The term gEDA refers to two things:

  1. A set of software applications (CAD tools) used for electronic design released under the GPL. As such, gEDA is an ECAD (electronic CAD) or EDA (electronic design automation) application suite. gEDA is mostly oriented towards printed circuit board design (as opposed to integrated circuit design). The gEDA applications are often referred to collectively as “the gEDA Suite”.
  2. The collaboration of free software/open-source developers who work to develop and maintain the gEDA toolkit. The developers communicate via gEDA mailing lists, and have participated in the annual “Google Summer of Code” event as a single project. This collaboration is often referred to as “the gEDA Project”.

The word “gEDA” is a conjunction of “GPL” and “EDA”. The names of some of the individual tools in the gEDA Suite are prefixed with the letter “g” to emphasize that they are released under the GNU General Public License.

gEDA was last modified: September 25th, 2017 by Jovan Stosic

GPL EDA — Electronics design software (schematic editor) — Ubuntu Apps Directory

The gEDA project has produced and continues working on a full GPL’d suite and toolkit of Electronic Design Automation tools. These tools are used for electrical circuit design, schematic capture, simulation, prototyping, and production. Currently, the gEDA project offers a mature suite of free software applications for electronics design, including schematic capture, attribute management, bill of materials (BOM) generation, netlisting into over 20 netlist formats, analog and digital simulation, and printed circuit board (PCB) layout.

This package contains gschem, the schematic editor.

GPL EDA — Electronics design software (schematic editor) — Ubuntu Apps Directory was last modified: July 13th, 2017 by Jovan Stosic