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


Thanks for the quick answer.
I now know what to look for if we need to revert the lib version for some of the official libs.

On 18/01/18 23:16, Maciej Suminski wrote:
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

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

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