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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 - triangle texture mapping
10 - improved HTML output
11 - new troff output
12 - improved Ruby and .NET bindings
13 - new comprehensive PHP bindings
14 - new Java bindings
15 - Cocoa driver enhancements
16 - support for ANSI colour in FIGlet and TOIlet fonts
17 - documentation updates
18 - numerous improvements and bugfixes
19
20\section news0_99_beta16 Changes between 0.99.beta16 and 0.99.beta15
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22 - many build fixes, especially for nonstandard platforms
23
24\section news0_99_beta15 Changes between 0.99.beta15 and 0.99.beta14
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26 - libcucul was merged back into libcaca for more clarity
27
28\section news0_99_beta14 Changes between 0.99.beta14 and 0.99.beta13
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30 - internal FIGlet font support
31 - use C99 types in public headers
32 - runtime support for output drivers
33 - BBcode export support
34
35\section news0_99_beta13 Changes between 0.99.beta13 and 0.99.beta12
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37 - device-dependent cursor support
38 - event API rewrite
39 - minor API improvements and extensions
40 - img2txt improvements
41 - Ruby bindings
42 - Massive C# bindings improvements
43 - Python sample code
44 - Visual Studio build solution
45
46\section news0_99_beta12 Changes between 0.99.beta12 and 0.99.beta11
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48 - support for 90-degree canvas rotation
49 - better behaviour when trying to output Unicode on an ASCII terminal
50 - the built-in font now supports the Geometric Shapes, Halfwidth and Fullwidth
51   Forms and Miscellaneous Symbols Unicode blocks
52 - new rotozoom effect in cacademo
53 - Cocoa output driver for Mac OS X
54 - preliminary .NET bindings
55 - many bugfixes and documentation changes
56
57\section news0_99_beta11 Changes between 0.99.beta11 and 0.99.beta10
58
59 - fixed compilation of the C++ bindings
60 - fixed bugs in cucul_import_memory(), cucul_set_canvas_size()
61 - implemented caca_set_display_title() for ncurses and S-Lang
62 - minor bugfixes
63
64\section news0_99_beta10 Changes between 0.99.beta10 and 0.99.beta9
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66 - new debug mode
67 - blitting canvases now makes use of the canvas' handle coordinates
68 - import functions can read streamed data
69 - attribute to colorspace transformations
70 - added katakana and hiragana glyphs to the built-in font
71 - many bugfixes and documentation changes
72
73\section news0_99_beta9 Changes between 0.99.beta9 and 0.99.beta8
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75 - support for blink, bold, italics and underline attributes
76 - allow to import and export zero-sized canvases
77 - fixed Imlib2 support in cacaview
78 - fixed buffer overlows in the file importer
79 - big documentation updates
80
81\section news0_99_beta8 Changes between 0.99.beta8 and 0.99.beta7
82
83 - allow to build the X11 and GL drivers as separate plugins
84 - support for fullwidth Unicode characters
85 - improved cucul_flip() and cucul_rotate()
86 - minor bugfixes and documentation updates
87
88\section news0_99_beta7 Changes between 0.99.beta7 and 0.99.beta6
89
90 - transparency support in the UTF-8 importer and exporter
91 - optimised triangle fill routine
92 - updated C++ bindings
93
94\section news0_99_beta6 Changes between 0.99.beta6 and 0.99.beta5
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96 - ANSI importer now handles transparency and UTF-8
97 - Unicode support was broken for about 10% of the set
98 - various memory leaks were fixed
99
100\section news0_99_beta5 Changes between 0.99.beta5 and 0.99.beta4
101
102 - implemented cucul_getchar() and cucul_get_color()
103 - handle transparency in the IRC export
104 - new cropping and expanding filters
105 - full Unicode support in the OpenGL driver
106 - portability fixes for 64-bit architectures, Win32 and MS-DOS
107 - all demos except cacafire were merged into cacademo
108
109\section news0_99_beta4 Changes between 0.99.beta4 and 0.99.beta3
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111 - added a compatibility layer for pre-1.x libcaca applications
112 - fixed manpage generation
