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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 - new "cacaclock" utility
6 - improved FIGlet support
7 - improved Python and Ruby bindings
8 - numerous improvements and bugfixes
9
10\section news0_99_beta17 Changes between 0.99.beta17 and 0.99.beta16
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12 - new dirty rectangle framework for accelerated rendering
13 - new <conio.h> compatible header for old DOS software porting
14 - XCode and Visual Studio build improvements
15 - Unicode support in the X11 driver
16 - triangle texture mapping
17 - improved HTML output
18 - new troff output
19 - improved Ruby and .NET bindings
20 - new comprehensive PHP bindings
21 - new Java bindings
22 - Cocoa driver enhancements
23 - support for ANSI colour in FIGlet and TOIlet fonts
24 - documentation updates
25 - numerous improvements and bugfixes
26
27\section news0_99_beta16 Changes between 0.99.beta16 and 0.99.beta15
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29 - many build fixes, especially for nonstandard platforms
30
31\section news0_99_beta15 Changes between 0.99.beta15 and 0.99.beta14
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33 - libcucul was merged back into libcaca for more clarity
34
35\section news0_99_beta14 Changes between 0.99.beta14 and 0.99.beta13
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37 - internal FIGlet font support
38 - use C99 types in public headers
39 - runtime support for output drivers
40 - BBcode export support
41
42\section news0_99_beta13 Changes between 0.99.beta13 and 0.99.beta12
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44 - device-dependent cursor support
45 - event API rewrite
46 - minor API improvements and extensions
47 - img2txt improvements
48 - Ruby bindings
49 - Massive C# bindings improvements
50 - Python sample code
51 - Visual Studio build solution
52
53\section news0_99_beta12 Changes between 0.99.beta12 and 0.99.beta11
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55 - support for 90-degree canvas rotation
56 - better behaviour when trying to output Unicode on an ASCII terminal
57 - the built-in font now supports the Geometric Shapes, Halfwidth and Fullwidth
58   Forms and Miscellaneous Symbols Unicode blocks
59 - new rotozoom effect in cacademo
60 - Cocoa output driver for Mac OS X
61 - preliminary .NET bindings
62 - many bugfixes and documentation changes
63
64\section news0_99_beta11 Changes between 0.99.beta11 and 0.99.beta10
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66 - fixed compilation of the C++ bindings
67 - fixed bugs in cucul_import_memory(), cucul_set_canvas_size()
68 - implemented caca_set_display_title() for ncurses and S-Lang
69 - minor bugfixes
70
71\section news0_99_beta10 Changes between 0.99.beta10 and 0.99.beta9
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73 - new debug mode
74 - blitting canvases now makes use of the canvas' handle coordinates
75 - import functions can read streamed data
76 - attribute to colorspace transformations
77 - added katakana and hiragana glyphs to the built-in font
78 - many bugfixes and documentation changes
79
80\section news0_99_beta9 Changes between 0.99.beta9 and 0.99.beta8
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82 - support for blink, bold, italics and underline attributes
83 - allow to import and export zero-sized canvases
84 - fixed Imlib2 support in cacaview
85 - fixed buffer overlows in the file importer
86 - big documentation updates
87
88\section news0_99_beta8 Changes between 0.99.beta8 and 0.99.beta7
89
90 - allow to build the X11 and GL drivers as separate plugins
91 - support for fullwidth Unicode characters
92 - improved cucul_flip() and cucul_rotate()
93 - minor bugfixes and documentation updates
94
95\section news0_99_beta7 Changes between 0.99.beta7 and 0.99.beta6
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97 - transparency support in the UTF-8 importer and exporter
98 - optimised triangle fill routine
99 - updated C++ bindings
100
101\section news0_99_beta6 Changes between 0.99.beta6 and 0.99.beta5
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103 - ANSI importer now handles transparency and UTF-8
104 - Unicode support was broken for about 10% of the set
105 - various memory leaks were fixed
106
107\section news0_99_beta5 Changes between 0.99.beta5 and 0.99.beta4
108
109 - implemented cucul_getchar() and cucul_get_color()
110 - handle transparency in the IRC export
111 - new cropping and expanding filters
112 - full Unicode support in the OpenGL driver
