NEWS 26.8 KB
Newer Older
Lars Clausen's avatar
Lars Clausen committed
1
2
3
4
dia-0.96: 25-Mar-2007

  * Final release of 0.96.

Lars Clausen's avatar
Pre9    
Lars Clausen committed
5
6
7
8
9
10
dia-0.96-pre9: 18-Mar-2007

  * Ninth prerelease for 0.96.  Fixes I18N of file names, filename
    extension bugs, several leaks, two crash bugs, paste update bug, and
    diverse other things.

Lars Clausen's avatar
Lars Clausen committed
11
12
13
14
dia-0.96-pre8: 16-Mar-2007

  * Eighth prerelease for 0.96.  Fixes three crash bugs.

15
16
17
18
19
dia-0.96-pre7: 11-Mar-2007

  * Seventh prerelease for 0.96. Fixes two crash bugs and image redrawing
    issues, as well as a few minor issues.

Lars Clausen's avatar
pre6    
Lars Clausen committed
20
21
22
23
24
dia-0.96-pre6: 5-Mar-2007

  * Sixth prerelease for 0.96.  I18n fixes, debugging output removed, some
    export fixes, and titles on defaulted diagrams.

Lars Clausen's avatar
Lars Clausen committed
25
26
27
28
29
30
dia-0.96-pre5: 26-Feb-2007

  * Fifth prerelease for 0.96.  A fix of a number of text-related crash
    bugs has come in, and several Python fixes, including a Doxygen import
    filter.  

Lars Clausen's avatar
Lars Clausen committed
31
32
33
34
35
36
dia-0.96-pre4: 5-Feb-2007

  * Fourth prerelease for 0.96.  This one has yet another new version of
    the VDX plugin (v. 0.9.1), as well as a fix of a text rendering bug,
    enhanced MetaPost output and some i18n and smaller fixes.

Lars Clausen's avatar
Lars Clausen committed
37
38
39
40
41
42
43
dia-0.96-pre3: 22-Jan-2007

  * Third prerelease for 0.96.  This one adds a new version (0.8) of the
    VDX plugin for extended testing.  More versions are coming up, but
    extra testing is useful.

dia-0.96-pre2: 21-Jan-2007
44
45
46
47
48
49
50
51
52
53
54
55
56
57
58
59
60
61
62
63
64

  * Second release candidate for 0.96.  Main improvements:

  * Version 0.7 of VDX plugin by Ian Redfern.

  * Text-line rendering in SVG export.

  * Keyboard shortcuts for tools now use shift-alt.

  * Improvement in autogaps for some objects.

  * .desktop file now has current version.

  * Change in zoom levels in menus.

  * Check that windows are within bounds before opening.

  * Various compilation-time improvements.

  * UML class improvements on comment and wrapped underlined names.

65
dia-0.96-pre1: 13-Dev-2006
66

67
  * First release candidate for 0.96.  Main improvements:
68
69
70
71
72
73
74
75
76
77
78
79
80
81
82
83
84
85
86
87
88
89
90
91
92
93
94
95
96

  * Text rendering is now based on the TextLine objects, each of which
    contain one line of text along with font and font height.  This has
    allowed proper control of text width and speedier rendering.

  * Visio VXD files can now be imported and exported, thanks to Ian
    Redfern.

  * Renderer API change:  Added function draw_text_line.  Renderer (export)
    implementations will need recompilation.

  * Object API change: can_parent replaced by flags field.

  * Dia menus now based on GtkAction framework.

  * A number of new keyboard shortcuts.

  * Layer visibility is now undoable.

  * New sheets for Business Process Modelling

  * The initial diagram will now be filled with opened diagram if
    unchanged, like Gnumeric.

  * Pasted objects now no longer land on top of each other.

  * A number of smaller bugs have been fixed and improvements made, see
    details in ChangeLog.

97
98
99
100
101
dia-0.95-1: 25-May-2006

* Fix of bug #339562 (page margins restriction), #338336 ("query" in 
  umloperation_offsets), and #334771 (ungroup crashes)

Lars Clausen's avatar
Lars Clausen committed
102
103
104
105
dia-0.95: 19-Apr-2006

* Update of Gane/Sarson sheets.

