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Re: Pre-pre-pre..........alpha

your opinion on CADD programs for Linux?

I know what is CAD but what is  CADD?   

			Jean Francois Martinez


Same difference!
Computer Aided Drafting and Design
so far as I know.
perhaps someone else has a better terminology?

I have heard that CADD from a Linux platform is
available.  I would guess that some are friendlier
than others.  Extrusion of 3D objects is one of its 
most usfull features, a feature which probably
separtes the cheap from the expensive programs.  The
patent office here only excepts black and white
drawings but has stringent guidelines for shading
dimensioning etc.  I have not seen yet a package
geared to the patent office requirements.

Thanks for the feedback.

--- JF Martinez <jfm2@club-internet.fr> wrote:
> > 
> > "
> > Indy having a
> > leaner and better kernel than RedHat's.  But now
> there are chances I
> > will not forget to compile the module about NTFS
> support.
> > "
> > 
> > Thanks for the future kernel upgrade in advance!
> > 
> I have two reasons for being so obsessional about
> kernel compilings.
> First one is that when a person a buys a car she
> expects the
> manufacturer sells her a car who is ready to use not
> one where the
> user is supposed to tune the brakes and until then
> avoid running above
> 10 mph.  So I see no reason we should tolerate half
> done work in Linux
> matters if we don't tolerate it in car matters.
> The second one relates to the day my brother in law
> asked me about
> advice in buying a computer.  He needed it for his
> thesis on spanish
> litterature.  Naturally I thank in Linux and I had
> to abandon my dream
> when I remebered that kernel compiling was mandatory
> at that time.  It
> ended in he buying a Mac and using MS Word for his
> thesis.  So I
> deduced two "theorems":
> 1)  As long a litterature student will be unable to
> use Linux then Linux
> will be a minority system and MS will rule the
> world.
> 2) As long as kernel compiling will be necessary,
> Linux will not
> be usable by litterature students
> So if it is possible to ship "complete" kernels who
> are nearly as good
> as one compiled by the user (it is since July 7,
> 1996 when 2.0 was
> released) then if you get a deficient kernel you
> should not recompile
> it but ask the author to fix it.  It is not a matter
> of you knowing
> how to do it but of rembering you are a customer and
> perhaps a "Linux
> patriot".  As a customer you are in right to ask for
> a properly
> finished product, as a "Linux patriot" then you
> should remember that
> a distribution who forces the user to trecompile the
> kernel will deter
> many potentil users, will make managers veto it
> (they would prefer
> people doing some real work), will make support
> difficult (think in a
> DB who does not work because the user has not
> compiled a required
> feature) and makes a nice argument for MS
> propaganda.
> > What is your opinion on CADD programs for Linux?
> > 
> I know what is CAD but what is  CADD?   
> -- 
> 			Jean Francois Martinez
> Project Independence: Linux for the Masses
> http://www.independence.seul.org

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