The announcement of the XH018 free and unlicensed PDK is really exciting. Combined with the Hydra and Raven projects (and their associated libraries), this is the first opportunity we’ve had for truly open silicon. The preferred method of editing projects seems to be to use the OpenGalaxy VNC client. Are there any plans to allow for alternate methods of development, such as using a local qflow toolchain?
Relatedly, are there any plans to allow users to download the PDKs and open IP for offline use? One big advantage of developing in an open fashion is the ability to share git repos. In particular, one can refer to a particular tag or commit to indicate that it is “fabrication tested and verified”. Similarly, storing one’s own commit history in local version control makes it easier to track changes and figure out exactly how you solved that one weird problem in the past.
Are there any plans to release the PDKs for download, and are there plans to include source repo links (or provide source hosting) on various libraries?