Release discussion 0.15

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Re: Release discussion 0.15

Postby DeepSOIC » Thu Apr 02, 2015 1:34 pm

I have just installed FreeCAD-0.15.4669_x64_RC2_setup
OS: Windows 7
Word size of OS: 64-bit
Word size of FreeCAD: 64-bit
Version: 0.15.4669 (Git)
Branch: releases/FreeCAD-0-15
Hash: d8bbbc1d1d111bd600025b2ba83f41b7353e3790
Python version: 2.7.8
Qt version: 4.8.6
Coin version: 4.0.0a
OCC version: 6.8.0.oce-0.17

First, I tried to install it on top of my old FreeCAD 0.14 64-bit (out of curiosity). Not unexpectedly, it failed to run with an error. I didn't write it down, but it was something about "Application attempted to load a library in an incorrect way".

OK, clean install. All right. Runs. BUT! it is slow as a dead cow. It works almost as slowly as a debug build. Why?!

EDIT.
for example, my build takes 8.4 seconds to start, while the installed one takes 22 seconds!
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Re: Release discussion 0.15

Postby DeepSOIC » Thu Apr 02, 2015 2:04 pm

Oops, me was the problem. The installed one was running in Windows7 compatibility mode. As I switched it off, they both run almost identically fast. Sorry!
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Re: Release discussion 0.15

Postby peterl94 » Sat Apr 04, 2015 5:43 pm

It has been a couple weeks since I uploaded the first RC builds. I'll think upload the release builds this weekend, unless you guys say otherwise.
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Re: Release discussion 0.15

Postby sgrogan » Sat Apr 04, 2015 6:10 pm

peterl94 wrote:<font><font>It has been a couple weeks since I uploaded the first RC builds. I'll think upload the release builds this weekend, unless you guys say otherwise.</font></font>
Awesome,

Peterl94 can you also upload FreeCADLibs_11.1_x86_VC9.7z

I don't know if Normandc is ready with the Ubuntu Stable PPA. Maybe skip RC and go straight to release?
The dailies seem to work perfectly with upgraded OCC/OCE.
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Re: Release discussion 0.15

Postby NormandC » Sat Apr 04, 2015 7:28 pm

sgrogan wrote:I don't know if Normandc is ready with the Ubuntu Stable PPA. Maybe skip RC and go straight to release?
Almost ready. I was hoping to upload at least one RC but I'm in favor of skipping it. I feel we have not properly advertised the Release Candidates, and they've only been tested by a relatively small pool of Win/Mac users. But we were planning for an end of February release, we're already into April, and development has switched to v0.16 for a whole month already... So before v0.15 becomes irrelevant, let's ship it! :D

(v0.15 AKA the Easter Release has a nice ring to it, don't you think? ;) )

One thing, I want to check that netgen works with the daily builds packages (and calculix too if possible) so I can do the same with the 0.15 release. As for netgen I should know in a couple of hours when the packages build, and I still need to package calculix. See this topic in the FEM forum: Ubuntu repo build mesh
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Re: Release discussion 0.15

Postby sgrogan » Sat Apr 04, 2015 7:45 pm

NormandC wrote:(v0.15 AKA the Easter Release has a nice ring to it, don't you think? ;) )
If you guys are ready +1

The 0.15.xxxx wiki needs to be released for translation (It looks great to me BTW thanks everyone that contributed)

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Thanks Normandc and Peterl94 you guys were, are, and will continue to be my hero's. That's a lot of effort for a "hobby"
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Re: Release discussion 0.15

Postby yorik » Sat Apr 04, 2015 9:49 pm

sgrogan wrote:Thanks Normandc and Peterl94 you guys were, are, and will continue to be my hero's. That's a lot of effort for a "hobby"
I agree, thanks a lot to both! The release process has bettered incredibly since you guys are working on it...
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Re: Release discussion 0.15

Postby peterl94 » Sun Apr 05, 2015 11:32 pm

:) I just wish I had more time for FreeCAD stuff.

Do you guys think I should name the 32-bit windows installer any different, since I'm building it with VS 2008 for XP compatibility and I'm building the 64-bit installer with VS 2013?
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Re: Release discussion 0.15

Postby NormandC » Mon Apr 06, 2015 12:03 am

I would say the important thing is for both versions to be based on the same set of libraries, failing that at least the same OCC version. IMHO the installer names should be the same except for the x86 or x64 suffixes.
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Re: Release discussion 0.15

Postby peterl94 » Mon Apr 06, 2015 6:09 am

I was about to upload the release builds but this thread made me wonder if there is any reason pycollada shouldn't be bundled with FreeCAD? Is it just not used often enough?