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1/* $Id: NEWS 3600 2009-08-02 11:08:58Z sam $ */ /** \page libcaca-news Libcaca news
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3\section news0_99_beta17 Changes between 0.9.beta17 and 0.99.beta16
4
5 - new dirty rectangle framework for accelerated rendering
6 - new <conio.h> compatible header for old DOS software porting
7 - XCode and Visual Studio build improvements
8 - improved HTML output
9 - improved Ruby and .NET bindings
10 - new comprehensive PHP bindings
11 - Cocoa driver enhancements
12 - documentation updates
13 - minor improvements and bugfixes
14
15\section news0_99_beta16 Changes between 0.9.beta16 and 0.99.beta15
16
17 - many build fixes, especially for nonstandard platforms
18
19\section news0_99_beta15 Changes between 0.9.beta15 and 0.99.beta14
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21 - libcucul was merged back into libcaca for more clarity
22
23\section news0_99_beta14 Changes between 0.9.beta14 and 0.99.beta13
24
25 - internal FIGlet font support
26 - use C99 types in public headers
27 - runtime support for output drivers
28 - BBcode export support
29
30\section news0_99_beta13 Changes between 0.9.beta13 and 0.99.beta12
31
32 - device-dependent cursor support
33 - event API rewrite
34 - minor API improvements and extensions
35 - img2txt improvements
36 - Ruby bindings
37 - Massive C# bindings improvements
38 - Python sample code
39 - Visual Studio build solution
40
41\section news0_99_beta12 Changes between 0.9.beta12 and 0.99.beta11
42
43 - support for 90-degree canvas rotation
44 - better behaviour when trying to output Unicode on an ASCII terminal
45 - the built-in font now supports the Geometric Shapes, Halfwidth and Fullwidth
46   Forms and Miscellaneous Symbols Unicode blocks
47 - new rotozoom effect in cacademo
48 - Cocoa output driver for Mac OS X
49 - preliminary .NET bindings
50 - many bugfixes and documentation changes
51
52\section news0_99_beta11 Changes between 0.9.beta11 and 0.99.beta10
53
54 - fixed compilation of the C++ bindings
55 - fixed bugs in cucul_import_memory(), cucul_set_canvas_size()
56 - implemented caca_set_display_title() for ncurses and S-Lang
57 - minor bugfixes
58
59\section news0_99_beta10 Changes between 0.9.beta10 and 0.99.beta9
60
61 - new debug mode
62 - blitting canvases now makes use of the canvas' handle coordinates
63 - import functions can read streamed data
64 - attribute to colorspace transformations
65 - added katakana and hiragana glyphs to the built-in font
66 - many bugfixes and documentation changes
67
68\section news0_99_beta9 Changes between 0.9.beta9 and 0.99.beta8
69
70 - support for blink, bold, italics and underline attributes
71 - allow to import and export zero-sized canvases
72 - fixed Imlib2 support in cacaview
73 - fixed buffer overlows in the file importer
74 - big documentation updates
75
76\section news0_99_beta8 Changes between 0.9.beta8 and 0.99.beta7
77
78 - allow to build the X11 and GL drivers as separate plugins
79 - support for fullwidth Unicode characters
80 - improved cucul_flip() and cucul_rotate()
81 - minor bugfixes and documentation updates
82
83\section news0_99_beta7 Changes between 0.9.beta7 and 0.99.beta6
84
85 - transparency support in the UTF-8 importer and exporter
86 - optimised triangle fill routine
87 - updated C++ bindings
88
89\section news0_99_beta6 Changes between 0.9.beta6 and 0.99.beta5
90
91 - ANSI importer now handles transparency and UTF-8
92 - Unicode support was broken for about 10% of the set
93 - various memory leaks were fixed
94
95\section news0_99_beta5 Changes between 0.9.beta5 and 0.99.beta4
96
97 - implemented cucul_getchar() and cucul_get_color()
98 - handle transparency in the IRC export
99 - new cropping and expanding filters
100 - full Unicode support in the OpenGL driver
101 - portability fixes for 64-bit architectures, Win32 and MS-DOS
102 - all demos except cacafire were merged into cacademo
103
104\section news0_99_beta4 Changes between 0.9.beta4 and 0.99.beta3
105
106 - added a compatibility layer for pre-1.x libcaca applications
