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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
64360021 71<h2>Changes up to version 5.0</h2>
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72
73 <div class=section>
74
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75 <h3>Server</h3>
76
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77 <div class=section>
78
fe33cfc0 79 <p>The <tt>device</tt> configuration option now works under OS X.
7cd4dd21 80 Devices may
f207f710 81 be specified either by UID or name. Fixes <a
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82 href="http://code.google.com/p/disorder/issues/detail?id=27">Issue
83 27</a>.</p>
f207f710 84
f71fc3ab 85 <p>Gapless play should be more reliable, and playback latency over RTP
6762ac8a 86 should be a bit lower. Note though that all the sound output code has
f71fc3ab 87 been reorganized and in some cases completely rewritten, so it's possible
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88 that bugs may have been (re-)introduced. Decoding of scratches is also
89 initiated ahead of time, giving more reliable playback.</p>
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90
91 <p>The <tt>command</tt> backend now (optionally) sends silence instead
92 of suspending writes when a pause occurs or no track is playing.</p>
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93
94 <p>If <a href="http://www.mega-nerd.com/SRC/">libsamplerate</a> is
95 available at build time then that will be used instead of invoking
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96 <a href="http://sox.sourceforge.net/">SoX</a>. SoX support will be
97 removed in a future version.</p>
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99 <p>Playlists are now supported. These allow a collection of tracks to be
100 prepared offline and played as a unit.</p>
101
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102 </div>
103
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104 <h3>Disobedience</h3>
105
106 <div class=section>
107
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108 <p>Multiple tracks can now be dragged in the queue in a single operation.
109 Furthermore, it is now possible to drag tracks from the
110 &ldquo;Recent&rdquo;, &ldquo;Added&rdquo; and &ldquo;Choose&rdquo; tabs
111 to the queue.</p>
6a7eb118 112
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113 <p>Disobedience now supports playlist editing and has a compact mode,
114 available from the <b>Control</b> menu.</p>
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116 <p>Disobedience has a <a href="disobedience/manual/index.html">new
117 manual</a>.</p>
118
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119 </div>
120
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121 <h3>Web Interface</h3>
122
123 <div class=section>
53710d44 124
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125 <p>Confirmation URLs should be cleaner (and in particular not end
126 with punctuation). (Please see <a
127 href="README.upgrades">README.upgrades</a> for more about this.)</p>
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129 </div>
130
131 <h3>RTP Player</h3>
132
133 <div class=section>
134
135 <p>There is a new <tt>--command</tt> option which allows the RTP player
136 to send audio data to a user-chosen command instead of an audio API. See
137 the man page for details.</p>
138
139 <p>The <tt>--device</tt> option to <tt>disorder-playrtp</tt> now works
140 under OS X (as above).</p>
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141
142 </div>
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143
144 <h3>General</h3>
f5fd9a6b 145
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146 <div class=section>
147
148 <p>IPv6 should now work. Network address specifications
149 (<tt>listen</tt>, <tt>connect</tt> etc) can now be prefixed with
150 <tt>-4</tt> or <tt>-6</tt> to force use
151 of IPv4 or IPv6, though normally this should not be needed.</p>
152
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153 <p>Unicode support has been upgraded to <a
154 href="http://www.unicode.org/versions/Unicode5.1.0/">Unicode
155 5.1.0</a>.</p>
156
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157 <p>Various elements of the source code have been
158 rationalized.</p>
159
160 </div>
161
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162 <h3>Bugs fixed</h3>
163
164 <div class=section>
165
166 <table class=bugs>
167 <tr>
168 <th>ID</th>
169 <th>Description</th>
170 </tr>
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172 <tr>
173 <td><a href="http://code.google.com/p/disorder/issues/detail?id=22">#22</a></td>
