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5 0.2.15 (to be announced) "inductive resonance"
6 ----------------------------------------------
7 - para_server: The server.users file is only read once on server
8 startup rather than for each connection
9 - mp3dec: Fix decoding of corrupt mp3 files
10 - para_audiod/para_filter: Fix a bug that caused the last chunk
11 of audio data not being written under certain circumstances
12 - audiod: compute the difference of server time and local time
13 correctly
14 - documentation improvements
15
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17 0.2.14 (2006-10-15) "transient singularity"
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19
20 The only major enhancement of this version is the osx writer which completes
21 the Mac OS Port and was originally planned already for 0.2.13 but had to wait
22 until now for reasons beyond the scope of this changelog entry.
23
24 - new output plugin for Mac Os: the osx writer
25 - rename configure command line options from --enable-xxx-headers to
26 --with-xxx-headers and --enable-xxx-libs to --with-xxx-libs
27 - configure: new command line options: --with-mad-headers,
28 --with-mad-libs, --with-oggvorbis-headers, and --with-oggvorbis-libs
29 - some robustness fixes
30 - dymamic audio format recognition for audiod
31 - para_server: new command line option: --autoplay_delay
32 - para_audiod: new command line option: --clock_diff_count
33
34 ---------------------------------------
35 0.2.13 (2006-07-14) "sonic convolution"
36 ---------------------------------------
37
38 A bunch of new features and core changes.
39
40 - the new paraslash scheduler, short and sweet.
41 - Support for m4a/mp4 files via the new aac audio format
42 handler/filter (requires libfaad).
43 - each writer has its own command line parser, just like
44 para_recv and para_filter.
45 - para_client and para_audioc use the error subsystem
46 - writers are integrated in para_audiod (currently linux-only)
47 - para_client is integrated in para_audiod
48 - random/playlist selector: improved info strings
49 - new audiod commands: tasks, kill
50 - update to libortp-0.10.1
51 - para_fade: wake time defaults to 8 hours from now
52 - update to autoconf-2.60
53
54
55 ------------------------------------------
56 0.2.12 (2006-05-12) "oriented abstraction"
57 ------------------------------------------
58
59 Many user-visible changes in this release and lots of new
60 features:
61
62
63 - the new optional dccp sender/receiver. It uses the datagram
64 congestion control protocol. You'll need a fairly new kernel
65 for this.
66 - paraslash works on Mac OS X (thanks to Gerd Becker)
67 - para_play renamed to para_write
68 - modular output plugin design (writers) for para_write
69 - new file_writer output plugin for para_write
70 - compress filter speed improvements
71 - update to libortp-0.9.1
72 - update to gengetopt-2.17rc
73 - para_client no longer depends on libreadline (as the
74 code for the interactive mode was removed).
75 - gcc-2-95 is no longer a supported compiler. It may still
76 work, but it gets no more testing.
77 - the tarball no longer contains the screenshot images which
78 reduces its size quite a bit.
79 - configure: new command line options: --enable-mysql-headers
80 and --enable-mysql-libs
81
82 ------------------------------------
83 0.2.11 (2006-03-11) "atomic duality"
84 ------------------------------------
85
86 Here it is, the first paraslash release developed with git. There
87 are fairly many user-visible changes in this release. As two out of
88 the three "database tools" of paraslash don't use a database at all,
89 they are now called "audio file selectors" instead.
90
91
92 - the cdt command (change database tool) becomes chs (change
93 selector)
94 - no more colon separators: The syntax of some options of
95 para_audiod and para_filter have changed. Use --help for
96 more info (and some examples).
97 - update to gengetopt-2.16 (thanks to Lorenzo Bettini)
98 - switch from cvs to git (should've done that earlier)
99 - the new ipc subsystem
100 - new audio file selector: playlist
101 - para_server: the dopey selector is now called "random",
102 and is the default selector. Use the --selector option to
103 choose another selector at startup, or the chs command to
104 change the selector at runtime.
