OakLD wrote: ↑
Tue Jan 08, 2019 1:44 pm
Thus, it seems to me, that it is essential to focus on implementing Realthunders' Part & Link concept into the main development branch first and only then it makes sense to further develop ASM3 features itself
I think that the maintainers of FreeCAD projects are free to merge the LinkStage3 branch. It is just that they don't want.
Realthunder asked to evaluate the possibility of this merge more than 6 moths ago (30 June 2018) and I do not have yet seen any reply from the main the FreeCAD project leaders.
So I do not think that it would be a good idea stopping the development of ASM3 branch to wait for a merge which probably will never happen.
I like the development direction taken in the ASM3 branch and I would like to see it going on:
- The possibility of adding (in an efficient way) more instances of the same part in an assembly.
- The recent improvements on the scketch tool like external geometry used as constructive lines and the better handling of sketch constraints referring to external geometries
In comparison it seems to me that the main branch is stalled and more focused on programming languages (python 3 vs python 2, perfect adherence to C++ best programming style) than the real CAD stuff. With the only exception of ASM2+ where I may see fast and good progresses but still limited from the missing of LinkStage 3 infrastructure.