CTAN Update: Version 2.00 of TikZ/pgf

CTAN Announcements ctan-ann at dante.de
Fri Feb 22 21:22:17 CET 2008

On Wed, 20 Feb 2008, Till Tantau submitted version 2.0 of the


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 packages 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


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Thanks for the upload.

For the CTAN Team
  Rainer Schöpf

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