KiCad 4.0.6 Stable Release

The KiCad project is proud to announce the latest stable release of KiCad. The 4.0.6 stable version contains critical bug fixes and other minor improvements since the last release. One other notable change was the replacement of the Avhttp library with the libcurl library when building the GitHub plugin. This should allow Linux distributions that are not compatible with the OpenSSL library license to distribute KiCad with the GitHub plugin enabled.

The stable release version 4.0.6 is made from the stable 4.0 branch with bug fixes cherry picked from the development branch of KiCad.

KiCad binaries are available or will be available in the near future for download for Windows, OSX and Linux, see the download page for guidance.

Instructions for packagers can be found on the download page describing how to build from source and its subpages.

Thank you to all developers, packagers, librarians, document writers, translators, and everyone else who helped make this release possible.


Library changes:

You may need to update your footprint library table in pcbnew, because some footprint libraries have been renamed as follows:

  • Buttons_Switches_ThroughHole.pretty → Buttons_Switches_THT.pretty

  • Capacitors_ThroughHole.pretty → Capacitors_THT.pretty

  • Connect.pretty → Connectors.pretty

  • Diodes_ThroughHole.pretty → Diodes_THT.pretty

  • Display.pretty → Displays.pretty

  • Relays_ThroughHole.pretty → Relays_THT.pretty

  • Resistors_ThroughHole.pretty → Resistors_THT.pretty

  • Sockets_BNC.pretty → Connectors_TE-Connectivity.pretty

  • Sockets_Mini-Universal.pretty → Connectors_Mini-Universal.pretty

  • Sockets_WAGO734.pretty → Connectors_WAGO.pretty

  • Terminal_Blocks.pretty → Connectors_Terminal_Blocks.pretty

Changes without a bug report:

The KiCad development team hopes you enjoy this latest stable release of KiCad.