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