0.3.9 – 2020-01-19

  • Fixed #71: Dark / light modules of the finder pattern may be interpreted wrong if set to None
  • Removed segno.encoder, segno.writers and segno.utils from public API (fixes #69)
  • Removed segno.colors (part of segno.writers now)
  • Documentation improvements

0.3.8 – 2020-01-15

  • Added support for multiple (more than two) colors to SVG (fixes #64)
  • Fixed several test cases
  • Removed QRCodeError and all derived exceptions from public API (still available but not thrown and they will be removed in 0.4.0)
  • Documentation improvements

0.3.7 – 2020-01-09

  • Documentation improvements: Added several examples, fixed docs
  • Fixed #62: PNG serializer adds only those colors to the PLTE which are actually needed for the given (Micro) QR Code.
  • Minor performance improvements

0.3.6 – 2020-01-06

  • Backwards incompatibility change: uses “dark” instead of “color” and “light” instead of “background” to define the color of the dark / light modules

  • Backwards incompatibility change: All segno.writers use “dark” instead of “color” and “light” instead of “background”. This does not affect normal users, but only users of the low level API.

  • Changed the keyword for setting the color of the dark modules from “color” to “dark” and for setting the light modules from “background” to “light” The former keywords are still supported. Their usage will issue a DeprecationWarning in the future.

  • Added --dark and --light to the command line interface, see point above. `--color` and --background are still supported.

  • Fixed typos, improved documentation

  • Deprecated segno.moduletypes (will be removed in release 0.4.0), moved all constants to segno.consts

  • Deprecated usage of parameter “colormap” (introduced in 0.3.4). It still works but a deprecation warning is issued. Instead of:

    colormap = {mt.TYPE_FINDER_PATTERN_DARK: 'darkred',
                mt.TYPE_ALIGNMENT_PATTERN_DARK: 'darkred',
                mt.TYPE_TIMING_DARK: 'darkred',
                mt.TYPE_DARKMODULE: 'darkred',
                mt.TYPE_DATA_DARK: 'darkorange',
                mt.TYPE_DATA_LIGHT: 'yellow',
                mt.TYPE_FORMAT_DARK: 'darkred'}'qrcode.png', scale=5, colormap=colormap)

    use:'qrcode.png', scale=5, dark='darkred', data_dark='darkorange',

    See Colorful QR Codes for a description of available module names.

0.3.5 – 2020-01-03

  • Added support for colorful (more than two colors) QR Codes to the CLI script (fixes #58).
  • Fixed Read the Docs build
  • Improved documentation
  • Minor performance and code improvements.

0.3.4 – 2020-01-02

  • Fixed issue #54: After last change (see 0.3.3), white background with transparent QR Code did not work. Enhanced test suite to cover all possible inputs for PNG grayscale mode
  • Removed interpretation of addad from PNG serializer. Contradicts the claim to create small images by default. It still belongs to the function signature but will be removed in release 0.4.0
  • The option --no-ad (CLI) is still available but ignored and will be removed in release 0.4.0. Removed the option from man page.
  • Added option to PNG serializer to provide more than two colors. Each module type may have its own color.
  • Added support for EPC QR Codes.
  • Fixed bug in helpers.make_vcard_data function (the “source” URL was not used, but the usual URL was added to the SOURCE field)
  • Better test coverage for the segno.helpers module

0.3.3 – 2019-12-29

  • Fixed issue #54: PNGs with white color and transparent background were rendered as transparent PNG with a black QR Code.
  • Removed test environments CPython 3.4 and 3.6 from tox
  • Improved documentation
  • Refactored source code
  • Added test cases
  • Fixed bugs in helpers.make_vcard_data function (superfluous semicolon in birthday line, check geo coordinates)
  • Renamed utils.matrix_iter_detail into utils.matrix_iter_verbose. Kept matrix_iter_detail for backwards compatibility (deprecated, will be removed in release 0.4.0)
  • Moved module constants from segno.utils into segno.moduletypes, Constants from segno.utils will be removed in release 0.4.0.
  • Added option verbose (default: False) to segno.QRCode.matrix_iter() which returns an iterator which provides information about the module type (i.e. quiet zone, dark data module, light data module).