113 - portability fixes for 64-bit architectures, Win32 and MS-DOS
114 - all demos except cacafire were merged into cacademo
115
116\section news0_99_beta4 Changes between 0.99.beta4 and 0.99.beta3
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118 - added a compatibility layer for pre-1.x libcaca applications
119 - fixed manpage generation
120 - minor bugfixes and documentation updates
121
122\section news0_99_beta3 Changes between 0.99.beta3 and 0.99.beta2
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124 - libcaca functions use errno for error reporting
125 - updated C++ bindings
126 - minor improvements, bugfixes and documentation updates
127
128\section news0_99_beta2 Changes between 0.99.beta2 and 0.99.beta1
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130 - ANSI importer
131 - functions use errno for error reporting
132 - updated C++ bindings
133 - .NET bindings
134 - cacadraw, an ANSI viewer that will evolve into an editor
135 - Unicode input and output support for SLang and ncurses
136 - built-in fonts work on Win32
137
138\section news0_99_beta1 Changes between 0.9 and 0.99.beta1
139
140 - license switched to WTFPL
141 - libcaca was split into libcucul, a standalone text manipulation backend,
142    and libcaca, the display and user input frontend
143 - Unicode support
144 - TrueColor (more than 16 colours) support
145 - Floyd-Steinberg dithering
146 - gamma correction
147 - export functions for HTML, IRC, ANSI, SVG, PostScript, TGA...
148 - builtin fonts for device-independent bitmap output
149 - various text transformation routines (rotation, horizontal flip...)
150 - OpenGL renderer
151 - kernel mode to build libcaca programs into a bootable x86 kernel
152 - cacaserver, a telnet server that can be hooked to libcaca applications
153 - img2irc, an image to IRC conversion utility
154
155\section news0_9 Changes between 0.8 and 0.9
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157 - fix for a buffer overflow in the line rendering
158 - fixed resizing in the ncurses and slang drivers
159 - aspect ratio and finer zoom support in cacaview
160 - minor compilation fixes
161
162\section news0_8 Changes between 0.7 and 0.8
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164 - window resizing support
165 - native Win32 port
166 - autorepeat emulation in the ncurses and slang drivers
167 - support for more keycodes in the ncurses and slang drivers
168 - cacaplas, a plasma animation example
169 - cacamoir, a moire circles animation example
170 - MSVC project file
171
172\section news0_7 Changes between 0.6 and 0.7
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174 - many bugfixes in the event handling
175 - cacaball, a metaball animation example
176
177\section news0_6 Changes between 0.5 and 0.6
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179 - 30% speed increase in the bitmap rendering routine
180 - mouse support and various speed optimisations in the X11 driver
181 - X11 is now the preferred driver
182 - improved documentation
183 - minor bugfixes
184
185\section news0_5 Changes between 0.4 and 0.5
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187 - palette optimisation for the S-Lang driver to work around the colour pair
188    shortage bug
189 - minor compilation fix
190
191\section news0_4 Changes between 0.3 and 0.4
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193 - preliminary X11 graphics driver
194 - support for simultaneously compiled-in drivers
195 - honour the CACA_DRIVER, CACA_GEOMETRY and CACA_FONT environment variables
196 - more documentation
197
198\section news0_3 Changes between 0.2 and 0.3
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200 - antialiasing support
201 - dithering, antialiasing and background mode can now be selected at
202    runtime or in the environment using the CACA_BACKGROUND, CACA_DITHERING
203    and CACA_ANTIALIASING variables
204 - alpha channel support in cacaview
205 - BMP loading support in cacaview even if Imlib2 is not present
206 - cacafire, a libcaca port of aafire
207
208\section news0_2 Changes between 0.1 and 0.2
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210 - rendering now uses 256 colour pairs instead of 16
211 - mouse support for ncurses
212 - ncurses is now the preferred backend
213 - arbitrary color depth and bitmasks in the bitmap renderer
214 - cacaview, an image viewer based on libcaca
215
216\section news_0_1 New in 0.1
217
218 - initial release
219 - slang, ncurses and conio drivers
220 - basic line, box, ellipse and triangle primitives
221 - colour bitmap blitting
222
223*/
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