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1/* $Id: NEWS 1021 2006-09-09 17:58:57Z sam $ */ /** \page news News
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3\section news0_99_beta4 Changes between 0.9.beta4 and 0.99.beta3
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5 - added a compatibility layer for pre-1.x libcaca applications
6 - fixed manpage generation
7 - minor bugfixes and documentation updates
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9\section news0_99_beta3 Changes between 0.9.beta3 and 0.99.beta2
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11 - libcaca functions use errno for error reporting
12 - updated C++ bindings
13 - minor improvements, bugfixes and documentation updates
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15\section news0_99_beta2 Changes between 0.9.beta2 and 0.99.beta1
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17 - ANSI importer
18 - functions use errno for error reporting
19 - updated C++ bindings
20 - .NET bindings
21 - cacadraw, an ANSI viewer that will evolve into an editor
22 - Unicode input and output support for SLang and ncurses
23 - built-in fonts work on Win32
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25\section news0_99_beta1 Changes between 0.9 and 0.99.beta1
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27 - license switched to WTFPL
28 - libcaca was split into libcucul, a standalone text manipulation backend,
29    and libcaca, the display and user input frontend
30 - Unicode support
31 - TrueColor (more than 16 colours) support
32 - Floyd-Steinberg dithering
33 - gamma correction
34 - export functions for HTML, IRC, ANSI, SVG, PostScript, TGA...
35 - builtin fonts for device-independent bitmap output
36 - various text transformation routines (rotation, horizontal flip...)
37 - OpenGL renderer
38 - kernel mode to build libcaca programs into a bootable x86 kernel
39 - cacaserver, a telnet server that can be hooked to libcaca applications
40 - img2irc, an image to IRC conversion utility
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42\section news0_9 Changes between 0.8 and 0.9
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44 - fix for a buffer overflow in the line rendering
45 - fixed resizing in the ncurses and slang drivers
46 - aspect ratio and finer zoom support in cacaview
47 - minor compilation fixes
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49\section news0_8 Changes between 0.7 and 0.8
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51 - window resizing support
52 - native Win32 port
53 - autorepeat emulation in the ncurses and slang drivers
54 - support for more keycodes in the ncurses and slang drivers
55 - cacaplas, a plasma animation example
56 - cacamoir, a moiré circles animation example
57 - MSVC project file
58
59\section news0_7 Changes between 0.6 and 0.7
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61 - many bugfixes in the event handling
62 - cacaball, a metaball animation example
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64\section news0_6 Changes between 0.5 and 0.6
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66 - 30% speed increase in the bitmap rendering routine
67 - mouse support and various speed optimisations in the X11 driver
68 - X11 is now the preferred driver
69 - improved documentation
70 - minor bugfixes
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72\section news0_5 Changes between 0.4 and 0.5
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74 - palette optimisation for the S-Lang driver to work around the colour pair
75    shortage bug
76 - minor compilation fix
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78\section news0_4 Changes between 0.3 and 0.4
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80 - preliminary X11 graphics driver
81 - support for simultaneously compiled-in drivers
82 - honour the CACA_DRIVER, CACA_GEOMETRY and CACA_FONT environment variables
83 - more documentation
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85\section news0_3 Changes between 0.2 and 0.3
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87 - antialiasing support
88 - dithering, antialiasing and background mode can now be selected at
89    runtime or in the environment using the CACA_BACKGROUND, CACA_DITHERING
90    and CACA_ANTIALIASING variables
91 - alpha channel support in cacaview
92 - BMP loading support in cacaview even if Imlib2 is not present
93 - cacafire, a libcaca port of aafire
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95\section news0_2 Changes between 0.1 and 0.2
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97 - rendering now uses 256 colour pairs instead of 16
98 - mouse support for ncurses
99 - ncurses is now the preferred backend
100 - arbitrary color depth and bitmasks in the bitmap renderer
101 - cacaview, an image viewer based on libcaca
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103\section news_0_1 New in 0.1
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105 - initial release
106 - slang, ncurses and conio drivers
107 - basic line, box, ellipse and triangle primitives
108 - colour bitmap blitting
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110*/
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