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66<h1>DisOrder Change History</h1>
67
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68<p>This file documents recent user-visible changes to <a
69 href="http://www.greenend.org.uk/rjk/disorder/">DisOrder</a>.</p>
70
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71<h2>Changes up to version 5.0.1</h2>
72
73<div class=section>
74
75<h3>Disobedience</h3>
76
77<div class=section>
78
79<p>The sense of the Control &#x2192; Playing menu item was fixed.</p>
80
81</div>
82
83</div>
84
64360021 85<h2>Changes up to version 5.0</h2>
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86
87 <div class=section>
88
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89 <h3>Server</h3>
90
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91 <div class=section>
92
fe33cfc0 93 <p>The <tt>device</tt> configuration option now works under OS X.
7cd4dd21 94 Devices may
f207f710 95 be specified either by UID or name. Fixes <a
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96 href="http://code.google.com/p/disorder/issues/detail?id=27">Issue
97 27</a>.</p>
f207f710 98
f71fc3ab 99 <p>Gapless play should be more reliable, and playback latency over RTP
6762ac8a 100 should be a bit lower. Note though that all the sound output code has
f71fc3ab 101 been reorganized and in some cases completely rewritten, so it's possible
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102 that bugs may have been (re-)introduced. Decoding of scratches is also
103 initiated ahead of time, giving more reliable playback.</p>
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104
105 <p>The <tt>command</tt> backend now (optionally) sends silence instead
106 of suspending writes when a pause occurs or no track is playing.</p>
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107
108 <p>If <a href="http://www.mega-nerd.com/SRC/">libsamplerate</a> is
109 available at build time then that will be used instead of invoking
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110 <a href="http://sox.sourceforge.net/">SoX</a>. SoX support will be
111 removed in a future version.</p>
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113 <p>The libao plugin has been removed, because the plugin API is not
114 usable in libao 1.0.0.</p>
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116 <p>Playlists are now supported. These allow a collection of tracks to be
117 prepared offline and played as a unit.</p>
118
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119 </div>
120
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121 <h3>Disobedience</h3>
122
123 <div class=section>
124
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125 <p>Multiple tracks can now be dragged in the queue in a single operation.
126 Furthermore, it is now possible to drag tracks from the
127 &ldquo;Recent&rdquo;, &ldquo;Added&rdquo; and &ldquo;Choose&rdquo; tabs
128 to the queue.</p>
6a7eb118 129
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130 <p>Disobedience now supports playlist editing and has a compact mode,
131 available from the <b>Control</b> menu.</p>
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133 <p>Disobedience has a <a href="disobedience/manual/index.html">new
134 manual</a>.</p>
135
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136 </div>
137
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138 <h3>Web Interface</h3>
139
140 <div class=section>
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142 <p>Confirmation URLs should be cleaner (and in particular not end
143 with punctuation). (Please see <a
144 href="README.upgrades">README.upgrades</a> for more about this.)</p>
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146 </div>
147
148 <h3>RTP Player</h3>
149
150 <div class=section>
151
152 <p>There is a new <tt>--command</tt> option which allows the RTP player
153 to send audio data to a user-chosen command instead of an audio API. See
154 the man page for details.</p>
155
156 <p>The <tt>--device</tt> option to <tt>disorder-playrtp</tt> now works
157 under OS X (as above).</p>
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158
159 </div>
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160
161 <h3>General</h3>
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163 <div class=section>
164
165 <p>IPv6 should now work. Network address specifications
166 (<tt>listen</tt>, <tt>connect</tt> etc) can now be prefixed with
167 <tt>-4</tt> or <tt>-6</tt> to force use
168 of IPv4 or IPv6, though normally this should not be needed.</p>
169
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170 <p>Unicode support has been upgraded to <a
171 href="http://www.unicode.org/versions/Unicode5.1.0/">Unicode
172 5.1.0</a>.</p>
173
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174 <p>Various elements of the source code have been
175 rationalized.</p>
176
177 </div>
178
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179 <h3>Bugs fixed</h3>
180
181 <div class=section>
182
183 <table class=bugs>
184 <tr>
185 <th>ID</th>
186 <th>Description</th>
