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CHANGELOG

What's New in version 5.1.10:

  • The KiCad project is proud to announce the latest series 5 stable release. The 5.1.10 stable version contains critical bug fixes and other minor improvements since the previous release.

What's New in version 5.1.9:

  • The KiCad project is proud to announce the latest series 5 stable release. The 5.1.9 stable version contains critical bug fixes and other minor improvements since the previous release. It also includes improved footprint, symbol, and 3D model libraries, translations, and documentation. This release contains several critical bug fixes so please consider upgrading as soon as possible.

What's New in version 5.1.5:

  • Contains critical bug fixes and other minor improvements since the 5.1.4 release. It also includes improved footprint, symbol, and 3D model libraries, translations, and documentation.

What's New in version 5.1.2:

  • The KiCad project is proud to announce the latest series 5 stable release of KiCad. The 5.1.2 stable version contains critical bug fixes and other minor improvements since the 5.1.0 release. It also includes improved footprint, symbol, and 3D model libraries, translations, and documentation. A list of all of the fixed bugs since the 5.1.0 release can be found on the KiCad 5.1.2 milestone page. This release contains several critical bug fixes so please consider upgrading as soon as possible.
  • If you are wondering why there was no "official" 5.1.1 release, there was a serious issue after 5.1.1 was tagged and some users had downloaded the unreleased 5.1.1 builds from the KiCad build server. The only way to prevent install conflicts was to create a new 5.1.2 tag with the bug fix and spin new builds. The KiCad project would like to apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.
  • Version 5.1.2 is made from the lp:kicad/5.1 branch with some cherry picked changes from the development branch.
  • Packages for Windows, MacOS, and Linux are available or will be in the very near future. See the KiCad download page for guidance.
  • Thank you to all developers, packagers, librarians, document writers, translators, and everyone else who helped make this release possible.

What's New in version 5.1.0:

  • This is the first ever minor version release of KiCad and was developed primarily to resolve compatibility issues with Linux GTK3 and long awaited support for python3.

In addition to the primary focus, there have been many important changes that make this release a substantial improvement over the 5.0 series and a worthwhile upgrade for users on all platforms. Included in the improvements are:

  • Improved 3D model library path configuration.
  • Cairo canvas is now used for printing support on all platforms.
  • Schematic and symbol library editors now use the modern canvases for rendering.
  • Symbol pin table is now editable.
  • Pcbnew scripting support for Python 3 has been added.
  • Snapping for graphical object drawing in board and footprint editors.
  • Significant user interface improvements.
  • Major dialog box improvements.
  • Both the footprint and symbol library editors now share the same user interface paradigm with a library tree view pane.
  • Symbol, footprint, and 3D model library improvements.
  • Documentation and translation improvements.
  • Less pain for Linux package maintainers, now all features should be easy to support.
  • Additionally, files created by KiCad version 5.1 remain 100&'37; compatible with files created by version 5.0.
  • Of course no new stable version of KiCad would be complete without many, many bug fixes so please consider upgrading as soon as possible. This version will be the only supported version of KiCad moving forward. There will be no further releases of the 5.0 series.

What's New in version 5.0.2:

  • The KiCad project is proud to announce the latest series 5 stable release of KiCad. The 5.0.2 stable version contains critical bug fixes and other minor improvements since the 5.0.1 release. It also includes improved footprint, symbol, and 3D model libraries, translations, and documentation. A list of all of the fixed bugs since the 5.0.1 release can be found on the KiCad 5.0.2 milestone page. This release contains several critical bug fixes so please consider upgrading as soon as possible.
  • Version 5.0.2 is made from the lp:kicad/5.0 branch with some cherry picked changes from the development branch.
  • KiCad binaries will be available for download for Windows, MacOS, and Linux are available or will be in the very near future. See the KiCad download page for guidance.
  • Thank you to all developers, packagers, librarians, document writers, translators, and everyone else who helped make this release possible.

What's New in version 5.0.0:

  • Direct import of Eagle projects