For an overview of all new features, see the QCad blog. New functionality I am happy with, though I do miss the old plain icons, in order of importance:
- SVG export and import;
- reverse line direction;
- isometric projection.
Building QCad from the Github source is straightforward:
git clone git://github.com/qcad/qcad.git qcad
doxygen # optionally generate developer documentation
Qt4 was installed with Macports qt4-mac package:
# QMake version 2.01a
# Using Qt version 4.8.4 in /opt/local/lib
In addition, for the library browser to work, Macports package qt4-mac-sqlite3-plugin was installed.
What I like best of the QCad makeover is the architecture, especially the ease with which (ECMA) scripts can be added.
An example testrun, e.g. to test your own scripts, with a dxf TestFile and the QCad scriptdebugger enabled:
QCAD -help for a list of all command-line options.
The adventurous developer can find more info in Ribbonsoft’s