187 </tr>
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188
189 <tr>
190 <td><a href="http://code.google.com/p/disorder/issues/detail?id=22">#22</a></td>
191 <td>Background decoders interact badly with server reload</td>
192 </tr>
193
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194 <tr>
195 <td><a href="http://code.google.com/p/disorder/issues/detail?id=27">#27</a></td>
196 <td>Mac DisOrder uses wrong sound device</td>
197 </tr>
198
7cd4dd21 199 <tr>
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200 <td><a href="http://code.google.com/p/disorder/issues/detail?id=30">#30</a></d>
201 <td>mini disobedience interface</td>
202 </tr>
203
204 <tr>
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205 <td><a href="http://code.google.com/p/disorder/issues/detail?id=32">#32</a></d>
206 <td>Excessively verbose log chatter on shutdown</td>
207 </tr>
208
209 <tr>
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210 <td><a href="http://code.google.com/p/disorder/issues/detail?id=33">#33</a></d>
211 <td>(Some) plugins need -lm.</td>
212 </tr>
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213
214 <tr>
215 <td><a href="http://code.google.com/p/disorder/issues/detail?id=39">#39</a></d>
216 <td>Double bind() non-multicast AF_INET</td>
217 </tr>
218
219 <tr>
220 <td><a href="http://code.google.com/p/disorder/issues/detail?id=40">#40</a></d>
221 <td>Missing stub function</td>
222 </tr>
223
224 <tr>
225 <td><a href="http://code.google.com/p/disorder/issues/detail?id=41">#41</a></d>
226 <td>Missing includes for timeval</td>
227 </tr>
228
229 <tr>
230 <td><a href="http://code.google.com/p/disorder/issues/detail?id=42">#42</a></d>
231 <td>syntax error in empeg_host section</td>
232 </tr>
233
234 <tr>
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235 <td><a href="http://code.google.com/p/disorder/issues/detail?id=43">#43</a></d>
236 <td>decoder segfault with FLAC 1.2.1</td>
237 </tr>
238
239 <tr>
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240 <td><a href="http://code.google.com/p/disorder/issues/detail?id=44">#44</a></d>
241 <td>gcc 4.3.2-1ubuntu12 SUYB patch</td>
242 </tr>
243
244 <tr>
245 <td><a href="http://code.google.com/p/disorder/issues/detail?id=45">#45</a></d>
246 <td>disobedience doesn't configure its back end</td>
247 </tr>
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249 <tr>
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250 <td><a href="http://code.google.com/p/disorder/issues/detail?id=46">#46</a></d>
251 <td>Sort search results in web interface</td>
252 </tr>
253
254 <tr>
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255 <td><a href="http://code.google.com/p/disorder/issues/detail?id=48">#48</a></d>
256 <td>build-time dependency on <tt>oggdec</tt> removed</td>
257 </tr>
258
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259 <tr>
260 <td><a href="http://code.google.com/p/disorder/issues/detail?id=49">#49</a></d>
261 <td>Disobedience's 'When' column gets out of date</td>
262 </tr>
263
900fa0b8 264 <tr>
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265 <td><a href="http://code.google.com/p/disorder/issues/detail?id=51">#51</a></td>
266 <td>Improved speaker process robustness</td>
267 </tr>
268
269 <tr>
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270 <td>(none)</td>
271 <td>&ldquo;found track in no collection&rdquo; messages for scratches
272 are now suppressed</td>
273 </tr>
274
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276 <td>(none)</td>
277 <td>Disobedience would sometimes fail to notice when a track
278 started, leading to its display getting out of date.</td>
279 </tr>
280
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282 </div>
283 </div>
284
a0e78d96 285<h2>Changes up to version 4.3</h2>
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286
287 <div class=section>
288
289 <h3>Disobedience</h3>
290
291 <div class=section>
292
293 <p>A bug was fixed in the calculation of how much of the track had
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294 played. This would lead to the counter showing incorrect values in
295 various situations.</p>
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296
297 <p>Disobedience's icons have been changed to larger, more colorful
298 ones. The SVG source is included if you want to fiddle with them.</p>
299
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300 <p>&ldquo;Select all&rdquo; is now no longer available in the choose
301 tab. Instead there is a new &ldquo;Select children&rdquo; option which
302 selects the file children of a single subdirectory.</p>
303
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304 </div>
305
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306 <h3>Server</h3>
307
308 <div class=section>
309
310 <p>The selection bias for newly added tracks was reduced by half. You
311 can put it back to the old very neophilic value with
312 &ldquo;<tt>new_bias 900000</tt>&rdquo; in the config file.</p>
313
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314 <p>It is now possible to &lsquo;adopt&rsquo; randomly picked tracks.
