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Date: Fri, 14 Dec 2012 07:57:55 +0100
From: Bert Timmerman <bert DOT timmerman AT xs4all DOT nl>
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Subject: Re: [geda-user] Find rat lines - prototype solver for minimal cut
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gedau AT igor2 DOT repo DOT hu wrote:
> Hello all,
> I've put together a minimalistic prototype solver for the problem. All 
> test cases I've posted earlier are included as valid input for the 
> solver. The solver is based on the Karger's algorithm for finding 
> minimal cut, as suggested by Britton Kerin, with the extra S and T 
> nodes introduced with strong (redundant) connections to each node of 
> the corresponding net.
> It currently solves all test cases properly. It is written in C (not 
> in a portable way). The solver itself is less than 200 lines with a 
> lot of debugging code included and relies on a graph lib of about 200 
> lines (uses only about half of it). There are a lot of room for 
> optimization, which I would do in case of interest (*).
> The code is accessible from svn://
> It is not the most efficient algorithm to solve the problem. My 
> friends with more algorithm theory insight suggested two better 
> solutions, and I am willing to implement some sort of prototype for 
> them in the same framework, in case of interest (*).
> (*) interest: a PCB developer with commit right wants to merge the 
> code into PCB; he would also need to extract the graph from PCB 
> internals in whatever format (I am willing to write the converter) and 
> translate the result to PCB highlights.
> Best regards,
> Tibor Palinkas
Hi Tibor,

Maybe it's mentioned already: after checking out trying make fails 

[bert AT vortex pcb-mincut]$ make
cc -g -Wall   -c -o main.o main.c
main.c: In function ‘main’:
main.c:12: warning: implicit declaration of function ‘exit’
main.c:12: warning: incompatible implicit declaration of built-in 
function ‘exit’
main.c:14: warning: implicit declaration of function ‘solve’
cc -g -Wall   -c -o solve.o solve.c
solve.c:22:19: error: solve.h: No such file or directory
solve.c:34: error: expected ‘)’ before ‘*’ token
solve.c:184: error: expected ‘)’ before ‘*’ token
make: *** [solve.o] Error 1
[bert AT vortex pcb-mincut]$

Could you please include solve.h so I can test and play with pcb-mincut.

Maybe we can adapt pcb-mincut into a plug-in for pcb ;-)

TIA and kind regards,

Bert Timmerman.

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