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56<h1>DisOrder Change History</h1>
57
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58<p>This file documents recent user-visible changes to <a
59 href="http://www.greenend.org.uk/rjk/disorder/">DisOrder</a>.</p>
60
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61<h2>Changes up to version 4.4</h2>
62
63 <div class=section>
64
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65 <h3>Server</h3>
66
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67 <div class=section>
68
fe33cfc0 69 <p>The <tt>device</tt> configuration option now works under OS X.
7cd4dd21 70 Devices may
f207f710 71 be specified either by UID or name. Fixes <a
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72 href="http://code.google.com/p/disorder/issues/detail?id=27">Issue
73 27</a>.</p>
f207f710 74
f71fc3ab 75 <p>Gapless play should be more reliable, and playback latency over RTP
6762ac8a 76 should be a bit lower. Note though that all the sound output code has
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77 been reorganized and in some cases completely rewritten, so it's possible
78 that bugs may have been (re-)introduced.</p>
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79
80 <p>The <tt>command</tt> backend now (optionally) sends silence instead
81 of suspending writes when a pause occurs or no track is playing.</p>
82
83 </div>
84
85 <h3>Web Interface</h3>
86
87 <div class=section>
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89 <p>Confirmation URLs should be cleaner (and in particular not end
90 with punctuation). (Please see <a
91 href="README.upgrades">README.upgrades</a> for more about this.)</p>
92
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93 </div>
94
95 <h3>RTP Player</h3>
96
97 <div class=section>
98
99 <p>There is a new <tt>--command</tt> option which allows the RTP player
100 to send audio data to a user-chosen command instead of an audio API. See
101 the man page for details.</p>
102
103 <p>The <tt>--device</tt> option to <tt>disorder-playrtp</tt> now works
104 under OS X (as above).</p>
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105
106 </div>
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107
108 <h3>General</h3>
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110 <div class=section>
111
112 <p>IPv6 should now work. Network address specifications
113 (<tt>listen</tt>, <tt>connect</tt> etc) can now be prefixed with
114 <tt>-4</tt> or <tt>-6</tt> to force use
115 of IPv4 or IPv6, though normally this should not be needed.</p>
116
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117 <p>Unicode support has been upgraded to <a
118 href="http://www.unicode.org/versions/Unicode5.1.0/">Unicode
119 5.1.0</a>.</p>
120
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121 <p>Various elements of the source code have been
122 rationalized.</p>
123
124 </div>
125
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126 <h3>Bugs fixed</h3>
127
128 <div class=section>
129
130 <table class=bugs>
131 <tr>
132 <th>ID</th>
133 <th>Description</th>
134 </tr>
135
136 <tr>
137 <td><a href="http://code.google.com/p/disorder/issues/detail?id=27">#27</a></td>
138 <td>Mac DisOrder uses wrong sound device</td>
139 </tr>
140
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141 <tr>
142 <td><a href="http://code.google.com/p/disorder/issues/detail?id=33">#33</a></d>
143 <td>(Some) plugins need -lm.</td>
144 </tr>
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146 <tr>
147 <td><a href="http://code.google.com/p/disorder/issues/detail?id=39">#39</a></d>
148 <td>Double bind() non-multicast AF_INET</td>
149 </tr>
150
151 <tr>
152 <td><a href="http://code.google.com/p/disorder/issues/detail?id=40">#40</a></d>
153 <td>Missing stub function</td>
154 </tr>
155
156 <tr>
157 <td><a href="http://code.google.com/p/disorder/issues/detail?id=41">#41</a></d>
158 <td>Missing includes for timeval</td>
159 </tr>
160
161 <tr>
162 <td><a href="http://code.google.com/p/disorder/issues/detail?id=42">#42</a></d>
163 <td>syntax error in empeg_host section</td>
164 </tr>
165
166 <tr>
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167 <td><a href="http://code.google.com/p/disorder/issues/detail?id=43">#43</a></d>
168 <td>decoder segfault with FLAC 1.2.1</td>
169 </tr>
170
171 <tr>
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172 <td><a href="http://code.google.com/p/disorder/issues/detail?id=44">#44</a></d>
173 <td>gcc 4.3.2-1ubuntu12 SUYB patch</td>
174 </tr>
175
176 <tr>
177 <td><a href="http://code.google.com/p/disorder/issues/detail?id=45">#45</a></d>
178 <td>disobedience doesn't configure its back end</td>
179 </tr>
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181 </table>
182
183 </div>
184 </div>
185
a0e78d96 186<h2>Changes up to version 4.3</h2>
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187
188 <div class=section>
189
190 <h3>Disobedience</h3>
191
192 <div class=section>
193
194 <p>A bug was fixed in the calculation of how much of the track had
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195 played. This would lead to the counter showing incorrect values in
196 various situations.</p>
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197
198 <p>Disobedience's icons have been changed to larger, more colorful
199 ones. The SVG source is included if you want to fiddle with them.</p>
200
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201 <p>&ldquo;Select all&rdquo; is now no longer available in the choose
202 tab. Instead there is a new &ldquo;Select children&rdquo; option which
203 selects the file children of a single subdirectory.</p>
204
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205 </div>
206
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207 <h3>Server</h3>
208
209 <div class=section>
210
211 <p>The selection bias for newly added tracks was reduced by half. You
212 can put it back to the old very neophilic value with
213 &ldquo;<tt>new_bias 900000</tt>&rdquo; in the config file.</p>
214
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215 <p>It is now possible to &lsquo;adopt&rsquo; randomly picked tracks.
