[metapost] Metapost 0.993 beta released

Taco Hoekwater taco at elvenkind.com
Mon Dec 18 13:05:51 CET 2006

Hi all,

I am pleased to announce that a new beta version of the upcoming
MetaPost release can be downloaded:


There is a source distribution available, and also binary
packages for linux and win32 (cross-compiled using mingw32).

There are a few small differences wrt the previous beta:

* In mpost --troff mode, the secondary default map file is now
   troff.map instead of pdftex.map, and groff.map is renamed accordingly.
   (following discussions with Michail Vidiassov)

* makempx now (attempts to) do directory traversal when it is deleting
   its temporary files at the end of the run. This should prevent the
   appearance of files with names like "mp3sZws4.toc", as reported on

* Vladimir Volowich pointed out a few gcc-isms in dmp_ffile.c and

* The manual 'mpman' is updated again, and a small set of corrections
   found by Stephan Hennig incorporated.

* mpost and makempx now have version number 0.993

Have fun,


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