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|This page was nominated for deletion on 18 September 2007. The result of the discussion was keep.|
Results 1 - 10 of about 205,000 for kicad.
-> xtronics.com/reference/kicad.html (Kicad Notes and how tos)
-> kicad.rohrbacher.net/quicklib.php (KICAD quick lib gen)
-> http://code.rancidbacon.com/LearningAboutKiCad (Learning About KiCad)
-> furter links to kikad related websites (about 50-60): http://www.kicadlib.org/Kicad_related_links.html
furthermore, kicad is already maintained in various linux distributions package trees, debian, ubuntu, many more.
see http://packages.ubuntu.com/gutsy/source/kicad or the debian package tree.
employee of cadsoft? :D
- If some of those are significant independent coverage of the topic, add references to the article, as the notability tag suggests, and then say you've done so on the AfD discussion, and maybe you'll make a difference. Dicklyon 18:35, 21 September 2007 (UTC)
I'd suggest changing "developed by Jean-Pierre Charras" for "Initially developed by Jean-Pierre Charras", since now there's a certain amount of developers collaborating into it and I think it would be meaningful to mention. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 22.214.171.124 (talk) 09:19, 18 April 2008 (UTC)
Program name "KiCad", not "KiCAD"
In the program GUI itself and on their web page, they call it "KiCad" (capital K, capital C), not "KiCAD" (capital K, C, A, D). The page should be renamed. I don't know how to do this. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 126.96.36.199 (talk) 10:33, 27 September 2012 (UTC)
I believe that in the case of KiCad, and perhaps other open source software, links that are currently flagged-up for 'reduction' or conversion into footnotes would be best left as they are. Indeed such links provide an essential and valuable facility to the practical reader.
I would add that while such removal, reduction or conversion of links into footnotes may seem to improve the readability of articles in Wikipedia, within articles that pertain to on-going projects such as KiCad, such editorial action is detrimental to the usefulness of the article. --— Preceding unsigned comment added by Zorgrian (talk • contribs) 24 jun 2014 10:25 (UTC)
The needs of the reader
Wikipedia is now seen authoritative by many readers; this is especially true for projects such as KiCad. Where a list of links that pertain to an on-going open source project such as KiCad provide much needed reference to additional support, libraries of files or other needed help, I believe that it is better to maintain a list of such links. Indeed, this article should mention that KiCad is part of a community of sub-projects that are directly responsible for it's continued success.--zorg (talk) 10:25, 24 June 2014 (UTC)
As per the above, while in many articles mediawiki footnotes increase the readability of articles by 'de-cluttering' the body of content, it is also true that the idea of homogenizing all Wikipedia articles to conform to one editorial standard may not be in the best interest of Wikipedia or it's readers. Specifically, in the case of this article, the conversion of the list of links into footnotes would make the article less readable, since these links are very much needed; a footnote version of these is much harder to access and therefore less authoritative. --— Preceding unsigned comment added by Zorgrian (talk • contribs) 24 jun 2014 10:25 (UTC)
I think this page is a start class article now, if no one is opposed in a month or two I will label it as such.
I reorganized much of this page and tried to add more information in many places, but I left a lot of areas pretty sparse. I think with a little bit more fleshing out and rewriting awkward sentences it could start being a pretty good article!Reportingsjr (talk) 02:00, 29 December 2015 (UTC)