[Icecast] Icecast 2.3 RC1 Announcement

Joel Ebel jbebel at ncsu.edu
Wed Aug 24 13:01:11 UTC 2005

Well, I've got it installed, and configured with several 
fallback-to-file mounts.  I don't actually have any source clients 
connecting to it, but even so, the fallback-to-file mounts seem to work 
great.  I'm very excited about this functionality since I've been 
running ezstream in the past which has given me all sorts of problems, 
most of which I've mentioned on this list.  The fallback-to-file does 
just what I wanted ezstream to do without having to run a separate 
source client.  Very nice!

I have some questions related to fallback-to-file though.  The 
fallback-to-file mounts seem to show up on the server status page.  Is 
there a way to hide them?  I don't really want people connecting to them 
directly, or really even knowing they are there.  With ezstream I just 
created a <mount> section and made it hidden.  Maybe I should try that. 
  it might still work.

This doesn't really affect me, but I'm curious about the behavior.  If 
you have an ogg or mp3 in the webroot, you used to be able to just 
download it and play it.  Now, it seems that if that file is configured 
as a fallback then you can't just download it anymore.  If you specify 
the path to that file, you just get it streamed to you.  Is there no way 
to just download that file anymore if it's configured as a fallback? 
This is probably a design consideration, but I'd like to understand the 
reasoning.  I'd sort of expected for you to be able to download the file 
if you accessed it directly, but have it streamed if you were to 
fallback to it.  I'm sure there's a reason, but I'd be interested in 
knowing it.


oddsock wrote:
> Just wanted to let everyone know that we also welcome reports such as 
> "everything works as expected" too.  It's hard for us to gauge the 
> quality of the release unless we hear both good and bad reports...
> thanks.
> oddsock
> At 02:29 PM 8/21/2005, you wrote:
>> 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: 
>> http://downloads.xiph.org/releases/icecast/icecast-2.3.0.rc1.tar.gz
>> Source RPM: 
>> http://downloads.xiph.org/releases/icecast/icecast-2.3.0.rc1-0.src.rpm
>> Win32 Binary: 
>> http://downloads.xiph.org/releases/icecast/icecast2_win32_v2.3.0_rc1_setup.exe 
>> 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
>> Fixes
>> # 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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