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