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1/** \page libcaca-news Libcaca news
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3\section news0_99_beta17 Changes between 0.99.beta17 and 0.99.beta16
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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 - new troff output
10 - improved Ruby and .NET bindings
11 - new comprehensive PHP bindings
12 - Cocoa driver enhancements
13 - documentation updates
14 - numerous improvements and bugfixes
15
16\section news0_99_beta16 Changes between 0.99.beta16 and 0.99.beta15
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18 - many build fixes, especially for nonstandard platforms
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20\section news0_99_beta15 Changes between 0.99.beta15 and 0.99.beta14
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22 - libcucul was merged back into libcaca for more clarity
23
24\section news0_99_beta14 Changes between 0.99.beta14 and 0.99.beta13
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26 - internal FIGlet font support
27 - use C99 types in public headers
28 - runtime support for output drivers
29 - BBcode export support
30
31\section news0_99_beta13 Changes between 0.99.beta13 and 0.99.beta12
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33 - device-dependent cursor support
34 - event API rewrite
35 - minor API improvements and extensions
36 - img2txt improvements
37 - Ruby bindings
38 - Massive C# bindings improvements
39 - Python sample code
40 - Visual Studio build solution
41
42\section news0_99_beta12 Changes between 0.99.beta12 and 0.99.beta11
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44 - support for 90-degree canvas rotation
45 - better behaviour when trying to output Unicode on an ASCII terminal
46 - the built-in font now supports the Geometric Shapes, Halfwidth and Fullwidth
47   Forms and Miscellaneous Symbols Unicode blocks
48 - new rotozoom effect in cacademo
49 - Cocoa output driver for Mac OS X
50 - preliminary .NET bindings
51 - many bugfixes and documentation changes
52
53\section news0_99_beta11 Changes between 0.99.beta11 and 0.99.beta10
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55 - fixed compilation of the C++ bindings
56 - fixed bugs in cucul_import_memory(), cucul_set_canvas_size()
57 - implemented caca_set_display_title() for ncurses and S-Lang
58 - minor bugfixes
59
60\section news0_99_beta10 Changes between 0.99.beta10 and 0.99.beta9
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62 - new debug mode
63 - blitting canvases now makes use of the canvas' handle coordinates
64 - import functions can read streamed data
65 - attribute to colorspace transformations
66 - added katakana and hiragana glyphs to the built-in font
67 - many bugfixes and documentation changes
68
69\section news0_99_beta9 Changes between 0.99.beta9 and 0.99.beta8
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71 - support for blink, bold, italics and underline attributes
72 - allow to import and export zero-sized canvases
73 - fixed Imlib2 support in cacaview
74 - fixed buffer overlows in the file importer
75 - big documentation updates
76
77\section news0_99_beta8 Changes between 0.99.beta8 and 0.99.beta7
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79 - allow to build the X11 and GL drivers as separate plugins
80 - support for fullwidth Unicode characters
81 - improved cucul_flip() and cucul_rotate()
82 - minor bugfixes and documentation updates
83
84\section news0_99_beta7 Changes between 0.99.beta7 and 0.99.beta6
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86 - transparency support in the UTF-8 importer and exporter
87 - optimised triangle fill routine
88 - updated C++ bindings
89
90\section news0_99_beta6 Changes between 0.99.beta6 and 0.99.beta5
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92 - ANSI importer now handles transparency and UTF-8
93 - Unicode support was broken for about 10% of the set
94 - various memory leaks were fixed
95
96\section news0_99_beta5 Changes between 0.99.beta5 and 0.99.beta4
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98 - implemented cucul_getchar() and cucul_get_color()
99 - handle transparency in the IRC export
100 - new cropping and expanding filters
101 - full Unicode support in the OpenGL driver
102 - portability fixes for 64-bit architectures, Win32 and MS-DOS
103 - all demos except cacafire were merged into cacademo
104
105\section news0_99_beta4 Changes between 0.99.beta4 and 0.99.beta3
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107 - added a compatibility layer for pre-1.x libcaca applications
