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Re: Kicad preference questions


On 05/10/2012 02:34 PM, jean-pierre charras wrote:
> Le 10/05/2012 18:21, Moses McKnight a écrit :
> ...
>> In the new designs, when you add a symbol, does it have a tag telling which library it came from? Currently if two libraries have
>> a part with the same name, the part will be pulled from the library that is listed first in the list. If the part on the schematic
>> had a tag for the library it came from, things would be a lot more flexible.
>> Thanks,
>> Moses
> This is false, in fact things would be a lot less flexible.

We are all entitled to our opinions.  I think the current design is broken, and the
ambiguity of which "partname" is chosen, is a bigger problem than any you mention below:

> This problem has already generated a lot of mails.
> Many guys are saying: I want to choose the library the component come from.
> (i.e. have a tag for the library it came from).
> But nobody think: what happens if I move my component from a library to an other
> (i.e. when the tagged component does not exists anymore in the tagged lib)
> However this is a common case and should be supported,
> because a schematic project is a living thing over the years, not just a thing made only once.
> Fix it is certainly not trivial and cannot be fixed "just by adding a tag".
> This needs a carefully designed (and complex) code.

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