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2 0.4.7 (to be announced) "infinite rollback"
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4
5 - configure: improved options for ogg/vorbis/speex.
6 - The git version reported by --version always matches HEAD.
7
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9 0.4.6 (2011-03-31) "deterministic entropy"
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11
12 Lots of ogg/vorbis improvements, the new test suite, enhancements
13 for para_gui and a fair amount of other bug fixes.
14
15 - For DCCP/OGG streams the audio file header is only sent once
16 at the beginning of the stream rather than periodically
17 every five seconds. This reduces network traffic and the
18 FEC group size.
19 - The vorbis comment header is replaced by an empty dummy header
20 before the header is sent over the network. This also results in
21 less network traffic and smaller FEC groups.
22 - The new "test" make target allows to perform some sanity checks prior
23 to installing the package.
24 - ogg timing fixes and performance improvements
25 - Scheduler improvements
26 - Proper exit codes for para_write
27 - para_gui: New option --theme to select a startup theme. Several
28 other improvements and fixes.
29 - aacdec error message cleanups
30 - simplified color error handling
31
32 --------------------------------------------
33 0.4.5 (2010-12-17) "symmetric randomization"
34 --------------------------------------------
35
36 Bug fixes, internal cleanups and variable-sized FEC slices.
37
38 - Contains a fix for an invalid-free-bug in the ogg audio format
39 handler code.
40 - Switching off the DCCP sender works again.
41 - para_audiod handles crashes of para_server more robustly.
42 - Internal scheduler and writer cleanups.
43 - Reduced latency due to variable-sized FEC slices.
44 - Improved documentation and error diagnostics.
45 - The build of para_server is now optional, allowing the build
46 to succeed in case libosl is not installed.
47
48 ------------------------------------------
49 0.4.4 (2010-08-06) "persistent regularity"
50 ------------------------------------------
51
52 Support for yet another audio format, para_write improvements and
53 bug fixes.
54
55 - Support for the speex codec.
56 - Support for sample formats other than 16 bit little endian.
57 - error2.h is now created by a perl script which speeds up configure
58 considerably.
59 - Fix a bug in the aac decoder which could lead to segfaults in
60 para_filter/para_audiod.
61 - Fixes for autoconf-2.66.
62
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64 0.4.3 (2010-07-05) "imaginary radiation"
65 ----------------------------------------
66
67 Many improvements for the DCCP and the UDP transport, the new user
68 manual and the usual mix of bug fixes and internal improvements.
69
70 - FEC support for the DCCP sender (Gerrit Renker). The new
71 --dccp_max_slice_size, --dccp_data_slices_per_group and
72 --dccp_slices_per_group options can be used to set the FEC
73 parameters for the DCCP transport.
74 - DNS lookups for UDP targets (Gerrit Renker).
75 - The new user manual replaces the README, README.afs, REQUIREMENTS
76 and INSTALL documents.
77 - Fix an end-of-file detection bug in the oggdec filter.
78 - The new nonblock API.
79 - Both options of the oggdec filter have been removed.
80 - New debug mode for the internal scheduler.
81
82 ------------------------------------------
83 0.4.2 (2010-04-23) "associative expansion"
84 ------------------------------------------
85
86 It's been some time since the last release, but finally here is
87 paraslash-0.4.2. The bulk of the changes comes from the new buffer
88 tree API, but there are changes all over the tree. Mainly performance
89 and usability improvements, but also quite some bug fixes.
90
91 - The new buffer tree API.
92 - DCCP: Support for CCID negotiation (Gerrit Renker).
93 - UDP robustness fixes.
94 - The --bufsize option for mp3dec is gone as it no longer makes sense
95 for the new buffer tree API.
96 - Fix audible buffer underruns for wma streams.
97 - The alsa writer no longer prints meaningless underrun durations.
98 - audiod: Defaults work also for udp streams. If no filter is
99 given for an audio format that is received via upd, fecdec is
100 automatically added as the first filter (along with the decoder).
101
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103 0.4.1 (2009-12-22) "concurrent horizon"
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105
106 Support for another audio format, minor feature enhancements and lots of bug
107 fixes. All fixes that have been accumulated in the maint branch (in particular
108 those mentionened in the 0.3.6 release notes) appear in this release as well.
109
110 - wma support.
111 - new afh option: --human to activate human-readable output.
112 - new server/audiod option: --log-timing to print timing information.
113 - build system improvements.
114 - source code documentation updates.
115
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117 0.3.6 (2009-12-07) "cubic continuity"
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119
120 Quite a few bugs have been found and fixed since 0.3.5, so here's
121 another 0.3.x release. No new features.
122
123 - Always check return value of malloc().
124 - ogg vorbis/FEC: Do not write garbage after the audio file header.
