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Old 19th December 2019, 02:01 PM   #31
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I just talked about my own experience, but I'm very new to this. I'm sure you have a point. KiCad was a bit slow for me and crashed frequently. EasyEDA was very intuitive. Just my two cents.
TBH, I don't have all that much experience with mac OS.
The KiCad nightly ran poorly on windows 10, I've mainly used GNU/Linux the last couple of years.

On linux both the stable version of KiCad and the nightly runs just fine.
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PCB design can be a minefield for the beginner.
Ground loops.
Schematic mistakes.
Interference, EMI etc
Mixing power and audio grounds.

I have done around 300 pcb's and still make the occasional mistake.
Thankfully pcb's are cheap now with the lines of PCBWAY and JLCPCB.
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...The KiCad nightly ran poorly on windows 10, I've mainly used GNU/Linux the last couple of years....
That used to be true in the early 4.0.x days, but having more users on Windows than other OS and therefore lots of bug reports and fixes, has made KiCad 5.1.5 on Windows 10 very stable
KiCad does benefit a lot from a SSD disk though.
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That used to be true in the early 4.0.x days, but having more users on Windows than other OS and therefore lots of bug reports and fixes, has made KiCad 5.1.5 on Windows 10 very stable
KiCad does benefit a lot from a SSD disk though.
I only have SSD drives in my stationary PC. Custom loop and quite OC'ed.
I don't know if it was the one install, it crashed every time I went from schematic to "update PCB" . No more read netlist button.

Earlier install ran flawless.
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I think it was just the roll of the dice when you got your various nightlies. Sometimes they're good, and sometimes they're not. But generally speaking no platform is more/less buggy than the others these days. (Note that this was definitely not the case in times past.)

I'm on MacOS and I'm running the 6.0 development version (ie: the equivalent of the nightlies).
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I think it was just the roll of the dice when you got your various nightlies. Sometimes they're good, and sometimes they're not. But generally speaking no platform is more/less buggy than the others these days. (Note that this was definitely not the case in times past.)

I'm on MacOS and I'm running the 6.0 development version (ie: the equivalent of the nightlies).
That's likely true.
The thing I like about linux, it updates to the next nightly with a simple text command.
No need to uninstall and reinstall the next version.
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