174 <td>Background decoders interact badly with server reload</td>
175 </tr>
176
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177 <tr>
178 <td><a href="http://code.google.com/p/disorder/issues/detail?id=27">#27</a></td>
179 <td>Mac DisOrder uses wrong sound device</td>
180 </tr>
181
7cd4dd21 182 <tr>
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183 <td><a href="http://code.google.com/p/disorder/issues/detail?id=30">#30</a></d>
184 <td>mini disobedience interface</td>
185 </tr>
186
187 <tr>
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188 <td><a href="http://code.google.com/p/disorder/issues/detail?id=32">#32</a></d>
189 <td>Excessively verbose log chatter on shutdown</td>
190 </tr>
191
192 <tr>
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193 <td><a href="http://code.google.com/p/disorder/issues/detail?id=33">#33</a></d>
194 <td>(Some) plugins need -lm.</td>
195 </tr>
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196
197 <tr>
198 <td><a href="http://code.google.com/p/disorder/issues/detail?id=39">#39</a></d>
199 <td>Double bind() non-multicast AF_INET</td>
200 </tr>
201
202 <tr>
203 <td><a href="http://code.google.com/p/disorder/issues/detail?id=40">#40</a></d>
204 <td>Missing stub function</td>
205 </tr>
206
207 <tr>
208 <td><a href="http://code.google.com/p/disorder/issues/detail?id=41">#41</a></d>
209 <td>Missing includes for timeval</td>
210 </tr>
211
212 <tr>
213 <td><a href="http://code.google.com/p/disorder/issues/detail?id=42">#42</a></d>
214 <td>syntax error in empeg_host section</td>
215 </tr>
216
217 <tr>
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218 <td><a href="http://code.google.com/p/disorder/issues/detail?id=43">#43</a></d>
219 <td>decoder segfault with FLAC 1.2.1</td>
220 </tr>
221
222 <tr>
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223 <td><a href="http://code.google.com/p/disorder/issues/detail?id=44">#44</a></d>
224 <td>gcc 4.3.2-1ubuntu12 SUYB patch</td>
225 </tr>
226
227 <tr>
228 <td><a href="http://code.google.com/p/disorder/issues/detail?id=45">#45</a></d>
229 <td>disobedience doesn't configure its back end</td>
230 </tr>
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232 <tr>
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233 <td><a href="http://code.google.com/p/disorder/issues/detail?id=46">#46</a></d>
234 <td>Sort search results in web interface</td>
235 </tr>
236
237 <tr>
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238 <td><a href="http://code.google.com/p/disorder/issues/detail?id=48">#48</a></d>
239 <td>build-time dependency on <tt>oggdec</tt> removed</td>
240 </tr>
241
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242 <tr>
243 <td><a href="http://code.google.com/p/disorder/issues/detail?id=49">#49</a></d>
244 <td>Disobedience's 'When' column gets out of date</td>
245 </tr>
246
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247 <tr>
248 <td>(none)</td>
249 <td>&ldquo;found track in no collection&rdquo; messages for scratches
250 are now suppressed</td>
251 </tr>
252
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254 <td>(none)</td>
255 <td>Disobedience would sometimes fail to notice when a track
256 started, leading to its display getting out of date.</td>
257 </tr>
258
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260 </div>
261 </div>
262
a0e78d96 263<h2>Changes up to version 4.3</h2>
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264
265 <div class=section>
266
267 <h3>Disobedience</h3>
268
269 <div class=section>
270
271 <p>A bug was fixed in the calculation of how much of the track had
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272 played. This would lead to the counter showing incorrect values in
273 various situations.</p>
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274
275 <p>Disobedience's icons have been changed to larger, more colorful
276 ones. The SVG source is included if you want to fiddle with them.</p>
277
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278 <p>&ldquo;Select all&rdquo; is now no longer available in the choose
279 tab. Instead there is a new &ldquo;Select children&rdquo; option which
280 selects the file children of a single subdirectory.</p>
281
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282 </div>
283
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284 <h3>Server</h3>
285
286 <div class=section>
287
288 <p>The selection bias for newly added tracks was reduced by half. You
289 can put it back to the old very neophilic value with
290 &ldquo;<tt>new_bias 900000</tt>&rdquo; in the config file.</p>
291
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292 <p>It is now possible to &lsquo;adopt&rsquo; randomly picked tracks.
