easyw-fc wrote: ↑
Fri Sep 13, 2019 6:16 am
That is simply your opinion. No one owner comment in what you reported here.
The owner himself says so in the README.md in the repository. I already posted that. You are willingly ignoring that piece of information.
Assembly workbench for FreeCAD v0.15, 0.16 and 0.17 with support for importing parts from external files. This workbench in not maintained.
Please submit a request that changes that to
This workbench in not maintained by hamish2014, but it is by easyw-fc!
I have contributed both to Assembly2 and Assembly2 Plus and I remember that even on FC0.17 this wb was near to be abandoned, but the need to be adapted to Body was just few lines of code.
Obviously you have a personal attachment to that workbench, but you have to call it what it is, unmaintained.
It has been the only assembly wb for so long and many users have projects based on that.
It cannot be suggested for new design, but I think it could be quite simply patched to be fully Py3 and Qt5 compatible.
That's not maintenance. That's nitpicking to be able to say that it's "technically" maintained. It's not. It's still available, but it cannot be considered maintained. It is a disservice to new users to call it that way. New users should be directed to try a newer workbench for their own sake. Obviously, old users who had projects can continue using the workbench as they see fit, but that's about it. Calling something obsolete doesn't mean it is the end of the world for it; we all use obsolete things in our daily lives, it doesn't mean we can't use them, just that we shouldn't expect support for them. The T-800 was obsolete, and it was still pretty good against the T-1000.
I cannot disappear the workbench. It will live forever, that's the nature of free software. But it's the very definition of obsolete, no hard feelings.