Subject: Re: Remember Tango?
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Date: Sun, 13 Oct 2002 10:16:13 +0200
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"Bruce Kingsley" wrote in message
> Actually, my motive to move away from Tango is because it's a DOS
> application with the following problems:
> 1) Won't run on anything over Windows 98
Tango certainly runs on Win2K and I think on XP too.
> 2) Doesn't support newer printer/plotters. Though I've just got it working
> with a new HP DesignJet by capturing LPT1 to the network printer server.
Thats true, but you can always use Postscript or EPS output and import it
into CorelDraw for extra processing, or just convert it into PDF, that is if
you dont have PS printer.
> 3) No cut and paste into other documents.
Unfortunately when using VESA driver, Tango wouldn't let you alt/tabbing
between tasks and IIRC it wont run inside window, so there is no easy way to
copy its window content to clipboard, but zou can always print interestin
section to EPS file and import into Corel...
> Fast? You bets Tango's fast on a PC running at >600Mhz. Refresh a 'E' size
> drawing < 1 second! And yes, I do use the auto-router if I can waste board
Ideal machine for Tango is something like Cypress 6x86 or K6 on >200 MHz
with at least Diamond Stealth 2MB DRAM (or better yet 4Mb VRAM), working at
1280x1024 on some 19" monitor.
(Celeron 500 MHz is already overkill).
Tango is so fast that nothing can camo close at this level of quality. It os
fast in term of responsiveness, in term of User Interface (mouse + hotkeys
is killer combination) and learning curve.
It has its quirks and deficiencies, but they all are well known.
If only someone could adapt existing VESA driver to work at at least
1600x1200, I would use it occasionaly even today.
If something similar could exist as an Open Source project it would IMHO be
global hit overnight.
> Bruce Kingsley
> "Bruce Kingsley" wrote in message
> > All:
> > I'm one of few that is still using the MS-DOS version of Tango PRO,
> > schematic, PCB and router design software. I have hundreds of drawings
> > created with this package and I need to move on.
> > What's the "AutoCAD" of electronic CAD today under $5,000? Is there
> > to convert Tango files to a new CAD software? The only software I've
> > is created by the company the bought Tango years ago and it's about
> > This is way out, I paid around $1,500 for Tango. I only really need to
> > convert the schematic files, but the PCB files would be nice too.
> > --
> > Regards;
> > Bruce Kingsley