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* Wed Jun 26 2019 Dr. Werner Fink <>
- Add patch transfig-fix-of-e0c4b024.patch to fix last added upstream
  commit (boo#1136882)
* Thu Aug 30 2018 Dr. Werner Fink <>
- Add patch transfig-e0c4b024.patch from upstream commit e0c4b024
  to fix bsc#1106531 with CVE-2018-16140
* Wed Nov 22 2017
- Added patches
  * fig2dev-3.2.6a-RGBFILE.patch to let rgb.txt be located via
    environment variable FIG2DEV_RGBFILE
  * fig2dev-3.2.6a-man-typo.patch to fix simple typo in manual page
  * fig2dev-3.2.6a-input-sanitizing.patch to do some input
    sanitizing when reading FIG files (bsc#1069257, CVE-2017-16899)
  * fig2dev-3.2.6a-style-overflow.patch
* Mon Feb 06 2017
- Fix now failing download source service, that is don't do this
* Thu Feb 02 2017
- Update to fig2dev version 3.2.6a (Patchlevel 6a (January 2017))
    o Distribute transfig.pdf. No need to build it from the TeX sources.
    o Enable reproducible build for svg output.
    o Set the creator to fig2dev, not to the path by which fig2dev is
    Ticket numbers refer to
    o The svg output now produces correct patterns and pie-wege arcs.
    Property names instead of style attributes are used. Hollow arrow
    heads are really hollow, not filled with white. In the PostScript
    output, this might also clip a bit of the filling underneath an arrow.
    o tikz output: Re-use \dimen \XFigu if it is already defined. Ticket #3.
    o tikz output: A pattern in an object with line width zero and the
    stroke color equal to the fill color would produce a white fill.
    The tikz output now does not try to be smart and puts a pattern, even
    if the result is equal to a solid fill. Ticket #1.
    o pict2e output: Standalone tex-files always include color.sty. #2.
    o pict2e output: A pattern with stroke color equal to fill color is
    rendered as a solid fill.
    o Compiles when gnu iconv and standard iconv are present.
* Fri Sep 23 2016
- Update to fig2dev version 3.2.6 (the successor of transfig)
  o Add compile switch --enable-versioning and script update-version_m4,
    to create version string from source control system
  o tikz output: Support -G (grid) option. Make \XFigwidth and \XFigheight
    only scale coordinates, not line widths; Do not set unnecessarily
    \color{black} on text.
  From Roland Rosenfeld <>
  o Correct comment string in man page fig2ps2tex.1
  o Distribute autotest file - only useful for hacko
  From Brian V. Smith:
  o Changed object defs from O_ to OBJ_ because O_TEXT conflicts
    with system typedef (debian 37_OBJ_typedef.patch)
  o Remove unused charset variables cs and ca from genibmgl.c
    (debian 38_unusedcharset.patch)
  o Build with make CFLAGS="-Werror -Wpedantic -Wformat -Wformat-security'
  o On lines with Round or Projecting cap style and arrowheads, the line
    endpoint stuck out beyond the arrowhead (this was fixed in
    xfig 3.2.5c, but not here until now; debian 41_arrowhead.patch)
  o Changed .ce (center lines) to .RS (right-justify) in fig2ps2tex man
    page file because of issues when generating HTML (From Eric Raymond)
    (debian 36_manpage_ce2RS.patch)
  o Quotes added to output file name for several formats in case there
    are blanks in the name (debian 39_gs_quote.patch)
  o For PDF output, changed -dColorImageFilter from /FlateEncode to
    /DCTEncode for lossy compression (smaller pdf files)
    (debian 40_ColorImageFilter.patch)
  o Update help for PDF options (debian 42_PDF_help.patch)
  From Roland Rosenfeld. Bug numers refer to
  o Remove bashisms in fig2ps2tex script. Reported from
    Chris Lamb <>. Fixes debian bug 480615.
  o Include sys/stat.h in genps.c. Reported from Steven Chamberlain
    <>. Debian bug 654767. (28_fix_chmod...patch)
  o Distribute the man page transig.1. (34_transfig.1.patch)
  o Do not report user information in ps files. Debian bug 316382
  o Set locale to C. Debian bug 45378 (05_locale_patch).
  o Support pdftex in transfig (20_transfig_pdftex.patch). Reported by
    Jindrich Makovicka <>.
  o Fix some typos (22_typos.patch, 35_manpage_typos.patch).
  o Honor environment variable SOURCE_DATE_EPOCH, for reproducible
    builds. Debian bug 819911. From Alexis Bienvenüe <>.
  o Enable fonts >= 42 pt, needs \usepackage{type1cm}. Bug 343139,
  o New pict2e and tikz output language, for use with TeX/LaTeX.
  o Compile with ./configure; make; make install.
    Optionally, use make check; make installcheck.
  o By default, transfig is not built.
  o Swap patterns in PostScript output, were upside down.
  o Silence most compiler warnings.
  o Update man-pages and help text.
  o Accurately position arrowheads, flush with line, in PostScript output.
