[metapost] MetaPost 1.005 announcement

Taco Hoekwater taco at elvenkind.com
Fri May 16 09:22:05 CEST 2008

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

MetaPost 1.005

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 2007. 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 version 1.005:

* In MetaPost 1.004, mpost --version still incorrectly reported 1.003

* C Compilation of MetaPost 1.004 was broken on MacOS X 10.5

* The sources package did not contain mpboxes.pdf

* Some last-minute fixes to the manual

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 and related programs are in the public domain.

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, May 16, 2008.

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