Cannot Close Footprint Viewer in V5RC (fixed in 5/12 version

I installed Version: (5.0.0-rc2-dev-720-g9704891c8), release build and now the footprint viewer can be closed.

I have a test project I have been using for learning Kicad. It has two resistors, each shorted out.
Originally both were SMD parts. Today I changed one to a THD. To verify I selected the correct footprint I opened the viewer from Cvpcb. The footprint was displayed but I cannot close the Footprint viewer window.

Windows 10/64
Application: kicad
Version: (5.0.0-rc2-dev-712-g62d6750ce), release build
wxWidgets 3.0.3
libcurl/7.54.1 OpenSSL/1.0.2l zlib/1.2.11 libssh2/1.8.0 nghttp2/1.23.1 librtmp/2.3
Platform: Windows 8 (build 9200), 64-bit edition, 64 bit, Little endian, wxMSW
Build Info:
wxWidgets: 3.0.3 (wchar_t,wx containers,compatible with 2.8)
Boost: 1.60.0
Curl: 7.54.1
Compiler: GCC 7.1.0 with C++ ABI 1011

Build settings:

There may be an open message box hiding under one of your windows. Minimize each window, in sequence, to see if that’s the case. Click the " OK " button (or whatever response the message box is looking for) and see if that restores control of the CVPCB window.


Hi Dale,

When the issue exhibited itself I was using “kicad-r10305.62d6750ce-x86_64.exe 11-May-2018 17:07”

I could not see any other open dialogs to cause this. I could close Cvpcb and the Footprint Viewer would close as with it.
I could then reopen Cvpcb and the viewer, with the same results.

I installed “kicad-r10313.9704891c8-x86_64.exe 12-May-2018 16:54” today and could not repeat the issue.

I could reinstall the older version and test again if it would help / be useful.


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