Has it been that long?
Can someone help me install Trumpet Winsock so I can get my Windows 3.11 system in the internet using PPP?
Just install AOL. There should be a disk for it in almost any magazine.
Once you're done, you can format the disk and use it as a Windows Me startup disk.
what sort of project did you have in mind that would be easier with an open source mechanical CAD package? I guess I'm trying to understand the scale and scope of such a project and what sort of CAD you would need (2D/3D/both)?
Both. My own project is CandyFab, but there are a lot of other cases out there where such a thing would be helpful. The Openmoko design files are released in Pro/E, for example-- not exactly free software.
It never seems like a project is really "open source" if you need a $1000+ piece of software to open up the design files.
I can say that two of the kits in that list (which I designed) *were* designed with gEDA and have the pcb design files released. I don't know for certain if any of the others are.
I *really* wish that there were good open source CAD tools for mechanical applications as well-- it would make a lot of other projects easier to release as fully open source.
As long as we're going to reinvent the wheel again, we might as well try making it round this time. - Mike Dennison