Lars Clausen's avatar
Lars Clausen committed
106
107
108
109
110
111
112
113
114
115
dia-0.95-pre9: 12-Apr-2006

* Fix of configure check for xgettext.

dia-0.95-pre8: 3-Apr-2006

* Fix of font placement in xfig import.

* Fixes in installers.

Lars Clausen's avatar
pre7    
Lars Clausen committed
116
117
118
119
120
121
dia-0.95-pre7: 28-Mar-2006

* Fix (somewhat) a crash bug in font handling for Win32.

* Minor fixes from W. Borgert.

Lars Clausen's avatar
Lars Clausen committed
122
123
124
125
126
127
128
129
dia-0.95-pre6: 21-Mar-2006

* Transient (window-on-top) off till issues resolved.

* Stack corruption errors in XFig import fixed.

* Locale dependency in HPGL file loading removed.

130
131
132
133
134
135
136
137
dia-0.95-pre5: 12-Mar-2006

* Fixed positioning and height of UML operations when wrapped.

* Three security holes in the XFig importer fixed after review.

* COPYING file readded.

Lars Clausen's avatar
Lars Clausen committed
138
139
140
141
142
143
144
145
dia-0.95-pre4: 6-Mar-2006

* Fixed Fig import locale issues, TeX export escape issues.

* Made children of objects not be magnetic to their parents.

* Python startup fixes.

Lars Clausen's avatar
Lars Clausen committed
146
147
148
149
150
151
152
153
dia-0.95-pre3: 26-Feb-2006

* Turned off element width/height setting as it isn't ready for prime time.

* Internationalization of sheet names now done at display/sort time, C
  names used for internal/persistence purposes.

dia-0.95-pre2: 21-Feb-2006
Lars Clausen's avatar
Lars Clausen committed
154
155
156
157
158

* A couple bugs fixed: 331489 (metapost font size), 331371 (win32 margins),
  331491 (text position in metapost), 331557 (crash with beziergon undo),
  331372 (arc disappears).

Lars Clausen's avatar
Lars Clausen committed
159
160
161
dia-0.95-pre1: 12-Feb-2006

* Quite some bugs fixed, at least:
162
163
  http://bugzilla.gnome.org/buglist.cgi?product=dia&target_milestone=0.95&resolution=FIXED

164
165
166
167
* Read/Write support for nested properties like operations
  with paramaters (DARRAY, StdProp). This potentially allows
  to write round-trip engineering plug-ins (UML+Python)

168
169
170
171
172
* New or improved plug-ins written in Python, e.g.
  - dot.py : generate DOT output, http://www.graphviz.org
  - codegen.py : Code generator mentioned above
  - pydiadoc.py : Python bindings by 'self reflection'
  
Hans Breuer's avatar
Hans Breuer committed
173
* Many plug-ins now correctly create locale independent output
174
175
176
177
178
179
180

* The SVG import got improved (still far from complete 
  coverage, which isn't feasible for Dia anyway)

* Simple auto-routing of 'othogonal' connection lines

* Most Objects now have a center point, which allows to 
181
  connect to but the line starts at the border of the object.
182
183
184
185
186
187
188
189
190
191
192
193
194
195
196
197
198

* Shapes with text should finally work

* Dynamic grid improvements (magic grid size;)

* Finally allow to load/unload most of the plug-ins 
  without restart

* With something selected Show All now shows that

* Improved command line handling: allows to select layers
  and more fine control about the filters to use

* Show selection info on status bar

* Experimental libgnomeprint usage again

Hans Breuer's avatar
Hans Breuer committed
199
200
* Finally using the new Gtk+ File Dialog

201
202
203
204
205
206
207
208
* Full Screen Mode

* Still experimental Cairo plug-in

* Change in focus mechanism to allow highlight of
  current input object, multiple inputs per object, and tabbing
  between objects.

Lars Clausen's avatar
Lars Clausen committed
209
210
211
212
dia-0.94: 17-Aug-2004

Nothing new happened since last prerelease, releasing.

Lars Clausen's avatar
Lars Clausen committed
213
214
215
216
217
dia-0.94-pre6: 7-Aug-2004

Fixed crash bug in save as, as well as string sorting issue and crash bug
in UML class and group unhighlighting bug.

Lars Clausen's avatar
pre5    
Lars Clausen committed
218
219
220
221
dia-0.94-pre5: 2-Aug-2004

Finally fixed memory leak from layout cache.

