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The NEWS file for the Rivendell package.


Contents

v2.0.0beta1 -- 10/11/2010

This is the second BETA release of Rivendell 2.x. Some of the changes include:

  Component Unbundling.  It is now possible to run the caed(8) and rdxport
  audio service components on separate hardware from that hosting the other
  Rivendell components.  Configured in RDAdmin->ManageHosts.
  Configurable Hotkeys.  It is now possible to assign shortcut keys for
  various functions in RDAirPlay on a host-by-host basis.  Configured in
  RDAdmin->ManageHost->RDAirPlay->ConfigureHotKeys.
  Various bugfixes.  See the ChangeLog for details.

Database Update:

  This version of Rivendell uses database schema version 202, and will
  automatically upgrade any earlier versions.  To see the current schema
  version prior to upgrade, see RDAdmin->SystemInfo.
  As always, be sure to run RDAdmin immediately after upgrading to allow 
  any necessary changes to the database schema to be applied.  Due to the
  complexity of the schema changes required for this update, the process
  may take significantly longer to execute than is commonly the case;
  users are cautioned to allow for ample time operationally.

v2.0.0beta0 -- 08/19/2010

This is the initial BETA release of Rivendell 2.x. Some of the major changes over 1.x include:

  MPEG Capture/Playout.  Rivendell can now be optionally compiled to
  support use of MPEG Layer 2 in the core storage library for all audio
  driver families (ALSA and JACK as well as AudioScience HPI).
  Web Services Architecture.  Many internal services within Rivendell are now
  implemented via a web services API.  Among other benefits, this approach
  allows these services to be easily accessed by third-party systems by means
  of the widely support HTTP protocol.
  Linux User Support.  Any 'regular' user account can now access Rivendell; 
  gone is the concept of a single 'Rivendell User' under which all Rivendell
  operations must occur.
  Replicators.  Rivendell now sports a generic replication interface that can
  be used to create services to transport audio and other Rivendell data
  to/from external systems.

Many other changes too numerous to list here have occurred as well; see the ChangeLog for details. For a concise summary of changes from the point of view of a system administator looking to upgrade an existing Rivendell 1.x system to 2.x, see the file 'UPGRADING'.

Database Update:

  This version of Rivendell uses database schema version 199, and will
  automatically upgrade any earlier versions.  To see the current schema
  version prior to upgrade, see RDAdmin->SystemInfo.
  As always, be sure to run RDAdmin immediately after upgrading to allow 
  any necessary changes to the database schema to be applied.  Due to the
  complexity of the schema changes required for this update, the process
  may take significantly longer to execute than is commonly the case;
  users are cautioned to allow for ample time operationally.

v1.7.2 -- 06/04/2010

This is a maintenance release of Rivendell, with primary focus on fixing identified issues.

Changes:

  Fixed a bug in RDCatch that could cause upload/download event 
  notifications to fail to update properly.
  Fixed a bug in RDAirPlay that resulted in zombie processes when using
  RLMs that fork new processes.
  Cleaned up the init script to make the 'reload' target more reliable.

Database Update:

  This version of Rivendell uses database schema version 186, and will
  automatically upgrade any earlier versions.  To see the current schema
  version prior to upgrade, see RDAdmin->SystemInfo.
  As always, be sure to run RDAdmin immediately after upgrading to allow 
  any necessary changes to the database schema to be applied.

v1.7.1 -- 05/11/2010

This is a maintenance release of Rivendell, with primary focus on fixing identified issues.

Changes:

  New Switcher/GPIO Devices.  Support has been added for the Broadcast 
  Tools SRC-8 III and SRC-16 Serial Remote Control units.
  RDCatch Issues.  Several issues with RDCatch have been corrected, including
  a race condition that could result in the system silently ignoring
  programmed events.
  Voice Tracker.  Several stability issues with the voice tracker module
  in RDLogEdit have been addressed.

Database Update:

  This version of Rivendell uses database schema version 186, and will
  automatically upgrade any earlier versions.  To see the current schema
  version prior to upgrade, see RDAdmin->SystemInfo.
  As always, be sure to run RDAdmin immediately after upgrading to allow 
  any necessary changes to the database schema to be applied.


v1.7.0 -- 02/22/2010

Changes:

  Log Import Format Presets.  Added preset import configurations in 
  RDAdmin->ManageServices for several third-party scheduler systems.
  The following systems are supported:
     CounterPoint Software
     Music 1
     PowerGold
     RadioTraffic.com
     Rivendell Standard Import
     Visual Traffic
  New AsPlayed Report Format.  An ELR format for Music 1 in has been
  added in RDAdmin->ManageReports.
  Log Import Scripts.  It is now possible to specify an optional script to be
  run at log import time before regular import processing takes place.  This
  can be configured in RDAdmin->ManageServices with the 'Preimport Command'
  fields.  These fields accept the same wildcard sequences as 'Path' fields.
  High-Resolution Timing.  This version of Rivendell debuts the ability to
  specify the start times and lengths of log events with 1/10 second
  precision.
  New Translations.  Two Norwegian translations (nn_NO and nb_NO) and a
  Spanish translation (es) have been added.

Database Update:

  This version of Rivendell uses database schema version 186, and will
  automatically upgrade any earlier versions.  To see the current schema
  version prior to upgrade, see RDAdmin->SystemInfo.
  As always, be sure to run RDAdmin immediately after upgrading to allow 
  any necessary changes to the database schema to be applied.  Due to the
  complexity of the schema changes required for this update, the process
  may take significantly longer to execute than is commonly the case;
  users are cautioned to allow for ample time operationally.

v1.6.0 -- 12/17/2009

Changes:

  New RLM Plug-in.  A new plug-in for the Liquid Compass Internet encoder has
  been added.
  Cart Notes.  Added the ability to enter free-form text for each cart in the
  Library.  This text can then be displayed in a 'help bubble' when floating
  the mouse cursor over the cart's entry in the Library cart list.
  Bugfixes.  See the ChangeLog for details.

Database Update:

  This version of Rivendell uses database schema version 182, and will
  automatically upgrade any earlier versions.  To see the current schema
  version prior to upgrade, see RDAdmin->SystemInfo.
  As always, be sure to run RDAdmin immediately after upgrading to allow 
  any necessary changes to the database schema to be applied.

v1.5.2 -- 08/25/2009

This is a maintenance release of Rivendell. The following issues have been corrected:

 Fixed problems with build the Rivendell Pluggable Authentication Module
 (PAM) plug-in.
 Fixed problems with hard-start events in RDAirPlay.
 Added checks in rddbcheck(8) to verify cart/cut/audio consistency.
 Fixed a regression that caused audio exports to fail when the path contained
 one or more spaces.

Database Update:

  This version of Rivendell uses database schema version 179, and will
  automatically upgrade any earlier versions.  To see the current schema
  version prior to upgrade, see RDAdmin->SystemInfo.
  As always, be sure to run RDAdmin immediately after upgrading to allow 
  any necessary changes to the database schema to be applied.

v1.5.1 -- 08/12/2009

Changes:

 New Translation.  A German-language (DE) translation has been added.
 ALSA Configuration Tool.  An RDAlsaConfig application has been added that
 allows ALSA device configuration to be done completely by means of a GUI
 interface.
 Removed the requirement for sox(1).
 New Switcher Driver.  Added a driver for the BroadcastTools SS4.4 switcher.
 New Report.  Added an AsPlayed report for the RadioTraffic traffic system.
 Bugfixes.  See the ChangeLog for details.

Database Update:

  This version of Rivendell uses database schema version 179, and will
  automatically upgrade any earlier versions.  To see the current schema
  version prior to upgrade, see RDAdmin->SystemInfo.
  As always, be sure to run RDAdmin immediately after upgrading to allow 
  any necessary changes to the database schema to be applied.

v1.5.0 -- 07/08/2009

Changes:

 New RLM Plug-in.  A new plugin-in for the Innovonics model 713 RDS
 encoder has been added.
 Podcast System Enhancements.  It is now possible to post new episodes via
 the remote web interface.
 Bugfixes, particularly affecting the Post Point Counter in RDAirPlay, stream
 leakage issues in caed(8) and various database consistency issues in
 RDLogManager.  See the ChangeLog for details.

