Update to gengetopt 2.22.2.
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1 NEWS
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3
4 -------------------------------------------------
5 0.3.5 (to be announced) "symplectic separability"
6 -------------------------------------------------
7
8 - the new oss writer (supported on *BSD and Linux)
9 - the new prebuffer filter
10 - improved signal handling
11 - variable fec output buffer size
12 - --log_color actually works
13 - new ls option: -d (print dates as seconds after the epoch)
14 - update to gengetopt 2.22.2
15
16 -----------------------------------------
17 0.3.4 (2009-05-07) "elliptic inheritance"
18 -----------------------------------------
19
20 The new udp sender, forward error correction, colored logs and various
21 other improvements. As the udp sender does not depend on any special
22 libraries, it is built unconditionally.
23
24 - The udp sender replaces the ortp sender. The new code uses forward
25 error correction to protect against packet losses. Many thanks to
26 Gerrit Renker for providing ipv6 support.
27 - The default port for udp streaming now defaults to 8000, like
28 for the http and the dccp senders/receivers.
29 - Loglevels are now specified as symbolic names, e.g.
30 "--loglevel info".
31 - improved ipv4 and ipv6 URI parser (Gerrit Renker).
32 - para_server/para_audiod: Color support for log messages.
33 - new options for mp3dec: --ignore-crc, --bufsize
34 - new audiod option: --config-file.
35 - gengetopt cleanups.
36 - Improved help/man pages: The documentation of para_audiod,
37 para_recv, para_filter and para_write now also contains
38 all options of the available receivers/filters/writers. The
39 man page of para_fade contains a description of the different
40 modes of operation.
41 - More source code documentation.
42 - vss timing fixes.
43
44 --------------------------------------------
45 0.3.3 (2008-12-01) "axiomatic perspectivity"
46 --------------------------------------------
47
48 Internal code cleanups, bug fixes, improved tag handling and the new
49 amplification filter.
50
51 - para_server uses the generic scheduling code.
52 - overhaul of the virtual streaming system.
53 - mp3: id3 version 2 support via libid3tag (optional)
54 - ogg: vorbis comment support.
55 - aac meta info support.
56 - mp3 audio format handler cleanups.
57 - new filter: "amp" to amplify the amplitude of the audio stream
58 - new status item/database entry: amplification. It is
59 used by the amp filter to pre-amplify the audio stream.
60 - fix a close-without-open bug in para_write.
61 - fix a bug in com_init() which was introduced in 0.3.2.
62 - better error diagnostics for para_client.
63
64 -----------------------------------------
65 0.3.2 (2008-04-11) "probabilistic parity"
66 -----------------------------------------
67
68 The new para_afh executable, scheduling and documentation improvements.
69
70 - new ls option: -lc (list chunk table)
71 - new executable: para_afh, the stand-alone audio file handler tool
72 - afs commands can send output more than SHMMAX (32MB on Linux). This
73 also reduces the memory usage of commands that produce large amounts
74 of output.
75 - major scheduler and audiod cleanups.
76 - more detailed and much nicer man pages.
77
78 ---------------------------------------
79 0.3.1 (2008-02-23) "liquid interaction"
80 ---------------------------------------
81
82 A mix of cleanups, bug fixes, improvements, and some new features. No
83 significant changes to the new database (osl) code, which is generally
84 a good sign.
85
86 - Share some similar/duplicate code between the http and the
87 dccp sender.
88 - Generic access control lists for paraslash senders.
89 - dccp sender: Access control lists, connection limiting and support
90 for the allow,deny,on,off,help sender commands.
91 - The default dccp port changed from 5001 to 8000 (suggested by
92 Gerrit Renker).
93 - para_server starts even if not all public keys could be loaded.
94 - Audiod performance improvements.
95 - fix a bug in the "off" command of the http sender.
96 - fix some fd and memory leaks.
97 - Update to gengetopt-2.22.
