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Re: [PATCH] Saving plot dialog settings


If you think that the plotting requirements vary from one project to
another (the number of needed technical layers maybe?), saving them
outside the config system makes sense. Since there can be multiple
boards in a project, maybe the SETUP section of a board file is the
correct place for this. I wonder if all plot settings should be saved
in the board file. For example, it would be nice if the output
directory was saved, too.


On Wed, Jan 5, 2011 at 6:29 PM, jp.charras <jp.charras@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Le 05/01/2011 16:10, Dick Hollenbeck a écrit :
>>> > From a usability standpoint, i.e. user experience, I have a concern
>>> > about
>>> saving the desired layers, as if I was only ever going to work on one
>>> board.
>>> Now that you have a compact bitmap, would it make sense to prefix the
>>> Config
>>> key for layers, with the boardname?  Although this might eventually
>>> pollute
>>> the configuration space, you'd have to do a lot boards to get there.
>>>  This
>>> way it remembers what layers you want for what boards.
>>> The
>> alternative
>>> idea would be to put this information in the board, no preference here.
>>> Is this anything worth considering?
>>> Dick
> An other idea is to use the .pro file to store layers.
> So, no config polluted.
> Currently Pcbnew already updates the corresponding .pro file when it is
> closed.

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