I’m running Ubuntu 20.04 and using the 6.0RC1 nightlies. I’ve noticed that the kicad nightlies update everyday, but I haven’t seen a update to the footprints or symbols for quite a while.
Looking at the gitlab site I see there are constantly updates to the libraries, so my query is should I also be getting these updates?
ii kicad-nightly 202112152102+d785a97940~144~ubuntu20.04.1 amd64 Electronic schematic and PCB design software ii kicad-nightly-demos 202112152102+d785a97940~144~ubuntu20.04.1 all Common files used by kicad ii kicad-nightly-footprints 202111071120+4ce224209~14~ubuntu20.04.1 all Kicad footprints (modules) ii kicad-nightly-libraries 1:202110201131+11~ubuntu20.04.1 all meta-package for dep to all KiCad libraries (symbols, footprints, templates and 3D models) ii kicad-nightly-packages3d 202110241446+1080b6e5~13~ubuntu20.04.1 all Kicad packages3d (3d models for footprints) ii kicad-nightly-symbols 202111071123+27b62739~10~ubuntu20.04.1 all Kicad symbols (schematic) ii kicad-nightly-templates 202110211119+8c9ff3d~11~ubuntu20.04.1 all Kicad templates
Looking at the versions installed they were updated a month ago, which ties into the build versions here:
If as I suspect these are only being built every now and again, how can I get updates more often?
With KiCad 5.x when it used to be on github I used to download the master from
and unzip it to
Guessing I can do the same with gitllab?
I should probably raise a FR for this, but are there any plans for a library updater to be built into KiCad?