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2 0.4.6 (to be announced) "deterministic entropy"
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4
5 - For DCCP/OGG streams the audio file header is only sent once
6 at the beginning of the stream rather than periodically
7 every five seconds. This reduces network traffic and the
8 FEC group size.
9 - ogg timing fixes and performance improvements
10 - aacdec error message cleanups
11 - simplified color error handling
12 - para_gui: New option --theme to select a startup theme. Several
13 other improvements and fixes.
14
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16 0.4.5 (2010-12-17) "symmetric randomization"
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18
19 Bug fixes, internal cleanups and variable-sized FEC slices.
20
21 - Contains a fix for an invalid-free-bug in the ogg audio format
22 handler code.
23 - Switching off the DCCP sender works again.
24 - para_audiod handles crashes of para_server more robustly.
25 - Internal scheduler and writer cleanups.
26 - Reduced latency due to variable-sized FEC slices.
27 - Improved documentation and error diagnostics.
28 - The build of para_server is now optional, allowing the build
29 to succeed in case libosl is not installed.
30
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32 0.4.4 (2010-08-06) "persistent regularity"
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34
35 Support for yet another audio format, para_write improvements and
36 bug fixes.
37
38 - Support for the speex codec.
39 - Support for sample formats other than 16 bit little endian.
40 - error2.h is now created by a perl script which speeds up configure
41 considerably.
42 - Fix a bug in the aac decoder which could lead to segfaults in
43 para_filter/para_audiod.
44 - Fixes for autoconf-2.66.
45
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47 0.4.3 (2010-07-05) "imaginary radiation"
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49
50 Many improvements for the DCCP and the UDP transport, the new user
51 manual and the usual mix of bug fixes and internal improvements.
52
53 - FEC support for the DCCP sender (Gerrit Renker). The new
54 --dccp_max_slice_size, --dccp_data_slices_per_group and
55 --dccp_slices_per_group options can be used to set the FEC
56 parameters for the DCCP transport.
57 - DNS lookups for UDP targets (Gerrit Renker).
58 - The new user manual replaces the README, README.afs, REQUIREMENTS
59 and INSTALL documents.
60 - Fix an end-of-file detection bug in the oggdec filter.
61 - The new nonblock API.
62 - Both options of the oggdec filter have been removed.
63 - New debug mode for the internal scheduler.
64
65 ------------------------------------------
66 0.4.2 (2010-04-23) "associative expansion"
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68
69 It's been some time since the last release, but finally here is
70 paraslash-0.4.2. The bulk of the changes comes from the new buffer
71 tree API, but there are changes all over the tree. Mainly performance
72 and usability improvements, but also quite some bug fixes.
73
74 - The new buffer tree API.
75 - DCCP: Support for CCID negotiation (Gerrit Renker).
76 - UDP robustness fixes.
77 - The --bufsize option for mp3dec is gone as it no longer makes sense
78 for the new buffer tree API.
79 - Fix audible buffer underruns for wma streams.
80 - The alsa writer no longer prints meaningless underrun durations.
81 - audiod: Defaults work also for udp streams. If no filter is
82 given for an audio format that is received via upd, fecdec is
83 automatically added as the first filter (along with the decoder).
84
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86 0.4.1 (2009-12-22) "concurrent horizon"
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88
89 Support for another audio format, minor feature enhancements and lots of bug
90 fixes. All fixes that have been accumulated in the maint branch (in particular
91 those mentionened in the 0.3.6 release notes) appear in this release as well.
92
93 - wma support.
94 - new afh option: --human to activate human-readable output.
95 - new server/audiod option: --log-timing to print timing information.
96 - build system improvements.
97 - source code documentation updates.
98
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100 0.3.6 (2009-12-07) "cubic continuity"
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102
103 Quite a few bugs have been found and fixed since 0.3.5, so here's
104 another 0.3.x release. No new features.
105
106 - Always check return value of malloc().
107 - ogg vorbis/FEC: Do not write garbage after the audio file header.
108 - exit if root privileges could not be dropped.
109 - FEC: Fix computation of extra slices.
110 - oss: Fix check for empty input buffer.
111 - Avoid buffer underruns due to filter chain output buffer constraints.
112 - server: Fix assignment of afs_pid.
113 - Don't panic if the afs database contains unknown audio formats.
114 - http/dccp: Do not send the audio file header twice.
115 - FEC: Timing improvements.
116
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118 0.4.0 (2009-11-10) "simultaneous independence"
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120
121 Two significant changes which require the new version number: The
122 improved authentication dialog and the fact that the database code
123 has been moved to a library, libosl. To use the new version, you have
124 to generate new RSA keys, see INSTALL for details. A shell script is
125 provided for conversion of the 0.3 database to the new 0.4 format.
