Option to sort footprint libraries in ModEdit in library table order

Bug #1789126 reported by Chris Elliott
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Bug Description

The user is able to set a custom order of footprint libraries in the Footprint Library table editor. But, this is the only place that it seems that any custom order is honored. In the footprint browser (all in place footprint, footprint editor, and in the footprint browsers in Eescheema part editor and cvpcb) the list of libraries is always alphabetically sorted.

Please add a persistent option to toggle between alpha sorting and fp-lib-table order (user order). The fp-lib-table order should first list the project specific libraries, then the global libraries. Both in the order found in the table files.

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Chris Elliott (sembazuru) wrote :

Request also added for symbol libraries here: https://bugs.launchpad.net/kicad/+bug/1789127

Jeff Young (jeyjey)
summary: - Custom library sorting for footprint library browser.
+ Option to sort footprint libraries in ModEdit in library table order
Changed in kicad:
status: New → Confirmed
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
status: Confirmed → Triaged
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Chris Elliott (sembazuru) wrote :

Realized that I forgot to include my version information. Here it is:

(This is actually a post v5 build from the testing folder to enable the action menu on windows...)

Application: kicad
Version: (5.0.0), release build
    wxWidgets 3.0.3
    libcurl/7.54.1 OpenSSL/1.0.2l zlib/1.2.11 libssh2/1.8.0 nghttp2/1.23.1 librtmp/2.3
Platform: Windows 8 (build 9200), 64-bit edition, 64 bit, Little endian, wxMSW
Build Info:
    wxWidgets: 3.0.3 (wchar_t,wx containers,compatible with 2.8)
    Boost: 1.60.0
    OpenCASCADE Community Edition: 6.8.0
    Curl: 7.54.1
    Compiler: GCC 7.1.0 with C++ ABI 1011

Build settings:

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KiCad bug report (kicad-bug-report) wrote :

I think it would be good to use a grid which has built-in sorting when clicking on the headers.

If to complicated to integrate this on short notice, it might already be a good idea to add "key-repeat" to the up/down-buttons for sorting the libraries manually. At today's date, I start suffering from the "clicking-finger-syndrome" when I have to move several libraries from the bottom to the top of the list ;-).

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KiCad Janitor (kicad-janitor) wrote :

KiCad bug tracker has moved to Gitlab. This report is now available here: https://gitlab.com/kicad/code/kicad/-/issues/2229

Changed in kicad:
status: Triaged → Expired
Changed in kicad:
importance: Wishlist → Unknown
status: Expired → Fix Released
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