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2 0.4.4 (to be announced) "persistent regularity"
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4
5 Support for yet another audio format, para_write improvements and
6 bug fixes.
7
8 - Support for the speex codec.
9 - Support for sample formats other than 16 bit little endian.
10 - error2.h is now created by a perl script which speeds up configure
11 considerably.
12 - Fix a bug in the aac decoder which could lead to segfaults in
13 para_filter/para_audiod.
14 - Fixes for autoconf-2.66.
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17 0.4.3 (2010-07-05) "imaginary radiation"
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19
20 Many improvements for the DCCP and the UDP transport, the new user
21 manual and the usual mix of bug fixes and internal improvements.
22
23 - FEC support for the DCCP sender (Gerrit Renker). The new
24 --dccp_max_slice_size, --dccp_data_slices_per_group and
25 --dccp_slices_per_group options can be used to set the FEC
26 parameters for the DCCP transport.
27 - DNS lookups for UDP targets (Gerrit Renker).
28 - The new user manual replaces the README, README.afs, REQUIREMENTS
29 and INSTALL documents.
30 - Fix an end-of-file detection bug in the oggdec filter.
31 - The new nonblock API.
32 - Both options of the oggdec filter have been removed.
33 - New debug mode for the internal scheduler.
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36 0.4.2 (2010-04-23) "associative expansion"
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38
39 It's been some time since the last release, but finally here is
40 paraslash-0.4.2. The bulk of the changes comes from the new buffer
41 tree API, but there are changes all over the tree. Mainly performance
42 and usability improvements, but also quite some bug fixes.
43
44 - The new buffer tree API.
45 - DCCP: Support for CCID negotiation (Gerrit Renker).
46 - UDP robustness fixes.
47 - The --bufsize option for mp3dec is gone as it no longer makes sense
48 for the new buffer tree API.
49 - Fix audible buffer underruns for wma streams.
50 - The alsa writer no longer prints meaningless underrun durations.
51 - audiod: Defaults work also for udp streams. If no filter is
52 given for an audio format that is received via upd, fecdec is
53 automatically added as the first filter (along with the decoder).
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56 0.4.1 (2009-12-22) "concurrent horizon"
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58
59 Support for another audio format, minor feature enhancements and lots of bug
60 fixes. All fixes that have been accumulated in the maint branch (in particular
61 those mentionened in the 0.3.6 release notes) appear in this release as well.
62
63 - wma support.
64 - new afh option: --human to activate human-readable output.
65 - new server/audiod option: --log-timing to print timing information.
66 - build system improvements.
67 - source code documentation updates.
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70 0.3.6 (2009-12-07) "cubic continuity"
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72
73 Quite a few bugs have been found and fixed since 0.3.5, so here's
74 another 0.3.x release. No new features.
75
76 - Always check return value of malloc().
77 - ogg vorbis/FEC: Do not write garbage after the audio file header.
78 - exit if root privileges could not be dropped.
79 - FEC: Fix computation of extra slices.
80 - oss: Fix check for empty input buffer.
81 - Avoid buffer underruns due to filter chain output buffer constraints.
82 - server: Fix assignment of afs_pid.
83 - Don't panic if the afs database contains unknown audio formats.
84 - http/dccp: Do not send the audio file header twice.
85 - FEC: Timing improvements.
86
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88 0.4.0 (2009-11-10) "simultaneous independence"
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90
91 Two significant changes which require the new version number: The
92 improved authentication dialog and the fact that the database code
93 has been moved to a library, libosl. To use the new version, you have
94 to generate new RSA keys, see INSTALL for details. A shell script is
95 provided for conversion of the 0.3 database to the new 0.4 format.
96
97 - stronger crypto for client authentication
98 - the database code has been moved to a library
99 - improved status item handling
100 - cleanup of the build system
101 - The "-V" option now also prints the git version
102 - the new parser-friendly listing mode for the ls and stat commands
103 - mandatory rc4 encryption
104 - major audio format handler cleanups
105 - (id3,...) tags are no longer stored as a combined string in the database
106 - new mood methods: artist_matches, title_matches, comment_matches,
107 album_matches, year_maches, year.
108
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110 0.3.5 (2009-09-21) "symplectic separability"
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112
113 Full client support for *BSD Unixes, complete re-write of the ogg
114 vorbis audio format handler, various improvements all over the place
115 and the usual mix of bugfixes. This release marks the end of the 0.3
116 series if no serious problems show up.