126
127 - stronger crypto for client authentication
128 - the database code has been moved to a library
129 - improved status item handling
130 - cleanup of the build system
131 - The "-V" option now also prints the git version
132 - the new parser-friendly listing mode for the ls and stat commands
133 - mandatory rc4 encryption
134 - major audio format handler cleanups
135 - (id3,...) tags are no longer stored as a combined string in the database
136 - new mood methods: artist_matches, title_matches, comment_matches,
137 album_matches, year_maches, year.
138
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140 0.3.5 (2009-09-21) "symplectic separability"
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142
143 Full client support for *BSD Unixes, complete re-write of the ogg
144 vorbis audio format handler, various improvements all over the place
145 and the usual mix of bugfixes. This release marks the end of the 0.3
146 series if no serious problems show up.
147
148 - the new oss writer (supported on *BSD and Linux)
149 - rewrite of the ogg vorbis audio format handler. It's
150 recommended to replace the chunk tables of existing ogg
151 vorbis files in the afs database by re-adding these files
152 with "add -f".
153 - support for netmask subsets (Gerrit Renker)
154 - the new prebuffer filter
155 - improved signal handling
156 - variable fec output buffer size
157 - improved FEC timing fixes audible buffer underruns in UDP mode
158 - --log_color actually works
159 - new ls option: -d (print dates as seconds after the epoch)
160 - update to gengetopt 2.22.2
161 - support for RSA keys of size > 512 bits
162 - new option "mixer_channel" for para_fade
163
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165 0.3.4 (2009-05-07) "elliptic inheritance"
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167
168 The new udp sender, forward error correction, colored logs and various
169 other improvements. As the udp sender does not depend on any special
170 libraries, it is built unconditionally.
171
172 - The udp sender replaces the ortp sender. The new code uses forward
173 error correction to protect against packet losses. Many thanks to
174 Gerrit Renker for providing ipv6 support.
175 - The default port for udp streaming now defaults to 8000, like
176 for the http and the dccp senders/receivers.
177 - Loglevels are now specified as symbolic names, e.g.
178 "--loglevel info".
179 - improved ipv4 and ipv6 URI parser (Gerrit Renker).
180 - para_server/para_audiod: Color support for log messages.
181 - new options for mp3dec: --ignore-crc, --bufsize
182 - new audiod option: --config-file.
183 - gengetopt cleanups.
184 - Improved help/man pages: The documentation of para_audiod,
185 para_recv, para_filter and para_write now also contains
186 all options of the available receivers/filters/writers. The
187 man page of para_fade contains a description of the different
188 modes of operation.
189 - More source code documentation.
190 - vss timing fixes.
191
192 --------------------------------------------
193 0.3.3 (2008-12-01) "axiomatic perspectivity"
194 --------------------------------------------
195
196 Internal code cleanups, bug fixes, improved tag handling and the new
197 amplification filter.
198
199 - para_server uses the generic scheduling code.
200 - overhaul of the virtual streaming system.
201 - mp3: id3 version 2 support via libid3tag (optional)
202 - ogg: vorbis comment support.
203 - aac meta info support.
204 - mp3 audio format handler cleanups.
205 - new filter: "amp" to amplify the amplitude of the audio stream
206 - new status item/database entry: amplification. It is
207 used by the amp filter to pre-amplify the audio stream.
208 - fix a close-without-open bug in para_write.
209 - fix a bug in com_init() which was introduced in 0.3.2.
210 - better error diagnostics for para_client.
211
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213 0.3.2 (2008-04-11) "probabilistic parity"
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215
216 The new para_afh executable, scheduling and documentation improvements.
217
218 - new ls option: -lc (list chunk table)
219 - new executable: para_afh, the stand-alone audio file handler tool
220 - afs commands can send output more than SHMMAX (32MB on Linux). This
221 also reduces the memory usage of commands that produce large amounts
222 of output.
223 - major scheduler and audiod cleanups.
224 - more detailed and much nicer man pages.
225
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227 0.3.1 (2008-02-23) "liquid interaction"
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229
230 A mix of cleanups, bug fixes, improvements, and some new features. No
231 significant changes to the new database (osl) code, which is generally
232 a good sign.
233
234 - Share some similar/duplicate code between the http and the
235 dccp sender.
236 - Generic access control lists for paraslash senders.
237 - dccp sender: Access control lists, connection limiting and support
238 for the allow,deny,on,off,help sender commands.
239 - The default dccp port changed from 5001 to 8000 (suggested by
240 Gerrit Renker).
241 - para_server starts even if not all public keys could be loaded.