Database Update:

  This version of Rivendell uses database schema version 179, and will
  automatically upgrade any earlier versions.  To see the current schema
  version prior to upgrade, see RDAdmin->SystemInfo.
  As always, be sure to run RDAdmin immediately after upgrading to allow 
  any necessary changes to the database schema to be applied.

v1.4.0 -- 04/10/2009

Changes:

 Unique Cart Titles.  It is now possible to configure the system (in
 RDAdmin->SystemSettings) to disallow duplicate cart titles.
 RDAirPlay Full Log Controls.  New controls have been added to the Full Log
 widget in RDAirPlay to allow the head and tail of carts to be auditioned, as
 well as a set of log runtime counters.  To make these controls visible, it
 is necessary to check the 'Show Extra Buttons/Counters' box in
 RDAdmin->ManageHosts->RDAirPlay.
 RDCastManager Enhancements.  An Podcast episode filter has been added.  Also
 added to the online version is the ability to audition each episode by
 downloading the media file to the local system.
 Bugfixes.  See the ChangeLog for details.

Database Update:

  This version of Rivendell uses database schema version 177, and will
  automatically upgrade any earlier versions.  To see the current schema
  version prior to upgrade, see RDAdmin->SystemInfo.
  As always, be sure to run RDAdmin immediately after upgrading to allow 
  any necessary changes to the database schema to be applied.

v1.3.0 -- 03/18/2009

Changes:

  Podcast System Enhancements.  Support has been added to allow
  interoperation with third-party podcast traffic measurement and
  verification systems.  It is also now possible to override the default
  ordering of episodes and configure automatic redirection of feed
  subscriptions.
  RDLogManager Enhancements.  It is now possible to configure log import
  under-/over-fill warnings even for non-autofill events.  When generating
  import warnings, RDLogManager will now warn if the dayparting parameters
  would cause a scheduled event to be unplayable at its scheduled time.  An
  overall length counter has also been added for the Pre- and Post-Import
  lists in the Edit Event dialog.
  New RML.  A new 'Message Box' ['MB'] RML has been added that allows a
  popup message to sent to any Rivendell workstation. (Be sure to see the
  'MESSAGE_BOX.txt' file for information on configuring X11 to work properly
  with this feature).
  RLM Changes.  An 'rlm_album' field has been added to the metadata fields
  and the API version incremented to '1'.  A new plugin ('rlm_ando') has been
  added to allow interconnection with the Ando Media Ad Injector System.
  Bugfixes.  See the ChangeLog for details.

Database Update:

  This version of Rivendell uses database schema version 170, and will
  automatically upgrade any earlier versions.  To see the current schema
  version prior to upgrade, see RDAdmin->SystemInfo.
  As always, be sure to run RDAdmin immediately after upgrading to allow 
  any necessary changes to the database schema to be applied.

v1.2.2 -- 01/13/2009

This is a maintenance release of Rivendell. The following issues have been corrected:

  Fixed a bug in RDAirPlay that caused a segfault when loading a log with no
  SoundPanels enabled.
  Improved heiristics to detect more reliably mal-formed MPEG import files.
  Fixed a bug in RDLogManager that would generate truncated reports when the
  ELR metadata contained double-quote characters.
  Fixed a bug in RDAdmin that caused backslash characters to be 'doubled'
  when saved as part of a Windows report export path.

Database Update:

  This version of Rivendell uses database schema version 170, and will
  automatically upgrade any earlier versions.  To see the current schema
  version prior to upgrade, see RDAdmin->SystemInfo.
  As always, be sure to run RDAdmin immediately after upgrading to allow 
  any necessary changes to the database schema to be applied.

v1.2.1 -- 12/29/2008

This is a maintenance release of Rivendell. The following issues have been corrected:

  Several errors in handling metadata values in file imports have been
  corrected, and support for detecting Ogg metadata tags added.
  Fixed a bug in RDAirPlay that could cause a segfault when loading a log
  over an existing log.
  

Database Update:

  This version of Rivendell uses database schema version 170, and will
  automatically upgrade any earlier versions.  To see the current schema
  version prior to upgrade, see RDAdmin->SystemInfo.
  As always, be sure to run RDAdmin immediately after upgrading to allow 
  any necessary changes to the database schema to be applied.

v1.2.0 -- 12/11/2008

Changes:

  RDCatch Download Events.  An 'Event Offset' setting has been added to
  Download Events to allow date wildcards used in the URL field to be offset
  by the indicated number of days.
  Hard Time Handling in Logs.  The logic for processing hard start times in
  logs has been changed so that a hard time event will be executed when wall
  clock time matches regardless of it's place relative to other hard timed
  events.
  Now & Next Changes.  A new plugin architecture has been added that makes it
  possible to create "Rivendell Loadable Modules" (RLMs for short) that can
  be used to generate Now & Next PAD data to a wide array of external devices
  and services.  Runtime plugin configuration is accomplished in
  RDAdmin->ManageHosts->RDAirPlay->ConfigureNow&Next.  A set of sample
  plugins is provided for transmitting data via UDP and serial ports as well
  as for interfacing to 'social networking' services such as Twitter and
  FaceBook.  Information on writing new plugins can be found in the 'rlm.h'
  header file.
  Dropbox Changes.  Several new dropbox features have been added, including
  the ability to configure a box not to delete source files after import
  (particularly useful in conjunction with satellite-based audio delivery
  services such as AMB-OS and PRSS ContentDepot).  Also new is the ability to
  apply an automatic date offset to any encoded Start or End Date value of
  imported files.
  Automated System Management.  It is now possible to configure various
  objects to be automatically purged from the system after they expire.  For
  audio cuts, this can be configured on a group-wide basis in
  RDAdmin->ManageGroups, while Logs and ELR data purging can be configured in
  RDAdmin->ManageServices.
  RDLogManager Enhancements.  A 'Remarks' field has been added to the Event
  and Clock dialogs to provide an area for entering free-form text notes.
  GPIO Enhancements.  It is now possible to configure separate and
  independent macro carts to execute upon the rising and falling state of a
  GPIO line.
  Username Length.  The previous limit of a maximum of eight characters in a
  Rivendell username has been increased to 255, thus allowing for better
  integration with external authentication systems such as Active Directory.
  Bugfixes.  Several bugfixes have been implemented --  see the ChangeLog for
  details.

Database Update:

  This version of Rivendell uses database schema version 170, and will
  automatically upgrade any earlier versions.  To see the current schema
  version prior to upgrade, see RDAdmin->SystemInfo.
  As always, be sure to run RDAdmin immediately after upgrading to allow 
  any necessary changes to the database schema to be applied.

v1.1.1 -- 11/11/2008

This is a maintenance release of Rivendell. The following issues have been corrected:

  Fixed problems in RDLogManager with saving clocks and events with names
  longer than 58 characters.
  Removed vestigal 'Overlap' transition type in RDAdmin.
  Corrected a problem in RDAdmin where certain services could not be selected
  for inclusion in a report.
  Added support for the '^' metacharacter in import paths in
  RDAdmin->ManageServices to allow for uppercasing of date values [see the
  date(1) man page for usage].
  Corrected log machine behavior so that a hard start time event occuring 
  during a previously deferred hard start event will cancel the deferred 
  event.
  Added logging for GPIO state transitions in the ripcd(8) log.

Database Update:

  This version of Rivendell uses database schema version 162, and will
  automatically upgrade any earlier versions.  To see the current schema
  version prior to upgrade, see RDAdmin->SystemInfo.
  As always, be sure to run RDAdmin immediately after upgrading to allow 
  any necessary changes to the database schema to be applied.

v1.1.0 -- 10/23/2008

Changes:

  Custom Encoders.  It's now possible to configure Rivendell on a
  host-by-host basis to use any command-line audio encoder (e.g. FAAC, 
  FFmpeg) to drive exports, uploads and podcasts.  Information on setting it
  up can be found in 'ENCODERS.txt'.
  GPIO Enhancements.  The syntax of the 'GPI Set' [GI], 'GPO Set' [GO]
  and 'GPI Enable' [GE] RMLs has been extended and the underlying system
  modified to allow operation of all three commands with both GPI and GPO
  devices.  The old syntax is now deprecated, but still supported for
  backwards compatibiity.  Information on the new syntax can be found in
  'rml.sxw'.
  New Record RMLs.  Two new RMLs, 'Start Record Deck' [RS] and 'Stop Record
  Deck' [RR] have been added, allowing any RDCatch record deck to be
  controlled via RML.  Information on the new RMLs can be found in 'rml.sxw'.
  RDLogEdit Runtime Counters.  Time counters have been added in the Edit Log
  screen in RDLogEdit that show the predicted running time of log events from
  the currently selected event to the next STOP and the end of the log, while
  highlighting multiple events will display the runtime of the selected
  events.
  Metadata Import Enhancements.  Support has been added for importing
  metadata from files generated by the BE AudioVault system (chunk type
  'av10').


