AIOI 2018-01 Release candidate ready for testing


AIOI 2018-01 Release candidate ready for testing
#1
Hi,

The release candidate of the AIOI 2018-01 can be downloaded here:

http://www.holly-wood.it/tmp/LDraw_AIOI_...bit_v1.exe

Change log:

* Update to Parts Library 2018-01
* Update to MLCad.ini 2018-01
* Update to LDView 4.3
* Update to LPub3D 2.0.20.0.645
* Update to LeoCAD 18.01-10289
* Update to Offline Parts Catalog 2018-01
* Update to LDCad 1.6a
* Update to LICreator 3.2.153

Your testing would be appreciated.

w.
LEGO ergo sum
Reply
MLCad 3.5 ??
#2
hmm, I just did a quick small test, here are my observations/questions:

(a)
I wondered where the MLCad 3.5 contained inside is coming from?
the official download page only shows version 3.4 for download ...:
http://mlcad.lm-software.com/

(b)
the main readme.txt file delivered with the installer has UNIX line endings (LF only) and cannot be displayed properly by notepad.exe on Windows
- I think inside a Windows installer, that file should have Windows line endings (CR LF)

(c )
same problem for LDView/readme.txt

(d)
I wonder why the visual parts catalog
LDrawCatalog-2018-01.pdf
gets installed into the "programs" folder.
I would have expected it in the LDRAW folder (sitting next to LDConfig.ldr).
At its current location, directly in the root of the "programs" folder, it sits there as a kind of stranger,
because all the programs have their own subfolders, this one not.

(e)
why are LDMakeList.exe and LDMakeListGUI.exe installed inside the LDRAW parts folder and not into the programs folder?
I would understand that for the history mklist.exe which cannot handle a user-specified LDRAW parts installation path,
but these modern 2 programs?
Reply
RE: MLCad 3.5 ??
#3
(2018-02-16, 0:41)Steffen Wrote:
hmm, I just did a quick small test, here are my observations/questions:

(a)
I wondered where the MLCad 3.5 contained inside is coming from?
the official download page only shows version 3.4 for download ...:
http://mlcad.lm-software.com/

(b)
the main readme.txt file delivered with the installer has UNIX line endings (LF only) and cannot be displayed properly by notepad.exe on Windows
- I think inside a Windows installer, that file should have Windows line endings (CR LF)

(c )
same problem for LDView/readme.txt

(d)
I wonder why the visual parts catalog
LDrawCatalog-2018-01.pdf
gets installed into the "programs" folder.
I would have expected it in the LDRAW folder (sitting next to LDConfig.ldr).
At its current location, directly in the root of the "programs" folder, it sits there as a kind of stranger,
because all the programs have their own subfolders, this one not.

(e)
why are LDMakeList.exe and LDMakeListGUI.exe installed inside the LDRAW parts folder and not into the programs folder?
I would understand that for the history mklist.exe which cannot handle a user-specified LDRAW parts installation path,
but these modern 2 programs?

Thanks for testing.

a) 3.5 is a side product of SnapCAD https://forums.ldraw.org/thread-16685-post-16898.html given to very close friends.
b) Fixed
c) Fixed
d) I'll reconsider this and my install it into it's own folder with a shortcut to the desktop
e) The AIOI targets a low entry step and I tried to avoid that they have to hassle with paths or something.

w.
LEGO ergo sum
Reply
RE: MLCad 3.5 ??
#4
Re (a):
it is not mentioned on MLCad's official download page, but this link works...:
https://www.lm-software.com/mlcad/MLCad_V3.50.zip

Re (d):
yes, that's good. better symmetry.

Re (e):
Yes, I already assumed that. But the installer already offers to run that program.
So it does not really matter where it sits I think.
Somebody who starts that program anyway needs to know what he's doing...
And the other programs also require to know where the LDRAW folder is, so even a newbie is used to that mechanism.
I can't understand why the mklist stuff should be such an exception.


If you have a new release candidate for testing, I'd be happy to help.
I have a dedicated VM for that which I can easily reset to clean state and re-install AIOI
Reply
« Next Oldest | Next Newest »



Forum Jump:


Users browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)
Forum Jump:


Users browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)