[metapost] MetaPost 1.001 announcement

L. Nobre G. nobre at cii.fc.ul.pt
Wed Nov 14 19:59:24 CET 2007

On 14/11/2007, Taco Hoekwater <taco at elvenkind.com> wrote:
> Taco Hoekwater wrote:
> > The MetaPost team is happy to announce a new release of MetaPost:
> >
> > ----------------------------------------------------------------------
> > MetaPost 1.001
> > ----------------------------------------------------------------------
> >
> > The sources and a win32 package can be downloaded immediately from
> >
> >    https://foudnry.supelec.fr/projects/metapost/
> Sorry, that is (almost) the same typo as in the previous announcement.
> It should be:
>    http://foundry.supelec.fr/projects/metapost/

Well, it works for me

1) It is about time to update the file "INSTALL". I use a Debian
GNU/Linux system with TeX-Live 2007, so I run the script "build.linux"
to compile the MetaPost source. This script creates a "native"
directory containing all the necessary executables and there is no
"mp.pool" anymore. When copying the executables to
"texlive/2007/bin/i386-linux/" (or similar) one should remember to
"chown root:staff *"

2) MetaPost programs starting with


   defaultfont := "cmr12";
   defaultscale := 12pt /fontsize defaultfont;

are now broken when using "export TEX=latex".

L. Nobre G. - http://burocracia.blogspot.com/
"The human species is entering a period of dramatic and potentially
devastating change as the result of forces of our own creation that
are now largely beyond our control. It is within our means, however,
to shape a positive outcome if we choose to embrace the resulting
crisis as an opportunity to lift ourselves to a new level of species
maturity and potential." David C. Korten in "The Great Turning"

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