This is a great moment in the history of Wings 3D. A program that began as a "Can this be done in Erlang?" project has proved, yes it can and more. Here's what Björn wrote to launch the release of wings-1.0-rc1 on the Wings Official Development Forum:
I started developing Wings about eight years ago and I think it is high time that Wings reached 1.0.
So here 1.0-rc1, that is the first release candidate for the 1.0 release. We will probably release a few more release candidates only containing bug fixes (no new features),
and then we will release 1.0.... read more
Wings 3D has switched to Git, replacing svn as its source code manager.
Wings 3D is a subdivision modeller with an user interface that is easy to use for both beginners and advanced users (inspired by Nendo and Mirai from Izware).
More Magnet Mask tools to further improve usability including the ability to Invert masked and unmasked areas and toggle the mask on/off. Some important bug fixes are included in this release, so upgrading is recommended.
Unfortunately the 0.99.54 release had some show stopper bugs in it... fortunately we were able to fix them and make a new release right away :)
Lots of good stuff in this release including major rewrites of Inset and Sweep, and introducing Magnet Masking, which locks vertices against the influence of magnets in both Tweak mode and against the regular wings magnets. For a full list of feature changes please read the release notes.
This update features many bug fixes as we try and work towards a stable release.
There has been a lot of work put into the new Tweak mode recently to make it more intuitive and powerful. With this release, there are new selection options in Tweak to allow for single and double click selection, but users can still use Ctrl+L if they found that more workable. Other changes to Tweak include are included in the release notes.... read more
This release fixes some bugs and improves some features. You can now call cut 2/3/4 in Tweak if the Magnet is off, otherwise the magnet type is changed.
Basic menus have been retired in this release of Wings which also features some minor bug fixes and feature enhancements.
This release features bug fixes and major updates to Tweak Mode to allow multiple selections, use of selection tools, right click access to all the Wings mesh tools and more. Basically, now you can enter Tweak and still have access to all the regular Wings commands without having to exit!
Full release notes here: