Assembly3 preview

Discussion about the development of the Assembly workbench.
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Re: Assembly3 preview

Postby bill » Tue May 21, 2019 1:03 pm

realthunder wrote:
Mon May 20, 2019 10:18 pm
... I'll try splitting the Link part and make a PR.
What about incorporating(PR) your topo solution; seems to work better than the others ? Got a feeing LINK should be fielded with TOPO (simultaneous)! --???

TOPO continues to be a FC weakness!
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Re: Assembly3 preview

Postby fcaduser » Tue May 21, 2019 9:40 pm

Great news. But does it mean asm3 is now intended to be the future official assembly WB ?
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Re: Assembly3 preview

Postby realthunder » Tue May 21, 2019 10:32 pm

bill wrote:
Tue May 21, 2019 1:03 pm
realthunder wrote:
Mon May 20, 2019 10:18 pm
... I'll try splitting the Link part and make a PR.
What about incorporating(PR) your topo solution; seems to work better than the others ? Got a feeing LINK should be fielded with TOPO (simultaneous)! --???

TOPO continues to be a FC weakness!
I very much hope so too. But the Link PR is going to be huge by itself. I'll follow it with the topo naming PR if Link is accepted.
fcaduser wrote:
Tue May 21, 2019 9:40 pm
Great news. But does it mean asm3 is now intended to be the future official assembly WB ?
That is still too early to tell. We still need a solver with suitable license first. But at least asm3 can run in official FC if my PR is merged.
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Re: Assembly3 preview

Postby fcaduser » Wed May 22, 2019 8:40 am

I wasn't aware of this license issue. I hope this is not a sword of Damocles.
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Re: Assembly3 preview

Postby mfasano » Wed May 22, 2019 5:04 pm

realthunder wrote:
Tue May 21, 2019 10:32 pm

That is still too early to tell. We still need a solver with suitable license first. But at least asm3 can run in official FC if my PR is merged.
Can you distribute a workbench under a different license? Then you can just have your workbench with the same license as the solver you use. I guess you can still use the addon manager to distribute your workbench with a different license.
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Re: Assembly3 preview

Postby realthunder » Wed May 22, 2019 10:18 pm

mfasano wrote:
Wed May 22, 2019 5:04 pm
realthunder wrote:
Tue May 21, 2019 10:32 pm

That is still too early to tell. We still need a solver with suitable license first. But at least asm3 can run in official FC if my PR is merged.
Can you distribute a workbench under a different license? Then you can just have your workbench with the same license as the solver you use. I guess you can still use the addon manager to distribute your workbench with a different license.
Yes, asm3 is actually under the same GPL as Solvespace for exactly this reason.
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Re: Assembly3 preview

Postby Jee-Bee » Thu May 23, 2019 9:06 am

would it be possible that solvespace change its licence?
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Re: Assembly3 preview

Postby fosselius » Thu May 23, 2019 2:41 pm

Jee-Bee wrote:
Thu May 23, 2019 9:06 am
would it be possible that solvespace change its licence?
I actually sent a mail to the creator with a question regarding this a few days ago, awaiting response.

from his homepage:
"My GPL'd software (SketchFlat, LDmicro) may be available under different licenses, or with small customizations; contact me for details."

sounds promising :)
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Re: Assembly3 preview

Postby easyw-fc » Thu May 23, 2019 3:41 pm

fcaduser wrote:
Wed May 22, 2019 8:40 am
I wasn't aware of this license issue. I hope this is not a sword of Damocles.
this is a recurring topic ;)
https://forum.freecadweb.org/viewtopic. ... 10#p228789
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Re: Assembly3 preview

Postby fosselius » Fri May 24, 2019 3:14 am

got a reply,
I don't plan to change SolveSpace's license to the LGPL--I deliberately
wish and intend for anyone benefiting from this code to also share
theirs. Of course, FreeCAD does that in practice; but since the license
they've chosen doesn't actually require that, I don't see any way to
offer a compatible special exception license that isn't just equivalent
to re-licensing SolveSpace under the LGPL.

Sorry I can't offer a better suggestion here. I'm glad FreeCAD at least
has an extension model that has made this work possible (and I guess
that's perhaps well-developed for that reason, since I understand that
FreeCAD has hit this GPL/LGPL issue with other libraries too).