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1/* $Id: NEWS 992 2006-05-28 22:19:10Z sam $ */ /** \page news News
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3\section news0_99_beta2 Changes between 0.9.beta2 and 0.99.beta1
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5 - ANSI importer
6 - functions use errno for error reporting
7 - updated C++ bindings
8 - .NET bindings
9 - cacadraw, an ANSI viewer that will evolve into an editor
10 - Unicode input and output support for SLang and ncurses
11 - built-in fonts work on Win32
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13\section news0_99_beta1 Changes between 0.9 and 0.99.beta1
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15 - license switched to WTFPL
16 - libcaca was split into libcucul, a standalone text manipulation backend,
17    and libcaca, the display and user input frontend
18 - Unicode support
19 - TrueColor (more than 16 colours) support
20 - Floyd-Steinberg dithering
21 - gamma correction
22 - export functions for HTML, IRC, ANSI, SVG, PostScript, TGA...
23 - builtin fonts for device-independent bitmap output
24 - various text transformation routines (rotation, horizontal flip...)
25 - OpenGL renderer
26 - kernel mode to build libcaca programs into a bootable x86 kernel
27 - cacaserver, a telnet server that can be hooked to libcaca applications
28 - img2irc, an image to IRC conversion utility
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30\section news0_9 Changes between 0.8 and 0.9
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32 - fix for a buffer overflow in the line rendering
33 - fixed resizing in the ncurses and slang drivers
34 - aspect ratio and finer zoom support in cacaview
35 - minor compilation fixes
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37\section news0_8 Changes between 0.7 and 0.8
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39 - window resizing support
40 - native Win32 port
41 - autorepeat emulation in the ncurses and slang drivers
42 - support for more keycodes in the ncurses and slang drivers
43 - cacaplas, a plasma animation example
44 - cacamoir, a moiré circles animation example
45 - MSVC project file
46
47\section news0_7 Changes between 0.6 and 0.7
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49 - many bugfixes in the event handling
50 - cacaball, a metaball animation example
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52\section news0_6 Changes between 0.5 and 0.6
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54 - 30% speed increase in the bitmap rendering routine
55 - mouse support and various speed optimisations in the X11 driver
56 - X11 is now the preferred driver
57 - improved documentation
58 - minor bugfixes
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60\section news0_5 Changes between 0.4 and 0.5
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62 - palette optimisation for the S-Lang driver to work around the colour pair
63    shortage bug
64 - minor compilation fix
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66\section news0_4 Changes between 0.3 and 0.4
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68 - preliminary X11 graphics driver
69 - support for simultaneously compiled-in drivers
70 - honour the CACA_DRIVER, CACA_GEOMETRY and CACA_FONT environment variables
71 - more documentation
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73\section news0_3 Changes between 0.2 and 0.3
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75 - antialiasing support
76 - dithering, antialiasing and background mode can now be selected at
77    runtime or in the environment using the CACA_BACKGROUND, CACA_DITHERING
78    and CACA_ANTIALIASING variables
79 - alpha channel support in cacaview
80 - BMP loading support in cacaview even if Imlib2 is not present
81 - cacafire, a libcaca port of aafire
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83\section news0_2 Changes between 0.1 and 0.2
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85 - rendering now uses 256 colour pairs instead of 16
86 - mouse support for ncurses
87 - ncurses is now the preferred backend
88 - arbitrary color depth and bitmasks in the bitmap renderer
89 - cacaview, an image viewer based on libcaca
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91\section news_0_1 New in 0.1
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93 - initial release
94 - slang, ncurses and conio drivers
95 - basic line, box, ellipse and triangle primitives
96 - colour bitmap blitting
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98*/
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