[ANNOUNCE] Twentieth release of PythonCAD now available

Discussion in 'Python' started by Art Haas, Dec 21, 2004.

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    I'm pleased to announce the twentieth 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 Python 2.3. 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 twentieth release of PythonCAD improves the undo/redo abilities
    of the program by making layer creation and deletion actions that
    can be undone or redone. Also, the addition and removal of chamfers
    and fillets is now an undoable and redoable action. The code for
    managing undo/redo operations has been improved, and various bug
    fixes for these actions have been applied. Another improvement in
    this release is a reworked set of file saving operations. The code
    for saving a file onto disk has been made more robust by adding
    additional error checks and by ensuring the new version of a file
    is stored successfully prior to replacing the existing copy. A
    good number of bug fixes and code improvements are included in
    this release as well.

    PythonCAD is now two years old! The first public release was on December
    21, 2002. Celebrate PythonCAD's second birthday by downloading and
    installing the twentieth release!

    The 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

    Art Haas
    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
    Art Haas, Dec 21, 2004
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