105 - X86_64 fixes (thanks to Steffen Klassert)
106 - para_play fixes
107
108
109 --------------------------------------
110 0.2.10 (2006-02-17) "cyclic attractor"
111 --------------------------------------
112
113 Huge documentation update, a scrollable window for para_gui, ortp
114 improvements, and of course many small fixes not mentioned here.
115 The diffstat below is rather misleading as most insertions are due
116 to the new source documentation.
117
118 - autoconf cleanup
119 - para_server also uses the new error subsystem
120 - lots of new documentation (UTSL)
121 - gui improvements:
122 - keysyms for cursor keys and for next/previous page keys
123 - scrollable output window
124 - new internal commands: scroll up/down, page up/down
125 - fix color of command output.
126 - ortp: the --chunk_time and --header flags are no longer needed
127 for para_recv/para_audiod as this information is now encoded in
128 each rtp packet sent by para_server.
129
130
131 -------------------------------------------
132 0.2.9 (2006-01-24) "progressive turbulence"
133 -------------------------------------------
134
135 Internal audiod receivers/filters, the new error subsystem and
136 a lot of small improvements.
137
138 - para_recv and para_filter are integrated into the para_audiod
139 binary, i.e. audiod no longer spawns a new process for
140 each receiver/filter. As para_recv and para_filter might be
141 useful as standalone programs, they still get built (linked
142 against the same object files that are also used for audiod).
143 - further ortp timing improvements should reduce the CPU usage
144 of the ortp receiver.
145 - improved audio grabbing. The 'grab' command of para_audiod
146 has its own set of command line options. Read the output of
147 "para_audioc help grab" for more info.
148 - oggdec: configurable input prebuffer size.
149 - the new error subsystem gives better error diagnostics
150 and reduces code size.
151
152
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154 0.2.8 (2006-01-02) "dynamic accumulation"
155 -----------------------------------------
156
157 The new modular filter design and the para_play-hangs bugfix.
158
159 - new executable: para_filter. It combines para_mp3dec,
160 para_oggdec and para_compress. It also adds a further filter
161 type, wav, that just inserts a wave header at the desired point
162 of the filter chain. All 'piping' is done in-memory (i.e. no
163 read/write operations are used).
164 - para_play: fix a stupid bug that caused it to hang under
165 certain circumstances.
166
167
168 -------------------------------------------
169 0.2.7 (2006-12-27) "transparent invariance"
170 -------------------------------------------
171
172 Not many user-visible changes but a fair amount of internal improvements.
173
174
175 - The http sender buffers data if it can not be sent
176 out immediately (because the socket is not writable). This
177 should prevent para_server from shutting down the connection
178 too early on a loaded network.
179 - para_play also prebuffers data if it is told to start at a
180 future time by the --start_time option.
181 - The return of para_recv: It combines para_ortp_recv and
182 para_http_recv. Use the --receiver option to switch between
183 the two. para_recv builds without libortp, but contains
184 only the http receiver in this case.
185 - update to ortp 0.8.1. As this ortp release contains incompatible
186 changes, para_recv-0.2.7 won't link against older ortp libs.
187 - improved ortp timings.
188 - use of gcc-extensions that #define away for non-gcc and
189 gcc < 3.0.
190
191
192 -------------------------------------------
193 0.2.6 (2005-10-29) "recursive compensation"
194 -------------------------------------------
195
196 Transparent session encryption (uses openssl's Alleged RC4 cipher),
197 the internal find command and several other improvements and cleanups.
198
199 - Encrypt the session if encryption is requested by the client
200 (default for para_client 0.2.6). This is backwards
201 compatible, so older clients can still connect to para_server
202 0.2.6. Use the new client option --plain to request an
203 uncrypted session (off by default, must be set to on in
204 order to connect to para_server 0.2.x with 0 <= x <= 5).
