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July 2014

   * New features
     * New ship AC33 (Military version of venturestar), and updated meshes for
       other ALBR ships, Deneb and Venturestar, and updated textures (#3008)

   * Minor changes and tweaks
     * Include the Lua stack top in the debug overlay.
     * Don't list lasers under "Equipment" in InfoView, since already listed
       under forward/read mounts (#3010)

   * Fixes
     * Fix potential Lua stack overflows when calling Lua methods (#3003)
     * Fix Lua stack leaks when triggering Lua UI templates from C++
       (#3004, #2996, #2997, #2999, #3000, #3001)
     * Fix crash on game start on Mac OS X builds (#2995, #2993)
     * Fix hyperrange bug (#3007, #3017)
     * Fix invalid orbital plane for lone orbital stations (#3022, #3018, #3026)
     * Fix use of fuel when hyperjumping (#3024, #3019, #3028)
     * Fix directory enumeration on POSIX systems when built with a
       PIONEER_DATA_DIR value that contains a trailing slash (#3031, #2545)
     * Fix hyperspace details shown in the Sector View (#3037, #3033)
     * Fix crash when the player collides with floating cargo (#3043, #3041)

June 2014

   * New features
     * New light and fast shuttle "Varada" (#2975)

   * Minor changes and tweaks
     * Don't allow fuel scoop on Kanara civ (#2929)
     * Faction update to match wiki (#2930)
     * Proper rocketship icon by Evarchart (#2942)
     * DDS for all models (#2945)
     * Support SGM files, disable texture options, new modelcompiler tool (#2962)
     * Change the default orbit of space station, allowing for more around a
       single planet (#2973)
     * Savefile version bump (#1719, #2969, #2973)
     * Grow the Lua stack as needed when saving to avoid stack overflows (#2978)
     * Add retro velocity indicator to worldview (#2974)
     * Mouselook for external cameras (#2976)
     * Remove domainname printout when under Mac OS
     * Add the modelcompiler exec to the gitignore file (#2994)

   * Script and UI API changes
     * Added scripts to parse ship stats to wiki
     * Rewrite the equipment handling in Lua. See the PR for details. (#1719)

   * Fixes
     * Fix bug/typo that let player fit hyperdrive on lunarshuttle
     * Fixing (#2656) landing meshes (#2943)
     * Fix money format overflow (#2939)
     * New ground cleanup (#2950)
     * Fix problem with multiple assassination missions not being cleared
       properly (#2952)
     * Always at least ONE starport (#2968)
     * Enable different sell/buy for ship equipment (#2955)
     * Fix bad scaling of space stations (exposed since assimp 3.1.1) (#2923)
     * Fix a Lua stack leak when saving a LuaRef (#2977, 2978)
     * Fix crash (#2979)
     * Fix pirate ships with default drive 0 causing crash
     * Extend the stack when unpickling (#2989)
     * Fix crash from spawned enemy ships Pirates, Taxi, Delivery (#2998)
     * Fix crash from spawned Assassination mission ship

   * Internal Changes
     * Compress default (#2940)
     * Added lua attribute to get faction->idx as an faction id (#2949)

May 2014

   * Minor changes and tweaks
     * In ship repair, since printing reported hull damage with precision
       "%.1f", cap it at 99.9% instead of 100% (#2901)
     * Fix Wave texture problems & missing ModelViewer pointer (#2903)
     * Hoop station door collision (#2916)
     * New cursor and mouse flight indicator (#2922)

   * Script and UI API changes
     * Added onShipFiring

   * Internal changes
     * Update the 3rd party libraries to ones built with vs2013 (#2899)
     * Encapsulate custom systems, factions, caches in a Galaxy class (#2893)
     * Fix ill-formed API documentation for Engine (#2757)
     * No GLU dependency (#2918)

   * Fixes
     * Fix cockpit glass opacity (#2907)

April 2014

   * New features
     * UI animations (#2830)
     * Explosions (#2831)
     * Support Fake Baked Ambient Occlusion texture (#2872)
     * New Wave Skins (#2822)
     * Soft mouse (#2883)
     * Autosave when docking/undocking/landing/takeoff and on game exit (#2814)

   * Minor changes and tweaks
     * Add a Return to Game button in the pause/options screen (#2841)
     * Disable the Save button when in hyperspace.
     * More specific warning message in ship market if trying to buy
       equipment that the current ship model doesn't support
     * More stat on ship in ship market and ship info view (#1733,#2838)
     * The autopilot now faces toward its destination during
       the coasting phase (#2846)
     * A "Refuel full" button added next to the refuel button (#2855,#2853)
     * Balance - Exhaust velocity increase (#2835)
     * Slightly bigger chat forms (#2856)

   * Script and UI API changes
     * Animation object, UI.Context.Animate and AddAnimation methods (#2830)
     * Improve TradeShips.lua (#2851)
     * Ship.SetShipType doesn't equip the default hyperdrive anymore
     * ShipDef.defaultHyperdrive has been removed in favour of
       ShipDef.hyperdriveClass (#2859)
     * New attribute SpaceStation.numShipsDocked to get number of occupied ports
     * Body.FindNearestTo to find bodies near this body

   * Internal changes
     * Emit Lua events and timers in hyperspace
     * Output some system info for debugging purposes (#2832)
     * Add serialization support for LuaRef objects (#2849)
     * Add facilities to easily call arbitrary Lua methods from C++ (#2854, #2869)
     * Address some warnings from cppcheck and GCC (#2871)
     * Add possibility for synchronous jobs (#2879)
     * Assign factions to systems when first needing it (#2887)
     * Merge Sector and StarSystem caches in a common template class (#2880)

   * Fixes
     * Fix duplication of cargo during cargo scooping (#2644, #2828)
     * Fix extra crew lingering after sale of ship (#2122, #2837)
     * Fix taking off with wrong number of crew (#2837)
     * Fix taking off with unpaid fines (#2359)
     * Fix zero duration and fuel display in sector view after load (#2847)
     * Fix water still sold in fuel club (#2852)
     * Fix duplicated HANG_UP button in crew bulletin boards (#2858)
     * Fix assertion in system info view when starport on planet with same
       name was selected (#2848)
     * Fix crash when Nerodia selected in shipyard (#2865, #2864)
     * Fix internal bug in multi-threading queue (#2874)
     * Fix crash due to ships spawning with default hyperdrive 0 (#2875,2877)
     * Fix "return to game" crash if player is dead (#2909)

March 2014

   * New features
     * Support for CJK fonts and Simplified Chinese translation
     * Replace WATER with HYDROGEN as the thruster fuel of choice.

   * Minor changes and tweaks
     * Message boxes used for warnings in station screens
     * Textual galaxy dump (#2811)
     * Money format with language specific thousand separator and
       decimal delimiter (#2810)
     * Add button to sector view to toggle auto selection mode
     * Move sector view search results to a text area under the search box

   * Fixes
     * Fix volume control layout (#2798)
     * Support horizontally-expanding widgets in table rows
     * Fix compilation with gcc 4.7 (#2799)
     * Fix crash with gcc 4.7 compiled binary (#2802)
     * Fix crash when attacked during deliver package mission (#2806)
     * Try to fix spiky asteroids (#2809)
     * Billboards not drawn correctly for some distant objects (#2791, #2824)
     * Division by zero when using unguided missiles (#2421, #2827)

   * Script and UI API changes
     * New `inherits` function in the `utils` module to quickly implement
       class hierarchies in Lua (#2767)
     * MessageBox.Message and MessageBox.OK for modal alerts
     * Renamed TabGroup to TabView, better explains its purpose

   * Internal changes
     * Update terrain to use the new VertexBuffer (#2795)
     * On-demand glyph caching (#2796, #2804)
     * Select fonts by Unicode range (#2808)
     * Gas Giant rewrite (#2803)
     * Support C++11 enum features in scan_enums.py (#2782)
     * Mouse and keyboard events now only distributed to the top UI layer
     * Code cleanup (#2818)
     * Fix glitch in Job code (#2823)

February 2014

   * New features
     * New "Octagon" ground station (#2704)
     * Now any star in a multiple system can be the hyperjump target (#2712)
     * Rewrote console on the new UI (#2726)
     * Characters have reputation, which is required by missions (#2675)
     * New (rare) "News" event for commodities on the BBS (#2753)

   * Minor changes and tweaks
     * Added landing tag points to all ships (#2703)
     * Draw sectorview stars with sphere imposters (#2713)
     * New UI now available as an overlay in all views (#2716)
     * Quicksave can now be loaded directly from main menu
     * Paste support for text entry widgets (ie console)
     * Improve skybox, restore star rendering (#2736)
     * New wheels up/down icon (#2754)
     * The `console.lua` script is now run at each game start (#2746)
     * Config values can be overidden on the command line
     * Use tables instead of grids for layout
     * Donating money or not paying wages affects reputation (#2786)

   * Script and UI API changes
     * Model.SetDebugFlags for adding debug effects to model drawing
     * ModelSpinner.model to get the spinner model
     * UI.Image:SetHeightLines to help set image height against text
     * hasprop method to see if the named property exists (#2734)
     * Ship:InitiateHyperjumpTo to jump regardless of range or fuel (#2747)
     * UI.Table.SetColumnAlignment, various ways to position table columns (#2778)
     * UI.Table.ScrollToTop and ScrollToBottom, basic scroll control
     * Empty grid cells now expand to the available size to assist with layout

   * Model changes
     * Removed two_sided material property, it didn't handle lighting correctly (#2697)

   * Fixes
     * Complain about custom systems with wrong number of stars (#2718,#2720)
     * Fixing thruster tags (#2721)
     * Fix run-away terrain threads when ending the game (#2707,#2722)
     * Fix Lua error from TradeShips when colliding and hyperjumping (#2701,#2731)
     * Reset mouse grab state on game exit (#2739)
     * Fix a potent bug when destroying copies of invalid LuaRefs (#2745)
     * Fix English in Taxi missions (#2752)
     * Fix various glitches and an assertion in system info view (#2741,#2743,#2755)
     * Fix that rotation state of bodies was not saved/loaded properly (#2733,#2738)
     * Fix pattern for Xylophis (#2723,#2759)
     * Render to texture Skybox alpha fix (#2763)
     * Remove Lua timers at game exit (#1962)
     * Properly set terrain detail settings (#2770)
     * Always relayout tables and single containers after content change

   * Internal changes
     * Moved model debug effects (wireframe, collision mesh) out of
       ModelViewer and onto Model, and exposed via SetDebugFlags
     * Handle blend/depth/cull render states as stateset objects (#2697)
     * Removed redundant shader cleanup (#2708)
     * Split camera state into a separate class (#2714)
     * Sector and star system cache improvements (#2706)
     * Generation of explored flag moved from StarSystem to Sector (#2744)
     * New Vertex buffer class (#2762)
     * Code cleanup in StarSystem and SystemBody (#2777,#2788)
     * Removed Visual Studio 2010 and 2012 support (#2772)
     * IterationProxy for save access to embedded containers (#2783)
     * Automatically manage the cancellation of jobs with RAII (#2758)
     * Added a Profile Config to VS2013 (#2785)

January 2014

   * New features
     * New ships "Malabar" and "Vatakara" (#2599)
     * Show hull heating effect in atmosphere (#2550)
     * Shield meshes with hit effects (#2491)
     * Show trails behind ships (#2529)
     * Skybox support (#2570)
     * Initial cockpit support (experimental) (#2603, #2614, #2679)

