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1/* $Id: NEWS 1285 2006-11-05 22:51:04Z sam $ */ /** \page news News
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3\section news0_99_beta9 Changes between 0.9.beta9 and 0.99.beta8
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5 - support for blink, bold, italics and underline attributes
6 - allow to import and export zero-sized canvases
7 - fixed Imlib2 support in cacaview
8 - fixed buffer overlows in the file importer
9 - big documentation updates
10
11\section news0_99_beta8 Changes between 0.9.beta8 and 0.99.beta7
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13 - allow to build the X11 and GL drivers as separate plugins
14 - support for fullwidth Unicode characters
15 - improved cucul_flip() and cucul_rotate()
16 - minor bugfixes and documentation updates
17
18\section news0_99_beta7 Changes between 0.9.beta7 and 0.99.beta6
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20 - transparency support in the UTF-8 importer and exporter
21 - optimised triangle fill routine
22 - updated C++ bindings
23
24\section news0_99_beta6 Changes between 0.9.beta6 and 0.99.beta5
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26 - ANSI importer now handles transparency and UTF-8
27 - Unicode support was broken for about 10% of the set
28 - various memory leaks were fixed
29
30\section news0_99_beta5 Changes between 0.9.beta5 and 0.99.beta4
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32 - implemented cucul_getchar() and cucul_get_color()
33 - handle transparency in the IRC export
34 - new cropping and expanding filters
35 - full Unicode support in the OpenGL driver
36 - portability fixes for 64-bit architectures, Win32 and MS-DOS
37 - all demos except cacafire were merged into cacademo
38
39\section news0_99_beta4 Changes between 0.9.beta4 and 0.99.beta3
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41 - added a compatibility layer for pre-1.x libcaca applications
42 - fixed manpage generation
43 - minor bugfixes and documentation updates
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45\section news0_99_beta3 Changes between 0.9.beta3 and 0.99.beta2
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47 - libcaca functions use errno for error reporting
48 - updated C++ bindings
49 - minor improvements, bugfixes and documentation updates
50
51\section news0_99_beta2 Changes between 0.9.beta2 and 0.99.beta1
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53 - ANSI importer
54 - functions use errno for error reporting
55 - updated C++ bindings
56 - .NET bindings
57 - cacadraw, an ANSI viewer that will evolve into an editor
58 - Unicode input and output support for SLang and ncurses
59 - built-in fonts work on Win32
60
61\section news0_99_beta1 Changes between 0.9 and 0.99.beta1
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63 - license switched to WTFPL
64 - libcaca was split into libcucul, a standalone text manipulation backend,
65    and libcaca, the display and user input frontend
66 - Unicode support
67 - TrueColor (more than 16 colours) support
68 - Floyd-Steinberg dithering
69 - gamma correction
70 - export functions for HTML, IRC, ANSI, SVG, PostScript, TGA...
71 - builtin fonts for device-independent bitmap output
72 - various text transformation routines (rotation, horizontal flip...)
73 - OpenGL renderer
74 - kernel mode to build libcaca programs into a bootable x86 kernel
75 - cacaserver, a telnet server that can be hooked to libcaca applications
76 - img2irc, an image to IRC conversion utility
77
78\section news0_9 Changes between 0.8 and 0.9
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80 - fix for a buffer overflow in the line rendering
81 - fixed resizing in the ncurses and slang drivers
82 - aspect ratio and finer zoom support in cacaview
83 - minor compilation fixes
84
85\section news0_8 Changes between 0.7 and 0.8
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87 - window resizing support
88 - native Win32 port
89 - autorepeat emulation in the ncurses and slang drivers
90 - support for more keycodes in the ncurses and slang drivers
91 - cacaplas, a plasma animation example
92 - cacamoir, a moire circles animation example
93 - MSVC project file
94
95\section news0_7 Changes between 0.6 and 0.7
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97 - many bugfixes in the event handling
98 - cacaball, a metaball animation example
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100\section news0_6 Changes between 0.5 and 0.6
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102 - 30% speed increase in the bitmap rendering routine
103 - mouse support and various speed optimisations in the X11 driver
104 - X11 is now the preferred driver
105 - improved documentation
106 - minor bugfixes
107
108\section news0_5 Changes between 0.4 and 0.5
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110 - palette optimisation for the S-Lang driver to work around the colour pair
111    shortage bug
112 - minor compilation fix
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114\section news0_4 Changes between 0.3 and 0.4
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116 - preliminary X11 graphics driver
117 - support for simultaneously compiled-in drivers
118 - honour the CACA_DRIVER, CACA_GEOMETRY and CACA_FONT environment variables
119 - more documentation
120
121\section news0_3 Changes between 0.2 and 0.3
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123 - antialiasing support
124 - dithering, antialiasing and background mode can now be selected at
125    runtime or in the environment using the CACA_BACKGROUND, CACA_DITHERING
126    and CACA_ANTIALIASING variables
127 - alpha channel support in cacaview
128 - BMP loading support in cacaview even if Imlib2 is not present
129 - cacafire, a libcaca port of aafire
130
131\section news0_2 Changes between 0.1 and 0.2
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133 - rendering now uses 256 colour pairs instead of 16
134 - mouse support for ncurses
135 - ncurses is now the preferred backend
136 - arbitrary color depth and bitmasks in the bitmap renderer
137 - cacaview, an image viewer based on libcaca
138
139\section news_0_1 New in 0.1
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141 - initial release
142 - slang, ncurses and conio drivers
143 - basic line, box, ellipse and triangle primitives
144 - colour bitmap blitting
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146*/
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