Does it make sense to have development snapshots for the v5.1 branch going forward?

Appimages are a good (Linux specific) solution for this. Not sure if there are any for V5 though

Now the idea of 5.1.x pre-release snapshots has been blessed
5.1.1 will be a very short lived release and an emergency 5.1.2 should be coming soon

5.1 branch builds are available for windows on


I have yet to see an appimage or snap image that works completely.

Nick, do you know who owns this build pipeline? It would be nice to get the git hash in the filenames instead of just a Jenkins build number.

I do. I will happen eventually.

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Is this expected to be mostly stable? As in the major recent bug is already committed?

Yes. You can consider each build a new release candidate for the next stable.

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This is a build of the 5.1 fork, so right now it is 5.1.1++, heading for 5.1.2
As there are only bug fixes and no new features, it should be stable, although new bugs may have sneaked in. Test away and report any bugs found.

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Thanks, some of us are not in the build loop.

I’ve not managed to break anything new in the 253 build yet and I see in the commits that 5.1.2 has been tagged.

5.1.2 is officially out now and there are already 5 commits to the 5.1 branch that missed the cutoff, so keep these builds coming to test what will eventually be 5.1.3

Bumping this thread. Please note that these builds are almost certainly stable and fix bugs found in 5.1.2.
The regular Master Nightlies is very experimental and not suitable for serious work at the moment


They are available already. Granted osx builds are not that frequent but they are there.

edit: there is no ppa for 5.1 nightly yet

I’m now using:

Application: kicad
Version: (5.1.2)-1, release build
wxWidgets 3.0.4
libcurl/7.61.1 OpenSSL/1.1.1 (WinSSL) zlib/1.2.11 brotli/1.0.6 libidn2/2.0.5 libpsl/0.20.2 (+libidn2/2.0.5) nghttp2/1.34.0
Platform: Windows 7 (build 7601, Service Pack 1), 64-bit edition, 64 bit, Little endian, wxMSW
Build Info:
wxWidgets: 3.0.4 (wchar_t,wx containers,compatible with 2.8)
Boost: 1.68.0
OpenCASCADE Community Edition: 6.9.1
Curl: 7.61.1
Compiler: GCC 8.2.0 with C++ ABI 1013

Build settings:

No found issues; but there was this:

These changes to 5.1.x won’t be allowed to change file format, or anything requiring documentation changes

Continuous AppImage builds are being provided (not by me) at

As of today, the most current one is this one.

Please report any issues with it so that they can be fixed. Thanks.


Actually as of this writing.

Version: (5.1.0-401-ge0ada1379-dirty), release build

Though I would not depend on it too much for production.

Scripting is still failing. I fell like we are getting nowhere here.

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