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Re: no broken default fp-lib-table, removed footprint library



What information do you need from KiCad.  Does Debian (or any other
disto) have recommendations for upstream projects to help packagers?
Packaging is import to the project so if we can package devs lives a bit
easier, I'm willing to consider ways to do so.


I wonder if we should implement a library commit message policy similar
to the one we use for the source repo[1] and tailor the changelog tags
for how library commits (or any other kicad repo) are made?  It's pretty
painless from a committers point of view since you already have to
provide a commit message with git.  Maybe a "PACKAGING" tag that could
easily be extracted would be helpful.  It probably wouldn't hurt to have
this tag in the source repo as well so we don't blindside package devs
with new dependencies and folder layout changes.



[1]: https://docs.kicad-pcb.org/doxygen/commit_messages.html

On 5/14/20 11:56 AM, Rene Pöschl wrote:
> The kicad library team does not have the resources to properly handle
> even our main tasks (see the number of open pull requests awaiting
> review, hint it is >300 with >600 open over all) let alone handling
> additional docu. Plus we are not working with sourcecode. The skills of
> the librarieans are in checking electrical constrains not git, not
> packaging, ...
> Also consider that 90% of changes are additions of new assets which can
> only be documented in a graphical way (screenshots of the asset,
> dimensioned drawings, ...) so really the documentation is in the pull
> requests not in git (git links to the pull requests) again completely
> different to software!
> See the kicad library more akin to optional binary assets instead of
> sourcecode (similar example would be the clipart library of a word
> processor)
> ---
> I did not fully read your previous message so i do not quote it either
> ;) (Another thing that is strange to at least me is a mailing list. I
> would be much more conferrable on a forum or even the issue tracker.)
> lg Rene
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