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Re: Atomic Libraries Proposal
The benefit is that once you have verified a triplet works on a board, you
can use it again without fear of error. The current system is not ideal
for re-use/production engineering.
On Thu, May 23, 2019, 4:06 PM Rene Pöschl <poeschlr@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hi Seth
> What is the benefit compared to having lets say a more powerful aliasing
> system that allows bom specific things to be more easily included in the
> kicad internal library without introducing something different?
> (especially as i assume the new file format will provide a more powerful
> option in this regard anyways.)
> On 23/05/19 21:41, Seth Hillbrand wrote:
> > Hi All-
> > After some discussion, we are trying to decide whether implementing a
> > basic atomic library support would be useful during v6 or would cause
> > more headache than worth while trying to work with the solution.
> > Background: "Atomic" libraries are ones that have unique names for
> > symbol+footprint+properties combinations. These are also referred to as
> > "Fully-specified" libraries or sometimes "house libraries".
> > The paradigm is outlined in a google document. This is meant to
> > provide an explicit option for users to create/utilize atomic library
> > components without affecting the symbol or footprint formats. It is
> > also meant to be zero impact to the current, official KiCad libraries.
> > The major limitations of the specification are:
> > - No editing of the atomic library file within KiCad
> > - The atomic library does not contain symbol or footprint data
> > Folks are welcomed to weigh in on whether this approach presents a
> > viable work flow for them. I'm happy to take suggestions on the
> > approach, I may ask you offline for some additional details of how you
> > use KiCad and/or other tools with libraries at the moment.
> > Best-
> > Seth
> > 
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