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Re: CAD software for PCB engineering and routing



On Tuesday 17 June 2008, Michelle Konzack wrote:
> I am using *********** but those programs are crap
> and you  can not ********.  Even my 18 years
> old MS-DOS software works better.
>
> So, my requirements are:
>
> 1)  PCB-Layouts up to Extended ATX and 18x11"
> 2)  Only ARM and MIPS CPU's (yeah, no i386, sparc powerpc)
> 3)  double sided
> 4)  double layer
> 5)  autorouter
> 6)  design template per chip including
>     auto placing of capacitors and such
> x)
> y)
> z)
> 997)  Export/Import all common formats
> 998)  Must definitivly work with Debian GNU/Linux
> 999)  Not expensive!
>
> I have already VariCAD runing on a Dual "Opteron 280" with
>  16 GByte  of memory plus some 300 GByte SCA-Drives on a ICP
> Raid-5 and I do not  need a second program of this caliber.
>
> Any recomandtions?

Yes.  Be more respectful of people who are trying to help you.

You say "not expensive" indicating your willingness to pay 
something.  How about paying for improvements you want?

You say you are a system administrator, EE, and consultant.  How 
about providing some services to a project you would like to 
see improved?

You say "are crap".  How about some detailed info on what is 
wrong and how it can be made better?

The projects you mention are starved for resources, as are many 
free software projects.  The subtleties go a long way.

In most significant free software projects, the authors are 
fully aware of the problems, but lack the resources to do much 
about it.

You have been here a while, and certainly must know how free 
software works.  How about taking on one of the problems 
yourself, solving it, and contributing the solution?  Just one 
will go a long way.



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