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Re: 1: GAL Bug with Window Buttons


What version of kicad did he test?

Den 13. sep. 2017 5.45 AM skrev "Strontium" <strntydog@xxxxxxxxx>:

> Hi all,
> 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
> canvas updates.
> 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.
> Steven
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