Position Relative To... command works in Pcbnew but NOT in Footprint Editor

Bug #1778624 reported by Gabriel Staples on 2018-06-26
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This bug affects 4 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
KiCad
Medium
Jeff Young

Bug Description

Application: kicad
Version: 5.0.0-rc2-dev-unknown-f73b9a5~65~ubuntu14.04.1, release build
Libraries:
    wxWidgets 3.0.2
    libcurl/7.35.0 OpenSSL/1.0.1f zlib/1.2.8 libidn/1.28 librtmp/2.3
Platform: Linux 4.4.0-112-generic x86_64, 64 bit, Little endian, wxGTK
Build Info:
    wxWidgets: 3.0.2 (wchar_t,wx containers,compatible with 2.8) GTK+ 2.24
    Boost: 1.54.0
    Curl: 7.35.0
    Compiler: GCC 4.8.4 with C++ ABI 1002

Build settings:
    USE_WX_GRAPHICS_CONTEXT=OFF
    USE_WX_OVERLAY=OFF
    KICAD_SCRIPTING=ON
    KICAD_SCRIPTING_MODULES=ON
    KICAD_SCRIPTING_WXPYTHON=OFF
    KICAD_SCRIPTING_ACTION_MENU=ON
    BUILD_GITHUB_PLUGIN=ON
    KICAD_USE_OCE=ON
    KICAD_SPICE=ON

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In Pcbnew, right-clicking an object and going to "Position Relative To..." opens up a popup window to do this action, but in the Footprint Editor it does *not*. Nothing happens! It's a bug.

I first discovered this feature when reading here: https://electronics.stackexchange.com/a/323696/26234

Then I confirmed it worked in Pcbnew, and did *not* work in the Footprint Editor.

Gabriel Staples (ercaguy) wrote :

Here is an image. You can see the option in the menus of the Footprint Editor, But it doesn't do anything when you click it.

Gabriel Staples (ercaguy) wrote :
Jeff Young (jeyjey) on 2018-06-26
Changed in kicad:
assignee: nobody → Jeff Young (jeyjey)
importance: Undecided → Medium
status: New → Confirmed
Jeff Young (jeyjey) on 2018-06-27
Changed in kicad:
status: Confirmed → In Progress
milestone: none → 5.1.0
Jeff Young (jeyjey) on 2018-07-17
Changed in kicad:
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
Brendan Simon (brendan-simon) wrote :

Any chance this can be ported to 5.0 branch? The problem still exists in release 5.0.2, even though it was reported 5.0.0-rc2.

Wayne Stambaugh (stambaughw) wrote :

5.1 is nearing rc1 so I don't think it makes sense to produce a 5.0.3 release at this point.

Changed in kicad:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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