107 - fixed manpage generation
108 - minor bugfixes and documentation updates
109
110\section news0_99_beta3 Changes between 0.9.beta3 and 0.99.beta2
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112 - libcaca functions use errno for error reporting
113 - updated C++ bindings
114 - minor improvements, bugfixes and documentation updates
115
116\section news0_99_beta2 Changes between 0.9.beta2 and 0.99.beta1
117
118 - ANSI importer
119 - functions use errno for error reporting
120 - updated C++ bindings
121 - .NET bindings
122 - cacadraw, an ANSI viewer that will evolve into an editor
123 - Unicode input and output support for SLang and ncurses
124 - built-in fonts work on Win32
125
126\section news0_99_beta1 Changes between 0.9 and 0.99.beta1
127
128 - license switched to WTFPL
129 - libcaca was split into libcucul, a standalone text manipulation backend,
130    and libcaca, the display and user input frontend
131 - Unicode support
132 - TrueColor (more than 16 colours) support
133 - Floyd-Steinberg dithering
134 - gamma correction
135 - export functions for HTML, IRC, ANSI, SVG, PostScript, TGA...
136 - builtin fonts for device-independent bitmap output
137 - various text transformation routines (rotation, horizontal flip...)
138 - OpenGL renderer
139 - kernel mode to build libcaca programs into a bootable x86 kernel
140 - cacaserver, a telnet server that can be hooked to libcaca applications
141 - img2irc, an image to IRC conversion utility
142
143\section news0_9 Changes between 0.8 and 0.9
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145 - fix for a buffer overflow in the line rendering
146 - fixed resizing in the ncurses and slang drivers
147 - aspect ratio and finer zoom support in cacaview
148 - minor compilation fixes
149
150\section news0_8 Changes between 0.7 and 0.8
151
152 - window resizing support
153 - native Win32 port
154 - autorepeat emulation in the ncurses and slang drivers
155 - support for more keycodes in the ncurses and slang drivers
156 - cacaplas, a plasma animation example
157 - cacamoir, a moire circles animation example
158 - MSVC project file
159
160\section news0_7 Changes between 0.6 and 0.7
161
162 - many bugfixes in the event handling
163 - cacaball, a metaball animation example
164
165\section news0_6 Changes between 0.5 and 0.6
166
167 - 30% speed increase in the bitmap rendering routine
168 - mouse support and various speed optimisations in the X11 driver
169 - X11 is now the preferred driver
170 - improved documentation
171 - minor bugfixes
172
173\section news0_5 Changes between 0.4 and 0.5
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175 - palette optimisation for the S-Lang driver to work around the colour pair
176    shortage bug
177 - minor compilation fix
178
179\section news0_4 Changes between 0.3 and 0.4
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181 - preliminary X11 graphics driver
182 - support for simultaneously compiled-in drivers
183 - honour the CACA_DRIVER, CACA_GEOMETRY and CACA_FONT environment variables
184 - more documentation
185
186\section news0_3 Changes between 0.2 and 0.3
187
188 - antialiasing support
189 - dithering, antialiasing and background mode can now be selected at
190    runtime or in the environment using the CACA_BACKGROUND, CACA_DITHERING
191    and CACA_ANTIALIASING variables
192 - alpha channel support in cacaview
193 - BMP loading support in cacaview even if Imlib2 is not present
194 - cacafire, a libcaca port of aafire
195
196\section news0_2 Changes between 0.1 and 0.2
197
198 - rendering now uses 256 colour pairs instead of 16
199 - mouse support for ncurses
200 - ncurses is now the preferred backend
201 - arbitrary color depth and bitmasks in the bitmap renderer
202 - cacaview, an image viewer based on libcaca
203
204\section news_0_1 New in 0.1
205
206 - initial release
207 - slang, ncurses and conio drivers
208 - basic line, box, ellipse and triangle primitives
209 - colour bitmap blitting
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211*/
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