   * Minor changes and tweaks
     * Ship stat balancing (#2620, #2673)
     * Atmospheres in gas giants are much deeper (#2609, #1395)
     * New "free software" charity on the bulletin board (#2611)
     * Change start ships and initial equipment (#2696)
     * Add delta-v data to ship market (#2616)
     * Earth start position now starts at 13:00 (Pioneer time) (#2615)
     * Misc. tweaks for the intro animation (#2649)
     * Improve the sector view map, giving more navigation info (#2640)
     * Improve cargo and cabin use gauges, easier to understand (#2657, #2648)
     * Key bindings of sector view are now configurable (#2542)
     * Advert type icons in the bulletin board (#2668)
     * Remove unnecessary colon from ship empty weight description (#2682)
     * Show min/max crew in shipmarket (#2681)
     * Show labels on stations and cargo models (#2680)
     * Show decals on models (#2680)
     * Improve error reporting (#2694)
     * Xylophis textures updated (#2700)
     * Don't allow cargo to be jettisoned wile docked (#2699)

   * Script and UI API changes
     * Game.StartGame now takes an optional start_time argument (#2615)
     * New method, Random:Normal gives a random number with normal
       distribution (#2651)
     * New method, SpaceStation:SetEquipmentPrice to override equip/cargo
       price at station (#2654)
     * New method, ChatForm:ClearFace removes face without clearing whole form
       (#2663)

   * Model changes
     * Modelviewer: Show bounding box when showing collision mesh (#2664)
     * "Landing" tag-point to define where the bottom of the ship is for the
       landing collision test (#2695, #2656)

   * Fixes
     * Fix label positioning in orbit and galaxy views (#2608, #2576)
     * Various fixes for keybinding modifiers and repeats (#2524, #2523, #2618,
       #2630)
     * Fix Taxi "group of one" mission (#2623, #2628)
     * Fix Taxi and Delivery assassins never spawning (#2622, #2624)
     * Reset table scroll position when it goes off screen (#2629)
     * Clean up station state correctly between games (#2631)
     * Fix TradeShips crash when trying to launch after failing to add fuel or
       cargo (#2634)
     * Fix ship pattern selection (#2645)
     * Fix shipyard adding ships faster than it sells them (#2653, #2650)
     * Fix that fuel was not displayed as percentage after load (#2659, #2660)
     * Clear chat form face when showing crew candidate list (#2663, #2647)
     * Calculate a sane mousewheel scroll step for scrollable regions

   * Internal changes
     * Render screen to texture in preparation for post-processing effects (#2525)
     * Various code cleanups (#2621)
     * Serializer Reader class can now load data from any file source (#2646)
     * Expose models to Lua, move pattern methods from ModelSkin to Model (2645)
     * Add initial model binary converter/loader (#2643)
     * Replace GatherTransforms with a visitor (#2686)
     * RefCounted(Ptr) with atomic counter and allowing const correctness (#2688)

December 2013

   * New features
     * StationView (F4) rewrite (#2589, #2593)

   * Minor changes and tweaks
     * Make file type (file extension) checks case insensitive (#2328, #2563)
     * Optimise GL matrix operations (improves FPS) (#2541, #2572)
     * Rewrote UI.Box layout to constrain children to the allocated area (#2575)
     * Table widget now positions its scroll bar on its far-right edge (#2601)

   * Fixes
     * Fix GL color depth selection (forces alpha channel, which fixes
       progress bars) (#2573)
     * ARMOUR flag to InfoFace now works (#2589)
     * Fix depth bug in System and Sector views (#2595, #2551)

   * Script and UI API changes
     * Money is now handled entirely in Lua (#2589)
     * SceneGraph.ModelSkin is serializable (#2589)
     * Ship.hullPercent is now bindable (#2589, #2600, #2598)
     * New format functions: Format.AccelG and Format.MassTonnes (#2589)
     * New ship properties: totalCargo, usedCabins, totalCabins (#2589)

   * UI API changes
     * Add table row alignment, Table:SetRowAlignment (#2579)
     * TabGroup can now have a common footer shared between tabs (#2589)
     * New method GameUI.Face:SetHeightLines to help set face height against a
       chunk of text (#2589)

   * Model changes
     * Gun and camera positions for Amphiesma, Mola Mola, Natrix, Pumpkinseed
       and Wave now set in model files (#2587)
     * New decals for ship manufacturers; old decals removed (#2578)
     * Ships definitions now have "manufacturer" and "ship_class" fields (#2589)

   * Internal changes
     * Remove legacy (non-shader) renderer (#2568)
     * Single frame profiler (#2541, #2569)
     * Avoid some unnecessary string copies (#2541)
     * Replace most uses of Color4f with Color4ub (#2574, #2327, #2581, #2580
       #2583, #2584, #2585)
     * Separate sector cache from sector view and use it in more places (#2582)
     * General cleanup and warning fixes (#2596)

November 2013

   * New features
     * Translations now managed via Transifex (#2521, #2537, #2536, #2562)
     * "Speed lines" option to convey movement to the player (#2528)
     * Modelviewer mouselook mode (#2559)
     * Pioneer now requires OpenGL 2.0 and always uses shaders (#2540)

   * Minor changes and tweaks
     * Improvements to the ship spinner (used in Ship Info view) (#2532)

   * Script and UI API changes
     * Console will load "console.lua" in your user dir at startup (#2556)
     * New methods Ship:SetInvulnerable and Ship:GetInvulnerable (#2531)
     * UI.Table widget now accepts mouse events and has added methods:
       ClearRows, SetMouseEnabled, and onRowClicked (#2554)
     * UI.Gauge widget has added method SetUpperLimit (#2561)
     * It is now possible to create custom properties (#2553)
     * Property change signals can be connected to Lua functions (#2560)
     * Ship:GetStats() has been removed; stats are now exposed as
       properties of the Ship object (#2552)

   * Fixes
     * Fix potential divide-by-zero in autopilot (#2535, #2547)
     * Spawn docked ships in the correct bay based on size (#2538)
     * Table widget now recomputes layout on content and style changes (#2555)

   * Internal changes
     * Build fixes for MSVC
     * Explicitly enable depth testing where we need it (#2530)
     * Intern Lua SystemPath objects to deduplicate them (#2543, #2546)

October 2013

   * New features
     * New ship "Xylophis Short Range Shuttle" (#2442, #2515)
     * New ship "Kanara Interceptor" (civilian version) (#2454, #2461)
     * New ship "Nerodia" (#2505)
     * New ship "Sinonatrix" (#2503)
     * New settings screens (#2490, #2512)
     * Vertical speed is shown with altitude, up to 10000 km or half the
       planet's radius (#2446)
     * Ship acceleration and delta-V is shown in the Ship Info View (#2518, #2211)
     * The random face system now supports multiple species (#2440)
     * The eclipse effect can now be disabled in the config file
       (#2439, #2497, #2176, #2190)
     * Allow up to two keys to be bound to a single input (#2222)

   * Minor changes and tweaks
     * Improved ship textures (#2450)
     * Resized DSMiner
     * Updated the Deneb to use new camera and gun tag-points (#2460)
     * Set Speed mode is now initialised with the ship's forward speed (#2469)
     * Cleaned up translation files (#2490)

   * Script and UI API changes
     * UI now uses a stack of layers instead of floating widgets (#2475, #2478)
     * Multiline text widgets now default to 75 chars width (#2488)
     * New UI methods and extended Lua interfaces (#2490)
       * Checkbox: Toggle, SetState, IsChecked, onValueChanged
       * List: GetSelectedIndex, SetSelectedIndex, NumItems, IsEmpty
       * DropDown: GetSelectedIndex, SetSelectedIndex, NumItems, IsEmpty
       * TextEntry: SetText
       * Slider: GetRange, SetRange
       * Basic joystick event support
     * FileDialog now has a way to enter a new filename (#2490)
     * Expose game settings, languages settings and keybindings to Lua (#2490)
     * Models can now supply an "idle" animation that plays continuously (#2514)
     * Models can now have multiple collidable parts that move with their
       animations (#2493)
     * ShipDef now has fields effectiveExhaustVelocity and thrusterFuelUse
       (#2492, #2492)

   * Fixes
     * Modelviewer now correctly reloads tag-points when switching models
       (#2451, #2456)
     * Correctly setup UI sizing from window size (#2455, #2453)
     * Fix TradeShips hang when trying to add cargo to almost-full ship
       (#2459, #2432)
     * Fix window/GL setup when multisampled antialiasing is requested but not
       available (#2425)
     * Fix a thread shutdown race condition that caused crashes at game exit
       (#2464)
     * Fix crash when game load fails (#2467, #2466)
     * Fixed model spinner view distance (#2481)
     * Stopped mouse movement when grabbed (#2485)
     * Fixed UI::Margin sizing with non-ALL direction (#2490)
     * Fix UI::Margin being created with an incorrect inner widget (#2513, #2511)
     * Fix FileDialog not handling empty list and text entry (#2510, #2494)

   * Model changes
     * Pattern textures can now have alpha channels (#2449)

   * Internal changes
     * Enable C++11 (#2330)
     * Lua blobs will now be correctly serialized (#2463)
     * Removed many unnecessary uses of reinterpret_cast (#2465)
     * Fix some problems reported by valgrind (#2472)
     * Miscellaneous code improvements (#2474)
     * Better Unicode handling in scan_enums (#2479)
     * Cleaned up, fixed and documented LuaTable and LuaPushPull (#2332)
     * Replace use of ScopedPtr with std::unique_ptr (#2519)

September 2013

   * New features
     * New ship "Kanara Police Interceptor" (#2441)

   * Minor changes and tweaks
     * Improve thruster rendering (#2426, #1960)
     * Added OpenGL debug output. Set EnableGLDebug in config.ini to enable
       it (#2413)
     * System Info View now shows orbital info for binary pairs (#2423)
     * System Info View now shows body radius in kilometres (#2423)

   * Fixes
     * Fix SmartTable scrolling (#2349)
     * Fix huge memory consumption on heightmapped terrains (#2418, 2405)
     * Partially fix terrain collision failures (#2429, #2337)
     * Allow an arbitrary number of navlight tags (#2427, #2438))

   * Script and UI API changes
     * A new module import system is now in place. Each dependency now needs
       to be declared explicitly. See the Pull Request discussion for more
       details (#1499)
     * Lua scripts now run in individual sandboxes, with their own global
       table. Interaction between modules needs to be done via explicit APIs
       and imports. PersistentCharacters has been moved to
       Character.persistent (#2417)
     * Removed deprecated ShipType interface
     * Rand.New now checks the type of its optional seed argument (#2445)

   * Model changes
     * Camera and gunmounts are now specified using tag points in the model.
       Ship definition fields "camera_offset" and "gum_mounts" are now
       deprecated (#2422)

   * Internal changes
     * Converted to SDL 2.0 (#2433, #2448)
     * Remove GLU dependency (#2414)
     * Bundle GLEW 1.10 (#2415)
     * Upgrade miniz and force inline/static use (#2444)

August 2013

   * New features
     * New ship "Amphiesma" (#2396)
     * The Sector View now displays a sphere to show the hyperspace reach (#2378)
     * New start point: Barnard's Star (#2240, #2402)

   * Minor changes and tweaks
     * Rescaled Wave model (#2400)
     * Fix greenhouse gas calculations during planet generation (#2398)

   * Internal changes
     * Cleanup heightmap loader (#2392)

   * Build system
     * Early support for VS 2013 (#2391)
     * Bundled jsoncpp library (#2406)

July 2013

   * New features
     * New ship "Pumpkinseed" (#2352)
     * New ship "Mola Mola" (#2355)
     * New ship "Venturestar" (#2388)
     * Enable patterns/colors on buildings (#2342)
     * New wind sounds (#2365)

