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CTAN upload notification: xcolor 2.00 (addendum)

Date: July 5, 2004 10:09:22 AM CEST
Uwe Kern asked me to add the list of changes to the xcolor 2.0 accouncement of a few minutes ago.
2004/07/04 v2.00 * New features: - extended functionality for color expressions: mix colors like a painter; - support for color blending: specify color mix expressions that are being blended with every displayed color; - \xglobal command for selective control of globality for color definitions, blends, and masks; - multiple step operations (e.g. \color{foo!!+++}) and access to individual members (e.g. \color{foo!![7]}) in color series; - \providecolor command to define only non-existent colors; - \definecolorset and \providecolorset commands to facilitate the construction of color sets with common underlying color model; - additional 147 predefined color names according to SVG 1.1 specification; - `xpdfborder' key for setting the width of hyperlink borders in a more driver-independent way if `dvips' is used. * Changes: - `color' package now completely integrated within `xcolor'; - `override', `usenames', `nodvipsnames' options and \xdefinecolor command no longer needed; - `dvips' and `dvipsnames' options now independent of each other; - \tracingcolors's behaviour changed to make it more versatile and reduce log file size in standard cases; - \rdivide's syntax made more flexible (divide by numbers and/or dimensions); - code restructured, some internal commands renamed; - documentation rearranged and enhanced. * Bugfixes: - \definecolor{foo}{named}{bar} did not work (error introduced in v1.11); - more robust behaviour of conditionals within `pstricks' key-values.
Reinhard Zierke for the CTAN team

xcolor – Driver-independent color extensions for and pdf

The package starts from the basic facilities of the color package, and provides easy driver-independent access to several kinds of color tints, shades, tones, and mixes of arbitrary colors. It allows a user to select a document-wide target color model and offers complete tools for conversion between eight color models. Additionally, there is a command for alternating row colors plus repeated non-aligned material (like horizontal lines) in tables. Colors can be mixed like \color{red!30!green!40!blue}.

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