242 - Audiod performance improvements.
243 - fix a bug in the "off" command of the http sender.
244 - fix some fd and memory leaks.
245 - Update to gengetopt-2.22.
246
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248 0.3.0 (2008-01-12) "solar saturation"
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250
251 paraslash.0.3.0 -- 'WWDBND --what would databases never do?'.
252
253
254 Usually one might expect lots of new features AND a big increase in size
255 for a major release like this.
256
257 However, paraslash-0.3.0.tar.bz2 is the smallest paraslash tarball
258 ever. The decrease in size is mostly due to the removal of some
259 graphical tools (which were only quick hacks anyway). But also the
260 fact that the mysql code is gone cuts down the size a bit.
261
262 Being independent of mysql comes at a cost: The fact that paraslash
263 now contains its own database (the object storage layer, osl) increases
264 the (stripped) binary size of para_server by ~50K on i386.
265
266 - no more restrictions on unique basenames.
267 - independent of mysql: The new self-contained object
268 storage layer (osl) replaces the mysql database.
269 - New executable para_fsck: Check integrity of osl tables.
270 - Lyrics support.
271 - Reliable audio file move/rename detection.
272 - More portable than ever: Tested on Linux (x86_32, x86_64, sparc64),
273 MacOS (ppc32, x86_32), FreeBSD (x86_32), NetBSD (x86_32) and
274 Solaris (sparc64).
275 - the new osl-based audio file selector (afs) replaces the random,
276 the playlist and the mysql selector of paraslash-0.2.x.
277 - IPv6 support (thanks to Gerrit Renker).
278 - paraslash-0.2.x streams are now called "moods". Writing
279 0.3.x-mood definitions should be both easier and more
280 powerful than writing 0.2.x-stream definitions.
281 - para_krell, para_slider, para_para_sdl_gui, para_dbadm have
282 been removed. The world is a better place without them. However,
283 para_gui is still there.
284 - afs tracks audio file selection also in playlist mode.
285 - few easy-to-use afs commands replace the many not-so-easy-to-use
286 mysql commands (and are available also in playlist mode).
287 - Improved error subsystem.
288 - The earth-shaking new logo.
289
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291 0.2.17 (2007-11-20) "isotropic threshold"
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293
294 Mainly bugfixes and cleanups in this version which marks the end of
295 the 0.2.x series if no serious bugs show up after the release.
296
297 - mysql_selector: fix a locking bug.
298 - universal chunk queueing.
299 - dccp sender uses chunk queueing if write() returns EAGAIN (thanks
300 to Gerrit Renker).
301 - be more carful wrt. signed vs. unsigned argument passing.
302 - cleanup error.h and fix some references to invalid error
303 codes.
304 - update to gengetopt-2.21.
305 - update to ortp-0.13.1.
306 - autoconf: extend checks for headers, library functions and
307 compiler characteristics.
308 - Fix streaming of large mp3 files.
309 - Fix an off-by-one bug in playlist handling.
310
311 --------------------------------------
312 0.2.16 (2007-04-05) "neural discharge"
313 --------------------------------------
314
315 The main change in this release is the major audio format handler
316 cleanup which removes some similar/duplicate code and makes it easier
317 to implement plugins for other audio formats. Of course, the usual mix
318 of other improvements/changes/bugfixes also made it into the release.
319
320 - simplified audio format handlers (most of the handling functions
321 were moved one layer up to the virtual streaming system).
322 - para_server uses mmap to read audio files
323 - repositioning of mp3 streams is much faster, in particular for
324 jumping near the end of large mp3 files.
325 - permission flags DB_READ,DB_WRITE have been renamed to AFS_READ
326 and AFS_WRITE.
327 - fix a bug in para_filter that caused decoding of aac files
328 to start only after a few seconds.
329 - fix osx_writer hangs
330 - simplified dccp code (thanks to Gerrit Renker)
331 - the compress filter works also on big endian systems (ppc)
332
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334 0.2.15 (2007-02-16) "inductive resonance"
335 -----------------------------------------
336
337 Minor improvements, more documentation and a bunch of bug fixes.
338
339 - para_server: The server.users file is only read once on server
340 startup rather than for each connection
341 - mp3dec: Fix decoding of corrupt mp3 files
342 - afs (audio file sender) is now called vss (virtual streaming
343 system). Consequently, the permission flags specified in
344 ~/.paraslash/server.users have also changed: AFS_READ and AFS_WRITE
345 become VSS_READ and VSS_WRITE respectively.
