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== ETL ==
 
== ETL ==
  
  Update the website URL to http://synfig.org/ instead of synfig.com.
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  0.04.11 (SVN 1???) - February ??, 2008 - Bug fixes
  
  Removed the 'bootstrap' script for building. Use autoreconf instead.
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  * Update the website URL to http://synfig.org/ instead of synfig.com.
  
  Fixed errors and warnings detected by a pre-release version of g++
+
  * Removed the 'bootstrap' script for building. Use autoreconf instead.
4.3.
+
  
  Make ETL-config a wrapper around pkg-config. Patch by Ralf Corsepius
+
  * Fixed errors and warnings detected by a pre-release version of g++
<rc040203@freenet.de>
+
  4.3.
 +
 
 +
* Make ETL-config a wrapper around pkg-config. Patch by Ralf
 +
  Corsepius <rc040203@freenet.de>
  
 
== Synfig Core ==
 
== Synfig Core ==
  
  Synfig is now translatable using gettext. Currently only a Spanish translation exists.
+
  0.61.08 (SVN 1???) - February ??, 2008 - Bug fixes
  
  Build
+
  * Synfig is now translatable using gettextCurrently only a Spanish
-----
+
  translation exists.
Removed the 'bootstrap' script for buildingUse autoreconf
+
instead.
+
  
Fixed errors and warnings detected by a pre-release version of
+
* Build
g++ 4.3.
+
  -----
 +
        Removed the 'bootstrap' script for building. Use autoreconf
 +
        instead.
  
Layers
+
        Fixed errors and warnings detected by a pre-release version of
------
+
        g++ 4.3.
New layer, 'Duplicate'.  This is an experimental feature, but
+
seems to work quite well.  It can be used to clone the layers
+
under it multiple times. ( http://synfig.org/Duplicate_Layer )
+
  
PasteCanvas
+
* Layers
-----------
+
  ------
Prevent a "bad_alloc" error in the 'PasteCanvas' layer
+
        New layer, 'Duplicate'.  This is an experimental feature, but
caused by the bounding boxes changing when the user
+
        seems to work quite well.  It can be used to clone the layers
changes parameters while rendering.
+
        under it multiple times. ( http://synfig.org/Duplicate_Layer )
  
Allow zooming furter in to nested PasteCanvas
+
        * PasteCanvas
layers. (#1809480)
+
          -----------
 +
                Prevent a "bad_alloc" error in the 'PasteCanvas' layer
 +
                caused by the bounding boxes changing when the user
 +
                changes parameters while rendering.
  
Plant Layer
+
                Allow zooming furter in to nested PasteCanvas
-----------
+
                layers.
New parameter "reverse" in the Plant layer allows
+
                                http://sourceforge.net/support/tracker.php?aid=1809480
plants to be rendered back-to-front.
+
  
Fix: Use the 'width' of each blinepoint in the plant
+
        * Plant Layer
layer to affect the velocities.  Patch from
+
          -----------
genete. (#1831897)
+
                New parameter "reverse" in the Plant layer allows
 +
                plants to be rendered back-to-front.
  
Add the 'offset' parameter to the Plant layer.
+
                Fix: Use the 'width' of each blinepoint in the plant
 +
                layer to affect the velocities.  Patch from
 +
                genete.
 +
                                http://sourceforge.net/support/tracker.php?aid=1831897
  
Don't let 'select all' select the green ducks of a
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                Add the 'offset' parameter to the Plant layer.
plant layer.
+
  
Do some sanity checking on Plant layer parameters.
+
                Don't let 'select all' select the green ducks of a
 +
                plant layer.
  
Stretch
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                Do some sanity checking on Plant layer parameters.
-------
+
Prevent a crash when rendering a 'Stretch' layer with
+
zero x or y amount. (#1823082)
+
  
Make the 'Stretch' layer's "amount" duck be relative
+
        * Stretch
to the center duck.
+
          -------
 +
                Prevent a crash when rendering a 'Stretch' layer with
 +
                zero x or y amount.
 +
                                http://sourceforge.net/support/tracker.php?aid=1823082
  
Text
+
                Make the 'Stretch' layer's "amount" duck be relative
----
+
                to the center duck.
Allow multibyte characters in the Text layer. Patch by
+
Niki W. Waibel. (#1852208)
+
  
First step towards fixing the problem of distorted
+
        * Text
'Text' layers not rendering correctly at tile borders.
+
          ----
 +
                Allow multibyte characters in the Text layer. Patch by
 +
                Niki W. Waibel.
 +
                                http://sourceforge.net/support/tracker.php?aid=1852208
  
Misc
+
                First step towards fixing the problem of distorted
----
+
                'Text' layers not rendering correctly at tile borders.
Shade: Make the quality of the 'Shade' layer worse at
+
quality 10 than it is at quality 9!
+
  
Shape: Rename the 'Position' parameter to 'Offset' for
+
        * Misc
all the 'Shape' layers.
+
          ----
 +
                Shade: Make the quality of the 'Shade' layer worse at
 +
                quality 10 than it is at quality 9!
  
Spherize: Fix clipping for tile-based rendering in
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                Shape: Rename the 'Position' parameter to 'Offset' for
Spherize layer.
+
                all the 'Shape' layers.
  
Star: New parameter "regular polygon" in the 'Star'
+
                Spherize: Fix clipping for tile-based rendering in
layer allows regular polygons to be drawn.
+
                Spherize layer.
  
Time Loop: New version 0.2 of the 'Time Loop'
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                Star: New parameter "regular polygon" in the 'Star'
layer. It uses the same parameters as the newly added
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                layer allows regular polygons to be drawn.
Time Loop ValueNode.
+
  
Warp: Fix a problem with the 'Warp' layer where some
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                Time Loop: New version 0.2 of the 'Time Loop'
tiles weren't being rendered.
+
                layer. It uses the same parameters as the newly added
 +
                Time Loop ValueNode.
  
ValueNodes
+
                Warp: Fix a problem with the 'Warp' layer where some
----------
+
                tiles weren't being rendered.
Add new type: 'Cos', to calculate cosines. (
+
http://wiki.synfig.com/Convert#Cos )
+
  
Add new type: 'Duplicate', only used by the Duplicate layer. (
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* ValueNodes
http://synfig.org/Convert#Duplicate )
+
  ----------
 +
        Add new type: 'Cos', to calculate cosines.
 +
        ( http://wiki.synfig.com/Convert#Cos )
  
Add new type: 'From Integer', to convert integers to other
+
        Add new type: 'Duplicate', only used by the Duplicate layer.
types for linking to.  Currently disabled. (
+
        ( http://synfig.org/Convert#Duplicate )
http://synfig.org/Convert#From_Integer )
+
  
Add new type: 'Random', to generate pseudo-random values. (
+
        Add new type: 'From Integer', to convert integers to other
http://synfig.org/Convert#Random )
+
        types for linking to.  Currently disabled.
 +
        ( http://synfig.org/Convert#From_Integer )
  
Add new type: 'Reciprocal', to calculate reciprocals. (
+
        Add new type: 'Random', to generate pseudo-random values.
http://synfig.org/Convert#Reciprocal )
+
        ( http://synfig.org/Convert#Random )
  
Add new type: 'Reverse Tangent', to reverse the direction of
+
        Add new type: 'Reciprocal', to calculate reciprocals.
tangents. ( http://synfig.org/Convert#Reverse_Tangent )
+
        ( http://synfig.org/Convert#Reciprocal )
  
