CTAN update: Asymptote

CTAN Announcements ctan-ann at dante.de
Mon Oct 1 17:23:48 CEST 2012

the daemon mutters:

> The following information was provided by the package's contributor.
> Name of contribution: Asymptote
> Author's name: John Bowman and Andy Hammerlindl
> Package version: 2.19
> Location on CTAN: graphics/asymptote
> Summary description: 2D and 3D Vector Graphics Language
> License type: lgpl
> Announcement text given by the package's contributor:
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
> Release Notes for Version 2.19
> Numerical resolution issues with the PRC camera orientation 
> and viewportshift were fixed. The lighting of NURBS surfaces 
> was fixed. The special 8192 strlen NSIS build was now 
> correctly reinstated, with stubs, to prevent the installer 
> from overwriting Windows PATH environment variables > 1023 
> bytes.
> Release Notes for Version 2.18
> A compilation issue on MacOSX was addressed. Secondary axes 
> pictures now inherit the size of the primary picture, so 
> that the markthin marker works properly. The special 8192 
> strlen NSIS build was reinstated to prevent the installer 
> from overwriting extremely long Windows PATH environment 
> variables.
> Release Notes for Version 2.17
> A bug with non-square pen function images was fixed.  
> Autoscaled logarithmic axes were fixed. Offscreen and non-
> offscreen rendering are now supported in a single binary 
> (requiring OSMesa version 8), with settings.offscreen 
> defaulting to false. The media9 LaTeX style file is now used 
> to embed 3D PRC content instead of movie15. Local 3D 
> coordinates are now used. PRC Part names are nolonger 
> generated by default. A bug in bezulate was fixed. A 
> settings.axes3 flag was added to control the visibility of 
> PRC axes. An efficient 3D routine for drawing many 
> triangles, with specified vertices and optional normals or 
> vertex colors, was implemented.

thanks for the upload; i've installed the new version, and updated the
catalogue repository.

> Users may view the package catalogue entry at
>   http://mirror.ctan.org/help/Catalogue/entries/asymptote.html
> or they may browse the package directory at
>   http://mirror.ctan.org/graphics/asymptote/

Robin Fairbairns

For the CTAN team

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