[metapost] MetaPost 1.901 announcement

Taco Hoekwater taco at docwolves.nl
Wed Apr 9 11:57:52 CEST 2014

I am happy to announce a new release of MetaPost:

MetaPost 1.901

This is still the release for TeX Live 2014, just adding some bug fixes.

A source archive can be downloaded from the files section at


You can also do an anonymous subversion checkout:

$ svn checkout --username anonsvn 

The password is anonsvn

What is new in MetaPost version 1.901:

* Fixed a bug in 'decimal' mode that affected (among other things)
   the directionpoint and bbox calculations.

* Fixed a bug in 'decimal' mode calculation of sine / cosine that
   affected the precision of the answer in situations where
   'numberprecision' was less than 34.

* Updated the number parsing in 'decimal' mode to detect 'too precise'
   input and optionally generate an error in that case (depends on

* Fixed a bug in the svg output where it could crash in 'decimal' mode.

* Fixed a bug in the png output where it could get confused if there
   was more than one text label

* Fixed a bug in the png output for stroked paths

Have fun!

Taco Hoekwater, for the MetaPost team, April 9, 2014

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