98
99 -------------------------------------
100 0.3.0 (2008-01-12) "solar saturation"
101 -------------------------------------
102
103 paraslash.0.3.0 -- 'WWDBND --what would databases never do?'.
104
105
106 Usually one might expect lots of new features AND a big increase in size
107 for a major release like this.
108
109 However, paraslash-0.3.0.tar.bz2 is the smallest paraslash tarball
110 ever. The decrease in size is mostly due to the removal of some
111 graphical tools (which were only quick hacks anyway). But also the
112 fact that the mysql code is gone cuts down the size a bit.
113
114 Being independent of mysql comes at a cost: The fact that paraslash
115 now contains its own database (the object storage layer, osl) increases
116 the (stripped) binary size of para_server by ~50K on i386.
117
118 - no more restrictions on unique basenames.
119 - independent of mysql: The new self-contained object
120 storage layer (osl) replaces the mysql database.
121 - New executable para_fsck: Check integrity of osl tables.
122 - Lyrics support.
123 - Reliable audio file move/rename detection.
124 - More portable than ever: Tested on Linux (x86_32, x86_64, sparc64),
125 MacOS (ppc32, x86_32), FreeBSD (x86_32), NetBSD (x86_32) and
126 Solaris (sparc64).
127 - the new osl-based audio file selector (afs) replaces the random,
128 the playlist and the mysql selector of paraslash-0.2.x.
129 - IPv6 support (thanks to Gerrit Renker).
130 - paraslash-0.2.x streams are now called "moods". Writing
131 0.3.x-mood definitions should be both easier and more
132 powerful than writing 0.2.x-stream definitions.
133 - para_krell, para_slider, para_para_sdl_gui, para_dbadm have
134 been removed. The world is a better place without them. However,
135 para_gui is still there.
136 - afs tracks audio file selection also in playlist mode.
137 - few easy-to-use afs commands replace the many not-so-easy-to-use
138 mysql commands (and are available also in playlist mode).
139 - Improved error subsystem.
140 - The earth-shaking new logo.
141
142 -----------------------------------------
143 0.2.17 (2007-11-20) "isotropic threshold"
144 -----------------------------------------
145
146 Mainly bugfixes and cleanups in this version which marks the end of
147 the 0.2.x series if no serious bugs show up after the release.
148
149 - mysql_selector: fix a locking bug.
150 - universal chunk queueing.
151 - dccp sender uses chunk queueing if write() returns EAGAIN (thanks
152 to Gerrit Renker).
153 - be more carful wrt. signed vs. unsigned argument passing.
154 - cleanup error.h and fix some references to invalid error
155 codes.
156 - update to gengetopt-2.21.
157 - update to ortp-0.13.1.
158 - autoconf: extend checks for headers, library functions and
159 compiler characteristics.
160 - Fix streaming of large mp3 files.
161 - Fix an off-by-one bug in playlist handling.
162
163 --------------------------------------
164 0.2.16 (2007-04-05) "neural discharge"
165 --------------------------------------
166
167 The main change in this release is the major audio format handler
168 cleanup which removes some similar/duplicate code and makes it easier
169 to implement plugins for other audio formats. Of course, the usual mix
170 of other improvements/changes/bugfixes also made it into the release.
171
172 - simplified audio format handlers (most of the handling functions
173 were moved one layer up to the virtual streaming system).
174 - para_server uses mmap to read audio files
175 - repositioning of mp3 streams is much faster, in particular for
176 jumping near the end of large mp3 files.
177 - permission flags DB_READ,DB_WRITE have been renamed to AFS_READ
178 and AFS_WRITE.
179 - fix a bug in para_filter that caused decoding of aac files
180 to start only after a few seconds.
