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EAGLE version 5.3 released! [message #9] Mon, 27 October 2008 12:35 Go to next message
Klaus Schmidinger
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The new version 5.3 of EAGLE is now available for download at

http://www.cadsoft.de/download.htm

The changes since version 5.2 are:

* Platforms:

- The Linux version of EAGLE no longer uses libXinerama and libXfixes,
because these libraries are not available on all systems.

* User interface:

- Normally EAGLE doesn't automatically position the mouse cursor. However,
some users want the cursor to be repositioned to the point where it has
been before a context menu in the drawing editor was opened. The command

SET Option.RepositionMouseCursorAfterContextMenu 1;

can now be used to get this functionality.
- Shift+Right mouse button now reverses the direction of rotation in
commands that rotate objects with the right mouse button.

* AUTO command:

- Added the options LOAD and SAVE to the AUTO command, which allow loading
and saving the Autorouter parameters.

* BOARD command:

- The default board outlines generated by the BOARD command now start at
the origin of the drawing area, and are no longer offset so that they
are centered within the 50mil grid.

* INVOKE command:

- The INVOKE command now displays in the status line the part and device
name of the object attached to the cursor.

* PASTE command:

- The PASTE command now accepts an 'orientation' parameter in the command
line.
- The PASTE command is no longer a transparent command, because this
prevented its parameter toolbar from being shown.

* ROUTE command:

- When routing an airwire that starts at an already routed wire, the new
wire's width is now automatically adjusted to that of the existing wire
if the Shift key is pressed when selecting the airwire.
- The end point of the dynamically calculated airwire is now always used as
an additional snap point, even if it is off grid. If the remaining airwire
has a length that is shorter than SNAP_LENGTH, the routed wire
automatically snaps to the airwire's end point, and stays there until the
mouse pointer is moved at least SNAP_LENGTH away from that point.
The SET parameter SNAP_BENDED is now obsolete, but is still tolerated for
compatibility.

* SET command:

- When routing an airwire that starts at an already routed wire, the new
wire's width is now automatically adjusted to that of the existing wire.
- The SET parameter SNAP_BENDED is now obsolete, but is still tolerated for
compatibility.

* Miscellaneous:

- Improved selecting wires of the same signal that are close together.
- Pin names with '@' are now displayed in the previews the same way as in
a schematic (with everything after and including the '@' stripped).

* Bugfixes:

- Now clearing the status bar after a Properties dialog.
- Fixed handling polygons in the t/bStop layer of mirrored elements in the
DRC.
- Fixed getting the path to the AppData directory from the Windows
registry in case it contains non-ASCII characters.
- Fixed a crash in the NET command when clicking on a bus that has a name
that consists only of a "SYNONYM:" part.
- Fixed handling via lengths in the Properties dialog that are not allowed
according to the layer setup.
- Fixed a crash in the CHANGE LAYER command with signal wires.
- Fixed displaying and printing objects in layer 50.
- Fixed renaming a net in the Properties dialog, in case the same net
is present on other sheets, too.
- Fixed a possible loss of consistency when making changes in the schematic,
switching to another sheet, making more changes, and then doing UNDO in
the board, in which case the number of undo steps in the two editor
windows drifted apart. Every time the sheet is changed in the schematic
editor, a separate UNDO step is now stored, even if there is no actual
change made on that sheet.
- Fixed unSMASHing parts in the schematic (this deleted attributes from the
part in the board).
- Fixed extremely long delay when saving a file.
- Fixed the example regarding the use of SMD_FLAG_STOP in the online help
page for UL_SMD.
- Fixed displaying the status bar header in case a command runs for a
longer time and the mouse is moved inside the editor window.
- Fixed the User Language function UL_SIGNAL.airwireshidden.
- Fixed marking the text in the first string entry field in a User Language
dialog when the dialog is opened (didn't work under Windows).
- Fixed handling the $HOME environment variable in the directories set in
the Options/Directories dialog under Windows.
- Fixed selecting pins with the GROUP command (they were included in the
group even if the Symbols layer was not active).
- Fixed faulty nameless attributes for parts in case a part is copied and
there have been attributes deleted before that.
- Fixed ensuring that the text cursor is visible when opening a text
editor window while loading a project.
- Fixed displaying the placeholder texts ">DRAWING_NAME", ">LAST_DATE_TIME",
">PLOT_DATE_TIME" and ">SHEET" in a new, yet unsaved drawing.
- Fixed keeping the layer list focused when clicking on a button in the
DISPLAY dialog.
- Fixed always displaying text in the HTML editor's upper pane as HTML.
- Fixed centering on the current error in the ERRORS dialog by pressing
the 'Enter' or 'Return' key.
- Fixed setting the focus in the Design Rules dialog.
- Fixed refreshing the Control Panel's tree view after copying a directory.
- Fixed erasing the original airwire after displaying a dialog while the
ROUTE command is active with an airwire attached to the mouse pointer.
- Fixed reporting calls to non-existing object members in the User Language
(like, for instance, UL_WIRE.arc.curve).
- Fixed setting the 'Curve' parameter to 0 in the Properties dialog of
an arc shaped wire.
- Fixed a possible crash when using CLOSE in a script file and a message
box appears after that.
- Fixed automatically placing elements in the BOARD, ADD and PASTE command
(issued from the schematic), so that they are not placed outside the
valid range of coordinates.
- Fixed sorting newly created items in the Control Panel's tree view.
- Fixed drawing artefacts when doing UNDO after RIPUP.
- Fixed duplicate data for rotated rectangular apertures in Gerber RS-274-X.
- Fixed drawing artefacts when doing UNDO after deleting a polygon edge.
- Fixed dynamic airwire calculation in the ROUTE command in case layers
containing objects that belong to the routed signal are not displayed.
- Fixed entering values into the Angle combo box of the parameter toolbar.
- Fixed setting HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Applications\eagle.exe\shell\open\command
in the Windows registry ("command" was a string instead of a key).
- Fixed printing lines with zero width on the Mac (they were printed too
thick).
- Fixed a possible hangup when pressing a character or digit key in the
table of the attribute dialog of the library editor.

Klaus Schmidinger
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CadSoft Computer GmbH Fax: +49-8635-6989-40
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Re: EAGLE version 5.3 released! [message #10 is a reply to message #9] Tue, 28 October 2008 12:52 Go to previous messageGo to next message
temp
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Is 5.3 identical to 5.2.5 ?
Re: EAGLE version 5.3 released! [message #11 is a reply to message #10] Wed, 29 October 2008 08:48 Go to previous message
Klaus Schmidinger
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Registered: November 2008
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On 10/28/08 13:52, Morgan Leijstr÷m wrote:
> Is 5.3 identical to 5.2.5 ?

Yes, the executable file of an officially released version is
always identical to the last beta version - except for the version
number, of course. There may, however, be some last minute changes
in other files, like documentation, ULPs, scripts or libraries.

Klaus Schmidinger
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Klaus Schmidinger Phone: +49-8635-6989-10
CadSoft Computer GmbH Fax: +49-8635-6989-40
Hofmark 2 Email: kls@cadsoft.de
D-84568 Pleiskirchen, Germany URL: www.cadsoft.de
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