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EAGLE V8.0 Change Log [message #168789] Sat, 21 January 2017 20:21 Go to next message
James Morrison
Messages: 1129
Registered: November 2004
Senior Member

Other users have asked and I ran across this from the file UPDATE_en.txt.

This is obviously NOT complete since it doesn't mention the new splice command or implicit group command. But here is what is in the file:


Release notes for EAGLE 8.0.0
=============================

* Licensing:

  - Update of various spots in EAGLE regarding the license changes introduced
    by Autodesk: Standard, Premium, Ultimate, Express and Educational.
    The 30 day trial license has been removed.

* ULPs:

  - Added 'manufacturing.ulp' provided by Autodesk. It supports an upload of EAGLE
    drawing files to 'circuits.io' in order to generate manufacturing data which
    can then be downloaded. The ULP is accessible as an icon in the board editor.
  - Added 'ecadio.ulp' provided by Autodesk. It supports an upload of EAGLE boards
    to 'ecad.io' in order to generate a 3D PCB for use in MCAD systems.
    The ULP is accessible as an icon in the board editor.

* UI improvements:

  - Added Option.SignalNames to display the signal names on the signal wires
    and on the connected pads and SMDs.
    It can be set in the Settings dialog under 'Misc/Display signal names'.
  - The options Option.SignalNames, Option.PadNames and Option.ViaLength are
    set to 'On' by default.

* Miscellaneous:

  - Improved visibility of scrollbars for common window styles on Linux.
  - Silently ignoring double references to a contact within a signal when loading
    a board file.
  - CAM Processor: when running 'Process Job' with more than one section,
    it is checked if the job covers the Layer Setup only partially.
  - The file locking option has been switched off by default. Use 'Backup/Locking'
    under 'Options' in Control Panel to turn it on.
  - Update of EAGLE logo to the new appearance since Autodesk acquisition.
  - Update of Hungarian translation (GUI without help and manual).

* Bugfixes:

  - Fixed UL functions strsplit() and lookup() to handle unusual UTF8 characters
    as separator.
  - Fixed potential crash of the 64 bit versions when loading EAGLE drawings
    from old format (e.g. V3.55).
  - Image export to TIFF format in monochrome: fixed a regression regarding the
    compression method.
  - The selected object is no longer removed from the group after running a ULP
    started through 'SET CONTEXT Object ...'; the ULP might want to use this
    one-object group afterwards with e.g. 'exit("move (>@)")'.
  - Ensuring valid move of polygon wires or an entire polygon if selecting a
    wire with 'SET CONTEXT Wire ...' or using setgroup() in a ULP.
  - Fixed history of dlgStringEdit to become case sensitive.
  - Fix for refresh of images in Control Panel preview on Windows.
  - Added a check for identical pinrefs when loading a schematic to avoid a
    possible crash.
  - Fixed deleting/splitting busses with portrefs involved: it could happen that
    new port connections couldn't be established anymore.
  - Fixed selecting an end of a wire with the context menu.
  - Fix for ULP function ingroup() returning true for too many objects after
    UNDOing of transferring a group to another sheet.



