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What I really wish it had is the ability to store presets for the Plot options.

As it still is, it's utterly annoying: it's much too easy to screw up a setting when generating CAM files and not notice. This is aggravated by the fact that the settings are common for the different output formats you can select.
So, a typical use case (and major annoyance):
- You want to plot one or more layers to DXF,
- Then later you generate Gerber files. The same settings as what you set for the DXF are selected, and they have 99% chances of not being the same as you want for Gerbers.
- Horrific.

Looks like a small thing, but a really annoying issue. I don't know if they added it in v8. Tell me they did. :palm:


--- Quote from: retiredfeline on February 01, 2024, 12:08:56 am ---
--- Quote from: SiliconWizard on January 20, 2024, 09:11:56 pm ---I'd be curious to see what Valgrind finds with Firefox... :-DD

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Isn't Firefox written in Rust these days? I'm not aware of Valgrind support for Rust.

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In what dimension exactly? :-DD

According to this: https://4e6.github.io/firefox-lang-stats/
it's about 11% of Rust overall. I don't even know how one could think that such a monster as Firefox could be entirely rewritten in another language in less than 20 years and without breaking most of it.

As to Valgrind and Rust, yes sir: https://nnethercote.github.io/2022/01/05/rust-and-valgrind.html


--- Quote from: dfnr2 on February 19, 2024, 01:09:54 am ---- The RC3 is still a bit crashy

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Crashes are typically considered high priority issues. If you have a reproducible crash scenario, don't hesitate to open a new issue at https://gitlab.com/kicad/code/kicad/-/issues.


--- Quote ---Pin swapping i see it to be more difficult, but in say microcontroller projects, for anything that isn't strictly microcontroller like programming/reset circuitry/LEDs, i usually attach a label to a pin, and when i have to move it i move the label (or swap two labels with Shift+B) and presto.
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For Stub swapping (https://gitlab.com/kicad/code/kicad/-/issues/16898) there is a plugin available. It is a bit awkward as schematics has to be closed and it generates quite significant schematics diff. But it might be useful for some.


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