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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
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85 <h3>Disobedience</h3>
86
87 <div class=section>
88
89 <p>Multiple tracks can now be dragged in the queue in a single
90 operation.</p>
91
92 </div>
93
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94 <h3>Web Interface</h3>
95
96 <div class=section>
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98 <p>Confirmation URLs should be cleaner (and in particular not end
99 with punctuation). (Please see <a
100 href="README.upgrades">README.upgrades</a> for more about this.)</p>
101
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102 </div>
103
104 <h3>RTP Player</h3>
105
106 <div class=section>
107
108 <p>There is a new <tt>--command</tt> option which allows the RTP player
109 to send audio data to a user-chosen command instead of an audio API. See
110 the man page for details.</p>
111
112 <p>The <tt>--device</tt> option to <tt>disorder-playrtp</tt> now works
113 under OS X (as above).</p>
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115 </div>
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116
117 <h3>General</h3>
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119 <div class=section>
120
121 <p>IPv6 should now work. Network address specifications
122 (<tt>listen</tt>, <tt>connect</tt> etc) can now be prefixed with
123 <tt>-4</tt> or <tt>-6</tt> to force use
124 of IPv4 or IPv6, though normally this should not be needed.</p>
125
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126 <p>Unicode support has been upgraded to <a
127 href="http://www.unicode.org/versions/Unicode5.1.0/">Unicode
128 5.1.0</a>.</p>
129
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130 <p>Various elements of the source code have been
131 rationalized.</p>
132
133 </div>
134
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135 <h3>Bugs fixed</h3>
136
137 <div class=section>
138
139 <table class=bugs>
140 <tr>
141 <th>ID</th>
142 <th>Description</th>
143 </tr>
144
145 <tr>
146 <td><a href="http://code.google.com/p/disorder/issues/detail?id=27">#27</a></td>
147 <td>Mac DisOrder uses wrong sound device</td>
148 </tr>
149
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150 <tr>
151 <td><a href="http://code.google.com/p/disorder/issues/detail?id=33">#33</a></d>
152 <td>(Some) plugins need -lm.</td>
153 </tr>
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155 <tr>
156 <td><a href="http://code.google.com/p/disorder/issues/detail?id=39">#39</a></d>
157 <td>Double bind() non-multicast AF_INET</td>
158 </tr>
159
160 <tr>
161 <td><a href="http://code.google.com/p/disorder/issues/detail?id=40">#40</a></d>
162 <td>Missing stub function</td>
163 </tr>
164
165 <tr>
166 <td><a href="http://code.google.com/p/disorder/issues/detail?id=41">#41</a></d>
167 <td>Missing includes for timeval</td>
168 </tr>
169
170 <tr>
171 <td><a href="http://code.google.com/p/disorder/issues/detail?id=42">#42</a></d>
172 <td>syntax error in empeg_host section</td>
173 </tr>
174
175 <tr>
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176 <td><a href="http://code.google.com/p/disorder/issues/detail?id=43">#43</a></d>
177 <td>decoder segfault with FLAC 1.2.1</td>
178 </tr>
179
180 <tr>
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181 <td><a href="http://code.google.com/p/disorder/issues/detail?id=44">#44</a></d>
182 <td>gcc 4.3.2-1ubuntu12 SUYB patch</td>
183 </tr>
184
185 <tr>
186 <td><a href="http://code.google.com/p/disorder/issues/detail?id=45">#45</a></d>
187 <td>disobedience doesn't configure its back end</td>
188 </tr>
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190 <tr>
191 <td><a href="http://code.google.com/p/disorder/issues/detail?id=48">#48</a></d>
192 <td>build-time dependency on <tt>oggdec</tt> removed</td>
193 </tr>
194
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197
198 </div>
199 </div>
200
a0e78d96 201<h2>Changes up to version 4.3</h2>
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202
203 <div class=section>
204
205 <h3>Disobedience</h3>
206
207 <div class=section>
208
209 <p>A bug was fixed in the calculation of how much of the track had
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210 played. This would lead to the counter showing incorrect values in
211 various situations.</p>
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212
213 <p>Disobedience's icons have been changed to larger, more colorful
214 ones. The SVG source is included if you want to fiddle with them.</p>
215
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216 <p>&ldquo;Select all&rdquo; is now no longer available in the choose
217 tab. Instead there is a new &ldquo;Select children&rdquo; option which
218 selects the file children of a single subdirectory.</p>
219
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221
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222 <h3>Server</h3>
223
224 <div class=section>
225
226 <p>The selection bias for newly added tracks was reduced by half. You
227 can put it back to the old very neophilic value with
228 &ldquo;<tt>new_bias 900000</tt>&rdquo; in the config file.</p>
229
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230 <p>It is now possible to &lsquo;adopt&rsquo; randomly picked tracks.
