A new round of Google Summer of Code is gather speed.
We are happy to announce, that once again, LibreCAD is part of GSoC in 2019!
Again, under the umbrella of BRL-CAD, a couple of CAD/CAM/CAE or short CAx organizations going to mentor students for a 3 month full time coding challenge during their summer break.
The students, when they participate successfully, will gain experience, reputation and also a certificate and a stipend from Google.
Our value will be the progress, bringing LibreCAD 3 to a new level and hopefully attract the participants to stay longer with us and become a regular contributor.
This year we try a new approach and created a common platform under the name OpenCAx for cross-cutting concerns. We use the OpenCAx term for quite some time, but now it becomes more clearer.
Beside the information from Google at https://summerofcode.withgoogle.com/ we have additional content for students at https://opencax.github.io/.
Project ideas are listed under https://github.com/opencax/GSoC/issues and especially for LibreCAD one can filter by project.
If you are a student who is eligible for the program, have some C++ skills and prefer coding over selling burgers, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us. Or you know one who might be interested, let him know about this great chance.
Look out for Armin (LordOfBikes) or Florian (Feragon) on our community chat channels IRC #librecad or Zulip or reply to any project idea.
The LibreCAD Team
Yesterday Google announced the 1,264 students from 64 countries, who have been accepted to work with 206+ open source projects for Google Summer of Code 2018!
Congratulations to all of them!
We are happy to welcome Parth Partani to become a member of our team. He was accepted with his proposal about LibreCAD 3 OpenGL rendering and will spend his summer with coding for LibreCAD. Florian and I will mentor Parth to make this GSoC participation a success for all again.
We expect an exciting time working with Parth and hope to have also a lot of fun together.
Many thanks to our friends at BRL-CAD too, who again take us under their umbrella, with several other CAx related organizations. Beside mentoring a couple of students for themselves they also have to administer the 9 students with their mentors from 4 organizations this year.
Good luck for Parth, our friends students from BRL-CAD, FreeCAD and slic3r and all the other GSoC participants!
The LibreCAD Team
LibreCAD is again on course for a Summer of Code with Google in 2018.
The first step is done, our umbrella organization BRL-CAD is again selected for mentoring students in GSoC 2018 and so we are too.
Now its up to eligible students to take the challenge and get in contact with us to prepare a great proposal, so we can get at least one of the treasured slots.
More information is available on our wiki page GSoC Check List and the Google site linked above.
The LibreCAD Team
There were more than 250 commits since 2.2.0-alpha, thus it was overdue to get rid of the alpha in the tag now.
With some more improvements in the last couple weeks, we switch directly to Release Candidate as the response from community is, that the master branch is stable.
There are only some minor changes in the line before the final 2.2.0 release.
Punctual with the release of 2.2.0-rc1 SourceForge’s file upload is down because they moved to a new datacenter this week. They work hard on it.
When the upload is available again, we will supply the new installer there.
Source code and a Windows installer is available on GitHub already: LibreCAD-Installer-2.2.0-rc1.exe