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Re: gEDA-user: European symbols?

Johnny Rosenberg wrote:

>> Because the footprint information can be scanned at a glance
>> in the schematic. The footprint needs attention just like the
>> value or the refdes. So it is convenient to have it visible
>> by default. If I don't want to see the footprint attributes in
>> finished design I can still hide them with "Hide specific text"
>> in the attributes menu.
> But if it is invisible, won't it show up with âShow specific textâ in the  
> same menu?

Typically, I need to look at footprints during design. Hide them
for beauty is at a later stage. So I like to have them visible by

> Maybe off topic, but really, why a license at all, when I really don't  
> care what people do with the symbols anyway?

To the law there is nothing like "no license" in a literal sense. 

> By the way, I was searching for information about the sym file format, but  
> I didn't find much.
> Can anyone point me to some place where I can learn  
> everything about this?

see http://geda.seul.org/wiki/geda:file_format_spec

This page links to all the "official" documentation:

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