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1/* $Id: NEWS 1824 2007-09-30 13:34:11Z sam $ */ /** \page news News
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3\section news0_99_beta12 Changes between 0.9.beta12 and 0.99.beta11
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5 - support for 90-degree canvas rotation
6 - better behaviour when trying to output Unicode on an ASCII terminal
7 - the built-in font now supports the Geometric Shapes, Halfwidth and Fullwidth
8   Forms and Miscellaneous Symbols Unicode blocks
9 - new rotozoom effect in cacademo
10 - Cocoa output driver for Mac OS X
11 - preliminary .NET bindings
12 - many bugfixes and documentation changes
13
14\section news0_99_beta11 Changes between 0.9.beta11 and 0.99.beta10
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16 - fixed compilation of the C++ bindings
17 - fixed bugs in cucul_import_memory(), cucul_set_canvas_size()
18 - implemented caca_set_display_title() for ncurses and S-Lang
19 - minor bugfixes
20
21\section news0_99_beta10 Changes between 0.9.beta10 and 0.99.beta9
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23 - new debug mode
24 - blitting canvases now makes use of the canvas' handle coordinates
25 - import functions can read streamed data
26 - attribute to colorspace transformations
27 - added katakana and hiragana glyphs to the built-in font
28 - many bugfixes and documentation changes
29
30\section news0_99_beta9 Changes between 0.9.beta9 and 0.99.beta8
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32 - support for blink, bold, italics and underline attributes
33 - allow to import and export zero-sized canvases
34 - fixed Imlib2 support in cacaview
35 - fixed buffer overlows in the file importer
36 - big documentation updates
37
38\section news0_99_beta8 Changes between 0.9.beta8 and 0.99.beta7
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40 - allow to build the X11 and GL drivers as separate plugins
41 - support for fullwidth Unicode characters
42 - improved cucul_flip() and cucul_rotate()
43 - minor bugfixes and documentation updates
44
45\section news0_99_beta7 Changes between 0.9.beta7 and 0.99.beta6
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47 - transparency support in the UTF-8 importer and exporter
48 - optimised triangle fill routine
49 - updated C++ bindings
50
51\section news0_99_beta6 Changes between 0.9.beta6 and 0.99.beta5
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53 - ANSI importer now handles transparency and UTF-8
54 - Unicode support was broken for about 10% of the set
55 - various memory leaks were fixed
56
57\section news0_99_beta5 Changes between 0.9.beta5 and 0.99.beta4
58
59 - implemented cucul_getchar() and cucul_get_color()
60 - handle transparency in the IRC export
61 - new cropping and expanding filters
62 - full Unicode support in the OpenGL driver
63 - portability fixes for 64-bit architectures, Win32 and MS-DOS
64 - all demos except cacafire were merged into cacademo
65
66\section news0_99_beta4 Changes between 0.9.beta4 and 0.99.beta3
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68 - added a compatibility layer for pre-1.x libcaca applications
69 - fixed manpage generation
70 - minor bugfixes and documentation updates
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72\section news0_99_beta3 Changes between 0.9.beta3 and 0.99.beta2
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74 - libcaca functions use errno for error reporting
75 - updated C++ bindings
76 - minor improvements, bugfixes and documentation updates
77
78\section news0_99_beta2 Changes between 0.9.beta2 and 0.99.beta1
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80 - ANSI importer
81 - functions use errno for error reporting
82 - updated C++ bindings
83 - .NET bindings
84 - cacadraw, an ANSI viewer that will evolve into an editor
85 - Unicode input and output support for SLang and ncurses
86 - built-in fonts work on Win32
87
88\section news0_99_beta1 Changes between 0.9 and 0.99.beta1
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90 - license switched to WTFPL
91 - libcaca was split into libcucul, a standalone text manipulation backend,
92    and libcaca, the display and user input frontend
93 - Unicode support
94 - TrueColor (more than 16 colours) support
95 - Floyd-Steinberg dithering
96 - gamma correction
97 - export functions for HTML, IRC, ANSI, SVG, PostScript, TGA...
98 - builtin fonts for device-independent bitmap output
99 - various text transformation routines (rotation, horizontal flip...)
100 - OpenGL renderer
101 - kernel mode to build libcaca programs into a bootable x86 kernel
102 - cacaserver, a telnet server that can be hooked to libcaca applications
103 - img2irc, an image to IRC conversion utility
104
105\section news0_9 Changes between 0.8 and 0.9
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107 - fix for a buffer overflow in the line rendering
108 - fixed resizing in the ncurses and slang drivers
109 - aspect ratio and finer zoom support in cacaview
110 - minor compilation fixes
111
112\section news0_8 Changes between 0.7 and 0.8
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114 - window resizing support
115 - native Win32 port
116 - autorepeat emulation in the ncurses and slang drivers
117 - support for more keycodes in the ncurses and slang drivers
118 - cacaplas, a plasma animation example
119 - cacamoir, a moire circles animation example
120 - MSVC project file
121
122\section news0_7 Changes between 0.6 and 0.7
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124 - many bugfixes in the event handling
125 - cacaball, a metaball animation example
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127\section news0_6 Changes between 0.5 and 0.6
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129 - 30% speed increase in the bitmap rendering routine
130 - mouse support and various speed optimisations in the X11 driver
131 - X11 is now the preferred driver
132 - improved documentation
133 - minor bugfixes
134
135\section news0_5 Changes between 0.4 and 0.5
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137 - palette optimisation for the S-Lang driver to work around the colour pair
138    shortage bug
139 - minor compilation fix
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141\section news0_4 Changes between 0.3 and 0.4
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143 - preliminary X11 graphics driver
144 - support for simultaneously compiled-in drivers
145 - honour the CACA_DRIVER, CACA_GEOMETRY and CACA_FONT environment variables
146 - more documentation
147
148\section news0_3 Changes between 0.2 and 0.3
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150 - antialiasing support
151 - dithering, antialiasing and background mode can now be selected at
152    runtime or in the environment using the CACA_BACKGROUND, CACA_DITHERING
153    and CACA_ANTIALIASING variables
154 - alpha channel support in cacaview
155 - BMP loading support in cacaview even if Imlib2 is not present
156 - cacafire, a libcaca port of aafire
157
158\section news0_2 Changes between 0.1 and 0.2
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160 - rendering now uses 256 colour pairs instead of 16
161 - mouse support for ncurses
162 - ncurses is now the preferred backend
163 - arbitrary color depth and bitmasks in the bitmap renderer
164 - cacaview, an image viewer based on libcaca
165
166\section news_0_1 New in 0.1
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168 - initial release
169 - slang, ncurses and conio drivers
170 - basic line, box, ellipse and triangle primitives
171 - colour bitmap blitting
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173*/
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