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Re: 5.1


Hi John,

The legacy canvas in the pcb tools and gerbview is slated for removal
during v6 development.  I image it will happen fairly quickly after 5.1
is released.  I also expect there to be great wailing and gnashing of
teeth once it's removed but keeping it around doesn't make sense.  We
will just have to suck it up, deal with the backlash, and fix any
lingering issues in the new tool framework and router as quickly as



On 10/18/2018 10:06 AM, John Beard wrote:
> Hi Wayne,
> Sounds good! What's the plan for the WX legacy canvases? Pcbnew,
> gerbview, cvpcb and pl_editor still use the WX canvas in legacy tool
> mode (but also have GAL canvas+tool framework), whereas eeschema has a
> GAL canvas and legacy tools.
> I know we're not planning to remove the legacy tool system from Pcbnew
> and friends for 5.1, but do the canvases need changing over to GAL
> canvas+legacy tools?
> Cheers,
> John
> On Wed, Oct 17, 2018 at 7:31 PM Wayne Stambaugh <stambaughw@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> Now that the Eeschema gal code has been merged into the development
>> branch and things seem reasonably stable, we need to start thinking
>> about the 5.1 release.  I would like to merge Thomas' python 3 code and
>> Orson's cairo print code as soon as they are ready to go so we can get
>> some additional testing.  Hopefully this will happen within the next
>> week or so.  After about a month of bug fixing and polishing, I would
>> like to tag rc1 around the Thanksgiving holiday.  The goal is to get 5.1
>> released before FOSDEM 2019.  It will give me more good news to talk
>> about during my presentation.
>> Cheers,
>> Wayne
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