once upon a time I thought it was a good idea to have FreeCAD (and its rdeps
pivy and opencascade) in the Gentoo tree. However, this turned out to be
painful, especially since I'm not really working with it anymore.
(pivy is dead upstream and does not build with gcc-4.7, opencascade is a HUGE
library set maintained by a company with a community fork by now, all is
rather, err, interesting code and build systems. License situation is
If you're interested, please pick the packages up; otherwise I'll drop all
three packages to maintainer-needed in a few days.
Andreas K. Huettel
Gentoo Linux developer
kde (team lead), sci, tex, arm, printing