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HTTPS allows some level of security(*) and we've actually
supported it on 80x24.org for many months, now. So, point new
readers to it.
Moving away from hostname-based homepages will allow us to save
on subjectAltName space (and bandwith) when negotiating an HTTPS
connection. We'll also have an .onion mirror for Tor users,
soon, too; in case we can't afford to pay ICANN in the future.
(assuming TLS libraries don't have any more Heartblead-level
bugs in them, CAs aren't compromised, MITM HTTPS stripping
proxies don't get in your way, and your certificate bundle isn't
In case the news.public-inbox.org server goes down,
gmane is also available and is fed directly by the nongnu.org
Using the 'update-copyright' script from gnulib:
git ls-files | UPDATE_COPYRIGHT_HOLDER='all contributors' \
English grammar is not easy :x
While we're at it, dtas-archive.txt is expanded to document things
While we're in the area, make a wording change from "GPLv3 or later"
to "GPL-3.0+", as the latter is favored by SPDX.org
Notable additions for dtas-player music listeners.
dtas-ctl queue cat - display the internal queue
dtas-tl shuffle [true|false] - toggle tracklist shuffle
dtas-tl edit - open tracklist in an editor
see dtas-tl(1) manpage for more details on this:
The player tracklist now uses sequential track IDs instead of Ruby
object IDs, so it should be easier to use existing commands such as
"dtas-tl goto" and "dtas-tl remove"
For people using dtas-player for applying real-time effects to
splitfx YAML files, dtas-player can now watch for changes in scripts
specified in the "command" field of the splitfx YAML file.
Previously, dtas-player could only read the splitfx YAML file
itself. This requires GNU/Linux and the sleepy_penguin RubyGem
dtas-splitfx also learned some switches to allow easier
interoperability with other processing tools:
-p/--sox-pipe - identical to the sox(1) option
-t/--trim - only expose part of the track, useful when
combined with the above -p switch
See http://dtas.80x24.org/dtas-splitfx.txt for more details.
There's also some work-in-progress stuff that's not well documented
at the moment. As with anything pre-1.0, expect the possibility
of incompatible changes.
Since I'm not good at designing protocols, I've also started working
on mpd compatibility layer to allow using the normal music playback
stuff with more clients (some of the clients I actually like, unlike
the seemingly GUI-only landscape of MPRIS :P).
Of course, dtas-player itself has most the capabilities of a
Unix shell; and those capabilities will certainly not be available
to mpd or MPRIS clients.
64 changes since dtas 0.11.0
INSTALL: update documentation for 0.11.0 release
splitfx: fix lossy output with player command is in use
splitfx: fix non-generic, user-specified targets
use monotonic clock on Ruby 2.1+
dtas-splitfx: no arguments for quiet and --no-dither
dtas-splitfx: support --trim argument
process: implement array expansion to preserve spaces
splitfx: show correct command for output
splitfx: remove support for encoding opus
dtas-console: bind "o" to display time in absolute seconds
splitfx: avoid double-truncation with user command
source/splitfx: allow watching extra external scripts
splitfx: drop unnecessary variable
splitfx: documentation for subclasses
splitfx: simplify output display
dtas-splitfx: comment describing -j (nothing) as infinite
dtas-*edit: fix inotify watch invocations
splitfx: allow -p/--sox-pipe option
splitfx: ensure rate is an integer
splitfx: set OUTFMT correctly for subenv if command is set
favor recv and recv_nonblock over recvmsg variants
parse_time: pass through numeric types
parse_freq: trivial new module for parsing frequencies
use a common /dev/null
player: add "queue cat" command
dtas-readahead: new script for -player users on Linux
dtas-readahead: avoid polling on pause
dtas-cueedit: escape path to temporary file
dtas-readahead: make executable
gemspec: use SPDX-compatible license
README: add link to NNTP and Atom feeds
player: cleanup command dispatch
dtas-archive: allow specifying SoX compression factor
gemspec: duplicate frozen string for older Rubygems
allow building the gem without pandoc
introduce dtas-mlib for music library functions
dtas-mlib: add dump support for debugging
tracklist: use lower number unique track IDs
tracklist: do not mutate @list when serializing
tracklist: avoid needlessly building a hash for track IDs
tracklist: shuffle support
tracklist: support limiting maximum tracklist size
player: refactor and document tracklist interface
player: tl (repeat|shuffle|max) and trim swap values
tracklist: fixup idempotent "tl shuffle false"
switch to exception-free non-blocking I/O
add .gitattributes for Ruby method detection
mlib: remove non-existent entries
mlib: add stats support
mlib: no kwargs for 1.9.3 compatibility
mlib: add find/search functionality based on mpd
mlib: split out the output format from the library
mlib: remove kwargs harder
player: reduce I/O priority of connected clients
mlib: SYSTEM_DEFAULT handlers for SIGINT and SIGPIPE
player: support "tl clear" internally
test_unixserver: remove test for element limit
player: dump state file asynchronously when requested
parse_time: enable frozen_string_literal
unix_accepted: enable checking for readability after emit
tracklist: swap functionality
player: show "tracklist" hash with summary info with "current"
dtas-tl: learn an "edit" sub command
doc: document additions to tracklist handling
The Atom feed has existed for a while, but the NNTP server
is brand new (and potentially buggy: drop a plain-text mail
to firstname.lastname@example.org if you notice bugs)
The documentation part is managed by the new
Documentation/update-copyright script. For the future, the rest may
be managed by the update-copyright tool in gnulib
The major new feature is '>' and '<' keys are now supported
in the dtas-console interface for dtas-player.
"dtas-tl cat" also received a minor speedup for big tracklists
via syscall reductions
shortlog of changes since 0.8.0:
process: update comment for bug workaround
process: update comment for bug workaround #2
compat_onenine: simplify pipe wrapper
tracklist: favor &:sym_to_proc style
dtas-console: '>' and '<' keys for tracklist next/prev
dtas-tl: halve write() syscalls when emitting tracklists
reduce syscalls in recvmsg invocations
doc: flesh out "tl" subcommand docs
The best is yet to come!
I'm still normal, and still trolling, but 80x24.org will be epic :)
Readying up for a new release.
Users need to be able to communicate with us.
While we're at it, remove a repeated paragraph. It was a copy+paste
error of the paragraph above it.
dtas-linux.gemspec: likewise for copyright.
All files we distribute in the tarball need to have a
copyright/license specified for Savannah.
We don't need the example state file anymore.
We may still implement gst support, but avconv/ffmpeg probably
cover everything gst covers already (and I'm more familiar with
them than gst).
We have a website, really!
Rename COPYRIGHT -> COPYING, as that seems to be the more common
name for the GPLv3 license file. Kill all rdoc, since I don't
agree with HTML documentation and we do not expose any Ruby APIs.
We should be compatible with "gem-man", as well as allowing
installation to prefix ($HOME by default) via:
make -C Documentation install-man
I haven't figured out what to do with this, yet, since I have yet
to find and ASCII-art capable grapher in Ruby. This was intended
to become dtas-ps, but maybe that'll be something else...
dtas-xdelay is shorter and easier-to-type. The "play" in the name
is also not entirely accurate, as it is capable of using plain