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1/* $Id: NEWS 1105 2006-09-25 16:12:17Z sam $ */ /** \page news News
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3\section news0_99_beta5 Changes between 0.9.beta5 and 0.99.beta4
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5 - implemented cucul_getchar() and cucul_get_color()
6 - handle transparency in the IRC export
7 - new cropping and expanding filters
8 - full Unicode support in the OpenGL driver
9 - portability fixes for 64-bit architectures, Win32 and MS-DOS
10 - all demos except cacafire were merged into cacademo
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12\section news0_99_beta4 Changes between 0.9.beta4 and 0.99.beta3
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14 - added a compatibility layer for pre-1.x libcaca applications
15 - fixed manpage generation
16 - minor bugfixes and documentation updates
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18\section news0_99_beta3 Changes between 0.9.beta3 and 0.99.beta2
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20 - libcaca functions use errno for error reporting
21 - updated C++ bindings
22 - minor improvements, bugfixes and documentation updates
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24\section news0_99_beta2 Changes between 0.9.beta2 and 0.99.beta1
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26 - ANSI importer
27 - functions use errno for error reporting
28 - updated C++ bindings
29 - .NET bindings
30 - cacadraw, an ANSI viewer that will evolve into an editor
31 - Unicode input and output support for SLang and ncurses
32 - built-in fonts work on Win32
33
34\section news0_99_beta1 Changes between 0.9 and 0.99.beta1
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36 - license switched to WTFPL
37 - libcaca was split into libcucul, a standalone text manipulation backend,
38    and libcaca, the display and user input frontend
39 - Unicode support
40 - TrueColor (more than 16 colours) support
41 - Floyd-Steinberg dithering
42 - gamma correction
43 - export functions for HTML, IRC, ANSI, SVG, PostScript, TGA...
44 - builtin fonts for device-independent bitmap output
45 - various text transformation routines (rotation, horizontal flip...)
46 - OpenGL renderer
47 - kernel mode to build libcaca programs into a bootable x86 kernel
48 - cacaserver, a telnet server that can be hooked to libcaca applications
49 - img2irc, an image to IRC conversion utility
50
51\section news0_9 Changes between 0.8 and 0.9
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53 - fix for a buffer overflow in the line rendering
54 - fixed resizing in the ncurses and slang drivers
55 - aspect ratio and finer zoom support in cacaview
56 - minor compilation fixes
57
58\section news0_8 Changes between 0.7 and 0.8
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60 - window resizing support
61 - native Win32 port
62 - autorepeat emulation in the ncurses and slang drivers
63 - support for more keycodes in the ncurses and slang drivers
64 - cacaplas, a plasma animation example
65 - cacamoir, a moire circles animation example
66 - MSVC project file
67
68\section news0_7 Changes between 0.6 and 0.7
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70 - many bugfixes in the event handling
71 - cacaball, a metaball animation example
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73\section news0_6 Changes between 0.5 and 0.6
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75 - 30% speed increase in the bitmap rendering routine
76 - mouse support and various speed optimisations in the X11 driver
77 - X11 is now the preferred driver
78 - improved documentation
79 - minor bugfixes
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81\section news0_5 Changes between 0.4 and 0.5
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83 - palette optimisation for the S-Lang driver to work around the colour pair
84    shortage bug
85 - minor compilation fix
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87\section news0_4 Changes between 0.3 and 0.4
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89 - preliminary X11 graphics driver
90 - support for simultaneously compiled-in drivers
91 - honour the CACA_DRIVER, CACA_GEOMETRY and CACA_FONT environment variables
92 - more documentation
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94\section news0_3 Changes between 0.2 and 0.3
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96 - antialiasing support
97 - dithering, antialiasing and background mode can now be selected at
98    runtime or in the environment using the CACA_BACKGROUND, CACA_DITHERING
99    and CACA_ANTIALIASING variables
100 - alpha channel support in cacaview
101 - BMP loading support in cacaview even if Imlib2 is not present
102 - cacafire, a libcaca port of aafire
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104\section news0_2 Changes between 0.1 and 0.2
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106 - rendering now uses 256 colour pairs instead of 16
107 - mouse support for ncurses
108 - ncurses is now the preferred backend
109 - arbitrary color depth and bitmasks in the bitmap renderer
110 - cacaview, an image viewer based on libcaca
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112\section news_0_1 New in 0.1
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114 - initial release
115 - slang, ncurses and conio drivers
116 - basic line, box, ellipse and triangle primitives
117 - colour bitmap blitting
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119*/
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