   * Fixes
     * Fix damage particle rendering (#2353)
     * Fix joystick handling under timeaccel (#2390)
     * Lua: onCargoUnload should return planet landed on (#2360)

   * Minor changes and tweaks
     * Updated Deneb model (#2339)
     * Ships with zero price will no longer appear in the market (#2361)
     * Show text in worldview when game is paused (#2358, #1331)
     * Revert projectile speed changes done in #1607 due to collision issues

   * Script and UI API changes
     * Only use Color objects in UI API (#2362)
     * UI: gauge widget (#2367)
     * UI: formatted number label widget (#2369)
     * UI: raw Lua strings are automatically converted to label widgets (#2386)
     * UI: New Table container (#2387)
     * New API: Space.SpawnShipLanded, Space.SpawnShipLandedNear,
       SpaceStation.GetGroundPosition (#2372)

   * Internal changes
     * Render target infrastructure (#2356)
     * Combined texture and image format enums (#2356)
     * Bind object properties to UI widgets (#2366)
     * Moved GetNumCores into OS:: namespace (#2368)

June 2013

   * New features
     * Textures can now be loaded from DDS files (#2311)
     * New ship "Pumpkinseed" (#2352)

   * Fixes
     * Fix potential future bug in texture loading (#2340)
     * Don't recreate collision meshes unnecessarily (#2346)
     * Make sure frames in multi-star systems don't overlap (#2344, 2351)

   * Minor changes and tweaks
     * Refund 50% of old ship value when buying a new ship (#2343, #2345)
     * Do visibility test for an entire city before checking
       individual buildings (#2341)

   * Internal changes
     * Code style: use static const for all constants (#2348)
     * Clean up remnants of OpenGL matrix stack use (#2350)

May 2013

   * New features
     * Multithreaded Job based Terrain Patch generation
       (#2163, #2268, #2262, #2295, #2298, #2282, #2290)
     * Docking bays now have size constraints (#2291)
     * The crew listing now shows the amount of wages and the total owed (#2310)
     * The control panel can be hidden using the 'toggle labels' key (#82, #2303)
     * New city on New Hope — Itzalean — on a eclipsy location (#2192)

   * Minor changes and tweaks
     * Model level-of-detail now takes field of view into account (#2257, #2077)
     * Improvements to translatability of joystick axis descriptions.
       (#2272, #2280, #2281)
     * New ships are always fully fueled (#2283, #2162)
     * Mission list in the info screen (F3) now has a scroll bar (#1850, #2306)
     * Equipment list in the info screen (F3) now has a scroll bar (#2309)
     * Current system path is displayed when the HUD is hidden, unless option
       DisableScreenshotInfo=1 is set in the game config file (#1709, #2303)

   * Model changes
     * Thrusters and navigation lights from the highest LOD are now used at all LODs
       (#2110, #2316)

   * Script and UI API changes
     * New Game.{End, Save}Game Lua interfaces (#2284)

   * Fixes
     * Crew can no longer be hired with a negative salary (#2254)
     * Fix landing gear sound repeating when autopilot lowers the undercarriage (#2269)
     * Fix landing gear button toggling briefly when lowering gear (#2269)
     * Hide autopilot options during docking when they are unavailable (#2263, #2285)
     * Hide hull temperature gauge when value is under 1% of "maximum" (#2267, #2304)
     * Generate the terrain while in pause (#2301, #2312)

   * Internal changes
     * Enum mapping tables now have a visibility specifier (#2276)
     * Removal of the unused BezierCurve and RefList classes (#2274)
     * The game constants live now all in src/gameconsts.h (#2274)
     * Silence some debug printouts for the faction code. (#2274)
     * Object property system now uses LuaTable. (#2275)
     * Maximum texture mip-map level is set to 0 for non-mipmapped textures (#2288)
     * Clean up the eclipse code to make it more standard compliant (#2192)
     * New ScopedTable, like LuaTable but cleans the stack on destruction (#2315)

April 2013

   * New features
     * New combat music track (#2209)
     * Mission list can now be sorted by clicking the column headers (#2183, #2128)
     * Mission list now shows distance to system and days remaining (#2234, #2244)

   * Minor changes and tweaks
     * Commodity Market buy/sell buttons now speed up when held down (#2188, #1734)
     * Clamp ambient lighting to avoid pitch black (#2241)

   * Model changes
     * Station definition 'num_docking_ports' is no longer used; it is computed
       from the bay definitions (#2219)
     * Station model docking nodes are checked against the station definition
       (#2219)
     * New 6-bay ground station model (#2227)

   * Script and UI API changes
     * New method 'SetColor' on Label widgets (#2234)
     * Player:GetHyperspaceTarget() now returns path of destination system when
       in hyperspace (#2244)

   * Fixes
     * Fix lua system export (#2229)
     * Fix Lua console so that it lets you continue incomplete commands (#2198)
     * Fix logical error in crew skill boosting code (#2253)
     * Fix assertion when attempting to dock whilst you're also trying to leave (#2239)

   * Internal changes
     * SpaceStationTypes now loads data using the LuaTable wrapper (#2170)
     * ShipType now loads data using the LuaTable wrapper (#2215)
     * Reduced allocations and improved data locality in the eclipse code (#2200)
     * New dynamic object property system (#2161, #2226, #2225, #2223, #2221)
     * Support linking against the LDB Lua debugging library (#2147)
     * Stars with flattening due to fast rotation, i.e; ellipsoids (#2178)
     * Update bundled Lua to version 5.2.2 (#2230)
     * Model loader: improve instancing (#2228)

Alpha 33

   * New features
     * Czech language support (#2136)
     * Planets now cast shadows (ie, eclipses) on other planets (#1353)
     * Missiles now have smoke trails (#2154)
     * Station waypoints are now defined in the mesh themselves and dealt with
       in C++, and their docking bays can be grouped together
       (#2058, #2175)
     * The System View (F3, F6) now shows the player's current orbit
       (#2084, #2168, #2169, #146, #985)
     * The Sector View (F2) now has options to hide vertical lines
       and out-of-range system labels

   * Minor changes and tweaks
     * Clean up the Taxi, DeliverPackage and Assassination mission views
       (#2142, #2151)
     * Tweak Polish translation (#2167)
     * Gas giants now have a thin layer of atmosphere (#1788, #1395)

   * Fixes
     * Fix hoop station unreliable docking detection (#2153, #2125)
     * Fix ground and "big_crappy" station docking detection (#2197)
     * Fix redscreen from TradeShips module when entering a system with
       only surface ports (#2172, #2171)
     * Fix object viewer crash (#2187)
     * Fix Lua console to allow continuation of incomplete commands (#2198)

   * Script changes
     * New StarSystem method: ExportToLua (#1700)

   * Internal changes
     * Converted some remaining GL code to use the renderer interface (#2184)

Alpha 32

   * New features
     * Ship parade on the menu screen (#2112)
     * New ship "Kanara Interceptor" (#2037)
     * New ship "Lunar Shuttle" (#2082)
     * New ship "Deneb Transport" (#2119)
     * New fast random number generator (#1893, #2078, #2079)
     * Upgraded hoop station (#2046, #2131, #2114)
     * Removed Lua model system (LMR) (#2029, #2071)
     * Removed LMR-based ships (#2061)
     * Removed Elite/Frontier content (#2093)

   * Minor changes and tweaks
     * Balanced DSMiner fuel use (#2062)
     * Added laser mount to DSMiner (#2055)
     * Model animation state saved and restored to savefile (#2044)
     * New missile AI (#2094)
     * Shortcut key to launch missiles ('m') (#2094)
     * Show realtime orbit positions in system view (#2104)

   * Fixes
     * Work around missing model UV coordinates (#2034, #1952)
     * Fully initialise Body object in its constructor (#2048)
     * Fix crash when refueling (#2050)
     * Reduce terrain "grid" effect (#2053, #1631)
     * Fix crash in several mission screens when accessed during hyperspace
       (#2064, #2056)
     * Fix crash when missiles explode before activation (#2067, #2066)
     * Fix duplicated model animation groups (#2063, #2024)

   * Model changes
     * Converted Natrix ship to SGModel (#2033, #2095)
     * Upscaled DSMiner model (#2096)
     * New missile model (#2036)
     * New cargo model (#2101)
     * Downscaled building models (#2052)
     * Add test_gun model (#2060)
     * Converted tombstone to SGModel (#2083)
     * Basic support for station door animations (#2046)
     * Support for navigation lights (#2080)
     * Support for per-instance skinning (#2088)
     * Modelviewer: Scale/landingpad test model (press 'p') (#2034, #1981)
     * Modelviewer: More/better log output (#2034, #1876)
     * Modelviewer: Enable mods (#2032)

   * Script changes
     * UI: MultiLineText objects now have SetText and AppendText methods (#2045)
     * ShipTypes is deprecated, and EquipTypes has been removed; use the new ShipDef
       and EquipDef tables (#2026)
     * Player.SetHyperspaceTarget and GetHyperspaceTarget methods (#2028, #2027)
     * Model: Ship.GetSkin & SetSkin and skin manipulation methods (#2080)

   * Internal changes
     * Removed Text::VectorFont (#2041)
     * Removed Renderer::DrawPoints2D (#2041)
     * LuaObject wrapper cleanup (#2026, #2049, #2073, #2075)
     * Fix SGModel NodeVisitor not applying correctly to all node types (#2076, #2074)
     * Remove ShipFlavour structure (#2069, #2135, #2113)

Alpha 31

   * New features
     * Crew! Hire people to do stuff for you (experimental) (#1973, #2025, #2030,
       #2039)
     * New ship "Deep Space Miner" (#2023)

   * Minor changes and tweaks
     * Cargo scooping now only requires a collision against the ship rather
       than a specific part of it (again) (#1922)
     * Improve point sprite (LMR billboard) rendering performance (#1927,
       #1929, #1928)
     * Improve city rendering performance (#1927)
     * Removed per-light ambient color and building fade (#1930)
     * Ship thrust and fuel tank size have been rebalanced (#1689)
     * Restore "Pioneering Pilots' Guild" text (#1987, #1989)
     * New Hope is now located on land (#1977)
     * Debug information overlay now includes latitude and longitude (#1994)
     * Missile spawn and control moved to Lua (#1663)
     * Add more names to the name generator (#2021)
     * Labels on SGModels can now be set (#1979)

   * Fixes
     * Collisions with stars now work again (#1942)
     * Dates before 3200-01-01 no longer display negative (#1955, #1954)
     * Text on SGModel ships now uses correct character offsets (#1980)
     * An unset decal no longer displays a black square on Intel graphics (#1976)
     * Fixed various crashes caused by console completion (#1998)
     * SGModel animation timing fixes (#1978, #1970)
     * Greatly reduced chance of police ships spawning on top of each other (#1993)
     * Fixed station names being repeated within a single system (#1958, #1911)
     * Handle missing material definitions by providing a basic white default
       material if none are specified (#1817, #1916)
     * Detect conflicts between animations (#1938)
     * Animations now work correctly across detail level switches (#1978)

   * Model changes
     * Converted Lanner ship to SGModel (#1957, #1969, #2002)
     * Converted Wave ship to SGModel (#2022)
     * Converted "big crappy" spacestation to SGModel (#1964, #2017)
     * Converted "hoop" spacestation to SGModel (#1932)
     * Converted standard building set to SGModel (#1923)
     * Removed "mushroom" ground stations
     * Removed long-unused building models (#1923)
     * Modelviewer: Reloading model also reloads textures (#1968, #1939)
     * Modelviewer: View controls are improved (#1982)
     * Modelviewer: Larger models are displayed without z clipping (#1982, #1933)
     * Modelviewer: Improve zoom behaviour (#2020)
     * New material parameters: unlit, two_sided and alpha_test (#1995, #1935)