315 Disobedience and the command-line client support this but the web
316 interface does not.</p>
317
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318 <p>The default track name parsing was modified to handle filenames
319 generated by iTunes.</p>
320
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322
10a6c925 323 <h3>Miscellaneous</h3>
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324
325 <div class=section>
326
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327 <p><tt>disorderfm</tt> now preserves directory permissions.</p>
328
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329 <p>DisOrder is now licensed under <a
330 href="http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-3.0.html">GPL v3</a>. The main
331 goal is to prohibit <a
332 href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tivoization">Tivoization</a>.</p>
333
d8b95785 334 <p>The build system will now automatically cope with Fink's broken GTK+
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335 packages. There are a number of improvements to the Debian
336 packaging.</p>
d8b95785 337
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338 <p>DisOrder now builds on 64-bit Linux systems.</p>
339
e02f9807 340 <p>There are various minor fixes.</p>
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341
342 </div>
343
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344 <h3>Bugs fixed</h3>
345
346 <div class=section>
347
348 <table class=bugs>
349 <tr>
350 <th>ID</th>
351 <th>Description</th>
352 </tr>
353
354 <tr>
355 <td><a href="http://code.google.com/p/disorder/issues/detail?id=24">#24</a></td>
356 <td>Fails to build on ubuntu 8.10</td>
357 </tr>
358 <tr>
359 <td><a href="http://code.google.com/p/disorder/issues/detail?id=26">#26</a></td>
360 <td>Disobedience shows wrong track elapsed time after a pause</td>
361 </tr>
362 </table>
363
364 </div>
d8b95785 365 </div>
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367<h2>Changes up to version 4.2</h2>
368
369<div class=section>
370
371 <h3>Disobedience</h3>
372
373 <div class=section>
374
375 <p>The login window now has a 'remote' switch. If this is turned off
376 then Disobedience will connect to a local server. Formerly it would
377 always use TCP/IP.</p>
378
379 <p>The Delete and backspace keys will now remove tracks from the queue.
380 Escape will now dismiss the properties, users or login windows and return
381 now works in the login and properties windows.</p>
382
383 </div>
384
385 <h3>Documentation</h3>
386
387 <div class=section>
388
389 <p>Track and global preferences are now described in a new
390 <b>disorder_preferences</b>(5) man page.</p>
391
392 </div>
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394 <h3>Bugs fixed</h3>
395
396 <div class=section>
397
398 <table class=bugs>
399 <tr>
400 <th>ID</th>
401 <th>Description</th>
402 </tr>
403
404 <tr>
405 <td><a href="http://code.google.com/p/disorder/issues/detail?id=21">#21</a></td>
406 <td>CGI should use PATH_INFO more sensibly</td>
407 </tr>
408 </table>
409
410 </div>
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412
413
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414<h2>Changes up to version 4.1.1</h2>
415
416<div class=section>
417
418 <p>Disobedience's &ldquo;Login&rdquo; window now works when you are logged
419 in.</p>
420
421</div>
422
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423<h2>Changes up to version 4.1</h2>
424
425<div class=section>
426
427 <h3>Disobedience</h3>
428
429 <div class=section>
430
431 <p>Disobedience has been largely rewritten:</p>
432
433 <ul>
434
435 <li>All the tabs now use native GTK+ list/tree widgets, resulting in
436 greater speed in some cases and more consistency with other GTK+
437 applications.</li>
438
439 <li>You can now use type-ahead find in the choose tab. The initiation
440 of a search is delayed slightly to avoid lots of updates when you're
441 half way through entering search terms.</li>
442
443 <li>The choose tab now shows track lengths.</li>
444
445 <li>Many buttons are now more reliably made insensitive when they can't
446 be used.</li>
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448 <li>You can now play tracks off the recent tab.</li>
449
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451
452 <p>Disobedience attempts to cope with servers from older versions, up to
453 a point, but this is not well tested and it's best to keep the server
454 fully up to date.</p>
455
456 </div>
457
458 <h3>Server</h3>
459
460 <div class=section>
461
462 <p>When a track shares a directory with its alias, the real track name is
463 now returned instead of the alias (the opposite way round to the previous
464 behaviour).</p>
465
466 </div>
467</div>
468
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469<h2>Changes up to version 4.0.2</h2>
470
471<div class=section>
472
473 <p>Corrected web browser linked from Disobedience.</p>
474
475</div>
476
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477<h2>Changes up to version 4.0.1</h2>
478
479<div class=section>
480
481 <p>Libtool and Automake now install the CGI correctly. As part of this,
482 <tt>cgidir</tt> has been renamed to <tt>cgiexecdir</tt>. The configure
483 script will report an error if you try to use the old name.</p>
484
485</div>
486
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488
489<div class=section>
490
491 <h3>Server</h3>
492
493<div class=section>
494
495 <p>The <tt>gap</tt> directive will no longer work. It could be
496 restored if there is real demand.</p>
497
498 <h4>Event Scheduling</h4>
499
500<div class=section>
501
502 <p>It is now possible to schedule events to occur in the future.
503 Currently the supported actions are playing a specific track, and
504 changing a global preference (thus allowing e.g. random play to be
505 turned on or off). See the <tt>schedule-*</tt>
506 commands described in disorder(1).</p>
507
508</div>
509
510<h4>Random Track Choice</h4>
511
512<div class=section>
513
514 <p>This has been completely rewritten to support new features:</p>
515
516 <ul>
517
518 <li>tracks in the recently-played list or in the queue are no longer
519 eligible for random choice.</li>
520
521 <li>there is a new <tt>weight</tt> track preference allowing for
522 non-uniform track selection. See disorder(1) for details.</li>
523
524 <li>there is a new configuration item <tt>replay_min</tt> defining
525 the minimum time before a played track can be picked at random.
526 The default is 8 hours (which matches the earlier behaviour).</li>
527
528 <li>recently added tracks are biased up; see <tt>new_bias</tt> and
529 <tt>new_bias_age</tt> in disorder_config(5).</li>
530
531 </ul>
532
533</div>
534
535<h4>Web Interface</h4>
536
537<div class=section>
538
539 <p>This has been largely rewritten. The most immediate benefits are:</p>
540
541 <ul>
542
543 <li>the search page is integrated into the choose page, and
544 includes links to parent directories.</li>
545
546 <li>if you try to do something you have insufficient rights for,
547 instead of getting an error page or nothing happening, you are
548 redirected to the login page.</li>
549
550 </ul>
551
552 <p>Customizers should find their lives easier: the syntax is less onerous, it
553 is possible to define macros to avoid repetition, and the documentation is
554 less monolithic (see disorder.cgi(8) as a starting point).</p>
555
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556 <p>Mail is now sent via the system sendmail program, though it remains
557 possible to use TCP to connect to an SMTP server. See <tt>sendmail</tt> and
558 <tt>smtp_server</tt> in disorder_config(5).</p>
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560 <p>The web interface is now installed automatically. If you don't want it,
561 use <tt>./configure --without-cgi</tt>. If you want it in a non-default
562 location, or no location for it is detected, set <tt>cgidir</tt>
563 and <tt>httpdir</tt> on the <tt>./configure</tt> command line.</p>
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566
567</div>
568
569<h3>Disobedience</h3>
570
571<div class=section>
572
573 <p>There is now a new user management window. From here you can add and
574 remove users or modify their settings.</p>
575
