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 ====== gEDA Project Wiki ====== ====== gEDA Project Wiki ======
  
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-===== Translations ====+**[[Sitemap]]** 
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-  * En français, cela débute ​[[start_fr|ici]]. +  * **[[geda:​Download]]** 
-  * Spanish language ​[[start_es|links]] +  * **[[http://​www.gedasymbols.org|Symbols and footprints]]** 
-  * Русский ​[[start_ru|перевод]]+  * **[[gEDA:​Documentation]]** 
 +  * **[[gEDA:​developer|Development]]** 
 +  * **[[geda:tasks|Get involved]]**
  
 ===== What is gEDA? ===== ===== What is gEDA? =====
 +//​Translations:​ [[start_fr|Français]],​ [[start_es|Español]],​ [[start_ru|Русский]]//​
  
 The [[http://​www.geda-project.org|gEDA project]] is developing a full GPL'd suite and toolkit of Electronic Design Automation tools. These tools are used for electrical circuit design, schematic capture, simulation, prototyping,​ and production. Currently, the gEDA project offers a mature suite of free software applications for electronics design, including schematic capture, attribute management, bill of materials (BOM) generation, netlisting into over 20 netlist formats, analog and digital simulation, and printed circuit board (PCB) layout. The [[http://​www.geda-project.org|gEDA project]] is developing a full GPL'd suite and toolkit of Electronic Design Automation tools. These tools are used for electrical circuit design, schematic capture, simulation, prototyping,​ and production. Currently, the gEDA project offers a mature suite of free software applications for electronics design, including schematic capture, attribute management, bill of materials (BOM) generation, netlisting into over 20 netlist formats, analog and digital simulation, and printed circuit board (PCB) layout.
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 The tools involved in the suite enable you to professional-quality design of low- to mid-level complexity. ​ Using the gEDA tools, you can create PCB of up to 8 layers (soon more) with an unlimited number of components and nets.  The tools are suitable for use by students, educators, hobbyists, consultants,​ small businesses, and even in large corporations where an engineer might need to crank out a quick PC board (e.g. for a test stand) in a hurry. The tools involved in the suite enable you to professional-quality design of low- to mid-level complexity. ​ Using the gEDA tools, you can create PCB of up to 8 layers (soon more) with an unlimited number of components and nets.  The tools are suitable for use by students, educators, hobbyists, consultants,​ small businesses, and even in large corporations where an engineer might need to crank out a quick PC board (e.g. for a test stand) in a hurry.
  
-All of the software in the gEDA suite can be found on the [[ geda:download ​]] page.+<​html><​div style="​text-align:​center;​margin-top:​1.5em"></​html>​ 
 +[[ http://​wiki.geda-project.org/​_media/​geda:screenshot_gschem.png |{{geda:​screenshot_gschem_thumb.png?​266x200|gschem (click for full size)}}]] 
 +[[ http://wiki.geda-project.org/​_media/​geda:​screenshot_pcb.png |{{geda:​screenshot_pcb_thumb.png?​288x200|pcb (click for full size)}}]] 
 +[[ http://​wiki.geda-project.org/​_media/​geda:​screenshot_gerbv.png |{{geda:​screenshot_gerbv_thumb.png?​266x200|gerbv (click for full size)}}]] 
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-gEDA is run by volunteers. Please consider helping out with [[geda:tasks|one of the jobs/tasks that need help]]. Thank you.+===== Frequently asked questions ===== 
 +  * [[geda:​faq#​what_is_the_geda_project|What is the gEDA project?​]] 
 +  * [[geda:​faq#​what_is_geda_gaf_and_how_does_it_relate_to_geda|What ​is gEDA/gaf and how does it relate to gEDA?]] 
 +  * [[geda:faq#​what_is_the_geda_suite|What is the gEDA suite?]] 
 +  * [[geda:​faq#​why_what_makes_geda_so_different_from_other_eda_tools|Why?​ What makes gEDA so different from other EDA tools?]] 
 +  * [[geda:​faq#​why_does_the_geda_suite_seem_like_a_collection_of_random_programs_and_not_a_single_integrated_application|Why does the gEDA Suite seem like a collection of random programs, and not a single integrated application?​]] 
 +  * [[geda:​faq#​so_which_is_better_a_suite_ie_confederacy_of_programs_or_an_integrated_application|So which is better, a suite (i.econfederacy) of programs or an integrated application?​]] 
 +  * [[geda:​faq#​tool_xxx_is_missing_critical_feature_yyy_what_can_i_do|Tool XXX is missing critical feature YYY!  What can I do?]] 
 +  * [[geda:​faq#​what_license_does_geda_use|What license does gEDA use?]] 
 +  * [[geda:​faq#​where_can_i_get_more_information_about_and_download_geda|Where can I get more information about and download gEDA?]] 
 +  * [[geda:​faq#​okay_how_do_i_start_using_geda|Okay,​ how do I start using gEDA?]]
  
-===== Official Project documentation ​===== +===== Community ​===== 
-  ​* ​[[ gEDA:Documentation]] : Contains links to tutorials, manuals, HOWTOs and format specifications of the gEDA suite.+Users may discuss development,​ help, installation,​ and working tips through the [[ geda:mailinglists ​]].
  
-===== FAQs & Quick Reference ===== +[[ gEDA:Howto report bugs | How to report bugs ]]
-  * [[ gEDA:FAQ ]] : Frequently Asked Questions about the gEDA project itself. +
-  * [[ gEDA:​Installation ]] : gEDA installation HOWTO and FAQ. +
-  * [[ gEDA:Howto report bugs ]] +
-  * [[http://​www.gedasymbols.org ​gEDASymbols.org]] : Where users share their symbols and footprints. +
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-===== Developer Documentation ===== +
-  * [[gEDA:​developer|gEDA Developer Information]] : Development of the gEDA Suite. +
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-Please see the [[ http://​www.geda-project.org/​people.html | people]] page for a list of all active and inactive gEDA developers. +
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-===== Talks ===== +
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-Various talks and presentations on gEDA provide a good top-level overview of the project for those who are interested:​ +
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-[[http://​www.eevblog.com/​2010/​10/​27/​eevblog-121-geda-interview-with-dj-delorie/​|gEDA session]] +
-DJ Delorie did at Renesas DevCon 2010 (the slides for it are +
-[[http://​www.delorie.com/​electronics/​rulz/​|here]] under “Presentations and Other Info”) +
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-[[http://​ignite.oreilly.com/​2009/​02/​ignite-boston-5-wrap-up-videos.html|Ignite 5 video]] +
-given by Stuart Brorson about “Hardware design and the gEDA Project” +
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-===== gEDA Users ===== +
-Users may discuss development,​ help, installation,​ and working tips through the [[ geda:​mailinglists ​]].+
  
 There is also a gEDA IRC channel at **irc.oftc.net/​6667** on the **#geda** There is also a gEDA IRC channel at **irc.oftc.net/​6667** on the **#geda**
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 channel is dedicated to pcb design and prototyping,​ gEDA pcb included. channel is dedicated to pcb design and prototyping,​ gEDA pcb included.
  
-**[[Sitemap]]**+[[geda:​tasks#​Website and documentation|How to get started editing the documentation on the wiki]] 
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