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2015.1.27
StarDict-3.0.6 released.
Update stardict_powerword_parsedata.cpp
Small text changes.

2014.6.23
StarDict-3.0.5 (Nirvana) released.
This version is mainly developed by Hu Zheng!
Update Kazakh translation, thanks Baurzhan Muftakhidinov <baurthefirst@gmail.com>.
Update Russian translation, thanks Alexandr Boltris <alex@altlinux.org>.
Update MacOSX port.
Stardict-advertisement-plugin comes back!
'P' dictionary content type identifier comes back!
Add don't load bad dict option.
Add show_ads checkbox for update-info-plugin.
Other small changes!

2013.1.3
StarDict-3.0.4 (Pratyekabuddhas) released.
This version is mainly developed by Hu Zheng!
Port to gtk3 but still use gtk2 as gtk3 have no Windows port presently.
Examine the source code of version 3.0.2 and 3.0.3, write small fixes.
Configure.ac mysql-config fix.
Other fixes.

Jul 2011
StarDict 3.0.3 released.
This version is mainly developed by Sergey!
StarDict project was removed from sourceforge.net. The project moved to http://code.google.com/p/stardict-3/, web site: http://www.stardict.org/.
Verify dictionaries at application start. Prevent loading broken dictionaries. This change improves application robustness, broken dictionaries may crash StarDict.
Add options that allows to disable automatically adding new dictionaries and plug-ins to active dictionary group.
Fix resource leak in StarDict: over a period of extensive use of Main window, you may notice considerable slowdown. Updating the Main window takes more and more time.
Expand Troubleshooting section of User manual.
Add debug messages to track StarDict loading process. That help diagnose the loading fails.
Update code implementing Full Text Translation service: adopt to new web service interface, add new languages.
Enhance Full Text Translation service: sort language alphabetically, reload target language combobox only when needed, etc.
Update User manual: describe Manage dictionaries dialog.
Update Manage dictionaries dialog:
- add Type column to Dict list tab and to Add dictionary dialog
- add Path column to Add dictionary dialog
- change Dictionary name column on most tabs and in Add dictionary dialog to be resizable, expandable, sortable
Change formating of articles in Main and Floating windows:
- insert double new line between articles,
- remove <-- --> in dictionary names
Update StarDict icons: new design.
New implementation of StarDict icon in Notification area. Fixed icon transparency problem.

Feb 2011
Update User Manual: document Manage Plugins dialog.
Enhance XDXF parser plug-in:
- add GUI for configuring colors used to render articles
- change default color scheme
Update German translation.
Fix update info plug-in: skip UTF-8 BOM in response.
Discontinue native support for playing sound files in Gnome edition, use external command.
Replace deprecated library functions in StarDict (gtk+-2.0 >= 2.20)
Update HTML parsing plug-in: normalize HTML tags. Enhance support for badly formated HTML content. Earlier StarDict may show incomplete articles when HTML code in malformed.
Fix bug: StarDict can't play sounds from WyabdcRealPeopleTTS (the bug was introduced in StarDict 3.0.2 release)
Allow Word change option timeout to be 0. When 0, StarDict starts search immediately after user changes text in the Search field.
Fixed Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures CVE-2009-2260. Disable Net Dict by default. Warn user about the security risk when he/she enables Net Dicts.

Jan 2011
StarDict-3.0.2 released.
This version is mainly developed by Sergey!
Revive StarDict for Mac OS X.
StarDict-3.0.2-RC4 released.

