[ANNOUNCE] Twenty-second release of PythonCAD now available

Art Haas ahaas at airmail.net
Wed Jan 26 20:15:27 CET 2005

I'm pleased to announce the twenty-second development release of PythonCAD,
a CAD package for open-source software users. As the name implies,
PythonCAD is written entirely in Python. The goal of this project is
to create a fully scriptable drafting program that will match and eventually
exceed features found in commercial CAD software. PythonCAD is released
under the GNU Public License (GPL).

PythonCAD requires Python 2.2 or newer. The interface is GTK 2.0
based, and uses the PyGTK module for interfacing to GTK. The design of
PythonCAD is built around the idea of separating the interface
from the back end as much as possible. By doing this, it is hoped
that both GNOME and KDE interfaces can be added to PythonCAD through
usage of the appropriate Python module. Addition of other PythonCAD 
interfaces will depend on the availability of a Python module for that
particular interface and developer interest and action.

The twenty-second release contains primarily internal code enhancements
in regards to the Python language. PythonCAD running under PyGTK releases
after the 2.4.0 release will now utilize the gtk.ComboBox and the
gtk.ColorButton widgets, while PythonCAD running under older releases
will still utilize the same widgets as before. This change removes
the DeprecatationWarning users with the newer PyGTK release would see.
A problem where restoring a deleted TextBlock entity was fixed, and a variety
of other fixes and improvements are also included in this release.

A mailing list for the development and use of PythonCAD is available.
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Visit the PythonCAD web site for more information about what PythonCAD
does and aims to be:


Come and join me in developing PythonCAD into a world class drafting

Art Haas
Man once surrendering his reason, has no remaining guard against absurdities
the most monstrous, and like a ship without rudder, is the sport of every wind.

-Thomas Jefferson to James Smith, 1822

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