Database Update:

  This version of Rivendell uses database schema version 162, and will
  automatically upgrade any earlier versions.  To see the current schema
  version prior to upgrade, see RDAdmin->SystemInfo.
  As always, be sure to run RDAdmin immediately after upgrading to allow 
  any necessary changes to the database schema to be applied.

v1.0.1 -- 08/15/2008

Changes:

  Incremented the version number to 1.0.1.

Database Update:

  This version of Rivendell uses database schema version 159, and will
  automatically upgrade any earlier versions.  To see the current schema
  version prior to upgrade, see RDAdmin->SystemInfo.
  As always, be sure to run RDAdmin immediately after upgrading to allow 
  any necessary changes to the database schema to be applied.

v1.0.0rc6 -- 08/19/2008

Changes:

  Fixed a problem where ripped cuts would show an incorrect length if
  Autotrim was enabled.
  Fixed a problem with saving the 'Editor Command' field in 
  RDAdmin->ManageHosts.
  Brought the 'build slack' target for making a Slackware package up to date.
  Fixed a minor build problem when building without JACK support.

Database Update:

  This version of Rivendell uses database schema version 159, and will
  automatically upgrade any earlier versions.  To see the current schema
  version prior to upgrade, see RDAdmin->SystemInfo.
  As always, be sure to run RDAdmin immediately after upgrading to allow 
  any necessary changes to the database schema to be applied.

v1.0.0rc5 -- 08/08/2008

Changes:

  Fixed broken compile on gcc-4.3.x.
  Removed limitations on using various 'special' (e.g. quotation and
  apostrophe) characters in database fields.
  Fixed problems with importing files with UTF-8-encoded names.

Database Update:

  This version of Rivendell uses database schema version 159, and will
  automatically upgrade any earlier versions.  To see the current schema
  version prior to upgrade, see RDAdmin->SystemInfo.
  As always, be sure to run RDAdmin immediately after upgrading to allow 
  any necessary changes to the database schema to be applied.

v1.0.0rc4 -- 07/23/2008

Changes:

  Fixed a bug that caused audio imports to be assigned incorrect Start and
  End dates.

Database Update:

  This version of Rivendell uses database schema version 159, and will
  automatically upgrade any earlier versions.  To see the current schema
  version prior to upgrade, see RDAdmin->SystemInfo.
  As always, be sure to run RDAdmin immediately after upgrading to allow 
  any necessary changes to the database schema to be applied.

v1.0.0rc3 -- 07/22/2008

Changes:

  Rivendell Import Filter.  An import filter for importing carts from
  another Rivendell system has been added.  See the 'rivendell_filter.TXT'
  file for usage information.
  Bugfixes.  See the ChangeLog for details.

Database Update:

  This version of Rivendell uses database schema version 159, and will
  automatically upgrade any earlier versions.  To see the current schema
  version prior to upgrade, see RDAdmin->SystemInfo.
  As always, be sure to run RDAdmin immediately after upgrading to allow 
  any necessary changes to the database schema to be applied.

v1.0.0rc2 -- 07/07/2008

Changes:

  AMB-OS AMR-100 Receiver Support.  Support has been added for importing
  the 'Native MP2' format files generated by the Westport Communications
  AMR-100 satellite receiver used by the AMB-OS system.
  RDDbCheck Enhancements.  Added a check for orphaned database tables to
  RDDbCheck.
  Timescaling Fixes.  A bug has been fixed that affected the precision of
  timescaling parameters when applied to long-form programs.
  Temp File Cleanup.  A bug has been fixed that was causing temporary files
  to be left behind after manually posting audio to a podcast feed.

Database Update:

  This version of Rivendell uses database schema version 159, and will
  automatically upgrade any earlier versions.  To see the current schema
  version prior to upgrade, see RDAdmin->SystemInfo.
  As always, be sure to run RDAdmin immediately after upgrading to allow 
  any necessary changes to the database schema to be applied.

v1.0.0rc1 -- 04/24/2008

Changes:

  Skinnable Modules.  It's now possible to specify a 1024x738 pixel 
  'Background Image' for RDAirPlay and RDPanel in RDAdmin->ManageHosts.
  Bugfixes.  See the ChangeLog for details.

v1.0.0rc0 -- 04/10/2008

Changes:

  New Switcher Device.  Support has been added for the 'Quartz' line
  of video routing switchers made by Evertz.  See the relevant
  section in 'docs/SWITCHERS.txt' for details.
  Logging Changes.  A [Logs] section has been added to rd.conf(5) for
  configuring event logging.  Logging can now be done directly to
  files (as before) or through the syslog facility.  See the comments
  in 'conf/rd.conf-sample' for details on setting this up.
  Overlap Transition Retired.  The ability to schedule 'Overlap' 
  transitions in program logs has been removed.  The equivalent 
  functionality can still be achieved by scheduling a 'Segue'
  transition with the 'No Fade at Event End' attribute enabled.  Any
  existing overlap transitions will be automatically converted when
  the database schema update is applied.
  Random Cut Rotation Retired.  The ability to schedule cuts to rotate
  'randomly' within a cart has been removed, with all cut rotation now
  using the original 'sequential' algorithm.
  Bugfixes.  See the ChangeLog for details.

Database Update:

  This version of Rivendell uses database schema version 158, and will
  automatically upgrade any earlier versions.  To see the current schema
  version prior to upgrade, see RDAdmin->SystemInfo.
  As always, be sure to run RDAdmin immediately after upgrading to allow 
  any necessary changes to the database schema to be applied.

v0.9.84 -- 01/03/2008

Changes:

  Podcasting Subsystem.  A major new subsystem has been added that permits
  automated generation and posting of audio podcasts from RDCatch, as well as
  a new RDCastManager module for manual content posting and management of
  existing podcast episodes.  RDCastManager is available in both Desktop and
  online web-based environments.
  Axia LiveWire Support.  Full switcher support for LiveWire node devices has
  been added.  See the relevant section in 'SWITCHERS.txt' for details.
  Backup Supervisor Support.  It is now possible to configure the Logitek
  vGuest driver to automatically fail over to a backup Supervisor instance in
  the event of failure of the primary Supervisor.
  Cart Auditioning.  It is now possible to audition audio in the cart picker
  dialog before placement of the cart into a log.
  Audio Editor Integration.  It is now possible to configure an external
  audio editor to be send audio directly from the cart picker dialog.
  Asynchronous Library Searches.  Added the ability to search the Library
  asynchronously to allow efficient use with very large libraries.
  BugFixes.  A major emphasis in this version of Rivendell has been in
  finding and correcting known bugs.  See the ChangeLog for details.

Database Update:

  This version of Rivendell uses database schema version 155, and will
  automatically upgrade any earlier versions.  To see the current schema
  version prior to upgrade, see RDAdmin->SystemInfo.
  As always, be sure to run RDAdmin immediately after upgrading to allow 
  any necessary changes to the database schema to be applied.

v0.9.82 -- 09/17/2007

Changes:

  OVERLAP Transition.  A new transition type, called 'OVERLAP' has been
  added.  Operation is similar to that of a SEGUE, except that audio from
  the finishing event is not faded out, but will play at full volumne to the
  end of the event.
  Scheduler Integration Enhancements.  A number of additions have been 
  made to allow for greater control and integration between Rivendell and
  third-party scheduling tools.  These include:
    Music Log Reconciliation.  Additional data fields have been added to the
    Music Log parser to allow for proper Electronic Log Reconciliation (ELR)
    to be configured for Music as well as Traffic logs.
    It's now possible to schedule voice tracks from imported Traffic logs by
    means of the 'Insert Voice Track' string setting in
    RDAdmin->ManageServices.
    It's now possible to insert a Log Note from imported Music logs by means
    of the 'Note Cart String' setting in RDAdmin->ManageServices.
 RDImport Options.  A new '--title-from-cartchunk-cutid' switch has been
 added to RDImport to allow title data to be extracted from CartChunk CutID
 field of imported files.
 Dependency Changes.  As of this release, the LibRadio and LibRHpi packages
 are supplied 'built-in' as part of the core Rivendell distribution.  Thus,
 it is NO LONGER NECESSARY to install these packages separately.  As part of
 this process, a new utility called 'RDHPIInfo' (formerly the 'RHPIInfo
 utility in LibRadio) has been added.
 Bug Fixes.  A major emphasis of this release has been to fix as many known
 bugs as possible.  See the ChangeLog for details.

