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5.2.8.0

06 Jun 04:34
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Changes from 5.2.7 to 5.2.8 (June 2022)

The main developers this time were: SiegeLord, Elias Pschernig,
Sebastian Krzyszkowiak, Julian Smythe.

Build system:

  • Add a configuration summary. Currently this mostly reports the addon features.

  • Fix build failure with sanitizers enabled.

  • Remove -Wdeclaration-after-statement, MSVC had support for this for a while
    now.

  • Bump minimum CMake version to 3.0.

Core:

  • Add al_fopen_slice mode to prevent seek on close (Karl Robillard).

  • Allow configuring bitmap wrapping via al_set_new_bitmap_wrap.

Graphics:

  • Reject creating bitmaps with negative width or height (Peter Hull).

  • Add a minimal shader implementation for GLSL. Minimal shader supports fewer
    features, but is faster (Issue #1120). Select it via the _MINIMAL suffix to
    the shader platforms.

Emscripten:

  • Improve emscripten instructions for building demos (Connor Clark).

  • Fix usage of SDL_Init for emscripten (Issue #1322) (Connor Clark).

OSX:

  • Fix a few thread-related crashes.

  • Don't use -flat_namespace in LINK_FLAGS (danielnachun).

  • Make al_get/set_window_position work on Retina displays

Windows:

  • Fix flickering when creating multisampling displays under DirectX.

  • Fix multisampling selection on Windows with OpenGL.

  • Fixed a bug which freezes and crashes the window in Windows OpenGL
    (HerrNamenlos123).

  • Allow specifying shader model 3_0 for HLSL shaders (Issue #1154).

SDL:

  • Ignore touch events from indirect touch devices.

  • Use SDL_PeepEvents for event handling, to improve performance.

  • Improve joysticks support (Issue #1326) (Connor Clark).

  • Fix mouse axis setter (Connor Clark).

Linux:

  • Use clock_gettime with CLOCK_MONOTONIC instead of gettimeofday
    (check-switch-26).

Android:

  • Update Gradle to 5.0.

Audio addon:

  • Add ALLEGRO_PLAYMODE_LOOP_ONCE (Issue #1309).

  • Add al_play_audio_stream, a 'simple' API endpoint for audio stream playback.

Acodec addon:

  • Fix Vorbis/Opus support under MSVC + Clang.

  • Add audio identification / al_identify_sample.

  • Use regular seeking for Ogg streams. The old one did cross-fades, causing
    unexpected behavior in certain cases (Issue #1310).

  • Enable looping for modules.

Audio addon:

  • Allow identifying and listing audio devices via new API:
    al_get_num_audio_output_devices, al_get_audio_output_device,
    al_get_audio_device_name (Aldrik Ramaekers).

Color addon:

  • Add linear and oklab color spaces to the color addon.

Font addon:

  • Fix declaration of al_draw_multiline_textf() as a PRINTFUNC (check-switch-26).

Image addon:

  • Prevent RLE data in corrupt .tga from overflowing the buffer (Peter Hull).

  • PCX loader validation (Peter Hull).

  • Windows BMP - Make more robust to crashing (Peter Hull).

  • Fix DDS compressed image loading when image dimensions are not multiple of
    block size (check-switch-26).

Native Dialog addon:

  • Fix native dialogs addon compatibility with older GTK+ versions
    (Andrew Kravchuk).

TTF addon:

  • Fixed TTF rendering when using transforms (check-switch-26).

PhysFS addon:

  • Fix incorrect error handling in PHYSFS_close (j-w-c-b).

Video addon:

  • Allow identifying video files via a magic number, exposed via
    al_identify_video (Issue #1262).

  • Fix al_is_video_addon_initalized (Jayson).

Documentation:

  • Document some reasonable defaults for al_create_mixer/al_create_voice.

  • Refactor the audio docs to highlight the simple API better.

Misc:

  • Fix a few data race issues, in an effort to fix ex_threads crashes on Linux.