117
118 - the new oss writer (supported on *BSD and Linux)
119 - rewrite of the ogg vorbis audio format handler. It's
120 recommended to replace the chunk tables of existing ogg
121 vorbis files in the afs database by re-adding these files
122 with "add -f".
123 - support for netmask subsets (Gerrit Renker)
124 - the new prebuffer filter
125 - improved signal handling
126 - variable fec output buffer size
127 - improved FEC timing fixes audible buffer underruns in UDP mode
128 - --log_color actually works
129 - new ls option: -d (print dates as seconds after the epoch)
130 - update to gengetopt 2.22.2
131 - support for RSA keys of size > 512 bits
132 - new option "mixer_channel" for para_fade
133
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135 0.3.4 (2009-05-07) "elliptic inheritance"
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137
138 The new udp sender, forward error correction, colored logs and various
139 other improvements. As the udp sender does not depend on any special
140 libraries, it is built unconditionally.
141
142 - The udp sender replaces the ortp sender. The new code uses forward
143 error correction to protect against packet losses. Many thanks to
144 Gerrit Renker for providing ipv6 support.
145 - The default port for udp streaming now defaults to 8000, like
146 for the http and the dccp senders/receivers.
147 - Loglevels are now specified as symbolic names, e.g.
148 "--loglevel info".
149 - improved ipv4 and ipv6 URI parser (Gerrit Renker).
150 - para_server/para_audiod: Color support for log messages.
151 - new options for mp3dec: --ignore-crc, --bufsize
152 - new audiod option: --config-file.
153 - gengetopt cleanups.
154 - Improved help/man pages: The documentation of para_audiod,
155 para_recv, para_filter and para_write now also contains
156 all options of the available receivers/filters/writers. The
157 man page of para_fade contains a description of the different
158 modes of operation.
159 - More source code documentation.
160 - vss timing fixes.
161
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163 0.3.3 (2008-12-01) "axiomatic perspectivity"
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165
166 Internal code cleanups, bug fixes, improved tag handling and the new
167 amplification filter.
168
169 - para_server uses the generic scheduling code.
170 - overhaul of the virtual streaming system.
171 - mp3: id3 version 2 support via libid3tag (optional)
172 - ogg: vorbis comment support.
173 - aac meta info support.
174 - mp3 audio format handler cleanups.
175 - new filter: "amp" to amplify the amplitude of the audio stream
176 - new status item/database entry: amplification. It is
177 used by the amp filter to pre-amplify the audio stream.
178 - fix a close-without-open bug in para_write.
179 - fix a bug in com_init() which was introduced in 0.3.2.
180 - better error diagnostics for para_client.
181
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183 0.3.2 (2008-04-11) "probabilistic parity"
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185
186 The new para_afh executable, scheduling and documentation improvements.
187
188 - new ls option: -lc (list chunk table)
189 - new executable: para_afh, the stand-alone audio file handler tool
190 - afs commands can send output more than SHMMAX (32MB on Linux). This
191 also reduces the memory usage of commands that produce large amounts
192 of output.
193 - major scheduler and audiod cleanups.
194 - more detailed and much nicer man pages.
195
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197 0.3.1 (2008-02-23) "liquid interaction"
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199
200 A mix of cleanups, bug fixes, improvements, and some new features. No
201 significant changes to the new database (osl) code, which is generally
202 a good sign.
203
204 - Share some similar/duplicate code between the http and the
205 dccp sender.
206 - Generic access control lists for paraslash senders.
207 - dccp sender: Access control lists, connection limiting and support
208 for the allow,deny,on,off,help sender commands.
209 - The default dccp port changed from 5001 to 8000 (suggested by
210 Gerrit Renker).
211 - para_server starts even if not all public keys could be loaded.
212 - Audiod performance improvements.
213 - fix a bug in the "off" command of the http sender.
214 - fix some fd and memory leaks.
215 - Update to gengetopt-2.22.
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218 0.3.0 (2008-01-12) "solar saturation"
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220
221 paraslash.0.3.0 -- 'WWDBND --what would databases never do?'.
222
223
224 Usually one might expect lots of new features AND a big increase in size
225 for a major release like this.
226
227 However, paraslash-0.3.0.tar.bz2 is the smallest paraslash tarball
228 ever. The decrease in size is mostly due to the removal of some
229 graphical tools (which were only quick hacks anyway). But also the
230 fact that the mysql code is gone cuts down the size a bit.
