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[1879]1/* $Id: NEWS 2965 2008-10-18 12:42:12Z sam $ */ /** \page libcaca-news Libcaca news
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[2965]3\section news0_99_beta16 Changes between 0.9.beta16 and 0.99.beta15
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5 - many build fixes, especially for nonstandard platforms
6
[2832]7\section news0_99_beta15 Changes between 0.9.beta15 and 0.99.beta14
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9 - libcucul was merged back into libcaca for more clarity
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[2518]11\section news0_99_beta14 Changes between 0.9.beta14 and 0.99.beta13
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13 - internal FIGlet font support
14 - use C99 types in public headers
15 - runtime support for output drivers
16 - BBcode export support
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[2096]18\section news0_99_beta13 Changes between 0.9.beta13 and 0.99.beta12
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20 - device-dependent cursor support
21 - event API rewrite
22 - minor API improvements and extensions
23 - img2txt improvements
24 - Ruby bindings
25 - Massive C# bindings improvements
26 - Python sample code
27 - Visual Studio build solution
28
[1824]29\section news0_99_beta12 Changes between 0.9.beta12 and 0.99.beta11
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31 - support for 90-degree canvas rotation
32 - better behaviour when trying to output Unicode on an ASCII terminal
33 - the built-in font now supports the Geometric Shapes, Halfwidth and Fullwidth
34   Forms and Miscellaneous Symbols Unicode blocks
35 - new rotozoom effect in cacademo
36 - Cocoa output driver for Mac OS X
37 - preliminary .NET bindings
38 - many bugfixes and documentation changes
39
[1419]40\section news0_99_beta11 Changes between 0.9.beta11 and 0.99.beta10
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42 - fixed compilation of the C++ bindings
43 - fixed bugs in cucul_import_memory(), cucul_set_canvas_size()
44 - implemented caca_set_display_title() for ncurses and S-Lang
45 - minor bugfixes
46
[1370]47\section news0_99_beta10 Changes between 0.9.beta10 and 0.99.beta9
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49 - new debug mode
50 - blitting canvases now makes use of the canvas' handle coordinates
51 - import functions can read streamed data
[1377]52 - attribute to colorspace transformations
[1370]53 - added katakana and hiragana glyphs to the built-in font
54 - many bugfixes and documentation changes
55
[1285]56\section news0_99_beta9 Changes between 0.9.beta9 and 0.99.beta8
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58 - support for blink, bold, italics and underline attributes
59 - allow to import and export zero-sized canvases
60 - fixed Imlib2 support in cacaview
61 - fixed buffer overlows in the file importer
62 - big documentation updates
63
[1225]64\section news0_99_beta8 Changes between 0.9.beta8 and 0.99.beta7
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66 - allow to build the X11 and GL drivers as separate plugins
67 - support for fullwidth Unicode characters
68 - improved cucul_flip() and cucul_rotate()
69 - minor bugfixes and documentation updates
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[1186]71\section news0_99_beta7 Changes between 0.9.beta7 and 0.99.beta6
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73 - transparency support in the UTF-8 importer and exporter
74 - optimised triangle fill routine
75 - updated C++ bindings
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[1155]77\section news0_99_beta6 Changes between 0.9.beta6 and 0.99.beta5
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79 - ANSI importer now handles transparency and UTF-8
80 - Unicode support was broken for about 10% of the set
81 - various memory leaks were fixed
82
[1094]83\section news0_99_beta5 Changes between 0.9.beta5 and 0.99.beta4
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85 - implemented cucul_getchar() and cucul_get_color()
86 - handle transparency in the IRC export
87 - new cropping and expanding filters
88 - full Unicode support in the OpenGL driver
89 - portability fixes for 64-bit architectures, Win32 and MS-DOS
90 - all demos except cacafire were merged into cacademo
91
[1021]92\section news0_99_beta4 Changes between 0.9.beta4 and 0.99.beta3
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94 - added a compatibility layer for pre-1.x libcaca applications
95 - fixed manpage generation
96 - minor bugfixes and documentation updates
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[1010]98\section news0_99_beta3 Changes between 0.9.beta3 and 0.99.beta2
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100 - libcaca functions use errno for error reporting
101 - updated C++ bindings
102 - minor improvements, bugfixes and documentation updates
103
[992]104\section news0_99_beta2 Changes between 0.9.beta2 and 0.99.beta1
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[992]106 - ANSI importer
107 - functions use errno for error reporting
108 - updated C++ bindings
109 - .NET bindings
110 - cacadraw, an ANSI viewer that will evolve into an editor
111 - Unicode input and output support for SLang and ncurses
112 - built-in fonts work on Win32
113
114\section news0_99_beta1 Changes between 0.9 and 0.99.beta1
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[852]116 - license switched to WTFPL
[846]117 - libcaca was split into libcucul, a standalone text manipulation backend,
118    and libcaca, the display and user input frontend
119 - Unicode support
[852]120 - TrueColor (more than 16 colours) support
[846]121 - Floyd-Steinberg dithering
122 - gamma correction
[852]123 - export functions for HTML, IRC, ANSI, SVG, PostScript, TGA...
