Chris, I saw your previous message, I've just been busy getting v5 stuff ready.
On 3/7/2018 4:23 PM, Chris Gammell wrote: > Hi Everyone, > > /(tried sending this once but saw on the archive that it didn't go through)/ > > I'm pretty quiet on this list since I have zero ability to talk about > the actual development. The future roadmap stuff seems relevant though. > After chatting with the team at FOSDEM and Javier mentioning the idea of > targeting KiCad towards small and medium businesses, I've been gathering > up a group of people who are regularly using KiCad to design and > manufacture boards (currently 40+ on the list) Are these users professional users who are using KiCad at there day job and is there any way to confirm this? > > I am currently surveying that group and will be returning with some > recommendations. I'm also asking if they would be interested in telling > their stories to the development team when asked as part of the survey. Thank you for gathering this information rather than having 40 users bombarding the developers mailing list. I appreciate the effort in putting this information together. I'm willing to listen to user experience once v5 is out. I am swamped at the moment and I don't want users feel that they don't have my full attention. Cheers, Wayne > > If there are others on the list that are doing manufacturing, please > feel free to join here: http://kicad.info/manufacturing/ (it should > prompt you with the survey upon joining the list) > > ~Chris Gammell > > (I run the KiCad.info forum <https://forum.kicad.info/>, which you're > also invited to join if you're not already on there! Devs get special > badges! :-D) > > > On Wed, Mar 7, 2018 at 12:49 PM Andy Peters <de...@latke.net > <mailto:de...@latke.net>> wrote: > > > On Mar 7, 2018, at 11:46 AM, Seth Hillbrand > <seth.hillbr...@gmail.com <mailto:seth.hillbr...@gmail.com>> wrote: > > > > You should take a look at Mitja Nemec's action plugin here: > https://github.com/MitjaNemec/Kicad_action_plugins > > > > I think the replicate layout covers a lot of the functionality you > are looking for. > > Wow, yeah, I will try that! > > > -S > > > > 2018-03-07 10:25 GMT-08:00 Andrey Kuznetsov <kandre...@gmail.com > <mailto:kandre...@gmail.com>>: > > Not sure how you would turn this into an effortless feature, but a > few months ago I’ve designed just that, replicated channels using > the same subsheet, on layout I did it once, then copy pasted and > manually renamed each component based on each channel number component. > > > > On Wed, Mar 7, 2018 at 8:42 AM Andy Peters <de...@latke.net > <mailto:de...@latke.net>> wrote: > > > > > On Mar 5, 2018, at 10:57 AM, Jon Evans <j...@craftyjon.com > <mailto:j...@craftyjon.com>> wrote: > > > > > > Hi all, > > > > > > Since my day job involves a lot of engineering > planning/timelines/etc, I've had this rolling around in my head... > > > I started brainstorming some proposed changes to the roadmaps. > > > > > > I am using Google drive because that's what is easiest for me to > play with; I'm happy to send patches against the official roadmaps > if get some buy-in for this. > > > > > > Feel free to comment (either directly on the doc or by email) > with thoughts on this. > > > > > > > > https://docs.google.com/document/d/1mpxqvxLv497cyfk8KTQijhySSpFxF7ooTtcT_HU86kw/edit# > > > > > > Basically what I am proposing is to put most of the energy into > Eeschema for 6.0, with changes to other parts of the software > basically being "whatever people have time left over for". > Everything else has been bumped to 7.0 > > > > I’ll add one more to the list, clearly it’s a v7 wish … layout > “rooms,” like the Altium feature. Consider a multi-channel design > where you have to replicate a layout several times. It would be nice > to define the channel in, say, a hierarchical subsheet, and the > layout knows that it should replicate the work you do for one > channel across the others. > > > > I realize that this is a completely non-trivial thing to > implement, and further I recall some discussion about this but > nobody had any real good ideas about how to do it. > > > > -a > > > > > _______________________________________________ > Mailing list: https://launchpad.net/~kicad-developers > Post to : email@example.com > <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org> > Unsubscribe : https://launchpad.net/~kicad-developers > More help : https://help.launchpad.net/ListHelp > > > > _______________________________________________ > Mailing list: https://launchpad.net/~kicad-developers > Post to : email@example.com > Unsubscribe : https://launchpad.net/~kicad-developers > More help : https://help.launchpad.net/ListHelp > _______________________________________________ Mailing list: https://launchpad.net/~kicad-developers Post to : firstname.lastname@example.org Unsubscribe : https://launchpad.net/~kicad-developers More help : https://help.launchpad.net/ListHelp