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2 0.4.4 (to be announced) "persistent regularity"
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4
5 - aacdec: Fix a bug which could make the AAC decoder segfault.
6 - Support for sample formats other than 16 bit little endian.
7
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9 0.4.3 (2010-07-05) "imaginary radiation"
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11
12 Many improvements for the DCCP and the UDP transport, the new user
13 manual and the usual mix of bug fixes and internal improvements.
14
15 - FEC support for the DCCP sender (Gerrit Renker). The new
16 --dccp_max_slice_size, --dccp_data_slices_per_group and
17 --dccp_slices_per_group options can be used to set the FEC
18 parameters for the DCCP transport.
19 - DNS lookups for UDP targets (Gerrit Renker).
20 - The new user manual replaces the README, README.afs, REQUIREMENTS
21 and INSTALL documents.
22 - Fix an end-of-file detection bug in the oggdec filter.
23 - The new nonblock API.
24 - Both options of the oggdec filter have been removed.
25 - New debug mode for the internal scheduler.
26
27 ------------------------------------------
28 0.4.2 (2010-04-23) "associative expansion"
29 ------------------------------------------
30
31 It's been some time since the last release, but finally here is
32 paraslash-0.4.2. The bulk of the changes comes from the new buffer
33 tree API, but there are changes all over the tree. Mainly performance
34 and usability improvements, but also quite some bug fixes.
35
36 - The new buffer tree API.
37 - DCCP: Support for CCID negotiation (Gerrit Renker).
38 - UDP robustness fixes.
39 - The --bufsize option for mp3dec is gone as it no longer makes sense
40 for the new buffer tree API.
41 - Fix audible buffer underruns for wma streams.
42 - The alsa writer no longer prints meaningless underrun durations.
43 - audiod: Defaults work also for udp streams. If no filter is
44 given for an audio format that is received via upd, fecdec is
45 automatically added as the first filter (along with the decoder).
46
47 ---------------------------------------
48 0.4.1 (2009-12-22) "concurrent horizon"
49 ---------------------------------------
50
51 Support for another audio format, minor feature enhancements and lots of bug
52 fixes. All fixes that have been accumulated in the maint branch (in particular
53 those mentionened in the 0.3.6 release notes) appear in this release as well.
54
55 - wma support.
56 - new afh option: --human to activate human-readable output.
57 - new server/audiod option: --log-timing to print timing information.
58 - build system improvements.
59 - source code documentation updates.
60
61 -------------------------------------
62 0.3.6 (2009-12-07) "cubic continuity"
63 -------------------------------------
64
65 Quite a few bugs have been found and fixed since 0.3.5, so here's
66 another 0.3.x release. No new features.
67
68 - Always check return value of malloc().
69 - ogg vorbis/FEC: Do not write garbage after the audio file header.
70 - exit if root privileges could not be dropped.
71 - FEC: Fix computation of extra slices.
72 - oss: Fix check for empty input buffer.
73 - Avoid buffer underruns due to filter chain output buffer constraints.
74 - server: Fix assignment of afs_pid.
75 - Don't panic if the afs database contains unknown audio formats.
76 - http/dccp: Do not send the audio file header twice.
77 - FEC: Timing improvements.
78
79 ----------------------------------------------
80 0.4.0 (2009-11-10) "simultaneous independence"
81 ----------------------------------------------
82
83 Two significant changes which require the new version number: The
84 improved authentication dialog and the fact that the database code
85 has been moved to a library, libosl. To use the new version, you have
86 to generate new RSA keys, see INSTALL for details. A shell script is
87 provided for conversion of the 0.3 database to the new 0.4 format.
88
89 - stronger crypto for client authentication
90 - the database code has been moved to a library
91 - improved status item handling
92 - cleanup of the build system
93 - The "-V" option now also prints the git version
94 - the new parser-friendly listing mode for the ls and stat commands
95 - mandatory rc4 encryption
96 - major audio format handler cleanups
97 - (id3,...) tags are no longer stored as a combined string in the database
98 - new mood methods: artist_matches, title_matches, comment_matches,
99 album_matches, year_maches, year.
100
101 --------------------------------------------
102 0.3.5 (2009-09-21) "symplectic separability"
103 --------------------------------------------
104
105 Full client support for *BSD Unixes, complete re-write of the ogg
106 vorbis audio format handler, various improvements all over the place
107 and the usual mix of bugfixes. This release marks the end of the 0.3
108 series if no serious problems show up.
