From: Peter Clifton <peter.clifton@cl...> - 2012-11-21 02:41:01
Does the updated version of this patch work closer inline with the
.gitignore .cvsignore style?
Given Bert's intially assumption (and mine), that this is the kind of
syntax which should be applied - I'd be strongly inclined to favour that
syntax and semantics.
However.. I'm not entirely convinced why we need this.
Would the problem you're trying to address also be solved if we could
mandate that only "*.fp" files are displayed? (Or if PCB could skim the
header of the file to determine if it actually _IS_ a footprint).
Forcing *.fp files in libraries would be is a non-trivial change, as we
never have insisted on a particular file extension in the past, but one
I'd be prepared to discuss making. The complexity of that change is
overall low, compared to adding a mecahnism for blocking arbitrary
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Added "pcbignore" to ignore newlib dirs/files
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In my private newlib style libraries I have some non-footprint files,
which were showing up in the Library window. I noticed in the code
(in file.c) that a few directories/files are hard-coded as to be
ignored. I figured that adding a user-configurable mechanism to
ignore dirs/files would be more useful to others than just adding my
names to the hard-coded list.
So I implemented a simple "pcbignore" mechanism. Allows for per-user
and per-newlib ignore lists. The patch adds an appendix to the
doc/pcb.texi file (q.v. for details on use).
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