[metapost] MetaPost 1.102 announcement

Taco Hoekwater taco at elvenkind.com
Wed Dec 24 10:06:10 CET 2008

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

MetaPost 1.102

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 1.102:

* Printing of 8-bit string characters has been fixed.

* In previous versions, TFM files and PFB fonts would not be read
  properly on big-endian machines (e.g. powerpc)

* The MetaPost distribution now contains "A Beginner's Guide to
  MetaPost for Creating High-Quality Graphics" by Troy Henderson
  and Stephan Hennig. This tutorial replaces Hobby's mpintro.tex.

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 24, 2008.

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