You can help the Sailcut CAD project even if you are not a programmer, for instance by translating Sailcut or documenting Sailcut. Sailcut CAD's translations are managed in the form of text files which can be edited very easily using a tool called Qt Linguist.
First of all you need to get hold of Qt Linguist. If you are running Linux, there is a very good chance that Qt Linguist also comes in a packaged form for your distribution.
If you are starting a new translation, get hold of the translation template, otherwise get hold of the latest copy of the translation file for your language:
Once you have updated the translations using Qt Linguist, mail the modified .ts file to the development mailing list. If you have a little time to spare your help would be greatly appreciated!
git clone https://github.com/sailcut/sailcut.git
Sailcut CAD should compile on a wide variety of systems provided you have a C++ compiler and the Qt toolkit.
You can download the LGPL/Free version of the Qt toolkit from https://www.qt.io/download-open-source/.
To compile Sailcut CAD from source, run the following from the directory containing the code:
mkdir build cd build qmake .. make
If you wish to install the results you would then run: