← Back to team overview

kicad-developers team mailing list archive

Re: 5.1.5 RC?


Hmm.  The macOS 5.1.4 release was supposed to be rolled back to ngspice-26,
but there were enough shenanigans around point releases recently that I
trust you.  I apologize for that happening.

I updated to ngspice-30 on the nightlies because I was told to :). It is
not a feature I use, and while I knew there were issues with ngspice-30 on
macOS I was under the impression that some folks were using it.  When some
people reported some issues, I have repeatedly asked if I should roll it
back and I keep being told not to.

Are you already on Launchpad talking about your ngspice issues?  If not,
please do.

Hopefully folks can get this figured out soon!


On Thu, Aug 29, 2019, 1:50 AM Jonatan Liljedahl <lijon@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Hi,
> On Thu, Aug 29, 2019 at 4:27 AM Adam Wolf <adamwolf@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> wrote:
> >
> > Jonathan, I hear you.  I rolled back to ngspice-26 for the 5.1.4
> > release, and I think it probably makes sense to roll back to
> > ngspice-26 for 5.1.5 as well.
> Are you saying you meant to roll back in the official 5.1.4 release,
> or that you did it locally for yourself? I downloaded and installed
> the official 5.1.4 release for macOS, and it was bundled with
> ngspice-30, not 26.
> > I am not really comfortable with the state of this situation.  We're
> > running nightlies with 30, and release with 26, but how long until
> > there's a bug caused by rolling back for stable releases that we never
> > see since all the nightlies are on ngspice-30?
> >
> > Do I simply need to make another set of builds with ngspice-30 and a
> > set with ngspice-26?  Is this fine? Maybe? Am I overthinking this?
> Why include ngspice-30 if it's broken? I don't know if the bug is in
> ngspice or KiCad, but as long as it's not fixed there's no reason to
> use ngspice-30 since it's unusable for macOS users, IMHO.
> Cheers
> --
> /Jonatan
> http://kymatica.com