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Re: Project save as
FWIW, we are considering moving to the "create a folder for the project" to
be a requirement rather than an option, in case that impacts this feature.
Or rather, it would be a requirement that there be one KiCad project per
folder, not necessarily that automatically creating a folder would be a
On Mon, Nov 11, 2019 at 10:54 AM Eeli Kaikkonen <eeli.kaikkonen@xxxxxxxxx>
> I hope you don't mind I give some first impressions here. I can move these
> to bug database if needed.
> Before trying it's unclear what the file dialog selects. I created a new
> directory (with the name of the new project), went inside it and gave the
> project name in the dialog. "All files *.*" filter was available there.
> That is a hint that we are talking about a file. However, KiCad created a
> new directory inside the selected one and placed the renamed files there. I
> would like to see unambiguous information about what KiCad is going to do.
> In my opinion a dedicated dialog would be better. It would have:
> - A textbox and folder selection icon for the folder path.
> - A textbox for the new project name (only the name, no path, no file
> - Checkbox for "create a new folder with the project name". This would
> create a new folder inside the folder which was selected above.
> Maybe it would be best to have checkboxes for "copy and rename generated
> and unknown files". My use case this time is that I'm going to reuse part
> of the old project as a template. None of the generated files, backups etc.
> are used there.
> The current result is here (embedded picture). As you can see, it's
> uneven. Some gerber files were renamed, some not. (...Handle_Mainboard is
> the original name, ...TOF is the new).
> [image: image.png]
> Eeli Kaikkonen
> su 10. marrask. 2019 klo 0.31 Jeff Young (jeff@xxxxxxxxx) kirjoitti:
>> He he… I know our users. I can be sure of a bug report even if I get it
>> right. ;)
> I never make reports about something which is done right :)
>> > This is exactly why I never tackled this one. Anytime your are trying
>> > to deal with complex relative path changes, the code gets rather messy.
>> > I doubt this will affect many users but you can be rest assured of a
>> > bug report if you get it wrong.
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