346 - para_audiod/para_filter: Fix a bug that caused the last chunk
347 of audio data not being written under certain circumstances
348 - audiod: compute the difference of server time and local time
349 correctly
350 - para_server/para_audiod: Fix some memory leaks
351 - documentation improvements
352 - configure.ac: fix checks for para_krell
353 - new man pages
354
355 -------------------------------------------
356 0.2.14 (2006-10-15) "transient singularity"
357 -------------------------------------------
358
359 The only major enhancement of this version is the osx writer which completes
360 the Mac OS Port and was originally planned already for 0.2.13 but had to wait
361 until now for reasons beyond the scope of this changelog entry.
362
363 - new output plugin for Mac Os: the osx writer
364 - rename configure command line options from --enable-xxx-headers to
365 --with-xxx-headers and --enable-xxx-libs to --with-xxx-libs
366 - configure: new command line options: --with-mad-headers,
367 --with-mad-libs, --with-oggvorbis-headers, and --with-oggvorbis-libs
368 - some robustness fixes
369 - dymamic audio format recognition for audiod
370 - para_server: new command line option: --autoplay_delay
371 - para_audiod: new command line option: --clock_diff_count
372
373 ---------------------------------------
374 0.2.13 (2006-07-14) "sonic convolution"
375 ---------------------------------------
376
377 A bunch of new features and core changes.
378
379 - the new paraslash scheduler, short and sweet.
380 - Support for m4a/mp4 files via the new aac audio format
381 handler/filter (requires libfaad).
382 - each writer has its own command line parser, just like
383 para_recv and para_filter.
384 - para_client and para_audioc use the error subsystem
385 - writers are integrated in para_audiod (currently linux-only)
386 - para_client is integrated in para_audiod
387 - random/playlist selector: improved info strings
388 - new audiod commands: tasks, kill
389 - update to libortp-0.10.1
390 - para_fade: wake time defaults to 8 hours from now
391 - update to autoconf-2.60
392
393
394 ------------------------------------------
395 0.2.12 (2006-05-12) "oriented abstraction"
396 ------------------------------------------
397
398 Many user-visible changes in this release and lots of new
399 features:
400
401
402 - the new optional dccp sender/receiver. It uses the datagram
403 congestion control protocol. You'll need a fairly new kernel
404 for this.
405 - paraslash works on Mac OS X (thanks to Gerd Becker)
406 - para_play renamed to para_write
407 - modular output plugin design (writers) for para_write
408 - new file_writer output plugin for para_write
409 - compress filter speed improvements
410 - update to libortp-0.9.1
411 - update to gengetopt-2.17rc
412 - para_client no longer depends on libreadline (as the
413 code for the interactive mode was removed).
414 - gcc-2-95 is no longer a supported compiler. It may still
415 work, but it gets no more testing.
416 - the tarball no longer contains the screenshot images which
417 reduces its size quite a bit.
418 - configure: new command line options: --enable-mysql-headers
419 and --enable-mysql-libs
420
421 ------------------------------------
422 0.2.11 (2006-03-11) "atomic duality"
423 ------------------------------------
424
425 Here it is, the first paraslash release developed with git. There
426 are fairly many user-visible changes in this release. As two out of
427 the three "database tools" of paraslash don't use a database at all,
428 they are now called "audio file selectors" instead.
429
430
431 - the cdt command (change database tool) becomes chs (change
432 selector)
433 - no more colon separators: The syntax of some options of
434 para_audiod and para_filter have changed. Use --help for
435 more info (and some examples).
436 - update to gengetopt-2.16 (thanks to Lorenzo Bettini)
437 - switch from cvs to git (should've done that earlier)
438 - the new ipc subsystem
439 - new audio file selector: playlist
440 - para_server: the dopey selector is now called "random",
441 and is the default selector. Use the --selector option to
442 choose another selector at startup, or the chs command to
443 change the selector at runtime.
444 - X86_64 fixes (thanks to Steffen Klassert)
445 - para_play fixes
446
447
448 --------------------------------------
449 0.2.10 (2006-02-17) "cyclic attractor"
450 --------------------------------------
451
452 Huge documentation update, a scrollable window for para_gui, ortp
453 improvements, and of course many small fixes not mentioned here.
454 The diffstat below is rather misleading as most insertions are due
455 to the new source documentation.
456
457 - autoconf cleanup
458 - para_server also uses the new error subsystem
459 - lots of new documentation (UTSL)
460 - gui improvements:
461 - keysyms for cursor keys and for next/previous page keys
462 - scrollable output window
463 - new internal commands: scroll up/down, page up/down
464 - fix color of command output.
