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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>
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102 <p>Disobedience now supports playlist editing and has a compact mode,
103 available from the <b>Control</b> menu.</p>
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105 <p>Disobedience has a <a href="disobedience/manual/index.html">new
106 manual</a>.</p>
107
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108 </div>
109
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110 <h3>Web Interface</h3>
111
112 <div class=section>
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114 <p>Confirmation URLs should be cleaner (and in particular not end
115 with punctuation). (Please see <a
116 href="README.upgrades">README.upgrades</a> for more about this.)</p>
117
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118 </div>
119
120 <h3>RTP Player</h3>
121
122 <div class=section>
123
124 <p>There is a new <tt>--command</tt> option which allows the RTP player
125 to send audio data to a user-chosen command instead of an audio API. See
126 the man page for details.</p>
127
128 <p>The <tt>--device</tt> option to <tt>disorder-playrtp</tt> now works
129 under OS X (as above).</p>
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130
131 </div>
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132
133 <h3>General</h3>
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135 <div class=section>
136
137 <p>IPv6 should now work. Network address specifications
138 (<tt>listen</tt>, <tt>connect</tt> etc) can now be prefixed with
139 <tt>-4</tt> or <tt>-6</tt> to force use
140 of IPv4 or IPv6, though normally this should not be needed.</p>
141
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142 <p>Unicode support has been upgraded to <a
143 href="http://www.unicode.org/versions/Unicode5.1.0/">Unicode
144 5.1.0</a>.</p>
145
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146 <p>Various elements of the source code have been
147 rationalized.</p>
148
149 </div>
150
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151 <h3>Bugs fixed</h3>
152
153 <div class=section>
154
155 <table class=bugs>
156 <tr>
157 <th>ID</th>
158 <th>Description</th>
159 </tr>
160
161 <tr>
162 <td><a href="http://code.google.com/p/disorder/issues/detail?id=27">#27</a></td>
163 <td>Mac DisOrder uses wrong sound device</td>
164 </tr>
165
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167 <td><a href="http://code.google.com/p/disorder/issues/detail?id=32">#32</a></d>
168 <td>Excessively verbose log chatter on shutdown</td>
169 </tr>
170
171 <tr>
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172 <td><a href="http://code.google.com/p/disorder/issues/detail?id=33">#33</a></d>
173 <td>(Some) plugins need -lm.</td>
174 </tr>
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175
176 <tr>
177 <td><a href="http://code.google.com/p/disorder/issues/detail?id=39">#39</a></d>
178 <td>Double bind() non-multicast AF_INET</td>
179 </tr>
180
181 <tr>
182 <td><a href="http://code.google.com/p/disorder/issues/detail?id=40">#40</a></d>
183 <td>Missing stub function</td>
184 </tr>
185
186 <tr>
187 <td><a href="http://code.google.com/p/disorder/issues/detail?id=41">#41</a></d>
188 <td>Missing includes for timeval</td>
189 </tr>
190
191 <tr>
192 <td><a href="http://code.google.com/p/disorder/issues/detail?id=42">#42</a></d>
193 <td>syntax error in empeg_host section</td>
194 </tr>
195
196 <tr>
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197 <td><a href="http://code.google.com/p/disorder/issues/detail?id=43">#43</a></d>
198 <td>decoder segfault with FLAC 1.2.1</td>
199 </tr>
200
201 <tr>
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202 <td><a href="http://code.google.com/p/disorder/issues/detail?id=44">#44</a></d>
203 <td>gcc 4.3.2-1ubuntu12 SUYB patch</td>
204 </tr>
205
206 <tr>
207 <td><a href="http://code.google.com/p/disorder/issues/detail?id=45">#45</a></d>
208 <td>disobedience doesn't configure its back end</td>
209 </tr>
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211 <tr>
212 <td><a href="http://code.google.com/p/disorder/issues/detail?id=48">#48</a></d>
213 <td>build-time dependency on <tt>oggdec</tt> removed</td>
214 </tr>
215
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216 <tr>
217 <td><a href="http://code.google.com/p/disorder/issues/detail?id=49">#49</a></d>
218 <td>Disobedience's 'When' column gets out of date</td>
219 </tr>
220
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222 </div>
223 </div>
224
a0e78d96 225<h2>Changes up to version 4.3</h2>
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226
227 <div class=section>
228
229 <h3>Disobedience</h3>
230
231 <div class=section>
232
233 <p>A bug was fixed in the calculation of how much of the track had
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234 played. This would lead to the counter showing incorrect values in
235 various situations.</p>
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236
237 <p>Disobedience's icons have been changed to larger, more colorful
238 ones. The SVG source is included if you want to fiddle with them.</p>
239
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240 <p>&ldquo;Select all&rdquo; is now no longer available in the choose
241 tab. Instead there is a new &ldquo;Select children&rdquo; option which
242 selects the file children of a single subdirectory.</p>
243
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244 </div>
245
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246 <h3>Server</h3>
247
248 <div class=section>
249
250 <p>The selection bias for newly added tracks was reduced by half. You
251 can put it back to the old very neophilic value with
252 &ldquo;<tt>new_bias 900000</tt>&rdquo; in the config file.</p>
253
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254 <p>It is now possible to &lsquo;adopt&rsquo; randomly picked tracks.
