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A few cvpcb bugs and enhancements
I've noticed a couple of issues with cvpcb:
* The "available modules" list in the right side of the main cvpcb window
cannot be resized (horizontally), and long part names gets truncated with
'...'s (and the list even has a horizontal scrollbar attached ...).
Very annoying, especially when combined with the next item,
which could (sort of) reduce the impact of this problem:
* The 2D window AutoZoom function ignores the texts, which means, that these
are usually outside the canvas (depends on the footprint aspect ratio).
This is IMHO quite annoying, I would prefer
to have the texts visible after AutoZoom.
* The bottom line of cvpcb displays the Cd (component description), Kw
(what's the purpose of Kw ?) and the number of Footprints available.
IMHO, the "# of Footprints" field is given way to much space,
and the Cd attribute should have a whole line all to itself.
The Cd text can become quite long if it's meant to give an
accurate, unique and complete description of each footprint.
* The 2D window X and Y coords are in mils (well,
inches), even when a metric (mm) grid is selected.
This is not a big problem, but it's still a bit
confusing, and inconsistent with pcbnew behaviour.
Yes, I _have_ noticed, that the available metric grids in cvpcb
aren't _really_ metric (just rounded-off imperial), but still ...
* The 3D window viewpoint distance seems to be chosen based on the
horizontal size of the part only, but not the height (max Z-coord).
This means, that tall components with a small footprint looks
very weird, and _really_ small components can even have the
top part cut off, because the viewpoint is _inside_ the part.
The fix should be simple enough, just take the component
height (max Z-coord) into account as well.
* When starting a recent SVN or BZR release of cvpcb
without a .net file, the footprint list is empty,
even though the .pro file lists several module libs.
The footprint list can be populated by adding/removing
libs from the Preferences->Configuration menu (it's OK to
press Cancel on the subsequent Save Project File popup).
Old releases of cvpcb doesn't have this behaviour.
PS: I haven't been able to find any way of
replying to a message from the archive ?
Simply sending a new E-mail (Thus without the necessary In-reply-to: header)
would of course break the thread hierarchy, and I haven't been able to find
any interface on launchpad that enables you to reply to an archived message.
Some way of retrieving a copy of an archived mail would
also work, as that would enable a thread-preserving
reply from your favourite mail program.
So, how to do - surely, there _must_ be a way, although I can't find it ?