V8.0.0 Release Candidates

So, as I assumed, this 8.0.0 RC1 will be superceded by 8.99 in due course?

Yes, because you are using the Ubuntu PPA and have installed the nightly builds.

We don’t actually publish real “release candidate” builds for Ubuntu (for that we would need a fourth PPA just for release candidates). Once the RC is tagged, the nightly builds will start having a version of 8.0.0-etc until 8.0 stable is released.

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On Windows, 7.0.10 coexists with 8.0.0 RC1 and I expect the release to overwrite the RC.
I presume that a future 8.99 will install a new grey icon

Last time a new major version was released (7.0.0), the actual release upgraded the previous stable version (6.0.x) and the 6.99 → 7.0.0-RC went on to 7.99.
Thus, if you wanted to have both v.6 and v.7 installed at the same time, one of them had to be installed outside of the package management system, for example as a flatpak.

Having a play with Version: 8.0.0-rc1-6-gb7460f29b4

Anyone know what Shape Modification is in the PCB editor right click menu ? I get nothing when I hover over the > arrow head . . .


It depends on what you have selected. IMO it’s not a good UI decision to leave menu items enabled if you can’t do anything with it, but it seems to work that way. Try selecting different kinds of graphic shapes. I can see 4 items: Heal, fillet, chamfer, “Extend Lines to Meet”. The last one requires exactly two selected lines.

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It’s not a UI decision, it’s simply a bug/oversight


Great, thank you . . . so



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A post was split to a new topic: Installing on Ubuntu ARM system

Obsoleted by rc2.

Sure, RC2 is out, but behind the scenes it’s still a (nearly?) daily / nightly update. So I re-opened this topic and changed the title instead :slight_smile:

Hi, where can I find Kicad v8-rc2, for Ubuntu to give it a try?

The downloads page mentions version 7 and the nightly. The v8-rc2 is still the nightly PPA?

Oh, I figured it out. It is still the nightly PPA.

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I just did an apt update / apt upgrade, and although some kicad-nightly stuff was among the upgrade:

The following packages will be upgraded:
  freecad-daily freecad-daily-common kicad-nightly-demos kicad-nightly-footprints
  kicad-nightly-packages3d kicad-nightly-symbols

… the binaries themselves are not in the list, and the version info is stuck on 2024-01-31.

Application: KiCad x86_64 on x86_64

Version: 8.0.0~rc2-1e5b68cb87~176~ubuntu20.04.1, release build

	wxWidgets 3.2.2
	FreeType 2.10.1
	HarfBuzz 2.6.4
	FontConfig 2.13.1
	libcurl/7.68.0 OpenSSL/1.1.1f zlib/1.2.11 brotli/1.0.7 libidn2/2.2.0 libpsl/0.21.0 (+libidn2/2.2.0) libssh/0.9.3/openssl/zlib nghttp2/1.40.0 librtmp/2.3

Platform: Linux Mint 20.3, 64 bit, Little endian, wxGTK, X11, xfce, x11

Build Info:
	Date: Jan 31 2024 15:06:32
	wxWidgets: 3.2.1 (wchar_t,wx containers) GTK+ 3.24
	Boost: 1.71.0
	OCC: 7.5.2
	Curl: 7.68.0
	ngspice: 40
	Compiler: GCC 9.4.0 with C++ ABI 1013

Build settings:

Linux Mint is not officially supported and I’m not sure wheter to report this.
Is anyone else seeing this on Mint 20.3?
(Between around July and December there was a very similar issue for Mint 20.)

RC3 is now available

Windows: https://kicad-downloads.s3.cern.ch/windows/stable/kicad-8.0.0-rc3-x86_64.exe
macOS: https://kicad-downloads.s3.cern.ch/osx/stable/kicad-unified-universal-8.0.0-rc3.dmg