Lars Clausen's avatar
Lars Clausen committed
222
223
224
225
226
dia-0.94-pre4: 1-Aug-2004

Important fix for export filters.  Still some leaking from layout cache,
but not as awful.

Lars Clausen's avatar
Lars Clausen committed
227
228
229
230
dia-0.94-pre3: 25-Jul-2004

Fixing a number of png issues and a few bugs.

231
232
233
234
235
236
237
238
239
240
241
242
243
244
245
246
247
248
249
250
251
252
253
254
255
256
257
258
259
dia-0.94-pre2: 17-Jul-2004

Second prerelease of version 0.94.  Bunch of small fixes, but together
important enough to make a new prerelease.

dia-0.94-pre1: 04-Jul-2004

First prerelease of version 0.94.  News in this version:

* Highlighting of objects when connecting to them makes it easier to
  connect.

* New shape sets include:
  - RDP (Petri Networks shapes)
  - KAOS (Goal-Directed Requirements Acquisition)
  - I* (Intentional STrategic Actor Relationships modelling)
  - Jackson (Jackson Diagrams)
  - ChemEng (chemical engineering)

* Hexagonal grid, for all you chemists out there.

* Allow selection between layers, selectable in layers dialog.

* Disparate persistence systems replaced by one combined system using XML,
  leaves unknown preferences alone.

* New renderer plug-in for Cairo rendering API.

* New renderer plug-in for WMF outside of Windows.
Hans Breuer's avatar
Hans Breuer committed
260
261
  (at the moment it just builds on *NIX but does not produce any
   useful output, so it's only of interest for developers)
262
263
264
265
266
267
268
269
270
271
272
273
274
275
276
277
278
279
280
281
282
283
284

* New arrow head: Backslash.

* Rounded corners on zigzaglines and polylines.

* Automaticall open new diagram if now chosen at start.

* Diagram modified status now based on undo information.

* Wrapping operations arguments in UML objects.

* Better positioning of association texts.

* More persistence of toolbox selections and dialog entries.

* Better handling of dialogs when parent dialogs close.

* Changed from SGML to XML for docs, still DocBook.

* Fix shape background color compatibility problem.

* Many smaller bug fixes, leaks closed and stuff.

Lars Clausen's avatar
Lars Clausen committed
285
286
287
288
289
290
291
292
dia-0.93: 29-Apr-2004

Ready for release.

dia-0.93-pre3: 13-Apr-2004

Fixed disappearing toolbox when quit is cancelled.

293
294
295
296
297
298
dia-0.93-pre2: 04-Apr-2004

Fixed crash bug in ellipse, plus various compilation problems.  Also
renamed the dia manual to make dia.spec work better and did a few updates
to dia.spec.

Lars Clausen's avatar
Lars Clausen committed
299
300
301
302
303
304
305
306
307
308
309
310
311
312
313
314
315
316
317
318
319
320
321
322
323
324
325
326
327
328
329
330
331
332
333
334
335
336
337
338
339
340
341
342
343
344
345
346
347
348
dia-0.93-pre1: 11-Mar-2004

Major improvements in this release include:

* Text-rendering is faster due to a Pango layout cache.

* The Win32 version now also uses Freetype2 rendering, allowing more
  unified appearance and antialiasing.

* Standard Ellipse now has connection point and handle in center, and
  is resized around the center.

* Arrow head size selection now keeps aspect ratio by default.

* Line style and arrow head selectors now visual instead of textual in
  properties dialogs.

* Several sets of shapes added, including isometric map, cybernetics, 

* Added navigation window in lower-right corner.

* UML objects can now have color.

* Dia can now convert objects without requiring X.  PNG size can be
  specified with --size.

* Menus have been overhauled, more shortcuts added.

* Preedit text input much improved.

* Numerous improvements in metapost and xfig filters.

* Default arrow size now 0.5 cm.

* Minimum diagram size is very small now.

* Improvements to the Python plug-in.

* Shapes now support images.

* Greeked text replacing very small font rendering.

* Added XSLT sheets:  Python, OWL, Mac, Component List

* Shapes can now have extra properties, shown only in the dialog.

* New arrows: Half-circle and Filled Dot And Triangle.

