Article: Advances in open source CAD software, new open source project aims to bring Linux to Apple, and more

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Advances in open source CAD software, new open source project aims to bring Linux to Apple, and more

FreeCAD 0.19’s migration from Python 2 to Python 3 and Qt4 to Qt5 is complete. This newest major feature release includes updates to its navigation cube, dynamic properties, backup file handling, and more. FreeCAD 0.19 includes several new features, as well.

Icon theme management, a dark stylesheet, a WebGL exporter, Arch Fence, and Arch Truss tools are just a few of the update’s new additions. Want to learn more? Visit the FreeCAD wiki for project updates and to learn how you can contribute.

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Article: Open-source team details the complexities in bringing Linux to Apple’s M1 Macs

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Open-source team details the complexities in bringing Linux to Apple’s M1 Macs

The crowdfunding Asahi Linux project has published the first progress report detailing its effort to port Linux to the Apple Silicon platform with the M1 Macs. Apple’s new processor architecture is creating some difficulties…

In the blog post (via The Register), kernel hacker and Asahi Linux cofounder Hector Martin describes the challenges faced by the project in understanding how this new Apple chip works.

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