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Re: [kicad-developers] Pcbnew file format


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On 7/2/2019 12:20 PM, Dino Ghilardi wrote:
> Just a thought (may be a little off-topic):
>     Since old pcbnew versions will not be able to open files in new
> format, there should be a way to export a pcb in the "old/stable"
> format, so that when testing latest development version of pcbnew on an
> old board (and saving it) can be undone without editing manually the
> files (of course exporting in the old format will loose new features but
> ensures to be able to go back to a stable version if something goes
> wrong during the tests).
> As an example, lately I was asked to produce some schematic files using
> the "stable" version of kicad (the files were supposed to be used also
> by "non-developers"). Since old versions did read the new files I did
> use the latest eeschema version, tested it, found some bugs etc...
> Without being able to export to the "stable" file format I would not be
> allowed to use (and test) latest dev versions. May be this can be a
> problem to other testers too.
> Cheers,
> Dino.
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