231
232 Being independent of mysql comes at a cost: The fact that paraslash
233 now contains its own database (the object storage layer, osl) increases
234 the (stripped) binary size of para_server by ~50K on i386.
235
236 - no more restrictions on unique basenames.
237 - independent of mysql: The new self-contained object
238 storage layer (osl) replaces the mysql database.
239 - New executable para_fsck: Check integrity of osl tables.
240 - Lyrics support.
241 - Reliable audio file move/rename detection.
242 - More portable than ever: Tested on Linux (x86_32, x86_64, sparc64),
243 MacOS (ppc32, x86_32), FreeBSD (x86_32), NetBSD (x86_32) and
244 Solaris (sparc64).
245 - the new osl-based audio file selector (afs) replaces the random,
246 the playlist and the mysql selector of paraslash-0.2.x.
247 - IPv6 support (thanks to Gerrit Renker).
248 - paraslash-0.2.x streams are now called "moods". Writing
249 0.3.x-mood definitions should be both easier and more
250 powerful than writing 0.2.x-stream definitions.
251 - para_krell, para_slider, para_para_sdl_gui, para_dbadm have
252 been removed. The world is a better place without them. However,
253 para_gui is still there.
254 - afs tracks audio file selection also in playlist mode.
255 - few easy-to-use afs commands replace the many not-so-easy-to-use
256 mysql commands (and are available also in playlist mode).
257 - Improved error subsystem.
258 - The earth-shaking new logo.
259
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261 0.2.17 (2007-11-20) "isotropic threshold"
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263
264 Mainly bugfixes and cleanups in this version which marks the end of
265 the 0.2.x series if no serious bugs show up after the release.
266
267 - mysql_selector: fix a locking bug.
268 - universal chunk queueing.
269 - dccp sender uses chunk queueing if write() returns EAGAIN (thanks
270 to Gerrit Renker).
271 - be more carful wrt. signed vs. unsigned argument passing.
272 - cleanup error.h and fix some references to invalid error
273 codes.
274 - update to gengetopt-2.21.
275 - update to ortp-0.13.1.
276 - autoconf: extend checks for headers, library functions and
277 compiler characteristics.
278 - Fix streaming of large mp3 files.
279 - Fix an off-by-one bug in playlist handling.
280
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282 0.2.16 (2007-04-05) "neural discharge"
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284
285 The main change in this release is the major audio format handler
286 cleanup which removes some similar/duplicate code and makes it easier
287 to implement plugins for other audio formats. Of course, the usual mix
288 of other improvements/changes/bugfixes also made it into the release.
289
290 - simplified audio format handlers (most of the handling functions
291 were moved one layer up to the virtual streaming system).
292 - para_server uses mmap to read audio files
293 - repositioning of mp3 streams is much faster, in particular for
294 jumping near the end of large mp3 files.
295 - permission flags DB_READ,DB_WRITE have been renamed to AFS_READ
296 and AFS_WRITE.
297 - fix a bug in para_filter that caused decoding of aac files
298 to start only after a few seconds.
299 - fix osx_writer hangs
300 - simplified dccp code (thanks to Gerrit Renker)
301 - the compress filter works also on big endian systems (ppc)
302
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304 0.2.15 (2007-02-16) "inductive resonance"
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306
307 Minor improvements, more documentation and a bunch of bug fixes.
308
309 - para_server: The server.users file is only read once on server
310 startup rather than for each connection
311 - mp3dec: Fix decoding of corrupt mp3 files
312 - afs (audio file sender) is now called vss (virtual streaming
313 system). Consequently, the permission flags specified in
314 ~/.paraslash/server.users have also changed: AFS_READ and AFS_WRITE
315 become VSS_READ and VSS_WRITE respectively.
316 - para_audiod/para_filter: Fix a bug that caused the last chunk
317 of audio data not being written under certain circumstances
318 - audiod: compute the difference of server time and local time
319 correctly
320 - para_server/para_audiod: Fix some memory leaks
321 - documentation improvements
322 - configure.ac: fix checks for para_krell
323 - new man pages
324
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326 0.2.14 (2006-10-15) "transient singularity"
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328
329 The only major enhancement of this version is the osx writer which completes
330 the Mac OS Port and was originally planned already for 0.2.13 but had to wait
331 until now for reasons beyond the scope of this changelog entry.
