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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 18:42:04 -0600
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On Jul 21, 2015, at 6:19 PM, DJ Delorie <dj AT delorie DOT com> wrote:

>> But adding another feature is effectively doing nothing as far as
>> most users are concerned, because we're not releasing the toolkit to
>> packagers any more. Getting a 1.10 release out would *really* be
>> doing something.
> Are you volunteering to be the release manager?

Iíd consider it, except that right now almost all of my work is with 1.8 and I donít have enough confidence that I know exactly whatís what in 1.9. I think, however, that getting Peter Brettís refactoring work out into the world would be a good thing.

> Otherwise, the project does what the people doing the work are
> interested in, and telling someone you think they're wrong won't (and
> shouldn't) change anything.

Remember that I came from feature-loaded Viewlogic to cleaner, simpler gEDA. I donít want to go back.

> Plus, telling someone that the work they want to do (likely for their
> own benefit) is "effectively doing nothing" is very negative and
> harmful.  Please don't do it again.
>> And it's a bandaid, anyway. Rubberbanding *used* to work just
>> fine. What added feature broke it?
> You're assuming some added feature caused the problem.  It could have
> been caused by an internal refactoring or some bugfix.  Perhaps you
> could triage this a bit and see if the change was intentional or not?

There are parts of the code I understand well, but the rubberbanding is not in those parts.

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

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