Add new type: 'Switch', to switch between two alternative
+
        Add new type: 'Reverse Tangent', to reverse the direction of
values. ( http://synfig.org/Convert#Switch )
+
        tangents. ( http://synfig.org/Convert#Reverse_Tangent )
  
Add new type: 'Time Loop', to allow individual parameters to
+
        Add new type: 'Switch', to switch between two alternative
be time looped, like the Time Loop layer, but for individual
+
        values. ( http://synfig.org/Convert#Switch )
parameters. ( http://synfig.org/Convert#Time_Loop )
+
  
Add new type: 'aTan2', to calculate inverse tangents. (
+
        Add new type: 'Time Loop', to allow individual parameters to
http://synfig.org/Convert#aTan2 )
+
        be time looped, like the Time Loop layer, but for individual
 +
        parameters. ( http://synfig.org/Convert#Time_Loop )
  
Extended types: 'Add' and 'Subtract' now work with gradients.
+
        Add new type: 'aTan2', to calculate inverse tangents.
 +
        ( http://synfig.org/Convert#aTan2 )
  
Targets
+
        Extended types: 'Add' and 'Subtract' now work with gradients.
-------
+
Fix one memory leak and one filehandle leak in target 'png'..
+
  
Fix the ffmpeg/dv/imagemagick targets/importers on Windows.
+
* Targets
 +
  -------
 +
        Fix one memory leak and one filehandle leak in target 'png'..
  
Improved the 'imagemagick' target so it can create a series of
+
        Fix the ffmpeg/dv/imagemagick targets/importers on Windows.
numbered images.
+
  
Fixed the 'mng' and 'yuv420p' targets.
+
        Improved the 'imagemagick' target so it can create a series of
 +
        numbered images.
  
Security fixes: arbitrary code execution when rendering
+
        Fixed the 'mng' and 'yuv420p' targets.
specially crafted .sif files.
+
  
Show which output target is used if it has been chosen
+
        Security fixes: arbitrary code execution when rendering
automatically, not specified by the user.
+
        specially crafted .sif files.
  
Blend Methods
+
        Show which output target is used if it has been chosen
-------------
+
        automatically, not specified by the user.
Don't accept illegal values for 'blend_method'.  Use
+
'Composite' instead.
+
  
Re-enable the 'alpha brighten' and 'alpha darken' blend
+
* Blend Methods
methods.
+
  -------------
 +
        Don't accept illegal values for 'blend_method'.  Use
 +
        'Composite' instead.
  
Fix the 'straight', 'straight onto' and 'alpha brighten' blend
+
        Re-enable the 'alpha brighten' and 'alpha darken' blend
methods.  Even completely transparent pixels in the top layer
+
        methods.
should affect the result of these blends.  Existing .sif files
+
which relied on the previously broken behavior should still
+
render correctly for the most part.
+
  
Canvases
+
        Fix the 'straight', 'straight onto' and 'alpha brighten' blend
--------
+
        methodsEven completely transparent pixels in the top layer
Fix a crash that was happening if we had 2 exported canvases
+
        should affect the result of these blends.  Existing .sif files
in a .sif file where the 2nd contained a pastecanvas that used
+
        which relied on the previously broken behavior should still
the 1st as its canvasThe canvases are destructed in the
+
        render correctly for the most part.
order in which they appear in the .sif file, so by the time
+
the 2nd is destroyed, the pastecanvas it contains no longer
+
has a valid canvas parameter.  The fix is to clear the canvas
+
parameter of any pastecanvases using a canvas when the canvas
+
itself is destroyed.
+
  
Encapsulations containing imported images fail to clone
+
* Canvases
properly (#1838132)
+
  --------
 +
        Fix a crash that was happening if we had 2 exported canvases
 +
        in a .sif file where the 2nd contained a pastecanvas that used
 +
        the 1st as its canvas.  The canvases are destructed in the
 +
        order in which they appear in the .sif file, so by the time
 +
        the 2nd is destroyed, the pastecanvas it contains no longer
 +
        has a valid canvas parameter.  The fix is to clear the canvas
 +
        parameter of any pastecanvases using a canvas when the canvas
 +
        itself is destroyed.
  
SIF Files
+
        Encapsulations containing imported images fail to clone
---------
+
        properly
Refer the user to 'http://synfig.org/Convert#Compatibility' if
+
                                http://sourceforge.net/support/tracker.php?aid=1838132
we try to load a .sif file that uses a not-yet-implemented
+
ValueNode type, or that tries using a ValueNode with a type
+
which it doesn't yet support.
+
  
Changed the .sif file format.  'Composite' and 'Radial
+
* SIF Files
Composite' ValueNodes used to be saved with obscure XML
+
  ---------
element names <c1>, <c2>, etc. Now we use more readable names
+
        Refer the user to 'http://synfig.org/Convert#Compatibility' if
<point>, <width>, etc.  The old version is still accepted, and
+
        we try to load a .sif file that uses a not-yet-implemented
can still be written by selecting the old version from the
+
        ValueNode type, or that tries using a ValueNode with a type
"Save As..." dialog.  The new format will not be accepted by
+
        which it doesn't yet support.
previous releases of Synfig.
+
  
New Feature: Allow saving .sif files in formats that can be
+
        Changed the .sif file format.  'Composite' and 'Radial
read by versions 0.61.07 and older.
+
        Composite' ValueNodes used to be saved with obscure XML
 +
        element names <c1>, <c2>, etc. Now we use more readable names
 +
        <point>, <width>, etc. The old version is still accepted, and
 +
        can still be written by selecting the old version from the
 +
        "Save As..." dialog.  The new format will not be accepted by
 +
        previous releases of Synfig.
  
Add information about which valuenode types were added in
+
        New Feature: Allow saving .sif files in formats that can be
which release. Don't save new types in old format files.
+
        read by versions 0.61.07 and older.
  
Fix: Prevent a crash when loading a .sif file with 'use=""' in
+
        Add information about which valuenode types were added in
it.
+
        which release. Don't save new types in old format files.
  
Fix: Prevent studio crashing when loading a document that
+
        Fix: Prevent a crash when loading a .sif file with 'use=""' in
contains an unknown valuenode type from a newer version of
+
        it.
synfig. Simply refuse to load the document instead. (#1811250)
+
  
Misc
+
        Fix: Prevent studio crashing when loading a document that
----
+
        contains an unknown valuenode type from a newer version of
Don't render feathering of circles or shapes (ie. outlines,
+
        synfig. Simply refuse to load the document instead.
regions, stars, polygons, etc), or motion blur, blur, or
+
                                http://sourceforge.net/support/tracker.php?aid=1811250
radial blur layers when the quality is 10.
+
  
New feature: allow importing of lipsynced voice animations
+
* Misc
from Papagayo (#1879688)
+
  ----
 +
        Don't render feathering of circles or shapes (ie. outlines,
 +
        regions, stars, polygons, etc), or motion blur, blur, or
 +
        radial blur layers when the quality is 10.
  
Fix: Inserting a new item into a list in animation mode caused
+
        New feature: allow importing of lipsynced voice animations
unpredicatable renders before the time of
+
        from Papagayo
insertion. (#1841280)
+
                                http://sourceforge.net/support/tracker.php?aid=1879688
  
Fix: The hex color code parser is much more forgiving now.
+
        Fix: Inserting a new item into a list in animation mode caused
Previously spaces before or after the color code would cause
+
        unpredicatable renders before the time of
it to fail.
+
        insertion.
 +
                                http://sourceforge.net/support/tracker.php?aid=1841280
  
Fix: Don't treat the required values of command line flags as
+
        Fix: The hex color code parser is much more forgiving now.
flags themselves. (#1695735)
+
        Previously spaces before or after the color code would cause
 +
        it to fail.
  
