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/** \page libcaca-news Libcaca news

\section news0_99_beta18 Changes between 0.99.beta18 and 0.99.beta17

 - new "cacaclock" utility
 - improved FIGlet support
 - improved Python and Ruby bindings
 - numerous improvements and bugfixes

\section news0_99_beta17 Changes between 0.99.beta17 and 0.99.beta16

 - new dirty rectangle framework for accelerated rendering
 - new <conio.h> compatible header for old DOS software porting
 - XCode and Visual Studio build improvements
 - Unicode support in the X11 driver
 - triangle texture mapping
 - improved HTML output
 - new troff output
 - improved Ruby and .NET bindings
 - new comprehensive PHP bindings
 - new Java bindings
 - Cocoa driver enhancements
 - support for ANSI colour in FIGlet and TOIlet fonts
 - documentation updates
 - numerous improvements and bugfixes

\section news0_99_beta16 Changes between 0.99.beta16 and 0.99.beta15

 - many build fixes, especially for nonstandard platforms

\section news0_99_beta15 Changes between 0.99.beta15 and 0.99.beta14

 - libcucul was merged back into libcaca for more clarity

\section news0_99_beta14 Changes between 0.99.beta14 and 0.99.beta13

 - internal FIGlet font support
 - use C99 types in public headers
 - runtime support for output drivers
 - BBcode export support

\section news0_99_beta13 Changes between 0.99.beta13 and 0.99.beta12

 - device-dependent cursor support
 - event API rewrite
 - minor API improvements and extensions
 - img2txt improvements
 - Ruby bindings
 - Massive C# bindings improvements
 - Python sample code
 - Visual Studio build solution

\section news0_99_beta12 Changes between 0.99.beta12 and 0.99.beta11

 - support for 90-degree canvas rotation
 - better behaviour when trying to output Unicode on an ASCII terminal
 - the built-in font now supports the Geometric Shapes, Halfwidth and Fullwidth
   Forms and Miscellaneous Symbols Unicode blocks
 - new rotozoom effect in cacademo
 - Cocoa output driver for Mac OS X
 - preliminary .NET bindings
 - many bugfixes and documentation changes

\section news0_99_beta11 Changes between 0.99.beta11 and 0.99.beta10

 - fixed compilation of the C++ bindings
 - fixed bugs in cucul_import_memory(), cucul_set_canvas_size()
 - implemented caca_set_display_title() for ncurses and S-Lang
 - minor bugfixes

\section news0_99_beta10 Changes between 0.99.beta10 and 0.99.beta9

 - new debug mode
 - blitting canvases now makes use of the canvas' handle coordinates
 - import functions can read streamed data
 - attribute to colorspace transformations
 - added katakana and hiragana glyphs to the built-in font
 - many bugfixes and documentation changes

\section news0_99_beta9 Changes between 0.99.beta9 and 0.99.beta8

 - support for blink, bold, italics and underline attributes
 - allow to import and export zero-sized canvases
 - fixed Imlib2 support in cacaview
 - fixed buffer overlows in the file importer
 - big documentation updates

\section news0_99_beta8 Changes between 0.99.beta8 and 0.99.beta7

 - allow to build the X11 and GL drivers as separate plugins
 - support for fullwidth Unicode characters
 - improved cucul_flip() and cucul_rotate()
 - minor bugfixes and documentation updates

\section news0_99_beta7 Changes between 0.99.beta7 and 0.99.beta6

 - transparency support in the UTF-8 importer and exporter
 - optimised triangle fill routine
 - updated C++ bindings

\section news0_99_beta6 Changes between 0.99.beta6 and 0.99.beta5

 - ANSI importer now handles transparency and UTF-8
 - Unicode support was broken for about 10% of the set
 - various memory leaks were fixed

