Project Release Information
This release rolls up a few bugfixes and updates and adds a significant number of new language translations.
This is a roll-up release for the past 10 months of gEDA/gaf development. Changes include magnetic net mode, improved object selection, better color handling, support for arbitrary filled and unfilled paths, vastly better looking graphics and text rendering thanks to Cairo, a brand new build system, many user interface usability improvements, a few new gnetlist backends, a large number of bugfixes, and a lot of code cleanup.
This release features a brand new build system, text rendering in gschem using native system fonts, image rendering using cairo, usability improvements to the attribute and multi-attribute editor dialog boxes, lots of code refactoring and clean up, and the usual slew of bugfixes.
gschem/libgeda were modified to use Cairo for all rendering. This provides anti-aliased rendering of drawing primitives and hopefully the removal of all drawing artifacts. gschem's grid is now drawn as a mesh grid with major and minor grid lines. A lot of work went into cleaning up and fixing gEDA/gaf's color subsystem. Support has been added to gschem to render bus pins thicker than net pins. Color schemes can now be changed at run-time via the View menu. Log files are now written into one centralized location. A clipboard mechanism was added to gschem. Many symbols were improved or fixed.
gEDA is a suite of electronic design automation (EDA) tools. Currently, the project offers a mature suite of free software applications for electronics design, including schematic capture, attribute management, bill of materials (BOM) generation, netlisting into over 20 netlist formats, analog and digital simulation, and printed circuit board (PCB) layout.