[metapost] MetaPost 1.001 announcement

Stephan Hennig mailing_list at arcor.de
Mon Nov 26 15:39:04 CET 2007

Taco Hoekwater schrieb:

> The sources and a win32 package can be downloaded immediately from
>    https://foundry.supelec.fr/projects/metapost/

Searching for 'metapost' on CTAN besides much stuff from contrib/
directories returns


That is, the version of MetaPost distributed on CTAN is outdated.
Additionally, the manuals mpgraph.ps and mpintro.ps are only available
as out-dated PostScript files (systems/msdos/metapost/doc/).

I remember there has already discussion about distribution of MetaPost
(but couldn't find it in the archive) where it was mentioned that
officially MetaPost is hosted at supelec.  But

(i)  It would be unfortunate if CTAN isn't up-to-date with MetaPost.

(ii)  There is no way to directly link to some up-to-date MetaPost
documentation other than CTAN:graphics/metapost/mpman.pdf.  Neither did
I find mpman.pdf on supelec, nor did I find a recent version of the
other manuals anywhere (mpgraph.pdf, mpintro.pdf, etc.).

(iii)  I guess removing MetaPost from CTAN completely is no option.

Could someone please upload the current release to CTAN and make all
documentation available?

Best regards,
Stephan Hennig

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