Version 5.1.7-2

Opening a pcb file I get an error loading board file. “Date of KiCad version required (or newer) 08/19/20”

Application: KiCad
Version: (5.1.7-2-g89951b01f)-1, release build
Libraries:
wxWidgets 3.0.5
libcurl/7.71.0 OpenSSL/1.1.1g (Schannel) zlib/1.2.11 brotli/1.0.7 libidn2/2.3.0 libpsl/0.21.0 (+libidn2/2.3.0) libssh2/1.9.0 nghttp2/1.41.0
Platform: Windows 8 (build 9200), 64-bit edition, 64 bit, Little endian, wxMSW
Build Info:
wxWidgets: 3.0.5 (wchar_t,wx containers,compatible with 2.8)
Boost: 1.73.0
OpenCASCADE Community Edition: 6.9.1
Curl: 7.71.0
Compiler: GCC 10.2.0 with C++ ABI 1014

Build settings:
USE_WX_GRAPHICS_CONTEXT=OFF
USE_WX_OVERLAY=OFF
KICAD_SCRIPTING=ON
KICAD_SCRIPTING_MODULES=ON
KICAD_SCRIPTING_PYTHON3=OFF
KICAD_SCRIPTING_WXPYTHON=ON
KICAD_SCRIPTING_WXPYTHON_PHOENIX=OFF
KICAD_SCRIPTING_ACTION_MENU=ON
BUILD_GITHUB_PLUGIN=ON
KICAD_USE_OCE=ON
KICAD_USE_OCC=OFF
KICAD_SPICE=ON

You are probably trying to open a file created by nightly version of kicad.

yes. Installing 5.1.7.1 now

That won’t help, to open a file created in nightly you need nightly version of kicad from https://kicad-downloads.s3.cern.ch/index.html?prefix=windows/nightly/

Windows is on 5.1.7-1

Where did you get this version from?

Master Nightlies are 5.99, I am not sure what the new pre 5.1.8 nightly Testing branch will show, but that version should be forward and backward compatible with any 5.1.x

That version code looks like a 5.1 testing build.

In past versions on Windows the -# was a build version for the packaging if an error was made. For example, 5.0.1 got up to 5.0.1-4 while they debugged the Windows builder for v5. As can be verified here: https://kicad-downloads.s3.cern.ch/index.html?prefix=windows/stable/ the latest windows version is 5.1.7-1. I don’t know where the OP got 5.1.7-2 from.

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In past versions on Windows the -# was a build version for the packaging if an error was made. For example, 5.0.1 got up to 5.0.1-4 while they debugged the Windows builder for v5. As can be verified here: https://kicad-downloads.s3.cern.ch/index.html?prefix=windows/stable/ the latest windows version is 5.1.7-1. I don’t know where the OP got 5.1.7-2 from.

Except that version string contains parenthesis and a git hash - which means that it was built inside a git repository and the -2 is just the number of commits past the 5.1.7 tag.

Ok, loaded night version everything is working. Thanks for all the help.