Fix: Initialise the 'time_last_changed' when creating a Node.
+
        Fix: Don't treat the required values of command line flags as
Previously it was being left at a random value.
+
        flags themselves.
 +
                                http://sourceforge.net/support/tracker.php?aid=1695735
 +
 
 +
        Fix: Initialise the 'time_last_changed' when creating a Node.
 +
        Previously it was being left at a random value.
  
 
== Synfig Studio ==
 
== Synfig Studio ==
  
  Rename "Dialogs" to "Panels" for the dockable windows.
+
  0.61.08 (SVN 1???) - February ??, 2008 - Bug fixes
  
  Synfig Studio is now translatable using gettext.  Currently French
+
  * Synfig Studio is now translatable using gettext.  Currently Franch
and Spanish translations exist.
+
  and Spanish translations exist.
  
  Removed the 'bootstrap' script for building. Use autoreconf instead.
+
  * Build
 +
  -----
 +
        Fixed errors and warnings detected by a pre-release version
 +
        of g++ 4.3.
  
Added the option to run everything in the same thread. It doesn't
+
        Fixes to allow sigc++ 2.1 and newer to be used.
work very well, and seems to cause more problems than it solves.
+
                                http://sourceforge.net/support/tracker.php?aid=1859663
  
Don't hide and reshow the workarea window when the user clicks the
+
        Removed the 'bootstrap' script for building.  Use autoreconf
'X' button to close it. (#1682008)
+
        instead.
  
  Indicate that a canvas is unsaved by putting a '*' in front of its
+
  * Settings
  name.
+
  --------
 +
        Added the option to run everything in the same thread. It
 +
        doesn't work very well, and seems to cause more problems than
 +
        it solves.
  
Fix a problem with the canvas properties dialog.  It wasn't possible
+
        Default 'end time' for new canvases to 5s instead of 0.
to edit both the 'name' and the renddesc parameters at the same time.
+
        That's one less thing a new user then needs to edit to start
 +
        making his first animation.  Also, don't show the intimidating
 +
        canvas properties dialog when a new composition is created,
 +
        just use the defaultsSet environment variable
 +
        "SYNFIG_ENABLE_NEW_CANVAS_EDIT_PROPERTIES" to revert this
 +
        change locally.
  
Fix the 'auto' render target selection, so it automatically choses
+
        If no documents are specified to be loaded on the command line
  the target type each time based on the filename.
+
        at start-up, create a new empty document so the novice user
 +
        can get started straight away. If environment variable
 +
        SYNFIG_DISABLE_AUTOMATIC_DOCUMENT_CREATION is set, don't
 +
        create a blank document on startup, even if no documents were
 +
        specified on the command line.  I'll add proper configuration
 +
        items within the gui for this and other recent changes soon.
  
When a PasteCanvas' "time offset" parameter shifts the timing of its
+
        Add a setting in the gui for the auto-backup interval.
sub-canvas, the waypoints of that subcanvas are now displayed shifted
+
accordingly.
+
  
  Added new target 'magick++' for rendering multiple images to a single
+
  * Draw Tool
file using Magick++.
+
  ---------
 +
        Fixed the 'fill last stroke' button in the drawing tool.
  
Added a 'Type' column to the parameter dialog so it's possible to
+
        Rearrange the drawing tool options a little.  Instead of
tell an 'Add' from a 'Subtract' convert for example.
+
        'region only' have checkboxes for 'region' and 'fill', like in
 +
        the bline tool, so now it's possible to draw regions and
 +
        outlines together.
  
Draw tool
+
        Fix: When drawing an outline and a region at the same time,
---------
+
        put the outline just on top of the region.
Fixed 'fill last stroke' button in the drawing tool.
+
                                http://sourceforge.net/support/tracker.php?aid=1829172
  
Rearrange the drawing tool options a little. Instead of
+
        Fix: Always leave only the newly created layers
'region only' have checkboxes for 'region' and 'fill', like in
+
        selected.
the bline tool, so now it's possible to draw regions and
+
                                http://sourceforge.net/support/tracker.php?aid=1830245
outlines together.
+
  
Fix: When drawing an outline and a region at the same time,
+
* About
put the outline just on top of the region. (#1829172)
+
  -----
 +
        Fix: Change the about dialog to a splash screen and implement
 +
        a new about dialog based on Gtk::AboutDialog. Still need to
 +
        connect it up to configure.ac though.
 +
                                http://sourceforge.net/support/tracker.php?aid=1678554
 +
                                http://sourceforge.net/support/tracker.php?aid=1741220
  
Fix: always leave only the newly created layers
+
        Fix: Show the correct SVN revision id in the about
selected. (#1830245)
+
        dialog.
 +
                                http://sourceforge.net/support/tracker.php?aid=1797745
  
  New environment variable:
+
  * Linking
'SYNFIG_DISABLE_NEW_CANVAS_EDIT_PROPERTIES'.  When set, don't pop up
+
  -------
the canvas properties dialog when creating a new document.
+
        When linking simple values, use the value from the topmost layer.
  
Renaming exported ValueNodes no longer causes a crash. (#1823053)
+
        Attempting to link a duck from the Children panel with other ducks
 +
        was causing an error.  Now it isn't.
  
  The popup caret menu has been disabled for some tools.  There's no
+
  * Quality
comment in the code saying why.  I've added an environment variable
+
  -------
which re-enables the popup menu when setexport
+
        Change the default quality to 8It makes shade layers render
SYNFIG_ENABLE_POPUP_MENU_IN_ALL_TOOLS=1 to try it, and report your
+
        better without much impact on speed.
findings back to the bug report as to whether this should be the
+
default or not. (#1829182)
+
  
New feature: Angles are not wrapped modulo 360 degrees.  It's
+
        Label the preview qualities "best" and "fastest" because it's
possible to animate from 0 to 361 degrees and see a full rotation,
+
        not clear that higher numbers mean lower qualities.
rather than seeing it shortcutting as it was previously.  It's also
+
now possible to drag angle ducks around their origin multiple times
+
and have the rotations count. (#1827966)
+
  
  Added environment variable SYNFIG_DISABLE_TILE_RENDER which when set
+
  * Files
will prevent the tile renderer from being used.
+
  -----
 +
        When doing a 'Save As', default to saving in the same
 +
        directory that the file was loaded from, if any.
  
Fix: Crash closing preview window before using it. (#1835429)
+
        Remember separate default directories for opening and writing
 +
        each of animations, images, sketches, rendered output, and
 +
        "miscellaneous".
  
  Fix: If the window positions and sizes seem to be corrupted, give
+
  * BLine Tool
them sensible values to prevent them being created
+
  ----------
offscreen. (#1836848)
+
      Allow the bline tool to draw plants as well as outlines,
 +
      regions, and curvegradients.
  
Fix ugly waypoint drawing by rounding to integer values
+
      When the bline tool is creating new layers, arrange the new
symmetrically.  [http://dooglus.rincevent.net/synfig/waypoint-symmetry.png] shows the difference.
+
      layers in the order: Outline - Region - Plant - Gradient, so
 +
      that each layer is at least somewhat visible. Rename the
 +
      "*layer_bline*" variables to "*layer_outline*" since they
 +
      represent outlines specifically.
  
