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Re: [RFC] Removal of bus-bus entries



I don't have any issues with this although you may get some push back
from some users who are resistant to change.



On 3/19/2019 9:37 PM, Jon Evans wrote:
> Hi all,
> One of the things I want to clean up in the UX after the bus /
> connectivity upgrades I've done are merged is to remove Bus-Bus Entries
> from the design toolset.
> Why? 
> 1) They aren't actually useful or meaningful (they are just graphical at
> this point). If you want to branch off bus wires from each other, just
> use junctions like normal wires.
> 2) They are confusing. I've heard this from several users, because they
> look and sound a lot like Bus-Wire Entries, which are useful. 
> What about old designs? 
> My proposal is to just remove the tools to allow placement of new
> Bus-Bus Entries without removing the underlying code to handle them.
> Existing designs would still load and render properly.
> In theory we could make some kind of migration to remove them and
> replace with direct bus wire connections, but I'm not sure that's
> necessary. 
> As long as we do a good job of documenting the way to use busses under
> the new system, and update the example schematics accordingly, I think
> new users will be set on the right path. We could include a note about
> this on the blog / forums to let existing users know (although from what
> I can tell, only a small fraction of existing users use them in the
> first place). 
> Any concerns with this? 
> Jon
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