125 - exit if root privileges could not be dropped.
126 - FEC: Fix computation of extra slices.
127 - oss: Fix check for empty input buffer.
128 - Avoid buffer underruns due to filter chain output buffer constraints.
129 - server: Fix assignment of afs_pid.
130 - Don't panic if the afs database contains unknown audio formats.
131 - http/dccp: Do not send the audio file header twice.
132 - FEC: Timing improvements.
133
134 ----------------------------------------------
135 0.4.0 (2009-11-10) "simultaneous independence"
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137
138 Two significant changes which require the new version number: The
139 improved authentication dialog and the fact that the database code
140 has been moved to a library, libosl. To use the new version, you have
141 to generate new RSA keys, see INSTALL for details. A shell script is
142 provided for conversion of the 0.3 database to the new 0.4 format.
143
144 - stronger crypto for client authentication
145 - the database code has been moved to a library
146 - improved status item handling
147 - cleanup of the build system
148 - The "-V" option now also prints the git version
149 - the new parser-friendly listing mode for the ls and stat commands
150 - mandatory rc4 encryption
151 - major audio format handler cleanups
152 - (id3,...) tags are no longer stored as a combined string in the database
153 - new mood methods: artist_matches, title_matches, comment_matches,
154 album_matches, year_maches, year.
155
156 --------------------------------------------
157 0.3.5 (2009-09-21) "symplectic separability"
158 --------------------------------------------
159
160 Full client support for *BSD Unixes, complete re-write of the ogg
161 vorbis audio format handler, various improvements all over the place
162 and the usual mix of bugfixes. This release marks the end of the 0.3
163 series if no serious problems show up.
164
165 - the new oss writer (supported on *BSD and Linux)
166 - rewrite of the ogg vorbis audio format handler. It's
167 recommended to replace the chunk tables of existing ogg
168 vorbis files in the afs database by re-adding these files
169 with "add -f".
170 - support for netmask subsets (Gerrit Renker)
171 - the new prebuffer filter
172 - improved signal handling
173 - variable fec output buffer size
174 - improved FEC timing fixes audible buffer underruns in UDP mode
175 - --log_color actually works
176 - new ls option: -d (print dates as seconds after the epoch)
177 - update to gengetopt 2.22.2
178 - support for RSA keys of size > 512 bits
179 - new option "mixer_channel" for para_fade
180
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182 0.3.4 (2009-05-07) "elliptic inheritance"
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184
185 The new udp sender, forward error correction, colored logs and various
186 other improvements. As the udp sender does not depend on any special
187 libraries, it is built unconditionally.
188
189 - The udp sender replaces the ortp sender. The new code uses forward
190 error correction to protect against packet losses. Many thanks to
191 Gerrit Renker for providing ipv6 support.
192 - The default port for udp streaming now defaults to 8000, like
193 for the http and the dccp senders/receivers.
194 - Loglevels are now specified as symbolic names, e.g.
195 "--loglevel info".
196 - improved ipv4 and ipv6 URI parser (Gerrit Renker).
197 - para_server/para_audiod: Color support for log messages.
198 - new options for mp3dec: --ignore-crc, --bufsize
199 - new audiod option: --config-file.
200 - gengetopt cleanups.
201 - Improved help/man pages: The documentation of para_audiod,
202 para_recv, para_filter and para_write now also contains
203 all options of the available receivers/filters/writers. The
204 man page of para_fade contains a description of the different
205 modes of operation.
206 - More source code documentation.
207 - vss timing fixes.
208
209 --------------------------------------------
210 0.3.3 (2008-12-01) "axiomatic perspectivity"
211 --------------------------------------------
212
213 Internal code cleanups, bug fixes, improved tag handling and the new
214 amplification filter.
215
216 - para_server uses the generic scheduling code.
217 - overhaul of the virtual streaming system.
218 - mp3: id3 version 2 support via libid3tag (optional)
219 - ogg: vorbis comment support.
220 - aac meta info support.
221 - mp3 audio format handler cleanups.
222 - new filter: "amp" to amplify the amplitude of the audio stream
223 - new status item/database entry: amplification. It is
224 used by the amp filter to pre-amplify the audio stream.
225 - fix a close-without-open bug in para_write.
226 - fix a bug in com_init() which was introduced in 0.3.2.
227 - better error diagnostics for para_client.
228
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230 0.3.2 (2008-04-11) "probabilistic parity"
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232
233 The new para_afh executable, scheduling and documentation improvements.
234
235 - new ls option: -lc (list chunk table)
236 - new executable: para_afh, the stand-alone audio file handler tool
237 - afs commands can send output more than SHMMAX (32MB on Linux). This
238 also reduces the memory usage of commands that produce large amounts
239 of output.
