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Re: Exchange/update footprints proposal
This would make it so much more user friendly, and it's only UI code
On Sat, Jan 6, 2018 at 2:08 PM, Jeff Young <jeff@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> We’ve had some users be quite vocal about it being hard to update
> footprints from the library (and trying to use cvpcb to do so). While
> you can do this through the 4th option on the Exchange Footprints dialog,
> it’s pretty hidden.
> Lumping together Exchange and Update is also confusing, whether in the
> selected footprint case or in the global case.
> I’d like to propose the following changes (I’m happy to implement them):
> 1) Add Edit > Update All Footprints. This would open the Exchange
> Footprints dialog with all the update options and exchange information
> 2) Add Context Menu > Update Footprints (just under Exchange Footprints).
> This would open the Exchange Footprints dialog with all the exchange
> information removed.
> 3) Remove the fourth option (global update) from the Exchange Footprints
>  https://bugs.launchpad.net/kicad/+bug/1466857
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