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Re: [REQUEST] Default library install location
I think you're right that a deeper understanding of how people are using
and managing the libraries is required.
However, there still seems to be one of two options if KiCad installs libs
into a location where users cannot write:
a) Users are not able to update the libraries or otherwise edit them
b) Users have to duplicate the library data to somewhere they *do* have
access and then reassociate all the library tables
I think there is scope for improvement here. I'm not confident enough to
say *what* that improvement should be.
On Thu, Nov 9, 2017 at 12:12 AM, Wayne Stambaugh <stambaughw@xxxxxxxxx>
> What is the purpose of this change? In what way will it improve the
> user experience? Before we ask the package devs to do a lot of work, we
> might want to dig deeper into the library management issue. I fail to
> see how installing and likely duplicating the entire KiCad library in
> the user's home folder solves any of the underlying library management
> issues in KiCad other than having write access to modify the installed
> libraries which has its own set of issues. In some respects this has
> the potential to complicate things even further. I suspect the real
> issue is out library editing and management tools. I suggest we wait
> until Orson pushes the symbol library editor to see if this improves the
> library management situation. Given what I know about it I suspect that
> it will improve things significant on the library management side of
> On 11/8/2017 2:02 AM, Oliver Walters wrote:
> > To the package maintainers:
> > For v5 release, can the default library install path be set to a user
> > directory rather than program directory that may require administrator
> > rights?
> > e.g. instead of
> > C:\Program Files\KiCad\share\...
> > or
> > /usr/share/kicad/...
> > something like;
> > C:\Users\Oliver\KiCad\...
> > /home/Oliver/KiCad
> > (Not necessarily those paths but something like that).
> > A lot of users are reporting issues with being able to download or
> > modify library files, due to user privileges.
> > How attainable is such a change before v5 release?
> > Thanks,
> > Oliver
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