Don't get me started on Xilinx software, just don't!

It even makes Micro$oft look good...

been using Xilinx for 8+ years... it wasn't my idea, honest!

been using Protel for around 7 years... now that *was* my idea - well, after
Cadstar anything's better ;-)


Regards

Andy Gulliver

> -----Original Message-----
> From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]On
> Behalf Of Jon Elson
> Sent: 23 January 2002 23:51
> To: Protel EDA Forum
> Subject: Re: [PEDA] Is this normal???
>
>
> John Whittaker wrote:
>
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>
> Yes, I grumble about Protel/Altium too, until I compare it to something
> else I'm using, which is the Xilinx ISE tools for their FPGAs.
> They come out
> with 1 - 2 major releases a year.  The latest release has a new schematic
> capture
> pacakage that is incompatible with the Aldec package they used before.
> I called them up, and they said "sorry, we have no converter,
> you'll just have
> to reenter all your schematics by hand!"  Their new package is
> only slightly
> better than the Aldec horror, and may actually be worse.  It is incredibly
> difficult to reroute wires.  Sometimes I struggle for 5-15
> minutes moving ONE
> wire over a little.  I like very compact schematics.  They think
> that one gate
> per page is a good idea.  The basic scheme is that you are
> supposed to delete
> anything and draw it in again, instead of moving and editing.  UGH!
> This is the SECOND time in 2-3 years that they have abandoned a schematic
> package, and left all designs to reenter the schematics.  Xilinx
> is a Billion$
> company, too, although most of that is chips, not software.
>
> Jon
>

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