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amspire:
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.

Richard

McMonster:
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.

amspire:

--- Quote from: McMonster 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.

--- End quote ---

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

Bloch:
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.







amspire:

--- Quote from: Bloch 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.

--- End quote ---
Some things get configured as you run. Is it OK now?

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

--- End quote ---

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:


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

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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