108 - fixed manpage generation
109 - minor bugfixes and documentation updates
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111\section news0_99_beta3 Changes between 0.99.beta3 and 0.99.beta2
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113 - libcaca functions use errno for error reporting
114 - updated C++ bindings
115 - minor improvements, bugfixes and documentation updates
116
117\section news0_99_beta2 Changes between 0.99.beta2 and 0.99.beta1
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119 - ANSI importer
120 - functions use errno for error reporting
121 - updated C++ bindings
122 - .NET bindings
123 - cacadraw, an ANSI viewer that will evolve into an editor
124 - Unicode input and output support for SLang and ncurses
125 - built-in fonts work on Win32
126
127\section news0_99_beta1 Changes between 0.9 and 0.99.beta1
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129 - license switched to WTFPL
130 - libcaca was split into libcucul, a standalone text manipulation backend,
131    and libcaca, the display and user input frontend
132 - Unicode support
133 - TrueColor (more than 16 colours) support
134 - Floyd-Steinberg dithering
135 - gamma correction
136 - export functions for HTML, IRC, ANSI, SVG, PostScript, TGA...
137 - builtin fonts for device-independent bitmap output
138 - various text transformation routines (rotation, horizontal flip...)
139 - OpenGL renderer
140 - kernel mode to build libcaca programs into a bootable x86 kernel
141 - cacaserver, a telnet server that can be hooked to libcaca applications
142 - img2irc, an image to IRC conversion utility
143
144\section news0_9 Changes between 0.8 and 0.9
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146 - fix for a buffer overflow in the line rendering
147 - fixed resizing in the ncurses and slang drivers
148 - aspect ratio and finer zoom support in cacaview
149 - minor compilation fixes
150
151\section news0_8 Changes between 0.7 and 0.8
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153 - window resizing support
154 - native Win32 port
155 - autorepeat emulation in the ncurses and slang drivers
156 - support for more keycodes in the ncurses and slang drivers
157 - cacaplas, a plasma animation example
158 - cacamoir, a moire circles animation example
159 - MSVC project file
160
161\section news0_7 Changes between 0.6 and 0.7
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163 - many bugfixes in the event handling
164 - cacaball, a metaball animation example
165
166\section news0_6 Changes between 0.5 and 0.6
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168 - 30% speed increase in the bitmap rendering routine
169 - mouse support and various speed optimisations in the X11 driver
170 - X11 is now the preferred driver
171 - improved documentation
172 - minor bugfixes
173
174\section news0_5 Changes between 0.4 and 0.5
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176 - palette optimisation for the S-Lang driver to work around the colour pair
177    shortage bug
178 - minor compilation fix
179
180\section news0_4 Changes between 0.3 and 0.4
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182 - preliminary X11 graphics driver
183 - support for simultaneously compiled-in drivers
184 - honour the CACA_DRIVER, CACA_GEOMETRY and CACA_FONT environment variables
185 - more documentation
186
187\section news0_3 Changes between 0.2 and 0.3
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189 - antialiasing support
190 - dithering, antialiasing and background mode can now be selected at
191    runtime or in the environment using the CACA_BACKGROUND, CACA_DITHERING
192    and CACA_ANTIALIASING variables
193 - alpha channel support in cacaview
194 - BMP loading support in cacaview even if Imlib2 is not present
195 - cacafire, a libcaca port of aafire
196
197\section news0_2 Changes between 0.1 and 0.2
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199 - rendering now uses 256 colour pairs instead of 16
200 - mouse support for ncurses
201 - ncurses is now the preferred backend
202 - arbitrary color depth and bitmasks in the bitmap renderer
203 - cacaview, an image viewer based on libcaca
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205\section news_0_1 New in 0.1
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207 - initial release
208 - slang, ncurses and conio drivers
209 - basic line, box, ellipse and triangle primitives
210 - colour bitmap blitting
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212*/
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