0.3.2 – 2019-07-15

  • Performance improvements
  • Added man page for the CLI (fixes #41)
  • Added more documentation and examples
  • Fixed missing charts of <>
  • Added PyQRCodeNG <> to comparison table
  • Updated CSS for a better layout of tables with a lot of content
  • Removed deprecated functions encoder.score_n1, encoder.score_n2, encoder.score_n3, and encoder.score_n4 (they didn’t belong to the public API anyway)
  • Fixed Read the Docs build

0.3.1 – 2019-07-15

  • See 0.3.2

0.3.0 – 2019-06-25

  • Performance improvements (evaluation of mask scores)
  • Faster PNG output
  • Faster utils.matrix_iter (which improves several writers, i.e. PNG)
  • Deprecation of encoder.score_n1, encoder.score_n2, encoder.score_n3, and encoder.score_n4. Use encoder.mask_scores or encoder.evaluate_mask.

0.2.9 – 2019-04-24

  • Fixed typos
  • PDF serializer: Added support for stroke and background color, initial code contributed by Serge Morel (pr #52).

0.2.8 – 2018-10-17

  • Fixed #45: CLI does not raise exceptions but indicates errors with return code 1 and writes the error message to sys.stderr
  • Added experimental utils.matrix_iter_detail() function which returns an iterator over the matrix to distinguish different dark and light modules by their function (i.e. separator, finder pattern etc.)
  • Minor performance improvements
  • Removed Python 2.6 from test environment
  • Added support for vCard TITLE attribute, contributed by Stefano Borini
  • Added support for vCard PHOTO URI attribute, suggested by Arthur Reinhart

0.2.7 – 2018-02-18

  • Fixed dist package

0.2.6 – 2018-02-18

  • Updated and fixed docs
  • Added PyPy 3 to test environment

0.2.5 – 2017-02-14

  • Added experimental support for Structured Append (divide content into max. 16 QR Code symbols)
  • Internal refactoring (i.e. segno/scripts/ -> segno/
  • Added -s shortcut to Segno’s command line interface to provide the scaling factor
  • Added -b shortcut to Segno’s command line interface to provide the border / quiet zone
  • CLI accepts unquoted, whitespace separated content: segno "Comfortably Numb" can be written as segno Comfortably Numb

0.2.4 – 2017-01-31

  • Fixed #33: Some Micro QR Codes may be unreadable due to wrong format information. Further, M1 and M3 codes may be wrong due to wrong encoding of final data symbol character (8 bits instead of (correct) 4 bits). Thanks to Nicolas Boullis for the bug report, initial fix, tests and patience.
  • Fixed #34: Change default error level from “M” to “L” to avoid surprises that the content does not fit into the provided version. This change is somewhat backwards incompatible.
  • Fixed #35: Check of user supplied mask pattern index was wrong.
  • Fixed #36: Wrong placement of codeword in M1 and M3 symbols.
  • Fixed #37: Generation of M1 / M3 symbols fail if the data modules are completely filled.
  • Fixed #38: Optimized mask pattern choosing algorithm: If the user supplied a preferred mask, the mask evaluation step is skipped and the preferred mask is chosen
  • Added more internal checks to ensure correct (Micro) QR Codes; provided helpful exceptions
  • Removed writers.get_writable (replaced by writers.writable)
  • Added support for serializing QR Codes as XBM (X BitMap) (supports black / white images)
  • Added support for serializing QR Codes as XPM (X PixMap) (supports colors and transparency)
  • Added support for encoding contact information as vCard version 3.0 (segno.helpers)
  • Added -V shortcut to Segno’s command line script to show version information
  • Better test coverage for command line script
  • Better test coverage for M1 and M3 symbols