255 Disobedience and the command-line client support this but the web
256 interface does not.</p>
257
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258 <p>The default track name parsing was modified to handle filenames
259 generated by iTunes.</p>
260
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261 </div>
262
10a6c925 263 <h3>Miscellaneous</h3>
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264
265 <div class=section>
266
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267 <p><tt>disorderfm</tt> now preserves directory permissions.</p>
268
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269 <p>DisOrder is now licensed under <a
270 href="http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-3.0.html">GPL v3</a>. The main
271 goal is to prohibit <a
272 href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tivoization">Tivoization</a>.</p>
273
d8b95785 274 <p>The build system will now automatically cope with Fink's broken GTK+
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275 packages. There are a number of improvements to the Debian
276 packaging.</p>
d8b95785 277
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278 <p>DisOrder now builds on 64-bit Linux systems.</p>
279
e02f9807 280 <p>There are various minor fixes.</p>
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281
282 </div>
283
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284 <h3>Bugs fixed</h3>
285
286 <div class=section>
287
288 <table class=bugs>
289 <tr>
290 <th>ID</th>
291 <th>Description</th>
292 </tr>
293
294 <tr>
295 <td><a href="http://code.google.com/p/disorder/issues/detail?id=24">#24</a></td>
296 <td>Fails to build on ubuntu 8.10</td>
297 </tr>
298 <tr>
299 <td><a href="http://code.google.com/p/disorder/issues/detail?id=26">#26</a></td>
300 <td>Disobedience shows wrong track elapsed time after a pause</td>
301 </tr>
302 </table>
303
304 </div>
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307<h2>Changes up to version 4.2</h2>
308
309<div class=section>
310
311 <h3>Disobedience</h3>
312
313 <div class=section>
314
315 <p>The login window now has a 'remote' switch. If this is turned off
316 then Disobedience will connect to a local server. Formerly it would
317 always use TCP/IP.</p>
318
319 <p>The Delete and backspace keys will now remove tracks from the queue.
320 Escape will now dismiss the properties, users or login windows and return
321 now works in the login and properties windows.</p>
322
323 </div>
324
325 <h3>Documentation</h3>
326
327 <div class=section>
328
329 <p>Track and global preferences are now described in a new
330 <b>disorder_preferences</b>(5) man page.</p>
331
332 </div>
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334 <h3>Bugs fixed</h3>
335
336 <div class=section>
337
338 <table class=bugs>
339 <tr>
340 <th>ID</th>
341 <th>Description</th>
342 </tr>
343
344 <tr>
345 <td><a href="http://code.google.com/p/disorder/issues/detail?id=21">#21</a></td>
346 <td>CGI should use PATH_INFO more sensibly</td>
347 </tr>
348 </table>
349
350 </div>
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351</div>
352
353
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354<h2>Changes up to version 4.1.1</h2>
355
356<div class=section>
357
358 <p>Disobedience's &ldquo;Login&rdquo; window now works when you are logged
359 in.</p>
360
361</div>
362
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363<h2>Changes up to version 4.1</h2>
364
365<div class=section>
366
367 <h3>Disobedience</h3>
368
369 <div class=section>
370
371 <p>Disobedience has been largely rewritten:</p>
372
373 <ul>
374
375 <li>All the tabs now use native GTK+ list/tree widgets, resulting in
376 greater speed in some cases and more consistency with other GTK+
377 applications.</li>
378
379 <li>You can now use type-ahead find in the choose tab. The initiation
380 of a search is delayed slightly to avoid lots of updates when you're
381 half way through entering search terms.</li>
382
383 <li>The choose tab now shows track lengths.</li>
384
385 <li>Many buttons are now more reliably made insensitive when they can't
386 be used.</li>
