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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.

A list of all of the fixed issues since the 8.0.0 release can be found on the KiCad 8.0.1 milestone page. This release contains several critical bug fixes so please consider upgrading as soon as possible.

Version 8.0.1 is made from the 8.0 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

Schematic Editor

Spice Simulator

Symbol Editor

  • Update description in library tree immediately when changed in properties dialog. #16971

  • Improve database library load performance. #17031

  • Add pin count and footprint filters options to footprint chooser dialog. #17105

  • Add show/hide invisible pins and fields to view menu and toolbar. #8020

  • Add KiCad symbol library files to import symbol file selector filters. #17176

  • Fix crash when switching between two git branches of an open library. #17204

Board Editor

Footprint Editor

  • Improve missing feature warnings when importing Altium footprint libraries. #16975

  • Draw graphical shapes with correct fill color. #17250

3D Viewer

  • Add option to use PCB Editor physical stackup settings as defaults. #17085

  • Update color changes made in appearance panel. #17374

Gerber Viewer

  • Fix broken XOR mode behavior. #17282

Worksheet Editor

Python scripting

  • Fix broken Python path on Debian based platforms. #16939 and #17151

Windows

  • Fix footprint chooser graphical glitch after task switch. #15810

  • Fix unselectable footprints in footprint chooser. #15889

  • Fix crash on pre-1903 Chinese Windows 10 systems when importing EasyEDA projects. #17248

macOS

  • Fix memory allocation crashes. #16998

  • Fix file tree icons. #17265

Linux



See Also

Version 8.0.0 Released
2024-02-23

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!

KiCad 7.0.11 Release
2024-02-22

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.