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460b9539 1See ChangeLog.d/* for detailed revision history.
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3* Changes up to version 1.6
4
5** General
6
7There is a new client, 'Disobedience', that depends on the GTK+ library.
8Feedback on the interface would be very welcome.
9
10Tracks can now have tags associated with them. See tags in disorder(1)
11or the preferences documentation for the web interface or Disobedience.
12
13The search facility knows how to limit results by tag (see search
14documentation for any interface) as well as by word search. It is
15possible to limit random play by tag (see required-tags and
16prohibited-tags in disorder_config(5)).
17
18** Server
19
20Cache slow file lookups in the server. Should help installations with
21large collections and/or slow platforms.
22
23The communications protocol has changed, for the benefit of
24Disobedience.
25
26The 'enabled' and 'random_enabled' configuration options are now gone.
27Instead the state survives from one run of the server to the next.
28'disable now' is gone as well - if you want to emulate it disable
29playing and then scratch the current track.
30
31The 'pick' plugin has been abolished. All the logic formerly done there
32is now built into the server, where it can be done much more
33efficiently.
34
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35A bug where removing a collection (from the configuration) could cause a
36crash when random play was enabled has been fixed.
37
63e28749 38A new configuration option 'queue_pad' allows the number of random
39tracks kept on the queue to be controlled.
40
75db8354 41There is a new utility disorder-decode which can decode OGG, MP3, WAV
42and FLAC. The example config file uses it.
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803f6e52 44** Network Play
45
46DisOrder can broadcast audio over a network, allowing it to be played on
47multiple client machines. See README.streams for details.
63e28749 48
460b9539 49** disorderfm
50
51There is a new command line tool called 'disorderfm' which is designed
52for filename translation on (for instance) digital audio repositories.
53It is not yet feature-complete. See its man page for additional
54details.
55
56** Build And Configuration
57
58You can control which components are built with new --with options. See
59README.
60
61options.transform and the 'transform' web option have gone, replaced
62with a 'transform' configuration command. Both this and 'namepart' are
63now optional.
64
63e28749 65** Thanks
66
67Ross Younger, Colin Watson, Michael Stevens and Mark Wooding all
68contributed in some way to this release.
69
460b9539 70* Changes up to version 1.5.1
71
72** Web Interface
73
74Correct regexp for non-alpha tracks.
75
76* Changes up to version 1.5
77
78** Web Interface
79
80Regexp-based filtering of tracks (for instance as used by the initial
81'Choose' page) now does the regexp matching in the server, limiting the
82amount of data transferred to the web interface only to be discarded.
83
84** Client
85
86Regexp-base filtering of tracks is now available to the command line
87client.
88
89** Server
90
91New server_nice, speaker_nice and rescan_nice configuration options
92allow independent control of process priorities.
93
94Scratches are now attributed to the user who requested them.
95
96Bugs fixed:
97 A file descriptor was leaked for each track played.
98 The amount of a track played so far was not reported.
99 The speaker process could crash on underrun.
100 The server would crash if you paused a non-pause capable track.
101 Regexp matching in the file and directory list commands was not
102 reliable.
103 Handling of variable-argument commands in the client was broken.
104
105* Changes up to version 1.4
106
107** General
108
109Raw format players are now supported. See README.upgrades and
110README.raw for details. This allows pausing and eliminating the
111inter-track gap.
112
113Pausing is also supported with suitably modified standalone player
114plugins, though none of the supplied ones are capable of this.
115
116When random play is enabled the randomly picked track now appears in the
117queue, and can be moved around the queue, removed from it, etc.
118
119** Web Interface
120
121Switches (random play, pause, ...) are now presented as a
122fixed-appearance switch with an adjacent state indicator.
123
124The 'Manage' screen has new buttons to move tracks to the head or tail
125of the queue.
126
127You can now edit the preferences for all the tracks in an album in a
128single screen, rather than having to visit each separately. For the
129time being the raw preferences editing has gone; it can be reintroduced
130on some form if there is demand. (You can still edit raw preferences
131from the command line.)
132
133Labels are now documented in options.labels rather than
134disorder_config(5).
135
136** Server
137
138If you tried to start up on any empty database with random play enabled
139the server would exit with an error.
140
141The server no longer risks failing if you strace its player
142subprocesses.
143
144It was possible for the server to hang when a 'reconfigure' command was
145issued. This should no longer be the case.
146
147The default signal to forcibly terminate players is now SIGKILL.
148
149** Plugins
150
151Plugins must now declare a type word. This allows them to document
152whether they are a standalone player or a raw-format player, and whether
153they support pausing. They can also arrange to get setup and cleanup
154calls in the main server. See disorder(3) for more details.
155
156* Changes up to version 1.3
157
158** Dependencies
159
160Berkeley DB 4.2 is no longer supported. Use 4.3.
161
162** Client
163
164There is a new 'authorize' command to simplify the addition of local
165users. Please report successes as well as failures.
