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Re: Improving usability of KiCad


On Sun, Oct 10, 2010 at 11:35 AM, Vesa Solonen <vsolonen@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> On Sat, 9 Oct 2010, Dick Hollenbeck wrote:
>  We are essentially rewriting eeschema very soon.
> Any plans going metric on the way? I know it doesn't actuallu matter much,
> but "now or never (tm)". Brainstorming ahead, is the wxWidgets the right
> tool? I remember some previous brainstorming about Qt, even python was
> mentioned for the UI. My (very limited) experience has proven PyQt4 _very_
> usable and also faster than any other common Python GUI toolkit. GUI layout
> tools are in my opinion way better and there is less breakage between
> platforms. On wx(GTK) the layout with labels and textboxes is never correct
> (just look at KiCad on wxGTK vs Windows), but on Qt it's completely non
> issue. Platform nativenes issue was solved some time ago, so Qt ought to be
> as native as wxWidgets. I know the great deal of investment for wxWidgets,
> but sometimes one has to leave old behind. Nokia pushing Qt seems to be a
> good thing as license was relaxed LGPL/GPL/commercial and development is
> ongoing. Qucs and FreeCAD would combine with KiCad more seamlessly...
> Vesa, we could switch to wxUniversal, instead having the native widgets,
but this has a performance price..
I wish to change the point of view, we use wxWidgets in the best way ?
I want to see PyQt4 drawing the amount of lines in video.brd one by one.
I have nothing against Qt, neither wx has nothing against Qt in fact there
is a QT port (wxQT)..