Database Update:

  This version of Rivendell uses database schema version 141, and will
  automatically upgrade any earlier versions.  To see the current schema
  version prior to upgrade, see RDAdmin->SystemInfo.
  As always, be sure to run RDAdmin immediately after upgrading to allow 
  any necessary changes to the database schema to be applied.

v0.9.81 -- 07/13/2007

Changes:

  Automatic Dropbox Mode.  A new dialog, 'RDAdmin->ManageHosts->Dropboxes'
  has been added that allows multiple dropbox import services to be easily
  configured and modified.
  Integrated Music Scheduler.  It is now possible to define music categories
  and schedule music playouts with RDLogManager.
  RDPanel Module.  A new 'RDPanel' module has been added that consists of a
  'full screen' version of the SoundPanel widget found in RDAirPlay.
  Configuration is done in RDAdmin->ManageHosts->RDPanel, and is completely
  independent of the configuration of the SoundPanel in RDAirPlay.
  SoundPanel Changes.  Several changes in the operation of the SoundPanels
  (both in RDAirPlay and RDPanel) have been made, including:
    1) Improved Panel Navigation.  Instead of traversing the set of available
       panels linearly by means of left- and right-arrow buttons, the desired
       panel can now be selected directly by means of a drop-down menu.
    2) Nameable Panels.  It's now possible to give each panel a user-defined
       name.
    3) Hook Mode.  Playouts can be set to play either the full audio content
       or just the designated hook material on a playout-by-playout basis.
    4) Customizable Default Labels.  Default button labels can be now defined
       by means of wildcards in the 'Label Template' control in
       RDAdmin->ManageHosts->RDAirPlay or RDAdmin->ManageHosts->RDPanel.
  Many bugfixes.  See the ChangeLog for details.

Library Versions:

  This version requires that, at a minimum, libradio-0.98.0 and
  librhpi-0.94.8 be installed.  If installing from RPM, the version of
  the currently installed libraries can be determined by doing:
     rpm -q libradio
     rpm -q librhpi

Database Update:

  This version of Rivendell uses database schema version 139, and will
  automatically upgrade any earlier versions.  To see the current schema
  version prior to upgrade, see RDAdmin->SystemInfo.
  As always, be sure to run RDAdmin immediately after upgrading to allow 
  any necessary changes to the database schema to be applied.

v0.9.80 -- 03/01/2007

Changes:

  SAS Router Support.  The SAS USI driver has been enhanced so that 
  channel names are now automatically updated from the USI server whenever
  the Rivendell daemons are started.
  RDImport Improvements.  A 'metadata-pattern=' switch has been added to
  RDImport that allows metadata to be read from fields within the filename of
  imported files.  Do 'rdimport --help' for details.
  New Metadata Format.  RDImport and RDLibrary will now import metadata from
  WAV files from Scott Studios systems.
  RDCatch Error Alarms.  RDCatch can now be configured to generate alarms
  (e.g. via e-mail or GPIO) whenever an event encounters an error.  See
  RDAdmin->ManageHosts->RDCatch.
  RDAirPlay Log Autoloading.  RDAirPlay can now be configured to
  automatically load and run specified logs at startup time.  It can also 
  be set to automatically load and resume execution of whatever log was 
  playing at the time of an unexpected system shutdown (e.g. due to power 
  failure).  See RDAdmin->ManageHosts->RDAirPlay.
  Various Bugfixes.  See the ChangeLog for details.

Database Update:

  This version of Rivendell uses database schema version 130, and will
  automatically upgrade any earlier versions.  To see the current schema
  version prior to upgrade, see RDAdmin->SystemInfo.
  As always, be sure to run RDAdmin immediately after
  upgrading to allow any necessary changes to the database schema to
  be applied.

v0.9.79 -- 12/05/2006

Changes:

  Pausing SoundPanel Buttons -- It is now possible to configure
  RDAirPlay so that touching a playing SoundPanel button causes the
  playout to pause rather than stop.  This is enabled by checking the
  'Enable Button Pausing' checkbox in
  RDAdmin->ManageHosts->RDAirPlay.
  Bugfixes -- Fixed a database schema problem that was causing Pre-
  and Post-Import lists in RDLogManager to appear empty when editing
  events.

See the ChangeLog for further details.

Library Versions:

  This version requires that, at a minimum, libradio-0.97.4 and
  librhpi-0.94.7 be installed.  If installing from RPM, the version of
  the currently installed libraries can be determined by doing:
     rpm -q libradio
     rpm -q librhpi

Database Update:

  This version of Rivendell uses database schema version 128, and will
  automatically upgrade any earlier versions.  To see the current schema
  version prior to upgrade, see RDAdmin->SystemInfo.
  As always, be sure to run RDAdmin immediately after
  upgrading to allow any necessary changes to the database schema to
  be applied.

v0.9.77 -- 12/01/2006

This is a bugfix version of Rivendell. Issues addressed include the following:

  Broken PLAY Transitions -- Fixes random hangs and log stopdowns
  between events with PLAY transition type.
  Audio Importation Issues -- Fixes various issues with autotrimming
  and level normalization.
  RDLogManager Timed-Start Attributes -- Fixes a problem where an
  event would fail receive a Hard Time 'Start Immediately' attribute
  if the Pre-Import Carts list was empty.

See the ChangeLog for further details.

Library Versions:

  This version requires that, at a minimum, libradio-0.97.4 and
  librhpi-0.94.7 be installed.  If installing from RPM, the version of
  the currently installed libraries can be determined by doing:
     rpm -q libradio
     rpm -q librhpi

Database Update:

  This version of Rivendell uses database schema version 126, and will
  automatically upgrade any earlier versions.  To see the current schema
  version prior to upgrade, see RDAdmin->SystemInfo.
  As always, be sure to run RDAdmin immediately after
  upgrading to allow any necessary changes to the database schema to
  be applied.

v0.9.76 -- 11/27/2006

Changes:

  New/Extended RMLs -- A new 'Toggle On Air Flag' [TA] RML has been
  added that toggles the 'On Air Mode' of RDAirPlay.  A new argument
  added to the 'Start Next' [PN] RML allows log meta-events to be
  automatically skipped (useful primarily when integrating with mixer
  surfaces in Manual or LiveAssist modes).
  Log Refreshing -- It is now possible to 'refresh' a log while
  playing out, thus preserving the view of what has already been
  played in the Full Log widget while still loading updated log
  elements.  Such refreshing can be done either manually or
  configured on either a log-by-log or service-by-service basis to 
  happen automatically whenever log updates are saved to the database.
  New AsPlayed Reports -- A 'Technical Report' has been added that
  captures extended playout information from RDAirPlay (such as the 
  cause of an event start).  A 'SoundExchange Statutory License
  Report' has also been added that can be used to generate data in a
  format suitable for direct submission of music playout data to
  SoundExchange.
  Printable Reports -- It's now possible to generate ASCII-formatted
  and printable reports about virtually every aspect of Rivendell
  operation, including Cart/Cut lists, Logs, RDCatch events and
  more, by touching the 'Reports' button in the respective Rivendell
  modules.  The choice of external viewer/editor used can be set by
  means of the VISUAL environmental variable (default is 'vi' on
  Linux, 'Notepad' on Win32).
  Log Data Importer Changes -- The parser parameters for 'Length' in
  RDADmin->ManageServices has been split into sections to allow
  specification by hours, minutes and seconds as well as the previously
  supported plain seconds.
  Audio Auditioning -- It's now possible to audition audio directly
  from the Edit Log dialog in RDLogEdit and the Edit Event dialog in
  RDLogManager.  No attempt is made evaluate rotation logic when
  auditioning -- merely the first valid audio found in the selected 
  cart is played.
  Cart Validity Indication (EXPERIMENTAL) -- The color-coding of
  Carts and Cuts in RDLibrary has been altered so as to show the
  event's 'playability' *at the instant the event is viewed*.  The
  yellow 'conditional' indication has been retired.
  Many Bugfixes -- See the ChangeLog for details.

Library Versions:

  This version requires that, at a minimum, libradio-0.97.4 and
  librhpi-0.94.7 be installed.  If installing from RPM, the version of
  the currently installed libraries can be determined by doing:
     rpm -q libradio
     rpm -q librhpi

Database Update:

  This version of Rivendell uses database schema version 126, and will
  automatically upgrade any earlier versions.  To see the current schema
  version prior to upgrade, see RDAdmin->SystemInfo.
  As always, be sure to run RDAdmin immediately after
  upgrading to allow any necessary changes to the database schema to
  be applied.

v0.9.74 -- 09/18/2006

This is a bugfix version of Rivendell. Issues addressed include the following:

  Security Vulnerability -- Allowed users to execute commands with
  the Run Shell Command macro with permissions of the user running
  the ripcd(8) daemon (normally 'root').
  Timescaling Playouts -- Fixed a bug that was causing timescaled
  events to terminate prematurely under certain circumstances.
  Log Error Checking -- Fixed issues that were preventing changes in
  a cart's status in RDLibrary from being properly reflected in an
  already-loaded RDAirPlay log.
  JACK/ALSA Playout Optimization -- Increased the size of the audio
  ringbuffer for JACK and ALSA drivers.

