This README file for the MetaPost distribution is public domain. MetaPost is a system for producing graphics developed by John Hobby at AT&T, based on Donald Knuth's Metafont. MetaPost is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU Lesser General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version. You should have received a copy of the GNU Lesser General Public License along with this program. If not, see <http://www.gnu.org/licenses/>. - The MetaPost home page is http://tug.org/metapost. - The <email@example.com> mailing list is for general help and discussion of MetaPost; to subscribe, visit http://tug.org/mailman/listinfo/metapost. - MetaPost development is currently hosted at supelec.fr; visit https://foundry.supelec.fr/projects/metapost for the current development team members, sources, and much else. - Please report bugs and request enhancements either on the firstname.lastname@example.org list, or through the trackers at Supelec.fr. (Please do not send reports directly to Dr. Hobby any more.) This README file merely describes this packaging and source layout of the MetaPost system. See INSTALL for some installation help, and CHANGES for recent and not-so-recent improvements to MetaPost. The source installation package has been created by extracting the bits and pieces of TeX Live 2008 that are absolutely needed to compile Metapost in such a way that it can be plugged into an existing web2c-based installation afterwards. See http://tug.org/texlive/ for more information. The executable that is created by the build process is named mpost. As is normal in current TeX systems, this executable functions as both inimp and virmp by means of a command-line switch. The source for MetaPost is src/texk/web2c/mpdir/*.w Have fun!
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metapost – A development of METAFONT for creating graphics
METAPOST uses a language based on that of METAFONT to produce precise technical illustrations. Its output is scalable PostScript or SVG, rather than the bitmaps METAFONT creates.
|License||GNU Library General Public License|
|Maintainer||John Hobby (inactive)|
|Contained in||TeXLive as metapost|
|MiKTeX as /miktex-metapost-bin-2.9|
graphics generator whose output is good for use with TeX|