Release:DrEvil

Erik Massop edited this page Nov 4, 2017 · 1 revision

Release Notes

Winter in Chile, tropical heat in Europe; wherever you are this new release comes as a cool breeze. The XMMS2 Team is happy to announce the release of DrEvil. This monster of a release will bring the much expected Transforms concept and might crash your computer a few times due to the extensive changes. Please be aware that this should be considered as less stable then DrDoolittle, so please use this release to help us find bugs in Transforms and port your plugins to the new API. Also this release fixes a lot of the problems that were around with the older architecture, like gapless playback, FLACs getting played by the MAD plugin and so on.

Another major addition in DrEvil is the new C++ bindings, mostly contributed by Jonne "Eclipser" Lehtinen, with the help of Sébastien Cevey (theefer). They now present a very elegant interface to write clients in C++, using the boost library and wrappers of all clientlib data structures. Please help us find bugs there as well by porting C++ clients to the new API and reporting problems!

We are now aiming for the next release which will include some of the Summer of Code students' contributions.

Upgrading

Your medialib is again removed. Sorry.

Noteworthy changes

The biggest change is of course the addition of Transforms.

Feature additions

Transforms adds as the biggest feature in DrEvil.

The new C++ bindings are the second major addition to this release.

Bug fixes

Most of the bugs fixed in this cycle is related to Transforms.

New platforms

No new platforms have been added to DrEvil

Notes to client authors

  • Bug 762 - Removed views from medialib.
  • Bug 850 - Removed the Log table from medialib.
  • Bug 781 - When a client edits mlib-entries the mlib_entry_changed_broadcast is now called.
  • Bug 741 - 'plugin/*' is now the default source preference (instead of 'server').

Notes to plugin authors

The API is totally new when it comes to decoding / transport and effect plugins. This is unified in the xforms API. Your plugins need to be ported.

Full ChangeLog

Alexander Botero-Lowry

  • Bug 665 - Updated manpages.
  • Bug 774 - Manpage for the xmms2-et program

Anders Gustafsson

  • Bug 144 - xform plugins
  • Bug 733 - Use new plugin api.
  • Bug 733 - Disable plugins not ported yet.
  • Bug 733 - Fix shutdown of new plugin api.
  • Bug 757 - Buffer in output.c
  • Bug 815 - Implement seeking in eq.
  • Bug 831 - Allow metadata to be set after init in xform plugins.
  • Bug 833 - Support arguments in url (not implemented in clientlib yet)
  • Bug 740 - Fix wildcard handling in source preference in python bindings.
  • Bug 741 - Put plugins/* in default source preference.
  • Bug 737 - Include correct file in sdl-vis.
  • Bug 744 - Kill xmms_audio_format_t
  • Bug 750 - Do xmms_medialib_entry_cleanup in xmms_xform_metadata_collect.
  • Bug 758 - Start cleaning up output.c
  • Bug 758 - Move api_mutex to outputplugin.c
  • Bug 758 - White space cleanups.
  • Bug 759 - Reenable id3v1 in mad.
  • Bug 760 - Fix seeking in id3v2 plugin.
  • Bug 620 - Remove some more uses of XMMS_OS_*
  • Bug 771 - Seeking in vorbis.
  • Bug 631 - Redo xing+crc fix that got lost in xforms conversion.
  • Bug 795 - Handle unsync-flag in id3v2 tags.
  • Bug 822 - Filler shouldn't go to running state if killed in stopped state.
  • Bug 830 - Fix race on filler buffer in output. (simplify locking too)
  • Bug 792 - Send medialib_entry_changed broadcasts correctly.
  • Bug 792 - Remove bad xmmsc_result_unref in broadcast handler, causing broadcast not to be called anymore.
  • Bug 840 - Remove the numerous amount of references to mad in id3v2 plugin.
  • Bug 840 - Minor whitespace cleanups in id3v2.

Daniel Kamiński

  • Bug 734 - Add "mlib remove" command in cli.

Daniel Svensson

  • Bug 144 - Update plugins
  • Bug 327 - Hide stderr when running configuration tools.
  • Bug 735 - Actually use xmms_plugin_type_t
  • Bug 114 - Include MMS transform plugin which uses libmms library.