216 Disobedience and the command-line client support this but the web
217 interface does not.</p>
218
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219 <p>The default track name parsing was modified to handle filenames
220 generated by iTunes.</p>
221
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222 </div>
223
10a6c925 224 <h3>Miscellaneous</h3>
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225
226 <div class=section>
227
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228 <p><tt>disorderfm</tt> now preserves directory permissions.</p>
229
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230 <p>DisOrder is now licensed under <a
231 href="http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-3.0.html">GPL v3</a>. The main
232 goal is to prohibit <a
233 href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tivoization">Tivoization</a>.</p>
234
d8b95785 235 <p>The build system will now automatically cope with Fink's broken GTK+
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236 packages. There are a number of improvements to the Debian
237 packaging.</p>
d8b95785 238
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239 <p>DisOrder now builds on 64-bit Linux systems.</p>
240
e02f9807 241 <p>There are various minor fixes.</p>
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242
243 </div>
244
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245 <h3>Bugs fixed</h3>
246
247 <div class=section>
248
249 <table class=bugs>
250 <tr>
251 <th>ID</th>
252 <th>Description</th>
253 </tr>
254
255 <tr>
256 <td><a href="http://code.google.com/p/disorder/issues/detail?id=24">#24</a></td>
257 <td>Fails to build on ubuntu 8.10</td>
258 </tr>
259 <tr>
260 <td><a href="http://code.google.com/p/disorder/issues/detail?id=26">#26</a></td>
261 <td>Disobedience shows wrong track elapsed time after a pause</td>
262 </tr>
263 </table>
264
265 </div>
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268<h2>Changes up to version 4.2</h2>
269
270<div class=section>
271
272 <h3>Disobedience</h3>
273
274 <div class=section>
275
276 <p>The login window now has a 'remote' switch. If this is turned off
277 then Disobedience will connect to a local server. Formerly it would
278 always use TCP/IP.</p>
279
280 <p>The Delete and backspace keys will now remove tracks from the queue.
