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[bug#39636] [PATCH 6/6] gnu: kicad: Add translations and search paths.

From: Brice Waegeneire
Subject: [bug#39636] [PATCH 6/6] gnu: kicad: Add translations and search paths.
Date: Wed, 19 Feb 2020 19:07:32 +0000
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On 2020-02-19 15:35, Danny Milosavljevic wrote:
+    (native-search-paths
+     (list (search-path-specification
+            (variable "KICAD_TEMPLATE_DIR")
+            (files '("share/kicad/template")))
+           (search-path-specification
+            (variable "KICAD_SYMBOL_DIR") ; symbol path
+            (files '("share/kicad/library")))
+           (search-path-specification
+            (variable "KISYSMOD")       ; footprint path
+            (files '("share/kicad/modules")))
+           (search-path-specification
+            (variable "KISYS3DMOD")     ; 3D model path
+            (files '("share/kicad/modules/packages3d")))))

What is the effect of these?

Otherwise fine, I'll apply all of those, but I'm just wondering what the above is for because I've seen thousands of packages and very very few have that,
and even fewer "normal end user" programs do.

Note that in the 4th patch, the deleted package kicad-library, set 2 of those native-paths already. These variables allows KiCad to find the location of it's "libraries" packaged in the first patches of this series. For example "KISYSMOD" will enable KiCad to find the schematic symbol libraries provided by "kicad-symbols" or any other future package that would provide some.

This is particularly useful, when running the wizards on your firsts run of KiCad, to copy the global symbol library table without using the file browser half haphazardly to find the path to that particular library. With these environment variables set a user only need to use the recommended option.

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