[Top][All Lists]

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

[Paparazzi-devel] Eagle

From: Matthew Currie
Subject: [Paparazzi-devel] Eagle
Date: Fri, 19 Jan 2007 00:07:48 -0800
User-agent: Thunderbird (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!

Matthew Currie

reply via email to

[Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread]