# [NTG-context] pgf now supports context

Sun Oct 15 18:28:28 CEST 2006

```Hi,

The new version of pgf (1.09) comes with Context support! If you are
using the stable version of context, you can download the 1.09 release
from the pgf sourceforge website. Read this thread, if you want to use
this version

This version does not work with the latest beta. However, Till Tantau
has modified pgf so that it also works with the latest beta. Right
now, this is only available through CVS
http://sourceforge.net/cvs/?group_id=142562

For those who do not know about pgf, it is a graphical system similar
to metapost. It runs from inside tex (I think using specials). It is
not as powerful as metapost, but has better support for some tasks
than metapost. See the user manual
ftp://tug.ctan.org/pub/tex-archive/graphics/pgf/doc/generic/pgf/version-for-pdftex/en/pgfmanual.pdf
for details.