465 - ortp: the --chunk_time and --header flags are no longer needed
466 for para_recv/para_audiod as this information is now encoded in
467 each rtp packet sent by para_server.
468
469
470 -------------------------------------------
471 0.2.9 (2006-01-24) "progressive turbulence"
472 -------------------------------------------
473
474 Internal audiod receivers/filters, the new error subsystem and
475 a lot of small improvements.
476
477 - para_recv and para_filter are integrated into the para_audiod
478 binary, i.e. audiod no longer spawns a new process for
479 each receiver/filter. As para_recv and para_filter might be
480 useful as standalone programs, they still get built (linked
481 against the same object files that are also used for audiod).
482 - further ortp timing improvements should reduce the CPU usage
483 of the ortp receiver.
484 - improved audio grabbing. The 'grab' command of para_audiod
485 has its own set of command line options. Read the output of
486 "para_audioc help grab" for more info.
487 - oggdec: configurable input prebuffer size.
488 - the new error subsystem gives better error diagnostics
489 and reduces code size.
490
491
492 -----------------------------------------
493 0.2.8 (2006-01-02) "dynamic accumulation"
494 -----------------------------------------
495
496 The new modular filter design and the para_play-hangs bugfix.
497
498 - new executable: para_filter. It combines para_mp3dec,
499 para_oggdec and para_compress. It also adds a further filter
500 type, wav, that just inserts a wave header at the desired point
501 of the filter chain. All 'piping' is done in-memory (i.e. no
502 read/write operations are used).
503 - para_play: fix a stupid bug that caused it to hang under
504 certain circumstances.
505
506
507 -------------------------------------------
508 0.2.7 (2006-12-27) "transparent invariance"
509 -------------------------------------------
510
511 Not many user-visible changes but a fair amount of internal improvements.
512
513
514 - The http sender buffers data if it can not be sent
515 out immediately (because the socket is not writable). This
516 should prevent para_server from shutting down the connection
517 too early on a loaded network.
518 - para_play also prebuffers data if it is told to start at a
519 future time by the --start_time option.
520 - The return of para_recv: It combines para_ortp_recv and
521 para_http_recv. Use the --receiver option to switch between
522 the two. para_recv builds without libortp, but contains
523 only the http receiver in this case.
524 - update to ortp 0.8.1. As this ortp release contains incompatible
525 changes, para_recv-0.2.7 won't link against older ortp libs.
526 - improved ortp timings.
527 - use of gcc-extensions that #define away for non-gcc and
528 gcc < 3.0.
529
530
531 -------------------------------------------
532 0.2.6 (2005-10-29) "recursive compensation"
533 -------------------------------------------
534
535 Transparent session encryption (uses openssl's Alleged RC4 cipher),
536 the internal find command and several other improvements and cleanups.
537
538 - Encrypt the session if encryption is requested by the client
539 (default for para_client 0.2.6). This is backwards
540 compatible, so older clients can still connect to para_server
541 0.2.6. Use the new client option --plain to request an
542 uncrypted session (off by default, must be set to on in
543 order to connect to para_server 0.2.x with 0 <= x <= 5).
544 - para_server uses an internal function to locate audio files
545 rather than calling find(1). The server option
546 --mysql_audio_file_dir replaces --mysql_find_cmd.
547 - documentation update
548 - man pages
549 - header file cleanup
550 - para_client code cleanup
551 - para_gui: faster display of output of display commands
552
553
554 ------------------------------------------
555 0.2.5 (2005-10-13) "aggressive resolution"
556 ------------------------------------------
557
558 This release adds internal senders, i.e. no more external programs are
559 spawned for sending out the audio data. There are two different senders
560 available: The http sender and the ortp sender (former para_send which
561 is no longer needed).
562
563 The new sender code has a plugin-like design so it can be easily
564 extended should there be be any future need for supporting another
565 network streaming protocol. All senders are completely independent of
566 each other. In particular, the http and the ortp sender can operate
567 in parallel.
568
569 - new server command: sender to control senders at runtime.
570 Read the output of "para_server -h" and "para_client help
571 sender" for more information.
572 - para_recv renamed to para_ortp_recv
573 - new executable: para_http_recv, a simple command line
574 http receiver.
575 - major afs/mp3/ogg code simplifications due to internal
576 senders.
577 - ogg timing improvements
578 - fix several minor memory leaks (found by valgrind)
579 - empty stream definitions work again
580 - com_ne(): ignore errors on remove
581 - audiod: fix segfault on server restart
582
583
584 ---------------------------------------
585 0.2.4 (2005-09-21) "toxic anticipation"
586 ---------------------------------------
587
588 Several small improvements, fixes and the new grab command.
589
590 - audiod:
591 - new command: "grab" to grab the output of the stream reader
592 or any filters. Read the output of "para_audioc help grab"
593 for more information.
