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Re: GUI tools (wxFormBuilder)


----- Original Message -----

> From: jp charras <jp.charras@xxxxxxxxxx>
> To: kicad-developers@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Cc: 
> Sent: Monday, February 25, 2013 6:21 PM
> Subject: Re: [Kicad-developers] GUI tools (wxFormBuilder)
> Le 25/02/2013 08:01, Cirilo Bernardo a écrit :
>>  Hi folks,
>>    When I asked on the user mailing list a few weeks ago about how people 
> use the "VRML Export" option in pcbnew, most respondents said that 
> they don't care about tracks, pads, and silkscreens and only want the board 
> + holes/cutouts and components.  I was thinking about making a patch to provide 
> an option to suppress the export of the unwanted features and I thought this 
> would be easy until I read the "dialog_export_vrml_base.cpp" file and 
> saw all these references to wxFormBuilder and comments that read "do not 
> edit this file".
>>    Is wxFormBuilder still used and how do I submit patches to the GUI side - 
> for example, do I touch the 'fbp' files, regenerate the formbuilder 
> output files and submit a patch to .fbp as well as the output .h and .cpp files? 
> If formbuilder is no longer used, where do I make changes?
>>  - Cirilo
> wxFormBuilder is in use (currently version 3.3.4, sometimes called 
> 3.3.04-beta).
> All changes in dialog frames should be made using it.
> The .fbp file is the "root" file and you should regenerate the 
> corresponding .h and .cpp file.
> The patch should include the .fbp file (and the corresponding .cpp and 
> .h files)
> -- 
> Jean-Pierre CHARRAS

Thanks Jean-Pierre.  I'll install and learn to use wxFormBuilder.

- Cirilo