332
333 - new output plugin for Mac Os: the osx writer
334 - rename configure command line options from --enable-xxx-headers to
335 --with-xxx-headers and --enable-xxx-libs to --with-xxx-libs
336 - configure: new command line options: --with-mad-headers,
337 --with-mad-libs, --with-oggvorbis-headers, and --with-oggvorbis-libs
338 - some robustness fixes
339 - dymamic audio format recognition for audiod
340 - para_server: new command line option: --autoplay_delay
341 - para_audiod: new command line option: --clock_diff_count
342
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344 0.2.13 (2006-07-14) "sonic convolution"
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346
347 A bunch of new features and core changes.
348
349 - the new paraslash scheduler, short and sweet.
350 - Support for m4a/mp4 files via the new aac audio format
351 handler/filter (requires libfaad).
352 - each writer has its own command line parser, just like
353 para_recv and para_filter.
354 - para_client and para_audioc use the error subsystem
355 - writers are integrated in para_audiod (currently linux-only)
356 - para_client is integrated in para_audiod
357 - random/playlist selector: improved info strings
358 - new audiod commands: tasks, kill
359 - update to libortp-0.10.1
360 - para_fade: wake time defaults to 8 hours from now
361 - update to autoconf-2.60
362
363
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365 0.2.12 (2006-05-12) "oriented abstraction"
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367
368 Many user-visible changes in this release and lots of new
369 features:
370
371
372 - the new optional dccp sender/receiver. It uses the datagram
373 congestion control protocol. You'll need a fairly new kernel
374 for this.
375 - paraslash works on Mac OS X (thanks to Gerd Becker)
376 - para_play renamed to para_write
377 - modular output plugin design (writers) for para_write
378 - new file_writer output plugin for para_write
379 - compress filter speed improvements
380 - update to libortp-0.9.1
381 - update to gengetopt-2.17rc
382 - para_client no longer depends on libreadline (as the
383 code for the interactive mode was removed).
384 - gcc-2-95 is no longer a supported compiler. It may still
385 work, but it gets no more testing.
386 - the tarball no longer contains the screenshot images which
387 reduces its size quite a bit.
388 - configure: new command line options: --enable-mysql-headers
389 and --enable-mysql-libs
390
391 ------------------------------------
392 0.2.11 (2006-03-11) "atomic duality"
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394
395 Here it is, the first paraslash release developed with git. There
396 are fairly many user-visible changes in this release. As two out of
397 the three "database tools" of paraslash don't use a database at all,
398 they are now called "audio file selectors" instead.
399
400
401 - the cdt command (change database tool) becomes chs (change
402 selector)
403 - no more colon separators: The syntax of some options of
404 para_audiod and para_filter have changed. Use --help for
405 more info (and some examples).
406 - update to gengetopt-2.16 (thanks to Lorenzo Bettini)
407 - switch from cvs to git (should've done that earlier)
408 - the new ipc subsystem
409 - new audio file selector: playlist
410 - para_server: the dopey selector is now called "random",
411 and is the default selector. Use the --selector option to
412 choose another selector at startup, or the chs command to
413 change the selector at runtime.
414 - X86_64 fixes (thanks to Steffen Klassert)
415 - para_play fixes
416
417
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419 0.2.10 (2006-02-17) "cyclic attractor"
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421
422 Huge documentation update, a scrollable window for para_gui, ortp
423 improvements, and of course many small fixes not mentioned here.
424 The diffstat below is rather misleading as most insertions are due
425 to the new source documentation.
426
427 - autoconf cleanup
428 - para_server also uses the new error subsystem
429 - lots of new documentation (UTSL)
430 - gui improvements:
431 - keysyms for cursor keys and for next/previous page keys
432 - scrollable output window
433 - new internal commands: scroll up/down, page up/down
434 - fix color of command output.
435 - ortp: the --chunk_time and --header flags are no longer needed
436 for para_recv/para_audiod as this information is now encoded in
437 each rtp packet sent by para_server.
438
439
440 -------------------------------------------
441 0.2.9 (2006-01-24) "progressive turbulence"
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443
444 Internal audiod receivers/filters, the new error subsystem and
445 a lot of small improvements.
446
447 - para_recv and para_filter are integrated into the para_audiod
448 binary, i.e. audiod no longer spawns a new process for
449 each receiver/filter. As para_recv and para_filter might be
450 useful as standalone programs, they still get built (linked
451 against the same object files that are also used for audiod).
452 - further ortp timing improvements should reduce the CPU usage
453 of the ortp receiver.
