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Version: 3.2.8a-bp150.3.3.1
* Mon Sep 20 2021 Dr. Werner Fink <>
- Some fonts in the used fontsets do not exist anymore, try
  smaller fonts
* Fri Jun 18 2021 Dr. Werner Fink <>
- Make spec file build with older SLE versions as well to be able
  to bundle this with a security update of package transfig
  * This version requires transfig version 3.2.8 and above
* Thu Apr 01 2021 Dr. Werner Fink <>
- Update to xfig 3.2.8 Patchlevel 8a (Mar 2021)
  o Distribute a current pdf documentation.
    Thanks to Roland Rosenfeld for the script and pointing out the issue.
- Correct hunk offsets of the patches
  o xfig.3.2.3d-international-std-fonts.dif
  o xfig.3.2.5b-locale.dif
  o xfig.spec
* Wed Feb 10 2021 Dirk Müller <>
- update to 3.2.8:
  o Shift + Wheel Up pans left, Shift + Wheel Down pans right.
    Alt or Meta + Wheel Up pops up the edit panel, Alt or Meta + Wheel
    Down pops up the drawing panel. Previously, Shift + Wheel Up or Down
    popped up the edit or drawing panel, respectively, and panning
    sideways could only be achieved by moving the wheel sideways.
  o To display gif image files, either giftopnm and ppmtopcx from the
    netpbm package, imagemagick, or graphicsmagick must be installed.
  o Obey the resolution given in embedded png, tiff and jpeg image files.
  o Embedded image files are displayed in full color, not reduced to
    a maximum of 256 colors.
  o Display embedded pdf files.
  o Read version 1.3 fig files.
  o The default resolution of embedded raster images is changed
    from 80 dpi to 72 dpi.
  o Read compressed files, but do not silently uncompress them.
  o Get correct bounding box (/MediaBox) of embedded pdf files.
- remove xfig.3.2.5b-preview.dif, xfig.3.2.5b-pspdftex.dif,
  xfig.3.2.5-xim.dif: obsolete
- remove X11R6 ifdefs from spec file, this is obsolete
* Tue Oct 29 2019 Dr. Werner Fink <>
- Update to xfig 3.2.7 Patchlevel 7b (Oct 2019)
  o New drawings in Electronic/Schematic library. Thanks to Niko Sauer.
  Ticket numbers refer to
  o When exiting, cleanly pull down all windows. Ticket #54.
  o Adding and deleting arrows to arcs works, ticket #46.
  o Allow more than 100 comment lines, ticket #47.
  o Make `xfig -update' work again, would segfault.
  o Correctly draw interpolated splines, ticket #35.
  o Position points on grid, if appres.userspacing unequal 1. Ticket #31.
- Correct hunk offsets of the patches
  * xfig.3.2.3d-international-std-fonts.dif
  * xfig.3.2.5-xim.dif
  * xfig.3.2.5b-locale.dif
  * xfig.3.2.5b-null.dif
  * xfig.3.2.5b-pspdftex.dif
* Mon Sep 10 2018
- also require mkfontdir, so fonts-config can create the appropriate
  fonts.dir/fonts.scale/encodings.dir files (boo#1106850)
* Thu Sep 06 2018 Dr. Werner Fink <>
- Revert workaround from locale patch as it breaks UTF-8 text
  in file and object handling
* Thu Sep 06 2018 Dr. Werner Fink <>
- Add workaround in locale patch for systems with large endcoding.dir
  below /usr/share/fonts/encodings (boo#1106850)
  * With this fallback to "C" for LC_CTYPE is used for UTF-8 locales
    to allow that Xt library will find a useful FontSet
- Require mkfontscale
- Modernize international-std-fonts patch to fit for more fonts
Version: 3.2.7a-bp150.2.4
* Mon May 07 2018
- Update to xfig 3.2.7 Patchlevel 7a (May 2017)
  o Export to pdf now allows to choose between output to a full-page pdf,
    or cropping to the bounding box (the default behavior).
  o Enable horizontal scrolling with mouse buttons 6 and 7 (sideway push
    of mouse wheel, or horizontal movement on touchpad).
  o Rename the text flag "Special Flag" to "TeX Flag".
  o Interpolated splines are now created with the recommended value of the
    shape factor of -0.5, not with -1.0. A description of the shape factor
  o Really fix ticket #9, debian bug #270113. When entering the "Open.."
    dialog, moving to a new directory, pressing Cancel, a subsequent
    "Save" placed the figure file into the new directory.