  Fix: Use the 'C' locale when loading and saving sketches. (#1830670)
+
  * Waypoints
 +
  ---------
 +
        Fix ugly waypoint drawing by rounding to integer values
 +
        symmetrically.  The improvement can be seen in
 +
        http://dooglus.rincevent.net/synfig/waypoint-symmetry.png .
  
  If environment variable "SYNFIG_SHOW_TILE_OUTLINES" is defined, draw
+
        Improve the waypoint context menus. Now it's possible to
red outlines around tiles as they are renderedFor debugging
+
        delete and duplicate complete trees of waypoints at onceThe
purposes.
+
        'change interp' functionality has been extended too, so now
 +
        it's possible to set the interpolation type for the whole
 +
        waypoint from the context menu as well as just the side that
 +
        was clicked on, and it's possible for single waypoints as
 +
        well.
  
Fix: Studio was crashing sometimes when closing a
+
        Fix a crash when editing a waypoint with a non-static value.
document. (#1850637)
+
  
Also allow adjustment of the default brush size using horizontal
+
        Attach the "(Non-static value)" label into the waypoint
scrolling over the preview graphic.
+
        dialog.
  
Allow the use of horizontal scrolling to adjust the current time in
+
        Experimental: "export SYNFIG_SHOW_CANVAS_PARAM_WAYPOINTS=1" to
  timeslider widgets.
+
        see canvas parameter waypoints, not canvas content waypoints
 +
        in PasteCanvas layers. Doesn't work too well - dragging the
 +
        waypoints doesn't work, for instance.
  
Allow layers to be removed from groups without the user having to
+
        When a PasteCanvas' "time offset" parameter shifts the timing
type the name of the group they are in.
+
        of its sub-canvas, the waypoints of that subcanvas are now
 +
        displayed shifted accordingly.
  
  Fixed errors and warnings detected by a pre-release version of g++
+
  * Time
4.3.
+
  ----
 +
        Allow manual editing of the current time in the workarea
 +
        window.
  
Fixes to allow sigc++ 2.1 and newer to be used. (#1859663)
+
        Don't expand time fields to their full format (eg. "1s" -> "0h
 +
        0m 1s 0f") when they get keyboard focus.  export
 +
        SYNFIG_SHOW_FULL_TIME_ON_FOCUS=1 will restore the old
 +
        behaviour.
  
Label the preview qualities "best" and "fastest" because it's not
+
        Make sure the time entry box shows the correct time - rounded
clear that higher numbers mean lower qualities.
+
        to an integer number of frames.
  
By default, set "use current frame" in the render dialog to off.
+
        Improve the range of different scales used on the timeslider.
When "use current frame" is on, disable the Time tab's frame.
+
        Previously 3 fps animations were having the timeslider
 +
        labelled "0.75f, 1.5f, ..." rather than "1f, 2f, ...".
  
Added a new icon for values of type "Time", thanks to genete.
+
        Subdivide the space between labels on the timeslider sensibly.
 +
        Don't divide a 5 second gap into 4 parts of 1.25 seconds each,
 +
        for instance.
  
The entries that appear in the History panel are now more explicit;
+
        Set minimum and maximum zoom levels for the timescroller.
they mostly now give details of the operation rather than just a
+
generic fixed string, making it easier to navigate through the
+
history.  For example "Remove Layer 'left leg'" will show up rather
+
than just "Remove Layer".
+
  
When the user types in the History dialog, search for any text in the
+
        Allow the use of horizontal scrolling to adjust the current
'name' column that matches the text.  Previously it was only
+
        time in timeslider widgets.
searching for names matching at the beginning.
+
  
Fix: Studio occasionally renders the tiles in the wrong places. This
+
        Improve the algorithm for determining the number of tick marks
was happening when the canvas was one pixel greater than an integer
+
        to put between pairs of labels in the timeslider widgets.
number of tiles wide, and low-resolution rendering (the default) was
+
        It's better to divide 5 minutes into 5 tics of 1 minute each
enabled. (#1824437)
+
        than 6 ticks of 50 seconds each, for example.
  
Add 'new', 'open' and 'quit' to the caret>file menu.
+
        Added a new icon for values of type "Time", thanks to
 +
        genete.
  
  Remember separate default directories for opening and writing each of
+
  * Windows
animations, images, sketches, rendered output, and "miscellaneous".
+
  -------
 +
        Rename "Dialogs" to "Panels" for the dockable windows.
  
  Add checkboxes to the toggleable entries in the view menu.
+
        My panels were drifting one or two pixels each time I started
 +
        studio. This seems to be window-manager dependent.  I've
 +
        added environment variables to allow adjusting the drift to
 +
        stop it.  SYNFIG_WINDOW_POSITION_X_OFFSET and
 +
        SYNFIG_WINDOW_POSITION_Y_OFFSET.  Setting them both to 1 stops
 +
        the drift for me in xfwm4.
  
Default 'end time' for new canvases to 5s instead of 0.  That's one
+
        Remember the position and size of the color and gradient
less thing a new user then needs to edit to start making his first
+
        dialogs even if they're not displayed when studio exits.
animation.  Also, don't show the intimidating canvas properties
+
dialog when a new composition is created, just use the defaults.  Set
+
environment variable "SYNFIG_ENABLE_NEW_CANVAS_EDIT_PROPERTIES" to
+
revert this change locally.  See
+
http://synfig.org/Wish_list#Improved_User_Experience_for_First_Contact
+
.
+
  
If no documents are specified to be loaded on the command line at
+
        Applied patch from IL'dar AKHmetgaleev aka AkhIL to allow
  start-up, create a new empty document to the novice user can get
+
        different pixel sizes in the workarea window. control-'(' and
started straight away.
+
        control-')' make the pixels bigger and smller.
http://synfig.org/Wish_list#Improved_User_Experience_for_First_Contact
+
  
Allow the layer panel to be sorted by layer name.  Resize the layer
+
        Fix: If the window positions and sizes seem to be corrupted, give
name column to fit the layer names. Rename the "Layer" column to
+
        them sensible values to prevent them being created
"Name".
+
        offscreen.
 +
                                http://sourceforge.net/support/tracker.php?aid=1836848
  
If environment variable SYNFIG_DISABLE_AUTOMATIC_DOCUMENT_CREATION is
+
        * Console Window
set, don't create a blank document on startup, even if no documents
+
          --------------
were specified on the command line.  I'll add proper configuration
+
                Show a very simple message in the console on start-up so as
items within the gui for this and other recent changes soon.
+
                not to scare people when they see an empty terminal window
 +
                'doing nothing'.
  
Change the default 'toggle onion skin' keyboard shortcut from
+
                Show a similar message in the console on start-up if
control-o (which is the stock binding for 'open') to alt-o.
+
                Studio is already running, to let the user know what
 +
                is happening.
  
Applied patch from IL'dar AKHmetgaleev aka AkhIL to allow different
+
        * Toolbox Window
pixel sizes in the workarea window.  control-'(' and control-')' make
+
          --------------
the pixels bigger and smller.
+
                Allow adjustment of the default brush size using
 +
                horizontal scrolling over the preview graphic.
  
Fix: Change the about dialog to a splash screen and implement a new
+
                With the re-enabling of 'Alpha Brighten', the toolbox
  about dialog based on Gtk::AboutDialog. Still need to connect it up
+
                has become a little wider.  Some foreign translations
to configure.ac though. (#1678554, #1741220)
+
                of the blend method could also push it wider.  And
 +
                since we have 15 tool icons by default, I've made the
 +
                toolbox 5 icons wide instead of 4, and rearranged them
 +
                slightly. The top row is now all for "moving ducks",
 +
                the middle row for "drawing stuff", and the bottom row
 +
                is more drawing on the left and looking at stuff
 +
                (eyedrop, zoom) on the right.
  
