kicad - Electronic schematic and PCB design software

Property Value
Distribution Debian 8 (Jessie)
Repository Debian Main amd64
Package name kicad
Package version 0.20140622+bzr4027
Package release 3
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Installed size 20.11 KB
Download size 4.69 MB
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Kicad is a suite of programs for the creation of printed circuit boards.
It includes a schematic editor, a PCB layout tool, support tools and a
3D viewer to display a finished & fully populated PCB.
Kicad is made up of 5 main components:
* kicad - project manager
* eeschema - schematic editor
* pcbnew - PCB editor
* gerbview - GERBER viewer
* cvpcb - footprint selector for components
* Both eeschema and pcbnew have library managers and editors for their
components and footprints
* You can easily create, edit, delete and exchange library items
* Documentation files can be associated with components, footprints and key
words, allowing a fast search by function
* Very large libraries are available for schematic components and footprints
* Most components have corresponding 3D models


Package Version Architecture Repository
kicad_0.20140622+bzr4027-3_i386.deb 0.20140622+bzr4027 i386 Debian Main
kicad - - -


Name Value
kicad-common >= 0.20140622+bzr4027-3
libc6 >= 2.14
libgcc1 >= 1:4.1.1
libgl1 -
libgl1-mesa-glx -
libglu1 -
libglu1-mesa -
libstdc++6 >= 4.9
libwxbase3.0-0 >= 3.0.1
libwxgtk3.0-0 >= 3.0.1
libx11-6 -
libxext6 -


Name Value
kicad-common << 0.20140224


Type URL
Binary Package kicad_0.20140622+bzr4027-3_amd64.deb
Source Package kicad

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install kicad deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install kicad




2014-09-12 - Georges Khaznadar <>
kicad (0.20140622+bzr4027-3) unstable; urgency=medium
* dropped the dependency on zlib-bin, since grep shows no occurence
of "minizip" nor "miniunzip" in kicad's source. Closes:  #761320
2014-07-02 - Georges Khaznadar <>
kicad (0.20140622+bzr4027-2) unstable; urgency=medium
* added  -DCMAKE_BUILD_TYPE=Release as a definition for cmake.
This does not fix every bug, but it removes dialogs about failed
assertions raised by wxASSERT, which are usually non-blocking, 
as long as one decides to continue and unactivate the assert warnings.
Feel free to report bugs which affect user-level features.
Closes: #749278
2014-06-22 - Georges Khaznadar <>
kicad (0.20140622+bzr4027-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* added a routine to creat the version string. Closes: #749308
* upgraded to the newest component libraries. Closes: #751994
2014-06-01 - Georges Khaznadar <>
kicad (0.20140518+bzr4027-2) unstable; urgency=medium
* applied Samuel Thibault's patch. Closes: #749930
2014-05-18 - Georges Khaznadar <>
kicad (0.20140518+bzr4027-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* retrieved the last upstream version, Closes: #741673, Closes: #741437
* upgraded some build-dependencies, libwxgtk3.0-dev, applied a part of
Olly Betts' patch. Closes: #741440
* applied Dimitris Lampridis' patch. Closes: #745705
* modified to make xz compressed file.
* added a rule to fix permissions of ja/kicad.po
2014-05-09 - Anibal Monsalve Salazar <>
kicad (0.20140224+bzr4027-3.1) unstable; urgency=low
* Non-maintainer upload.
* It FTBFS because kicad-common is arch independent.
Patch by Dejan Latinovic <>.
Closes: #741743
2014-03-07 - Georges Khaznadar <>
kicad (0.20140224+bzr4027-3) unstable; urgency=medium
* taken in account Samuel Thibault's hint. Closes: #740999
2014-03-06 - Georges Khaznadar <>
kicad (0.20140224+bzr4027-2) unstable; urgency=medium
* fixed a bug in d/rules.
* added a clause Conflicts: kicad-common ( << 0.20140224),
Closes: #740276
* Checked that the file Getting_Started_in_KiCad.pdf is distributed with
some -doc-xy packages. Closes: #691660
2014-02-24 - Georges Khaznadar <>
kicad (0.20140224+bzr4027-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* changed the lp: repository for kicad's library in order to match active
repositories listed at
the file debian/ should be more efficient now.
Closes: #712259
* modified the script debian/clean_sourceless_pdf: more formats are allowed
for source files, and the search for source files is now case-insensitive.
names without prefixes are allowed too (they are directory names)
* fixed a few wrong permissions in packaged files
* modified the package assignation for files in usr/share/applications
* modified the script debian/ to add a minimum set of
legacy footprints. Closes: #736180; Closes: #707956
* removed bloated .ps files from the source package. Closes: #737933
* added a dependency on imagemagick to mamange the icons at build time
2014-01-08 - Georges Khaznadar <>
kicad (0.20131208+bzr4024-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* scheduled the installation of doc/internat into usr/share/kicad.
Closes: #734552
* upgraded Standards-Version to 3.9.5
* Upgraded to the newest upstream release. Closes: #712303
* The script debian/ makes easier to fetch newer source files
Closes: #713861

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