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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>
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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>
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82
83 <p>If <a href="http://www.mega-nerd.com/SRC/">libsamplerate</a> is
84 available at build time then that will be used instead of invoking
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85 <a href="http://sox.sourceforge.net/">SoX</a>. SoX support will be
86 removed in a future version.</p>
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88 <p>Playlists are now supported. These allow a collection of tracks to be
89 prepared offline and played as a unit.</p>
90
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91 </div>
92
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93 <h3>Disobedience</h3>
94
95 <div class=section>
96
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97 <p>Multiple tracks can now be dragged in the queue in a single operation.
98 Furthermore, it is now possible to drag tracks from the
99 &ldquo;Recent&rdquo;, &ldquo;Added&rdquo; and &ldquo;Choose&rdquo; tabs
100 to the queue.</p>
6a7eb118 101
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102 <p>Disobedience now supports playlist editing.</p>
103
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104 <p>Disobedience has a <a href="disobedience/manual/index.html">new
105 manual</a>.</p>
106
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107 </div>
108
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109 <h3>Web Interface</h3>
110
111 <div class=section>
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113 <p>Confirmation URLs should be cleaner (and in particular not end
114 with punctuation). (Please see <a
115 href="README.upgrades">README.upgrades</a> for more about this.)</p>
116
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117 </div>
118
119 <h3>RTP Player</h3>
120
121 <div class=section>
122
123 <p>There is a new <tt>--command</tt> option which allows the RTP player
124 to send audio data to a user-chosen command instead of an audio API. See
125 the man page for details.</p>
126
127 <p>The <tt>--device</tt> option to <tt>disorder-playrtp</tt> now works
128 under OS X (as above).</p>
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129
130 </div>
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131
132 <h3>General</h3>
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134 <div class=section>
135
136 <p>IPv6 should now work. Network address specifications
137 (<tt>listen</tt>, <tt>connect</tt> etc) can now be prefixed with
138 <tt>-4</tt> or <tt>-6</tt> to force use
139 of IPv4 or IPv6, though normally this should not be needed.</p>
140
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141 <p>Unicode support has been upgraded to <a
142 href="http://www.unicode.org/versions/Unicode5.1.0/">Unicode
143 5.1.0</a>.</p>
144
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145 <p>Various elements of the source code have been
146 rationalized.</p>
147
148 </div>
149
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150 <h3>Bugs fixed</h3>
151
152 <div class=section>
153
154 <table class=bugs>
155 <tr>
156 <th>ID</th>
157 <th>Description</th>
158 </tr>
159
160 <tr>
161 <td><a href="http://code.google.com/p/disorder/issues/detail?id=27">#27</a></td>
162 <td>Mac DisOrder uses wrong sound device</td>
163 </tr>
164
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166 <td><a href="http://code.google.com/p/disorder/issues/detail?id=32">#32</a></d>
167 <td>Excessively verbose log chatter on shutdown</td>
168 </tr>
169
170 <tr>
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171 <td><a href="http://code.google.com/p/disorder/issues/detail?id=33">#33</a></d>
172 <td>(Some) plugins need -lm.</td>
173 </tr>
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175 <tr>
176 <td><a href="http://code.google.com/p/disorder/issues/detail?id=39">#39</a></d>
177 <td>Double bind() non-multicast AF_INET</td>
178 </tr>
179
180 <tr>
181 <td><a href="http://code.google.com/p/disorder/issues/detail?id=40">#40</a></d>
182 <td>Missing stub function</td>
183 </tr>
184
185 <tr>
186 <td><a href="http://code.google.com/p/disorder/issues/detail?id=41">#41</a></d>
187 <td>Missing includes for timeval</td>
188 </tr>
189
190 <tr>
191 <td><a href="http://code.google.com/p/disorder/issues/detail?id=42">#42</a></d>
192 <td>syntax error in empeg_host section</td>
193 </tr>
194
195 <tr>
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196 <td><a href="http://code.google.com/p/disorder/issues/detail?id=43">#43</a></d>
