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HQ NextPCB Platinum Sponsorship

The KiCad project is excited to announce that HQ NextPCB has upgraded their sponsorship level from silver to platinum. HQ NextPCB has been generously providing user forum support for KiCad users in China. They have also greatly improved the Chinese translation of KiCad as well as our user documentation. They are also in the process of providing developer support for the KiCad project. The KiCad project would like to thank HQ NextPCB and their customers who use KiCad to design their boards for their support of the KiCad project.
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KiCad 7.0.5 Release

The KiCad project is proud to announce the third series 7 bug fix release. The 7.0.5 stable version contains critical bug fixes and other minor improvements since the previous release. Due to a last minute critical bugs which affected 7.0.3 and 7.0.4 packages, there was no official 7.0.3 or 7.0.4 releases.

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KiCad 7.0.2 Release

The KiCad project is proud to announce the second series 7 bug fix release. The 7.0.2 stable version contains critical bug fixes and other minor improvements since the previous release.

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KiCad Conference 2023 Announcement

The KiCad project is excited to announce the second annual KiCad Conference (KiCon) in A Coruña, Spain from Sept 9th through the 10th, 2023. The conference will be held at the Palexco Conference Center. This conference is geared towards KiCad users. There will be talks from users of all skill levels as well as members of the KiCad Lead Development Team. The conference keynote talk will be given by Wayne Stambaugh, the KiCad project leader.
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KiCad 7.0.1 Release

The KiCad project is proud to announce the first series 7 bug fix release. The 7.0.1 stable version contains critical bug fixes and other minor improvements since the previous release.

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Version 7.0.0 Released

The KiCad project is proud to announce the release of version 7.0.0. KiCad 7 is a significant upgrade from KiCad 6, and comes with a number of exciting new features as well as improvements to existing features. The KiCad project hopes you enjoy version 7! 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). Many thanks to all of the hard working folks who contributed to KiCad during the version 7 development cycle.

In accordance with the KiCad stable release policy, KiCad 6.x will no longer be maintained, and we will release bug fix versions of KiCad 7.x over the next year as we develop KiCad 8.

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KiCad 6.0.11 Release

The KiCad project is proud to announce the latest and most likely last series 6 stable release. The 6.0.11 stable version contains critical bug fixes and other minor improvements since the previous release.

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KiCad Version 7 Release Candidate 1

The KiCad project is excited to announce the first release candidate for the upcoming version 7 stable release. Version 7 will contain many new features compared to the current version 6 release. Please consider giving 7.0.0-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 7. How to Download Release Candidate Builds The release candidate packages can be found in the "Nightly Development Builds" folder on the KiCad Download Page.
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Development Highlight: December Edition, features coming to KiCad 7

The end of 2022 is here and quite some work has been accomplished on various parts of KiCad over the year.

We are all working to hopefully have a KiCad 7 release by the end of January 2023 but no promises!

This is a highlight of some (but not all) of the new features added since the last development highlight.

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KiCad 6.0.10 Release

The KiCad project is proud to announce the latest series 6 stable release. The 6.0.10 stable version contains critical bug fixes and other minor improvements since the previous release.

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