|Date:||Fri, 19 Jan 2007 00:07:48 -0800|
|User-agent:||Thunderbird 22.214.171.124 (Windows/20061207)|
I have spent the evening learning Eagle. I can now say with confidence that I am a converted Protel user at this point. I am quite impressed with the level of detail you guys have done in the libraries and schematics and am getting a bit excited about the power of all of this. I will detail my setup in the hopes of passing info forward if it has not already been said. I normally operate in a Windows XP environment but the amount of linking, the CVS, etc. makes the environment productive.
I downloaded the latest copy of Eagle (4.16R2 in this case) and extracted it to /usr/share/eagle-lin-eng-4.16r2/ and then created a symbolic link at /usr/share/eagle/ this allows you to work with multiple versions of the program and you will not break any links pointed to /usr/share/eagle by updating. The command to create this link is
# ln -s /usr/share/eagle-lin-eng-416r2/ /usr/share/eagle
I could then create a basic "launcher" or shortcut on the desktop to point to:
I also realized that I wanted to include the CVS paparazzi libraries but I did not want to copy them as they would grow stale and not be included in CVS updates so I employed another handy symbolic link.
# ln -s /home/mcurrie/paparazzi3/hw/lbr/ /usr/share/eagle/lbr/paparazzi
Paparazzi "CVS" libaries now show up inside a subfolder called paparazzi in the library list of Eagle.
I hope this helps someone and again, there is some great work done already for us!
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