I'm a mechanical engineer who is a hard VB6 programmer who is becoming seduced by the sultry sirens of Linux (Ubuntu Gutsy to be precise).
I have a very strong interest in machine tools and I wish to do some CNC "fun" projects ultimately using OpenCascade for the graphics and EMC2 for the business end of things.
I programmed in C many, many years ago but haven't done C++.
I've been steady increasing my skill sets in Linux to the point where I'm becoming somewhat dangerous.
I've gotten the GNU compiler installed, managed to get the Java script to fire off to install the OpenCascade Library.
I'm thinking that I want to attempt as the Germans say "Twei Fleigen mit einem Klappe"(two flies with one swat) in order to develop my C++ skills and understanding of OpenCascade.
Soo.. My plan is to download the source for "Freecad" study and compile it.
I'm thinking that this would probably be the quickest most efficient way of accomplishing my goal??? If anyone has suggestions here, I would like to hear them.
I been watching this forum for a couple months now and it seems that many of you really know what your doing and I'm basically not there yet.. Can anyone recommend a more appropriate venue for me to develop my C++/OpenCascade?