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Re: Strawman for new Exchange Footprint and Update Footprints dialogs
Now I'm nit-picking but wouldn't "replace" be even better than "change"?
That's what I see used in other tools and it might be less ambiguous for
On Wed, Jan 10, 2018 at 4:15 PM, Wayne Stambaugh <stambaughw@xxxxxxxxx>
> 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 . 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.
> >  https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/1466857
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