Update Info


Recommended update for xfig

Type: recommended
Severity: moderate
Issued: 2021-10-02
This update for xfig fixes the following issues:

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.

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.

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 https://sourceforge.net/p/mcj/tickets/#.
  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.



  • xfig-3.2.8a-bp150.3.3.1