   * Script changes
     * Remove deprecated Ship methods.SetPrimaryColour and SetSecondaryColour
       and shipType attribute
     * Ship thruster efficiency can be specified with effective_exhaust_velocity value,
       instead of thruster_fuel_use (either can be used) (#1689)
     * Add max_crew & min_crew params to ship def (#1973)
     * Missile control methods Missile.Arm, Missile.Disarm, Ship.SpawnMissile
       and Ship.AIKamikaze (#1663)
     * Separate station defs from LMR station models (#1913, #1931, #1934)

   * Internal changes
     * Cameras are no longer attached to a body, and World View camera
       controllers are no longer derived from Camera (#1889)
     * Remove kill count from core (#1944)
     * Intro & tombstone can now use SGModels (#1956, #2006)
     * SGModels now have priority over LMR models of the same name (#1956)
     * Console completion now handled through the LuaObject dispatcher
       (#1945, #1672, #1972, #1974)
     * Queries for near-by objects now use a very basic acceleration structure (#1910)
     * String <-> Integer enum mapping tables have been separated from Lua (#1996)
     * Improve MultiLineText draw performance (#1999)
     * SGModel nodes all carry a pointer to the renderer (#1986)
     * SGModels can now be instanced, with separate appearance and animation
       state for each (#2007, #1975)
     * Bad terrain generator output will now emit lots of debug info before
       crashing (#2005)
     * Fixed some memory leaks (#2011)

Alpha 30

   * New features
     * New model system (SGModel) (#1676, #1208, #813, #1852, #1914)
     * Rotation damping icon and control on the panel (#1842, #1837)
     * OSX: Hold the option key down when launching pioneer.app to launch the
       model viewer instead (#1803)
     * New volcanic surface effects on some planets (#1782)
     * New and improved autopilot (#1812)
     * Improved atmosphere rendering: scattering, sunsets, thinner fogs and
       ground lighting fixes (#1888, #1891)
     * Russian translation (#1899, #1713)

   * Minor changes and tweaks
     * Don't allocate projectile geometry for every projectile. Huge
       performance increase during combat (#1822)
     * Main menu now has keyboard shortcuts again (#1821)
     * Player's name now updates during editing in Personal Information view (#1845)
     * Rondel system moved further away from Sol and surrounding stars (#1861, #1815)
     * Star fade-in has been adjusted to make stars less visible in daytime (#1881)
     * Some missions now state the distance to the target system (#1886, #1909)
     * Try harder to find a populated homeworld for a faction (#1860, #1792)
     * Clicking cancel from the Load dialog now returns you to the game (#1847, #1325)
     * Bulk ships are now only placed at orbital stations (#1890)
     * Improve building self-shadowing and lighting (#1898, #1811)
     * Low/medium/high orbit altitudes reduced to be more likely to fit in
       object frames (#1903)

   * Script changes and model changes
     * New attribute StarSystem.explored (#1793, #1797)
     * Custom systems can now define gravpoints (#1701, #1074)
     * Added attributes in space/ground station models info table:
         ship_launch_stage, parking_distance, parking_gap_size (#1812)

   * Fixes
     * Interpret galaxy density bitmap as unsigned values (#1818, #1813)
     * Invert mouse cursor movement in rear view (#1820)
     * Missions no longer vanish from view when other missions are completed
       (#1824, #1826, #1854, #1856)
     * Fix crash when switching away from settings screen after death (#1844,
       #1698, #1742)
     * Move SystemView time control buttons above the dash to work around
       input priority problems (#1853, #1851)
     * Fix occasional bug that could leave a trailing slash on some filesystem
       paths (#1843, #1486)
     * Fix division-by-zero bugs in missile AI (#1873, #1872)
     * Fix loading of player's criminal record and fines (#1877, #1874)
     * Selected systems are now always shown in the sector view (#1864)
     * Fix crash bug in Lua function SystemPath.DistanceTo
     * Fix long-broken mouse flight under Linux by disabling DGA. Set config
       option SDLUseDGAMouse=1 to revert to old behaviour (#1892, #5)
     * Fix system info view to ignore irrelevant mouse wheel scroll events (#1894)
     * Don't toggle labels and rotation damping while console is active (#1897, #1364)
     * Don't save/restore GL_POINT_BIT attribute, it breaks GL state on old
       Intel chips
     * Update all material light components when applying a material (#1908, #1887)

   * UI changes
     * Improved appearance of Dropdown widget (#1789, #1766)
     * Fix layout of non-contributing widgets inside pack boxes (#1789)
     * UI widgets can now have keyboard shortcuts (#1821, #1841, #1840)

   * Internal changes
     * Improvements in text rendering performance (#1791)
     * Move MSVC headers and libs to pioneer-thirdparty repository (#1807)
     * Removed legact MissionStatus code from core (#1824)
     * Optimisation in access to ship type information (#1827)
     * Add support for high precision timing and floating-point exceptions (#1836, #1846)
     * Enable floating-point exceptions during AI processing (#1838)
     * Lua methods can be marked "protected", stopping them being called by
       user-supplied scripts and mods (#1706, #1869)
     * Rotation damping code cleaned up (#1866)
     * Various minor cleanups (#1867)
     * Allow point sprites to be rendered with different alpha blending modes (#1880)
     * Unknown tokens for Lua translations are no longer treated as errors (#1865, #1862)
     * Rename terrain noise macros to avoid global namespace polliution (#1883)
     * Various code improvements in frame handling and other things (#1812)
     * Cleanup SectorView system index usage (#1884)
     * Split FileSelectorDialog and LoadGame/SaveGame out of GameLoaderSaver (#1847)
     * Font optimisations and support for language-specific font overrides (#1899,
       #1907, #1904)
     * Avoid use of strtof, it doesn't exist on MSVC (#1905)

Alpha 29

   * New features
     * InfoView (F3) rewrite. Now has player name/face customisation and per-mission
       info screens (#1633, #1785)
     * Economical autopilot. Trades fuel for time (#1582)
     * Your ship's automatic rotation damping can now be turned off (#1570, #1156)
     * Almost 100 new factions with varying government types (#1621, #1620, #1675,
       #1761, #1771)
     * Zoom out the sector view to see a faction map (#1754, #1764, #1761, #1796, #1784)
     * modelviewer can now dump models to Wavefront-format files (#1763)

   * Minor changes and tweaks
     * Cargo scooping now only requires a collision against the ship rather
       than a specific part of it (#1674)
     * Refueling now handled by Lua script (#1649)
     * Fixed navigation lights on Courier, Trader, Meteor, Natrix (#1710, #1711)
     * Added transparent backgrounds to planet icons to avoid some visual
       glitches (#1572)
     * Don't clear hyperspace target when the current system is selected in
       the Sector View (#1662)
     * Improved scanner draw performance

   * Fixes
     * Workaround shader glitches for planets with zero temperature (#1712)
     * Pioneer should not be marked as "Not Responding" on startup in Windows
       (MSVC builds only) (#1743)
     * Fixed flight log crash after visiting 1000 stations
     * Barnard's Star is now a member of the Federation (#1620)
     * Reduce use of random number generator in sector generation. Fixes super
       giant distribution and makes it go a little faster (#1765)

   * Script changes
     * Custom Systems: Faction allegiance can now be set for custom systems (#1621)
     * Factions: More than one government type with weighting can now be specified
       for a Faction (#1621)
     * Factions: A radius attribute is available on the Faction object (#1660)
     * debug.deprecated function to warn when a deprecated function is used (#1718)

   * UI changes
     * Gradient container to provide a linear gradient background (#1682)
     * Expand container to force a widget to fill available space (#1685)
     * SmallButton widget (#1722)
     * Icon widget (#1737)
     * TabGroup controller
     * Label exposes SetText to Lua (#1690)
     * Box containers no longer take expand/fill flags (#1665)
     * Margin can now apply a margin to a single side or direction (#1747)
     * Grid can now have nil entries and has a ClearCell method (#1723, #1738)
     * Functions taking a widget can now take a table with a 'widget' field (#1723, #1738)
     * Widget.SetFontSize has been replaced with SetFont to select both type (normal
     * or heading) and size (#1684)
     * UI constructors for 'Single' widgets take an optional final argument
       specifying the inner widget (#1723, #1738)
     * MouseMove event also receives relative mouse travel (#1767)
     * Improved UI sliders/scrollbars (#1720)
     * UI elements can now be disabled (#1749, #1721)
     * More flexible UI widget size control (#1746)

   * Internal changes
     * Wrapper to allow new UI to provide views for the old GUI system (#1691,
       #1755, #1756, #1759)
     * Fix the LuaObject the Check/GetFromLua, which were swapped round (#1730)
     * Models moved to data/lmrmodels to make space for new model system (#1762)
     * Code cleanup in StarSystem (making several members private) (#1773)

Alpha 28

   * New features
     * First stages of the new UI system (#1586, #1625, #1623, #1622, #1642, #1634,
       #1639, #1651, #1615)
     * Cockpit views have been removed (#1606)

   * Minor changes and tweaks
     * Improve placement of cameras in Imperial Courier/Trader (#1599)
     * Laser bolts are now faster (#1607)
     * Thruster fuel (propellant) mass is now taken into account in the ship
       info view and shipyard screens, and in hyperspace calculations (#1574)
     * Cargo jettison now handled by Lua script (#1443)
     * Basic support for rendering Cyrillic characters (#1647, #1031)

   * Fixes
     * Fix choice of non-/rotating initial frame in Space.SpawnShipNear (#1584, #1581)
     * Hide thrusters in camera (not cockpit) views (#1578, #1577)
     * Hammerhead's cockpit camera is now correct when the head is extended (#1594)
     * Fix placement of docking bay text in 'nice_spacestation' orbital (#1154, #1605)
     * Fix input (e.g., laser fire key) leaking from one game to the next (#1613)
     * Don't generate an alert for ships parked in orbit near a station (#1636, #545)
     * Allow non-ASCII characters in savefile names (#1632, #1627, #1482)
     * Ensure frames for stars with no orbiting bodies are sufficiently large
       for the autopilot to compute orbits (#1645, #1626)
     * Fix Achernar9 mass & radius (#1640, #1626)
     * Ignore UTF-8 Byte Order Mark in text files edited with some Windows
       editors (#1661)

   * Script and model changes
     * Separation and orientation is now specified for dual laser mountings (#1518)
     * Removed Engine.userdir (deprecated since alpha 26) (#1602)
     * Added StarSystem.faction attribute and Faction object to get information
       about a system's faction (#1568)
     * Removed Ship.Jettison, added Ship.SpawnCargo (#1443)
     * Ship.flavour attribute and Ship.SetFlavour method to fully customise
       the ship model's appearance. Ship.SetPrimaryColour and
       Ship.SetSecondaryColour are now deprecated (#1637, #526)
     * New attribute Ship.shipId can be passed to ShipType.GetShipType.
       Ship.shipType is now deprecated (#1589)

   * Internal changes
     * Code clean-up in the handling of world view cameras (#1601)
     * All file access operations now go through FileSystem (#1632)

Alpha 27

   * New features
     * Factions, with custom goods illegality and colour coding (#1505, #1567, #1562)
     * New views (Left/Right/Top/Bottom, Cockpit Front/Rear) (#1454, #1539, #1544, #1564)
       NOTE -- view mode controls are bound to Numeric Keypad by default
       (they can be rebound in the View tab of the Settings screen)
     * The settings screen is now acessible from the main menu (#1187, #1512)
     * There's now an option to enable texture compression (#1522)

