[Icecast-dev] Icecast 2.1.0 Announcement
oddsock at oddsock.org
Fri Nov 5 07:33:48 PST 2004
After 8 months in development, the icecast development team is pleased to
announce Version 2.1.0 of Icecast.
New features for 2.1
* Listener Authentication
Icecast now supports listener authentication. This provides a mechanism for
creating/maintaining users and passwords for listeners. Currently, we only
have implemented a simple, file-based storage for users and passwords. New
authenticators are on the horizon (such as URL-based or possibly MySQL
based) New admin pages were also added for the maintenance of
users/passwords. Please check the docs for a more detailed description of
this new feature.
* Multi-Level Fallbacks
Multi-level fallbacks allow for specifications of a series of fallback
mounts that you could use, for instance, to set up a series of
progressively lower bitrate streams that would be cascaded through. For
instance, a modem user would connect to the highest bitrate stream, and
then could be cascaded down to a progressively lower stream until they
reach a value they can handle.
This is an new, optional config setting which will send a initial burst of
data to connecting listeners. This has the effect of reducing
(significantly) the startup buffer latency from the end-user perspective.
This option is enabled by default.
New Enhancements for 2.1
* Update to admin interface
This interface has been cleaned up quite a bit and made a bit nicer.
* Rewrite of the YP listing code
The icecast yp code has received a complete overhaul by karl, and it's a
much more stable and failure-resistant implementation.
* Lots and lots of bugs fixed
Check the ChangeLog for a complete list of these...
Download Icecast 2.1.0 from the Download page at
The icecast development team.
Ed Zaleski (oddsock)
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