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1/* $Id: NEWS 2096 2007-11-28 23:57:53Z sam $ */ /** \page libcaca-news Libcaca news
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3\section news0_99_beta13 Changes between 0.9.beta13 and 0.99.beta12
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5 - device-dependent cursor support
6 - event API rewrite
7 - minor API improvements and extensions
8 - img2txt improvements
9 - Ruby bindings
10 - Massive C# bindings improvements
11 - Python sample code
12 - Visual Studio build solution
13
14\section news0_99_beta12 Changes between 0.9.beta12 and 0.99.beta11
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16 - support for 90-degree canvas rotation
17 - better behaviour when trying to output Unicode on an ASCII terminal
18 - the built-in font now supports the Geometric Shapes, Halfwidth and Fullwidth
19   Forms and Miscellaneous Symbols Unicode blocks
20 - new rotozoom effect in cacademo
21 - Cocoa output driver for Mac OS X
22 - preliminary .NET bindings
23 - many bugfixes and documentation changes
24
25\section news0_99_beta11 Changes between 0.9.beta11 and 0.99.beta10
26
27 - fixed compilation of the C++ bindings
28 - fixed bugs in cucul_import_memory(), cucul_set_canvas_size()
29 - implemented caca_set_display_title() for ncurses and S-Lang
30 - minor bugfixes
31
32\section news0_99_beta10 Changes between 0.9.beta10 and 0.99.beta9
33
34 - new debug mode
35 - blitting canvases now makes use of the canvas' handle coordinates
36 - import functions can read streamed data
37 - attribute to colorspace transformations
38 - added katakana and hiragana glyphs to the built-in font
39 - many bugfixes and documentation changes
40
41\section news0_99_beta9 Changes between 0.9.beta9 and 0.99.beta8
42
43 - support for blink, bold, italics and underline attributes
44 - allow to import and export zero-sized canvases
45 - fixed Imlib2 support in cacaview
46 - fixed buffer overlows in the file importer
47 - big documentation updates
48
49\section news0_99_beta8 Changes between 0.9.beta8 and 0.99.beta7
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51 - allow to build the X11 and GL drivers as separate plugins
52 - support for fullwidth Unicode characters
53 - improved cucul_flip() and cucul_rotate()
54 - minor bugfixes and documentation updates
55
56\section news0_99_beta7 Changes between 0.9.beta7 and 0.99.beta6
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58 - transparency support in the UTF-8 importer and exporter
59 - optimised triangle fill routine
60 - updated C++ bindings
61
62\section news0_99_beta6 Changes between 0.9.beta6 and 0.99.beta5
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64 - ANSI importer now handles transparency and UTF-8
65 - Unicode support was broken for about 10% of the set
66 - various memory leaks were fixed
67
68\section news0_99_beta5 Changes between 0.9.beta5 and 0.99.beta4
69
70 - implemented cucul_getchar() and cucul_get_color()
71 - handle transparency in the IRC export
72 - new cropping and expanding filters
73 - full Unicode support in the OpenGL driver
74 - portability fixes for 64-bit architectures, Win32 and MS-DOS
75 - all demos except cacafire were merged into cacademo
76
77\section news0_99_beta4 Changes between 0.9.beta4 and 0.99.beta3
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79 - added a compatibility layer for pre-1.x libcaca applications
80 - fixed manpage generation
81 - minor bugfixes and documentation updates
82
83\section news0_99_beta3 Changes between 0.9.beta3 and 0.99.beta2
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85 - libcaca functions use errno for error reporting
86 - updated C++ bindings
87 - minor improvements, bugfixes and documentation updates
88
89\section news0_99_beta2 Changes between 0.9.beta2 and 0.99.beta1
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91 - ANSI importer
92 - functions use errno for error reporting
93 - updated C++ bindings
94 - .NET bindings
95 - cacadraw, an ANSI viewer that will evolve into an editor
96 - Unicode input and output support for SLang and ncurses
97 - built-in fonts work on Win32
98
99\section news0_99_beta1 Changes between 0.9 and 0.99.beta1
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101 - license switched to WTFPL
102 - libcaca was split into libcucul, a standalone text manipulation backend,
103    and libcaca, the display and user input frontend
104 - Unicode support
105 - TrueColor (more than 16 colours) support
106 - Floyd-Steinberg dithering
107 - gamma correction
108 - export functions for HTML, IRC, ANSI, SVG, PostScript, TGA...
109 - builtin fonts for device-independent bitmap output
110 - various text transformation routines (rotation, horizontal flip...)
111 - OpenGL renderer
112 - kernel mode to build libcaca programs into a bootable x86 kernel
113 - cacaserver, a telnet server that can be hooked to libcaca applications
114 - img2irc, an image to IRC conversion utility
115
116\section news0_9 Changes between 0.8 and 0.9
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118 - fix for a buffer overflow in the line rendering
119 - fixed resizing in the ncurses and slang drivers
120 - aspect ratio and finer zoom support in cacaview
121 - minor compilation fixes
122
123\section news0_8 Changes between 0.7 and 0.8
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125 - window resizing support
126 - native Win32 port
127 - autorepeat emulation in the ncurses and slang drivers
128 - support for more keycodes in the ncurses and slang drivers
129 - cacaplas, a plasma animation example
130 - cacamoir, a moire circles animation example
131 - MSVC project file
132
133\section news0_7 Changes between 0.6 and 0.7
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135 - many bugfixes in the event handling
136 - cacaball, a metaball animation example
137
138\section news0_6 Changes between 0.5 and 0.6
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140 - 30% speed increase in the bitmap rendering routine
141 - mouse support and various speed optimisations in the X11 driver
142 - X11 is now the preferred driver
143 - improved documentation
144 - minor bugfixes
145
146\section news0_5 Changes between 0.4 and 0.5
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148 - palette optimisation for the S-Lang driver to work around the colour pair
149    shortage bug
150 - minor compilation fix
151
152\section news0_4 Changes between 0.3 and 0.4
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154 - preliminary X11 graphics driver
155 - support for simultaneously compiled-in drivers
156 - honour the CACA_DRIVER, CACA_GEOMETRY and CACA_FONT environment variables
157 - more documentation
158
159\section news0_3 Changes between 0.2 and 0.3
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161 - antialiasing support
162 - dithering, antialiasing and background mode can now be selected at
163    runtime or in the environment using the CACA_BACKGROUND, CACA_DITHERING
164    and CACA_ANTIALIASING variables
165 - alpha channel support in cacaview
166 - BMP loading support in cacaview even if Imlib2 is not present
167 - cacafire, a libcaca port of aafire
168
169\section news0_2 Changes between 0.1 and 0.2
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171 - rendering now uses 256 colour pairs instead of 16
172 - mouse support for ncurses
173 - ncurses is now the preferred backend
174 - arbitrary color depth and bitmasks in the bitmap renderer
175 - cacaview, an image viewer based on libcaca
176
177\section news_0_1 New in 0.1
178
179 - initial release
180 - slang, ncurses and conio drivers
181 - basic line, box, ellipse and triangle primitives
182 - colour bitmap blitting
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184*/
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