293 Disobedience and the command-line client support this but the web
294 interface does not.</p>
295
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296 <p>The default track name parsing was modified to handle filenames
297 generated by iTunes.</p>
298
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299 </div>
300
10a6c925 301 <h3>Miscellaneous</h3>
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302
303 <div class=section>
304
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305 <p><tt>disorderfm</tt> now preserves directory permissions.</p>
306
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307 <p>DisOrder is now licensed under <a
308 href="http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-3.0.html">GPL v3</a>. The main
309 goal is to prohibit <a
310 href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tivoization">Tivoization</a>.</p>
311
d8b95785 312 <p>The build system will now automatically cope with Fink's broken GTK+
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313 packages. There are a number of improvements to the Debian
314 packaging.</p>
d8b95785 315
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316 <p>DisOrder now builds on 64-bit Linux systems.</p>
317
e02f9807 318 <p>There are various minor fixes.</p>
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319
320 </div>
321
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322 <h3>Bugs fixed</h3>
323
324 <div class=section>
325
326 <table class=bugs>
327 <tr>
328 <th>ID</th>
329 <th>Description</th>
330 </tr>
331
332 <tr>
333 <td><a href="http://code.google.com/p/disorder/issues/detail?id=24">#24</a></td>
334 <td>Fails to build on ubuntu 8.10</td>
335 </tr>
336 <tr>
337 <td><a href="http://code.google.com/p/disorder/issues/detail?id=26">#26</a></td>
338 <td>Disobedience shows wrong track elapsed time after a pause</td>
339 </tr>
340 </table>
341
342 </div>
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345<h2>Changes up to version 4.2</h2>
346
347<div class=section>
348
349 <h3>Disobedience</h3>
350
351 <div class=section>
352
353 <p>The login window now has a 'remote' switch. If this is turned off
354 then Disobedience will connect to a local server. Formerly it would
355 always use TCP/IP.</p>
356
357 <p>The Delete and backspace keys will now remove tracks from the queue.
358 Escape will now dismiss the properties, users or login windows and return
359 now works in the login and properties windows.</p>
360
361 </div>
362
363 <h3>Documentation</h3>
364
365 <div class=section>
366
367 <p>Track and global preferences are now described in a new
368 <b>disorder_preferences</b>(5) man page.</p>
369
370 </div>
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372 <h3>Bugs fixed</h3>
373
374 <div class=section>
375
376 <table class=bugs>
377 <tr>
378 <th>ID</th>
379 <th>Description</th>
380 </tr>
381
382 <tr>
383 <td><a href="http://code.google.com/p/disorder/issues/detail?id=21">#21</a></td>
384 <td>CGI should use PATH_INFO more sensibly</td>
385 </tr>
386 </table>
387
388 </div>
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389</div>
390
391
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392<h2>Changes up to version 4.1.1</h2>
393
394<div class=section>
395
396 <p>Disobedience's &ldquo;Login&rdquo; window now works when you are logged
397 in.</p>
398
399</div>
400
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401<h2>Changes up to version 4.1</h2>
402
403<div class=section>
404
405 <h3>Disobedience</h3>
406
407 <div class=section>
408
409 <p>Disobedience has been largely rewritten:</p>
410
411 <ul>
412
413 <li>All the tabs now use native GTK+ list/tree widgets, resulting in
414 greater speed in some cases and more consistency with other GTK+
415 applications.</li>
416
417 <li>You can now use type-ahead find in the choose tab. The initiation
418 of a search is delayed slightly to avoid lots of updates when you're
419 half way through entering search terms.</li>
420
421 <li>The choose tab now shows track lengths.</li>
422
423 <li>Many buttons are now more reliably made insensitive when they can't
424 be used.</li>
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426 <li>You can now play tracks off the recent tab.</li>
427
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429
430 <p>Disobedience attempts to cope with servers from older versions, up to
431 a point, but this is not well tested and it's best to keep the server
432 fully up to date.</p>
433
434 </div>
435
436 <h3>Server</h3>
437
438 <div class=section>
439
440 <p>When a track shares a directory with its alias, the real track name is
441 now returned instead of the alias (the opposite way round to the previous
442 behaviour).</p>
443
444 </div>
445</div>
446
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447<h2>Changes up to version 4.0.2</h2>
448
449<div class=section>
450
451 <p>Corrected web browser linked from Disobedience.</p>
452
453</div>
454
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455<h2>Changes up to version 4.0.1</h2>
456
457<div class=section>
458
459 <p>Libtool and Automake now install the CGI correctly. As part of this,
460 <tt>cgidir</tt> has been renamed to <tt>cgiexecdir</tt>. The configure
461 script will report an error if you try to use the old name.</p>
462
463</div>
464
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467<div class=section>
468
469 <h3>Server</h3>
470
471<div class=section>
472
473 <p>The <tt>gap</tt> directive will no longer work. It could be
474 restored if there is real demand.</p>
475
476 <h4>Event Scheduling</h4>
477
478<div class=section>
479
480 <p>It is now possible to schedule events to occur in the future.
