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1/* $Id: NEWS 1010 2006-08-25 10:22:57Z sam $ */ /** \page news News
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3\section news0_99_beta3 Changes between 0.9.beta3 and 0.99.beta2
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5 - libcaca functions use errno for error reporting
6 - updated C++ bindings
7 - minor improvements, bugfixes and documentation updates
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9\section news0_99_beta2 Changes between 0.9.beta2 and 0.99.beta1
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11 - ANSI importer
12 - functions use errno for error reporting
13 - updated C++ bindings
14 - .NET bindings
15 - cacadraw, an ANSI viewer that will evolve into an editor
16 - Unicode input and output support for SLang and ncurses
17 - built-in fonts work on Win32
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19\section news0_99_beta1 Changes between 0.9 and 0.99.beta1
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21 - license switched to WTFPL
22 - libcaca was split into libcucul, a standalone text manipulation backend,
23    and libcaca, the display and user input frontend
24 - Unicode support
25 - TrueColor (more than 16 colours) support
26 - Floyd-Steinberg dithering
27 - gamma correction
28 - export functions for HTML, IRC, ANSI, SVG, PostScript, TGA...
29 - builtin fonts for device-independent bitmap output
30 - various text transformation routines (rotation, horizontal flip...)
31 - OpenGL renderer
32 - kernel mode to build libcaca programs into a bootable x86 kernel
33 - cacaserver, a telnet server that can be hooked to libcaca applications
34 - img2irc, an image to IRC conversion utility
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36\section news0_9 Changes between 0.8 and 0.9
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38 - fix for a buffer overflow in the line rendering
39 - fixed resizing in the ncurses and slang drivers
40 - aspect ratio and finer zoom support in cacaview
41 - minor compilation fixes
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43\section news0_8 Changes between 0.7 and 0.8
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45 - window resizing support
46 - native Win32 port
47 - autorepeat emulation in the ncurses and slang drivers
48 - support for more keycodes in the ncurses and slang drivers
49 - cacaplas, a plasma animation example
50 - cacamoir, a moiré circles animation example
51 - MSVC project file
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53\section news0_7 Changes between 0.6 and 0.7
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55 - many bugfixes in the event handling
56 - cacaball, a metaball animation example
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58\section news0_6 Changes between 0.5 and 0.6
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60 - 30% speed increase in the bitmap rendering routine
61 - mouse support and various speed optimisations in the X11 driver
62 - X11 is now the preferred driver
63 - improved documentation
64 - minor bugfixes
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66\section news0_5 Changes between 0.4 and 0.5
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68 - palette optimisation for the S-Lang driver to work around the colour pair
69    shortage bug
70 - minor compilation fix
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72\section news0_4 Changes between 0.3 and 0.4
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74 - preliminary X11 graphics driver
75 - support for simultaneously compiled-in drivers
76 - honour the CACA_DRIVER, CACA_GEOMETRY and CACA_FONT environment variables
77 - more documentation
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79\section news0_3 Changes between 0.2 and 0.3
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81 - antialiasing support
82 - dithering, antialiasing and background mode can now be selected at
83    runtime or in the environment using the CACA_BACKGROUND, CACA_DITHERING
84    and CACA_ANTIALIASING variables
85 - alpha channel support in cacaview
86 - BMP loading support in cacaview even if Imlib2 is not present
87 - cacafire, a libcaca port of aafire
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89\section news0_2 Changes between 0.1 and 0.2
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91 - rendering now uses 256 colour pairs instead of 16
92 - mouse support for ncurses
93 - ncurses is now the preferred backend
94 - arbitrary color depth and bitmasks in the bitmap renderer
95 - cacaview, an image viewer based on libcaca
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97\section news_0_1 New in 0.1
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99 - initial release
100 - slang, ncurses and conio drivers
101 - basic line, box, ellipse and triangle primitives
102 - colour bitmap blitting
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104*/
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