281 Escape will now dismiss the properties, users or login windows and return
282 now works in the login and properties windows.</p>
283
284 </div>
285
286 <h3>Documentation</h3>
287
288 <div class=section>
289
290 <p>Track and global preferences are now described in a new
291 <b>disorder_preferences</b>(5) man page.</p>
292
293 </div>
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295 <h3>Bugs fixed</h3>
296
297 <div class=section>
298
299 <table class=bugs>
300 <tr>
301 <th>ID</th>
302 <th>Description</th>
303 </tr>
304
305 <tr>
306 <td><a href="http://code.google.com/p/disorder/issues/detail?id=21">#21</a></td>
307 <td>CGI should use PATH_INFO more sensibly</td>
308 </tr>
309 </table>
310
311 </div>
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313
314
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315<h2>Changes up to version 4.1.1</h2>
316
317<div class=section>
318
319 <p>Disobedience's &ldquo;Login&rdquo; window now works when you are logged
320 in.</p>
321
322</div>
323
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324<h2>Changes up to version 4.1</h2>
325
326<div class=section>
327
328 <h3>Disobedience</h3>
329
330 <div class=section>
331
332 <p>Disobedience has been largely rewritten:</p>
333
334 <ul>
335
336 <li>All the tabs now use native GTK+ list/tree widgets, resulting in
337 greater speed in some cases and more consistency with other GTK+
338 applications.</li>
339
340 <li>You can now use type-ahead find in the choose tab. The initiation
341 of a search is delayed slightly to avoid lots of updates when you're
342 half way through entering search terms.</li>
343
344 <li>The choose tab now shows track lengths.</li>
345
346 <li>Many buttons are now more reliably made insensitive when they can't
347 be used.</li>
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348
349 <li>You can now play tracks off the recent tab.</li>
350
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351 </ul>
352
353 <p>Disobedience attempts to cope with servers from older versions, up to
354 a point, but this is not well tested and it's best to keep the server
355 fully up to date.</p>
356
357 </div>
358
359 <h3>Server</h3>
360
361 <div class=section>
362
363 <p>When a track shares a directory with its alias, the real track name is
364 now returned instead of the alias (the opposite way round to the previous
365 behaviour).</p>
366
367 </div>
368</div>
369
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370<h2>Changes up to version 4.0.2</h2>
371
372<div class=section>
373
374 <p>Corrected web browser linked from Disobedience.</p>
375
376</div>
377
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378<h2>Changes up to version 4.0.1</h2>
379
380<div class=section>
381
382 <p>Libtool and Automake now install the CGI correctly. As part of this,
383 <tt>cgidir</tt> has been renamed to <tt>cgiexecdir</tt>. The configure
384 script will report an error if you try to use the old name.</p>
385
386</div>
387
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390<div class=section>
391
392 <h3>Server</h3>
393
394<div class=section>
395
396 <p>The <tt>gap</tt> directive will no longer work. It could be
397 restored if there is real demand.</p>
398
399 <h4>Event Scheduling</h4>
400
401<div class=section>
402
403 <p>It is now possible to schedule events to occur in the future.
404 Currently the supported actions are playing a specific track, and
405 changing a global preference (thus allowing e.g. random play to be
406 turned on or off). See the <tt>schedule-*</tt>
407 commands described in disorder(1).</p>
408
409</div>
410
411<h4>Random Track Choice</h4>
412
413<div class=section>
414
415 <p>This has been completely rewritten to support new features:</p>
416
417 <ul>
418
419 <li>tracks in the recently-played list or in the queue are no longer
420 eligible for random choice.</li>
421
422 <li>there is a new <tt>weight</tt> track preference allowing for
423 non-uniform track selection. See disorder(1) for details.</li>
424
425 <li>there is a new configuration item <tt>replay_min</tt> defining
426 the minimum time before a played track can be picked at random.
427 The default is 8 hours (which matches the earlier behaviour).</li>
428
429 <li>recently added tracks are biased up; see <tt>new_bias</tt> and
430 <tt>new_bias_age</tt> in disorder_config(5).</li>
431
432 </ul>
433
434</div>
435
436<h4>Web Interface</h4>
437
438<div class=section>
439
440 <p>This has been largely rewritten. The most immediate benefits are:</p>
441
442 <ul>
443
444 <li>the search page is integrated into the choose page, and
445 includes links to parent directories.</li>
446
447 <li>if you try to do something you have insufficient rights for,
448 instead of getting an error page or nothing happening, you are
449 redirected to the login page.</li>
450
451 </ul>
452
453 <p>Customizers should find their lives easier: the syntax is less onerous, it
454 is possible to define macros to avoid repetition, and the documentation is
455 less monolithic (see disorder.cgi(8) as a starting point).</p>
