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Re: [PATCH] Old Stable file handling



I only see two translations (looks like French and Spanish), I'm pretty
sure there were more translations than this even way back in v3.  I'm
not opposed to it but there is a possibility that it's incomplete.  I'm
surprised that there any of these board files still around.  This bug
was not in the field very long so the number of boards with this bug
should be fairly small.



On 4/1/2019 1:25 PM, Seth Hillbrand wrote:
> Recently, there was a question on the user forum about opening an old
> stable file that had layer names translated[1].  I had suggested
> following the instructions that we have posted about this issue on the
> website[2].  But after I posted that, I tried it myself and found that
> it didn't work correctly (and was a real pain).
> Simon observed that this is something we should be able to handle
> programatically, so I took a stab at it.
> I'm attaching the patch here for comments.  If you'd like a copy of an
> oldstable board with translated layer names, you can download one from
> here [3]
> If this is merged, I'll submit a PR to remove that part of the website. 
> If we decide not to merge this (or similar), we should at a minimum,
> revise the instructions on the website to use the correct (new) layer
> numbers.
> -Seth
> [1]
> https://forum.kicad.info/t/problem-opening-old-file-with-kicad-5-1-0/16077
> [2] http://kicad-pcb.org/help/upgrading/
> [3] https://drive.google.com/open?id=10OaglGiBMD_WUY20AFWRhoditUtiCax4
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