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Re: Zone filling optimizations, first results
"Magnus Beischer" <magnus@...>
Mon, 15 Sep 2008 18:49:42 -0000
--- In kicad-devel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "Ing. Gabriele Oberhammer"
> Thanks, I hope I'll find a way to get a faster filling than now and a
> better visual result :-)
I have another approach that might be worth looking at. One question
we might ask is:
- What can be done in the background (not in the GUI thread) that
helps the user to accept long processing times?
The idea is that as a user I might accept long processing times if for
instance I can keep working immediately after I have started a zone
fill (in a restricted way). For my own work I'd be happy if I could
start to fill a zone, move to the next zone and start to fill that
one, change layer and start to fill zones on that layer, take a break
from work and come back and see that all the zones are filled in a
Another idea is that as a user I might want to control in my settings
if I want "fast zone generation", "beautiful zone edges" or "optimize
for redrawing speed".