KiCad 5 upgrade instructions?


are there any instructions on upgrading to KiCad v5 / nightly builds? Coming from version 4.0.7.

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i think the only notes that have been written are

Thanks, Bob. Looks like I better wait a bit longer.

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Roughly (for Windows), installing from scratch:

  • Install Notepad++ (wanted by Git)
  • Install Git
  • Install KiCad nightly
  • Install FreeCAD (optional)
  • in C:\Program Files\KiCad\share\kicad\library (make folder first)
    ** enter git clone . (note the “.”)
  • in C:\Program Files\KiCad\share\kicad\modules (make folder first)
    ** enter git clone .
  • in C:\Program Files\KiCad\share\kicad\modules\packages3d (make folder first)
    ** enter git clone . (except this only works with empty folders)
  • Fetch docs from
  • Later to update run Git Bash shell in each folder
    ** enter git pull

Open to suggestions and corrections.


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