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Re: Project save as


> On Nov 11, 2019, at 1:28 PM, Seth Hillbrand <seth@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On 2019-11-11 11:42, Jeff Young wrote:
>> Ahhhh... I didn't notice that.  We are indeed failing to look for the Protel extensions.
> Are we renaming generated files?  If we stick with base project files, it's easy to explain where the cut-off is.  Once we go down into generated files, this gets harder and harder especially as we start implementing more exports (IPC-2581, D-365, XY files, etc) where we don't control the extensions.

Unless I’m mistaken, isn’t the use case for “Project Save As” to fork a new project from one that exists? In that case, the generated files, like Gerbers and the net list, are immediately invalid as soon as the user starts to make modifications to the project. Nobody keeps the .o files around after the application is built … 

And regarding the use of “Project Save As,” consider the plight of users who keep projects in a source-code control repository. I realize that this is a can of worms.