576 <p>Relatedly, the server will only allow remote user management if you set
577 <tt>remote_userman</tt> to <tt>yes</tt>.</p>
578
579</div>
580
581<h3>Miscellaneous</h3>
582
583<div class=section>
584
585 <p><tt>scripts/setup</tt> now honors command line options, and can
586 set up network play as well as the local default sound device.</p>
587
588</div>
589
590<h3>Bugs Fixed</h3>
591
592<div class=section>
593
594 <table class=bugs>
595 <tr>
596 <th>ID</th>
597 <th>Description</th>
598 </tr>
599
600 <tr>
601 <td><a href="http://code.google.com/p/disorder/issues/detail?id=2">#2</a></td>
602 <td>Search results should link to directories</td>
603 </tr>
604
605 <tr>
606 <td><a href="http://code.google.com/p/disorder/issues/detail?id=6">#6</a></td>
607 <td>Schedule tracks for a particular time</td>
608 </tr>
609
610 <tr>
611 <td><a href="http://code.google.com/p/disorder/issues/detail?id=10">#10</a></td>
612 <td>Non-uniform track selection</td>
613 </tr>
614
615 <tr>
616 <td><a href="http://code.google.com/p/disorder/issues/detail?id=11">#11</a></td>
617 <td>Bias random selection to newly added tracks</td>
618 </tr>
619
620 <tr>
621 <td><a href="http://code.google.com/p/disorder/issues/detail?id=13">#13</a></td>
622 <td>Default encoding for debian setup scripts</td>
623 </tr>
624
625 <tr>
626 <td><a href="http://code.google.com/p/disorder/issues/detail?id=16">#16</a></td>
627 <td>Cookie expiry causes user to be silently logged out and not
628 subsequently redirected to login page</td>
629 </tr>
630
631 <tr>
632 <td><a href="http://code.google.com/p/disorder/issues/detail?id=20">#20</a></td>
633 <td>Broken aliasing rules</td>
634 </tr>
635
636 </table>
637
638</div>
639
640</div>
641
642<h2>Changes up to version 3.0.2</h2>
643
644<div class=section>
645
646 <p>Builds <tt>--without-server</tt> should work again.</p>
647
648 <p>The web interface is a bit more liberal in the cookie value
649 syntax it will accept.</p>
650
651 <p>Clients fail more gracefully if no password is available.</p>
652
653</div>
654
655<h2>Changes up to version 3.0.1</h2>
656
657<div class=section>
658
659 <p>Debian upgrades from 2.0.x should now work better.</p>
660
661</div>
662
663<h2>Changes up to version 3.0</h2>
664
665<div class=section>
666
667 <p><b>Important</b>! See <a
668 href="README.upgrades">README.upgrades</a> when upgrading.</p>
669
670 <h3>Platforms And Installation</h3>
671
672<div class=section>
673
674 <p>Mac OS X and FreeBSD are somewhat supported. There is now a bash
675 script in <tt>scripts/setup</tt> which will automate the setup after
676 <tt>make install</tt>.</p>
677
678</div>
679
680<h3>Server</h3>
681
682<div class=section>
683
684 <p>Users are now stored in the database rather than a configuration
685 file.</p>
686
687 <p>The server now has a built-in list of stopwords and players, so
688 only additions to these need be mentioned in the configuration file.</p>
689
690 <p>The default inter-track gap is now 0s.</p>
691
692 <p>How sound is played is now controlled via the new <tt>api</tt>
693 configuration command. This also controls how the volume is set,
694 which now works with ALSA as well as OSS.</p>
695
696 <p>A bug in the MP3 decoder was fixed (also in 2.0.4).</p>
697
698</div>
699
700<h3>Web Interface</h3>
701
702<div class=section>
703
704 <p>The web interface now uses cookies to remember user identity, and
705 allows online registration of new users. Also it is no longer
706 necessary to manually specify the URL of the web interface (but you
707 can override it if you don't like the value it figures out).</p>
708
709 <p>It is possible to allow users to register via the web interface.</p>
710
711 <p>The web interface's browser support has been improved. It has
712 been tested with Firefox 2, Safari 3, Konqueror 3, Internet Explorer
713 7 and Opera 9.</p>
714
715</div>
716
717<h3>Disobedience</h3>
718
719<div class=section>
720
721 <p>A bug which would cause a crash if you attempt to rearrange the
722 queue while no track was playing has been fixed. There is a new
723 'deselect all tracks' option, mirroring 'select all tracks.</p>
724
725</div>
726
727</div>
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