Georg Schild

  • Bug 720 - javabindings codecleanups
  • Bug 724 - Improve java bindings.
  • Bug 752 - Make javabindings build with gcc 2.95
  • Bug 766 - JMain needs xmmsc_io_disconnect() when spinning down
  • Bug 776 - Fix license on some files in java bindings.
  • Bug 777 - Fix java coding style.
  • Bug 778 - Fix parameter for pluginList*() in Xmms2.java to follow
  • Bug 810 - Improve javabindings (old and new). JMain works better now and Xmms2Backoffice uses wait/notify for locking

Jonas Berlin

  • Bug 144 - Update curl to xforms API.
  • Bug 800 - Throw away peek buffer only when seek succeeds.
  • Bug 756 - Round duration correctly in cli.
  • Bug 772 - Reimplement seeking in wave plugin.
  • Bug 806 - Make id3v2 & nulstripper seek functions return correct value.
  • Bug 804 - Fix seeking of mp3 in wave.

Jonne Lehtinen

  • Bug 745 - xmmsc_medialib_remove_entry should take uint32_t instead of int32_t

Juho Vähä-Herttua

  • Bug 144 - Update plugins
  • Bug 784 - Gapless playback of Nero encoded AAC files.
  • Bug 815 - Replace the old equalizer with a new one from EQU project.
  • Bug 115 - Include ASF/WMA transform plugin which uses ffmpeg library.
  • Bug 769 - Fix ringbuf bug causing underrun loops on eos.
  • Bug 829 - Make equalizer plugin check for enabled config value.
  • Bug 678 - Glibify time() call in mediainfo.c.
  • Bug 832 - Fix pkgconfig value of WMA to be correct.

Pauli Virtanen

  • Bug 725 - Wrapper for xmmsc_medialib_playlist_list in Python bindings

Sebastien Cevey

  • Bug 755 - Change xmmsc_result_source_preference_set to take char**

Tilman Sauerbeck

  • Bug 144 - Updated plugins
  • Bug 834 - Added Xmms::VERSION.
  • Bug 721 - Properly evaluate the dict in handle_config().
  • Bug 722 - Use xmms_ipc_msg_put_uint32() to store the unsigned int new_pos in xmmsc_playlist_move() instead _put_int32().
  • Bug 723 - Don't enforce that XMMS_PATH is set.
  • Bug 653 - Wrap xmmsc_medialib_playlist_list() in the Ruby bindings.
  • Bug 736 - Support MP3 data in wave files.
  • Bug 754 - Fixed propdict handling.
  • Bug 767 - Temporary fix. atm, only the first xform in the chain doesn't have a plugin set, so we gather meta data from all the xforms but the first one.
  • Bug 768 - Added nulstripper transform.
  • Bug 770 - Ported effect stuff to transforms. Replaygain only atm.
  • Bug 779 - Use peek instead of reads in nulstripper so we can get rid of the seek call.
  • Bug 780 - Cleaned up compute_gain() calls.
  • Bug 785 - Spelling fixes.
  • Bug 809 - Read replaygain tags for FLACs. Note that only 'modern' style rp tags are read. I don't know whether FLAC wrote 'old' style tags at a point.
  • Bug 808 - Unbreak FLAC tags.
  • Bug 811 - Unbreak xmms_output_volume_get().
  • Bug 773 - Only store id3v1 tags when the metadata property hasn't been set before (ie when there's no equivalent id3v2 tag). Not configurable yet.
  • Bug 653 - Add xmmsc_configval_register() to the Ruby bindings.
  • Bug 812 - Check arguments in xmmsc_*.
  • Bug 813 - Ignore seek requests for +0/-0 seconds. Also improved argument handling.
  • Bug 814 - Read "comment" tags for Vorbis and FLAC files.
  • Bug 816 - Don't do the utf8-to-locale conversion for data that will be g_print()'ed, because it will handle the conversion itself.

Tobias Rundstrom

  • Bug 114 - Update plugins
  • Bug 761 - Make log function include file:row
  • Bug 840 - Cleanup id3v2 plugin, remove all refrences to mad
  • Bug 730 - Fix compilation flags for mDNS/dns_sd
  • Bug 739 - C89 fixes.
  • Bug 762 - Remove views from medialib.
  • Bug 781 - When a client edits mlib-entries the mlib_entry_changed_broadcast is now called
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