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Date: Tue, 11 Dec 2012 02:52:00 +0100
From: Peter Stuge <peter AT stuge DOT se>
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Subject: Re: [geda-user] Call components footprints [was: Find rat lines]
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Kai-Martin Knaak wrote:
> BTW, do we really have to call the 2D patterns in a layout "components"?
> I get the impression that the rest of the world calls this collection of
> lines and polygons in copper and silk a "footprint". To them, a
> component is the three dimensional object soldered to the pcb.

I strongly agree with changing this.

It may seem like bikeshedding for everyone who (like Kai-Martin and
me) has abstracted away the name - but it makes a big difference for
the first and second impression with new users. They are (maybe more)


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