The primary and frequent use case for this formula is for developers to conveniently install all the required FreeCAD dependencies to support FreeCAD development.
Installing FreeCAD dependencies (FreeCAD developers)
Developers may find it convenient to simply install the pre-requisites prior to cloning the FreeCAD repo for development builds.
brew tap FreeCAD/freecad brew install --only-dependencies freecad [--with-qt4] [--with-packaging-utils]
--with-qt4 option use this option to install Qt4 and associated dependencies (defaults to Qt 5.x)
--with-packaging-utils use this option to install the packaging utilities
Building The Current Release Version of FreeCAD
brew tap FreeCAD/freecad brew install freecad
Building HEAD Version of FreeCAD
brew install --HEAD freecad
Continuous Integration Support
The Travis CI system uses this freecad formula to build and test FreeCAD every time a change is made to the FreeCAD/FreeCAD repo meaning that the formula is very well tested itself.
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