KiCad Official Libraries

The KiCad project is proud to announce that the official KiCad libraries are now featured on the KiCad website.

The library team has invested a large amount of time improving the standard of the KiCad libraries. As part of this effort, a new set of KiCad Library Conventions (KLC) are now available on the KiCad website at /libraries/klc.

These conventions help to ensure that contributions to the libraries are held to a high standard. The KiCad project aims to provide a comprehensive set of libraries "out of the box".

To provide a simple method of downloading the latest library data, the KiCad libraries are now also available for download at Libraries are rebuilt weekly, and track the library repositories on GitHub.

As always, the strength of the KiCad libraries relies on user contributions. To assist with library development, refer to the contribution guide.

The KiCad project hope that users find the libraries useful, and that with continued community engagement, the quality can only continue to improve.

See Also

KiCad Switches to Git for Version Control

The moment all of you Git fans have been waiting for has finally arrived! As of August 21st, 2016 the official version control system for the development repository for KiCad is now Git instead of Bazaar. The decision was made to stick with Launchpad as the hosting site rather than move to Github in order to keep our existing bug tracker history. The development team decided that the Lauchpad Git integration had reached a sufficient level of maturity to make the switch.

Announcing the new website

We are happy to announce a new website for KiCad, this instead of the old website system which was using Confluence, that has proved very unstable. The goal of this new website is to be the go to place for official KiCad information and should support some way of having regular KiCad users contribute to the site, let that be fixing typing mistakes or just improving the content in what ever way seems fit.