Fix: Exported canvases weren't being deleted, due to a handle never
+
        * Workarea Window
being released. (#1868911)
+
          ---------------
 +
                Added environment variable SYNFIG_DISABLE_TILE_RENDER
 +
                which when set will prevent the tile renderer from
 +
                being used.
  
With the re-enabling of 'Alpha Brighten', the toolbox has become a
+
                If environment variable "SYNFIG_SHOW_TILE_OUTLINES" is
little wider.  Some foreign translations of the blend method could
+
                defined, draw red outlines around tiles as they are
also push it wider.  And since we have 15 tool icons by default, I've
+
                rendered. For debugging purposes.
made the toolbox 5 icons wide instead of 4, and rearranged them
+
slightly.  The top row is now all for "moving ducks", the middle row
+
for "drawing stuff", and the bottom row is more drawing on the left
+
  and looking at stuff (eyedrop, zoom) on the right.
+
  
Show a very simple message in the console on start-up so as not to
+
                Indicate that a canvas is unsaved by putting a '*' in
scare people when they see an empty terminal window 'doing nothing'.
+
                front of its name.
  
  When linking simple values, use the value from the topmost layer.
+
                The popup caret menu was disabled for some tools. New
 +
                environment variable
 +
                SYNFIG_ENABLE_POPUP_MENU_IN_ALL_TOOLS re-enables the
 +
                popup menu when set.  Should this be the default?
 +
                Comments please to the bug report.
 +
                                http://sourceforge.net/support/tracker.php?aid=1829182
  
Attempting to link a duck from the Children panel with other ducks
+
                Fix: Studio was crashing sometimes when closing a
was causing an error. Now it isn't.
+
                document.
 +
                                http://sourceforge.net/support/tracker.php?aid=1850637
  
  Quality
+
                Fix: Studio occasionally renders the tiles in the
-------
+
                wrong places. This was happening when the canvas was
Change the default quality to 8. It makes shade layers render
+
                one pixel greater than an integer number of tiles
better without much impact on speed.
+
                wide, and low-resolution rendering (the default) was
 +
                enabled.
 +
                                http://sourceforge.net/support/tracker.php?aid=1824437
  
When doing a 'Save As', default to saving in the same directory that
+
                Don't hide and reshow the workarea window when the
the file was loaded from, if any.
+
                user clicks the 'X' button to close it.
 +
                                http://sourceforge.net/support/tracker.php?aid=1682008
  
BLine Tool
+
                Add checkboxes to the toggleable entries in the view
----------
+
                menu.
      Allow the bline tool to draw plants as well as outlines,
+
      regions, and curvegradients.
+
  
      When the bline tool is creating new layers, arrange the new
+
                Add 'new', 'open' and 'quit' to the caret>file menu.
      layers in the order: Outline - Region - Plant - Gradient, so
+
 
      that each layer is at least somewhat visible.  Rename the
+
                Change the default 'toggle onion skin' keyboard
      "*layer_bline*" variables to "*layer_outline*" since they
+
                shortcut from control-o (which is the stock binding
      represent outlines specifically.
+
                for 'open') to alt-o.
  
Waypoints
+
        * Preview Window
---------
+
          --------------
Improve the waypoint context menus. Now it's possible to
+
                Fix: Crash closing preview window before using
delete and duplicate complete trees of waypoints at once. The
+
                it.
'change interp' functionality has been extended too, so now
+
                                http://sourceforge.net/support/tracker.php?aid=1835429
it's possible to set the interpolation type for the whole
+
waypoint from the context menu as well as just the side that
+
was clicked on, and it's possible for single waypoints as
+
well.
+
  
Fix a crash when editing a waypoint with a non-static value.
+
        * Canvas Properties Dialog
 +
          ------------------------
 +
                New environment variable:
 +
                'SYNFIG_DISABLE_NEW_CANVAS_EDIT_PROPERTIES'.  When
 +
                set, don't pop up the canvas properties dialog when
 +
                creating a new document.
  
Attach the "(Non-static value)" label into the waypoint
+
                Fix a problem with the canvas properties dialog.  It
dialog.
+
                wasn't possible to edit both the 'name' and the
 +
                renddesc parameters at the same time before.
  
Experimental: "export SYNFIG_SHOW_CANVAS_PARAM_WAYPOINTS=1" to
+
                By default, set "use current frame" in the render
see canvas parameter waypoints, not canvas content waypoints
+
                dialog to offWhen "use current frame" is on,
in PasteCanvas layersDoesn't work too well - dragging the
+
                disable the Time tab's frame.
waypoints doesn't work, for instance.
+
  
Fix: Show the correct SVN revision id in the about dialog. (#1797745)
+
                Disable the 'Time' tab when "use current frame" is
 +
                checked.
  
Time
+
                Don't allow the user to set the 'ID' of exported
----
+
                canvases to be empty.
Allow manual editing of the current time in the workarea
+
window.
+
  
Don't expand time fields to their full format (eg. "1s" -> "0h
+
        * Layers Panel
0m 1s 0f") when they get keyboard focus. export
+
          ------------
SYNFIG_SHOW_FULL_TIME_ON_FOCUS=1 will restore the old
+
                Allow the layer panel to be sorted by layer name.
behaviour.
+
                Resize the layer name column to fit the layer names.
 +
                Rename the "Layer" column to "Name".
  
Make sure the time entry box shows the correct time - rounded
+
        * Groups Panel
to an integer number of frames.
+
          ------------
 +
                Allow layers to be removed from groups without the
 +
                user having to type the name of the group they are in.
  
Improve the range of different scales used on the timeslider.
+
        * Params Panel
Previously 3 fps animations were having the timeslider
+
          ------------
labelled "0.75f, 1.5f, ..." rather than "1f, 2f, ...".
+
                Added a 'Type' column to the parameter dialog so it's
 +
                possible to tell an 'Add' from a 'Subtract' convert
 +
                for example.
  
Subdivide the space between labels on the timeslider sensibly.
+
        * Children Panel
Don't divide a 5 second gap into 4 parts of 1.25 seconds each,
+
          --------------
for instance.
+
                Renaming exported ValueNodes no longer causes a
 +
                crash.
 +
                                http://sourceforge.net/support/tracker.php?aid=1823053
  
Set minimum and maximum zoom levels for the timescroller.
+
        * History Panel
 +
          -------------
 +
                The entries that appear in the History panel are now
 +
                more explicit; they mostly now give details of the
 +
                operation rather than just a generic fixed string,
 +
                making it easier to navigate through the history.  For
 +
                example "Remove Layer 'left leg'" will show up rather
 +
                than just "Remove Layer".
  
Improve the behaviour of horizontal-scrolling on the time
+
                When the user types in the History dialog, search for
slider.  Scroll by one 'tick', stop at either end, better
+
                any text in the 'name' column that matches the text.
control of the time cursor position, leave the zoom alone.
+
                Previously it was only searching for names matching at
 +
                the beginning.
  
Improve the algorithm for determining the number of tick marks
+
* Targets
to put between pairs of labels in the timeslider widgets.
+
  -------
It's better to divide 5 minutes into 5 tics of 1 minute each
+
        Fix the 'auto' render target selection, so it automatically
than 6 ticks of 50 seconds each, for example.
+
        choses the target type each time based on the filename.
  
