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Re: Strawman for new Exchange Footprint and Update Footprints dialogs



Please use "change" rather than "exchange".  Exchange means that there
is some bidirectional event taking place.  This is not the case here.
The existing footprint(s) is merely being replaced.

I would prefer that the text edit control always be editable.  That way
the user can change the reference, value, or footprint identifier.  I'm
fine with pre-populating it based on a context menu selection but I
might change my mind.  Being forced to close the dialog and reopen it
using a different footprint just to get the value or reference I want
would be annoying.



On 1/10/2018 11:11 AM, Jeff Young wrote:
> This is primarily to address concerns that a lot of people can’t find
> the mechanism for updating footprints on a board to the current versions
> in the library [1].  But it also attempts to address ease-of-learning
> issues with the current Change Footprint dialog.
> First, the Change Footprint dialog which comes up in the “normal”
> scenario (with a footprint selection):
> Wayne has also proposed adding one when there was no selection which
> would be a cross between this one and the Update Footprints dialog,
> following.
> This is the no-footprints-selected version.  You could also imagine one
> that was a cross with the Change Footprints version for when a footprint
> was selected.
> Comments welcome.
> [1] https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/1466857
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