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Re: KiCad Developers


On 12/11/2012 10:01 PM, Kaspar Bumke wrote:
> I would just like to chime in as a user that I guess I don't mind
> whether I launch the "window" where I assign footprints from the main
> KiCad launcher or from eeSchema. The decoupling between the schematic
> file and the footprint assignment is quite important to me though. I
> like being able to have a diode somewhere and not care what package it
> comes in. Having these as separate files is definitely a feature for
> me.
> WIth that in mind I guess I fail to understand why maintaining a
> seperate DLL/DSO is easier than maintaining a separate executable.

The problem is I want to make footprints before I make a board.

The footprints I need are rarely there, I have to make them more than 50% of the time.

I don't want to have to enter Pcbnew to design footprints, create a project, assign
library paths, this is all a nuisance to making a footprint in a library I already have.

It feels like there is a *chasm* in the design process.

So if you are asking me, forget maintenance, think nuisance.

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