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Re: The developer mailing list did not work in my case


I to want to voice my disappointment in not having the schematic portion
merged.  If there are problems please clearly list them so others can fix
On May 14, 2013 6:31 PM, "Alexander Lunev" <al.lunev@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Jean-Pierre and Wayne, you have let me know that the root of the problem
> is I was silent about my intentions.
> The short review of what happened:
> 1) [31 Aug 2008]:
> https://lists.launchpad.net/kicad-developers/msg01689.html
> "> ...
> > I think, for users, better to have something than nothing!
> > Is it required to have a different homepage for pcad2kicad?
> > May be better to integrate it directly in to the KiCad?
> > ...
> > Igor Plyatov
> Would anybody object if PCAD to KiCad converter were integrated to KiCad?
> Alexander Lunev"
> 2) Dick Hollenbeck wrote: "No objection from me."
> So only Dick responded. It was clear to me that nobody disagreed.
> Unfortunately the long break took place here.
> 3) [08 Jun 2012]: I started to rewrite pcad2kicad from Delphi to c++.
> 4) [10 Jun 2012]:
> https://lists.launchpad.net/kicad-developers/msg08429.html
> Alexander Lunev wrote: "Hi. Would you add me to the team?"
> 5) [11 Jun 2012]:
> https://lists.launchpad.net/kicad-developers/msg08435.html
> Alexander Lunev wrote: "I had been granted a write permission to Kicad
> SVN repository since 2008. At the same time I was involved to pcad2kicad
> project and added polygons support. pcad2kicad is mostly written in Delphi.
> It was agreed to rewrite pcad2kicad in C++ in order to integrate it into
> Kicad and provide the opportunity for more people to be involved in the
> developing process.
> Unfortunately, since that time both the former of pcad2kicad and I had had
> no spare time to continue the development. But now I have just started to
> develop a new device and I want to use Kicad for that. So I need to convert
> some libraries into Kicad and decided to resume my plans with pcad2kicad
> converter. That is why I created the pcad2kicad branch that you noticed
> some days ago.
> P.S. Several weeks ago I tried to find Kicad project in old locations,
> firstly on the sourceforge.net Wiki. But there are some issues. As I
> understood, Kicad developing group was removed from Yahoo and I do not know
> why. I think I missed much. And now I see that Kicad is on Launchpad and
> Bazaar repo is used where I have not got the write permission. So there are
> many surprises to me."
> No reaction except Miguel Angel Ajo Pelayo.
> 6) [15 Jun 2012]: I completed rewriting pcad2kicad from Delphi to c++ and
> fixed the main bug concerning the recursion. At this point pcad2kicad was
> ready to use. I requested merge with lp:kicad.
> 7) [24 Jun 2012]: I received Wayne's respond:
> "PCAD import support would be a welcome addition to KiCad but I am not
> thrilled about adding another stand alone executable to KiCad. My
> preference would be to add a PCAD plug-in to Pcbnew..."
> 8) [25 Jun 2012]: I asked Wayne: "What about translating P-Cad libraries?"
> No reaction.
> 9) [27 Jun 2012]: I decided to agree and started to rewrite pcad2kicad to
> make it Pcbnew plugin.
> 10) [07 Jul 2012]: I published eeschema-plugin blueprint:
> https://blueprints.launchpad.net/kicad/+spec/eeschema-plugin and assigned
> Jean-Pierre as an approver: "This Eeschema plug-in is necessary to
> support new ones such as Eagle, P-Cad and other plug-ins for Eeschema. It
> is supposed that the Eeschema plug-in mechanism needs to be very similar to
> the one implemented in Pcbnew."
> No reaction.
> 11) I continued trying to agree with Wayne and Jean-Pierre fulfilling
> their ideas again and again. Every time I tried to believe that all will be
> OK.
> 12) 6 months passed and at last Jean-Pierre merged pcad2kicadpcb to
> lp:kicad!
> For some unknown to me reason pcad2kicadsch is still not merged into
> lp:kicad!
> Today is 15 May, 2013.
> Moreover, still there is not a write access to lp:kicad!
> The same ignoring situation is with GOST-doc-gen and the component manager.
> I have ultimately stopped hoping anything positive from the team.
> Alexander
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