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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 - Unicode support in the X11 driver
9 - improved HTML output
10 - new troff output
11 - improved Ruby and .NET bindings
12 - new comprehensive PHP bindings
13 - new Java bindings
14 - Cocoa driver enhancements
15 - support for ANSI colour in FIGlet and TOIlet fonts
16 - documentation updates
17 - numerous improvements and bugfixes
18
19\section news0_99_beta16 Changes between 0.99.beta16 and 0.99.beta15
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21 - many build fixes, especially for nonstandard platforms
22
23\section news0_99_beta15 Changes between 0.99.beta15 and 0.99.beta14
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25 - libcucul was merged back into libcaca for more clarity
26
27\section news0_99_beta14 Changes between 0.99.beta14 and 0.99.beta13
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29 - internal FIGlet font support
30 - use C99 types in public headers
31 - runtime support for output drivers
32 - BBcode export support
33
34\section news0_99_beta13 Changes between 0.99.beta13 and 0.99.beta12
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36 - device-dependent cursor support
37 - event API rewrite
38 - minor API improvements and extensions
39 - img2txt improvements
40 - Ruby bindings
41 - Massive C# bindings improvements
42 - Python sample code
43 - Visual Studio build solution
44
45\section news0_99_beta12 Changes between 0.99.beta12 and 0.99.beta11
46
47 - support for 90-degree canvas rotation
48 - better behaviour when trying to output Unicode on an ASCII terminal
49 - the built-in font now supports the Geometric Shapes, Halfwidth and Fullwidth
50   Forms and Miscellaneous Symbols Unicode blocks
51 - new rotozoom effect in cacademo
52 - Cocoa output driver for Mac OS X
53 - preliminary .NET bindings
54 - many bugfixes and documentation changes
55
56\section news0_99_beta11 Changes between 0.99.beta11 and 0.99.beta10
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58 - fixed compilation of the C++ bindings
59 - fixed bugs in cucul_import_memory(), cucul_set_canvas_size()
60 - implemented caca_set_display_title() for ncurses and S-Lang
61 - minor bugfixes
62
63\section news0_99_beta10 Changes between 0.99.beta10 and 0.99.beta9
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65 - new debug mode
66 - blitting canvases now makes use of the canvas' handle coordinates
67 - import functions can read streamed data
68 - attribute to colorspace transformations
69 - added katakana and hiragana glyphs to the built-in font
70 - many bugfixes and documentation changes
71
72\section news0_99_beta9 Changes between 0.99.beta9 and 0.99.beta8
73
74 - support for blink, bold, italics and underline attributes
75 - allow to import and export zero-sized canvases
76 - fixed Imlib2 support in cacaview
77 - fixed buffer overlows in the file importer
78 - big documentation updates
79
80\section news0_99_beta8 Changes between 0.99.beta8 and 0.99.beta7
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82 - allow to build the X11 and GL drivers as separate plugins
83 - support for fullwidth Unicode characters
84 - improved cucul_flip() and cucul_rotate()
85 - minor bugfixes and documentation updates
86
87\section news0_99_beta7 Changes between 0.99.beta7 and 0.99.beta6
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89 - transparency support in the UTF-8 importer and exporter
90 - optimised triangle fill routine
91 - updated C++ bindings
92
93\section news0_99_beta6 Changes between 0.99.beta6 and 0.99.beta5
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95 - ANSI importer now handles transparency and UTF-8
96 - Unicode support was broken for about 10% of the set
97 - various memory leaks were fixed
98
99\section news0_99_beta5 Changes between 0.99.beta5 and 0.99.beta4
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101 - implemented cucul_getchar() and cucul_get_color()
102 - handle transparency in the IRC export
103 - new cropping and expanding filters
104 - full Unicode support in the OpenGL driver
105 - portability fixes for 64-bit architectures, Win32 and MS-DOS
106 - all demos except cacafire were merged into cacademo
107
108\section news0_99_beta4 Changes between 0.99.beta4 and 0.99.beta3
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110 - added a compatibility layer for pre-1.x libcaca applications
