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1/* $Id: NEWS 1186 2006-10-04 12:11:16Z sam $ */ /** \page news News
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3\section news0_99_beta7 Changes between 0.9.beta7 and 0.99.beta6
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5 - transparency support in the UTF-8 importer and exporter
6 - optimised triangle fill routine
7 - updated C++ bindings
8
9\section news0_99_beta6 Changes between 0.9.beta6 and 0.99.beta5
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11 - ANSI importer now handles transparency and UTF-8
12 - Unicode support was broken for about 10% of the set
13 - various memory leaks were fixed
14
15\section news0_99_beta5 Changes between 0.9.beta5 and 0.99.beta4
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17 - implemented cucul_getchar() and cucul_get_color()
18 - handle transparency in the IRC export
19 - new cropping and expanding filters
20 - full Unicode support in the OpenGL driver
21 - portability fixes for 64-bit architectures, Win32 and MS-DOS
22 - all demos except cacafire were merged into cacademo
23
24\section news0_99_beta4 Changes between 0.9.beta4 and 0.99.beta3
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26 - added a compatibility layer for pre-1.x libcaca applications
27 - fixed manpage generation
28 - minor bugfixes and documentation updates
29
30\section news0_99_beta3 Changes between 0.9.beta3 and 0.99.beta2
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32 - libcaca functions use errno for error reporting
33 - updated C++ bindings
34 - minor improvements, bugfixes and documentation updates
35
36\section news0_99_beta2 Changes between 0.9.beta2 and 0.99.beta1
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38 - ANSI importer
39 - functions use errno for error reporting
40 - updated C++ bindings
41 - .NET bindings
42 - cacadraw, an ANSI viewer that will evolve into an editor
43 - Unicode input and output support for SLang and ncurses
44 - built-in fonts work on Win32
45
46\section news0_99_beta1 Changes between 0.9 and 0.99.beta1
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48 - license switched to WTFPL
49 - libcaca was split into libcucul, a standalone text manipulation backend,
50    and libcaca, the display and user input frontend
51 - Unicode support
52 - TrueColor (more than 16 colours) support
53 - Floyd-Steinberg dithering
54 - gamma correction
55 - export functions for HTML, IRC, ANSI, SVG, PostScript, TGA...
56 - builtin fonts for device-independent bitmap output
57 - various text transformation routines (rotation, horizontal flip...)
58 - OpenGL renderer
59 - kernel mode to build libcaca programs into a bootable x86 kernel
60 - cacaserver, a telnet server that can be hooked to libcaca applications
61 - img2irc, an image to IRC conversion utility
62
63\section news0_9 Changes between 0.8 and 0.9
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65 - fix for a buffer overflow in the line rendering
66 - fixed resizing in the ncurses and slang drivers
67 - aspect ratio and finer zoom support in cacaview
68 - minor compilation fixes
69
70\section news0_8 Changes between 0.7 and 0.8
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72 - window resizing support
73 - native Win32 port
74 - autorepeat emulation in the ncurses and slang drivers
75 - support for more keycodes in the ncurses and slang drivers
76 - cacaplas, a plasma animation example
77 - cacamoir, a moire circles animation example
78 - MSVC project file
79
80\section news0_7 Changes between 0.6 and 0.7
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82 - many bugfixes in the event handling
83 - cacaball, a metaball animation example
84
85\section news0_6 Changes between 0.5 and 0.6
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87 - 30% speed increase in the bitmap rendering routine
88 - mouse support and various speed optimisations in the X11 driver
89 - X11 is now the preferred driver
90 - improved documentation
91 - minor bugfixes
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93\section news0_5 Changes between 0.4 and 0.5
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95 - palette optimisation for the S-Lang driver to work around the colour pair
96    shortage bug
97 - minor compilation fix
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99\section news0_4 Changes between 0.3 and 0.4
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101 - preliminary X11 graphics driver
102 - support for simultaneously compiled-in drivers
103 - honour the CACA_DRIVER, CACA_GEOMETRY and CACA_FONT environment variables
104 - more documentation
105
106\section news0_3 Changes between 0.2 and 0.3
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108 - antialiasing support
109 - dithering, antialiasing and background mode can now be selected at
110    runtime or in the environment using the CACA_BACKGROUND, CACA_DITHERING
111    and CACA_ANTIALIASING variables
112 - alpha channel support in cacaview
113 - BMP loading support in cacaview even if Imlib2 is not present
114 - cacafire, a libcaca port of aafire
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116\section news0_2 Changes between 0.1 and 0.2
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118 - rendering now uses 256 colour pairs instead of 16
119 - mouse support for ncurses
120 - ncurses is now the preferred backend
121 - arbitrary color depth and bitmasks in the bitmap renderer
122 - cacaview, an image viewer based on libcaca
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124\section news_0_1 New in 0.1
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126 - initial release
127 - slang, ncurses and conio drivers
128 - basic line, box, ellipse and triangle primitives
129 - colour bitmap blitting
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131*/
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