libcaca-news

Section: libcaca (3caca)
Updated: Mon Jun 2 2014
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Changes between 0.99.beta18 and 0.99.beta17

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

 

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

 

Changes between 0.99.beta16 and 0.99.beta15

many build fixes, especially for nonstandard platforms

 

Changes between 0.99.beta15 and 0.99.beta14

libcucul was merged back into libcaca for more clarity

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Changes between 0.6 and 0.7

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

New in 0.1

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


 

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Changes between 0.99.beta18 and 0.99.beta17
Changes between 0.99.beta17 and 0.99.beta16
Changes between 0.99.beta16 and 0.99.beta15
Changes between 0.99.beta15 and 0.99.beta14
Changes between 0.99.beta14 and 0.99.beta13
Changes between 0.99.beta13 and 0.99.beta12
Changes between 0.99.beta12 and 0.99.beta11
Changes between 0.99.beta11 and 0.99.beta10
Changes between 0.99.beta10 and 0.99.beta9
Changes between 0.99.beta9 and 0.99.beta8
Changes between 0.99.beta8 and 0.99.beta7
Changes between 0.99.beta7 and 0.99.beta6
Changes between 0.99.beta6 and 0.99.beta5
Changes between 0.99.beta5 and 0.99.beta4
Changes between 0.99.beta4 and 0.99.beta3
Changes between 0.99.beta3 and 0.99.beta2
Changes between 0.99.beta2 and 0.99.beta1
Changes between 0.9 and 0.99.beta1
Changes between 0.8 and 0.9
Changes between 0.7 and 0.8
Changes between 0.6 and 0.7
Changes between 0.5 and 0.6
Changes between 0.4 and 0.5
Changes between 0.3 and 0.4
Changes between 0.2 and 0.3
Changes between 0.1 and 0.2
New in 0.1