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Re: Project save as


Here's a rough idea of what a confirmation dialog could do:

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I think something like that would be flexible enough to help the user with
most workflows and left the responsibility to the user while being simple
and easy enough to use (although a bit more work to implement, of course).

Eeli Kaikkonen

ma 11. marrask. 2019 klo 23.20 Jeff Young (jeff@xxxxxxxxx) kirjoitti:

> Limiting it to a dash is just because that’s all Kicad generates.  The
> user could indeed use anything.
> So should we rename any file that starts with the old project name?  I did
> have a version that did that, but it seemed too aggressive to me.
> On 11 Nov 2019, at 20:56, Eeli Kaikkonen <eeli.kaikkonen@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> ma 11. marrask. 2019 klo 22.41 Jeff Young (jeff@xxxxxxxxx) kirjoitti:
>> Yes, the current algorithm renames files that either match the project
>> name (with any extension), or start with the project name followed by a
>> dash.
> Limiting the following character to dash seems arbitrary. Underscore is
> used often, and why it should be limited at all?
> Here's one more possible solution. The current file dialog is kept, but if
> any generated or unknown files which begin with the project name are found,
> a new dialog asks if the user wants to rename and copy them or not to copy
> them at all, or maybe copy them as is.
> On the other hand, what to do with other files which don't begin with the
> project name? Should they be confirmed and copied (as is), too?
> What about the backup files?
> I can see two use cases: rename the project (replace the old one); and
> copy the project to be a base for a new one. In the former case renaming
> and keeping about everything could be desired. In the latter case all but
> the basic project files would probably be ditched.
> In the case of renaming I'm also interested in knowing how it affects
> version control, for example git, if the project is a repository. That must
> be tested, I think.
> Eeli Kaikkonen
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