[OH Updates] NEW TOPIC! How to 'share' hardware

Pierce Nichols pierce at logos-electro.com
Wed Sep 21 08:44:21 PDT 2011

Personally, I use the bom-ex tool (available from Eagle's ULP download
area) to embed the BoM information into the schematic. I find the
resulting workflow cleaner and more convenient.


On Wed, Sep 21, 2011 at 8:42 AM, ayah bdeir <ayah at littlebits.cc> wrote:
> Hi Mike,
> In Git, do you only store Eagle files for each project? What about
> manufacturer's part numbers, vendor info, pictures of the project, etc?
> thanks
> ayah
> On 21 Sep 2011, at 11:08, Mike Hord wrote:
>> Here at SparkFun, we're transitioning to Git for version control on our
>> projects. We have a shared NAS that all the engineers (and other interested
>> parties can access) and each project will have its own Git repository inside
>> the project directory. When a milestone is reached (boards ordered, for
>> instance), the design files are checked into the repository with a label
>> applied, so we can later go back and see exactly what that order was
>> comprised of.
>> It doesn't have good diff options but that's mainly because EAGLE doesn't
>> use a plain text storage method for design files, and that is changing soon
>> (for certain values of soon). It is also unfortunately dependent upon the
>> good graces of the engineers in question- if people forget to do their
>> check-ins, all the version control software in the world won't help. That's
>> pretty much true of any system, however.
>> Mike H
>> On Tue, Sep 20, 2011 at 6:01 PM, ayah bdeir <ayah at littlebits.cc> wrote:
>> Hello all,
>> I'm going to go out on a limb and say that perhaps this conversation has
>> gone to places that are less productive than the list subscribers had in
>> mind. Anyone care to venture into a new topic. For example: what do people
>> use to share source files for hardware? If several people  need to access
>> board files and schematics and edit them, is there a recommended verion
>> system or backup/sharing system that I should be looking at?
>> thanks!
>> ayah
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Pierce Nichols
Principal Engineer
Logos Electromechanical, LLC

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