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1: GAL Bug with Window Buttons
Background: My father is a hardware engineer, he has been doing it since
the early 70s learning in the RAAF, laying boards using tape, so he has
a lot of experience. He is retired, but still likes to design boards,
and I have convinced him to give KiCAD a go. He has been using old
versions of Altium and still uses Protel 99SE, but would like to use
KiCAD because he doesn't want to use windows in a VM any more if he can
avoid it, he wants to use Linux native.
He has a number of problems adapting to the software and I will lay
those out over three messages, one is a clear bug in GAL, the others are
not as clear, although I think his criticisms have merit and are useful
to consider. He is using the nightly build from PPA, so all the
criticisms are directed to KiCAD at that state.
1. The window sliders/buttons on the GAL Canvas do not function.
If you press left/right/up/down, nothing happens.
If you click the mouse in the slider space, the slider bar moves, but
nothing updates on the screen.
The only thing the sliders do is if you grab them and drag them, the
In Legacy, these buttons/sliders work as expected and one would imagine
they should do exactly the same thing in GAL Canvas. I think this is a bug.
The other two issues I will put in their own posts.