choose EL or FEL — FEL package list

It was asked several times to publish a list of FEL packages. Maintenance of that list is a blocker. We don’t want to publish obsolete data since Fedora’s development cycle is 6 months. 6 months fly back very quickly. Hence an automated mechanism is advised to solve this issue. We also receive some requests from …

Dead Upstream, what should we do ?

Shakthi has recently encountered a situation where I think the upstream of his package is pretty non-responsive, that we can call it dead upstream. I went to see on sourceforge to see how many of the EDA tools’s development were pretty much dead. I was surprise to see many bright ideas unachieved. So the question …

Mockups : headers, not this one, no, hmm yes

As you most certainly read somewhere, fedora spins will get a profile website each soon. I didn’t like the initial choice of colours for the headers : Hence I spent the day(yesterday) tweaking CSS files and porting the text from the current FEL website to the new one. Below are some trials I had: The …

OpenMoko Hardware development on Fedora

Designing opensource hardware projects with opensource EDA software is a challenge for anyone, well not any-more with the upcoming Fedora 12. While assessing the risk of the project, one first needs to ensure that he/she has a robust and complete tool set before starting up with the development. In the past, the critical path of …

Fedora Electronic Lab 12 Release Notes

The Fedora Electronic Lab team and upstream opensource EDA developers are proud (on schedule 🙂 ) to publish the release notes of the upcoming Fedora Electronic Lab 12 ‘Constantine’ Livedvd. It is 26-pages long and entails in-depth information about each EDA tool which have undergone updates or introduced for this release.

[FEL]: Fedora vacation and Tasks before F-12's release

As from the 14th october, I’ll be in Fedora vacation till the 25th of october. I won’t be able to answer any of your emails during that timeframe. I apologize for any inconvenience that may cause. However, we are ahead in schedule in terms of FEL development cycle compared to Fedora-12 general release. Since every …

[draft]: Fedora Electronic Lab 12's Flyer

During Fedora 12 ‘Constantine’ development cycle, we have improved the existing FEL platform with multiple updates and new features (just to name a few): Logic optimization with espresso. tclspice support for ngspice. 8051 and 8085 simulators. Collaborative development and code review methodologies. Stability on 64-bit architectures during long runtime (big digital projects). …….. A Fedora …

[FEL-12] submenus added to electronics-menu

The Fedora Electronic Lab collection is growing release after release. So is the user’s learning curve to use these opensource EDA solutions. On Fedora 11, with a 1024×768 resolution, the actual electronics menu tops the screen and engaged into a scroll mode. On KDE, the scroll seems to never end. The average FEL user seems …

[FEL]: Status of Electric VLSI on Fedora

Fedora 11 stable repositories provides Electric VLSI 8.08. Upstream released a new release version 8.09 which won’t be pushed to Fedora stable repositories. Please note that because most of the Fedora electric userbase (I’m referring to mostly universities in France and Japan) use third party plugins that due to the licensing incompatibilities wih Fedora, FEL …

[FEL]: gEDA-gaf 1.5.4 versus Fedora packaging

gEDA-gaf’s upstream will from now on produce one-big tarball instead of individual tarballs as it used to do in the past. This affects fedora’s geda packages and its update process. In accordance to Fedora packaging process the following tasks ought to be made: file a new package review for gEDA-gaf obsolete all existing fedora geda …