205 - para_server uses an internal function to locate audio files
206 rather than calling find(1). The server option
207 --mysql_audio_file_dir replaces --mysql_find_cmd.
208 - documentation update
209 - man pages
210 - header file cleanup
211 - para_client code cleanup
212 - para_gui: faster display of output of display commands
213
214
215 ------------------------------------------
216 0.2.5 (2005-10-13) "aggressive_resolution"
217 ------------------------------------------
218
219 This release adds internal senders, i.e. no more external programs are
220 spawned for sending out the audio data. There are two different senders
221 available: The http sender and the ortp sender (former para_send which
222 is no longer needed).
223
224 The new sender code has a plugin-like design so it can be easily
225 extended should there be be any future need for supporting another
226 network streaming protocol. All senders are completely independent of
227 each other. In particular, the http and the ortp sender can operate
228 in parallel.
229
230 - new server command: sender to control senders at runtime.
231 Read the output of "para_server -h" and "para_client help
232 sender" for more information.
233 - para_recv renamed to para_ortp_recv
234 - new executable: para_http_recv, a simple command line
235 http receiver.
236 - major afs/mp3/ogg code simplifications due to internal
237 senders.
238 - ogg timing improvements
239 - fix several minor memory leaks (found by valgrind)
240 - empty stream definitions work again
241 - com_ne(): ignore errors on remove
242 - audiod: fix segfault on server restart
243
244
245 ---------------------------------------
246 0.2.4 (2005-09-21) "toxic anticipation"
247 ---------------------------------------
248
249 Several small improvements, fixes and the new grab command.
250
251 - audiod:
252 - new command: "grab" to grab the output of the stream reader
253 or any filters. Read the output of "para_audioc help grab"
254 for more information.
255 - fix memory leak
256 - code cleanup
257 - audioc: new command line option: --bufsize to specify a
258 buffer size different from the default size 8192.
259 - improved error diagnostics for para_play.
260 - new configure option: --enable-ssldir so search for openssl in
261 non-standard places
262 - sdl_gui: Make it look nice again for 1024x768
263 - server: report total size of memory allocated with sbrk by malloc,
264 new command line option: --announce_time
265
266
267 -----------------------------------------
268 0.2.3 (2005-09-01) "hydrophilic movement"
269 -----------------------------------------
270
271 Two new executables and major feature enhancements.
272
273 - audiod filters: It is now possible to specify arbitrary many
274 (including none) filters for each supported audio
275 format. This can be used e.g. for normalizing volume,
276 transforming or grabbing the audio stream, or for using
277 visualizers. Read the output of "para_audiod -h" for the
278 syntax of the new --filter_cmd option.
279 - new executable: para_play, a tiny alsa player. It
280 can play wave files or raw pcm (16 bit little endian)
281 from stdin.
282 - new executable: para_compress, a dynamic range compressor
283 intended to keep audio output at a consistent volume. Derived
284 from AudioCompress, http://trikuare.cx/code/AudioCompress.html.
285 - audiod: New option: --stream_delay. This can be used in
286 a local network to syncronize the audio output of all
287 clients that play the same stream.
288
289
290 ------------------------------------------
291 0.2.2 (2005-08-19) "tangential excitation"
292 ------------------------------------------
293
294 Mostly internal changes in this release, but also some new commands
295 for the mysql database tool.
296
297 - cleanup exec.c, fix para_exec bug
298 - compile time loglevel (log messages below the given level
299 won't be compiled in, which reduces the size of the
300 resulting binaries)
301 - new log macros that shorten the size of the source code.
302 - workaround a gcc-4.1 bug (?) that caused send_cred_buffer()
303 to send only zeros. With this workaround, para_audioc works
304 again.
305 - avoid gcc-4 warning: conflicting types for built-in function 'clog'
306 - new mysql commands: "rm" (remove entry), "mv" (rename entry) "ne"
307 (new entry), "snp" (set numplayed). Read the manual for more
308 information.
309
310
311 ---------------------------------------
312 0.2.1 (2005-08-15) "surreal experience"
313 ---------------------------------------
314
315 Here comes paraslash-0.2.1. It contains a couple of new features and,
316 surprise, only minor bug fixes.
317
318 - kill noisy mp3 debug message
319 - cleanup of the build system
320 - para_server and para_client directly use the crypto routines
321 of the openssl library rather than invoking the openssl command
322 line utitlity
323 - server/audiod: new option --user to switch to the given user
324 when invoked as root. Read the output of "para_server -h" for
325 more information.
326 - gui/sdl_gui: new option --stat_cmd to be used to retrieve the
327 status. Default: "para_audioc stat"
328 - sdl_gui: new option --pic_cmd to be used to download the picture.
329 Default: "para_client pic"
330 - audiod: 5 slots ought to be enough for everybody
331 - audiod: new status item: Uptime, kill hup command
332
333
334
335 ------------------------------------------
336 0.2.0 (2005-08-06) "distributed diffusion"
337 ------------------------------------------
338
339 After several month of increased development activity, paraslash-0.2.0
340 has arrived. It contains many new features and is much more
341 self-contained than the old 0.1.x series. Enjoy!
342
343
344 - para_server: fix hang on song change and crash on sighup.
345 Speed up mysql queries. The DIR_LIKE macro is gone.
346 - new executables: para_audiod, the local audio daemon that
347 starts playback (uses SCM_CREDENTIALS socket magic) and
348 para_audioc, the corresponding client.
349 - new executables: para_mp3dec/para_oggdec, two really teensy
350 decoders. para_mp3dec is based on libmad, para_oggdec requires
351 libvorbisfile.
352 - ovsend/ovrecv are capable of streaming ogg as well as mp3, so
353 they are now called para_send and para_recv respectively.
354 - documentation updates
355 - para_gui is themable. For now there is the default theme that
356 looks as before and the simple theme: blue and easy.
357 - gui: audio streaming is now handled by audiod. Time display shows
358 playback time rather than streaming time
359 - slider: update to libzmw-0.2.0
360 - para_krell: fix crash on server shutdown
361 - switch from gzip to bzip2
362
363
364 ----------------------------------------
365 0.1.7 (2005-04-18) "melting penetration"
366 ----------------------------------------
367
368 The main change in this release is clearly the oggvorbis rewrite,
369 but there are also lots of smaller changes. If you intend to use both
370 the mp3 and the ogg plugin, it is recommended to use software mixing,
371 e.g. the dmix plugin which is provided by ALSA.
372
373 - new executables: para_ovsend and para_ovrecv for sending/receiving
374 oggvorbis files via rtp. Requires the open rtp library. Get it at
375 http://www.linphone.org/ortp/
376 - rewrite of the ogg_vorbis core code
377 - configure detects libzmw and, if detected, includes
378 para_slider to the list of binaries to be built by make
379 - server stream writers read from their associated fifo rather
380 than from stdin
381 - slider: two new sliders, lastplayed and numplayed
382 - fix nasty double free bug which caused random segfaults in case of
383 mp3 files with invalid header information
384 - gui: new command line option: --stream_timeout=seconds to
385 deactivate a slot if it is idle for that many seconds (default=`5')
386 - diffstats
387
388
389 ---------------------------------------
390 0.1.6 (2005-03-05) "asymptotic balance"
391 ---------------------------------------
392
393 Only little user-visible changes in this release. Mainly bugfixes and
394 core code cleanup. This is probably the most stable version ever if you
395 stick to mp3...
396
397 - fix several memory leaks
398 - rename default name of mysql database from "music" to "paraslash".
399 Use para_server's --mysql_database option if you do not want to
400 rename your old database.
