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Re: Update on component chooser
Ready for testing, I'll merge tomorrow since it mostly only touches my
parts. This is a pretty significant improvement, and solves some
wxTreeListCtrl quirks as well.
On Sun, Mar 05, 2017 at 05:02:10PM +0100, Nick Østergaard wrote:
> 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  (componentchooser branch of my
> > dev repo). The code is seriously cleaner now and significantly faster.
> > Should be done later today.
> >  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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