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460b9539 1See ChangeLog.d/* for detailed revision history.
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3* Changes up to version 2.1
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5** Server
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7Users are now stored in the database rather than a configuration file.
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d84bf422 9** Web Interface
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11The web interface now uses cookies to remember user identity, and allows
b64c2805 12online registration of new users. Also it is no longer necessary to
13manually specify the URL of the web interface (but you can override it
14if you don't like the value it figures out).
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92afc09e 16* Changes up to version 2.0
460b9539 17
18** General
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460b9539 20Tracks can now have tags associated with them. See tags in disorder(1)
21or the preferences documentation for the web interface or Disobedience.
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23The search facility knows how to limit results by tag (see search
24documentation for any interface) as well as by word search. It is
25possible to limit random play by tag (see required-tags and
26prohibited-tags in disorder_config(5)).
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28Unicode support is improved. Case-folding and word breaking now follows
29the rules given in the Unicode standard (with a bit of tailoring in the
30latte case).
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32** Disobedience
33
34There is a new client, 'Disobedience', that depends on the GTK+ library.
35Feedback on the interface would be very welcome.
36
37** Web Interface
38
39The "New" screen display tracks recently added to the database. From
40here they can be played or their preferences changed.
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42Long track names are truncated so they fit better on the screen. Hover
43for the full name.
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45** Network Play
46
47DisOrder can broadcast audio over a network, allowing it to be played on
48multiple client machines. See README.streams for details.
49
460b9539 50** Server
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52Slow file lookups are cached in the server. This should help
53installations with large collections and/or slow platforms.
460b9539 54
55The 'enabled' and 'random_enabled' configuration options are now gone.
56Instead the state survives from one run of the server to the next.
57'disable now' is gone as well - if you want to emulate it disable
58playing and then scratch the current track.
59
60The 'pick' plugin has been abolished. All the logic formerly done there
61is now built into the server, where it can be done much more
62efficiently.
63
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64'tracklength' plugins must be explicitly specified.
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66A bug where removing a collection (from the configuration) could cause a
67crash when random play was enabled has been fixed.
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63e28749 69A new configuration option 'queue_pad' allows the number of random
70tracks kept on the queue to be controlled.
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75db8354 72There is a new utility disorder-decode which can decode OGG, MP3, WAV
73and FLAC. The example config file uses it.
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75Database statistics are computed in a subprocess so that the main server
76(and all clients) are not blocked for the duration.
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460b9539 78** disorderfm
79
80There is a new command line tool called 'disorderfm' which is designed
81for filename translation on (for instance) digital audio repositories.
82It is not yet feature-complete. See its man page for additional
83details.
84
85** Build And Configuration
86
87You can control which components are built with new --with options. See
88README.
89
90options.transform and the 'transform' web option have gone, replaced
91with a 'transform' configuration command. Both this and 'namepart' are
92now optional.
93
63e28749 94** Thanks
95
96Ross Younger, Colin Watson, Michael Stevens and Mark Wooding all
97contributed in some way to this release.
98
460b9539 99* Changes up to version 1.5.1
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101** Web Interface
102
103Correct regexp for non-alpha tracks.
104
105* Changes up to version 1.5
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107** Web Interface
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109Regexp-based filtering of tracks (for instance as used by the initial
110'Choose' page) now does the regexp matching in the server, limiting the
111amount of data transferred to the web interface only to be discarded.
112
113** Client
114
115Regexp-base filtering of tracks is now available to the command line
116client.
117
118** Server
119
120New server_nice, speaker_nice and rescan_nice configuration options
121allow independent control of process priorities.
122
123Scratches are now attributed to the user who requested them.
124
125Bugs fixed:
126 A file descriptor was leaked for each track played.
127 The amount of a track played so far was not reported.
128 The speaker process could crash on underrun.
129 The server would crash if you paused a non-pause capable track.
130 Regexp matching in the file and directory list commands was not
131 reliable.
132 Handling of variable-argument commands in the client was broken.
133
134* Changes up to version 1.4
135
136** General
137
138Raw format players are now supported. See README.upgrades and
139README.raw for details. This allows pausing and eliminating the
140inter-track gap.
141
142Pausing is also supported with suitably modified standalone player
143plugins, though none of the supplied ones are capable of this.
144
145When random play is enabled the randomly picked track now appears in the
146queue, and can be moved around the queue, removed from it, etc.
147
148** Web Interface
149
150Switches (random play, pause, ...) are now presented as a
151fixed-appearance switch with an adjacent state indicator.
152
153The 'Manage' screen has new buttons to move tracks to the head or tail
154of the queue.
155
156You can now edit the preferences for all the tracks in an album in a
157single screen, rather than having to visit each separately. For the
158time being the raw preferences editing has gone; it can be reintroduced
159on some form if there is demand. (You can still edit raw preferences
160from the command line.)
161
162Labels are now documented in options.labels rather than
163disorder_config(5).
164
165** Server
166
167If you tried to start up on any empty database with random play enabled
168the server would exit with an error.
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170The server no longer risks failing if you strace its player
171subprocesses.
172
173It was possible for the server to hang when a 'reconfigure' command was
174issued. This should no longer be the case.
175
176The default signal to forcibly terminate players is now SIGKILL.