   * Minor changes and tweaks
     * Smooth zoom animation in World, System, Sector and Galactic views (#1170)
     * Earth start location has returned to Los Angeles (in daytime now) (#1506)
     * Player cash is shown on the 'Personal' page of the Info (F3) screen (#1525, #1500)
     * Equipment listed on the Info (F3) screen is split over two columns (#1525, #1527)
     * Explosions are now slower and more visible (#1543)
     * Application icon for Windows builds (#1537, #1166)

   * Fixes
     * Avoid icons in some ternary systems overlapping each other (#1510, #1511)
     * Fix overlapping text for long system descriptions (#1494, #1498)
     * Fix crash in SystemInfoView from leaking widget references (#1526, #1493)
     * Clamp some newer terrain heights to non-negative values (#1534, #1530)
     * Try to avoid placing starports where they will be covered by mountains (#1503, #7)
     * Don't pass events through the load/save dialog to the widget below (#1547, #1553)
     * Fix crash when old hyperspace cloud is shown after game load (#1552, #1551)

   * Script changes
     * EventQueue, which was deprecated in alpha 26, has been removed (#1485)
     * Orbital phase (season) and rotational phase (time) can now be set in custom
       systems with :rotational_phase_at_start and :orbital_phase_at_start (#1506)
     * Thruster values in ship definitions are now all positive (#1536)
     * New function Dev.SetCameraOffset to help find good cockpit camera offsets (#1130)

   * Internal changes
     * Terrain generation thread now sleeps until being signalled (#1169)
     * New C++ wrappers for Lua table manipulation and value persistence (#1438)
     * Terrain patches are now rendered more efficiently (#1507)
     * Many minor cleanups identified by valgrind (#1524)
     * Copyright and license is now made explicit at the top of all code files (#1515)
     * Max terrain height for heightmapped planets is computed more accurately (#1504)
     * Code to detect supported video modes has moved to Graphics (#1535, #1385)
     * Cleaned up UI view code for consistency and stability (#1528, #1558, #1547, #1557)
     * Removed duplication in key bindings code (#1545)
     * New view (DeathView) to deal with display after the player dies (#1543, #1540)
     * Simplified terrain thread locking (#1495)
     * Moved intro and tombstone out to their own cutscene classes (#1559)

Alpha 26

   * New features
     * Achernar (4,-9,-16) is now a fully custom system (#1452)
     * New Imperial Trader (a variant of the Imperial Courier) (#1069, #1496)

   * Minor changes and tweaks
     * Updated station splash advert (#1429)
     * Updated the Imperial Courier model (#1069)
     * Updated the "pilot" and "squadsign" sub-models (#1069)
     * Updated surface stations (#983)
     * Made month names translatable (#1490)

   * Fixes
     * Fix atmospheric pressure calculations (#1431, #1395)
     * Fix lighting glitches in systems with multiple stars (#1430, #1411)
     * Fix flipped EYE ship texture (#1436)
     * Fix Caribou laser position (#1435)
     * Fix broken planet ring textures on Intel GMA 900 chips (#1442, #1439)
     * Fix Lua console tab completion for some oddly constructed tables (#1447)
     * Fix Lua console tab completion for tables with numeric indices (#1461, #1462)
     * Fix ambient light state leak from intro/tombstone (#1472, #1445)
     * Fix blank UI after game load failure (#1481, #1479)
     * Draw the city before its starport to avoid a glaring graphical bug (#1487)
     * Fix Lua stack leak in console completion (#1492)

   * Script changes
     * Ships now identified by the filename the ship is defined in (#1444,
       #1474, #1491)
     * New Event system allowing Lua scripts to broadcast their own events.
       EventQueue is deprecated, for removal in alpha 27 (#1441)
     * New FileSystem module so scripts can list data files (including files
       from mods) and files in the game's configuration directory (#1350, #1483)

   * Internal changes
     * Show frame time in the stats overlay (#1437)
     * Update COUNTOF macro to fix avoid warnings when compiling with
       compiling with optimisations on GCC (#1451, #1450)
     * Force most icons to scale to their bounds regardless of their
       initial size. Allows hi-res icons (#1448, #1470)
     * Reimplemented Lua read-only tables (#1460)
     * Move the global Lua context so it can be used from modelviewer (#1473)
     * Rewritten material and shader infrastructure (#1432)
     * Many minor optimisations identified by PVS-Studio (#1480, #1399)
     * Fix a warning when building with clang (#1488)

Alpha 25

   * New features
     * Planets with surface ports are now displayed with a blue ring in the
       system info view (F2,F7) (#1345)
     * Catalan translation (#1371)
     * Hyperjumps now have sound effects (#1379)
     * Terrains have been update, and more terrains added for asteroids (#1349)
     * Atmospheric height and appearance is now more realistic (#972, #1278, #1357)
     * Atmospheric pressure and temperature now follows a dry adiabatic model (#1363)
     * Rewritten gas giant rings, with better transparency and shadows (#1404, #1415)
     * Fade building illumination depending on time of day and atmosphere (#1390,
       #1428, #1427)

   * Minor changes and tweaks
     * On Windows, error messages for graphics are shown in a message box,
       so they can be read when the game graphics aren't working (#1362)
     * Atmospheric pressure is now displayed in atmospheres instead of bar (#1363)
     * Added essential surname-based humour to the name generator (#1403)
     * Include more limits and capability information in opengl.txt (#1408, #1410)
     * Text entry widgets (notably the Lua console) now support CTRL+LEFT and
       CTRL+RIGHT arrows to jump to word boundaries (#1392, #1372)
     * Scale all textures to power-of-two dimensions (#1422, #1251, #1035, #923)

   * Fixes
     * Fix some Lua console completion edge cases (#1339)
     * Fix Lua error report format for missing objects (#1366)
     * Fix bug which prevented some Polish texts showing up (#1382)
     * Fix crash when autopilot tried to fly around a gravpoint (#1347, #1344)
     * Fix crash when calculating distance to a ship in hyperspace (#1393, #1388)
     * Fix shaders to avoid 'varying' value limits on some hardware (#1407, #1409)
     * Fix savegames not loading under certain circumstances (#1425, #1412, #1424)
     * Clamp planetary mass values to supportable range (#1423, #854)

   * Script and model changes
     * Gas giant rings can now be defined in a custom system using the :rings
       parameter (#1404)

   * Internal changes
     * Move platform specific code into src/{win32,posix} dirs (#1362, #1369)
     * Move video initialisation into Graphics::Init (#1362, #1370)
     * Add COUNTOF macro to safely get number of elements in a static array (1386)
     * Update scan_enums.py to deal with Unicode byte-order marks (#1389)
     * Always used logarithmic depth buffer with shaders (#1410)
     * Camera now passed to object rendering methods to make per-object
       lighting and other effects easier (#1390)
     * Many fixes identified by static analysis with PVS-Studio (#1402, #1399)

Alpha 24

   * New features
     * Background stars fade out in daylight (#1300)
     * Atmospheric flight restrictions. Ships that can't fit shielding can't
       purchased at atmosphere ports. Attempting to fly in atmosphere without
       causes quick death (#1328, #1240)

   * Minor changes and tweaks
     * Show orbital periapsis/apoapsis in system info with greater accuracy at
       small distances (#1311, #1303)
     * Sector view search box now supports the numpad (#1329, #1327)
     * Allow 10x timeaccel during docking sequence (#1332)

   * Fixes
     * Fix flipped vbuilding glowmap (#1280, #1279)
     * Fix scrolling in the mission list (#1292, #1291)
     * Fix UI elements responding to the mouse wheel as a click (#1307, #606)
     * Fix issues in the way multiple file sources (ie mods) are added to the
       union filesystem (#1359)

   * Script and model changes
     * Lua console now provides autocompletion. Press <TAB> to cycle through
       possible completions of the current identifier (#1286)
     * Lua console now accepts expressions and prints their result (#1304, #1313)
     * Lua updated to 5.2.1 (#1293)
     * Renamed UI to Comms (#1288)
     * Limited libraries available to LMR to debug, string and math (#1289)
     * Allow Characters to be created from random seed (#1299)
     * Improve printing of core objects to include their type (#1301)
     * Excluded package, os, io and various bits of math libraries and certain other
       core Lua functions for safety (see LuaUtils.cpp for rationale) (#1317)
     * Aliased math.deg2rad to math.rad (#1317)
     * Added util.hash_random to provide a repeatable source of "randomness" (#1317)

   * Internal changes
     * Abstracted out the normal Lua object type promotion test, and Lua
       ownership of refcounted objects (#1290)
     * Stop a broken Lua error handler triggering an infinite loop (#1289)
     * Changed LuaGame and LuaEngine to use the LuaObject system (#1296)
     * Simplify logic in LuaObject (#1301)
     * Change implementation of LuaObject attributes to allow overriding (#1312)
     * Code style cleanups (#1334, #1335)

Alpha 23

   * Minor changes and tweaks
     * Show target indicator on docking waypoints when clearance has been
       granted to assist with manual docking (#1260)
     * Jump to sector by entering sector coordinates in search box (#1274, #1253)
     * Optimised earthlike colour fractal when terrain textures enabled (#1277)

   * Fixes
     * Work around sector view crash on Radeon (#1062)
     * Fix handling of deep folders in zip files (#1270)
     * Fix redscreen hang (#1272)
     * Fix text metrics code to calculate text height properly (#1273, #1276)

   * Script and model changes
     * Lua updated to 5.2.0 (#1246)
     * Renamed Matrix and Vec classes to matrix and vector (#1245)
     * Renamed CustomSBody to CustomSystemBody (#1245)
     * Removed global data from Lua crash dump (#1272)

   * Internal changes
     * Fixed configure compiler warning tests for gcc and clang
     * Removed OOLua. Replaced uses of it with explicit Lua calls. Various
       other Lua-related cleanups and consistency fixes (#1245, #1246)
     * Move system generation and related classes under galaxy/ (#1245)
     * Renamed SBody to SystemBody, CustomSBody to CustomSystemBody (#1245)

Alpha 22

   * New features
     * Support for attaching .zip files to the data directory. Allows users to
       add mods to the game by putting a single file in <userdir>/mods (#1214)
     * New 'Meteor' ship (#1219, #1239)

   * Minor changes and tweaks
     * Removed 'Walrus' ship (#1219)
     * Updated 'Wave' ship textures (#1239, #1231)
     * Increase probability of mining populations near Sol (#1236)
     * Add possibility of starports/cities being generated on asteroids (#1236)
     * Give mined cargo a velocity away from the asteroid so they float out
       into space (#1236)
     * Changed hyperspace entry point calculation to consider star radius and
       position (#1207)

   * Fixes
     * Fixed crash when near planets with fuel scoop attached (#1200, #1201)
     * Fixed timer setup for trade ships after game load (#1205, #1204)
     * Fixed mission modules remembering nearby systems across game restarts
       (#1212, #1211)
     * Fixed bug where .obj model loader would create a new draw operation for
       every triangle/quad (#1223)
     * Fixed system metallicity in multiple-star systems (#1236, #1222)
     * Fixed planet metallicity calculation based on star type (#1236)
     * Fixed crash when crosshair-targetting an object that no longer exists
       (#1232, #1210)
     * Fixed crash when mission display is opened with lots of missions
       (#1233, #1196)
     * Don't take timesteps for dead ships. Stops the player firing during the
       death screen (regression) (#1243, #1103, #1056)
     * Fix crash when objectviewer activated with no target set (#1248)
     * Fix modelviewer crash when animation sliders do not fit on screen (#1256)

