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Seriously irritated with KiCAD's library editor!

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amspire:
There is a forum that has posts from some of the key KiCad developers like Dick Hollenbeck, Jean-Pierre Charras and Wayne Stambaugh. It looks like this forum is a compilation of the mailing list posts.

http://develissimo.com/forum/15/

Last post is a few days ago, but it usually has posts daily. It is reasonably active.

As far as the development, there hasn't been new features lately, but there a regular daily commits. Lots of bug fixes, cleaning up the code. Lately they have been working on developing the Stable Release, so it makes sense that they are not adding new features right now.

One of the important major tasks right now increasing the internal resolution. They are going from 0.0001" (0.00245mm) resolution to 1 nM resolution. That is an increase in resolution of over a million times.

Angles are going from 0.1 degrees resolution to DOUBLE floating point resolution.

The high resolution mode will limit the board size to 2000 mm x 2000 mm. Hope that is big enough for everyone.

The switch to the higher resolution is a compiler switch and so I am not sure yet if they have switched. One of the issues is that files designed with the new resolution cannot be opened in lower resolution compiles of  KiCad, so they may be holding off the switch in the official builds.

They will also be changing the Netlist format - not sure why.

Richard.

amspire:
It looks like the documentation in the latest KiCad release has been updated and it is now very good.

I particularly like the "Getting Started in KiCad". It is only 29 pages long but it covers a lot.

It talks about how a KiCad part is in two files (.lib and .mod) rather then the one library file, and pages 26 and 27 describe making a new footprint.

For anyone who wants to have a look at KiCad, here is a direct link to the Getting Started pdf:


Edit: dead link. Try the link in my next post.

djsb:
The link says

410-Gone

Whatever that means.

amspire:
I will try again:

 http://disk.jabbim.cz/bach@jabber.cz/kicad/Getting_Started_in_KiCad.pdf

EEVblog:

--- Quote from: amspire on February 06, 2012, 09:43:03 am ---There is a forum that has posts from some of the key KiCad developers like Dick Hollenbeck, Jean-Pierre Charras and Wayne Stambaugh. It looks like this forum is a compilation of the mailing list posts.

http://develissimo.com/forum/15/

--- End quote ---

A proper BBS style forum might help a lot I suspect.
They are of course welcome to use this forum if they like.

Dave.

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