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KiCad 6.0.6 Release

The KiCad project is proud to announce the latest series 6 stable release. The 6.0.6 stable version contains critical bug fixes and other minor improvements since the previous release.

A list of all of the fixed issues since the 6.0.5 release can be found on the KiCad 6.0.6 milestone page. This release contains several critical bug fixes so please consider upgrading as soon as possible.

Version 6.0.6 is made from the 6.0 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.

Changelog

General

  • Fix intermittent QA crash. #9888

  • Disable background color when printing in black & white. #11180

  • Fix stock templates path for flatpak. #11174

  • Allow closing PCM progress windows after installation from ZIP file. #11601

  • Properly enable and disable the apply and discard buttons in the PCM. #10761

  • Fix net highlighting between schematic and board editors. #11493

Schematic Editor

  • Fix crash when exporting Spice Netlist to read-only directory. #11516

  • Fix "select previous symbol" toolbar state in footprint assignment tool. #11509

  • Update selection filter title bar with language changes. #11421

  • Fix annotation sheet page number bug. #11295

  • Fix text and graphics properties dialog layout. #11490

  • Fix find in sub-sheets. #11424

  • Fix automatic field placement bug. #11529

  • Implement cross-references for labels. #11564

  • Fix schematic hierarchy navigator crash. #11505

  • Resolve title variable when plotting. #11608

  • Fix parsing of CADSTAR color attributes.

  • Fix symbol remap issue. #11563

  • Fix Eagle importer page number handling. #11409

  • Plot alternate pin definitions correctly. #11728

  • Fix file name in symbol library table file dialog. #11821

Symbol Editor

  • Fix segmentation fault trying to edit text field in new unit. #11569

  • Fix crash when trying to save symbol to read-only location. #11566

  • Fix library symbol properties dialog tab selection bug. #11417

  • Unable to create any graphic elements after selecting "Add pin" function. #11607

  • Fix duplicate pin number test. #11660

PCB Editor

  • Fix fix a truncation error when converting mils to IU in P-CAD importer. #11380

  • Fix duplicate messages when updating schematic from PCB. #11530

  • Fix lost of focus after clicking on a choice in toolbar. #11103

  • Remove highlighting track that doesn’t have net name. #10364

  • Update layer colors correctly when changing color themes. #11261

  • Update inactive layers label when changing languages. #11435

  • Fix blind via visibility issue. #11429

  • Fix reference and value variable expansion. #11476

  • Change default symbol matching to use UUID instead of reference when back annotating schematic. #11382

  • Use correct back side placement angle using experimental Gerber export option. #11621

  • Fix crash on layer visibility change. #11629

  • Make P-CAD import case insensitive. #11652

  • Import P-CAD footprints to correct layer. #11652

  • Fix invalid zone filling on rotated footprint text. #11714

  • Fix zone merge intersection algorithm. #11492

  • Use board set up solder mask color when exporting to STEP. #11565

  • Fix VRML layer color export. #11627

  • Import EAGLE octagonal pads correctly. #11664

  • Fix skew tuning track length bug. #11710

  • Prevent length and skew tuning dialog values from becoming negative. #10870

  • Fix router DRC violation when pushing tracks against complex board outline. #11365

  • Fix router walk around arc to board edge issue. #10536

  • Fix router not on grid issue. #10710

  • Do not translate layer names is appearance manager. #11715

  • Fix hole clearance to improve router walk around mode.

  • Maintain visibility state when changing layer count.

  • Handle rotated pad thermal spokes correctly. #11765

  • Many router fixes. 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5.

  • Show error message when PCB rule pad type is invalid. #11423

  • Export micro-vias correctly to Hyperlynx. #11692

  • Fix documentation link bug in footprint chooser. #11403

  • Fix footprint text bounding box rotation issue. #8728

  • Improve router "kink" robustness.

  • Fix P-CAD layer import issue. #11750

  • Add P-CAD "pourOutline support. #11749

Footprint Editor

  • Fix crash when editing custom pad shapes. #11731

Linux Platform

  • Prevent focus stealing in some Linux window managers. #10809

Windows

  • Updated to wx 3.1.6 which has improved behavior for high-DPI screens, reduced (but not fixed) IME freezes and eliminated the random locale swaps.



See Also

KiCad 6.0.5 Release
2022-05-04

The KiCad project is proud to announce the latest series 6 stable release. The 6.0.5 stable version contains critical bug fixes and other minor improvements since the previous release.

KiCad 6.0.4 Release
2022-03-18

The KiCad project is proud to announce the latest series 6 stable release. The 6.0.4 stable version contains critical bug fixes and other minor improvements since the previous release.

If you are wondering why there was no "official" 6.0.3 release, there was a serious issue after 6.0.3 was tagged and some users had downloaded the unreleased 6.0.3 builds from the KiCad build server. The only way to prevent install conflicts was to create a new 6.0.4 tag with the bug fix and spin new builds. The KiCad project would like to apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.