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1/* $Id: NEWS 1155 2006-09-30 18:35:50Z sam $ */ /** \page news News
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3\section news0_99_beta6 Changes between 0.9.beta6 and 0.99.beta5
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5 - ANSI importer now handles transparency and UTF-8
6 - Unicode support was broken for about 10% of the set
7 - various memory leaks were fixed
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9\section news0_99_beta5 Changes between 0.9.beta5 and 0.99.beta4
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11 - implemented cucul_getchar() and cucul_get_color()
12 - handle transparency in the IRC export
13 - new cropping and expanding filters
14 - full Unicode support in the OpenGL driver
15 - portability fixes for 64-bit architectures, Win32 and MS-DOS
16 - all demos except cacafire were merged into cacademo
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18\section news0_99_beta4 Changes between 0.9.beta4 and 0.99.beta3
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20 - added a compatibility layer for pre-1.x libcaca applications
21 - fixed manpage generation
22 - minor bugfixes and documentation updates
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24\section news0_99_beta3 Changes between 0.9.beta3 and 0.99.beta2
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26 - libcaca functions use errno for error reporting
27 - updated C++ bindings
28 - minor improvements, bugfixes and documentation updates
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30\section news0_99_beta2 Changes between 0.9.beta2 and 0.99.beta1
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32 - ANSI importer
33 - functions use errno for error reporting
34 - updated C++ bindings
35 - .NET bindings
36 - cacadraw, an ANSI viewer that will evolve into an editor
37 - Unicode input and output support for SLang and ncurses
38 - built-in fonts work on Win32
39
40\section news0_99_beta1 Changes between 0.9 and 0.99.beta1
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42 - license switched to WTFPL
43 - libcaca was split into libcucul, a standalone text manipulation backend,
44    and libcaca, the display and user input frontend
45 - Unicode support
46 - TrueColor (more than 16 colours) support
47 - Floyd-Steinberg dithering
48 - gamma correction
49 - export functions for HTML, IRC, ANSI, SVG, PostScript, TGA...
50 - builtin fonts for device-independent bitmap output
51 - various text transformation routines (rotation, horizontal flip...)
52 - OpenGL renderer
53 - kernel mode to build libcaca programs into a bootable x86 kernel
54 - cacaserver, a telnet server that can be hooked to libcaca applications
55 - img2irc, an image to IRC conversion utility
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57\section news0_9 Changes between 0.8 and 0.9
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59 - fix for a buffer overflow in the line rendering
60 - fixed resizing in the ncurses and slang drivers
61 - aspect ratio and finer zoom support in cacaview
62 - minor compilation fixes
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64\section news0_8 Changes between 0.7 and 0.8
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66 - window resizing support
67 - native Win32 port
68 - autorepeat emulation in the ncurses and slang drivers
69 - support for more keycodes in the ncurses and slang drivers
70 - cacaplas, a plasma animation example
71 - cacamoir, a moire circles animation example
72 - MSVC project file
73
74\section news0_7 Changes between 0.6 and 0.7
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76 - many bugfixes in the event handling
77 - cacaball, a metaball animation example
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79\section news0_6 Changes between 0.5 and 0.6
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81 - 30% speed increase in the bitmap rendering routine
82 - mouse support and various speed optimisations in the X11 driver
83 - X11 is now the preferred driver
84 - improved documentation
85 - minor bugfixes
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87\section news0_5 Changes between 0.4 and 0.5
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89 - palette optimisation for the S-Lang driver to work around the colour pair
90    shortage bug
91 - minor compilation fix
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93\section news0_4 Changes between 0.3 and 0.4
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95 - preliminary X11 graphics driver
96 - support for simultaneously compiled-in drivers
97 - honour the CACA_DRIVER, CACA_GEOMETRY and CACA_FONT environment variables
98 - more documentation
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100\section news0_3 Changes between 0.2 and 0.3
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102 - antialiasing support
103 - dithering, antialiasing and background mode can now be selected at
104    runtime or in the environment using the CACA_BACKGROUND, CACA_DITHERING
105    and CACA_ANTIALIASING variables
106 - alpha channel support in cacaview
107 - BMP loading support in cacaview even if Imlib2 is not present
108 - cacafire, a libcaca port of aafire
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110\section news0_2 Changes between 0.1 and 0.2
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112 - rendering now uses 256 colour pairs instead of 16
113 - mouse support for ncurses
114 - ncurses is now the preferred backend
115 - arbitrary color depth and bitmasks in the bitmap renderer
116 - cacaview, an image viewer based on libcaca
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118\section news_0_1 New in 0.1
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120 - initial release
121 - slang, ncurses and conio drivers
122 - basic line, box, ellipse and triangle primitives
123 - colour bitmap blitting
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125*/
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