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This is a summary of changes made to the reportlab source code for each release.
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Please refer to subversion backlogs (using the release dates) for more details
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or for releases which we have not provide a higher level changes list for.
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E.g. to retrieve the changes made between release 1.19 and release 1.20, type:
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  svn log -r {2004-11-25T18:00}:{2004-01-21T18:00}
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The contributors lists are in no order and apologies to those accidentally not
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mentioned. If we missed you, please let us know!
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#################################################################################
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#################### RELEASE 2.5  at 18:00 GMT  29/Sep/2010     #################
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#################################################################################
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Many new features have been added and numerous bugs have been fixed.
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Thanks to everybody who has contributed to the open-source toolkit in
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the run-up to the 2.5 release, whether by reporting bugs, sending patches,
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or contributing to the reportlab-users mailing list.
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Major contributors are credited in the user documentation.
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   * Support for colour separated PDF output and other optimisations and
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     features for high-quality printing, including enforcement of colour
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     models for CMYK, RGB, and "spot colours"
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   * Long table optimisations are now turned on by default.  Previously,
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     documents with very long tables spanning many pages could take a long
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     time to create because we considered the whole table to work out row
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     and column sizes.  A patch was submitted some time ago to fix this
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     controlled by a flag in the rl_config file, but this was set 'off'
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     for compatibility.  Users are often not aware of this and we haven't
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     found any real-world cases where the new layout technique works badly,
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     so we are turning this behaviour on.
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   * New support for QR barcodes - [try our demo!](https://www.reportlab.com/demos/qr/)
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###PDF
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   * Colour separation and other enhancements for high-end print
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   * Python 2.7 support
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###Charts
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   * reportlab.graphics.charts.axes
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       * ValueAxis
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           * avoidBoundSpace - Space to allow above and below
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           * abf_ignore_zero - Set to True to make the avoidBoundFrac calculations treat zero as non-special
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           * keepTickLabelsInside - Ensure tick labels do not project beyond bounds of axis if true
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       * NormalDateXValueAxis
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           * specialTickClear - clear rather than delete close ticks when forced first/end dates
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       * AdjYValueAxis
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           * labelVOffset - add this to the labels
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   * reportlab.graphics.charts.barcharts
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       * BarChart
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           * categoryLabelBarSize - width to leave for a category label to go between categories
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           * categoryLabelBarOrder - where any label bar should appear first/last
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           * barRecord (advanced) - callable(bar,label=labelText,value=value,**kwds) to record bar information
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   * reportlab.graphics.charts.legends
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       * SubColProperty
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           * dx - x offset from default position
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           * dy - y offset from default position
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       * Legend
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           * swdx - x position adjustment for the swatch
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           * swdy - y position adjustment for the swatch
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   * reportlab.graphics.charts.piecharts
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       * Pie
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           * wedgeRecord (advanced) - callable(wedge,*args,**kwds)
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   * reportlab.graphics.charts.utils
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       * DrawTimeCollector - generic mechanism for collecting information about nodes at the time they are about to be drawn
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#################### RELEASE 2.4  at 18:00 GMT  20/Jan/2010     #################
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    lots of improvements and verbosity to error messages and the way they are handled.
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    font size can now be specified in pixels
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    unicode file names are now accepted
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Platypus
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    canvas auto cropmarks
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    added support for styles h4-h6
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    Improved support for onDraw and SimpleIndex
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    Add support for index tableStyle
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    Added an alphabetic grouping indexing class
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    Added support for multi-level and alphabetical indexes
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    Added support for an unlimited number of TOC levels with default styles
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    Index entries can now be clickable.
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Graphics:
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    Axes values can be reversible.
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    Labels on the axes can now be drawn above or below the axes (hi or low).
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    A per swatch callout is now allowed in the legend.
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    A new anchroing mode for string 'numeric' that align numerical strings by their decimal place.
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    Shapes have new attributes to specify if the shape should grow to take all canvas area (vertically or horizontally) or if the canvas should shrink to fit the shape size.
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    color objects now have a clone method.
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    colors module has a fade function that returns a list of different shades made up of one base colour.
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    added in support for Overprint/Opacity & Separated colours
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    word counting in complex paragraphs has been fixed.
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    SimpleIndex and TableOfContents bugs have been fixed.
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    Fix for position of hyperlinks when crop marks are added.
