CTAN update: Asymptote

CTAN announcements (Jim Hefferon, tug.ctan.org) ctan-ann at dante.de
Tue Jul 7 14:10:09 CEST 2009

This package has been updated at tug.ctan.org and should soon be at your local

Jim Hefferon
Saint Michael's College


The following information was provided by our fellow contributor:

Name of contribution: Asymptote
Author's name: Andy Hammerlindl and John Bowman
Location on CTAN: /graphics/asymptote
Summary description: 2D & 3D TeX-Aware Vector Graphics Language
License type: lgpl

Announcement text: 
The interface for changing the precision for XDR/binary
files was
simplified; file parameters can now be queried as virtual
The zoom/menu action was improved to emulate a double-click
and assigned again
to the right mouse button; a left-button binding bug was fixed.
New settings zoomfactor, zoomstep, spinstep, arcballradius,
resizestep, and
doubleclick were added. The OpenGL thread is now exited
gracefully; idle
state and other parameters are properly reset on quitting.
Lighting is now
initialized only in home(). Animations with global=false
were fixed.
An improved (and free) psview PostScript viewer is now
suggested for MSDOS
users. A mechanism for disabling annoying warnings like
was implemented. The documentation directory under TeXLive
was fixed.  


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