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From: "Lars J. Aas" <>
Subject: Coin 2.4.3 Released

Coin 2.4.3 Released

Yesterday's Coin 2.4.2 release contained a couple of ugly regressions.
They are now fixed, and here is the new 2.4.3 patchlevel release.

NEWS File Excerpt for 2.4.3:

* bugfixes:
  - SoText2 regression in 2.4.2; text would be too large on MS Windows
  - SoText2 regression in 2.4.2; if Coin was built multithread-safe,
    font rendering would hang the application
  - file import regression in 2.4.2; could no longer read binary
    Inventor 2.0 files

NEWS File Excerpt for 2.4.2:

* 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
  - 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.

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Source Code by FTP:

Precompiled for MS Windows:
  Not available as of this posting.  Visit the following directory to
  check for any change of status:

Precompiled for Mac OS X:
  Not available as of this posting.  Visit the following directory to
  check for any change of status:


  Lars J