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Owen Wengerd OpenDCL 5.1 Released

OpenDCL 5.1, with support for AutoCAD 2010, is now released. Work is already started on OpenDCL 6.0, with support for Bricscad one of the initial goals.

Owen Wengerd OpenDCL 5.0 Released

OpenDCL 5.0, the GUI development platform for AutoLISP programmers, was released today. OpenDCL 5 is the culmination of almost two years of development work since the release of OpenDCL 4.0 on July 30, 2007.

The major goals for OpenDCL 5 included a restructuring of the source code to support localization, completely rewritten documentation, and completion of the work started in OpenDCL 4 to clean up and modularize the code. These goals have been met, and OpenDCL 5.0 is now completely localized for both English and German languages, with Spanish, French, Russian, and Chinese language versions partially localized.

OpenDCL users reported over 200 bugs and submitted almost 50 feature requests since OpenDCL 4 was released. All but a small handful of the reported bugs were fixed, and almost half of the feature requests were implemented in OpenDCL 5. The result is a very stable, well tested, and feature rich upgrade with a promising future.

OpenDCL 5.1 is already in the pipeline, with support for AutoCAD 2010 planned for availability soon after AutoCAD 2010 ships. Beyond OpenDCL 5.1, the next major goals are support for Bricscad and the addition of support for third party .NET controls.

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Barry Ralphs OpenDCL Migration Guide

Along with the official OpenDCL tutorial, you can now find the OpenDCL Migration Guide on the Tutorials page. This guide will come in handy if you’re in the process of upgrading your older ODCL projects.

Owen Wengerd OpenDCL Help File Updated

The help file link on this web site now uses the recently completed OpenDCL 5 documentation. Note also the links at the top to translate the help file via Google’s automatic language translation tools.

You can also find a fully translated version of the help files into German HERE. The German version was translated by Fred Tomke, it’s not the Google automatic translation.

Barry Ralphs Off to AU…

Hope to see you all there.
Session ID: CP405-2
Title: OpenDCL: DCL Has Evolved!
Date: Friday, 10:15 a.m.

Barry Ralphs OpenDCL published in AUGI HotNews

AUGI was nice enough to publish my article on OpenDCL, check it out HERE.
A big thinks to James Maeding & Fred Tomke for providing me with some excellent screen shots of their software. And a big big thinks to Owen for all his hard work on the project. I hope to see some of you guys at AU this year.