481 Currently the supported actions are playing a specific track, and
482 changing a global preference (thus allowing e.g. random play to be
483 turned on or off). See the <tt>schedule-*</tt>
484 commands described in disorder(1).</p>
485
486</div>
487
488<h4>Random Track Choice</h4>
489
490<div class=section>
491
492 <p>This has been completely rewritten to support new features:</p>
493
494 <ul>
495
496 <li>tracks in the recently-played list or in the queue are no longer
497 eligible for random choice.</li>
498
499 <li>there is a new <tt>weight</tt> track preference allowing for
500 non-uniform track selection. See disorder(1) for details.</li>
501
502 <li>there is a new configuration item <tt>replay_min</tt> defining
503 the minimum time before a played track can be picked at random.
504 The default is 8 hours (which matches the earlier behaviour).</li>
505
506 <li>recently added tracks are biased up; see <tt>new_bias</tt> and
507 <tt>new_bias_age</tt> in disorder_config(5).</li>
508
509 </ul>
510
511</div>
512
513<h4>Web Interface</h4>
514
515<div class=section>
516
517 <p>This has been largely rewritten. The most immediate benefits are:</p>
518
519 <ul>
520
521 <li>the search page is integrated into the choose page, and
522 includes links to parent directories.</li>
523
524 <li>if you try to do something you have insufficient rights for,
525 instead of getting an error page or nothing happening, you are
526 redirected to the login page.</li>
527
528 </ul>
529
530 <p>Customizers should find their lives easier: the syntax is less onerous, it
531 is possible to define macros to avoid repetition, and the documentation is
532 less monolithic (see disorder.cgi(8) as a starting point).</p>
533
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534 <p>Mail is now sent via the system sendmail program, though it remains
535 possible to use TCP to connect to an SMTP server. See <tt>sendmail</tt> and
536 <tt>smtp_server</tt> in disorder_config(5).</p>
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538 <p>The web interface is now installed automatically. If you don't want it,
539 use <tt>./configure --without-cgi</tt>. If you want it in a non-default
540 location, or no location for it is detected, set <tt>cgidir</tt>
541 and <tt>httpdir</tt> on the <tt>./configure</tt> command line.</p>
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544
545</div>
546
547<h3>Disobedience</h3>
548
549<div class=section>
550
551 <p>There is now a new user management window. From here you can add and
552 remove users or modify their settings.</p>
553
554 <p>Relatedly, the server will only allow remote user management if you set
555 <tt>remote_userman</tt> to <tt>yes</tt>.</p>
556
557</div>
558
559<h3>Miscellaneous</h3>
560
561<div class=section>
562
563 <p><tt>scripts/setup</tt> now honors command line options, and can
564 set up network play as well as the local default sound device.</p>
565
566</div>
567
568<h3>Bugs Fixed</h3>
569
570<div class=section>
571
572 <table class=bugs>
573 <tr>
574 <th>ID</th>
575 <th>Description</th>
576 </tr>
577
578 <tr>
579 <td><a href="http://code.google.com/p/disorder/issues/detail?id=2">#2</a></td>
580 <td>Search results should link to directories</td>
581 </tr>
582
583 <tr>
584 <td><a href="http://code.google.com/p/disorder/issues/detail?id=6">#6</a></td>
585 <td>Schedule tracks for a particular time</td>
586 </tr>
587
588 <tr>
