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2022 End of Year Fund Drive

It’s that time of year to prepare for our annual end of year funding drive. With the next stable release (7) just around the corner (January 31st, 2023), it’s time to start thinking about building version 8. Our supporters' contributions have done more to build the features of version 7 than any other source of funding. With your help, we can make version 8 better than ever! Our year end donation campaign with begin December 1st and run through January 15th.
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KiCad 6.0.9 Release

The KiCad project is proud to announce the latest series 6 stable release. The 6.0.9 stable version contains critical bug fixes and other minor improvements since the previous release.

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KiCad 6.0.8 Release

The KiCad project is proud to announce the latest series 6 stable release. The 6.0.8 stable version contains critical bug fixes and other minor improvements since the previous release.

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KiCad Project Awarded NLnet Grant

The KiCad project is excited to announce that it has been awarded a 50K Euro grant by the NLnet Foundation. This grant will fund the development of the SPICE simulation improvements, design import/migration wizard, CADSTAR library importer, database symbol libraries, footprint and 3D model wizard, flat schematics, and more. Many of the features funded by this grant will be available in the version 7.0 release of KiCad. A detailed list of the features and their development status can be found on the KiCad Developer’s Wiki.
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KiCad 6.0.7 Release

The KiCad project is proud to announce the latest series 6 stable release. The 6.0.7 stable version contains critical bug fixes and other minor improvements since the previous release.

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New Developer Mailing List

After 13 years, it is time to retire the Launchpad developer mailing list. The new developer mailing list will be hosted on the KiCad Google Workspace instance at [email protected]. You can subscribe to the new list by sending an e-mail to [email protected]

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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.

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KiCad 6.0.5 Release

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.

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Development Highlight: April Update

It has been two full months since the February development highlight went over the changes in January.

Here’s a fresh update on new features and changes that have happened to 6.99 nightlies. This isn’t a complete list as many changes come in smaller incremental changes that are hard to talk about.

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KiCad 6.0.4 Release

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.

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