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Re: About the new Pl_Editor tool.
On 22 July 2013 20:02, jp charras <jp.charras@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> I released the first draft of Pl_Editor, a new tool to create customized
> title blocks.
> Some features are still missing (like hot keys and undo/redo commands) but
> it should be very usable.
> The documentation is also released. Please read it.
> I need volunteers to test it.
> I need mainly GOST users to create a GOST title block (with an English
> version to test it).
> I am thinking most of features needed by GOST title blocks are existing,
> but let me know if something is missing to create GOST title blocks.
> I want (in the *very* next future) to remove all GOST conditional
> compilation in Kicad core code, because currently there are only 2 specific
> GOST feature:
> - The first (parts id notation) is now available as config option in
> Eeschema (with more than only GOST notation).
> - The second is the GOST title block. The code relative to GOST title
> block is *very poor* and not maintainable, and not compatible with the
> title block editor, and the new customizable title block mechanism is by
> far more powerful.
> I am thinking GOST title block is just a customized title block, like many
> other title blocks used in many companies, and therefore does not need a
> specific code inside Kicad.
> Thanks for your help.
> Jean-Pierre CHARRAS
I've just had a quick look at Pl_Editor ( Is it Pl_Editor or PI_Editor? )
I think I'm missing something, or perhaps the build I'm using is broke
because I can't draw anything? I can add things to the object tree, but I
can't just select a line tool and draw. Is that something that has yet to
be added? I realise this is a first draft of the application.
Is there any reason we couldn't just have added a background or legend
field to the SCH_ITEM class and use the editing facilities of Eeschema?