2010.
Update documentation.
Revive StarDict Portable for Windows. StarDict and StarDict Editor are made compatible with PortableApps.com Platform (http://portableapps.com/).
Change StarDict configuration on Windows, store relative paths in configuration file if possible. The changes effect options that contains paths of dictionaries, plugins, skins, tts's, history file, exports file, etc.
Enhance StarDict directories configuration. Using configuration file we can redirect almost any directory used by StarDict. That is we can change where the application saves and loads user settings, cache file for dictionaries, plugins, dictionaries, etc.
Change StarDict and StarDict Editor for Windows to load GTK Runtime from the application directory. This change improves application robustness. StarDict always load the version of GTK Runtime it was build with. Updating StarDict does not effect other Windows applications depending on GTK Runtime, and updating system wide GTK Runtime, if any, cannot break StarDict.
Change StarDict and StarDict Editor for Windows. Install CRT assembly into the application directory when the installer do not have administrative rights. This allows to install StarDict by a user without administrative rights into its home directory, for example.
Fix and update Dict.cn plugin (interface of the web service has changed). Show a list of suggested words when the requested word is not found.
StarDict-3.0.2-RC3.2 and StarDict-tools-3.0.2-RC3.2 released
Switch to MS Visual Studio 2008 to build StarDict under Windows.
StarDict-3.0.2-RC2 and StarDict-tools-3.0.2-RC2 released.
Add stardict-bin2text and stardict_text2bin tools to stardict-editor.
Update Russian translation.
Replace advertisement plugin with a dictionary.
Discontinue support for Dev-C++ IDE. Now use MS Visual Studio to build StarDict under Windows.
Introduce new textual dictionary format (see doc/TextualDictionaryFileFormat). Add new stardict_bin2text and stardict_text2bin tools for converting between old binary and new textual file formats.
Update stardict-verifier tool: added new tests.
Update Lithuanian translation.
Add Kazakh translation.
Update Greek translation.
Update Chinese translation.
Added logging facility. Added command line options that specify verbosity level for log and console output.

StarDict-3.0.2-RC1 released.
Update WordPick Acrobat plug-in.
Fix full-text translation service.
Update end-user documentation, make it accessible in all versions of StarDict.
Migrating to GNOME Documentation Build Utilities (used to configure and build StarDict on Linux-like OSs)
Removed 'l', 'W', 'P' dictionary content type identifiers. Use 'm' instead of 'l', 'r' instead of 'W' and 'P'.
StarDict on Windows: change project from ANSI to Unicode. That allows to use all range of unicode characters when working with Windows API.
Thanks Mindaugas Baranauskas <embar@users.berlios.de> for Lithuanian translation.
Implemented resource storage. It allows to associate various files with a dictionary like images, sounds, videos. A dictionary article may show images, play sounds and video files, provide means to save attached files.

2009.
StarDict-3.0.2-RC0 (Bodhisattva) released.
Skin support.
Mac OS X port.
Fixed network dictionary authentication issue on 64bit platforms, fixed compilation with gcc-4.3, A.Leo. <tikkeri@gmail.com>
Thanks Vlad Muraviev <rex.lux@gmail.com> for adding many lingvo dictionaries.
Thanks Evgeniy <dushistov@mail.ru> for tray icon transparent patch.
Thanks Arseniy Lartsev <ars3niy@users.sourceforge.net> for the cool global hotkeys patch.
Thanks Sergey <kubtek@gmail.com> for the indentation support patch, dict dialog resizable patch, compile warning patch, Russian po file update.
Thanks Hleb Valoshka <375gnu@gmail.com> for Belarusian translation.
Spanish translation, thanks to Amos Batto <amosbatto@yahoo.com>.
Hungarian translation update, thanks to Lisovszki Sandor <lisovszki@dunakanyar.net>.

2007.11.8
StarDict-3.0.1 (Perfection) released.
This version is mainly developed by Hu Zheng!
StarDict's total download count reached three millions in 2007.10.1.
Add Debian support.
Add dictdotcn plugin.
Add vs2005 compile support.
Add win32 sapi-tts plugin.
Add wordnet plugin.
Add regex query support.
Add QQWry plugin.
Many other changes.

2007.8.13
StarDict-3.0.0 (RedHat) released.
This version is mainly developed by Hu Zheng!
http://www.StarDict.org on-line dictionaries website is out in 2006.9.25. We have developed the stardictd dictionary server for it.
StarDict's total download count reached two millions in 2007.3.8.
Network dictionaries support.
Plugin system.
Full-text translation.
Pronounce word by TTS engine.
Preliminary WikiPedia dictionary support.
More powerful dictionary management.
Babylon dictionaries convertion.
Many other changes.
Prefix match patch from Dave Coffin <dcoffin@cybercom.net>.
Arabic translation, thanks M. Bashir Al-Noimi <bashir.storm@gmail.com>.
Turkish translation, thanks ozkan yalcin <krangutan@yahoo.com>.
Add 45 dictionaries come from PowerWord 2005.
Add 4 dictionaries come from PowerWord 2003 medical edition.
Add i2e and cmudict dictionaries, thanks Ruslan Fedyarov <fedyarov@mail.ru>.
Add 9 dictionaries from jDictionary, thanks Jozef Riha <jose1711@gmail.com> for providing them.
Support of "links" was added by Evgeniy.
Support of extenal TTS programs by Siva Chandran P <siva.chandran.p@gmail.com>

