Release Notes for libdmtx version 0.6.0 - November 23, 2008

After months of adding features, fixing bugs, tuning performance,
and writing documentation, libdmtx version 0.6.0 is now ready for
the wild. Contributions for this release came from all over, and
libdmtx now runs on its largest combination of platforms and
languages ever. Significant updates in this release include:

  * dmtxread now scans major image formats [Olivier]
  * New encoding/decoding Ruby wrapper [Romain]
  * Enhancements to region detection logic
  * Reduced memory footprint
  * Will scan multiple barcodes per image
  * Various platform-specific improvements

Work will now begin on an improved "no copy" method of passing
pixel data between libdmtx and the calling program. After that,
focus will switch to adding any remaining functionality from the
ISO spec, refactoring the encoding logic, and cleaning up how
multiple barcode data is handled. At that point libdmtx will be
feature complete; although polishing, enhancing, and perfecting
will continue.

As always, please let us know if you find any bugs or have
trouble installing the software. Messages should be sent to the
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