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Re: 5.1.5 release tag


On 2019-11-26 08:47, Andy Peters wrote:

On Nov 25, 2019, at 7:02 PM, Adam Wolf <adamwolf@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Andy, thank you so much for this. I normally run through the releases but I am quite behind on some work and you definitely prevented the macOS release from holding everything up :)

I'll trigger builds tonight--there already is a deep queue for nightlies, and in the morning I'll upload them to downloads and let Wayne know so we can announce. Thanks everyone!

One more "bug," not sure if it's a bug or by design.

I use both Windows and macOS, and I set up Kicad 5.1.4 on a Windows machine. I wanted to copy my symbol table from the Mac to the PC, and I saw that for whatever reason my symbol table file didn't use $KICAD_SYMBOL_DIR, and instead it hardcoded the path to /Users/andy/Library/Application Support/kicad/library -- and that won't work on Windows. So I changed the entries to use the $KICAD_SYMBOL_DIR, and then I noticed that the environment variable on the Mac pointed to /Users/andy/Library/Application Support/kicad/library

I changed it (again, on the Mac) to the usual ~/Library/Application Support/kicad/library and Kicad didn't like that. I got a (broken) message box saying,

So the home-directory shortcut doesn't work. I honestly don't remember if it ever worked, or was meant to work.

Hi Andy-

Thank you for testing. Please report all bugs to the bug tracker. In thread here will be lost and not tracked.


Seth Hillbrand
KiCad Services Corporation
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