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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
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89 <p>Multiple tracks can now be dragged in the queue in a single operation.
90 Furthermore, it is now possible to drag tracks from the
91 &ldquo;Recent&rdquo;, &ldquo;Added&rdquo; and &ldquo;Choose&rdquo; tabs
92 to the queue.</p>
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94 </div>
95
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96 <h3>Web Interface</h3>
97
98 <div class=section>
53710d44 99
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100 <p>Confirmation URLs should be cleaner (and in particular not end
101 with punctuation). (Please see <a
102 href="README.upgrades">README.upgrades</a> for more about this.)</p>
103
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104 </div>
105
106 <h3>RTP Player</h3>
107
108 <div class=section>
109
110 <p>There is a new <tt>--command</tt> option which allows the RTP player
111 to send audio data to a user-chosen command instead of an audio API. See
112 the man page for details.</p>
113
114 <p>The <tt>--device</tt> option to <tt>disorder-playrtp</tt> now works
115 under OS X (as above).</p>
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117 </div>
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118
119 <h3>General</h3>
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121 <div class=section>
122
123 <p>IPv6 should now work. Network address specifications
124 (<tt>listen</tt>, <tt>connect</tt> etc) can now be prefixed with
125 <tt>-4</tt> or <tt>-6</tt> to force use
126 of IPv4 or IPv6, though normally this should not be needed.</p>
127
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128 <p>Unicode support has been upgraded to <a
129 href="http://www.unicode.org/versions/Unicode5.1.0/">Unicode
130 5.1.0</a>.</p>
131
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132 <p>Various elements of the source code have been
133 rationalized.</p>
134
135 </div>
136
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137 <h3>Bugs fixed</h3>
138
139 <div class=section>
140
141 <table class=bugs>
142 <tr>
143 <th>ID</th>
144 <th>Description</th>
145 </tr>
146
147 <tr>
148 <td><a href="http://code.google.com/p/disorder/issues/detail?id=27">#27</a></td>
149 <td>Mac DisOrder uses wrong sound device</td>
150 </tr>
151
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152 <tr>
153 <td><a href="http://code.google.com/p/disorder/issues/detail?id=33">#33</a></d>
154 <td>(Some) plugins need -lm.</td>
155 </tr>
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157 <tr>
158 <td><a href="http://code.google.com/p/disorder/issues/detail?id=39">#39</a></d>
159 <td>Double bind() non-multicast AF_INET</td>
160 </tr>
161
162 <tr>
163 <td><a href="http://code.google.com/p/disorder/issues/detail?id=40">#40</a></d>
164 <td>Missing stub function</td>
165 </tr>
166
167 <tr>
168 <td><a href="http://code.google.com/p/disorder/issues/detail?id=41">#41</a></d>
169 <td>Missing includes for timeval</td>
170 </tr>
171
172 <tr>
173 <td><a href="http://code.google.com/p/disorder/issues/detail?id=42">#42</a></d>
174 <td>syntax error in empeg_host section</td>
175 </tr>
176
177 <tr>
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178 <td><a href="http://code.google.com/p/disorder/issues/detail?id=43">#43</a></d>
179 <td>decoder segfault with FLAC 1.2.1</td>
180 </tr>
181
182 <tr>
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183 <td><a href="http://code.google.com/p/disorder/issues/detail?id=44">#44</a></d>
184 <td>gcc 4.3.2-1ubuntu12 SUYB patch</td>
185 </tr>
186
187 <tr>
188 <td><a href="http://code.google.com/p/disorder/issues/detail?id=45">#45</a></d>
189 <td>disobedience doesn't configure its back end</td>
190 </tr>
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192 <tr>
193 <td><a href="http://code.google.com/p/disorder/issues/detail?id=48">#48</a></d>
194 <td>build-time dependency on <tt>oggdec</tt> removed</td>
195 </tr>
196
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199
200 </div>
201 </div>
202
a0e78d96 203<h2>Changes up to version 4.3</h2>
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204
205 <div class=section>
206
207 <h3>Disobedience</h3>
208
209 <div class=section>
210
211 <p>A bug was fixed in the calculation of how much of the track had
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212 played. This would lead to the counter showing incorrect values in
213 various situations.</p>
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214
215 <p>Disobedience's icons have been changed to larger, more colorful
216 ones. The SVG source is included if you want to fiddle with them.</p>
217
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218 <p>&ldquo;Select all&rdquo; is now no longer available in the choose
219 tab. Instead there is a new &ldquo;Select children&rdquo; option which
220 selects the file children of a single subdirectory.</p>
221
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222 </div>
223
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224 <h3>Server</h3>
225
226 <div class=section>
227
228 <p>The selection bias for newly added tracks was reduced by half. You
229 can put it back to the old very neophilic value with
230 &ldquo;<tt>new_bias 900000</tt>&rdquo; in the config file.</p>
231
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232 <p>It is now possible to &lsquo;adopt&rsquo; randomly picked tracks.
