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Subject: Re: [geda-user] geda-skeleton-project: Lowering the cost of a starting a gEDA project
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On Jan 16, 2013, at 8:31 PM, DJ Delorie wrote:

> New gEDA users want the easiest/fastest path that results in them
> getting their project done.

Yes, exactly. What if pcb isn't the right tool for that? In my opinion, based on experience, it probably isn't in many cases.

>  If the first thing we tell them is to
> find some other software package to get their job done, we are doing
> ourselves a huge disservice.

If the first impression that they get is that they must use something that they are likely to find unusable, we do both them and ourselves a huge disservice.

If we downplay gEDA's unique strengths, particularly its ability to export designs to most common layout and simulation systems, we do both them and ourselves a huge disservice.

John Doty              Noqsi Aerospace, Ltd.
http://www.noqsi.com/
jpd AT noqsi DOT com



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