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EDA => KiCad => Topic started by: amspire on November 08, 2011, 12:21:53 pm

Title: KiCad daily builds
Post by: amspire on November 08, 2011, 12:21:53 pm
I have started compiling some of the Windows daily builds using the information in the post by :

https://www.eevblog.com/forum/index.php?topic=4459.0 (https://www.eevblog.com/forum/index.php?topic=4459.0)

For anyone interested to try the latest KiCad build, here it is. Changes include brand new icons throughout.  New PCB calculator, and new microwave tools in the PCB package - create specified track length, create specified gap, create  specified stub, create a stub arc, create a polynomial shape. 

First install the latest stable release from:

http://iut-tice.ujf-grenoble.fr/cao/KiCad-2011-07-08-BZR3044-WinXP_full_with_components_doc_install.exe (http://iut-tice.ujf-grenoble.fr/cao/KiCad-2011-07-08-BZR3044-WinXP_full_with_components_doc_install.exe)

Then download build 3312 (2011-12-17) from

http://amspire.com/eev-kicad/KiCad_build_3312.zip (http://amspire.com/eev-kicad/KiCad_build_3312.zip)

Earlier builds:
http://amspire.com/eev-kicad/KiCad_build_3285.zip (http://amspire.com/eev-kicad/KiCad_build_3285.zip)
http://amspire.com/eev-kicad/KiCad_build_3215.zip (http://amspire.com/eev-kicad/KiCad_build_3215.zip)

Follow the instructions in the readme file.

This is a daily build - not a stable build so you may be forced to revert to build 3044.  Just copy the old files back, or reinstall.

Use at your own risk. I have used the Schematic package without any noticeable problems, , but none of the others packages with this build yet. I definitely have found bugs in earlier "testing" builds with new code, so be warned. If you want to start a large project, I would use a Stable build, like build 3044.

If you are trying to work out if it is worth giving KiCad a go, or sticking to one of the limited commercial packages with the slicker libraries, this may help.

Richard
Title: Re: KiCad daily builds
Post by: amspire on December 09, 2011, 05:23:22 am
Build 3285 of KiCad added. See the first post.
Title: Re: KiCad daily builds
Post by: Alex on December 11, 2011, 01:55:12 pm
Thanks Richard, a lot of areas are improved in build 3285.

I think you forgot to add the readme in the zip file, but I found it from the other build. I include the instructions here:

"First start with the latest stable build - build 3044 2011-07-08

Copy the files in the zip into the Kicad\bin folder of the KiCad program folder,
overwriting the existing files.

Changes include new icons, a PCB calculator tool and some new tools for high
frequency PCB layouts.
"
Title: Re: KiCad daily builds
Post by: amspire on December 11, 2011, 03:25:41 pm
Thanks Alex.

I will add the reader tomorrow. I forgot about it.
Title: Re: KiCad daily builds
Post by: amspire on December 18, 2011, 12:55:49 am
I just added Daily build 3312 of KiCad.

https://www.eevblog.com/forum/index.php?topic=5497.msg71558#msg71558 (https://www.eevblog.com/forum/index.php?topic=5497.msg71558#msg71558)

Richard
Title: Re: KiCad daily builds
Post by: BobC on March 11, 2012, 05:56:47 am
I haven't found an up-to-date Kicad repository for Ubuntu (or any Linux), so I've been building from source using the instructions here: http://www.wayneandlayne.com/blog/2010/12/03/how-to-build-kicad-on-ubuntu/ (http://www.wayneandlayne.com/blog/2010/12/03/how-to-build-kicad-on-ubuntu/)

I'm presently at Build 3456.  I'm building from the tip of the repository, so sometimes the build either doesn't build, or doesn't run, most likely due to my refreshing my local copy while a large update was being committed.  I simply wait a while are repeat the refresh.

The only thing I'd add to the recipe above would be to test the build before doing sudo make install.
Title: Re: KiCad daily builds
Post by: McMonster on March 11, 2012, 11:35:14 am
There's a PPA carrying daily builds: https://launchpad.net/~adamwolf/+archive/kicad-testing-daily