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Re: librecad




On Thursday 06 December 2018 17:48:21 hdv@gmail wrote:

> On 12/6/18 11:31 PM, Gene Heskett wrote:
> > Greetings all;
> >
> > The librecad in the debian repos for wheezy is nearly a decade old,
> > v-1.02. There are V2-* stuff that still runs on QT4 some of which is
> > already installed.
> >
> > Is there a repo where I can source a newer version than 1.02 without
> > destroying my system?
> >
> > 1.02 is so old the u-tube tuts are nearly worthless, yet it shows
> > promise of being able to lay out a boxes rear panel with 13
> > connections thru it. which is what I am trying to do.
> >
> > Or is there an even better 2d app for such?
> >
> > Thanks everybody.
>
> Hai Gene,
>
> Some time ago I tried LibreCAD as well and soon had to conclude there
> were too many issues with it to proceed. Meanwhile I've adopted QCAD
> (the Pro version) 

And that I'd assume is not in the repo's for wheezy.  I have looked at 
the earlier version that is in the repos and found it much more 
confusing, to the point I'd be doomed from the gitgo. And I'd still have 
to write the gcode to make it.

I have all the measurements written out, so if a decent libreCAD can't be 
had, I'll just write it in gcode and feed it direct to LinuxCNC. With 
measurements in hand I can probably have working code by the time I get 
a good lens in front of the left eye. I've had cataract surgery in both 
eyes now, and am basically waiting for a stable glaucoma pressure 
reading so a script for a lens won't have to be done 2 or 3 times before 
its long term usable.

Thanks for the observations about qcad.  Is the pro version offered 
commercially?

> and I am quite happy with it. I've been drawing some 
> fairly complex stuff with it (industrial machinery) and have been able
> to do almost everything I needed it to do. Mind you it is 2D only, but
> as far as I can remember the same was true of LibreCAD.
>
> I think it might not satisfy the DFSG, as there are proprietary
> modules in it, but most of the code is licensed under GPLv3.
>
> Grx HdV



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