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Re: gEDA-user: Reinventing the wheel

On Thu, May 19, 2011 at 10:27 AM, Stephan Boettcher
<boettcher@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Kai-Martin Knaak <knaak@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:
>> Stephan Boettcher wrote:
>>> The way to promote gedasymbols and to fix the default library is to
>>> remove the default library, except for a small set of very generic
>>> symbols.
>> ack.
>> This set of symbols should provide the ability to start working as is
>> and generally be examples for complete working symbols. That is, they
>> should contain footprint attributes. And when applicable simulation
>> attributes, too. HOWTOs and manuals may refer to these items.
> nack. ÂThere is no way for a footprint attribute to be generic.
> These symbols shall exactly not be examples, and exactly not just work.
> They shall be symbols that can be use as they are for any workflow, by
> adding the required attributes after instantiation, or by editing a copy
> in a project lib, i.e., the first easy steps in learning symbol editing.

No, but what would be really cool is if gschem knew about PCB symbols
so that when you open the properties window, footprint is a dropdown
list of available PCB footprints.

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