Stalled development of Natron gets prime-time attention
In an unimaginable turn of events, LibreDWG, the free/libre library for opening proprietary CAD files in the DWG file format, is becoming a stellar example of a FOSS project.
LibreCAD team started working on their own DWG importer.
Andrew Mustun of Ribbonsoft says he's likely to postpone the release of QCAD Community Edition. The reason? LibreCAD.
There's a can of worms we opened this year: the unfortunate situation with support for DWG files in free CAD software via LibreDWG. We feel, by now it ought to be closed. We have the final answer from FSF.
In late January we posted an in-depth story that explained the lack of support for DWG files in free/open source CAD software. Now it's time for an update.
Having been asked recently about reasons for lack of DWG support in free software, we started digging and very nearly fell into a pitch black abyss.
After over a year of work LibreCAD 1.0.0 is out with few user visible, yet a whole bunch of important internal changes.
After few weeks of running a poll Ries van Twisk renamed CADuntu to LibreCAD.
We should have reported fourth beta of CADuntu about a week ago, especially since some of the fixes are rather important.
Admittedly we are a couple of days late with this news, but the third beta of CADuntu, a forced QCad fork by Ries van Twisk, is out with several improvements.
No, it's isn't an Ubuntu flavour for computer-aided drafting. It's a fork of a well-known community edition of QCAD. And thus the month of CAD on Linux continues.