454 - improved audio grabbing. The 'grab' command of para_audiod
455 has its own set of command line options. Read the output of
456 "para_audioc help grab" for more info.
457 - oggdec: configurable input prebuffer size.
458 - the new error subsystem gives better error diagnostics
459 and reduces code size.
460
461
462 -----------------------------------------
463 0.2.8 (2006-01-02) "dynamic accumulation"
464 -----------------------------------------
465
466 The new modular filter design and the para_play-hangs bugfix.
467
468 - new executable: para_filter. It combines para_mp3dec,
469 para_oggdec and para_compress. It also adds a further filter
470 type, wav, that just inserts a wave header at the desired point
471 of the filter chain. All 'piping' is done in-memory (i.e. no
472 read/write operations are used).
473 - para_play: fix a stupid bug that caused it to hang under
474 certain circumstances.
475
476
477 -------------------------------------------
478 0.2.7 (2006-12-27) "transparent invariance"
479 -------------------------------------------
480
481 Not many user-visible changes but a fair amount of internal improvements.
482
483
484 - The http sender buffers data if it can not be sent
485 out immediately (because the socket is not writable). This
486 should prevent para_server from shutting down the connection
487 too early on a loaded network.
488 - para_play also prebuffers data if it is told to start at a
489 future time by the --start_time option.
490 - The return of para_recv: It combines para_ortp_recv and
491 para_http_recv. Use the --receiver option to switch between
492 the two. para_recv builds without libortp, but contains
493 only the http receiver in this case.
494 - update to ortp 0.8.1. As this ortp release contains incompatible
495 changes, para_recv-0.2.7 won't link against older ortp libs.
496 - improved ortp timings.
497 - use of gcc-extensions that #define away for non-gcc and
498 gcc < 3.0.
499
500
501 -------------------------------------------
502 0.2.6 (2005-10-29) "recursive compensation"
503 -------------------------------------------
504
505 Transparent session encryption (uses openssl's Alleged RC4 cipher),
506 the internal find command and several other improvements and cleanups.
507
508 - Encrypt the session if encryption is requested by the client
509 (default for para_client 0.2.6). This is backwards
510 compatible, so older clients can still connect to para_server
511 0.2.6. Use the new client option --plain to request an
512 uncrypted session (off by default, must be set to on in
513 order to connect to para_server 0.2.x with 0 <= x <= 5).
514 - para_server uses an internal function to locate audio files
515 rather than calling find(1). The server option
516 --mysql_audio_file_dir replaces --mysql_find_cmd.
517 - documentation update
518 - man pages
519 - header file cleanup
520 - para_client code cleanup
521 - para_gui: faster display of output of display commands
522
523
524 ------------------------------------------
525 0.2.5 (2005-10-13) "aggressive resolution"
526 ------------------------------------------
527
528 This release adds internal senders, i.e. no more external programs are
529 spawned for sending out the audio data. There are two different senders
530 available: The http sender and the ortp sender (former para_send which
531 is no longer needed).
532
533 The new sender code has a plugin-like design so it can be easily
534 extended should there be be any future need for supporting another
535 network streaming protocol. All senders are completely independent of
536 each other. In particular, the http and the ortp sender can operate
537 in parallel.
538
539 - new server command: sender to control senders at runtime.
540 Read the output of "para_server -h" and "para_client help
541 sender" for more information.
542 - para_recv renamed to para_ortp_recv
543 - new executable: para_http_recv, a simple command line
544 http receiver.
545 - major afs/mp3/ogg code simplifications due to internal
546 senders.
547 - ogg timing improvements
548 - fix several minor memory leaks (found by valgrind)
549 - empty stream definitions work again
550 - com_ne(): ignore errors on remove
551 - audiod: fix segfault on server restart
552
553
554 ---------------------------------------
555 0.2.4 (2005-09-21) "toxic anticipation"
556 ---------------------------------------
557
558 Several small improvements, fixes and the new grab command.
559
560 - audiod:
561 - new command: "grab" to grab the output of the stream reader
562 or any filters. Read the output of "para_audioc help grab"
563 for more information.
564 - fix memory leak
565 - code cleanup
566 - audioc: new command line option: --bufsize to specify a
567 buffer size different from the default size 8192.
568 - improved error diagnostics for para_play.
