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Re: [REQUEST] Default library install location
i wouldn't particularly call it handholding but i do believe its something that should be automatically done by kicad if we are to continue bundling such a number of libraries. The extra command in the toolbar is not particularly obvious unless you already know about it or it is pointed out to you, i would almost prefer it to be something that is not a specific command and the code is only used when you go to save to a system library. although it should notify/warn that it is a system library and due to this will be copied into your local user library/dir
> On 9/11/2017, at 13:04, Wayne Stambaugh <stambaughw@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Exactly how much hand holding is KiCad expected to do? There is already
> a "save the current library as" command in the file menu of both the
> symbol and footprint library editors. There is a small bug in that
> grays out the command until you load a symbol but it allows you to save
> any library to a folder that the user has write access to and modify it
> at will without changing the originally installed libraries which IMO is
> a good thing. Of course you could do a good old fashion file copy or
> git clone or ... How many ways to we really need to perform this one
> simple task or am I completely missing something.
> On 11/08/2017 06:15 PM, Simon Wells wrote:
>> ideally if someone tried to save to a bundled library there should be something that pops up and says you can't/shouldn't and then offers to do most if not all of that for you, however i would prefer to see it only saving the footprint to userdir, i think you will find this is how most other software would handle a similar circumstance
>>> On 9/11/2017, at 12:12, easyw <easyw@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>>> I think it's a far more risky that a user makes accidental changes to the
>>>> bundled library. Simple users should not need to touch it, and should
>>>> rather copy or make a new part.
>>> so if a user wants to add a missing parts to his/her library he/her needs to save it to a different location, close the i.e. fp editor, copy with administrative privileges the fp to the Admin folder and restart the sw to use it?
>>> I don't think other sw are using this procedure...
>>> This is just my opinion...
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