* Many, many bugs and leaks fixed.

Lars Clausen's avatar
Lars Clausen committed
349
350
351
352
353
354
dia-0.92.2: 01-Nov-2003

* Another Brown Bag release.  Parented objects lost all connections, now
  retained.  Also fixed crash bug that tried to resize unresizable objects
  and connections update for children.

Lars Clausen's avatar
Lars Clausen committed
355
356
357
358
359
dia-0.92.1: 26-Oct-2003

* Brown Bag release.  Fixes crashbug in the "Analog Clock" symbol, and bug
  with pasting multiple lines of text.

360
361
362
363
364
dia-0.92: 19-Oct-2003

* Like pre7, but with some updated translations and documentation.  Now
  included man page.

Lars Clausen's avatar
pre[67]    
Lars Clausen committed
365
366
367
368
369
370
371
372
373
374
375
376
377
dia-0.92-pre7: 14-Oct-2003

* EPS output with built-in fonts now does locale conversion.  The PS still
  thinks it's Latin-1.

dia-0.92-pre6: 11-Oct-2003

* Cisco sheets install fix.

dia-0.92-pre5: 11-Oct-2003

* Allow choosing the export format explicitly when in doubt.

Lars Clausen's avatar
Lars Clausen committed
378
379
380
381
382
383
384
dia-0.92-pre4: 27-Sep-2003

* Use Win32 PS font EPS rendering on Unix as well, to allow the various
  manipulation tools to work.
* Libart rendering is back on win32.
* Icon fix.

Lars Clausen's avatar
pre3    
Lars Clausen committed
385
386
387
388
dia-0.92-pre3: 22-Sep-2003

* Working caching of Pango context removes huge slowdown from pre2.

Lars Clausen's avatar
Pre2    
Lars Clausen committed
389
390
391
392
393
394
395
396
dia-0.92-pre2: 11-Sep-2003

* Ensure loading of fonts and (semi-)correct DPI setting for Pango.
* Use $PRINTER correctly in print dialog.
* Read comments in XFig files.
* Change to CHM manual format for Windows.
* Some minor bug fixes.

Lars Clausen's avatar
Lars Clausen committed
397
398
399
400
401
402
403
404
405
406
407
408
409
410
411
412
413
414
415
416
417
418
419
420
421
422
423
424
425
426
427
428
429
430
431
432
433
434
435
436
437
438
439
440
441
dia-0.92-pre1: 2-Sep-2003

Object developers please note:
This update contains a binary compatibility change.  Your objects will need
to be recompiled and some prototypes changed (*_move_handle in particular).

* Autorouting of orthconn lines.  Still fairly primitive, doesn't avoid
  objects, but at least goes the right way out of connectionpoints (when
  connectionpoints have their dirs set).
* Parenting.  Objects can now be set to be parents of others (so far, only
  the UML Large Package is set so by default).  Objects created into these
  or explicitly added are moved with the parent and cannot be moved
  outside.
* Dynamic grid that changes with zoom scale.
* Grid now has thicker line every n lines (default 5).  Stippled grid
  option removed.
* ESC and Enter now usable for exiting properties dialogs.
* Mouse wheel(s) can be used to scroll and zoom. 
* When using menu bar, middle button pans the diagram.
* Documents now remember if they were compressed or not when loaded.
* Documents are always prettyprinted, to allow CVS.
* More diagram properties can be set for existing diagrams, and are loaded
  and saved.
* UML Component features:  Event sources and sinks.
* Improved undo of grouping and ungrouping.
* Updates of the Python plugin:
  - groups, rgb, and images can be manipulated
  - better svg parsing
* XFig arrow head import and export, and correct dash lengths
* Now remembers the last selected sheet.
* Better Metapost output, with images.
* Gnome and Gnome HIG conformance better.
* Better text alignment in flowchart objects.
* Window positions are now remembered from run to run.
* Standardization of error messages and shape descriptions.
* Better SVG export.
* Better arrow head calculations.
* More tooltips.
* Snap to grid icon in status bar.
* Opens a new diagram if Dia is started with a non-existing file as argument.
* A number of various bugs fixed.

