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Offline amspire

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New Kicad Stable Release - Build 3256
« on: February 03, 2012, 01:17:29 am »
For a long time, the last stable Kicad release was from July 2011.

There have been new stable releases. The current Windows release is

http://iut-tice.ujf-grenoble.fr/cao/KiCad-2012-01-19-BZR3256-stable-Win_full_with_components_doc_install.exe

There are new tools, and a change to the icons, so if you have Kicad, the new release is worth a look.

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Re: New Kicad Stable Release - Build 3256
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2012, 01:47:14 am »
Is there a full changelog somewhere?

I think I'll start poking around in the code, there's a lot of space for improvements in this package.

EDIT:
Great idea with the calculator. And the icons are finally from the 21st century. I like this release.
« Last Edit: February 03, 2012, 01:57:20 am by McMonster »
 

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Re: New Kicad Stable Release - Build 3256
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2012, 01:54:41 am »
Is there a full changelog somewhere?

I think I'll start poking around in the code, there's a lot of space for improvements in this package.

Have a look at the thread from David: url]https://www.eevblog.com/forum/open-source-kicad-geda/building-kicad-for-windows/[/url]

It is really easy to set up a full KiCad build environment on your PC, and then you can look at the code and compile it. David does give the address of the changelog in this thread.

Richard
 

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Re: New Kicad Stable Release - Build 3256
« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2012, 12:02:49 pm »
New software  :)  Tested on Windows 7


1. Press icon Eeschema
Error file not found....
2. One more time Press icon Eeschema
Now ok.




3. File>open> "demo/electric"
Error elec-unifil.lib fail to load.







 

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Re: New Kicad Stable Release - Build 3256
« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2012, 01:02:15 pm »
New software  :)  Tested on Windows 7

1. Press icon Eeschema
Error file not found....
2. One more time Press icon Eeschema
Now ok.
Some things get configured as you run. Is it OK now?
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3. File>open> "demo/electric"
Error elec-unifil.lib fail to load.

This lib file is in kicad/share/library, but it needs the first line deleted - it shouldn't be there. The file is dated 2004, and so I guess they tightened up syntax checking and never fixed the error in this old library file.

It should start like this:

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EESchema-LIBRARY Version 2.2  Date: 24/11/2004-17:23:54
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# A_1KVA
#
DEF A_1KVA EA 0 10 N Y 1 0 N

Also it is worth pointing out that there are a lot more libraries then you see initially. To see more libraries, you have to go to Preferences->Libraries and click on the first "Add" button.

Since the demos are in the protected Program Files (x86) folder, then anything that needs a write to the disk will fail with a write protect error. If you want to play with the demo's, copy all the files in KiCad/share/examples to a writeable folder on your drive.

Richard
 

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Re: New Kicad Stable Release - Build 3256
« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2012, 01:40:37 pm »
> Some things get configured as you run. Is it OK now?


Yes it was only on the first run.


>This lib file is in kicad/share/library, but it needs the first line deleted - it shouldn't be there.


Yes that did remove the error. But I did not see a difference maybe it did load it anyways ?


>Also it is worth pointing out that there are a lot more libraries then you see initially. To see more libraries, you have to go to Preferences->Libraries and click on the first "Add" button.


Thanks I will take a look.
 

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Re: New Kicad Stable Release - Build 3256
« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2012, 01:48:25 pm »
The new stable release (3256) is not a new release,  Even though it was released as a stable release in January, it dates back to November 2011.

The  latest daily build is 3396. There is a link in this forum for downloading the latest daily build if you do want to try out the latest, but if you were doing a serious production job, you would stick to the stable release.
 


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