Something I can’t find in the “sadly out of date” Kicad documentation is the yield of a normal installation process, or what’s expected for files and folders once correctly installed (ie., how to verify it went as planned). And also, what is required of the user (other than importing custom libraries and such later) post installation. This is basic required info for the first time user, why is it omitted ???
I’m running on Linux Mint if that makes a difference.
(i) does the std installation process automatically provide the latest/updated “master/official” symbol and footprint libraries ?!
(ii) do we potentially then need to go to gihub and download the latest from there ?! (… ever ?! … why is that stuff there anyway ?!)
(iib) how/when are master/official libraries updated ??! (where do we find out of its availability)
(iii) why are the K4 and K5 libraries still up ??!
(iv) why is K5 stuff like this still up ?!
so … what do you guys need to clean all this up and provide adequate non-confounding documentation for K6 proper … and get rid of all outdated/misleading/time-wasting info online, or moved to an appropriate junk yard
sifting through potentially outdated info, going thru band-aid FAQ pages is a lame waste of time caused by lacking docs
years later I’m still trying to deal with very basic issues. PLEASE clean up the mess you’ve created (left behind) and get this doc stuff figured out once and for all …
I’ve already donated once and will not hesitate again once this gets fixed
The getting started tutorial of the KiCad doc team is actually a tutorial that assumes you know the general process already (Ideal for users coming from a different tool).
However, be aware that it is sadly out of date in some places but you will for sure be able to still find your way around KiCad as the changes are not that huge (the tutorial got updated where the differences were large enough to matter but some minor differences might still be there).