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Re: Processing older versions (topic split from v6 Upgrade)


>----Origineel Bericht----
>Van : seth@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>Datum : 27/02/2019 18:00
>Aan : Simon.Richter@xxxxxxxxxx
>Cc : kicad-developers@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
>Onderwerp : Re: [Kicad-developers] Processing older versions (topic split from v6 Upgrade)
>Am 2019-02-27 11:52, schrieb Seth Hillbrand:
>> Am 2019-02-26 12:11, schrieb Simon Richter:
>>> Hi Cedric,
>>> On 26.02.19 06:55, cedric.dewijs@xxxxxxxxxx wrote:
>>>>         I'm opposed to any program that modifies a file when I open 
>>>> it.
>>>>         In my opinion the file should only change when I press the
>>>>         "save" button.
>>> Of course, we'd have to ask first. The advantage would be that you can
>>> stop before you do any changes to the board, so if you meant to be 
>>> using
>>> an older version, you don't have to re-do your changes, and you get a
>>> defined time where only the upgrade has taken place, but no other
>>> changes, so you can do another version control check-in there.
>> Hi Simon-
>> I like how Solidworks handles this situation.  You can open an older
>> version but it has a flag so that as soon as you try to edit the file,
>> you get the attached dialog (with the appropriate "Don't show again"
>> checkbox).
>> Would something similar address your concerns?
>> -Seth
>As an aside, this also changes the save icon and tooltip for the save 
>button to warn the user as well.  As soon as you save it in the new 
>version, this reverts to normal.
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Hi All,

How does an earlier version of Kicad handles a file that has been created by a newer version of Kicad?
Altium opens files that have been created by a newer version, and warns the user. I use an older version of Altium than my co worker and so far we did not have issues yet. I can copy and paste from his designs to my designs without problems.

As far as I can see Pcbnew does not offer to save the file as an older version.

My main motivation to let the user continue to use older version of the file format in newer versions of Kicad is to prevent the forced upgrade path that all the commercial vendors use. This boils down to the question: Do we want to force the entire team to upgrade to a the same version of Kicad if they collectively work on the same files?


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