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From: "Lars J. Aas" <larsa@sim.no>
Subject: Coin 2.1.0 Released

Coin 2.1.0 Released
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Systems in Motion is proud to release v2.1.0 of the Coin 3D graphics
library.  Coin 2.1.0 is a minor release.  It extends the functionality of
previous versions of Coin 2.* in upward compatible ways.  It also fixes
bugs and problems found in releases 2.0.0 through 2.0.2, and includes
updates to the documentation.  The API and ABI of the library is slightly
extended, but not in any way that could conflict with older versions of
Coin 2.*.

NEWS File Excerpt:
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* new features:
  - new SoIntersectionDetectionAction class for collision testing
  - import and export of files with gzip and bzip2 compression
    (new methods SoOutput::setCompression() and
    SoOutput::getAvailableCompressionMethods())
  - hard-copy support: vector output to Postscript
  - FreeType support for importing TrueType fonts to SoText2
  - native Win32 support for importing TrueType fonts to SoText2
  - new SoInput::setStringArray() convenience method
  - new SoAction::apply() convenience method
  - So[Box|Line]HighlightRenderAction highlights selections under
    all SoSelection nodes, not just the first one
  - SoSFImage::setValue with CopyPolicy::NO_COPY implemented
  - autodetection of some common Win32 Coin-linking problems
  - ensure [u]intptr_t C type is present
* bugfixes:
  - SoCube PER_FACE material binding bugfix.
  - I/O: string quoting bugfix, binary file padding bugfix, ++
  - field-conversion setup for new field types from 2.0
  - misc SoOffscreenRenderer fixes
  - SoOffscreenRenderer large image support
  - environment mapping when lighting is enabled
  - import and export operations on iv- and wrl-files for some locales
  - SoResetTransform SoGetBoundingBoxAction handling
  - SoNodeSenor (re)attach
  - So[Box|Line]HighlightRenderAction antialiasing rendering
  - and more...
* build fixes:
  - upgraded to new versions of autoconf, automake, and libtool
  - fixes for building with the MKS environment

See the ChangeLog file if you want the really gory details.  See
the file RELNOTES on changes that might affect Coin usage.


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ChangeLog:
  http://source.coin3d.org/Coin-2/docs/ChangeLog.v2.1.0

Source Code by FTP:
  ftp://ftp.coin3d.org/pub/coin/src/Coin-2.1.0.tar.gz

Precompiled for Linux (i386):
  Debian (testing) apt-get:
    $ apt-get install libcoin40-dev

Precompiled for MS Windows:
  ftp://ftp.coin3d.org/pub/coin/bin/win32/coin-v2.1.0-install.exe

Precompiled for Mac OS X:
  ftp://ftp.coin3d.org/pub/coin/bin/macosx/Coin-2.1.0.dmg


Enjoy,

  Lars J