Hi, As for freecad I think it is a great idea to have v5 and kicad-nightly.
Cheers Fabrizio On Apr 6, 2018 8:02 AM, "Strontium" <strnty...@gmail.com> wrote: > Hi Wayne, > > I agree with you about scope creep, however I do see issues for users. > > From an end user perspective V5 is a big change. I noticed big changes > just from missing nightly updates for 2 months. There may be an extended > period of time when a user will want to run both versions, for many reasons. > > > On 06/04/18 01:54, Wayne Stambaugh wrote: > >> We should defer this to v6 unless the fix is simple with little or no >> risk of introducing new bugs. I know it would be nice to have but I >> could say that about a lot of things. Scope creep will prevent us from >> ever delivering v5. >> >> Cheers, >> >> Wayne >> >> On 4/5/2018 12:25 PM, Seth Hillbrand wrote: >> >>> If we are going to support multiple versions, on the developer side, we >>> should add a preference versioning to the user configuration directory. >>> Otherwise, fp-lib-table will being either pointing to v4 or v5 >>> footprints. Likewise, there are a few preferences that only exist in v5 >>> and will be lost when v4 saves the preference file. >>> >>> To avoid cluttering the config directory, we could place the v5 >>> configurations in a v5 sub directory. Configurations would be >>> preferentially loaded from the v5 directory with a fall-back to the v4 >>> items if v5 items were not found. Configurations would only be saved to >>> the v5 subdir. >>> >> I agree with this, except I think we should ONLY read the V4 config once, > when the program detects there is no V5 config sub directory at all. After > the V5 config is made and saved, the V4 config should be ignored, and they > should diverge from that point. > > I don't know this code at all, but If no one else is doing it, I can try > and look at it over the weekend. But I wont waste time if the decision is > already final. > > If we don't do this can I propose that the V5 packaging make a backup of > the V4 config so that end users at least have the option of reverting > without their config being lost. > > Steven > > _______________________________________________ > Mailing list: https://launchpad.net/~kicad-developers > Post to : email@example.com > Unsubscribe : https://launchpad.net/~kicad-developers > More help : https://help.launchpad.net/ListHelp >
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