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    flowables.py: fix special case of doctemplate with no frames
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    PDFFormXObject.format missing Resources bug patch from Scott Meyer
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    KeepInFrame justification bug has been fixed.
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    paragraph.py: fix linebreaking bug thanks to Roberto Alsina
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    fix unicode/str issue bug found by Michael Egorov <michwill@gmail.com>
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    YCategoryAxis makeTickLabels fix contributed by Mike Folwell <mjf@pearson.co.uk>
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    pdfdoc.py: fix ro PDFDate contributed by Robert Alsina
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    and others ..
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contributers
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    PJACock's (<peter@maubp.freeserve.co.uk>)
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    Hans Brand
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    Ian Stevens
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    Yoann Roman <yroman-reportlab@altalang.com>
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    Randolph Bentson
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    Michael Egorov <michwill@gmail.com>
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    Robert Alsina
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    and more ...
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#################### RELEASE 2.3  at 18:00 GMT  04/Feb/2009     #################
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  Encryption support (see encrypt parameter on Canvas and BaseDocTemplate constructor)
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  TableOfContents - Creates clickable tables of contents
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  Variable border padding for paragraphs (using the borderPadding style attribute)
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  New programming Flowable, docAssert, used to assert expressions on wrap time.
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   Fixed old documentation and installation issues
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   610 - Fixed Image anchoring code to match documentation
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   704 - renderSVG groups problem
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   and others...
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This is the Big One, and the reason some apps may break. You must now pass in 
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everything to do with output encoding. There is more information on this below.
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Since this is the biggest change, we'll start by reviewing how it worked in the 
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past. In ReportLab 1.x, any string input you passed to our APIs was supposed to 
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be in the same encoding as the font you selected for output. If using the 
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fonts, you had a wide choice of encodings but had to specify which one (e.g 
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Shift-JIS or EUC for Japanese). This state of affairs meant that you had to 
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used to display it.
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With ReportLab 2, none of that necessary. Instead:
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Here is what's different now:
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Input text encoding is UTF-8 or Python Unicode strings
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  Any text you pass to a canvas API (drawString etc.), Paragraph or other 
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  flowable constructor, into a table cell, or as an attribute of a graphic (e.g. 
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  chart.title.text), is supposed to be unicode. If you use a traditional Python 
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  string, it is assumed to be UTF-8. If you pass a Unicode object, we know it's 
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  unicode. 
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  Fonts still work in different ways, and the built-in ones will still use 
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  WinAnsi or MacRoman internally while TrueType will use UTF-8. However, the 
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  library hides this from you; it converts as it writes out the PDF file. As 
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  before, it's still your job to make sure the font you use has the characters 
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  you need, or you may get either a traceback or a visible error character. 
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  You no longer need to specify the encoding for the built-in Asian fonts, 
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  just the face name. ReportLab knows about the standard fonts in Adobe's Asian 
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  Language Packs. 
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  The standard Truetype fonts differ slightly for Asian languages (e.g 
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  msmincho.ttc). These can now be read and used, albeit somewhat inefficiently. 
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  Previously we could display strings in Asian languages, but could not 
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  basic word wrapping algorithm.
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  A convenience tag, <unichar/> has also been added. You can now do <unichar 
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  The correct way to refer to all non-ASCII characters is to use their 
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  &lambda;) are now processed in a different way than in version 1. Previously, 
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  these were always rendered using the Zapf Dingbats font. Now they are always 
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  specified was an Adobe Type 1 font, Zapf Dingbats is used as a fallback. 
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  this means that documents that contain greeks and specify a TTF font may need 
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  will see a black square in place of that character when you view your PDF 
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  output in Acrobat Reader.
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    You no longer need to specify the encoding for the built-in Asian 
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    fonts, just the face name. ReportLab knows about the standard fonts in Adobe's 
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    including them in PDF. 
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    fixed piece of page "real estate" is not guaranteed to be constrained to a 
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    fixed maximum length. In these cases, KeepInFrame allows you to specify an 
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    appropriate action to take when the text is too long for the space allocated 
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    standard long name or code point. Characters inserted with the <greek> tags 
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    over a page. We believe this is improved, although there are so many table 
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RELEASE 1.19 at 18:00 GMT  21/Jan/2004
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RELEASE 1.00 on 2000/07/20
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RELEASE 0.94 on 2000/06/20