CTAN update: asymptote

CTAN Announcements ctan-ann at dante.de
Mon Nov 9 20:28:12 CET 2009

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Jim Hef{}feron
Saint Michael's College


The following information was provided by our fellow contributor:

Name of contribution: Asymptote
Version number: 1.89
Author's name: John Bowman
Location on CTAN: /
Summary description: 2D & 3D TeX-Aware Vector Graphics Language
License type: lgpl

Announcement text: 
The draw, fill, and clip commands now pass raw SVG code
directly to dvisvgm
(version 0.8.6 required); zero-length paths are output as
Unsupported SVG elements are converted to PNG images;
unimplemented SVG
features such as Gouraud and tensor-patch shading can be
emulated as vector elements using the -svgemulation option.
The control point normalization of rational NURBS surfaces
was fixed;
3D NURBS curves are now implemented. A problem with
inlinemovie3 was fixed.
The linetype pattern is now a real array: for backwards
compatibility, a
string is still accepted, but the return type of
linetype(pen) is now
real[] instead of string (backwards incompatible). The split
routine was
changed so that an empty delimiter splits on spaces,
discarding duplicates.
The palette routines are now guaranteed to generate at least the
specified number of colours. PNG output produces a
transparent background.
Surface and path3 garbage collection was fixed.

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