September 18, 2018, 6:49pm
I moved to KiCAD Linux version recently from Win10. I’m confused as to which version I actually have on my machine. I added the following PPA’s to my updates.
** http://ppa.launchpad.net/js-reynaud/kicad-4/ubuntu xenial InRelease **
http://ppa.launchpad.net/js-reynaud/ppa-kicad/ubuntu xenial InRelease
When I look at the version information in the ABOUT menu item I see a version 6.0.0 as below. So what version am I using and updating when using apt-get?
Version: 6.0.0-rc1-unknown-d4e4359~66~ubuntu16.04.1, release build
libcurl/7.47.0 OpenSSL/1.0.2g zlib/1.2.8 libidn/1.32 librtmp/2.3
Platform: Linux 4.4.0-127-generic x86_64, 64 bit, Little endian, wxGTK
wxWidgets: 3.0.2 (wchar_t,wx containers,compatible with 2.8) GTK+ 2.24
OpenCASCADE Community Edition: 6.8.0
Compiler: GCC 5.4.0 with C++ ABI 1009 Build settings:
September 18, 2018, 6:52pm
You are using a “nightly build”.
Is it a good idea to use a nightly build version?
September 18, 2018, 7:15pm
https://launchpad.net/~js-reynaud has quite many versions. “5.0 releases” is most probably what you want.
September 18, 2018, 8:57pm
Probably not. However it is interesting to see the progress. I’m between projects now, but will likely use v5 for upcoming work.
September 18, 2018, 8:59pm
Still don’t know what that v6.0.0-rc-1 refers to. Are nightly version of v5 beign labelled as v6.0.0?
September 18, 2018, 9:17pm
They are nightly builds of “KiCad latest”, which is not v5, nor is it really v6.0.0. However, the packaging needs a version number, so it has been tagged “v6.0.0-rc1”. But nightlies are not releases, so the tag is basically meaningless.
For now, “6.0.0-rc1” just means “a nightly build of master”.
@eelik says, if you need to ask, stick to 5.0 stable release, from here:
December 17, 2018, 11:30pm
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