401 - rework ogg vorbis code
402 - make update command work on mysql servers with LOCAL_INFILE
403 disabled
404 - gui: improved stream I/O (slots)
405 - simplified audio format API
406 - para_pob_ogg is gone
407
408 ------------------------------------
409 0.1.5 (2004-12-31) "opaque eternity"
410 ------------------------------------
411
412 Let's slide gently into the new year.
413
414 - new: para_slider (not built automatically, type "make
415 para_slider" to build). A toy for those who always felt that
416 creating stream definitions is difficult. See screenshots,
417 README and FEATURES for more info.
418 - improved signal handling. Fixes server segfault on SIGHUP
419 for linux kernels newer than Aug 24 2004 and makes para_gui
420 race-free.
421 - reload database tool on SIGHUP
422 - improved help message for sl
423 - do not log "broken pipe" messages as errors. They are
424 perfectly ok.
425 - fix wrong error message on permission errors
426
427 -----------------------------------------
428 0.1.4 (2004-12-19) "tunneling transition"
429 -----------------------------------------
430
431 Bugfix release. As expected, 0.1.3 introduced a bunch of new bugs.
432 Hopefully, most of them got wiped out with this release. Some
433 enhancements went also in.
434
435 - improved error diagnostics for all commands
436 - stradd/picadd: overwrite previous contents if entry already
437 exists, rather than returning errors
438 - stradd: use current stream if invoked without args
439 - faster (and hopefully more stable) ogg-vorbis handling
440 - para_krell: reap children to avoid zombie-flooding in case
441 no server is running
442 - si: report also server pid
443 - server: don't busy-loop if dbtool reports only invalid files.
444 - gui: CTRL+C works again, fix stream_read command line option
445 - fix pic_add, hist
446 - fix mysql dbtool startup in case no database exists
447 - many small fixes and cleanups
448
449 ---------------------------------------
450 0.1.3: (2004-12-10) "vanishing inertia"
451 ---------------------------------------
452
453 Starting from this release, the database tools are integrated in the
454 server binary. This decreases server startup time, reduces code size
455 and speeds up database commands. However, the layout of the underlying
456 mysql database changed only slightly and 0.1.3 should be backwards
457 compatible in that respect.
458
459 Visible changes:
460
461 - If mysql is not detected at compile time, or fails to init
462 at runtime, fall back to the dopey database tool which should
463 always work.
464 - para_dbtool and dbtool.conf are gone. All mysql specific
465 options are read from server.conf and are prefixed by 'mysql_'.
466 - new command: cdt (change database tool)
467 - new command line option: dbtool (choose startup database tool)
468 - The name of current stream is now stored in the database,
469 so paraslash remembers its current stream when restarted.
470 - new command: csp (change stream and play)
471 - para_gui also reports current database tool and server uptime
472
473
474 -------------------------------------------
475 0.1.2: (2004-11-28) "spherical fluctuation"
476 -------------------------------------------
477
478 Point release before the big dbtool changes go in.
479
480 - dbtool: rename ca to cam (copy all meta data). It now also
481 copies numplayed and lastplayed time as well as the picture
482 id.
483 - fix endless-loop-bug caused by mp3 files with invalid header
484
485 -----------------------------------------
486 0.1.1: (2004-11-05) "floating atmosphere"
487 -----------------------------------------
488
489 - gkrellm plugin
490 - new dbtool command: mbox. Browse your sound-file collection
491 with your favorite mail reader.
492 - several small fixes
493
494 -------------------------------------
495 0.1.0: (2204-10-22) "rotating cortex"
496 -------------------------------------
497
498 - fix logging bug for loglevel > VERBOSE
499 - fix skip command
500 - correct timings for vbr mp3s
501 - modular audio format support
502 - ogg-vorbis support (experimental)
503 - new server option: autoplay
504
505 -----------------------------------------
506 0.0.99: (2004-07-25) "harmonic deviation"
507 -----------------------------------------
508
509 - rename projectname from icc to paraslash (play, archive, rate
510 and stream large audio sets happily)
511 - paraslash is no longer restricted to one particular audio
512 streaming software
513 - new dbtool commands (stradd, strq, strdel) for easy stream
514 managment w/o configuration file. That obsoletes stream_defs
515 file/config option for dbtool.
