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EAGLE version 7.4 released! [message #163095] Tue, 01 September 2015 10:58 Go to next message
Walter Spermann
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A new version of EAGLE is now available for download at

http://www.cadsoftusa.com/download-eagle

The changes since the previous version are:

* EAGLE Editions:

- CadSoft now provides an EAGLE "Make Pro" edition with capabilities similar to
Standard edition. In particular the board area is limited to 160x100mm, but
board width and height can be adjusted. The license is limited to one year
and an internet connection is required.
- There is also a new edition "Make Personal" available which was previously
called "EAGLE Hobbyist".

* COPY command:

- Beside device sets and packages the COPY command now can also copy symbols.
- If the library name is skipped in the command syntax the currently opened
library is taken as source (see help for details).

* Control Panel:

- Added entry 'COPY to library' to context menu for symbols.
- Support for Drag&Drop for symbols from Control Panel to Library Editor
and of all library object types to the overview (table of contents) mode of
the Library Editor.

* Library Editor:

- Addition of 'Duplicate' to context menu for symbols in the overview
(table of contents) mode.
- Added tool tips to the TOC view of the library editor window
containing the headlines of the respective descriptions.

* Help improvements:

- Added examples for CHANGE DLINE.
- Improved description of PORT regarding buses and of PACKAGE regarding 'name'.
- Added a section 'Special attributes' regarding the special role of
attribute 'VALUE'.
- Improved description of UL_PART.variants(); extended example for UL_VARIANT.
- Added explanation on top/bottom pairs of custom layers.

* Miscellaneous:

- Added a set of design rule files from Eurocircuits and Wuerth Electronic
to design rule folder.
- Added a new CAM job file gerb274x-mill-drill.cam for generating milling
output with Gerber and drill data output with Excellon in one action.

* Bugfixes:

- Ignoring a potentially given but superfluous extension in
COPY X.PAC@abc.lbr Y[.pac]; same for .dev.
- Fix for locale dependant problems when entering decimal numbers in unit fields.
- Changed misleading text in the Linux install script.
- Fixed handling of newly added empty global attributes.
- Fix for proper support of EAGLE 64 bit on MAC OS X 10.8.
- Fixed interpretation of scroll and zoom gestures from trackpads on MAC.
- Fix for 'Duplicate' in context menu for device sets and packages in the
library editor's overview mode when duplicating unsaved objects.
- Improved drawing performance for panning under Linux;
there was a regression after version 7.2.0.
- Fix for support of country specific decimal point (like ',') in command line
and scripts (after 7.2.0 only '.' worked).
- 'Duplicate' in context menu for library objects: restriction in the naming
dialog to allowed characters for object names.
- Fix for a crash in the autorouter when evaluation was done with invalid
job files.
- Fix for umlaut problem in installation text on MAC.
- The ROUTE command with Ctrl+Left can now also start routing at a pad;
this is important to start from a pad without airwire if the connect mode
is set to 'any'.
- Now the first selection point for DIMENSION is only snapped if coming from
a mouse click.
- Fixed update of thumbnails after removing a module.
- Fix for long printing times on Windows (there was a regression since V7.3).
- Fixed context menu handling for PACKAGE/TECHNOLOGY after clicking "Next"
in case of an ambiguous selection. The command was still referring to the
previous object.
- Fixed >LAST_DATE_TIME in CAM Processor output; it has been stuck at
'not saved' if during an EAGLE session a new drawing has been generated.
- Fixed displaying license data containing umlauts.
- Fix for EAGLE in commandline mode: it could happen that a given command
sequence (option -C) was executed in the wrong editor window.
- Fixed triggering the default button 'OK' by ENTER key in the CONNECT dialog;
if the focus was in a list, the list action was executed inadvertently.
- Fix for initially missing display of the 'Window' menu in MAC menubar.
- Correction of eagle.def concerning the output formats GERBER_RS274X_33MM
and EXCELLON_33MM (introduced in V7.2.1).
- Fix regarding continuation of an existing autorouter job after previous cancel.
- Added an initial check if the board was changed before continuation of an
existing autorouter job.
- Fix in DRC for undetected overlapping polygons in special cases.
- Fix for inaccessible minimized partner window if a schematic or board was
opened. This was a problem on several Linux distributions.
- Fix for undesired focus changes on MAC between EAGLE editor windows.
- Reactivated beep if clicking into the drawing area w/o causing
an actual selection (e.g. in ROUTE command).
- Fixed ERC messages for nets containing UTF-8 characters.
- Changed the polygon calculation within the CAM Processor to vector font,
because texts are always using vector font in the CAM Processor.
- Added a hint to use the default grid in schematics.
- Ignoring unjustified offset position if pasting a module.
- Ensuring unique naming if copying symbols.
- Fixed initial display of TOC in libraries if loaded within a project.
- Made ADD link in Control Panel for symbols work.
- Fixed annotation of deleting a module instance; deleting the respective
signals in the board completely if there is no port.

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Re: EAGLE version 7.4 released! [message #163098 is a reply to message #163095] Tue, 01 September 2015 13:07 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Andrew Crosland
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I had a pop-up in v6 offering a discount to upgrade to v7, but I cannot
get past the web page that requires a valid tax ID to be entered. Being
in the UK I assume this means a VAT number. My company is too small to
be registered for VAT, so I do not have a VAT number.

How do I proceed?

Andrew Crosland

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Re: EAGLE version 7.4 released! [message #163104 is a reply to message #163098] Tue, 01 September 2015 18:05 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Andrew Crosland
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I had a reply from Cadsoft. Fill it in as an individual rather than a
business if you are not VAt registered and do not have a VAT number.

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Re: EAGLE version 7.4 released! [message #163107 is a reply to message #163095] Wed, 02 September 2015 01:54 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Oma Ghad
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"The license is limited to one year"....is a key phrase.....pay
forever.  Retired people like me can't upgrade.

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Re: EAGLE version 7.4 released! [message #163109 is a reply to message #163107] Wed, 02 September 2015 07:02 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Rob Pearce
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On 02/09/15 02:54, Oma Ghad wrote:
> "The license is limited to one year"....is a key phrase.....pay
> forever. Retired people like me can't upgrade.
>
I read that as being applicable only to the new license option, meaning
that if you buy a conventional license it still lasts forever. I
sincerely hope this is the case, or we're back to the fiasco that we had
with 7.0 where some short-sighted financier enforced a "new and
improved" scheme that broke Eagle for everybody.
Re: EAGLE version 7.4 released! [message #163113 is a reply to message #163109] Wed, 02 September 2015 08:36 Go to previous message
CadSoft Support
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Am 02.09.2015 um 09:02 schrieb Rob Pearce:
> On 02/09/15 02:54, Oma Ghad wrote:
>> "The license is limited to one year"....is a key phrase.....pay
>> forever. Retired people like me can't upgrade.
>>
> I read that as being applicable only to the new license option, meaning
> that if you buy a conventional license it still lasts forever. I
> sincerely hope this is the case, or we're back to the fiasco that we had
> with 7.0 where some short-sighted financier enforced a "new and
> improved" scheme that broke Eagle for everybody.
>


Hi all,

the licensing model has not been changed.
Only the new Make Pro Edition is limitted to one year.


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