109
110 - the new oss writer (supported on *BSD and Linux)
111 - rewrite of the ogg vorbis audio format handler. It's
112 recommended to replace the chunk tables of existing ogg
113 vorbis files in the afs database by re-adding these files
114 with "add -f".
115 - support for netmask subsets (Gerrit Renker)
116 - the new prebuffer filter
117 - improved signal handling
118 - variable fec output buffer size
119 - improved FEC timing fixes audible buffer underruns in UDP mode
120 - --log_color actually works
121 - new ls option: -d (print dates as seconds after the epoch)
122 - update to gengetopt 2.22.2
123 - support for RSA keys of size > 512 bits
124 - new option "mixer_channel" for para_fade
125
126 -----------------------------------------
127 0.3.4 (2009-05-07) "elliptic inheritance"
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129
130 The new udp sender, forward error correction, colored logs and various
131 other improvements. As the udp sender does not depend on any special
132 libraries, it is built unconditionally.
133
134 - The udp sender replaces the ortp sender. The new code uses forward
135 error correction to protect against packet losses. Many thanks to
136 Gerrit Renker for providing ipv6 support.
137 - The default port for udp streaming now defaults to 8000, like
138 for the http and the dccp senders/receivers.
139 - Loglevels are now specified as symbolic names, e.g.
140 "--loglevel info".
141 - improved ipv4 and ipv6 URI parser (Gerrit Renker).
142 - para_server/para_audiod: Color support for log messages.
143 - new options for mp3dec: --ignore-crc, --bufsize
144 - new audiod option: --config-file.
145 - gengetopt cleanups.
146 - Improved help/man pages: The documentation of para_audiod,
147 para_recv, para_filter and para_write now also contains
148 all options of the available receivers/filters/writers. The
149 man page of para_fade contains a description of the different
150 modes of operation.
151 - More source code documentation.
152 - vss timing fixes.
153
154 --------------------------------------------
155 0.3.3 (2008-12-01) "axiomatic perspectivity"
156 --------------------------------------------
157
158 Internal code cleanups, bug fixes, improved tag handling and the new
159 amplification filter.
160
161 - para_server uses the generic scheduling code.
162 - overhaul of the virtual streaming system.
163 - mp3: id3 version 2 support via libid3tag (optional)
164 - ogg: vorbis comment support.
165 - aac meta info support.
166 - mp3 audio format handler cleanups.
167 - new filter: "amp" to amplify the amplitude of the audio stream
168 - new status item/database entry: amplification. It is
169 used by the amp filter to pre-amplify the audio stream.
170 - fix a close-without-open bug in para_write.
171 - fix a bug in com_init() which was introduced in 0.3.2.
172 - better error diagnostics for para_client.
173
174 -----------------------------------------
175 0.3.2 (2008-04-11) "probabilistic parity"
176 -----------------------------------------
177
178 The new para_afh executable, scheduling and documentation improvements.
179
180 - new ls option: -lc (list chunk table)
181 - new executable: para_afh, the stand-alone audio file handler tool
182 - afs commands can send output more than SHMMAX (32MB on Linux). This
183 also reduces the memory usage of commands that produce large amounts
184 of output.
185 - major scheduler and audiod cleanups.
186 - more detailed and much nicer man pages.
187
188 ---------------------------------------
189 0.3.1 (2008-02-23) "liquid interaction"
190 ---------------------------------------
191
192 A mix of cleanups, bug fixes, improvements, and some new features. No
193 significant changes to the new database (osl) code, which is generally
194 a good sign.
195
196 - Share some similar/duplicate code between the http and the
197 dccp sender.
198 - Generic access control lists for paraslash senders.
199 - dccp sender: Access control lists, connection limiting and support
200 for the allow,deny,on,off,help sender commands.
201 - The default dccp port changed from 5001 to 8000 (suggested by
202 Gerrit Renker).
203 - para_server starts even if not all public keys could be loaded.
204 - Audiod performance improvements.
205 - fix a bug in the "off" command of the http sender.
206 - fix some fd and memory leaks.
207 - Update to gengetopt-2.22.
208
209 -------------------------------------
210 0.3.0 (2008-01-12) "solar saturation"
211 -------------------------------------
212
213 paraslash.0.3.0 -- 'WWDBND --what would databases never do?'.
214
215
216 Usually one might expect lots of new features AND a big increase in size
217 for a major release like this.
218
219 However, paraslash-0.3.0.tar.bz2 is the smallest paraslash tarball
220 ever. The decrease in size is mostly due to the removal of some
221 graphical tools (which were only quick hacks anyway). But also the
222 fact that the mysql code is gone cuts down the size a bit.