594 - fix memory leak
595 - code cleanup
596 - audioc: new command line option: --bufsize to specify a
597 buffer size different from the default size 8192.
598 - improved error diagnostics for para_play.
599 - new configure option: --enable-ssldir so search for openssl in
600 non-standard places
601 - sdl_gui: Make it look nice again for 1024x768
602 - server: report total size of memory allocated with sbrk by malloc,
603 new command line option: --announce_time
604
605
606 -----------------------------------------
607 0.2.3 (2005-09-01) "hydrophilic movement"
608 -----------------------------------------
609
610 Two new executables and major feature enhancements.
611
612 - audiod filters: It is now possible to specify arbitrary many
613 (including none) filters for each supported audio
614 format. This can be used e.g. for normalizing volume,
615 transforming or grabbing the audio stream, or for using
616 visualizers. Read the output of "para_audiod -h" for the
617 syntax of the new --filter_cmd option.
618 - new executable: para_play, a tiny alsa player. It
619 can play wave files or raw pcm (16 bit little endian)
620 from stdin.
621 - new executable: para_compress, a dynamic range compressor
622 intended to keep audio output at a consistent volume. Derived
623 from AudioCompress, http://trikuare.cx/code/AudioCompress.html.
624 - audiod: New option: --stream_delay. This can be used in
625 a local network to syncronize the audio output of all
626 clients that play the same stream.
627
628
629 ------------------------------------------
630 0.2.2 (2005-08-19) "tangential excitation"
631 ------------------------------------------
632
633 Mostly internal changes in this release, but also some new commands
634 for the mysql database tool.
635
636 - cleanup exec.c, fix para_exec bug
637 - compile time loglevel (log messages below the given level
638 won't be compiled in, which reduces the size of the
639 resulting binaries)
640 - new log macros that shorten the size of the source code.
641 - workaround a gcc-4.1 bug (?) that caused send_cred_buffer()
642 to send only zeros. With this workaround, para_audioc works
643 again.
644 - avoid gcc-4 warning: conflicting types for built-in function 'clog'
645 - new mysql commands: "rm" (remove entry), "mv" (rename entry) "ne"
646 (new entry), "snp" (set numplayed). Read the manual for more
647 information.
648
649
650 ---------------------------------------
651 0.2.1 (2005-08-15) "surreal experience"
652 ---------------------------------------
653
654 Here comes paraslash-0.2.1. It contains a couple of new features and,
655 surprise, only minor bug fixes.
656
657 - kill noisy mp3 debug message
658 - cleanup of the build system
659 - para_server and para_client directly use the crypto routines
660 of the openssl library rather than invoking the openssl command
661 line utitlity
662 - server/audiod: new option --user to switch to the given user
663 when invoked as root. Read the output of "para_server -h" for
664 more information.
665 - gui/sdl_gui: new option --stat_cmd to be used to retrieve the
666 status. Default: "para_audioc stat"
667 - sdl_gui: new option --pic_cmd to be used to download the picture.
668 Default: "para_client pic"
669 - audiod: 5 slots ought to be enough for everybody
670 - audiod: new status item: Uptime, kill hup command
671
672
673
674 ------------------------------------------
675 0.2.0 (2005-08-06) "distributed diffusion"
676 ------------------------------------------
677
678 After several month of increased development activity, paraslash-0.2.0
679 has arrived. It contains many new features and is much more
680 self-contained than the old 0.1.x series. Enjoy!
681
682
683 - para_server: fix hang on song change and crash on sighup.
684 Speed up mysql queries. The DIR_LIKE macro is gone.
685 - new executables: para_audiod, the local audio daemon that
686 starts playback (uses SCM_CREDENTIALS socket magic) and
687 para_audioc, the corresponding client.
688 - new executables: para_mp3dec/para_oggdec, two really teensy
689 decoders. para_mp3dec is based on libmad, para_oggdec requires
690 libvorbisfile.
691 - ovsend/ovrecv are capable of streaming ogg as well as mp3, so
692 they are now called para_send and para_recv respectively.
693 - documentation updates
694 - para_gui is themable. For now there is the default theme that
695 looks as before and the simple theme: blue and easy.
696 - gui: audio streaming is now handled by audiod. Time display shows
697 playback time rather than streaming time
698 - slider: update to libzmw-0.2.0
699 - para_krell: fix crash on server shutdown
700 - switch from gzip to bzip2
701
702
703 ----------------------------------------
704 0.1.7 (2005-04-18) "melting penetration"
705 ----------------------------------------
706
707 The main change in this release is clearly the oggvorbis rewrite,
708 but there are also lots of smaller changes. If you intend to use both
709 the mp3 and the ogg plugin, it is recommended to use software mixing,
710 e.g. the dmix plugin which is provided by ALSA.
