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Re: ITP: opencascade -- Open CASCADE Technology is a suite for 3D surface and solid modeling




Hi,

thanks for intending to package opencascade! I would though recommend not
to have both versions (original and the fork) in Debian at the same time.

If you have good reasons to bring back original version, please contact Debian
Science Team, which is maintaining oce (and actually FreeCAD) at the moment.
We will try to find a solution for that.

Best regards

Anton


2017-11-27 7:24 GMT+01:00  <kkremitzki@xxxxxxxxx>:
> Package: wnpp
> Severity: wishlist
>
> * 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
> an
> excellent platform for development of numerical simulation software
> including
> 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
> exception, available
> at https://www.opencascade.com/content/licensing.
>
> 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
> `netgen` package
> depend on OCCT, and FreeCAD in turn depends on Netgen, so getting OCCT
> back in to Debian
> would benefit the FreeCAD project significantly.
>