[846]124 - builtin fonts for device-independent bitmap output
125 - various text transformation routines (rotation, horizontal flip...)
126 - OpenGL renderer
[852]127 - kernel mode to build libcaca programs into a bootable x86 kernel
[846]128 - cacaserver, a telnet server that can be hooked to libcaca applications
129 - img2irc, an image to IRC conversion utility
130
[823]131\section news0_9 Changes between 0.8 and 0.9
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[823]133 - fix for a buffer overflow in the line rendering
134 - fixed resizing in the ncurses and slang drivers
135 - aspect ratio and finer zoom support in cacaview
136 - minor compilation fixes
[362]137
[823]138\section news0_8 Changes between 0.7 and 0.8
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[823]140 - window resizing support
141 - native Win32 port
142 - autorepeat emulation in the ncurses and slang drivers
143 - support for more keycodes in the ncurses and slang drivers
144 - cacaplas, a plasma animation example
[1105]145 - cacamoir, a moire circles animation example
[823]146 - MSVC project file
[334]147
[823]148\section news0_7 Changes between 0.6 and 0.7
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[823]150 - many bugfixes in the event handling
151 - cacaball, a metaball animation example
[322]152
[823]153\section news0_6 Changes between 0.5 and 0.6
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[823]155 - 30% speed increase in the bitmap rendering routine
156 - mouse support and various speed optimisations in the X11 driver
157 - X11 is now the preferred driver
158 - improved documentation
159 - minor bugfixes
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[823]161\section news0_5 Changes between 0.4 and 0.5
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[823]163 - palette optimisation for the S-Lang driver to work around the colour pair
[282]164    shortage bug
[823]165 - minor compilation fix
[282]166
[823]167\section news0_4 Changes between 0.3 and 0.4
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[823]169 - preliminary X11 graphics driver
170 - support for simultaneously compiled-in drivers
171 - honour the CACA_DRIVER, CACA_GEOMETRY and CACA_FONT environment variables
172 - more documentation
[270]173
[823]174\section news0_3 Changes between 0.2 and 0.3
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[823]176 - antialiasing support
177 - dithering, antialiasing and background mode can now be selected at
[258]178    runtime or in the environment using the CACA_BACKGROUND, CACA_DITHERING
179    and CACA_ANTIALIASING variables
[823]180 - alpha channel support in cacaview
181 - BMP loading support in cacaview even if Imlib2 is not present
182 - cacafire, a libcaca port of aafire
[258]183
[823]184\section news0_2 Changes between 0.1 and 0.2
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[823]186 - rendering now uses 256 colour pairs instead of 16
187 - mouse support for ncurses
188 - ncurses is now the preferred backend
189 - arbitrary color depth and bitmasks in the bitmap renderer
190 - cacaview, an image viewer based on libcaca
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[823]192\section news_0_1 New in 0.1
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[823]194 - initial release
195 - slang, ncurses and conio drivers
196 - basic line, box, ellipse and triangle primitives
197 - colour bitmap blitting
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[823]199*/
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