James Morrison ~~~ Stratford Digital
http://www.stratforddigital.ca
Re: EAGLE V8.0 Change Log [message #168792 is a reply to message #168789] Sat, 21 January 2017 21:49 Go to previous messageGo to next message
warrenbrayshaw
Messages: 1739
Registered: January 2010
Location: New Zealand
Senior Member
On 22/01/2017 9:21 a.m., James Morrison wrote:
> Other users have asked and I ran across this from the file UPDATE_en.txt.
>
> This is obviously NOT complete since it doesn't mention the new splice
> command or implicit group command. But here is what is in the file:
>
>
>
> Release notes for EAGLE 8.0.0
> =============================
>
> * Licensing:
>
> - Update of various spots in EAGLE regarding the license changes
> introduced
> by Autodesk: Standard, Premium, Ultimate, Express and Educational.
> The 30 day trial license has been removed.
>
> * ULPs:
>
> - Added 'manufacturing.ulp' provided by Autodesk. It supports an upload
> of EAGLE
> drawing files to 'circuits.io' in order to generate manufacturing data
> which
> can then be downloaded. The ULP is accessible as an icon in the board
> editor.
> - Added 'ecadio.ulp' provided by Autodesk. It supports an upload of EAGLE
> boards
> to 'ecad.io' in order to generate a 3D PCB for use in MCAD systems.
> The ULP is accessible as an icon in the board editor.
>
> * UI improvements:
>
> - Added Option.SignalNames to display the signal names on the signal
> wires
> and on the connected pads and SMDs.
> It can be set in the Settings dialog under 'Misc/Display signal
> names'.
> - The options Option.SignalNames, Option.PadNames and Option.ViaLength
> are
> set to 'On' by default.
>
> * Miscellaneous:
>
> - Improved visibility of scrollbars for common window styles on Linux.
> - Silently ignoring double references to a contact within a signal when
> loading
> a board file.
> - CAM Processor: when running 'Process Job' with more than one section,
> it is checked if the job covers the Layer Setup only partially.
> - The file locking option has been switched off by default. Use
> 'Backup/Locking'
> under 'Options' in Control Panel to turn it on.
> - Update of EAGLE logo to the new appearance since Autodesk acquisition.
> - Update of Hungarian translation (GUI without help and manual).
>
> * Bugfixes:
>
> - Fixed UL functions strsplit() and lookup() to handle unusual UTF8
> characters
> as separator.
> - Fixed potential crash of the 64 bit versions when loading EAGLE
> drawings
> from old format (e.g. V3.55).
> - Image export to TIFF format in monochrome: fixed a regression regarding
> the
> compression method.
> - The selected object is no longer removed from the group after running a
> ULP
> started through 'SET CONTEXT Object ...'; the ULP might want to use
> this
> one-object group afterwards with e.g. 'exit("move (>@)")'.
> - Ensuring valid move of polygon wires or an entire polygon if selecting
> a
> wire with 'SET CONTEXT Wire ...' or using setgroup() in a ULP.
> - Fixed history of dlgStringEdit to become case sensitive.
> - Fix for refresh of images in Control Panel preview on Windows.
> - Added a check for identical pinrefs when loading a schematic to avoid
> a
> possible crash.
> - Fixed deleting/splitting busses with portrefs involved: it could happen
> that
> new port connections couldn't be established anymore.
> - Fixed selecting an end of a wire with the context menu.
> - Fix for ULP function ingroup() returning true for too many objects
> after
> UNDOing of transferring a group to another sheet.
>
>

Hi James
That's a copy of the statement made in the release notes of v7.7 (see
below).

Regards
Warren


Release notes for EAGLE 7.7.0
=============================

* Licensing:

- Update of various spots in EAGLE regarding the license changes
introduced
by Autodesk: Standard, Premium, Ultimate, Express and Educational.
The 30 day trial license has been removed.

* ULPs:

- Added 'manufacturing.ulp' provided by Autodesk. It supports an
upload of EAGLE
drawing files to 'circuits.io' in order to generate manufacturing
data which
can then be downloaded. The ULP is accessible as an icon in the
board editor.
- Added 'ecadio.ulp' provided by Autodesk. It supports an upload of
EAGLE boards
to 'ecad.io' in order to generate a 3D PCB for use in MCAD systems.
The ULP is accessible as an icon in the board editor.

* UI improvements:

- Added Option.SignalNames to display the signal names on the signal
wires
and on the connected pads and SMDs.
It can be set in the Settings dialog under 'Misc/Display signal names'.
- The options Option.SignalNames, Option.PadNames and
Option.ViaLength are
set to 'On' by default.