  o Center canvas around cursor when zooming by pressing CTRL and using a
  o Apply xfig-3.2.6a-fallback-for-nonscalable-fonts.patch and
    xfig-3.2.6a-scalable-fonts.patch from Hans de Goede.
  o Apply debian patches 08_every_time.patch, 10_RELEASE_DATE.patch,
    11_declare_swap_colors.patch, from Roland Rosenfeld.
  o Apply debian patch 07_colorsliderarrows.patch. Debian bug #870365.
  o Change map of India to disputed boundaries, from,
    retrieved 2018-02-25. Debian bug #270799, 09_india_disputed.patch
  o Prevent integer overflow in {floor,ceil}_coords_{x,y}(). Fixes debian
    bug #300436. Also prevent integer overflow in round_coords().
  o Completely remove alloca.h and alloca() from the code.
  o When entering the "Save as..." dialog, moving to a new directory and
    pressing "Cancel", a subsequent "Save" wrote to the new directory.
    This happened analogously for the "Export" dialog. Fixed, ticket #9.
* Thu Mar 01 2018
- use default libpng for build, problems with newer library
  already fixed in version 3.2.6
* Thu Feb 02 2017
- Update to xfig 3.2.6 Patchlevel 6a (January 2017)
    o Draw lines with the same width as in PostScript and other outputs.
    o Add compile-switch --enable-tablet for using an input tablet.
    o Eventually, sorted out the xpm switches. Only use --enable-xpm-splash.
    o Improve ./configure and add diagnostic output. Looks now for headers
    and libraries in unusal places, for compilation under mac darwin when
    using fink or macports.
* Sat Jan 14 2017
- Fix: Added preprocessor flag GSBIT to fix a 3.2.6 regression, that
  resulted in EPS file preview not working, see:
* Thu Sep 22 2016
- Update to xfig 3.2.6
  New features:
    o Add compile switch to enable xpm-icon and xpm-splash screen
    independently (--enable-xpm-icon, --enable-xpm-splash).
    o New compile switch --enable-versioning, calls update_version_m4
    to get version information from a source control system.
    o Should compile on Mac (Darwin) after installing dependencies using
    Macports, Fink or Homebrew.
    o Add two rudimentary tests. Run with make check.
    o New tikz and pict2e export drivers.
    o Build using autoconf (./configure; make; make install).
  UI changes:
    From Brian V. Smith. These changes were made because the original
    view was of the drawing on the page instead of the modern view
    of the observer moving left/right/up/down:
    o Left arrow moves observer left (used to scroll canvas left)
    o Right arrow moves observer right
    o Up arrow moves observer up
    o Down arrow moves observer down
    o Ctrl+Wheel up zooms in, Ctrl+Wheel down zooms out (was the other way around)
  Bugs fixed:
    o Update documentation to LaTeX and Xfig.
    o Change \r\n to \n in all files.
    From Roland Rosenfeld <>:
    o Update LaTeX documentation, use \documentclass instead of
    \documentstyle, \usepackage instead of \input.
    o Builds on hurd, had to #include <limits.h> in a few places.
    o Use application/x-xfig, not image/x-xfig in xfig.desktop file.
    See and .
    o To compile on ancient systems, try make -DANCIENT.
    o Report correct paths to installed files in the man page.
    From Vladislav Zavjalov; Commit numbers refer to;a=commit;h=#
    o Preserve comments when deleting objects; Commit #6c42e5c
    o Restore colors and main comment after Delete All + Undo; #34f6105
    o Draw horizontal scrollbar if property buttons are too wide to fit
    on the screen. Commit #e9c1394
    o Add save8bit app-resource to allow saving 8-bit files. #5bd9fbb
    o Move Xfuncs.h and Xosdefs.h out from fig.h. Commit #b433478
    o Move -l flags from LDFLAGS to LDADD. Commit #2d57c85
    From Roland Rosenfeld. Bug numers refer to
    o Do not link with -lXmu, if linking with Xaw3d > 1.5e.
    o Make japanese documentation available for LANG=ja_JP.ujis.
    o Set the Creation date in xfig_man.html to the date when
    creating the source tarball.
    o Really fix reading png files,
    o Delete some superfluos files, fix typos (Caribbean),
    add semicolon in xfig.desktop (bug # 812477).
    From Brian V. Smith:
    o old link for "Xfig On Microsoft Windows" (Getting and Installing Xfig html page)
    o dash_list wrong dimension causes segfault on some line styles
    o Should handle systems where REG_NOERROR (regular expression) is undefined now
    o Missing xfig_man.html
    o Modify a few places where to set locale to "C".
    o Didn't allocate enough space for fonts (would segfault when popping up File panels)
    o Moving arc point would segfault
    From Roland Rosenfeld. Bug numbers refer to
    In fact, most of the bugs below, also those from other sources, were
    fixed by applying the debian-patches.
    o Position independent executables work, fixes bug # 756791.
    o Revert previous change of X-spline parameter.
    o Use C locale for fig2dev, to correctly interpret decimal point.