223
224 Being independent of mysql comes at a cost: The fact that paraslash
225 now contains its own database (the object storage layer, osl) increases
226 the (stripped) binary size of para_server by ~50K on i386.
227
228 - no more restrictions on unique basenames.
229 - independent of mysql: The new self-contained object
230 storage layer (osl) replaces the mysql database.
231 - New executable para_fsck: Check integrity of osl tables.
232 - Lyrics support.
233 - Reliable audio file move/rename detection.
234 - More portable than ever: Tested on Linux (x86_32, x86_64, sparc64),
235 MacOS (ppc32, x86_32), FreeBSD (x86_32), NetBSD (x86_32) and
236 Solaris (sparc64).
237 - the new osl-based audio file selector (afs) replaces the random,
238 the playlist and the mysql selector of paraslash-0.2.x.
239 - IPv6 support (thanks to Gerrit Renker).
240 - paraslash-0.2.x streams are now called "moods". Writing
241 0.3.x-mood definitions should be both easier and more
242 powerful than writing 0.2.x-stream definitions.
243 - para_krell, para_slider, para_para_sdl_gui, para_dbadm have
244 been removed. The world is a better place without them. However,
245 para_gui is still there.
246 - afs tracks audio file selection also in playlist mode.
247 - few easy-to-use afs commands replace the many not-so-easy-to-use
248 mysql commands (and are available also in playlist mode).
249 - Improved error subsystem.
250 - The earth-shaking new logo.
251
252 -----------------------------------------
253 0.2.17 (2007-11-20) "isotropic threshold"
254 -----------------------------------------
255
256 Mainly bugfixes and cleanups in this version which marks the end of
257 the 0.2.x series if no serious bugs show up after the release.
258
259 - mysql_selector: fix a locking bug.
260 - universal chunk queueing.
261 - dccp sender uses chunk queueing if write() returns EAGAIN (thanks
262 to Gerrit Renker).
263 - be more carful wrt. signed vs. unsigned argument passing.
264 - cleanup error.h and fix some references to invalid error
265 codes.
266 - update to gengetopt-2.21.
267 - update to ortp-0.13.1.
268 - autoconf: extend checks for headers, library functions and
269 compiler characteristics.
270 - Fix streaming of large mp3 files.
271 - Fix an off-by-one bug in playlist handling.
272
273 --------------------------------------
274 0.2.16 (2007-04-05) "neural discharge"
275 --------------------------------------
276
277 The main change in this release is the major audio format handler
278 cleanup which removes some similar/duplicate code and makes it easier
279 to implement plugins for other audio formats. Of course, the usual mix
280 of other improvements/changes/bugfixes also made it into the release.
281
282 - simplified audio format handlers (most of the handling functions
283 were moved one layer up to the virtual streaming system).
284 - para_server uses mmap to read audio files
285 - repositioning of mp3 streams is much faster, in particular for
286 jumping near the end of large mp3 files.
287 - permission flags DB_READ,DB_WRITE have been renamed to AFS_READ
288 and AFS_WRITE.
289 - fix a bug in para_filter that caused decoding of aac files
290 to start only after a few seconds.
291 - fix osx_writer hangs
292 - simplified dccp code (thanks to Gerrit Renker)
293 - the compress filter works also on big endian systems (ppc)
294
295 -----------------------------------------
296 0.2.15 (2007-02-16) "inductive resonance"
297 -----------------------------------------
298
299 Minor improvements, more documentation and a bunch of bug fixes.
300
301 - para_server: The server.users file is only read once on server
302 startup rather than for each connection
303 - mp3dec: Fix decoding of corrupt mp3 files
304 - afs (audio file sender) is now called vss (virtual streaming
305 system). Consequently, the permission flags specified in
306 ~/.paraslash/server.users have also changed: AFS_READ and AFS_WRITE
307 become VSS_READ and VSS_WRITE respectively.
308 - para_audiod/para_filter: Fix a bug that caused the last chunk
309 of audio data not being written under certain circumstances
310 - audiod: compute the difference of server time and local time
311 correctly
312 - para_server/para_audiod: Fix some memory leaks
313 - documentation improvements
314 - configure.ac: fix checks for para_krell
315 - new man pages
316
317 -------------------------------------------
318 0.2.14 (2006-10-15) "transient singularity"
319 -------------------------------------------
320
321 The only major enhancement of this version is the osx writer which completes
322 the Mac OS Port and was originally planned already for 0.2.13 but had to wait
323 until now for reasons beyond the scope of this changelog entry.