   * Script and model changes
     * LMR "lathe" function radius and up vector now interpreted the same as
       "cylinder" etc (#1185, #1037)
     * Added support for emission (glow) maps in .obj files (#1223)

   * Internal changes
     * Better support for file enumeration across multiple directories (#1182)
     * Model cache CRC32 calculation now includes files under data/sub_models
       (#1182, #1181)
     * Restructured text and font classes; decoupled font classes from font
       config files (#1165)

Alpha 21

   * New features
     * Elite systems (Lave etc) with a new start point (#682)
     * Manual thrust power control. Use F8 and L-shift to limit thruster power
       for finer control (#994, #129)
     * Navtarget tunnels, a HUD feature to guide you to your destination. Enable
       it in the "Controls" section of the settings screen (#1146, #1082)
     * New small buildings (#1047)

   * Minor changes and tweaks
     * Various moons in the Sol system now appear in the right order on the map (#1050)
     * Updated TradeShips module to handle accidental landings and fuel (#1064)
     * More precise mouse control under different FoV settings (#1076)
     * Added VSync config option (#1085)
     * Made background stars less visible through star halos (#1093)
     * Added Pioneer badge to menu screen (#1099)
     * ObjectViewer updates: buttons to cycle/randomise seeds; don't show
       attribute for non-terrain bodies (#1100)
     * Several stars around Sol updated to use their "traditional"
       (non-catalogue) names (#1068)
     * Rear of Eagle ship now visible to player (#1125)
     * Removed tech levels (#1131)
     * Added a grid to the modelviewer to help visualise model size (#1132)
     * Reverted DeliverPackage module to pre-Alpha 20 (#1162)

   * Fixes
     * Don't take timesteps for dead ships. Stops the player firing during the
       death screen (#1056)
     * Move all the custom stars into the right places (#1080, #1081)
     * Fix autopilot handling of fast-moving bodies (#1090)
     * Fixed hyperspace checks so they work during hyperspace and don't allow
       hyperspace to be triggered at odd times (eg docked) (#1101, #999, #1030, #1088)
     * Restore Jupiter and Neptune to their correct terrain types (#1100)
     * Fixed various old bugs around frame movement, timesteps, AI velocity
       correction and similar (#1090)
     * Fix crash when script tries to set ship label > 16 chars (#1116, #1114)
     * Limit max engines to 0 or 1 to prevent certain forms of lunacy (#1140)
     * Fix view/panel draw order so that world elements do not draw over the
       panel (#1141, #1161, #1160)
     * Only update ship mass, fuel and equipment stats when necessary (#1112, #1155)
     * Fixed huge mixer icon on Win32 (#1158, #860)

   * Script changes
     * New custom system option :explored to explicitly set a system's
       explored state (#682)
     * Lua serializer can now handle multiple references to the same table
       (#1022, #1025)
     * New ShipJumpStatus constants DRIVE_ACTIVE and SAFETY_LOCKOUT (#1101)
     * New method Ship.GetHyperspaceDetails() to get hyperspace status,
       duration and fuel use without regard to current flight state (#1101)
     * New ship params 'front_camera' and 'rear_camera'. Sets the camera's
       position on the ship, and causes the ship's body to be drawn (#1125)
     * New attribute SpaceStation.numDocks to get number of docking ports (#1135)
     * New SystemBody attributes gravity, hasAtmosphere and isScoopable (#1150,
       #859)

   * Internal changes
     * configure tweaks for better optimisations and profiling support
     * New filesystem abstraction. Files under data/ can now be overriden by
       placing an identically-named file under <userdir>/data (#989, #1078,
       #1079, #1077)
     * Ship definitions separated from models (#1051)
     * Partial keybinding cleanup to allow a sane init order
     * Integrate texture management into renderer (#1061)
     * Remove renderer dependencies on Pi and utils (#1071)
     * Pack font glyphs into a single texture for faster text rendering (#1106,
       #1084, #1107)
     * Split world cameras out of WorldView (#1113, #1145)
     * Use a fixed version and proper CRC for the model cache (#1119)
     * Moved ship control code out of Player and Worldview into a new set of
       ShipController classes (#1083, #1129)
     * Silence warnings when building with GCC 4.7 (#1152)
     * Various internal cleanups (#1139, #1142)

Alpha 20

   * New features
     * Thrusters now require fuel to operate. Refuel when you dock or buy water
       refuel during flight. Fuel club will refill and sell you water cheaply.
       (#980, #993, #992, #1018, #1032, #1034, #1043, #1045)
     * New thruster and laser graphics (#945, #962, #149, #148, #973)
     * Heading-hold flight mode (press CTRL while changing flight mode) (#450, #990)
     * Rewritten DeliverPackage mission module (#1027, #1041, #1042, #1044)
     * Hungarian translation (#947, #894)

   * Minor changes and tweaks
     * LED effect on timeaccel buttons (#946, #153)
     * Render projectiles out to 20km from the camera (#957)
     * FOV is now specified vertically (and correctly) (#971)
     * Cargo screen updates automatically when cargo changes (#982)
     * Fewer background stars, but brighter. Looks about the same but takes
       less effort to construct and draw (#1020)
     * Change death spin to a simple zoom (#916, #1033)
     * Assassinations module now uses character classes for character variety
       and consistency (#953, #948)

   * Fixes
     * Updated zlib and libpng DLLs for MSVC to fix screenshot crash (#942, #645)
     * Only allow missiles to be fired in open flight (#951)
     * Assassination targets will now gracefully handle an autopilot failure
       when taking off (#955, #950)
     * HDR visuals removed (#939, #963)
     * Fix projectile collision checks (#965)
     * Various scanner range fixes (#944)
     * Make sure all bodies have a minimum radius of at least 10km (#968, #321, #301)
     * Fix crash when requesting system information whilst in hyperspace (#975)
     * Messages no longer cause the game to un-pause when they clear (#966)
     * Game no longer quits if you cancel loading from the main menu (#920)
     * Fix game crash if a script tries to add or remove a negative amount of
       cargo or equipment (#982)
     * Fix flipped Hammerhead "neck" textures (#986)
     * Don't show "fly to" option for combat target if the player does not
       have an autopilot fitted (#988)
     * Close comms menu on hyperspace (#996, #984)
     * Fix game crash if game is loaded over a loaded game (#1014, #1015)
     * Fix bulletin boards being re-created after game load (#1017)
     * Don't allocate and deallocate hyperspace starfield every frame (#1020)
     * Stop attacking ships continuing to fire on dead player (#1033, #57)
     * Don't extend model textures to power-of-two sizes (#923)

   * Script changes
     * New FlightLog class that tracks systems and starports visited by the
       (#1021)
     * New method Ship.SetFuelPercent and attribute Ship.fuel to set and get
       ship fuel amount. New event onShipFuelChanged to report fuel status (#980)
     * New method Ship.Explode to destroy the ship immediately (#974)

   * Internal changes
     * New graphics/rendering infrastructure (#960, #913, #1001, #1002, #1013,
       #1024, #1007)
     * Silence MSVC warnings (#964)
     * Remove dependencies on Pi from Texture (#969) and Font (#981)
     * Move EquipSet into its own header (#991)
     * Give float comparison functions consistent naming (#991)
     * Use the correct size_t format specifier for the compiler (#991)


Alpha 19

   * New features
     * Sidereal camera, an external camera that holds its position relative to
       the stars. Great for screenshots! (#932)
     * Moon height map. Now looks like the real thing! (#936)
     * Lua-based body name generator. Planets and starports now have much more
       interesting/varied names (#896, #926)
     * Joystick deadzone support (#870)

   * Minor changes and tweaks
     * Roll keys now work while using mouse control (#904, #850, #278, #914, #919)
     * Camera quick-switch using Shift+1-4 in the main view (#932)
     * Sector view now shows line from current to target system (#843, #845)
     * Optimised nearby system lookups for scripts. Significantly improves
       game startup time (#937)
     * Various TradeShips optimisiations and fixes (#917)

   * Fixes
     * Ensure bulletin board is created before ship docks with station (#899)
     * Don't propogate mouse wheel events in one view to other views (#903, #225)
     * Show distance to dock on target square when docking clearance is granted (#902)
     * Fix crashes if Lua Space, Timer or UI methods are called before the
       game loads (#885, #911)
     * Fix background star jitter (#910)
     * Fix "rough landing" sound being played globally (#925, #895, #865)
     * Reduce the number of nearby system searches done by scripts (#927)
     * Fixed HDR screen flicker (#928)
     * Fixed autopilot hangs related to gravpoint frames and small bodies (#935, #921)
     * Fixed crash where missile objects were destroyed while other objects
       were holding a reference to them (#922, #735)
     * Fixed hang when autopilot tried to start flying around a body from stopped (#934)
     * Make sure the ship is above the body's max feature height before
       attempting a flyaround

   * Script changes
     * Removed NameGen.PlanetName and replaced with NameGen.BodyName (#896)
     * Added EventQueue.DebugTimer to enable event function call timing for
       debugging purposes (#898)
     * Added Ship.shipType attribute to get ship type (#912)

   * Internal changes
     * New Texture class and subclasses to manage all kinds of GL texture
       creation and use (#892, #900, #901)
     * Simplified autotools build system by using pkg-config for all
       dependencies (#909, #353)
     * Additional debug checks to ensure that bodies are not removed or
       destroyed during destruction of another body (#922)

Alpha 18

   * New features
     * Jettison cargo while landed/docked (#872)
     * Multisampled antialiasing. Set the "AntiAliasingMode" config value or
       change your graphics driver settings (#848)

   * Minor changes and tweaks
     * Target square now appears on specific docking port of station when
       clearance is granted (#836, #835)
     * OpenGL info saved to opengl.txt on game start (#857)
     * Background stars are now denser along the galaxy strip as you'd expect (#844)
     * Probability of hyperspace arrival now displayed during hyperspace (#55, #879)
     * Be more accurate about the age of the universe (#891)

   * Fixes
     * Fix incorrect galaxy density on OSX (#867, #869)
     * Fix crash in system info view if opened the first time on an unexplored
       system (#783, #876)
     * Fix memory overrun in modelviewer that would break z-bias when mouse
       wheel is used (#880)
     * Fall back to no-AA HDR and then no-HDR based on GPU features (#855,
       #878, #877)
     * Set minimal reverse thrust for Natrix so the autopilot doesn't get
       confused (#856)

   * Script changes
     * New event onCargoUnload triggered when cargo is jettisoned while
       landed/docked (#872)
     * SystemPath.GetSystemBody now checks to make sure the path is valid
       and throws a Lua error if it is not (#863, #864)

   * Internal changes
     * Refactored game and space state into discrete object (#833, #70)
     * Background starfield & galaxy strip code cleanup (#844)

Alpha 17

  * Christmas edition!