240 - major scheduler and audiod cleanups.
241 - more detailed and much nicer man pages.
242
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244 0.3.1 (2008-02-23) "liquid interaction"
245 ---------------------------------------
246
247 A mix of cleanups, bug fixes, improvements, and some new features. No
248 significant changes to the new database (osl) code, which is generally
249 a good sign.
250
251 - Share some similar/duplicate code between the http and the
252 dccp sender.
253 - Generic access control lists for paraslash senders.
254 - dccp sender: Access control lists, connection limiting and support
255 for the allow,deny,on,off,help sender commands.
256 - The default dccp port changed from 5001 to 8000 (suggested by
257 Gerrit Renker).
258 - para_server starts even if not all public keys could be loaded.
259 - Audiod performance improvements.
260 - fix a bug in the "off" command of the http sender.
261 - fix some fd and memory leaks.
262 - Update to gengetopt-2.22.
263
264 -------------------------------------
265 0.3.0 (2008-01-12) "solar saturation"
266 -------------------------------------
267
268 paraslash.0.3.0 -- 'WWDBND --what would databases never do?'.
269
270
271 Usually one might expect lots of new features AND a big increase in size
272 for a major release like this.
273
274 However, paraslash-0.3.0.tar.bz2 is the smallest paraslash tarball
275 ever. The decrease in size is mostly due to the removal of some
276 graphical tools (which were only quick hacks anyway). But also the
277 fact that the mysql code is gone cuts down the size a bit.
278
279 Being independent of mysql comes at a cost: The fact that paraslash
280 now contains its own database (the object storage layer, osl) increases
281 the (stripped) binary size of para_server by ~50K on i386.
282
283 - no more restrictions on unique basenames.
284 - independent of mysql: The new self-contained object
285 storage layer (osl) replaces the mysql database.
286 - New executable para_fsck: Check integrity of osl tables.
287 - Lyrics support.
288 - Reliable audio file move/rename detection.
289 - More portable than ever: Tested on Linux (x86_32, x86_64, sparc64),
290 MacOS (ppc32, x86_32), FreeBSD (x86_32), NetBSD (x86_32) and
291 Solaris (sparc64).
292 - the new osl-based audio file selector (afs) replaces the random,
293 the playlist and the mysql selector of paraslash-0.2.x.
294 - IPv6 support (thanks to Gerrit Renker).
295 - paraslash-0.2.x streams are now called "moods". Writing
296 0.3.x-mood definitions should be both easier and more
297 powerful than writing 0.2.x-stream definitions.
298 - para_krell, para_slider, para_para_sdl_gui, para_dbadm have
299 been removed. The world is a better place without them. However,
300 para_gui is still there.
301 - afs tracks audio file selection also in playlist mode.
302 - few easy-to-use afs commands replace the many not-so-easy-to-use
303 mysql commands (and are available also in playlist mode).
304 - Improved error subsystem.
305 - The earth-shaking new logo.
306
307 -----------------------------------------
308 0.2.17 (2007-11-20) "isotropic threshold"
309 -----------------------------------------
310
311 Mainly bugfixes and cleanups in this version which marks the end of
312 the 0.2.x series if no serious bugs show up after the release.
313
314 - mysql_selector: fix a locking bug.
315 - universal chunk queueing.
316 - dccp sender uses chunk queueing if write() returns EAGAIN (thanks
317 to Gerrit Renker).
318 - be more carful wrt. signed vs. unsigned argument passing.
319 - cleanup error.h and fix some references to invalid error
320 codes.
321 - update to gengetopt-2.21.
322 - update to ortp-0.13.1.
323 - autoconf: extend checks for headers, library functions and
324 compiler characteristics.
325 - Fix streaming of large mp3 files.
326 - Fix an off-by-one bug in playlist handling.
327
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329 0.2.16 (2007-04-05) "neural discharge"
330 --------------------------------------
331
332 The main change in this release is the major audio format handler
333 cleanup which removes some similar/duplicate code and makes it easier
334 to implement plugins for other audio formats. Of course, the usual mix
335 of other improvements/changes/bugfixes also made it into the release.
336
337 - simplified audio format handlers (most of the handling functions
338 were moved one layer up to the virtual streaming system).
339 - para_server uses mmap to read audio files
340 - repositioning of mp3 streams is much faster, in particular for
341 jumping near the end of large mp3 files.
342 - permission flags DB_READ,DB_WRITE have been renamed to AFS_READ
343 and AFS_WRITE.
344 - fix a bug in para_filter that caused decoding of aac files
345 to start only after a few seconds.
