This is a bit of a pet issue. the original patch introduced a regression
(text suddenly got flipped upside down because of the way it was saved and
the way kicad restricted text angles), that later was fixed, but the fix
only worked correctly for files created before the change (regression) was
introduced. Thus the "regression" kevin refers to was just the restoration
of the original behavior for files _from the previous released version of
KiCad_, Using the dev version carries a small risk of having to manually
change your files as kicad can only really promise to open successfully
files from actual released versions of the software (though in general it
has done a pretty damn good job at keeping continuous compatibility
throughout the development of this new series).

On Mon, Feb 12, 2018 at 5:01 PM, Marco Ciampa <> wrote:

> On Mon, Feb 12, 2018 at 02:14:41PM -0500, Kevin Cozens wrote:
> > On 2018-02-12 12:52 PM, Wayne Stambaugh wrote:
> > >Obviously I did not get the stable 5 branch created over the weekend.  I
> > >was busy patch reviewing and merging.
> > [snip]> I should be able to get v5 branched this weekend so going
> forward we
> > >have a few bugs tagged for rc2 which I'm hoping take less than a month
> > >to complete.
> >
> > Text rotation in pcbnew is another item that needs to be looked at
> (again).
> > I provided a patch to allow R to rotate text to any multiple of 90
> degrees.
> > Since the patch was accepted in to the code base some other code change
> has
> > limited the rotations of text to 0 or 90 degrees once again. Half the
> text
> > on a PCB of mine is now upside down.
> >
> > I've been busy on a couple of projects so I haven't yet filed a bug
> report
> > about this regression. I will file a report asap.
> Hi Kevin,
> since it seems to me that it is not the first time I see this kind of
> regressions happen to KiCad, I wonder why this happens and also if there
> is a way to avoid it, for example a more strict workflow to commit
> patches or to do more atomic changes or to use more git rebase instead
> of merge and so on ...
> I am _not_ a developer so I might have said something incorrect or naïve
> but I am curious and I cannot resist to ask ... sorry for the noise...
> Best regards,
> --
> Marco Ciampa
> I know a joke about UDP, but you might not get it.
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