589 <td><a href="http://code.google.com/p/disorder/issues/detail?id=10">#10</a></td>
590 <td>Non-uniform track selection</td>
591 </tr>
592
593 <tr>
594 <td><a href="http://code.google.com/p/disorder/issues/detail?id=11">#11</a></td>
595 <td>Bias random selection to newly added tracks</td>
596 </tr>
597
598 <tr>
599 <td><a href="http://code.google.com/p/disorder/issues/detail?id=13">#13</a></td>
600 <td>Default encoding for debian setup scripts</td>
601 </tr>
602
603 <tr>
604 <td><a href="http://code.google.com/p/disorder/issues/detail?id=16">#16</a></td>
605 <td>Cookie expiry causes user to be silently logged out and not
606 subsequently redirected to login page</td>
607 </tr>
608
609 <tr>
610 <td><a href="http://code.google.com/p/disorder/issues/detail?id=20">#20</a></td>
611 <td>Broken aliasing rules</td>
612 </tr>
613
614 </table>
615
616</div>
617
618</div>
619
620<h2>Changes up to version 3.0.2</h2>
621
622<div class=section>
623
624 <p>Builds <tt>--without-server</tt> should work again.</p>
625
626 <p>The web interface is a bit more liberal in the cookie value
627 syntax it will accept.</p>
628
629 <p>Clients fail more gracefully if no password is available.</p>
630
631</div>
632
633<h2>Changes up to version 3.0.1</h2>
634
635<div class=section>
636
637 <p>Debian upgrades from 2.0.x should now work better.</p>
638
639</div>
640
641<h2>Changes up to version 3.0</h2>
642
643<div class=section>
644
645 <p><b>Important</b>! See <a
646 href="README.upgrades">README.upgrades</a> when upgrading.</p>
647
648 <h3>Platforms And Installation</h3>
649
650<div class=section>
651
652 <p>Mac OS X and FreeBSD are somewhat supported. There is now a bash
653 script in <tt>scripts/setup</tt> which will automate the setup after
654 <tt>make install</tt>.</p>
655
656</div>
657
658<h3>Server</h3>
659
660<div class=section>
661
662 <p>Users are now stored in the database rather than a configuration
663 file.</p>
664
665 <p>The server now has a built-in list of stopwords and players, so
666 only additions to these need be mentioned in the configuration file.</p>
667
668 <p>The default inter-track gap is now 0s.</p>
669
670 <p>How sound is played is now controlled via the new <tt>api</tt>
671 configuration command. This also controls how the volume is set,
672 which now works with ALSA as well as OSS.</p>
673
674 <p>A bug in the MP3 decoder was fixed (also in 2.0.4).</p>
675
676</div>
677
678<h3>Web Interface</h3>
679
680<div class=section>
681
682 <p>The web interface now uses cookies to remember user identity, and
683 allows online registration of new users. Also it is no longer
684 necessary to manually specify the URL of the web interface (but you
685 can override it if you don't like the value it figures out).</p>
686
687 <p>It is possible to allow users to register via the web interface.</p>
688
689 <p>The web interface's browser support has been improved. It has
690 been tested with Firefox 2, Safari 3, Konqueror 3, Internet Explorer
691 7 and Opera 9.</p>
692
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694
695<h3>Disobedience</h3>
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698
699 <p>A bug which would cause a crash if you attempt to rearrange the
700 queue while no track was playing has been fixed. There is a new
701 'deselect all tracks' option, mirroring 'select all tracks.</p>
702
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