It's time for the active library concept to go

Bug #1748474 reported by Jeff Young on 2018-02-09
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
KiCad
Wishlist
Jeff Young

Bug Description

I think giving the Footprint Editor a module tree (similar to the Symbol Editor's component tree) will do it.

Jeff Young (jeyjey) on 2018-02-09
description: updated
Wayne Stambaugh (stambaughw) wrote :

I'm not sure what Orson's plans are for v6 but fixing this is definitely on agenda.

Changed in kicad:
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
Changed in kicad:
milestone: none → 6.0.0-rc1
Kristoffer (kristoffer-odmark) wrote :

I might suggest that when this change happens, maybe even attempt to merge the footprint-browser with the editor. They will become very similar anyway.

Jeff Young (jeyjey) wrote :

I thought about that when we did the symbol browser, but decided the parallel columns (libraries/symbols) of the viewer allowed much quicker access than the tree-view of the editor.

I was thinking about this as well. I agree that the browser is easier
to use but the symbol library editor has nice filtering which the
browser does not. Using the editor as a browser means we could remove
the browser code. Maybe adding a browser mode to the editor would be a
possible solution. It's definitely something to consider for future
versions of KiCad.

On 4/4/2018 6:03 AM, Jeff Young wrote:
> I thought about that when we did the symbol browser, but decided the
> parallel columns (libraries/symbols) of the viewer allowed much quicker
> access than the tree-view of the editor.
>

Jeff Young (jeyjey) on 2018-07-26
Changed in kicad:
assignee: nobody → Jeff Young (jeyjey)
status: Triaged → In Progress
milestone: 6.0.0-rc1 → 5.1.0
KiCad Janitor (kicad-janitor) wrote :

Fixed in revision 0cca1c6721f72455cae505339ed1d93ac3ee90d8
https://git.launchpad.net/kicad/patch/?id=0cca1c6721f72455cae505339ed1d93ac3ee90d8

Changed in kicad:
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
Changed in kicad:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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