See the ChangeLog for further details.

Library Versions:

  This version requires that, at a minimum, libradio-0.97.2 and
  librhpi-0.94.7 be installed.  If installing from RPM, the version of
  the currently installed libraries can be determined by doing:
     rpm -q libradio
     rpm -q librhpi

Database Update:

  This version of Rivendell uses database schema version 120, and will
  automatically upgrade any earlier versions.  To see the current schema
  version prior to upgrade, see RDAdmin->SystemInfo.
  As always, be sure to run RDAdmin immediately after
  upgrading to allow any necessary changes to the database schema to
  be applied.

v0.9.73 -- 09/11/2006

Changes:

  Group Colors -- It is now possible to assign a color to each cart
  group, allowing the group to be easily discerned within library
  lists and logs.
  RDAirPlay User Interface Tweaks -- The Estimated and Scheduled
  start time columns in the Full Log widget have been swapped.
  RDLogManager -- Embedded breaks from the music log are now
  associated with the start time of the following music event, rather
  than the preceding event.
  Many Bugfixes, especially pertaining to voicetracking and correct
  log playout.  See the ChangeLog for details.

AudioScience Driver:

  Due to stability issues with the 3.xx ASI driver versions, it is
  recommended that v 2.96 or earlier ASI drivers be used with this
  version of Rivendell.

Library Versions:

  This version requires that, at a minimum, libradio-0.97.2 and
  librhpi-0.94.7 be installed.  If installing from RPM, the version of
  the currently installed libraries can be determined by doing:
     rpm -q libradio
     rpm -q librhpi

Database Update:

  As always, be sure to run RDAdmin immediately after
  upgrading to allow any necessary changes to the database schema to
  be applied.

v0.9.71 -- 08/14/2006

Changes:

  Copying Carts from SoundPanel in RDAirPlay.  It's now possible to
  copy carts from the SoundPanel button in RDAirPlay when touching the
  COPY button.
  VoiceTracker Rubberbanding.  Audio fadeup/fadedown points and
  levels can now be set independently of the segue overlap in the
  Voice Tracker dialog by moving the 'rubberbands' in the waveform
  windows.
  Bugfixes.  See the ChangeLog for details.

Library Versions:

  This version requires that, at a minimum, libradio-0.97.2 and
  librhpi-0.94.7 be installed.  If installing from RPM, the version of
  the currently installed libraries can be determined by doing:
     rpm -q libradio
     rpm -q librhpi

Database Update:

  As always, be sure to run RDAdmin immediately after
  upgrading to allow any necessary changes to the database schema to
  be applied.

v0.9.70 -- 08/03/2006

Changes:

  PAM Authentication Module.  Allows the Rivendell user/group
  assignment to be dynamically managed by PAM-based login systems.
  Play-While-Recording/Play-While-Importing Capability.  It is now
  possible to update cut audio content even while the selfsame cut is
  playing out in RDAirPlay.  (This capability also requires that
  the libradio and librhpi packages be upgraded to the indicated
  versions in order to function properly).
  BugFixes, especially concerning voicetracking, RDLogManager log
  generation and automated downloads in RDCatch.  See the ChangeLog
  for details.

Library Versions:

  This version requires that, at a minimum, libradio-0.97.2 and
  librhpi-0.94.7 be installed.  If installing from RPM, the version of
  the currently installed libraries can be determined by doing:
     rpm -q libradio
     rpm -q librhpi

Database Update:

  As always, be sure to run RDAdmin immediately after
  upgrading to allow any necessary changes to the database schema to
  be applied.

v0.9.69 -- 07/20/2006

Changes:

  Voicetracking.  A major new feature in this version, voicetracking
  gives operators the ability to insert dynamic, "one-off" audio content to
  individual logs as well as the ability to individually customize each segue
  transition of a log.  Carts for voicetracked content are automatically
  created and deleted "on-the-fly" by the system, with no need for individual
  cart management in the Library.
  RDLogManager Changes.  The sequence for generating logs in RDLogManager has
  been completely overhauled, making it now possible to generate a log and
  apply voice tracks even before Traffic import data are available (so-called 
  "incremental log linking").  Several features have also been added to
  support operation with music-intensive formats, such as the ability to
  schedule embedded voicetracks and spots sets from external music scheduling
  systems (currently only tested with RCS Selector).
  RDDBCheck.  A utility for checking consistency of the Rivendell database.
  For information, do (as root):
      rddbcheck --help
  Many, Many Bugfixes.  See the ChangeLog for details.

Library Versions:

  This version requires that, at a minimum, libradio-0.97.1 and
  librhpi-0.94.6 be installed.  If installing from RPM, the version of
  the currently installed libraries can be determined by doing:
     rpm -q libradio
     rpm -q librhpi

Database Update:

  As always, be sure to run RDAdmin immediately after
  upgrading to allow any necessary changes to the database schema to
  be applied.

v0.9.68 -- 03/20/2006

Changes:

  Fixed a bug that broke CHAIN-TO events.

Library Versions:

  This version requires that, at a minimum, libradio-0.97.0 and
  librhpi-0.94.6 be installed.  If installing from RPM, the version of
  the currently installed libraries can be determined by doing:
     rpm -q libradio
     rpm -q librhpi

Database Update:

  As always, be sure to run RDAdmin immediately after
  upgrading to allow any necessary changes to the database schema to
  be applied.

v0.9.67 -- 03/16/2006

Changes:

  Audio Metadata Import Enhancements.  Rivendell will now recognize
  and import a wide variety of audio metadata formats, including:
     AES46-2002 (aka "CartChunk")
     ID3v1 and ID3v2 Tags
     TM Century "GoldWave" Extensions
     TM Century "GoldDrive" Format
  RDImport Enhancements.  RDImport has been completely rewritten from
  scratch, with an eye to improved stability and features (including
  'SingleCart' and 'DropBox' modes).  Do 'rdimport --help' at a
  command prompt to get a list of the possibilities.
  RDCatch Enhancements.  It's now possible to configure AutoTrim and
  Normalization of Download Events, as well as Normalization of
  Record Events.
  New Report Type.  An 'ASCAP/BMI Electronic Music Report' report
  format has been added.  This uses the so-called "Paris" format to
  generate EDI records that can be submitted directly to ASCAP/BMI
  for satisfaction of a station's music reporting requirements.  New
  data fields (including Composer, Publisher and Usage Type) have
  also been added to the library to accomodate this functionality.
  Many BugFixes.  See the ChangeLog for details.

v0.9.66 -- 02/15/2006

Changes:

  CD Ripper Enhancements.  Major enhancements have been made to the
  CD ripper functionality in the RDLibrary module, including:
     CD-TEXT Support. The rippers now use CD-TEXT data in
     preference to the FreeDB.  If no CD-TEXT data is found on a
     disk, then the FreeDB is searched as before.
     International Standard Recording Code (ISRC) Support.  If
     found, the rippers will now record the ISRC string from each
     track.  These strings can be viewed and/or edited in the
     'CutInfo/Record' dialog box.
     Automatic Cart/Cut Generation.  In the Full Disk ripper, it's
     now possible to rip an entire CD into the system with just a few
     mouse clicks.  This can be done on a track-by-track basis by
     clicking the 'Add New Cart' button in the Select Cut dialog, or
     for all the tracks at once by clicking the 'Set All New Carts'
     button.
  New Build Targets.  It's now possible to build Rivendell as a 
  Slackware package by doing 'make slack' (requires the Slackware
  packaging tools) or as a SLAX module by doing 'make slax' (requires
  the Linux-live scripts and the Slackware packaging tools).
  RDCatch Enhancements.  The previous hard-coded system-wide limit of
  16 RDCatch decks has been removed, making it possible to configure
  and use an arbitrarily large number of decks.
  Miscellaneous Bugfixes.  See the ChangeLog.

