Oct 4 2019
Took care of this since drawing dimensioning no longer works with FreeCAD 0.18 and thus we needed a functional template for Techdraw. Turned out to be some extra things inkscape had in the file that Techdraws SVG interpreter couldn't comprehend, such as translations. Solution was to go into inkscape and select all, delete layer, paste in place. This essentially resets the objects to de-link them from the weird code. This solution was taken from the tutorial here https://www.freecadweb.org/wiki/TechDraw_TemplateHowTo
Sep 9 2019
Aug 6 2019
Aug 5 2019
This is still true in Debian Buster's FreeCAD version 0.18~pre1+dfsg1-5.
Jul 2 2019
Jan 24 2019
Jan 16 2019
It seems that cloning via https should now be fixed.
Jan 2 2019
Since it is the start of 2019 we need all templates updated to 2019
Oct 29 2018
Sep 11 2018
Yes ATM docs are intentionally removed from the package to save space (they do add 90MB).
Looks like this is still happening, btw.
Aug 27 2018
While the repo not existing is still an issue, I managed to get coin-4.0.0a to compile from the main portage tree, which works around my need for the -9999 fork.
Aug 23 2018
Aug 8 2018
As noted in linked ticket, a workaround is available by switching workbench version from latest to version found here: https://github.com/hamish2014/FreeCAD_drawing_dimensioning/tree/3f5875b4f9aa9df8e8e5541220660b9f5b58a8e7
Aug 7 2018
Aug 2 2018
@Steven And for new TechDraw module the templates needs to be added here: https://code.alephobjects.com/diffusion/FREECAD/browse/master/src/Mod/TechDraw/Templates/
@Steven , yes they should really start using templates in rFREECAD, https://code.alephobjects.com/diffusion/FREECAD/browse/master/src/Mod/Drawing/Templates/
The last commit there was in 2017: rFREECAD73ae6aea9ddad0ce40eee737d76d308b1b78f2e0 by @kent
Ah, didn't realize we were including this file in the build of FreeCad. In the drawing we looked at the template was being grabbed from the directory I noted above.
@Steven, I don't think it was really updated in FreeCAD repo for both Drawing modules.
The new svg with the 2018 copyright is in /shared-j/Documents/R&D/titleblocks/A4_Landscape_Aleph_2018.svg