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Re: Version 5.1 backward compatibility with 5.0 (polygon for outline)


Am 2018-12-09 17:01, schrieb Eeli Kaikkonen:
Recently I realized that the new "graphic polygon for edge outline
feature", as great as it is, isn't compatible with 5.0. The 3D view
can't handle it and it's filled in gerber. So, if someone makes a pcb
file with nightly builds it's not necessarily compatible with 5.0.

Is this allowed on purpose or is it an oversight?

Hi Eeli-

Hmm... That's a good point. My original thinking was that 5.0 allowed drawing the polygon on edge cuts but it broke the things that you mentioned, so fixing the outline seemed more useful than prohibiting the layer.

But you are right, this creates an issue where the board will work with 5.1 and not with 5.0. I guess we should back that change out and prohibit the layer until 6.0 unless there are other ideas.


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