RELEASE NOTES:

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  Release 0.25
    Date:  2017_05_03
    Files: alpha_0p25_open_sch_capt.zip
    Description:
     - This is still an "alpha" release.
     - Fix numerous bugs.
     - Update vhdl simulator - still with limited VHDL language syntax support.
     - Update netlist GUI
     - Move source code around
     - Bring documentation into code jar
     - Add documentation program
     - Improve some shell scripts

  Release 0.24
    Date:  2015_08_16
    Files: alpha_0p24_open_sch_capt.zip
    Description:
     - This is still an "alpha" release.
     - Rename .lib/.tool/.set/.ckt/.view to _lib/_tool/_set/_ckt/_view.
       ( requires some modifications of old project libraries )
       ( see run__fix_project_naming_convention )
     - Bring text dialogs into work area.
     - Fix point limit on graphing program.
     - Modify system simulator API and file location.
     - Added vhdl simulator - currently with limited VHDL language syntax support.
     - Updated Windows directory/file paths to use back slash
     - Fix miscellaneous bugs.
    Plans:
     - Work on improving VHDL integration.
     - Work towards beta release.

  Release 0.23
    Date:  2014_11_26
    Files: alpha_0p23_open_sch_capt.zip
    Description:
     - This is still an "alpha" release.
     - Fix crash when opening without project.
     - Reorginize source code to better support plugin modules.
     - Fix bugs on netlist GUI.
     - On layout editor:
       - Got older layout technology file working.
       - Started work on cif/calma read/write.
       - Add able to report on selected tiles info
       - Add able to control layer visibility.
       - Numerous other layout editor bug fixes.
     - Worked on example project layout.
    Plans:
     - Work towards beta release.

  Release 0.22
    Date:  2014_06_08
    Files: alpha_0p22_open_sch_capt.zip
    Description:
     - This is still an "alpha" release.
     - Some schematic side bug fixes.
     - Numerous layout editor bug fixes.
     - Continued work on layout side of example project.
    Plans:
     - Continue working on layout editor.

  Release 0.21
    Date:  2014_02_17
    Files:  alpha_0p21_open_sch_capt.zip
    Description:
     - This is still an "alpha" release.
     - Increase required Java version level to Java 1.7
     - Some schematic side bug fixes.
     - Continued work on full translation of "Magic" from C to Java.
       The layout editor is now reasonably functional, still with bugs
       and holes.
    Plans:
     - Continue working on layout editor.

  Release 0.20
    Date:  2013_08_12
    Files:  alpha_0p20_open_sch_capt.zip
    Description:
     - This is still an "alpha" release.
     - Some schematic side bug fixes.
     - Cleaned up some shell scripts, including installation checker
       scripts.
     - Continued work on full translation of "Magic" from C to Java.
       The layout editor is now marginally functional, still with a lot
       of bugs and holes.
    Plans:
     - Continue working on layout editor.

  Release 0.19
    Date:  2013_03_02
    Files:  alpha_0p19_open_sch_capt.zip
    Description:
     - This is still an "alpha" release.
     - Numerous bug fixes.
     - Begin full translation of "Magic" from C to Java. This means that
       the OSC version of Magic will eventually become a full layout editor.
    Plans:
     - Deciding to support a full Magic layout editor is a big change in
       direction, so there will be more "alpha" releases until the layout
       editor is in better shape.

  Release 0.18
    Date:  2012_03_19
    Files:  alpha_0p18_open_sch_capt.zip
    Description:
     - This is still an "alpha" release.
     - Numerous bug fixes.
     - Fix project creator.
     - Restructure code to allow for plugging in of new tools.
     - Add viewer plugin for layouts done with "Magic" layout program.
     - Fix some Windows .cmd shell scripts.
    Plans:
     - Next few releases will upgrade "Magic" layout viewer.
     - After that do a release clean enough to be called a "beta" release.

  Release 0.17
    Date:  2012_02_18
    Files:  alpha_0p17_open_sch_capt.zip
    Description:
     - This is still an "alpha" release.
     - Reorganize source files structure.
     - Numerous bug fixes.
     - Implemented layout integration strategy and began layout of example
       project.
     - Implemented simple layout auto-router
     - Implemented layout-vs-schematic (lvs) program
    Plans:
     - Next release will continue on layout integration.
     - After that do a release clean enough to be called a "beta" release.

  Release 0.16
    Date:  2011_07_11
    Files:  alpha_0p16_open_sch_capt.zip
    Description:
     - This is still an "alpha" release.
     - Fix some GUI issues.
     - Improve documentation of the various programs.
     - Clean up example shell scripts.
     - Fix problems associated with Gnome 3 in Linux and inability to close
       dialogs.
     - Fix some Java Web Start problems.
    Plans:
     - Next release or 2 will be to figure out how to interface with "Magic"
       layout program.
     - After that do a release clean enough to be called a "beta" release.

  Release 0.15
    Date:  2011_06_20
    Files:  alpha_0p15_open_sch_capt.zip
    Description:
     - This is still an "alpha" release.
     - Fix some GUI issues.
     - Add double click function to design tool.
     - Improve design tool command line input and scripting.
     - Fix netlist bug for instance array.
     - The included example project has progressed.
     - Add system level simulator.
     - Add data viewer for system simulator and NGSpice "raw" output.

  Release 0.14
    Date:  2011_03_07
    Files:  alpha_0p14_open_sch_capt.zip
    Description:
     - This is still an "alpha" release.
     - Add example project 2.
     - Update net lister to support bus bit order [lsb:msb].
     - Fix some GUI issues.

  Release 0.13
    Date:  2011_01_09
    Files:  alpha_0p13_open_sch_capt.zip
    Description:
     - This is still an "alpha" release.
     - Add previously missing files necessary to do VHDL netlist.
     - Allow netlist GUI to open independently.

  Release 0.12
    Date:  2010_12_21
    Files:  alpha_0p12_open_sch_capt.zip
    Description:
     - This is still an "alpha" release.
     - Fix a number of GUI issues.
     - Fix problem with opening example project in schematic entry tool.
     - Add opened circuit monitor bar on left side of schematic entry tool.
     - Bean Shell jar file has been eliminated and Bean Shell classes have
       been
       pulled into the main jar file.
     - Menu items are only active when appropriate.
     - Mods have been made to support Java Web Start.

  Release 0.11
    Date:  2010_11_23
    Files:  alpha_0p11_open_sch_capt.zip
    Description:
     - This is still an "alpha" release.
     - The .tar.gz version of the download has been dropped. All OS's should
       use
       the .zip version.
     - Many bugs have been fixed, many remain.
     - Net listing has been improved and more extensively tested.
     - The included example project has progressed.

  Release 0.1
    Date:  2010_07_20
    Files:  alpha_0p1_open_sch_capt.tar.gz
            alpha_0p1_open_sch_capt.zip ( identical to above except in zip format )
    Description:
       This is an "alpha" release. The program is functional, but there are
       numerous bugs and the program is not production ready.


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