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Re: Constructive Syntax Library for Openscad: no difference(), no for(), no intersection() used

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pproj@posteo.de
Mon, Jun 7, 2021 5:06 PM

Torsten, now that i can not deny there is interest, i will make some
finer grained examples in some of the days coming, and will let the list
and you know about it, so i would prefer to wait with the publicity for now.

the library itself has ambitions to be suitable to beginners too, who
could its basic features still relieving them of vector notation.
i just need to make a basic tutorial.
by the way, it does not provide any partsĀ  out of the box, (with the the
exception of screwM4, screwM3 and nutM3 modules). It rather tries to
provide a concise and flexible way of constructing own parts.
Peter

P.S: i appreciate your effort of creating a Visible and useful reference
of existing libraries.
it is definitely very needed. i am sure i have recreated some of the
already existing functionality as well. Perhaps, the Library
announcement could somehow be more centralized (like an rss-agregator in
the openscad homepage or something)
On 07.06.21 18:28, Torsten Paul wrote:

Hi!

On 07.06.21 18:07, petka wrote:

Torsten i would really apreciate that, consider both animations
GPLed as well anyway.

Thanks, saves me some time as so far we do have small animations
for all the libraries that are listed. I suppose that may need to
stop at some point, but so far there's not a huge list.

do you think it would perhaps be better to wait with it, until
i produce a tutorial, to not put people off, or not?

That's hard to tell. As the library maybe does not really target
beginners it might be ok to just give a starting point in the top
level ReadMe and some pointers to look into the examples, e.g. a
list of parts supported.

As always more documentation is better, but also takes extra
effort to maintain. And there's often people complaining and it
needs some strength to ignore those.

I don't think the OpenSCAD homepage and even specifically the
library page is visited that often. Partially because the web
site is not updated a lot. So I would not expect a lot of angry
people storming in with complaints, but listing with some basic
docu might bring a user or two already.

But I'm happy to wait too, so just let me know when you want to
go ahead, or even put in a PR against the web page directly.

ciao,
Torsten.

Torsten, now that i can not deny there is interest, i will make some finer grained examples in some of the days coming, and will let the list and you know about it, so i would prefer to wait with the publicity for now. the library itself has ambitions to be suitable to beginners too, who could its basic features still relieving them of vector notation. i just need to make a basic tutorial. by the way, it does not provide any partsĀ  out of the box, (with the the exception of screwM4, screwM3 and nutM3 modules). It rather tries to provide a concise and flexible way of constructing own parts. Peter P.S: i appreciate your effort of creating a Visible and useful reference of existing libraries. it is definitely very needed. i am sure i have recreated some of the already existing functionality as well. Perhaps, the Library announcement could somehow be more centralized (like an rss-agregator in the openscad homepage or something) On 07.06.21 18:28, Torsten Paul wrote: > Hi! > > On 07.06.21 18:07, petka wrote: >> Torsten i would really apreciate that, consider both animations >> GPLed as well anyway. > Thanks, saves me some time as so far we do have small animations > for all the libraries that are listed. I suppose that may need to > stop at some point, but so far there's not a huge list. > >> do you think it would perhaps be better to wait with it, until >> i produce a tutorial, to not put people off, or not? > That's hard to tell. As the library maybe does not really target > beginners it might be ok to just give a starting point in the top > level ReadMe and some pointers to look into the examples, e.g. a > list of parts supported. > > As always more documentation is better, but also takes extra > effort to maintain. And there's often people complaining and it > needs some strength to ignore those. > > I don't think the OpenSCAD homepage and even specifically the > library page is visited that often. Partially because the web > site is not updated a lot. So I would not expect a lot of angry > people storming in with complaints, but listing with some basic > docu might bring a user or two already. > > But I'm happy to wait too, so just let me know when you want to > go ahead, or even put in a PR against the web page directly. > > ciao, > Torsten.