197 <td>decoder segfault with FLAC 1.2.1</td>
198 </tr>
199
200 <tr>
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201 <td><a href="http://code.google.com/p/disorder/issues/detail?id=44">#44</a></d>
202 <td>gcc 4.3.2-1ubuntu12 SUYB patch</td>
203 </tr>
204
205 <tr>
206 <td><a href="http://code.google.com/p/disorder/issues/detail?id=45">#45</a></d>
207 <td>disobedience doesn't configure its back end</td>
208 </tr>
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210 <tr>
211 <td><a href="http://code.google.com/p/disorder/issues/detail?id=48">#48</a></d>
212 <td>build-time dependency on <tt>oggdec</tt> removed</td>
213 </tr>
214
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215 <tr>
216 <td><a href="http://code.google.com/p/disorder/issues/detail?id=49">#49</a></d>
217 <td>Disobedience's 'When' column gets out of date</td>
218 </tr>
219
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221 </div>
222 </div>
223
a0e78d96 224<h2>Changes up to version 4.3</h2>
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225
226 <div class=section>
227
228 <h3>Disobedience</h3>
229
230 <div class=section>
231
232 <p>A bug was fixed in the calculation of how much of the track had
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233 played. This would lead to the counter showing incorrect values in
234 various situations.</p>
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235
236 <p>Disobedience's icons have been changed to larger, more colorful
237 ones. The SVG source is included if you want to fiddle with them.</p>
238
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239 <p>&ldquo;Select all&rdquo; is now no longer available in the choose
240 tab. Instead there is a new &ldquo;Select children&rdquo; option which
241 selects the file children of a single subdirectory.</p>
242
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243 </div>
244
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245 <h3>Server</h3>
246
247 <div class=section>
248
249 <p>The selection bias for newly added tracks was reduced by half. You
250 can put it back to the old very neophilic value with
251 &ldquo;<tt>new_bias 900000</tt>&rdquo; in the config file.</p>
252
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253 <p>It is now possible to &lsquo;adopt&rsquo; randomly picked tracks.
254 Disobedience and the command-line client support this but the web
255 interface does not.</p>
256
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257 <p>The default track name parsing was modified to handle filenames
258 generated by iTunes.</p>
259
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260 </div>
261
10a6c925 262 <h3>Miscellaneous</h3>
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263
264 <div class=section>
265
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266 <p><tt>disorderfm</tt> now preserves directory permissions.</p>
267
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268 <p>DisOrder is now licensed under <a
269 href="http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-3.0.html">GPL v3</a>. The main
270 goal is to prohibit <a
271 href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tivoization">Tivoization</a>.</p>
272
d8b95785 273 <p>The build system will now automatically cope with Fink's broken GTK+
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274 packages. There are a number of improvements to the Debian
275 packaging.</p>
d8b95785 276
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277 <p>DisOrder now builds on 64-bit Linux systems.</p>
278
e02f9807 279 <p>There are various minor fixes.</p>
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280
281 </div>
282
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283 <h3>Bugs fixed</h3>
284
285 <div class=section>
286
287 <table class=bugs>
288 <tr>
289 <th>ID</th>
290 <th>Description</th>
291 </tr>
292
293 <tr>
294 <td><a href="http://code.google.com/p/disorder/issues/detail?id=24">#24</a></td>
295 <td>Fails to build on ubuntu 8.10</td>
296 </tr>
297 <tr>
298 <td><a href="http://code.google.com/p/disorder/issues/detail?id=26">#26</a></td>
299 <td>Disobedience shows wrong track elapsed time after a pause</td>
300 </tr>
301 </table>
302
303 </div>
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306<h2>Changes up to version 4.2</h2>
307
308<div class=section>
309
310 <h3>Disobedience</h3>
311
312 <div class=section>
313
314 <p>The login window now has a 'remote' switch. If this is turned off
315 then Disobedience will connect to a local server. Formerly it would
316 always use TCP/IP.</p>
317
318 <p>The Delete and backspace keys will now remove tracks from the queue.
