Unable to drag tracks in GAL

Bug #1661962 reported by John Beard on 2017-02-05
This bug affects 5 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Won't Fix

Bug Description

The legacy "drag" behaviour for tracks and modules ('G') is not available in GAL. It should be.

(Issue broken out from LP:1541460)

Changed in kicad:
assignee: John Beard (john-j-beard) → nobody
Jeff Young (jeyjey) wrote :

GAL has a single-point non-constrained drag, but does not have a two-point non-constrained drag. So when you use 'G' over a segment, it always picks one end or the other to drag.

However, it seems like it would be easy enough to implement footprint drag, as that is single-point. Not sure why it's missing.

Changed in kicad:
status: New → Confirmed
Tomasz Wlostowski (twlostow) wrote :

I'd like to know a single reason to have "a two point non-constrained drag" other than that it's present in the legacy canvas and not in the GAL.


Jeff Young (jeyjey) wrote :

@Tom, I've got no other reason. I was just clarifying what it did do, and what it didn't.

Drag Footprint would be useful, though, and doesn't appear to be in GAL.

Tomasz Wlostowski (twlostow) wrote :

Dragging footprints is on my to-do list, but the way it's done in the legacy canvas is not very useful (leaves a lot of rubbish/DRC violations). Proper footprint dragging, respecting the DRC is a non-trivial task and will take some time.

Jeff Young (jeyjey) wrote :

I logged 1743099 for the drag footprint feature.

I'm closing this one as Won't Fix.

[1] https://bugs.launchpad.net/kicad/+bug/1743099

Changed in kicad:
status: Confirmed → Won't Fix
Nick Østergaard (nickoe) wrote :

@Jeff, should this just be marked as a duplicate?

Jeff Young (jeyjey) wrote :

@Nick, it could go either way. There are two bug reports here (G for tracks and G for footprints): the track one is a Won't Fix and the Footprint one is (now) a duplicate.

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