Documentation for older EDA versions
This documentation is only useful to users of previous versions of
EDA and should not be read by new or recent EDA users.
Click to obtain an explanation of obsolete commands still available but
not recommended for use by new users. Previous users of these facilities
may continue to use them, however there are newer and better facilities
This chapter should be read by users of earlier versions of
EDA. New users should not read these sections, but refer
directly to the current manual and the on-line documentation.
EDA is constantly growing, therefore it is not possible to avoid
changing commands or command output, in a way that they are no longer
compatible with previous versions. This is often the case with features
marked as "preliminary" or experimental in earlier versions of the
Note that changes from the previous to the most recent version of EDA
can be obtained with the EDA program with
The following documents will list:
Note that when important features have been replaced or substantially
enhanced, there are sections entitled "for old friends" explaining
- Changes to commands and command options which are not compatible
with previous versions of the EDA, causing problems when command
sequences are used without prior modification.
- Important changes to the results and the screen (but no command
changes) output. Purely cosmetical changes are not listed.
- Options or commands, while still available, are no longer
documented and marked as obsolete. These are usually options which are
no longer useful because of the introduction of a better way of
performing the task. Note that these are candidates for removal in later
- Corrections or clarifications to the manuel, if they relate to
information which might have induced errors or other kinds of trouble.
These corrections have to be important and relate to essential features
to be included here.
The docuemnts DO NOT include:
See Changes and incompatibilities
- New commands and command options.
- New features, not interferring with commands and options.
- Obvious changes, which are the consequence of the introduction
of a new feature or command.