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460b9539 1See ChangeLog.d/* for detailed revision history.
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3* Changes up to version 1.6
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5** General
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460b9539 7Tracks can now have tags associated with them. See tags in disorder(1)
8or the preferences documentation for the web interface or Disobedience.
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10The search facility knows how to limit results by tag (see search
11documentation for any interface) as well as by word search. It is
12possible to limit random play by tag (see required-tags and
13prohibited-tags in disorder_config(5)).
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15** Disobedience
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17There is a new client, 'Disobedience', that depends on the GTK+ library.
18Feedback on the interface would be very welcome.
19
20** Web Interface
21
22The "New" screen display tracks recently added to the database. From
23here they can be played or their preferences changed.
24
25** Network Play
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27DisOrder can broadcast audio over a network, allowing it to be played on
28multiple client machines. See README.streams for details.
29
460b9539 30** Server
31
32Cache slow file lookups in the server. Should help installations with
33large collections and/or slow platforms.
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35The communications protocol has changed, for the benefit of
36Disobedience.
37
38The 'enabled' and 'random_enabled' configuration options are now gone.
39Instead the state survives from one run of the server to the next.
40'disable now' is gone as well - if you want to emulate it disable
41playing and then scratch the current track.
42
43The 'pick' plugin has been abolished. All the logic formerly done there
44is now built into the server, where it can be done much more
45efficiently.
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47A bug where removing a collection (from the configuration) could cause a
48crash when random play was enabled has been fixed.
49
63e28749 50A new configuration option 'queue_pad' allows the number of random
51tracks kept on the queue to be controlled.
52
75db8354 53There is a new utility disorder-decode which can decode OGG, MP3, WAV
54and FLAC. The example config file uses it.
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460b9539 56** disorderfm
57
58There is a new command line tool called 'disorderfm' which is designed
59for filename translation on (for instance) digital audio repositories.
60It is not yet feature-complete. See its man page for additional
61details.
62
63** Build And Configuration
64
65You can control which components are built with new --with options. See
66README.
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68options.transform and the 'transform' web option have gone, replaced
69with a 'transform' configuration command. Both this and 'namepart' are
70now optional.
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63e28749 72** Thanks
73
74Ross Younger, Colin Watson, Michael Stevens and Mark Wooding all
75contributed in some way to this release.
76
460b9539 77* Changes up to version 1.5.1
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79** Web Interface
80
81Correct regexp for non-alpha tracks.
82
83* Changes up to version 1.5
84
85** Web Interface
86
87Regexp-based filtering of tracks (for instance as used by the initial
88'Choose' page) now does the regexp matching in the server, limiting the
89amount of data transferred to the web interface only to be discarded.
90
91** Client
92
93Regexp-base filtering of tracks is now available to the command line
94client.
95
96** Server
97
98New server_nice, speaker_nice and rescan_nice configuration options
99allow independent control of process priorities.
100
101Scratches are now attributed to the user who requested them.
102
103Bugs fixed:
104 A file descriptor was leaked for each track played.
105 The amount of a track played so far was not reported.
106 The speaker process could crash on underrun.
107 The server would crash if you paused a non-pause capable track.
108 Regexp matching in the file and directory list commands was not
109 reliable.
110 Handling of variable-argument commands in the client was broken.
111
112* Changes up to version 1.4
113
114** General
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116Raw format players are now supported. See README.upgrades and
117README.raw for details. This allows pausing and eliminating the
118inter-track gap.
119
120Pausing is also supported with suitably modified standalone player
121plugins, though none of the supplied ones are capable of this.
122
123When random play is enabled the randomly picked track now appears in the
124queue, and can be moved around the queue, removed from it, etc.
125
126** Web Interface
127
128Switches (random play, pause, ...) are now presented as a
129fixed-appearance switch with an adjacent state indicator.
130
131The 'Manage' screen has new buttons to move tracks to the head or tail
132of the queue.
133
134You can now edit the preferences for all the tracks in an album in a
135single screen, rather than having to visit each separately. For the
136time being the raw preferences editing has gone; it can be reintroduced
137on some form if there is demand. (You can still edit raw preferences
138from the command line.)
139
140Labels are now documented in options.labels rather than
141disorder_config(5).
142
143** Server
144
145If you tried to start up on any empty database with random play enabled
146the server would exit with an error.
147
148The server no longer risks failing if you strace its player
149subprocesses.
150
151It was possible for the server to hang when a 'reconfigure' command was
152issued. This should no longer be the case.
153
154The default signal to forcibly terminate players is now SIGKILL.
155
156** Plugins
157
158Plugins must now declare a type word. This allows them to document
159whether they are a standalone player or a raw-format player, and whether
160they support pausing. They can also arrange to get setup and cleanup
161calls in the main server. See disorder(3) for more details.
162
163* Changes up to version 1.3
164
165** Dependencies
166
167Berkeley DB 4.2 is no longer supported. Use 4.3.
