On Wed, Mar 7, 2018 at 8:01 PM, José Ignacio <jose.cyb...@gmail.com> wrote:

> The separate program issue is just an implementation detail. The main
> thing that Kicad is headed for is the refactoring slated for the 6.0 dev
> cycle. The cleaner data structure foundation and subsequent decoupling of
> the logic from the UI classes will allow all sorts of automation that are
> currently very hard or impossible. The vision that was set since over 5
> years ago was for Kicad to present a library-like interface to the outside
> world. It kind of does now on PCBnew only, but things are slowly improving
> as things get refactored and legacy code gets phased out.
> I honestly think the last thing Kicad needs right now is a chance of
> direction, I speak as a user that has been using Kicad professionally for
> just over 2 years now, working on dozens of PCB projects over that time.
> The developments in the past few years have been nothing but awesome for a
> project with Kicad's resources. We just need to be patient, or try to help
> out in a constructive manner.
> Over the past couple years I have been using the dev version in production
> to take advantage of the new features (dealing with versions/instability
> was a small price to pay for me), I also helped a little bit (as time
> allowed) with the occasional patch or grumpy bug report. I'd like to thank
> everyone that has worked on the project so far; It basically has made it
> possible for me to make a living doing what I enjoy, and I really hope the
> project can retain the momentum it has built up in the past few months, it
> just keeps getting better!
> Thanks,
> Jose

Nothing that I am asking for is a change of direction. Instead of calling
a function that operates on data in memory you call a program that operates
on the same data in the file system.
You see the same menu pick either way. This will fit in with the

If you are doing a PCB with a FPGA on it then you really want that FPGA
designer to be using kicad to design their padring. Kicad could fill this
niche and it would make your job a lot

John Eaton
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