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EEVblog:
I've heard that the upcoming v6 Eagle software won't have a free version available, anyone know if this is true?

Dave.

amspire:
“The best-selling CAD tool (EAGLE) for PCB design just got better, and we will deliver the latest EAGLE V6 free to new and upgrading customers after release,” said Thomas Liratsch, CadSoft’s General Manager. “EAGLE V6.0 is agile and intuitive, so design engineers can easily design, replicate, move, transpose, and even copy/paste schematics – saving them time and effort. Simply put, the new release of EAGLE takes designer friendliness and freedom to a whole new experience.”    19th October

I don't think they have said what you get for free though.

Richard

IanB:

--- Quote from: amspire on October 31, 2011, 12:24:28 am ---we will deliver the latest EAGLE V6 free to new and upgrading customers
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I read that to say paying customers will get the upgrade to V6 without paying extra. Taking the words literally, you would have to be a customer first before you would get the free upgrade.

amspire:

--- Quote from: IanB on October 31, 2011, 01:20:44 am ---
--- Quote from: amspire on October 31, 2011, 12:24:28 am ---we will deliver the latest EAGLE V6 free to new and upgrading customers
--- End quote ---
I read that to say paying customers will get the upgrade to V6 without paying extra. Taking the words literally, you would have to be a customer first before you would get the free upgrade.

--- End quote ---

I get what you mean - he may mean free users are not customers. If you are a new V5 customer, you will get V6 free. But then you would be an upgrading customer, so why did he mention "new" customers.

Or it will be, as he said, delivered to new customers free. But then you have to pay to use it.

I am glad Thomas Liratsch has done such a great job clarifying the situation.

Back to my Build 3188 Kicad that I compiled myself.

ehughes:
I went through there pricing and it appears that there will not be a free hobbiest version.

I use Altium now but I used Eagle V4 for a long while and eagle 5 a good bit.   When they were bought by Newark,  things went down hill.  I think some of the key programmers left (based upon posts on teh newsgroups)

The Newark "corporate" takeover is moving it in the wrong direction......

I wish Altium sieze this oppurtunnity. I recently posted on there forum about this, it will be ignored though.  Until they absolutely say no they will no make a cheap version in plain english, I will keep bugging them.  I pay full price for it but would by a couple extra hobby seats....

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