Version History

  Version 6.1 final beta 2 (000727)
  
  * Some bugfixes.
  
  * New menu choice in the misc menu in read mode:
    "Continue Making At End". Makes it possible to make
    bl games.
  
  * New games designed!
  
  * Works now with AmigaDos 2.0

  * "Normal Fill" in the graphics menu. The old fill is called
    "Fill within outline" and has troubles on Picasso96 (on WinUAE)

  * Probably more stuff that I can't remember right now.
  


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  Version 6.0 (January-February 1999)
  
  * New file format (.bl) which is a lha archive containing
    all external files used. This makes the format totally
    portable and easy to use.
  
  * YAM integration. You can start BL in make mode from YAM's 
    script menu. When you have finished making a letter, it 
    can be automatically prepared for sending via YAM as an email 
    attachment. You can read bl files just by doubleclicking on a 
    .bl attachment in YAM.
  
  * Other mailers are also supported through the BLMAIL env
    variable and BL's new shell arguments.
  
  * Music and sound support using HippoPlayer
  
  * Display any kind of file using Multiview
  
  * Speak! (using narrator.device)
  
  * Possible to extract the text out of a letter
    and save as a text file.
  
  * Integrated install/configuration tool that does
    all the configuration you need (if using YAM)
  
  * "Memorize/Restore memorized letter" - a safety
    feature that complements the undo function.
  
  * New filename extensions 
  
  * Workdir and autostarting file removed
    (No longer needed)
  
  * AmigaDos 1.3 no longer supported
  
  * Removed "Exit BL" from interactive menu
  
  * Added "save colorfile", "load color file" and
    "change the number of colors" in the color menu.
  
  * BLC integration.

  * Added "Insert same delay" in misc menu.
  
  * Displays the current speed in misc menu.
  
  * Added "save/load animation file list" in
    the brush menu.
  
  * New menu: "External" to handle Hippoplayer,
    Multiview and speech.
  
  * The Swedish version was rested
    (no registered Swedish users)
    
  * Added support for the mouse in letters.
    (On MouseClick run letter). When making,
    you mark an area with the mouse where
    the reader should click to run the letter.
    It's now also possible to press left
    mouse button when it says:
    "press any key"
  
  * Possible to open URLs
  
  * Added "Wait for key/mouse with a timeout"
    so that letters can continue to run if the
    reader is sleeping :-)
  
  * Added new screen sizes: PAL+ and NTSC+
  
  * Added screenmode requester. Now you can
    run BL on graphics cards! If you have a
    multisync monitor, you can view NTSC letters in
    real NTSC, and PAL letters in real PAL!
    
  * All screens are auto centered.
  
  * Possible to search and replace text strings.
    
  * Still completely backwards compatible!



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  Version 5.3 (January 1998)
  
  * Bugfix: The error handling was disabled in the last version.
  
  * The disk cache was highly optimized. (It's much faster now)
  
  * The program was translated to Swedish.
    (Aminet: comm/misc/BorayLetter53SV.lha)



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  Version 5.2 (November 1997)

  * BorayLetter can now run under AmigaDos 1.3!!! So, now you can
    write letters to people with old Amiga 500's (Like my brother's	
    children :-) If you are using AmigaDos1.3, the ARP filerequester
    will be used instead of the ASL filerequester. arp.library is
    included in this archive. But the program "BLC" still needs
    AmigaDos2.0+

  * New internal disk cache for the graphics brushes/copies. This
    speeds up the animations. Especially animations that use
    brushes on floppy disks. So, this is great for systems without
    a hard drive! To reset the cache, just go to the main menu.

  * Big bug fixed: animations weren't recorded if you didn't
    move the brushes in between putting copies.
  
  * More graphics copies in the letters/g directory.
  
               

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  Version 5.1 (August 1997)

  The only thing that is new since 5.0, is that BorayLetter no
  longer needs a 68020 to run. First I only made a 68000 version
  of 5.0. But when I discovered that this version was in fact a
  little bit faster than the 020 version on my 030, I changed my
  mind... And released the 000 version as 5.1 (But the program is
  not really tested on a 68000, but I think it will work.
  If it won't: Send me an email!)
  

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  Version 5.0: (June-July 1997)

  This is the greatest update ever!!! (No wonder, I had to catch
  up with 5 years of no development at all :)
  
  Well, For this version I have added:
  
  * Intuition Menus
  * Undo
  * Insert
  * Mouse operated menus on the Main Screen
  * MedRes screenmode
  * ASL Filerequester
  * Mouse operated Y/N requesters
  * New Palette requester
  * New memory management
  * Now possible to draw with brushes and lines
  * The graphics functions interface
     (You can now see what you are doing)
  * New space saving file format
     (Takes only about 30% of the space the old format
     required!!!)
  * Can load and convert old letters
  * The program is much faster!!!
  * New speed requester  
  * Now possible to insert a delay of X vblanks without
    changing the playback speed.
     This way, you can use speed 0 for turbo drawing, and
     then insert some delays where you want - Useful for
     animations.
  * Security aspects are taken care of:
     A letter can now only write temporary files to the
     ram disk. Before, someone could for example make a
     letter that destroyed your system files... But not
     any longer!!!
  * Temporary files are removed when the letter that created
    them has ended.
  * The program is more system friendly and multitasking friendly!!!
  * The program has in other words become more usable!!!!!
  


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  Version 4.06 (921228)
  

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  Version 3.0 (920223)

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  Version 2.x (??????)

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  Version 1.1 (910312)
  
  New stuff in...
  Main menu: continue making, kill files
  
  Making Letter: save graphics copy, load graphics copy, wait for
  any key, circle, palette, reset colors, auto foreground/back-
  ground-colors
  
  Reading Letter: save graphics copy, set speed, print screen


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  Version 1.0 (910223)
  
  First version.
  
  Main menu: make, read, save, load, quit, change memory storage,
  read directory, change directory
  
  
  Make letter features: change color, get graphics copy, put
  graphics copy, line, lines, box, filled box, fill, clear screen.
  
  Read letter features: pause. The speed is prompted before reading.
  

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