fix stream_read command line option
703 - fix pic_add, hist
704 - fix mysql dbtool startup in case no database exists
705 - many small fixes and cleanups
706
707 ---------------------------------------
708 0.1.3: (2004-12-10) "vanishing inertia"
709 ---------------------------------------
710
711 Starting from this release, the database tools are integrated in the
712 server binary. This decreases server startup time, reduces code size
713 and speeds up database commands. However, the layout of the underlying
714 mysql database changed only slightly and 0.1.3 should be backwards
715 compatible in that respect.
716
717 Visible changes:
718
719 - If mysql is not detected at compile time, or fails to init
720 at runtime, fall back to the dopey database tool which should
721 always work.
722 - para_dbtool and dbtool.conf are gone. All mysql specific
723 options are read from server.conf and are prefixed by 'mysql_'.
724 - new command: cdt (change database tool)
725 - new command line option: dbtool (choose startup database tool)
726 - The name of current stream is now stored in the database,
727 so paraslash remembers its current stream when restarted.
728 - new command: csp (change stream and play)
729 - para_gui also reports current database tool and server uptime
730
731
732 -------------------------------------------
733 0.1.2: (2004-11-28) "spherical fluctuation"
734 -------------------------------------------
735
736 Point release before the big dbtool changes go in.
737
738 - dbtool: rename ca to cam (copy all meta data). It now also
739 copies numplayed and lastplayed time as well as the picture
740 id.
741 - fix endless-loop-bug caused by mp3 files with invalid header
742
743 -----------------------------------------
744 0.1.1: (2004-11-05) "floating atmosphere"
745 -----------------------------------------
746
747 - gkrellm plugin
748 - new dbtool command: mbox. Browse your sound-file collection
749 with your favorite mail reader.
750 - several small fixes
751
752 -------------------------------------
753 0.1.0: (2204-10-22) "rotating cortex"
754 -------------------------------------
755
756 - fix logging bug for loglevel > VERBOSE
757 - fix skip command
758 - correct timings for vbr mp3s
759 - modular audio format support
760 - ogg-vorbis support (experimental)
761 - new server option: autoplay
762
763 -----------------------------------------
764 0.0.99: (2004-07-25) "harmonic deviation"
765 -----------------------------------------
766
767 - rename projectname from icc to paraslash (play, archive, rate
768 and stream large audio sets happily)
769 - paraslash is no longer restricted to one particular audio
770 streaming software
771 - new dbtool commands (stradd, strq, strdel) for easy stream
772 managment w/o configuration file. That obsoletes stream_defs
773 file/config option for dbtool.
774 - picadd accepts jpeg data from stdin
775 - new server commands: ps (select previous stream), sc (song change)
776 - new default pictures for sdl_gui
777 - gui: new key_map option for binding commands and internal
778 functions to arbitrary keys, nice help screen, rip out
779 soundcard/linux specific stuff, avoid noise artefacts while jumping,
780 show silly logo on startup
781 - new executables: para_fade for fading volume, para_dbadm for
782 manipulating attributes
783 - cdb adds _all_ tables to mysql database
784 - revised and beautified documentation
785 - sample dbtool rewritten in C
786 - autoconf
787
788 ---------------------------------------------
789 0.0.98: (2003-12-26) "incremental smoothness"
790 ---------------------------------------------
791
792 - kick icecast in favour of poc. That removes some races and reduces
793 core code considerably.
794 - cbr/vbr is displayed by stat and gui/sdl_gui. New status flags
795 give finer info on afs' status.
796 - gui can start decoder (see config options). Further new gui
797 commands: refresh (^L), jmp (F1-F10)
798 - gui rereads conf on SIGUSR1 instead of SIGHUP. SIGHUP
799 terminates gui. This fixes dead instances consuming memory
800 continuously.
801 - new dbtool command: verb for sending verbatim sql queries.
802 - fix pid_list races (by removing pid_list)
803 - codename funnies
804
805 --------------------
806 0.0.97: (2003-10-26)
807 --------------------
808
809 - installation prefix now defaults to /usr/local
810 - new commands for gui: snozze, sleep and reread config
811 - config file for gui and sdl_gui
812 - fix problems with filenames containing funny characters
813 (reported by Thomas Forell)
814 - improved signal handling for gui, now it rereads conf on SIGHUP
815 - new dbtool command: cdb (create database)
816 - switch from argtable to gengetopt
817 - major code cleanup and speed improvements
818 - fix several potential buffer overflows
819 - many small fixes and cleanups
820
821 -------------------
822 0.0.96 (2003-08-30)
823 -------------------
824
825 - easy stream_defs syntax
826 - sdl_gui can display images associated to the file being played
827 - Major feature enhancements for icc_gui including dynamic text
828 placement and the top/bottom window design
829 - vrfy/clean now also checks for NULL values in attributes as
830 well as for invalid picture pointers
831 - fix long outstanding case sensitivity bug
832 - many small fixes and cleanups
833
834 -------------------
835 0.0.95 (2003-06-29)
836 -------------------
837
838 - sdl gui runs much faster
839 - new dbtool command: ca (copy attributes)
840 - count and display number of times the song has been played
841 - new feature: scoring
842 - command line options for sdl_gui
843 - simpler syntax of streams file
844 - decrease network traffic of stat
845 - fix zombie bug
846 - many small fixes and cleanups
847
848 -------------------
849 0.0.94 (2003-05-04)
850 -------------------
851
852 - new server command: ns (next stream)
853 - new icc_gui command: c (change stream)
854 - internal mp3info
855 - stat shows also id3 tag info
856 - new sdl based gui
857 - log flodding bug fixed
858 - many small fixes and cleanups
859
860 -------------------
861 0.0.93 (2003-03-28)
862 -------------------
863
864 - colors for icc_gui
865 - icc_gui sets volume directly (linux only)
866 - proper locking that fixes some races
867 - fix security bug that caused commands to be executed even
868 with unsufficient permissions
869 - new command: hup to make all servers reread their configuration file
870 - icecast meta data streaming
871 - many small fixes and cleanups