kicad - Electronic schematic and PCB design software

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 Libraries: * 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



  • kicad-common << 0.20140224


    Source package: kicad

    Install Howto

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


    • /usr/bin/bitmap2component
    • /usr/bin/cvpcb
    • /usr/bin/eeschema
    • /usr/bin/freeroute.jnlp
    • /usr/bin/gerbview
    • /usr/bin/kicad
    • /usr/bin/pcb_calculator
    • /usr/bin/pcbnew
    • /usr/lib/kicad/plugins/netlist_form_pads-pcb.xsl
    • /usr/share/applications/eeschema.desktop
    • /usr/share/applications/kicad.desktop
    • /usr/share/doc/kicad/changelog.Debian.gz
    • /usr/share/doc/kicad/changelog.gz
    • /usr/share/doc/kicad/copyright
    • /usr/share/kicad/freeroute.jnlp
    • /usr/share/menu/kicad
    • /usr/share/pixmaps/icon_kicad.xpm


    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