Coin / docs / announcement-2_2_1.txt

From: "Lars J. Aas" <>
Subject: Coin 2.2 Released

Coin 2.2 Released

Systems in Motion is proud to release v2.2 of the Coin 3D graphics
library.  Coin 2.2 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 through 2.1, 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:

* new features:
  - multi-texturing (new node SoTextureUnit)
  - bump-mapping (new nodes SoBumpMap, SoBumpMapCoordinate, SoBumpMapTransform)
  - render-to-texture (new node SoSceneTexture2)
  - much improved font support, can now load and use TrueType fonts
    for all 3D text primitive types
  - SoTexture2 now supports REPLACE texture model
  - SoOffscreenRenderer now uses GLX pbuffers for accelerated
    offscreen rendering on X11, WGL pbuffers on MS Windows, and AGL
    pbuffers on Mac OS
  - correct, order independent, transparency rendering (new enum
    SORTED_LAYERS_BLEND for SoGLRenderAction::setTransparencyType())
  - MS Windows HTML help reference documentation support
* bugfixes
  - engine SoWriteAction bugfix (assert failure in debug version)
  - SoFile::getBoundingBox() and SoVRMLInline::getBoundingBox()
  - fixed problem reading gzipped files on Mac OS X
  - misc FreeType fixes on Linux and Mac OS X
  - SoNode/SoEngine copy() bugfixes
  - SoVRMLBackground now reacts to camera movement
  - fixes for VRML97 PROTO setup and file export

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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