Bug#295045: qucs: Excellent package - not in deb but should be: easy to compile too.
-- System Information:
Debian Release: testing/unstable
APT prefers testing
APT policy: (500, 'testing')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Kernel: Linux 2.6.7-k7
Locale: LANG=C, LC_CTYPE=C (ignored: LC_ALL set to C)
Linux ECAD is the topic today (electronics CADs).
qucs is on sourceforge.net and works with debian easily. It seems to be
far better than any package debian has and is under active developement.
While SPICE/gnucaps/tclspice may have more accurate simulation - qucs offers
the longest list of reproduceable sample simulations (qucs has its own
simulator engine - GNUPL).
QUCS is very easy to use and seems nicely stable. And the simulations
are based on firm mathematics (which is being developed).
I think qucs should be in debian because it allows users to quickly
build and anylyse ciruits like no other ECAD product I've tried using
debian packages or others.
Oh. A real debian bug too. Oregano is labeled a GPL sim. However it
is just a graphic interface for spice3: and it's "oregano2" which is a
rewrite of oregano for Gnome. Debian doin't have spice3 (and
I'm still looking for that, since ngspice and spicep08s have compile
environment glitches - the annoying kind).
This is a great list too:
These I've compiled on debian:
xoscope, chime, qucs
These I gave up on; because other source are more promising:
these are no good unless you like wasting time on win32 hacked things:
spicep08s (not spice3f5...), xosKope, ngspice (I'm still looking for spice3f !!)
John D. Hendrickson