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Posted over 8 years ago by stars...@users.sourceforge.net (Cliff Yapp)
We are pleased to announce the availability of BRL-CAD 7.18.0. Since our previous public release announcement, there was another 7.16 stabilization release and there have been more than 50 user-visible changes to BRL-CAD. Among those changes include ... [More] significant development on NURBS support, MGED enhancements, geometry conversion, Windows portability, documentation, and more. [Less]
Posted over 8 years ago by brl...@users.sourceforge.net (Sean Morrison)
A common source of frustration with BRL-CAD is importing and exporting geometry. Objects are converted through BRL-CAD's NMG (polygon) and BoT (triangle) representation formats because we convert file formats such as STL, DXF, and X3D. They are ... [More] predominantly polygonal file formats. BRL-CAD's support for converting polygonal boundary representations is extensive an unparalleled in the open source realm, but there are several problems. This is an overview of what is being done [1] to address those problems. [Less]
Posted almost 9 years ago by brl...@users.sourceforge.net (Sean Morrison)
A developer version of BRL-CAD's geometry converter plugin for Pro/ENGINEER is now available [1]. The ProE-BRL plugin is a production exporter that has been developed over the years as a means to import geometry into BRL-CAD from Pro/ENGINEER (aka Pro/E).
Posted about 9 years ago by brl...@users.sourceforge.net (Sean Morrison)
After a couple months of concerted stabilization effort, I'm happy to announce the availability of BRL-CAD 7.16.8. This is our largest patch release ever, with more than 50 bug fixes, minor enhancements, and other user-visible changes to BRL-CAD.
Posted over 9 years ago by brl...@users.sourceforge.net (Sean Morrison)
After two consecutive and successful years of participation, BRL-CAD will not be applying to take part in the 2010 Google Summer of Code (GSoC). [1] [2] While we still openly and eagerly welcome new contributors to BRL-CAD, we remain mindful of the ... [More] major commitment that GSoC participation requires. As development continues to progress rapidly on the development and initial release of a new graphical user interface for BRL-CAD geometry editing, our priorities need to remain focused this year on the complex integration tasks ahead of us. [Less]
Posted over 9 years ago by brl...@users.sourceforge.net (Sean Morrison)
I'm very delighted to be able to announce that after more than five years of on-going effort by more than 25 people, BRL-CAD is now available on Gentoo's main portage tree [1]. Gentoo Linux users should be able to simply "emerge brlcad" and have a functioning install of BRL-CAD.
Posted over 9 years ago by brl...@users.sourceforge.net (Sean Morrison)
I'm happy to announce the availability of the BRL-CAD 7.16.6 source code. We are nearing the end of the 7.16 release line as features continue to be added and stabilized. Barring any unexpected issues, we expect to only make one more patch release before moving on to the 7.18 release line after next month.
Posted over 9 years ago by brl...@users.sourceforge.net (Sean Morrison)
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Posted over 9 years ago by brl...@users.sourceforge.net (Sean Morrison)
It's been a very LONG time since our last public release announcement but regardless, I'm happy to announce the availability of the BRL-CAD 7.16.4 source code! Binaries are not expected for this release, but we will likely be posting them for the next upcoming release.
Posted over 9 years ago by brl...@users.sourceforge.net (Sean Morrison)
For those that haven't heard about it yet, Ohloh [1] is a site dedicated to categorizing, analyzing, and tracking software projects. While BRL-CAD has been indexed and tracked there [2] for some time now (we were one of the first), the statistics ... [More] are continually updated and expanded upon. Among those recently updated, Ohloh found that more than 17 people have directly contributed to BRL-CAD in the last 12 months. They mention that "[t]his is a relatively large team, putting this project among the top 10% of all project teams on Ohloh." There are presently about 430,000 project teams on Ohloh. [Less]