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The current state of gEDA/Lepton EDA and what this means for PCB-RND

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ScribblesOnNapkins:
The gEDA project forked basically over a disagreement about languages. The original code for gEDA was C and some plugins in scheme. I tried to write a short history of what lead to this but I couldn't find a way to do it that was politically safe. I am a part of PCB-RND now and we (pcb-rnd) want to have a good relationship with everyone.

Roland is the new leader of gEDA. Good luck to him. He has made Xorn a python replacement for a lot of gEDA's core the new default which might break some things so please report bugs as you find them. You can turn it off at build time if you want because he left the original stuff in there too.

Vladimir is the leader of Lepton EDA which made their first official release this week. Good luck to them too. They are extending the original scheme and in the process phasing out some of the original C.

The important note here is this: We hope that with this split some long standing disagreements are resolved.

@ PCB-RND we were always concerned about the way gEDA was going. We are trying to ride out the storm by being more compatible. The original mission of gEDA was to build an ecology of tools to do electronics. We still believe in that dream. To that end we are expanding in 2 directions. Our next release will include support for a lot more schematic capture packages including one you definitely won't expect. We are also working on compatibility with more pcb packages.

legacy:
I am using gEAD on HPPA-linux.

ScribblesOnNapkins:
Cool. What revision? Do you use it with a PCB layout tool and if so which one? If you use it with a simulator (spice, xyce, etc) which one?

legacy:

--- Code: ---2017-01-23--23-47-51---2017-01-24--00-24-13 - sci-electronics/geda - v1.9.2 - success
2017-01-25--13-08-26---2017-01-25--14-34-42 - sci-electronics/pcb - v20140316 -success
2017-01-25--16-17-21---2017-01-25--19-56-15 - sci-electronics/gnucap - v0.35.20091207 - success
2017-01-26--17-41-26---2017-01-26--18-03-02 - sci-electronics/gtkwave - v3.3.73 - success
2017-01-26--18-57-09---2017-01-26--19-14-15 - sci-visualization/gnuplot - v5.0.1-r1 - success
2017-01-29--23-41-13---2017-01-30--04-18-44 - sci-electronics/ngspice - v26 - success

--- End code ---

Compiled from sources, on HPPA2.

ScribblesOnNapkins:

--- Quote from: legacy on June 12, 2017, 09:19:58 am ---
--- Code: ---2017-01-23--23-47-51---2017-01-24--00-24-13 - sci-electronics/geda - v1.9.2 - success
2017-01-25--13-08-26---2017-01-25--14-34-42 - sci-electronics/pcb - v20140316 -success
2017-01-25--16-17-21---2017-01-25--19-56-15 - sci-electronics/gnucap - v0.35.20091207 - success
2017-01-26--17-41-26---2017-01-26--18-03-02 - sci-electronics/gtkwave - v3.3.73 - success
2017-01-26--18-57-09---2017-01-26--19-14-15 - sci-visualization/gnuplot - v5.0.1-r1 - success
2017-01-29--23-41-13---2017-01-30--04-18-44 - sci-electronics/ngspice - v26 - success

--- End code ---

Compiled from sources, on HPPA2.


--- End quote ---

sci-electronics/geda - v1.9.2  I think was the last version of geda before the split. I am still on 1.8.2. I really miss the days when gEDA was distributed in more package. In the beginning there was a set of libraries each with their own package, and the tools (gschem, gattrib, gnetlist, ..) were all separate packages you installed after that. It was nice because honestly a lot of the later changes don't appeal to me but I just want to update gnetlist.

Have you tried pcb-rnd?

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