kicad-developers team mailing list archive
Mailing list archive
Re: [RFC] Removal of bus-bus entries
I'm guessing drawing 45 degree lines in the new toolframe wouldn't be
too difficult to implement.
On 3/25/2019 9:29 AM, Jon Evans wrote:
> By the way, I think one reason people use these is because they want a
> 45-degree bus wire for aesthetic reasons.
> I think a better wire-placing tool in Eeschema is already on the roadmap
> -- if we can support 45-degree lines natively, it would meet that demand
> without a special type of object.
> On Mon, Mar 25, 2019 at 9:27 AM Jon Evans <jon@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> <mailto:jon@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>> wrote:
> I'm okay with that if the rest of the core team is also :-)
> Sometimes you have to break workflows to move forward and make
> things easier for new users.
> On Mon, Mar 25, 2019 at 9:08 AM Wayne Stambaugh
> <stambaughw@xxxxxxxxx <mailto:stambaughw@xxxxxxxxx>> wrote:
> I don't have any issues with this although you may get some push
> 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
> > 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
> > _______________________________________________
> > Mailing list: https://launchpad.net/~kicad-developers
> > Post to : kicad-developers@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > Unsubscribe : https://launchpad.net/~kicad-developers
> > More help : https://help.launchpad.net/ListHelp
> Mailing list: https://launchpad.net/~kicad-developers
> Post to : kicad-developers@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Unsubscribe : https://launchpad.net/~kicad-developers
> More help : https://help.launchpad.net/ListHelp