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Re: gEDA-user: pcb doesn't allow adding a thermal to vias

DJ Delorie wrote:

> I disagree - there is a separate thermal for each layer, and each
> thermal can be one of many types.  It's no more a "flag" than, say,
> line width.

It is a digital property, that can be turned on and off (per layer). 
This is conceptually very different from a line width.

>> The thermal tool itself might benefit from some usability improvement, 
>> too: Currently it confuses users by not doing anything if there is no 
>> polygon at this place in the current layer.
> Actually it does, but the results don't show up until you add the
> polygon.

This constitutes a violation against the principle of least surprise.  
A GUI should never do things without visible feedback.

Kai-Martin Knaak
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