[dev-context] MetaPost 1.203 announcement

Taco Hoekwater taco at elvenkind.com
Tue Jun 9 14:50:53 CEST 2009

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

MetaPost 1.203

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 1.203:

* Building version 1.202 for source required X11 headers to be

* Another infinite recursion trap added, now for erroneous vardefs
  with suffixes (reported by Nicola Vitacolonna).

* Fix infinite loop recursion on integer overflow (reported by Nicola
  Vitacolonna, fix based on a hint from Dan Luecking).

* In version 1.202, setting "job_name" from lua code caused a crash.

* The "filename" field on the lua figure object in 1.202 was just the
  extension, instead of the whole file name.

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 9, 2009.

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