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Re: The KiCad GAL new release


On 07/09/2013 11:49 AM, Alex G. wrote:
Right now I can't seem to be able to lay tracks or do anything useful
with the non-default mode. There isn't much I can test unless I lay down
an actual PCB.

Yes, it is still not editable version, I should mention this in the release notes. Editing will be possible after implementation of the tool framework (http://www.ohwr.org/projects/cern-kicad/wiki/WorkPackages#5-Tool-framework), which is the next goal after the GAL.

I don't like that OpenGL modes do not have antialiasing. I've tried to
force my driver to do antialiasing, but does not work for pcbnew (works
in the #D viewer though). Cairo made has AA, but it's extremely slow,
even with my little board. I'd like to see the rendering quality of
cairo with the performance of OpenGL. That would be awesome.

I will put it on the to-do list, especially that I can recall having it working some time ago. And I also consider this as a nice feature to have.

Also, I have a little issue with the way zone edges are rendered. If you
look on the leftmost connector, between pins PB4 and PA5. To the left of
those, the ground plane ends, but the way it is rendered gives the
illusion that it shorts with the PA6 track. Does this make sense?

In fact - not much, it is going to be fixed together with outline modes, when a single line will have a width of 1px without depending on the scale of the view.