233 Disobedience and the command-line client support this but the web
234 interface does not.</p>
235
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236 <p>The default track name parsing was modified to handle filenames
237 generated by iTunes.</p>
238
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239 </div>
240
10a6c925 241 <h3>Miscellaneous</h3>
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242
243 <div class=section>
244
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245 <p><tt>disorderfm</tt> now preserves directory permissions.</p>
246
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247 <p>DisOrder is now licensed under <a
248 href="http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-3.0.html">GPL v3</a>. The main
249 goal is to prohibit <a
250 href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tivoization">Tivoization</a>.</p>
251
d8b95785 252 <p>The build system will now automatically cope with Fink's broken GTK+
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253 packages. There are a number of improvements to the Debian
254 packaging.</p>
d8b95785 255
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256 <p>DisOrder now builds on 64-bit Linux systems.</p>
257
e02f9807 258 <p>There are various minor fixes.</p>
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259
260 </div>
261
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262 <h3>Bugs fixed</h3>
263
264 <div class=section>
265
266 <table class=bugs>
267 <tr>
268 <th>ID</th>
269 <th>Description</th>
270 </tr>
271
272 <tr>
273 <td><a href="http://code.google.com/p/disorder/issues/detail?id=24">#24</a></td>
274 <td>Fails to build on ubuntu 8.10</td>
275 </tr>
276 <tr>
277 <td><a href="http://code.google.com/p/disorder/issues/detail?id=26">#26</a></td>
278 <td>Disobedience shows wrong track elapsed time after a pause</td>
279 </tr>
280 </table>
281
282 </div>
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285<h2>Changes up to version 4.2</h2>
286
287<div class=section>
288
289 <h3>Disobedience</h3>
290
291 <div class=section>
292
293 <p>The login window now has a 'remote' switch. If this is turned off
294 then Disobedience will connect to a local server. Formerly it would
295 always use TCP/IP.</p>
296
297 <p>The Delete and backspace keys will now remove tracks from the queue.
298 Escape will now dismiss the properties, users or login windows and return
299 now works in the login and properties windows.</p>
300
301 </div>
302
303 <h3>Documentation</h3>
304
305 <div class=section>
306
307 <p>Track and global preferences are now described in a new
308 <b>disorder_preferences</b>(5) man page.</p>
309
310 </div>
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312 <h3>Bugs fixed</h3>
313
314 <div class=section>
315
316 <table class=bugs>
317 <tr>
318 <th>ID</th>
319 <th>Description</th>
320 </tr>
321
322 <tr>
323 <td><a href="http://code.google.com/p/disorder/issues/detail?id=21">#21</a></td>
324 <td>CGI should use PATH_INFO more sensibly</td>
325 </tr>
326 </table>
327
328 </div>
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329</div>
330
331
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332<h2>Changes up to version 4.1.1</h2>
333
334<div class=section>
335
336 <p>Disobedience's &ldquo;Login&rdquo; window now works when you are logged
337 in.</p>
338
339</div>
340
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341<h2>Changes up to version 4.1</h2>
342
343<div class=section>
344
345 <h3>Disobedience</h3>
346
347 <div class=section>
348
349 <p>Disobedience has been largely rewritten:</p>
350
351 <ul>
352
353 <li>All the tabs now use native GTK+ list/tree widgets, resulting in
354 greater speed in some cases and more consistency with other GTK+
355 applications.</li>
356
357 <li>You can now use type-ahead find in the choose tab. The initiation
358 of a search is delayed slightly to avoid lots of updates when you're
359 half way through entering search terms.</li>
360
361 <li>The choose tab now shows track lengths.</li>
362
363 <li>Many buttons are now more reliably made insensitive when they can't
364 be used.</li>
