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Re: Update on component chooser


Please report back when it is ready for testing...

2017-03-05 15:04 GMT+01:00 Chris Pavlina <pavlina.chris@xxxxxxxxx>:
> Ongoing refactor of COMPONENT_TREE_SEARCH_CONTAINER into a
> model-view-adapter architecture is at [1] (componentchooser branch of my
> dev repo). The code is seriously cleaner now and significantly faster.
> Should be done later today.
> [1] https://github.com/cpavlina/kicad/tree/componentchooser
> On Sat, Mar 04, 2017 at 01:38:37PM -0500, Chris Pavlina wrote:
>> Hi,
>> Just thought I'd provide a quick update on what's going on with the
>> component chooser. Things have been pretty delayed - I've had more
>> issues than expected, and I'm trying to work around my school schedule
>> too - but I'm still moving along (and I have almost a full week off now,
>> most of which will be spent on this).
>> Currently, I'm working on resolving a macOS performance issue that
>> causes updates to cost about 0.5s per keystroke for large library sets.
>> I'm looking at two possible solutions:
>>  - Implement my own wxDataViewModel, reimplementing most or all of
>>    COMPONENT_TREE_SEARCH_CONTAINER in the process and making the
>>    component tree a model/view architecture. This is very much
>>    preferable, but I'm not 100% sure if this will give the desired
>>    performance boost. I'll do this first as it's a useful refactoring
>>    anyway.
>>  - Implement an optimizing adapter that wraps TWO_COLUMN_TREE_LIST. This
>>    would populate the underlying list only with visible items,
>>    intercepting "expand" events and populating the parents with their
>>    children on demand. This is an ugly hack and I'd like not to resort
>>    to this.
>> When I'm done with this, I want to make a couple more changes before
>> proceeding, based on user feedback:
>>  - Make the component info box collapsible.
>>  - Also display component info in a rich tooltip
>>  - Add a resizable splitter between footprint and symbol display
>> Once all of this is done, the next steps are:
>>  - Add footprint filtering and selection
>>  - Add 3D preview
>> Please, feel free to file bug reports even on minor UI quirks - I don't
>> always notice or remember them.
>> --
>> Chris
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