346 - fix osx_writer hangs
347 - simplified dccp code (thanks to Gerrit Renker)
348 - the compress filter works also on big endian systems (ppc)
349
350 -----------------------------------------
351 0.2.15 (2007-02-16) "inductive resonance"
352 -----------------------------------------
353
354 Minor improvements, more documentation and a bunch of bug fixes.
355
356 - para_server: The server.users file is only read once on server
357 startup rather than for each connection
358 - mp3dec: Fix decoding of corrupt mp3 files
359 - afs (audio file sender) is now called vss (virtual streaming
360 system). Consequently, the permission flags specified in
361 ~/.paraslash/server.users have also changed: AFS_READ and AFS_WRITE
362 become VSS_READ and VSS_WRITE respectively.
363 - para_audiod/para_filter: Fix a bug that caused the last chunk
364 of audio data not being written under certain circumstances
365 - audiod: compute the difference of server time and local time
366 correctly
367 - para_server/para_audiod: Fix some memory leaks
368 - documentation improvements
369 - configure.ac: fix checks for para_krell
370 - new man pages
371
372 -------------------------------------------
373 0.2.14 (2006-10-15) "transient singularity"
374 -------------------------------------------
375
376 The only major enhancement of this version is the osx writer which completes
377 the Mac OS Port and was originally planned already for 0.2.13 but had to wait
378 until now for reasons beyond the scope of this changelog entry.
379
380 - new output plugin for Mac Os: the osx writer
381 - rename configure command line options from --enable-xxx-headers to
382 --with-xxx-headers and --enable-xxx-libs to --with-xxx-libs
383 - configure: new command line options: --with-mad-headers,
384 --with-mad-libs, --with-oggvorbis-headers, and --with-oggvorbis-libs
385 - some robustness fixes
386 - dymamic audio format recognition for audiod
387 - para_server: new command line option: --autoplay_delay
388 - para_audiod: new command line option: --clock_diff_count
389
390 ---------------------------------------
391 0.2.13 (2006-07-14) "sonic convolution"
392 ---------------------------------------
393
394 A bunch of new features and core changes.
395
396 - the new paraslash scheduler, short and sweet.
397 - Support for m4a/mp4 files via the new aac audio format
398 handler/filter (requires libfaad).
399 - each writer has its own command line parser, just like
400 para_recv and para_filter.
401 - para_client and para_audioc use the error subsystem
402 - writers are integrated in para_audiod (currently linux-only)
403 - para_client is integrated in para_audiod
404 - random/playlist selector: improved info strings
405 - new audiod commands: tasks, kill
406 - update to libortp-0.10.1
407 - para_fade: wake time defaults to 8 hours from now
408 - update to autoconf-2.60
409
410
411 ------------------------------------------
412 0.2.12 (2006-05-12) "oriented abstraction"
413 ------------------------------------------
414
415 Many user-visible changes in this release and lots of new
416 features:
417
418
419 - the new optional dccp sender/receiver. It uses the datagram
420 congestion control protocol. You'll need a fairly new kernel
421 for this.
422 - paraslash works on Mac OS X (thanks to Gerd Becker)
423 - para_play renamed to para_write
424 - modular output plugin design (writers) for para_write
425 - new file_writer output plugin for para_write
426 - compress filter speed improvements
427 - update to libortp-0.9.1
428 - update to gengetopt-2.17rc
429 - para_client no longer depends on libreadline (as the
430 code for the interactive mode was removed).
431 - gcc-2-95 is no longer a supported compiler. It may still
432 work, but it gets no more testing.
433 - the tarball no longer contains the screenshot images which
434 reduces its size quite a bit.
435 - configure: new command line options: --enable-mysql-headers
436 and --enable-mysql-libs
437
438 ------------------------------------
439 0.2.11 (2006-03-11) "atomic duality"
440 ------------------------------------
441
442 Here it is, the first paraslash release developed with git. There
443 are fairly many user-visible changes in this release. As two out of
444 the three "database tools" of paraslash don't use a database at all,
445 they are now called "audio file selectors" instead.
446
447
448 - the cdt command (change database tool) becomes chs (change
449 selector)
450 - no more colon separators: The syntax of some options of
451 para_audiod and para_filter have changed. Use --help for
452 more info (and some examples).
453 - update to gengetopt-2.16 (thanks to Lorenzo Bettini)
454 - switch from cvs to git (should've done that earlier)
455 - the new ipc subsystem
456 - new audio file selector: playlist
457 - para_server: the dopey selector is now called "random",
458 and is the default selector. Use the --selector option to
459 choose another selector at startup, or the chs command to
460 change the selector at runtime.
461 - X86_64 fixes (thanks to Steffen Klassert)
462 - para_play fixes
463
464
465 --------------------------------------
466 0.2.10 (2006-02-17) "cyclic attractor"
467 --------------------------------------
468
469 Huge documentation update, a scrollable window for para_gui, ortp
470 improvements, and of course many small fixes not mentioned here.