- Remove transfig.3.2.5d-patches.tar.bz2 but port and add the oldpatterns
  and mpdf patches to 3.2.6:
- Patch transfig.3.2.5d.dif becomes transfig-3.2.6.dif
- Modify the patches
* Thu Apr 16 2015
- transfig-fix-afl.patch: fixed crashes due to uninitialized memory,
  found by afl.
* Tue Dec 10 2013
- Update to transfig version 3.2.5e
  * HTML map output was limited to 100 links.
    Fix by Jan van Dijk
  * Updated for compatibility to PNG 1.5
    From Matthias Scheler
  * Was adding "showpage" command when producing bitmap formats from intermediate EPS.
    This produced "illegal" PNG and JPEG files with extra, blank image.
  * Maximum width of included image in PS/EPS output increased from 8192 to 16384
  * Precision of some PIC objects increased from %.2f to %.3f
  * Double close of output file when ghostscript fails. Original bug report from
- Change out patch sets to fit 3.2.5e
* Fri Apr 05 2013
- Add Source URL, see
* Fri Feb 08 2013
- Use original patches from Debian
* Thu Feb 07 2013
- Add xfig.3.2.5b-mediaboxrealnb.dif to fix regarding pdf import,
  reported by Loic Le Guyader compare with Debian bug #530898
* Fri Sep 28 2012
- Update to transfig version 3.2.5d
  * made PostScript output DSC 3.0 compliant to work with CUPS
    patch from Ian Dall (see
  * Changed STOCK_LAST from 17 to 19 in fig2dev/dev/genemf.c
  * Questionable copy of one data type to another in genemf.c
  * Changed definition of command for short slanted lines in genlatex.c
  * Added check for existance of arrows in SVG line generator
  * Removed %%Page: directive from included JPEG files in PostScript/EPS output
  * bound.c was passing pointers to int instead of double to arc_tangent
  * put_msg function uses proper varargs now
  * Option for debug comments in GBX output is "yes" or "no", not "on" or "off"
  * Added help (-h)  info for GBX output
  * In version 1.4 of the PNG library dither was removed so fig2dev now uses
    quantize when importing PNG images with palettes
  * put_msg was declared twice (fig2dev/dev/genemf.c)
  * Added xlink namespace for images in SVG export
  * SVG output for imported images didn't form href link properly
  * New PSTricks driver from Gene Ressler (see man fig2dev for info)
  * transfig command was hardwired for "tex" for "make all" directive and
    removing files with "make clean" directive in creating Makefile
  * -a option added to PostScript and PICTeX languages to NOT include user's
    login name in output
  * Gerber (RS-247-X for CAD drawings for printed circuits) export language from Edward Gr
* Tue Jul 24 2012
- Add missed fonts
* Tue Jul 10 2012
- Make it build with latest TeXLive 2012 with new package layout
* Tue Jun 28 2011
- Add URL due bnc#676463
* Tue Apr 20 2010
- Add compatibility switch for libpng 1.4 or higher
* Mon Apr 19 2010
- fixed libpng buildrequires for openSUSE >= 11.3
* Thu Dec 17 2009
- Apply latest binderman patch
* Mon Dec 14 2009
- Update to transfig version 3.2.5a
  * 22 new arrowhead types
  * HTML map now produces reference to .png file instead of .gif
  * CreationDate in pictex output was either wrong or caused segfault
  * bugs fixed in SVG Driver:
  - blue component of shaded colors was always zero
  - line protruding beyond arrowhead on long arrows
  - wrong position of back arrowhead on double-headed arrows
  - fill patterns either missing or using incorrect linewidth
  - lowercase greek phi did not match its X11 counterpart
    from Martin Kroeker
  * dubious printf(j++,j++) in MP driver
  * missing #includes in MP driver
  * added !defined(__FreeBSD) to fig2dev.h def for sys_nerr and errno
    From Eric Scott
  * added -quiet options to giftopnm and ppmtopcs in reading GIF files
    From Eric Scott
  * Typo in LaTeX driver when generating arc-box. "iut" should be "put"
  * extraneous stroke:black in svg header removed along with stroke color
    for text, since the text fill color does the whole job
  * fig2dev produces more correctly structured PostScript.  Files get printed via
    CUPS on PostScript printers.  When viewing a .ps-file in gv you can go to the
    last page and back and to the last page again without getting PostScript errors.
    From Ronald Lembcke
  * Renamed the macro \SetFigFont to \SetFigFontNFSS if NFSS is #defined to alleviate
    some problems. From Roland Rosenfeld.
  * Grid in metric mode was incorrectly scaled
  * Removes any %EOF or %%EOF from imported EPS pictures before exporting.
    Also doesn't add %EOF when importing JPEG file now.
  * Missing call to get local time before converting to string in genpictex.c
* Fri Oct 09 2009
- Yet an other David Binderman bug (bnc#544938)