456
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457 <p>Mail is now sent via the system sendmail program, though it remains
458 possible to use TCP to connect to an SMTP server. See <tt>sendmail</tt> and
459 <tt>smtp_server</tt> in disorder_config(5).</p>
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461 <p>The web interface is now installed automatically. If you don't want it,
462 use <tt>./configure --without-cgi</tt>. If you want it in a non-default
463 location, or no location for it is detected, set <tt>cgidir</tt>
464 and <tt>httpdir</tt> on the <tt>./configure</tt> command line.</p>
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467
468</div>
469
470<h3>Disobedience</h3>
471
472<div class=section>
473
474 <p>There is now a new user management window. From here you can add and
475 remove users or modify their settings.</p>
476
477 <p>Relatedly, the server will only allow remote user management if you set
478 <tt>remote_userman</tt> to <tt>yes</tt>.</p>
479
480</div>
481
482<h3>Miscellaneous</h3>
483
484<div class=section>
485
486 <p><tt>scripts/setup</tt> now honors command line options, and can
487 set up network play as well as the local default sound device.</p>
488
489</div>
490
491<h3>Bugs Fixed</h3>
492
493<div class=section>
494
495 <table class=bugs>
496 <tr>
497 <th>ID</th>
498 <th>Description</th>
499 </tr>
500
501 <tr>
502 <td><a href="http://code.google.com/p/disorder/issues/detail?id=2">#2</a></td>
503 <td>Search results should link to directories</td>
504 </tr>
505
506 <tr>
507 <td><a href="http://code.google.com/p/disorder/issues/detail?id=6">#6</a></td>
508 <td>Schedule tracks for a particular time</td>
509 </tr>
510
511 <tr>
512 <td><a href="http://code.google.com/p/disorder/issues/detail?id=10">#10</a></td>
513 <td>Non-uniform track selection</td>
514 </tr>
515
516 <tr>
517 <td><a href="http://code.google.com/p/disorder/issues/detail?id=11">#11</a></td>
518 <td>Bias random selection to newly added tracks</td>
519 </tr>
520
521 <tr>
522 <td><a href="http://code.google.com/p/disorder/issues/detail?id=13">#13</a></td>
523 <td>Default encoding for debian setup scripts</td>
524 </tr>
525
526 <tr>
527 <td><a href="http://code.google.com/p/disorder/issues/detail?id=16">#16</a></td>
528 <td>Cookie expiry causes user to be silently logged out and not
529 subsequently redirected to login page</td>
530 </tr>
531
532 <tr>
533 <td><a href="http://code.google.com/p/disorder/issues/detail?id=20">#20</a></td>
534 <td>Broken aliasing rules</td>
535 </tr>
536
537 </table>
538
539</div>
540
541</div>
542
543<h2>Changes up to version 3.0.2</h2>
544
545<div class=section>
546
547 <p>Builds <tt>--without-server</tt> should work again.</p>
548
549 <p>The web interface is a bit more liberal in the cookie value
550 syntax it will accept.</p>
551
552 <p>Clients fail more gracefully if no password is available.</p>
553
554</div>
555
556<h2>Changes up to version 3.0.1</h2>
557
558<div class=section>
559
560 <p>Debian upgrades from 2.0.x should now work better.</p>
561
562</div>
563
564<h2>Changes up to version 3.0</h2>
565
566<div class=section>
567
568 <p><b>Important</b>! See <a
569 href="README.upgrades">README.upgrades</a> when upgrading.</p>
570
571 <h3>Platforms And Installation</h3>
572
573<div class=section>
574
575 <p>Mac OS X and FreeBSD are somewhat supported. There is now a bash
576 script in <tt>scripts/setup</tt> which will automate the setup after
577 <tt>make install</tt>.</p>
578
579</div>
580
581<h3>Server</h3>
582
583<div class=section>
584
585 <p>Users are now stored in the database rather than a configuration
586 file.</p>
587
588 <p>The server now has a built-in list of stopwords and players, so
589 only additions to these need be mentioned in the configuration file.</p>
590
591 <p>The default inter-track gap is now 0s.</p>
592
593 <p>How sound is played is now controlled via the new <tt>api</tt>
594 configuration command. This also controls how the volume is set,
595 which now works with ALSA as well as OSS.</p>
596
597 <p>A bug in the MP3 decoder was fixed (also in 2.0.4).</p>
598
599</div>
600
601<h3>Web Interface</h3>
602
603<div class=section>
604
605 <p>The web interface now uses cookies to remember user identity, and
606 allows online registration of new users. Also it is no longer
607 necessary to manually specify the URL of the web interface (but you
608 can override it if you don't like the value it figures out).</p>
609
610 <p>It is possible to allow users to register via the web interface.</p>
611
612 <p>The web interface's browser support has been improved. It has
613 been tested with Firefox 2, Safari 3, Konqueror 3, Internet Explorer
614 7 and Opera 9.</p>
615
616</div>
617
618<h3>Disobedience</h3>
619
620<div class=section>
621
622 <p>A bug which would cause a crash if you attempt to rearrange the
623 queue while no track was playing has been fixed. There is a new
624 'deselect all tracks' option, mirroring 'select all tracks.</p>
625
626</div>
627
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