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Re: [libredwg] Small patches

From: R. van Twisk
Subject: Re: [libredwg] Small patches
Date: Sun, 31 Mar 2013 15:40:22 -0500

Rallaz has written a DXF library as part of LibreCAD,
see :

it's licensed as GPLv2 or higher and can be used.

We could pull it apart from LibreCAD and build it's own repository around that if
there is enough interest. The DXF parser is under very active development.
and fairly mature as we use it in LibreCAD.

I think he is also starting to work on a DWG parser.


On Mar 31, 2013, at 3:00 PM, Paolo Caroni <address@hidden> wrote:

Hi Mike and hi at everyone,
I think DIME is released under double license, GPLv2 or proprietary license...
not compatible with GPLv3.

Actually there isn't a GPLv3 compatible DXF library.
There is one not complete, but is in a
“Work in progress” status.
I'm not the author but I'm writing the DXF documentation under the
same project, can be usefull for any DXF library.

2013/3/31, Mike  Dupont <address@hidden>:
why dont we include dxf/dime support into libredwg as well? I have
some experience with dime, it would be useful to support multiple
I just found a bunch of dxf files I would like to process
I have a branch here to
convert dxf to osm... could put the libredwg inbeween ...

On Tue, Mar 12, 2013 at 8:53 PM, Rodrigo Rodrigues da Silva
<address@hidden> wrote:
Hello, Eduardo!

On Thu, 28 Feb 2013, Eduardo Morais wrote:

Some people from IME-USP and me are working to integrate libredwg with
CAD software, Archimedes (
For now, we have made small patches (restore C++ compatibility and
to the README file).
We hope to also make a Debian and RPM package, but that will be in the

Thank you for your patches. It is really nice that you are working on the

I will look for your patches this week, I hope.

I spoke with someone from IME on the phone last week, maybe that was you?

I must admit that I've barely had time for this project on the past
two years, plus the licensing issue.

Maybe someone wants to step in as a new co-maintainer?

It also came to my mind that Google Summer of Code 2013 is on. We
could contribute some ideas (or revive old ones) to the GNU umbrella.

Rodrigo Rodrigues da Silva

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