181 - fix osx_writer hangs
182 - simplified dccp code (thanks to Gerrit Renker)
183 - the compress filter works also on big endian systems (ppc)
184
185 -----------------------------------------
186 0.2.15 (2007-02-16) "inductive resonance"
187 -----------------------------------------
188
189 Minor improvements, more documentation and a bunch of bug fixes.
190
191 - para_server: The server.users file is only read once on server
192 startup rather than for each connection
193 - mp3dec: Fix decoding of corrupt mp3 files
194 - afs (audio file sender) is now called vss (virtual streaming
195 system). Consequently, the permission flags specified in
196 ~/.paraslash/server.users have also changed: AFS_READ and AFS_WRITE
197 become VSS_READ and VSS_WRITE respectively.
198 - para_audiod/para_filter: Fix a bug that caused the last chunk
199 of audio data not being written under certain circumstances
200 - audiod: compute the difference of server time and local time
201 correctly
202 - para_server/para_audiod: Fix some memory leaks
203 - documentation improvements
204 - configure.ac: fix checks for para_krell
205 - new man pages
206
207 -------------------------------------------
208 0.2.14 (2006-10-15) "transient singularity"
209 -------------------------------------------
210
211 The only major enhancement of this version is the osx writer which completes
212 the Mac OS Port and was originally planned already for 0.2.13 but had to wait
213 until now for reasons beyond the scope of this changelog entry.
214
215 - new output plugin for Mac Os: the osx writer
216 - rename configure command line options from --enable-xxx-headers to
217 --with-xxx-headers and --enable-xxx-libs to --with-xxx-libs
218 - configure: new command line options: --with-mad-headers,
219 --with-mad-libs, --with-oggvorbis-headers, and --with-oggvorbis-libs
220 - some robustness fixes
221 - dymamic audio format recognition for audiod
222 - para_server: new command line option: --autoplay_delay
223 - para_audiod: new command line option: --clock_diff_count
224
225 ---------------------------------------
226 0.2.13 (2006-07-14) "sonic convolution"
227 ---------------------------------------
228
229 A bunch of new features and core changes.
230
231 - the new paraslash scheduler, short and sweet.
232 - Support for m4a/mp4 files via the new aac audio format
233 handler/filter (requires libfaad).
234 - each writer has its own command line parser, just like
235 para_recv and para_filter.
236 - para_client and para_audioc use the error subsystem
237 - writers are integrated in para_audiod (currently linux-only)
238 - para_client is integrated in para_audiod
239 - random/playlist selector: improved info strings
240 - new audiod commands: tasks, kill
241 - update to libortp-0.10.1
242 - para_fade: wake time defaults to 8 hours from now
243 - update to autoconf-2.60
244
245
246 ------------------------------------------
247 0.2.12 (2006-05-12) "oriented abstraction"
248 ------------------------------------------
249
250 Many user-visible changes in this release and lots of new
251 features:
252
253
254 - the new optional dccp sender/receiver. It uses the datagram
255 congestion control protocol. You'll need a fairly new kernel
256 for this.
257 - paraslash works on Mac OS X (thanks to Gerd Becker)
258 - para_play renamed to para_write
259 - modular output plugin design (writers) for para_write
260 - new file_writer output plugin for para_write
261 - compress filter speed improvements
262 - update to libortp-0.9.1
263 - update to gengetopt-2.17rc
264 - para_client no longer depends on libreadline (as the
265 code for the interactive mode was removed).
266 - gcc-2-95 is no longer a supported compiler. It may still
267 work, but it gets no more testing.
268 - the tarball no longer contains the screenshot images which
269 reduces its size quite a bit.
270 - configure: new command line options: --enable-mysql-headers
271 and --enable-mysql-libs
272
273 ------------------------------------
274 0.2.11 (2006-03-11) "atomic duality"
275 ------------------------------------
276
277 Here it is, the first paraslash release developed with git. There
278 are fairly many user-visible changes in this release. As two out of
279 the three "database tools" of paraslash don't use a database at all,
280 they are now called "audio file selectors" instead.
281
282
283 - the cdt command (change database tool) becomes chs (change
284 selector)
285 - no more colon separators: The syntax of some options of
286 para_audiod and para_filter have changed. Use --help for
287 more info (and some examples).
