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ICanCAD is a GPLed#

Tue, 23 Jul 2002 21:33:26 +0000

ICanCAD is a GPLed CAD editor for analog(ue) and mixed-mode signals. It's built using Allegro CL and their CLIM, which unfortunately makes it difficult for anyone else to hack on it unless they have the full Allegro system - CLIM doesn't come with the eval version. But you can download the ICanCAD Linux/x86 binary and play with it for yourself, which makes it kind of rare as CLIM apps go. Requires Motif 2, which is in Debian - albeit in non-free. Here's a completely unattractive screenshot of ten minutes wild flailing around.

What was it I said the other day? Oh, yeah, ``CLIM Rocks''. Well, um. it could rock even harder if they didn't all want to use that ugly Courier font all the time. Does Not Make For Pretty Pictures. Contrast with, say, Closure (that's from McCLIM, probably quite a recent snapshot of) and you'll see what I mean. Come on guys, give us stuff we can make screenshots from.

SBCL 0.7.6 is out, doesn't include my stack checking fixes. SBCL is in CVS, and does. And I even built it on PPC to check they work there too.