kicad-developers team mailing list archive
Mailing list archive
Re: Last modifications in kicad sources
Dick Hollenbeck <dick@...>
Thu, 13 Sep 2007 13:27:19 -0500
Thunderbird 18.104.22.168 (X11/20070824)
All your recent work looks good, hotkeys, all of it.
I hope you can spend some time testing pcbnew on a test board which has
overlapping modules, and can get a feel for the new behavior of my
PcbGeneralLocateAndDisplay() work. In my case I had a big footprint, a
PC104 mounting site, which included the connector, and the 4 widely
dispersed mounting holes. Of course other footprints/modules will need
to go on top of this footprint, even on the same layer, because the
interior of the PC-104 footprint is hollow.
So that was a good test case for the new code. However, there are
several places where we should be switching to the new
PcbGeneralLocateAndDisplay() and away from Locate????(). Hotkeys which
do a "move", "rotate", etc. This way we will get for free the
"multiple item under the mouse" support. Also, you will have to decide
if a left mouse click should be required to "select" the item before the
hotkey can be used. Just remember that a person with a board like mine
is likely to have an entirely different experience with the software
than a simple board.
I will need to get back to laying out my 420 footprint board and I will
be spending less time on Kicad in the near future. So hopefully
somebody else can step in and complete what I outlined with the @todo's
and my comment above.
I have to continue to make a living. I have gotten good value from
Kicad, and I have contributed back very generously. But now economic
reality is speaking.
If there were a corporate sponsor of a specific enhancement, then I
would be available for hire.
My future contributions will not diminish to zero, but proportionally
speaking, I have to get the work of my company done now.