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Is there an official release scheduled and when?

Marty
Hello!
I read "Why is the 2015.03 kept as the "official" release?" topic, but don't
understand current status of project and it future plans. Can anyone explain
it brief and understandable?

Maybe it makes sense to write about this on the main site?



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Re: Is there an official release scheduled and when?

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I believe there is planning and preparation, but as resources are ad-hoc, it
is difficult to talk schedules.

Many are using the stable development  snapshots
<http://www.openscad.org/downloads.html#snapshots>  . Or building from
master, depending on O/S.




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Re: Is there an official release scheduled and when?

kkremitzki
> I believe there is planning and preparation, but as resources are ad-hoc,
it
is difficult to talk schedules.

I'm not familiar with OpenSCAD development, but as soon as a release is
ready, I would like to help make sure it's packaged for Debian, since it's
an important and popular part of the FOSS CAD ecosystem.

Would it be possible to talk about some of the things which are blocking a
release, or that are left to do still? That way I might have an idea of ways
I could help until a release is ready. It also might help for me to
cross-post some information about an OpenSCAD release in the FreeCAD forums
since I know there is an overlap in user base and interest (e.g. users of
the OpenSCAD workbench in FreeCAD.)

- Kurt, FreeCAD admin & developer and Debian Maintainer



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Re: Is there an official release scheduled and when?

kintel
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On Nov 9, 2018, at 11:50 PM, kkremitzki <[hidden email]> wrote:
>>
> I'm not familiar with OpenSCAD development, but as soon as a release is
> ready, I would like to help make sure it's packaged for Debian, since it's
> an important and popular part of the FOSS CAD ecosystem.
>
Resolving Debian packaging issues should be done well in advance of a release.
Any help there would be greatly appreciated. See our meta issue tracking what we perceive to be blocking Debian packaging atm.:
https://github.com/openscad/openscad/issues/2512

In terms of issues blocking a release, we’re attempting to track that here, but sorting out the definite blockers is work in progress: https://github.com/openscad/openscad/projects/1

 -Marius



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Re: Is there an official release scheduled and when?

tp3
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There's a status update on things that happened in the last weeks
at http://www.openscad.org/news.html#20181105

Expanding on that, https://github.com/openscad/openscad/projects/1
shows the progress but also that there's still some open things
which need to be done.

That said, all the big features are now available in the dev
snapshots. Some are still flagged as experimental so it's not yet
safe to assume those will be in the release but I do hope they
will be.

On 11/10/2018 05:50 AM, kkremitzki wrote:
> I'm not familiar with OpenSCAD development, but as soon as a release is
> ready, I would like to help make sure it's packaged for Debian, since it's
> an important and popular part of the FOSS CAD ecosystem.
>
That would be great. There is even some room for help earlier as
there are 3 Debian specific topics that are the basis for getting
a new release in.

- FTBFS on MIPS, probably it would be enough to get the -pipe
   removed from the build process. Worst case it could be flag
   as non MIPS package.
- Remove dependency to ttf-marvosym package - we use that font
   in the test suite so we should be able to just use the one
   we have in the test data
- Package the lib3mf library for Debian

The first 2 are marked as "unfit for release" so they are keeping
even the exiting old release version OpenSCAD out of Testing.

The lib3mf package would be very nice to have as this format
seems to get much more attention compared to AMF (and rightly
so from my perspective). It is optional, so OpenSCAD does build
without, but it will then miss the feature to import/export 3MF
files.

> Would it be possible to talk about some of the things which are blocking a
> release, or that are left to do still? That way I might have an idea of ways
> I could help until a release is ready. It also might help for me to
> cross-post some information about an OpenSCAD release in the FreeCAD forums
> since I know there is an overlap in user base and interest (e.g. users of
> the OpenSCAD workbench in FreeCAD.)
>
The list of open tasks is pretty much the column "TODO - Required"
of the github project. A sizable part of that is sorting out what
issues of the big features (Customizer / SVG) are showstoppers.
I do believe both are quite usable in their current state, but
feedback on them might help speeding things up.

If you'd like to talk a bit more interactively, you can find us
on IRC (freenode/#openscad). I'm personally using Debian for a
long time now and would really like to see it back in Testing
and in Debian10.

ciao,
   Torsten.



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Re: Is there an official release scheduled and when?

kkremitzki
Hi Marius & Torsten,

Thanks for the thorough replies!

On 11/10/18 10:59 AM, Torsten Paul wrote:
I'm personally using Debian for a
> long time now and would really like to see it back in Testing
> and in Debian10.
>
> ciao,
>   Torsten.

Agreed, I consider this a top priority, must-have item for the upcoming
Debian 10 release. I'm actually hosting a Debian Bug Squashing Party [1]
in Austin, TX, USA in late January. There are several OpenSCAD fans
there, so I expect to be working on it, in addition to helping others
learn Debian packaging and working on my own [2] Debian Science Team [3]
packages, which, BTW, I think would be an appropriate home for OpenSCAD.

[1] https://wiki.debian.org/BSP/2019/01/us/Austin
[2] https://salsa.debian.org/users/kkremitzki-guest/projects
[3] https://wiki.debian.org/DebianScience

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Re: Is there an official release scheduled and when?

tp3
On 11/10/2018 06:17 PM, Kurt Kremitzki wrote:
> Agreed, I consider this a top priority, must-have item for the upcoming
> Debian 10 release. I'm actually hosting a Debian Bug Squashing Party [1]
> in Austin, TX, USA in late January.
 >
Nice, a bit too far away for me to join though.

> There are several OpenSCAD fans there, so I expect to be working on it,
> in addition to helping others learn Debian packaging and working on my
> own [2] Debian Science Team [3]  packages, which, BTW, I think would be
> an appropriate home for OpenSCAD.
>
If there's something like an OpenSCAD corner, I might be fun to join
via IRC. No idea if that works well or not, but maybe we can try :-).

ciao,
   Torsten.

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