569 - new configure option: --enable-ssldir so search for openssl in
570 non-standard places
571 - sdl_gui: Make it look nice again for 1024x768
572 - server: report total size of memory allocated with sbrk by malloc,
573 new command line option: --announce_time
574
575
576 -----------------------------------------
577 0.2.3 (2005-09-01) "hydrophilic movement"
578 -----------------------------------------
579
580 Two new executables and major feature enhancements.
581
582 - audiod filters: It is now possible to specify arbitrary many
583 (including none) filters for each supported audio
584 format. This can be used e.g. for normalizing volume,
585 transforming or grabbing the audio stream, or for using
586 visualizers. Read the output of "para_audiod -h" for the
587 syntax of the new --filter_cmd option.
588 - new executable: para_play, a tiny alsa player. It
589 can play wave files or raw pcm (16 bit little endian)
590 from stdin.
591 - new executable: para_compress, a dynamic range compressor
592 intended to keep audio output at a consistent volume. Derived
593 from AudioCompress, http://trikuare.cx/code/AudioCompress.html.
594 - audiod: New option: --stream_delay. This can be used in
595 a local network to syncronize the audio output of all
596 clients that play the same stream.
597
598
599 ------------------------------------------
600 0.2.2 (2005-08-19) "tangential excitation"
601 ------------------------------------------
602
603 Mostly internal changes in this release, but also some new commands
604 for the mysql database tool.
605
606 - cleanup exec.c, fix para_exec bug
607 - compile time loglevel (log messages below the given level
608 won't be compiled in, which reduces the size of the
609 resulting binaries)
610 - new log macros that shorten the size of the source code.
611 - workaround a gcc-4.1 bug (?) that caused send_cred_buffer()
612 to send only zeros. With this workaround, para_audioc works
613 again.
614 - avoid gcc-4 warning: conflicting types for built-in function 'clog'
615 - new mysql commands: "rm" (remove entry), "mv" (rename entry) "ne"
616 (new entry), "snp" (set numplayed). Read the manual for more
617 information.
618
619
620 ---------------------------------------
621 0.2.1 (2005-08-15) "surreal experience"
622 ---------------------------------------
623
624 Here comes paraslash-0.2.1. It contains a couple of new features and,
625 surprise, only minor bug fixes.
626
627 - kill noisy mp3 debug message
628 - cleanup of the build system
629 - para_server and para_client directly use the crypto routines
630 of the openssl library rather than invoking the openssl command
631 line utitlity
632 - server/audiod: new option --user to switch to the given user
633 when invoked as root. Read the output of "para_server -h" for
634 more information.
635 - gui/sdl_gui: new option --stat_cmd to be used to retrieve the
636 status. Default: "para_audioc stat"
637 - sdl_gui: new option --pic_cmd to be used to download the picture.
638 Default: "para_client pic"
639 - audiod: 5 slots ought to be enough for everybody
640 - audiod: new status item: Uptime, kill hup command
641
642
643
644 ------------------------------------------
645 0.2.0 (2005-08-06) "distributed diffusion"
646 ------------------------------------------
647
648 After several month of increased development activity, paraslash-0.2.0
649 has arrived. It contains many new features and is much more
650 self-contained than the old 0.1.x series. Enjoy!
651
652
653 - para_server: fix hang on song change and crash on sighup.
654 Speed up mysql queries. The DIR_LIKE macro is gone.
655 - new executables: para_audiod, the local audio daemon that
656 starts playback (uses SCM_CREDENTIALS socket magic) and
657 para_audioc, the corresponding client.
658 - new executables: para_mp3dec/para_oggdec, two really teensy
659 decoders. para_mp3dec is based on libmad, para_oggdec requires
660 libvorbisfile.
661 - ovsend/ovrecv are capable of streaming ogg as well as mp3, so
662 they are now called para_send and para_recv respectively.
663 - documentation updates
664 - para_gui is themable. For now there is the default theme that
665 looks as before and the simple theme: blue and easy.
666 - gui: audio streaming is now handled by audiod. Time display shows
667 playback time rather than streaming time
668 - slider: update to libzmw-0.2.0
669 - para_krell: fix crash on server shutdown
670 - switch from gzip to bzip2
671
672
673 ----------------------------------------
674 0.1.7 (2005-04-18) "melting penetration"
675 ----------------------------------------
676
677 The main change in this release is clearly the oggvorbis rewrite,
678 but there are also lots of smaller changes. If you intend to use both
679 the mp3 and the ogg plugin, it is recommended to use software mixing,
680 e.g. the dmix plugin which is provided by ALSA.
