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Future of stand-alone Eagle on Linux

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ebastler:

--- Quote from: Infraviolet on September 27, 2021, 11:31:31 pm ---They might not be compatible with more reently made eagle files, but if I recall correctly there are still installers available for download online for eagle as it was before autodesk bought it and before it required activation upon install. This goes for the free 2 layer area limited version anyway.

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That is correct. Autodesk continues to provide installers for the non-subscription versions from Eagle 6.6 to 7.7 here.

But you can no longer obtain new license keys to run any of these legacy versions in any mode beyond the free two-layer, 100*80 mm² limited version. So these downloads will only be useful if you own an older license, or can get by with the capabilities of the free version.

Edit: For clarity -- Eagle has required "activation upon install" forever, with the limited free/demo mode being the only exception. The big change Autodesk made was the transition the the subscription model, i.e. "reactivation every 30 days".

Karel:
To me it seems obvious now that Eagle (standalone) is going the way of the dodo:

https://forums.autodesk.com/t5/eagle-forum/is-eagle-retired/td-p/9516332/page/6

madires:
No surprises there! That was to be expected when Autodesk bought Eagle. Luckily we have an alternative: KiCad.

macegr:

--- Quote from: ebastler on September 28, 2021, 05:15:30 am ---Edit: For clarity -- Eagle has required "activation upon install" forever, with the limited free/demo mode being the only exception. The big change Autodesk made was the transition the the subscription model, i.e. "reactivation every 30 days".

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Huge false equivalence here. Offline license key file and passphrase activation isn't the same as an online activation that requires interaction with a remote server that can just be turned off someday.

ataradov:
For the past couple weeks I've been evaluating KiCad v6 (unreleased nightly builds). It addressed all the issues I had with v5. And it is way better than Eagle now (at least the last available free limited versions).

I've migrated big chunks of my libraries with no issues. And once released, I'll be switching to KiCad v6. It is a great tool. Thankfully there is no need to deal with autodesk in this case.

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