324
325 - new output plugin for Mac Os: the osx writer
326 - rename configure command line options from --enable-xxx-headers to
327 --with-xxx-headers and --enable-xxx-libs to --with-xxx-libs
328 - configure: new command line options: --with-mad-headers,
329 --with-mad-libs, --with-oggvorbis-headers, and --with-oggvorbis-libs
330 - some robustness fixes
331 - dymamic audio format recognition for audiod
332 - para_server: new command line option: --autoplay_delay
333 - para_audiod: new command line option: --clock_diff_count
334
335 ---------------------------------------
336 0.2.13 (2006-07-14) "sonic convolution"
337 ---------------------------------------
338
339 A bunch of new features and core changes.
340
341 - the new paraslash scheduler, short and sweet.
342 - Support for m4a/mp4 files via the new aac audio format
343 handler/filter (requires libfaad).
344 - each writer has its own command line parser, just like
345 para_recv and para_filter.
346 - para_client and para_audioc use the error subsystem
347 - writers are integrated in para_audiod (currently linux-only)
348 - para_client is integrated in para_audiod
349 - random/playlist selector: improved info strings
350 - new audiod commands: tasks, kill
351 - update to libortp-0.10.1
352 - para_fade: wake time defaults to 8 hours from now
353 - update to autoconf-2.60
354
355
356 ------------------------------------------
357 0.2.12 (2006-05-12) "oriented abstraction"
358 ------------------------------------------
359
360 Many user-visible changes in this release and lots of new
361 features:
362
363
364 - the new optional dccp sender/receiver. It uses the datagram
365 congestion control protocol. You'll need a fairly new kernel
366 for this.
367 - paraslash works on Mac OS X (thanks to Gerd Becker)
368 - para_play renamed to para_write
369 - modular output plugin design (writers) for para_write
370 - new file_writer output plugin for para_write
371 - compress filter speed improvements
372 - update to libortp-0.9.1
373 - update to gengetopt-2.17rc
374 - para_client no longer depends on libreadline (as the
375 code for the interactive mode was removed).
376 - gcc-2-95 is no longer a supported compiler. It may still
377 work, but it gets no more testing.
378 - the tarball no longer contains the screenshot images which
379 reduces its size quite a bit.
380 - configure: new command line options: --enable-mysql-headers
381 and --enable-mysql-libs
382
383 ------------------------------------
384 0.2.11 (2006-03-11) "atomic duality"
385 ------------------------------------
386
387 Here it is, the first paraslash release developed with git. There
388 are fairly many user-visible changes in this release. As two out of
389 the three "database tools" of paraslash don't use a database at all,
390 they are now called "audio file selectors" instead.
391
392
393 - the cdt command (change database tool) becomes chs (change
394 selector)
395 - no more colon separators: The syntax of some options of
396 para_audiod and para_filter have changed. Use --help for
397 more info (and some examples).
398 - update to gengetopt-2.16 (thanks to Lorenzo Bettini)
399 - switch from cvs to git (should've done that earlier)
400 - the new ipc subsystem
401 - new audio file selector: playlist
402 - para_server: the dopey selector is now called "random",
403 and is the default selector. Use the --selector option to
404 choose another selector at startup, or the chs command to
405 change the selector at runtime.
406 - X86_64 fixes (thanks to Steffen Klassert)
407 - para_play fixes
408
409
410 --------------------------------------
411 0.2.10 (2006-02-17) "cyclic attractor"
412 --------------------------------------
413
414 Huge documentation update, a scrollable window for para_gui, ortp
415 improvements, and of course many small fixes not mentioned here.
416 The diffstat below is rather misleading as most insertions are due
417 to the new source documentation.
418
419 - autoconf cleanup
420 - para_server also uses the new error subsystem
421 - lots of new documentation (UTSL)
422 - gui improvements:
423 - keysyms for cursor keys and for next/previous page keys
424 - scrollable output window
425 - new internal commands: scroll up/down, page up/down
426 - fix color of command output.
427 - ortp: the --chunk_time and --header flags are no longer needed
428 for para_recv/para_audiod as this information is now encoded in
429 each rtp packet sent by para_server.
430
431
432 -------------------------------------------
433 0.2.9 (2006-01-24) "progressive turbulence"
434 -------------------------------------------
435
436 Internal audiod receivers/filters, the new error subsystem and
437 a lot of small improvements.