231 Disobedience and the command-line client support this but the web
232 interface does not.</p>
233
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234 <p>The default track name parsing was modified to handle filenames
235 generated by iTunes.</p>
236
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237 </div>
238
10a6c925 239 <h3>Miscellaneous</h3>
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240
241 <div class=section>
242
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243 <p><tt>disorderfm</tt> now preserves directory permissions.</p>
244
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245 <p>DisOrder is now licensed under <a
246 href="http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-3.0.html">GPL v3</a>. The main
247 goal is to prohibit <a
248 href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tivoization">Tivoization</a>.</p>
249
d8b95785 250 <p>The build system will now automatically cope with Fink's broken GTK+
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251 packages. There are a number of improvements to the Debian
252 packaging.</p>
d8b95785 253
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254 <p>DisOrder now builds on 64-bit Linux systems.</p>
255
e02f9807 256 <p>There are various minor fixes.</p>
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257
258 </div>
259
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260 <h3>Bugs fixed</h3>
261
262 <div class=section>
263
264 <table class=bugs>
265 <tr>
266 <th>ID</th>
267 <th>Description</th>
268 </tr>
269
270 <tr>
271 <td><a href="http://code.google.com/p/disorder/issues/detail?id=24">#24</a></td>
272 <td>Fails to build on ubuntu 8.10</td>
273 </tr>
274 <tr>
275 <td><a href="http://code.google.com/p/disorder/issues/detail?id=26">#26</a></td>
276 <td>Disobedience shows wrong track elapsed time after a pause</td>
277 </tr>
278 </table>
279
280 </div>
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283<h2>Changes up to version 4.2</h2>
284
285<div class=section>
286
287 <h3>Disobedience</h3>
288
289 <div class=section>
290
291 <p>The login window now has a 'remote' switch. If this is turned off
292 then Disobedience will connect to a local server. Formerly it would
293 always use TCP/IP.</p>
294
295 <p>The Delete and backspace keys will now remove tracks from the queue.
296 Escape will now dismiss the properties, users or login windows and return
297 now works in the login and properties windows.</p>
298
299 </div>
300
301 <h3>Documentation</h3>
302
303 <div class=section>
304
305 <p>Track and global preferences are now described in a new
306 <b>disorder_preferences</b>(5) man page.</p>
307
308 </div>
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310 <h3>Bugs fixed</h3>
311
312 <div class=section>
313
314 <table class=bugs>
315 <tr>
316 <th>ID</th>
317 <th>Description</th>
318 </tr>
319
320 <tr>
321 <td><a href="http://code.google.com/p/disorder/issues/detail?id=21">#21</a></td>
322 <td>CGI should use PATH_INFO more sensibly</td>
323 </tr>
324 </table>
325
326 </div>
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327</div>
328
329
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330<h2>Changes up to version 4.1.1</h2>
331
332<div class=section>
333
334 <p>Disobedience's &ldquo;Login&rdquo; window now works when you are logged
335 in.</p>
336
337</div>
338
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339<h2>Changes up to version 4.1</h2>
340
341<div class=section>
342
343 <h3>Disobedience</h3>
344
345 <div class=section>
346
347 <p>Disobedience has been largely rewritten:</p>
348
349 <ul>
350
351 <li>All the tabs now use native GTK+ list/tree widgets, resulting in
352 greater speed in some cases and more consistency with other GTK+
353 applications.</li>
354
355 <li>You can now use type-ahead find in the choose tab. The initiation
356 of a search is delayed slightly to avoid lots of updates when you're
357 half way through entering search terms.</li>
358
359 <li>The choose tab now shows track lengths.</li>
360
361 <li>Many buttons are now more reliably made insensitive when they can't
362 be used.</li>