319 Escape will now dismiss the properties, users or login windows and return
320 now works in the login and properties windows.</p>
321
322 </div>
323
324 <h3>Documentation</h3>
325
326 <div class=section>
327
328 <p>Track and global preferences are now described in a new
329 <b>disorder_preferences</b>(5) man page.</p>
330
331 </div>
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333 <h3>Bugs fixed</h3>
334
335 <div class=section>
336
337 <table class=bugs>
338 <tr>
339 <th>ID</th>
340 <th>Description</th>
341 </tr>
342
343 <tr>
344 <td><a href="http://code.google.com/p/disorder/issues/detail?id=21">#21</a></td>
345 <td>CGI should use PATH_INFO more sensibly</td>
346 </tr>
347 </table>
348
349 </div>
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350</div>
351
352
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353<h2>Changes up to version 4.1.1</h2>
354
355<div class=section>
356
357 <p>Disobedience's &ldquo;Login&rdquo; window now works when you are logged
358 in.</p>
359
360</div>
361
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362<h2>Changes up to version 4.1</h2>
363
364<div class=section>
365
366 <h3>Disobedience</h3>
367
368 <div class=section>
369
370 <p>Disobedience has been largely rewritten:</p>
371
372 <ul>
373
374 <li>All the tabs now use native GTK+ list/tree widgets, resulting in
375 greater speed in some cases and more consistency with other GTK+
376 applications.</li>
377
378 <li>You can now use type-ahead find in the choose tab. The initiation
379 of a search is delayed slightly to avoid lots of updates when you're
380 half way through entering search terms.</li>
381
382 <li>The choose tab now shows track lengths.</li>
383
384 <li>Many buttons are now more reliably made insensitive when they can't
385 be used.</li>
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387 <li>You can now play tracks off the recent tab.</li>
388
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390
391 <p>Disobedience attempts to cope with servers from older versions, up to
392 a point, but this is not well tested and it's best to keep the server
393 fully up to date.</p>
394
395 </div>
396
397 <h3>Server</h3>
398
399 <div class=section>
400
401 <p>When a track shares a directory with its alias, the real track name is
402 now returned instead of the alias (the opposite way round to the previous
403 behaviour).</p>
404
405 </div>
406</div>
407
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408<h2>Changes up to version 4.0.2</h2>
409
410<div class=section>
411
412 <p>Corrected web browser linked from Disobedience.</p>
413
414</div>
415
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416<h2>Changes up to version 4.0.1</h2>
417
418<div class=section>
419
420 <p>Libtool and Automake now install the CGI correctly. As part of this,
421 <tt>cgidir</tt> has been renamed to <tt>cgiexecdir</tt>. The configure
422 script will report an error if you try to use the old name.</p>
423
424</div>
425
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428<div class=section>
429
430 <h3>Server</h3>
431
432<div class=section>
433
434 <p>The <tt>gap</tt> directive will no longer work. It could be
435 restored if there is real demand.</p>
436
437 <h4>Event Scheduling</h4>
438
439<div class=section>
440
441 <p>It is now possible to schedule events to occur in the future.
442 Currently the supported actions are playing a specific track, and
443 changing a global preference (thus allowing e.g. random play to be
444 turned on or off). See the <tt>schedule-*</tt>
445 commands described in disorder(1).</p>
446
447</div>
448
449<h4>Random Track Choice</h4>
450
451<div class=section>
452
453 <p>This has been completely rewritten to support new features:</p>
454
455 <ul>
456
457 <li>tracks in the recently-played list or in the queue are no longer
458 eligible for random choice.</li>
459
460 <li>there is a new <tt>weight</tt> track preference allowing for
461 non-uniform track selection. See disorder(1) for details.</li>
462
463 <li>there is a new configuration item <tt>replay_min</tt> defining
464 the minimum time before a played track can be picked at random.
465 The default is 8 hours (which matches the earlier behaviour).</li>
466
467 <li>recently added tracks are biased up; see <tt>new_bias</tt> and
468 <tt>new_bias_age</tt> in disorder_config(5).</li>
469
470 </ul>
471
472</div>
473
474<h4>Web Interface</h4>
475
476<div class=section>
477
478 <p>This has been largely rewritten. The most immediate benefits are:</p>
479
480 <ul>
481
482 <li>the search page is integrated into the choose page, and
483 includes links to parent directories.</li>
484
485 <li>if you try to do something you have insufficient rights for,
486 instead of getting an error page or nothing happening, you are
487 redirected to the login page.</li>
488
489 </ul>
490
491 <p>Customizers should find their lives easier: the syntax is less onerous, it
492 is possible to define macros to avoid repetition, and the documentation is
493 less monolithic (see disorder.cgi(8) as a starting point).</p>
