Twenty-second release of PythonCAD now available
Posted on: 01/27/2005 06:22 AM

As the name implies, PythonCAD is written entirely in Python. The goal of this project is to create a fully scriptable drafting program that will match and eventually exceed features found in commercial CAD software. PythonCAD is released under the GNU Public License (GPL).

PythonCAD requires Python 2.2 or newer. The interface is GTK 2.0 based, and uses the PyGTK module for interfacing to GTK. The design of PythonCAD is built around the idea of separating the interface from the back end as much as possible. By doing this, it is hoped that both GNOME and KDE interfaces can be added to PythonCAD through usage of the appropriate Python module. Addition of other PythonCAD interfaces will depend on the availability of a Python module for that particular interface and developer interest and action.

The twenty-second release contains primarily internal code enhancements in regards to the Python language. PythonCAD running under PyGTK releases after the 2.4.0 release will now utilize the gtk.ComboBox and the gtk.ColorButton widgets, while PythonCAD running under older releases will still utilize the same widgets as before. This change removes the DeprecatationWarning users with the newer PyGTK release would see. A problem where restoring a deleted TextBlock entity was fixed, and a variety of other fixes and improvements are also included in this release.

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