CTAN package update: pst-optexp

CTAN Announcements ctan-ann at dante.de
Thu Sep 6 16:50:25 CEST 2007

The package below has been updated at tug.ctan.org and the changes should 
soon be at your favorite mirror.

Thanks again,
Jim Hefferon
Saint Michael's College


The following information was provided by our fellow contributor:

Name of contribution: pst-optexp
Author's name: Christoph Bersch
Location on CTAN: /graphics/pstricks/contrib/pst-optexp
Summary description: A PSTricks package to draw optical experimental setups
License type: lppl

Announcement text: 
The package pst-optexp is a collection of optical components
that facilitate easy sketching of optical experimental
setups. Mechanisms for proper alignment of different components are
provided internally. This way the user does not have to care for proper
orientation of the elements.

Changes in v1.1:

* Considerably enhanced labeling of the components.
  Added new parameter 'labelref' which specifies the
  reference coordinate system for the label positioning
  and the rotation of the label. Default is labelref=relgrav,
  the label point is rotated together with the component, but
  the label text itself is not rotated.

* parameter labelrelative is now obsolete, and replaced by 
  labelref=relative. It will be removed in future versions.

* parameter polwidth, bswidth, iwidth and owidth are now obsolete, 
  and replaced by polsize, bssize, innerheight and outerheight for 
  consistency reasons. They will be removed in future versions.

* macro \polarisation was changed to \polarization for consistency 
  reasons. The old notation is obsolete and will be removed in future 

* fixed bug: filling of all components with 'fillstyle' is now possible.

* fixed bug: added some liftpen=1 in the code to fix the look of 
  the lenses and the optgrid.

This package is located at 
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