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KiCad's Historic Price Increase: A Leap into the Future

Dear KiCad Community,

In light of recent global economic trends and the inflationary pressures that have affected all economies, we at KiCad have arrived at a difficult decision. After much deliberation and extensive analysis, we are announcing our first ever price increase of 50% for downloading KiCad.

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KiCad 8.0.1 Release

The KiCad project is proud to announce the version 8.0.1 bug fix release. The 8.0.1 stable version contains critical bug fixes and other minor improvements since the previous release.

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Version 8.0.0 Released

The KiCad project is proud to announce the release of version 8.0.0. Despite coming only a year after KiCad 7 was released, version 8 is packed with new features, improvements, and hundreds of bug fixes. We hope you enjoy the new version! Head to the KiCad download page to get your copy of the new version (note that some packages may still be in the process of being released at the time this announcement is published). Our thanks go out to everyone who contributed to KiCad this past year. Whether your contribution was large or small, writing code, submitting bug reports, improving our libraries and documentation, or just supporting us financially: your help made a difference.

In accordance with the KiCad stable release policy, KiCad 7.x will no longer be actively maintained, and we will release bug fix versions of KiCad 8.x over the next year as we develop new features for KiCad 9. Read on to see some of the highlights of the new version!

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KiCad 7.0.11 Release

The KiCad project is proud to announce the version 7.0.11 bug fix release. The 7.0.11 stable version contains critical bug fixes and other minor improvements since the previous release.

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KiCad Version 8 Release Candidate 3

The KiCad project is excited to announce the third release candidate for the upcoming version 8 stable release. Version 8 will contain many new features compared to the current version 7 release. Please consider giving 8.0.0-rc3 a try to discover any additional issues so they can be fixed before release by the end of February. Thank you to everyone who contributed to version 8. How to Download Release Candidate Builds The release candidate packages can be found in the "Stable Builds" folder on the KiCad Download Page.
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KiCad Version 8 Release Candidate 2

The KiCad project is excited to announce the second release candidate for the upcoming version 8 stable release. Version 8 will contain many new features compared to the current version 7 release. Please consider giving 8.0.0-rc2 a try to discover any additional issues so they can be fixed before release at the end of January. Thank you to everyone who contributed to version 8. How to Download Release Candidate Builds The release candidate packages can be found in the "Stable Builds" folder on the KiCad Download Page.
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KiCad Version 8 Release Candidate 1

The KiCad project is excited to announce the first release candidate for the upcoming version 8 stable release. Version 8 will contain many new features compared to the current version 7 release. Please consider giving 8.0.0-rc1 a try to discover any additional issues so they can be fixed before release at the end of January. Thank you to everyone who contributed to version 8. How to Download Release Candidate Builds The release candidate packages can be found in the "Stable Builds" folder on the KiCad Download Page.
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2023 End of Year Fund Drive

It is that time of year again! The KiCad project is excited to announce our 2023 end of year funding drive. With the release of KiCad version 8.0 just around the corner, we are looking forward to the next year of development. Our supporters' contributions have done more to build the features of version 8 than any other source of funding. With your help, we can make version 9 better than ever!
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KiCad 7.0.10 Release

The KiCad project is proud to announce the version 7.0.10 bug fix release. The 7.0.10 stable version contains critical bug fixes and other minor improvements since the previous release.

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Malicious Site Warning

The KiCad team has become aware of an unknown actor running Google Ads pointing to a clone of the official kicad.org site. This site serves an unknown payload targeting Windows when the Download button on the front page is clicked. Unforunately, due to the nature of this attack, the options for action by the KiCad team remain limited. We advise users to remain diligent on the internet. In particular it is best to never click Sponsored Links in Google Search results as the KiCad team does not spend money on advertising.
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