← Back to team overview

kicad-developers team mailing list archive

Re: Library work and project librarian?


Hello Vesa and all developers,

I would like to invite you to share these ideas through my wiki page at http://kicad.sourceforge.net/wiki/index.php/User:Crackerizer

I would love to see these ideas are put in kicad, not just a discussion.

--- In kicad-devel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Vesa Solonen <vsolonen@...> wrote:
> Is there any willingness to discuss our release library structure and 
> content? I'd like to reach some consensus how to improve current situation 
> and I'm also eager to take 'project librarian' position on best effort 
> basis. I'm not willing to do 3D-models, but vetting submitted stuff and 
> doing some cosmetic modifications to current symbols. Naturally my own 
> stuff will get merged in too, as soon as it gets up to publication 
> quality.
> What I think is needed mostly:
> *Official symbol drawing guidelines with sizes and line widths.
> *Discussion how to organise the library tree and possible sub-branches.
> *Library and component naming policy
> *Library licenses allowed.
> The more flexible symbol system would include line width classes, that 
> would get sized on load time to user specification. There has been some 
> ideas before and they may be rehearsed here: 
> http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/kicad-devel/message/2215
> Some nice libraries I found recently:
> http://smisioto.no-ip.org/elettronica/kicad/kicad.htm
> IMHO the library is the last annoyance to new user of Kicad. The 
> functionality is mostly enough in current development versions.
> -Vesa