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Re: encountered new file extension (.dwg)

On Fri, 2005-01-07 at 00:46 +0800, Dan Jacobson wrote:
> >>>>> "Jack" == Jack Varga <jvarga@boulder.net> writes:
> Jack> Now, a question.  Does anyone know of efforts to develop a DWG
> Jack> library that is compatible with GPL, LGPL or a similar license?
> Jack> The Open Design Group's OpenDWG library (a misnomer in its own
> Jack> right), is seriously problematic in regards to licensing.
> Say, I just encountered a .dwg file and don't know which Debian tool
> to use to do anything with it.  All I know how to do on Debian when
> encountering a new file extension is apt-cache search dwg, aptitude
> search .dwg, grep-available -i dwg.  OK, I suppose I should search
> Google (proprietary solution) for "linux dwg".
> Hmmm, so probably Debian packages should be sure to list uncommon file
> extensions that they can deal with in the Package Description.
> Wait, according to what Jack says, there won't be any Debian package
> to deal with .dwg's. Oh.

.dwg == AutoCAD Drawing File

Don't expect anyone to jump on making one for you. Should export it
to .dxf if you are gonna share it with others.
greg, greg@gregfolkert.net

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