681
682 - new executables: para_ovsend and para_ovrecv for sending/receiving
683 oggvorbis files via rtp. Requires the open rtp library. Get it at
684 http://www.linphone.org/ortp/
685 - rewrite of the ogg_vorbis core code
686 - configure detects libzmw and, if detected, includes
687 para_slider to the list of binaries to be built by make
688 - server stream writers read from their associated fifo rather
689 than from stdin
690 - slider: two new sliders, lastplayed and numplayed
691 - fix nasty double free bug which caused random segfaults in case of
692 mp3 files with invalid header information
693 - gui: new command line option: --stream_timeout=seconds to
694 deactivate a slot if it is idle for that many seconds (default=`5')
695 - diffstats
696
697
698 ---------------------------------------
699 0.1.6 (2005-03-05) "asymptotic balance"
700 ---------------------------------------
701
702 Only little user-visible changes in this release. Mainly bugfixes and
703 core code cleanup. This is probably the most stable version ever if you
704 stick to mp3...
705
706 - fix several memory leaks
707 - rename default name of mysql database from "music" to "paraslash".
708 Use para_server's --mysql_database option if you do not want to
709 rename your old database.
710 - rework ogg vorbis code
711 - make update command work on mysql servers with LOCAL_INFILE
712 disabled
713 - gui: improved stream I/O (slots)
714 - simplified audio format API
715 - para_pob_ogg is gone
716
717 ------------------------------------
718 0.1.5 (2004-12-31) "opaque eternity"
719 ------------------------------------
720
721 Let's slide gently into the new year.
722
723 - new: para_slider (not built automatically, type "make
724 para_slider" to build). A toy for those who always felt that
725 creating stream definitions is difficult. See screenshots,
726 README and FEATURES for more info.
727 - improved signal handling. Fixes server segfault on SIGHUP
728 for linux kernels newer than Aug 24 2004 and makes para_gui
729 race-free.
730 - reload database tool on SIGHUP
731 - improved help message for sl
732 - do not log "broken pipe" messages as errors. They are
733 perfectly ok.
734 - fix wrong error message on permission errors
735
736 -----------------------------------------
737 0.1.4 (2004-12-19) "tunneling transition"
738 -----------------------------------------
739
740 Bugfix release. As expected, 0.1.3 introduced a bunch of new bugs.
741 Hopefully, most of them got wiped out with this release. Some
742 enhancements went also in.
743
744 - improved error diagnostics for all commands
745 - stradd/picadd: overwrite previous contents if entry already
746 exists, rather than returning errors
747 - stradd: use current stream if invoked without args
748 - faster (and hopefully more stable) ogg-vorbis handling
749 - para_krell: reap children to avoid zombie-flooding in case
750 no server is running
751 - si: report also server pid
752 - server: don't busy-loop if dbtool reports only invalid files.
753 - gui: CTRL+C works again, fix stream_read command line option
754 - fix pic_add, hist
755 - fix mysql dbtool startup in case no database exists
756 - many small fixes and cleanups
757
758 ---------------------------------------
759 0.1.3: (2004-12-10) "vanishing inertia"
760 ---------------------------------------
761
762 Starting from this release, the database tools are integrated in the
763 server binary. This decreases server startup time, reduces code size
764 and speeds up database commands. However, the layout of the underlying
765 mysql database changed only slightly and 0.1.3 should be backwards
766 compatible in that respect.
767
768 Visible changes:
769
770 - If mysql is not detected at compile time, or fails to init
771 at runtime, fall back to the dopey database tool which should
772 always work.
773 - para_dbtool and dbtool.conf are gone. All mysql specific
774 options are read from server.conf and are prefixed by 'mysql_'.
775 - new command: cdt (change database tool)
776 - new command line option: dbtool (choose startup database tool)
777 - The name of current stream is now stored in the database,
778 so paraslash remembers its current stream when restarted.
779 - new command: csp (change stream and play)
780 - para_gui also reports current database tool and server uptime
781
782
783 -------------------------------------------
784 0.1.2: (2004-11-28) "spherical fluctuation"
785 -------------------------------------------
786
787 Point release before the big dbtool changes go in.
788
789 - dbtool: rename ca to cam (copy all meta data). It now also
790 copies numplayed and lastplayed time as well as the picture
791 id.
792 - fix endless-loop-bug caused by mp3 files with invalid header
793
794 -----------------------------------------
795 0.1.1: (2004-11-05) "floating atmosphere"
796 -----------------------------------------
797
798 - gkrellm plugin
799 - new dbtool command: mbox. Browse your sound-file collection
800 with your favorite mail reader.
