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PostPosted: Thu Sep 30, 2010 6:08 pm    Post subject: What is the reason that FreeCAD is no longer supported? Reply with quote

I noticed that FreeCAD used to be in portage, but is no longer there. Does anyone happen to know the reason that it was taken out?

Also, what I am really after is the best open source CAD program for 3d work and solid modeling.

Thanks for any help that you can give me.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 30, 2010 6:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Did you google "linux cad software" ?
Very enlightening.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 30, 2010 6:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Google's a wonderful thing, but it is not showing me the reason that FreeCAD was removed from portage. It seemed like someone closer to Gentoo might know.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 30, 2010 6:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ds123 wrote:
Google's a wonderful thing, but it is not showing me the reason that FreeCAD was removed from portage. It seemed like someone closer to Gentoo might know.


I don't think FreeCAD has ever been in Portage, see:

https://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=291161

It's still in bugzilla, waiting for inclusion as new package.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 30, 2010 6:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ds123 wrote:
Google's a wonderful thing, but it is not showing me the reason that FreeCAD was removed from portage. It seemed like someone closer to Gentoo might know.

Well you asked for info on opensource CAD.
So why get sarcastic?
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 30, 2010 6:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, the reason that I thought so was:
https://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t-805788-start-0.html

but I'll take a close look at the ebuild that resides there.

Thanks very much.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 30, 2010 6:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry Gerard,

I interpreted that as a let-me-google-that-for-you comment, and so I apologize. I have indeed searched google for linux cad and open source. What I was hoping for was someone who had first hand knowledge of something that they use, like and had gotten to work with Gentoo.

I thank you for your reply.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 30, 2010 9:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

OK.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 01, 2011 7:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I tried to install a cad program on my System
BUT
The last few days
looking more like wasted time

First i tested to install
BRL-CAD
incompatibility between png.h, which is in media-libs/libpng and tkimg.
WOW (developers greatest (s)hits)

and so on
...

freeCad
:cry:
Code:
achim@art ~ $ /usr/bin/FreeCADCmd
FreeCAD 0.11, Libs: 0.11R3729
(c) Juergen Riegel, Werner Mayer 2001-2010
  #####                 ####  ###   #### 
  #                    #      # #   #   #
  #     ##  #### ####  #     #   #  #   #
  ####  # # #  # #  #  #     #####  #   #
  #     #   #### ####  #    #     # #   #
  #     #   #    #     #    #     # #   #  ##  ##  ##
  #     #   #### ####   ### #     # ####   ##  ##  ##

Could not open catalog:
 XercesMessages_en_US.cat
 or XercesMessages_en_US.cat
Cannot load message domain


That's it ??? :oops:

My Hack arround such realy mad fact

installing wine
downloading the msi and
IT WORKS under wine :roll: :oops:

what a "fuck for virginity"
WOW looks like winning the championship of developers greatest (s)hits)
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 09, 2011 5:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

@artbody

You need to locate the file XercesMessages_en_US.cat from package xerces-c (mine is in /usr/share/xerces-c/msg/ ) and then copy it in the current directory and start FreeCAD.

i.e. :
Code:

cp /usr/share/xerces-c/msg/XercesMessages_en_US.cat .
FreeCAD


It seems that the file is needed only on the first run of FreeCAD, so you can delete the extra copy of XercesMessages_en_US.cat afterwards.

I suspect you can directly start FreeCAD from the directory in which such file is located.
Code:

cd /usr/share/xerces-c/msg/
FreeCAD


Hope this helps you.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 09, 2011 5:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would give librecad a try..... https://github.com/LibreCAD/LibreCAD
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