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