[dev-context] MetaPost 1.202 announcement

Taco Hoekwater taco at elvenkind.com
Wed Jun 3 10:22:31 CEST 2009

The MetaPost team is happy to announce a new release of MetaPost:

MetaPost 1.202

The standalone distribution package and a win32 binary can be downloaded
immediately from


This release will also be available from CTAN soon, and it will be
included in the next TeXLive. The source package should compile normally
on all systems that are capable of compiling a modern web2c-based TeX

The win32 binary is intended for texlive or a similar web2c-based
installation, this executable will *not* work for miktex.

Of course, we welcome any comments (either good or bad) that you may
have. Simply replying to this message is fine, but see the bottom of
the message for a more formal way to report bugs and feature requests.

What is new in MetaPost version 1.202:

Bug fixes:

* Fix greypart <numeric> (always returned 0).

* Make 'withcolor true' explicitly reset the color model to

* Report which mem file can't be found, and use 'plain' instead of PLAIN
  in the mem search warning messages.

* Fix a crash on subsetting of some Type1 fonts because of a temporary
  buffer overrun.

* Correct a crash on SVG text output when the 8th bit is set.

* Fix the use (reference) of 8-bit glyphs in SVG mode when prologues:=3.

* Fix the output of text strings that reference the character at
  index 0.

* Use ".ps" as file extension for negative charcodes (for backward

* Metapost sometimes printed "mp_vacuous" instead of "vacuous".

* Fix rounding of negative scaled and fraction values.

* Restore the error for 'arctime' out-of-bounds.

* Moved the "turningnumber algorithms do not agree" message out of reach
  (now only printed if tracingchoices>2 )

* Fix a problem with dash scaling during picture copying.

* TFM header bytes were written out with an offset of one.

* Updated the mptrap files.

Legal notice / license / bug reports

MetaPost is a system for producing graphics developed by John Hobby
at AT&T, based on Donald Knuth's Metafont.  The MetaPost home page
is http://tug.org/metapost.

MetaPost is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it
under the terms of the GNU Lesser General Public License as published
by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or
(at your option) any later version.

The MetaPost development project is currently hosted at Supelec,
http://foundry.supelec.fr/gf/project/metapost; please report bugs and
request enhancements through there if possible. Alternatively, you
can reach us through the <metapost at tug.org> mailing list as well.

Have fun!

Taco Hoekwater, for the MetaPost team, June 3, 2009.

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