471 The diffstat below is rather misleading as most insertions are due
472 to the new source documentation.
473
474 - autoconf cleanup
475 - para_server also uses the new error subsystem
476 - lots of new documentation (UTSL)
477 - gui improvements:
478 - keysyms for cursor keys and for next/previous page keys
479 - scrollable output window
480 - new internal commands: scroll up/down, page up/down
481 - fix color of command output.
482 - ortp: the --chunk_time and --header flags are no longer needed
483 for para_recv/para_audiod as this information is now encoded in
484 each rtp packet sent by para_server.
485
486
487 -------------------------------------------
488 0.2.9 (2006-01-24) "progressive turbulence"
489 -------------------------------------------
490
491 Internal audiod receivers/filters, the new error subsystem and
492 a lot of small improvements.
493
494 - para_recv and para_filter are integrated into the para_audiod
495 binary, i.e. audiod no longer spawns a new process for
496 each receiver/filter. As para_recv and para_filter might be
497 useful as standalone programs, they still get built (linked
498 against the same object files that are also used for audiod).
499 - further ortp timing improvements should reduce the CPU usage
500 of the ortp receiver.
501 - improved audio grabbing. The 'grab' command of para_audiod
502 has its own set of command line options. Read the output of
503 "para_audioc help grab" for more info.
504 - oggdec: configurable input prebuffer size.
505 - the new error subsystem gives better error diagnostics
506 and reduces code size.
507
508
509 -----------------------------------------
510 0.2.8 (2006-01-02) "dynamic accumulation"
511 -----------------------------------------
512
513 The new modular filter design and the para_play-hangs bugfix.
514
515 - new executable: para_filter. It combines para_mp3dec,
516 para_oggdec and para_compress. It also adds a further filter
517 type, wav, that just inserts a wave header at the desired point
518 of the filter chain. All 'piping' is done in-memory (i.e. no
519 read/write operations are used).
520 - para_play: fix a stupid bug that caused it to hang under
521 certain circumstances.
522
523
524 -------------------------------------------
525 0.2.7 (2006-12-27) "transparent invariance"
526 -------------------------------------------
527
528 Not many user-visible changes but a fair amount of internal improvements.
529
530
531 - The http sender buffers data if it can not be sent
532 out immediately (because the socket is not writable). This
533 should prevent para_server from shutting down the connection
534 too early on a loaded network.
535 - para_play also prebuffers data if it is told to start at a
536 future time by the --start_time option.
537 - The return of para_recv: It combines para_ortp_recv and
538 para_http_recv. Use the --receiver option to switch between
539 the two. para_recv builds without libortp, but contains
540 only the http receiver in this case.
541 - update to ortp 0.8.1. As this ortp release contains incompatible
542 changes, para_recv-0.2.7 won't link against older ortp libs.
543 - improved ortp timings.
544 - use of gcc-extensions that #define away for non-gcc and
545 gcc < 3.0.
546
547
548 -------------------------------------------
549 0.2.6 (2005-10-29) "recursive compensation"
550 -------------------------------------------
551
552 Transparent session encryption (uses openssl's Alleged RC4 cipher),
553 the internal find command and several other improvements and cleanups.
554
555 - Encrypt the session if encryption is requested by the client
556 (default for para_client 0.2.6). This is backwards
557 compatible, so older clients can still connect to para_server
558 0.2.6. Use the new client option --plain to request an
559 uncrypted session (off by default, must be set to on in
560 order to connect to para_server 0.2.x with 0 <= x <= 5).
561 - para_server uses an internal function to locate audio files
562 rather than calling find(1). The server option
563 --mysql_audio_file_dir replaces --mysql_find_cmd.
564 - documentation update
565 - man pages
566 - header file cleanup
567 - para_client code cleanup
568 - para_gui: faster display of output of display commands
569
570
571 ------------------------------------------
572 0.2.5 (2005-10-13) "aggressive resolution"
573 ------------------------------------------
574
575 This release adds internal senders, i.e. no more external programs are
576 spawned for sending out the audio data. There are two different senders
577 available: The http sender and the ortp sender (former para_send which
578 is no longer needed).
579
580 The new sender code has a plugin-like design so it can be easily
581 extended should there be be any future need for supporting another
582 network streaming protocol. All senders are completely independent of
583 each other. In particular, the http and the ortp sender can operate
584 in parallel.
585
586 - new server command: sender to control senders at runtime.
587 Read the output of "para_server -h" and "para_client help
588 sender" for more information.
589 - para_recv renamed to para_ortp_recv
590 - new executable: para_http_recv, a simple command line
591 http receiver.
592 - major afs/mp3/ogg code simplifications due to internal
593 senders.
