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