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Re: Editing value field in eeschema/libedit seems to fail.


I'm not sure what m_oldRootName is for.  I believe JP added that.
Perhaps he could shed some light this.


On 11/22/2010 1:03 PM, Marco Mattila wrote:
> Ok, but what was the bug/issue that was fixed by introducing
> m_oldRootName? Before 2559 it was possible to create a copy of a
> component by changing the value field and clicking save. Replacing a
> component was done by creating a copy first and then deleting the old
> one. After introducing m_oldRootName that's not possible anymore.
> marco
> On Mon, Nov 22, 2010 at 6:42 PM, Wayne Stambaugh <stambaughw@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> I cannot comment on the behavior Karl described.  I can tell you that
>> this issue has been a on going problem due to the current library and
>> component designs.  A couple of not particularly elegant solutions is to
>> save the component to a new library and rename it or export it and
>> change the name and import back into the current library.  There
>> probably should be a way to copy an existing component and giving it a
>> new name but that would require some coding.  Obviously, if you are
>> making an identical copy of a component using an alias makes more sense.
>>  I don't know how much effort I would be willing to spend on this as
>> Dick and I are collaborating on the new library and part s-expression
>> format which will make this problem go away.
>> Wayne
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