711
712 - new executables: para_ovsend and para_ovrecv for sending/receiving
713 oggvorbis files via rtp. Requires the open rtp library. Get it at
714 http://www.linphone.org/ortp/
715 - rewrite of the ogg_vorbis core code
716 - configure detects libzmw and, if detected, includes
717 para_slider to the list of binaries to be built by make
718 - server stream writers read from their associated fifo rather
719 than from stdin
720 - slider: two new sliders, lastplayed and numplayed
721 - fix nasty double free bug which caused random segfaults in case of
722 mp3 files with invalid header information
723 - gui: new command line option: --stream_timeout=seconds to
724 deactivate a slot if it is idle for that many seconds (default=`5')
725 - diffstats
726
727
728 ---------------------------------------
729 0.1.6 (2005-03-05) "asymptotic balance"
730 ---------------------------------------
731
732 Only little user-visible changes in this release. Mainly bugfixes and
733 core code cleanup. This is probably the most stable version ever if you
734 stick to mp3...
735
736 - fix several memory leaks
737 - rename default name of mysql database from "music" to "paraslash".
738 Use para_server's --mysql_database option if you do not want to
739 rename your old database.
740 - rework ogg vorbis code
741 - make update command work on mysql servers with LOCAL_INFILE
742 disabled
743 - gui: improved stream I/O (slots)
744 - simplified audio format API
745 - para_pob_ogg is gone
746
747 ------------------------------------
748 0.1.5 (2004-12-31) "opaque eternity"
749 ------------------------------------
750
751 Let's slide gently into the new year.
752
753 - new: para_slider (not built automatically, type "make
754 para_slider" to build). A toy for those who always felt that
755 creating stream definitions is difficult. See screenshots,
756 README and FEATURES for more info.
757 - improved signal handling. Fixes server segfault on SIGHUP
758 for linux kernels newer than Aug 24 2004 and makes para_gui
759 race-free.
760 - reload database tool on SIGHUP
761 - improved help message for sl
762 - do not log "broken pipe" messages as errors. They are
763 perfectly ok.
764 - fix wrong error message on permission errors
765
766 -----------------------------------------
767 0.1.4 (2004-12-19) "tunneling transition"
768 -----------------------------------------
769
770 Bugfix release. As expected, 0.1.3 introduced a bunch of new bugs.
771 Hopefully, most of them got wiped out with this release. Some
772 enhancements went also in.
773
774 - improved error diagnostics for all commands
775 - stradd/picadd: overwrite previous contents if entry already
776 exists, rather than returning errors
777 - stradd: use current stream if invoked without args
778 - faster (and hopefully more stable) ogg-vorbis handling
779 - para_krell: reap children to avoid zombie-flooding in case
780 no server is running
781 - si: report also server pid
782 - server: don't busy-loop if dbtool reports only invalid files.
783 - gui: CTRL+C works again, fix stream_read command line option
784 - fix pic_add, hist
785 - fix mysql dbtool startup in case no database exists
786 - many small fixes and cleanups
787
788 ---------------------------------------
789 0.1.3: (2004-12-10) "vanishing inertia"
790 ---------------------------------------
791
792 Starting from this release, the database tools are integrated in the
793 server binary. This decreases server startup time, reduces code size
794 and speeds up database commands. However, the layout of the underlying
795 mysql database changed only slightly and 0.1.3 should be backwards
796 compatible in that respect.
797
798 Visible changes:
799
800 - If mysql is not detected at compile time, or fails to init
801 at runtime, fall back to the dopey database tool which should
802 always work.
803 - para_dbtool and dbtool.conf are gone. All mysql specific
804 options are read from server.conf and are prefixed by 'mysql_'.
805 - new command: cdt (change database tool)
806 - new command line option: dbtool (choose startup database tool)
807 - The name of current stream is now stored in the database,
808 so paraslash remembers its current stream when restarted.
809 - new command: csp (change stream and play)
810 - para_gui also reports current database tool and server uptime
811
812
813 -------------------------------------------
814 0.1.2: (2004-11-28) "spherical fluctuation"
815 -------------------------------------------
816
817 Point release before the big dbtool changes go in.
818
819 - dbtool: rename ca to cam (copy all meta data). It now also
820 copies numplayed and lastplayed time as well as the picture
821 id.
