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Allegro 5 April Fool's Thread

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In 2002, Many years before Allegro 5 began development, a thread was created on allegro.cc announcing "Allegro 5 released!" as an April Fools Joke. Year after year on subsequent April Fools days, this original thread was resurrected until an automatic thread-lock was added to allegro.cc, preventing older threads from being revived. The thread listed such features as "4D graphics" and "Hardware accelerated mind control," which later became a meme in the community.

Due to the consistent re-linking and reviving to the thread over several years, it has had the undesired effect of giving precedence on search engines for the keyword "Allegro 5". When Allegro 5 was /actually/ released, some new users have been confused by the "Allegro 5 Released!" thread. For that reason a link to the thread is not included here in the wiki.

... especially not here.