I'm new to KiCad so I decided to design something very simple. For instance, a so called "USB gender changer" like this one:
Turned out KiCad is very easy to use and it has all the features I need (including mirrored and negative print, autorouter, etc). I must say I liked it much more then EAGLE I've been using before. The is only one problem I ran into. I didn't mange to find an SMD USB Type A Female socket, so I had to use a Type A Male THT socket ( Connectors:USB_A ).
I would like to avoid using THT components though. The reason for this is that most of the time I make home-brewed PCBs using photoresist and THT requires to drill too much holes.
So what should I do in such a situation? Design a footprint manually, install some additional libraries (Google didn't find anything relevant) or maybe something else?
The environment is Arch Linux x64, packages - kicad 4.0.7-2, kicad-library 4.0.7-1, kicad-library-3d 4.0.7-1.