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1/* $Id: NEWS 2518 2008-07-05 16:34:19Z sam $ */ /** \page libcaca-news Libcaca news
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3\section news0_99_beta14 Changes between 0.9.beta14 and 0.99.beta13
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5 - internal FIGlet font support
6 - use C99 types in public headers
7 - runtime support for output drivers
8 - BBcode export support
9
10\section news0_99_beta13 Changes between 0.9.beta13 and 0.99.beta12
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12 - device-dependent cursor support
13 - event API rewrite
14 - minor API improvements and extensions
15 - img2txt improvements
16 - Ruby bindings
17 - Massive C# bindings improvements
18 - Python sample code
19 - Visual Studio build solution
20
21\section news0_99_beta12 Changes between 0.9.beta12 and 0.99.beta11
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23 - support for 90-degree canvas rotation
24 - better behaviour when trying to output Unicode on an ASCII terminal
25 - the built-in font now supports the Geometric Shapes, Halfwidth and Fullwidth
26   Forms and Miscellaneous Symbols Unicode blocks
27 - new rotozoom effect in cacademo
28 - Cocoa output driver for Mac OS X
29 - preliminary .NET bindings
30 - many bugfixes and documentation changes
31
32\section news0_99_beta11 Changes between 0.9.beta11 and 0.99.beta10
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34 - fixed compilation of the C++ bindings
35 - fixed bugs in cucul_import_memory(), cucul_set_canvas_size()
36 - implemented caca_set_display_title() for ncurses and S-Lang
37 - minor bugfixes
38
39\section news0_99_beta10 Changes between 0.9.beta10 and 0.99.beta9
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41 - new debug mode
42 - blitting canvases now makes use of the canvas' handle coordinates
43 - import functions can read streamed data
44 - attribute to colorspace transformations
45 - added katakana and hiragana glyphs to the built-in font
46 - many bugfixes and documentation changes
47
48\section news0_99_beta9 Changes between 0.9.beta9 and 0.99.beta8
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50 - support for blink, bold, italics and underline attributes
51 - allow to import and export zero-sized canvases
52 - fixed Imlib2 support in cacaview
53 - fixed buffer overlows in the file importer
54 - big documentation updates
55
56\section news0_99_beta8 Changes between 0.9.beta8 and 0.99.beta7
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58 - allow to build the X11 and GL drivers as separate plugins
59 - support for fullwidth Unicode characters
60 - improved cucul_flip() and cucul_rotate()
61 - minor bugfixes and documentation updates
62
63\section news0_99_beta7 Changes between 0.9.beta7 and 0.99.beta6
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65 - transparency support in the UTF-8 importer and exporter
66 - optimised triangle fill routine
67 - updated C++ bindings
68
69\section news0_99_beta6 Changes between 0.9.beta6 and 0.99.beta5
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71 - ANSI importer now handles transparency and UTF-8
72 - Unicode support was broken for about 10% of the set
73 - various memory leaks were fixed
74
75\section news0_99_beta5 Changes between 0.9.beta5 and 0.99.beta4
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77 - implemented cucul_getchar() and cucul_get_color()
78 - handle transparency in the IRC export
79 - new cropping and expanding filters
80 - full Unicode support in the OpenGL driver
81 - portability fixes for 64-bit architectures, Win32 and MS-DOS
82 - all demos except cacafire were merged into cacademo
83
84\section news0_99_beta4 Changes between 0.9.beta4 and 0.99.beta3
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86 - added a compatibility layer for pre-1.x libcaca applications
87 - fixed manpage generation
88 - minor bugfixes and documentation updates
89
90\section news0_99_beta3 Changes between 0.9.beta3 and 0.99.beta2
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92 - libcaca functions use errno for error reporting
93 - updated C++ bindings
94 - minor improvements, bugfixes and documentation updates
95
96\section news0_99_beta2 Changes between 0.9.beta2 and 0.99.beta1
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98 - ANSI importer
99 - functions use errno for error reporting
100 - updated C++ bindings
101 - .NET bindings
102 - cacadraw, an ANSI viewer that will evolve into an editor
103 - Unicode input and output support for SLang and ncurses
104 - built-in fonts work on Win32
105
106\section news0_99_beta1 Changes between 0.9 and 0.99.beta1
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108 - license switched to WTFPL
109 - libcaca was split into libcucul, a standalone text manipulation backend,
110    and libcaca, the display and user input frontend
111 - Unicode support
112 - TrueColor (more than 16 colours) support
113 - Floyd-Steinberg dithering
114 - gamma correction
115 - export functions for HTML, IRC, ANSI, SVG, PostScript, TGA...
116 - builtin fonts for device-independent bitmap output
117 - various text transformation routines (rotation, horizontal flip...)
118 - OpenGL renderer
119 - kernel mode to build libcaca programs into a bootable x86 kernel
120 - cacaserver, a telnet server that can be hooked to libcaca applications
121 - img2irc, an image to IRC conversion utility
122
123\section news0_9 Changes between 0.8 and 0.9
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125 - fix for a buffer overflow in the line rendering
126 - fixed resizing in the ncurses and slang drivers
127 - aspect ratio and finer zoom support in cacaview
128 - minor compilation fixes
129
130\section news0_8 Changes between 0.7 and 0.8
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132 - window resizing support
133 - native Win32 port
134 - autorepeat emulation in the ncurses and slang drivers
135 - support for more keycodes in the ncurses and slang drivers
136 - cacaplas, a plasma animation example
137 - cacamoir, a moire circles animation example
138 - MSVC project file
139
140\section news0_7 Changes between 0.6 and 0.7
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142 - many bugfixes in the event handling
143 - cacaball, a metaball animation example
144
145\section news0_6 Changes between 0.5 and 0.6
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147 - 30% speed increase in the bitmap rendering routine
148 - mouse support and various speed optimisations in the X11 driver
149 - X11 is now the preferred driver
150 - improved documentation
151 - minor bugfixes
152
153\section news0_5 Changes between 0.4 and 0.5
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155 - palette optimisation for the S-Lang driver to work around the colour pair
156    shortage bug
157 - minor compilation fix
158
159\section news0_4 Changes between 0.3 and 0.4
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161 - preliminary X11 graphics driver
162 - support for simultaneously compiled-in drivers
163 - honour the CACA_DRIVER, CACA_GEOMETRY and CACA_FONT environment variables
164 - more documentation
165
166\section news0_3 Changes between 0.2 and 0.3
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168 - antialiasing support
169 - dithering, antialiasing and background mode can now be selected at
170    runtime or in the environment using the CACA_BACKGROUND, CACA_DITHERING
171    and CACA_ANTIALIASING variables
172 - alpha channel support in cacaview
173 - BMP loading support in cacaview even if Imlib2 is not present
174 - cacafire, a libcaca port of aafire
175
176\section news0_2 Changes between 0.1 and 0.2
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178 - rendering now uses 256 colour pairs instead of 16
179 - mouse support for ncurses
180 - ncurses is now the preferred backend
181 - arbitrary color depth and bitmasks in the bitmap renderer
182 - cacaview, an image viewer based on libcaca
183
184\section news_0_1 New in 0.1
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186 - initial release
187 - slang, ncurses and conio drivers
188 - basic line, box, ellipse and triangle primitives
189 - colour bitmap blitting
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191*/
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