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CTAN Up­date: Ver­sion 2.00 of TikZ/pgf

Date: Fe­bru­ary 22, 2008 9:22:17 PM CET
On Wed, 20 Feb 2008, Till Tan­tau sub­mit­ted ver­sion 2.0 of the TikZ/pgf pack­age to CTAN. PGF is a macro pack­age for cre­at­ing graph­ics. It is plat­form- and for­mat-in­de­pen­dent and works to­gether with the most im­por­tant TeX back­end drivers, in­clud­ing pdf­tex and dvips. It comes with a user-friedly syn­tax layer called TikZ. Lo­ca­tion on CTAN: /graph­ics/pgf/base Li­cense: lppl Re­lease notes:
> This new ver­sion of the TikZ and pgf graphic pack­age's comes with a > large num­ber of new fea­tures, too nu­mer­ous to list them all. Hi­lights > are Mark Wi­brow's dec­o­ra­tion li­brary, Mark's new shapes, the im­proved > no­ta­tions for do­ing ge­o­met­ric draw­ings, fad­ings (the trans­parency > ver­sion of shad­ings), easy shad­ows, im­proved sup­port for sys­tems like > xe­tex, as well as count­less bug­fixes. > > This ver­sion *may break ex­ist­ing code* (hence the big ver­sion step). > We tried to make sure that 99% of all code will still work ex­actly as > it did be­fore and all larger doc­u­ments that the de­vel­op­ers and some > vol­un­teers tried still look ex­actly as they did be­fore, but there a > num­ber of places where un­avoid­able changes had to be done. Known > changes that break ex­ist­ing code: > > - There was a bug in the di­a­mond shape that caused it to be twice as > large as the min­i­mum size re­quired. This has been fixed. How­ever, if > you code re­lied on the wrong min­i­mum size han­dling, your di­a­mond > shapes will now be too small. > > - Snakes are now han­dled by dec­o­ra­tions in­ter­nally. While this of­fers > end­less new pos­si­bil­i­ties, you are no longer al­lowed to use neg­a­tive > val­ues with the af­ter snake gap op­tion. The doc­u­men­ta­tion did nei­ther > ex­plic­itly al­low nor for­bid this, so some peo­ple may have used this. > > - The ba­sic layer has been re­struc­tured. Some things moved into the > core, other stuff moved into some­thing new, called mod­ules. > Typ­i­cally, you will not no­tice this at all, but it is imag­in­able that > you may need to in­clude a dif­fer­ent li­brary or mod­ule, now, to > com­pile your code. > > > Also note that the PDF-file of the man­ual has moved to a less ob­scure > lo­ca­tion: It is now at .../doc/generic/pgf/pgf­man­ual.pdf (and no > longer at .../doc/generic/pgf/ver­sion-for-pdf­tex/en/...) > > > Happy TeXing ev­ery­one, > Till
This pack­age is lo­cated at http://mir­ror.ctan.org//graph­ics/pgf/base . More in­for­ma­tion is at http://tug.ctan.org/info/?id=pgf (if the pack­age is new it may take a day for that in­for­ma­tion to ap­pear). We are sup­ported by the TeX Users Group http://www.tug.org . Please join a users group; see http://www.tug.org/user­groups.html . _______________________________________________ Thanks for the up­load. For the CTAN Team Rainer Schöpf

pgf – Create PostScript and PDF graph­ics in

PGF is a macro pack­age for cre­at­ing graph­ics. It is plat­form- and for­mat-in­de­pen­dent and works to­gether with the most im­por­tant back­end drivers, in­clud­ing pdf and dvips. It comes with a user-friendly syn­tax layer called TikZ.

Its us­age is sim­i­lar to pstricks and the stan­dard pic­ture en­vi­ron­ment. PGF works with plain (pdf-), (pdf-), and Cont. Un­like pstricks, it can pro­duce ei­ther PostScript or PDF out­put.

Ver­sion3.1 2019-01-05
Copy­right2005–2016 Till Tan­tau
Main­tainerChris­tian Feuer­sänger
Till Tan­tau



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