288 - update to gengetopt-2.16 (thanks to Lorenzo Bettini)
289 - switch from cvs to git (should've done that earlier)
290 - the new ipc subsystem
291 - new audio file selector: playlist
292 - para_server: the dopey selector is now called "random",
293 and is the default selector. Use the --selector option to
294 choose another selector at startup, or the chs command to
295 change the selector at runtime.
296 - X86_64 fixes (thanks to Steffen Klassert)
297 - para_play fixes
298
299
300 --------------------------------------
301 0.2.10 (2006-02-17) "cyclic attractor"
302 --------------------------------------
303
304 Huge documentation update, a scrollable window for para_gui, ortp
305 improvements, and of course many small fixes not mentioned here.
306 The diffstat below is rather misleading as most insertions are due
307 to the new source documentation.
308
309 - autoconf cleanup
310 - para_server also uses the new error subsystem
311 - lots of new documentation (UTSL)
312 - gui improvements:
313 - keysyms for cursor keys and for next/previous page keys
314 - scrollable output window
315 - new internal commands: scroll up/down, page up/down
316 - fix color of command output.
317 - ortp: the --chunk_time and --header flags are no longer needed
318 for para_recv/para_audiod as this information is now encoded in
319 each rtp packet sent by para_server.
320
321
322 -------------------------------------------
323 0.2.9 (2006-01-24) "progressive turbulence"
324 -------------------------------------------
325
326 Internal audiod receivers/filters, the new error subsystem and
327 a lot of small improvements.
328
329 - para_recv and para_filter are integrated into the para_audiod
330 binary, i.e. audiod no longer spawns a new process for
331 each receiver/filter. As para_recv and para_filter might be
332 useful as standalone programs, they still get built (linked
333 against the same object files that are also used for audiod).
334 - further ortp timing improvements should reduce the CPU usage
335 of the ortp receiver.
336 - improved audio grabbing. The 'grab' command of para_audiod
337 has its own set of command line options. Read the output of
338 "para_audioc help grab" for more info.
339 - oggdec: configurable input prebuffer size.
340 - the new error subsystem gives better error diagnostics
341 and reduces code size.
342
343
344 -----------------------------------------
345 0.2.8 (2006-01-02) "dynamic accumulation"
346 -----------------------------------------
347
348 The new modular filter design and the para_play-hangs bugfix.
349
350 - new executable: para_filter. It combines para_mp3dec,
351 para_oggdec and para_compress. It also adds a further filter
352 type, wav, that just inserts a wave header at the desired point
353 of the filter chain. All 'piping' is done in-memory (i.e. no
354 read/write operations are used).
355 - para_play: fix a stupid bug that caused it to hang under
356 certain circumstances.
357
358
359 -------------------------------------------
360 0.2.7 (2006-12-27) "transparent invariance"
361 -------------------------------------------
362
363 Not many user-visible changes but a fair amount of internal improvements.
364
365
366 - The http sender buffers data if it can not be sent
367 out immediately (because the socket is not writable). This
368 should prevent para_server from shutting down the connection
369 too early on a loaded network.
370 - para_play also prebuffers data if it is told to start at a
371 future time by the --start_time option.
372 - The return of para_recv: It combines para_ortp_recv and
373 para_http_recv. Use the --receiver option to switch between
374 the two. para_recv builds without libortp, but contains
375 only the http receiver in this case.
376 - update to ortp 0.8.1. As this ortp release contains incompatible
377 changes, para_recv-0.2.7 won't link against older ortp libs.
378 - improved ortp timings.
379 - use of gcc-extensions that #define away for non-gcc and
380 gcc < 3.0.
381
382
383 -------------------------------------------
384 0.2.6 (2005-10-29) "recursive compensation"
385 -------------------------------------------
386
387 Transparent session encryption (uses openssl's Alleged RC4 cipher),
388 the internal find command and several other improvements and cleanups.
