Stay tuned guys, #FreeCAD 0.18 release is imminent! The 0.18 tag has been created, all that is needed now is for packagers to prepare binaries (installers) for Windows, Linux (AppImage) and macOS. That last one may be delayed, from what I gather the Mac guys have been having trouble building the whole dependency stack (and it's huge).
Of course, for Ubuntu the freecad-stable PPA repository will be updated, for these users it's the best and effortless way to get it.
I've seen a lot of bug fixing in the #FreeCAD Git repo in the past week. Slowly we're getting toward the 0.18 release!
FreeCAD - PartDesign need an active Body object https://peertube.social/videos/watch/c6cdff8b-b727-4128-b544-72c5e8687e80
So now the main devs have vowed to show more discipline and hold off on merging new stuff until #FreeCAD 0.18 finally is out the door! I hope this happens soon! 😀
Following that exchange, I counted 11 commits for new features to the #FreeCAD Github repo since January 10th. All goodies.
This week on the #FreeCAD forum:
One FC dev: What is holding the (0.18) release back?
Me: Well for one thing, continuing to add new features even though we're supposed to be in feature freeze since like past November... 😜
Not that I'm complaining!😀
The latest changes merged today from wandererfan in #FreeCAD TechDraw workbench are great. He fixed the behaviour of multiviews when moving them on the page, and added an export option to save a drawing page as "Technical drawing (*.svg *.dxf *.pdf)". DXF doesn't save the page template though.
#fedora 27 got removed from #COPR, so if you want to use cutting edge #FreeCAD it's time to upgrade! Or compile locally . https://copr.fedorainfracloud.org/coprs/g/freecad/nightly/
#FreeCAD parametric connector with Spreadsheet
FreeCAD Specific Items filter in Boolean Fragments and Compound Filter in Part workbench https://peertube.social/videos/watch/3d401efd-0e62-4db6-a9c3-830934023058
FreeCAD rotation axis example https://peertube.social/videos/watch/82dbe524-8d2c-4481-b26f-4101608a32d3
Read over the #FreeCAD forum, from two days ago (HT: kkremitzki):
This ensures that FreeCAD 0.18 will be in Debian 10 even if the 0.18 release happens after the Debian 10 release.
Although I hope we do not have to wait this long for 0.18 to be released!
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