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Re: New file formats
Opendous Support wrote:
all are welcome to improve the overall experience anyway they can
Here is what I was thinking would have helped me. Place a "Getting
Started" link on the front page (https://launchpad.net/kicad) which
links to a FAQ page. If the FAQ front page
(https://answers.launchpad.net/kicad/+faqs) can be edited that would
be even better. Consider the following format:
KiCAD in Launchpad is the main resource for KiCAD developers. For
help with _using_ KiCAD please refer to the User Group:
http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/kicad-users/ and the Wiki Page:
How Can I Help
Do you want to help with the implementation of a feature?
Visit [https://blueprints.launchpad.net/kicad Blueprints] for current
Do you want to add a feature?
1) Grab the latest source branch:
$ cd <to a place just above where I wanted the working copy>
$ bzr branch lp:kicad kicad.bzr
2) Code your feature
3) Add your branch via https://code.launchpad.net/kicad/+addbranch
4) Inform fellow developers of your work via:
Do you have KiCAD schematic symbols or layout footprints you would
like to contribute?
Join the KiCAD Library launchpad team:
use launchpad to add your] libraries to
Do you want to help with translating KiCAD?
NOT YET READY! Visit https://translations.launchpad.net/kicad
Bazaar VCS Help:
Download Releases: http://kicad.sourceforge.net/wiki/index.php/Main_Page
Mailing List: http://lists.launchpad.net/kicad-developers/threads.html
Main Author's Site: http://www.lis.inpg.fr/realise_au_lis/kicad/
Looks very good to me, except:
1) Re: patches. preferences for somebody just driving by: send to
mailing list. for C++ somebody who lives here: ask for entry into
kicad-testing-committers. For someone who lives here and is making
major exploratory surgery e.g. looking/wanting to do a kidney
transplant: create your own branch.
2) Please reference the FAQ I posted for footprints with a hyper link.
3) needs to include a link to the mailing list posting I made about the
various resources and teams, I think. Maybe an http link to the mailing
Otherwise, looks very good. Do you have the ability to get this in the
home page, if not do you want that ability?