* Miscellaneous:

- Improved visibility of scrollbars for common window styles on Linux.
- Silently ignoring double references to a contact within a signal
when loading
a board file.
- CAM Processor: when running 'Process Job' with more than one section,
it is checked if the job covers the Layer Setup only partially.
- The file locking option has been switched off by default. Use
'Backup/Locking'
under 'Options' in Control Panel to turn it on.
- Update of EAGLE logo to the new appearance since Autodesk acquisition.
- Update of Hungarian translation (GUI without help and manual).

* Bugfixes:

- Fixed UL functions strsplit() and lookup() to handle unusual UTF8
characters
as separator.
- Fixed potential crash of the 64 bit versions when loading EAGLE
drawings
from old format (e.g. V3.55).
- Image export to TIFF format in monochrome: fixed a regression
regarding the
compression method.
- The selected object is no longer removed from the group after
running a ULP
started through 'SET CONTEXT Object ...'; the ULP might want to use
this
one-object group afterwards with e.g. 'exit("move (>@)")'.
- Ensuring valid move of polygon wires or an entire polygon if
selecting a
wire with 'SET CONTEXT Wire ...' or using setgroup() in a ULP.
- Fixed history of dlgStringEdit to become case sensitive.
- Fix for refresh of images in Control Panel preview on Windows.
- Added a check for identical pinrefs when loading a schematic to avoid a
possible crash.
- Fixed deleting/splitting busses with portrefs involved: it could
happen that
new port connections couldn't be established anymore.
- Fixed selecting an end of a wire with the context menu.
- Fix for ULP function ingroup() returning true for too many objects
after
UNDOing of transferring a group to another sheet.

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Re: EAGLE V8.0 Change Log [message #168865 is a reply to message #168789] Mon, 23 January 2017 22:22 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Jorge Garcia
Messages: 1285
Registered: April 2010
Senior Member
Hi James,

Proper change log is forthcoming. Whole lot going on right now.

Best Regards,
Jorge Garcia
Re: EAGLE V8.0 Change Log [message #168885 is a reply to message #168865] Tue, 24 January 2017 09:27 Go to previous messageGo to next message
rachaelp
Messages: 532
Registered: March 2015
Location: UK
Senior Member
Jorge Garcia wrote on Mon, 23 January 2017 22:22
Hi James,

Proper change log is forthcoming. Whole lot going on right now.

Best Regards,
Jorge Garcia


Hi Jorge,

I appreciate that a lot is going on, but really, CADSoft used to be good at getting a complete change log and documentation out with it's official releases and these are important, especially for those of us who use EAGLE professionally. Please can Autodesk ensure that these are done properly in time for being available with the actual release in future? If they are kept up to date with things as development is ongoing then they shouldn't be too hard to get done.

Many thanks,

Rachael
Re: EAGLE V8.0 Change Log [message #168910 is a reply to message #168885] Tue, 24 January 2017 17:45 Go to previous message
Jorge Garcia
Messages: 1285
Registered: April 2010
Senior Member
On 1/24/2017 4:27 AM, Rachael wrote:
> Jorge Garcia wrote on Mon, 23 January 2017 22:22
>> Hi James,
>>
>> Proper change log is forthcoming. Whole lot going on right now.
>>
>> Best Regards,
>> Jorge Garcia
>
>
> Hi Jorge,
>
> I appreciate that a lot is going on, but really, CADSoft used to be good at
> getting a complete change log and documentation out with it's official
> releases and these are important, especially for those of us who use EAGLE
> professionally. Please can Autodesk ensure that these are done properly in
> time for being available with the actual release in future? If they are
> kept up to date with things as development is ongoing then they shouldn't
> be too hard to get done.
>
> Many thanks,
>
> Rachael
>

Hi Rachael,

Yeah, sorry about that. You'll see the situation improve over the next
few releases as the developers get into a rythm.

Our next update will have an appropriate changelog. Should be out in the
coming weeks.

Best Regards,
Jorge Garcia
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