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
>
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