What is DIYLC?
DIY Layout Creator (DIYLC in short) is freeware drawing tool developed with help of a large online community of DIY electronics enthusiasts. It incorporates many ideas that came from people using older versions of the application. The goal is to provide a simple interface and enough power to let the user draw schematics, board/chassis layouts and guitar wiring diagrams quickly and without a steep learning curve. Also, it is build around the flexible open source framework that may be used to draw pretty much anything.
Download diylc-3.28.0.zip. Create a directory "diylc". Open with a filemanager the zip file. Copy its contents to the new directory "diylc". Delete the files "run.sh" and "diylc.exe", we can't use them. Create a new program object. Enter at Path and filename: "[drive: diylc]\diylc\diylc.cmd". In the tabpage Session check the boxes "OS/2 window", "Running as an icon" and "Close Window to end program". In the tabpage General you can enter the name "DIY Layout Creator".
The used cmd file
Diylc works well with Open JDK in OS/2-eCS. I have created an diylc.cmd file with the following contents;
@echo off set BEGINLIBPATH=[drive: java]\JAVA160ga5\bin set path=[drive: java]\JAVA160ga5\bin set CLASSPATH=[drive: diylc]\diylc\lib [drive: diylc] cd [drive: diylc]\diylc java -Xms128m -Xmx512m -Dorg.diylc.scriptRun=true -jar diylc.jar 2>diylc-3.28.0-bugs.txtI use 2 separate partitions, one for Java and one for Diylc with the files created by this program. The references used in the cmd file;
should be replaced with real drive letters. Save the file and rename it to diylc.cmd. This file is copied to the diylc directory. Furthermore, different paths?, adjust according to your needs. The statement "Dorg.diylc.scriptRun = true" ensures that a notice is suppressed due to incorrect startup of Diylc. The designated startup method does not work in OS/2-eCS so every time at startup a no sense slamming notice had to be clicked away. The statement "2>diylc-3.28.0-bugs.txt" will ensure that all bugs are saved in the file "diylc-3.28.0-bugs.txt". The 2 in "2>" is not a typo!
In the file the discussed cmd file (all drive letters are set to C :) and OS/2 diylc icons: Diylc-eCS.zip.
revision August 26, 2013