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1/** \page libcaca-news Libcaca news
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3\section news0_99_beta18 Changes between 0.99.beta18 and 0.99.beta17
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5 - UNRELEASED
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7\section news0_99_beta17 Changes between 0.99.beta17 and 0.99.beta16
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9 - new dirty rectangle framework for accelerated rendering
10 - new <conio.h> compatible header for old DOS software porting
11 - XCode and Visual Studio build improvements
12 - Unicode support in the X11 driver
13 - triangle texture mapping
14 - improved HTML output
15 - new troff output
16 - improved Ruby and .NET bindings
17 - new comprehensive PHP bindings
18 - new Java bindings
19 - Cocoa driver enhancements
20 - support for ANSI colour in FIGlet and TOIlet fonts
21 - documentation updates
22 - numerous improvements and bugfixes
23
24\section news0_99_beta16 Changes between 0.99.beta16 and 0.99.beta15
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26 - many build fixes, especially for nonstandard platforms
27
28\section news0_99_beta15 Changes between 0.99.beta15 and 0.99.beta14
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30 - libcucul was merged back into libcaca for more clarity
31
32\section news0_99_beta14 Changes between 0.99.beta14 and 0.99.beta13
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34 - internal FIGlet font support
35 - use C99 types in public headers
36 - runtime support for output drivers
37 - BBcode export support
38
39\section news0_99_beta13 Changes between 0.99.beta13 and 0.99.beta12
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41 - device-dependent cursor support
42 - event API rewrite
43 - minor API improvements and extensions
44 - img2txt improvements
45 - Ruby bindings
46 - Massive C# bindings improvements
47 - Python sample code
48 - Visual Studio build solution
49
50\section news0_99_beta12 Changes between 0.99.beta12 and 0.99.beta11
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52 - support for 90-degree canvas rotation
53 - better behaviour when trying to output Unicode on an ASCII terminal
54 - the built-in font now supports the Geometric Shapes, Halfwidth and Fullwidth
55   Forms and Miscellaneous Symbols Unicode blocks
56 - new rotozoom effect in cacademo
57 - Cocoa output driver for Mac OS X
58 - preliminary .NET bindings
59 - many bugfixes and documentation changes
60
61\section news0_99_beta11 Changes between 0.99.beta11 and 0.99.beta10
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63 - fixed compilation of the C++ bindings
64 - fixed bugs in cucul_import_memory(), cucul_set_canvas_size()
65 - implemented caca_set_display_title() for ncurses and S-Lang
66 - minor bugfixes
67
68\section news0_99_beta10 Changes between 0.99.beta10 and 0.99.beta9
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70 - new debug mode
71 - blitting canvases now makes use of the canvas' handle coordinates
72 - import functions can read streamed data
73 - attribute to colorspace transformations
74 - added katakana and hiragana glyphs to the built-in font
75 - many bugfixes and documentation changes
76
77\section news0_99_beta9 Changes between 0.99.beta9 and 0.99.beta8
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79 - support for blink, bold, italics and underline attributes
80 - allow to import and export zero-sized canvases
81 - fixed Imlib2 support in cacaview
82 - fixed buffer overlows in the file importer
83 - big documentation updates
84
85\section news0_99_beta8 Changes between 0.99.beta8 and 0.99.beta7
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87 - allow to build the X11 and GL drivers as separate plugins
88 - support for fullwidth Unicode characters
89 - improved cucul_flip() and cucul_rotate()
90 - minor bugfixes and documentation updates
91
92\section news0_99_beta7 Changes between 0.99.beta7 and 0.99.beta6
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94 - transparency support in the UTF-8 importer and exporter
95 - optimised triangle fill routine
96 - updated C++ bindings
97
98\section news0_99_beta6 Changes between 0.99.beta6 and 0.99.beta5
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100 - ANSI importer now handles transparency and UTF-8
101 - Unicode support was broken for about 10% of the set
102 - various memory leaks were fixed
103
104\section news0_99_beta5 Changes between 0.99.beta5 and 0.99.beta4
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106 - implemented cucul_getchar() and cucul_get_color()
107 - handle transparency in the IRC export
108 - new cropping and expanding filters
109 - full Unicode support in the OpenGL driver
