|| ||"Art Haas" <ahaas-AT-airmail.net>|
|| ||pythoncad-AT-python.org, pygtk-AT-daa.com.au, python-list-AT-python.org,
|| ||[ANNOUNCE] Thirty-second release of PythonCAD now available|
|| ||Thu, 25 May 2006 16:15:32 -0500|
I'm pleased to announce the thirty-second development release of PythonCAD,
a CAD package for open-source software users. As the name implies,
PythonCAD is written entirely in Python. The goal of this project is
to create a fully scriptable drafting program that will match and eventually
exceed features found in commercial CAD software. PythonCAD is released
under the GNU Public License (GPL).
PythonCAD requires Python 2.2 or newer. The interface is GTK 2.0
based, and uses the PyGTK module for interfacing to GTK. The design of
PythonCAD is built around the idea of separating the interface
from the back end as much as possible. By doing this, it is hoped
that both GNOME and KDE interfaces can be added to PythonCAD through
usage of the appropriate Python module. Addition of other PythonCAD
interfaces will depend on the availability of a Python module for that
particular interface and developer interest and action.
The thirty-second release fixes a configuration problem where the
newly added autosplitting feature would not be activated properly
or could disable autosplitting in a Layer. A small bug in the
reworked splitting code was also fixed, as well as a few other
A mailing list for the development and use of PythonCAD is available.
Visit the following page for information about subscribing and viewing
the mailing list archive:
Visit the PythonCAD web site for more information about what PythonCAD
does and aims to be:
Come and join me in developing PythonCAD into a world class drafting
Man once surrendering his reason, has no remaining guard against absurdities
the most monstrous, and like a ship without rudder, is the sport of every wind.
-Thomas Jefferson to James Smith, 1822
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