594 - ogg timing improvements
595 - fix several minor memory leaks (found by valgrind)
596 - empty stream definitions work again
597 - com_ne(): ignore errors on remove
598 - audiod: fix segfault on server restart
599
600
601 ---------------------------------------
602 0.2.4 (2005-09-21) "toxic anticipation"
603 ---------------------------------------
604
605 Several small improvements, fixes and the new grab command.
606
607 - audiod:
608 - new command: "grab" to grab the output of the stream reader
609 or any filters. Read the output of "para_audioc help grab"
610 for more information.
611 - fix memory leak
612 - code cleanup
613 - audioc: new command line option: --bufsize to specify a
614 buffer size different from the default size 8192.
615 - improved error diagnostics for para_play.
616 - new configure option: --enable-ssldir so search for openssl in
617 non-standard places
618 - sdl_gui: Make it look nice again for 1024x768
619 - server: report total size of memory allocated with sbrk by malloc,
620 new command line option: --announce_time
621
622
623 -----------------------------------------
624 0.2.3 (2005-09-01) "hydrophilic movement"
625 -----------------------------------------
626
627 Two new executables and major feature enhancements.
628
629 - audiod filters: It is now possible to specify arbitrary many
630 (including none) filters for each supported audio
631 format. This can be used e.g. for normalizing volume,
632 transforming or grabbing the audio stream, or for using
633 visualizers. Read the output of "para_audiod -h" for the
634 syntax of the new --filter_cmd option.
635 - new executable: para_play, a tiny alsa player. It
636 can play wave files or raw pcm (16 bit little endian)
637 from stdin.
638 - new executable: para_compress, a dynamic range compressor
639 intended to keep audio output at a consistent volume. Derived
640 from AudioCompress, http://trikuare.cx/code/AudioCompress.html.
641 - audiod: New option: --stream_delay. This can be used in
642 a local network to syncronize the audio output of all
643 clients that play the same stream.
644
645
646 ------------------------------------------
647 0.2.2 (2005-08-19) "tangential excitation"
648 ------------------------------------------
649
650 Mostly internal changes in this release, but also some new commands
651 for the mysql database tool.
652
653 - cleanup exec.c, fix para_exec bug
654 - compile time loglevel (log messages below the given level
655 won't be compiled in, which reduces the size of the
656 resulting binaries)
657 - new log macros that shorten the size of the source code.
658 - workaround a gcc-4.1 bug (?) that caused send_cred_buffer()
659 to send only zeros. With this workaround, para_audioc works
660 again.
661 - avoid gcc-4 warning: conflicting types for built-in function 'clog'
662 - new mysql commands: "rm" (remove entry), "mv" (rename entry) "ne"
663 (new entry), "snp" (set numplayed). Read the manual for more
664 information.
665
666
667 ---------------------------------------
668 0.2.1 (2005-08-15) "surreal experience"
669 ---------------------------------------
670
671 Here comes paraslash-0.2.1. It contains a couple of new features and,
672 surprise, only minor bug fixes.
673
674 - kill noisy mp3 debug message
675 - cleanup of the build system
676 - para_server and para_client directly use the crypto routines
677 of the openssl library rather than invoking the openssl command
678 line utitlity
679 - server/audiod: new option --user to switch to the given user
680 when invoked as root. Read the output of "para_server -h" for
681 more information.
682 - gui/sdl_gui: new option --stat_cmd to be used to retrieve the
683 status. Default: "para_audioc stat"
684 - sdl_gui: new option --pic_cmd to be used to download the picture.
685 Default: "para_client pic"
686 - audiod: 5 slots ought to be enough for everybody
687 - audiod: new status item: Uptime, kill hup command
688
689
690
691 ------------------------------------------
692 0.2.0 (2005-08-06) "distributed diffusion"
693 ------------------------------------------
694
695 After several month of increased development activity, paraslash-0.2.0
696 has arrived. It contains many new features and is much more
697 self-contained than the old 0.1.x series. Enjoy!
698
699
700 - para_server: fix hang on song change and crash on sighup.
701 Speed up mysql queries. The DIR_LIKE macro is gone.
702 - new executables: para_audiod, the local audio daemon that
703 starts playback (uses SCM_CREDENTIALS socket magic) and
704 para_audioc, the corresponding client.
705 - new executables: para_mp3dec/para_oggdec, two really teensy
706 decoders. para_mp3dec is based on libmad, para_oggdec requires
707 libvorbisfile.
708 - ovsend/ovrecv are capable of streaming ogg as well as mp3, so
709 they are now called para_send and para_recv respectively.
710 - documentation updates
711 - para_gui is themable. For now there is the default theme that
712 looks as before and the simple theme: blue and easy.
