[Fedora-electronic-lab] Re: Please review your section in FEL-12's release notes

Svilen krustev.svilen at googlemail.com
Wed Sep 30 22:18:16 UTC 2009

Hi Chitlesh,

Having in mind the upcoming Toped bugfix release I would like to submit 
some changes related to the release notes. In an attempt to save you 
some time - please find below the edited notes (p.8).

The new release is scheduled for the end of this week. I hope you'll be 
able to see the source tarball in Friday.


> Updated to the consolidation release 0.9.5. The Fedora Toped package 
> sets the variable $TPD_GLOBAL to /usr/share/toped by default so that 
> the user could run toped out of the box.
> Graham Petley and Svilen Krustev provided 2 TELL files[5] as a 
> demonstration how toped can interact with Pharosc Standard Cells via 
> toped’s GDSII and CIF parsers.
> Highlights
> • New graphic renderer which speeds-up the drawing up-to 3.5 times. 
> Requires openGL version 1.4 and Virtual Buffer Objects. It will be 
> used as a base for future graphical effects.
> • The old renderer remains to cover graphic drivers implementing older 
> openGL versions and particularly virtual desktops. F-11 uses openGL 
> 1.3 out of the box, so the the old renderer will be active by default. 
> This is not an issue, because its speed is significantly improved as well.
> • Updates and fixes in the external interfaces. GDSII in particular.
> • New utility for conversion of Virtuoso(C) technology files to TELL.
> • TDT format updated with new records. Its version is updated to 0.7.
> • Significant improvmens in the GDSII conversion speed. Multi gigabyte 
> files are now converted in minutes.
> • Further updates on the user interface customization - toolbars.
> • Updates in the internal handling of the cell references. In result 
> layer 0 is handled as a normal layer now.
> • Provisions on a new Calibre(C) error report parser. Work in progress.
> • Many bug fixes.
> Caution
> Toped releases before 0.94 will not be able to read the new TDT files. 
> The new release should read TDT files independently of the format version.

On 09/30/2009 10:39 AM, Chitlesh GOORAH wrote:
> Dear Upstream, Fedora Packagers and FEL users,
> Your software have either been updated or included for the first time
> on the fedora repositories and EPEL-5 repository.
> We have reached Fedora 12 freeze period and it is schedule for general
> release on the 2009-11-10. We have jotted down the release notes of
> your software. We would appreciate if you could review the release
> notes section of your respective software releases.
> Our final draft is:
> http://chitlesh.fedorapeople.org/papers/FEL12ReleaseNotes.pdf
> thank you
> Chitlesh

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