What is happening to OpenCASCADE. It seems they are not very happy distributing it in a friendly manner. First they cut short the documentation which was once very comprehensive. And now the Linux distribution??? You have to take a lot of pains just to get started. And in-spite of following all their instructions the code did neither compile nor install properly. All libXXX.so files other than TKernel was generated with size 0. And the make install command fails with an error "cannot stat envDraw.sh".
I think as far as usability was concerned Open Cascade 4.0 was best. The library contents may be improving... that too, much with the valuable feedbacks of the community. But as far as ease of use is concerned it is becoming poorer with every release, with new as well as experienced Open Cascade users too.
Linux users were given secondary treatment from the beginning itself. None of the MFC Samples on windows are available in c++ format on Linux. It could have been easily (I insist, very easily) ported to Linux using Qt or GTK+.
I humbly request the Open Cascade team to look into these issues and kindly put OpenCascade users in a more convenient position.
Thanks and Regards