[dev-context] MetaPost 1.801 announcement

Taco Hoekwater taco at docwolves.nl
Fri Apr 5 11:57:14 CEST 2013

I am happy to announce a new release of MetaPost:

MetaPost 1.801

This is a bugfix release for 1.800.

The win32 binary as well as a source archive can be downloaded
immediately from the files section at


If you want to build MetaPost yourself, you can also do an anonymous
subversion checkout:

   $ svn checkout --username anonsvn 

The password is anonsvn

What is new in MetaPost version 1.801:

* fixed an off-by-one error in the SVG output that prevented the last
   font's glyphs from actually being output to the svg file under

* fixed a bug in bbox calculations in that caused the max y to be set
   based on the maximum x coordinate internal value instead of the
   maximum y coordinate.

* fixed a bug where metapost incorrectly produced a 'degenerate spec'

* build fixes for various platforms imported from TeXLive 2013, as
   well as the latest kpathsea development etc.

Have fun!

Taco Hoekwater, for the MetaPost team, April 5, 2013.

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