Reply-To: "Kevin Aylward"
From: "Kevin Aylward"
Subject: Re: Working Spice for Linux?
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Date: Wed, 16 Oct 2002 17:00:04 +0100
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"Christopher R. Carlen" wrote in message
> Mark Becker wrote:
> > Hello - (and I hope I have the right newsgroup for this..)
> > It seems there are multiple versions of Spice on the web.. some
> > "spice", some named "spice3", and others going by the name of
> > "spice3f4" or "spice3f5". A Google search produces a number of
> > each with someone's "latest" set of patches to fix one problem or
> > another.
> > After feeding National's model for an LMC6001A to Yet Another
> > Compilation of spice3f5sfixed and getting thoroughly frustrated at
> > error messages (looks like a parsing problem dealing with
> > somewhere), I turn to this group's accumulated wisdom and ask:
> > Can someone point me to source code for a known working version of
> > Spice?
> > Your time is appreciated.
> > Regards,
> > Mark Becker
> Perhaps the best thing going at this time for SPICE on Linux is Spice
> Alternatively, LT SwitcherCAD runs pretty well on Wine in Linux. I
> always hated to use Wine, and so I never did, but lately it has proven
> quite workable with some of my favorite tools. I have some trouble
> stray pixels on the screen when moving parts around the schematic,
> it fixes itself after the part is placed.
> Also, Simetrix seems to work very well in Wine.
> I have talked to several vendors about native ports to Linux. They
> unfortunately not in a hurry. Simetrix says they intend to port in
> future. Beige Bag also intends to port in the future. I have talked
> Intusoft, and they were polling for people interested in a Linux port
> couple years ago, but I'm not sure what they are up to now.
> Super Spice will likely never port, as it's author denies the
> of Linux.
Well, that's not quite my view. I think Linux will completely replace
Unix, however, I don't see Linux being much of a threat to Windows.
Anyway, I have ran SuperSpice on Unix via an emulator, can't remeber the
Anyone tried it on Wine?
> Cadsoft told me that porting to Linux provided them with a nice (about
> 10%, I think) boost in sales of their Eagle PCB product. They have
> regrets, and they develop on Linux as well, which they also are very
> happy about deciding to do.
> So I would say check out Spice Opus and also call or email several of
> the mid-range vendors like Newbury Technology, Intusoft, BeigeBag,
> and bug them about it. You have some opportunity to make your voice
It will be interesting indeed, if these other vendors actually do port
to Linux. Dont hold your breath:-)
SuperSpice, a very affordable Mixed-Mode
Windows Simulator with Schematic Capture,
Waveform Display, FFT's and Filter Design.