I see there have been a few forum and blog posts about this, but I haven’t really found a solution for the behaviour I’d like.
I’m trying to use git to manage my PCB projects but am finding that even on small changes to the file (such as I recently discovered, just changing a resistor value in the schematic) causes eeschema to completely rearrange large sections of the file, making git commits very noisy. Similar effect with Pcbnew.
The author of plotkicadsch comments: “Kicad generally has a nice behavior with respect to version controlling, such as taking care to not upset the structure of a schematic file when a small change is introduced.” but I have not found that to be the case.
Is there a way to get these programs (either built-in, with a plugin or even an external tool that’s run pre-commit) to sort them into some sort of deterministic order?
I’m running 5.1.6 on MacOS.