Examples:

  • Allow exiting from ex_audio_timer (BillKek)

  • Add the Allegro 4 "shooter" demo.

  • Fix ex_threads crash under D3D.

  • Add ex_audio_devices.

  • Update ex_palette to build with Emscripten (Issue #1318).

  • Improve ex_stream_seek.

  • Improve ex_windows.

5.2.7.0

08 Mar 03:42
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Changes from 5.2.6 to 5.2.7 (March 2021)

The main developers this time were: SiegeLord, Peter Hull, Elias Pschernig,
Aldrik Ramaekers, Andreas Rönnquist.

Build system:

  • Allow generating projects with a suffix (lorry-lee).

  • Fix build under Clang-CL in Visual Studio.

Core:

  • Avoid some undefined behavior errors.

  • Return key modifiers in ALLEGRO_EVENT_KEY_UP and ALLEGRO_EVENT_KEY_DOWN.

  • Allow calling al_map_* color functions before Allegro is initialized.

  • Allow minimum bitmap size to be something other than 16 on non-Android
    platforms (controlled via allegro5.cfg).

  • Add al_get_monitor_refresh_rate (only implemented on Windows for now).

Graphics:

  • Fix ALLEGRO_KEEP_INDEX flag for bitmaps.

  • Add ALLEGRO_OPENGL_CORE_PROFILE display flag.

Emscripten:

  • The experimental Emscripten support (via the SDL backend) is now documented
    in README_sdl.txt.

OSX:

  • Move more Cocoa operations to the main thread.

  • Explicitly link CoreVideo to fix the static build.

Windows:

  • Issue #1125: Speed up OpenGL extension detection (Tobias Scheuer).

  • Use Unicode APIs when enumerating joysticks.

  • Use WM_DEVICECHANGE rather than polling to detect joystick hotlugging,
    reducing input drops and lags (Todd Cope).

  • Fix joystick polling period.

  • Restore WinXP compatibility by using slightly older API when loading shared
    libraries (Julian Smythe).

  • Fix build with HLSL disabled (Julian Smythe).

  • Raise DirectInput MAX_JOYSTICKS to 32 and DEVICE_BUFFER_SIZE to 128.

SDL:

  • Issue #1224: Fix bug in SDL voice driver.

Audio addon:

  • Allows playing sounds in reverse by specifying a negative speed.

Acodec addon:

  • Fix edge-case looping in Ogg Vorbis stream (Cody Licorish)

Audio addon:

  • Use more sensible values for PulseAudio's playback buffer, potentially
    resolving some crashes and high CPU usage.

Native Dialog Addon:

  • Migrate from GTK2 to GTK3. Sadly, we lose menu icons as GTK3 dropped support
    for them.

TTF addon:

  • Allow initializing TTF addon before the Font addon.

  • Shut-down the TTF addon automatically in al_uninstall_system.

PhysFS addon:

  • Fix handling of native path separators.

  • Stop using deprecated PhysFS API.

Primitives addon:

  • Fix segfault in al_draw_ribbon when num_segments > 128 (Rodolfo Borges).

  • Issue 1215: Correctly handle small scales when determining subdivision level
    for high level primitives (Robin Heydon).

Documentation:

  • Fix LaTeX errors in the generation of the reference manual PDF.

  • Add links to examples into the reference manual.

  • Allow pressing 'S' to focus the search bar in the docs.

  • Assorted documentation improvements.

Misc:

Examples:

  • ex_audio_simple now displays instructions and supports bidirectional looping.

  • Add default files to some audio examples.

5.2.6.0

10 Feb 02:13
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4.4.3.1

04 Mar 01:37
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5.2.5.0

26 Feb 04:08
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4.4.3

03 Feb 22:10
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5.2.4.0

25 Feb 23:24
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5.2.3.0

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v4-2-3-rc1

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5.2.2.0

30 Apr 03:04
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