113 - minor bugfixes and documentation updates
114
115\section news0_99_beta3 Changes between 0.99.beta3 and 0.99.beta2
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117 - libcaca functions use errno for error reporting
118 - updated C++ bindings
119 - minor improvements, bugfixes and documentation updates
120
121\section news0_99_beta2 Changes between 0.99.beta2 and 0.99.beta1
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123 - ANSI importer
124 - functions use errno for error reporting
125 - updated C++ bindings
126 - .NET bindings
127 - cacadraw, an ANSI viewer that will evolve into an editor
128 - Unicode input and output support for SLang and ncurses
129 - built-in fonts work on Win32
130
131\section news0_99_beta1 Changes between 0.9 and 0.99.beta1
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133 - license switched to WTFPL
134 - libcaca was split into libcucul, a standalone text manipulation backend,
135    and libcaca, the display and user input frontend
136 - Unicode support
137 - TrueColor (more than 16 colours) support
138 - Floyd-Steinberg dithering
139 - gamma correction
140 - export functions for HTML, IRC, ANSI, SVG, PostScript, TGA...
141 - builtin fonts for device-independent bitmap output
142 - various text transformation routines (rotation, horizontal flip...)
143 - OpenGL renderer
144 - kernel mode to build libcaca programs into a bootable x86 kernel
145 - cacaserver, a telnet server that can be hooked to libcaca applications
146 - img2irc, an image to IRC conversion utility
147
148\section news0_9 Changes between 0.8 and 0.9
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150 - fix for a buffer overflow in the line rendering
151 - fixed resizing in the ncurses and slang drivers
152 - aspect ratio and finer zoom support in cacaview
153 - minor compilation fixes
154
155\section news0_8 Changes between 0.7 and 0.8
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157 - window resizing support
158 - native Win32 port
159 - autorepeat emulation in the ncurses and slang drivers
160 - support for more keycodes in the ncurses and slang drivers
161 - cacaplas, a plasma animation example
162 - cacamoir, a moire circles animation example
163 - MSVC project file
164
165\section news0_7 Changes between 0.6 and 0.7
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167 - many bugfixes in the event handling
168 - cacaball, a metaball animation example
169
170\section news0_6 Changes between 0.5 and 0.6
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172 - 30% speed increase in the bitmap rendering routine
173 - mouse support and various speed optimisations in the X11 driver
174 - X11 is now the preferred driver
175 - improved documentation
176 - minor bugfixes
177
178\section news0_5 Changes between 0.4 and 0.5
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180 - palette optimisation for the S-Lang driver to work around the colour pair
181    shortage bug
182 - minor compilation fix
183
184\section news0_4 Changes between 0.3 and 0.4
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186 - preliminary X11 graphics driver
187 - support for simultaneously compiled-in drivers
188 - honour the CACA_DRIVER, CACA_GEOMETRY and CACA_FONT environment variables
189 - more documentation
190
191\section news0_3 Changes between 0.2 and 0.3
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193 - antialiasing support
194 - dithering, antialiasing and background mode can now be selected at
195    runtime or in the environment using the CACA_BACKGROUND, CACA_DITHERING
196    and CACA_ANTIALIASING variables
197 - alpha channel support in cacaview
198 - BMP loading support in cacaview even if Imlib2 is not present
199 - cacafire, a libcaca port of aafire
200
201\section news0_2 Changes between 0.1 and 0.2
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203 - rendering now uses 256 colour pairs instead of 16
204 - mouse support for ncurses
205 - ncurses is now the preferred backend
206 - arbitrary color depth and bitmasks in the bitmap renderer
207 - cacaview, an image viewer based on libcaca
208
209\section news_0_1 New in 0.1
210
211 - initial release
212 - slang, ncurses and conio drivers
213 - basic line, box, ellipse and triangle primitives
214 - colour bitmap blitting
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216*/
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