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Re: Re: EDA in a better (open and free) world :-)]
Some other documents about EDA standards :
IPC-D-356 Inter Process Communication -> netlist
PADS forum :
IPC-7531A & IPC-2581
Good stuff Remy! Thanks.
We will be OK. Our roadmap may not exist quite as formally in text
form yet as would be nice. But I think it is starting to emerge clearly
enough among some of the developers. There is a tendency among
non-developers to think, upon seeing slow progress, that this is because
of a lack of vision by the developers. In other words, "things must
not be moving because the developer doesn't know what to do next".
More often than not however, the developer has no shortage of ideas,
just a shortage of time. The time to implement good ideas dwarfs the
time required to come up with them. So by far the bottleneck is
implementation time, not conceptualization time.
What we are talking about lowers the time to implement future ideas by a
country mile. The Python binding on top of a stable in memory document
model will create an incubator for all kinds of import and export
utilities. And the important thing is that the time to implement these
utilities will be DRASTICALLY lowered, putting Kicad in the fast lane.
We will be OK.
Any good structure is not built on sand.