[metapost] MetaPost 1.101 announcement

Taco Hoekwater taco at elvenkind.com
Thu Dec 11 16:43:38 CET 2008

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

MetaPost 1.101

The sources and a win32 package 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 package is intended for texlive or a similar web2c-based
installation, and has been tested only with TeXLive 2008. These
executables will *not* work for miktex, sorry.

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 1.101:

This is just a bugfix release. The following bugs / problem areas in
MetaPost 1.100 have been fixed / improved:

* TFM file generation was completely broken.

* The job name discovery on the commandline has been improved.

* Under some (rare) conditions MetaPost forgot to create a log file.

* Labels containing char0 were exported to PostScript incorrectly.

* On Windows, the DVI file that is the result from the internal call
  to TeX for btex .. etex lables was not deleted automatically.

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 General Public License as published by the
Free Software Foundation, either version 2 of the License, or (at your
option) any later version.

The MetaPost development project is currently hosted at Supelec,
https://foundry.supelec.fr/projects/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, December 11, 2008.


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