Option to sort Symbol Editor libraries in library table order

Bug #1789127 reported by Chris Elliott
This bug affects 3 people
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Bug Description

The user is able to set a custom order of symbol libraries in the Symbol Library table editor. But, this is the only place that it seems that any custom order is honored. In the symbol chooser (both in place component and the library editor) the list of libraries is always alphabetically sorted.

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

Tags: eeschema
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Chris Elliott (sembazuru) wrote :

Request also added for footprint libraries here: https://bugs.launchpad.net/kicad/+bug/1789126

Jeff Young (jeyjey)
summary: - Custom library sorting for Eeschema and Symbol Editor
+ Option to sort Symbol Editor libraries in library table order
Changed in kicad:
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
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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:

tags: added: eeschema
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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/2230

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