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CTAN Update: Version 2.00 of TikZ/pgf

Date: February 22, 2008 9:22:17 PM CET
On Wed, 20 Feb 2008, Till Tantau submitted version 2.0 of the TikZ/pgf 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
This package is located at http://mirror.ctan.org//graphics/pgf/base . More information is at http://tug.ctan.org/info/?id=pgf (if the package is new it may take a day for that information to appear). We are supported by the TeX Users Group http://www.tug.org . Please join a users group; see http://www.tug.org/usergroups.html . _______________________________________________ Thanks for the upload. For the CTAN Team Rainer Schöpf

pgf – Create PostScript and PDF graphics in

PGF is a macro package for creating graphics. It is platform- and format-independent and works together with the most important backend drivers, including pdf and dvips. It comes with a user-friendly syntax layer called TikZ.

Its usage is similar to pstricks and the standard picture environment. PGF works with plain (pdf-), (pdf-), and Cont. Unlike pstricks, it can produce either PostScript or PDF output.

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