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Re: Yahoo group for FreePCB open source PCB layout

Started by Keith Larson March 16, 2005
Hi, and thanks

This may fall into the 'way cool dude' catagory! And, I noticed that Ivex libraries are supported.  I went down the Ivex path because at the time it was the cheap and simple way to go, especially for small projects.  The problem was that the product was not bug free and updates stopped coming.  Isn't it interesting that updates for bug free stuff are not needed?

I am downloading now!

Best regards
Keith Larson

DSP and Analog Consulting
Lincoln Ma 01773


d...@arius.com wrote:


I could not find much info on users of FreePCB, so I started a Yahoo
group. FreePCB is an open source program for PCB layout. It works with
a PADSPCB format netlist from any schematic package.

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/FreePCB/

Come check it out and let us know if you are a user.

http://www.freepcb.com/

I can't remember if I posted this before, but it has not shown up in
the list, so I'm trying again. 
At 11:42 AM 3/16/2005, Keith Larson wrote:
Hi, and thanks

This may fall into the 'way cool dude' catagory! And, I noticed that Ivex libraries are supported.  I went down the Ivex path because at the time it was the cheap and simple way to go, especially for small projects.  The problem was that the product was not bug free and updates stopped coming.  Isn't it interesting that updates for bug free stuff are not needed?

I am downloading now!

Best regards
Keith Larson

DSP and Analog Consulting
Lincoln Ma 01773

Did you join the user group?  I think this project will do well, but it will be very important to get as much feedback as possible. 

I have not seen an indication that Allan wants or needs help with the coding, but certainly there are other ways to assist this effort. 

I have not been a big fan of many open source projects because they are often linux oriented and appear "alien" to windows users (not always of course).  This is initially a windows project and is currently very well organized and has a good user interface. 

So come join the Yahoo user group or visit the forums on Allan's web site at www.freepcb.com. 

Rick Collins

Arius - A Signal Processing Solutions Company
Specializing in DSP and FPGA design       http://www.arius.com
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