438
439 - para_recv and para_filter are integrated into the para_audiod
440 binary, i.e. audiod no longer spawns a new process for
441 each receiver/filter. As para_recv and para_filter might be
442 useful as standalone programs, they still get built (linked
443 against the same object files that are also used for audiod).
444 - further ortp timing improvements should reduce the CPU usage
445 of the ortp receiver.
446 - improved audio grabbing. The 'grab' command of para_audiod
447 has its own set of command line options. Read the output of
448 "para_audioc help grab" for more info.
449 - oggdec: configurable input prebuffer size.
450 - the new error subsystem gives better error diagnostics
451 and reduces code size.
452
453
454 -----------------------------------------
455 0.2.8 (2006-01-02) "dynamic accumulation"
456 -----------------------------------------
457
458 The new modular filter design and the para_play-hangs bugfix.
459
460 - new executable: para_filter. It combines para_mp3dec,
461 para_oggdec and para_compress. It also adds a further filter
462 type, wav, that just inserts a wave header at the desired point
463 of the filter chain. All 'piping' is done in-memory (i.e. no
464 read/write operations are used).
465 - para_play: fix a stupid bug that caused it to hang under
466 certain circumstances.
467
468
469 -------------------------------------------
470 0.2.7 (2006-12-27) "transparent invariance"
471 -------------------------------------------
472
473 Not many user-visible changes but a fair amount of internal improvements.
474
475
476 - The http sender buffers data if it can not be sent
477 out immediately (because the socket is not writable). This
478 should prevent para_server from shutting down the connection
479 too early on a loaded network.
480 - para_play also prebuffers data if it is told to start at a
481 future time by the --start_time option.
482 - The return of para_recv: It combines para_ortp_recv and
483 para_http_recv. Use the --receiver option to switch between
484 the two. para_recv builds without libortp, but contains
485 only the http receiver in this case.
486 - update to ortp 0.8.1. As this ortp release contains incompatible
487 changes, para_recv-0.2.7 won't link against older ortp libs.
488 - improved ortp timings.
489 - use of gcc-extensions that #define away for non-gcc and
490 gcc < 3.0.
491
492
493 -------------------------------------------
494 0.2.6 (2005-10-29) "recursive compensation"
495 -------------------------------------------
496
497 Transparent session encryption (uses openssl's Alleged RC4 cipher),
498 the internal find command and several other improvements and cleanups.
499
500 - Encrypt the session if encryption is requested by the client
501 (default for para_client 0.2.6). This is backwards
502 compatible, so older clients can still connect to para_server
503 0.2.6. Use the new client option --plain to request an
504 uncrypted session (off by default, must be set to on in
505 order to connect to para_server 0.2.x with 0 <= x <= 5).
506 - para_server uses an internal function to locate audio files
507 rather than calling find(1). The server option
508 --mysql_audio_file_dir replaces --mysql_find_cmd.
509 - documentation update
510 - man pages
511 - header file cleanup
512 - para_client code cleanup
513 - para_gui: faster display of output of display commands
514
515
516 ------------------------------------------
517 0.2.5 (2005-10-13) "aggressive resolution"
518 ------------------------------------------
519
520 This release adds internal senders, i.e. no more external programs are
521 spawned for sending out the audio data. There are two different senders
522 available: The http sender and the ortp sender (former para_send which
523 is no longer needed).
524
525 The new sender code has a plugin-like design so it can be easily
526 extended should there be be any future need for supporting another
527 network streaming protocol. All senders are completely independent of
528 each other. In particular, the http and the ortp sender can operate
529 in parallel.
530
531 - new server command: sender to control senders at runtime.
532 Read the output of "para_server -h" and "para_client help
533 sender" for more information.
534 - para_recv renamed to para_ortp_recv
535 - new executable: para_http_recv, a simple command line
536 http receiver.
537 - major afs/mp3/ogg code simplifications due to internal
538 senders.
539 - ogg timing improvements
540 - fix several minor memory leaks (found by valgrind)
541 - empty stream definitions work again
542 - com_ne(): ignore errors on remove
543 - audiod: fix segfault on server restart
544
545
546 ---------------------------------------
547 0.2.4 (2005-09-21) "toxic anticipation"
548 ---------------------------------------
549
550 Several small improvements, fixes and the new grab command.
551
552 - audiod:
553 - new command: "grab" to grab the output of the stream reader
554 or any filters. Read the output of "para_audioc help grab"
555 for more information.
556 - fix memory leak
557 - code cleanup
558 - audioc: new command line option: --bufsize to specify a
559 buffer size different from the default size 8192.
560 - improved error diagnostics for para_play.
