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Kicad daily build PPA for Ubuntu/Debian flavors

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For all use Ubuntu or other Debian based Linux and like to be on the edge.

There is a daily PPA available: https://launchpad.net/~adamwolf/+archive/kicad-testing-daily

All you need:

--- Code: ---sudo add-apt-repository ppa:adamwolf/kicad-testing-daily
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install kicad

--- End code ---

I used to build from code .. but now we all can be "lazy" :) .

Well, this daily build seems to have a unnoticed bug with missing button functionality for quite some time. See: https://www.eevblog.com/forum/open-source-kicad-geda/dispersing-of-components-in-newpcb-%28kicad%29/

Do you experience this problem? What linux do you use?

If got it right the thread says that is missing "Mode Footprint" toolbar button and the "Glob->Move ..." menus. They are in there working no issues in my install which I just updated today. See attached screenshots.

I use Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. It may be that builds for older versions of Ubuntu are older, not sure.

Yes, the menu is missing but the button is there, but cannot be toggled (the autoroute button cannot be toggled either). So it seems like one or some of the builds are broken, for a long time. Quite annoying.

Edit: Btw, what do your install says in the menu/title bar? My says something about 2011-03 i I remember correctly. Rather old for a hour old build I would say...

I shall test the damn thing on another (this) computer from the PPA and see.
Edit2: Well, what to say? It works perfectly on my laptop running Ubuntu 10.10. To sad a laptop is a worthless cad-machine! What the hell is wrong with the version for 10.04? I'm not gonna change OS just for one program, certainly not from a LTS version (10.04) anyway. 

I tried these "daily builds" but they are not as described. It's easier to just compile Kicad following my instructions here


or here


It doesn't take long.



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