0.17 release on Kubuntu 18.10 PPA problem

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nukedathlonman
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0.17 release on Kubuntu 18.10 PPA problem

Postby nukedathlonman » Thu Nov 29, 2018 6:14 pm

I installed the FreeCAD-stable PPA, but the 0.17 release is not showing up in any package manager including Aptitude as an alternative version I can install. I can only install the older release available in Ubuntu's repo's. For giggles, I changed the package base from Cosmic to Bionic and I can see the newer release at that point. I didn't install it from the Bionic repo's given some dependency problems (I only checked to see if it could be). I expected that and not surprised nor am I worried about it given that those packages are for Bionic (18.04) not Cosmic (18.10). But why can't I see the newer 0.17 stable release from the FreeCAD PPA Cosmic branch?
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Re: 0.17 release on Kubuntu 18.10 PPA problem

Postby nukedathlonman » Thu Nov 29, 2018 6:25 pm

Never mind, I looked closer into the status and see that it failed to build the package. Oh well, I'll cut my teeth on the older version. :-)
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Re: 0.17 release on Kubuntu 18.10 PPA problem

Postby sgrogan » Thu Nov 29, 2018 10:27 pm

Hello nukedathlonman! Welcome to FreeCAD and the forum :)
FreeCAD 0.17 was released before Ubuntu 18.10, when I tried to build 0.17 for 18.10 on the daily PPA it failed and I didn't have time to find the solution :oops:
I would suggest you install the daily PPA: https://launchpad.net/~freecad-maintain ... ecad-daily
There were big changes between 0.16 and 0.17 so learning on the older version is not advised.
The 0.18 dailies are very stable (We are shooting for a release sometime around the end of the year) and 0.18 works the same as 0.17 with some bug-fixes and enhancements.
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Re: 0.17 release on Kubuntu 18.10 PPA problem

Postby nukedathlonman » Fri Nov 30, 2018 11:22 pm

Sure, I'll give it a try. I just didn't want to get too cutting edge given how green I am with CAD in general (literally never played with any form of CAD before). And big thank you (and everyone else) for the time and effort with maintaining PPA's.
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Re: 0.17 release on Kubuntu 18.10 PPA problem

Postby NormandC » Sat Dec 01, 2018 7:37 am

For a newcomer to FreeCAD, the improvements in redundant constraint detection in the Sketcher are worth installing v0.18 by themselves.
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Re: 0.17 release on Kubuntu 18.10 PPA problem

Postby triplus » Thu Dec 06, 2018 5:26 pm

In addition we provide FreeCAD 0.17 in AppImage format. And therefore in such situations you can try it out.