Things that actually might need doing first:  Win32 color thing,
ESC/Return capture in props dialogs

Lars Clausen's avatar
Lars Clausen committed
442
443
444
445
dia-0.91: 14-Mar-2003
Identical to dia-0.91-pre6 except for translation updates.

dia-0.91-pre6: 4-Mar-2003
Lars Clausen's avatar
pre6.    
Lars Clausen committed
446
447
448
449
* Configure fix
* Install of png fix.
* Arrow selector menu fix.

Lars Clausen's avatar
Lars Clausen committed
450
dia-0.91-pre5: 2-Mar-2003
Lars Clausen's avatar
pre6.    
Lars Clausen committed
451
452
453
454
455
456
* Better freetype lib check
* DXF crash bug fix.
* Sheet with all objects in samples.
* Fix of multistringprop property widget, fixes chronogram crash bug.
* Missing jumper icon added.

Lars Clausen's avatar
Lars Clausen committed
457
dia-0.91-pre4: 28-Feb-2003
Lars Clausen's avatar
Lars Clausen committed
458
459
460
461
462
463
464
465
466
467
* Fixed lack of undo for moving objects.
* Fixed lack of modified-ness for changing text.
* Better URL for help manual.

dia-0.91-pre3: 16-Feb-2003
* Fixed long-standing bug with antialiasing.
* Better XSLT plugin.
* Localized output in SVG floating point removed.
* SADT arrow fixed.

Lars Clausen's avatar
Lars Clausen committed
468
469
470
471
472
473
474
475
476
477
478
479
480
481
dia-0.91-pre2: 9-Feb-2003
* Fixed a number of small bugs:
  - Properties dialog now hides when an object is deleted.
  - Correct sizing of pixbuf & PS export.
  - Diagram window not set as toolbar anymore.
  - Command-line parsing for Gnome.
  - A number of Windows-specific fixes.
  - Several minor bugs.
* Python plugins now installed.
* Some doc updates.
* Pixbuf export added on Unix side, plus several fixes in here.
* Better check for finite in configure.in.
* Updates of dependencies and RPM spec file.

Lars Clausen's avatar
Lars Clausen committed
482
dia-0.91-pre1: 31-Jan-2003
483

484
485
486
487
488
489
* Dia now uses Gtk2 which makes it look much prettier (menu
  icons, scrolling menus, less flicker, better international 
  text support, ...)
* Dia tries to follow the Gnome User Interface Guidelines which
  should make it more consistent with the Gnome2 desktop
* Requires libgtk2.x instead of libgtk1.2. FIXME:
490
  document exactly what we need (do it in INSTALL too)
Lars Clausen's avatar
Lars Clausen committed
491
492
493
* Relies on FreeType (pangoft2) for all Unix-side text handling.
* Since text handling is totally changed, old diagrams will have different
  text sizes.  
494
495
496
497
498
499
500
501
502
503
504
505
506
507
508
* Most Dia objects now support setting some defaults. Simply 
  double-click on the respective object button to change them.
* Better feedback what will happen by changing cursors e.g. for 
  moving or connecting objects
* Revamped DiaRenderers : Beside more maintainable source code
  this gives export fiters the ability to write e.g. bezier
  approximations without having to write a single line of code
  in the export filter.
* Improved lines with arrows handling
* Autosave support.  No automatic restore yet.
* The new XSLT plugin uses the gnome libxslt to export documents from 
  DIA. The library is not required at compile time.
* There is a new plug-in called 'Pixbuf' to export to jpeg and 
  png (without the need of libart)
* The Python plug-in allows to write more powerful scripts now,
Lars Clausen's avatar
Lars Clausen committed
509
510
511
  see diasvg.py for an example. More examples! The only documentation
  beside examples and C source is on the Dia Twiki
  (http://faemalia.org/wiki/view/Technical/DiaEditor)
512
513
514
515
* UML classes can carry comments
* A bunch of new Shapes
* Support for dynamic refresh (animated objects)

Lars Clausen's avatar
Lars Clausen committed
516

Cyrille Chepelov's avatar
Cyrille Chepelov committed
517
518
519
520
dia-0.90:  1-June-2002

* identical to 0.90.RC3 save for some makefile juggling.

521
522
523
524
525
526
527
528
529
530
dia-0.90.RC3:  30-May-2002

* in FreeType mode, dia now looks for the xfs configuration files too
  to retrieve the font path.
* Polish version of the manual added
* a load-time compatibility issue with files produced by 0.88.1 was
  found and fixed for some UML objects.
* we now better use the intltool facilities
* various build problems on Solaris fixed and/or documented.

