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Re: Patch to support FreeRouting for PCBs without
Håvard Espeland <gus@...>
Mon, 15 Mar 2010 15:47:14 +0100
On Mon, Mar 15, 2010 at 09:40:33AM -0500, Dick Hollenbeck wrote:
> Håvard Espeland wrote:
> > On Sun, Mar 14, 2010 at 06:50:17PM +0100, jean-pierre.charras@... wrote:
> >> What about DRC and connectivity calculations?
> >> What about drill file geneartion?
> >> I believe your patch breaks Pcbnew.
> >> A non plated hole is not easy to handle, from DRC and connectivity point
> >> of view.
> >> This is the reason it is not yet handle by Pcbnew.
> > I see your point that it may not be the best solution to add a new pad
> > type without updating DRC. However, from the perspective of hobbyist
> > like me that etch without throughplate, I must manually check
> > the connections anyway (soldering on both sides is not always an
> > option). The patch allows autorouting in such a case, and thereby
> > making PCB production a lot easier. Maybe a new pad attribute that only
> > affects routing can be used instead of pad type? What about the no vias
> > under components feature?
> Give us some time. Your patch is not going anywhere. The timing of it
> is a bit awkward and our hands are full right now doing other things. I
> personally simply need some time to think about it, and to finish up
> other things. I mean a month or so.
> But I am not out right rejecting it. And I will be thinking about it.
> Remind me in three weeks or so if you have not heard back.
> It seems you are open to alternatives which accomplish the same end and
> that is good.
Great, I will nag you later then :)
Keep up the good work.