Topic: Feature-request: Second user-collection

Hello everybody!

What do you think of introducing a second "user collection"?

For explanation:
In a company it would then be possible to have an official QET-, a company-wide and a personal collection. All elements that are published and valid for the entire company (e.g. on a network drive) would then be in the company-wide collection. Then the personal collection would be available on your own computer as a "playground" until these elements are also transferred to the company-wide collection, or even to the QET collection!

On Linux systems such a scenario can be achieved by using symbolic links, but on Win? Some say there are symlinks on win but I haven't seen any! Additionally the creation of symbolic links is often forbidden by company IT...

Regards
  plc-user

Re: Feature-request: Second user-collection

@plc-user:
Regarding to the use of sym-links in Windows:

On Linux systems such a scenario can be achieved by using symbolic links, but on Win? Some say there are symlinks on win but I haven't seen any! Additionally the creation of symbolic links is often forbidden by company IT...

https://blogs.windows.com/windowsdevelo … indows-10/

How to use Symlinks

Symlinks are created either using the mklink command or the CreateSymbolicLink API

mklink

    There is no change in how to call mklink.  For users who have Developer Mode enabled, the mklink command will now successfully create a symlink if the user is not running as an administrator.

CreateSymbolicLink

    To enable the new behavior when using the CreateSymbolicLink API, there is an additional dwFlags option you will need to set:

Value     Meaning
SYMBOLIC_LINK_FLAG_ALLOW_UNPRIVILEGED_CREATE

0x2     Specify this flag to allow creation of symbolic links when the process is not elevated

Example Use

In the example below:

    A subfolder folder called “animals” containing three files (cat.txt, dog.txt, and fish.txt)
    (green) The mklink command is executed to create a symlink called “pet.txt” pointing at the “animalsdog.txt” file
    (blue) When the contents of the current folder are listed, the symlink can be seen (yellow)
    (purple) When contents of pet.txt are queried, the content of the referenced file (“dog.txt”) is displayed

Another user collection would definitely have its advantages.

Re: Feature-request: Second user-collection

BTW, you can change on the fly path to your collections, see
https://download.tuxfamily.org/qet/manual_0.7/build/_images/qet_configure_collections.png

https://download.tuxfamily.org/qet/manu … n-settings

Re: Feature-request: Second user-collection

It's not a bad idea and probably not very difficult to write.
But unfortunately I haven't enough free time to write the big feature of the next release of qet (the terminal strip generator / management).
So even if I'm ok for this feature don't expect to have it and instead try the solution of scoprio or symlink.

Re: Feature-request: Second user-collection

Hello Joshua,

I know that the number of active developers in the project is very limited, so i didn't expect this feature to come in on the fast!
(Sorry that I can't help: QT-programming is not on the list of my skills)
I just wanted to get it discussed!

In this thread an additional user-collection is also discussed:
https://qelectrotech.org/forum/viewtopi … 772#p14772
So maybe the numbers of the request and the prospect that QET may/will be used in companies, can cause the topic move up a little on the priority list? nomicons/wink

At work we have to use win and there symlinks are blocked from the IT side (no developer-mode, no administrative rights, etc.).
And the variant with switching the collection "on the fly" seems a bit impractical, when you are "in the flow" of drawing a schematic...