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Re: Plot and drill file generation via scripts


I think at this point all my concerns have been addressed via off-list email.

I'll discuss refactoring options with Miguel over the next few days in
another thread.

Thanks folks!

Adam Wolf
Wayne and Layne, LLC

On Sun, May 5, 2013 at 10:54 AM, Adam Wolf
<adamwolf@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hi Dick,
> I'm not concerned about my patch at this point.  I'm concerned about
> the level of respect on the Kicad-devs mailing list.  Regardless of
> the merits of my patch, after I spend a bunch of time volunteering, I
> should be treated with respect, right?
> When people report Kicad bugs to me, thinking they might be due to my
> PPAs, I try to first check that it isn't specific to my package, and
> then I tell them to post the information to the Kicad-devs list or on
> Launchpad in order to  report the possible bug.  The usual response is
> "I'd rather not.  I don't really want to get yelled at."
> I'm not sure what that means, but it makes me hesitant to invest more
> time and money into Kicad.
> Adam Wolf
> Wayne and Layne, LLC
> On Sun, May 5, 2013 at 10:43 AM, Dick Hollenbeck <dick@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> On 05/03/2013 04:23 PM, Adam Wolf wrote:
>>> Hi Dick,
>>> I appreciate the 1187 commits.  If I didn't, I would have simply
>>> created another PPA and maintained a testing branch, selling this
>>> functionality to board houses.
>>> Can you tell me (privately if need be) how much Wayne and Layne would
>>> have to pay to have you implement enough of your desired changes so
>>> something providing this functionality is acceptable and can be
>>> committed in core?
>>> Adam Wolf
>>> Wayne and Layne, LLC
>> My suggestion is that you direct this request to Miguel.  He has worked hard on the
>> scripting interface, is knowledgable about passing exceptions from C++ back up into
>> python, and was on top of the weaknesses in your approach from an early point in time.
>> I am working on a board now that should be far more valuable than anything I can earn
>> doing this enhancement, even at my normal rate.
>> Thanks for pioneering this wonderful concept for us Adam, scripting and KiCad native
>> support underneath.
>> Your efforts are likely to have a large impact on the adoption of KiCad over time.  (How
>> that benefits me is TBD however.  My most important concern is that when I go to use it,
>> that it actually works, especially code I wrote that was once working.)
>> Dick

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