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Re: fp-info-cache question


On 7/23/19 2:28 PM, jp charras wrote:
> Le 23/07/2019 à 20:09, Seth Hillbrand a écrit :
>> On 2019-07-23 13:38, jp charras wrote:
>>> Le 23/07/2019 à 19:22, Jeff Young a écrit :
>>>> Hi Seth,
>>>> I think that would work.  And you’re right — there probably aren’t
>>>> enough project libs to require a cache for them.
>>> I am not sure to understand.
>>> The cache is by lib table, or by library file?
>>> This is very different: if it is by lib table, I am thinking lib table
>>> projects require a cache.
>> The cache uses the combined global + project lib tables right now and
>> stores in the project directory.  I am proposing making the cache only
>> for the global lib table and store it next to the global library table
>> and not cache the project library files at all.
>> Alternatively, we could merge the cache and the table files.  Global
>> library table file gets the global cache, project library table file
>> gets the project-specific cache.
>> Thoughts?
>> -Seth
> Yes: why tho remove the project-specific libs cache?
> 2 separate caches for global libs and project is a good idea.
> The best is to have a cache for global libs and a project cache for libs
> not in global table.
> Ideally, global libs could be only really a few libs like power and
> device (for eeschema) or resistors, capacitors and a few other for
> footprints
> Therefore, local lib tables could have more libs than the global table.
> The alternate way is for me the way to go.

Please don't assume that the bulk of the users footprints will be
defined in the global table.  That is only the default configuration.
Given that this is completely up to the user, I think having a separate
global and project fp-info-cache is advisable to avoid getting another
bug report about footprint library load times.