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