168
169** Client
170
171There is a new 'authorize' command to simplify the addition of local
172users. Please report successes as well as failures.
173
174There is a new 'resolve' command to return the real track name behind an
175alias.
176
177The 'rescan' command no longer takes an argument.
178
179** Server
180
181The track database code has been largely rewritten to improve
182maintainability.
183
184There is a new 'lock' directive. By default the server uses a lockfile
185to prevent multiple copies of itself running simultaneously; this can be
186inhibited e.g. if you are using a filesystem that does not support
187locking and are confident you can prevent concurrent running yourself.
188
189Aliases for track names, constructed from trackname_display_
190preferences, now appear in the virtual filesystem.
191
192The server now executes a subprocess for the rescan operation. It also
193runs a separate deadlock manager.
194
195Standard output and standard error from subprocesses are now logged.
196This is handy if you need to figure out why a player failed unexpectedly
197but might lead to huge log files if you have needlessly verbose players.
198
199** Web Interface
200
201Enable/disable buttons are now colored to reflect current state.
202
203Entering numeric volume values (rather than clicking on the arrows) now
204works.
205
206Connection errors are reported more gracefuly.
207
208** Plugins
209
210Scanner plugins are now always invoked in a subprocess.
211
212disorder_track_count() and disorder_track_getn() are no longer
213available. Instead use disorder_track_random().
214
215Plugins are now opened with RTLD_NOW, so link errors are detected
216immediately.
217
218** Tools
219
220disorder-dump now insists on the input/output file being a named regular
221file, rather than using stdin or stdout.
222
223** Other
224
225Some missing files have been added, and some notes added regarding
226getting text encoding right.
227
228* Changes up to version 1.2
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230See README.upgrades when upgrading to this version.
231
232** Bugs Fixed
233
234Avoid accumulating overlarge recently played list.
235
236When the server was stopped, the currently playing track would not be
237added to the recently played list. This has been fixed.
238
239Reloading the 'volume' page no longer repeats the last volume-changing
240action.
241
242The search facility now works properly for multiple hits within a single
243artist or album.
244
245** Server
246
247New namepart directive replaces web interface's trackname-part. There
248are associated changes to the protocol and clients.
249
250The number of database queries per candidate match required when
251searching has been reduced.
252
253The operator can control the signal used to scratch playing tracks. The
254default has been changed to SIGINT from SIGKILL.
255
256The 'log' command now provides a formalised event log, rather than raw
257access to the server's ordinary log output.
258
259** Web Interface Changes
260
261*** Choosing Tracks
262
263When picking a track the client now stays on the same screen rather than
264redirecting back to the 'Playing' screen. So that the user gets
265feedback from their action, playing and queued tracks are now marked as
266such in the track picking screen.
267
268It is possible to revert to the old behaviour by removing the back=
269argument from the choose.html and search.html templates (and optionally
270the trackstate lines).
271
272*** Search
273
274Non-ASCII characters are now properly supported in search terms.
275
276*** Syntax
277
278The template syntax has been changed slightly to ignore whitespace in
279certain places.
280
281*** Miscellaneous
282
283Some formerly textual buttons are now replaced by images (with ALT text
284reflecting the old value). The stylesheet is now a .css file (installed
285in the same place as the images) rather than being embedded into every
286template.
287
288Artist and album names in the playing and recently-played lists are now
289links to the corresponding directory.
290
291More functions are now available from the 'manage' screen.
292
293The menus are now (by default) across the top of the screen instead of
294down the side. Set the 'menu' label to 'sidebar' to restore the old
295appearance. 'Volume' is not present in this new menu, use 'Manage'
296instead (or edit the template).
297
298** tkdisorder
299
300tkdisorder now displays artist, album and title in the queue and
301recently played widgets, rather than just the title (as formerly).
302
303* Changes up to version 1.1
304
305** Bugs Fixed
306
307Corrected various problems with UTF-8 parsing.
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309In the web interface, "The Beatles" (etc) are now grouped under 'B' not
310'T' when grouping tracks by initial letter.
311
312** Server
313
314The list of recently played tracks is now preserved across server
315restarts.
316
317Track IDs are more compact.
318
319Versions of libdb before 4.2 are no longer supported. 4.2 and 4.3 both
320work now. 4.2 support will be removed in some future release.
321
322Prehistoric backwards-compatibility logic removed. Only affects people
323upgrading from long before 1.0 (who should upgrade to 1.0 and then to
3241.1.)
325
326** Command Line
327
328Tracks can be moved in the queue from the command line.
329
330'disorder queue' now reports track IDs.
331
332$pkgdatadir/completion.bash provides tab completion over commands and
333options.
334
335** Web Interface
336
337New 'cooked' preferences interface saves users having to know arcane
338details of trackname preferences and so on. Non-ASCII characters are
339now properly supported in this context.
340
341CGI arguments to the web interface are now checked for UTF-8 compliance.
342
343Local Variables:
344mode:outline
345fill-column:72
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