This is a global bug, to be refined and to allow more discrete requests linked to it.
The rationale here is to Mageia as an attractive and up-to-date platform for open hardware hackers. And there's a lot of stuff in this field.
* Arduino (see bug 528)
* very large list: http://www.opencollector.org/summary.php
* Eagle (proprietary, not sure there's a full free equivalent - I used to use it at schoool - http://www.cadsoftusa.com/ )
* RepRap, Makerbot & co have several toolchains, that would need to be sorted out:
* RepRap toolchain: http://reprap.org/wiki/Installing_RepRap_on_your_computer
* MakerBot, seems more complex http://code.google.com/p/makerbot/
Steps to Reproduce:
* FreeCAD: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FreeCAD_(software)
* BRL-CAD: http://brlcad.org/
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I didn't look, but did any of this get packaged yet, that you know of?
Not sure yet. It still in a rough state.
What about making this list in our new wiki?
What for? The wiki won't document this better as long as it's not packaged.
Well, of course, if none of them are getting packaged, it'll never be needed :Ã¾
I thought a page like this one https://wiki.mageia.org/en/Science_SIG would give a better overview, but then: I don't have a packager's mind, so if this bug report is more helpful to get others to import a lot of this, then leave it like it is :D
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Arduino 1.6.5 and FreeCAD 0.15 are now packaged in cauldron.
Assigning to the new default assignee for package requests.
Thank you Yann for packaging FreeCAD, and also putting it in mga5 backport :)
I see 0.15 it is a year old now, and 0.16 recently out.
Do you think you have time to update it (at least .mga6 before its release freeze)
"Hardware" is ambigous and vast
It is common to group electrical/electronic and mechanical as separate groups.
When we have more packaged i think a wiki page for each group could be good helping users find software in mageia. that Wiki page could also have some links to other lists like the first post here. It could also have tips on good working but unpackable software like Eagle, MPLABX (programming microcontrollers) or mine below:
(EagleCAD mentioned in first post is good, i use it (seldom) but is proprietary.)
I heard the electronic cad we already have packaged are good to.
Regarding linux native proprietary mech 3D CAD my collegue use VariCAD and BricsCAD.
Â§ Linkage is a very nice easy to use simulator for exact simulation of linkages. It is designed for MSWindows but it runs nicely in wine http://blog.rectorsquid.com/linkage-mechanism-designer-and-simulator/ and there are simply no direct alternative.
Â§ Physion. 2D objects are easily simulated including gravity etc
(It is similar to Phun/Algodoo but they need wine to run on Linux)
I saw it is 100%free but i realise author probably mean free of charge only.
After long pause developer recently released a new version
( Currently there are problems installing it though http://physion.net/en/forum/recent )
Linkage is open source http://blog.rectorsquid.com/linkage-is-open-source/ , https://github.com/rectorsquid/Linkage
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Bug 20072 - FreeCAD need updating
QElectroTech "QET" is a nice schema program.
Symbols for electrics, pipes, .. parts of components on different pages can be linked, followed when clicked etc :) images can be mounted, making it nice documentation.
It is aimed at electrical installations in houses and machines.
Easy to make own symbols, i made quite a few.
Currently we have the most current in Cauldrun, but not in mga6: Bug 20743.
I have however compiled locally and documented that:
(Development was quite fast and i feed-backed)
There are also more links.
PCB and schema CAD
We have since long both packaged:
Some comments: https://forums.mageia.org/en/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=12278
Slicer for "3D printers": We have latest stable slic3r 1.2.9 packaged
But, really, i believe most people use 1.3.0, see beklow
There do exist other easy methods to get and install programs onto Mageia:
For FreeCAD i and others have used the Appimage sucessfully to get latest version. https://forums.mageia.org/en/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=12200
Also Slic3r 1.3.0 in development have frequent Appimage builds at http://slic3r.org/download, and it works perfectly.
Similarly, KiCAD is available as Flatpack. http://kicad-pcb.org/download/flatpak/
It is very nice that Mageia supports Appimage and Flatpack, so users easily can get latest versions of vendors that delivers that option when we do not keep up packaging.
Still it is very good that programs are packaged so they most easily can be tried out. :)
I think it would be a good idea to create a section here:
like the other sections, can have columns for MechCad&CAM, shema&electroCAD, ...
RepRap toolchain and Replicator haven't been updated since 6 years. They don't seem good candidates.
However, Cura is a good one. see mga#17195
We have since long the cirquit simulator Qucs, http://qucs.sourceforge.net/
...we also have
gpsim - A software simulator for Microchip PIC micro-controllers
Bug 23299 - elmerfem (Elmer), an open source multiphysical simulation
Bug 17600 - SALOME a mechanical simulation
Interesting stuff we do not have, and not yet a request for:
Lpub3D LDraw™ editor for LEGO® style digital building instructions. https://sourceforge.net/projects/lpub3d/
KTechlab is an IDE for microcontrollers and electronics.
SimulIDE Real Time Electronic Circuit Simulator. With PIC, AVR and Arduino simulation. https://sourceforge.net/projects/simulide/
FreeCAD-PCB: Import your PCB boards to FreeCAD
Ultimaker Cura is another 3D printer slicer (comparable to Slic3r in comment 12) that is available as an Appimage: https://ultimaker.com/en/products/ultimaker-cura-software
We have OpenSCAD, which creates 3D objects from script, have parametric panel, and can do some movement simulation (using scripting)
We also have
ngspice - Mixed Mode - Mixed Level Circuit Simulator Based On Berkley's spice3f5
There are some interesting applications in the coraleda umbrella project
We have (elder) pcb-rnd* packages - Cirquit board editor
xschem: schematic capture program, useful for simulation etc
@ QET, QElectroTech:
Is now available as flatpak:
Install flatpak from Mageia repo, then follow
And launch by issuing
flatpak run org.qelectrotech.QElectroTech
There are also Appimages
Unfortunately the later ones do not work on mga7 currently.
Development have restarted and forum is active.
The upstream fedora package works on mga7
Another printed cirquit board CAD: We have pcb-rnd packaged.
It started as friendly fork of gEDA