2006.7.7
StarDict-2.4.8 (capacity) released.
StarDict's total download count reached one million in 5.15, this is a very good news :)
KingSoft PowerWord support. This added 158 dictionaries. The data is cracked by Dwing(http://free5.ys168.com/?dwing).
Synonym support.
Sort word list by collate function support.
XDXF project (http://xdxf.sourceforge.net) has port its dictionaries to StarDict format, some dictionaries are come from Sdictionary. This added 615 dictionaries.
French translation, thanks Christophe Durville <cdurpp@ifrance.com>.
Brazilian Portuguese translation, thanks Ernesto <ernesto_mor@yahoo.com.ar>.
Add cfdict dictionary, thanks Gilles Vigner <xiaogil@yahoo.fr>.
Add English-Thai Lexitron Dictionary and Thai-English Lexitron Dictionary, thanks Suphanut Thanyaboon <suphanut@tcllab.org>.
Add many Japanese dictionaries.
Add some Chinese dictionaries, data comes from KDic.
Add two Germany dictionaries: ldaf, xindehan.
Add duden Germany dictionary, thanks Liu Guizhu <zhuzi813@gmail.com> for providing data file.
Add fundset dictionary, thanks Lin Fanshun <fundset@hotmail.com> for providing data file.
Add DrEye4in1 dictionary, thanks Lilian <fairyland@gmail.com> for providing data file.
Add yidiantong_ehan dictionary, thanks Kingleo <kingleo@vip.163.com> for providing data file.
Update oxford dictionary, thanks Anthony Fok <foka@debian.org>.

2006.4.18
StarDict-2.4.7 (complete) released.
Port to GPE (http://gpe.handhelds.org).
Full-text search.
Acrobat plug-in in Win32, thanks Dewolf Xue <dewolf_matri_x@msn.com>.
Evgeniy's patches for special character search and other changes.
Export word or text to file, thanks Mao-Yuan Kao <daniel.kao@gmail.com> for this patch.
Add four Uyghur dictionaries, thanks Abdisalam Anatilim <anatilim@gmail.com>.
Add some Polish dictionaries, thanks Aivar Annamaa <aivar.annamaa@jkkeskus.ee> for the information.
Add ncce-ec and ncce-ce dictionaries, thanks Wang Xiaozhe <chaoslawful@gmail.com>.
Update cedict-gb and cedict-big5 dictionaries.
Add handedict-gb and handedict-big5 dictionaries.
Add xmlittre dictionary, thanks Francois Gannaz <Francois.Gannaz@free.fr>.
Greek translation, thanks Christos Vas <christosvas@in.gr>.
Translation update: hr, tt, uk, ru, zh_CN, zh_TW.

2006.1.18
StarDict-2.4.6 (powerful) released.
Patch cleanup code and fix bug, Pango text markup language support, and other changes, thanks Evgeniy <dushistov@mail.ru>.
Sparse wordoffset index, I get this idea, Evgeniy implemented it. This make StarDict's memory usage become very low.
Mouse over get word in Win32. Remove scan clipboard feature at the same time.
Croatian translation, thanks Miroslav Rajcic <rajcic@sokrates.hr>.
German and Kurdish translation, thanks Erdal Ronahi <erdal.ronahi@gmail.com>.
Tatar translation, thanks Albert Fazli <albert.fazli@gmail.com>.
Vietnamese translation, thanks Phan Manh Dan <phanmanhdan@yahoo.com>.
Add new tools: stardict_verify, treedict2dir, tabfile.
Add some Chinese dictionaries: quick_eng-zh_CN, gaojihanyudacidian, guojibiaozhunhanzidacidian, hanyuchengyucidian, xiandaihanyucidian, 21shijishuangxiangcidian.
Add 21shijishuangyukejicidian dictionary, thanks Zhenwei Huang <zwhuang88@gmail.com> for providing data file.
Add quick_eng-persian dictionary, thanks Mehdi H. <h.mehdi@gmail.com> for providing data file.
Add xiangya-medical dictionary, thanks kevin <kevinos@163.com> for providing data file.
Add some Chinese Buddhism dictionary: foguangdacidian, faxiangcidian, foxuedacidian, foguangdacidian-big5, faxiangcidian-big5, foxuedacidian-big5, thanks Yu Xiaohua <yuxh619@yahoo.com.cn> for providing data file.
Add soothill-buddhist, eng-ch-eng-buddhist, chenyixiaofoxuechangjiancihui, sanzunfasu and quick_kor-eng dictionaries, thanks uuii <uuiioo@gmail.com>.
Add some vietnamese dictionaries, thanks Larry Nguyen <larry@vnlinux.org>.
Add quick_de-zh_CN dictionary, thanks Qian Xu <xu_qian@web.de>.
Add longman and oald dictionaries, thanks Luodean <luodean12@yahoo.com> for providing data files.
Add cced and merrianwebster dictionaries.
Add dictd_www.dict.org_foldoc dictionary and update dictd_www.dict.org_wn dictionary.
Add DoubleClickToClipboard.rar, it work perfectly with StarDict Win32 version's scan clipboard function, thanks Luodean.
Add AutoCopy.rar, it is more powerful than DoubleClickToClipboard, thanks Andreas Zollmann <pauker2@gmx.de> for this information.

