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Re: Re: Layers visibility


Strategically i think it's better that kicad that can scale from the NetPC to the dual headed workstation, both targets could benefict (also if with different grade) of an efficient use of the user screen and think was well in mind of developers that have designed an "hiding" microwave toolbar.

Have a multitude of platforms and user machines sizes support i think is the best asset for kicad.

My pointing for wxAUI toolbars was pointing in this direction, could permit at the user a better arrangement of toolbars for example between 4:3 and 16:9 monitors, for left or right-handed users, the possibility to "hide" them on user needs or the possibility to export some on a second monitor.
Those could be usefully also looking to futurible "plugins" (new netlists formats, gnucap) or interfaces with other features.

I see.
I know also that there are hard restructuring actions in progress and with this "code diet" in progress i understand and agree is a time to proceed with little steps avoiding to make the situation more complicated to manage and cleanup.

I think we should give Gabriele as much to do as possible, well as much as he is willing to do anyway :-) . The problem with little steps is that they don't get you very far. The problem with big steps is that you have to be sure you are going in the right direction, because going in the wrong direction faster with big steps, takes you longer to correct later.

We are churning for the best solution, plain and simple. Once we have that, the "step size risk" is removed. I don't see a need for incrementalism.

What is the status of wxAui really? And why do folks think it is a lot of work to incorporate?


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