713 - gui: audio streaming is now handled by audiod. Time display shows
714 playback time rather than streaming time
715 - slider: update to libzmw-0.2.0
716 - para_krell: fix crash on server shutdown
717 - switch from gzip to bzip2
718
719
720 ----------------------------------------
721 0.1.7 (2005-04-18) "melting penetration"
722 ----------------------------------------
723
724 The main change in this release is clearly the oggvorbis rewrite,
725 but there are also lots of smaller changes. If you intend to use both
726 the mp3 and the ogg plugin, it is recommended to use software mixing,
727 e.g. the dmix plugin which is provided by ALSA.
728
729 - new executables: para_ovsend and para_ovrecv for sending/receiving
730 oggvorbis files via rtp. Requires the open rtp library. Get it at
731 http://www.linphone.org/ortp/
732 - rewrite of the ogg_vorbis core code
733 - configure detects libzmw and, if detected, includes
734 para_slider to the list of binaries to be built by make
735 - server stream writers read from their associated fifo rather
736 than from stdin
737 - slider: two new sliders, lastplayed and numplayed
738 - fix nasty double free bug which caused random segfaults in case of
739 mp3 files with invalid header information
740 - gui: new command line option: --stream_timeout=seconds to
741 deactivate a slot if it is idle for that many seconds (default=`5')
742 - diffstats
743
744
745 ---------------------------------------
746 0.1.6 (2005-03-05) "asymptotic balance"
747 ---------------------------------------
748
749 Only little user-visible changes in this release. Mainly bugfixes and
750 core code cleanup. This is probably the most stable version ever if you
751 stick to mp3...
752
753 - fix several memory leaks
754 - rename default name of mysql database from "music" to "paraslash".
755 Use para_server's --mysql_database option if you do not want to
756 rename your old database.
757 - rework ogg vorbis code
758 - make update command work on mysql servers with LOCAL_INFILE
759 disabled
760 - gui: improved stream I/O (slots)
761 - simplified audio format API
762 - para_pob_ogg is gone
763
764 ------------------------------------
765 0.1.5 (2004-12-31) "opaque eternity"
766 ------------------------------------
767
768 Let's slide gently into the new year.
769
770 - new: para_slider (not built automatically, type "make
771 para_slider" to build). A toy for those who always felt that
772 creating stream definitions is difficult. See screenshots,
773 README and FEATURES for more info.
774 - improved signal handling. Fixes server segfault on SIGHUP
775 for linux kernels newer than Aug 24 2004 and makes para_gui
776 race-free.
777 - reload database tool on SIGHUP
778 - improved help message for sl
779 - do not log "broken pipe" messages as errors. They are
780 perfectly ok.
781 - fix wrong error message on permission errors
782
783 -----------------------------------------
784 0.1.4 (2004-12-19) "tunneling transition"
785 -----------------------------------------
786
787 Bugfix release. As expected, 0.1.3 introduced a bunch of new bugs.
788 Hopefully, most of them got wiped out with this release. Some
789 enhancements went also in.
790
791 - improved error diagnostics for all commands
792 - stradd/picadd: overwrite previous contents if entry already
793 exists, rather than returning errors
794 - stradd: use current stream if invoked without args
795 - faster (and hopefully more stable) ogg-vorbis handling
796 - para_krell: reap children to avoid zombie-flooding in case
797 no server is running
798 - si: report also server pid
799 - server: don't busy-loop if dbtool reports only invalid files.
800 - gui: CTRL+C works again, fix stream_read command line option
801 - fix pic_add, hist
802 - fix mysql dbtool startup in case no database exists
803 - many small fixes and cleanups
804
805 ---------------------------------------
806 0.1.3: (2004-12-10) "vanishing inertia"
807 ---------------------------------------
808
809 Starting from this release, the database tools are integrated in the
810 server binary. This decreases server startup time, reduces code size
811 and speeds up database commands. However, the layout of the underlying
812 mysql database changed only slightly and 0.1.3 should be backwards
813 compatible in that respect.
814
815 Visible changes:
816
817 - If mysql is not detected at compile time, or fails to init
818 at runtime, fall back to the dopey database tool which should
819 always work.
820 - para_dbtool and dbtool.conf are gone. All mysql specific
821 options are read from server.conf and are prefixed by 'mysql_'.
822 - new command: cdt (change database tool)
823 - new command line option: dbtool (choose startup database tool)
824 - The name of current stream is now stored in the database,
825 so paraslash remembers its current stream when restarted.
826 - new command: csp (change stream and play)
827 - para_gui also reports current database tool and server uptime
828
829
830 -------------------------------------------
831 0.1.2: (2004-11-28) "spherical fluctuation"
832 -------------------------------------------
833
834 Point release before the big dbtool changes go in.
835
836 - dbtool: rename ca to cam (copy all meta data). It now also
837 copies numplayed and lastplayed time as well as the picture
838 id.