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388 <li>You can now play tracks off the recent tab.</li>
389
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390 </ul>
391
392 <p>Disobedience attempts to cope with servers from older versions, up to
393 a point, but this is not well tested and it's best to keep the server
394 fully up to date.</p>
395
396 </div>
397
398 <h3>Server</h3>
399
400 <div class=section>
401
402 <p>When a track shares a directory with its alias, the real track name is
403 now returned instead of the alias (the opposite way round to the previous
404 behaviour).</p>
405
406 </div>
407</div>
408
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409<h2>Changes up to version 4.0.2</h2>
410
411<div class=section>
412
413 <p>Corrected web browser linked from Disobedience.</p>
414
415</div>
416
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417<h2>Changes up to version 4.0.1</h2>
418
419<div class=section>
420
421 <p>Libtool and Automake now install the CGI correctly. As part of this,
422 <tt>cgidir</tt> has been renamed to <tt>cgiexecdir</tt>. The configure
423 script will report an error if you try to use the old name.</p>
424
425</div>
426
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429<div class=section>
430
431 <h3>Server</h3>
432
433<div class=section>
434
435 <p>The <tt>gap</tt> directive will no longer work. It could be
436 restored if there is real demand.</p>
437
438 <h4>Event Scheduling</h4>
439
440<div class=section>
441
442 <p>It is now possible to schedule events to occur in the future.
443 Currently the supported actions are playing a specific track, and
444 changing a global preference (thus allowing e.g. random play to be
445 turned on or off). See the <tt>schedule-*</tt>
446 commands described in disorder(1).</p>
447
448</div>
449
450<h4>Random Track Choice</h4>
451
452<div class=section>
453
454 <p>This has been completely rewritten to support new features:</p>
455
456 <ul>
457
458 <li>tracks in the recently-played list or in the queue are no longer
459 eligible for random choice.</li>
460
461 <li>there is a new <tt>weight</tt> track preference allowing for
462 non-uniform track selection. See disorder(1) for details.</li>
463
464 <li>there is a new configuration item <tt>replay_min</tt> defining
465 the minimum time before a played track can be picked at random.
466 The default is 8 hours (which matches the earlier behaviour).</li>
467
468 <li>recently added tracks are biased up; see <tt>new_bias</tt> and
469 <tt>new_bias_age</tt> in disorder_config(5).</li>
470
471 </ul>
472
473</div>
474
475<h4>Web Interface</h4>
476
477<div class=section>
478
479 <p>This has been largely rewritten. The most immediate benefits are:</p>
480
481 <ul>
482
483 <li>the search page is integrated into the choose page, and
484 includes links to parent directories.</li>
485
486 <li>if you try to do something you have insufficient rights for,
487 instead of getting an error page or nothing happening, you are
488 redirected to the login page.</li>
489
490 </ul>
491
492 <p>Customizers should find their lives easier: the syntax is less onerous, it
493 is possible to define macros to avoid repetition, and the documentation is
494 less monolithic (see disorder.cgi(8) as a starting point).</p>
495
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496 <p>Mail is now sent via the system sendmail program, though it remains
497 possible to use TCP to connect to an SMTP server. See <tt>sendmail</tt> and
498 <tt>smtp_server</tt> in disorder_config(5).</p>
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500 <p>The web interface is now installed automatically. If you don't want it,
501 use <tt>./configure --without-cgi</tt>. If you want it in a non-default
502 location, or no location for it is detected, set <tt>cgidir</tt>
503 and <tt>httpdir</tt> on the <tt>./configure</tt> command line.</p>
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506
507</div>
508
509<h3>Disobedience</h3>
510
511<div class=section>
512
513 <p>There is now a new user management window. From here you can add and
514 remove users or modify their settings.</p>
515
