# [Distribution] Updates of the files

Denis Girou Denis.Girou at idris.fr
Thu Mar 16 20:36:05 CET 2000

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As Sebastian will deliver the fifth edition of TeX Live very soon now,
I want to make an update of the PSTricks distribution before. I just want
to integrate the various patches for the bugs found in the last months
(most of them -but not all- were sent and discussed here, but there was not
any update of the CTAN files since long time).

I put temporarily the updated files on
http://www.tug.org/applications/PSTricks/Temporary/pst-upd.tar.gz
If some of you have time now to update their installation and have some easy
test procedures for some of their files, it will be of course a good thing for
everybody to verify that the old programs still have the expected behaviour,
or to report any new problem.

As Sebastian has his own deadline, I must send the files to him very soon
(probably in 24 hours). Sorry to have been so late myself...

pstricks.tex move from patch 10 to patch 14, pst-node.tex from patch 9 to
patch 10, pst-plot.tex from patch 1 to patch 2, pst-tree.tex from patch 3 to
patch 5, vtex.con from patch 2 to patch 3, pst-dots.pro from patch 0 to
patch 1 and pstricks.bug from patch 4 to patch 5.

The CHANGES file summarize the new additions since the last update on CTAN,
on May 3, 1999:

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pstricks/generic:
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* 99/08/03 pstricks.tex (97 patch 11): The \curveto and \rcurveto macros
are broken due to a typo in the \pst at threecoor macro (in fact, it was
(reported by Denis Girou <Denis.Girou at idris.fr>)

* 99/08/31 pst-tree.tex (97 patch 4): The \skiplevel macro and the relative
"skiplevels" environment doesn't compute correctly the bounding boxes when
their arguments are some trees with special configuration.
(reported by Denis Girou <Denis.Girou at idris.fr>)

* 99/09/03 pst-node.tex (97 patch 10): The \psspan macro doesn't work since
LaTeX 2e, due to internal changes in LaTeX 2e.
(sent by Michael Sharpe <msharpe at euclid.ucsd.edu>)

* 99/10/06 pstricks.tex (97 patch 12): The \pssetlength, \pssetxlength,
\pssetylength and \psaddtolength have not the expected behaviour in a special
circumstance, which can be cure by adding a \relax macro.
(reported by Isaiah Shavitt <shavitt at chemistry.ohio-state.edu>)

* 99/10/06 vtex.con (97 patch 3): The \tx at Rot macro is redefined.
(sent by Michael Vulis <support at micropress-inc.com>)

* 99/10/28 pst-tree.tex (97 patch 5): A *value for the levelsep parameter
doesn't work in plain TeX, as the auxiliary unit file used to write temporary
informations is not defined.
(reported by Michael W. Daniels <daniels at ling.ohio-state.edu> )

* 99/12/12 pst-plot.tex (97 patch 2): The dotscale parameter is not
correctly managed most of the time.
(reported by Etienne Riga <etienne.riga at skynet.be>)

* 99/12/16 pstricks.tex (97 patch 13): The dot symbols for diamond and
diamond* are now defined in the PSTricksDotFont font. The symbol Bdiamond
(suggested and sent by Etienne Riga <etienne.riga at skynet.be>)

* 99/12/23 pstricks.tex (97 patch 14): The dotscale parameter is not
correctly managed most of the time (the patch 5 was still unefficient).
(reported by Etienne Riga <etienne.riga at skynet.be>)

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pstricks/dvips:
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* 99/12/16 pst-dots.pro (97 patch 1): The dot symbols for diamond and
diamond* are now defined in the PSTricksDotFont font. The symbol Bdiamond
(suggested and sent by Etienne Riga <etienne.riga at skynet.be>)

pstricks/doc:
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* 00/03/15 pstricks.bug: Version 1.5: suppress the entry for the problem
with the \psspan macro of `pst-node' (as the workaround proposed by Michael
Sharpe was introduced in pst-node.tex as patch 10) and add the problem
on two labels for a connection with at least one of them using also node
connections, as reported by Anthony Doggett.

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pstricks/contrib:
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* 99/11/26 Add the pst-osci subdirectory and relative files

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