In the past week two Mac users (one here just today, the other on the Google+ community) have wondered why there was no origin point in the Sketcher like in the tutorials on YouTube.
The fact is that on Sourceforge, there is no 0.13.1830 stable build of FreeCAD. People on Mac OS X 10.7 get proposed FreeCAD_0.12
_MacOSX10.7_20120110_x64.dmg. In the Mac FreeCAD 0.13 Unstable folder
, they get a 0.13 version from October 2012, 4 months before the stable release! And you guys remember how active development was during that period prior to the 0.13 release.
Every Mac build on there is hopelessly outdated
. So what's the point of having them there? People then come here with some expectations and wonder why they don't have such and such feature.
And not to forget that the Mac versions available on SF are riddled with bugs the Windows and Linux versions don't have
. I've had exchanges with Mac users on various places like the RepRap forums, the 3D Printing G+ community... This does not paint FreeCAD in a very good light.
peterl94 made a build for OS X 10.6 last August
based on master, it seems to work for other versions but some further installation of dependencies is required. Knowing that should we upload it? Unfortunately he didn't get much feedback: only three people replied to his topic!!!
So I'm opening this discussion, shouldn't we simply scrap every outdated Mac build on Sourceforge and stop advertising that FreeCAD is available on Mac until someone firmly commits to providing a current Mac build? Or at least one based on the last stable release?
Or could we at least put the really old stuff into separate sub-folders like it is done for Windows files? Could we disable the automatic download button on the Summary page
? So the files would still be there but only the very motivated would find them...