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Differences between QCAD and LibreCAD ?

Hans-Werner
Yesterday I have downloaded and installed LibreCAD.
Today I've played around with the software and learned that LibreCAD was forked of from QCAD.
I`ve never heard before of LibreCAD nor QCAD.
Don't remember how I found it.
What are the main differences between QCAD and LibreCAD ?
Why and when was LibreCAD forked of from QCAD ?
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Re: Differences between QCAD and LibreCAD ?

R. van Twisk
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Hans,

LibreCAD started around June 2010 because I wanted to add some CAM
features to the CE version of QCad. When I figured out QT3 was going to get abandoned
by the mayor distro's I decided to port QCad CE to QT4. One thing did lead to a other
thing and here we have LibreCAD.

Main differences are:

1) QCad isn't maintained, LibreCAD is
2) LibreCAD is going to get new features, QCad will not.
3) LibreCAD is truly open source while QCad was not (main reason was it's closed source version, Ribbosoft could never accept community patches for it's closed source releases).

Ries






On Mar 3, 2012, at 12:54 PM, Hans-Werner [via LibreCAD] wrote:

Yesterday I have downloaded and installed LibreCAD.
Today I've played around with the software and learned that LibreCAD was forked of from QCAD.
I`ve never heard before of LibreCAD nor QCAD.
Don't remember how I found it.
What are the main differences between QCAD and LibreCAD ?
Why and when was LibreCAD forked of from QCAD ?


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Re: Differences between QCAD and LibreCAD ?

sp1der
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Hi Hans-werner

I don`t know the full history about QCAD but basically LibreCAD was forked
from the community Edition of QCAD which is a 'free' version.The other
versions of the QCAD product are 'paid for' versions!

LibreCAD is and always will be a free and open source 2D CAD application
and there will be much improved features etc... in the next version 2.0
release!

We encourage the LibreCAD community to be involved if they wish to with
coding, wiki work and so on,

See here:

http://librecad.org/cms/home/get-involved.html

Currently we are working on 'wiki' documentation too and hope to generate
some good pdf manuals,how to`s and general help guides.

Hope this helps

Regards

Clive

On Mar 3 2012, Hans-Werner [via LibreCAD] wrote:

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>Yesterday I have downloaded and installed LibreCAD.
>Today I've played around with the software and learned that LibreCAD was
>forked of from QCAD.
>I`ve never heard before of LibreCAD nor QCAD.
>Don't remember how I found it.
>What are the main differences between QCAD and LibreCAD ?
>Why and when was LibreCAD forked of from QCAD ?
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Re: Differences between QCAD and LibreCAD ?

zoog
So, in general i can use QCAD manuals in work with LC? Absolute beginner btw
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Re: Differences between QCAD and LibreCAD ?

hsrai
zoog wrote
So, in general i can use QCAD manuals in work with LC? Absolute beginner btw
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