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Offline pachuma

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Re: #253 - KiCAD Install & Schematic - First Impressions
« Reply #50 on: March 10, 2012, 10:49:49 pm »
With virtualbox it is so s-l-o-w, at least on my machine it is not practical at all.
 

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Re: #253 - KiCAD Install & Schematic - First Impressions
« Reply #51 on: March 11, 2012, 01:18:18 am »
Hmmm. Maybe you need more RAM, dual core and at least 2GHz.
 

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Re: #253 - KiCAD Install & Schematic - First Impressions
« Reply #52 on: March 11, 2012, 03:15:51 am »
I've just installed KiCAD on WinXP and it's actually much faster than on Win7 host here. What are your host and guest machines and have installed hardware acceleration in your virtual machine?
 

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Re: #253 - KiCAD Install & Schematic - First Impressions
« Reply #53 on: March 11, 2012, 09:36:00 am »
The host is an iMac running Lion the guest is Linux, Ubuntu distro.

I will wait for coming KiCAD updates for the next trial.
 

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Re: #253 - KiCAD Install & Schematic - First Impressions
« Reply #54 on: March 11, 2012, 11:33:26 am »
Have you installed guest additions?
 

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Re: #253 - KiCAD Install & Schematic - First Impressions
« Reply #55 on: March 11, 2012, 11:37:43 am »
Have you installed guest additions?
Yes, the very thin down version of Ubuntu.
 

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Re: #253 - KiCAD Install & Schematic - First Impressions
« Reply #56 on: March 16, 2013, 06:26:07 pm »
A small update for those interested, new version of kicad (BZR4003) was released just a few days ago. Since Dave's videos they did a few releases and a lot of small improvements to the user interface and it now includes an option to turn on middle mouse button panning among the other things. Libraries have been extended and improved as well. Annoying component-footprint matching functionality still there, but at least they started adding defaults and better footprint selection filters.

Link to the latest stable Windows build.
 


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