111 - fixed manpage generation
112 - minor bugfixes and documentation updates
113
114\section news0_99_beta3 Changes between 0.99.beta3 and 0.99.beta2
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116 - libcaca functions use errno for error reporting
117 - updated C++ bindings
118 - minor improvements, bugfixes and documentation updates
119
120\section news0_99_beta2 Changes between 0.99.beta2 and 0.99.beta1
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122 - ANSI importer
123 - functions use errno for error reporting
124 - updated C++ bindings
125 - .NET bindings
126 - cacadraw, an ANSI viewer that will evolve into an editor
127 - Unicode input and output support for SLang and ncurses
128 - built-in fonts work on Win32
129
130\section news0_99_beta1 Changes between 0.9 and 0.99.beta1
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132 - license switched to WTFPL
133 - libcaca was split into libcucul, a standalone text manipulation backend,
134    and libcaca, the display and user input frontend
135 - Unicode support
136 - TrueColor (more than 16 colours) support
137 - Floyd-Steinberg dithering
138 - gamma correction
139 - export functions for HTML, IRC, ANSI, SVG, PostScript, TGA...
140 - builtin fonts for device-independent bitmap output
141 - various text transformation routines (rotation, horizontal flip...)
142 - OpenGL renderer
143 - kernel mode to build libcaca programs into a bootable x86 kernel
144 - cacaserver, a telnet server that can be hooked to libcaca applications
145 - img2irc, an image to IRC conversion utility
146
147\section news0_9 Changes between 0.8 and 0.9
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149 - fix for a buffer overflow in the line rendering
150 - fixed resizing in the ncurses and slang drivers
151 - aspect ratio and finer zoom support in cacaview
152 - minor compilation fixes
153
154\section news0_8 Changes between 0.7 and 0.8
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156 - window resizing support
157 - native Win32 port
158 - autorepeat emulation in the ncurses and slang drivers
159 - support for more keycodes in the ncurses and slang drivers
160 - cacaplas, a plasma animation example
161 - cacamoir, a moire circles animation example
162 - MSVC project file
163
164\section news0_7 Changes between 0.6 and 0.7
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166 - many bugfixes in the event handling
167 - cacaball, a metaball animation example
168
169\section news0_6 Changes between 0.5 and 0.6
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171 - 30% speed increase in the bitmap rendering routine
172 - mouse support and various speed optimisations in the X11 driver
173 - X11 is now the preferred driver
174 - improved documentation
175 - minor bugfixes
176
177\section news0_5 Changes between 0.4 and 0.5
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179 - palette optimisation for the S-Lang driver to work around the colour pair
180    shortage bug
181 - minor compilation fix
182
183\section news0_4 Changes between 0.3 and 0.4
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185 - preliminary X11 graphics driver
186 - support for simultaneously compiled-in drivers
187 - honour the CACA_DRIVER, CACA_GEOMETRY and CACA_FONT environment variables
188 - more documentation
189
190\section news0_3 Changes between 0.2 and 0.3
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192 - antialiasing support
193 - dithering, antialiasing and background mode can now be selected at
194    runtime or in the environment using the CACA_BACKGROUND, CACA_DITHERING
195    and CACA_ANTIALIASING variables
196 - alpha channel support in cacaview
197 - BMP loading support in cacaview even if Imlib2 is not present
198 - cacafire, a libcaca port of aafire
199
200\section news0_2 Changes between 0.1 and 0.2
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202 - rendering now uses 256 colour pairs instead of 16
203 - mouse support for ncurses
204 - ncurses is now the preferred backend
205 - arbitrary color depth and bitmasks in the bitmap renderer
206 - cacaview, an image viewer based on libcaca
207
208\section news_0_1 New in 0.1
209
210 - initial release
211 - slang, ncurses and conio drivers
212 - basic line, box, ellipse and triangle primitives
213 - colour bitmap blitting
214
215*/
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