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Tulip 4.5.0

This is essentially a maintenance release with many bug fixes in :
- the Python bindings,
- the OpenGL rendering engine,
- the GUI.

As the major GUI improvements of this release, the synchronization between the "Graphs" panels
and the workspace active panel has been refined; the Tulip GUI now allows to use the "Graphs"
panel to select the graph currently displayed in the workspace active panel,
which is now highlighted with a top green line.
Also the consistency of the management of the properties display using the "Properties" configuration
panel of the Spreadsheet view has been improved.

In the Tulip core API , some member functions of the Graph class has been conveniently
overloaded.

Posted by Patrick Mary 2014-03-25

Tulip 4.4.0

This is essentially a maintenance release with many bug fixes,
in the OpenGL rendering engine and the GUI, especially in the recently added views :
- Histogram View
- Parallel Coordinates View
- Scatter Plot View
The workflow in the Spreadsheet and Node Link Diagram views
has been also improved with the addition of new contextual menus
offering some shortcuts to often used property features.

As the major addition of this release, the Tulip GUI
allows to browse a fully integrated documentation divided in three parts:
- the User handbook,
- the Developer manual,
- the Tulip python documentation.... read more

Posted by Patrick Mary 2013-11-20

Tulip 4.3.0

This is essentially a maintenance release with many bug fixes,
especially in the GUI, the OpenGL rendering engine and the Python Script view.

The GUI has been also updated with the redesign of:
- the Adjacency Matrix view's settings panel,
- the Node Link Diagram view's quick access bar,
- the Spreadsheet view's properties panel.

The Python Script documentation has been improved.

Finally some new features has been added:
- the NumericProperty class, a common interface to the DoubleProperty and IntegerProperty classes
(Most plugins which formerly accepted a DoubleProperty as input now accept also an IntegerProperty)
- 2 new rendering properties (viewLabelBorderColor, viewLabelBorderWidth),
- Qt5 support.... read more

Posted by Patrick Mary 2013-06-11

Tulip 4.2.0

This release contains many bug fixes, essentially in the new GUI, and integrates some missing edition features existing in the Tulip 3 version. Many plugins, especially views and metrics, which were previously downloadable are now provided, and then are included in the source package.

Posted by Patrick Mary 2013-03-28

Tulip 3.8.0

This release contains a new import plugin for the GEXF file format and a new "edge weighted" version of the "Depth" metric plugin.
The Python bindings and Python script view have been greatly improved. Especially, a new module called tulipgui has been added to allow the management of Node link diagram views. The auto-completion system is now case-sensitive and the plugins developped through the Python script view are saved in the graph tlp file for further reloading.
Two new rendering parameters have been added in the Node link diagram view Editor. These allow to enable the "billboarding" of the nodes/edges labels and to keep the same 3D camera point of view when navigating through a hierarchy of subgraphs.
Some performance improvements have been achieved in the Tulip core library about the management of edges and the hierarchy of subgraphs.
Many bugs were also fixed in the Tulip plugins and GUI.

Posted by Patrick Mary 2012-06-12

Tulip 3.7.0

This release contains new import plugins for the Pajek an UCINET file formats.
The management of out or inout parameters for algorithm plugins have been added.
The Graph API has been extended.
The CSV import wizard and the Python scripting view have been improved.
Many bugs were fixed especially in the rendering of labels, the curve rendering of edges and the management of the GUI.

Posted by Patrick Mary 2012-02-21

Tulip 3.6.1

This is a maintenance release with many bug fixes, especially in the rendering of edges and labels. It includes improvements for the Python Scripting view, and new methods for the management of subgraphs.

Posted by Patrick Mary 2011-11-14

Tulip 3.6.0

This release contains some new GUI features. A new "Screenshot" button enables to export an image of the current graph to any resolution. A new labeling system makes text much more readable. A new Table view allows to easily edit your data in a spreadsheet format. A multitouch patch allows zooming using the "pinch" gesture. A new "Preferences" item allows to create an automatically named property when computing a metric. A lot of UI improvements make Tulip more intuitive and responsive. All the OGDF algorithms are now installed by default. The CVS import wizard has been improved.

Posted by Patrick Mary 2011-07-12

Tulip 3.6.0

This release contains some new GUI features. A new "Screenshot" button enables to export an image of the current graph to any resolution. A new labeling system makes text much more readable. A new Table view allows to easily edit your data in a spreadsheet format. A multitouch patch allows zooming using the "pinch" gesture. A new "Preferences" item allows to create an automatically named property when computing a metric. A lot of UI improvements make Tulip more intuitive and responsive. All the OGDF algorithms are now installed by default. The CVS import wizard has been improved.

Posted by Patrick Mary 2011-07-12

Tulip 3.4.1

This is a maintenance release with many bug fixes.

Especially in
- the graphics user interface,
- the rendering of graph elements,
- some import or layout plugins,
- the cmake build with the downloadable source tarball.

Posted by Patrick Mary 2010-09-29

Tulip 3.4.0

This release contains new features in the core, opengl rendering and qt gui and plugins parts,
performance improvements in the core and opengl rendering libraries, support of g++/gcc 4.5, and many bug fixes.

