I forgot to add, Arch AUR has already had 0.18 for two days, although some users seem to have trouble building the package.

aur.archlinux.org/packages/fre

Stay tuned guys, 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 Git repo in the past week. Slowly we're getting toward the 0.18 release!

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Back from about 1h30 of shovelling snow, about 90% of it over my shoulders and even head because the snowbanks are so high.

So now the main devs have vowed to show more discipline and hold off on merging new stuff until 0.18 finally is out the door! I hope this happens soon! 😀

Following that exchange, I counted 11 commits for new features to the Github repo since January 10th. All goodies.

forum.freecadweb.org/viewtopic

This week on the 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 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.

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:fedora: 27 got removed from , so if you want to use cutting edge it's time to upgrade! Or compile locally . copr.fedorainfracloud.org/copr

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FreeCAD Specific Items filter in Boolean Fragments and Compound Filter in Part workbench peertube.social/videos/watch/3

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Read over the forum, from two days ago (HT: kkremitzki):

FreeCAD 0.18~pre1 has just hit the NEW queue: ftp-master.debian.org/new.html

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!

Read on the birdsite:

"cat snoring on my chest im stuck"

That's my life in a nutshell.

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I'm starting a series of videos about the excellent TechDraw workbench. Here's episode number 1 covering the basics
youtu.be/7LbOmSGW9F0

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