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Problems with Dangerous Prototypes KICAD parts

When I was doing my first project in Kicad, I've found problems with the layouts in the dangerous prototypes library.

Various TO-220 have the pins numbered 132 rather than 123.  This means when you use them with transistors from other libraries the signals will be routed to the wrong pins.  I wound up using an outline with a heatsink to avoid this problem, but this wastes board space since I won't be using a heatsink.  They may also have the problem mentioned below.

The dp_devices-TO-92 has solder mask over the solder-side pads.  LED-5MM also has this problem.