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> On 14 Feb 2018, at 08:54, Maciej Sumiński <maciej.sumin...@cern.ch> wrote:
> Well done, Michael! There is one more patch that should go with these
> changes (see the attachment), otherwise Linux users see some asserts.
> I mostly agree with Jeff's remarks below, but IMHO your patches are
> already a huge improvement in their current state.
> On 02/14/2018 02:23 AM, Jeff Young wrote:
>> Good stuff; I like most of these changes.
>> A few issues:
>> Show/Hide Layers Manager and Show/Hide Microwave Toolbar should be changed
>> to checkable items (with just the show version of the text). They should
>> also probably move down the menu so they’re in the same order as the toolbar
>> I think I’d use “Zone Display” instead of “Zones” for the zone display
>> options menu.
>> User Defined Grid… should be moved from the Dimensions menu to just under
>> Show Grid on the View menu and renamed Grid Settings....
> I suppose Dimensions menu could be entirely moved to Preferences as a
I had another thought last night: once grid is out of Dimensions, the rest
could fit reasonably well under Design Rules. We could then organise them a
bit better too so they weren’t just a big “lump”.
> I also wonder if there is any reason to keep Icons submenu, as there is
> only one entry. It is not an option that is frequently changed, so could
> be safely moved to Preferences dialog.
> The same applies to Languages, but perhaps there is a benefit of easy
> access to the menu in case KiCad runs using a language unknown to the user.
And once you switch to a language you don’t know getting back can be harder if
they’re in a dialog.
>> Instead of adding a new top-level Inspect menu, how about reorganising the
>> Tools menu:
> True, perhaps at one point when we provide too many tools we can start
> splitting them into submenus.
>> Read Netlist…
>> Update PCB from Schematic…
>> Design Rules Checker
>> Set Layer Pair…
>> Alternatively, if others really like the Inspect menu, we should move Design
>> Rules Checker to it as well.
>> I don’t think I’d move the global editing stuff from the Edit menu to the
>> Tools menu.
This might be one of the more controversial ones. Orson, did you have an
opinion on it?
>> Pads Mask Clearance… and Differential Pairs... should probably move to the
>> Design Rules menu? (Or perhaps Differential Pairs… should go to the Route
>> menu? Either way it should be renamed Differential Pair Settings….)
>> Oh, and one of the biggest issues with Legacy vs Modern is that folks think
>> it’s just a view change (not a whole different toolset). We should move
>> them to the Preferences menu to help clear that up. They’d go well near
>> Display Settings….
> Then maybe we could make it sound more descriptive? How about 'Modern
Yeah, I like that too.
>>> On 13 Feb 2018, at 22:46, Michael Kavanagh <mich...@michaelkavanagh.me
>>> <mailto:mich...@michaelkavanagh.me>> wrote:
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