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1/* $Id: NEWS 2832 2008-09-27 18:11:01Z sam $ */ /** \page libcaca-news Libcaca news
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3\section news0_99_beta15 Changes between 0.9.beta15 and 0.99.beta14
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5 - libcucul was merged back into libcaca for more clarity
6
7\section news0_99_beta14 Changes between 0.9.beta14 and 0.99.beta13
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9 - internal FIGlet font support
10 - use C99 types in public headers
11 - runtime support for output drivers
12 - BBcode export support
13
14\section news0_99_beta13 Changes between 0.9.beta13 and 0.99.beta12
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16 - device-dependent cursor support
17 - event API rewrite
18 - minor API improvements and extensions
19 - img2txt improvements
20 - Ruby bindings
21 - Massive C# bindings improvements
22 - Python sample code
23 - Visual Studio build solution
24
25\section news0_99_beta12 Changes between 0.9.beta12 and 0.99.beta11
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27 - support for 90-degree canvas rotation
28 - better behaviour when trying to output Unicode on an ASCII terminal
29 - the built-in font now supports the Geometric Shapes, Halfwidth and Fullwidth
30   Forms and Miscellaneous Symbols Unicode blocks
31 - new rotozoom effect in cacademo
32 - Cocoa output driver for Mac OS X
33 - preliminary .NET bindings
34 - many bugfixes and documentation changes
35
36\section news0_99_beta11 Changes between 0.9.beta11 and 0.99.beta10
37
38 - fixed compilation of the C++ bindings
39 - fixed bugs in cucul_import_memory(), cucul_set_canvas_size()
40 - implemented caca_set_display_title() for ncurses and S-Lang
41 - minor bugfixes
42
43\section news0_99_beta10 Changes between 0.9.beta10 and 0.99.beta9
44
45 - new debug mode
46 - blitting canvases now makes use of the canvas' handle coordinates
47 - import functions can read streamed data
48 - attribute to colorspace transformations
49 - added katakana and hiragana glyphs to the built-in font
50 - many bugfixes and documentation changes
51
52\section news0_99_beta9 Changes between 0.9.beta9 and 0.99.beta8
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54 - support for blink, bold, italics and underline attributes
55 - allow to import and export zero-sized canvases
56 - fixed Imlib2 support in cacaview
57 - fixed buffer overlows in the file importer
58 - big documentation updates
59
60\section news0_99_beta8 Changes between 0.9.beta8 and 0.99.beta7
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62 - allow to build the X11 and GL drivers as separate plugins
63 - support for fullwidth Unicode characters
64 - improved cucul_flip() and cucul_rotate()
65 - minor bugfixes and documentation updates
66
67\section news0_99_beta7 Changes between 0.9.beta7 and 0.99.beta6
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69 - transparency support in the UTF-8 importer and exporter
70 - optimised triangle fill routine
71 - updated C++ bindings
72
73\section news0_99_beta6 Changes between 0.9.beta6 and 0.99.beta5
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75 - ANSI importer now handles transparency and UTF-8
76 - Unicode support was broken for about 10% of the set
77 - various memory leaks were fixed
78
79\section news0_99_beta5 Changes between 0.9.beta5 and 0.99.beta4
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81 - implemented cucul_getchar() and cucul_get_color()
82 - handle transparency in the IRC export
83 - new cropping and expanding filters
84 - full Unicode support in the OpenGL driver
85 - portability fixes for 64-bit architectures, Win32 and MS-DOS
86 - all demos except cacafire were merged into cacademo
87
88\section news0_99_beta4 Changes between 0.9.beta4 and 0.99.beta3
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90 - added a compatibility layer for pre-1.x libcaca applications
91 - fixed manpage generation
92 - minor bugfixes and documentation updates
93
94\section news0_99_beta3 Changes between 0.9.beta3 and 0.99.beta2
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96 - libcaca functions use errno for error reporting
97 - updated C++ bindings
98 - minor improvements, bugfixes and documentation updates
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100\section news0_99_beta2 Changes between 0.9.beta2 and 0.99.beta1
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102 - ANSI importer
103 - functions use errno for error reporting
104 - updated C++ bindings
105 - .NET bindings
106 - cacadraw, an ANSI viewer that will evolve into an editor
107 - Unicode input and output support for SLang and ncurses
108 - built-in fonts work on Win32
109
110\section news0_99_beta1 Changes between 0.9 and 0.99.beta1
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112 - license switched to WTFPL
113 - libcaca was split into libcucul, a standalone text manipulation backend,
114    and libcaca, the display and user input frontend
115 - Unicode support
116 - TrueColor (more than 16 colours) support
117 - Floyd-Steinberg dithering
118 - gamma correction
119 - export functions for HTML, IRC, ANSI, SVG, PostScript, TGA...
120 - builtin fonts for device-independent bitmap output
121 - various text transformation routines (rotation, horizontal flip...)
122 - OpenGL renderer
123 - kernel mode to build libcaca programs into a bootable x86 kernel
124 - cacaserver, a telnet server that can be hooked to libcaca applications
125 - img2irc, an image to IRC conversion utility
126
127\section news0_9 Changes between 0.8 and 0.9
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129 - fix for a buffer overflow in the line rendering
130 - fixed resizing in the ncurses and slang drivers
131 - aspect ratio and finer zoom support in cacaview
132 - minor compilation fixes
133
134\section news0_8 Changes between 0.7 and 0.8
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136 - window resizing support
137 - native Win32 port
138 - autorepeat emulation in the ncurses and slang drivers
139 - support for more keycodes in the ncurses and slang drivers
140 - cacaplas, a plasma animation example
141 - cacamoir, a moire circles animation example
142 - MSVC project file
143
144\section news0_7 Changes between 0.6 and 0.7
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146 - many bugfixes in the event handling
147 - cacaball, a metaball animation example
148
149\section news0_6 Changes between 0.5 and 0.6
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151 - 30% speed increase in the bitmap rendering routine
152 - mouse support and various speed optimisations in the X11 driver
153 - X11 is now the preferred driver
154 - improved documentation
155 - minor bugfixes
156
157\section news0_5 Changes between 0.4 and 0.5
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159 - palette optimisation for the S-Lang driver to work around the colour pair
160    shortage bug
161 - minor compilation fix
162
163\section news0_4 Changes between 0.3 and 0.4
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165 - preliminary X11 graphics driver
166 - support for simultaneously compiled-in drivers
167 - honour the CACA_DRIVER, CACA_GEOMETRY and CACA_FONT environment variables
168 - more documentation
169
170\section news0_3 Changes between 0.2 and 0.3
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172 - antialiasing support
173 - dithering, antialiasing and background mode can now be selected at
174    runtime or in the environment using the CACA_BACKGROUND, CACA_DITHERING
175    and CACA_ANTIALIASING variables
176 - alpha channel support in cacaview
177 - BMP loading support in cacaview even if Imlib2 is not present
178 - cacafire, a libcaca port of aafire
179
180\section news0_2 Changes between 0.1 and 0.2
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182 - rendering now uses 256 colour pairs instead of 16
183 - mouse support for ncurses
184 - ncurses is now the preferred backend
185 - arbitrary color depth and bitmasks in the bitmap renderer
186 - cacaview, an image viewer based on libcaca
187
188\section news_0_1 New in 0.1
189
190 - initial release
191 - slang, ncurses and conio drivers
192 - basic line, box, ellipse and triangle primitives
193 - colour bitmap blitting
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195*/
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