531
532
533
534
535
536
dia-0.90.RC2:  24-May-2002

* increased tolerance to broken XML files
* ER objects can have their text size changed
* a couple bugs (i18n, l10n, p9y) fixed

537
dia-0.90.RC1:  13-May-2002
538

539
540
541
542
543
* from now on, all XML files produced by dia will be encoded as UTF-8.
  This version of dia is also capable of reading dia file encoded with
  any other encoding the libxml2 parser embedded in libxml1 is able to
  understand. One exception: the encoding declaration >must< be present.

544
545
546
547
548
549
* all previously generated XML files (.pluginrc and .dia files,
  mostly) will now cause a warning about a missing encoding, and the
  default dia will take. If you have properly compiled dia, it should
  choose the charset you normally use. This is normal and there is no
  other sane possible way.

Lars Clausen's avatar
Lars Clausen committed
550
* Metapost renderer
551
* Unicode builds are now mandatory. The software internally always talks UTF-8.
552
* Updated Python interface.
553
* Faster Postscript files.
554
* More options in the UML Class dialog.
555
* An optional menu bar can be added to each display window, in
Cyrille Chepelov's avatar
Cyrille Chepelov committed
556
557
558
559
560
  addition to the popup menu.
* All RenderObjects have been replaced by equivalent shapes, and
  RenderObject support code removed.
* All Lazyprop objects have been converted to Standard Properties
  instead. Lazyprop support code removed.
561
562
563
* lots of internal changes and cleanups in the StdProp code. This
  breaks binary compatibility.
* ongoing UTF-8 audit.
564
* libxml-1.8.14 is now needed; you can also have libxml2 installed,
565
566
567
568
  but don't build with both development packages installed (this will 
  most certanly end up in a library mismatch. To avoid this, the
  configure script will stop if it detects both libxml development
  packages)
569
* Shapes can now have a <svg:text> element.
Cyrille Chepelov's avatar
Cyrille Chepelov committed
570
* polybeziers and beziergons now have their bounding box properly computed.
571
572
573
574
* autoconf-2.50 is strongly recommended (2.13 should still be fine) if
  you want to call ./autogen.sh.
* You now need libtool-1.4 to build the package.
* automake-1.4-p4 is probably needed as well.
575
* gettext-0.10.38 is now mandatory if you want to call ./autogen.sh.
576
* intltools-0.12 is now mandatory if you want to call ./autogen.sh. 
577

Cyrille Chepelov's avatar
Cyrille Chepelov committed
578
579
  In general, don't call ./autogen.sh at all if your system is not on
  the bleeding edge.
580
581
582

* You need recent versions of the packages {jade, docbook,
  docbook-utils, docbook-dsssl, docbook-stylesheets,
Cyrille Chepelov's avatar
Cyrille Chepelov committed
583
  docbook-style-dsssl, gnome-doc-tools-2-0, cygnus-stylesheets, etc.}
584
585
586
587
  of the whole DocBook rendering system, to build the documentation.
  The exact names of the packages vary from system to system; this
  list is only a starting point! If compiling the documentation fails,
  please report on dia-list@gnome.org once you've found which packages 
588
589
  to install. However, you can disable the compilation of
  documentation if it's too much trouble to fix.
590
* a few new shapes have been added.
Cyrille Chepelov's avatar
Cyrille Chepelov committed
591
* crashes in the right-click menu have been nailed.
592

593
 
594
595
596
597
598
599
600
601
602
603
604
605
606
607
608
609
610
611
612
613
614
615
616
617
618
619
dia-0.88:  11-May-2001
* Input method support should work correctly now.
* SVG shape files now use namespace from final W3C recommendation.
  Addon shapes will have to be modified to use the
  http://www.w3.org/2000/SVG namespace for SVG.  SVG export filter
  also uses correct doctype.
* menus should now work in both gtk+ and gnome builds and have no i18n
  related problems.  Don't look in app/menus.c.
* pstricks renderer output should now work fine without modification now.
* gdk-pixbuf is now a requirement for building dia.  It no longer
  falls back to imlib if it can't find gdk-pixbuf.
* handle "file not found" errors better in the image object type.
* Dia now has documentation thanks to the GDP.  The help menu now has
  more than just an about menu item.
* Antialiased drawing mode probably won't crash dia anymore
* Dia has a splash screen now (which can be turned off with the
  --nosplash option).
* Updated bonobo support (when --enable-bonobo is used)
* added expose event compression for the dia canvas, which makes dia
  more usable over remote X connections.
* Many objects updated to use properties interface.
* experimental unicode print support (--enable-unicode)
* updates to the python plugin and now distribute it with dia (--with-python)
* many new shapes and export filter plugins.
* other bug fixes.

