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Re: Recent eeschema changes


Have you read http://kicad-pcb.org/post/symbol-lib-table/?

2017-11-22 9:16 GMT+01:00 Julius Schmidt <aiju@xxxxxxxxxx>:

> It seems the current origin/master will modify schematic files on disk
> just by opening them -- even if I opt out of the remap tool. This is rather
> undesirable behaviour, I don't want files to become unreadable by the
> original version that created them just because I *opened* them.
> I am also curious about this format change in general; if I understand
> this correctly, this is work leading up to the new schematics format; so if
> there is already a major breaking change planned, why the need for
> *another* breaking change?
> I'm also wondering whether the intent is to adopt the behaviour of the PCB
> tool regarding footprints entirely, which I find somewhat unsatisfactory;
> in particular the way it seems to have "hidden" copies of the footprints in
> the .kicad_pcb file can lead to awkward surprises; I would much rather have
> all symbol+footprint references be to a project-local library that contains
> a *single* copy of global symbols/footprints -- the old eeschema
> approximated this reasonably well with its cache library.
> Apologies if this comes across as too negative; I do appreciate the work
> that goes into switching eeschema to a new format.
> Best wishes
> Julius
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