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[4333]1/** \page libcaca-news Libcaca news
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[4679]3\section news0_99_beta18 Changes between 0.99.beta18 and 0.99.beta17
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5 - UNRELEASED
6
[4333]7\section news0_99_beta17 Changes between 0.99.beta17 and 0.99.beta16
[3600]8
9 - new dirty rectangle framework for accelerated rendering
10 - new <conio.h> compatible header for old DOS software porting
11 - XCode and Visual Studio build improvements
[4334]12 - Unicode support in the X11 driver
[4341]13 - triangle texture mapping
[3600]14 - improved HTML output
[4333]15 - new troff output
[3600]16 - improved Ruby and .NET bindings
17 - new comprehensive PHP bindings
[4334]18 - new Java bindings
[3600]19 - Cocoa driver enhancements
[4334]20 - support for ANSI colour in FIGlet and TOIlet fonts
[3600]21 - documentation updates
[4333]22 - numerous improvements and bugfixes
[3600]23
[4333]24\section news0_99_beta16 Changes between 0.99.beta16 and 0.99.beta15
[2965]25
26 - many build fixes, especially for nonstandard platforms
27
[4333]28\section news0_99_beta15 Changes between 0.99.beta15 and 0.99.beta14
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30 - libcucul was merged back into libcaca for more clarity
31
[4333]32\section news0_99_beta14 Changes between 0.99.beta14 and 0.99.beta13
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34 - internal FIGlet font support
35 - use C99 types in public headers
36 - runtime support for output drivers
37 - BBcode export support
38
[4333]39\section news0_99_beta13 Changes between 0.99.beta13 and 0.99.beta12
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41 - device-dependent cursor support
42 - event API rewrite
43 - minor API improvements and extensions
44 - img2txt improvements
45 - Ruby bindings
46 - Massive C# bindings improvements
47 - Python sample code
48 - Visual Studio build solution
49
[4333]50\section news0_99_beta12 Changes between 0.99.beta12 and 0.99.beta11
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52 - support for 90-degree canvas rotation
53 - better behaviour when trying to output Unicode on an ASCII terminal
54 - the built-in font now supports the Geometric Shapes, Halfwidth and Fullwidth
55   Forms and Miscellaneous Symbols Unicode blocks
56 - new rotozoom effect in cacademo
57 - Cocoa output driver for Mac OS X
58 - preliminary .NET bindings
59 - many bugfixes and documentation changes
60
[4333]61\section news0_99_beta11 Changes between 0.99.beta11 and 0.99.beta10
[1419]62
63 - fixed compilation of the C++ bindings
64 - fixed bugs in cucul_import_memory(), cucul_set_canvas_size()
65 - implemented caca_set_display_title() for ncurses and S-Lang
66 - minor bugfixes
67
[4333]68\section news0_99_beta10 Changes between 0.99.beta10 and 0.99.beta9
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70 - new debug mode
71 - blitting canvases now makes use of the canvas' handle coordinates
72 - import functions can read streamed data
[1377]73 - attribute to colorspace transformations
[1370]74 - added katakana and hiragana glyphs to the built-in font
75 - many bugfixes and documentation changes
76
[4333]77\section news0_99_beta9 Changes between 0.99.beta9 and 0.99.beta8
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79 - support for blink, bold, italics and underline attributes
80 - allow to import and export zero-sized canvases
81 - fixed Imlib2 support in cacaview
82 - fixed buffer overlows in the file importer
83 - big documentation updates
84
[4333]85\section news0_99_beta8 Changes between 0.99.beta8 and 0.99.beta7
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87 - allow to build the X11 and GL drivers as separate plugins
88 - support for fullwidth Unicode characters
89 - improved cucul_flip() and cucul_rotate()
90 - minor bugfixes and documentation updates
91
[4333]92\section news0_99_beta7 Changes between 0.99.beta7 and 0.99.beta6
[1186]93
94 - transparency support in the UTF-8 importer and exporter
95 - optimised triangle fill routine
96 - updated C++ bindings
97
[4333]98\section news0_99_beta6 Changes between 0.99.beta6 and 0.99.beta5
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100 - ANSI importer now handles transparency and UTF-8
101 - Unicode support was broken for about 10% of the set
102 - various memory leaks were fixed
103
[4333]104\section news0_99_beta5 Changes between 0.99.beta5 and 0.99.beta4
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106 - implemented cucul_getchar() and cucul_get_color()
107 - handle transparency in the IRC export
108 - new cropping and expanding filters
109 - full Unicode support in the OpenGL driver
110 - portability fixes for 64-bit architectures, Win32 and MS-DOS
111 - all demos except cacafire were merged into cacademo
112
[4333]113\section news0_99_beta4 Changes between 0.99.beta4 and 0.99.beta3
