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Re: ATTN: Package Maintainers - RFC: Library Reorganization
Thanks! Regardless of how the migration happens, I really appreciate
having advance notice and I'm certain the rest of the packagers do
On Thu, Jul 13, 2017 at 8:18 PM, Oliver Walters
> To the package maintainers:
> There has been a lot of movement of late by the library team, with a view to
> improve (vastly) the quality of the symbol libraries.
> The major change is our plan to reorganize the symbol libraries to bring
> some consistency - currently they are scattered and there is no real rhyme
> or reason to library convention.
> Reference - https://github.com/KiCad/kicad-library/issues/1402
> This is a big change - so much so that I would like to retain a separation
> between the current symbol libraries (for legacy compatibility). My
> suggestion is to enact the new symbols in a new repository:
> We currently have a separate discussion underway as to how we manage
> migration to the new repository (or whether we simply make a block change to
> the current one) - https://github.com/KiCad/kicad-library/issues/1415
> A further very important note is that there is a new repository for 3d
> models, which is of far higher quality - https://github.com/kicad/packages3d
> This repository should supersede the 3d models currently located in the
> kicad-library repository. This also brings a functional separation between
> the symbol libraries and the 3d library, which is fantastic.
> My goal for release concurrent with KiCad v5 is thus:
> a) Mark kicad-library as legacy and don't package with v5
> b) Package kicad-symbols as the symbol libraries
> c) Package packages3d as the 3D model libraries
> I'm not 100% on top of how the packaging takes place so if there are any
> good reasons that this should not take place as I have laid out above,
> please let me know now.
> The footprint libraries will remain as they are for v5. I have some ideas
> there but they require a lot more work - this is the first step towards the
> KiCad Library Management Manifesto (evil laugh).
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