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Re: no broken default fp-lib-table, removed footprint library


On Sun, 17 May 2020 at 11:24, Carsten Schoenert <c.schoenert@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hello Wayne,
> Am 14.05.20 um 18:43 schrieb Wayne Stambaugh:
> > Carsten,
> >
> > What information do you need from KiCad.  Does Debian (or any other
> > disto) have recommendations for upstream projects to help packagers?
> Debian has some dedicated information for upstream projects and coders
> of course.
> https://wiki.debian.org/UpstreamGuide
> But these are all plain technically points written down. You will not
> find any issues for the main KiCad application based on the list from
> the Debian wiki and that's good.
> > Packaging is import to the project so if we can package devs lives a bit
> > easier, I'm willing to consider ways to do so.
> We are going in loops so I currently don't want to put more energy into
> a for me pointless discussion. And it's also disappointing and not
> encouraging if people saying they haven't read my complete message(s) ...
> The main point is that projects simply should provide as much
> information and communication as possible about the new versions they
> provide. Distributions need always to think about how intrusive
> modifications are, that's mainly a simple risk analysis.
> What do you think if a contributor is providing a 1000 line patch for
> KiCad and you have no further information than that pure diff?
> That's mainly the situation for me regarding to symbols and footprints.
> The release of a new KiCad version can be improved in my eyes by doing a
> better job of release managing. For example some parts do create release
> candidates some don't. Makes it difficult for me to do packaging
> preparations as the final version of the kicad package says then nothing
> about the real combined l10n and documentation parts as I need to pick
> up some random versions. Also not helpful if users bring up issues as
> you need to figure out against what commits these are for real.

There were probably no -rc tag for i18n and the doc, but I didn't see
you pointing it out in time either.

> --
> Regards
> Carsten
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