620
dia-0.86:  6-August-2000
James Henstridge's avatar
James Henstridge committed
621
* Dia is now an official GNU program.
622
623
624
625
626
627
628
629
630
631
632
633
634
* Bug fixes to polygon, so that undo/redo of adding a point works correctly,
  and added extra connection points to shape. (james)
* added unfinished DXF import filter (Steffen).
* XIM support added.
* added beziergon object. (james)
* The right click menu now behaves correctly when torn off.  Actions will be
  performed on the last active display, which is defined as the last display
  to receive mouse clicks or keyboard input. (james)
* added little button to top left hand corner of display for bringing up
  the right click menu, as in gimp-1.1. (james)
* Layers dialog changes selected diagram when the active display changes.
  (james)
* fixed bug in custom shape code affecting drawing of ellipses/circles.
James Henstridge's avatar
James Henstridge committed
635
636
637
638
639
640
641
* WPG and HPGL export filters added (Hans)
* Updated gnome-print code so that it respects the settings in the page
  setup dialog.  The gnome-print code is still not as good as the straight
  postscript code.
* Added a diagram properties dialog where you can manipulate the grid
  settings (which are now saved with the diagram) and background colour.
* many other bug fixes.
642

643
644
645
646
647
648
649
650
651
652
653
654
655
656
657
658
659
660
661
662
663
664
665
666
dia-0.85:  18-May-2000
* Bug fix for bringing up properties window when a group of objects that don't
  implement the properties code are selected (james).
* New sheets: Pneumatic, Electric and Civil (from Cyrille and Steffen).
* New export filters: TeX PSTricks and DXF (from Jacek and Steffen
  respectively).
* New polygon object (Lars).
* You can now select between symmetric, smooth and cusp as the vertex style
  for the segments in a bezier line object (Lars, james).
* Some fixups to make sure preferences and save files are written with
  LC_NUMERIC set to C (james).
* dia will now use gdk-pixbuf in preference to imlib if it is found on the
  system when compiling.
* there is a simple (unfinished) bonobo component now.  To build it, you
  must pass --enable-bonobo to configure (this will not affect whether the
  normal dia is built).  (Alex)
* Bug fixes in FS objects by David Thompson.
* new plugin system, along with a plugin manager where you can prevent
  plugins from being loaded (james).
* Objects handled by the custom sheet code now have a better distance
  algorithm -- before it just used a bounding box (james).
* New select submenu in the right click menu that makes it easier to select
  groups of objects (Lars).

667
668
669
670
671
672
673
674
675
676
677
678
679
680
681
682
683
684
685
686
687
688
689
690
dia-0.84:  29-February-2000
* Bug fixes in sheet loading and object initialisation code -- this fixes
  some of the seg faults in 0.83.
* Lots of new shapes (GRAFCET, SADT, chronogram and Contact from Cyrille)
* Fixed up fit to page so that it adjusts the scaling as you change the
  size of the diagram.  Also allow fit to multiple pages.
* Show page breaks on diagram (this can be disabled in the preferences).
* CGM export filter fixes (most of this work was by Henk Jan Priester).
* SVG export filter fixes -- now it handles images as well.
* EPS filter now uses scaling factor set in page setup dialog.  This was
  added because some apps do not allow scaling of an EPS file after importing
  it.
* High quality anti aliased libart based renderer (Alex).
* PNG export filter (requires libpng and libart).
* toolbox is resizable kind of like the gimp-1.1 toolbox.
* Win32 port by Hans Breuer -- see http://hans.breuer.org/dia/
* Start of support for properties code.  THIS IS NOT FINISHED AND THE
  INTERFACES ARE LIKELY TO CHANGE IN THE NEXT RELEASE.  DON'T WRITE NEW
  OBJECTS AGAINST THESE NEW INTERFACES UNLESS YOU ARE PREPARED FOR THEM TO
  BREAK WITH THE NEXT RELEASE.  That said, this adds a number of nice
  features for users.  You can now group a number of properties supporting
  objects (currently the `standard' objects, custom objects and the
  flowchart box), and change some of the properties as a group.