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366 <li>You can now play tracks off the recent tab.</li>
367
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368 </ul>
369
370 <p>Disobedience attempts to cope with servers from older versions, up to
371 a point, but this is not well tested and it's best to keep the server
372 fully up to date.</p>
373
374 </div>
375
376 <h3>Server</h3>
377
378 <div class=section>
379
380 <p>When a track shares a directory with its alias, the real track name is
381 now returned instead of the alias (the opposite way round to the previous
382 behaviour).</p>
383
384 </div>
385</div>
386
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387<h2>Changes up to version 4.0.2</h2>
388
389<div class=section>
390
391 <p>Corrected web browser linked from Disobedience.</p>
392
393</div>
394
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395<h2>Changes up to version 4.0.1</h2>
396
397<div class=section>
398
399 <p>Libtool and Automake now install the CGI correctly. As part of this,
400 <tt>cgidir</tt> has been renamed to <tt>cgiexecdir</tt>. The configure
401 script will report an error if you try to use the old name.</p>
402
403</div>
404
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407<div class=section>
408
409 <h3>Server</h3>
410
411<div class=section>
412
413 <p>The <tt>gap</tt> directive will no longer work. It could be
414 restored if there is real demand.</p>
415
416 <h4>Event Scheduling</h4>
417
418<div class=section>
419
420 <p>It is now possible to schedule events to occur in the future.
421 Currently the supported actions are playing a specific track, and
422 changing a global preference (thus allowing e.g. random play to be
423 turned on or off). See the <tt>schedule-*</tt>
424 commands described in disorder(1).</p>
425
426</div>
427
428<h4>Random Track Choice</h4>
429
430<div class=section>
431
432 <p>This has been completely rewritten to support new features:</p>
433
434 <ul>
435
436 <li>tracks in the recently-played list or in the queue are no longer
437 eligible for random choice.</li>
438
439 <li>there is a new <tt>weight</tt> track preference allowing for
440 non-uniform track selection. See disorder(1) for details.</li>
441
442 <li>there is a new configuration item <tt>replay_min</tt> defining
443 the minimum time before a played track can be picked at random.
444 The default is 8 hours (which matches the earlier behaviour).</li>
445
446 <li>recently added tracks are biased up; see <tt>new_bias</tt> and
447 <tt>new_bias_age</tt> in disorder_config(5).</li>
448
449 </ul>
450
451</div>
452
453<h4>Web Interface</h4>
454
455<div class=section>
456
457 <p>This has been largely rewritten. The most immediate benefits are:</p>
458
459 <ul>
460
461 <li>the search page is integrated into the choose page, and
462 includes links to parent directories.</li>
463
464 <li>if you try to do something you have insufficient rights for,
465 instead of getting an error page or nothing happening, you are
466 redirected to the login page.</li>
467
468 </ul>
469
470 <p>Customizers should find their lives easier: the syntax is less onerous, it
471 is possible to define macros to avoid repetition, and the documentation is
472 less monolithic (see disorder.cgi(8) as a starting point).</p>
473
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474 <p>Mail is now sent via the system sendmail program, though it remains
475 possible to use TCP to connect to an SMTP server. See <tt>sendmail</tt> and
476 <tt>smtp_server</tt> in disorder_config(5).</p>
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478 <p>The web interface is now installed automatically. If you don't want it,
479 use <tt>./configure --without-cgi</tt>. If you want it in a non-default
480 location, or no location for it is detected, set <tt>cgidir</tt>
481 and <tt>httpdir</tt> on the <tt>./configure</tt> command line.</p>
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484
485</div>
486
487<h3>Disobedience</h3>
488
489<div class=section>
490
491 <p>There is now a new user management window. From here you can add and
492 remove users or modify their settings.</p>
493
