ANNOUNCE: Eleventh release of PythonCAD now available

I'd like to announce the eleventh development release of PythonCAD,
a CAD package for open-source software users. 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 Python 2.3. 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 interfaces
will depend on the availability of a Python module for that particular
interface and developer interest and action.

The eleventh release adds a few more fixes for running PythonCAD under
Python 2.3 that were missed in the tenth release. This release improves
the transfer of entities with associated dimensions from one layer to
another. Prior to this release the dimension would be deleted, but now
the dimension is preserved. This release also contains a number of file
saving and loading cleanups applied to the code. A small number of bug
fixes have been applied as well, and the addition of Ellipse and Spline
entities has begun, though neither is complete yet.

PythonCAD marked its first birthday on December 21, 2003! Yay!

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Come and join me in developing PythonCAD into a world class drafting
program, and Happy New Year to everyone!

Art Haas
Man once surrendering his reason, has no remaining guard against absurdities
the most monstrous, and like a ship without rudder, is the sport of every wind.

-Thomas Jefferson to James Smith, 1822

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