2005.7.20
StarDict-2.4.5 (final) released.
Source code optimize and many changes, thanks Evgeniy <dushistov@mail.ru>.
Dutch translation and help document translation, thanks Ruud Slaats <ruudslaats@eurotechgroup.nl>.

2004.11.28
StarDict-2.4.4 (fine) released.
sdcv-0.1(StarDict command line version) is out, developed by Evgeniy <dushistov@mail.ru>.
Try to create .idx.oft file to speed up the interpretation of the .idx file. This feature is especially useful to sdcv.
Mueller7 optimized, thanks Evgeniy.
quick_eng-gre, quick_gre-eng dictionary encoding fix, thanks Christophe Combelles <ccomb@free.fr> for bug reporting.
Add Hanzi Master dictionary, thanks Michael Robinson <robinson@netrinsics.com>.
zh_TW help document translation and a small bug fix, thanks Roy Chan <roy.chan@debian.org.hk>.
Fix bug: Move border of MeaningWin to the right end of stardict main window,
stardict go to infinite cycle and hang up. Thanks Ugin <mr_coder@ssl-mail.com>.

2004.2.19
StarDict-2.4.3 (laugh) released.
Ukrainian translation, thanks Volodymyr M. Lisivka <lvm@mystery.lviv.net>.
New dictionaries: en-ru-bars, en-uk-auszi, provided by Volodymyr M. Lisivka.
zh_TW translation, thanks Tetralet <tetralet@pchome.com.tw> and Semigod Ju <shinesemigod@pchome.com.tw>.
Slovak translation, thanks Zdenko Podobny <zdpo@mailbox.sk>.
Hungarian translation, thanks Laszlo Dvornik <dvornikl@mailbox.hu>.

2003.11.15
StarDict-2.4.2 (classical) released.
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Dictionary File format changed, but you can download the "stardict_dict_update" program to convert your old dictionaries to the new format.
Separate the .idx file to .ifo and .idx files, this will make the loading of the .idx.gz file be faster.
Don't load the .idx file into memory, this will save much of the memory cost.
Macedonian translation, with the help document, thanks Novica Nakov <novica@bagra.org> for the translation, thanks Ivan Stojmirov <stojmir@linux.net.mk> for his help on this work.
Scan clipboard in win32, thanks Ivan Stojmirov <stojmir@linux.net.mk> for this good idea.

2003.09.28
StarDict-2.4.1 (silence) released.
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There haven't much things left StarDict to improve, so i ported it to win32, it only take 3 days as i have experience from ReciteWord :)
Thanks Timur M. Mustakimov <timur@dezcom.mephi.ru> for the "Win button as scan modifier key" patch.
Floating window size control clean up.
Try to pronounce word's by its original word when failed. i.e. apples->apple.
Change Alt+x to hide main window.
Remove "Whether hide window when iconify" option.

