can't use "save as" properly with modified footprint

Bug #1792207 reported by eelik on 2018-09-12
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Jeff Young

Bug Description

With the new footprint editor with "Libraries" tree view "Save As" doesn't work as expected. If I modify an existing footprint I expect to be able to save it with a new name and possibly to a new location, just like any other software works. But Save As in File menu saves the old original unmodified footprint. So does "Save a Copy As" in the context menu. So, all modifications seem to be lost if I don't want to replace the old footprint, i.e. use "Save". It's even impossible if I have modified a footprint from write protected location.

BTW, why in the first place there are two different functions, "Save As" and "Save a Copy As", one in the File menu and one in the context menu? I understand the difference between them but they should both be in both menus IMO, or alternatively only "Save As" function.

Application: kicad
Version: (6.0.0-rc1-dev-480-gf5de8cd3e), debug build
    wxWidgets 3.0.3
Platform: Linux 4.13.0-46-generic x86_64, 64 bit, Little endian, wxGTK
Build Info:
    wxWidgets: 3.0.3 (wchar_t,wx containers,compatible with 2.8) GTK+ 2.24
    Boost: 1.62.0
    Compiler: GCC 7.2.0 with C++ ABI 1011

Build settings:

Jeff Young (jeyjey) on 2018-09-12
Changed in kicad:
status: New → Confirmed
importance: Undecided → Medium
assignee: nobody → Jeff Young (jeyjey)
importance: Medium → High
Jeff Young (jeyjey) wrote :

Export has the same issue...

Changed in kicad:
status: Confirmed → In Progress
milestone: none → 5.1.0
Jeff Young (jeyjey) wrote :

Janitor appears to be out to lunch:


Changed in kicad:
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
eelik (eelik) wrote :

The new commit(s) seems to fix the problem. Thanks.

Changed in kicad:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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