839 - fix endless-loop-bug caused by mp3 files with invalid header
840
841 -----------------------------------------
842 0.1.1: (2004-11-05) "floating atmosphere"
843 -----------------------------------------
844
845 - gkrellm plugin
846 - new dbtool command: mbox. Browse your sound-file collection
847 with your favorite mail reader.
848 - several small fixes
849
850 -------------------------------------
851 0.1.0: (2204-10-22) "rotating cortex"
852 -------------------------------------
853
854 - fix logging bug for loglevel > VERBOSE
855 - fix skip command
856 - correct timings for vbr mp3s
857 - modular audio format support
858 - ogg-vorbis support (experimental)
859 - new server option: autoplay
860
861 -----------------------------------------
862 0.0.99: (2004-07-25) "harmonic deviation"
863 -----------------------------------------
864
865 - rename projectname from icc to paraslash (play, archive, rate
866 and stream large audio sets happily)
867 - paraslash is no longer restricted to one particular audio
868 streaming software
869 - new dbtool commands (stradd, strq, strdel) for easy stream
870 managment w/o configuration file. That obsoletes stream_defs
871 file/config option for dbtool.
872 - picadd accepts jpeg data from stdin
873 - new server commands: ps (select previous stream), sc (song change)
874 - new default pictures for sdl_gui
875 - gui: new key_map option for binding commands and internal
876 functions to arbitrary keys, nice help screen, rip out
877 soundcard/linux specific stuff, avoid noise artefacts while jumping,
878 show silly logo on startup
879 - new executables: para_fade for fading volume, para_dbadm for
880 manipulating attributes
881 - cdb adds _all_ tables to mysql database
882 - revised and beautified documentation
883 - sample dbtool rewritten in C
884 - autoconf
885
886 ---------------------------------------------
887 0.0.98: (2003-12-26) "incremental smoothness"
888 ---------------------------------------------
889
890 - kick icecast in favour of poc. That removes some races and reduces
891 core code considerably.
892 - cbr/vbr is displayed by stat and gui/sdl_gui. New status flags
893 give finer info on afs' status.
894 - gui can start decoder (see config options). Further new gui
895 commands: refresh (^L), jmp (F1-F10)
896 - gui rereads conf on SIGUSR1 instead of SIGHUP. SIGHUP
897 terminates gui. This fixes dead instances consuming memory
898 continuously.
899 - new dbtool command: verb for sending verbatim sql queries.
900 - fix pid_list races (by removing pid_list)
901 - codename funnies
902
903 --------------------
904 0.0.97: (2003-10-26)
905 --------------------
906
907 - installation prefix now defaults to /usr/local
908 - new commands for gui: snozze, sleep and reread config
909 - config file for gui and sdl_gui
910 - fix problems with filenames containing funny characters
911 (reported by Thomas Forell)
912 - improved signal handling for gui, now it rereads conf on SIGHUP
913 - new dbtool command: cdb (create database)
914 - switch from argtable to gengetopt
915 - major code cleanup and speed improvements
916 - fix several potential buffer overflows
917 - many small fixes and cleanups
918
919 -------------------
920 0.0.96 (2003-08-30)
921 -------------------
922
923 - easy stream_defs syntax
924 - sdl_gui can display images associated to the file being played
925 - Major feature enhancements for icc_gui including dynamic text
926 placement and the top/bottom window design
927 - vrfy/clean now also checks for NULL values in attributes as
928 well as for invalid picture pointers
929 - fix long outstanding case sensitivity bug
930 - many small fixes and cleanups
931
932 -------------------
933 0.0.95 (2003-06-29)
934 -------------------
935
936 - sdl gui runs much faster
937 - new dbtool command: ca (copy attributes)
938 - count and display number of times the song has been played
939 - new feature: scoring
940 - command line options for sdl_gui
941 - simpler syntax of streams file
942 - decrease network traffic of stat
943 - fix zombie bug
944 - many small fixes and cleanups
945
946 -------------------
947 0.0.94 (2003-05-04)
948 -------------------
949
950 - new server command: ns (next stream)
951 - new icc_gui command: c (change stream)
952 - internal mp3info
953 - stat shows also id3 tag info
954 - new sdl based gui
955 - log flodding bug fixed
956 - many small fixes and cleanups
957
958 -------------------
959 0.0.93 (2003-03-28)
960 -------------------
961
962 - colors for icc_gui
963 - icc_gui sets volume directly (linux only)
964 - proper locking that fixes some races
965 - fix security bug that caused commands to be executed even
966 with unsufficient permissions
967 - new command: hup to make all servers reread their configuration file
968 - icecast meta data streaming
969 - many small fixes and cleanups