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364 <li>You can now play tracks off the recent tab.</li>
365
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366 </ul>
367
368 <p>Disobedience attempts to cope with servers from older versions, up to
369 a point, but this is not well tested and it's best to keep the server
370 fully up to date.</p>
371
372 </div>
373
374 <h3>Server</h3>
375
376 <div class=section>
377
378 <p>When a track shares a directory with its alias, the real track name is
379 now returned instead of the alias (the opposite way round to the previous
380 behaviour).</p>
381
382 </div>
383</div>
384
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385<h2>Changes up to version 4.0.2</h2>
386
387<div class=section>
388
389 <p>Corrected web browser linked from Disobedience.</p>
390
391</div>
392
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393<h2>Changes up to version 4.0.1</h2>
394
395<div class=section>
396
397 <p>Libtool and Automake now install the CGI correctly. As part of this,
398 <tt>cgidir</tt> has been renamed to <tt>cgiexecdir</tt>. The configure
399 script will report an error if you try to use the old name.</p>
400
401</div>
402
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405<div class=section>
406
407 <h3>Server</h3>
408
409<div class=section>
410
411 <p>The <tt>gap</tt> directive will no longer work. It could be
412 restored if there is real demand.</p>
413
414 <h4>Event Scheduling</h4>
415
416<div class=section>
417
418 <p>It is now possible to schedule events to occur in the future.
419 Currently the supported actions are playing a specific track, and
420 changing a global preference (thus allowing e.g. random play to be
421 turned on or off). See the <tt>schedule-*</tt>
422 commands described in disorder(1).</p>
423
424</div>
425
426<h4>Random Track Choice</h4>
427
428<div class=section>
429
430 <p>This has been completely rewritten to support new features:</p>
431
432 <ul>
433
434 <li>tracks in the recently-played list or in the queue are no longer
435 eligible for random choice.</li>
436
437 <li>there is a new <tt>weight</tt> track preference allowing for
438 non-uniform track selection. See disorder(1) for details.</li>
439
440 <li>there is a new configuration item <tt>replay_min</tt> defining
441 the minimum time before a played track can be picked at random.
442 The default is 8 hours (which matches the earlier behaviour).</li>
443
444 <li>recently added tracks are biased up; see <tt>new_bias</tt> and
445 <tt>new_bias_age</tt> in disorder_config(5).</li>
446
447 </ul>
448
449</div>
450
451<h4>Web Interface</h4>
452
453<div class=section>
454
455 <p>This has been largely rewritten. The most immediate benefits are:</p>
456
457 <ul>
458
459 <li>the search page is integrated into the choose page, and
460 includes links to parent directories.</li>
461
462 <li>if you try to do something you have insufficient rights for,
463 instead of getting an error page or nothing happening, you are
464 redirected to the login page.</li>
465
466 </ul>
467
468 <p>Customizers should find their lives easier: the syntax is less onerous, it
469 is possible to define macros to avoid repetition, and the documentation is
470 less monolithic (see disorder.cgi(8) as a starting point).</p>
471
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472 <p>Mail is now sent via the system sendmail program, though it remains
473 possible to use TCP to connect to an SMTP server. See <tt>sendmail</tt> and
474 <tt>smtp_server</tt> in disorder_config(5).</p>
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476 <p>The web interface is now installed automatically. If you don't want it,
477 use <tt>./configure --without-cgi</tt>. If you want it in a non-default
478 location, or no location for it is detected, set <tt>cgidir</tt>
479 and <tt>httpdir</tt> on the <tt>./configure</tt> command line.</p>
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483</div>
484
485<h3>Disobedience</h3>
486
487<div class=section>
488
489 <p>There is now a new user management window. From here you can add and
490 remove users or modify their settings.</p>
491