166
167There is a new 'resolve' command to return the real track name behind an
168alias.
169
170The 'rescan' command no longer takes an argument.
171
172** Server
173
174The track database code has been largely rewritten to improve
175maintainability.
176
177There is a new 'lock' directive. By default the server uses a lockfile
178to prevent multiple copies of itself running simultaneously; this can be
179inhibited e.g. if you are using a filesystem that does not support
180locking and are confident you can prevent concurrent running yourself.
181
182Aliases for track names, constructed from trackname_display_
183preferences, now appear in the virtual filesystem.
184
185The server now executes a subprocess for the rescan operation. It also
186runs a separate deadlock manager.
187
188Standard output and standard error from subprocesses are now logged.
189This is handy if you need to figure out why a player failed unexpectedly
190but might lead to huge log files if you have needlessly verbose players.
191
192** Web Interface
193
194Enable/disable buttons are now colored to reflect current state.
195
196Entering numeric volume values (rather than clicking on the arrows) now
197works.
198
199Connection errors are reported more gracefuly.
200
201** Plugins
202
203Scanner plugins are now always invoked in a subprocess.
204
205disorder_track_count() and disorder_track_getn() are no longer
206available. Instead use disorder_track_random().
207
208Plugins are now opened with RTLD_NOW, so link errors are detected
209immediately.
210
211** Tools
212
213disorder-dump now insists on the input/output file being a named regular
214file, rather than using stdin or stdout.
215
216** Other
217
218Some missing files have been added, and some notes added regarding
219getting text encoding right.
220
221* Changes up to version 1.2
222
223See README.upgrades when upgrading to this version.
224
225** Bugs Fixed
226
227Avoid accumulating overlarge recently played list.
228
229When the server was stopped, the currently playing track would not be
230added to the recently played list. This has been fixed.
231
232Reloading the 'volume' page no longer repeats the last volume-changing
233action.
234
235The search facility now works properly for multiple hits within a single
236artist or album.
237
238** Server
239
240New namepart directive replaces web interface's trackname-part. There
241are associated changes to the protocol and clients.
242
243The number of database queries per candidate match required when
244searching has been reduced.
245
246The operator can control the signal used to scratch playing tracks. The
247default has been changed to SIGINT from SIGKILL.
248
249The 'log' command now provides a formalised event log, rather than raw
250access to the server's ordinary log output.
251
252** Web Interface Changes
253
254*** Choosing Tracks
255
256When picking a track the client now stays on the same screen rather than
257redirecting back to the 'Playing' screen. So that the user gets
258feedback from their action, playing and queued tracks are now marked as
259such in the track picking screen.
260
261It is possible to revert to the old behaviour by removing the back=
262argument from the choose.html and search.html templates (and optionally
263the trackstate lines).
264
265*** Search
266
267Non-ASCII characters are now properly supported in search terms.
268
269*** Syntax
270
271The template syntax has been changed slightly to ignore whitespace in
272certain places.
273
274*** Miscellaneous
275
276Some formerly textual buttons are now replaced by images (with ALT text
277reflecting the old value). The stylesheet is now a .css file (installed
278in the same place as the images) rather than being embedded into every
279template.
280
281Artist and album names in the playing and recently-played lists are now
282links to the corresponding directory.
283
284More functions are now available from the 'manage' screen.
285
286The menus are now (by default) across the top of the screen instead of
287down the side. Set the 'menu' label to 'sidebar' to restore the old
288appearance. 'Volume' is not present in this new menu, use 'Manage'
289instead (or edit the template).
290
291** tkdisorder
292
293tkdisorder now displays artist, album and title in the queue and
294recently played widgets, rather than just the title (as formerly).
295
296* Changes up to version 1.1
297
298** Bugs Fixed
299
300Corrected various problems with UTF-8 parsing.
301
302In the web interface, "The Beatles" (etc) are now grouped under 'B' not
303'T' when grouping tracks by initial letter.
304
305** Server
306
307The list of recently played tracks is now preserved across server
308restarts.
309
310Track IDs are more compact.
311
312Versions of libdb before 4.2 are no longer supported. 4.2 and 4.3 both
313work now. 4.2 support will be removed in some future release.
314
315Prehistoric backwards-compatibility logic removed. Only affects people
316upgrading from long before 1.0 (who should upgrade to 1.0 and then to
3171.1.)
318
319** Command Line
320
321Tracks can be moved in the queue from the command line.
322
323'disorder queue' now reports track IDs.
324
325$pkgdatadir/completion.bash provides tab completion over commands and
326options.
327
328** Web Interface
329
330New 'cooked' preferences interface saves users having to know arcane
331details of trackname preferences and so on. Non-ASCII characters are
332now properly supported in this context.
333
334CGI arguments to the web interface are now checked for UTF-8 compliance.
335
336Local Variables:
337mode:outline
338fill-column:72
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