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Re: The KiCad GAL new release


On Jul 24, 2013 3:05 PM, "Alex G." <mr.nuke.me@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On 07/08/2013 02:35 PM, Maciej Sumiński wrote:
> > Ladies and Gentlemen,
> > [...]
> > Thanks in advance for your feedback.
> >
> I've just tested this on a 9800GT with nouveau drivers. Default
> rendering mode is really laggy (as is in the vanilla pcbnew). On the
> other hand OpenGL mode is much better, and OpenGL with shaders is
> super-smooth.
> Is there any chance GAL can be incorporated into a Kicad release, even
> if GAL development will continue to be branched? I'd love to be able to
> design my PCBs in one of the new graphic modes. Also, this would bring a
> lot more bug reports.
> Alex
> P.S. I can't emphasize enough how much I like the new rendering modes.

To hear this is good news, I have yet to spend this time to review the
intermediary work.  But I am extremely happy to hear that someone finds
this massive body of work promising.

I think your opinion of "releases" may be overrated however.  What is a
release wrt kicad?  Its fools gold IMO. Just use your own build, you
obviously know how to build it.

I regret ever creating the stable release.  It is simply fools gold.  The
testing tree almost always has fewer bugs simply because they get fixed

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