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Re: Submitting new wizards and plugins


Thanks a bunch. I have no idea why it would've been picked up as spam. I've had this account for years and am anti-social enough so as not to email strangers. I've written some scripts and component wizards, but want to wait until my PCBs arrive to make sure I'm not submitting wizards with obvious errors. The scripts are good enough and I've made them available. Also, being new to this community and old to software development, I hope that it's not offensive to publish such demos. 

The Python base for scripting interface for KiCad is awesome for customization, having written extensions for EAGLE in years past and having to write parsers and interpreters (autonet.ulp was the only one that I submitted, for automating the building of repetitive schematics). 

The nature of the types of extensions I've been writing has mostly to do with layout assistance and scripting demos. Example: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PEAfJ28Wvd8 


-----Original Message-----
From: Nick Østergaard [mailto:oe.nick@xxxxxxxxx] 
Sent: Friday, May 1, 2020 7:25 PM
To: Alan Samet
Cc: KiCad Developers
Subject: Re: [Kicad-developers] Submitting new wizards and plugins

Hi Alan

I don't see anyone else responding to you, but beware that google does not like your email, so it is flagged as spam, but yes, you need to submit a pull request for the kicad-footprint-wizards on github.


On Fri, 24 Apr 2020 at 19:08, Alan Samet <alansamet@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Please excuse me if this has been asked before or it’s in a FAQ somewhere that I haven’t located.
> I’ve written a number of scripts for KiCad over the past few months for things like component alignment and spacing, and am now working on converting those to plugins and additional footprint wizards. I feel like the community could benefit from some of these tools, but I don’t know the best way to submit them or if these sorts of things are welcomed by the community. For the new footprint wizards, for instance, should I just submit a pull-request to github of the kicad-footprint-wizards project?
> -Alan
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