[time-nuts] Autodesk Eagle -- maybe they're listening

Graham / KE9H ke9h.graham at gmail.com
Mon Jan 23 20:26:49 EST 2017


You can get Eagle 7.7 at:

Somehow, that ftp server is still up and serving downloads.

--- Graham


On Mon, Jan 23, 2017 at 6:56 PM, Mike Suhar <msuhar at woh.rr.com> wrote:

> Many companies are trying to jump on the subscription band wagon.  It is a
> way to keep a steady flow of income.  Unfortunately,  hobbyists are left
> out in the cold.   I have version 7.5 with the hobbyist license.  I just
> tried to get 7.7 but the download pulls in version 8.0.  I did not install
> it.
> If you are not using the software on a regular basis I assume  you could
> go  with the monthly subscription for a month then drop it.  Pick up again
> a few months later when you start another project and need more than the
> freeware capabilities.
> Looks like they have a student version but the way I read it you have to
> actually be a student enrolled in an education institution.  I assume they
> require some form of proof.
> Mike
> -----Original Message-----
> From: time-nuts [mailto:time-nuts-bounces at febo.com] On Behalf Of John
> Ackermann N8UR
> Sent: Monday, January 23, 2017 17:14
> To: Discussion of precise time and frequency measurement
> Subject: [time-nuts] Autodesk Eagle -- maybe they're listening
> Autodesk just sent a follow-up to my "new price model unacceptable"
> complaint a few days ago.  It looks like they are going to upgrade the
> "Standard" subscription ($100/year) to support 4 layer boards up to 160
> cm2, which I think matches the current standard version capabilities.
> Here's a thread from the Autodesk forum:
> http://forums.autodesk.com/t5/eagle-forum/a-path-forward-
> for-the-make-license-a-step-up-for-standard/td-p/6823182
> This is effective with the next release, which is supposed to be out in a
> couple of weeks.  (In the meantime, I've made sure to download every flavor
> of installer for version 7.7.0, just in case...)
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