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Subject: Re: [geda-user] Find rat lines
From: Peter Clifton <pcjc2 AT cam DOT ac DOT uk>
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Date: Sun, 09 Dec 2012 00:10:08 +0000
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On Sat, 2012-12-08 at 11:26 +0100, Levente Kovacs wrote:
> Please note that when I start to draw a line from a copper object, highlighting
> works as before. This might help find the problem.

That behaviour was deliberately left, as it is required by
auto-enforce-drc. (You will also find the "Find" button in the GTK HID
netlist window still has the old behaviour too I think).

I have worked up a test-case for the original issue, and having looked
at it closely, one key issue we should fix is that bad rat-lines are
being added which compound the shorted mess.

I'm hoping to work up a more elegant fix than reverting the entire
change as I don't want to back out the ability to find "just" the
physically connected copper.

I noted whilst creating my test-case layout that this can be achieved by
erasing the rat-list before hitting "f", but given our future desires
for always on, auto-updating rat-lines, I'm hesitant to rely on it as
the entire solution.

ETA for a big rework will be some time during next week. If I can't get
it done by the end of the week, I'll revert the change. (Until then, if
you hate the current behaviour, you can apply a local revert of commit


Peter Clifton <peter DOT clifton AT clifton-electronics DOT co DOT uk>

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