  * New features
    * New ship: "Natrix" (#816)
    * French translation (#814)
    * Rewritten autopilot (#789)
    * Yellow indicator to show target orientation change by mouse
      movement (#216, #777)
    * Check/set speed relative to navigation or combat target (press CTRL
      while targeting) (#462, #769)
    * Passenger cabins and taxi missions (#718)
    * Fuel club (#788, #794, #796)

  * Minor changes and tweaks
    * Improved planet atmosphere rendering
    * Window icon (#817)
    * Increase difficulty of high-risk taxi missions (#800)
    * Flip texture UV coordinates on object load (#818)
    * Removed airport station

  * Fixes
    * Star halo now drawn properly in the world space (#768)
    * Allow equipment to be removed even if the station has none in stock (#780, #781)
    * Fix scanner drawing glitches with some recent NVidia drivers (#758)
    * Fix textures and shaders on Intel and VMware (#711)
    * Correctly order texture coordinates when loading models (#667)
    * Reset breakdown service jump count to 0 when buying new drive (#820, #841)
    * Fix crash when a script tries to obtain the parent of an object with no
      parent (eg a star)

  * Script changes
    * New Character class to represent and test NPC attributes (#725, #787)
    * SystemPath has additional methods to test for sector-only and
      system-only paths (#795)

  * Internal changes
    * Cleanups and general code improvements (#819)
    * Terrain color/height fractal refactor (#699)
    * SystemPath now has specific invalid values to indicate sector-only and
      system-only paths (#795)
    * Scoped and RefCounted smart pointers (#803)

Alpha 16

  * New features
    * New ships: "Wave Heavy Hypersonic Fighter" and "Turtle" (#558, #657)
    * Cargo scooping (#585, #708)
    * Target and velocity indicators now shown with directions at edge of
      screen if they are not directly in front (#750, #752)
    * Scanner now shows different colours for different types of nearby object
      automatically adjusts range to show the most interesting objects in the
      best detail possible (#521)
    * Spanish translation (#628)

  * Minor changes and tweaks
    * New assassination missions appear less often (#634)
    * Translation infrastructure for Assassinations (#641), DonateToCranks
      (#658), GoodsTrader (#659) and DeliverPackage (#639)
    * Targets can be selected from the system view (#503)
    * Model cleanups and optimisations (#680, #675, #672, #674)
    * New "temple" building (#664)
    * Change non-local delivery mission reward calculation so that more urgent
      deliveries get higher rewards (#719)
    * Ships will now emerge from hyperspace at a point "close" to the source
      system (#724)
    * Jump duration estimate in sector view shown in days + hours (#738)
    * Renamed "Panther" to "Caribou"
    * Slightly improve model cache performance

  * Fixes
    * Optimise trade ship cargo management (#632)
    * Ensure that stars in a binary pair do not overlap (#621, #627)
    * Model optimisations (#666)
    * modelviewer no longer crashes if invalid model name is given on command
      line (#669, #670)
    * Fix hyperspace behaviour after game load
    * Lua onGameEnd event now fires when game ends after player destruction (#684)
    * Remember sectorview info box visbility state across view switches and
      game saves (#685)
    * Don't pollute the global Lua namespace with translation functions (#696)
    * Fix assassination crash on mission completion/failure (#692, #694)
    * Fix delivery crash on dock
    * Model LOD switches now calculated correctly based on screen wdith (#704)
    * Fix potential deadlock in terrain generator (#661)
    * Initialise stock levels for equipment above the station's tech level (#719)
    * Trade ships only check trade prices in surrounding systems if it has
      starports (#728)
    * Determine damaged caused by collision between two ships using the other
      ship's mass, not our own (#732, #733)
    * Missile collisions will no longer cause damage (the explosion will
      though) (#734)
    * Prevent SystemBody.parent from crashing when the underlying StarSystem
      is no long in memory (#729)
    * Fix material use in ship landing lights (#656, #705)
    * Fix screenshot crashes (#742, #727, #645)
    * "Repair 1% hull" display correct % and cost when hull has <1% damage (#748, #467)
    * Fix error capture from filter functions to EquipType.GetEquipTypes,
      ShipType.GetShipTypes and Space.GetBodies when called from console (#764)
    * Objects on the scanner now positioned correctly (#521)
    * Only randomise goods trader stock levels when bulletin board is created (#772, #776)
    * Clear breakdown servicing state on game start to avoid state leak
      between games (#775)

  * Script changes
    * Modules moved into dedicated subdirs with their translation files (#640)
    * Module translations (#640)
    * LMR get_arg() and get_arg_string() replaced with several special purpose
      functions. "Stringy" constants now in use (#650, #586, #582, #688, #689,
      #690, #709)
    * Serializer support for Lua-based objects (#715)
    * New SystemBody.population attribute (#726)
    * Ship.GetEquip and Ship.SetEquip changed to 1-based indexing (#719)
    * SystemBody now has several new attributes for body size and orbital
      parameters (#760, #754)

  * Internal changes
    * Cleanups, leaks fixed and general code improvements (#635, #637, #665,
      #729, #753, #743, #741, #761, #762)
    * Windows build optimisations (#636, #758)
    * Improve terrain generation performance
    * Run Lua timers from the physics loop, which should help to make frame
      times a little more consistent
    * Remove deprecated EquipType::types list (#642)
    * Show Lua memory usage in debug info (#638)
    * Limit number of physics updates between render updates (#671)
    * scan_enums.py preprocessor to generate string->enum mappings (#716, #686, #723)
    * Camera and rendering refactor (#744)

Alpha 15

  * New features
    * Star "terrains". Stars now have complex surface colours and patterns (#567)
    * Assassination missions (#290, #500)
    * Restored "hoop" orbital station (#499, #516)
    * Restored "Panther" ship (#497)
    * "Long Range Cruiser" bulk ship (#626)
    * Big mushroom station with four bays (#530)
    * New futuristic city buildings (#518, #557)
    * Four new ambient music tracks (#543)
    * Ship drives now break down over time and require repairs (#552, #570, #610)
    * Ship landing lights now only flash when landing gear is down or ship is
      docking (#236, #478)
    * Station landing lights now coloured to indicate occupied (red), free
      (orange) and cleared for docking (green) (#4, #489, #498)
    * Romanian, Dutch, Italian and Croatian translations (#565, #571, #573, #593)

  * Minor changes and tweaks
    * Landed and docked ships will no longer cause alerts (#454, #466)
    * Bulk ships are now spawned on game start (#500)
    * Trade ships will now repair damage and replace destroyed equipment (#481)
    * Mushroom station now has ads in bay 2 (#524)
    * Display surface gravity of bodies in system info view (#533)
    * Model fixes: Ship bounding radii, LOD checked and fixed, adverts cleaned
      up and other minor fixes (#530, #542, #556, #515, #72, #582, #613, #614, #620)
    * Support for glowmaps (#557)
    * Terrains. Snow on mountains and polar ice caps. Various optimisations
    * and fixes (#440, #566)

  * Fixes
    * Certain in-game keys will no longer crash when used in the menu (#453, #463)
    * Don't try to save or load game with no filename (#487, #488)
    * Fix set speed scaling when setting a negative set speed (#482)
    * Don't spawn docked trade ships on game start (#495)
    * Ensure docked trade ships take off after game load (#517)
    * Fix crash on docking after failing assassination mission (#527)
    * Old package delivery missions are now removed from the board (#534, #548)
    * Fix LMR stack leaks that could cause heap corruption (#555, #342, #470)
    * Fix display of co-orbital bodies in system view (#551)
    * Don't respawn bulk ships on game load (#539)
    * Fix rare crash when NPC ship is destroyed that previously attacked the
      player (#568)
    * Fix a case where we try to access an object after its been freed (#342, #470)
    * Fix various depth bugs when shaders are enabled. Fixes gas giant rings,
      hyperspace clouds, etc (#24, #234, #504)
    * Fix black halo around gas giant atmospheres when rings are visible (#595)
    * Update hyperspace button after cargo/equipment change (#550, #602, #609,
      #611, #612)
    * Fix directory handle leak (#618)
    * Don't allow scripts to add more equipment than a ship has room for (#617, #616)
    * Interplanetary Shuttle can no longer take a hyperdrive (#613)
    * Fix crash on attack after high-risk delivery (#631)
    * Fix crash in if player arrives in system before assassination target (#643)
    * Fix crash when setting equipment in a slot that a ship doesn't have (#647, #648)
    * Fix crash when rendering non-ship models under certain conditions (#646)

  * Script changes
    * Experimental Lua console (#537, #597)
    * Lua events onShipEquipmentChanged and onShipFlavourChanged (#544, #547)
    * Lua method Ship.SetHullPercent to set a ship's damage level (#420, #472)
    * Lua method Ship.SetShipType to change the type of a ship (#404, #507)
    * Lua methods Player.GetNavTarget and Player.GetCombatTarget to get the
      currently-targetted bodies (#588, #583)
    * Lua Lang interface to access core translated strings (#579, #575, #553)
    * Lua Translate interface to let modules provide translations (#580, #625, #629)
    * LMR methods fully documented (#615)

  * Internal changes
    * Lots of internal cleanups; silences many warnings under GCC (#477,
      #484, #604) and MSVC (#483)
    * String and language updates (#509, #510, #514, #525, #528, #622, #623)
    * Allow terrain generation to be aborted when the current set of terrains
      become unusable (eg after hyperspace or detail settings change) (#457, #490)
    * Shield generators now occupy their own equipment slot to remove the
      for special-case checks with dealing with cargo (#308, #459)
    * Targeting and trade functions moved from Ship to Player since they aren't
      really meaningful for NPCs (#38, #307, #485)
    * Separated key bindings from individual key actions and added onPress and
      onRelease signals to the bindings (for key repeat) (#398, #493)
    * Load glyphs up to 0x1ff to better support certain European translations (#415)
    * LuaManager now allocated from the heap to avoid some startup/shutdown
      problems (#535)
    * (OSX Only) Refactored and Restructured ObjectiveC code to be more
      manageable (#559)
    * Use FBO extension functions (GL2) instead of core (GL3) (#608, #605)

Alpha 14

  * New features
    * 3D galaxy (#394, #429)
    * Trade ships AI. Ships now dock, undock, hyperspace and buy and sell
      things (#412, #11, #448)
    * Delivery missions to other starports in the same system (#388)
    * Press CTRL while clicking time acceleration buttons to override the
      lockout due to nearby bodies (#417, #358)
    * Settings to adjust terrain textures and fractal detail (#442, #416)
    * Polish translation (#443)
    * Lua attribute SBody.parent to find the parent of a system body (#359, #368)
    * Lua methods Player.SetNavTarget and Player.SetCombatTarget to let
      script control player targets (#422, #444)
    * Overdue deliveries will now be checked and reported as "failed"
      immediately after hyperspace (#445)

  * Fixes
    * Remove a couple of hardcoded references to the data directory (#363)
    * Fix crash when closing police form triggered from inside a advert (#371, #372)
    * Fix occasional crash in DeliverPackage when cleaning up old ads (#123, #379)
    * Fix inverted mouse control (#389)
    * Tweak to texture scaling to make edges sharper (#391)
    * Fix occasional crash when rendering certain hill terrains (#364)
    * Fix flickering when HDR enabled (#266, #401)
    * Fix crash when trying to display tooltips when their parent UI element
      is no long on screen (#59, #410)
    * Disable thrusters when docking (#409, #418) and in hyperspace (#431)
    * Restore NPC (Lua) hyperspace functions (#414, #362, #269, #426)
    * Fix bug where NPC flight state was not reset upon exiting hyperspace
    * Nereid now has a radius and can be found
    * Don't allow scripts to jettison non-existent cargo (#430)
    * Fix crash when selecting own hyperspace cloud remnant (#427)
    * Fix occasional autopilot crash into planet (#424)
    * Fix buy/sell message output (#452, #288)

  * Internal changes
    * Lots of internal cleanups; silences many warnings under GCC (#373, #375,
      #389, #392, #383, #399) and MSVC (#434, #435, #436)
    * New utility functions for floating-point comparisons (#389)
    * Dump Lua engine state to file on exception in Lua module (#370)
    * Lua documentation fixes (#380, #403, #475)
    * Abstracted the HDR rendering pipeline into discrete components (#396)
    * New string formatting system for translations and other strings (#405, #449)
    * Gracefully handle attempts to load old savefiles (#428)
    * Redirect stdio output streams to files in user dir. Do this by default
      on Windows builds.
    * Use SDL mouse button defines instead of hardcoded numbers (#446)

