New fritzing release 0.9.3b
Continuously updated parts library
The fritzing parts library is now stored online at github and is automatically checked
for updates on every launch. This means you will now get new parts (or fixes) in the moment when they are created. No need to wait for the next Fritzing release to get new parts anymore!
And we are actually using git itself inside of fritzing to do these updates, so this opens up many other use cases in the future, like for example direct user contributions.
Critical bug fix for messed up PCB traces
Many of you have been plagued by an annoying bug that occasionally caused PCB traces to get loose and flip around. It proved to be really tricky to track down but it’s finally fixed, sigh.. Plus, the fix will recover any files that have been mangled by this bug.
High-DPI display support
Fritzing now looks properly on High-DPI (aka Retina) displays on all platforms. It’s not really high-res but scaling nicely according to the higher screen resolution. No more eye squinting with your fancy 4K screen!
Easier handling of self-created parts
Custom / self-made parts and bins used to be stored in a hidden location on your hard
drive, which made it really annoying to edit them with an external tool such as Illustrator
or a text editor.
They are now conveniently located in your ~/Documents/Fritzing folder for easy access!
Load/Save uncompressed fritzing files (.fz)
You can now alternatively save your fritzing sketches as an uncompressed set of files (.fz
plus additional custom parts etc). This allows for proper versioning with systems like git or svn. For regular use, we still recommend using the standard .fzz format, which by the way is just a zip bundle of these files.
Thanks to Sergio Oller (zeehio) for this contribution!
File type associations & icons
fzz, fzb, fzp, etc. now also have shiny file icons on Mac OS X (thanks to scribblemaniac)
and Ubuntu Linux (thanks to el-j). To get them to actually show up, you will need to wait a little on Mac for them to override the cache, and on Linux you have to run the install-fritzing.sh script.
Install Fritzing 0.9.3b
1. Download the latest packages, Linux 32-bit or Linux 64-bit, from the official link below:
2. Open terminal from Unity Dash, App Launcher, or via Ctrl+Alt+T keys. When it opens, run below commands one by one:
|$ cd ~/Downloads
$ tar -xvf fritzing-*.tar.bz2
$ sudo mv fritzing-* /usr/share/fritzing
$ sudo gedit /usr/share/applications/fritzing.desktop
It will launch an empty file, copy and paste the followings into this empty file, as shown in following screenshot.
Comment=Electronic Design Automation software
Save the file, and now run following command on terminal to automatically install this desktop file on your ubuntu system.
3. Create application shortcuts only
- Go to Home Folder –> File System –> usr –> share –> applications.
- Right click your favourite icon, choose Copy To –> Desktop
- Click select
- Select Properties
- Select icon from /usr/share/fritzing/icons/fritzing_icon.png
Success install Fritzing 0.9.3b Electronic Circuit Design in Ubuntu