389
390 - Encrypt the session if encryption is requested by the client
391 (default for para_client 0.2.6). This is backwards
392 compatible, so older clients can still connect to para_server
393 0.2.6. Use the new client option --plain to request an
394 uncrypted session (off by default, must be set to on in
395 order to connect to para_server 0.2.x with 0 <= x <= 5).
396 - para_server uses an internal function to locate audio files
397 rather than calling find(1). The server option
398 --mysql_audio_file_dir replaces --mysql_find_cmd.
399 - documentation update
400 - man pages
401 - header file cleanup
402 - para_client code cleanup
403 - para_gui: faster display of output of display commands
404
405
406 ------------------------------------------
407 0.2.5 (2005-10-13) "aggressive resolution"
408 ------------------------------------------
409
410 This release adds internal senders, i.e. no more external programs are
411 spawned for sending out the audio data. There are two different senders
412 available: The http sender and the ortp sender (former para_send which
413 is no longer needed).
414
415 The new sender code has a plugin-like design so it can be easily
416 extended should there be be any future need for supporting another
417 network streaming protocol. All senders are completely independent of
418 each other. In particular, the http and the ortp sender can operate
419 in parallel.
420
421 - new server command: sender to control senders at runtime.
422 Read the output of "para_server -h" and "para_client help
423 sender" for more information.
424 - para_recv renamed to para_ortp_recv
425 - new executable: para_http_recv, a simple command line
426 http receiver.
427 - major afs/mp3/ogg code simplifications due to internal
428 senders.
429 - ogg timing improvements
430 - fix several minor memory leaks (found by valgrind)
431 - empty stream definitions work again
432 - com_ne(): ignore errors on remove
433 - audiod: fix segfault on server restart
434
435
436 ---------------------------------------
437 0.2.4 (2005-09-21) "toxic anticipation"
438 ---------------------------------------
439
440 Several small improvements, fixes and the new grab command.
441
442 - audiod:
443 - new command: "grab" to grab the output of the stream reader
444 or any filters. Read the output of "para_audioc help grab"
445 for more information.
446 - fix memory leak
447 - code cleanup
448 - audioc: new command line option: --bufsize to specify a
449 buffer size different from the default size 8192.
450 - improved error diagnostics for para_play.
451 - new configure option: --enable-ssldir so search for openssl in
452 non-standard places
453 - sdl_gui: Make it look nice again for 1024x768
454 - server: report total size of memory allocated with sbrk by malloc,
455 new command line option: --announce_time
456
457
458 -----------------------------------------
459 0.2.3 (2005-09-01) "hydrophilic movement"
460 -----------------------------------------
461
462 Two new executables and major feature enhancements.
463
464 - audiod filters: It is now possible to specify arbitrary many
465 (including none) filters for each supported audio
466 format. This can be used e.g. for normalizing volume,
467 transforming or grabbing the audio stream, or for using
468 visualizers. Read the output of "para_audiod -h" for the
469 syntax of the new --filter_cmd option.
470 - new executable: para_play, a tiny alsa player. It
471 can play wave files or raw pcm (16 bit little endian)
472 from stdin.
473 - new executable: para_compress, a dynamic range compressor
474 intended to keep audio output at a consistent volume. Derived
475 from AudioCompress, http://trikuare.cx/code/AudioCompress.html.
476 - audiod: New option: --stream_delay. This can be used in
477 a local network to syncronize the audio output of all
478 clients that play the same stream.
479
480
481 ------------------------------------------
482 0.2.2 (2005-08-19) "tangential excitation"
483 ------------------------------------------
484
485 Mostly internal changes in this release, but also some new commands
486 for the mysql database tool.
487
488 - cleanup exec.c, fix para_exec bug
489 - compile time loglevel (log messages below the given level
490 won't be compiled in, which reduces the size of the
491 resulting binaries)
492 - new log macros that shorten the size of the source code.
493 - workaround a gcc-4.1 bug (?) that caused send_cred_buffer()
494 to send only zeros. With this workaround, para_audioc works
495 again.
