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XCircuit - Lightweight Schematic Capture CAD
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XCircuit is a UNIX/X11 program for drawing publishable-quality electrical circuit schematic diagrams and related figures, and produce circuit netlists through schematic capture. This program is lightweight and a long staple inclusion with other distros.

XCircuit is free and open-source software and is distributed under the GPL version 2 license.

xcircuit-3.10.12.tgz v3.10
Last Update March 24, 2019

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dms created this task.Oct 9 2019, 8:36 PM
dms updated the task description. (Show Details)Oct 9 2019, 8:41 PM

I've used a dozen or so tools for drawing publishing-quality circuit schematics, including GUI tools like visio, libreoffice, xfig, xcircuit, and scripting tools like asymptote, metapost (makecirc), circuitikz. The last time i used xcircuit was in 2005 or so.
The general conclusion is that xcircuit is the better choice among the GUI tools in terms of graphic quality, but only scripting tools are satisfactory to me.

On the other hand, as soon as you need to work with other people, visio or libreoffice become the only viable choices.
I don't think I can convince a single one to use xcircuit, because most people don't see the subtle quality differences.
For those who cares about quality, they will pick the "best" tool (usually scripting tool), which is almost always different from your "best" tool.

DataDrake triaged this task as Wishlist priority.Dec 23 2019, 1:20 AM
DataDrake moved this task from Backlog to Accepted For Inclusion on the Package Requests board.
netchup added a subscriber: netchup.Jan 9 2020, 3:12 PM
JoshStrobl closed this task as Wontfix.Jan 29 2020, 2:54 PM
JoshStrobl added a subscriber: JoshStrobl.

Given nobody has stepped up since the this was accepted for inclusion to offer maintainership and patches, closing as WONTFIX. This task should only be opened in the event a patch has been submitted (as opposed to providing a claim that a patch will be provided).