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Coin / docs / announcement-2_4_2.txt

From: "Lars J. Aas" <larsa@sim.no>
Subject: Coin 2.4.2 Released

Coin 2.4.2 Released
===================

Systems in Motion is proud to release v2.4.2 of the Coin 3D graphics
library.  Coin 2.4.2 is a patchlevel release.  Patchlevel releases
contain mostly bugfixes, optimizations, documentation improvements,
and configure and build setup fixes.  This release does not extend the
library API beyond the previous release.


NEWS File Excerpt:
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* new features:
  - Support for compressed textures
  - Windows: build settings are easier tunable from the Visual Studio
    projects (edit include/setup.h), and also includes static library
    build options now
* optimizations:
  - major improvements to SoOffscreenRenderer performance,
    approximately 3x faster for simple scene graphs
  - OpenAL library now loaded only on demand, i.e. when sound is
    actually used
* bugfixes:
  - Postscript output for the SoOffscreenRenderer was erroneously
    disabled
  - SoFaceSet with SoShapeHints::faceType set to UNKNOWN_FACE_TYPE
    could come out wrong
  - 64-bit windows port issues believed to be resolved
  - Reinstanded missing default-2d-font characters
  - Inventor V1.0 .iv file import fixes
  - SoToVRML2Action fixes
  - Font/glyph handling fixes
  - and more...
* other:
  - reference doc improvements with file format examples and defaults
    sections for all scene objects.

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


Download Information:
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ChangeLog:
  http://source.coin3d.org/Coin-2/docs/ChangeLog.v2.4.2

Source Code by FTP:
  ftp://ftp.coin3d.org/pub/coin/src/all/Coin-2.4.2.tar.gz
  ftp://ftp.coin3d.org/pub/coin/src/all/Coin-2.4.2.zip

Precompiled for MS Windows:
  Not available as of this posting.  Visit the following directory to
  check for any change of status:
    ftp://ftp.coin3d.org/pub/coin/bin/win32/

Precompiled for Mac OS X:
  Not available as of this posting.  Visit the following directory to
  check for any change of status:
    ftp://ftp.coin3d.org/pub/coin/bin/macosx/


Enjoy,

  Lars J