Library Versions:

  This version requires that, at a minimum, libradio-0.96.1 and
  librhpi-0.94.5 be installed.  If installing from RPM, the version of
  the currently installed libraries can be determined by doing:
     rpm -q libradio
     rpm -q librhpi

Database Update:

  As always, be sure to run RDAdmin immediately after
  upgrading to allow any necessary changes to the database schema to
  be applied.

v0.9.65 -- 01/25/2006

This is a bugfix release of Rivendell. Among the issues corrected are:

  RDLogManager issues, including a problem with autofill events when
  the associated traffic or music import source had no matching
  events.
  Problems with Services whose name contained one or more spaces.
  Full details are in the ChangeLog.

Library Versions:

  This version requires that, at a minimum, libradio-0.95.1 and
  librhpi-0.94.4 be installed.  If installing from RPM, the version of
  the currently installed libraries can be determined by doing:
     rpm -q libradio
     rpm -q librhpi

Database Update:

  As always, be sure to run RDAdmin immediately after
  upgrading to allow any necessary changes to the database schema to
  be applied.

v0.9.64 -- 01/04/2006

Changes:

  Waveform Visualization Optimization.  Major work has been done on
  decreasing the time required to open a cart in RDLibrary's Marker
  Editor, for both PCM16 and MPEG formatted audio.
  Bugfixes.  See the ChangeLog.

Library Versions:

  This version requires that, at a minimum, libradio-0.95.0 and
  librhpi-0.94.4 be installed.  If installing from RPM, the version of
  the currently installed libraries can be determined by doing:
     rpm -q libradio
     rpm -q librhpi

Database Update:

  As always, be sure to run RDAdmin immediately after
  upgrading to allow any necessary changes to the database schema to
  be applied.

v0.9.63 -- 12/16/2005

Changes:

  Version and Help Switches.  Every Rivendell module can now be
  invoked with a '--version' switch to display the current version,
  or a '--help' switch to display a short usage summary.
  Scriptibility Enhancements.  Additional command switches have been
  added to RMLSend to enable it (and hence, other Rivendell modules)
  to be scripted using the full set of Linux CLI utilities (cron(1), 
  cat(1), etc).  Do 'rmlsend --help' for a full list of options.
  Startup Logs in RDAirPlay.  It's now possible to specify the
  initial logs to load upon startup of RDAirPlay on the command line.
  Do 'rdairplay --help' for the options.
  New Switcher Devices.  Support has been added for the Broadcast
  Tools SS 4.2 audio switcher and StarGuide III satellite receiver.
  See the file 'SWITCHERS.txt' for details.
  Bugfixes.  See the ChangeLog for details.

Library Versions:

  This version requires that, at a minimum, libradio-0.94.0 and
  librhpi-0.94.4 be installed.  If installing from RPM, the version of
  the currently installed libraries can be determined by doing:
     rpm -q libradio
     rpm -q librhpi

Database Update:

  As always, be sure to run RDAdmin immediately after
  upgrading to allow any necessary changes to the database schema to
  be applied.

v0.9.62 -- 11/29/2005

This is a bugfix release of Rivendell. Among the issues corrected are:

  A PATH problem in the init script that was causing RDCatch Upload
  and Download events to fail.
  Problems with RDAirPlay starting a Hard Timed event reliably under
  certain situations.
  See the ChangeLog for a full list.

Library Versions:

  This version requires that, at a minimum, libradio-0.94.0 and
  librhpi-0.94.4 be installed.  If installing from RPM, the version of
  the currently installed libraries can be determined by doing:
     rpm -q libradio
     rpm -q librhpi

Database Update:

  As always, be sure to run RDAdmin immediately after
  upgrading to allow any necessary changes to the database schema to
  be applied.

v0.9.61 -- 11/22/2005

Changes:

  RDLibrary Useability Tweaks.  When new carts are created in
  RDLibrary, they are now considered to officially exist upon clicking
  the 'OK' button in the Add Cart dialog, in contradistinction to the
  old policy where they didn't 'stick' until 'OK' was clicked in the
  Edit Cart dialog.  The old way tended to be confusing for many
  opertors, as clicking 'Cancel' in the Edit Cart dialog would result
  in any recorded audio being deleted.  Also then creating a new
  cart, RDLibrary will now create a single empty cut within the cart
  by default.
  Various Bugfixes.  See the ChangeLog for details.

Library Versions:

  This version requires that, at a minimum, libradio-0.94.0 and
  librhpi-0.94.4 be installed.  If installing from RPM, the version of
  the currently installed libraries can be determined by doing:
     rpm -q libradio
     rpm -q librhpi

Database Update:

  As always, be sure to run RDAdmin immediately after
  upgrading to allow any necessary changes to the database schema to
  be applied.

v0.9.60 -- 11/15/2005

Changes:

  ELR/Report Data Handling.  ELR/Report data is now managed on a
  Service-wide basis, rather than being associated with individual
  logs.  This is reflected in a revamped interface in RDLogManager,
  where 'Generate Reports' and 'Delete Report Data' buttons have been
  merged into a single 'Manager Report Data' button.
  SoundPanel Configuration Permissioning.  A new user right,
  'Configure System Panels', can be used to control which users are
  allowed to configure System (type 'S') Sound Panel buttons in
  RDAirPlay.
  Various Bugfixes.  Including bugs affecting the ability to
  generate a new Rivendell database and account lockouts when used
  with certain version of mySQL.

Library Versions:

  This version requires that, at a minimum, libradio-0.94.0 and
  librhpi-0.94.4 be installed.  If installing from RPM, the version of
  the currently installed libraries can be determined by doing:
     rpm -q libradio
     rpm -q librhpi

Database Update:

  As always, be sure to run RDAdmin immediately after
  upgrading to allow any necessary changes to the database schema to
  be applied.

v0.9.58 -- 11/04/2005

This release fixes a minor bug in the KDE desktop integration code for the RPM packaging. For users who do not install from RPM, there is no difference between this version and v0.9.57.

v0.9.57 -- 11/03/2005

This is primarily a bugfix release of Rivendell. Some minor user interface tweaks have also been added:

Changes:

  SuSE Desktop Integration.  When installing from RPM, items for the
  various Rivendell modules will now be added to the Panel Menu in
  the 'Applications' and 'System->Desktop Applet' sections.
  Rivendell Icons.  A set of Rivendell icons at various resolutions
  have been added.  They can be found in the package documentation
  directory on an RPM installation, or in 'icons/' in the sources.
  Report Data Management.  It's now possible to manage report/ELR
  data independently of the log it originated from.  A new user
  attribute, called 'Delete Report Data' configures the right to
  delete Report data in the Edit User dialog.  Report data can be
  deleted either when the parent log is deleted, or by means of a new
  'Delete Report Data' button in RDLogManager.
  Numerous Bugfixes.  Including the dilly that was causing responses
  to Yes|No dialog boxes to be ignored.  See the ChangeLog for details.

Library Versions:

  This version requires that, at a minimum, libradio-0.94.0 and
  librhpi-0.94.4 be installed.  If installing from RPM, the version of
  the currently installed libraries can be determined by doing:
     rpm -q libradio
     rpm -q librhpi

Database Update:

  As always, be sure to run RDAdmin immediately after
  upgrading to allow any necessary changes to the database schema to
  be applied.

v0.9.55 -- 10/11/2005

This is a maintenance/bugfix release of Rivendell. The following issues have been addressed:

  RDLibrary.
    Fixed broken marker editor.
    Fixed loss of 'Day of Week' settings when setting a cut to
    'Evergreen' (Mantis bug #85).


  RDAirPlay.
    Fixed corrupt Hard Time display in Full Log Widget (Mantis bug
    #82).
    Fixed failure of space bar to advance events after clicking Full
    Log widget (Mantis bug #60).

Library Versions:

  This version requires that, at a minimum, libradio-0.94.0 and
  librhpi-0.94.4 be installed.  If installing from RPM, the version of
  the currently installed libraries can be determined by doing:
     rpm -q libradio
     rpm -q librhpi

Database Update:

  As always, be sure to run RDAdmin immediately after
  upgrading to allow any necessary changes to the database schema to
  be applied.

v0.9.54 -- 10/06/2005

This is primarily a bugfix release of Rivendell. Some minor user interface tweaks have also been added:

Changes:

  RDLibrary Tweaks.  Evergreen cuts in the Edit Cart dialog now show
  with a green background.
  RML Behavior.  It is now possible to STOP a macro cart running a
  'Sleep' [SP] command in RDAirPlay.
  RDCatch Source Monitoring Tweaks.  It is now possible to set the
  default state of the source monitors for record decks in RDAdmin,
  and have the monitor's state be preserved across multiple
  invocations of RDCatch.
  RDLogManagerTweaks.  Unneeded and misleading 'Hour' fields have
  been removed from time entry fields where appropriate.

