On 05/01/2011 18:42, Frank Mittelbach wrote:
> Joseph did a cleaner reimplementation of that recently. This new
> implementation is working very nicely and it is available from the svn for
> people who want to play with it.

I have updated a snapshot to CTAN, as part of xpackages. You can 
therefore download xpackages.tds.zip for testing [once Robin has 
installed it, of course :-)].

As Franks says:

> We do think that the interface is now largely the way we like it. But I still
> think that there are a couple of things that would be worth having and I would
> be interested to hear what others think about this.

the stuff that is implemented (a) should work properly and (b) should 
have a reasonable interface. However, until there is a bit more testing, 
bugs/changes may happen.

> Basically what xcoffins currently does is to provide a fairly natural way for
> specifying how boxes (called coffins for some reason) are to be aligned to
> each other including rotation and with Joseph's implementation also scaling.

Scaling here means 'stretching the content of the box', i.e. 
graphic(s/x)'s \scalebox and \resizebox.
Joseph Wright