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Re: remove time-stamps to make files more VCS friendly


On 12/13/2012 01:33 PM, Dick Hollenbeck wrote:
> On 12/13/2012 01:00 PM, Kaspar Bumke wrote:
>> In the .sch files the lines look like this
>> EESchema Schematic File Version 2  date Tue 11 Dec 2012 20:41:50 GMT
>> and
>> Date "11 dec 2012"
>> I am pretty sure that there are similar ones in the .brd and .lib
>> files and others. They are the ones that get updated everytime the
>> files are saved.
>>> Also, we probably should be only talking about the *.kicad_pcb format only.  The older one
>> will fall into dis-use soon.
>> I guess I don't know if a similar thing is planned for the new format
>> and now would be a good time to discuss it.
> Yes, just save your board with the save as menu, but before you do, pick the "file type"
> in the filename dialog as *.kicad_pcb, then get a good look.
> I think there's a good argument for a configuration setting, as to whether this is
> "save-date" included.
> Timestamps have another meaning, let's rather use "save-date".
> So we can either a) remove them, b) make their presence configurable, or c) do nothing.
> Jean-Pierre, what is your opinion?

I just don't want to f**k up the PLUGIN with configuration variable testing, since plugins
are given limited access back into the other structures.

We'd need to pass this in as a PLUGIN option, otherwise I'd object.

Otherwise I don't care, but I don't want plugins being polluted with knowledge beyond the


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