496 - avoid gcc-4 warning: conflicting types for built-in function 'clog'
497 - new mysql commands: "rm" (remove entry), "mv" (rename entry) "ne"
498 (new entry), "snp" (set numplayed). Read the manual for more
499 information.
500
501
502 ---------------------------------------
503 0.2.1 (2005-08-15) "surreal experience"
504 ---------------------------------------
505
506 Here comes paraslash-0.2.1. It contains a couple of new features and,
507 surprise, only minor bug fixes.
508
509 - kill noisy mp3 debug message
510 - cleanup of the build system
511 - para_server and para_client directly use the crypto routines
512 of the openssl library rather than invoking the openssl command
513 line utitlity
514 - server/audiod: new option --user to switch to the given user
515 when invoked as root. Read the output of "para_server -h" for
516 more information.
517 - gui/sdl_gui: new option --stat_cmd to be used to retrieve the
518 status. Default: "para_audioc stat"
519 - sdl_gui: new option --pic_cmd to be used to download the picture.
520 Default: "para_client pic"
521 - audiod: 5 slots ought to be enough for everybody
522 - audiod: new status item: Uptime, kill hup command
523
524
525
526 ------------------------------------------
527 0.2.0 (2005-08-06) "distributed diffusion"
528 ------------------------------------------
529
530 After several month of increased development activity, paraslash-0.2.0
531 has arrived. It contains many new features and is much more
532 self-contained than the old 0.1.x series. Enjoy!
533
534
535 - para_server: fix hang on song change and crash on sighup.
536 Speed up mysql queries. The DIR_LIKE macro is gone.
537 - new executables: para_audiod, the local audio daemon that
538 starts playback (uses SCM_CREDENTIALS socket magic) and
539 para_audioc, the corresponding client.
540 - new executables: para_mp3dec/para_oggdec, two really teensy
541 decoders. para_mp3dec is based on libmad, para_oggdec requires
542 libvorbisfile.
543 - ovsend/ovrecv are capable of streaming ogg as well as mp3, so
544 they are now called para_send and para_recv respectively.
545 - documentation updates
546 - para_gui is themable. For now there is the default theme that
547 looks as before and the simple theme: blue and easy.
548 - gui: audio streaming is now handled by audiod. Time display shows
549 playback time rather than streaming time
550 - slider: update to libzmw-0.2.0
551 - para_krell: fix crash on server shutdown
552 - switch from gzip to bzip2
553
554
555 ----------------------------------------
556 0.1.7 (2005-04-18) "melting penetration"
557 ----------------------------------------
558
559 The main change in this release is clearly the oggvorbis rewrite,
560 but there are also lots of smaller changes. If you intend to use both
561 the mp3 and the ogg plugin, it is recommended to use software mixing,
562 e.g. the dmix plugin which is provided by ALSA.
563
564 - new executables: para_ovsend and para_ovrecv for sending/receiving
565 oggvorbis files via rtp. Requires the open rtp library. Get it at
566 http://www.linphone.org/ortp/
567 - rewrite of the ogg_vorbis core code
568 - configure detects libzmw and, if detected, includes
569 para_slider to the list of binaries to be built by make
570 - server stream writers read from their associated fifo rather
571 than from stdin
572 - slider: two new sliders, lastplayed and numplayed
573 - fix nasty double free bug which caused random segfaults in case of
574 mp3 files with invalid header information
575 - gui: new command line option: --stream_timeout=seconds to
576 deactivate a slot if it is idle for that many seconds (default=`5')
577 - diffstats
578
579
580 ---------------------------------------
581 0.1.6 (2005-03-05) "asymptotic balance"
582 ---------------------------------------
583
584 Only little user-visible changes in this release. Mainly bugfixes and
585 core code cleanup. This is probably the most stable version ever if you
586 stick to mp3...
587
588 - fix several memory leaks
589 - rename default name of mysql database from "music" to "paraslash".