561 - new configure option: --enable-ssldir so search for openssl in
562 non-standard places
563 - sdl_gui: Make it look nice again for 1024x768
564 - server: report total size of memory allocated with sbrk by malloc,
565 new command line option: --announce_time
566
567
568 -----------------------------------------
569 0.2.3 (2005-09-01) "hydrophilic movement"
570 -----------------------------------------
571
572 Two new executables and major feature enhancements.
573
574 - audiod filters: It is now possible to specify arbitrary many
575 (including none) filters for each supported audio
576 format. This can be used e.g. for normalizing volume,
577 transforming or grabbing the audio stream, or for using
578 visualizers. Read the output of "para_audiod -h" for the
579 syntax of the new --filter_cmd option.
580 - new executable: para_play, a tiny alsa player. It
581 can play wave files or raw pcm (16 bit little endian)
582 from stdin.
583 - new executable: para_compress, a dynamic range compressor
584 intended to keep audio output at a consistent volume. Derived
585 from AudioCompress, http://trikuare.cx/code/AudioCompress.html.
586 - audiod: New option: --stream_delay. This can be used in
587 a local network to syncronize the audio output of all
588 clients that play the same stream.
589
590
591 ------------------------------------------
592 0.2.2 (2005-08-19) "tangential excitation"
593 ------------------------------------------
594
595 Mostly internal changes in this release, but also some new commands
596 for the mysql database tool.
597
598 - cleanup exec.c, fix para_exec bug
599 - compile time loglevel (log messages below the given level
600 won't be compiled in, which reduces the size of the
601 resulting binaries)
602 - new log macros that shorten the size of the source code.
603 - workaround a gcc-4.1 bug (?) that caused send_cred_buffer()
604 to send only zeros. With this workaround, para_audioc works
605 again.
606 - avoid gcc-4 warning: conflicting types for built-in function 'clog'
607 - new mysql commands: "rm" (remove entry), "mv" (rename entry) "ne"
608 (new entry), "snp" (set numplayed). Read the manual for more
609 information.
610
611
612 ---------------------------------------
613 0.2.1 (2005-08-15) "surreal experience"
614 ---------------------------------------
615
616 Here comes paraslash-0.2.1. It contains a couple of new features and,
617 surprise, only minor bug fixes.
618
619 - kill noisy mp3 debug message
620 - cleanup of the build system
621 - para_server and para_client directly use the crypto routines
622 of the openssl library rather than invoking the openssl command
623 line utitlity
624 - server/audiod: new option --user to switch to the given user
625 when invoked as root. Read the output of "para_server -h" for
626 more information.
627 - gui/sdl_gui: new option --stat_cmd to be used to retrieve the
628 status. Default: "para_audioc stat"
629 - sdl_gui: new option --pic_cmd to be used to download the picture.
630 Default: "para_client pic"
631 - audiod: 5 slots ought to be enough for everybody
632 - audiod: new status item: Uptime, kill hup command
633
634
635
636 ------------------------------------------
637 0.2.0 (2005-08-06) "distributed diffusion"
638 ------------------------------------------
639
640 After several month of increased development activity, paraslash-0.2.0
641 has arrived. It contains many new features and is much more
642 self-contained than the old 0.1.x series. Enjoy!
643
644
645 - para_server: fix hang on song change and crash on sighup.
646 Speed up mysql queries. The DIR_LIKE macro is gone.
647 - new executables: para_audiod, the local audio daemon that
648 starts playback (uses SCM_CREDENTIALS socket magic) and
649 para_audioc, the corresponding client.
650 - new executables: para_mp3dec/para_oggdec, two really teensy
651 decoders. para_mp3dec is based on libmad, para_oggdec requires
652 libvorbisfile.
653 - ovsend/ovrecv are capable of streaming ogg as well as mp3, so
654 they are now called para_send and para_recv respectively.
655 - documentation updates
656 - para_gui is themable. For now there is the default theme that
657 looks as before and the simple theme: blue and easy.
658 - gui: audio streaming is now handled by audiod. Time display shows
659 playback time rather than streaming time
660 - slider: update to libzmw-0.2.0
661 - para_krell: fix crash on server shutdown
662 - switch from gzip to bzip2
663
664
665 ----------------------------------------
666 0.1.7 (2005-04-18) "melting penetration"
667 ----------------------------------------
668
669 The main change in this release is clearly the oggvorbis rewrite,
670 but there are also lots of smaller changes. If you intend to use both
671 the mp3 and the ogg plugin, it is recommended to use software mixing,
672 e.g. the dmix plugin which is provided by ALSA.
