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Re: Using Master branch / Nightly builds for work on new projects - Is it safe?
Wayne Stambaugh <stambaughw@xxxxxxxxx>, "kicad-developers@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx" <kicad-developers@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Mário Luzeiro <mrluzeiro@xxxxx>
Thu, 23 Jan 2020 14:47:44 +0000
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[Kicad-developers] Using Master branch / Nightly builds for work on new projects - Is it safe?
Thanks for the reply.
That is fine for me, but my question is just on using the Master branch onwards.
So if I only use Master branch, is the save data expected to be valid (during the development, using the Master branch) or corruption is expected due the development progress (eg: bugs) of this new formats?
From: Kicad-developers <kicad-developers-bounces+mrluzeiro=ua.pt@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> on behalf of Wayne Stambaugh <stambaughw@xxxxxxxxx>
Sent: 23 January 2020 14:26
Subject: Re: [Kicad-developers] Using Master branch / Nightly builds for work on new projects - Is it safe?
Once the new schematic and symbol library file format changes are
implemented, going back to the 5.1 stable branch will not be possible.
Initially there will be a short period where both file formats will be
supported but that will be primarily for round robin testing to verify
all current features are implemented correctly. I will make an
announcement once the current file formats are disable and the new file
formats are the default. At that point turning back will be impossible.
There are also some changes in the board file format that will prevent
them from being opened in 5.1.
On 1/22/20 1:06 PM, Mário Luzeiro wrote:
> I use KiCad master branch to work on project at home since years..
> I know the risks but I think I had only a small issue once because of this.
> If I understood correctly, for the roadmap in progress, it is planned some file changes and so on..
> Is it safe to create new projects and working on it with the Master with the planned changes?
> Will it need any special attention at some time in the future?
> Any sensitive areas?
> I think this would be also useful for other users that are using nightly builds or on a similar situation than me.
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