590 Use para_server's --mysql_database option if you do not want to
591 rename your old database.
592 - rework ogg vorbis code
593 - make update command work on mysql servers with LOCAL_INFILE
594 disabled
595 - gui: improved stream I/O (slots)
596 - simplified audio format API
597 - para_pob_ogg is gone
598
599 ------------------------------------
600 0.1.5 (2004-12-31) "opaque eternity"
601 ------------------------------------
602
603 Let's slide gently into the new year.
604
605 - new: para_slider (not built automatically, type "make
606 para_slider" to build). A toy for those who always felt that
607 creating stream definitions is difficult. See screenshots,
608 README and FEATURES for more info.
609 - improved signal handling. Fixes server segfault on SIGHUP
610 for linux kernels newer than Aug 24 2004 and makes para_gui
611 race-free.
612 - reload database tool on SIGHUP
613 - improved help message for sl
614 - do not log "broken pipe" messages as errors. They are
615 perfectly ok.
616 - fix wrong error message on permission errors
617
618 -----------------------------------------
619 0.1.4 (2004-12-19) "tunneling transition"
620 -----------------------------------------
621
622 Bugfix release. As expected, 0.1.3 introduced a bunch of new bugs.
623 Hopefully, most of them got wiped out with this release. Some
624 enhancements went also in.
625
626 - improved error diagnostics for all commands
627 - stradd/picadd: overwrite previous contents if entry already
628 exists, rather than returning errors
629 - stradd: use current stream if invoked without args
630 - faster (and hopefully more stable) ogg-vorbis handling
631 - para_krell: reap children to avoid zombie-flooding in case
632 no server is running
633 - si: report also server pid
634 - server: don't busy-loop if dbtool reports only invalid files.
635 - gui: CTRL+C works again, fix stream_read command line option
636 - fix pic_add, hist
637 - fix mysql dbtool startup in case no database exists
638 - many small fixes and cleanups
639
640 ---------------------------------------
641 0.1.3: (2004-12-10) "vanishing inertia"
642 ---------------------------------------
643
644 Starting from this release, the database tools are integrated in the
645 server binary. This decreases server startup time, reduces code size
646 and speeds up database commands. However, the layout of the underlying
647 mysql database changed only slightly and 0.1.3 should be backwards
648 compatible in that respect.
649
650 Visible changes:
651
652 - If mysql is not detected at compile time, or fails to init
653 at runtime, fall back to the dopey database tool which should
654 always work.
655 - para_dbtool and dbtool.conf are gone. All mysql specific
656 options are read from server.conf and are prefixed by 'mysql_'.
657 - new command: cdt (change database tool)
658 - new command line option: dbtool (choose startup database tool)
659 - The name of current stream is now stored in the database,
660 so paraslash remembers its current stream when restarted.
661 - new command: csp (change stream and play)
662 - para_gui also reports current database tool and server uptime
663
664
665 -------------------------------------------
666 0.1.2: (2004-11-28) "spherical fluctuation"
667 -------------------------------------------
668
669 Point release before the big dbtool changes go in.
670
671 - dbtool: rename ca to cam (copy all meta data). It now also
672 copies numplayed and lastplayed time as well as the picture
673 id.
674 - fix endless-loop-bug caused by mp3 files with invalid header
675
676 -----------------------------------------
677 0.1.1: (2004-11-05) "floating atmosphere"
678 -----------------------------------------
679
680 - gkrellm plugin
681 - new dbtool command: mbox. Browse your sound-file collection
682 with your favorite mail reader.
