easyw-fc wrote: ↑
Mon Mar 25, 2019 10:18 pm
Would it possible to add info on Py & Qt version on FC Help About first tab?
I know those info are present on Libraries tab and in the Copy text, but wouldn't be nicer to have a full overview in the first tab?
we discussed this a long time ago and the result was what we have today, but it is reasonable to discuss again.
I agree with you except that I really want to also see the OCC version. I think that is not unreasonable as it is obviously one of the most critical pieces of third party software used in FreeCAD. Although I am not right now, I used to run several versions of oce/occ, some self compiled and it would have been nice to quickly look and confirm which one I was running.
From an ethical point of view, perhaps a newbie should see at a glance what data "copy to clip board" is collecting. Perhaps with the current situation some might be suspicious and think we are being a bit sneaky by copying "stuff" that is not immediately apparent. If that is the case then perhaps we should display everything that is copied to clipboard. From an ethical point of view, I think this is not unreasonable, although obviously in reality the only data collect that I have ever seen anyone complain about was one person who complained about the local data, and of course its only text in a forum post that can be deleted manually if so desired. I was just thinking that perhaps one day some entity like perhaps Debian might decide that we should be more transparent about data and have issues with FreeCAD in their repository like they did for other reasons over the OCC licence some time ago.
So in my opinion we should list everything, although I don't claim it is very important.