494 <p>Relatedly, the server will only allow remote user management if you set
495 <tt>remote_userman</tt> to <tt>yes</tt>.</p>
496
497</div>
498
499<h3>Miscellaneous</h3>
500
501<div class=section>
502
503 <p><tt>scripts/setup</tt> now honors command line options, and can
504 set up network play as well as the local default sound device.</p>
505
506</div>
507
508<h3>Bugs Fixed</h3>
509
510<div class=section>
511
512 <table class=bugs>
513 <tr>
514 <th>ID</th>
515 <th>Description</th>
516 </tr>
517
518 <tr>
519 <td><a href="http://code.google.com/p/disorder/issues/detail?id=2">#2</a></td>
520 <td>Search results should link to directories</td>
521 </tr>
522
523 <tr>
524 <td><a href="http://code.google.com/p/disorder/issues/detail?id=6">#6</a></td>
525 <td>Schedule tracks for a particular time</td>
526 </tr>
527
528 <tr>
529 <td><a href="http://code.google.com/p/disorder/issues/detail?id=10">#10</a></td>
530 <td>Non-uniform track selection</td>
531 </tr>
532
533 <tr>
534 <td><a href="http://code.google.com/p/disorder/issues/detail?id=11">#11</a></td>
535 <td>Bias random selection to newly added tracks</td>
536 </tr>
537
538 <tr>
539 <td><a href="http://code.google.com/p/disorder/issues/detail?id=13">#13</a></td>
540 <td>Default encoding for debian setup scripts</td>
541 </tr>
542
543 <tr>
544 <td><a href="http://code.google.com/p/disorder/issues/detail?id=16">#16</a></td>
545 <td>Cookie expiry causes user to be silently logged out and not
546 subsequently redirected to login page</td>
547 </tr>
548
549 <tr>
550 <td><a href="http://code.google.com/p/disorder/issues/detail?id=20">#20</a></td>
551 <td>Broken aliasing rules</td>
552 </tr>
553
554 </table>
555
556</div>
557
558</div>
559
560<h2>Changes up to version 3.0.2</h2>
561
562<div class=section>
563
564 <p>Builds <tt>--without-server</tt> should work again.</p>
565
566 <p>The web interface is a bit more liberal in the cookie value
567 syntax it will accept.</p>
568
569 <p>Clients fail more gracefully if no password is available.</p>
570
571</div>
572
573<h2>Changes up to version 3.0.1</h2>
574
575<div class=section>
576
577 <p>Debian upgrades from 2.0.x should now work better.</p>
578
579</div>
580
581<h2>Changes up to version 3.0</h2>
582
583<div class=section>
584
585 <p><b>Important</b>! See <a
586 href="README.upgrades">README.upgrades</a> when upgrading.</p>
587
588 <h3>Platforms And Installation</h3>
589
590<div class=section>
591
592 <p>Mac OS X and FreeBSD are somewhat supported. There is now a bash
593 script in <tt>scripts/setup</tt> which will automate the setup after
594 <tt>make install</tt>.</p>
595
596</div>
597
598<h3>Server</h3>
599
600<div class=section>
601
602 <p>Users are now stored in the database rather than a configuration
603 file.</p>
604
605 <p>The server now has a built-in list of stopwords and players, so
606 only additions to these need be mentioned in the configuration file.</p>
607
608 <p>The default inter-track gap is now 0s.</p>
609
610 <p>How sound is played is now controlled via the new <tt>api</tt>
611 configuration command. This also controls how the volume is set,
612 which now works with ALSA as well as OSS.</p>
613
614 <p>A bug in the MP3 decoder was fixed (also in 2.0.4).</p>
615
616</div>
617
618<h3>Web Interface</h3>
619
620<div class=section>
621
622 <p>The web interface now uses cookies to remember user identity, and
623 allows online registration of new users. Also it is no longer
624 necessary to manually specify the URL of the web interface (but you
625 can override it if you don't like the value it figures out).</p>
626
627 <p>It is possible to allow users to register via the web interface.</p>
628
629 <p>The web interface's browser support has been improved. It has
630 been tested with Firefox 2, Safari 3, Konqueror 3, Internet Explorer
631 7 and Opera 9.</p>
632
633</div>
634
635<h3>Disobedience</h3>
636
637<div class=section>
638
639 <p>A bug which would cause a crash if you attempt to rearrange the
640 queue while no track was playing has been fixed. There is a new
641 'deselect all tracks' option, mirroring 'select all tracks.</p>
642
643</div>
644
645</div>
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