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Re: Environment variables for classroom installation


this is also only in nightly and not in stable

On 17 March 2017 at 02:58, Wayne Stambaugh <stambaughw@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> The symbol library table is not in play yet.  It will be soon.  You
> should continue to use the current schematic symbol library path search
> until then.
> On 3/16/2017 9:37 AM, Ingo Kletti wrote:
>> Hello all
>> and sorry for pushing this to the dev mailing list, but I hope to get an
>> authoritative answer from you:
>> I am preparing the update from KiCad 4.0.4 to 4.0.6 on the approximately
>> 70 PCs used in our classroom installations (all Windows 7 64 Bit).
>> We are using a centrally managed library for schematic symbols and pcb
>> footprints which is stored on a network share.
>> To make that work, the paths in the 'kicad.pro' template file and the
>> environment variables KICAD_PTEMPLATES KISYSMOD and KISYS3DMOD are
>> modified to point to the correct network share folders.
>> My test install shows that for schematic symbols a new file
>> 'sym_lib_table' has been introduced, analog to 'fp_lib_table' for
>> footprints. In that file a variable 'KICAD_SYS_SYMBOL_DIR' is used for
>> path declaration, but the corresponding environment variable is not set
>> during the installation process.
>> Is there any value in setting the environment variable
>> 'KICAD_SYS_SYMBOL_DIR' (like Kicad using it if it is set, otherwise it
>> uses the legacy kicad.pro definitions) or should I even expect
>> interferences with the path declaration from the 'kicad.pro' template
>> when 'KICAD_SYS_SYMBOL_DIR' is set?
>> Regards,
>> Ingo
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