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Re: Fwd: RE: Proposal for batch plotting
On 08/07/2012 01:32 PM, Lorenzo Marcantonio wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 07, 2012 at 01:24:00PM -0500, Dick Hollenbeck wrote:
>> Best case is we simply load the native Orcad format using ORCAD_PLUGIN.
> Do we have the time machine for already having this?:D
ORCAD_PLUGIN is a wish list item. It loads a native ORCAD board directly into Pcbnew
without prior conversion to EDIF or other. Just simply works, in the same way OO can load
MS Word files.
>> The OpenOffice user interface model is fine for us too.
> Uhmm... I don't get it... what do you mean with 'oo user interface model'?
We load the foreign files without struggle, by growing our support for and use of the
PLUGIN API. This is big and bold, but it can happen over time if each smaller step is in
that direction. i.e. PLUGIN centric. Generalize this thinking beyond simply ORCAD.