822 - fix endless-loop-bug caused by mp3 files with invalid header
823
824 -----------------------------------------
825 0.1.1: (2004-11-05) "floating atmosphere"
826 -----------------------------------------
827
828 - gkrellm plugin
829 - new dbtool command: mbox. Browse your sound-file collection
830 with your favorite mail reader.
831 - several small fixes
832
833 -------------------------------------
834 0.1.0: (2204-10-22) "rotating cortex"
835 -------------------------------------
836
837 - fix logging bug for loglevel > VERBOSE
838 - fix skip command
839 - correct timings for vbr mp3s
840 - modular audio format support
841 - ogg-vorbis support (experimental)
842 - new server option: autoplay
843
844 -----------------------------------------
845 0.0.99: (2004-07-25) "harmonic deviation"
846 -----------------------------------------
847
848 - rename projectname from icc to paraslash (play, archive, rate
849 and stream large audio sets happily)
850 - paraslash is no longer restricted to one particular audio
851 streaming software
852 - new dbtool commands (stradd, strq, strdel) for easy stream
853 managment w/o configuration file. That obsoletes stream_defs
854 file/config option for dbtool.
855 - picadd accepts jpeg data from stdin
856 - new server commands: ps (select previous stream), sc (song change)
857 - new default pictures for sdl_gui
858 - gui: new key_map option for binding commands and internal
859 functions to arbitrary keys, nice help screen, rip out
860 soundcard/linux specific stuff, avoid noise artefacts while jumping,
861 show silly logo on startup
862 - new executables: para_fade for fading volume, para_dbadm for
863 manipulating attributes
864 - cdb adds _all_ tables to mysql database
865 - revised and beautified documentation
866 - sample dbtool rewritten in C
867 - autoconf
868
869 ---------------------------------------------
870 0.0.98: (2003-12-26) "incremental smoothness"
871 ---------------------------------------------
872
873 - kick icecast in favour of poc. That removes some races and reduces
874 core code considerably.
875 - cbr/vbr is displayed by stat and gui/sdl_gui. New status flags
876 give finer info on afs' status.
877 - gui can start decoder (see config options). Further new gui
878 commands: refresh (^L), jmp (F1-F10)
879 - gui rereads conf on SIGUSR1 instead of SIGHUP. SIGHUP
880 terminates gui. This fixes dead instances consuming memory
881 continuously.
882 - new dbtool command: verb for sending verbatim sql queries.
883 - fix pid_list races (by removing pid_list)
884 - codename funnies
885
886 --------------------
887 0.0.97: (2003-10-26)
888 --------------------
889
890 - installation prefix now defaults to /usr/local
891 - new commands for gui: snozze, sleep and reread config
892 - config file for gui and sdl_gui
893 - fix problems with filenames containing funny characters
894 (reported by Thomas Forell)
895 - improved signal handling for gui, now it rereads conf on SIGHUP
896 - new dbtool command: cdb (create database)
897 - switch from argtable to gengetopt
898 - major code cleanup and speed improvements
899 - fix several potential buffer overflows
900 - many small fixes and cleanups
901
902 -------------------
903 0.0.96 (2003-08-30)
904 -------------------
905
906 - easy stream_defs syntax
907 - sdl_gui can display images associated to the file being played
908 - Major feature enhancements for icc_gui including dynamic text
909 placement and the top/bottom window design
910 - vrfy/clean now also checks for NULL values in attributes as
911 well as for invalid picture pointers
912 - fix long outstanding case sensitivity bug
913 - many small fixes and cleanups
914
915 -------------------
916 0.0.95 (2003-06-29)
917 -------------------
918
919 - sdl gui runs much faster
920 - new dbtool command: ca (copy attributes)
921 - count and display number of times the song has been played
922 - new feature: scoring
923 - command line options for sdl_gui
924 - simpler syntax of streams file
925 - decrease network traffic of stat
926 - fix zombie bug
927 - many small fixes and cleanups
928
929 -------------------
930 0.0.94 (2003-05-04)
931 -------------------
932
933 - new server command: ns (next stream)
934 - new icc_gui command: c (change stream)
935 - internal mp3info
936 - stat shows also id3 tag info
937 - new sdl based gui
938 - log flodding bug fixed
939 - many small fixes and cleanups
940
941 -------------------
942 0.0.93 (2003-03-28)
943 -------------------
944
945 - colors for icc_gui
946 - icc_gui sets volume directly (linux only)
947 - proper locking that fixes some races
948 - fix security bug that caused commands to be executed even
949 with unsufficient permissions
950 - new command: hup to make all servers reread their configuration file
951 - icecast meta data streaming
952 - many small fixes and cleanups