Library Versions:

  This version requires that, at a minimum, libradio-0.94.0 and
  librhpi-0.94.4 be installed.  If installing from RPM, the version of
  the currently installed libraries can be determined by doing:
     rpm -q libradio
     rpm -q librhpi

Database Update:

  As always, be sure to run RDAdmin immediately after
  upgrading to allow any necessary changes to the database schema to
  be applied.

v0.9.53 -- 09/28/2005

Changes:

  RDCatch Enhancements.  It is now possible to configure a single
  record 'window' in RDCatch and configure multiple shorter
  recordings within that window to be started by means of GPI
  closures.
  Asynchronous Macro Carts.  It's now possible to designate a macro
  cart as to be executed 'Asynchronously', meaning that, when
  executed within a log in RDAirPlay, any Sleep ['SP'] RMLs contained 
  within the cart  will not delay subsequent log events, but *will* 
  delay subsequent RML statements within the cart itself.  This can
  be useful for achieving various special effects, such as starting a
  music bed and then playing a seperately carted dry voiceover on top
  of it.  
  RDLibrary Enhancements.  RDLibrary will now give explicit warning
  about various out-of-parameter conditions (like audio carts that
  contain no audio).  It's now also possible to specify the 'Forced
  Length' of a cart (for timescaling purposes) without obscuring the
  actual average length of the cart.
  Many Bugfixes.  Especially with regard to RDCatch, MPEG encoding
  and electronic log reconciliation (ELR) functionality.  See the 
  ChangeLog for details.

Library Versions:

  This version requires that, at a minimum, libradio-0.94.0 and
  librhpi-0.94.4 be installed.  If installing from RPM, the version of
  the currently installed libraries can be determined by doing:
     rpm -q libradio
     rpm -q librhpi

Database Update:

  As always, be sure to run RDAdmin immediately after
  upgrading to allow any necessary changes to the database schema to
  be applied.

v0.9.51 -- 08/31/2005

This version of Rivendell is mostly a bugfix/cleanup release. Changes are noted below.

Changes:

  Rdcatch_copy(1).  This is a new importer filter that can be used to
  copy RDCatch events from one Rivendell Host to another, both within
  a single database and between two different Rivendell databases.
  Importer Packaging Changes.  The utilities in the 'importers/'
  subdirectory (wings_filter(1), sas_filter(1), crc-unity4k.sh(1) 
  and rdcatch_copy(1)) now come packaged in their own seperate RPM, 
  called 'rivendell-importers'.  This is because these utilities are
  typically only used once, during system installation, and then
  removed.
  Usability Tweaks.  Several here and there, mostly to make the
  various user interfaces more consistent with each other.  See the
  ChangeLog for details.
  Various bugfixes.  See the ChangeLog for details.

v0.9.49 -- 08/09/2005

Changes:

  Fixed a stupid bug that broke browsing in the Cart Selector and Cut
  Selector dialog boxes when the group selector was set to 'ALL'.
  RDCatch Enhancements.  It's now possible to schedule overlapping
  Record events with the same deck but with different GPI and 
  destination cut parameters.  RDCatch will record to the correct 
  cut on the basis of which GPI was received.

Library Versions:

  This version requires that, at a minimum, libradio-0.93.2 and
  librhpi-94.1 be installed.  If installing from RPM, the version of
  the currently installed libraries can be determined by doing:
     rpm -q libradio
     rpm -q librhpi

Database Update:

  As always, be sure to run RDAdmin immediately after
  upgrading to allow any necessary changes to the database schema to
  be applied.

v0.9.48 -- 08/07/2005

Changes:

  Upload Events in RDCatch.  It's now possible to schedule the
  automatic export and upload of audio files in RDCatch.  The
  following upload protocols are supported:
     FILE
     FTP
     SMB
  Database Support Cleanups.  Added directives to rd.conf(5) to make
  it possible for Rivendell to work with RDBMS back-ends other than
  mySQL.  This feature has not been at all well tested as of yet.
  Import Filter for AirForce 'Wings' System.  The filter can be used
  to import the entire audio archive of an AirForce 'Wings' system
  *in situ*, without requiring reencoding of audio and while
  preserving much of the library meta-data from the original system.
  See the 'WINGS_FILTER.txt' file in the documentation directory for
  more information.
  New Swticher Device Support.  Added support for the BroadcastTools
  SS16.4 swticher.
  MPEG Cleanups.  Many bugfixes regarding the use and handling of
  MPEG audio.
  RDLogEdit Fixes.  Fixed all known outstanding issues with
  RDLogEdit.
  Miscellaneous Bugfixes.  See the ChangeLog for details.

Library Versions:

  This version requires that, at a minimum, libradio-0.93.2 and
  librhpi-94.1 be installed.  If installing from RPM, the version of
  the currently installed libraries can be determined by doing:
     rpm -q libradio
     rpm -q librhpi

Database Update:

  As always, be sure to run RDAdmin immediately after
  upgrading to allow any necessary changes to the database schema to
  be applied.

v0.9.47 -- 07/29/2005

Changes:

  Download Events in RDCatch.  It's now possible to schedule the
  automatic download and import of audio files in RDCatch.  The
  following download protocols are supported:
     FILE
     FTP
     HTTP
     HTTPS
     SMB
  RDAdmin Changes.  A number of features have been added to RDAdmin
  to make configuration and management of Rivendell systems easier,
  especially for larger sites.  These include the ability to create
  new Host and Service entries using an already existing Host or
  Service as a prototype, as well as the ability to remotely inspect the
  audio configuration and capabilities of all systems on the Rivendell
  network from a single instance of RDAdmin.  Users of the ALSA
  driver may also want to consult the 'ALSA.txt' for instructions on
  adding an ALSA control device definition to their '.asoundrc'
  file.  While not strictly necessary, such a control device will
  allow Rivendell to provide more specific audio configurtion
  information.
  Numerous bugfixes, including the infamous ripcd(8) race condition.
  See the ChangeLog for details.

New Dependencies:

  Several new dependencies have been added in this release, for which
  new packages may need to be installed.  They are:
     lukemftp
     samba-client
     wget

Library Versions:

  This version requires that, at a minimum, libradio-0.93.1 and
  librhpi-94.1 be installed.  If installing from RPM, the version of
  the currently installed libraries can be determined by doing:
     rpm -q libradio
     rpm -q librhpi

Database Update:

  As always, be sure to run RDAdmin immediately after
  upgrading to allow any necessary changes to the database schema to
  be applied.

v0.9.45 -- 07/18/2005

Changes:

  Full Disk Ripping.  It's now possible (by touching the 'Rip Disk'
  button in RDLibrary's main window) to rip all of the tracks on a CD
  to multiple Cart/Cut destinations in a single operation.  The 
  individual track ripper accessed from RDLibrary's Edit Cart dialog 
  remains as well.
  RDLogin User List.  The list of available user names is now shown
  in RDLogin as a pulldown list, rather than requiring the user to
  enter the name.
  Security System.  It's now impossible for the same user to be both
  an Administrator and a regular user, and checking the 'Administer
  System' box in RDAdmin's User Dialog will now gray out all the
  other checkbox choices.  This was done to discourage trolling for
  admin accounts when using RDLogin (see 'RDLogin User List' above).
  Logitek Audio Engine Support.  Full Rivendell integration with
  Logitek's Audio Engine system is now possible through use of Logitek's
  'vGuest' control API (part of their 'Supervisor' application).  I
  would like especially to thank John Davis from Logitek for his 
  invaluable assistance in getting this working.
  Bugfixes.  In particular, bugs affecting audio playout from
  RDLibrary's Edit Audio window, as well as problems with saving long
  logs.  See the ChangeLog for details.
 

v0.9.38 -- 07/01/2005

Changes:

  Security System Cleanups.  A lot of time in this release has gone 
  into ensuring that the various user permission attributes are 
  correctly and consistently enforced across all of Rivendell's modules.
  Group Permissioning by User.  It is now possible to define which
  Library Groups will be visible in RDLibrary on a user-by-user
  basis.  This can be used to effectively 'partition' the Library
  into multiple 'sub-libraries'.
  RDAdmin Overhaul.  RDAdmin's UI has been overhauled to make it
  stylebook-compliant (e.g. doubleclicks now work, focus problems
  fixed, etc).  In addition, the List Groups dialog has been
  substantially expanded and enhanced.
  RDLogManager Overhaul.  Likewise, RDLogManager's UI has been
  overhauled, with many focus issues corrected.  Additionally,
  right-click menus have been added in the Edit Clock and Edit Grid
  dialogs to permit an underlying Event/Clock object to be directly 
  edited without having to reascend to the main RDLogManager window.
  Electronic Log Reconciliation.  Lots of bugfixes in the ELR
  generation routines.  Right now, this works only with the Wicks/CBSI
  'DeltaFlex' system.
  Miscellaneous Bugfixes.  A great many.  See the ChangeLog for
  details.

