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William Chia-Wei Cheng

Tgif - Version 4.1 Patchlevel 35 Release Notes

Version 4.1 Patchlevel 35 Added Features/Bug Fixes
  1. Fix a bug with Copy and Paste operations in edit text mode for mixed text objects when the Edit Text Size is non-zero. Thanks to Heiko Scheit <> for pointing out the problem.

  2. Propagate certain DSC comments, such as %%DocumentFonts, %%LanguageLevel, %%Extensions, %%DocumentNeededFonts, and %%DocumentNeedResources, of imported EPS files when printing/exporting in PS/EPS formats. Please note that this does not work with embedded EPS files (until the next major release when a new file format is introduced). Thanks to Johan Vroman <> for pointing out the problem.

  3. Support the use of tempnam() instead of mktemp() due to some security considerations. On systems that do support tempnam(), the _DONT_USE_MKTEMP compiler option can be used to use tempnam() instead of mktemp(). Tgif.tmpl-linux (which is identical to the default Tgif.tmpl), Tgif.tmpl-freebsd, Tgif.tmpl-openbsd, and Tgif.tmpl-netbsd uses -D_DONT_USE_MKTEMP by default. Thanks to Adrian Bridgett <> for pointing out the problem.

  4. Add new X defaults: Tgif.TmpDirInHomeDir and Tgif.TmpDir. Together with the _TMP_DIR_IN_HOME_DIR compiler option, the temporary directory can be specified in a flexible way.

  5. Add Create Thumbnails in the Browse submenu of the Import submenu of the File Menu. Add new X defaults, Tgif.ThumbnailGeometry, Tgif.ThumbnailPadding, Tgif.ThumbnailXGap, Tgif.ThumbnailYGap, Tgif.ThumbnailX, and Tgif.ThumbnailY to control the size and placement of the thumbnails.

  6. Modify CutPoly() so that it can be used to cut polylines/polygons into segments in select mode.

  7. New Tgif.tmpl-sco file. Thanks to Jason Moore <> for providing it.

  8. Add Ports and Signals submenu to the Special Menu. Please see the CONNECTING OBJECTS section of the man pages for details. The symbol files in the spice directory is updated to use the new port symbol.

  9. A new License file is included in this release.