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115 - added a compatibility layer for pre-1.x libcaca applications
116 - fixed manpage generation
117 - minor bugfixes and documentation updates
118
[4333]119\section news0_99_beta3 Changes between 0.99.beta3 and 0.99.beta2
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121 - libcaca functions use errno for error reporting
122 - updated C++ bindings
123 - minor improvements, bugfixes and documentation updates
124
[4333]125\section news0_99_beta2 Changes between 0.99.beta2 and 0.99.beta1
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[992]127 - ANSI importer
128 - functions use errno for error reporting
129 - updated C++ bindings
130 - .NET bindings
131 - cacadraw, an ANSI viewer that will evolve into an editor
132 - Unicode input and output support for SLang and ncurses
133 - built-in fonts work on Win32
134
135\section news0_99_beta1 Changes between 0.9 and 0.99.beta1
136
[852]137 - license switched to WTFPL
[846]138 - libcaca was split into libcucul, a standalone text manipulation backend,
139    and libcaca, the display and user input frontend
140 - Unicode support
[852]141 - TrueColor (more than 16 colours) support
[846]142 - Floyd-Steinberg dithering
143 - gamma correction
[852]144 - export functions for HTML, IRC, ANSI, SVG, PostScript, TGA...
[846]145 - builtin fonts for device-independent bitmap output
146 - various text transformation routines (rotation, horizontal flip...)
147 - OpenGL renderer
[852]148 - kernel mode to build libcaca programs into a bootable x86 kernel
[846]149 - cacaserver, a telnet server that can be hooked to libcaca applications
150 - img2irc, an image to IRC conversion utility
151
[823]152\section news0_9 Changes between 0.8 and 0.9
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[823]154 - fix for a buffer overflow in the line rendering
155 - fixed resizing in the ncurses and slang drivers
156 - aspect ratio and finer zoom support in cacaview
157 - minor compilation fixes
[362]158
[823]159\section news0_8 Changes between 0.7 and 0.8
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[823]161 - window resizing support
162 - native Win32 port
163 - autorepeat emulation in the ncurses and slang drivers
164 - support for more keycodes in the ncurses and slang drivers
165 - cacaplas, a plasma animation example
[1105]166 - cacamoir, a moire circles animation example
[823]167 - MSVC project file
[334]168
[823]169\section news0_7 Changes between 0.6 and 0.7
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[823]171 - many bugfixes in the event handling
172 - cacaball, a metaball animation example
[322]173
[823]174\section news0_6 Changes between 0.5 and 0.6
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[823]176 - 30% speed increase in the bitmap rendering routine
177 - mouse support and various speed optimisations in the X11 driver
178 - X11 is now the preferred driver
179 - improved documentation
180 - minor bugfixes
[310]181
[823]182\section news0_5 Changes between 0.4 and 0.5
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[823]184 - palette optimisation for the S-Lang driver to work around the colour pair
[282]185    shortage bug
[823]186 - minor compilation fix
[282]187
[823]188\section news0_4 Changes between 0.3 and 0.4
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[823]190 - preliminary X11 graphics driver
191 - support for simultaneously compiled-in drivers
192 - honour the CACA_DRIVER, CACA_GEOMETRY and CACA_FONT environment variables
193 - more documentation
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[823]195\section news0_3 Changes between 0.2 and 0.3
[258]196
[823]197 - antialiasing support
198 - dithering, antialiasing and background mode can now be selected at
[258]199    runtime or in the environment using the CACA_BACKGROUND, CACA_DITHERING
200    and CACA_ANTIALIASING variables
[823]201 - alpha channel support in cacaview
202 - BMP loading support in cacaview even if Imlib2 is not present
203 - cacafire, a libcaca port of aafire
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[823]205\section news0_2 Changes between 0.1 and 0.2
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[823]207 - rendering now uses 256 colour pairs instead of 16
208 - mouse support for ncurses
209 - ncurses is now the preferred backend
210 - arbitrary color depth and bitmasks in the bitmap renderer
211 - cacaview, an image viewer based on libcaca
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[823]213\section news_0_1 New in 0.1
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[823]215 - initial release
216 - slang, ncurses and conio drivers
217 - basic line, box, ellipse and triangle primitives
218 - colour bitmap blitting
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[823]220*/
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