v0.9.34 -- 06/01/2005

Changes:

  TSX Timescaling Support.  If you have an AudioScience series 61xx
  or 62xx card, it is now possible to have playout events in RDAirPlay be
  automatically timescaled to the correct length using these cards'
  'TSX Timescaling' feature, by checking the 'Enforce Length' box on
  the respective cart label in RDLibrary.
  Event and Clock Filtering.  It's now possible to filter the
  display of Events and Clocks in RDLogManager in accordance with
  their association with one or more Services.
  Audio Passthrough.  It's now possible to configure a 'Local Audio
  Adapter' switcher device, making it possible to control audio
  passing from the inputs to the outputs of the soundcards using
  standard switcher control RMLs.  See the file 'docs/SWITCHERS.txt'
  for details.
  RDCatch Record Deck Monitoring.  It's now possible configure a
  'Monitor Port' for each Record Deck in RDCatch for realtime
  monitoring of the source audio.
  Bugfixes, especially in the direct ALSA driver.  See the ChangeLog
  for details.

v0.9.32 -- 05/10/2005

Changes:

  Direct ALSA Support.  It is now possible to use up to eight ALSA
  sound devices directly, without the need to use JACK. See the file
  'docs/ALSA.txt' for information on setting this up.
  RDCatch Changes.  RDCatch has been extensively rewritten to support
  the use GPI closures for controlling Record Events.  The Record
  Event dialog has been reorganized accordingly.
  Multiple Sample Rate Support.  The JACK driver will now properly
  deal with playout of audio that has been encoded with a sampling
  rate different from that being used in the active JACK graph.
  Stream Meters Hack.  It is now possible to get usable audio meters
  in all modules except RDAirPlay with older ASI cards that lack port
  metering capability.  See the file 'SupportedCards' for details.
  Default Transition Type.  It is now possible to specify the default
  transition type of newly added events in RDAdmin.
  New Switcher Types.  The BroadcastTools 16x2 and 12.4 switchers are
  now supported.
  Usability Tweaks.  Added many UI tweaks designed to enhance
  usability.  See the ChangeLog for details.
  Bugfixed.  As always, lots of these!  See the ChangeLog for details. 

v0.9.26 -- 02/14/2005

Changes:

  RDLogManger:  Change the log generation logic to allow event
  overscheduling.

v0.9.25 -- 02/08/2005

Changes:

  RDLogManager bugfixes.  See the ChangeLog.

v0.9.24 -- 02/01/2005

Changes:

  RDLogManager usability enhancements.
  Various bugfixes.  See the ChangeLog.

v0.9.23 -- 01/31/2005

Changes:

  Various bugfixes.  See the ChangeLog.

v0.9.22 -- 01/31/2005

Changes:

  Various bugfixes.  See the ChangeLog.

v0.9.21 -- 01/28/2005

Changes:

  Various bugfixes.  See the ChangeLog.

v0.9.20 -- 01/27/2005

Changes:

  Various bugfixes.  See the ChangeLog.

v0.9.19 -- 01/26/2005

Changes:

  Various bugfixes.  See the ChangeLog.

v0.9.18 -- 01/21/2005

Changes:

  Added support for the SAS 32KD Audio Switcher.
  Added new RMLs:
    'Console Label' [CL]
    'Fire Salvo' [FS]
    'Switch Take With Gain' [SG]
    'Switch Crosspoint Gain' [SX]

v0.9.17 -- 01/17/2005

Changes:

  Added RDImport to the RPM build for SuSE 9.2.
  Overhauled the Event Editor dialog in RDAirPlay.  The new layout is
  hopefully more intuitive as well as more stable!
  Added support for the BroadcastTools ACS8.2 switcher.
  Added a 'Run Shell Command' [RN] RML.
  Lots of bugfixes.  See the ChangeLog.

v0.9.16 -- 12/27/2004

Changes:

  Bugfixes for RDAirPlay and the init script.  See the ChangeLog.

v0.9.15 -- 12/17/2004

Changes:

  Bugfixes for RDLibrary and RDAirPlay.  See the ChangeLog.

v0.9.14 -- 12/15/2004

Changes:

  Added automated database backups -- see the 'Database Backup' [DB] RML.
  Added a Windows port for RDLogEdit and RDLogManager.
  Added a 'Gas Gauge' to RDLibrary to show how much free disk space
  remains.
  Added a 'SendCommand' [CC] RML, to allow remote execution of RMLs.
  Added Host Variables, a feature that allows RML called to called
  with values specific to a given host.  See
  RDAdmin->ManageHosts->HostVariables.
  Added support for BroadcastTools 8.2 and 16.1 switchers.
  Added a 'Binary Serial Out' [BO] RML.
  Added RDGpiMon, a utility for monitoring the current status of GPI
  lines.
  Added a 'SpaceBar Action' control to
  RDAdmin->ManageHosts->RDAirPlay to allow the user to specify what
  pressing the spacebar does.
  Added a 'Flash Active Events' control to
  RDAdmin->ManageHosts->RDAirPlay to specify that active SoundPanel
  buttons should flash.
  Added the ability to AutoTrim CD rips and recordings in RDLibrary.
  Added the ability to specify a 'heartbeat cart' to be run
  periodically, in RDAdmin->ManageHosts.
  Added a 'Set Color Label' [LC] RML.
  Implemented Service permissions enforcement.
  Implemented Report Exports.  See RDAdmin->ManageReports and the
  'reports.txt' file.
  Added LiveAssist mode to RDAirPlay.
  Added the ability to PAUSE active events in RDAirPlay.  Must be
  enabled in RDAdmin->ManageHosts->RDAirPlay first.
  Added the ability for RDAirPlay to send data concern the
  currently-playing and next-to-play events to external systems via
  TCP-IP packets.  See the 'NOW+NEXT.txt' file for details.
  And, as always, swatted a huge slew of bugs.  See the ChangeLog for
  details.

v0.9.0 -- 08/18/2004

Changes:

  A new log generation and merge utility has been added, called
  RDLogManager, with the ability to import schedules from most any
  third-party traffic or music scheduling system.
  More JACK tweaks -- it's now possible to configure Rivendell's init
  script to automatically start and stop jackd(1) as required.  See
  the 'JACK.txt' file in the 'docs/' directory for details.
  Numerous bugfixes.  See the ChangeLog.

v0.8.0 -- 06/26/2004

Changes:

  The audio driver infrastructure has been completely rewritten to
  use dynamic output stream allocation instead of the previous
  statically assigned stream values.
  Direct ALSA support has been dropped.  In it's place, JACK support
  has been implemented.  For more information, see 'docs/JACK.txt'.
  Major stability improvements have been made on the primary
  Rivendell on-air component, RDAirPlay.
  A bushel of bugfixes throughout.  See the ChangeLog for details.

v0.7.9 -- 02/11/2004

RDCatch improvements.

v0.7.8 -- 02/11/2004

Test build for Sherrod Munday at SRN.

v0.7.3 -- 01/28/2004

Various bugfixes and UI tweaks.

v0.7.1 -- 01/27/2004

Major changes:

  It's now possible to schedule a "switcher event" in RDCatch.

v0.7.0 -- 01/22/2004

Major changes:

  Macro carts are now implemented.

v0.5.0 -- 12/09/2004

The initial BETA release. Testing version only!!

A complete set of basic tools now exists, as follows:

RDAdmin -- System administration and configuration

RDLibrary -- Production library application.

RDCatch -- Netcatcher control and monitoring

RDLogin -- Set the current system user

RDLogEdit -- Generate and edit air logs

RDAirPlay -- On-air playout application

v0.1.0 -- 4/28/2002

The initial "Friendship 7" release. Contains two programs:

   RDRecord -- A WAV file recorder.
   RDPlay -- A WAV file player.

Boths utilities support PCM16 and MPEG-1 Layer 2 format and most of the common meta-data types found in broadcast applications --i.e. BWF and CartChunk.

This release has the following major goals:

1) Provide a thorough shakedown of the AudioScience HPI driver.

2) Test the wave file implementation (RWaveFile and friends) for

  correctness and compatibility with existing systems in the field.

3) Test the build mechanism in a variety of different distro environments.

4) Start defining a standard look-and-feel (looking for feedback on

  this one).
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