177
178** Plugins
179
180Plugins must now declare a type word. This allows them to document
181whether they are a standalone player or a raw-format player, and whether
182they support pausing. They can also arrange to get setup and cleanup
183calls in the main server. See disorder(3) for more details.
184
185* Changes up to version 1.3
186
187** Dependencies
188
189Berkeley DB 4.2 is no longer supported. Use 4.3.
190
191** Client
192
193There is a new 'authorize' command to simplify the addition of local
194users. Please report successes as well as failures.
195
196There is a new 'resolve' command to return the real track name behind an
197alias.
198
199The 'rescan' command no longer takes an argument.
200
201** Server
202
203The track database code has been largely rewritten to improve
204maintainability.
205
206There is a new 'lock' directive. By default the server uses a lockfile
207to prevent multiple copies of itself running simultaneously; this can be
208inhibited e.g. if you are using a filesystem that does not support
209locking and are confident you can prevent concurrent running yourself.
210
211Aliases for track names, constructed from trackname_display_
212preferences, now appear in the virtual filesystem.
213
214The server now executes a subprocess for the rescan operation. It also
215runs a separate deadlock manager.
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217Standard output and standard error from subprocesses are now logged.
218This is handy if you need to figure out why a player failed unexpectedly
219but might lead to huge log files if you have needlessly verbose players.
220
221** Web Interface
222
223Enable/disable buttons are now colored to reflect current state.
224
225Entering numeric volume values (rather than clicking on the arrows) now
226works.
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228Connection errors are reported more gracefuly.
229
230** Plugins
231
232Scanner plugins are now always invoked in a subprocess.
233
234disorder_track_count() and disorder_track_getn() are no longer
235available. Instead use disorder_track_random().
236
237Plugins are now opened with RTLD_NOW, so link errors are detected
238immediately.
239
240** Tools
241
242disorder-dump now insists on the input/output file being a named regular
243file, rather than using stdin or stdout.
244
245** Other
246
247Some missing files have been added, and some notes added regarding
248getting text encoding right.
249
250* Changes up to version 1.2
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252See README.upgrades when upgrading to this version.
253
254** Bugs Fixed
255
256Avoid accumulating overlarge recently played list.
257
258When the server was stopped, the currently playing track would not be
259added to the recently played list. This has been fixed.
260
261Reloading the 'volume' page no longer repeats the last volume-changing
262action.
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264The search facility now works properly for multiple hits within a single
265artist or album.
266
267** Server
268
269New namepart directive replaces web interface's trackname-part. There
270are associated changes to the protocol and clients.
271
272The number of database queries per candidate match required when
273searching has been reduced.
274
275The operator can control the signal used to scratch playing tracks. The
276default has been changed to SIGINT from SIGKILL.
277
278The 'log' command now provides a formalised event log, rather than raw
279access to the server's ordinary log output.
280
281** Web Interface Changes
282
283*** Choosing Tracks
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285When picking a track the client now stays on the same screen rather than
286redirecting back to the 'Playing' screen. So that the user gets
287feedback from their action, playing and queued tracks are now marked as
288such in the track picking screen.
289
290It is possible to revert to the old behaviour by removing the back=
291argument from the choose.html and search.html templates (and optionally
292the trackstate lines).
293
294*** Search
295
296Non-ASCII characters are now properly supported in search terms.
297
298*** Syntax
299
300The template syntax has been changed slightly to ignore whitespace in
301certain places.
302
303*** Miscellaneous
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305Some formerly textual buttons are now replaced by images (with ALT text
306reflecting the old value). The stylesheet is now a .css file (installed
307in the same place as the images) rather than being embedded into every
308template.
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310Artist and album names in the playing and recently-played lists are now
311links to the corresponding directory.
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313More functions are now available from the 'manage' screen.
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315The menus are now (by default) across the top of the screen instead of
316down the side. Set the 'menu' label to 'sidebar' to restore the old
317appearance. 'Volume' is not present in this new menu, use 'Manage'
318instead (or edit the template).
319
320** tkdisorder
321
322tkdisorder now displays artist, album and title in the queue and
323recently played widgets, rather than just the title (as formerly).
324
325* Changes up to version 1.1
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327** Bugs Fixed
328
329Corrected various problems with UTF-8 parsing.
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331In the web interface, "The Beatles" (etc) are now grouped under 'B' not
332'T' when grouping tracks by initial letter.
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334** Server
335
336The list of recently played tracks is now preserved across server
337restarts.
338
339Track IDs are more compact.
340
341Versions of libdb before 4.2 are no longer supported. 4.2 and 4.3 both
342work now. 4.2 support will be removed in some future release.
343
344Prehistoric backwards-compatibility logic removed. Only affects people
345upgrading from long before 1.0 (who should upgrade to 1.0 and then to
3461.1.)
347
348** Command Line
349
350Tracks can be moved in the queue from the command line.
351
352'disorder queue' now reports track IDs.
353
354$pkgdatadir/completion.bash provides tab completion over commands and
355options.
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357** Web Interface
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359New 'cooked' preferences interface saves users having to know arcane
360details of trackname preferences and so on. Non-ASCII characters are
361now properly supported in this context.
362
363CGI arguments to the web interface are now checked for UTF-8 compliance.
364
365Local Variables:
366mode:outline
367fill-column:72
368End: