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Date: Tue, 21 Jul 2015 15:14:49 -0400
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Subject: Re: [geda-user] My gschem 1.9.1 is breaking rubber bands
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On Tue, Jul 21, 2015 at 1:16 PM, John Doty <jpd AT noqsi DOT com> wrote:
> 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. Can’t 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 don’t 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?

There really should be a tool that just lets you do a visual diff.
Then you get to decide if you want to make the changes. I mean who
wants to look at a netlist for a schematic that is already in front of
them? It is easier to compare apples to apples.

> John Doty              Noqsi Aerospace, Ltd.
> jpd AT noqsi DOT com


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