early-stage b-rep CAD kernel, written in Rust

Weekly Dev Log - 2022-W21

I worked on a few different things last week, but my main achievement was the implementation of geometric validation, at least as much of it as is needed and useful right now (#613). This allowed for some more progress towards approximating faces in surface coordinates (#568), which is currently the main issue that blocks work on implementing the union operation (#42).

Meanwhile, @chrisprice got busy fixing the input/camera code, which had been sitting in a semi-broken state for a while now. @gabsi26 started contributing to Fornjot, with the addition of an Angle type, and some very welcome bug fixes.


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End-user improvements

Improvements to Fornjot and its documentation that are visible to end-users.

Ecosystem improvements

Improvements to the Fornjot ecosystem that are relevant to developers who are building on top of Fornjot components.




Internal Improvements

Improvements that are relevant to developers working on Fornjot itself.

Issue of the Week

Fornjot isn't using a lot of unsafe code, but we need some of it in the fj crate, to support loading models into the Fornjot application at runtime. Maybe a bit of unsafe code sounds like a fun and slightly dangerous challenge to you? If so, why not take a look at #186 - fj::Sketch is leaking memory?


With all new distractions out of the way now, I can continue working on #568, with the goal of implementing the union operation (#42). I keep making slow and steady progress, and I hope that will continue this week.