2003.08.28
StarDict-2.4.0 (will) released.
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LangDao5.0 zh_CN-en and en-zh_CN dictionary. It has 0.8 million headwords. Thanks Jiaying Xu <jx206@cam.ac.uk> for telling me this dictionary's information, tipy <tipyluo@hotmail.com> cracked its file format(very HARD work!) and i wrote the converter.
Czech translation, thanks Jarda <jiricka@mujbox.cz>.
Floating window's line warp problem solved. Thanks Owen Taylor <otaylor@redhat.com> for his patient technique support.
Press modifier key again will show the floating window. Fix KDE system tray make main window pop up problem. Fix KDE session compatibility bug. Thanks andrew <a@etver.com> for these suggestions and bug reporting.
Optimize word index's memory allocation, this speed up starting much.
make .idx file's loading use mmap.
When uniconify the window or show the window form hide state, move the focus to text view so you can input new word directly.
Press ESC when the input combo is empty will iconify the window.
Click Back button will restore the definition text area's adjustment.
New option: pronounce word when pop up floating window.

2003.06.28
StarDict-2.2.1 (savanna) released.
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Make dictzip to use the mmap feature, this saved much memory, thanks Kuang-che Wu <kcwu@kcwu.homeip.net>.
New StarDict website, http://stardict.sourceforge.net. thanks AITOC, Inc. www.aitoc.com.
infoBrowse-zh_CN tree dictionary updated.
Save main window's maximized state.
New option: Hide floating window when modifier key released.
Thanks Marek <spec@webtech.pl> for StarDict Slackware 9.0 package.
oxford-big5 dictionary, thanks chiao <chiao@kpc.adsldns.org> for tell me the zh-autoconvert tool to build this dictionary.
jmdict-en-ja,jmdict-en-ja dictionaries, thanks Alastair Tse <liquidx@gentoo.org>.

2003.06.01
StarDict-2.2.0 (icelotus) released.
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Make selection compatible with KDE3.
Tree dictionary support. Thanks gengjunjun <geng82@163.com> for providing infoBrowse-zh_CN tree dictionary.
sub dictionary directory support for /usr/share/stardict/dic, ~/.stardict/dic.
splash screen.
sound event.
New option: Query in floating window when middle mouse button click on notification area icon.
New option: Only do scanning while modifier key being pressed.
Easier to input while focus is not in the input entry.
Thanks Alex Murygin <murygin@aitoc.com> for building the stardict.sourceforge.net website and many helps.
Thanks Alex Murygin <murygin@aitoc.com> for quick's Russian dictionaries(dan-rus, eng-rus, rus-dan, rus-eng, rus-swe, swe-rus) fix.

2003.05.18
StarDict-2.1.0 released.
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dictd dictionary converter, this added about 100 dictionaries.
wquick dictionary converter, this added about 150 dictionaries.
dictzip support, so StarDict can use .dict.dz compressed file now.
WyabdcRealPeopleTTS support, now StarDict can pronouce English words.
Don't hide window when iconify as there is no Notification area.
Custom font settings in preferences dialog.
Search website settings in preferences dialog.
Russia language translation, Russia help document, thanks Alex Murygin <murygin@aitoc.com> very much.
Thanks Will Robinson <wsr23@stanford.edu> for cleaning up all of StarDict's English, including source files and help document, DICTFILE_FORMAT, etc.
zh_CN help document translation, thanks gengjunjun <geng82@163.com>.
oxford-gb dictionary fix, thanks Luo Chong <happyluo79@yahoo.com.cn>.
Thanks statue <statue@freebsd.netlab.cse.yzu.edu.tw> for FreeBSD port patch.
Thanks Opera Wang <Opera.Wang@motorola.com> for Solaris patch and some bug fix.

2003.5.2
StarDict-2.0.0 released.
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Many bug fixes.
Dictionary data file format optimize.
Add Oxford dictionary.
GNOME Help document.
Notification area icon.
Preferences dialog.
Dictionary manage dialog.
Most functions work now.
Thanks Anthony Fok <foka@debian.org> for the Debian package and many document typo fix.


2003.4.8
Release the preview-2 version.
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Change to complete GNOME2 application.
Use GConf2 to save setttings. 
Use popt to do command line parse. 
Use bonobo-activate to make StarDict only run once.
Scan selection work now.
RPM package.


2003.3.30
Release the preview-1 version.
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The GTK2 interface, new dictionary data file format. Word quering work now, 
Glob-style pattern matching, Fuzzy query have been done. The English phonetic display is OK.


2003.3.10
Start this project. 
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StarDict2 is a complete rewritten of StarDict1.33+.