I am pleased to announce the release of GNU 3DLDF 2.0.
GNU 3DLDF is a package for three-dimensional drawing with MetaPost output.
The package can be downloaded from ftp.gnu.org/gnu/3dldf/.
Alternatively, http://ftpmirror.gnu.org/3dldf/ will automatically redirect to a nearby mirror.
It is also available from the Git repository for the project at Savannah:
git clone git://git.savannah.gnu.org/3dldf.git
This is the first release since 22.214.171.124 in 2004. It is also the first release including the interactive program `3dldf', which implements a language intended to resemble Donald Knuth's METAFONT language and John Hobby's MetaPost language, which is based on METAFONT.
In previous releases, the GNU 3DLDF package was more like a library of C++ classes and functions which could be used by users to write programs for making drawings. For several years, versions of the package allowing interactive use have been available via Savannah, but 2.0 is the first official release including this feature.
There have been many other changes, too numerous to list here.
This release has been delayed so long, because the change in the way the package is meant to be used (i.e., interactively) means that the manual must be completely rewritten. Unfortunately, it has not been possible for me to do this. However, in order not to delay the release any longer, I have decided to go ahead without a new manual. As a partial substitute, many examples are included in the subdirectory `3DLDF-2.0/examples/'.
Further information is available on the website:
GNU 3DLDF maintainer
Email: Laurence.Finston --AT-- gmx.de