Current nightly: Edit path fields of library managers miss the nice "browse" button

Bug #1804924 reported by Rene Poeschl on 2018-11-24
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KiCad
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Jeff Young

Bug Description

Minor inconvenience

Editing the path variables from the library managers is a lot harder than need be. The dedicated path edit tool shows buttons for getting a file browser like tool. (After clicking into the field)
This button is missing from the fields in the library managers.

Rene Poeschl (poeschlr) on 2018-11-24
summary: - Edit path fields of library managers miss the nice "browse" button
+ Current nightly: Edit path fields of library managers miss the nice
+ "browse" button
Jeff Young (jeyjey) on 2018-11-24
Changed in kicad:
assignee: nobody → Jeff Young (jeyjey)
status: New → In Progress
milestone: none → 5.1.0
KiCad Janitor (kicad-janitor) wrote :

Fixed in revision b2db49f4ac7fd88d682b4c514c9c9d09180b2a7d
https://git.launchpad.net/kicad/patch/?id=b2db49f4ac7fd88d682b4c514c9c9d09180b2a7d

Changed in kicad:
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
Rene Poeschl (poeschlr) wrote :

I just discovered that todays nighly does not have this fixed. Has this been marked as fixed on accident, has there been a regression or is there some bug in ubuntus nighly?

Jeff Young (jeyjey) wrote :

Did you click into the field? I get a folder icon in a button when I do.

Rene Poeschl (poeschlr) wrote :

I get the button when i click into the library path fields.

But not in the path substitution fields.

Jeff Young (jeyjey) wrote :

Those aren't editable at all. (We only allow a selection in them in case you want to copy the path out.)

Rene Poeschl (poeschlr) wrote :

Hm i did not even try that to be honest. The fields look like they are editable so i just assumed they would be.

Might be a good idea to clearly mark them as not editable (make them darker for example)
Or alternatively: make them editable which would mean everything can be done from within the lib managers. No need to switch dialog. (Unless one needs to add new variables)

Changed in kicad:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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