I am planning to try Kicad for the first time.(kicad-product-r6129.2e41367-i686.exe Aug 26). I am using Win XP SP3. Anyone using this recent build? Any show stoppers? Anything other than footprints need to be downloaded to be up and running? Help files included? No real project planned, just a get acquainted session. My last pcb was tape on a light table. Can’t wait for the stable build.
I will try to answer your questions.
As far as I know it should run fine on windows xp, but I have not tested it myself. There are lots of people using the latest builds. Showstoppers you say? We only have a few crashes that is blocking us from making a release, but it is not a showstopper for most users.
We have helpfiles, but I have not yet packaged those in the installer, but you can find the online help files at https://kicad.org/help/documentation/.
Enjoy your new light table.