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The EAGLE Layout Editor is an easy to use, yet powerful tool for designing
printed circuit boards (PCBs).  The name EAGLE is an acronym, which stands for
Easily Applicable Graphical Layout Editor.  The program consists of three main
modules (Layout Editor, Schematic Editor, and Autorouter) which are embedded
in a single user interface.

If EAGLE prompts for a license key the first time it is run, point it toward
the freeware license file located at /opt/eagle-VERSION/bin/freeware.key, or
purchase a license to unlock advanced features.

After the key is accepted, you may wish to change the permission of
/opt/eagle-VERSION/bin/eagle.key so that it is no longer world-writable.

  # chmod 0644 /opt/eagle-<version>/bin/eagle.key

This script installs the English documentation. With version 5.10.0 German and
(some) Chinese documentation is included as well. To select them, run this
script as:

  # LANG=<xx> ./eagle.SlackBuild

where <xx> = "de" for German and "zh" for Chinese.