I am hopelessly biased, but as far as I am concerned the big news this week is the merge of the first piece of the puzzle to mitigating the Topological Naming Problem, with the merge of PR 8776. It’s not a large or complicated piece of code, but it forms the very innermost core of the TNP solution created by FreeCAD developer @realthunder, and it’s now in the main FreeCAD codebase 🎉. No user-visible changes yet, but you eat an elephant one bite at a time!
The past week also saw merges of new notification functionality from Abdullah (the maintainer of the Sketcher workbench), plus many small usability improvements and bug fixes. In the upcoming week:
- @wandererfan is working on an annoying fail when creating a projection group on some Windows builds.
- He’s also working on the first steps in fixing the “lesser topo naming problem” — autocorrect dimension references when they become invalid after a recompute.
- @jonasb is working on Profile Shift — this time for real.
- I (@chennes) am starting in on the next chunk of the Topological Naming Problem merge, as well as fixing a bug in the Addon Manager that prevented Addon installation after running Update All.
PR stats: In the week from Tuesday, 7 Feb to Tuesday, 14 Mar there were 75 pull requests merged, with a total codebase change of +16,880 / ‑11,672 lines (not counting translation changes). That’s an average merged PR size of +225 / ‑156.
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