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Re: What is the difference between library file format version 2.4 and 2.3


Since version 2.4 libraries support long pin and pad names (longer than
4 characters), so they are 100% compatible with 2.3 as long as you do
not use these features.


On 01/18/2018 11:11 PM, Rene Pöschl wrote:
> ".lib" files created or edited with a recent nightly build set the
> header information to version 2.4.
> What is the difference to the lib version used in kicad stable (version
> 2.3).
> I can open 2.4 version libs using kicad stable. But kicad stable does
> not display anything that is stored in the dcm file.
> (If i then edit such a lib file with stable, it results in the loss of
> the complete dcm file content.)
> Is it possible to revert the file version in some manner if a file has
> been updated to version 2.4 such that the lib can be used again in kicad
> stable?
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