\section news0_99_beta5 Changes between 0.99.beta5 and 0.99.beta4

 - implemented cucul_getchar() and cucul_get_color()
 - handle transparency in the IRC export
 - new cropping and expanding filters
 - full Unicode support in the OpenGL driver
 - portability fixes for 64-bit architectures, Win32 and MS-DOS
 - all demos except cacafire were merged into cacademo

\section news0_99_beta4 Changes between 0.99.beta4 and 0.99.beta3

 - added a compatibility layer for pre-1.x libcaca applications
 - fixed manpage generation
 - minor bugfixes and documentation updates

\section news0_99_beta3 Changes between 0.99.beta3 and 0.99.beta2

 - libcaca functions use errno for error reporting
 - updated C++ bindings
 - minor improvements, bugfixes and documentation updates

\section news0_99_beta2 Changes between 0.99.beta2 and 0.99.beta1

 - ANSI importer
 - functions use errno for error reporting
 - updated C++ bindings
 - .NET bindings
 - cacadraw, an ANSI viewer that will evolve into an editor
 - Unicode input and output support for SLang and ncurses
 - built-in fonts work on Win32

\section news0_99_beta1 Changes between 0.9 and 0.99.beta1

 - license switched to WTFPL
 - libcaca was split into libcucul, a standalone text manipulation backend,
    and libcaca, the display and user input frontend
 - Unicode support
 - TrueColor (more than 16 colours) support
 - Floyd-Steinberg dithering
 - gamma correction
 - export functions for HTML, IRC, ANSI, SVG, PostScript, TGA...
 - builtin fonts for device-independent bitmap output
 - various text transformation routines (rotation, horizontal flip...)
 - OpenGL renderer
 - kernel mode to build libcaca programs into a bootable x86 kernel
 - cacaserver, a telnet server that can be hooked to libcaca applications
 - img2irc, an image to IRC conversion utility

\section news0_9 Changes between 0.8 and 0.9

 - fix for a buffer overflow in the line rendering
 - fixed resizing in the ncurses and slang drivers
 - aspect ratio and finer zoom support in cacaview
 - minor compilation fixes

\section news0_8 Changes between 0.7 and 0.8

 - window resizing support
 - native Win32 port
 - autorepeat emulation in the ncurses and slang drivers
 - support for more keycodes in the ncurses and slang drivers
 - cacaplas, a plasma animation example
 - cacamoir, a moire circles animation example
 - MSVC project file

\section news0_7 Changes between 0.6 and 0.7

 - many bugfixes in the event handling
 - cacaball, a metaball animation example

\section news0_6 Changes between 0.5 and 0.6

 - 30% speed increase in the bitmap rendering routine
 - mouse support and various speed optimisations in the X11 driver
 - X11 is now the preferred driver
 - improved documentation
 - minor bugfixes

\section news0_5 Changes between 0.4 and 0.5

 - palette optimisation for the S-Lang driver to work around the colour pair
    shortage bug
 - minor compilation fix

\section news0_4 Changes between 0.3 and 0.4

 - preliminary X11 graphics driver
 - support for simultaneously compiled-in drivers
 - honour the CACA_DRIVER, CACA_GEOMETRY and CACA_FONT environment variables
 - more documentation

\section news0_3 Changes between 0.2 and 0.3

 - antialiasing support
 - dithering, antialiasing and background mode can now be selected at
    runtime or in the environment using the CACA_BACKGROUND, CACA_DITHERING
    and CACA_ANTIALIASING variables
 - alpha channel support in cacaview
 - BMP loading support in cacaview even if Imlib2 is not present
 - cacafire, a libcaca port of aafire

\section news0_2 Changes between 0.1 and 0.2

 - rendering now uses 256 colour pairs instead of 16
 - mouse support for ncurses
 - ncurses is now the preferred backend
 - arbitrary color depth and bitmasks in the bitmap renderer
 - cacaview, an image viewer based on libcaca

\section news_0_1 New in 0.1

 - initial release
 - slang, ncurses and conio drivers
 - basic line, box, ellipse and triangle primitives
 - colour bitmap blitting

*/