My panels were drifting one or two pixels each time I started studio.
+
        Added new target 'magick++' for rendering multiple images to a
This seems to be window-manager dependent.  I've added environment
+
        single file using Magick++.
variables to allow adjusting the drift to stop it.
+
SYNFIG_WINDOW_POSITION_X_OFFSET and SYNFIG_WINDOW_POSITION_Y_OFFSET.
+
Setting them both to 1 stops the drift for me in xfwm4.
+
  
  Remember the position and size of the color and gradient dialogs even
+
  * Ducks
if they're not displayed when studio exits.
+
  -----
 +
        Always draw 'real' ducks on the right hand side of the circle
 +
        they define.  Previously, canvases with a negative horizontal
 +
        pixel width were drawing it on the left.
  
Add a setting in the gui for the auto-backup interval.
+
        Add an option to restrict 'radius' ducks to the top right
 +
        corner of the plane.  This allows us to easily set their value
 +
        to zero by dragging down and left.  Thanks to Zelgadis on IRC
 +
        for the suggestion.  See "Toolbox > File > Setup > Misc >
 +
        Restrict Real-Valued Ducks...".
  
Don't allow the user to set the 'ID' of exported canvases to be
+
        Show the size of circles as they are drawn using the draw
empty.
+
        tool.
  
  Ducks
+
        Give slight priority to radius ducks. That way, it's possible
-----
+
        to select the radius duck for a circle with radius zero.
Always draw 'real' ducks on the right hand side of the circle
+
        Previously the position duck would usually be selected
they define.  Previously, canvases with a negative horizontal
+
        instead.
pixel width were drawing it on the left.
+
  
Add an option to restrict 'radius' ducks to the top right
+
* Misc
corner of the planeThis allows us to easily set their value
+
  ----
to zero by dragging down and leftThanks to Zelgadis on IRC
+
        New feature: Angles are not wrapped modulo 360 degreesIt's
for the suggestion.  See "Toolbox > File > Setup > Misc >
+
        possible to animate from 0 to 361 degrees and see a full
Restrict Real-Valued Ducks...".
+
        rotation, rather than seeing it shortcutting as it was
 +
        previouslyIt's also now possible to drag angle ducks around
 +
        their origin multiple times and have the rotations
 +
        count.
 +
                                http://sourceforge.net/support/tracker.php?aid=1827966
  
Show the size of circles as they are drawn using the draw
+
        Fix: Exported canvases weren't being deleted on shutdown, due
tool.
+
        to a handle never being released.
 +
                                http://sourceforge.net/support/tracker.php?aid=1868911
  
Give slight priority to radius ducksThat way, it's possible
+
        Fix: Use the 'C' locale when loading and saving
to select the radius duck for a circle with radius zero.
+
        sketchesNot doing so was causing load/save failures in
Previously the position duck would usually be selected
+
        Spanish locales.
instead.
+
                                http://sourceforge.net/support/tracker.php?aid=1830670

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0.04.11 (SVN 1???) - February ??, 2008 - Bug fixes
* Update the website URL to http://synfig.org/ instead of synfig.com.
* Removed the 'bootstrap' script for building.  Use autoreconf instead.
* Fixed errors and warnings detected by a pre-release version of g++
  4.3.
* Make ETL-config a wrapper around pkg-config. Patch by Ralf
  Corsepius <rc040203@freenet.de>

Synfig Core

0.61.08 (SVN 1???) - February ??, 2008 - Bug fixes
* Synfig is now translatable using gettext.  Currently only a Spanish
  translation exists.
* Build
  -----
       Removed the 'bootstrap' script for building.  Use autoreconf
       instead.
       Fixed errors and warnings detected by a pre-release version of
       g++ 4.3.
* Layers
  ------
       New layer, 'Duplicate'.  This is an experimental feature, but
       seems to work quite well.  It can be used to clone the layers
       under it multiple times. ( http://synfig.org/Duplicate_Layer )
        * PasteCanvas
          -----------
               Prevent a "bad_alloc" error in the 'PasteCanvas' layer
               caused by the bounding boxes changing when the user
               changes parameters while rendering.
               Allow zooming furter in to nested PasteCanvas
               layers.
                               http://sourceforge.net/support/tracker.php?aid=1809480
        * Plant Layer
          -----------
               New parameter "reverse" in the Plant layer allows
               plants to be rendered back-to-front.
               Fix: Use the 'width' of each blinepoint in the plant
               layer to affect the velocities.  Patch from
               genete.
                               http://sourceforge.net/support/tracker.php?aid=1831897
               Add the 'offset' parameter to the Plant layer.
               Don't let 'select all' select the green ducks of a
               plant layer.
               Do some sanity checking on Plant layer parameters.
        * Stretch
          -------
               Prevent a crash when rendering a 'Stretch' layer with
               zero x or y amount.
                               http://sourceforge.net/support/tracker.php?aid=1823082
               Make the 'Stretch' layer's "amount" duck be relative
               to the center duck.
        * Text
          ----
               Allow multibyte characters in the Text layer. Patch by
               Niki W. Waibel.
                               http://sourceforge.net/support/tracker.php?aid=1852208
               First step towards fixing the problem of distorted
               'Text' layers not rendering correctly at tile borders.
        * Misc
          ----
               Shade: Make the quality of the 'Shade' layer worse at
               quality 10 than it is at quality 9!
               Shape: Rename the 'Position' parameter to 'Offset' for
               all the 'Shape' layers.
               Spherize: Fix clipping for tile-based rendering in
               Spherize layer.
               Star: New parameter "regular polygon" in the 'Star'
               layer allows regular polygons to be drawn.
               Time Loop: New version 0.2 of the 'Time Loop'
               layer. It uses the same parameters as the newly added
               Time Loop ValueNode.
               Warp: Fix a problem with the 'Warp' layer where some
               tiles weren't being rendered.
* ValueNodes
  ----------
       Add new type: 'Cos', to calculate cosines.
       ( http://wiki.synfig.com/Convert#Cos )
       Add new type: 'Duplicate', only used by the Duplicate layer.
       ( http://synfig.org/Convert#Duplicate )
       Add new type: 'From Integer', to convert integers to other
       types for linking to.  Currently disabled.
       ( http://synfig.org/Convert#From_Integer )
       Add new type: 'Random', to generate pseudo-random values.
       ( http://synfig.org/Convert#Random )
       Add new type: 'Reciprocal', to calculate reciprocals.
       ( http://synfig.org/Convert#Reciprocal )
       Add new type: 'Reverse Tangent', to reverse the direction of
       tangents. ( http://synfig.org/Convert#Reverse_Tangent )
       Add new type: 'Switch', to switch between two alternative
       values. ( http://synfig.org/Convert#Switch )
       Add new type: 'Time Loop', to allow individual parameters to
       be time looped, like the Time Loop layer, but for individual
       parameters. ( http://synfig.org/Convert#Time_Loop )
       Add new type: 'aTan2', to calculate inverse tangents.
       ( http://synfig.org/Convert#aTan2 )
       Extended types: 'Add' and 'Subtract' now work with gradients.
* Targets
  -------
       Fix one memory leak and one filehandle leak in target 'png'..
       Fix the ffmpeg/dv/imagemagick targets/importers on Windows.
       Improved the 'imagemagick' target so it can create a series of
       numbered images.
       Fixed the 'mng' and 'yuv420p' targets.
       Security fixes: arbitrary code execution when rendering
       specially crafted .sif files.
       Show which output target is used if it has been chosen
       automatically, not specified by the user.
* Blend Methods
  -------------
       Don't accept illegal values for 'blend_method'.  Use
       'Composite' instead.
       Re-enable the 'alpha brighten' and 'alpha darken' blend
       methods.
       Fix the 'straight', 'straight onto' and 'alpha brighten' blend
       methods.  Even completely transparent pixels in the top layer
       should affect the result of these blends.  Existing .sif files
       which relied on the previously broken behavior should still
       render correctly for the most part.
* Canvases
  --------
       Fix a crash that was happening if we had 2 exported canvases
       in a .sif file where the 2nd contained a pastecanvas that used
       the 1st as its canvas.  The canvases are destructed in the
       order in which they appear in the .sif file, so by the time
       the 2nd is destroyed, the pastecanvas it contains no longer
       has a valid canvas parameter.  The fix is to clear the canvas
       parameter of any pastecanvases using a canvas when the canvas
       itself is destroyed.
       Encapsulations containing imported images fail to clone
       properly
                               http://sourceforge.net/support/tracker.php?aid=1838132
* SIF Files
  ---------
       Refer the user to 'http://synfig.org/Convert#Compatibility' if
       we try to load a .sif file that uses a not-yet-implemented
       ValueNode type, or that tries using a ValueNode with a type
       which it doesn't yet support.
       Changed the .sif file format.  'Composite' and 'Radial
       Composite' ValueNodes used to be saved with obscure XML
       element names <c1>, <c2>, etc.  Now we use more readable names
       <point>, <width>, etc.  The old version is still accepted, and
       can still be written by selecting the old version from the
       "Save As..." dialog.  The new format will not be accepted by
       previous releases of Synfig.
       New Feature: Allow saving .sif files in formats that can be
       read by versions 0.61.07 and older.
       Add information about which valuenode types were added in
       which release.  Don't save new types in old format files.
       Fix: Prevent a crash when loading a .sif file with 'use=""' in
       it.
       Fix: Prevent studio crashing when loading a document that
       contains an unknown valuenode type from a newer version of
       synfig. Simply refuse to load the document instead.
                               http://sourceforge.net/support/tracker.php?aid=1811250
* Misc
  ----
       Don't render feathering of circles or shapes (ie. outlines,
       regions, stars, polygons, etc), or motion blur, blur, or
       radial blur layers when the quality is 10.
       New feature: allow importing of lipsynced voice animations
       from Papagayo
                               http://sourceforge.net/support/tracker.php?aid=1879688
       Fix: Inserting a new item into a list in animation mode caused
       unpredicatable renders before the time of
       insertion.
                               http://sourceforge.net/support/tracker.php?aid=1841280
       Fix: The hex color code parser is much more forgiving now.
       Previously spaces before or after the color code would cause
       it to fail.
       Fix: Don't treat the required values of command line flags as
       flags themselves.
                               http://sourceforge.net/support/tracker.php?aid=1695735
       Fix: Initialise the 'time_last_changed' when creating a Node.
       Previously it was being left at a random value.

