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Re: Re: [LONG] Zone filling optimizations, first results


Magnus Beischer wrote:
--- In kicad-devel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "Ing. Gabriele Oberhammer"
<gabriele@...> wrote:

Thanks, I hope I'll find a way to get a faster filling than now and a
better visual result :-)

Hi Gabriele,
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
beautifull way.

A can of worms. Could be done, but harder to support over the long haul than it is worth. This effort should be spent optimizing the objective, not hiding its ugliness.


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".
// Magnus

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