File Format Specifications

I’m looking for the file format document, and the copy on the KiCAD-PCB,org site seems broken. The PDF I download from there is unreadable. Does any one know of another source? My searches offer no enlightenment.

[https://bazaar.launchpad.net/~stambaughw/kicad/doc-read-only/view/head:/doc/help/file_formats/file_formats.pdf]

I’m specifically looking for page layout file format information, but need schematic and PCB info as well.

Follow this mailing list thread for a while, I hope you’ll get the answer there:

https://lists.launchpad.net/kicad-developers/msg43405.html

It’s a bit out of date but this is the copy from bazaar

file_formats.pdf (379.2 KB)

Thanks. This gives me what I was looking for.

jp charras gave all the files in his follow up post: https://lists.launchpad.net/kicad-developers/msg43412.html.

I find that that post gives very strange files to download for the .odt files. For example:

The schematic format link is:
https://lists.launchpad.net/kicad-developers/binmbEenoCC3S.bin

What is binmbEenoCC3S.bin? Why is the link not schematic_file_format_EN.odt? What do I do with a .bin file?

Is there a reason why these aren’t just checked into a repo somewhere?