Release Notes: The autotools were replaced with a CMake build system. Windows is now completely supported. Several language bindings were added: Ada, D, Lua, and OCaml. Several drivers were added: wxWidgets, PDF, Cairo, and SVG. Numerous features were added, such as transparency and full unicode support. Many bugs were fixed.
Release Notes: This release works on a wide variety of platforms. There are good reports for Windows systems (98, NT, and 2000), Mac OS X, several Unix systems, and of course for Linux. It also has expanded examples, improved documentation, dynamically loadable device drivers (including a new Computer Graphics Metafile driver), and experimental versions of an image plotting function, a PyQT GUI, and a Java front end.