On 11/29/2017 06:21 PM, Tomasz Wlostowski wrote:
> On 30/11/17 00:18, Wayne Stambaugh wrote:
>> Hi Andreas,
>> Per our previous conversation, if you want to write your solver in C++,
>> then I would prefer that you do it as part of a solver plugin rather
>> than a command event handler in Pcbnew.  I image there would be other
>> uses for a solver plugin object such as a thermal mapping solver which
>> has been proposed in the past.  The other option would be to use the
>> Python action object and write the entire solver in Python rather than
>> C++.  That may make your life a bit easier.
> Hi Wayne,
> I fully agree about the C++ part, but I would object doing it in Python
> given the current state of pcbnew's Python support. It's not mature
> enough IMHO to allow development of large plugins.

I agree but something like a signal integrity solver would definitely
shake out any weaknesses in our python support.

> BTW - I guess the plugin part is rather trivial compared to the actual
> solver, which I believe is not Kicad-dependent?

Besides the plugin loading and unloading, the only method I could think
of is Solve( const BOARD& aBoard ).  Maybe a rendering method to display
the results of the solver but that would outside the board rendering.
It will be interesting to see were this leads.

> Cheers,
> Tom

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