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Subject: Re: [geda-user] My gschem 1.9.1 is breaking rubber bands
From: John Doty <jpd AT noqsi DOT com>
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Date: Tue, 21 Jul 2015 11:16:49 -0600
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On Jul 21, 2015, at 10:09 AM, Stefan Salewski <mail AT ssalewski DOT de> wrote:

> On Tue, 2015-07-21 at 06:48 -0600, John Doty wrote:
>> Ugh. Canít we just keep it *simple* rather than adding more crazy ways
> 
> My suggestion would make nothing harder for the user: Maybe something
> like a checkmark in the toolbar that turns green when user select menu
> item "build netlist" and turns red when after this action the user
> changes connection of nets segments.

But it still introduces more ways for the tool to go wrong. Anther unnecessary feature hiding the necessary ones. Please donít recreate the the kind of complexity I fled from when I adopted gEDA. Features may seem benign until you start tripping over the unexpected interactions and clutter.

> For my own tool the problem is,
> that it can currently not generate netlists at all, so I will leave that
> feature to later releases. But I think gschem can use gnetlist to
> generate a netlist, so only some code for comparing netlists (checksum?)
> is necessary, and an red/green indicator.

Why not a separate tool?

John Doty              Noqsi Aerospace, Ltd.
http://www.noqsi.com/
jpd AT noqsi DOT com



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