I am laying down a track with pcbnew. And I have had some question as to the proper way to finish a track. However, this has not been a big problem. In this case I think I hit the END and/or ESCAPE key in some sequence in trying to finish the track. That is when the software gives me a WAIT cursor which I believe will not resolve regardless of how long I wait. I shut down KiCad with the Windows Task Manager. Task manager shuts down KiCad very quickly and easily.
I have had 5.99 versions crash like this a few times over maybe a week of light use, and (tomorrow) I want to try to reproduce this malfunction so that can put that information into a bug report.
- I begin a track with the X hotkey.
- I am not using net classes but I think I have a default 40 mil track width.
- Based upon my pad size, I use the mouse context menu to set the track width to custom-25 mils after starting the track.
I will try to repeat this issue Tuesday morning…if anyone can submit any ideas, well…it might help.
Application: KiCad Version: (5.99.0-1096-g437f888c2), release build Libraries: wxWidgets 3.0.4 libcurl/7.66.0 OpenSSL/1.1.1d (Schannel) zlib/1.2.11 brotli/1.0.7 libidn2/2.2.0 libpsl/0.21.0 (+libidn2/2.1.1) nghttp2/1.39.2 Platform: Windows 8 (build 9200), 64-bit edition, 64 bit, Little endian, wxMSW Build Info: Build date: Mar 10 2020 22:01:11 wxWidgets: 3.0.4 (wchar_t,wx containers,compatible with 2.8) Boost: 1.71.0 OpenCASCADE Community Edition: 6.9.1 Curl: 7.66.0 Compiler: GCC 9.2.0 with C++ ABI 1013 Build settings: KICAD_SCRIPTING=ON KICAD_SCRIPTING_MODULES=ON KICAD_SCRIPTING_PYTHON3=OFF KICAD_SCRIPTING_WXPYTHON=ON KICAD_SCRIPTING_WXPYTHON_PHOENIX=OFF KICAD_SCRIPTING_ACTION_MENU=ON BUILD_GITHUB_PLUGIN=ON KICAD_USE_OCE=ON KICAD_USE_OCC=OFF KICAD_SPICE=ON