683 - several small fixes
684
685 -------------------------------------
686 0.1.0: (2204-10-22) "rotating cortex"
687 -------------------------------------
688
689 - fix logging bug for loglevel > VERBOSE
690 - fix skip command
691 - correct timings for vbr mp3s
692 - modular audio format support
693 - ogg-vorbis support (experimental)
694 - new server option: autoplay
695
696 -----------------------------------------
697 0.0.99: (2004-07-25) "harmonic deviation"
698 -----------------------------------------
699
700 - rename projectname from icc to paraslash (play, archive, rate
701 and stream large audio sets happily)
702 - paraslash is no longer restricted to one particular audio
703 streaming software
704 - new dbtool commands (stradd, strq, strdel) for easy stream
705 managment w/o configuration file. That obsoletes stream_defs
706 file/config option for dbtool.
707 - picadd accepts jpeg data from stdin
708 - new server commands: ps (select previous stream), sc (song change)
709 - new default pictures for sdl_gui
710 - gui: new key_map option for binding commands and internal
711 functions to arbitrary keys, nice help screen, rip out
712 soundcard/linux specific stuff, avoid noise artefacts while jumping,
713 show silly logo on startup
714 - new executables: para_fade for fading volume, para_dbadm for
715 manipulating attributes
716 - cdb adds _all_ tables to mysql database
717 - revised and beautified documentation
718 - sample dbtool rewritten in C
719 - autoconf
720
721 ---------------------------------------------
722 0.0.98: (2003-12-26) "incremental smoothness"
723 ---------------------------------------------
724
725 - kick icecast in favour of poc. That removes some races and reduces
726 core code considerably.
727 - cbr/vbr is displayed by stat and gui/sdl_gui. New status flags
728 give finer info on afs' status.
729 - gui can start decoder (see config options). Further new gui
730 commands: refresh (^L), jmp (F1-F10)
731 - gui rereads conf on SIGUSR1 instead of SIGHUP. SIGHUP
732 terminates gui. This fixes dead instances consuming memory
733 continuously.
734 - new dbtool command: verb for sending verbatim sql queries.
735 - fix pid_list races (by removing pid_list)
736 - codename funnies
737
738 --------------------
739 0.0.97: (2003-10-26)
740 --------------------
741
742 - installation prefix now defaults to /usr/local
743 - new commands for gui: snozze, sleep and reread config
744 - config file for gui and sdl_gui
745 - fix problems with filenames containing funny characters
746 (reported by Thomas Forell)
747 - improved signal handling for gui, now it rereads conf on SIGHUP
748 - new dbtool command: cdb (create database)
749 - switch from argtable to gengetopt
750 - major code cleanup and speed improvements
751 - fix several potential buffer overflows
752 - many small fixes and cleanups
753
754 -------------------
755 0.0.96 (2003-08-30)
756 -------------------
757
758 - easy stream_defs syntax
759 - sdl_gui can display images associated to the file being played
760 - Major feature enhancements for icc_gui including dynamic text
761 placement and the top/bottom window design
762 - vrfy/clean now also checks for NULL values in attributes as
763 well as for invalid picture pointers
764 - fix long outstanding case sensitivity bug
765 - many small fixes and cleanups
766
767 -------------------
768 0.0.95 (2003-06-29)
769 -------------------
770
771 - sdl gui runs much faster
772 - new dbtool command: ca (copy attributes)
773 - count and display number of times the song has been played
774 - new feature: scoring
775 - command line options for sdl_gui
776 - simpler syntax of streams file
777 - decrease network traffic of stat
778 - fix zombie bug
779 - many small fixes and cleanups
780
781 -------------------
782 0.0.94 (2003-05-04)
783 -------------------
784
785 - new server command: ns (next stream)
786 - new icc_gui command: c (change stream)
787 - internal mp3info
788 - stat shows also id3 tag info
789 - new sdl based gui
790 - log flodding bug fixed
791 - many small fixes and cleanups
792
793 -------------------
794 0.0.93 (2003-03-28)
795 -------------------
796
797 - colors for icc_gui
798 - icc_gui sets volume directly (linux only)
799 - proper locking that fixes some races
800 - fix security bug that caused commands to be executed even
801 with unsufficient permissions
802 - new command: hup to make all servers reread their configuration file
803 - icecast meta data streaming
804 - many small fixes and cleanups