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Re: RFC: Moving footprint wizards to github



I'm in favor of managing the scripts like the library in a distinct
repository, but I would wait after 5.1 release, as well as not simply
copying the existing scripts into that repository.

I made a RFC on the forum some time ago how I would think such a
repository could look like, which would imply that the footprint wizards
are scriptable in the future, as well as they represent the reference
implementation for footprints (which are currently located in my own


Regards, Thomas

Am 16.12.18 um 17:54 schrieb Wayne Stambaugh:
> On 12/15/2018 10:42 PM, Seth Hillbrand wrote:
>> Am 2018-12-15 21:09, schrieb Oliver Walters:
>>> Seth,
>>>> I like this idea.  Coupled with a build/install CMake script in the
>>>> repo
>>>> would make iterating on the Python script development faster/easier.
>>> A cmake script sounds like a good idea, would you be willing to add
>>> this to the repo?
>> Sure.  But let's give a few days for any objections before moving ahead.
>>  There may be concerns that I'm not thinking of.
>> -S
> I'm not sure I like this idea.  I have no objections to scripts that are
> not distributed with KiCad to be maintained in any manner the developer
> see fit.  I would prefer that any source code that gets distributed with
> KiCad remain in the source repo.  I would not be opposed to removing the
> footprint wizards from KiCad and make them a separate project but I'm
> not sure all of our users would agree with installing them separately
> since they have been part of KiCad almost as long as the python
> scripting support.
> Cheers,
> Wayne
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