801 - several small fixes
802
803 -------------------------------------
804 0.1.0: (2204-10-22) "rotating cortex"
805 -------------------------------------
806
807 - fix logging bug for loglevel > VERBOSE
808 - fix skip command
809 - correct timings for vbr mp3s
810 - modular audio format support
811 - ogg-vorbis support (experimental)
812 - new server option: autoplay
813
814 -----------------------------------------
815 0.0.99: (2004-07-25) "harmonic deviation"
816 -----------------------------------------
817
818 - rename projectname from icc to paraslash (play, archive, rate
819 and stream large audio sets happily)
820 - paraslash is no longer restricted to one particular audio
821 streaming software
822 - new dbtool commands (stradd, strq, strdel) for easy stream
823 managment w/o configuration file. That obsoletes stream_defs
824 file/config option for dbtool.
825 - picadd accepts jpeg data from stdin
826 - new server commands: ps (select previous stream), sc (song change)
827 - new default pictures for sdl_gui
828 - gui: new key_map option for binding commands and internal
829 functions to arbitrary keys, nice help screen, rip out
830 soundcard/linux specific stuff, avoid noise artefacts while jumping,
831 show silly logo on startup
832 - new executables: para_fade for fading volume, para_dbadm for
833 manipulating attributes
834 - cdb adds _all_ tables to mysql database
835 - revised and beautified documentation
836 - sample dbtool rewritten in C
837 - autoconf
838
839 ---------------------------------------------
840 0.0.98: (2003-12-26) "incremental smoothness"
841 ---------------------------------------------
842
843 - kick icecast in favour of poc. That removes some races and reduces
844 core code considerably.
845 - cbr/vbr is displayed by stat and gui/sdl_gui. New status flags
846 give finer info on afs' status.
847 - gui can start decoder (see config options). Further new gui
848 commands: refresh (^L), jmp (F1-F10)
849 - gui rereads conf on SIGUSR1 instead of SIGHUP. SIGHUP
850 terminates gui. This fixes dead instances consuming memory
851 continuously.
852 - new dbtool command: verb for sending verbatim sql queries.
853 - fix pid_list races (by removing pid_list)
854 - codename funnies
855
856 --------------------
857 0.0.97: (2003-10-26)
858 --------------------
859
860 - installation prefix now defaults to /usr/local
861 - new commands for gui: snozze, sleep and reread config
862 - config file for gui and sdl_gui
863 - fix problems with filenames containing funny characters
864 (reported by Thomas Forell)
865 - improved signal handling for gui, now it rereads conf on SIGHUP
866 - new dbtool command: cdb (create database)
867 - switch from argtable to gengetopt
868 - major code cleanup and speed improvements
869 - fix several potential buffer overflows
870 - many small fixes and cleanups
871
872 -------------------
873 0.0.96 (2003-08-30)
874 -------------------
875
876 - easy stream_defs syntax
877 - sdl_gui can display images associated to the file being played
878 - Major feature enhancements for icc_gui including dynamic text
879 placement and the top/bottom window design
880 - vrfy/clean now also checks for NULL values in attributes as
881 well as for invalid picture pointers
882 - fix long outstanding case sensitivity bug
883 - many small fixes and cleanups
884
885 -------------------
886 0.0.95 (2003-06-29)
887 -------------------
888
889 - sdl gui runs much faster
890 - new dbtool command: ca (copy attributes)
891 - count and display number of times the song has been played
892 - new feature: scoring
893 - command line options for sdl_gui
894 - simpler syntax of streams file
895 - decrease network traffic of stat
896 - fix zombie bug
897 - many small fixes and cleanups
898
899 -------------------
900 0.0.94 (2003-05-04)
901 -------------------
902
903 - new server command: ns (next stream)
904 - new icc_gui command: c (change stream)
905 - internal mp3info
906 - stat shows also id3 tag info
907 - new sdl based gui
908 - log flodding bug fixed
909 - many small fixes and cleanups
910
911 -------------------
912 0.0.93 (2003-03-28)
913 -------------------
914
915 - colors for icc_gui
916 - icc_gui sets volume directly (linux only)
917 - proper locking that fixes some races
918 - fix security bug that caused commands to be executed even
919 with unsufficient permissions
920 - new command: hup to make all servers reread their configuration file
921 - icecast meta data streaming
922 - many small fixes and cleanups