Well, sadly, that RibbonSoft will no longer release OpenSource versions
I think it will be interesting for you:
i've posted an article at popular linux-related forum in Russia (link — http://www.linux.org.ru/news/commercial/6664111
) with proposition to test QCAD 3 beta.
Most of users in that thread refused from testing QCAD 3, they had no doubt in fact that RibbonSoft already abandoned Community Edition and these guys already selected one of alternatives for themselves (FreeCAD, BRL-CAD, LibreCAD, DraftSight, MEDUSA4 Personal etc).
Only one user said: "I will test." And one more user "defended" QCAD positions, because he really likes it. All other was talking about LibreCAD rc2 and so on.
For now i can predict, that only few users at linux.org.ru will advice QCAD for those who asked "What CAD can i use in both Linux, Windows and MacOSX?" at forum.
Thus interest to the QCAD can decrease and it means fewer users will look over QCAD CE or QCAD 3 trial and then buy PE.
So QCAD can become profy only oriented CAD, e.g. for those, who started to use it many years ago and dont want to change it for smth else.
But if you ship QCAD CE 2.2 it will atract attention to QCAD again, trolls will say "LibreCAD's fork is not needed, it has old code, we have fresh QCAD CE", new users will select CE and then can buy QCAD 3.
andrew, it's my own forecast, maybe i'm wrong, maybe not. Anyway thank you for QCAD.