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Re: On EESCHEMA symbol library plugins
On Mon, Mar 11, 2019 at 9:59 AM Brian <lotharyx@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
tl;dr - hi, I'm new here and I'd like to suggest a couple small
to make maintaining my private fork a little easier. Presuming I can
present a concise patch that adheres to the coding standard, what's
right way to propose it?
In general, you post the patch to the list. *caveats apply
During v6, we are going to be changing the schematic and library file
formats. This will require us to register/recognize multiple plugins
for different types of files. It sounds like your work may fit into
However, given that your patch is rather substantial, some additional
planning and documentation will be required. You'll want to write up
the outline of what you'd like to do and how you plan on doing it before
working out the coding details. This will allow us to modify the plan
of work to fit with the rest of the v6 planning before you spend a lot
of coding time.
Here  is an example of one that I wrote up for work I'm doing during
v6. Feel free to copy format (I borrowed quite a bit from a proposal
Tom wrote up earlier) and structure for your proposal.
The more you describe in detail before you propose the patch, the easier
it will be to get merged.
BTW, I really like the idea of an ODBC interface. It could be extremely
useful and I hope we can work out the fiddly implementation details that
this would bring.