110 - portability fixes for 64-bit architectures, Win32 and MS-DOS
111 - all demos except cacafire were merged into cacademo
112
113\section news0_99_beta4 Changes between 0.99.beta4 and 0.99.beta3
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115 - added a compatibility layer for pre-1.x libcaca applications
116 - fixed manpage generation
117 - minor bugfixes and documentation updates
118
119\section news0_99_beta3 Changes between 0.99.beta3 and 0.99.beta2
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121 - libcaca functions use errno for error reporting
122 - updated C++ bindings
123 - minor improvements, bugfixes and documentation updates
124
125\section news0_99_beta2 Changes between 0.99.beta2 and 0.99.beta1
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127 - ANSI importer
128 - functions use errno for error reporting
129 - updated C++ bindings
130 - .NET bindings
131 - cacadraw, an ANSI viewer that will evolve into an editor
132 - Unicode input and output support for SLang and ncurses
133 - built-in fonts work on Win32
134
135\section news0_99_beta1 Changes between 0.9 and 0.99.beta1
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137 - license switched to WTFPL
138 - libcaca was split into libcucul, a standalone text manipulation backend,
139    and libcaca, the display and user input frontend
140 - Unicode support
141 - TrueColor (more than 16 colours) support
142 - Floyd-Steinberg dithering
143 - gamma correction
144 - export functions for HTML, IRC, ANSI, SVG, PostScript, TGA...
145 - builtin fonts for device-independent bitmap output
146 - various text transformation routines (rotation, horizontal flip...)
147 - OpenGL renderer
148 - kernel mode to build libcaca programs into a bootable x86 kernel
149 - cacaserver, a telnet server that can be hooked to libcaca applications
150 - img2irc, an image to IRC conversion utility
151
152\section news0_9 Changes between 0.8 and 0.9
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154 - fix for a buffer overflow in the line rendering
155 - fixed resizing in the ncurses and slang drivers
156 - aspect ratio and finer zoom support in cacaview
157 - minor compilation fixes
158
159\section news0_8 Changes between 0.7 and 0.8
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161 - window resizing support
162 - native Win32 port
163 - autorepeat emulation in the ncurses and slang drivers
164 - support for more keycodes in the ncurses and slang drivers
165 - cacaplas, a plasma animation example
166 - cacamoir, a moire circles animation example
167 - MSVC project file
168
169\section news0_7 Changes between 0.6 and 0.7
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171 - many bugfixes in the event handling
172 - cacaball, a metaball animation example
173
174\section news0_6 Changes between 0.5 and 0.6
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176 - 30% speed increase in the bitmap rendering routine
177 - mouse support and various speed optimisations in the X11 driver
178 - X11 is now the preferred driver
179 - improved documentation
180 - minor bugfixes
181
182\section news0_5 Changes between 0.4 and 0.5
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184 - palette optimisation for the S-Lang driver to work around the colour pair
185    shortage bug
186 - minor compilation fix
187
188\section news0_4 Changes between 0.3 and 0.4
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190 - preliminary X11 graphics driver
191 - support for simultaneously compiled-in drivers
192 - honour the CACA_DRIVER, CACA_GEOMETRY and CACA_FONT environment variables
193 - more documentation
194
195\section news0_3 Changes between 0.2 and 0.3
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197 - antialiasing support
198 - dithering, antialiasing and background mode can now be selected at
199    runtime or in the environment using the CACA_BACKGROUND, CACA_DITHERING
200    and CACA_ANTIALIASING variables
201 - alpha channel support in cacaview
202 - BMP loading support in cacaview even if Imlib2 is not present
203 - cacafire, a libcaca port of aafire
204
205\section news0_2 Changes between 0.1 and 0.2
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207 - rendering now uses 256 colour pairs instead of 16
208 - mouse support for ncurses
209 - ncurses is now the preferred backend
210 - arbitrary color depth and bitmasks in the bitmap renderer
211 - cacaview, an image viewer based on libcaca
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213\section news_0_1 New in 0.1
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215 - initial release
216 - slang, ncurses and conio drivers
217 - basic line, box, ellipse and triangle primitives
218 - colour bitmap blitting
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220*/
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