516 <p>Relatedly, the server will only allow remote user management if you set
517 <tt>remote_userman</tt> to <tt>yes</tt>.</p>
518
519</div>
520
521<h3>Miscellaneous</h3>
522
523<div class=section>
524
525 <p><tt>scripts/setup</tt> now honors command line options, and can
526 set up network play as well as the local default sound device.</p>
527
528</div>
529
530<h3>Bugs Fixed</h3>
531
532<div class=section>
533
534 <table class=bugs>
535 <tr>
536 <th>ID</th>
537 <th>Description</th>
538 </tr>
539
540 <tr>
541 <td><a href="http://code.google.com/p/disorder/issues/detail?id=2">#2</a></td>
542 <td>Search results should link to directories</td>
543 </tr>
544
545 <tr>
546 <td><a href="http://code.google.com/p/disorder/issues/detail?id=6">#6</a></td>
547 <td>Schedule tracks for a particular time</td>
548 </tr>
549
550 <tr>
551 <td><a href="http://code.google.com/p/disorder/issues/detail?id=10">#10</a></td>
552 <td>Non-uniform track selection</td>
553 </tr>
554
555 <tr>
556 <td><a href="http://code.google.com/p/disorder/issues/detail?id=11">#11</a></td>
557 <td>Bias random selection to newly added tracks</td>
558 </tr>
559
560 <tr>
561 <td><a href="http://code.google.com/p/disorder/issues/detail?id=13">#13</a></td>
562 <td>Default encoding for debian setup scripts</td>
563 </tr>
564
565 <tr>
566 <td><a href="http://code.google.com/p/disorder/issues/detail?id=16">#16</a></td>
567 <td>Cookie expiry causes user to be silently logged out and not
568 subsequently redirected to login page</td>
569 </tr>
570
571 <tr>
572 <td><a href="http://code.google.com/p/disorder/issues/detail?id=20">#20</a></td>
573 <td>Broken aliasing rules</td>
574 </tr>
575
576 </table>
577
578</div>
579
580</div>
581
582<h2>Changes up to version 3.0.2</h2>
583
584<div class=section>
585
586 <p>Builds <tt>--without-server</tt> should work again.</p>
587
588 <p>The web interface is a bit more liberal in the cookie value
589 syntax it will accept.</p>
590
591 <p>Clients fail more gracefully if no password is available.</p>
592
593</div>
594
595<h2>Changes up to version 3.0.1</h2>
596
597<div class=section>
598
599 <p>Debian upgrades from 2.0.x should now work better.</p>
600
601</div>
602
603<h2>Changes up to version 3.0</h2>
604
605<div class=section>
606
607 <p><b>Important</b>! See <a
608 href="README.upgrades">README.upgrades</a> when upgrading.</p>
609
610 <h3>Platforms And Installation</h3>
611
612<div class=section>
613
614 <p>Mac OS X and FreeBSD are somewhat supported. There is now a bash
615 script in <tt>scripts/setup</tt> which will automate the setup after
616 <tt>make install</tt>.</p>
617
618</div>
619
620<h3>Server</h3>
621
622<div class=section>
623
624 <p>Users are now stored in the database rather than a configuration
625 file.</p>
626
627 <p>The server now has a built-in list of stopwords and players, so
628 only additions to these need be mentioned in the configuration file.</p>
629
630 <p>The default inter-track gap is now 0s.</p>
631
632 <p>How sound is played is now controlled via the new <tt>api</tt>
633 configuration command. This also controls how the volume is set,
634 which now works with ALSA as well as OSS.</p>
635
636 <p>A bug in the MP3 decoder was fixed (also in 2.0.4).</p>
637
638</div>
639
640<h3>Web Interface</h3>
641
642<div class=section>
643
644 <p>The web interface now uses cookies to remember user identity, and
645 allows online registration of new users. Also it is no longer
646 necessary to manually specify the URL of the web interface (but you
647 can override it if you don't like the value it figures out).</p>
648
649 <p>It is possible to allow users to register via the web interface.</p>
650
651 <p>The web interface's browser support has been improved. It has
652 been tested with Firefox 2, Safari 3, Konqueror 3, Internet Explorer
653 7 and Opera 9.</p>
654
655</div>
656
657<h3>Disobedience</h3>
658
659<div class=section>
660
661 <p>A bug which would cause a crash if you attempt to rearrange the
662 queue while no track was playing has been fixed. There is a new
663 'deselect all tracks' option, mirroring 'select all tracks.</p>
664
665</div>
666
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