ITP: opencascade -- Open CASCADE Technology is a suite for 3D surface and solid modeling
- Date: Mon, 27 Nov 2017 00:24:21 -0600
- From: kkremitzki@xxxxxxxxx
- Subject: ITP: opencascade -- Open CASCADE Technology is a suite for 3D surface and solid modeling
* Package name : opencascade
Version : 7.2.0
Upstream Author : Open CASCADE S.A.S.
* URL : https://www.opencascade.com/
* License : LGPL with exception
Programming Lang: C++
Description : Open CASCADE Technology is a suite for 3D surface
and solid modeling
Open CASCADE Technology is a suite for 3D surface and solid modeling,
visualization, data exchange and rapid application development. It is
excellent platform for development of numerical simulation software
CAD/CAM/CAE, AEC and GIS, as well as PDM applications.
The `opencascade` package was previously included in Debian and last
seen in 2011
according to http://snapshot.debian.org/package/opencascade/6.5.0.dfsg-
2/. It was
removed due to its "OCCT License" which was deemed incompatible.
However, this license
was changed in 2013 for versions 6.7.0+ to LGPL with an additional
A community fork, OCE, was introduced, but development has stalled on
the fork while
development on OCCT has accelerated, and so the FreeCAD project which I
am a part of
has decided to move back to OCCT. Additionally, newer versions of the
depend on OCCT, and FreeCAD in turn depends on Netgen, so getting OCCT
back in to Debian
would benefit the FreeCAD project significantly.