This list has been dead silent for a long time but I now proud to announce a
Archimedes 0.50.0 is the beginning of new life for the project.
It is the first release of that migration we have been talking about.
It does not contains, unfortunately, all the features that were available on
0.17.1 (which was not that many feature either). It contains the essential
features to have a quick fun. Of course, there are tons of essential stuff
missing like saving and opening drawings, being able to fillet, trim and
extend stuff... but still, it starts a new life.
The main improvements are not that visible or useful now but they will help
us improve the software faster and in a better shaped way.
We now count with an executable file that starts the software native on each
platform. This should improve response time and shows a nice splash screen
(if you have a better art proposal for the screen, please send me those
Also, we now count with a nice help system. It is empty at the moment since
our "clients" (architects helping us decide which features we should work on
first) decided that having the features back was more important than to have
nice help texts. We are also accepting work on that area since we believe it
would be important.
There is also a new update system from within the software which should
allow people to update the features installed without having to reinstall
the software. Again, this has nothing available yet since we just published
the data on that update site and it contains exactly the same feature as in
Also, now all new user commands should have an entry in the menu which
should improve new learners experience. Again, we accept a new set of icons
if anyone has better suggestions regarding what we offer now. Also, we are
missing icons to distance and explode. If you have suggestions, send them
Apart from that, there are tons of missing features and our work at the
moment will be to have them back in. Things should start to walk a bit
faster now since the new team is getting used to the software structure and
is starting to understand better how it works.
That's all for now folks!
Hugo "NighT" Corbucci
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