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Re: [RFC] Able to install KiCad stable and "daily build" in same computer


2018-04-04 12:52 GMT+02:00 Jean-Samuel Reynaud <js.reynaud@xxxxxxxxx>:

> Dear All,
> Since I provide PPA (daily build for Ubuntu) for KiCad, I receive some
> requests about installing daily build packages in parallel with stable
> version.
> With next version (V5) I think it can be useful...
> FreeCad provide this kind of feature and you are able to run both
> version in parallel.
> For testing that I had created a dedicated PPA:
> ppa:js-reynaud/kicad-dev-daily
> (to add with sudo add-apt-repository ppa:js-reynaud/kicad-dev-daily)
> Once added, you are able to install a new package "kicad-daily" that
> won't conflict with existing "kicad" packages.
> All files are installed on a separate folder and commands became
> "something-daily". For example kicad-daily or pcbnew-daily...
> So my questions are:
> - Is it usefull ?


> - Is it a bad idea/stupid :( ?

No, but I may personally prefer the term nightly over daily to be
consistent with the terminology we have been using for quite some time.

> - If you test it, are you able to find some limitations/bugs ?

I am not sure how you implemented this. I assume you have scripting enabled
in both builds. You need to make sure that you are using the correct pcbnew
python module that matches the version of kicad that you like to run such
that it won't explode.

> - Perhaps to have is plainly functional some modifications are needed.
> What modifications ?
> For the moment, you can't run in same time two versions (or there are
> some error messages...) anyway both are installed and easily "runnable"...
What error message? The generic, you are already running another instance
of kicad or whatever it says? I think that can be ignored safely.

> Please give your comments, feedbacks...
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