691
692
693
694
695
696
697
698
699
700
701
702
dia-0.83:
* Copying/pasting of bezier and image objects should work correctly.
* New export filter interface, which allows export filters to be
  loaded from plugins rather than being integrated into the application.
* New CGM export plugin.  It currently doesn't handle beziers yet, but
  it does handle all other aspects of rendering.
* Fixed rendering of logo in about dialog.
* Don't reencode the symbol font in latin1, as this stops it working.
* Renamed the --export-to-ps option to --export (the short form is still -e).
  It now works out which filter to use based on the file extension.
* Portability fixes.

703
704
705
706
dia-0.82:
* Dia has a new maintainer now.
* It is now possible to rearange the icons in the toolbox by editing
  simple XML files.  You can also create new sheets composed of your
707
  favourite shapes.  This feature is the work of Cyrille Chepelov
708
709
710
711
712
713
714
715
716
717
718
* New bezierline object.  This object is by Lars Clausen and me (James).
* Better integration with the gnome file manager -- dia files now have an
  icon, and you can double click on a file to launch dia.
* more memory leak fixes based on purify runs by Bruce Mitchener.
* By holding down shift when using the zoom tool, you can zoom out.  This
  feature was from Patrick Reynolds.
* By holding shift when using the move tool, it changes its behaviour to the
  `grab' type scrolling as seen in acrobat, eog and other programs.
* More circuit shapes from Andreas Scherf.
* Other bug fixes I haven't mentioned above (see ChangeLog for details).

Alexander Larsson's avatar
Alexander Larsson committed
719
720
721
722
723
724
725
726
727
728
News in version 0.81:
* New printing dialog with "Fit to page" and landscape printing
* New Circuit objects
* Fixed loading saving of flowcharts and custom object. This would
  make dia crash when loading saved files.
* Portability fixes
* Added undo support for some missing operations
* Fixed some memory leaks
* Fixed crashing bugs
  
729
730
731
News in version 0.80:
* Undo capabilities
* Printing support
732
733
734
735
736
737
738
739
740
741
742
743
744
745
746
747
* Possibilities to create new objects in XML
* Export to SVG capability
* Objects can have menus
* New objects:
  uml state object.
  Some new Network objects
  flowchart sheet.
  Sybase sheet.
  Electric circuit sheet.
* Uses g_module for dll loading (Dia should work on most unixes now).
* Somewhat better EPS files created
* More preferences
* Ctrl-drag handles restricts movement to horizontal/vertical.
* New logos.
* Heaps of new stuff i forgot
* Lots of bugfixes and cleanups.
748

Alexander Larsson's avatar
Alexander Larsson committed
749
750
751
752
News in version 0.41:
* Some internalization bugfixes.
Note that some translations still has problems. "sv" works.

Alexander Larsson's avatar
Alexander Larsson committed
753
754
755
756
757
News in version 0.40: 

* Internationalization
* Preferences handling
* Image objects
Alexander Larsson's avatar
Alexander Larsson committed
758
* New standard objects: polyline
Alexander Larsson's avatar
Alexander Larsson committed
759
760
761
762
763
764
765
766
767
* New UML objects: lifeline, object, message, class icon
* New network object: printer
* Better standard objects
* Better gnome compatibility
* Statusbar in diagram window
* Default properties for objects
* Various new features
* Asorted bugfixes

768
769
770
771
772
773
774
775
776
777
778
779
780
781
News in version 0.30: 

* Dia now has a layer system, much like the GIMP.
* The fileformat changed from my own binary format to an easily readable
  XML format.
* New objects for Entity-Relationship modeling.
* New objects for UML and networking diagrams.
* Much better properties dialogs for most objects.
* Postscript output fixed, should work better now.
* Updated to use Gtk 1.1.x features.
* New features: Align objects, command line loading, etc.
* Internal updates.
* Lots of bugfixes and cleanups.