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Re: Title block date in pcbnew


No, if you need that, make it a complie time option that defaults to not
enabled, so current behavior is retained by default.

I truly hope this is clear.
 On May 1, 2013 12:16 PM, "Lorenzo Marcantonio" <l.marcantonio@xxxxxxxxxxxx>

> I was testing stuff and well... in the kicad_brd file the sheet date is
> not saved. I found this pearl in TITLE_BLOCK::Format:
>     /* version control users were complaining, see mailing list.
>     if( !m_date.IsEmpty() )
>         aFormatter->Print( aNestLevel+1, "(date %s)\n",
>                             aFormatter->Quotew( m_date ).c_str() );
>     */
> What is a field useful for if it's not saved? It always come up empty, in
> this
> way.
> In many companies the date on a drawing is actually more important than the
> drawing version number (in fact ISO/EN 7200:2004 requires the date of
> issue,
> which is legally binding for a number of things). Other dates (approval,
> modifications and so on) are optional but the "document date" is mandatory.
> I think the best solution would be putting the date as an editable field
> (with
> the title, company and so on): this would eliminate the localization issue
> and
> in the mean time allow a 'significant' date to be set (not necessarily
> that's
> the last modified date, for a number of reasons). Also the vcs users
> wouldn't
> have to complain (I don't see the problem if a date changes in a versioned
> file... maybe they don't like it).
> --
> Lorenzo Marcantonio
> Logos Srl
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