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Re: 5.1.5 release tag


Hi Andy,

On 11/22/19 2:21 PM, Andy Peters wrote:
>> On Nov 22, 2019, at 8:02 AM, Adam Wolf <adamwolf@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
>> <mailto:adamwolf@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>> wrote:
>> If folks on 10.14 or 10.15 could test
>> https://kicad-downloads.s3.cern.ch/osx/stable/kicad-unified-5.1.5-rc1-10_14.dmg,
>> and anyone still on 10.13 or lower could test
>> https://kicad-downloads.s3.cern.ch/osx/stable/kicad-unified-5.1.5-rc2.dmg,
>> that would be great.
> (On Catalina, not that I think it matters), one thing that popped up
> immediately upon opening a schematic was a message box “Illegal t
> entry found in project file symbol library.”

This has nothing to do with your OS.  Somehow you have remapped an old
project to use the symbol library table to look up symbol links and the
library list in the project file did not get cleared.  There are several
ways that this can happen.  Most of them involve manual operations like
copying a file from another project or using version control to restore
the project file.  The list of libraries is cleared after the dialog is
dismissed so if you schematic doesn't have any broken symbol links,
there is nothing to do.  This warning is there because an unexpected
condition occurred that could cause broken symbol links when Eeschema
attempts to repair the issue.

> “Symbol libraries defined in the project file symbol library list are no
> longer supported and will be removed. This may cause broken
> symbol library links under certain” and this sentence is not completed.

This looks like an issue with the message dialog layout on macos.  The
full string is shown on Linux.  Does resizing the dialog help?  If one
of the macos devs wants to debug this, you have to add:


to a project file then run Eeschema to show the dialog.  If the dialog
doesn't show, you have to dig around the eeschem config file to enable it.

> The problem is that there’s no indication of what could be broken.
> When I looked at the design I didn’t see any missing symbols. I believe
> the design was done in a 5.0.x Kicad, based on what I see in this
> project’s kicad_pcb file.
> Also, oddly, in previous versions of Kicad — and this may be a Catalina
> thing, not a Kicad thing, I’ll test on my Mojave machine — the various
> application windows were all tabs under one Kicad window (the tabs could
> be detached). Now the application windows are all separate. This is a
> slight annoyance, in that the main Kicad menu doesn’t have a Window
> menu, so you can’t mouse up to the top and choose Window -> PCB (or
> whatever it would be). On a machine with more than one monitor this
> isn’t really a problem, but on a single-display machine it’s annoying.
> (Mousing down to the Dock, clicking-and-holding the Kicad icon and then
> choosing “show all windows,” or using the equivalent hot-key, would
> work.) Also you can’t do the various minimize/maximize things that are
> standard window operations on macOS.
> -a
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