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SubjectRe: driver development tool

Andrew E. Mileski wrote:
> I _think_ I still have some old MS-DOS shareware layout software
> (it should be on a Simtel mirror too) called PC-Route. It is simple,
> but can handle auto-routing double-sided boards including using
> plated-through holes. Actually, I'm positive that there is more than
> one such freely available package around.
> Which reminds me, I've always meant to write a X layout package someday.
> I spent about 6 months studying the subject (university libraries can
> have hidden treasure), but never got around to hacking code :-(

I've long waited for a good free PCB design soft :)
I'll be highly surprised that you don't know pcb, a simple
and far from perfect pcb drawing tool (100% manual).
Could be a starting point.

> P.S. I received a notice from PADS about their new website.
> They make production layout software for the PC.
> It can be yours for a mere $10,000 (last time I asked for a price
> at least) for the bare-bones package. The auto-router is extra
> ($5,000 I think). This is of course for a SINGLE station license.
> --
> Andrew E. Mileski
> Linux Plug-and-Play Kernel Project
> XFree86 Matrox Team

Philippe Strauss, CH-1092 Belmont

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