673
674 - new executables: para_ovsend and para_ovrecv for sending/receiving
675 oggvorbis files via rtp. Requires the open rtp library. Get it at
676 http://www.linphone.org/ortp/
677 - rewrite of the ogg_vorbis core code
678 - configure detects libzmw and, if detected, includes
679 para_slider to the list of binaries to be built by make
680 - server stream writers read from their associated fifo rather
681 than from stdin
682 - slider: two new sliders, lastplayed and numplayed
683 - fix nasty double free bug which caused random segfaults in case of
684 mp3 files with invalid header information
685 - gui: new command line option: --stream_timeout=seconds to
686 deactivate a slot if it is idle for that many seconds (default=`5')
687 - diffstats
688
689
690 ---------------------------------------
691 0.1.6 (2005-03-05) "asymptotic balance"
692 ---------------------------------------
693
694 Only little user-visible changes in this release. Mainly bugfixes and
695 core code cleanup. This is probably the most stable version ever if you
696 stick to mp3...
697
698 - fix several memory leaks
699 - rename default name of mysql database from "music" to "paraslash".
700 Use para_server's --mysql_database option if you do not want to
701 rename your old database.
702 - rework ogg vorbis code
703 - make update command work on mysql servers with LOCAL_INFILE
704 disabled
705 - gui: improved stream I/O (slots)
706 - simplified audio format API
707 - para_pob_ogg is gone
708
709 ------------------------------------
710 0.1.5 (2004-12-31) "opaque eternity"
711 ------------------------------------
712
713 Let's slide gently into the new year.
714
715 - new: para_slider (not built automatically, type "make
716 para_slider" to build). A toy for those who always felt that
717 creating stream definitions is difficult. See screenshots,
718 README and FEATURES for more info.
719 - improved signal handling. Fixes server segfault on SIGHUP
720 for linux kernels newer than Aug 24 2004 and makes para_gui
721 race-free.
722 - reload database tool on SIGHUP
723 - improved help message for sl
724 - do not log "broken pipe" messages as errors. They are
725 perfectly ok.
726 - fix wrong error message on permission errors
727
728 -----------------------------------------
729 0.1.4 (2004-12-19) "tunneling transition"
730 -----------------------------------------
731
732 Bugfix release. As expected, 0.1.3 introduced a bunch of new bugs.
733 Hopefully, most of them got wiped out with this release. Some
734 enhancements went also in.
735
736 - improved error diagnostics for all commands
737 - stradd/picadd: overwrite previous contents if entry already
738 exists, rather than returning errors
739 - stradd: use current stream if invoked without args
740 - faster (and hopefully more stable) ogg-vorbis handling
741 - para_krell: reap children to avoid zombie-flooding in case
742 no server is running
743 - si: report also server pid
744 - server: don't busy-loop if dbtool reports only invalid files.
745 - gui: CTRL+C works again, fix stream_read command line option
746 - fix pic_add, hist
747 - fix mysql dbtool startup in case no database exists
748 - many small fixes and cleanups
749
750 ---------------------------------------
751 0.1.3: (2004-12-10) "vanishing inertia"
752 ---------------------------------------
753
754 Starting from this release, the database tools are integrated in the
755 server binary. This decreases server startup time, reduces code size
756 and speeds up database commands. However, the layout of the underlying
757 mysql database changed only slightly and 0.1.3 should be backwards
758 compatible in that respect.
759
760 Visible changes:
761
762 - If mysql is not detected at compile time, or fails to init
763 at runtime, fall back to the dopey database tool which should
764 always work.
765 - para_dbtool and dbtool.conf are gone. All mysql specific
766 options are read from server.conf and are prefixed by 'mysql_'.
767 - new command: cdt (change database tool)
768 - new command line option: dbtool (choose startup database tool)
769 - The name of current stream is now stored in the database,
770 so paraslash remembers its current stream when restarted.
771 - new command: csp (change stream and play)
772 - para_gui also reports current database tool and server uptime
773
774
775 -------------------------------------------
776 0.1.2: (2004-11-28) "spherical fluctuation"
777 -------------------------------------------
778
779 Point release before the big dbtool changes go in.
780
781 - dbtool: rename ca to cam (copy all meta data). It now also
782 copies numplayed and lastplayed time as well as the picture
783 id.
784 - fix endless-loop-bug caused by mp3 files with invalid header
785
786 -----------------------------------------
787 0.1.1: (2004-11-05) "floating atmosphere"
788 -----------------------------------------
789
790 - gkrellm plugin
791 - new dbtool command: mbox. Browse your sound-file collection
792 with your favorite mail reader.
793 - several small fixes
794
795 -------------------------------------
796 0.1.0: (2204-10-22) "rotating cortex"
797 -------------------------------------
798
799 - fix logging bug for loglevel > VERBOSE
800 - fix skip command
801 - correct timings for vbr mp3s
802 - modular audio format support
803 - ogg-vorbis support (experimental)
804 - new server option: autoplay
805
806 -----------------------------------------
807 0.0.99: (2004-07-25) "harmonic deviation"
808 -----------------------------------------
809
810 - rename projectname from icc to paraslash (play, archive, rate
811 and stream large audio sets happily)
812 - paraslash is no longer restricted to one particular audio
813 streaming software
814 - new dbtool commands (stradd, strq, strdel) for easy stream
815 managment w/o configuration file. That obsoletes stream_defs
816 file/config option for dbtool.
817 - picadd accepts jpeg data from stdin
818 - new server commands: ps (select previous stream), sc (song change)
819 - new default pictures for sdl_gui
820 - gui: new key_map option for binding commands and internal
821 functions to arbitrary keys, nice help screen, rip out
822 soundcard/linux specific stuff, avoid noise artefacts while jumping,
823 show silly logo on startup
824 - new executables: para_fade for fading volume, para_dbadm for
825 manipulating attributes
826 - cdb adds _all_ tables to mysql database
827 - revised and beautified documentation
828 - sample dbtool rewritten in C
829 - autoconf
830
831 ---------------------------------------------
832 0.0.98: (2003-12-26) "incremental smoothness"
833 ---------------------------------------------
834
835 - kick icecast in favour of poc. That removes some races and reduces
836 core code considerably.
837 - cbr/vbr is displayed by stat and gui/sdl_gui. New status flags
838 give finer info on afs' status.
839 - gui can start decoder (see config options). Further new gui
840 commands: refresh (^L), jmp (F1-F10)
841 - gui rereads conf on SIGUSR1 instead of SIGHUP. SIGHUP
842 terminates gui. This fixes dead instances consuming memory
843 continuously.
844 - new dbtool command: verb for sending verbatim sql queries.
845 - fix pid_list races (by removing pid_list)
846 - codename funnies
847
848 --------------------
849 0.0.97: (2003-10-26)
850 --------------------
851
852 - installation prefix now defaults to /usr/local
853 - new commands for gui: snozze, sleep and reread config
854 - config file for gui and sdl_gui
855 - fix problems with filenames containing funny characters
856 (reported by Thomas Forell)
857 - improved signal handling for gui, now it rereads conf on SIGHUP
858 - new dbtool command: cdb (create database)
859 - switch from argtable to gengetopt
860 - major code cleanup and speed improvements
861 - fix several potential buffer overflows
862 - many small fixes and cleanups
863
864 -------------------
865 0.0.96 (2003-08-30)
866 -------------------
867
868 - easy stream_defs syntax
869 - sdl_gui can display images associated to the file being played
870 - Major feature enhancements for icc_gui including dynamic text
871 placement and the top/bottom window design
872 - vrfy/clean now also checks for NULL values in attributes as
873 well as for invalid picture pointers
874 - fix long outstanding case sensitivity bug
875 - many small fixes and cleanups
876
877 -------------------
878 0.0.95 (2003-06-29)
879 -------------------
880
881 - sdl gui runs much faster
882 - new dbtool command: ca (copy attributes)
883 - count and display number of times the song has been played
884 - new feature: scoring
885 - command line options for sdl_gui
886 - simpler syntax of streams file
887 - decrease network traffic of stat
888 - fix zombie bug
889 - many small fixes and cleanups
890
891 -------------------
892 0.0.94 (2003-05-04)
893 -------------------
894
895 - new server command: ns (next stream)
896 - new icc_gui command: c (change stream)
897 - internal mp3info
898 - stat shows also id3 tag info
899 - new sdl based gui
900 - log flodding bug fixed
901 - many small fixes and cleanups
902
903 -------------------
904 0.0.93 (2003-03-28)
905 -------------------
906
907 - colors for icc_gui
908 - icc_gui sets volume directly (linux only)
909 - proper locking that fixes some races
910 - fix security bug that caused commands to be executed even
911 with unsufficient permissions
912 - new command: hup to make all servers reread their configuration file
913 - icecast meta data streaming
914 - many small fixes and cleanups