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Re: Legacy schematic and symbol library writing deprecated.


This will happen at some point but I still haven't decided where I want
to put the file format documentation.  The current documents are in
google docs so they have to be converted to markdown or asciidoc
depending on where they get saved.  They also have all of the features
planned for V6 which haven't been implemented yet so they are actually
ahead of the current file formats.  I don't know how motivated I am to
rip out all of the new stuff and then add it back in later.

On 5/29/20 9:45 AM, Mark Roszko wrote:
> Might I suggest the file format being documented into the repo first?
> That way any new additions to the format should involve adding to said
> documentation.
> On Fri, May 29, 2020 at 9:12 AM Wayne Stambaugh <stambaughw@xxxxxxxxx
> <mailto:stambaughw@xxxxxxxxx>> wrote:
>     As soon as the rebase and CI pipeline completes, the merge request to
>     disable writing legacy schematic and symbol library file formats[1] will
>     get merged into master.  For those of you still using master to maintain
>     legacy symbol libraries, you will have to keep an older version of
>     master or 5.1 installed on your system.
>     This also means that the new file formats are open for new features once
>     the merge takes place.  I have a merge request queued for edting wire
>     and bus properties (color, thickness, and style), which will happen as
>     soon as this is merged.  When working on new schematic and symbol
>     library features that will create a file format version change, please
>     coordinate with other developers to prevent file format version clashes.
>      I have several changes that I will be working on in the next few months
>     including support for excluding symbols from bill of materials and from
>     boards.
>     Cheers,
>     Wayne
>     [1]: https://gitlab.com/kicad/code/kicad/-/merge_requests/217
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