494
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495 <p>Mail is now sent via the system sendmail program, though it remains
496 possible to use TCP to connect to an SMTP server. See <tt>sendmail</tt> and
497 <tt>smtp_server</tt> in disorder_config(5).</p>
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499 <p>The web interface is now installed automatically. If you don't want it,
500 use <tt>./configure --without-cgi</tt>. If you want it in a non-default
501 location, or no location for it is detected, set <tt>cgidir</tt>
502 and <tt>httpdir</tt> on the <tt>./configure</tt> command line.</p>
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505
506</div>
507
508<h3>Disobedience</h3>
509
510<div class=section>
511
512 <p>There is now a new user management window. From here you can add and
513 remove users or modify their settings.</p>
514
515 <p>Relatedly, the server will only allow remote user management if you set
516 <tt>remote_userman</tt> to <tt>yes</tt>.</p>
517
518</div>
519
520<h3>Miscellaneous</h3>
521
522<div class=section>
523
524 <p><tt>scripts/setup</tt> now honors command line options, and can
525 set up network play as well as the local default sound device.</p>
526
527</div>
528
529<h3>Bugs Fixed</h3>
530
531<div class=section>
532
533 <table class=bugs>
534 <tr>
535 <th>ID</th>
536 <th>Description</th>
537 </tr>
538
539 <tr>
540 <td><a href="http://code.google.com/p/disorder/issues/detail?id=2">#2</a></td>
541 <td>Search results should link to directories</td>
542 </tr>
543
544 <tr>
545 <td><a href="http://code.google.com/p/disorder/issues/detail?id=6">#6</a></td>
546 <td>Schedule tracks for a particular time</td>
547 </tr>
548
549 <tr>
550 <td><a href="http://code.google.com/p/disorder/issues/detail?id=10">#10</a></td>
551 <td>Non-uniform track selection</td>
552 </tr>
553
554 <tr>
555 <td><a href="http://code.google.com/p/disorder/issues/detail?id=11">#11</a></td>
556 <td>Bias random selection to newly added tracks</td>
557 </tr>
558
559 <tr>
560 <td><a href="http://code.google.com/p/disorder/issues/detail?id=13">#13</a></td>
561 <td>Default encoding for debian setup scripts</td>
562 </tr>
563
564 <tr>
565 <td><a href="http://code.google.com/p/disorder/issues/detail?id=16">#16</a></td>
566 <td>Cookie expiry causes user to be silently logged out and not
567 subsequently redirected to login page</td>
568 </tr>
569
570 <tr>
571 <td><a href="http://code.google.com/p/disorder/issues/detail?id=20">#20</a></td>
572 <td>Broken aliasing rules</td>
573 </tr>
574
575 </table>
576
577</div>
578
579</div>
580
581<h2>Changes up to version 3.0.2</h2>
582
583<div class=section>
584
585 <p>Builds <tt>--without-server</tt> should work again.</p>
586
587 <p>The web interface is a bit more liberal in the cookie value
588 syntax it will accept.</p>
589
590 <p>Clients fail more gracefully if no password is available.</p>
591
592</div>
593
594<h2>Changes up to version 3.0.1</h2>
595
596<div class=section>
597
598 <p>Debian upgrades from 2.0.x should now work better.</p>
599
600</div>
601
602<h2>Changes up to version 3.0</h2>
603
604<div class=section>
605
606 <p><b>Important</b>! See <a
607 href="README.upgrades">README.upgrades</a> when upgrading.</p>
608
609 <h3>Platforms And Installation</h3>
610
611<div class=section>
612
613 <p>Mac OS X and FreeBSD are somewhat supported. There is now a bash
614 script in <tt>scripts/setup</tt> which will automate the setup after
615 <tt>make install</tt>.</p>
616
617</div>
618
619<h3>Server</h3>
620
621<div class=section>
622
623 <p>Users are now stored in the database rather than a configuration
624 file.</p>
625
626 <p>The server now has a built-in list of stopwords and players, so
627 only additions to these need be mentioned in the configuration file.</p>
628
629 <p>The default inter-track gap is now 0s.</p>
630
631 <p>How sound is played is now controlled via the new <tt>api</tt>
632 configuration command. This also controls how the volume is set,
633 which now works with ALSA as well as OSS.</p>
634
635 <p>A bug in the MP3 decoder was fixed (also in 2.0.4).</p>
636
637</div>
638
639<h3>Web Interface</h3>
640
641<div class=section>
642
643 <p>The web interface now uses cookies to remember user identity, and
644 allows online registration of new users. Also it is no longer
645 necessary to manually specify the URL of the web interface (but you
646 can override it if you don't like the value it figures out).</p>
647
648 <p>It is possible to allow users to register via the web interface.</p>
649
650 <p>The web interface's browser support has been improved. It has
651 been tested with Firefox 2, Safari 3, Konqueror 3, Internet Explorer
652 7 and Opera 9.</p>
653
654</div>
655
656<h3>Disobedience</h3>
657
658<div class=section>
659
660 <p>A bug which would cause a crash if you attempt to rearrange the
661 queue while no track was playing has been fixed. There is a new
662 'deselect all tracks' option, mirroring 'select all tracks.</p>
663
664</div>
665
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