Status of the project

Shindai
2008-05-12
2013-04-30
  • Shindai

    Shindai - 2008-05-12

    Good Morning to all,

    The project is in stop now? When the developer leave the last issue?

    Goofd bye thank's...

     
    • Hugo Corbucci

      Hugo Corbucci - 2008-05-12

      Fortunately, no.
      The project is not stopped. Just very slow.

      We have a planned release May, 17th. There should be another by June, 10th and yet another July, 3rd or something like that. The main goal is to reintegrate features such as intersection (used for grip, trim, extend, etc...) and save/open xml, arc and dwg.

       
    • Shindai

      Shindai - 2008-05-12

      Wow!! Great!

      But I have another questions to you...

      1-When the software part (2d fuction) can be considered finished?

      2- Is possible with the new version load an image?

      3- Is possible with the new version save the file format in autocad 2008? If it's not true how is the version?

      4- In the last version i seen that there is a problem when I save the file. The problem is that when I load the file there is a message that say the file is not valid. Why?

      Thank's 

       
    • David Lark

      David Lark - 2009-03-16

      Hugo:

      It's good to hear that you're continuing work on this project. I thought I read somewhere that a new team was going to be resuming coding in March, but I couldn't find the post again later.

      I have many suggestions and feature requests which I intend to post, many of which are looking far into the future. Of course they will inherit functionality from simple objects, so the work you refer to in your above response will be directly applicable.

      Here's a couple of general issues I have:

      I've seen more than one website relating to your project (sourceforge, codeplex, incubadora, more?). This makes it hard to know where to go for information. If it's not possible to consolidate them, I would like to see links between the sites with descriptions of what's available on each.

      I downloaded your source but didn't know where to get started looking at it. Do you know of any good RCP tutorials?

      Thanks for your efforts.

       
    • Hugo Corbucci

      Hugo Corbucci - 2009-03-16

      I don't know how Shindal's second message skip my inbox.
      Sorry.
      I know it's too late to answer but I will anyhow just to keep it logged:

      1-When the software part (2d fuction) can be considered finished?
      I guess never :). I would consider it finished if we had a good enough printing support, other free software compatibility (blender and inkscape and gimp), proprietary cads interoperability (supporting DWG and DXF and a good PDF export feature), main elements fully working (splines, groups, rasterized images), main commands workings (fillet, extend, hatch, etc...)

      2- Is possible with the new version load an image?
      The last version (0.57.3) doesn't allow to load a binary image (jpg, gif, png or whatever) but I know that someone is already working on that. Might enter the 0.59 family.

      3- Is possible with the new version save the file format in autocad 2008? If it's not true how is the version?
      No way we can handle autocad 2008 this year (2009). I will fight my way to support DXF as best as I can this year but it will probably only be compatible with some AutoCAD 2004 format.

      4- In the last version i seen that there is a problem when I save the file. The problem is that when I load the file there is a message that say the file is not valid. Why?
      I though that was fixed but I recently got a report that it is happening again. I suspect there is a problem with encodings or that there are some issues with the build system.

       
    • Hugo Corbucci

      Hugo Corbucci - 2009-03-16

      Regarding David's message:
      Please post your feature requests as the beginning of the semester so I can fit them into this semester's work.

      > I've seen more than one website relating to your project (sourceforge, codeplex, incubadora, more?). This makes it hard to
      > know where to go for information. If it's not possible to consolidate them, I would like to see links between the sites with
      > descriptions of what's available on each.

      I am aware of that. I've been working on an archimedes site which I intend to transform into the unique website for archimedes. It is available at: www.archimedes.org.br but still doesn't count with all the features I need.

      > I downloaded your source but didn't know where to get started looking at it. Do you know of any good RCP tutorials?

      The ones I know are far too focused on Eclipse. I'd rather spend some time with you at skype or some instant message service or IRC and teach what is needed. From this conversation, I believe we can build up together a developer's manual to help anyone with it. I've been working on a few stuff that can REALLY help developers to get into archimedes.
      Here are the steps I recommend to get a working environment to develop for archimedes:
         1. Download Eclipse at version 3.4 or later - Get the version "Eclipse for RCP/Plug-in Developers" (http://www.eclipse.org/downloads)
         2. Install subclipse on that version (or the one you are going to use if you already had Eclipse 3.4 or later installed) - (http://subclipse.tigris.org/servlets/ProjectProcess?pageID=p4wYuA)
         3. Once subclipse is installed, download the project 'br.org.archimedes.config'. This project contains several code standarts for Archimedes.
            To download the project go to Window->Show View->Other...->SVN->SVN Repositories.
            Register Archimedes' repository: Right click on the SVN Repositories view->New->Repository Location...
            Type in (or paste) the URL: http://svn.archimedes.org.br/public/
         4. It will load the contents of archimedes' repository.
            Navigate to the folder: mainarchimedes/rcparchimedes/br.org.archimedes.config/trunk
            Right click that folder  -> Checkout...
            It will open a dialog on which you can click on 'Finish'
         5. This will import a project in the Package Explorer (to your left), expand the project (clicking on the triangle next to it). You should find a file called "ArchimedesProjectsSet.psf". Right click that file and select "Import...".
            It will open a dialog, you can type  "Team" so it filters some possibilities until you find "Team Project Set". Select it and click 'Next'. Click on 'Finish'.

      This will tell Eclipse to download all the projects from the repository. It will also configure the workspace to have the work sets that I use to code. In order to filter the projects according to a work set, click the small white triangle at the right upper corner or your package explorer. It should pop a menu where you can see "Select Working set...". Click it, check the working sets you want to use (typically Plugins-Core and some other Plugins) and click 'Ok'.

      I hope that helps a bit.

       
    • David Lark

      David Lark - 2009-03-18

      Thaks, Hugo. Instructions are very helpful.

      Hopefully I'll have some energy to contribute towards a manual. drupal.org just wikified their documentation with good results.

      In the USA our semesters usually start in June, September, and January. How about Brazil?

      I will be putting together a linux box soon with the intent of migrating totally from Windows. Right now I've got Eclipse installed on Windoze, but not RCP. So my code examination will wait, but I'll start sending feature requests a few at a time.

      Bye for now!

       

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