[Gta04-owner] GTA04-Custom: EAGLE schematics and board file blueprint for developing expansion/adapter boards

Davide Scaini dscaini at gmail.com
Fri Mar 2 10:29:58 CET 2012

this is funny...
you can use the same argument for windows.
So GTA04 is not totally free snd then we can all buy an huawey+android

On Fri, Mar 2, 2012 at 10:25 AM, Dr. H. Nikolaus Schaller <hns at goldelico.com
> wrote:

> Am 02.03.2012 um 10:04 schrieb Timo Juhani Lindfors:
> > "Dr. H. Nikolaus Schaller" <hns at goldelico.com> writes:
> >> As far as I know, EAGLE 6 has a new XML format. So it should be possible
> >> to convert the file using the free (beer) version to XML. And from
> there to
> >> any tool of interest.
> >
> > Ok. The summary seems to be that if somebody wants to see the GTA04
> > schematics they have to use non-free software, at least for the initial
> > conversion step.
> No, I would not conclude that. One just needs to develop a file import
> converter for any free CAD software, if it does not yet exist. OpenOffice
> or LibreOffice e.g. has no problem reading Word/Excel/Powerpoint files.
> Or use the free(-beer) EAGLE once to do the conversion for the benfit of
> all. We can upload any converted files to the same server.
> Another question is why we use EAGLE for development. That
> has several reasons. One is that we have it, we know it, we know
> its bugs and limitations, it works, it is stable, we have a big component
> library.
> But the key argument is that it is challenging enough to develop
> a GTA04 so that we simply don't want to develop/change tools unless
> necessary because lack of functionality. We simply want to use
> them and keep away from potential problems that don't improve the
> result. The GTA04 would look exactly the same if it were developed by
> using different tools...
> Nikolaus
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