[PythonCAD] Goals for next release

Art Haas ahaas at airmail.net
Tue Aug 8 21:41:54 CEST 2006


Time once again to describe what the next release will contain. There
will probably be some Cairo-related fixes and enhancements here and
there, plus any fixes needed for the GDK-based drawing routines. I'd
like to try and get some code utilizing GTK+ printing routines in the
next release if possible.

I've wanted to tackle user preferences for a while, as the current
implementation is cumbersome and requires too much user editing.
My plan is to modify the 'Preferences' dialog so that the information
in it gets saved off to a file in `~/.pythoncad/prefs.py', and add
a new dialog that allows the settings of an Image to be adjusted. Right
now the 'Preferences' dialog is really acting more like what I want
the Image settings dialog to do. I'm hopeful that the changes I plan
will not take long to do.

I've had some issues lately on my main machine regarding the video
card (S3 Virge/DX) and/or motherboard, so I've not done much on
PythonCAD since the release. Once I get things straightened out I'll
get back to coding. I'm aiming for early September for the next release
to appear.

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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