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Re: The KiCad GAL new release


2013/7/15 Maciej Sumiński <maciej.suminski@xxxxxxx>

> Hi Camille,
> Thanks for the tests and the bug report.
> On 07/13/2013 02:04 PM, Camille Delbegue wrote:
>> I tested GAL with all demo board in the repository and netnames on pads
>> are visible only with 3 boards. It woks only with:
>> - flat_hierarchy.kicad_pcb
>> - interf_u.kicad_pcb
>> - pic_programmer.kicad_pcb
> This seems strange to me - I have just tried out all of board included in
> the demo folder and everything was fine. Netnames show up, when the zoom is
> big enough - maybe try zooming even more?

This seems strange to me too. This problem apears only with demo boards and
not with my projects (6 boards).
I try to zoom more but nothing change, netnames show on tracks but not on
pads. Is there someone who experiment the same issue ?

>  The second issue is about high contrast mode. The netnames are draw
>> under the highlighted layer (see screenshot of
>> comlex_hierarchy.kicad_pcb).
> I have just observed that too, I will fix it soon.
>  There is also a transparency problem with the OpenGL backend and
>> netnames, netnames under tracks are not draw (see screenshot).
> It is not very clear to me - could you describe the problem with more
> details? Is it about the case shown on the picture in the attachment? If
> yes - then it was done on purpose. Netnames are shown directly over tracks,
> so there are no situations when there is a track, a zone over the track and
> a netname is shown on the zone.
> Also, having semitransparent netnames blending into each other makes them
> hard to read, I think it is better when one is covered by another than when
> they are mixed up.

I remark some difference between Cairo backend and OpenGL backend. With
OpenGL backend, netnames are covered by the other tracks or copper zone,
whereas with Cairo, netnames are mixed up with over item. I attached
pictures of the different backends results.

> Kind regards,
> Orson
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