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


Does it make sense to include the major version in the package name as well, just to give it a grab handle?


See qt, gtk, ...



On 2018-04-06 08:01, Strontium wrote:
> Hi Wayne,
> I agree with you about scope creep, however I do see issues for users.
>  From an end user perspective V5 is a big change. I noticed big changes 
> just from missing nightly updates for 2 months.  There may be an 
> extended period of time when a user will want to run both versions, for 
> many reasons.
> On 06/04/18 01:54, Wayne Stambaugh wrote:
>> We should defer this to v6 unless the fix is simple with little or no
>> risk of introducing new bugs.  I know it would be nice to have but I
>> could say that about a lot of things.  Scope creep will prevent us from
>> ever delivering v5.
>> Cheers,
>> Wayne
>> On 4/5/2018 12:25 PM, Seth Hillbrand wrote:
>>> If we are going to support multiple versions, on the developer side, we
>>> should add a preference versioning to the user configuration directory.
>>> Otherwise, fp-lib-table will being either pointing to v4 or v5
>>> footprints.  Likewise, there are a few preferences that only exist in v5
>>> and will be lost when v4 saves the preference file.
>>> To avoid cluttering the config directory, we could place the v5
>>> configurations in a v5 sub directory.  Configurations would be
>>> preferentially loaded from the v5 directory with a fall-back to the v4
>>> items if v5 items were not found.  Configurations would only be saved to
>>> the v5 subdir.
> I agree with this, except I think we should ONLY read the V4 config 
> once, when the program detects there is no V5 config sub directory at 
> all.  After the V5 config is made and saved, the V4 config should be 
> ignored, and they should diverge from that point.
> I don't know this code at all, but If no one else is doing it, I can try 
> and look at it over the weekend.  But I wont waste time if the decision 
> is already final.
> If we don't do this can I propose that the V5 packaging make a backup of 
> the V4 config so that end users at least have the option of reverting 
> without their config being lost.
> Steven
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