Synfig Studio

0.61.08 (SVN 1???) - February ??, 2008 - Bug fixes
* Synfig Studio is now translatable using gettext.  Currently Franch
  and Spanish translations exist.
* Build
  -----
       Fixed errors and warnings detected by a pre-release version
       of g++ 4.3.
       Fixes to allow sigc++ 2.1 and newer to be used.
                               http://sourceforge.net/support/tracker.php?aid=1859663
       Removed the 'bootstrap' script for building.  Use autoreconf
       instead.
* Settings
  --------
       Added the option to run everything in the same thread.  It
       doesn't work very well, and seems to cause more problems than
       it solves.
       Default 'end time' for new canvases to 5s instead of 0.
       That's one less thing a new user then needs to edit to start
       making his first animation.  Also, don't show the intimidating
       canvas properties dialog when a new composition is created,
       just use the defaults.  Set environment variable
       "SYNFIG_ENABLE_NEW_CANVAS_EDIT_PROPERTIES" to revert this
       change locally.
       If no documents are specified to be loaded on the command line
       at start-up, create a new empty document so the novice user
       can get started straight away.  If environment variable
       SYNFIG_DISABLE_AUTOMATIC_DOCUMENT_CREATION is set, don't
       create a blank document on startup, even if no documents were
       specified on the command line.  I'll add proper configuration
       items within the gui for this and other recent changes soon.
       Add a setting in the gui for the auto-backup interval.
* Draw Tool
  ---------
       Fixed the 'fill last stroke' button in the drawing tool.
       Rearrange the drawing tool options a little.  Instead of
       'region only' have checkboxes for 'region' and 'fill', like in
       the bline tool, so now it's possible to draw regions and
       outlines together.
       Fix: When drawing an outline and a region at the same time,
       put the outline just on top of the region.
                               http://sourceforge.net/support/tracker.php?aid=1829172
       Fix: Always leave only the newly created layers
       selected.
                               http://sourceforge.net/support/tracker.php?aid=1830245
* About
  -----
       Fix: Change the about dialog to a splash screen and implement
       a new about dialog based on Gtk::AboutDialog. Still need to
       connect it up to configure.ac though.
                               http://sourceforge.net/support/tracker.php?aid=1678554
                               http://sourceforge.net/support/tracker.php?aid=1741220
       Fix: Show the correct SVN revision id in the about
       dialog.
                               http://sourceforge.net/support/tracker.php?aid=1797745
* Linking
  -------
       When linking simple values, use the value from the topmost layer.
       Attempting to link a duck from the Children panel with other ducks
       was causing an error.  Now it isn't.
* Quality
  -------
       Change the default quality to 8.  It makes shade layers render
       better without much impact on speed.
       Label the preview qualities "best" and "fastest" because it's
       not clear that higher numbers mean lower qualities.
* Files
  -----
       When doing a 'Save As', default to saving in the same
       directory that the file was loaded from, if any.
       Remember separate default directories for opening and writing
       each of animations, images, sketches, rendered output, and
       "miscellaneous".
* BLine Tool
  ----------
      Allow the bline tool to draw plants as well as outlines,
      regions, and curvegradients.
      When the bline tool is creating new layers, arrange the new
      layers in the order: Outline - Region - Plant - Gradient, so
      that each layer is at least somewhat visible.  Rename the
      "*layer_bline*" variables to "*layer_outline*" since they
      represent outlines specifically.
* Waypoints
  ---------
       Fix ugly waypoint drawing by rounding to integer values
       symmetrically.  The improvement can be seen in
       waypoint-symmetry.png .
       Improve the waypoint context menus.  Now it's possible to
       delete and duplicate complete trees of waypoints at once.  The
       'change interp' functionality has been extended too, so now
       it's possible to set the interpolation type for the whole
       waypoint from the context menu as well as just the side that
       was clicked on, and it's possible for single waypoints as
       well.
       Fix a crash when editing a waypoint with a non-static value.
       Attach the "(Non-static value)" label into the waypoint
       dialog.
       Experimental: "export SYNFIG_SHOW_CANVAS_PARAM_WAYPOINTS=1" to
       see canvas parameter waypoints, not canvas content waypoints
       in PasteCanvas layers.  Doesn't work too well - dragging the
       waypoints doesn't work, for instance.
       When a PasteCanvas' "time offset" parameter shifts the timing
       of its sub-canvas, the waypoints of that subcanvas are now
       displayed shifted accordingly.
* Time
  ----
       Allow manual editing of the current time in the workarea
       window.
       Don't expand time fields to their full format (eg. "1s" -> "0h
       0m 1s 0f") when they get keyboard focus.  export
       SYNFIG_SHOW_FULL_TIME_ON_FOCUS=1 will restore the old
       behaviour.
       Make sure the time entry box shows the correct time - rounded
       to an integer number of frames.
       Improve the range of different scales used on the timeslider.
       Previously 3 fps animations were having the timeslider
       labelled "0.75f, 1.5f, ..." rather than "1f, 2f, ...".
       Subdivide the space between labels on the timeslider sensibly.
       Don't divide a 5 second gap into 4 parts of 1.25 seconds each,
       for instance.
       Set minimum and maximum zoom levels for the timescroller.
       Allow the use of horizontal scrolling to adjust the current
       time in timeslider widgets.
       Improve the algorithm for determining the number of tick marks
       to put between pairs of labels in the timeslider widgets.
       It's better to divide 5 minutes into 5 tics of 1 minute each
       than 6 ticks of 50 seconds each, for example.
       Added a new icon for values of type "Time", thanks to
       genete.
* Windows
  -------
       Rename "Dialogs" to "Panels" for the dockable windows.
       My panels were drifting one or two pixels each time I started
       studio.  This seems to be window-manager dependent.  I've
       added environment variables to allow adjusting the drift to
       stop it.  SYNFIG_WINDOW_POSITION_X_OFFSET and
       SYNFIG_WINDOW_POSITION_Y_OFFSET.  Setting them both to 1 stops
       the drift for me in xfwm4.
       Remember the position and size of the color and gradient
       dialogs even if they're not displayed when studio exits.
       Applied patch from IL'dar AKHmetgaleev aka AkhIL to allow
       different pixel sizes in the workarea window.  control-'(' and
       control-')' make the pixels bigger and smller.
       Fix: If the window positions and sizes seem to be corrupted, give
       them sensible values to prevent them being created
       offscreen.
                               http://sourceforge.net/support/tracker.php?aid=1836848
        * Console Window
          --------------
               Show a very simple message in the console on start-up so as
