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Re: There seems to be an serious issue with netlist handling in KiCad 5.1.1
Wayne Stambaugh <stambaughw@xxxxxxxxx>
Wed, 24 Apr 2019 12:32:59 -0400
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This has been fixed in the master and 5.1 branches and 5.1.1 will not be
officially released. The next stable release will be 5.1.2 which is
officially due out any day. I apologize for the inconvenience.
On 4/21/2019 5:08 AM, Thomas Pointhuber wrote:
I made a KiCad beginner workshop yesterday (with about 45 people), and
at least two of the participants appared to run into serious issues
regarding netlist handling. One of my colleguages as well (I hope he
creates an bug-report soon).
The Issue appeared on KiCad 5.1.1, but it could be a regression
already present in 5.1. Basically, it causes some nets to be not
connected, which results in missing ratsnets in pcbnew as well as ERC
errors (not-connected pads). Visually, all pins are shown as correctly
connected in eeschema. In pcbnew those pads are not connected at all
(so no ratsnets bug).
Dunno if this fix works for all people, but closing eeschema and
opening it again causes a corrupted file warning (I think warning
about an invalid netlist), which causes KiCad to create the netlist
again and building a valid one which resolves the issue.
As summary: it seems there is a serious bug in KiCad 5.1.x which
causes netlist errors and file corruptions.
I told everyone which had this problem to create a bug-report on
launchpad to give some additional informations. If the issue is not
found until KiCon, I would suggest to have one of the main-developers
attend the beginner workshop to look for anyone having this issue and
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