It took us a while, but we have finally decided to move all Fritzing code to the amazing github. Find it now at:
When we started hacking on Fritzing back in 2007, Google Code was all the hype, and SVN had just replaced CVS as a versioning system. All this has changed for good, and today git (and github) have become the reference for collaborative, open-source development.
We were hesitant until now mostly because of our issue tracker: The one at Google Code has served us wonderfully, and the one at github lacks many of the features that we have come to love (like file attachments and powerful tagging/prioritizing). Also, with the move, original issue reporters will not be notified of changes. Ouch. Luckily, all issues have a backlink to their original Google Code issue, so at least the full history is preserved.
We have also taken the opportunity to move our developer docs over to the github wiki. This way it’s all in one place and you can directly edit it if you have enhancements.
So, we welcome all developers to take a look, watch us, star us, fork us, and most importantly, send us pull requests!
We just noticed that the Linux release did not contain the latest patches, most notably it is missing the Linino boards, an issue with number boxes in languages using comma as decimal separator, and a schematic issue.
The downloads have now been refreshed, so we recommend all Linux users who have already downloaded 0.9 to update. Sorry for this extra step!
We’re happy to announce the release of a new fritzing version! It comes with a bunch of improvements on the inside and outside. Here’s the scoop:
Upgrade to Qt5
Fritzing is written on top the Qt cross-platform application framework. We have upgraded to their latest version Qt5, which brings stability and speed improvements (especially for Mac OS X users). This also enables us to port fritzing to Android, iOS, etc. – that is, in theory. We still need to give that a try. Thanks to Jonathan and contributor Rohan Lloyd!
Major part family additions
This release brings a number of new parts, especially a number of popular microcontrollers, as the result of several collaboration efforts:
- ADI analog parts, which make use of split schematics and SPICE output, a new feature sponsored by Analog Devices we will write more about soon
- Intel Galileo, sponsored by Intel Education
- Arduino Yún, supported by Arduino
- Linino One, sponsored by doghunter
- ChipKIT WF32, MX4 and shields, thanks to Digilent (more to come)
- Spark Core, thanks to spark community member technobly
- Atlas Scientific sensors, thanks to Atlas Scientific
- more Raspberry Pi versions (A, B, B rev2)
- Teensy 3.0/3.1, because we love it
- several contributed parts, thanks to FrodeLillerud and others
In addition, there are several new PCB shapes for Raspberry Pi, Intel Galileo, SparkCore that will make your boards look cooler. Here’s a snapshot of the Intel Galileo shield in action for the Data Monster: Finally, the usual set of bugfixes, and nicely updated translations: French (thanks to Arnold Dumas!), German (thanks to atalanttore!), Ukrainian (thanks to netavek!).
Download Fritzing 0.9.0b here. And while you’re at it, kindly consider donating. Thanks!
Good news! We have updated the Fritzing website and made it look nice and shiny. And even better: You can now also check out the brand new Fritzing 0.8.5b, released on Dez. 15, 2013.
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Here is a list of changes to the new release:
- Fritzing gets a facelift! (special thanks to Christian and Fabian)
- new Welcome view
- new Fritzing Creator Kit examples (in both English and German)
- Tips and Tricks updated
- First Time Help now a separate dialog
- binaries built using Qt 4.8.5
- updated Dutch translation (thanks Dave)
- updated German translation
- new parts:
- Breadboard BB 301 (contributed by Jeremy)
- RGB LED WS2812
- bug fixes:
- Mac OSX Mavericks Parts Bin Hover crash
- Saving files with custom parts: sometimes the fzp did not list the latest svg files
- Boost 1.54 bug no longer crashes Fritzing
- Many part tweaks
This is a high-level summary of changes between each release. If you’re interested in the detailed changes, take a look at the individual code changes.
We have some exciting news for our beloved fab service users!
- Finally you get a black silkscreen on both sides of your boards for no extra cost! PCBs with submitted top and bottom silkscreen layers will be fabbed with both layers, as simple as that! By the way since release 0.8.0 you can flip your board in PCB view and work on the bottom layer copper and silkscreen as if you had the board in your hand.
- We dropped the tracked post shipping in Europe and rest of the world because it was too slow and the tracking was inefficient. Instead, you will be able to choose between UPS Standard, which is much faster, insured and trackable in real time, and UPS Express for your shipments in Europe. Customers outside of Europe will be able to choose the very affordable but untracked and slow traditional postal shipping or the 48h Express shipping service. Check out our pricing page for the new fees.
- We added a "Billing Address" field to your order page for the people who need to have their orders shipped to a different address than the billing address.