Details:
- new core feature: the library integrates a new "meta value calculator" mechanism allowing more flexibility in the computation of property values for meta nodes or edges,
- new opengl features: a mechanism of animated textures has been added, a dedicated interactor has been added, the management of convex hulls has been rewritten
- new gui features: the property editor, the selection interactor and the center view mechanism have been improved, a CSV import dialog and a Tips dialog has been added, the support of UTF8 strings has been also added,
- new plugins features: the Web import plugin, Squarified Tree Map and Random layout plugins have been improved, an automatic restart of the gui after the updates of plugins has been added,
- core performance improvements: basic types management has been improved, the tlp file format has been also improved to speed up the load of huge graph and minimize the memory consumption, the parallelization of some algorithms have been performed using OpenMP
- opengl performance improvements: the rendering of glyphs has been improved, the rendering of 3D edges has been also improved,... read more

Posted by Patrick Mary 2010-06-29

Tulip 3.3.1

This a maintenance release with many bug fixes.

Especially in:

- the rendering and management of meta nodes,
- the download of plugins,
- the cmake files.

It provides a specific dmg file for Mac Intel machines.

Posted by Patrick Mary 2010-03-05

Tulip 3.2.1

This is a maintenance release with many bug fixes.

Especially in :

* the load of old .tlp files,
* the copy of properties in the Tulip gui,
* the undo/redo mechanism,
* the check of the availability of new plugins ...

Posted by Patrick Mary 2009-10-20

Tulip 3.2.0

This is a new 3.2.0 version with:
- a new rendering mode for the meta nodes,
- a new configuration tab for the interactors,
- new vector types added in the Tulip core library API,
- new options for configure script,
- support of FTGL 2.1.3, gcc/g++ 4.4 and Qt 4.5,
- management of the graph attributes in the undo/redo mechanism,
- the improvement of the rendering of edges,
- a better support of 64 bits platform and many bug fixes.
It has been built and tested on the new Fedora Core 11, Ubuntu 9.04 and Windows 7 rc releases.... read more

Posted by Patrick Mary 2009-06-30

Tulip 3.1.2

This is a new minor release with many performance improvements and bug fixes.
The ability to configure an http proxy has been added in the plugins manager

Posted by Patrick Mary 2009-03-16

Tulip 3.1.1

This is a new minor release
with an improved management of multiple views on multiple graphs and many bug fixes.

Posted by Patrick Mary 2009-01-23

Tulip 3.1.0

This is the 3.1.0 version with a new undo/redo mechanism, the addition of 2 new types of graph views, an improved OpenGL rendering of graph elements.

Posted by Patrick Mary 2008-12-23

Tulip 3.0.3

This is a new minor release with bug fixes and code clean up

Posted by Patrick Mary 2008-11-25

Tulip 3.0.2

This is a new minor release with
- a new antialiasing option,
- a new contextual menu,
- gcc/g++ 4.3 support,
and many bug fixes

Posted by Patrick Mary 2008-07-07

Tulip 3.0.1

- new graph test added,
- improved version of clustering plugins,
- Qt 4.4 support added,
- plugins manager improvements and bug fixes,
- fixes for packaging of the prebuilt rpms.

Posted by Patrick Mary 2008-05-30

Tulip 3.0.0

This is the final release of the 3.0.0 version:
new APIs for Tulip libraries,
new OpenGL rendering engine, new tlp format,
new interactor mechanism,
new 2D glyphs,
SVG format support,
Qt 4.2 or higher supported(Qt 3 no longer supported),
GUI improvements,
mouse interaction improvements,
plugins improvements,
new plugin dependencies mechanism,
new plugin librairies naming convention,
new plugins manager tool added,
any bug fixes,
code refactoring and documentation improvements,
built and tested on top linux distributions.

Posted by Patrick Mary 2008-04-10

Tulip 3.0.0 B7

This is a new beta release of the 3.0.0 version: new APIs for Tulip libraries,
new OpenGL rendering engine,
new tlp format,
new interactor mechanism,
new 2D glyphs,
SVG format support,
Qt 4.3.3 support (Qt 3 no longer supported),
GUI improvements,
mouse interaction improvements,
plugins improvements,
new plugin dependencies mechanism,
new plugin librairies naming convention,
many bug fixes,
code refactoring and documentation improvements.

Posted by Patrick Mary 2008-01-11

Tulip 3.0.0 Beta 5

This is a new beta release of the 3.0.0 version: new APIs for Tulip libraries,
new tlp format,
new interactor mechanism,
new 2D glyphs,
OpenGL performance improvements and bug fixes,
SVG format support, Qt 4.2.3 support,
GUI improvements,
mouse interaction improvements,
plugins improvements,
new plugin dependencies mechanism,
new plugin librairies naming convention,
many bug fixes,
code refactoring and documentation.

Posted by Patrick Mary 2007-05-25

Tulip 3.0.0 Beta 4

This is a new beta release of the 3.0.0 version: new APIs for Tulip libraries,
new tlp format,
new interactor mechanism,
new 2D glyphs,
OpenGL performance improvements and bug fixes,
SVG format support, Qt 4.2.2 support,
GUI improvements,
mouse interaction improvements,
plugins improvements,
new plugin dependencies mechanism,
new plugin librairies naming convention,
many bug fixes,
code refactoring and documentation.... read more

Posted by Patrick Mary 2007-03-27

Tulip 3.0.0 Beta 3

This is a new beta release of the 3.0.0 version: new APIs for Tulip libraries,
new tlp format, new interactor mechanism,
new 2D glyphs,
OpenGL performance improvements and bug fixes,
SVG format support,
Qt 4.2 support,
mouse interaction improvements,
plugins improvements,
new plugin dependencies mechanism,
many bug fixes,
code refactoring and documentation.

Posted by Patrick Mary 2007-02-16