When users speak, vendors listen. This fundamental truth has yielded most EDA tools now being available on Linux. This Linux forum is meant to be an EDA users forum for Linux. I will take it that there were no barriers to your adoption of Linux for your EDA needs.
There are some interesting footnotes about EDA performance on Linux, tools with dependencies on performance of the C compiler or TCL/TK tend to out perform the same tool on proprietary hardware.
I have a number of interesting questions and topics to discuss. The vendors have all had their say in response to Sanjays posting, with responses from we support Linux, spending just the proper amount of resources on Linux. As I recall only one vendor said we don?t currently support Linux. Vendors are always happy for a chance to tout their products.
Unfortunately, there is more to an engineering desktop than just the EDA tools. There is email, office productivity, project tracking and documentation tools. I have selected several of these as topics and will start threads, around once a month on some of these EDA and related topics. This thread remains the general Linux adoption users forum. I understand there?s an interest in project management tools. You can follow up here or in the project management thread which I has been started in parallel.
I started using project-planning tools many years ago while I was a project manager. Has anyone used a project-planning tool on Linux? What was it and how did it work? Is the lack of a project planning tool on Linux keeping windows on your desktop?
Remember, we need your voice. Your opinion counts. The experience you have to share makes a difference.
If I don?t see your comments here, perhaps I will see you and hear your comments at the Linux World Expo at the Moscone Center August 4-7.
Founder and President of The ASIC Group