0.2.3 – 2016-10-17

  • Fixed #27: Email URI is wrong if CC or BCC is used.
  • Fixed #32: Don’t add version attribute if SVG >= 2.0
  • Deprecated writers.get_writable; use writers.writable writers.writable closes file-like objects automatically (if necessary); replace writable, must_close = writers.get_writable(filename_or_buffer, mode) with with writers.writable(filename_or_buffer, mode) as f
  • Added option to PNG serializer to specify an optional DPI value (thanks to Markus Ueberall for support)
  • Added PAM (Portable Arbitrary Map) as serialization format (supports colors and transparency)

0.2.2 – 2016-09-21

  • Command line script reports Segno’s version (--ver) and the version is also mentioned in the help message (-h) (#24)
  • Support for creating email addresses or complete messages (segno.helpers)
  • Internal optimizations and more correct minimal version finding (#26)

0.2.1 – 2016-09-15

  • Fixed Python packaging (source distribution did not work), again

0.2.0 – 2016-09-15

  • Fixed Python packaging

0.1.9 – 2016-09-15

  • Added “color” parameter to the LaTeX serializer to define the color of the dark modules.
  • Fixed serious issue #23: Segno creates invalid QR Codes if boost_error is not disabled (enabled by default)

0.1.8 – 2016-09-14

  • Removed utils.matrix_with_border_iter
  • Fixed #21 (type error while writing to terminal under Windows)
  • Added option to serialize QR Codes as LaTeX vector graphic
  • Added module segno.helpers which provides additional factory funcitons to create common QR Codes like a WIFI configuration, a geo location or MeCard

0.1.7 – 2016-09-04

  • Changed API: Added a feature to increase the error correction level if it fits. Disable this feature via boost_error=False (#16)
  • Added --no-error-boost to the command line script to disable error correction level incrementation (#17)
  • Command line script: Internal changes and better test coverage
  • Added tests for issue #18
  • Added PBM (P1 and P4) serialization.
  • Deprecated utils.matrix_with_border_iter, use utils.matrix_iter
  • utils.matrix_with_border_iter will be removed in the next release
  • API change: QRCode.matrix_iter(border) -> QRCode.matrix_iter(scale=1, border=None)

0.1.6 – 2016-08-25

  • Fixed setup

0.1.5 – 2016-08-24

  • Added QRCode.matrix_iter(border) which returns an iterator over the matrix and includes the border (as light modules).
  • Invalid (empty) SVG identifiers / class names are ignored and do not result into an invalid SVG document (issue #8).
  • SVG serializer: If unit was set to None, an invalid SVG document was generated (issue #14).
  • Better command line support:
    • The command line script recognizes all SVG options (#9)
    • Added --mode/-m, renamed --mask/-m to --pattern/-p (issue #10)
    • The script used an empty string as default value for the data to encode. The data to encode has no default value anymore (issue #11)
    • Added --no-ad to omit the comment Software in PNG images (issue #12)

0.1.4 – 2016-08-21

  • Better terminal output
  • Fixed issue #5: QRCode.terminal() uses a special output function (if it detects Windows) to support MS Windows which may not support ANSI escape codes.

0.1.3 – 2016-08-20

  • Added command line script “segno”
  • Registered new file extension “ans” which serializes the QR Code as ANSI escape code (same output as QRCode.terminal())
  • Removed deprecated methods “eps”, “svg”, “png”, “pdf”, and “txt” from segno.QRCode
  • Switched from nose tests to py.test

0.1.2 – 2016-08-17

  • Updated docs
  • Backwards incompatible change: Deprecated “eps”, “svg”, “png”, “pdf”, and “txt” methods from QRCode. Use Methods will be removed in 0.1.3
  • Fixed issue #3 (M1 and M3 codes may have undefined areas)
  • Fixed issue #4 (wrong ‘error’ default value for encoder.encode(), factory function segno.make() wasn’t affected)

0.1.1 – 2016-08-14

  • Initial release