Alpha 13

  * New features
    * New song 'spacegroove' (#267)
    * Caching of models and textures on startup, reduces loading times (#271)
    * Separate hyperspace target from selected system in sector view (#269)
    * Charon a moon of pluto (#276)
    * Gas giants overhaul, 5 new gas giant colours/terrains implemented (#276)
    * Atmosphere selection changed, planets can have a more varied atmospheric
      composition (#276)
    * Planetary rings are more varied and come in various colours (#276)
    * Fractal texture to increase terrain detail and simulate planet surface
      materials (#291)
    * Mute buttons for each volume setting that actually stop the sounds
      instead of just playing them quietly (#284, #270)
    * New Lua events onShipLanded and onShipTakeOff to inform scripts when a
      ship lands and takes off from a planet's surface (rough landing) (#295, #297)
    * New Lua method StarSystem.GetBodyPaths to get paths to all bodies in a
      system (#313)
    * Outline overlay text (eg world labels) for improved visibility (#325,
      #314, #258, #39, #349)
    * Make the "video link established" text disappear after a few seconds
      instead of flashing constantly (#319, #326)
    * Support for translated strings; first language is German (#332)
    * Name & title/occupation overlaid on station faces (#346)
    * Added 'Inconsolata' font for debug and (later) console text (#343)

  * Fixes
    * Move sector view to current system on first open (#262)
    * Check hyperspace validity at hyperspace time, fixes erroneous jumps to
      Sol (#269)
    * All sounds effects now honour the sound effects volume slider (#256, #280)
    * Don't play ambient sounds if sound is disabled (#286)
    * Fix supermassive black hole mass & radius (#303, #112)
    * Reorder the star type list such that white dwarf stars will only ever be
      paired with white and brown dwarfs (#304)
    * Lua methods Ship.GetEquip and Ship.CanHyperspaceTo now return string
      constants as documented (#305)
    * Lua method Ship.AddEquip now adds as many items as possible if there is
      not enough room for the requested amount, as documented (#309)
    * Use of Lua method SystemPath.GetSystemBody would result in a crash on
      exit (#311, #312)
    * Fix occasional crash when station menus are still live in memory after
      launch (#259)
    * Enable GL extensions earlier in shader compilation to conform to shader
      spec (#329, #330)
    * Fix occasional crash on game load (#331)
    * Fix terrain jitter (#179)
    * Support extended ASCII characters in texture fonts (#338)
    * Make sure all bodies have a minimum radius of at least 10km (#321, #301)
    * All city models checked and proper collision meshes added, drastically
      improving city rendering performance (#348)
    * Fix crash when music changes while in hyperspace (#345)

  * Internal changes
    * Merged SysLoc and SBodyPath into a single SystemPath class (#261)
    * Refactored SectorView to use SystemPath internally (#262)
    * Tweaks and improvements to several terrains (#276, #291)
    * GUI widgets now have a minimum size, used for better dynamic layout with
      variable-size containers and widgets (#279)
    * Rewrote station menus and refactored several GUI elements to have better
      abstraction and consistency (306)
    * Debug output now shows terrain vertices and font glyphs per second

Alpha 12

  * New features
    * Music! 17 songs and scriptable music engine and control script
      (#233, #250, #171, #267)
    * New star and planet images in system info view (#167)
    * 'Home' key resets camera in external view (#199)
    * Re-implemented and re-enabled old hill, mountain, volcano, desert and
      river terrains for Earth and Mars-like worlds (#211)
    * New "dunes" terrain for Mars-like worlds (#211)
    * Earth terrain tweaks: more noise variations and reduced mountain
      height (#211)
    * System information (F7) button cycles through info tabs in system info
      view (#212)
    * Pause buttons now toggles game settings if game is already
      paused (#217, #221)
    * Can now set navigation target by clicking on bodies in the system info
      view. Navigation target will be highlighted in the info view. Body info
      is displayed on mouse hover (#220, #255)
    * Lots of new and updated parts for facegen (#213)
    * User configurable FOV support in the config file (#219)
    * Distance and fuel required text in sector view now colourised to
      indicate if jump is possible (#227)
    * Highlight populated systems in sector view (#242)
    * Mouse can now control ship rotation in ship info and shipyard (#243)
    * New Lua event onFrameChanged and dynamic body frame attributes to help
      determine which planet/station/etc a ship is near (#249)

  * Fixes
    * Lua model args passed as doubles to avoid loss of precision (eg
      time) (#174, #176)
    * Removed misleading F7/F8 text from zoom icons (#201)
    * Pass alert state to Lua onShipAlertChanged event (#191, #195)
    * Avoid loss of precision when calculating radius of very tiny bodies (#189)
    * Hyperspace range is displayed correctly again (#222)
    * Occasional crash in system cache pruning (#230, #237)
    * Crash due to buffer overrun in sound player (#253)
    * Fixed HDR lighting on Radeon (#87, #263)
    * Replace broken hill/dune terrain with something that works
    * Adjust Saturn, Uranus and Neptune so they have rings as appropriate

  * Internal changes
    * All model timing now based of game time (#175, #178)
    * City models are now loaded at startup (#71)
    * All terrains optimised (octave count reduced) (#211)
    * Optionally use ccache to speed up builds (#235)
    * New HYPERSPACE and DOCKED flight states to explicitly describe some
      conditions instead of having to infer from other data (#89, #252)

Alpha 11

  * New features
    * Visual refresh: new panel graphics, UI font (Titillium Text) and model
      font (Cousine Bold) (#105, #114, #115, #138)
    * New star images in system info view (#159)
    * Manual thruster adjustments can now be made in set-speed mode (#118)
    * 5 new ground based starports (1, 2, 3, 4 landing pad configs.
      1 Airport config) (#120)
    * Major upgrade to coriolis station model (#158)
    * Clicking on the hyperspace icon a second time after a hyperspace is
      initiated cancels the jump (#25)
    * Screenshots are now in PNG format (#91, #140)

  * Fixes
    * Orbital stations create a small amount of population (#85, #96)
    * Terrain colour changes based on temperature now works properly (makes
      Earth look correct again)
    * Crash when using an illegal goods trader that is a police front (#88)
    * Crash when restoring bulleting board ads after loading a game (#86)
    * Crash in AI collision detection in ternary systems
    * Discovery Base (Sol) orbit too close to its parent (#116)
    * Don't create illegal goods traders in systems with no illegal goods (#109)
    * Better layout for hyperdrive ranges in ship purchase screen (#94)
    * Use power-of-two texture for facegen to support more graphics cards (#83)
    * Remove duplicate system 'EI Cancri' [2,0]
    * Crash on call to Lua method Player.AddCrime
    * Crash on any mission failure (#144)
    * Mission status screen layout tweaks (#145)

  * Internal changes
    * Lots of code cleanups, warnings silenced, etc
    * Fonts rendering controlled by per-font config files (#106, #113)
    * Background stars & Milky Way use a VBO (#164)
    * Remove non-VBO code paths in the terrain renderer

Alpha 10

  * New stuff
    * Over 1200 real stars
    * Supergiant stars
    * Many new and more complex terrains
    * Nearby ship and firing alerts
    * Bulk freight ships outside starports
    * More station backgrounds
    * Mac OS X port

  * Little things
    * Prettier background stars and hyperspace effects
    * Reworked hyperspace ranges and durations
    * Wide variation of faces in bulletin board ads
    * Combat AI will give chase if the target tries to escape
    * Velocity measured relative to the frame rather than the target
    * Improved targetting squares and velocity indicators
    * Ships and other small objects not shown beyond a certain range
    * Unguided missiles work again
    * Option to invert mouse look

  * Under the hood
    * Rewritten Lua module API (with documentation!)
    * Hundreds of bugfixes and code cleanups

Alpha 9

  * New stuff
    * Completely rewritten autopilot. Its now far more likely to get you
      where you're going without flying into things on the way.
    * Rewritten combat AI.
    * Rewritten mouse control.
    * New combat target HUD with lead indicator and colour-coded closing
      rate.
    * New planetary terrains.
    * Identikit faces in starport screens.
    * New HUD for radar mapper and hyperspace cloud analyser.
    * Navigation computer to help you find your way around.
    * Trade ships (ie large non-combat ships) spawned when you enter a
      system.
    * Unexplored systems beyond about 500 light years from Sol.

  * Under the hood
    * All ships checked and cleaned up for consistency and speed.
    * Custom systems now defined in Lua scripts.
    * Number of planet types reduced. Planets now have composition
      attributes that define atmosphere, ground metal content, water
      coverage, etc.

  * Little things
    * Start ship is now sane.
    * Ambient light when close to a planet to make the dark side visible.
    * Mouse wheel support in scroll views.
    * Press 'C' to return the sector view to the current system.
    * Setting to enable/disable joystick support.
    * Support for building with MSVC2010.
    * Loads of bugfixes, optimisations and other bits.

Alpha 8

    * Temporal aliasing fixed so framerates above 60fps do look smoother.
    * Joystick support
    * New adverts and textures on space stations
    * Some system generation fixes
    * Red giant stars
    * New ships
    * Model viewer lets you change model by hitting escape
    * New ship definition syntax

Alpha 7

    * Planets now have Axial tilt.
    * Planetary descriptions now show the axial tilt.
    * Many planets, even habitable ones, now have some volcanoes.
    * Some planets will contain a super-volcano or two, like Mars.
    * Standard rock worlds have been reworked somewhat, terrain was
      modified as well as many new colours added.
    * Asteroid terrain and colour has been tinkered with slightly, there
      is more height variation but less jagged areas too and the colours
      should consist mainly of grey and brown with some variation
      occasionally.

Alpha 6

    * More AI work (the AI can complete a full journey, taking off,
      hyperspacing, flying to destination and landing -- although the
      player can't access this since it would make the game dull, but
      NPCs will use it)
    * space stations with multiple docking ports but only one door (I
      have made one very ugly example station of this type, and welcome
      modellers to have a bash at making stations)
    * local lights for station models

Alpha 5

    * Autopilot will now fly around planets instead of plowing into them
    * Some more new ships
    * Improved error reporting for model and shader development.
    * Faster framerate in cities, particularly when shaders are enabled.
    * Fixed annoying disappearing terrain glitch
    * Reduced field of view from 90 to 83 degrees
    * Fixed random in-game crashes caused when ambient sounds are started

Alpha 4

    * Fix terrible bug (after you had looked at the bulletin board, there
      was a chance of a crash at almost any time until you leave the
      system)
    * Milkyway background in space. looks nice
    * Autopilot can now dock with space stations
    * Some new ship models
    * Various other wee fixes

Alpha 3

    * ogg vorbis sound effects supported
    * A few improvements to missing scripting
    * Some lovely new space ship models curtesy of Gernot
    * Screen resolution, shaders, sound volume and keyboard bindings are
      configurable from the game
    * Better terrain colouring (colour function gets surface normal now)
    * More sound effects from Staniol
    * Saved game file format should be forward-compatible now (but
      pre-alpha3 savefiles will not load).

Alpha 2

    * Lua missions system. The documentation on the wiki
      (http://pioneerspacesim.net/wiki) isn't 100% up-to-date and
      this needs to be worked on.
    * Much improved docking animation support.
    * Some UI improvements and mouse wheel support.
    * Ground-based starport docking sequences
    * Minor rework of shader support
    * Interface improvements and mouse wheel support
    * Wavefront obj file loader, and support for textured models
    * Police!
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