    Fixes bug # 782737.
    o Correct grid mode distances in man page. Bug # 314820.
    o Extend xfig.desktop.
    o Fix unsecure use of temporary file. From Thomas Hoger, gentoo.
    Debian Bug # 565341.
    o Escape - in man-page.
    o Securely print string.
    o Restore old shadow behaviour.
    o Fix reading "/MediaBox" when importing pdf. Closes Bug # 530898.
    o With -papersize b1, use B1, not B10. Bug 535181.
    From Vladislav Zavjalov. Information on bugs is found
    o Do not use fontsets for symbol and dingbat fonts, bug # 26579.
    o Fix compiler warnigs in w_indpanel.c. Commit feabe27.
    o Restore correct depths when loading a figure, then undo.
    Commit b5c79b3.
    o Restore filename after delete region, undo. Commit 219d690.
    o Restore user color when opening new fig-file. Commit fccd915.
    o Restore correct depths when joining lines with different depths.
    Commit a77bcaf.
    o Fix xfontlist->fset initialization. Commit a592399.
    o Fix default origin (100000,100000) -> (0,0) for filled objects.
    Commit 4d87e60.
    o Fix 100% cpu-load by save panel. Commit 81a4596.
    o Do not use local SimpleMenu.c with XAW3D1_5E. Would segfault on
    some 64-bit systems when opening main menu.
    o Missing argument may cause crash or undefined behaviour.
    Debian bug # 795642. From Michael Tautschnig.
    From Hans de Goede. Bug information
    o Patch for importing png-files, Red Hat bug # 1150330. From David Kaufmann.
    o Fix crash when changing arrow size. Bug # 1046102.
    o Fix crash when creating dash-dotted lines. Bug # 1023744.
    From Michael Srb, thanks to Maurizio Pollini and David Kaufmann.
    o Fix crash on exit. From Peter Volkov at gentoo
- Remove browser script as for now xdg-open is used
- Patch xfig.3.2.5b.dif becomes xfig-3.2.6.dif
- Remove patch xfig.3.2.5b-mediaboxrealnb.dif and collection
  xfig.3.2.5c-patches.tar.bz2 as now upstream
- Port the patches
  to 3.2.6
* Fri Mar 11 2016
- Add BuildRequires on libXmu-devel
* Thu Jun 18 2015
- Remove xorg-x11-devel from builrequires, replaced
  by the individual required libraries.
* Tue Nov 18 2014 Led <>
- fix shebang in script:
  option '-a' of 'exec' command may be unsupported in other
  POSIX-complete shells
* Fri Jul 04 2014
- Fix patches
  xfig.3.2.5b-pspdftex.dif (bnc#882692)
- Add patch set from Debian xfig package as well
  41_mkstemp.patch (CVE-2009-1962)
* Tue Feb 11 2014
- Provide a pkgconfig file for older Xaw3d package
* Tue Feb 11 2014
- Make if build for oS 13.1
* Tue Feb 11 2014
- Add upstream patch to patch tar ball to fix Xfig crash on
  dash-dotted lines (bnc#860322)
* Tue Dec 10 2013
- Update underlying source tar ball to xfig.3.2.5c
- Delete patches
  xfig.3.2.5b-bnc777469.diff and xfig.3.2.5b-bnc657393.dif
  as those are part of xfig.3.2.5c
- Change patches
  xfig.3.2.5-urw-fonts.dif, xfig.3.2.3d-international-std-fonts.dif,
  xfig.3.2.5b-locale.dif, xfig.3.2.5b-pspdftex.dif, and
  xfig.3.2.5b-preview.dif to fit xfig.3.2.5c
- Modify Imakefile to support new libXaw3d-1.6.2
* Fri Feb 08 2013
- User 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
* Wed Oct 10 2012
- Add standard X11 fonts to be able to use it with xfig
* Fri Sep 28 2012
- Fix bnc #777469 - CVE-2009-4227: xfig: stack based overflows
* Thu May 31 2012
- license update: MIT
  SPDX compliant license short name. MIT chosen as majority of files are
  under this license (Fedora also chose MIT)
* Wed May 30 2012
- Remove forbidden file aircraft.fig (bnc#754676)
* Fri Oct 21 2011
- Reenable Japanese support (bnc#720554)