[Icecast] Icecast 2.3 RC1 Announcement

oddsock oddsock at oddsock.org
Sun Aug 21 19:29:34 UTC 2005

Ok folks, we are getting ready for version 2.3 of icecast and have built an 
RC1 distribution.  We encourage everyone to try out this new release and 
provide us feedback.  Please report all bugs to http://bugs.xiph.org

Here are the details :

Source Distribution: 
Source RPM: 
Win32 Binary: 

New Features
# Streaming support for ogg speex, ogg flac, ogg midi
# intro file support - per mount settable
# on-demand relays, global and per-relay settable
# fallback to file, extends on the intro file handling.
# new mount-level settings
    1. public, type/subtype, genre settings, stream description,
    2. stream url, stream name, bitrate (override what is sent from the 
source client)
    3. mp3 metadata interval
    4. on-[dis]connect scripts can be stated per-mount, invoked at source 
start/stop and take 1 arg which is the mountpoint.
# New URL listener authenticator .included is an example php-based 
application that can be used in conjunction with the url authenticator to 
manage a simple subscription-based broadcast.
# HTPasswd authenticator uses in-memory structures now.
# On demand files now can be fed through an authenticator
# Update to admin/web xslt interface

# real/helix works
# win32 access log correct
# stats client is stable now (curl -X STATS http://admin@host:port/)
# show mountpoints on stats that are inactive but have an active fallback
# more updates over HUP possible

Note that we with regard to the new URL authenticator, we will be providing 
a demonstration application which can be used to manage a basic 
subscription-based offering.  This application is not included in the RC, 
but will be included in the official release (or if we do another RC it 
will be included in that)...

- Icecast Development Team

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