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Re: Re: LinuxCAD 2000
  • From: "S.Toms" <smotrs@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 20 Aug 2001 21:47:53 -0700 (PDT)
  • Message-id: <Pine.LNX.4.21.0108202136300.935-100000@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Tue, 21 Aug 2001, Christian Klippel wrote:

ck> re,
ck> sure, youre right. but anyway, i just signed up and submitted a
ck> whish for a linux version.
ck> it would be nice if others would do this too..... how many people
ck> are on this list ? if everyone of us here submits a whish for a
ck> linux version, maybe we can force them a little to think about
ck> that seriously ... it takes some time to sign up, ok, but if we
ck> never try, nothing would happen at all... its up to us to "force"
ck> them (and others too) to make linux versions of the software.

Question is, how many on the list will PAY for it? AutoCAD runs a bit of
money, even more when your talking Mechanical Desktop. What it's gonaa
take is coporations convincing Autodesk that it's worth their while to
port to a Non-MS OS.
Individuals arn't going to convince them unfortunately, what we need is
companies that are currently using it to request it. If Autodesk sees
hundreds of companies requesting it then they'll probably take notice.

ck> greets,
ck> chris
ck> Am Dienstag, 21. August 2001 06:12 schrieb S.Toms:
ck> > On Tue, 21 Aug 2001, Christian Klippel wrote:
ck> >
ck> > ck> hi,
ck> > ck>
ck> > ck> if i remeber correctly, there was an autocad for unix (at least in
ck> > ck> the past) maybe it runs with one of the binary emulators that
ck> > ck> linux provides in its kernel ??? and maybe we can all send mails
ck> > ck> to autodesk, asking them for a linux version ?? if there was an
ck> > ck> unix version, it should be no big trouble for them to do a linux
ck> > ck> version too ......
ck> > ck>
ck> >
ck> > Autodesk AutoCAD r.12 was the last version that was ported to Microsoft,
ck> > Macintosh and Unix OS's. As far as getting Autodesk to write one for
ck> > Linux, don't count on it. There are no plans (I know one of the
ck> > programmers for Autodesk Designer) to port it Linux in the forseeable
ck> > future. Of course, this was January I asked him about it, so who
ck> > knows.
ck> > The best bet will be to start playing around with AutoCAD and Wine and
ck> > see if you can get as many error messages or as much information as
ck> > possible to forward to the developers of Wine. That's probably going to be
ck> > the best way.
ck> >
ck> > ck> greets,
ck> > ck>
ck> > ck> chris
ck> > ck>
ck> > ck> Am Dienstag, 21. August 2001 05:17 schrieb Doug McGarrett:
ck> > ck> > Perhaps you are unaware that Visio is now a part of Microsoft, and
ck> > ck> > as such, is unlikely to ever write anything that will run on Linux.
ck> > ck> > Go to the website yourself and see. --dm
ck> > ck> >
ck> > ck> >
ck> > ck>
ck> > ck>

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