516 - picadd accepts jpeg data from stdin
517 - new server commands: ps (select previous stream), sc (song change)
518 - new default pictures for sdl_gui
519 - gui: new key_map option for binding commands and internal
520 functions to arbitrary keys, nice help screen, rip out
521 soundcard/linux specific stuff, avoid noise artefacts while jumping,
522 show silly logo on startup
523 - new executables: para_fade for fading volume, para_dbadm for
524 manipulating attributes
525 - cdb adds _all_ tables to mysql database
526 - revised and beautified documentation
527 - sample dbtool rewritten in C
528 - autoconf
529
530 ---------------------------------------------
531 0.0.98: (2003-12-26) "incremental smoothness"
532 ---------------------------------------------
533
534 - kick icecast in favour of poc. That removes some races and reduces
535 core code considerably.
536 - cbr/vbr is displayed by stat and gui/sdl_gui. New status flags
537 give finer info on afs' status.
538 - gui can start decoder (see config options). Further new gui
539 commands: refresh (^L), jmp (F1-F10)
540 - gui rereads conf on SIGUSR1 instead of SIGHUP. SIGHUP
541 terminates gui. This fixes dead instances consuming memory
542 continuously.
543 - new dbtool command: verb for sending verbatim sql queries.
544 - fix pid_list races (by removing pid_list)
545 - codename funnies
546
547 --------------------
548 0.0.97: (2003-10-26)
549 --------------------
550
551 - installation prefix now defaults to /usr/local
552 - new commands for gui: snozze, sleep and reread config
553 - config file for gui and sdl_gui
554 - fix problems with filenames containing funny characters
555 (reported by Thomas Forell)
556 - improved signal handling for gui, now it rereads conf on SIGHUP
557 - new dbtool command: cdb (create database)
558 - switch from argtable to gengetopt
559 - major code cleanup and speed improvements
560 - fix several potential buffer overflows
561 - many small fixes and cleanups
562
563 -------------------
564 0.0.96 (2003-08-30)
565 -------------------
566
567 - easy stream_defs syntax
568 - sdl_gui can display images associated to the file being played
569 - Major feature enhancements for icc_gui including dynamic text
570 placement and the top/bottom window design
571 - vrfy/clean now also checks for NULL values in attributes as
572 well as for invalid picture pointers
573 - fix long outstanding case sensitivity bug
574 - many small fixes and cleanups
575
576 -------------------
577 0.0.95 (2003-06-29)
578 -------------------
579
580 - sdl gui runs much faster
581 - new dbtool command: ca (copy attributes)
582 - count and display number of times the song has been played
583 - new feature: scoring
584 - command line options for sdl_gui
585 - simpler syntax of streams file
586 - decrease network traffic of stat
587 - fix zombie bug
588 - many small fixes and cleanups
589
590 -------------------
591 0.0.94 (2003-05-04)
592 -------------------
593
594 - new server command: ns (next stream)
595 - new icc_gui command: c (change stream)
596 - internal mp3info
597 - stat shows also id3 tag info
598 - new sdl based gui
599 - log flodding bug fixed
600 - many small fixes and cleanups
601
602 -------------------
603 0.0.93 (2003-03-28)
604 -------------------
605
606 - colors for icc_gui
607 - icc_gui sets volume directly (linux only)
608 - proper locking that fixes some races
609 - fix security bug that caused commands to be executed even
610 with unsufficient permissions
611 - new command: hup to make all servers reread their configuration file
612 - icecast meta data streaming
613 - many small fixes and cleanups