492 <p>Relatedly, the server will only allow remote user management if you set
493 <tt>remote_userman</tt> to <tt>yes</tt>.</p>
494
495</div>
496
497<h3>Miscellaneous</h3>
498
499<div class=section>
500
501 <p><tt>scripts/setup</tt> now honors command line options, and can
502 set up network play as well as the local default sound device.</p>
503
504</div>
505
506<h3>Bugs Fixed</h3>
507
508<div class=section>
509
510 <table class=bugs>
511 <tr>
512 <th>ID</th>
513 <th>Description</th>
514 </tr>
515
516 <tr>
517 <td><a href="http://code.google.com/p/disorder/issues/detail?id=2">#2</a></td>
518 <td>Search results should link to directories</td>
519 </tr>
520
521 <tr>
522 <td><a href="http://code.google.com/p/disorder/issues/detail?id=6">#6</a></td>
523 <td>Schedule tracks for a particular time</td>
524 </tr>
525
526 <tr>
527 <td><a href="http://code.google.com/p/disorder/issues/detail?id=10">#10</a></td>
528 <td>Non-uniform track selection</td>
529 </tr>
530
531 <tr>
532 <td><a href="http://code.google.com/p/disorder/issues/detail?id=11">#11</a></td>
533 <td>Bias random selection to newly added tracks</td>
534 </tr>
535
536 <tr>
537 <td><a href="http://code.google.com/p/disorder/issues/detail?id=13">#13</a></td>
538 <td>Default encoding for debian setup scripts</td>
539 </tr>
540
541 <tr>
542 <td><a href="http://code.google.com/p/disorder/issues/detail?id=16">#16</a></td>
543 <td>Cookie expiry causes user to be silently logged out and not
544 subsequently redirected to login page</td>
545 </tr>
546
547 <tr>
548 <td><a href="http://code.google.com/p/disorder/issues/detail?id=20">#20</a></td>
549 <td>Broken aliasing rules</td>
550 </tr>
551
552 </table>
553
554</div>
555
556</div>
557
558<h2>Changes up to version 3.0.2</h2>
559
560<div class=section>
561
562 <p>Builds <tt>--without-server</tt> should work again.</p>
563
564 <p>The web interface is a bit more liberal in the cookie value
565 syntax it will accept.</p>
566
567 <p>Clients fail more gracefully if no password is available.</p>
568
569</div>
570
571<h2>Changes up to version 3.0.1</h2>
572
573<div class=section>
574
575 <p>Debian upgrades from 2.0.x should now work better.</p>
576
577</div>
578
579<h2>Changes up to version 3.0</h2>
580
581<div class=section>
582
583 <p><b>Important</b>! See <a
584 href="README.upgrades">README.upgrades</a> when upgrading.</p>
585
586 <h3>Platforms And Installation</h3>
587
588<div class=section>
589
590 <p>Mac OS X and FreeBSD are somewhat supported. There is now a bash
591 script in <tt>scripts/setup</tt> which will automate the setup after
592 <tt>make install</tt>.</p>
593
594</div>
595
596<h3>Server</h3>
597
598<div class=section>
599
600 <p>Users are now stored in the database rather than a configuration
601 file.</p>
602
603 <p>The server now has a built-in list of stopwords and players, so
604 only additions to these need be mentioned in the configuration file.</p>
605
606 <p>The default inter-track gap is now 0s.</p>
607
608 <p>How sound is played is now controlled via the new <tt>api</tt>
609 configuration command. This also controls how the volume is set,
610 which now works with ALSA as well as OSS.</p>
611
612 <p>A bug in the MP3 decoder was fixed (also in 2.0.4).</p>
613
614</div>
615
616<h3>Web Interface</h3>
617
618<div class=section>
619
620 <p>The web interface now uses cookies to remember user identity, and
621 allows online registration of new users. Also it is no longer
622 necessary to manually specify the URL of the web interface (but you
623 can override it if you don't like the value it figures out).</p>
624
625 <p>It is possible to allow users to register via the web interface.</p>
626
627 <p>The web interface's browser support has been improved. It has
628 been tested with Firefox 2, Safari 3, Konqueror 3, Internet Explorer
629 7 and Opera 9.</p>
630
631</div>
632
633<h3>Disobedience</h3>
634
635<div class=section>
636
637 <p>A bug which would cause a crash if you attempt to rearrange the
638 queue while no track was playing has been fixed. There is a new
639 'deselect all tracks' option, mirroring 'select all tracks.</p>
640
641</div>
642
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