               not to scare people when they see an empty terminal window
               'doing nothing'.
               Show a similar message in the console on start-up if
               Studio is already running, to let the user know what
               is happening.
        * Toolbox Window
          --------------
               Allow adjustment of the default brush size using
               horizontal scrolling over the preview graphic.
               With the re-enabling of 'Alpha Brighten', the toolbox
               has become a little wider.  Some foreign translations
               of the blend method could also push it wider.  And
               since we have 15 tool icons by default, I've made the
               toolbox 5 icons wide instead of 4, and rearranged them
               slightly.  The top row is now all for "moving ducks",
               the middle row for "drawing stuff", and the bottom row
               is more drawing on the left and looking at stuff
               (eyedrop, zoom) on the right.
        * Workarea Window
          ---------------
               Added environment variable SYNFIG_DISABLE_TILE_RENDER
               which when set will prevent the tile renderer from
               being used.
               If environment variable "SYNFIG_SHOW_TILE_OUTLINES" is
               defined, draw red outlines around tiles as they are
               rendered.  For debugging purposes.
               Indicate that a canvas is unsaved by putting a '*' in
               front of its name.
               The popup caret menu was disabled for some tools.  New
               environment variable
               SYNFIG_ENABLE_POPUP_MENU_IN_ALL_TOOLS re-enables the
               popup menu when set.  Should this be the default?
               Comments please to the bug report.
                               http://sourceforge.net/support/tracker.php?aid=1829182
               Fix: Studio was crashing sometimes when closing a
               document.
                               http://sourceforge.net/support/tracker.php?aid=1850637
               Fix: Studio occasionally renders the tiles in the
               wrong places.  This was happening when the canvas was
               one pixel greater than an integer number of tiles
               wide, and low-resolution rendering (the default) was
               enabled.
                               http://sourceforge.net/support/tracker.php?aid=1824437
               Don't hide and reshow the workarea window when the
               user clicks the 'X' button to close it.
                               http://sourceforge.net/support/tracker.php?aid=1682008
               Add checkboxes to the toggleable entries in the view
               menu.
               Add 'new', 'open' and 'quit' to the caret>file menu.
               Change the default 'toggle onion skin' keyboard
               shortcut from control-o (which is the stock binding
               for 'open') to alt-o.
        * Preview Window
          --------------
                Fix: Crash closing preview window before using
                it.
                               http://sourceforge.net/support/tracker.php?aid=1835429
        * Canvas Properties Dialog
          ------------------------
               New environment variable:
               'SYNFIG_DISABLE_NEW_CANVAS_EDIT_PROPERTIES'.  When
               set, don't pop up the canvas properties dialog when
               creating a new document.
               Fix a problem with the canvas properties dialog.  It
               wasn't possible to edit both the 'name' and the
               renddesc parameters at the same time before.
               By default, set "use current frame" in the render
               dialog to off.  When "use current frame" is on,
               disable the Time tab's frame.
               Disable the 'Time' tab when "use current frame" is
               checked.
               Don't allow the user to set the 'ID' of exported
               canvases to be empty.
        * Layers Panel
          ------------
               Allow the layer panel to be sorted by layer name.
               Resize the layer name column to fit the layer names.
               Rename the "Layer" column to "Name".
        * Groups Panel
          ------------
               Allow layers to be removed from groups without the
               user having to type the name of the group they are in.
        * Params Panel
          ------------
               Added a 'Type' column to the parameter dialog so it's
               possible to tell an 'Add' from a 'Subtract' convert
               for example.
        * Children Panel
          --------------
               Renaming exported ValueNodes no longer causes a
               crash.
                               http://sourceforge.net/support/tracker.php?aid=1823053
        * History Panel
          -------------
               The entries that appear in the History panel are now
               more explicit; they mostly now give details of the
               operation rather than just a generic fixed string,
               making it easier to navigate through the history.  For
               example "Remove Layer 'left leg'" will show up rather
               than just "Remove Layer".
               When the user types in the History dialog, search for
               any text in the 'name' column that matches the text.
               Previously it was only searching for names matching at
               the beginning.
* Targets
  -------
       Fix the 'auto' render target selection, so it automatically
       choses the target type each time based on the filename.
       Added new target 'magick++' for rendering multiple images to a
       single file using Magick++.
* Ducks
  -----
       Always draw 'real' ducks on the right hand side of the circle
       they define.  Previously, canvases with a negative horizontal
       pixel width were drawing it on the left.
       Add an option to restrict 'radius' ducks to the top right
       corner of the plane.  This allows us to easily set their value
       to zero by dragging down and left.  Thanks to Zelgadis on IRC
       for the suggestion.  See "Toolbox > File > Setup > Misc >
       Restrict Real-Valued Ducks...".
       Show the size of circles as they are drawn using the draw
       tool.
       Give slight priority to radius ducks.  That way, it's possible
       to select the radius duck for a circle with radius zero.
       Previously the position duck would usually be selected
       instead.
* Misc
  ----
       New feature: Angles are not wrapped modulo 360 degrees.  It's
       possible to animate from 0 to 361 degrees and see a full
       rotation, rather than seeing it shortcutting as it was
       previously.  It's also now possible to drag angle ducks around
       their origin multiple times and have the rotations
       count.
                               http://sourceforge.net/support/tracker.php?aid=1827966
       Fix: Exported canvases weren't being deleted on shutdown, due
       to a handle never being released.
                               http://sourceforge.net/support/tracker.php?aid=1868911
       Fix: Use the 'C' locale when loading and saving
       sketches.  Not doing so was causing load/save failures in
       Spanish locales.
                               http://sourceforge.net/support/tracker.php?aid=1830670


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