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Re: General question about Kicad libraries...


Because SQL and databases in general are not good storage mediums for
libraries.  KiCad libraries are plain text files that are easy to parse
and format, portable, human readable, and do not require any additional
dependencies.  Databases are none of these.  I don't think corporate
inventory systems are the same thing as libraries even though the are
related.  Once the Python scripting is implemented during V6, this will
be the way to script corporate database support into KiCad.



On 5/27/19 10:09 PM, Terry Gray wrote:
> I have what might be a dumb question about Kicad libraries.  Why does
> Kicad not use a standard SQL database, such as MariaDB,  SQLite, etc? 
> There may be really good reasons not to do this but it seems, at least
> to me, that it would make some things simpler such as making it easier
> to incorporate Kicad into company inventory systems.  
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