Weekly Dev Log - 2022-W08
It's been another productive week of cleanups! I continue working towards addressing #97, although I've been forced to take a bit of a detour through #176 and #242. Sometimes I worry that this lack of user-visible changes over the last few weeks looks, from the outside, as if Fornjot isn't making any real progress. But I can assure you, this is not true!
All those cleanups happen in response to problems that I encounter while working towards supporting constructive solid geometry (CSG) operations. And every problem forces me to come up with a solution that makes the CAD kernel a bit more flexible, robust, and better able to handle future challenges.
This is necessary work, and I'm really excited about the progress I'm making. I hope you are too!
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- Update dependencies (#224, #225, #226, #227)
- Clean up
Vertex(#228, #231, #236, #255)
- Make some cleanups in topology code (#229, #244)
- Fix some Clippy warnings (#232; thanks to @therealprof!)
- Add Bacon configuration file (#233; thanks to @hendrikmaus!)
- Clean up some things in
mathmodule (#235, #237, #243, #252)
Triangleon construction (#238, #239, #245, #249, #251; thanks to @therealprof!)
- Clean up approximation code (#245, #247)
- Make sweep operation slightly more correct (#248)
- Simplify creation of boundary representation (#254)
- Add new
- Fix continuous deployment workflow (#257; thanks to @hendrikmaus!)
Issue of the week
If you're interested in getting involved with Fornjot but aren't sure where to start, why not look into issue #9 - Make
--model parameter of host application more flexible?
Fornjot tries to load models from a
models/ directory, which is convenient for development, because we have such a directory in the repository. But it's one of those things that make Fornjot inconvenient, if someone tries to use Fornjot outside of the repository.
This issue is a small step towards making Fornjot more usable, while also being relatively small and self-contained, making it a good first issue for new Fornjot contributors.
As I alluded to above, I'm currently on a bit of a detour on my way to fixing #97. I've already started working towards #242, which I hope to wrap up quickly. After that, I'll be in a good position to clean up, and write a test suite for, the sweep operation. This should put #97 into reach, as the sweep operation is the last piece of code that still resists that change.