[Libre-silicon-devel] Tools for VLSI Design - LibreSilicon flavored Live-DVD

Staf Verhaegen staf at fibraservi.eu
Sat Feb 2 20:50:34 CET 2019


ludwig jaffe schreef op za 02-02-2019 om 18:40 [+0100]:
> Toolchain:
> Hi I could maintain a repository to be added to /etc/apt/sources.list
> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/libresilicon

Alternatively maybe repos can be maintained for a few selected OSes on
openSUSE build Service. I do think for example some academic
environments are still based on Centos or derivatives like Scientific
Linux.
greets,
Staf.

> so apt will find the packages
> this should work for debian and ubuntu and one could try to
> statically link the tools if they need old stuff like motif or even
> older stuff that could create dependency problems as every distro is
> a bit different.
> But the first step is to maintain a dynamically linked version of the
> tools for debian stable and ubuntu lts.
> This should be not too much work.
> No need fir a life cd.
> Just a howto for adding our repo to the distribution.
> 
> Regarding electric: how to host a 600M tarball of html code
> docunentation.
> Github accepts only 100M blobs. So splitting up the docu part of
> electric did not help much.
> If you want to code with electric git clone levush/electric
> read the readme on compiling and have gixygen and graphviz installed
> to make the docu.
> There is still a path problem in the Doxyfile as relative paths
> sonehow are not working correctly. 
> If someone knows better please look at the different Versions of
> Doxyfile in the project and improve it.
> The code base is quite huge so one would need to surf the code to
> understand it. Doxygen is a cool tool for analysis of code written by
> others.
> 
> If we want to develop with electric we need to find what should be
> improved and try to understand the code to the extend needed fir this
> task.
> Otherwhise electric sits there beeing rescued from beeing depublished
> in favor of the shity java version but thats it.
> 
> 
> Cheers
> 
> Ludwig
> 
> 
> 
> 
> On Saturday, February 2, 2019, Hagen SANKOWSKI <hsank at po
> 
> steo.de> wrote:
> > Hello Ludwig, Hello List.
> >
> > Thanks Ludwig for your Effort to compile some tools!
> >
> > I came across the fact, that the Debian family of Distributions has
> > already compiled packages for qflow, which also includes yosys and
> magic..
> >
> > IMHO we should have a working tool flow, which allows us to work on
> our
> > project and others to follow us.
> >
> > Ludwig, do you like to setup and maintain a (Debian/Mint clone)
> Live-DVD
> > with all tools already installed tools?
> >
> > I would vote (at least) for
> > - qflow
> > - yosys
> > - magic
> > - klayout
> > - electric
> > - (lua)latex (while with easier UTF-8 usage!)
> >
> > all in the latest and greatest version. Plus all stuff we are
> developing
> > here, like
> > - lsc
> > - popcorn
> > - melmac
> > - ... etc.
> >
> > Additional (in later versions) I can think about distributing nice
> > documentations not only about the process, but also how-to, cookery
> > books of how to make chips.


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